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Little Portion | Luxury Coastal Cottage | Holywell Bay, Cubert

Little Portion

Cubert, Holywell Bay, Cornwall, UK

With crooked cob walls, a red tin roof and forget-me-not blue windows, Little Portion is an idyllic couples’ retreat, located just a mile from the sandy beaches of Holywell Bay and Polly Joke. A fusion of reclaimed finishes, an abundance of plants and an alfresco hot tub combine to make this luxury cottage a year-round destination homestay.

Introduction

Collated and collected both inside and out, this Arcadian Cornish hideaway is filled with warm terracotta tones, rustic wooden floors and moss green accents. The original cottage - chock full of characterful charm and cosy cottage appeal - leads into the light-filled garden room living space, affording a real cottage-of-two-halves appeal. A spacious and luxurious abode perfect for two, Little Portion is the perfect luxury self-catered retreat for those seeking a modern take on trad cottage allure. If it's a relaxing and rejuvenating stay you crave, you'll be assured of a getting-away-from-it all break at Little Portion.

Inside

With a modern rustic theme running throughout, reclaimed flooring and vintage-style tiles sit alongside sumptuous velvet accents and high-back Chesterfield sofas in this potting shed inspired Cornish cottage. There's no disguising the passion for plants that the owner possesses, with vintage gardening books sitting alongside a lovingly-tended collection of house plants. A space designed for an indulgent retreat, from the kingsize bedroom that nestles in the rafters of the original cottage, to the double shower and deep double-ended bath, lazy mornings and languid days are much-encouraged at this characterful cottage.

Outside

Green-fingered guests will spend many an hour ensconced in the verdant cottage garden, where bright, brimming borders and vintage gardenalia combine. Lull summer days away on the rocker under the shade of the pergola, or sit around the outdoor fire on cooler eves. With a bohemian and beatnik flavour, Little Portion’s sunny and sheltered garden - complete with hot tub - is a tranquil place to idle away an afternoon. Just a short walk from the cottage you'll find the dog-friendly beaches of Holywell Bay and Polly Joke.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 2 guests
    From £1,150 per week, £895 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsOne double bedroom with king-size bed is on the first floor, while the ground floor has a wet room with his-and-hers double shower and a large free-standing bath
  • HousekeepingAdditional housekeeping on prior request
  • FeaturesHot tub
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday and MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyBabies welcome. One travel cot and one highchair are available
  • PracticalitiesThere is private parking for one car in the bay outside the cottage. The kitchen has a cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, and a washer-dryer in the utility room
  • Homestay includesHammam towels, Smart TV, Sonos speaker, Netflix, iPad, WiFi internet (please note mobile reception can be patchy due to the location), charcoal barbecue, board games, local produce, linen, towels, logs and kindling for the fireHouse book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
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Holywell Bay

A mile of golden beach, a handful of rock pools and a backdrop of dunes: this dog-friendly Cornish bay is an idyllic place to head off on foot to from the cottage.

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Getting there

  • On the Map Situated in the hamlet of Tresean near the north coast of Cornwall, close to the towns of Newquay and Perranporth.
  • By Car From London, take the M4, the M5, then the A30 into Cornwall and follow the directions provided to the property.
  • By Train Nearest train station is Newquay (15 minute drive), although services are infrequent. More frequent services would be Bodmin Parkway train station (approximately 45 minute drive) or Truro (20 minute drive).
  • By Air Newquay airport is approximately 20 minute drive away.

From the owner

“The sweetest of cob cottages, Little Portion exudes character and charm in abundance.”

From the owner

When we first visited Little Portion, the crooked cob walls, low ceilings and red tin roof afforded the cottage a real personality. 

Just a one-up, one-down cottage at that time, to transform the cottage into a liveable space took a fair amount of head scratching. Re-thinking the original cottage - which had a staircase so narrow it required the slimmest to breathe in as they navigated - without losing the character was integral to the re-design.

It was essential to create additional space for guests, and the glass-fronted 'potting shed' overlooking the garden doesn't detract from the cottage allure. 

