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Libertine | Luxury Self-Catering Cottage | Perranporth, Cornwall


Goonhavern, Perranporth, Cornwall, UK

When a former fashion buyer stumbled across this old barn whilst lost in the woods on the north Cornwall coast, it was the start of something quite special. Buying the cottage and transforming it into a luxury self-catering love-nest for couples to enjoy, today Libertine flaunts metro tiles, velvet sofas and Vogue prints on the wall. French doors open up to the peaceful milieu of pretty woodland, where guests can walk to Goonhaven village and down to miles of golden sand at Perranporth beach.



Once home to three little pigs, this 1860's Cornish piggery has been transformed into a luxury hideaway with ultra-stylish interiors. Traditional stone and cedar-clad exteriors conceal the infusion of modern features and fluorescent flourishes inside. From the industrial-inspired zinc kitchen with metro tile splashback, to the flashes of neon and royal blue velvet in the living area, each room has been given an injection of electric romance. Explore the north Cornwall coast by day and in the late afternoon, recline in the courtyard with fresh mint mojitos.


Pad barefoot into the kitchen and treasure the inside-outside vibes with a stable door and large windows; be it calm and clement or wild and brooding, the cinematic views are beautiful. Craft home-cooked meals from scratch using a medley of ingredients from Mr Fruity (the excellent local farmshop and refill store), before taking a seat around the candlelit dining table. The living room’s woodburner keeps things toasty in winter, before the bronze Victorian bed calls with its hand-printed Egyptian cotton sheets - making early nights and lazy lie-ins all the more tempting.


Libertine's private surroundings are ideal for unwinding and al fresco dining. This south-facing self-catering hideaway hunkers down below acres of woodland, and the close proximity to the coast makes the cottage well-positioned for saltwater adventures. Discover your very own wilderness behind the cottage by following steps to the secret garden and enchanted wood of bluebells and wild garlic beyond. Wind down the path to the hammock where you can sway in the breeze, absorb the pastoral panoramas and let the soft moos of the distant cows lull you into an afternoon siesta.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 2 guests
    From £995 per week, £750 per short break
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsOne double bedroom, one bathroom with handheld and fixed head shower.
  • FeaturesHot tub and garden deck
  • PetsOne large or two medium well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • PracticalitiesThe cottage is accessed via a bumpy track unsuitable for low-slung cars, with parking for two cars directly outside the property. Heating is solar-powered, and there is a woodburner to keep guests cosy in winter. The kitchen has a washing machine, fridge-freezer, microwave, electric oven and gas hob, and the owners live nearby should you need them.
  • Homestay includesLuxury welcome hamper with local produce and a bottle of the owner´s favourite wine, Cambridge Audio Music System with AirPlay and Bluetooth, Smart TV, DVD player, WiFi internet, charcoal barbecue between March and November, linen, towels, logs and kindling to get you started...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more
  • Private cateringSeeking a celebratory dinner or fully catered escape? Our recommended caterers will work with you to create personalised menus for your stay. Details are shared through our house book on confirming your booking.
  • RetreatsFrom foraging weekenders to crash courses in cold-water therapy, our bespoke retreats bridge the gap between luxury and back-to-nature philosophies. Create a hand-crafted stay that puts connectivity at the fore.
  • Eco-friendlySolar power and wood fired heating
  • Other informationProperty terms and conditionsFrequently asked questions

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A hideaway cottage perfect for a romantic getaway
The vintage fusion edge continues into the bedroom space
Hunker down to enjoy cosy eves at Libertine

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With some of the finest surf breaks the South West has to offer, Perranporth beach on the north Cornwall coastline is the perfect place to take to the water. Walk to the end of the beach and you´ll find the crowds soon disperse.

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Getting there

  • On the Map Libertine is located down a long farm track within the small Cornish hamlet of Goonhavern, approximately four miles from Perranporth and Holywell Bay.
  • 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 15 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 20 minute drive away with regular flights to London Heathrow.

