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With views over Cadgwith Cove - that are as mesmerising in the summer as they are spectacular in the winter, Ruan and Inglewidden Vean are two of three adjoining cottages that sit on the cliffs above Cadgwith. Townplace, Serpentine and Elm are the other cottages in this cluster and they are all a short walk from the centre of the fishing village, with its beaches, cafe and shops or for the more adventurous, there are some beautiful circular walks on the Lizard, including Kynance Cove, Kennack Sands and just around the corner the spectacular collapsed sea-cave called the Devil's Frying Pan. After all this exploring, enjoy a well earned pint in the local pub listening to the local fishermen singing.

If you would like to go on holiday and explore this part of the country you can find out more about our other West Cornwall holiday cottages here.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Porch, sitting/dining room with solid-fuel stove, kitchen.
First floor
Two bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed and sea views, 1 single), bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Rointe digital electric heating system.

Parking: In the car park above the cottages approx 30 yards away.

Garden: There is a private garden (with picnic table) overlooking Cadgwith Cove.

Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer are a combined washer/dryer.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.

All National Trust carparks on Lizard free to guests on production of their booking information.

Logs - Supply of seasoned beech and ash logs from a local National Trust plantation available: £5 for one night, £10 for two, £15 for three or £20 for an unlimited supply for the duration of your stay.

Barbeque – provided on request, National Trust charcoal may be purchased at £5 per bag.

Local Suppliers: Guest discount offered to National Trust guests by Lizard Adventures and Dan Joel Surf School

Cycle Hire: Porthleven Cycle delivers bicycles to your cottage and collects them at the end of your stay.

Please Note: The cottages at Cadgwith are close to high cliffs so young children will need to be supervised.

Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Garden Appeal
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared telephone
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • 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!

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  • Cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • walking
  • water sports
  • sailing.
National Trust places to visit
The Lizard and Kynance Cove
Lizard Point and Kynance Cove Dramatic and historic stretch of Cornish coast
Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool
Penrose Wooded country around Cornwall's largest natural lake and dramatic coastal scenery
Glendurgan Garden
Glendurgan Garden Superb subtropical garden, with special interest for families
Godolphin Ancient and atmospheric house and garden set within an historic estate
St Michael's Mount
St Michael's Mount Rocky island crowned by medieval church and castle, home to a living community
East Pool Mine
East Pool Mine Impressive Cornish beam engines and industrial heritage discovery centre


Comments from past visitors

  • Mrs Willowby
    • February 2017
    • Devon
    Very clean cottage

    Ruan is a lovely cottage which we found to be very clean and well furnished. It also enjoys spectacular sea views!

  • Miss McDowell
    • December 2016
    • Middlesex
    Beautiful cottage

    Beautiful cottage in a quiet and stunning location - just what we wanted.

  • Ms Hedges
    • November 2016
    • Somerset
    Comfortable cottage

    Stunning location, comfortable cottage.

  • Miss E Killick
    • April 2016
    • Northamptonshire
    Easy access to coastal path

    The location of the cottage with the views over the bay and easy access to coastal path for walks was exactly as expected from information received.

  • Heather Gibbs
    • March 2016
    • Cornwall
    Perfect cottage for a birthday weekend.

    The location and the cottage were perfect for my fathers 88th birthday weekend. He loves walking and we were right on the Cornish coast path with beautiful views. The cottage was warm and cosy and just the right temperature. Lynda the caretaker was clearly very committed to making sure we were happy and was a wonderful lady who has thought of everything you could possibly need!

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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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