Holiday Cottage in The Lizard
Sleeps 4 - Bedrooms 2 - From £406
There is a considerable amount to do on the Lizard, from exploring the tiny fishing villages, Porthallow, Cadgwith or Coverack and sampling the local wealth of pubs and restaurants. Glorious clifftop walks, such as The Lizard itself, stunning sandy beaches like Coverack, Pentreath, Kynance Cove (which should be experienced), Poldhu or Loe Bar, which stretches from Gunwalloe to Porthleven, tourist locations like Flambards, Poldark Mine or Goonhilly.
Ground Floor: Entrance conservatory/porch with small table and chairs leads to the kitchen diner with fitted units and appliances, large sideboard, dining table and chairs. The living room is up a few steps from the kitchen and has comfortable seating, a flatscreen TV and a stable door. WC with hand basin. Stairs lead to:
First Floor: Master bedroom with 5' double bed and storage and rural views. Family bathroom with shower over the bath, WC and hand basin. Twin bedroom with 3' beds and storage.
Exterior: South facing patio, with table and chairs, charcoal bbq, small enclosed garden, parking in the square 10m from the cottage.
Facilities & Services
There is an electric heating system with night storage heaters and an electric fire in the living room. Open fire in the living room, one basket of logs, kindling and firelighters are provided during the colder months. The kitchen is fully fitted with units and appliances, including an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, kettle and toaster. Unlimited WiFi is available at the property. 4G reception for most networks. Digital flatscreen TV in the living room. There is a combined washer/dryer.
Electricity, heating, bed linen (apart from cot bedding) & towels are all included, but please provide your own beach towels. An initial basket of logs is provided for your stay; after that, further supplies can be purchased locally. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome at a small additional cost of £35 per dog per week. Please bring towels for the dog and do not allow them on the furniture or in the bedrooms at any time. No smoking is permitted. There is a high chair available on request. Can be booked with Chy Pyth, next door, for a total capacity of up to 9
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is usually a Friday.
£250 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
The Lizard truly is an experience with so much diversity to discover on your holiday. Traditional fishing villages like Coverack, Cadgwith, Mullion and Porthleven are well worth a visit with beautiful beaches and fantastic local pubs and some of the freshest seafood around. Mullion is the largest village situated on the Lizard Peninsula and boasts a number of quality pubs, cafes and restaurants among its various attractions which include, four beaches and the towering cliffs of Mullion Cove - a fishing harbour. The Helford River is just to the north and inspired Daphne Du Maurier's Frenchmans Creek amongst others. There are some breath-taking coastal walks, which really should include a trip around the Lizard Lighthouse, Brittain's most southerly point, on a clear, windy day there cannot be many more dramatic places in the country, the Lizard point is famous for shipwrecks and the area highlights include early Spring flowers, there are beautiful yellow daffodils everywhere. At the heart of the Lizard, the stands a 13th-century church, famous for its ornate woodwork decorating the end of each pew and depicting scenes from the Old and New Testament. Kynance Cove is a tidal beach for the adventurous, famous for its white sand, turquoise sea and rock stacks. Poldhu Cove, also known as Black Pool Cove, is a lovely west-facing sandy beach is suitable for lots of fun activities from building sandcastles to beach volleyball and rocks to explore at low tide and great for swimming, surfing and windsurfing.
There is a regular ferry in season between Helford River and Helford Passage to the north, with decent pubs on both sides of the river and the gorgeous Trebah Gardens just north of the river in Mawnan Smith. The Helford River and Falmouth Harbour are both Meccas for sailing and are buzzing with activity in the summer months, usually culminating in village regattas scattered throughout July and August. To keep children entertained on wetter days Flambards is always a favourite, however earth station Goonhilly and Poldark Mine are both great fun as well. There are sea fishing trips from Porthleven and beach fishing from Loe Bar. There is great diving on the Manacles from Porthkerris and coasteering is available for the really adventurous. The Lizard is home to the Cornish Chough if you like a spot of bird-watching. The coastline has many pretty coves and beaches to discover, but you can usually find great surf at Porthleven and Poldhu.
Praa Sands in the South West of Cornwall is located between Helston and Penzance. The town contains many facilities including a shop, pub, post office and Praa Sands Gold Club. The nearest large supermarket is Morrisons towards Penzance. The extensive beach stretching from Rinsey Head to Hoe Point is extremely popular with the whole family, Prussia Cove, Perranuthnoe & Marazion are the nearest beaches, all within a few minutes drive. When the North Coast is 'blown out' you will find the surfers flock to Praa Sands for its powerful waves coming straight in from the Atlantic Ocean. Just inland from the beach is Pengersick Castle which dates back to the Bronze Age. Nearby Helston is famous for its Floral Dance in May, a day when the whole town stops and dresses up for the day's many dances through the streets. From Penzance, you can take the Scillonian for a day trip to the picturesque Isles of Scilly, well worth a visit if you have never been. 10 minutes down the road lies Marazion famous for St Michaels Mount, home to a medieval castle and a working local community. St Michaels Mount is accessible by causeway at low tides, or by boat. The castle is leased from the National Trust by the St Aubyn family who resides at the property maintaining and working the grounds.
Falmouth is one of Cornwall's most popular places to visit because of its unique mix of attractions, water sports, beaches, history and place to eat. The National Maritime Museum Cornwall and Pendennis Castle are both high on visitors lists of places to visit and the views from Pendennis on a fine day a truly magical. Falmouth is the sailing capital of Cornwall with its spectacular deep water natural harbour offering a haven for both cruisers and racers. Many events are held through the summer culminating in the famous Falmouth Regatta Week and associated shore side events. The beaches at Gyllyngvase & Swanpool are coarse sand and are wonderfully sunny south facing spots. You can ride the ferry to beautiful St Mawes for the day or take a delightful trip around the estuary stopping off at either Trelissick Gardens, Malpas or Truro.
5 out of 5
Service and Staff: 5
Value For Money: 5
Home from homeReviewed on 27/07/2022
We had a lovely quiet holiday, in lovely surroundings.Hillside has everything you could need for a comfortable Holiday.The Garden is very secure for any Dog and is very pretty with mature flowers and shrubs. There are plenty of walks to be had and plenty of lovely places to visit if you want a day out in the car.All in all, we would definitely return and will certainly do so.
4.3 out of 5
Service and Staff: 5
Value For Money: 5
Lovely cottageReviewed on 13/07/2022
Stayed here with family for a week early July. Gorgeous cottage but fusty in the living room but we never actually sat in there as the weather was great. Perfect kitchen with full amenities. Upstairs were two lovely bedrooms but be careful of the 2 tiny steps on the landing. Great bathroom and the most dog proof garden we have ever had which was amazing and gave peace of mind. Walked down to the Creek twice from the cottage. Very quiet village to relax in. Would stay again if we were coming to that area.