AT A GLANCE
from £100.00 a night for a 7 night break
* Sleeps 4 plus 2
* Close to the sea and coast path
* Set in the sought after Cot Valley
* Magical gardens
*Short breaks out of season
*Pet friendly with parking
"Fantastic cottage with everything you would ever need. Location perfect for exploring and experiencing Cornwall at its best."
Tony - November 2021
"Daisy Cottage, Cot Valley"
This timeless detached cottage is set in magical private gardens tucked away in the heart of the stunning Cot Valley, a ten-minute stroll from Porth Nanven Cove and the South West coast path. The epitome of a classic Cornish cottage there is even a stream running through the gardens with a foot bridge leading across to a secluded sitting area. Peace and tranquillity are the watchwords for a stay in this lovely home.
The Cot Valley is a sub-tropical oasis containing only a handful of homes surrounded by a profusion of plants and wildlife and numerous paths leading down to the sea at the foot of the valley. This is a very special location and whether you are coming to walk, surf or simply escape, Daisy Cottage offers a perfect base from where to enjoy the best the far west of Cornwall has to offer.
Arriving is like stepping back into Poldark’s era as you walk through the hidden gardens and into this eighteenth century cottage. Unusually spacious, all the mod cons are taken care of and the comfortable accommodation has bedrooms across two separate sides of the house. This makes it great for those who need a little space or is equally good for couples looking for a break. The large living room is open to the dining area and with plentiful seating and a wood burner it’s a great social space to relax in after days out exploring. The kitchen/breakfast room is well equipped and there is a ground floor bathroom off it and stairs up to a master bedroom. The other side of the cottage has stairs from the living room leading up to another double bedroom and bathroom as well as the cutest of children’s bedrooms with two small beds.
It's dog friendly too and your four-legged friend will be in heaven with so many walks from the doorstep. For beach days it's a short drive to the glorious surfing found at Sennen, which was recently voted in the top five UK beaches by the Times. The charming town of St Just is in walking distance or a five-minute drive away and has an array of local shops, pubs, cafés and butchers. A good tip the fish and chips from Jeremy's in the square are not to be missed!
Originally Daisy Cottage would have been a miner’s cottage when this area was the epicentre of the world’s Tin mining industry. These days it’s simply the most idyllic spot to enjoy a holiday in an area of outstanding natural beauty where you are surrounded by breathtaking coastline and sleepy villages that time hasn’t yet caught up with.
A tumbling stream dissects The Cot Valley as it runs westwards down to the Atlantic and this is a truly beautiful area. Lush with vegetation the valley seems to have its own micro climate and an abundance of plants and wildlife give this magical corner of West Cornwall a unique feel. For wildlife lovers down on the coast at Porth Nanven seals are regular visitors and if you are lucky dolphins and Basking Sharks can be spotted too. It's a birdwatcher’s paradise and among others Cornish Choughs, Buzzards and Owls are regularly seen in the valley.
The nearby town of St Just is a friendly place that feels lost in time with a good selection of local shops, a deli, butcher, four pubs and a small local supermarket for your everyday needs. Sennen with its glorious surfing beach is five minutes away and Portheras, a hidden and stunning locals cove is only ten minutes’ drive past Pendeen travelling east. Travelling back within twenty minutes you can be in Marazion with its fabulous beach overlooking the famous St Michael's Mount, St Ives, Mousehole or Penzance.
Walking in through French doors you enter a very spacious open plan living and dining room. It’s a lovely social room, traditionally furnished and full of character. The dining area by the entrance to the kitchen has a table and six chairs. A step up leads to the main living room which is split into two areas with plenty of seating to relax on. There are two comfy Chesterfield sofas and an armchair as well as three additional armchairs. There is a newly installed wood burner at the far end, perfect for cosy evenings in and a large flat screen TV with Freeview. Stairs lead up the first floor to two of the bedrooms and a bathroom.
Cooking & eating
The large kitchen is well equipped and has everything you need to cook up a feast and more. There is a gas hob and an electric double oven, a washing machine, fridge/freezer and a microwave oven.
A staircase off the kitchen leads up to a double bedroom with fitted wardrobe, a chest of drawers and two windows looking out towards the valley. From the living room a second staircase leads up to the first floor where there is a bright second double bedroom overlooking the gardens with a chest of drawers and freestanding wardrobe. Along the corridor there is a further small bedroom with two child's size beds.
There are two bathrooms, both with baths and electric showers over them. One is on the ground floor in the hallway by the kitchen and the other on the first floor past the third children's bedroom which is served by a separate WC next to it.
The gardens run along and below Daisy Cottage are mostly lawned and are well established with a wonderful array of plants, trees and flowers. Directly outside the cottage is paved with a step down to a patio area with a large bistro table and four chairs which is a lovely spot to listen to the birdsong and enjoy a morning coffee. A small foot bridge leads across the stream to a very private second sitting area which looks back towards the house and has a garden table and six chairs.
useful to know...
PARKING: There's private parking outside with steps leading down to the cottage. You can get two medium sized cars in there if parked back-to-back.
WI-FI: There is free Wi-Fi at the cottage.
HEATING: It’s a very simple system run from a boiler in the bathroom which heats all the radiators. The living space has as wood burner.
PETS: Far West Cornwall is doggie heaven! There’s plenty of beaches and coast paths for exploring. Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at £35 each 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: You can park outside but there are external steps and typical cottage stairs in the house so it’s probably not suitable for those with limited mobility but always check with us first. The gardens have a footbridge and a stream running through them and children must be supervised by an adult at all times when using the outside areas.
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 Friday. Short breaks are available for a minimum of three or four nights with Friday and Monday changeover days out of season. Do check with us if your dates don't quite fit as we will always try to help.
MOBILES: Mobile phone signal is difficult to pick up but there is a landline for emergencies. If needed we recommend setting up Wi-Fi calling on your mobile to allow you to use it here.
WHAT GUESTS ARE SAYING...
“Daisy Cottage is a very special holiday home where you can feel very comfortable. The garden is beautifully landscaped and a very special place. We recommend this cottage if you want to be close to nature and go for nice hikes. You are at the sea in 10 minutes and from there there is a beautiful hiking trail along the coast. The cottage is well equipped and everything was very clean and attractively furnished. We spent a very nice holiday here.”
Birgit – June 2022
“Lovely quiet location. Very peaceful. The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. A great place to get away from it all and enjoy the many walks and beaches. Highly recommended.”
Danny – November 2021
"Amazing cottage, so peaceful and beautiful! Gardens are very well kept and a great place to detox of the busy life. Coastal path runs by the back garden very handy. In 15 min you can be watching the sunset by the sea. Also, we found a way to walk through to St Just for dinner in just 17 min. Flash lights needed and the owner provided a few. This was a good touch! King’s Arm in the village is highly recommended. Delicious food."
Maria - October 2021
"This is a truly amazing cottage. I've never stayed in a place with a stream running through the garden, and a beautiful big garden at that. The cottage was spotless, with everything you need and so peaceful as well. Visited in the autumn so made use of the log burner in the evenings and enjoyed watching the sea mists rise in the garden in the morning. Easy access to the SWC path and beautiful Nanven Cove. Very special."
Naomi. L - September 2021
"Cosy holiday cottage...Very good communication. There was everything we needed."
Tanya. L - June 2021