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Make a holiday rental home or self catering cottage in Cadgwith, Cornwall your home away from home

Cadgwith is a pretty village and fishing port (Cadgwith Cove) situated on the Lizard Peninsular near Coverack in Cornwall. Fishing was initiated to subsidise the livelihoods of the local farmers and there is still a small fleet of crabbing boats, but today, the area makes its living as a holiday destination. The beach is split in two. The fishermen use the larger shingle beach and locals and holidaymakers use the smaller sandier beach for sunbathing and swimming. The Todden, as it is known, has two rocks - the Mare and Island and a passage connecting the two beaches.

Places to holiday in Cadgwith Cove

The village has been inhabited since the 16th century. Cottages were built to house the fishermen and their families and farm cottages for farm workers. Property and cottages in the area are now utilised for holidays especially as self-catering accommodation offers an excellent option to hotels and guesthouses.

Estate agents as well as tourist information offices at Helston receive numerous enquiries for farm and seaside cottages in Cadgwith. This is because a holiday cottage offers more of a home from home environment than a traditional hotel. They also give you more freedom to explore the local area, such as Carn Barrow, the Devil's Frying pan, Kildown Point, Enys Head, Black Rock and Ruan Minor or travel further a field.

Things to do in Cadgwith

Cadgwith is close to the coastal path and is perfect for cycling, walking and horse riding holidays and there are several excellent golf courses and public gardens within easy reach. The tiny church, made of corrugated iron is open to the public and has a visitor's book, brief history and postcards for sale. The nearest villages and towns are Mullion, Helford, Gweek, Porthleven, Helston, Falmouth, St Mawes and Mylor.

Cadgwith has several local events such as summer barbecues, Morris dancing, gig racing, regattas, music bands and the Cadgwith Singers. It has a general store, seafood snack shop, fishmongers, café and the Cadgwith Cove Inn, which is over four hundred years old. The nearest public gardens are Trebah, Glendurgan and Trevarno, but it is always worthwhile to travel a little further to the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project near St Austell.

Pendennis Castle and St Mawes Castle are both less than half an hours' drive, as is the historic house, Godolphin. Orca Sea Safaris offer coastal bird and wildlife watching boat trips from Falmouth. Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station is amazing to experience and only six miles from a holiday cottage in Cadgwith, or you can travel to St Just airport and take the Skybus or the Scillonian from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly. Interesting museums include the Royal Cornwall Museum in the City of Truro and the Wayside Folk Museum. Other Cornish attractions not to miss include Newquay Zoo, National Seal Sanctuary, and the Chysauster Ancient Village.

Weather in Cadgwith

Cadgwith's climate is mild in line with the rest of Cornwall and it is well sheltered from south-westerly winds, but south-easterly winds will make the area feel much cooler.

Travel to Cadgwith

Plymouth and Newquay airports and the ports of Plymouth and Falmouth serve Cadgwith. The nearest main line railway stations are at Truro and Redruth and Truronian buses operate in the area.

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Cosy cosy cottage

4 of 5
Really cute, spotlessly clean cottage. Very well equipped. Great local beach and coastal path walks within 5 mins walk.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

Stunning location and beautifully styled apartment

5 of 5
An amazing apartment with stunning views and high spec decor. The owner is very thoughtful and on our arrival we found flowers, pastries, tea,coffee, milk and a bottle of prosecco. It's these thoughtful gestures that make staying in this apartment very special. A truly amazing place to relax and explore Falmouth and surrounding area from.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

Ideal location

5 of 5
This little apartment had all we needed for our 3 day stay with our dog. March weather unpredictable but good location to explore all surrounding area.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017