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Salty Cottage

Morwenstow, Cornwall (Ref. 976321)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Salty Cottage was lovely."

    Everything we needed, perfect location and fabulous for our dogs. Only wish we could have stayed longer. Owners were very helpful when needed too. A friend of mine has already asked for the details …….

    Reviewed by KerryMar 2022

  • "Great cottage, big and spacious."

    Dogs had a great time. Owners were quick to respond to enquires.

    Reviewed by NicoleFeb 2022

  • "This was a lovely, comfortable and warm cottage and we have loved our week there."

    We will definitely look to revisit next year. Thank you very much

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2022

  • "A very well appointed cottage, very comfortable, with an excellent location to ..."

    A very well appointed cottage, very comfortable, with an excellent location to explore this beautiful part of the country - highly recommended

    Thank-you Neil for your comments, we very much appreciate them. David & Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by NeilDec 2021

  • "Second time to this lovely cottage, really enjoy the location and space."

    So peaceful waking up in the lovely master bedroom. Great comms from owners too.

    Reviewed by JoannaNov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful peaceful position, exactly what we wanted from our holiday."

    We were so lucky with the weather and had lovely walks from the cottage. We love the rough and rugged coastline of north Cornwall and certainly hope to return.

    Reviewed by ClareSep 2021

  • "Great property and perfect for our holiday with the whole family this time."

    No complaints whatsoever and it certainly came up to all our expectations.

    Reviewed by IainSep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a peaceful location."

    Large garden was perfect for our dog. Amenities were excellent as was comms with the owners. Would recommend and would return.

    Reviewed by CliveSep 2021

  • "Salty cottage is a high spec cottage and we loved our stay there."

    Hope to return .

    Reviewed by CherylJun 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday in superb accommodation."

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2021

  • "Perfect"

    Reviewed by SuMay 2021

  • "This was a perfect cottage for our needs."

    Everything was thought of by the owners. We had 3 dogs with us and food bowls and water bowls were supplied for their use. It is a stunning cottage in a great setting with a huge fenced garden for us to enjoy.

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2021

  • "The cottage is in an excellent location for coastal walking, including walking to local tea rooms and the pub through the fields."

    It is always lovely spending a few days not using the car. The garden was great, fully fenced in and our 2 Jack Russell's were able to roam around with no fear of escaping which they are very good at doing. The cottage had everything we wanted and were very comfortable. We shall be coming back here again, it had no faults as far as we were concerned.

    Reviewed by SallyApr 2021

  • "Really lovely holiday cottage, great location for exploring the coast."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by JoannaApr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a nice quiet rural location."

    Comfortable and warm (in October). Good facilities and very clean and tidy. 3 double bedrooms, the master with en suite very large with lovely views. Lots of good walks very close. Beaches also within easy reach, but check the tide times as there is no sand at high tide! Thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2020

  • "I did not stay the whole week I cut my holiday short because I could not work the heating, as I suffer with arthritis I was feeling the cold a little more."

    but other than that a beautiful cottage and well kept.The beds are extremely comfortable better than my own bed to be precise..

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2020

  • "Salty cottage is a lovely quaint cottage situated on an country estate near Bude."

    David and Sue were fabulous and very accommodating hosts and we are extremely grateful to them for helping us when we were faced with a challenging situation. The cottage itself was perfect for our family of 5 and our dog. The main bedroom is very large with its own bathroom ensuite. The other two bedrooms, a twin and a double are situated downstairs. There are two parking spaces and a very large enclosed garden, this was perfect for our dog who loves to play ball. The cottage has been thoughtfully equipped and tastefully decorated throughout. The coastal path is only a 15-20 minute walk away over fields, styles and a little brook which flows into the sea. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Salty Cottage and would definitely recommend it. Thanks again to David and Sue.

    Reviewed by VictoriaAug 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage which had been decorated with fairy lights and a Christmas tree, making us feel festive as soon as we arrived."

    We had a very enjoyable and comfortable Christmas at Salty Cottage despite the awful weather.

    Reviewed by JenniferDec 2019

  • "The property details were very accurate, except it needs to state only one basket of logs is provided."

    When weather is bad this is not eneough. ( not a complaint just a fact)

    Reviewed by StephenNov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Loved the quiet location and proximity to the coastal footpath. Perfect for a relaxing family holiday.

    Reviewed by CarolynSep 2019

  • "Excellent positioned cottage with great views and plenty to explore either on foot or by car."

