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Cottage on coastpath, dogs welcome, includes Hotel indoor pool gym and tennis

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Holiday Home in Mullion, Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall, path. Less than 10 minutes to secluded Polurrian Bay. Surfing nearby

Sleeps 4. Situated in a clifftop location on the edge of the village of Mullion on the Lizard Peninsular. Breathtaking views of the sea and coast. Metres from the coastal path and ideal for dogs. Less than 10 minutes coastal walk down to beautiful secluded sandy Polurrian Cove. The cottage is a few metres from the Polurrian Bay Hotel, where guests are able to enjoy complimentary use of the indoor pool, gym, tennis court and outdoor pool as well as the hotel's relaxed and excellent dining. They can also relax in the spa where a wide range of treatments are available. The cottage has an open plan kitchen, dining-room/lounge area, a bathroom, a private patio with seating and off road parking. Mullion village is a short walk away. There are shops, pubs and restaurants all within 15 minutes walk. The coastal path passes in front of the property - turn left and it's 15 minutes walk to Mullion Cove and its dramatic harbour with coasteering opportunities. Turn right and another 15 to 20 minutes walk takes you to Poldhu Beach (for surfing and the open all year Poldhu Beach Cafe. The Helford river (for sailing and Daphne du Maurier's Frenchman's creek), spectacular Kynance Cove, charming Cadgwith Cove and the Lizard (Britain's southernmost point) are all within a short drive.

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Lucy Townsend
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018

About Lucy Townsend

I work and live in London with my husband, an architect, and our two boys aged, 13 and 10.

I spent my childhood holidays in Cornwall and have been bringing my two boys to Mullion and Polurrian Bay every year since they were very small. It was a chance encounter with the previous owner that enabled us to go ahead and purchase our own small part of this beautiful county.

We try and escape to Columbine as much as we can, and spent our first Christmas on the Lizard last year. It was incredibly relaxing to escape the hustle of London to be by the sea and enjoy a walk to Kynance Cove on Christmas Day and brave the Atlantic for the traditional Boxing Day swim at Polurrian Cove. If you don't fancy that then there's always the coziness of the cottage with a good book.

Lucy Townsend purchased this bungalow in 2010

Why Lucy Townsend chose Mullion

There is something for everyone on the Lizard whether it's the abundance of beautiful beaches dotted along the peninsula (Kynance Cove the gem), delicious food, surfing, walking the coast path, kayacking around Mullion harbour and beyond, sailing on the Helford river, wildlife, arts and craft or just pure relaxation.

The cottage lies adjacent to the coast path less than 10 minutes walk to Polurrian Cove. Rarely crowded this sandy beach offers surfing on your doorstep. We love to go down early evening in high summer with a beach barbeque and catch the last of the sun as the tide rolls in. Or blow the cobwebs away and walk to Poldu Beach, about a 15 minute walk, for an egg and bacon breakfast bap and "special" hot chocolate with cream and marshmallow. There is also the surf school.

What makes this bungalow unique

Despite being the most southerly point of England, Cornish weather is always changeable. The cottage includes free use of the leisure facilities of the Polurrian Bay Hotel just metres away, including the tennis court (with views of Mounts Bay), indoor and outdoor pools, jacuzzi and gym. There is also a spa offering a range of treatments to treat and relax you on holiday. You can also take advantage of the informal yet good quality dining.

Mullion village is a short walk away and has a range of shops and fooderies to suit most of your needs including a well-stocked Costcutter and Spa (selling local produce) to bakery with home made bread and Cornish pasties, delicatessen, chemist, post office and the Atlantic Forge for your wetsuits and the latest beach necessity.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thank you for letting us stay at you cottage. We had a lovely time. Great views of the sea. Happy memories and time with the kids.

Is there any availability in >9 July - August ?

Or last week of May (26th )

Best wishes

Apr 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Mullion in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over, wash basin and separate wc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, bedside tables and hanging storage. Under bed storage. French doors to private rear southfacing deck. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, wardrobe and two chests of drawers.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Bookings run from Saturday to Saturday but can be flexible out of high season. Electric thermastatically-controlled heating (new in 2012). The cottage is suitable for children. Dogs are welcome, there will be a charge of £35 per dog per week. Outside: Private south-facing decked patio with table and seating for 6. Storage and drying facilities for wetsuits and bikes. Free use of indoor heated pool, jacuzzi, outdoor pool gym tennis court and leisure facilities belonging to the adjacent hotel and just a few minutes walk away. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Duvets and pure cotton linen changed weekly. Hand towel and bath mat for bathroom. Bath and beach towels not provided. Mid-stay clean included if requested. High chair provided if needed. Selection of tea towels/cleaning cloths on arrival. Welcome tray. Beautiful secluded Polurrian cove minutes walk away and Mullion Cove harbour with kayak and oceaneering 15 minutes walk.


