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Just above Cadgwith Cove, the Trust has converted three barns of the former Inglewidden Farm into comfortable, single-storey holiday accommodation. The barns are built from the local serpentine stone, highly prized by the Victorians as an ornamental stone and so-called because its richly variegated colours were thought to resemble the skin of a snake, especially when wet. Set in their own tranquil grounds, with the coast path running past their doors and each with its own garden, in addition to Serpentine, Elm, Townplace, Inglewidden Vean and Ruan provide an ideal base to explore Cadgwith and the surrounding coast.
A few minutes walk along the coast path takes you to the awesome Devil's Frying Pan - a large sea-cave whose collapsed roof has left its entrance forming a bridge to a bay which 'boils' during rough weather. Cadgwith itself - with its charismatic pub, cafe and shops - is a short walk down a delightful path, whilst the villages of Ruan Minor, Mullion and the Lizard are nearby.
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.
Heating: Rointe digital electric heating system.
Parking: Designated parking area above the property.
Garden: There is an attractive enclosed natural garden with a picnic table.
Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer is a combined washer/dryer.
Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.
Offers: 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.
Local Suppliers:Guest discount offered to National Trust guests by Lizard Adventures and Dan Joel Surf School www.danjoelsurf.com
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.
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!