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I’m transporting us back to Cornwall in today’s blog post. The southwest English county is known for its picturesque harbours, quaint small towns, rocky cliffs and surf breaks. One of the hardest parts of planning a visit to Cornwall is choosing where to stay, as there are so many amazing villages and cities. Well, today I’m here to help and share the Cornwall cottages with the most breathtaking sea views from Aspects Holidays. I don’t know if you’re ready for how good these vistas are…
Cornwall Cottages With Sea Views
Sea Cottage, Hayle
Can you picture yourself enjoying a glass of wine while soaking up this sea view from Sea Cottage? I sure can. Sea Cottage in West Cornwall certainly lives up to its name, with unrivalled views of River Hayle meeting the ocean. If you can tear yourself away from this optimal alfredo dining situation, inside you’ll find an open-plan living space with sea views, four bedrooms with character features and two bathrooms.
Take advantage of Hayle’s perfect location exploring beaches, independent shops and restaurants on your doorstep, as well as visiting St Ives next door and St Michael’s Mount, a 20-minute drive away.
Number 71, Newquay
This Victorian townhouse in the uber-popular Newquay has six bedrooms, so it’s the perfect place to bring friends or extended family. Perched on a clifftop, Number 71 offers a cosy outdoor area with sweeping Towan Beach views. The inside has been beautifully refurbished and makes the most of its waterfront location, with sea views from multiple rooms.
Number 71 is in an enviable spot in the heart of Newquay. It’s a hop and a skip away from Newquay’s trendy plethora of eateries and bars. Spend your days soaking up the views from the terrace, surfing, swimming or shopping up a storm.
Chy Ryn, Sennen
I’m sorry, but how is this real? There’s just something about the rustic granite exterior and the turquoise water that makes my heart flip! Chy Ryn offers you the best of both worlds. Set on two acres of gardens, the detached cottage is a quiet place to sit back and relax. However, it’s also just a short stroll from the village pub. Click the link above to see the sea views from the penthouse-style loft and its private balcony. When can I move in?
The Lookout, Megavissey
Oh yes, you bet the lookout from The Lookout is spectacular. This two-bedroom waterfront cottage has been lovingly renovated and feels so bright inside, with natural light and crisp white and timber furnishings. If you’re an early riser, grab a cuppa and enjoy watching the sunrise from the outdoor terrace. The Lookout is also within walking distance of Megavissey’s town centre and just down the road from Portmellon Beach, a quiet unspoiled cove with a glorious sandy beach.
St Clement’s Cottage, Mousehole
St Clement’s Cottage is a whitewashed granite cottage sitting pretty on the water’s edge in Mousehole. Enjoy sweeping views of St Michael’s Mount, Mount’s Bay and the Lizard Peninsula from its idyllic location. Inside, this Cornwall cottage oozes charm over its three floors, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a granite fireplace with a wood-burning stove. From its location on the quiet outer edge of Mousehole, you’re a short stroll from harbour beaches and several eateries and galleries. The South West Coast Path is also on your doorstep.
While on the topic of Mousehole, if St Clement’s is unavailable, the sea views from Resoon are just as amazing. It would have been rude of me not to share two supreme Cornwall cottages, right?
Sea View Cottage, Falmouth
Don’t worry, Sea View Cottage in Falmouth’s Inner Harbour lives up to its name. You can expect views of where the River Fal meets the sea from nearly every room. Can you imagine waking up and enjoying breakfast in this breathtaking dining nook? There’s ample space inside too, including three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Sea View Cottage may be tucked away, but it’s within walking distance of Falmouth’s high street, which is lined with restaurants and shops. While staying in the harbour, why not take a ferry somewhere special, like St Mawes, a charming fishing village?
Cove Cottage, Cape Cornwall
Picture this: a cosy white fisherman’s cottage perched on two acres of private grounds with sweeping views over the Brisons Rocks and the expansive Atlantic Ocean. If this is your idea of a good time, check out Cove Cottage. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms, but the winner is the outdoor deck. The cottage is in the perfect location for coastal walks and the market town of St Just is a short drive away.
Fairings Cottage, Penzance
Fairings Cottage is perfectly located on Penzance’s waterfront. Its interior is a cosy blend of modern fixtures and character features (just wait until you see the bathroom). But most importantly, the flood of natural light means it’s lovely and bright even on gloomy British days. You will find sea views from the front cottage garden and several rooms. From Fairings Cottage, you can easily walk to the iconic Jubilee Pool and into town. Don’t miss dining at Turks Head, one of Cornwall’s oldest pubs.
Chy an Mor, Porthleven
Once again, you have two choices for cottages with sea views in Porthleven because I can’t choose. Chy an Mor has an unparalleled location on the mighty cliffs of Porthleven Beach. Enjoy watching the waves roll in from the outdoor terrace or balcony. Inside, you’ll find one bedroom with exposed beams, which makes this the perfect romantic escape. Take a short stroll into the village hand-in-hand to enjoy a long leisurely lunch.
The other option I have my eye on is another Sea Cottage. This aptly-named property is a cosy, recently refurbished, semi-detached two-bedroom cottage with views of The Bay from every window. It’s light and bright and exudes a coastal vibe, so you’ll feel on holiday as soon as you step through the door. Within walking distance, there’s Porthleven village in one direction and the National Trust’s Penrose Estate in the other.
Gunvor Cottage, Coverack
Did I save the best for last? With its thatched roof, character features and sea views from practically every room, Gunvor Cottage is ticking all of my boxes when it comes to Cornwall cottages. Let’s take a moment to talk about the renovated interior though, as it perfectly blends traditional and modern. There are traditional shuttered windows in the two en-suite bedrooms, timber additions from the original cottage in the open-plan living space and a wood-burning stove in a fireplace that incorporates a huge ship’s beam. Coverack itself is a small fishing village on the Lizard Peninsula and a great location for watersports like stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking. Sign me up!
Aspect Holidays is THE company to turn to when looking for Cornwall holiday cottages. The Aspect Holidays website is jam-packed with options for every budget and every destination. Enjoy and happy holidays! I wish I was joining you.
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