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average rating of 4.571429 based on 18 reviews

Lovely bungalow, cracking location

  • 5 of 5

The stay was all we hoped it would be. The location is perfect - smack on the coast path overlooking a beautiful stretch of the coastline with great walks/runs in both directions and a sweet little cove just a short (if steep!) walk away. The property was very clean, nicely decorated, neatly furnished and well equipped with all you need for a short stay - including a washer /dryer which came in handy. Having the hotel gym facility on tap was a very nice added bonus - we didn't make use of the pool but that looked good too. The patio is a sun trap and great for an afternoon G&T. The pub in Mullion is excellent: good beers, nice food and very friendly. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at Columbine and hope you visit again soon. Lucy and family.
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A perfect position for a holiday stay right by the coastal path, for walks with fantastic views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in this holiday cottage which had everything for a comfortable stay. We loved the fact that we could walk out of the door and straight onto the coastal path with it's beautiful views and lovely walks in each direction. We didn't use the hotel facilities as the weather was good but liked the fact that we could have done. We did pop in for a coffee so enjoyed sitting on their patio admiring the views. We could also walk into Mullion village so had a meal in one of the pubs (about 12 minutes walk away). It's a great part of Cornwall so enjoyed the walks and visiting some of the villages and towns in the area.

The cottage was well equipped and fine for the 2 of us but we did wonder if there'd be enough room for 4 adults as it's quite small. However, we'd certainly come back again!

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely well presented and clean little cottage with excellent access to coastal paths and the beach

  • 5 of 5

Perfect little cottage for a Cornish holiday , clean and well presented with good facilities and best of all excellent access to the coastal paths and coves . Thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Mullion and would go back in a heartbeat .

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fab cottage in fab location. It really feels like home from home. Our family of 4 love it.

  • 5 of 5

A small but perfectly kitted cottage with all amenities, close to great beaches.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cottage with cosy atmosphere in beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

We spent a lovely holiday week with our two sons, 15 and 11 years, in Columbine Cottage. Although the cottage is rather small it has all you need for a good and relaxing time. It is lovingly decorated and the mattresses were very comfortable - we all slept very well and long. The place is so quiet and peaceful! The boys enjoyed the possibilty to swim in the indoor pool of the hotel in the neighbourhood. The location of Columbine Cottage is unique, it is located directly next to the coast path and in 5 minutes walk down a path you reach Polurrian Cove. We can highly recommend Columbine Cottage to everybody who likes holidays in a peaceful and quiet area, next to the overwhelming nature and scenery of the Lizard Peninsula. A forgettable holiday! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Frauke I'm so glad you enjoyed your time at Columbine and made the most of all the Lizard has to offer. The cottage is compact you are right especially with two teenage boys who are similar ages to ours, however, as you say the availability of the local Hotel indoor and outdoor pools and tennis court which you can use free of charge, along with the sun-kissed outdoor terrace and its proximity to a beautiful secluded sandy cove you can walk to help compensate for this. Our future plans include a rear extension and kitchen refurbishment to enlarge the eating area which should offer more feeling of space.
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  • 5 of 5

The property was super, It was very clean on arrival, warm and dry without a hint of any damp. The decor is bright, modern and tastefully updated. It was perfect for our family of four, far from the madding crowd (not too far) on the coastal path and a short stroll down to the beautiful cove. We used the pool every day and played tennis overlooking the sea. Would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The cottage is directly adjacent the coastal path and just a few minutes walk to the quiet and secluded sandy beach at Polurrian Cove. Poldu Beach with its surf school and beach cafe (open all year) is about 20 minutes walk or less than 10 minutes in the car. There are many other beaches including stunning gem Kynance Cove (with acclaimed National Trust cafe), the charming fishing village of Cadgwith Cove or the quite calm of Daphne Du Maurier's Frenchman's Creek all within a short drive.


Car hire or use is recommended.


Mullion Village is a 10 minute walk away with its selection of restaurants, art galleries, shops, pubs and churches. There are many interesting places to visit within a 15-minute drive including the market town of Helston, the Helford river and the Lizard (Britain's southernmost point). Bustling St Ives with its Tate St Ives art gallery, Falmouth and west Cornwall's simply spectacular open-air Minack Theatre overlooking Porthcurno Beach are less than an hour's drive away.

Further Details:

Mullion village is a short walk away. There are shops, pubs, restaurants and the famous Mullion chocolate factory!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £35

Booking Notes:
Our aim is to keep the availability page as current as possible but please contact the owner to confirm availability. Bookings are subject to a 50% deposit per week with the balance due 30 days before arrival. Bookings made within 8 weeks of the holiday date are payable in full at the time of booking. Short breaks and long weekends are available in low-season.

Changeover Day:
Normal changeover day is Saturday although this is flexible in low season and for late bookings.

Notes on prices:
There is an additional 35.00 payable for each dog

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.