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Cadgwith near Ruan Minor, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage, fully equipped and great communication with the owner when needed."

    Reviewed by Cordula5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful house in a great location in Cadgwith."

    The solid stone built house has been renovated and decorated to a very high standard. A lot of thought and effort has gone into making every room unique and lovely. It is also in a good central location in the village with excellent views but doesn't feel overlooked. There is lots of outdoor space and a large garden area ideal for kids to play games (quite rare in this village which is otherwise generally quite squeezed in). There is plenty of room for a big group with en-suite bathrooms for most bedrooms. The owners were very helpful and responsive. They also left us a wonderful welcome basket of fresh local food from the farm shop.. far exceeded anything we have ever had in any other rental. We have stayed in lots of holiday houses and ths is certainly one of (if not the) best...

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had an absolutely fantastic week with family and friends at Louvain."

    The house looked great in the photos but it was even better in reality; comfortable, spotless, wonderful views, extremely well equipped and great attention to detail. We did not want for anything and were delighted with the welcome hamper of local produce, the fresh flowers and the delicious homemade cake. It was a really nice touch and very unexpected. We had taken kitchen equipment, cleaning/washing products and basics but we didn't need any of it. Everything had been thought about! A perfect location for exploring the many coastal walks and appreciating the seaviews. Suzy was a wonderful host and communication was great both prior to and after our stay. Thank you so much. We would thoroughly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2023

  • "Best house we have ever stayed in."

    Beautiful decor, gorgeous views and spotlessly clean. Welcome pack was delightful and included a homemade strawberry and cream sponge. It’s the little things that make it perfect. Books to read, lots of which Cornish based (nice touch). Well stocked choice of games. Plenty of towels and facilities spot on. Thank you to the owners and the housekeeper for a wonderful stay and for sorting a problem for us that we had caused ourselves. Would recommend this house 100% Cadgewith has a real charm and the locals were so friendly and the Sea shanti music in local pub was very good.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2023

  • "Wonderful property with great sea views."

    Exactly as described. Very comfortable with spacious accommodation and its situation in lovely Cadgwith is perfect. The welcome pack was bigger and better than we have ever seen! Absolutely incredible! Owner could not have been more helpful before and during our stay had we needed anything. We didn’t. Certainly a highly recommended property!

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great property."

    We had everything provided for a perfect getaway from it all. Loved using the record player whilst sitting on the window seat gazing at the sea. The cottage was exactly as described.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2022

  • "Our stay at Louvain was absolutely impeccable."

    There is nothing at all that could be improved about this holiday destination. Not only was the home BEAUTIFUL, it was very clean and stocked to the brim with all the things you need. The location is perfect for exploring Cornwall, as well as the local area just a walk from the house. Suzy was such a thoughtful host and made us so welcome with so many personalised and caring touches in the property. She made my daughter and I feel so special when our birthdays came and even provided cakes and a present for my 7 year old. We would go back to Louvain in a heartbeat

    Reviewed by Serin5.0Oct 2021

  • "What can we say about Louvain, well it is a beautiful house with beautiful views, in an idilic location, but most of all we received such a warm welcome from our host not in an intrusive way but in the little touches, the extra care that was shown in the details that made us feel as we were being welcomed as wanted friends We have only praise for this unique experience that was beyond our expectations."

    Reviewed by Samuel5.0Sep 2021

  • "The house was magnificent."

    The only issue was the internet connection and cellphone reception. The rest was perfect.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2021

  • "The house and the location are truly exceptional."

    I think this was the most beautiful place I have ever been, I spent all holiday pinching myself to check I wasn’t dreaming.

    Reviewed by Francesca5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, stunning location with sea views and short steep walk to the stony beach and harbour."

    Tastefully decorated and well equipped. Kitchen wonderful. Different areas to sit out to eat/drink at different times of the day. Great outside shower for after the beach.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Jul 2021

  • "Photos didn’t do Louvain justice!"

    Fabulous accommodation- wonderful home from home: everything you could possibly need and more. If it wasn’t for horrendous journeys ( 7 hours plus, traffic, flooding, thunder storms!!!) we would probably have already booked for next year. Cadgwith itself amazing- everyone so friendly and many lovely walks, near and far, even for a young, arthritic 71 year old. Louvain highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jun 2021

  • "Anyone who has booked to stay at Louvain is in for a treat."

    The photographs do not do it justice. Absolutely beautiful house with everything you could wish for. We received a warm welcome from the owners of scones, jam and cream along with other goodies to enjoy. Location was perfect, you must have a meal at The Cove Inn where we received a warm welcome and great food. Everything from booking the holiday, contact with the owner and our beautiful accommodation exceeded expectations. Even the weather was kind!

    Reviewed by Maire5.0Jun 2021

  • "The owner made us feel like guests rather than naughty children being told how to behave."

    The first time ever having been asked for any allergies etc and more than willing to help with any difficulty. A lovely hamper was waiting for our arrival with everything local a superb touch. A birthday cake was supplied as a surprise on the day. Clean comfortable could have stayed forever.

    Reviewed by Rosemarie5.0Jun 2021

  • "The house is amazing!"

    Both in terms of the accommodation and the location. The host was welcoming and we had good communications before about check in etc. We had a lovely welcoming basket and a dozen fresh scones on arrival. The kitchen is well equipped and we had everything we need. Cadgwith is a lovely village and having the beach on the doorstep is a huge plus point. Lovely crab sandwiches and pub food in the village. We will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Grace5.0Jun 2021

  • "The photos and the description of this holiday home simply do not do it justice."

    The entire place has been so thoughtful done and the owners clearly have an incredible eye for design. The house had absolutely anything and everything you could possibly need during your stay - we have honestly never stayed anywhere better. The views of the cove are outstanding and we loved you could sit out the front or the back of the house to capture the sun morning or evening. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by George5.0May 2021

  • "We loved Louvain."

    A wonderfully decorated and maintained property, spotlessly clean, new unopened items (shower gels, hand wash, washing liquids etc.), a fully equipped kitchen with everything you will possibly need and more, comfy sofas, record players and a couple of great Sonos speakers. Loads of good books too. Our favourite spots were the many windows with cushions to sit on and read books or have coffee overlooking the sea. It was a home away from home. On the days we went out for coastal walks and drives around Cornwall, we were equally excited at the end of the day when it was time to go back to Louvain! Loved it, will surely come back many more times!!

    Reviewed by Sheetal5.0May 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x second-floor king with separate bathroom - bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin with TV, en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor double with shared use of family shower, basis, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor king bed with shared use of family shower room, First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC, First-floor kitchen/diner, sitting room, study area
  • Laundry room with washing machine & dryer
  • Air source pump heating, woodburning stove in sitting room
  • Electric range cooker and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi, Sonos speakers
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2/3 vehicles
  • Outside shower with hot water
  • Large garden + bbq
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.1 miles, sea 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property does not accept children under the age of 6. This property doesn't accept bookings for less than 7 nights

The property

Enjoying a delightful position in the small village of Cadgwith is Louvain, a stunning detached property boasting magnificent sea views and a nautical-chic Designer Guild décor throughout, ideal for a family or group of friends looking to explore the coast.

Step into the property following a day outdoors and head straight up to the first floor where the sitting room welcomes you in to kick off you shoes and relax on the large sofa, with a TV in the perfect spot for enjoying your favourite shows and a woodburning stove to snuggle up in front of the three window seats offer magnificent views of the sea, thatched cottages and fishing boats.

From here, the open plan kitchen and dining space invites any budding chefs of the group to rustle up some tasty meals for the whole group on the range cooker, before sitting down to plan the day ahead at the large rustic dining table.

Completing the first floor is a desk area in the corner with views to the west and north plus a convenient cloakroom with a basin and WC.

