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The Fisherman´s Knot

Cadgwith Cove, Cornwall, UK

Weave down Cornwall's leafy lanes to reach the Lizard Peninsula and prepare to fall in love with one of the most ancient and iconic homes in Cadgwith Cove. Proudly perched above the azure waters of this picture-perfect natural harbour bobbing with colourful fishing boats, The Fisherman's Knot is a luxury self-catering cottage with a vintage seaside style.

Introduction

This luxury fishermen's cottage will delight families looking for a traditional Cornish holiday cottage with a twist. After the rush of city life and journey west, nothing will be better than waking up in the morning to the lap of waves below. Make the most of the excellent proximity to rocky coves, sweeping beaches and coast paths and, after a day’s adventures, snuggle into the deep velvet sofa with a favourite film and let the children toast marshmallows over the open fire. The friendly local pub is just a few yards away, where haunting sea shanties and local brews are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

Inside

Mirroring the wild coastal panoramas, ultra-cosy furnishings in shades of inky blue and gorse yellow have been thoughtfully placed against the rustic natural backdrop to nod to the nautical. Heading upstairs from the living areas, both bedrooms sit on the first floor to ensure mornings start from the very best vantage point with views over dreamy Cadgwith cove below. The master has a tropical touch with a botanical feature wall, while next door the twin bedroom will capture children's imaginations, continuing the sixties-meets-seaside theme. 

Outside

Once a smugglers haven, the history-laden Lizard Peninsula will captivate all. Hugged by the ocean on three sides and by the meandering Helford River on the fourth, Britain’s most southerly point offers a varied landscape to satisfy both daredevil surf-types and dreamers of serene Blyton scenes. Fill your sandcastle bucket with a bottle of bubbly on crushed ice before padding across the path to catch the sunset from the patio, where outside seating and far-reaching sea views create an idyllic spot for supper.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 4 guests
    From £995 per week, £695 per short break
  • Alternative group optionUp to 2 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsOn the first floor is a double bedroom with king-size bed, twin bedroom and family bathroom with bath and overhead rainfall shower.
  • PetsOne medium well-behaved dog is welcome on prior request
    Pets are charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: FridayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyBabies and children are very welcome. One cot and one highchair are available
  • PracticalitiesDue to the village location, guests can pull up 30 meters from the property to drop off luggage then park in the village. There is a car park approximately a 10 minute walk away and a permit is provided for this. The open-plan kitchen has an electric cooker, hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and combined washer dryer. This property can be booked in conjunction with The Sea Rose next door, perfect for lovebirds within the group.
  • Homestay includesLuxury welcome hamper including Cornish produce, Smart TV with Internet and Blu-ray DVD player, WiFi internet, gas barbecue, board games, linen, towels, candles, logs and kindling to get you startedHouse book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
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Cadgwith Cove

Whispering with an innocence of times gone by, the old fishing village of Cadgwith Cove in West Cornwall harbours a very special ambiance thanks to its interesting history as a working fishing port and lifeboat station.

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Getting there

  • On the Map Located in Cadgwith Cove on The Lizard, near Penzance and Porthleven.
  • By Car The property is approximately 5 hours from London. Take the M4 towards Bath, then the M5 South. Exit to take the A39 for Truro, then follow signs for Cadgwith Cove.
  • By Train The nearest station is Penzance, with a fast and scenic route to London Paddington most hours.
  • By Air Fly to Newquay Airport - just over an hour's drive away - where car hire is available.

From the owner

“We love the cottage for its escapism! It enjoys an elevated position looking out over the sea, the cove and Cadgwith village, allowing you to watch the fishing boats at work. At night there´s nothing better than hearing the sea crash beneath the starry skies from the comfort of the cottage.”

From the owner

After looking for a while, when we found The Fisherman's Knot it was one of those 'wow' moments. The cottage had character in bucket loads, and even though we knew that taking on a 350-year-old property would have its challenges, we certainly underestimated quite how many! Even clearing the extension site resulted in a mammoth removal of 250 tonnes of earth!

When considering the renovations, we wanted to retain as much of the character and history of the property as possible. Before us, the cottage belonged to the same fishing family for 100 years and it is well known in the village; you can even see it on some of the postcards in the local shop. We retained many original features and kept the layout of the property, with the exception of the extension, true to the day we visited the cottage.

Working hard and using local suppliers wherever possible, we rewired, re-plumbed, re-thatched, added central heating, an open fire and all the other necessities to ensure a cosy and comfortable stay. With a colour scheme of blues, greens and yellows we encapsulated the coastal summertime feeling that greeted us on our very first visit to Cadgwith.

The Bligh Family

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Cadgwith Cove with an insider’s perspective.

South West Coast Path
To See

South West Coast Path

Spend a day stomping the well-trodden Cornish cliff paths and take in the views across Coverack, Poldhu, Kynance Cove and beyond. Make sure you pay a visit to Cadgwith’s iconic “Devil’s Frying Pan” too.

Fun for Little Ones
To Do

Fun for Little Ones

From the famous Cornish theme park Flambards, to Gweek’s Seal Sanctuary and the Camel Farm on the Lizard which offers unique woodland treks, there are great days out for children of all ages, whatever the weather.

The Cadgwith Cove Inn
To Eat

The Cadgwith Cove Inn

A 300-year-old inn with a cosy bar serving seafood and offering a takeaway service, the Cadgwith Cove Inn is your local pub and less than a minutes´ walk (or stumble!) away. Head down on a Friday night for sea shanties.

Mullion Golf Club
To Do

Mullion Golf Club

Mullion no only has the most southerly course in England but one of the most beautiful in the West Country. Framed by sandy coves and protected reed beds, the course has long-attracted golfers and nature-lovers alike.

Guest Testimonials

I can only reiterate all the previous comments about this house. We have had the most restful four days in this delightful cottage and wanted for nothing. Comfort, peace and pure tranquillity - a very welcome break from the stress of London. We haven´t been in Cadgwith for more than 30 years, but it certainly won´t be that long till we return again.

We have absolutely loved it here and have had a perfect stay. There are fantastic walks right on the door step. Also a wonderful local pub, who were very friendly and welcoming. The house is amazing!

A stunning location and a beautiful cottage with sublime views across the cove. Our top tips for your stay would be: Morning coffee in your pj´s at the top of the lane - a little bit of heaven. Lots of walking. Kernow Aqua Park, guaranteed to provide lots of laughs for the whole family and Porthmeor Beach in St Ives, who knew water could be this aquamarine? All in all, one of our best family holidays we´ve ever had. We have fallen in love with this part of the world.

This place is paradise! We have truly loved being here. The housekeeper looks after the cottage beautifully and we have been extremely comfortable. The fresh flowers are a lovely touch and we enjoyed all of the yummy hamper contents. Thank you so much.

Having previously stayed at The Sea Rose next door, we invited our friends to join us here to share the wonderful experience of Cadgwith and your beautiful cottage. Words cannot describe how relaxing our stay has been, how beautiful the scenery is and how much we have appreciated your attention to detail within the cottage. We will definitely be back!

A wonderful week with lots of walking and fabulous views. The Cadgwith Cove Inn does great food and is very welcoming. The Minack Theatre at Porthcurno is worth a visit, it is such an amazing place. The cottage is beautifully done!

We have had a fabulous and very relaxing honeymoon. The cottage is beautifully located and our dog Gertie has enjoyed greeting everyone who passes by on the coast path! Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

The cottage was wonderful! We enjoyed Cadgwith and the location was perfect for exploring the gorgeous Cornish coast on the doorstep. We were so comfortable and are in love with the cottage, its views and the cove itself. Thanks for sharing your paradise here on earth!

This cottage is just awesome! Thank you so much. Cadgwith Cove is magical and we walked the South West Coast Path straight from the front door and just loved it. An unforgettable holiday.

Last weekend we headed down here on a surprise honeymoon from our family! Wonderful cottage, a little piece of calming paradise. Beautiful views, walks and people. We played a lot of scrabble and enjoyed the deck chairs in this fabulous weather. We will return :)

A wonderful week with lots of walking and fabulous views. The Cadgwith Inn does great food and is very welcoming. The Minack Theatre at Porthcurno Bay is worth a visit. An amazing place. The Cottage is beautifully done, with a super comfy bed. Thank you.

I am writing this as we leave, and with reflection quite frankly we don´t want to! We arrived with high expectation to celebrate our 1st Anniversary and we leave with expectations exceeded. It has been our home, our haven, our place of comfort and our base for adventure- not that you need to adventure far! We would highly recommend lying back on the deck chairs on the terrace listening to the noise of the sea.

The Fisherman´s Knot was perfect in every way. Looking back at the cottage from the cove made us feel like we were living in a snow globe. The mixed weather allowed us to take advantage of the beautiful fireplace and we enjoyed so many cosy evenings. Cornwall is beautifully rugged, but Cadgwith Cove is the jewel. We felt at home here and hope top return soon.

The location appeared perfect for the kind of break we were looking for: a cosy coastal fishing village. Beautifully styled cottage that commanded a beautiful position in the cove. It truly felt unique.

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