Stunning detached cottage off the tourist track set above one of the most dramatic coastlines in Cornwall

at a glance 

from £145.00 a night for a 7 night break

*Stunning detached cottage

*Breathtaking location overlooking the ocean 

*Sleeps 6 in 4 bedrooms 

*Pet friendly

*'Just for two' discounts and short breaks 

out of season

*Main bathroom and separate W.C


“Best sunset in the South West. We had a wonderful time, the best place to escape the school holiday hoards – a proper retreat. Good for all the senses. Thank you!”

Alannah – July 2021 


"hesken cottage, boscaswell"

Full of style and detail, this delightful home is ideal for those seeking a chic yet cosy getaway. Set high above the Atlantic, sits the exceptional Hesken Cottage. With ever-changing views of the stunning, surrounding landscape and coast, this meticulously designed and decorated home is the perfect base for exploring all that ‘Poldark Country’ has to offer.

Ideally located deep in the rugged Far West of Cornwall, Hesken Cottage is aptly named after the well that used to run by the cottage. With views of Geevor Tin Mine, which was at one time at the heart of the Cornish mining industry and old mine shaft relics dotted along the coastline, you really feel among Cornwall’s rich history here.

The house itself offers a comfortable, homely retreat to escape to at the end of the day with plush interiors and plentiful amenities. Neutral shades of blue, grey and white make the cottage an invitingly calm space throughout and the ultimate escape from the pace of modern-day life.



Hesken Cottage is wonderfully located up a private lane at the end of a small village in the heart of the far west of Cornwall. The area around Pendeen is a really magical place, often referred to as ‘Poldark Country’, it is in many ways untouched by modern-day life with its tin mining relics and unspoiled coastline. If you’re looking for a walker’s paradise to explore off the beaten track then the comfort of this wonderful home is the perfect spot to do so.

From the doorstep you can see and walk straight to the outstanding Pendeen Lighthouse, historic Geevor mine, or peaceful Portheras Cove, a stunning locals beach. For surfers, hop in the car and you can be down on Sennen or Gwenver beaches, both a short drive away. You won’t be disappointed by the stretch of golden sands, dunes and crystal-clear water and popular surf break.

At the end of a day of beaching, head to one of the local pubs: The North Inn is lovely for a sundowner in the garden or good pub grub. Maria Chica’s is a small independent café serving up exceptional tapas style dishes and there’s Lil Chippy for fish & chips.

The wonder of Pendeen is that you’re never far from some of Cornwall’s best bits - grab an ice cream from the Moomaids café in St Just only 10 minutes away, or dine out in St Ives in less than 30 minutes or spend the day on the magical St Michaels Mount. 


Painstakingly refurbished and redesigned by the owners, with their own family in mind, the open-plan living space feels immediately inviting with gorgeous, natural lighting flooding the whole space. Sit back on one of the sumptuous velvet sofas and snuggle up in front of the wood burner or take in the lush garden views stretching out to the Atlantic coast beyond.

The living room exudes stylish comfort and it really is the quintessential space for gathering all of the family or group to unwind in front of a film or get involved in a board game.

The glass room with its rocking chair offers the most idyllic warming spot at any time of the year. Sit back, relax and plan the adventures ahead. 

cooking & eating 

Everything about this home has been carefully thought out to incorporate comfort and practicality, and the kitchen is no exception.

This modern kitchen still retains its cottage roots through its traditional tiling and subtly-coloured cabinets but has all the equipment needed to rustle up a feast for your loved ones. There’s an electric hob, oven and grill, dishwasher plus much more. The windows let in plenty of natural light and offer absorbing views making it a relaxing place to cook. With plenty of space for everyone to join for a pre-dinner drink at the little dining table or the snug seat, the whole room feels set for socialising.

Have dinner in the glass room around the chic dining table. And with the sunset as your backdrop, it makes for a truly memorable dinner party experience. (If you’d like a special event catered for do ask, we have some superb contacts.)


Hesken Cottage has 4 bedrooms set over 2 floors all with a wonderful blend of elegance and beachside style. All have award winning, Emma memory mattresses for a great night's sleep. The master bedroom on the first floor has a sumptuous king bed and window with captivating views of the garden and coast beyond. The second bedroom on the first floor also has a gorgeous king-size bed with equally stunning views. The third bedroom is perfect for the kids with bunk beds and quirky interiors. The fourth bedroom is on the ground floor and has a double bed which is ideal for single occupancy or just for some extra chill out space during your stay. 


