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Sweetpea Cottage | Luxury Self-Catering | Kestle Mill, Cornwall

Sweetpea Cottage

Kestle Mill, Crantock, Cornwall, UK

Greeting guests with bumble bee door knocker and a white stone façade festooned in flowering wisteria, this luxury self-catering holiday cottage is as quintessential and quaint as they come. The traditional cottage interior has been sprinkled with lashings of vintage country glamour and, within close reach of Crantock beach on the north Cornwall coast, provides an idyllic base for self-catering baby-friendly breaks and romantic escapes.


Sweetpea Cottage nestles in the ancient hamlet of Kestle Mill, a few miles from the wild surf and brown-sugar sands of Lusty Glaze, Porth and Crantock beach on the north Cornwall coast. Sweet by name and nature, this luxury cottage is as perfect for romantic weekends as it is for baby's first holiday. Enjoy the fresh interior and country-luxe style, and relish knowing little ones are made to feel just as at-home as you are with their very own nursery. Whether playing Scrabble by the fire or slipped under the bubbles of the roll-top, settle in and let your worries melt away.


It's the perfect imperfections that make Sweetpea Cottage so swoonsome; soft textures, botanical fabrics and cabinets of curious finds adorn the naturally wonky walls. Cleanse away a day on the beach in the ground floor bathroom before drying off beside the woodburner. After a soothing soak, it won't be long before thoughts turn to bed. Like a scene from The Princess and The Pea, the master bedroom boasts a king-size colonial bed, while next door is a beautifully decorated nursery with a large cot and origami cloud mobile hanging from above.


A Cornish take on classic Chelsea roof garden design, the petite walled courtyard plays host to a mix of chalky hues and soft planting - a dream spot for sunbathing. On those English rainy days, the sophisticated summerhouse is the perfect hideaway for a pot of tea and pile of Sunday papers. Saunter up the hill to Trerice, a romantic Elizabethan Manor House with fine interiors and enchanting gardens and challenge your partner to a game of badminton on the green. For small plates and cocktails by the waves, head down to Watergate Bay's newest and chicest eatery, Watchful Mary.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 2 guests
    From £795 per week, £595 per short break
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsOne first floor double bedroom with king-size bed, one first floor child´s nursery with a large cot, one ground floor bathroom with WC, clawfoot bath and overhead rainfall shower.
  • FeaturesWell-equipped children´s nursery and summerhouse
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Monday or FridayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10amTimes may vary due to Covid-19 requirements, please refer to your booking.
  • FamilyBabes-in-arms up to 18 months are welcome. There is one large cot in the nursery, plus one Chicco Next2Me crib and highchair available on request.
  • PracticalitiesThere is off-road parking for one car at Sweetpea Cottage. The kitchen has a fridge, freezer, drinks cooler, double Bertazzoni Range cooker, Nespresso coffee machine, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. Wet coats and muddy wellies can be stored in the summerhouse.
  • Homestay includesLuxury welcome hamper of local produce, cotton bathrobes, luxury toiletries, Nespresso U Coffee Machine, LED Smart TV, Netflix, DVD player, iPad, logs and kindling to get you started...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
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Sitting south of Newquay on Cornwall´s expansive golden north coastline is Crantock; a charming coastal village bursting with rural beauty. For a luxury solo vacation, family break or romantic escape by the sea, this friendly holiday haven has pockets of gems for all.

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Getting there

  • On the Map Sweetpea Cottage is located in the small Cornish hamlet of Kestle Mill approximately three miles from Porth, Lusty Glaze and Crantock.
  • By Car From London, take the M4 toward Bath, take M5 South and A30 to Cornwall and follow the directions provided to the property.
  • By Train The nearest train station is in Newquay, less than a 10 minute drive away. There are more frequent services from London to Truro and Bodmin Parkway which are both approximately a 25 minute drive away.
  • By Air Newquay airport is a 15 minute drive away, with taxis and car hire easily available in advance.

From the owner

“I have always loved Cornwall, and for many, many years spent every school holiday on the North Cornwall coast with my family watching them, and their love of Cornwall grow.”

From the owner

We always dreamed of having a little cottage of our own one day, and when we saw Sweetpea Cottage, we just knew it was meant for us. It’s very obviously a much-loved home that has been beautifully and tenderly renovated.

We adore its quintessential Cornish charm and beauty, the perfect imperfections are what makes it so endearing and gives us the peaceful haven we were looking for.

We are delighted that so many other people can enjoy our home too and know it’s just a wonderful cosy retreat to find some peace and quiet, and from where to explore the very special things Cornwall has to offer.

The Workman Family

Owner recommendations

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

Trerice Manor
To See

Trerice Manor

Take a 15-minute walk up the country lane to Trerice, a beautiful Elizabethan manor house. Learn about the local heritage and enjoy the serenity – only occasionally interrupted by Tudor music and cheer from the bowling green!

Young Family Frolics
To Do

Young Family Frolics

Dairyland Farm World is just a two-minute drive away and offers a whole host of family fun for the young and young at heart. For a day out with some interesting historical value, jump on board a miniature steam railway at Lappa Valley.

Festival Fun
To Do

Festival Fun

In the summer the area hosts some of Cornwall´s most renowned music festivals such as The Sundowner Sessions at Lusty Glaze, Boardmasters Surf Festival, Port Eliot Literary Festival and Newquay´s Fish Festival.

Caribbean Colonial
To Eat

Caribbean Colonial

Situated right on Tolcarne Beach in nearby Newquay you´ll find the beautiful Colonial, a Carribean influenced restaurant styled to reflect a traditional beach bar, serving fantastic food, delicious cocktails and paired with an amazing view stretching out over the ocean.

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