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Cosy Coastal Cottage With Sea & Moorland Views, Woodburner, Garden and Parking

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Spacious 1 bed, 1 bath self catering cottage with sea, farm and moorland views

Charming converted barn with large upstairs bedroom and sitting room combined with lovely sea view, antique furnishings and wooden floors, downstairs shower room, open plan kitchen and lounge with woodburning stove, tv, wifi, 4 burner gas hob, electric cooker, fridge freezer, washing machine, storage heaters, south facing gravelled garden with outdoor seating and moorland views, private off road parking

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, basic french
Calendar last updated:
25 March, 2017

About Sara

Chris grew up in the Midlands, he was an antique dealer but is now retired. Sara grew up in Penzance and works in arts & complimentay therapies. We live just around the corner from the Hay Loft in The Bowjy, Trevowhan, Morvah.

Sara purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Sara chose South West Cornwall

The Hay Loft sits in one of the most beautiful parts of South West Cornwall, next to beautiful moorland and sea cliffs where I have spent hours sitting and watching birds and seals swim in the water below. The view from the upstairs window shows the S shaped bend in the road that leads along a stunning scenic drive to St Ives. Here, there is no light pollution so at night you can see all the stars.

The feel of the place is timeless with ancient granite outcrops, full of wildlife and native plants yet there are also nearby small villages and towns to explore, such as Pendeen, St Just, Penzance & St Ives where you can find supermarkets & clothes and gift shops, cafes and art galleries

What makes this cottage unique

The first thing I loved about the Hay Loft was the entrance which is a big granite lintel that you pass underneath to enter the cottage it reminded me of an old cornish fogou or cave

I love the cottage because it is very comfortable to be in, especially with the wood burner blazing in the evening. It is so nice to just sit and watch television or read a book ( there are lots of books to look at ) or to sit outside and look at the dramatic moorland view up to the tin mine chimney at Garden Mine Cottage on the hill opposite... it's a truly relaxing sanctuary with lots of lovely decorative quirks that make it a special place


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Pendeen in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wash Basin, Toilet & Shower Cubicle, Heated Towel Rail
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Antique Brass and Iron double bed, large curtained wardrobe area, sitting area with sofa and coffee table to one end, seated window overlooking sea and farmland fields and moors. Windowed door leading to exterior granite steps.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Garden ...
  • limited accessibility
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

Cosy Coastal Cottage With Sea & Moorland Views, Woodburner, Garden and Parking
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

Perfect little getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and cosy little cottage, perfect for coastal walks and country pubs. Property was well decorated and looked after, and genuinely nice owners. We hope to return in the near future

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Christmas in the Wild West...

  • 5 of 5

A perfect combination of all mod cons with lovely old furniture and rugs and stunning art. Walks on moor and coast from the door - including the lovely Gurnards Head pub. Sea views from the bedroom window seat. Warm and comfortable for our Christmas break - with friendly and helpful owners on site.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy & romantic.

  • 5 of 5

Just had a lovely 3 night stay at the Hay Loft. The Hosts Chris & Sarah are very helpful (pre stay) & welcoming, wood burner on the go & electric blanket on for when we arrived. The Hayloft is full of interesting books & curious artefacts, area is remote, but beautiful. nearby pubs are typical Cornish pubs (good food & beer). Highly recommended place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Can we come back yet?

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I travelled down from Norfolk to stay at the Hayloft in mid-August and we still can't believe our luck at having found such a magical place to stay. From the books to the artwork, the sea views to the cliff walks, the Hayloft is a real treasure trove.

The cottage had more than we could possibly need for a four night stay. We loved its character and decoration - there was so much to discover inside the house you could almost forget about everything outdoors!

As other reviewers have said, Chris and Sara were super hosts, directing us to the cottage by phone when we stopped trusting the Sat-Nav (even though it was right!) and greeting us with Cornish saffron buns. They didn't interfere with our stay and we were pleased when Chris came to check in on us midweek to see how we were getting on - we felt very looked after.

