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Quin Cottage


Port Quin, Cornwall

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One of two former fishermen’s cottages, Quin Cottage is metres away from the beach. You couldn't get much closer to the sea than this: With an elevated and enclosed garden just a few steps along the lane, the cottage offers a traditional Cornish seaside holiday. The South West Coast Path is on your doorstep, with stunning views in either direction.

Don’t forget to bring your fishing net; the beach is a rockpooler’s paradise.

Nearby Port Isaac, Polzeath, and Rock offer an array of art galleries, shops, pubs and restaurants. Take the ferry boat from Rock to Padstow, cycle The Camel Trail or surf the waves on the famous Polzeath beach.

Our other Port Quin holiday cottages include the neighbouring Lacombe Cottage, Guy's Cottage and Carolina Cellar.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Kitchen/diner, utility/boot room, sitting room with solid-fuel stove.
First floor
Two bedrooms (1 double with 6' bed which can also be a twin on request, 1 single), bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

********Quin Cottage will start accepting 1 dog from 2nd October 2015***********

Heating: Night storage heating and convector heating included.

Parking: There is a designated space for our holiday cottage guests in our car park just yards away.

Telephone: There is a shared Payphone.

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.

Bicycle or kayak storage in a secure area, please let us know if you wish to use this facility upon booking.

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
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 1
Cottage ref
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared Telephone
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer
  • 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!

Cottage location
Current cottage
Holiday cottage
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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

  • Mr Williams
    • August 2016
    • East Sussex
    Beautiful location

    The cottage was in a beautiful location and had been very well prepared for our arrival late in the day, with refreshments and fresh flowers etc. The member of staff we met was very friendly and welcoming a few days later, and checked everything was OK. The visitor's book was very helpful in choosing places to visit & eat. We really enjoyed staying at Quin Cottage & will try to repeat the experience, either here or in another NT Cottage in the future. Thank you!

  • Wendy Smith
    • March 2016
    • Wales
    Made enjoyable...

    The cottage was beautifully clean and well appointed. We loved every minute of our stay.

  • Kay Ingram
    • October 2015
    • Northampton

    Quin cottage was stylish and immaculate. High quality everything. It was also in a beautiful and quiet location with such easy access to beautiful walks. Also liked the very large bed. Some of the cottages have standard doubles which seem a bit small these days. We met Vivienne Procter, the caretaker and she was very nice and helpful. She even found my mobile phone on a piece of grass near the cottage and tracked me down and sent it home.

  • Hodgson
    • August 2015
    • Unknown
    Very high standard

    The location was really special. Very quiet and peaceful. Very high standard and a lovely greeting with the tea and biscuits and note - simple but personal and welcoming. These things matter. I had a chat with Viv who looks after the property and it was obvious a great deal of her care goes into it The cottage made us feel like it was ours for a week and we were sad to leave. Happy to pay the price as it was part of the National Trust

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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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