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Sunshine Alley

Morwenstow, Cornwall (Ref. 976337)

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  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “This was a lovely hideaway place that was comfortable and cosy. It was well equipped with household comforts to make it a home from home. The local inn was very traditional and welcoming and just a small walk from the cottage and a very good tea room along the country lane for afternoon teas. This is certainly a place we would happily stay again.”

    Mrs Verlander, Ryde, September 2018

    • “The owners have made a great effort to provide a well appointed comfortable cottage with dressing gowns and a small food package included. The main double bed was very comfortable and made us realise we need to change our mattress. The low door frames were a bit of an issue for me as I regularly hit my head if I wasn’t careful but this didn’t detract from the over all experience and is just part of living in such an old cottage.”

    Mr Bayford, Buckingham, August 2018

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The Property

Like Baby Bear’s porridge, this 17th cent., thatched, detached, Grade II listed cottage several fields back from the sea is ‘just right’. It is 200 yards from the 13th cent. pub at Morwenstow which serves excellent local produce, and there is access over fields to the Coast Path from the front gate. The cottage has been transformed without losing any charm. As you would expect, there are some low lintels (lowest 5'5"), thick uneven walls and beams. A simple cottage garden (picnic table, bench) surrounds it - the odd chicken might wander through. From the garden, porch for coats/boots. Living room with TV/DVD, inglenook (electric fire), slate floor (rug) and 6'1" beams. Kitchen (slimline dishwasher, microwave, fridge, electric oven/induction hob) with oak worktops, window seat, drop-leaf dining table and limestone floor. Smart ground-floor bathroom (suite, shower over bath) with washer-drier in cupboard. From hall, stairs up to two bedrooms, both with wood floors (rugs) - a double (5' bed) where oars have been used as beams, and one with two singles (no clothes-hanging space) and glimpse of the sea. A little gem.

Morwenstow: high hamlet with fascinating church (legendary 19th cent. vicar), good food pub, acclaimed tea rooms, at the head of a combe to the sea (cliffs). Close to the highest cliffs in Cornwall (good walking, birdwatching). Nat. Trust owned cove beach, 2½ miles. Good pony-trekking nearby; Bude, 7 miles.


Two bedrooms: a king size double and a twin and a ground floor family bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan kitchen with dining area. Sitting room.


  • Central heating with electric fires
  • Microwave, fridge, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property.

Regional Information

MORWENSTOW Kilkhampton 6 miles; Bude 10 miles. Morwenstow is a rural hamlet set within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, approximately ten miles north of the coastal resort of Bude, complete with a well-respected pub. This breathtaking stretch of rugged coastline features delightful National Trust walks along the clifftops and through the woodlands within Coombe Valley, as well as numerous coves including Duckpool, Stanbury and Marsland Mouth. There is plenty of history to discover around the parish church regarding the renowned Reverend Hawker, a notable figure from Cornwall's past. Six miles away, the self-contained village of Kilkhampton offers day-to-day shopping facilities, a cafe and a pub.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.