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The Cot

16th Century thatched cottage in Cadgwith Cove, close to beach, pub, cafe.  two bedrooms, secret smuggler's room, garden with sea views, private parking space.


The Cot, Cadgwith Cottages

In a row of whitewashed, thatched cottages in a Cornish fishing village, The Cot is one of those places where you can drink in all the atmosphere of Cadgwith and its history. Sunny and south facing, this cottage has been beautifully renovated to an extremely high standard, allowing you to enjoy the cove in very comfortable, stylish surroundings. Low beams, open stonework and original wooden doors - together with a secret room, possibly a smuggler's hidey-hole - all add to the appeal of this 16th Century property.

You can enjoy freshly caught fish and crab in the Old Cellars Restaurant or in the Cadgwith Cove Inn, the local pub and social hub of the village. The Inn is the venue for a thriving Folk Club on Tuesday nights and traditional Cornish singing every Friday. In high season, seafood barbecues, fishing competitions, gig racing, a regatta and a folk music day are social highlights of this charming, unspoilt village in South West Cornwall.


Ground floor:

  • entrance leads into a large open plan living room with Italian travertine floor throughout
  • bespoke kitchen area: newly fitted with locally crafted light oak units, polished granite worktops, microwave, dishwasher, electric oven and ceramic hob, tumble dryer, and fridge with freezer compartment
  • dining area: with table and chairs
  • living area: with comfortable seating, large inglenook fireplace (here there used to be a cloam oven for baking bread) - unfortunately the woodburner can no longer be used due to insurance requirements.
  • the secret room leads up from the fireplace. TV, video, DVD/CD player
  • bathroom: with roll top bath, large shower, wash basin and WC
  • utility area: with washing machine and tumble drier.

    First floor:
  • twin bedded room with view over the village
  • double-bedded room with views over the village, en suite shower room with shower, wash hand basin overlooking the courtyard

    Exterior facilities:
  • cobbled, enclosed courtyard with table & chairs
  • steps leading up to sloping garden with outdoor seating and sea views

Heating: oil fired central heating 

Telephone: incoming calls only, the telephone number is 01326 290 515.

The cottage has wifi

Parking: Can usually be found on the roadside or alternatively there is private parking in a private car park in the cove 100 yards away.

Travel cot & high chair: available on request

Please contact Cadgwith Cottages if you require further details or have any special requirements.





Local Area

Cadgwith is a picturesque fishing village with whitewashed thatched cottages lining the sides of the valley and a small fleet of colourful fishing boats winched up on the shingle beach. The fact that the boats are still in use and the local pub (The Cadgwith Cove Inn) is renowned for it's singing of Cornish songs of a Friday evening is testament to the traditional character of this village still being alive and well. The village also has a thriving gig club. Cadgwith featured in the film 'Ladies in Lavender'.

The cove has two beaches - the fishing beach where you can watch the daily activities of the fishermen. A small rocky outcrop called the Todden separates this from the adjacent (swimming) beach. The South West Coastal Path leads from either side of the Cadgwith, with magnificent views.

As seen in Monty Hall's 2012 series: 'The Fisherman's Apprentice'

Places to visit and see on the Lizard Peninsula

Sandy beaches:Kynance Cove, Kennack Sands, Poldhu, Coverack, Polurrian, Gunwalloe.

Villages and places of interest: Cadgwith, Porthleven, Mullion, Coverack, Porthallow, St Keverne, Porthoustock, Helford River, Frenchman's Creek, Port Navas, Durgan, Manaccan, Goonhilly Downs.

Interesting towns: Helston, Falmouth, St Ives, Newlyn, Penzance, Truro.

Gardens nearby:Trebah, Glendurgan, Trengwainton, Trelissick, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Eden Project.

Things to do:Golf (at Mullion), short golf (at Helston), horse riding (from Ruan Minor and Mullion), cycling (from Mullion), fishing (boat trips from Cadgwith), diving (at Porthkerris or Cadgwith) and surfing (best at Porthleven and Kennack Sands). A range of watersports, including windsurfing, are available at Coverack and sailing on the Helford River.