The bright family bathroom has a spacious overhead shower as well as a jacuzzi bath for soaking away and unwinding after a day at the beach. There’s a heated towel rail, toilet and hand wash basin. There is also a separate WC next to the main bathroom and with an incredible vista of the gardens and sea it really is a "loo with a view".



French doors lead out from the living area into the gorgeous lawned garden, complete with outdoor dining table and chairs. Sheltered by an old Cornish hedge it’s a beautiful spot for a spot of al fresco dining in the sunshine. There is also a private paddock opposite the house. It's a perfect area for dogs to play. Just be careful and supervise children at all times outside, particularly around the old container in the paddock.


Utility room

You enter through the front door into the utility room with useful amenities for your stay, there’s a washer/dryer, iron with ironing board and some extra storage space.

useful to know...

PARKING: Private parking outside ample for up to 2 cars

WI-FI: Hesken Cottage has free Wi-Fi, you won’t get superfast anywhere this far west, but it’s perfect for surfing the web, catching up on or checking emails.

HEATING: Central heating and a cosy wood burner in the living area.

PETS: Far West Cornwall is doggie heaven! There’s plenty of beaches and coast paths for exploring. One well-behaved dog is welcome at £35 per week/short break. Please make sure they stay out of bedrooms and off the furniture and that you rub down muddy/sandy feet before they come in.

LINEN & TOWELS: You'll have bedding & towels but please bring your own beach towels.

ACCESSIBILITY: Hesken Cottage allows you to park right outside and there is one bedroom on the ground floor but the bathroom is up the steep stairs, on the first floor. This means it may not be suitable for those with limited mobility. Between the garden and Paddock is a strip of land owned by the national trust. Be aware "Hesken well" is situated here so do not use this area and ensure Children stay within the large main garden and are supervised. If in doubt or if you have any questions do get in touch before booking.

This property is not wheelchair friendly and may not be suitable for those with limited mobility. If this applies, please contact our booking office to discuss the properties potential suitability prior to confirming.

CHANGEOVER DAY & SHORT BREAKS: Hesken Cottage usually changes on a Saturday. Short breaks are available for a minimum of three nights out of season. Just for two discount available out of season. Do check with us if your dates don't quite fit as we will always try to help.

what guests are saying...

“Beautiful location and a spacious property with gorgeous views - a great place to spend time with a large family…”

Ashish – May 2022 

“Wow! What a fabulous house with beautiful views of the ocean. Lots of lovely places to walk nearby especially the old Geevor mine and the beautiful cove down by the lighthouse. The house was spotless and provided everything we needed. It was quiet and peaceful, just what we needed. The agent was on hand for anything and the sunsets where just perfect. Would definitely stay again.”

Kerri – April 2022 

“We booked this for the location and we weren't disappointed. The views are amazing and the sunsets spectacular. Geevor mine and Pendeen lighthouse are in walking distance as well as a great Tapas bar and multiple pubs and the Gemma Swan Studio/Pendeen Pottery where we picked up some paintings and pottery. The house is beautifully furnished with very comfortable beds with lots of lovely touches including binoculars and a monocular telescope.”

Linda – March 2022 

“Amazing stay in a location that no amount of photos/videos can do justice. It didn't take us long to give up on the camera phones and just take the views in for ourselves. Even during the storms, we were situated in the perfect location to watch it all unfold. The cottage itself was really homely feeling, but still had the well thought out decor to make you feel you was in a home away from home. During the storm we made use of the log fire and sat in front of the TV and binged watched to our hearts content. Would definitely recommend this cottage to those that want unrivalled views right on their doorstep. We're already talking about another visit in the summer.”

Adam – February 2022 

“Two weeks spent enjoying the beautiful rocky coast line, gorgeous views across the ocean & peaceful & relaxing sunsets. It was the perfect place to unwind in a quiet & comfortable cottage. Highly recommend!!! Fantastic place to stay in Cornwall, thank you!”

Milan – November 2021