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

Sweetpea Cottage

Kestle Mill, Newquay, 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 beaches 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 £950 per week, £750 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
  • Additional extrasA handpicked selection of unique experiences are available at this property.
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Sweetpea Cottage is located in the tiny hamlet of Kestle Mill not far from Porth, Lusty Glaze and Watergate Bay on the north Cornish coast. Vast stretches of golden sands, world-class eateries and the UK’s best surf breaks are all within easy reach of the cottage.

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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 Newquay 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.

Guest Testimonials

A beautiful cottage in a truly beautiful area. The cottage is perfect for those rainy days, snuggling next to the fire! Thank you very much for the hamper - what a lovely surprise! We will hopefully be back!

Thank you for such a wonderful stay. The cottage is even more beautiful than we had imagined, and so cosy and warm. We stayed here for our 3rd wedding anniversary and it has been the most wonderful week. We will definitely be back in the future to escape the madness of the world! Thank you again.

Thank you for making our first visit to Cornwall so fabulous. Sweetpea Cottage has been a joy, with so many lovely touches and so well thought through - all much appreciated. Even a week of rain didn´t spoil our break, possibly allowing us slightly more time indoors to enjoy the comfort and ambience. We shall return for sure and enjoy all the wonderful delights Cornwall has to offer. This little gem of a cottage, in our opinion, is a perfect spot that has been so cosy and enjoyable. Thank you again for making us feel so welcome.

Having had an amazing stay in April we decided to come to the cottage for Christmas. It has been a thoroughly relaxing experience. Sweetpea Cottage is so homely and comfortable and the surrounding countryside and beaches are amazing. Christmas morning on Crantock beach with the dogs will be remembered for a long time. Love the addition of the Sonos sound system since we were last here. Thanks again for a great holiday.

Such a beautiful cottage, a cute bolthole! We had a lovely time and will always remember our stay here - especially because we got engaged! What a gorgeous place to celebrate, we will remember it forever! Thank you.

Utterly beautiful and set in a very peaceful location. For me, it was the perfect place to totally unwind and relax. A true homely feeling from day one. Presented in a beautiful and immaculate way, the welcome hamper very much appreciated and everything else superb. The bed was sheer comfort, the linen soft. All which contributed to me staying in bed, so warm and very snug. I had the bedroom windows open to enjoy the sounds of the birds in the mornings. Thank you to the owners for making this cottage so welcoming and utterly gorgeous.

The perfect place to unwind and be relaxed, a home-from-home. a wonderful location for all the gorgeous places of Cornwall, Port Issac, Rock, Padstow and Crantock beach - wow! We went horse racing down the estuary, a lovely experience. A perfect bolthole, we will come back again one day.

We have loved our time here. It has been the perfect place for us to enjoy our honeymoon with our son. He absolutely loved the nursery and all the toys, what a great touch! The cottage is decorated so beautifully and we truly enjoyed the hamper with all the treats you left us. We would love to come back again and will definitely recommend this cottage to all our friends with or without little ones.

Thank you so much for the beautiful hamper which we received upon arrival. Wow, Sweetpea Cottage is absolutely stunning and we have enjoyed every single second being here, on our first family holiday with baby Harry. We have had a fantastic honeymoon and we can´t wait to return next summer. Sweetpea is a place of true beauty and we hope to make our own Sweetpea when we move into our new home this weekend!

What a fantastic cottage. We were relaxed from the moment we walked through the door. Great attention to detail that really makes you feel at home. Thank you for the welcoming hamper and for your help and tips during our visit. Sweetpea Cottage is in an amazing location where everything is so easy to get to. Best cottage we have stayed in. Thanks again!

We have had the most wonderful time at your gorgeous cottage! It has been the perfect place to celebrate a birthday and spend our babymoon. Our dog has loved it here too! The cottage is so well equipped and the extra touches, the hamper and fresh flowers have made our visit extra special. We hope to visit again soon.

We stayed over Valentines weekend and it was one of the best weeks in Cornwall I´ve ever had. Sweetpea Cottage is the most beautiful cottage and everything was fantastic. Thank you so much, we will definitely be back.

We found the cottage to be extremely comfortable and the extra luxuries provided were excellent. Fresh flowers and the lovely hamper along with treats for our dogs and comfy dog beds made a lot of difference to us. The cottage was very clean and warm and cosy when we arrived after our long drive. We would definitely return again and have always had good service from Unique Homestays.

This place is perfect! We would like to come back, tomorrow if possible! We loved the welcome hamper with all of the lovely local produce. The location is everything you could want, secluded enough to feel tucked away and hidden from the world but barely ten minutes to Newquay and the surrounding areas. We loved the bath and the bed, both were amazing! Thank you so much!

Thank you so so much for letting us stay in your beautiful and exquisite cottage. What can I say that hasn´t been said already? All of the fantastic comments in your book are a testament to just how perfect this place is. From the moment we arrived, we have been in awe of how stunning the sights are, both inside and out. We have loved our stay here, it has truly been the most romantic break we have ever had. All that is left to say is a big thank you! We will never forget our stay and hope to return soon!

Thank you for a wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage! It certainly has the wow factor as you pull up outside and it continues as you walk in. It was so cosy and welcoming, we instantly felt at home. The hamper was great. Sweetpea Cottage has been the perfect place for our first holiday as a little family, we are very sad to be leaving. Thank you so much.

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful and exquisite cottage. What can I say that hasn´t been said already? All of the fantastic comments before are a testament to just how perfect this place is. From the moment we arrived, we have been in awe of the stunning sights, both inside and out. We have loved exploring Newquay, it has been the most romantic break we have ever had. We will never forget our stay and hope to return one day soon.

Thank you so much for a wonderful week in your beautiful cottage. It exceeded our expectations, we loved everything about it! Thank you also for the lovely hamper that you left for us. We have been enjoying the lovely treats all week! My wife fell in love with the decor in the cottage and now has visions of transforming our own house into a ´Sweetpea´ haven!

A beautiful cottage at which we celebrated a wonderful birthday weekend away in an idyllic cottage and gardens. Thank you for the hamper and all the flowers everywhere, and the gorgeous dog treats.

A lovely break in a wonderful cottage. Thanks for all the thoughtful little extras; the beautiful flowers and especially the goodies in the fridge which were greatly appreciated! I will be making a another visit soon!

Sweetpea Cottage is beautiful with some lovely touches inside. It felt very warm and cosy in the evenings, especially with the open fire. The roses and the hamper were both a wonderful start to our stay.

An enchanting and obviously much-loved home. We enjoyed our stay at Sweetpea Cottage very much, from the lovely treats on arrival to the beautiful flowers placed around the property that made us feel very welcomed.

The standard and quality of the cottage is superb and the owners had thought of everything in the terms of little touches, so it really felt like our very own cottage for five days! The location is perfect with easy access to the A30 which leads to everything! The cottage has been sympathetically restored and the décor is very tasteful, with great quality bedding and linen. The food hamper including the bottle of Prosecco was a wonderful touch.

We can´t thank you enough for welcoming us to your truly beautiful home. We were very much looking forward to a stay in Cornwall, however, the experience and stay at Sweetpea Cottage has made it magical, so much so we really don´t want to go home. All the very best with your venture and we will certainly be back and recommending to our friends.

We cannot rate this holiday cottage highly enough. It is a beautiful cottage both on the outside and inside. The owners had gone to great lengths to make us feel very welcome on our arrival, with many little extras, all a lovely surprise after a long journey! The cottage is decorated in a very homely style and makes a perfect cosy base from which to explore. It is in a great location on a quiet country lane, but also close to many attractions. If you are looking for a clean, comfortable, cosy country cottage then look no further!

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