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Lobster Pot

Porthcothan, Cornwall

From £479 p/w

  • Sea View: No
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Parking: Yes
  • Pets: Yes
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Beach: 1609 Metres
  • Arrival: Friday


Walk to the Beach

A mile down the road to Porthcothan beach, driving is advised.

Best thing about

The coastal interiors that are fused with a rustic and contemporary twist.

The Details

  • Location

    Where is it?

    Porthcothan is one of Cornwall's secret bays, a deep inlet surrounded by rocky headlands with a big expanse of sand at low tide. This tiny coastal village has a lovely hidden quality; it has remained largely undeveloped and provides an 'away from it all' feel perfect for couples.

    As seen in Coast Mag, Lobster Pot is just one mile inland with at least 10 beaches all within a 5-20 minute drive from the cabin. You'll find nearby Porthcothan beach is quieter than many of the better-known beaches with a focus on playing on the sand and in the sea. Around the corner is the more popular Treyarnon Bay, with its beautiful golden sand and short scenic walk along the coastal path to the equally stunning Constantine Bay. Other nearby beaches include Mawgan Porth, Harlyn Bay and Mother Ivey's Bay.

    St Merryn village is just 1.5 miles down the road, here you'll find Rick Stein's The Cornish Arms pub, The Olive tree restaurant, village shop, bakery,Waves surf school and a further small selection of shops. Padstow is also just a short drive from Lobster Pot, with its picturesque harbour and Rick Stein's famous Seafood Restaurant. In the other direction Watergate Bay is just 15 minutes away by car, with Newquay a little further on offering great shopping, beach activities and all kinds of cafes, pubs and restaurants to choose from.

    Read an interview with Coast Magazine and owner/artist Susie Ray on how she used washed up beach items to inspire her unique interior design.

  • The Property
    • A cosy cabin made for two, set off the beaten track, offering a unique and romantic hideaway for couples.
    • Coastal interior with a rustic and contemporary twist.
    • Intimate living room with a log burner, two-seater sofa, arm chair, 32-inch television, Netflix, Freeview, DVD player, selection of DVDs, DAB radio and SONOS Sound Bar.
    • Open plan kitchen/diner and living area with double patio doors leading to the garden area.
    • The kitchen includes an electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, Dolce Gusto pod coffee machine and toaster.
    • Wooden dining table and chairs for up to four guests (book Strand Line next door for larger groups).
    • Large bedroom with a sumptuous zip and link super king-sized bed, 400 thread count sheets, two bedside tables with lamps, wardrobe, single chair, vanity desk and mirror.
    • Luxurious bathroom with a large deep bath with shower over, heated towel rain, WC, basin and enclosed cupboard with a washing machine.
    • Electric radiators throughout.
    • Wi-fi


    • A stunning private and enclosed Derek Jarman themed garden with flintstone chips and a coastal decor.
    • Large decking area with table and chairs for two guests, perfect for alfresco dining under the fairy lights and stars on a clear night.
    • Relax and read a book on the bench at the bottom of the garden, where the last of the summer sun shines, or rock in the wooden rocking chair on the decking.
    • Quirky outdoor kitchen and gas BBQ with a plancha grill. Great for a Cornish BBQ with prawns and burgers.
    • Log store (first bag of logs provided).
    • Access to the adjacent Strand Line cabin if both are booked through the same party.
    • Private parking for two cars.
  • Need to Know
    • Sorry, no smoking inside the property. Please use ashtrays provided outside.
    • 1 medium size dog welcome.
    • Sorry, no children under 12 years old (babies in arms welcome).
    • Cautionary deposit of £250, due with full balance.
    • Short breaks available outside of school holidays, 3 nights minimum.
    • Can be booked with Strand Line next door if travelling with a larger group.
    • The cabin is cleaned with an anti-viral fog on each changeover.
    • Outside and inside hand sanitiser available for guest use.
  • What can I walk to
    • Porthcothan beach - 4 minute drive.
    • The Tredrea Inn - 4 minute drive.
    • Porthcothan Bay Stores - 4 minute drive.
    • St Merryn village with restaurants and pubs - 3 minute drive.
    • Treyarnon Bay - 6 minute drive.
    • Constantine Bay - 10 minute drive.
    • Booby's Bay - 12 minute drive.
    • Mother Ivey's Bay - 10 minute drive.
    • Harlyn Bay - 7 minute drive.
    • Trevone Bay - 9 minute drive.
    • Padstow - 10 minute drive.
    • Surf lessons are available at Porthcothan.
    • The Camel Trail for easy scenic cycling.
    • Bedruthan Steps.
    • Mawgan Porth beach.
    • Watergate Bay.

Guest Reviews

"We absolutely love the property. It was beautiful and we loved the garden which was so private. The bed was comfortable as was the sofa. Our dog Elton was so safe and free in the garden. The Derek Jarman themed garden was stunning."
B Kalber, May 2024
"In a wet and very windy week, this little gem kept us warm, both physically and spiritually. Our super-friendly host made sure we had everything we needed to ensure we enjoyed the week."
A Young, December 2023
"Love the property, it's the 3rd we have stayed here now."
J Holloway, October 2023
"This is our third time visiting Lobster Pot and our stay was as fabulous as ever. The property is relaxing, unique in its style and has the best outside space to enjoy. The location is brilliant and the property is always clean. "
R Whitehead, August 2023
"The Lobster pot is an absolute gem of a place. Superbly equipped with such interesting furnishings and decoration. We were made to feel very welcome from the beginning and thoroughly enjoyed our stay despite the weather."
J.Graham, July 2023
"The Lobster Pot is a wonderful property. Extremely well equipped with good quality furnishings throughout. So cosy and warm for our winter stay. Perfectly positioned for Padstow and lots of fabulous beaches, cafes, pubs and fab restaurants."
E Foster, December 2022
"Our stay at the lobster pot was just what we were looking for. Close to both Newquay and Padstow for day trips to the beach and then back to the lobster pot to get cosy in front of the fire in the evening. Perfect!"
L Carthew, October 2022
"Very much enjoyed Lobster Pot, wonderful location and fully equipped. Hosts very welcoming and friendly. Perfect hideaway."
E Gunn, July 2022
"We loved it. The cabin is so quirky and had everything we needed for the week. It was nice to have the enclosed outside space as we have a dog. It was so easy to get to lots of lovely beaches."
S Lessels, June 2022
"The Lobster Pot is a gem. Very comfortable and very well equipped. Well positioned to explore the North Cornwall coast and towns. We loved the decor and quirky adornments to the property and outside deck and garden which was very secure for our dog. The owners were very helpful and attentive. Well satisfied."
G Thomas, May 2022
"Lobster Pot was fantastic. Very well equipped, a home from home. Quirky design both inside and out. All round a great place to stay. Loads of fab beaches nearby."
K Bacon, October 2021
"Beautiful dog friendly cabin. Lovely decor and artwork. One of the best accommodations we have had the pleasure to stop in. Gorgeous secure garden for our Yorkies to have some freedom. Outdoor kitchen area perfect for sunny days (or rainy days as it is under cover) and the veranda to sit under regardless of the weather. We would definitely recommend Lobster Pot and would not hesitate to book again."
J Haines, August 2021


Lobster Pot

Lobster Pot

Porthcothan, Cornwall

From £479 p/w