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.
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.
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
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.
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'
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.
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.
Newquay 75 km
Nearest Ferry Port:
Plymouth 134 km
Nearest Railway Station:
Redruth 35 km
Nearest Motorway Junction:
Exeter, M5 191 km
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.