*Beautifully refurbished cottage

*Short walk to the coast path

*Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (adults only)

*Private sunny garden with sea glimpses

*Close to the local pub

*Dog friendly

*Private Parking


NEW FOR 2023.

There's something magical about Thimble Cottage. A former tin miner's cottage dating back to the mid 1800s, it's been stylishly refurbished to create a calm, cosy sanctuary for couples to escape and unwind.

It's impeccably finished, featuring a huge inglenook fireplace that retains its original Cornish character whilst the furnishings add a touch of luxe to make your holiday feel special.

Walking through the stable door, the cosy open-plan living space feels stylish yet homely whilst the spacious bedroom upstairs has been designed with comfort and relaxation in mind.

Outside, the private garden has a south-facing patio as well as an upper level where you can get a distant sea view. It's a secluded spot to enjoy lazy, sunny days or some quiet time with a good book. You can then end the day having supper al fresco before wandering down to the coast to watch a romantic sunset.

There's so much to explore in this unspoiled Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with world-class beaches, picturesque fishing coves and breathtaking panoramas on your doorstep.

The coast path is directly across from the cottage and a short walk to spectacular cliff top views, there's a local village pub that serves great food and hassle-free off-road parking. Everything you need and all the must-see sights are within quick and easy reach, making Thimble Cottage the perfect base to discover all that the far west of Cornwall has to offer.


Botallack, in Cornish, Bostalek, is a historic village close to the coast path and the UNESCO World Heritage Site where the famed Crown Engines featured in Poldark cling to the cliffs.

It's one of many small villages along the scenic coast road between St Just and St Ives. The road weaves its way through tiny hamlets and rural farms with stunning panoramic views across the Atlantic on one side and wild moors on the other.

The many surfing beaches are some of the best here in the far west. Sennen Cove and Gwenver are just a short 10-minute hop in the car where you can enjoy gorgeous golden sands, crystal-clear waters and steep sand dunes.


Walking through the front door you enter a bijou open-plan living space. Small but perfectly formed, it's furnished with comfort and relaxation in mind with the large inglenook fireplace taking centre stage. There's a two-seater sofa to sink into after a day out exploring and an armchair in the window to enjoy the evening sunlight.


The fabulous kitchen is open-plan to the living space and has everything to cater for your culinary needs. It's finished to a high standard with an induction hob, electric oven, microwave, integrated under-the-counter fridge with freezer compartment and a slim integrated dishwasher. A table for two is tucked behind the sofa, perfect for those nights you want to eat in.



Enjoy soaking up slow mornings in the boutique-style bedroom upstairs. There's a comfy king size bed and en suite shower room, bedside tables with lamps for late night reading and a built-in wardrobe offering plenty of space for your clothes and luggage.



The shower room has everything you need to refresh yourself after a day at the beach or walking the coast path. There's a roomy walk-in rainfall shower with hand-held attachment, basin and WC. We’ll supply the fluffy bath towels, just remember to bring your own beach towels.


A lovely and well planted private garden awaits with a number of places to relax and follow the sunny spots. There's a bistro table and chairs to enjoy your essential morning cuppa and a couple of wooden Adirondack chairs to relax with a good book. There's also an elevated west-facing area where you can end the day watching the sun dip into the Atlantic behind Wheal Owles.



Thimble Cottage is available for short breaks for a minimum of three nights with flexible changeover days. Do check with us if your dates don't quite fit as we will always try to help.


PARKING: There is a private parking space for one car outside the cottage.

WI-FI: Super fast (Up to 61MB) broadband means you can stay connected. There is also phone reception and 4G at the house, a couple of bedside USB sockets and one in the kitchen.

HEATING: There are electric radiators throughout as well as a wood burner to keep you toasty.

PETS: One well-behaved dog is welcome at £35 per week/short break.

Far West Cornwall is doggie heaven! There are plenty of beaches and coast paths to explore. Please make sure they stay out of the bedroom and off the furniture and rub down muddy/sandy feet before they enter.

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

ACCESSIBILITY: Typical of Cornish Cottages, Thimble Cottage has steep internal stairs leading up to the bedroom so it may not be suitable for those with limited mobility. If in doubt do ask before booking.

This cottage 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 property's potential suitability prior to confirming.

CHANGEOVER DAY: Changeover days are flexible (no Sunday arrivals). Do check with us if your dates don't quite fit as we will always try to help.

PROPERTY IMAGES AND DESCRIPTIONS: From time to time minor upgrades and improvements and changes to furnishings at The property may mean it varies slightly from the images and descriptions on the Website.


“We had a fabulous stay at Thimble Cottage, it's immaculate, very cosy and has been beautifully decorated. We had awful weather for our trip, but that was a perfect excuse to just enjoy the fire and relax! The Cornish Way were very helpful at all times and responded promptly to any queries. I accidentally left my laptop behind and it was securely packaged and posted back to me really quickly (which I’m very grateful for!). I would definitely recommend staying at Thimble Cottage and hope to be able to visit again in the future.”

Carys – November 2023 

“We had a wonderful stay at Thimble Cottage with our dog. The place looked exactly like the images and had a lovely homely feel to it. The location was great as it was in between St Ives & Porthcurno and not too far from Penzance. There’s also a fantastic pub just a minute walk away so perfect for when we needed a quick bite to eat. The check-in and out process was very smooth with detailed instructions and Sebastian and his team were great at responding. Would definitely recommend this place if you are visiting Cornwall!”

Sandy – October 2023 

“We stayed 6 nights in this gorgeous cottage. It was just magical! A place where you can feel very comfortable. It has everything you need! Thank you!”

Julia – September 2023 

"An absolute gem of a cottage that is as perfect as the photos promise. I especially appreciate being able to bring my dog to such a lovely spot. I felt right at home and we even saw a hedgehog in the garden! Loved the serenity and the cliffs are a short walk away while driving to St Just village takes less than 5 minutes. A wonderful stay, thank you to The Cornish Way!"

Charmaine - August 2023

"We absolutely loved staying here. It’s exactly how we have our own place and felt like we were right at home. Property had literally EVERYTHING we needed. It’s extremely cosy, clean and modern but still quirky with lots of stunning features around the property. It looked exactly how it did from the photos and did not disappoint. The garden was cute & can be quite a little sun trap throughout the day, very private too. Perfect for a mini bbq for us in the evening one of the nights and it worked out perfect! Parking space was great with plenty of room to unpack. Perfect walking distance for walking the dog to the local ruins of the Crown engines on the tin coastline. Views were gorgeous! Would definitely stay again, Thank you so much. It was perfect!"

Jevon - July 2023