Secluded granite cottage with gravelled south-facing garden and moorland views. Quirky art, rustic antique furnishings and wooden floors give a homely feel. Downstairs an open plan kitchen/diner with gas hob and electric oven with two seater sofa, woodburner and bookshelves and TV at the other end of the room. Separate pantry/utility room with microwave, fridge freezer and washing machine leading to shower room with basin and toilet. Upstairs is a large bedroom with view across the fields, to the coast road and the sea. Brass and iron double bed, studio couch and curtained wardrobe. Electric storage heaters in bedroom and dining room plus woodburner keep it cosy. Private off road parking on the gravelled drive outside the cottage. Seating outside the front door and also in the garden to catch the sun.
Spacious 1 bed, 1 shower, cottage with woodburner, sea and moorland views
- english, basic french
- Calendar last updated:
- 16 Jan 2019
Chris and Sara live around the corner in 'The Bowjy' with a large overgrown garden and plenty of sheds !! Chris enjoys making art & sculpture in paint, wood and metal and Sara uses textiles to make animal characters
Sara purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why Sara chose Morvah
The Hay Loft sits in one of the most beautiful parts of Cornwall, bordering wild moorland and sea cliffs perfect for seal and bird watching and situated on the stunning B3306 scenic coastal road to St Ives featured on 'Best Drives in the UK'. Ancient granite monoliths, stand amongst fields and heathland full of wildlife and native plants. A wonderful base for exploring the villages and towns of West Penwith, including St Ives, Zennor, St Just, Porthleven and Mousehole. Dark sky nights without street lighting make it perfect for star gazing.
What makes this Cottage unique
The first thing we loved about the Hay Loft was the feeling of peace and seclusion. It is very cosy with the wood burner blazing, ideal for relaxing, drawing, watching tv or reading. Plenty of books and a few board games plus lovely decorative quirks that make it a truly special place to stay and unwind.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Great location! Beautiful cottage!
So inviting! Just wanted to stay and enjoy the books, artwork, and antiques! Loved being on the moor and having a sea view. Owners Sara and Chris are gracious hosts. Wish we could have stayed longer!
Our stay unfortunately ended up being in the middle of a storm for the whole time we were there , so weather not so great.
The property and owners however , fantastic.
Due to the storm we were running late so by the time we arrived it was dark,damp and we couldn’t find the place. Chris bless him stood out in the rain waiting for us to guide us in. Upon entering the property he had already got the wood burning fire on the go, electric blanket on , some buns to eat and a lovely bunch of fresh cut flowers on the dinner table. What more could you ask for!!!
So on to the accommodation itself. To sum it up is to say every time you turned around you noticed something new, some ornament , or book or feature.
If you are looking for an old fashion place to stay with bags of character, close to costal walks ,local monuments and within a short drive to st ives, Penzance,lands end to name but a few whilst feeling at peace once you walk through the door then this is the place.
Hopefully next time we go the weather will be as welcoming as Chris and Sara.
Wonderful Stay in Morvah!
This is a beautiful cottage...What a pleasure it was to be staying in a place surrounded by artwork, antiques, books and even some of Chris's own creations.
The bed was really comfortable and, being in such a peaceful place, having a good night's sleep was easy. The shower was great, with plenty of hot water at all times.
What a location! Morvah is in a perfect position right by the sea and the coastal path, yet with lovely fields all around. It was no problem driving to Newlyn, Penzance, St. Ives and other towns close by including Marazion with it's great view to St. Michael's Mount.
There is so much to see in this area of Cornwall, we could have easily stayed another week!
We would thoroughly recommend The Hay Loft for comfort and location, as well as Sara and Chris's kind welcome. Thank you!
We loved our stay in this wonderful stone cottage. It was beautiful, well-equipped and in the perfect setting.
It was the most amazing place to spent a few days!!
Very cosy, well equipped, beautifully furnished with interesting things, books... real pleasure to come back after a day walking!! Thank you.
Beautiful property in a fantastic location
Wonderful hosts that had the fire lit and ready for our arrival. Very helpful. The cottage is in an amazing location and really helped us to explore this part of cornwall. Lots of lovely touches in the cottage including maps, books, log fire and a well thoughtout kitchen with everything we needed. We will definitely be back!
About 3/4 mile from the cottage is the secluded, sandy cove of Portherras and Pendeen lighthouse. Nearby ancient monuments to visit include Men-an-Tol (the holed stone), Lanyon Quoit, Nine maidens, Carn Euny and Chysauster, plus dramatic headlands such as the Gurnard's Head which also has an atmospheric pub & excellent restaurant. St Just is worth a visit for a pasty or a pint in the many pubs, live music in the Star Inn in the evenings plus the lovely 'Dog & Rabbit' cafe in the day time plus Cape Cornwall headland. Around 8 miles from the cottage is the 'must see' white sand cove of Porthcurno which also boasts the Minack Theatre, an open air amphitheatre, museum and cafe overlooking the beach, and slightly further on the hidden gem of Porthgwarra which has a very narrow approach by car, and a small cafe. St Ives is about 8 miles along the stunning B3306 coast road, where you will find Tate Gallery, Barbara Hepworth museum, beautiful bathing and surf beaches, gift and surf shops, cafes and galleries and a cinema. Mousehole is a small traditional fishing port with a very pretty harbour, narrow streets, good pubs & cafes plus art galleries famous for it's illuminations at Christmas and the Mousehole Bird Sanctuary. Further afield on the Lizard there are many beautiful creeks and small hamlets to visit plus 'Fat Apples' cafe for top quality lunches and ambience.
Additional pricing information
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