From the owner

“Our beautiful cottage hideaway, Libertine, offers everything you could want and more from a dream getaway. Delight in the fantastic setting, relax in the fabulous interiors and lose yourself entirely to its magnetic pull.”

From the owner

Originally built in the 1860s, Libertine was the pigsty attached to the working farm and was in use until the 1970s. Just to tell you the story of how we got here; we found this spot when we were out walking one day. We ended up getting thoroughly lost and, as we walked past, both of us had a real ‘who lives in a cottage like this’ moment! It was such a find and we both immediately fell in love with the house and the setting.

Having been a fashion buyer in my previous life, renovating the pigsty gave me a chance to indulge in my love of fabric, print and colour. Hopefully, in its new guise, it is a little more luxurious!

We love living here, most mornings we wake up, look out of the window and wonder when the grownups are going to come and take the keys away.

We hope you get that special feeling too.

Miles and Caroline

Owner recommendations

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


To See


The coastal parish of Perranzabuloe sits just south of Newquay, with brilliant displays of arable flora in summer when whole fields come alive with scarlet poppies and rare meadow plants. The coast path here is simply breathtaking.

Nancarrow Farm Feasts, Zelah

To Eat

Nancarrow Farm Feasts, Zelah

Nancarrow Farm, a stone’s throw from Libertine, hosts monthly feast nights. Hosting varied themes such as ´Tuscan Peasant Feast´, ´Valley of the Stag Feast´ and ´De Boule, Des Moules, De Fumée´, these spectacular culinary evenings book fast.

Discover Cornwall´s Ancient Capital

To Do

Discover Cornwall´s Ancient Capital

Cornwall’s so-called capital, Truro, is a tiny city rich in history and home to a stunning three-spire Cathedral. Lose yourself on Lemon Street admiring local art galleries, Georgian architecture and seriously tempting independent coffee shops.

Healey’s Cyder Farm

To Do

Healey’s Cyder Farm

Head to Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm for a sample tasting tour of their scrumptious award-winning cider. Lovingly picked and pressed from the apple orchards on site, their tasty tipples burst over your tongue in an explosion of taste.

Guest Testimonials

We´ve had a marvelous week and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Libertine. The property suited us down to the ground, the location is charming and the hosts are lovely. We will definitely book Libertine again; we loved it!

Thank you for the warm welcome, the beautiful flowers and the bottle of fizz to celebrate our honeymoon. We had a fantastic week here. We did so much, had lots of adventures exploring Cornwall before heading back here to the peaceful surroundings either drinking tea out the front, sitting up the top in the secret garden or just sat in front of the fire. We still have lots more we want to do but will save it for another time when we hopefully return here. Our stay went by so fast, thank you once again it was brilliant!

Thank you for a cosy, comfortable stay. The situation of Libertine is idyllic, perfect for rest and relaxation. The welcome hamper was lovely and an unexpected pleasure - the scones were delicious. This was a special holiday for us both as we celebrated our 50th birthdays, we have both had a wonderful time, thank you!

Thank you for sharing this wonderful place. We didn´t get the greatest week weather-wise but we still enjoyed a very relaxing time here. Some lovely bracing beach walks, pub lunches and generally indulging ourselves! It was lovely to have those extra special touches provided, and we had all we needed for our comfort and convenience.

We were looking for a small and cosy break from the rat race. Libertine was perfect! And Caroline, the owner, could not have done more to make us feel welcome and at home. The roaring log fire, clotted cream and scones and locally made gin meeting us on arrival were a very welcome sight, and set the scene for a relaxed and happy few days. Thank you!

We had a fabulous time and the property was perfect! The owners were charming and took care of us very well. Libertine was comfortable and we were inspired by the care taken to furnish it. Thanks very much.

We have had the most wonderful time in this gorgeous little cottage, so cosy next to the fire. The weather has been fantastic crisp, clear, cold winter days - just perfect! We went on some lovely walks along the cliffs and the through the countryside from here, what spectacular views. To top off our stay we got engaged. It was the perfect setting for it. Thank you so much. We´ll be back!

Great weekend, gorgeous weather, beautiful cottage and fabulous interior decor - cant fault it. Lots of walking, coastline and countryside, food and drink! Thank you very much, the scones, eggs and flowers were a lovely bonus.

Thank you so much for our incredible stay here. The cottage is beautiful and your warm welcome has really made our holiday. We have loved exploring our surroundings, in particular ´The Hidden Hut´ at Porthcurnick beach! Ruby has loved every minute, and we may struggle to pull her away from the stream running through the bottom of the lane; a truly special location especially as James asked me to marry him on the bridge - I said yes! Thank you, we will definitely be coming back!

Thank you for the lovely warm welcome to your beautiful cottage. We´ve had an amazing long weekend here - it really couldn´t have been more perfect. Without a doubt we will be back again.. Thank you!

We have has an incredible long weekend at Libertine,the most idyllic, cosy, stylish getaway cottage we could have hoped for. You really have thought of everything and warm and welcoming to boot. We explored the length and breadth of Cornwall and Buddy has a new found love of cows! Well done for arranging the sunshine too. Thanks a million!

What a perfect way to spend a week together as the newly married Mr & Mrs! Libertine is truly fantastic, set in the most idyllic surroundings and just a short drive to some amazing surf beaches! The perfect place to relax and unwind!

What a great holiday again! Thank you very much! The sea, the sunshine, and the magical drive down the lane! We have had a wonderful time yet again at Libertine!

Thank you for a lovely warm welcome and the cream tea- we had that sat in front of the log burner! We have really enjoyed our stay at Libtertine, its so lovely and such a wonderful location!

What a beautiful place to stay- fantastic scenery, peace and quiet, and a wonderful cosy cottage! What more could you ask for! We´ve really enjoyed our stay.

Thank you for a fabulous stay we have had a great short break and we wish we could have stayed longer! We will definitely come back again and recommend this beautiful property to friends and family!

We thoroughly enjoyed our week here. The stay was everything we needed and more! It was a great setting- so quiet!... A great stepping stone to see great beaches in nearby Perranporth, Trevaunce Cove as well as St Ives, Corbis Bay and Falmouth! A truly lovely break for new parents, thanks again!

Just perfect! A beautiful cottage set in idyllic, tranquil surroundings! An ideal location close enough to anything you would want to see during your stay in Cornwall. Wonderful views and so peaceful. Lovely cream tea on arrival!

Thank you for a lovely stay! Libertine is beautifully decorated and it was great to stay in such a wonderful location! Our first trip back to Cornwall in a while and we look forward to next time! Thanks again!

This lovely little holiday was a gift from our children to celebrate my husbands 60th Birthday. What a fantastic surprise! We´ve both thoroughly enjoyed our stay, especially the cream teas!

Lovely holiday- so quiet here and relaxing, just what we needed! Many thanks for the cream tea on arrival- very tasty and for the opportunity to stay in such a beautiful cottage! We had a great time!

Fantastic place! We will be visiting again soon. This is the best holiday experience we´ve had in terms of everything from the smoothness of the booking to how comfy the bed was!

Libertine really was a little gem. We got exactly what we expected and the owners were great. Caroline is welcome to do interior design work at our house - loved her styling. Really great location if you want quiet but easy access to the North Coast.

Libertine has a very high standard of decor, fixtures and fittings. The location and view was stunning and should be a huge plus for anyone staying or thinking of staying. Miles and Caroline (the property owners) were lovely, chilled out and down to earth people who made us feel very welcome. We would love to come back again soon!

Unique extras

From private chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and adrenalin-fuelled retreats, once you’ve booked your stay we’ll introduce you to our owner-recommended suppliers to create a truly bespoke, memorable escape.


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