Nestled in the secluded hamlet of Tresean, yet within close reach of Holywell Bay and Crantock beach, while the setting of Little Portion is hideaway, being able to head out on foot and be on the beach within half an hour held real appeal for me.

There are a wealth of lovely restaurants within close reach of Little Portion, but more often than not we'll find ourselves cooking at the cottage before an evening spent fireside.

The Stanleys

Owner recommendations

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

Jamie Oliver´s Fifteen, Watergate Bay
To Eat

Jamie Oliver´s Fifteen, Watergate Bay

With panoramic views over Watergate Bay, Jamie Oliver’s award-winning restaurant specialises in seasonal and local produce. Their breakfast menu is delicious, and worth combining with a leg-stretching beach walk.

Holywell Bay School of Surf
To Do

Holywell Bay School of Surf

For those of you who are inspired to take to the waves, head to the surf hut at Holywell where lessons take place twice a day during summer months.

Camel Trail
To Do

Camel Trail

This level and accessible cycle path runs between Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow, and is perfect for those seeking a more leisurely scenic bike ride. You´ve a plethora of culinary treats to choose from when you arrive in Padstow.

Cornish Wine Tours
To Do

Cornish Wine Tours

Cornish Wine Tours offer trips to visit the best vineyards in Cornwall. From Camel Valley to Trivibban Mill, and from Knightour Winery to Bosue Vinyard, tours run Tuesdays to Saturdays and include both full and half day options.

Guest Testimonials

This has simply been one of the most relaxing places to stay. Little Portion is beautiful! It has everything you could ever want from a lovely cottage and we do not want to go! It has been an amazing weekend, we will definitely be back.

What an absolutely stunning property! Long walks on the beach, cups of tea by the fire and candlelit dinners in the gorgeous kitchen. This place is an absolute dream. You have created a very special space at Little Portion. Thank you for sharing it with others.

All aspects of this property are amazing! The beach being less than a mile away is fantastic and the local shop is super handy for the ‘just in case’ moments! I love Unique Homestays properties as they always exceed my expectations and have the wow factor come summer or winter.

We have had an unforgettable time in this beautiful cottage and we wish all future guests have the same! Thank you!

We have had a fantastic stay in this amazing cottage. We have enjoyed every moment, as has our baby pug! Very relaxing, we would love to return to Little Portion again.

Many thanks for our stay at Little Portion, we will certainly book with Unique Homestays again. We had great days out in Cornwall and the house made the holiday perfect. We think the house is magical! There´s always something interesting to find, and you are always discovering something new in this little cottage. Thank you!

Little Portion was divine! A cleverly thought out property in a good location with every amenity you would ever need. It was a gorgeous little place. From start to finish we had a great experience and will definitely be booking again!

We couldn´t recommend this property enough. It was comfortable, clean, designed beautifully and has everything you´ll ever need. We loved everything about it. The fact that it was so close to lovely beaches was a bonus!

Little Portion was such a treat and was a perfect match for us. It was our first time in Cornwall and we completely fell in love with the area. After visiting Hollywell Bay, I would wake up in the morning with a smile on my face just looking forward to going to the beach again. Our dogs loved it there as well. Returning after a day out was relaxing and refreshing with the perfect amount of privacy. Compared to other cottages we have stayed in, this one was the most romantic, inspiring and relaxing, and has brought myself and my partner closer together.

Thank you, Little Portion, for giving us a relaxing and peaceful break. We really enjoyed spending time together by the fire in the evening after a nice dip in the hot tub. We would come back here again and again.

The property was absolutely stunning and in a very quaint location which allowed us to escape for a couple of days. The house was finished to the highest standards and was very Grand Designs-esque with its rustic finish and superb modern facilities e.g. bathroom and the hot tub. The perfect place and home away from home to settle for a few days by the open fire and relax. Our stay was perfect so thank you!

We had an amazing stay. We simply loved Little Portion. The cottage was so well equipped; it had everything we could have needed with lots of luxury touches throughout. The facilities and location worked out perfectly for us, our new baby and our dog. It was such a treat to have the hot tub too. We will definitely be returning, in fact we´re already looking at dates for next summer!

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