Back on the ground floor, discover four of five bedrooms, including a double-bed room plus a king-bed room hosting plenty of storage for you to unpack your belongings and sharing a lovely family shower room.

There is also a double-bed room and a twin room, both of which benefit from en-suite shower rooms.

There is also a laundry room (washing machine & dryer) with a separate exit to the rear of the property and an outside shower with hot water as well as a clothesline.

Climb the stairs to the second floor to find the master bedroom which features exceptional views over Cadgwith Cove.

The bedroom has plenty of storage space with a delightful king-size bed.

On the other side of the landing, there is a magnificent bathroom hosting a freestanding bath, a walk-in shower and equally stunning views over Cadgwith Cove.

Head outside to find the attractive garden space for you to enjoy your morning coffee on the patio looking out to sea, or perhaps enjoy a spot of al fresco dining in the evening, making the most of the lighter summer nights.

There is also an outside sitting area by the rear first floor door, which is a great sun-trap on a summer’s evening.

Cadgwith Cove is 150 metres from Louvain․ The cove has two small beaches - the fishing beach at front of the village where the slipway is right on the road; and the adjacent swimming beach․ Separating the two is a small outcrop called the Todden, where locals and visitors alike congregate.

Cadgwith is home to a small number of local businesses and a fishmongers where you can buy fresh crab sandwiches for a true taste of the Cornish coast.

The picturesque village is also home to one of the last traditional fishing ports in the UK and is conveniently located near Lizard and Helston, with striking scenery in all directions.

For days out while at the property, visit Kynance Cove – one of the most beautiful beaches in Cornwall - or the Helford River, or for a relaxing stroll one afternoon, visit Trebah Garden near the river.

Any energetic members of your group will enjoy a day at Lizard Adventure, providing kayak and canoe tours of the coast while the rest of the group take in the vast clifftops and white beaches․ There is also a surfing school at Poldhu Beach and a café which is open 364 days a year.

For those who like to be pampered, spend time at the excellent Mullion Cove Hotel spa and enjoy a dip in their new outdoor pool if you don't fancy cooking, The Old Cellars café is a short walk away from the property, or you can venture into the nearby market town of Helston for a delicious meal at Henley's Bar and Kitchen for a decadent dining experience while the chefs prepare your food as you look over the dazzling sea.

For a taste of history, the Marconi Station World Heritage Site is a short drive or long but adventurous walk from the property, as well as Halliggye Fogou, a mysterious complex of passages underground, for which its prior use is still unknown.

Whether it be a relaxing retreat or an action-packed break, choose Louvain for a memorable stay in Cornwall with your loved ones.

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About the location


Cadgwith 0.7 miles; Lizard 3.5 miles; Helston 10.5 miles; Porthleven 12.4 miles.

Ruan Minor is a tiny village resting in Cornwall, perched on the Lizard Peninsula and just slightly inland from the coast. Settled next to the bustling fishing village of Cadgwith, Ruan Minor is part of the Ruan-Grade parish alongside Ruan Major and Grade. The village is home to a local Post Office combined with a village store, serving any self-catering needs, along with the Ruan Minor Pavilion bar where locals gather. Over in Cadgwith you can find two more pubs serving delicious seafood, as well as a fishmongers and a gift shop, while heading northward leads you to Kuggar which has two pubs and a local shop too. Ruan Minor is the perfect spot for those seeking a tranquil, quiet break to Cornwall, just a stone's throw from the South Coast West Path where you can delight in soaking up the stunning seascapes and taking energetic rambles. Head down to the National Trust's Lizard Point, the most southern point of England's mainland, visit the gorgeous Kynance Cove, Pentreath Beach, and Housel Bay Beach for some exquisite blue waters you won't forget in a hurry. The town of Helston is within easy reach too with plenty more choice of amenities, and the home of the fun-filled Flambards Theme Park.

Note: This property does not accept children under the age of 6
Res - This owner does not accept booking less than 7 nights