Sea view cottages in Cornwall

Secluded craggy coves, calm estuaries and dramatic Atlantic swells; no matter the landscape, you’ll be guaranteed a sensational sea view with these specially selected cottages.

They cling to the edges of fishing villages overlooking tiny sheltered coves on the southern fringes and on the northern seascape; they stand cliff-high on wide stretches of headland.

The exterior of Doyden Castle, Port Isaac, Cornwall

Doyden Castle, Port Quin 

This Gothic stone building is the closest thing you can get to living in a castle and feeling like king or queen. It stands high on the cliffs at Port Quin so you can watch the seas from your window.

The exterior of Bar Lodge, Penrose, Helston, Cornwall

Bar Lodge, Helston 

Perched just above Loe Bar, Bar Lodge has panoramic views of the Lizard to the south and Land’s End peninsula to the west.

An aerial view of Wireless Cottage, Helston, Cornwall

Wireless Cottage, Helston 

Embrace the dreamy isolation of this cliff-side retreat. Open sea views reach as far as the Lizard Lighthouse to the west and Falmouth Bay to the west.

The exterior of West House, Lanteglos-by-Fowey, Cornwall

West Cottage, Looe 

Wake up to views of lush fields with grazing ponies and the sea in the distance. This attractive slate-hung farmhouse sits in a tiny hamlet close to the secluded Lansallos Cove.

The exterior of Overhaven, Polzeath, Cornwall

Overhaven, Polzeath 

Enjoy lunch with a sea view when you dine al fresco at Overhaven. Just a 10-minute stroll down the bridleway will take you to Pentireglaze beach or a 5-minute drive will land you at surfing beach, Polzeath.

The exterior of Ruan, Cadgwith, The Lizzard, Cornwall

Ruan, Helston 

This little sanctuary provides all-encompassing views of the rugged Cadgwith Cove. As mesmerising in the summer as they are in the winter – watch the waves crash against the cliffs from the conservatory.

The view from Gwendra Wartha, Roseland, Cornwall

Gwendra Wartha, Roseland 

Set above an old farming hamlet (‘wartha’ is Cornish for ‘higher’), this cottage has uninterrupted sea views across Gerrans Bay from almost every room. Just a short walk from this former farmhouse is a sandy beach perfect for paddling.

The exterior of Count House Cottage, Botallack, Cornwall

Count House Cottage, Botallack 

This cosy cottage for two sits close to the dramatic cliffs of West Cornwall, with amazing views over the turbulent Atlantic Ocean. The garden offers protection from the on shore summer breeze and the sitting room, with its log-burning stove, is perfect after those bracing winter walks.

Harbour View holiday cottage, Boscastle, Cornwall

Harbour View, Boscastle 

In terms of location alone, Harbour View is hard to beat. Standing at the head of the harbour, this fine old Cornish cottage looks down on the historic quayside in one direction and up to the village centre in the other.

The exterior of Lower Pentire Farm House, Helston, Cornwall

Lower Pentire Barn, Helston 

With a dreamy position right on the edge of Carminowe Creek, Pentire Farm overlooks the still, shimmering water where the the distant rumble of the waves breaking on Loe Bar can be heard.

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