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Salty Cottage

(Ref. 976321)

Morwenstow, Cornwall Show on map


  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • 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

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage and surroundings were lovely."

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Sep 2023

  • "Could not have asked for a better cottage for our holiday."

    The location was brilliant for our dogs as it was quiet with the big garden, the beds were comfy and the cottage had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Rachael4.4Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage with all amenities we could wish for."

    Our boys loved the garden - made a great football pitch! Lovely comfy beds. We went to the local pub twice and the shop once - all the locals were friendly and welcoming. Only down point is that we found quite a few dog hairs and a slight smell of dogs. But overall a wonderful stay.

    Apologies for the dog hairs Kathryn, thanks for letting us know and we will work harder on that. Good you enjoyed the stay, especially the beds which we also think are pretty good ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.7Jun 2023

  • "Amazing two week stay at this beautiful cottage."

    It was close to all amenities, but still felt like you were in the beautiful countryside. We didn't want to leave. Will definitely be back next year.

    Reviewed by nadina5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a fantastic location, the garden was safe and secure for our three dogs and we enjoyed the peaceful setting."

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Apr 2023

  • "The property was fantastic very clean, very well equipped, cosy and warm."

    . Slightly bigger shower unit would be advantageous as it's very small but other than that it's great.

    Reviewed by Tracie5.0Apr 2023

  • "What a fabulous find Salty Cottage was for our holiday."

    Perfectly situated close to the heart of the village and public footpaths for lots of on foot exploring across the countryside or coastline, and also only a short drive back to the main A39 when we wanted to get further afield. We found the cottage well equipped for all our needs and it was warm & welcoming on arrival. A fabulous lawn space for our friends doggie to explore and run around in with the added comfort of knowing he was safe and couldn't escape too! It really was a home from home holiday with the added bonus of us being treated to some Cornish April sunshine, win win! Having explored the area on foot and southwards down to Duckpool, and via car to Port Isaac, Tintagel Castle, the Eden project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Nectans Glen & Boscastle, plus a trip over the border into Devon and Hartland Abbey we came home looking forward to finding another slot in our diary to be able to return, it may have been our first visit, but we certainly hope it wont be our last. Our only feedback is to others viewing this property, its larger than the photos look and you certainly wont be disappointed in the space it provides, we were more than comfortably accommodated as 4 adult and a pooch without feeling like we were all in the same space, and the 2 bathrooms plus downstairs loo also meant we never felt like anyone was hogging the bathroom! :) Thanks to the owners for such a lovely holiday cottage.

    Thank-you so much Janene for such a full and enthusiastic piece of writing! As we enter our seventh year of Salty we sometimes wonder if we are still doing things right, so your comments are great to read. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janene5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, really well equipped, as a family who have allergies it's lovely to stay somewhere that has proper facilities for cooking meals as we can't eat out."

    Really comfortable beds and the dog friendly garden was wonderful for the dogs who loved the beaches close by! Have already passed on details to friends and family!

    Thank-you for your feedback Kathryn, it is much appreciated. The pillowcases are anti-allergy as well. Hope to see you again. David & Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Mar 2023

  • "A beautiful and homely cottage in a very quiet and picturesque area, ideal for exploring North Cornwall and Devon as well walking the Coastal Path."

    The cottage had everything we needed and the log burner made our evenings very cosy. The enclosed garden was an added bonus and our three dogs loved exploring the large space. We had a lovely weeks stay and our only regret was it went too quickly. Would thoroughly recommend Salty Cottage.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in quiet setting."

    Comfortable and, when needed, very warm. Plenty of hot water. The en-suite room in particular we thought was a little luxury and with a great view. Owners were very responsive when the oven developed a problem - sorted within 24 hours. A minor disappointment was that prior occupants had felt it acceptable to leave dog poo on the grass. And such a large and green lawn too.

    Thank-you for your feedback Paul. Appreciate the positives and telling us of the problem. We will see if we can implement extra checks on the grass at housekeeping time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was just as described and provided a lovely home and garden for the week."

    The garden is secure and spacious. The mainly ground floor accommodation was well set out and comfortable. The upstairs bedroom was beautiful. The area is scenic and there are many places to visit locally.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Sep 2022

  • "Utterly peaceful location and well equipped, clean house with large flat garden for the dogs."

    Happy dogs = happy dog owners.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent property."

    Lots of extras making it feel home from home. Set in countryside so peaceful. Lovely big secure garden. Plenty of room for children to play or dogs to run.Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2022

  • "Better looking garden furniture and washing line would have enhanced the visual outlook as the garden was lovely."

    Hi thanks for your feedback. The parasol was damaged in a storm and we did promptly order a new one which got lost in transit. So we have ordered another that is due on 10th June. We are down ourselves soon and will review the garden furniture (which we bought in 2016) but yes the washing line (inherited from pre-history) is not beautiful and likely needs a replacement. (July 2022 washing line has been replaced.) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4May 2022

  • "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 Kerry5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great cottage, big and spacious."

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

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Feb 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 Ian5.0Feb 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 Neil5.0Dec 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 Joanna5.0Nov 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 Iain5.0Sep 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 Clare5.0Sep 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 Clive5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday in superb accommodation."

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Jun 2021

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

    Hope to return .

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jun 2021

  • "Perfect"

    Reviewed by Su5.0May 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 Chris5.0May 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 Sally5.0Apr 2021

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

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Apr 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 Andrew4.4Oct 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 Linda5.0Sep 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 Victoria5.0Aug 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 Jennifer5.0Dec 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 Stephen5.0Nov 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 Guy4.1Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

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

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Sep 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 Marie5.0Aug 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 Sue5.0Aug 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 Wendy5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in quiet location."


    Reviewed by Allison4.7Jul 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 Graham3.4Jun 2019

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

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

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Apr 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 Linda3.8Mar 2019

  • "Well equipped cottage."

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

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Mar 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 Chris4.1Feb 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 Lee4.7Jan 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 Leonard5.0Dec 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 Rosie3.8Sep 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 Derek5.0Sep 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 Catherine5.0Sep 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 Marie5.0Jul 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 Catherine5.0Jun 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 john5.0May 2018

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

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Jack5.0May 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, quiet and peaceful."

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

    Reviewed by Robert4.7May 2018

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

    Fantastic thanks.

    Reviewed by A5.0Mar 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas