Dougal's Cottage is a cosy and inviting family and dog- friendly former Cornish miner's cottage with the advantage of wonderful sea views of the Atlantic ocean from the double bedroom and the long garden. This part of Cornwall benefits from a warmer climate than other parts of the county and boasts spectacular scenery making it an ideal choice for families , couples, four legged friends and walkers alike who will find themselves quickly seduced by the stunning coastline dotted with historic engine houses along the cliff face , fabulous beaches ,hidden coves and scenic drives , quaint village pubs and great restaurants too.
The cottage is situated in the thriving coastal village of Pendeen with wonderful walks from the doorstep along the coastal path hugged by the sea where you may well see seals at play . Walk to Pendeen Lighthouse which is about eight minutes away and leads to quaint sandy Boat Cove and beautiful Portheras Beach nestling below the coastal path in the village itself. There are two good pubs within walking distance from the cottage as well as a village shop selling daily newspapers and a wide selection of food including locally produced meat ,milk , eggs, bread , fruit and veg etc and most everyday essentials guests might need .This area and surrounding villages have featured in the 'Poldark' tv series filming area. Dougal's Cottage has Wifi .For two week bookings we offer a complimentary Housekeeping service and change of linen and towels at the end of the first week of your stay.
Additional Housekeeping is available by prior arrangement and there is a charge for this service
The property offers one double bedroom sleeping two people with wonderful sea views and a single bedroom sleeping one person enabling up to three guests to stay at the property. There is also space for a travel cot to be placed in the single bedroom to accommodate a fourth little member of the family . Parents need to bring their own travel cot and cot bedding with them please.
The cottage is light and airy with freshly painted white walls throughout . Open the front door and you will step into the very useful lobby area where you can hang your coats and hats and park your foot wear .
The cottage is stylishly furnished with a mix of contemporary and vintage pieces , some locally produced pottery complimented by artwork painted by Cornish artists dotted around the walls of the cottage. The sitting room is comfortably furnished and includes a blue and white striped sofa and cream tub chair , large mirror, Annie Sloan chalked white coffee table and chalked white locally made wooden fish style side table . There is also a Samsung flatscreen , dvd player ,selection of dvd's for both grown ups and children , Philips i pod dock cd player, board games and books, and a basket of leaflets to point guests in the right direction for things to do and places to see during their stay . This room also boasts the original granite Inglenook fireplace where there is also a wood burner ideal for cosy evenings during Autumn and Winter months .
Both the sitting room and kitchen retain attractive old Vintage floor tiles, the sitting room has a Sisal rug covering the area infant of the sofa and coffee table with anti slip backing. There are two fitted stair gates in situ ,one at the bottom of the staircase leading to the bedrooms and the second at the doorway to the kitchen
The eat in kitchen has double doors opening directly onto the patio area of the long grassed garden which makes life very easy if you want to eat outside where you will find a teak dining table and chairs set as well as a sun parasol and small portable barbecue .The kitchen reminds you that you that you are by the coast - splash back tiles and kitchen unit colour blue are all by Fired Earth. There is a deep ceramic Butler's style sink too . The kitchen is well equipped and we have tried to think of and supply most things that we would like to find ourselves in a holiday cottage .
Upstairs there are the two light and airy bedrooms already mentioned which are next door to each other both with wood floors rugs, and fitted radiator . The double bedroom has a comfortable bed with fitted headboard open plan fitted shelves and hanging rail, chair, and wooden shutters opening to reveal stunning uninterrupted views of the fields and Atlantic Ocean beyond . The second bedroom has a comfortable single bed , fitted shelved cupboard and separate hanging rail , chair ,blue and white striped curtains with blackout lining etc and as previously mentioned this room can accommodate a travel cot .
The cottage has a good size all white bathroom with bath and shower screen and wall mounted shower above , washbasin and lavatory , bath robe hooks, glass shelf . Towels and bathmat supplied. The bathroom is on the ground floor .
One well behaved medium size dog or two small well behaved dogs can come on holiday too at no extra cost.
Like many holiday cottage owners we accept dogs and have a few doggy rules .
We happily accept well behaved four legged friends on condition that they sleep in the kitchen and are not allowed upstairs into the bedrooms . If left alone at anytime during their stay we kindly ask that your dog/s is left in the kitchen please.
For two week bookings we offer a complimentary change of linen and towels and clean of the cottage which will be carried out on the Friday at the end of the first week at around 10 am. Please let us know if you would like this service provided before the date of your arrival.
Our changeover day is Friday and our ' self style check in ' enables guests to arrive anytime after 4 pm which means that you can arrive late at night which is a great way to beat the traffic!
We kindly ask guests who wish to make an instant online booking to remember our changeover day is Friday