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The Sea Rose | Luxury Self-Catering Cottage | Cadgwith Cove, Cornwall

The Sea Rose

Cadgwith Cove, Cornwall, UK

The Sea Rose is a luxury holiday cottage set in a prime position in Cadgwith Cove, a quintessential fishing village of whitewashed thatched cottages on the Lizard Peninsula. Follow wildflower pathways and trickling streams down to the blue bay before sitting on “the Todden” as you watch the fishermen tend to their haul below. Singles and honeymooners will adore this matchbox cottage in its gorgeous fold of maritime Cornwall.

Introduction

Cagdwith Cove is rich in seafaring history and, in a nod to its salt-washed heritage, The Sea Rose takes its nautical-inspired name from tales of bygone times. Once a honeymoon retreat to the fisherman's cottage next door, The Sea Rose has offered couples a luxury hideaway for over 350 years. Now it's your turn. Charter a boat to explore the coves; getting back to nature is a sure way to let the mind succumb to the important things in life. Later, recline in your choice of the day-bed or claw foot bathtub and listen to the gentle waves swish outside.

Inside

Far, far away from the noise of the city, this bijou cottage gives couples the chance to get even closer. Wake up in the morning to the cry of gulls and wriggle further into the king-size bed’s sumptuous embrace. When you are ready to throw back the duvet, the handcrafted kitchen awaits. Pour steaming cups of tea and tuck into breakfasts of fresh pastries before heading out for the day. Upon return, rinse down salty limbs in the raspberry pink shower and curl up on the sofa for a romantic movie night, wine chilled and atmosphere warm.

Outside

Tiptoe out to the patio with a coffee in the morning and see the cove come alive at sunrise. Watch as the fishermen launch their salt-weathered boats from the shingle beach and head out to sea. The Lizard Peninsula is the most southerly tip of the UK. Recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and of international botanical importance, the balmy climate plays host to lush vegetation and a riot of colour year round. Walk the coast paths and head to the beach to lay in the sunshine and trace absent-minded patterns in the sand.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 2 guests
    From £625 per week, £525 per short break
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThere is one first floor double bedroom with king-size bed and a bathroom with clawfoot bath and separate 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: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyBabes-in-arms welcome. One cot is available, and one highchair on request.
  • PracticalitiesDue to the village location, guests can pull up 30 meters from the property to drop off luggage but the car park approximately a 10 minute walk away; a permit is provided for this. The kitchen has an electric cooker, hob, dishwasher, microwave and washer dryer. 
  • Homestay includesLuxury welcome hamper with local produce, cream tea, TV with Freeview, Blu-Ray DVD player, gas barbecue, board games, bathrobes, candles, soaps, books, linen and towelsHouse 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 ambience thanks to its interesting history as a working fishing port and lifeboat station.

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Getting there

  • On the Map This cottage is located in Cadgwith Cove in The Lizard, near Penzance and Porthleven.
  • By Car The property is approximately five 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 train station is Penzance, with regular lines to Paddington.
  • By Air Fly to Newquay Airport, just over an hour's drive away.

From the owner

“We instantly fell in love with Cadgwith and The Sea Rose. Whether it’s reclining on ´little beach´, joining in on a Celtic folk dance, singing sea shanties in the pub with the fishermen or tucking into a tea of delicious local produce, you are sure to fall under its spell just like we have!”

From the owner

When we bought The Sea Rose, we understood that taking on a 350-year-old property was going to have its challenges, but we certainly underestimated the extent and timescale of the work. Even clearing the site for the planned extension resulted in a mammoth removal of 250 tonnes of earth!

When considering the renovations, it was important to us to be authentic as possible. Before us, the cottage belonged to the same fishing family for 100 years. The house got its name from Rose, the sister of the fisherman who owned next door, who was born here and spent her whole life enjoying this cottage.

We embraced the characterful original floorboards and wooden panelling and the layout of the property, with the exception of the extension, remains true to the day we visited the cottage. We've rewired, re-plumbed, re-thatched, aded central heating and sourced local suppliers wherever possible.

From the moonlit walk back to the cottage under starry skies, to waking up to the sound of the waves from the comfort of bed... there's something utterly captivating about The Sea Rose. There's even a great pub just a few steps from the cottage offering food, fires and Friday night sea shanties!

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.

Vitamin Sea
To Do

Vitamin Sea

The Lizard Peninsula is famed for its breathtaking coastline and unique landscapes, so make sure you pack some walking boots! Thrill-seekers will relish the chance to go coasteering or kayaking around the rugged shoreline too.

Mining History
To Do

Mining History

Learn about 18th century tin miners on a tour of Poldark Mine and visit the Heritage Museum. The Halliggye Fogou is also worth a visit: the largest and best-preserved underground tunnels associated with the Cornish Iron Age settlements.

Rare Flowers
To See

Rare Flowers

Visit in spring or summer to see the hedgerows come alive with foxgloves, honeysuckle, campion and sea thrift. Those with a keen interest in floriculture might be able to spot the rare breeds that thrive in the Lizard’s mild microclimate too.

The Cadgwith Cove Inn, Cadgwith
To Eat

The Cadgwith Cove Inn, Cadgwith

A 300-year-old inn with a cosy bar serving seafood and offering a takeaway service too, this is your local pub and is less than a minute’s walk (or stumble!) away. Make sure you pop in on a Friday evening to hear the Cadgwith singers.

Guest Testimonials

It is difficult for us to imagine a more perfect spot than Sea Rose, we have had a wonderfully relaxing week here. A special thank you for the spotless condition of the house and the welcome hamper!

The house is just lovely, so full of charm and character. The patio is a fantastic place to just sit and relax, with the most amazing view of the cove. The Sea Rose is extremely well appointed with everything you could need to ensure a wonderful stay. Fabulously comfy bed as well, and what a great bathroom!

This was our first visit to this beautiful cottage. With wonderful views and wonderful weather, it really was a great week. The Sea Rose is more than perfect. We loved it from the very first minute. The surrounding areas are so fantastic, many thanks for sharing this great place.

We were definitely delighted by this lovely, well equipped cottage. The interior, the details, the charming colours, it all is so beautiful that we have recommended this house to all of our friends. Many thanks for the treats and breakfast preparations too, we felt really at home.

We have had a wonderful week here. The Sea Rose is lovely, and the location and views are perfect! We love Cadgwith Cove, it is such a picturesque and peaceful place to be, and the people are so friendly. We loved the pub, the highlight being the sea shanties on a Friday night! We enjoyed coastal walks in both directions, and we definitely plan to return one day!

We had a wonderful stay, an unforgettable sight onto the ocean, lovely weather, beautiful walks and cycle tours. I will definitely put this one on top of the list, love to come back again.

We had a fantastic break, the cottage was so beautiful we did not want to leave. The standard of furnishings, and attention to detail was outstanding. We will be booking again, so often you book dog-friendly cottages and they are not “human-friendly”, so it was a treat to have such luxury and comfort. Thank you very much for all your assistance in making our break a complete pleasure.

What an amazing, dreamy, magical and superb stay! We loved the interiors and the patio area, it was the best holiday we´ve ever had! The weather was beautiful and Cadgwith is fantastic, meeting the local fishermen was a real treat.

Everything was well laid out, beautifully decorated and most of the essentials (and a number of luxuries) were provided. A lovely cottage, amazing location in a typical fishing village and perfect for a quiet holiday.

We loved The Sea Rose and truly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was decorated beautifully and it was very comfortable. The patio was absolutely fabulous - it got the afternoon sun and was out of the wind.

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