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West Cottage


Polzeath, Cornwall

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West Cottage is a pretty Victorian farm-labourer's cottage with traditional features and enjoys glorious views of the open countryside and the beach at Polzeath. Semi-detached and with a large enclosed garden with barbeque, this cottage makes a perfect holiday base to explore the miles of walks, coast and countryside; 10 minute stroll down the bridleway will bring you to the beach. The estuary of Rock with its ferry boat to Padstow is just a short drive away.

Walking on the headland around Pentire Point and The Rumps you will enjoy views as extensive as anywhere in North Cornwall. Wild flowers flourish in the hedgerows whilst the farmer makes his hay.

Just opposite are the larger cottage, The Old Farmhouse and Overhaven.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Porch, sitting room with open fire, kitchen/dining room with slate floor, bathroom with shower over bath.
First floor
Three bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed, 2 singles).
Visitor notes

Heating: Electrorad eco heating and convector heating included.

Parking: Parking space provided below the cottage.

Garden: There is a built in barbecue provided at the top of the garden in a sheltered spot.

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.

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.

Please Note: Polzeath beach does not accept dogs between Easter Day and 1st October but there are several other beaches within a short drive where dogs are allowed all year.

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
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • 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!

Cottage location
Current cottage
Holiday cottage
National Trust
place to visit
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  • South West Coast Path
  • Wadebridge
  • Eden Project.
  • Bird watching
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • water sports.
National Trust places to visit
Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps
Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps Dramatic coastline with views over massive rock stacks
Tintagel Old Post Office
Tintagel Old Post Office One of the Trust's most delightful medieval buildings, enhanced by a cottage garden
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

  • Mrs Jones
    • April 2017
    • Warwickshire
    Cosy clean house

    Beautiful location. We know when we book with the national trust we will be staying in an immaculate home that I well equipped. Putting out dog bowls and leaving a pot of dog biscuit was particularly appreciated. The house was cosy and clean and the garden was just wonderful. We also met the gardener, who was friendly and chatty. Our best day was sitting in the garden playing board games in the sunshine.

  • Ms Pratley
    • April 2017
    • Berkshire
    Pretty cottage

    Pretty cottage, stunning location, fantastic 10 minute walk to the beach.

  • Ms Leach
    • March 2017
    • Surrey
    Best we've stayed in to date!

    West cottage is the best cottage we have stayed in to date, the location, the sea view, access to coast path and villages. Even the dog was happy. The newly refurbished bathroom was gorgeous, I loved the Kitchen, the cleanliness and attention to detail was really impressive. Because it is so popular we could only stay 3 nights, so we had to move down the county. Thank you, we will continue to use NT cottages, I just hope we can find one that will meet the same standards as the Lovely West Cottage.

  • Ms L Cavanagh
    • August 2016
    • Surrey
    Very comfortable cottage

    Fantastic setting and a very comfortable cottage, well-designed for withstanding high winds. The best view from any bedroom window, looking out across the headland to the sea. Practical, unfussy furnishings and a good stone floor in the kitchen.

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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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