During our stay we walked a bit of the lovely Coast Path which you can find just a short walk from the cottage; we visited the local villages including Morvah and Zennor, as well as St Ives and the Eden Project, which is definitely worth the hour's drive. The real gem of the stay was discovering Portheras Cove; this stunning beach is perhaps a 15 minute drive (free parking) and then a lovely walk of about a mile, but it is 100% worth it - so much so that we went twice. (Pro tip: go later! We had it all to ourselves for a few hours on the Thursday evening which was incredibly special.)

We haven't stopped gushing about our trip and I've still hundreds of photographs left to edit. For some additional details and pictures of the Hayloft and the parts of the local area we discovered in our short time, you might want to look at my blog by googling 'Lightly We Go Cornwall', which should bring up my posts about our stay!

Thanks so much Chris & Sara for a really special trip away - completely worth the extremely long drive!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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super cosy cottage at the end of the world

  • 5 of 5

The hayloft is lovingly furnished, a combination of clean, modern facilities and rustic atmosphere, with comfy rooms and a luxurious kitchen. We felt very well taken care of by Chris who made sure the wood stove was working when a cold night was impending and I can wholeheartedly recommend staying at Chris' and Sara's. I would definitely choose it for another stay in Cornwall in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cornish cottage with authentic features and sea view

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I booked to stay here for four nights in August. We loved it so much we will definitely return as everything about the experience exceeded our expectations. Where to begin? The cottage is in an area of outstanding natural beauty and has a feeling of being sensitively and tastefully renovated. It has a lovely cosy feel, gorgeous private garden and lovely sea view from the bedroom. All the rooms are filled with wonderful artworks from local artists, a seriously well equipped kitchen, cosy lounge with woodburner and lots of amazing books to dip into, lovely upstairs lounge and an extremely comfortable bed. Very quiet and peaceful, a great get away.

Chris and Sara are excellent hosts who make sure that you have everything you need. They have lots of information about the local area and maps and books to borrow. Chris told us about Portheras beach a stone's throw away and we had a glorious day there. The walks along the Coastal Path (which is just across the fields), are totally fantastic. The atmosphere of the area is unspoilt, a total hidden part of a very stunning area. There is very easy access by road to St.Ives and to Penzance but we spent most of our time here or south along the coast enjoying the beaches. We also visited the Minack Theatre for a performance which was stunning and truly a night to remember.

We loved the kitchen as it was a home from home with everything provided. Also having a washing machine and heated rack for drying clothes was very useful. Chris and Sara have thought of every detail including milk and Cornish buns for when you arrive!

I would most definitely recommend a stay here if you enjoy the outdoors and love coming back to a cosy, Cornish cottage at the end of a long day walking, swimming (with a wetsuit on )! and just looking at the most wonderful blanket of stars you could ever see (in the garden), before the best night's sleep you will ever have.

Thank you Chris and Sara for a truly memorable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Pendeen, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 5
20 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 1
1 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2
18 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 1
27 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2
5 Jun 2017 - 26 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 3
27 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Apologies but the property is not wheelchair-friendly as the bathroom is up a large step and the bedroom is up a flight of stairs

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
63 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
8.4 Kilometres
The Radjel Pub, Pendeen
Nearest Ferry
125 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8.04 Kilometres
Cape Cornwall Golf & Leisure
Nearest Train
12.8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4.82 Kilometres
Gurnard's Head Hotel
Nearest Beach
2.41 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Minack Theatre is a gorgeous open air rock amphitheatre near the beautiful Porthcurno beach, with a museum and a cafe on site. Mousehole is a small but prettty old fishing port to walk around with narrow streets and restaurants and craft & art galleries famous for it's illuminations at Christmas. St Ives is a lovely old town famous for it's art scene since the 1950's with art galleries, eateries , and clothing shops surrounded by beautiful sandy beaches offering good bathing and boat trips, also for art lovers there is the Tate Gallery and the Barbara Hepworth museum. Ancient monuments such as Men - an - Tol ( the holed stone), Lanyon Quoit, Nine maidens, the Merry Maidens, Carn Euny and Chysauster are all worth a visit as well as the atmospheric Carn Galver, a high moorland rock outcrop overlooking the sea. Lots of quaint local churches such as Zennor and Sancreed are worth a look and most of the local pubs hold pub quizzes on week nights which are good fun


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