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Doyden House was built by Captain Herbert Latimer Conor, a former prison governor, at the beginning of the twentieth century. He chose the location for its panoramic ocean views across Lundy Bay towards The Rumps.

Nearby Port Isaac, Polzeath, Rock and Padstow offer an array of shops, art galleries and restaurants, whilst Doyden House enjoys a peaceful location away from the crowds. For uninterrupted views of the ocean and immediate access to the coast path, look no further. Some say this is the most spectacular coastline in North Cornwall.

The house comprises four spacious apartments, arranged over two floors, all with magnificent sea views. The lawn around the House is perfect for soaking up the sun and the views on summer days, but the real fire will add a warm and comforting touch on those days when the Atlantic storms lash the coast.

Mouls is on the first floor with stunning views towards Doyden Castle and Lundy Bay. Within the same building as Mouls you’ll also find our other holiday cottages Conor, Carnweather and Rumps.

The inlet of Port Quin Bay, a rockpooler’s paradise, is just a short walk away. The South West Coast Path is on your doorstep.

The cottage's layout

First floor
Hall, sitting room with open fire, kitchen/diner, two bedrooms (1 double with 6' bed which can also be a twin on request and 1 twin), bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Eco electric radiators and night storage heating included.

Parking: Ample, level parking outside Doyden House.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm

Logs/Charcoal: Environmentally friendly briquettes for use on the fire can be bought at the time of booking or whilst at the cottage.

Offers: Free entry to Tintagel Old Post Office on production of booking details subject to seasonal opening hours.

Telephone: Guests can use telephone to make outgoing calls, please note that it does not accept incoming calls.

Local suppliers: Discount offered to National Trust guests for these outdoor activity providers offering kayaking, surfing, coasteering and much more Cornish Rock Tors and Outdoor Adventures.

Cottage details
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Shared telephone
  • Shared tumble dryer
  • Shared washing machine
  • Television
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

A magnolia blooming at Trengwainton Garden, Cornwall © Stephen Robson

Cornwall may be steeped in Celtic history yet it also offers the uncomplicated joy of a day spent by the sea. From the picture-box charms of the villages and towns of St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to the raw natural beauty of the coast, one trip to this part of the world is often just the start of many more. Remember to pack some good walking boots and you will be set for life!

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place to visit
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  • South West Coast Path
  • Wadebridge
  • Bird watching
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • coasteering
  • kayaking
  • surfing.
National Trust places to visit
Tintagel Old Post Office
Tintagel Old Post Office One of the Trust's most delightful medieval buildings, enhanced by a cottage garden
Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps
Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps Dramatic coastline with views over massive rock stacks
Boscastle Picturesque harbour and village on the north Cornish coast
Lanhydrock Magnificent late Victorian country house with extensive servants' quarters, gardens and wooded estate
Trerice Elizabethan manor house with fine interiors and delightful garden
Lawrence House
Lawrence House Beautiful Georgian town house


Comments from past visitors

  • Amtmann
    • March 2016
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    Made enjoyable..

    Love Doyden house and it`s situation on the cliffs. Wonderful landscape and nature. Positively quiet, tranquil location but not isolated. Love the fire in the living room. Very nice furniture - it`s a home from home. Just like Rumps (stayed there last year). You start your holiday with a tray of treats, tea and flowers - makes one feel very welcome. Perfectly situated for walking right from the front door or strolling through close-by towns, going out for a lovely dinner... TOP!!! THANK YOU - Will be back!

  • Regan
    • March 2016
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    Made enjoyable...

    The amazing view, quiet surroundings, clean and well appointed accommodations, Nice standard of china, furniture and linens. Not having loud neighbors and having no pets in either of our spots was a BIG plus. The fireplace was wonderful.

  • Susan Palmer
    • March 2016
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    Made enjoyable...

    We just loved the location and the property itself. The interior designers should be complimented - everything was so tasteful and comfortable. In fact, we liked the chairs so much we wanted to know where they came from! The setting was so spectacular, surrounded by sea and cliff top walks. We didn't spend any money in a National Trust property as they were all closed. We also loved sitting by the roaring log fire with the storm blowing all around us. We couldn't find fault with anything. The fresh flowers and the tray laid with tea is a lovely touch.

  • Mrs Avril Gardner
    • December 2015
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    Made enjoyable...

    We enjoyed its great location most of all. Also the apartment was wonderfully warm and spotlessly clean which applies to other other NT properties I have stayed in. Those things are very important in my view.

  • Rigg
    • August 2015
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    Made enjoyable....

    The location was perfect particularly the views.

  • Angela Copple
    • April 2015
    • USA
    Mint condition!

    We will absolutely look to the National Trust Holiday Cottages as our first choice over a hotel. The property was in mint condition! The folder provided with local activities, instructions, and directions was helpful and appreciated. I rented Mouls after not being able to secure Doyden Castle and was somewhat disappointed that the castle was already rented. Once we were at Mouls, my disappointment dissipated. Mouls was outstanding and I am very happy we were there! This trip was to celebrate the completion of cancer treatment for my life partner. In Mouls, we found relaxation and rejuvenation after a long and trying 17 months of cancer treatment including doctor appointments, chemotherapy, radiation treatment, and gene targeted therapy. The only regret that I have it that I did not plan to stay longer in Mouls, even if that meant seeing less in other areas of the UK! It was by far our favorite of the three places we stayed while in the UK. We came back to the US talking about the National Trust and questioning why the US doesn't have an equivalent! Thank you!

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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