Cornwall is well known for it's beautiful beaches, stunning coastline, quaint picture perfect harbour villages , abundance of freshly caught fish including Lobsters and Crab, Cornish pasties the tv series Poldark , the writer Rosamund Pilcher and of course Rick Stein. It's not surprising with three hundred miles of glorious coastline that many people think it's the perfect place to go on holiday .
Welcome to West Cornwall where you will have the pick of some of the finest coves and beaches that this fabulous county offers
Dougal's Cottage is a cosy dog- friendly two storey early 19th century former Tin Miner's cottage offering light and airy home from home accommodation with the advantage of wonderful sea views of the Atlantic ocean from the double bedroom and long garden . Suited to young families, couples, walkers and four legged friends alike .The cottage has super fast fibre broadband Wifi. The cottage sleeps 3 to 4 guests.
The cottage is situated in a quiet country lane in the middle of a row of traditional stone cottages in the thriving coastal village of Pendeen located between St Just and St Ives on the North Atlantic coast. The coastal path runs through the village giving access to the Ocean and two beaches known as Boat Cove and Portheras Cove which you can walk to from Pendeen Lighthouse.
The location of the Dougal's Cottage is an ideal base to explore this very special part of Cornwall
Take the coastal drive to St Ives which has officially been recognised as one of the most beautiful scenic drives in Europe. During the summer months you can also catch an open top bus in Pendeen to St Ives offering a wonderful 'bird's eye' scenic experience
The village of Pendeen has three traditional pubs as well as Portuguese owned Maria Chica's cafe serving proper coffee , delicious cakes , home made tapas , Brazilian and Portuguese food. The fish & chips cafe is next to the village shop and all the above are within walking distance of the cottage .
There's also a fortnightly Farmer's Market in Pendeen
This area is known for it's rich mining heritage, outstanding natural beauty , it's dramatic coastline bordered by the Atlantic ocean with historic engine houses dotted along the cliff face.
Boasting fabulous beaches , a warm climate , hidden coves, unspoilt village pubs and wonderful restaurants makes it an ideal choice for a holiday destination. It is no surprise that this area has been chosen for the filming of the Poldark tv series . Filming locations include the nearby hamlet of Botallack and Levant Engine House situated between the villages of Pendeen and Trewellard.
We accept up to two well behaved dogs ( sorry no puppies) . Like many holiday cottage owners we do have a few doggy rules which can be viewed on the ' Bringing Your Dog' page to make sure we suit your dogs routine.
As already mentioned the coastal path runs through the village and there are wonderful walks from the doorstep - your dog can enjoy a fantastic 'off lead' experience along the coastal path with breathtaking views out the Atlantic Ocean . Portheras Cove & Boat Cove accessible from the village are both dog friendly.
This part of Cornwall offers glorious clean sandy beaches which rival many we have visited overseas ,spectacular scenic walks , surfing ,swimming ,kayaking, culture , seal spotting , fishing, horse riding bird watching and much more.
Those who are keen to surf can head to Sennen Cove which is within easy reach where Surf lessons can be arranged
There are many hidden coves to explore , picnic areas ,delicious food , golf at Cape Cornwall ,horse riding, pretty villages , rural village pubs , excellent restaurants and cafes . A large selection of art galleries in the area to visit including St Ives , Newlyn And Penzance. The Minack open air theatre and Land's End are easily accessible .
The cottage sleeps three to four people in two bedrooms. The double bedroom has stunning uninterrupted views from the window across the field out to the Atlantic Ocean. At night open the shutters in the double bedroom to see the twinkling lights of the local fishing boats .The single bedroom has an Ikea single bed that pulls out into a double bed if required - this arrangement is most suited to children and teenagers.
Furnished with a mix of contemporary and vintage pieces as well as paintings dotted around the walls by Cornish artists and some local pottery. Relax and watch the Panasonic 40 inch Smart flatscreen tv with Freeview/ Free sat and a Netflix Button for guests to log into their account , My Home Screen Platform for Apps and much more .The cottage has an i Pod dock with cd player, board games , books and a basket of leaflets to point guests in the right direction for things to do and places to visit. Inglenook fireplace with Wood Burner and a long garden to enjoy.
The well equipped eat in kitchen has a circular dining table and chairs and a ceramic Butler's style sink and bridge taps .The tiles and blue cupboard and unit paint by Fired Earth remind you that you are by the sea . Double doors open directly onto the patio area of the garden ideal for ' al fresco' dining. A Stellar stainless steel 8 cup cafetiere is provided.
The fine example of a former engine house at Levant can be reached on foot .A short drive on the way to Penzance takes you to Trengwainton Gardens owned by the National Trust with an excellent NT shop .Here you and your dog can enjoy a wonderful walk in the grounds , discover the Ha ha and sit and reflect while enjoying the glorious view from the lawned terrace. Independently run restaurant located in the old walled garden serving home cooked food and a mouth watering selection of cakes!
At Newbridge why not visit Tanglewood Wild Garden which is privately owned - just off the main village road with signs to get you there.
The National Trust properties Godolphin House and St Michaels Mount are also within easy reach
The thriving fishing village of Newlyn and picturesque Mousehole with it's quaint cottages and narrow little streets , pottery and art galleries are both only ten minutes away by car . Beautiful Lamorna Cove is a stones throw from Mousehole. Image opposite depicts oil on canvas by Dame Laura Knight.
The larger town of Penzance is close by and has a boho arty vibe mixed with Georgian Victorian and Edwardian architecture. Discover Penlee House, four Auction Houses, Antique shops, The Egyptian House , Artisan bakery, Open Air Theatre , Cinema, places to eat as well as a lovely seafront and mainline train station to London Paddington.
The city of Truro which boasts a noteworthy Cathedral and is ideal for a spot of retail therapy being approximately forty five minutes drive away . This is an attractive city offering a good selection of retail shops, cafes and restaurants and Waitrose supermarket.
From Pendeen take the coastal drive to St Ives ,you will see cottages and small holdings dotted along the way which have changed very little over time which adds to this part of Cornwall's magical charm. On the way is the picturesque hamlet of Zennor where you can have a good pub lunch at the Tinner's Arms . Drive a little further and you cannot miss the Gurnard's Head Gastro pub serving the most delicious and freshest of local produce and an excellent Sunday lunch. Many of the pubs in the area are dog friendly and have gardens .
We think this area of Cornwall is very special and hope you will too.