    Very warm and welcoming cottage providing a lovely home from home feeling. Parking was good for our 2 vehicles and the locals were very welcoming. The adventures walking to the nearest beach were just the right distance for a good morning or evening walk with the Dog before heading to out for the day to the amazing beaches slightly further afield (were talking less than 10 miles) to some amazingly clean and beautiful dog friendly beaches.

    Reviewed by GuySep 2019

  • "Another fabulous week at Salty Cottage."

    We felt relaxed as soon as we crossed the threshold - a real home from home. We’ve never booked the same accommodation twice, but last year we were so happy at Salty Cottage, we knew we would return (and I’m sure we will again). Enjoyable beach days at Stanbury Mouth (a 30 minute walk across the fields opposite incorporating a couple of stiles), Sandymouth, Mawgan Porth and Porthcuthan; exhilarating walks; meals at the friendly local pub, the Bush; a delicious cream tea at the Rectory and visits to Port Isaac and Padstow. A perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by MarieAug 2019

  • "We loved this cottage."

    On arrival everything was in place, having been in touch with the owners as requested we knew about the entry etc. The directions for getting there were clear, the cottage is located through narrow Cornish lanes but we experienced no problem finding it. The cottage met our expectations in everyway. Dog friendly etc. The secure outside space was really appreciated both by our dog and the 3 children for football etc. The cottage is well equipped and we were pleased to have the recycling opportunity in place. The location is great for exploring North Cornwall and we came away feeling there was more to do. I think you do need a car to use, though perhaps we were guilty of not exploring the local facilities on foot or doing any walks from the cottage. We went to Hidden Valley, Lundy Island, (no dogs so had previously booked our dog into a local kennel for 2 nights), Sandymouth beach, Cotehele, National Trust and spent quite a bit of time relaxing in the cottage. Thank you for a great week and arranging the weather!!! Sue

    Reviewed by SueAug 2019

  • "Great Cottage."

    well equipped and massive garden....great for the children and dogs. Lots of wildlife, local walks and dog friendly beaches.

    Reviewed by WendyAug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in quiet location."


    Reviewed by AllisonJul 2019

  • "All good, only annoyance was the very enthusiastic gardner from the main property who enjoyed non stop[ grass cutting and using a leaf blower every time the sun came out."

    It went on hour after our to the point where we were praying for rain :-)

    Reviewed by GrahamJun 2019

  • "Great location, cottage had everything we needed and was really comfortable."

    Good communication with owner. Very cosy with lovely log burner.

    Reviewed by RuthApr 2019

  • "A very lovely little cottage."

    However, not ideally situated for walking to the coast; a little remote. The lounge area had a doggy smell which was a bit unpleasant.

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2019

  • "Well equipped cottage."

    Comfy seating. Lovely secure garden for our dog. Good walks and places to visit within a short drive

    Reviewed by AmandaMar 2019

  • "Fab location , dog friendly with fully enclosed gardens."

    Lovely cottage as good base for North Cornwall & Devon as we found. Owners very accommodating.

    Reviewed by ChrisFeb 2019

  • "The cottage would benefit from a tumble dryer and perhaps some brighter lighting, bit too dim to easily read in the evening/night."

    Otherwise really pleased and would/will be going back in the future. But: The road sign at the driveway entrance indicates the "Manor's cottages" are down the driveway but not Salty or the other cottages, none of which are visible from the road. Would be very handy if this cottage was written on the road sign, or you were told what the road sign actually said. We know the area very well, but, still missed the entrance because the sign at the driveway is only readable/visible when driving south/west (towards GCHQ site) and we were driving north/east (from GHQC site) and there is nothing to read from that direction. Perhaps the provided driving instructions could cover both directions of approach and indicate what the driveway sign actually reads ... if following the provided directions you miss the driveway because Salty cottage is not on the road sign and end up descending towards Duck Pool ... well this is rural Cornwall and turning around cannot be done for a fair distance :-)

    Reviewed by LeeJan 2019

  • "We had an amazing break away at Salty Cottage."

    We booked to stay over Christmas and what a lovely touch to see the cottage so tastefully decorated for Christmas, along with a super greeting of a bottle of bubbly, a box of luxury crackers and chocolates! Thank you! The cottage was dog friendly and there were dog towels, bowels, snacks and food - so everyone was catered for! Very well equipped and beautiful area that made it easy to explore surrounding areas. This whole experience has been smooth and easy to book and we will certainly look to book with Helpful Holidays again. Thank you for helping us to have such a great stay away! Len Walker

    Reviewed by LeonardDec 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage exceptionally pretty part of the world."

