Coastguard cottage

"This cottage couldn’t have been more perfect for us...! The location, literally a stones throw from the coastal path. We would wholeheartedly recommend this cottage, and hope to head back again next year."

Jude and Angus - June 2021


from £105.00 a night for a 7 night break 

*Beautifully refurbished cottage 

*Idyllic location with views to the sea 

 *Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms

*2 bathrooms

* Wi-Fi

"Fantastic holiday in a wonderful cottage. Great service from The Cornish Way- thank you! Would thoroughly recommend."

Will. D - August 2021


"Coastguard Cottage, Porthgwarra"

Set within some of the most breathtaking, unspoilt scenery that Cornwall has to offer, Coastguard Cottage is a hidden gem. Upstairs you’ll find a full family bathroom and two bedrooms with super comfortable beds for a great night’s sleep, and stunning clifftop views across to the sea.

The downstairs offers a comfortable living room with French doors onto the garden, a separate dining room and kitchen – plenty of space for everyone! The downstairs bathroom is also handy after a long day of outdoor activities.

Originally one of the terraced Coastguard Cottage’s the property was refurbished to create a wonderful and well-equipped holiday home. Only a few minutes’ walk from the sweet little beach and cafe at Porthgwarra and not far from the lovely beaches of Porth Chapel or Nanjizal it’s perfect for family beach days or winter walks across the stunning coastline to Lands End.

This cottage could be the perfect base for your special family holiday or romantic couple’s escape. 


Porthgwarra is an idyllic spot, away from it all, yet not far from anything. It's a favourite swimming spot, and you'll often see the seal who has been resident for years. The tiny fishing cove has a tidal beach as well as interesting caves and a tunnel. The caves were once used to store shellfish before the weekly market, and the tunnel was cut to allow farmers to access the beach at high tide to harvest seaweed. Today it's a quiet place that's well managed by the St Aubyn Estate and adored by us all.

It's great walking country with the dramatic cliffs of Lands End stretching out from above the cottage in one direction and in the other you come to Porth Chapel Beach, before the dramatic cliff top Minack Theatre and then the stunning beach at Porthcurno.

Even when the cove is bustling it's quiet up on the hill where the four Coastguard Cottages are lined up beneath the actual coastguard's watch house.


The beauty of a separate kitchen, then dining room, then living room is that everyone can have their own space, while still all being in earshot. The house is tastefully decorated in calming greys and the sumptuous sofa and chair in the lounge is sure to cause many of its guests to slip into a dreamy slumber. There are good facilities for children and babies, including a cot and high chair.

cooking & eating

The fully equipped kitchen has everything you need to cook up a feast with an electric cooker, fridge / freezer and dishwasher. There is a washing machine in the kitchen.


Wherever you stay the quality of the bed is vital. No.3 Coastguard offers supreme comfort for a great sleep, ideally with a gentle breeze from an open window. With two bedrooms the larger bedroom has a zip and link bed that transforms from twin beds into a super king for the ultimate in luxurious sleeping space. The second bedroom has a double bed. The view from the front bedroom is lovely too - you won't want to get up!


There's a bathroom downstairs, (no WC) and one upstairs too. That's great when you come in from a day on the beach and can strip off wetsuits outside and get under the shower in no time. The upstairs bathroom is simple, but beautifully decorated.


There’s a sweet little garden with a picnic bench and the French doors open from the living room, bringing the outdoors indoors with the gentle coastal breeze. 

useful to know...

PARKING: There's a dedicated parking space just past the cottage.

WI-FI: Wi-Fi is included.

HEATING: There is a wood burner in the living area and the dining room. The heaters are advanced versions of night storage radiators.

PETS: Unfortunately, Coastguard Cottage does not permit pets. Many of our cottages are pet friendly though and in perfect locations to explore the west with your companion.

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

ACCESSIBILITY: There are typical cottage stairs in the house so it’s probably not suitable for those with limited mobility but always check with us first.

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 & SHORT BREAKS: Changeover is usually Saturday. Short breaks are available for a minimum of 3 nights with flexible changeover days 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...

"An extremely well equipped cottage in a beautiful location. The Cornish coastal path is literally on the doorstep. Brilliant communication from booking through to checking out."

Nia. B - July 2021

"This cottage couldn’t have been more perfect for us to get away from the hustle and bustle of life! The location, literally a stones throw from the coastal path, was just ideal for heading out and about on foot - we managed to walk to Lands End and back, with a couple of hours spent on the beach, in one day, and even headed back to the cliff edge to watch the stunning sunset! The cottage was spotlessly clean throughout, and beautifully decorated with everything we needed for our break. We would wholeheartedly recommend this cottage, and hope to head back again next year."

Judith. G - June 2021

"A little corner of wild Cornish bliss! The cottage is absolutely immaculate - pristine, decorated so beautifully and tastefully, with absolutely everything you could need. We would happily have moved in if we could . It’s a few minutes stroll down to the cove and cafe, or you can easily reach either Porthcurno, Nanjizal and Land’s End via the spectacular coast path on the other side of the cottage... All communication and directions etc were super helpful and easy to follow. The perfect spot to get away for a while."

Lauren. B - May 2021

"Wonderful place to stay and to explore the area. Looking forward for our next visit."

Ravi. G - October 2020

"Completely amazed at the property. Incredible location with stunning walks and views. Cottage was perfect, clean and high quality finish and furnishings throughout. Communication with owner superb and helpful. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful property with us."

Clive Constable - September 2020