The Cot

Sleeps 4

2 Bedrooms

In a row of whitewashed, thatched cottages in a Cornish fishing village, The Cot is one of those places where you can drink in all the atmosphere of Cadgwith and its history. Sunny and south facing, this renovated cottage allows you to enjoy the cove in very comfortable, stylish surroundings. Low beams, open stonework and original wooden doors – together with a secret room, possibly a smuggler’s hidey-hole – all add to the appeal of this 16th Century property.

You can enjoy freshly caught fish and crab in the Old Cellars Restaurant or in the Cadgwith Cove Inn, the local pub and social hub of the village. The Inn is the venue for a thriving Folk Club on Tuesday nights and traditional Cornish singing every Friday. In high season, seafood barbecues, fishing competitions, gig racing, a regatta and a folk music day are social highlights of this charming, unspoilt village in South West Cornwall.

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The finer details

If you are travelling by road from anywhere outside of Devon and heading to the west of Cornwall, the most direct route is likely to include the M5 and then the A30. 

Directions From Helston:
From Helston, head south on the A3083 following the signs for the Lizard.

Follow the A3083 for approximately 9 miles passing the Mullion turning and the Lizard Cider Barn on your right. Just after this there is a left turn to Ruan Minor, Cadgwith and  Kennack Sands. Take this road which takes you through the village of Ruan Minor and down the hill to Cadgwith (the road is narrow with few passing spaces). As you come into the village there are thatched cottages either side of the road, The Cot is the second cottage on the left.

Location details will be forwarded with the booking confirmation.

“Epic views over the village!”

“We stayed here for the 2nd part of our honeymoon and were so pleased with our choice. Clean, comfortable and cosy. The attention to detail in the cottage was great, exactly what you’d hope for. The village is lovely, all the locals are very friendly and helpful. Old Cellars restaurant was amazing, we ate there pretty much every night. The local pub is good for drinks and evening entertainment. There is a local taxi driver who we used a few times to head off to Porthleven and Coverack, def recommend contacting him-details in the guest book. Overall a wonderful stay, the garden at the top has epic views over the village, couldn’t have asked for anything better.”


“A fab way to spend Christmas!”

“A welcome of home baked mince pies and an invitation to join in the fun of the christmas day sea swim. What a fab way to spend christmas in the beautiful Cot. With its snug log burner, summer house with views over the cove, our family celebrated our second happy and relaxing christmas here……………. hope to come back for many more. Thankyou.”


“Most comfortable and atmospheric stay”

“We enjoyed our stay very much. We come to Cornwall each year at least once; our stay at The Cot was our most comfortable and our most atmospheric yet.
My wife says that it was the perfect location and high quality accommodation.
My eldest son says that it was a great cottage in a beautiful village.
My youngest son gave a resounding thumbs up!”

Mr S

“Thank you for making us feel so welcome!”

“A fantastic week in a fantastic, beautiful cottage. We are so happy to have found The Cot and we will come back to this little slice of Cornish heaven. Fiona, Simon, you have been complete stars – thank you for making us feel so very welcome and at home here, thank you too for the flowers and the delicious cream tea. You have done magical things with this cottage.”

Mr and mrs G

“We don’t want to leave!”

“‘A beautiful, characterful, quaint & cosy cottage, beautifully decorated and appointed – thank you for the personal touches of fresh flowers, cream tea and milk on arrival. We have fallen in love with The Cot and Cadgwith’s charm with its unspoilt, picture postcard higgledy, piggledy cottages and lanes to the rugged coastline, stunning views and cliff top walks. We don’t want to leave…”

Mrs F

“Cadgwith is truly unique!”

“Had a wonderful 4 days at the Cot for New Year. Really enjoyed the cosy, well equipped cottage, lovely walks along the coastal path from the front door and the hospitality, great food and friendliness of the locals and other visitors at the pub, just 20 yards down the road. Cadgwith is truly unique being a beautiful Cornish village which is still real, with a strong local working community.”

Mr T

“Excellent location, very peaceful”

“We had a lovely stay. The cottage was very clean, cosy, well furnished and comfortable. The location was excellent and very peaceful. We would like to thank you for providing such excellent facilities and we are sure that we will be staying in Cadgwith again sometime in the near future.”

Mr R

“Thoughtfully renovated”

“The Cot has been well and thoughtfully renovated and equipped. It has bright sunny living accommodation, comfortable bedrooms and a particular bonus – a sunny garden that looks out over the village and the sea.”

Claire M

For all enquiries and questions please call us on 01326 290004 or email us at


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