8th May, Helston Flora Day to celebrate the coming of Spring

All August, Regattas and fishing festivals in the area.

Every Wednesday at 6pm in August, fish barbecues in Cadgwith Cove.

Every Tuesday night, Folk singing in the Cadgwith Cove Inn.

Every Friday, traditional maritime singing in the Cadgwith Cove Inn.

At Christmas time most Cornish villages are decorated with fairy lights at night and on Christmas Day there is swimming at Cadgwith and Coverack.

Getting Here

If you are travelling by road from anywhere outside of Devon and heading to the west of Cornwall, the most direct route is likely to include the M5 and then the A30.

Directions From Helston:
From Helston, head south on the A3083 following the signs for the Lizard.

Follow the A3083 for approximately 9 miles passing the Mullion turning and the Lizard Cider Barn on your right. Just after this there is a left turn to Ruan Minor, Cadgwith and  Kennack Sands. Take this road which takes you through the village of Ruan Minor and down the hill to Cadgwith (the road is narrow with few passing spaces). As you come into the village there are thatched cottages either side of the road, The Cot is the second cottage on the left.

The Cot has a private parking space close to the cottage, location details will be forwarded with the booking confirmation.


Cadgwith Cottages, a taste of Cornwall

For many visitors to the Lizard Peninsula, a stroll to the beach, enjoying the glorious walks along the coastal paths and a locally caught crab sandwich bring the greatest pleasures. Our cottages offer the perfect escapes from the hustle and bustle of every day life and are well equipped with books, DVDs, board games and toys. For those who may be new to the area or wish to explore more of the nooks and crannies of this beautiful part of Cornwall, there are many charming villages, museums, gardens, attractions to suit all tastes and requirements. These photos and videos give a taste of the delights Cornwall has to offer and we hope may give some inspiration for your visit.


Fish Fabulous Fish http://youtu.be/d0swVvvPVTc

Cornwall: A Bird’s Eye View http://youtu.be/boNT46BMyWg

South Cornwall: A Bird's Eye view http://youtu.be/ntN9FAQK17Y

Cornwall: A Bird’s Eye View http://youtu.be/boNT46BMyWg


Cadgwith Cottages

Terms and Conditions

  • Please be aware that, as with many old cottages, the beams are rather low.
  • Linen and towels are provided.
  • Highchair and travel cot included free of charge (we request that guests bring their own cot linen).
  • Mobile phone reception is poor in the cove, the cottage has a telephone with incoming calls only. There is a public call box in the Cove and the Cove Inn has a payphone. The cottage has wifi.
  • There are few street lights, a torch may be useful.
  • No smoking in the cottage please.
  • We provide tea, coffee, sugar, milk and a cream tea on arrival.
  • A £50 security bond is payable (in case of damage or breach of terms).  Refunded after your stay, if everything is OK.
  • Arrival: after 15:00
  • Departure: before 10:00
Quoted Currency: British £
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Rental rates are for the entire property.

From To Weekly
04 Jan 20 15 Feb 20 £400
18 Jan 20 25 Jul 20 £1172
18 Jan 20 25 Jul 20 £1172
15 Feb 20 22 Feb 20 £575
22 Feb 20 21 Mar 20 £400
21 Mar 20 04 Apr 20 £545
04 Apr 20 18 Apr 20 £695
18 Apr 20 02 May 20 £595
02 May 20 09 May 20 £625
09 May 20 23 May 20 £735
23 May 20 30 May 20 £970
30 May 20 05 Jun 20 £810
06 Jun 20 13 Jun 20 £830
13 Jun 20 20 Jun 20 £850
20 Jun 20 27 Jun 20 £900
27 Jun 20 04 Jul 20 £980
04 Jul 20 11 Jul 20 £1054
11 Jul 20 18 Jul 20 £1105
18 Jul 20 25 Jul 20 £1245
25 Jul 20 29 Aug 20 £1245
29 Aug 20 05 Sep 20 £865
05 Sep 20 12 Sep 20 £795
12 Sep 20 19 Sep 20 £735
19 Sep 20 26 Sep 20 £695
26 Sep 20 17 Oct 20 £675
17 Oct 20 24 Oct 20 £695
24 Oct 20 31 Oct 20 £775
31 Oct 20 19 Dec 20 £595
19 Dec 20 05 Jan 21 £795

NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion. Refundable £50 security bond required with 75% final balance payment 8 weeks before arrival. Bank transfer or cheque preferred.