    I only experienced 2 problems and these are specific to me 1. The parking space was not big enough for our 2 cars to park end to end - fortunately the lady in the cottage next door was leaving and she allowed us to park in one of her spaces. 2. I have an unusually agile puppy, whom was able to clear the fence into the field of sheep next door by launching herself off the pile of grass cuttings! She would have enjoyed her holiday more if she had been able to play in the garden. We enjoyed our stay in the cottage.

    Reviewed by RosieSep 2018

  • "It is a beautiful cottage with all amenities."

    I would just like to say that in my opinion, the cottage is quite difficult for a disabled person in view if the steep step into the kitchen area. However I would hesitate to criticise because everything else was so good.

    Reviewed by DerekSep 2018

  • "We had a wonderful time at Salty Cottage - it’s the first dog friendly cottage we have stayed in during the past 20 years of holidaying with our dogs that has been clean and comfortable."

    The owners had provided every facility you could possibly need and the huge lawned garden was a highlight for our dogs. The area is stunning and so many attractions and beaches are dog friendly that us and our three labradors had an amazing time. We will definitely be returning to Salty Cottage and North Cornwall as soon as we can and will be recommending it to all our dog owning friends!

    Reviewed by CatherineSep 2018

  • "The quiet, peace, clear skies, privacy,."

    ...amazing! The cottage was superbly kitted out. Comfy furnishings and a great night’s sleep because it was so quiet. We didn’t want to leave and want to return one day. Thank you Sue and Dave!

    Reviewed by MarieJul 2018

  • "Lovely relaxing cottage."

    Great location, quiet and peaceful. Slept well, enjoyed the close proximity to north Devon and further south in Cornwall. Absolutely love the area. Facilities of the cottage were excellent, and we enjoyed the wildlife in the garden. All in all we had a brilliant holiday and would love to return to this cottage with its fine facilities.

    Reviewed by CatherineJun 2018

  • "The whole experience was excellent,the cottage was superb and as described."

    My wife and I stayed at the cottage with our daughter,our son in law and 2 grandsons.The boys loved the garden and would recommend anyone to stay at the cottage,all the amenities were as described.

    Reviewed by johnMay 2018

  • "Lovely peaceful cottage, good location, good local pub for meals."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by SueMay 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, quiet and peaceful."

    Ideal for a break. Good friendly pub nearby with good food. Really relaxing

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2018

  • "A cosy & characterful cottage in a fabulous location."

    Fantastic thanks.

    Reviewed by AMar 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: a ground floor king size double and a twin and a first floor king size double with en suite bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, and a shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Open plan sitting room with wood burning stove and dining area
  • Utility room and cloakroom with basin and WC.
  • Central heating, underfloor heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome - supplement charges apply to 2nd and 3rd dogs
  • Sorry no smoking.

The property

This smart and beautifully renovated detached cottage is about a mile from Morwenstow’s excellent pub and award-winning tea rooms.

Light, bright and airy, this delightful property has been stylishly renovated with smart slate tiled floors and exposed beams in the living areas, providing top-notch all-year-round accommodation for families visiting the north Cornish coastline.

On the ground floor, a cosy sitting room with wood burning stove and dining area, and a well-equipped galley kitchen which leads through to a practical utility room for storing surfing or walking gear, and a cloakroom with WC and basin.

Two lovely bedrooms – a king size double and twin – also on this floor.

Climb the stairs from the sitting room to a further king size double bedroom with high beamed ceiling to the apex and en suite bathroom and a shower room.

Big enclosed garden with plenty of room for ball games to the rear.

Salty Cottage is within walking distance of the great surfing beach at Stanbury Mouth cove (rocky path down to beach, not for the faint-hearted) and the Coast Path, as well as Cornwall’s highest cliffs.

It's a short drive to the sand surf beaches and lively pubs, restaurants and bars in the lovely seaside town of Bude. A fantastic place to relax, unwind, find great surfing coves or just walk to the pub by footpath - remember to take a torch.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Kilkhampton 6 miles; Bude 10 miles.

Morwenstow is a rural hamlet set within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, approximately ten miles north of the coastal resort of Bude, complete with a well-respected pub (the 13th C Bush Inn) and the fabulous Rectory Tea Rooms next to Morwenstow Church. This breathtaking stretch of rugged coastline features delightful National Trust walks along the clifftops and through the woodlands within Coombe Valley, as well as numerous coves including Duckpool, Stanbury and Marsland Mouth. There is plenty of history to discover around the parish church regarding the renowned Reverend Hawker, a notable figure from Cornwall's past. Six miles away, the self-contained village of Kilkhampton offers day-to-day shopping facilities, a café and a pub and supermarkets are only a little further afield at the bustling sea-side town of Bude.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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