After a day in the brisk sea air, there’s nothing better than snuggling up on a plump sofa and watching the flickering flames of a roaring fire. While all of our holiday properties have central heating, there’s nothing like coming in from the beach and warming your cockles beside a real fire. So here are 10 of our Cornish cottages where you can hunker down and toast your toes by the log burner.
[updated January 2023]
Lace up your walking boots and tread in the footsteps of Pilgrims along the Old Saint’s Way. It’s a stunning 5-mile stroll into Padstow, where you can browse the boutiques, tuck into fish and chips beside the harbour, hop on a ferry to Rock and let the briny air dust your cheeks with a rosy glow. When you return to your homely cottage settle in beside the log burner, and rest your legs with a glass of wine and some gourmet treats. Winter bliss.
If you’re looking for luxury beach life on the doorstep of Padstow, bag this large designer home overlooking Treyarnon Bay. Sleeping up to 12 guests there’s plenty of room for the whole family, and you can yo-yo between the bracing Atlantic waves and the warmth of the fire to your heart’s content.
Roll down the sprawling lawn to the beach, splash in the waves, drop your wetsuits and boards in the drying room and flop beside the log burner to plan your next excursion from your seaside sanctuary. Made for any weather, there’s a games room with darts and ping pong and a huge kitchen and diner for family feasts, while the treasures of Padstow and the North Cornish coastline are at your fingertips.
After a stroll along the harbour, a wild coastal walk or a spot of retail therapy in Padstow’s boutiques, come home to cosy cottage with features including slate flooring in the kitchen/diner, an exposed Cornish stone wall, an attic bedroom with exposed beams, and the comfort of a roaring log burner. While Lobster Cottage oozes with original character, its interior is infused with modern amenities to ensure you’ve got everything you need at your fingertips.
At Blue Waters, you can watch the weather roll in from the large, feature windows while you’re nice and toasty inside, thanks to a wood-burning stove in the heart of the homely living room.
Sink into the warmth and luxury of this holiday haven, and enjoy the scenery in any weather as you gaze out to uninterrupted views over the Camel Estuary.
There’s something magical about gazing out on a stormy seascape while it’s warm and cosy inside. Perched on the cliffs overlooking the golden runway of Porthcothan beach, Gull Cottage boasts a log burning stove as well as floor to ceiling windows overlooking spectacular scenery. Relax in this beautiful cottage oozing with luxurious seaside charm, and enjoy a seagull’s view of sea, sky and rugged coast.
As well as four spacious bedrooms, which accommodate up to eight people, Gull Cottage boasts a large garden and outside seating areas where you also take in the beauty of this breathtaking location.
Stay in and toast your toes beside log burner or pop out and experience Padstow’s treasures’s from this stylish holiday retreat in the heart of this buzzing harbour town. This characterful cottage has been stylishly refurbished, providing an attractive space in which to relax and unwind on holiday. Grove House sleeps up to seven people in four bedrooms.
After a day on the beach you’ll love coming home and hunkering beside the wood-burning stove in this spectacular property footsteps from the sand in Trevone. This spacious holiday home has a large garden, making it the perfect getaway for families.
The log burner warms the open plan kitchen and dining room, with a small seating area where you can bask in the glow of the flames. This is a four-bedroom house with a one-bedroom annex, providing great flexibility for families with teenagers or grandparents in tow.
This compact cottage effortlessly combines cosy character with contemporary comfort, making it the perfect place to return to after a bracing walk through the town or along the coast. Take a spin into Padstow, or perhaps you’d simply prefer to throw another log on the fire and read the newspaper.
The heart of this house is the large kitchen and dining room with its slate floor, granite walls and inset wood burner which provides a warming glow. This two-bedroom property is the perfect winter escape or romantic break in Padstow for a couple or young family.
Fancy a cosy country retreat on the outskirts of Padstow?
Unwind in peace and solitude while soaking up striking estuary views from this countryside retreat near the village of St Issey. Unfurl on the sofa beside the log burner in the sleek living room, and enjoy reverse living to make the most of the vistas from this unique location.
There are three bedrooms for up to six people. Outside there’s a large garden with plenty of space for kids to run around.
Bathe in the warmth and light of the colourful living room at this spacious property in Padstow. A large log burning stove which heats up this attractive upstairs living space, which is a great place to stretch out with a book or play games with the family. There’s also an adjoining sunroom, where you can soak up the warmth of the winter sun.
Downstairs there are four bedrooms and plush bathrooms, with enough room for eight people to enjoy this unique property close to the centre of the town.
We have a lovely collection of holiday homes with wood burners and log fires in Padstow. In fact, you’ll feel so warm and snuggly, you may not want to go out. Checkout our collection of cosy cottages in Cornwall, or get in touch if you need help finding the right holiday retreat for your getaway.
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