Front Exterior of Dougal's Cottage
Cornwall is well known for it's beautiful beaches, stunning coastline, quaint picture perfect harbour villages , pasties and abundance of freshly caught fish including Lobsters and Crab, and of course Poldark. It's not surprising that many people think it's the perfect place to go on holiday.
Dougal's Cottage is a cosy family friendly and dog friendly two storey former Tin Miner's cottage offering stylish and comfortable 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 property is situated in a quiet country lane in the middle of a row of former Tin Miner's 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 Beach which you can walk to from Pendeen Lighthouse.
The cottage is ideally located to discover this very special part of Cornwall
The coastal drive from St Just to St Ives has officially been recognised as one of the most beautiful scenic drives in Europe. During the summer months you can catch an open top bus in Pendeen to St Ives offering a wonderful 'bird's eye' scenic experience
The village of Pendeen has two good traditional pubs as well as Maria Chica's cafe serving proper coffee , delicious cakes , tapas , Brazilian and Portuguese food and also a fish & chips cafe which are all within walking distance of the cottage
The village shop sells daily newspapers, a good range of food including locally produced milk, eggs, meat, bread, fruit and veg , pasties etc and most every day groceries and essentials that guests might need.
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, fabulous beaches ,warm climate , hidden coves, unspoilt village pubs and wonderful restaurants making 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 are dog owners ourselves and know the advantages of taking your pet/s on holiday with you .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 .The cottage has a long garden and there are wonderful walks from the doorstep - your dog can also enjoy a fantastic 'off lead' experience along the coastal path with breathtaking views out the Atlantic Ocean accessible in the village . There are also two beautiful dog - friendly sandy beaches accessible from Pendeen Lighthouse in the village itself.
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, 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, 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 .
Pendeen is very fortunate to have a good fortnightly farmer's market selling an excellent selection of locally grown and produced Cornish food
The recently restored Art Deco Outdoor 'Jubilee Swimming Pool' in Penzance offers a fantastic outdoor swimming experience and guests can easily spend the day there.
The well known Cornish artist Kurt Jackson has opened the ' The Kurt Jackson Foundation Gallery ' which is tucked away in a street in nearby St Just and well worth a visit.
More About Dougal's Cottage:
Changeover Day = Friday
Arrival Time = Anytime After 4 pm( MasterKey Safe For Guests To Access The Cottage At Whatever Time They Want To Arrive After 4 pm)
Departure Time = By 10 am
No Smoking Policy In Dougal's Cottage
Smoke Detector , Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Detector /Alarm
Dougal's Cottage has a long lawned garden at the end of which is a stone wall and fields looking out across to the Atlantic ocean .There is a patio area with outdoor teak garden table and chairs,sun parasol , parasol base.
The two bedroom property offers a double bedroom with comfortable double bed etc and stunning views from the window across the fields 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 is next to the double bedroom and has a comfortable single bed etc
There is useful lobby area where you can hang your coats and hats and park your foot wear which leads into the sitting room where you will find the original large granite Inglenook fireplace with wood burner .
The cottage is furnished with a mix of contemporary and vintage pieces as well as paintings dotted around the walls by Cornish artists and some local pottery. There is a brand new 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. Roberts Revival DAB radio .
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.
Not only are there wonderful walks on the doorstep and two beautiful beaches within walking distance but also a short walk away is Geevor tin mine, restaurant and museum and the lighthouse .
Guests who are interested in our Heritage can arrange a visit to the ancient underground tunnel at Manor Farm by prior request which can be found on the coastal road leading down to Pendeen Lighthouse
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.
The larger town of Penzance has an interesting mixture of Georgian and Victorian architecture and is approximately only seven miles from Dougal's Cottage . Here you can walk down Chapel Street and browse the Antique and Vintage shops , pop into one of the many places to eat , join a course about chalk painted furniture , view a forthcoming auction at David Lay's auction house and perhaps indulge in some retail therapy while you are in town .There is also a weekly Farmer's Market here, cinema and train station. Sainsbury and Tesco Superstores.
The city of Truro which boasts a noteworthy Cathedral and is approximately forty five minutes drive away . This is an attractive city offering a good selection of retail shops, cafes and restaurants and Waitrose
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 . The nearby town of St Just is only ten minutes drive away. You can take the turning after St Just towards Sennen Cove which is another glorious beach in the area which is known for it's surfing .
Cape Cornwall golf course is very near St Just .
St Ives itself is approximately half an hour away by car . Here you will find quaint narrow streets brimming with boutiques , shops,and little places to eat plus an abundance of art galleries . St Ives is also home to the recently enlarged Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and close by is the renown Porthminster Cafe/ Restaurant which sits comfortably overlooking the beach.
We think this area of Cornwall is very special and think you will too.