Cadgwith Cottages

Many of our guests return year upon year - some several times a year! Here are some of their comments:

The Cot has been well and thoughtfully renovated and equipped. It has bright sunny living accommodation, comfortable bedrooms and a particular bonus - a sunny garden that looks out over the village and the sea.

Claire M, 

We stayed here for the 2nd part of our honeymoon and were so pleased with our choice. Clean, comfortable and cosy. The attention to detail in the cottage was great, exactly what you'd hope for in a cottage. We were greeted by Simon down by the parking space, who introduced us to a couple of local with a beer-just what we needed after a very long drive. The village is lovely, all the locals are very friendly and helpful. Old Cellars restaurant was amazing, we ate there pretty much every night. The local pub is good for drinks and evening entertainment. There is a local taxi driver who we used a few times to head off to Porthleven and Coverack, def recommend contacting him-details in the guest book. Overall a wonderful stay, the garden at the top has epic views over the village, couldn't of asked for anything better.


A welcome of home baked mince pies and an invitation to join in the fun of the christmas day sea swim. What a fab way to spend christmas in the beautiful Cot. With it snug log burner, summer house with views over the cove, our family celebrated our second happy and relaxing christmas here................ hope to come back for many more. Thankyou.

michelle shaw, 

'We enjoyed our stay very much. We come to Cornwall each year at least once; our stay at The Cot was our most comfortable and our most atmospheric yet.
My wife says that it was the perfect location and high quality accommodation.
My eldest son says that it was a great cottage in a beautiful village.
My youngest son gave a resounding thumbs up!'

Mr S, 

'A fantastic week in a fantastic, beautiful cottage. We are so happy to have found The Cot and we will come back to this little slice of Cornish heaven. Fiona, Simon, you have been complete stars - thank you for making us feel so very welcome and at home here, thank you too for the flowers and the delicious cream tea. You have done magical things with this cottage.'

Mr & Mrs G, 

'A beautiful, characterful, quaint & cosy cottage, beautifully decorated and appointed - thank you for the personal touches of fresh flowers, cream tea and milk on arrival. We have fallen in love with The Cot and Cadgwith's charm with its unspoilt, picture postcard higgledy, piggledy cottages and lanes to the rugged coastline, stunning views and cliff top walks. We don't want to leave ...'

Mrs F, 

Had a wonderful 4 days at the Cot, New Year 2010. Really enjoyed the cosy, well equipped cottage, lovely walks along the coastal path from the front door and the hospitality, great food and friendliness of the locals and other visitors at the pub, just 20 yards down the road. Cadgwith is truly unique being a beautiful Cornish village which is still real, with a strong local working community. ‘

Mr T, 

'We had a lovely time. The cottage is beautiful and we have already recomended it to various people and we will also return ourselves'.

Mr H, 

'We had a lovely stay. The cottage was very clean, cosy, well furnished and comfortable. The location was excellent and very peaceful. We would like to thank you for providing such excellent facilities and we are sure that we will be staying in Cadgwith again sometime in the near future'.

Mr R, 


Cadgwith Cottages

We aim to respond promptly, whenever possible.  If you do not hear back, please check your spam folder, then resend your enquiry.

  1. Check availability calendar and complete email enquiry form.  (Please type your email address carefully.)
  2. We will confirm whether your dates are available and reserve for 24 hours (on request).
  3. Booking is confirmed on receipt of completed and signed booking form together with 25% (non-refundable) rental deposit.
  4. Balance of rental plus £50 security bond (in case of damage or breach of terms) is due 8 weeks before arrival.
  5. We will then send final information, directions to the cottage and key arrangements.
  6. We will refund the security bond, if everything is OK, within 2 weeks of your stay.

Fiona Fletcher


01326 290 004

South Wind, Cadgwith, Helston, Cornwall, TR12 7JZ. United Kingdom