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Chough Cottage

(Ref. 1061129)

St Just, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • clean (6)
  • lovely (5)

16 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent place to stay with everything we needed,"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2023

  • "I've stayed in many cottages over the years in St Just and was extremely pleased with Chough Cottage."

    The cottage was very clean, had a lovely shower room, the Kitchen had all you needed for your stay. Close by are all amenities Pubs, shops, cafes and Free car parking along with buses if needed and of course superb walks and coastal scenery. In all a great stay.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, well situated."

    Wonderfully well equipped. Nice not to be expected to put the bins out as I was with a different company.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Chough Cottage is a pleasant and airy cottage."

    It is clean and has a comfortable bed. The sofas as mentioned in a previous review are not so comfortable. Sykes state that pets are not allowed in this property. However the key collection details (received after all money has been paid and just before the holiday) describe it as ‘Pet Friendly’. Further, in the cottage comment book someone describes having stayed there happily twice with their dog. It is absolutely essential that Sykes sort this mixed messaging out because people with allergies definitely do not want to stay in a house where pets, no matter how well loved, have been staying previously. Also the shared yard described by Sykes as being a place for ‘enjoying a glass of wine in the shared courtyard ‘is stretching it somewhat. The outside yard is excellent for hanging out washing but is in reality a place where the wheelie bins for the cottages are kept.

    Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry you believe that pets have stayed or are welcome at Chough Cottage. There is no entry in the comment book from anyone with a dog as nobody with a dog has ever stayed there and the No Pets rule has been adhered to. I have just checked the details for key collection and cannot see any reference to the property being pet friendly but will contact Sykes to check that the entry visible to the public is correct in this regard. I myself am allergic to animal hair and wanted the property pet free. The two photographs of the shared courtyard clearly show its size. It gets the evening sunlight and is perfectly pleasant to sit in. It is described as a courtyard and is typical of properties built of the era, to house tin miners in the locality. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Moya3.1Aug 2023

  • "A very nice, clean and adequately comfortable cottage which was perfect for a week's stay."

    We were very happy with cottage as we were not expecting 5 star luxury. Bed was comfortable and shower very nice (mind the step). Sofa not the most comfortable, but not a major issue. Would stay there again.

    Reviewed by Amyn4.4May 2023

  • "Chough cottage is in a great location close to the town where there are shops and restaurants ."

    The cottage was clean and comfortable and well equipped the location is fantastic and from your doorstep you can walk to beaches and countryside we had a perfect stay and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0May 2023

  • "Property recently (I would guess) and tastefully renovated to a good standard, and as described on website."

    Cosy and comfortable, on the whole. Although I think, from memory, the owners' information pack may have requested visitors not to amend radiator settings, we did feel the need to adjust the heating a little, whilst being as mindful as possible of current energy supply issues. (We arrived in a spell of exceptionally cold December weather and I suspect the house might not have been occupied during to preceding week, so we did invest in some additional fuel for the woodburner - which is a great asset to the house, by the way - and it took a while to warm the place up to a comfortable level. Not meant as a complaint, of course: just an observation/feedback for the owners.) The complimentary "goodies" provided on our arrival were much appreciated - thank you. All in all, an enjoyable winter break.

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Dec 2022

  • "The cottage was immaculate and well equipped."

    Cosy and warm. It is well placed for the amenities of St. Just and great walks from your doorstep.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Nov 2022



    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was clean and comfortable and a perfect base for exploring the west of Cornwall"

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jul 2022

  • "Wonderful stay."

    Chongjin Cottage is perfectly located, so much to see and enjoy in and around St Just. Will be returning asap.

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely Cornish cottage with amazing views over the fields and out to the Ocean."

    Everything was cleaned and well maintained with a lovely cream tea on arrival. We were a bit cold on the first night but learnt how to wrangle the radiators and wood burner and from then on we were lovely and cosy. St Just is a fantastic village with all the local amenities and the local scenery and cliff top walks were outstanding. Looking forward to coming back again

    I love St Just. It is so near many lovely beaches and outstanding scenic walks as well as interesting art galleries, etc. something for everyone. Glad you liked the cottage and made it cosy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Mar 2022

  • "Everything was spotless and delightful Amazing cottage, in a fantastic spot Bedding top quality, finished to a very high standard."

    THanks for a comfortable, enjoyable stay. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2021

  • "Great cottage very comfortable only one small negative was we had to make single bed up"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage had everything we needed when we arrived."

    Reviewed by Jenna5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a lovely 3 days at Chough Cottage, it was spotlessly clean and decorated to a very high standard."

    St Just is perfectly placed to visit many of the western beaches and we took the picturesque back road when visiting St Ives which was a treat. Definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x bunk room
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking available or free off-road parking in public car park 5 mins walk away
  • Shared courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: The stairs to the first floor are narrow

The property

Chough Cottage is located in the quiet Cornish town of St Just - a stunning end-terrace old granite cottage sleeping four, boasting a fusion of modern fittings whilst retaining the character of a miner's home.

Make your way inside straight into the light and airy open-plan living room with original beams where the morning sun streams in across the solid oak floor․ In the evenings settle down in front of the wood burning stove for an intimate cosy evening in front of the TV or fun and games with the family.

Tucked away behind is a compact kitchen space equipped with sleek appliances, including a dishwasher and microwave, for your self-catering needs․ Meals can be enjoyed at the family dining table.

The ground floor also houses a washing machine and has a spacious bathroom with a generous shower.

Make your way up the stairs where the landing offers a glimpse of the Cornish countryside and far-reaching sea views, before getting a good night's rest in the spacious, stylish bedroom with king size bed․ The second bedroom offers comfy bunk beds and beautiful views of the sea and glorious sunsets.

Enjoy a relaxing glass of wine in the shared courtyard at the bistro table, taking in the evening sunshine and the fresh sea air.

The town centre itself is a short stroll away from Chough Cottage and boasts all amenities needed for your stay with several lovely cafes, welcoming pubs, take-away options, a good supermarket and several independent food stores as well as many interesting galleries and art and craft shops․ Something for everyone.

St Just-in-Penwith is the furthest westerly town in England, close to Land's End, and part of a World Heritage Site designated for it's long and interesting tin mining history․ In the centre of the town is Plain-an-Gwarry, an open air theatre used for miracle plays in medieval times and revived for 2021․ This space is also used for the Lafrowda, week long, festival.

Within easy walking distance is Cot Valley and the little secret gem, Porth Nanven cove, with it's prehistoric remains and interesting geology․ Walking north along the S W Coast Path there are stunning views out to sea and disused engine houses dotting the landscape inland before reaching the Bronze Age settlement at Cape Cornwall and, further along, Levant Mine and Beam Engine, now preserved by the National Trust․ A short distance to the south is Sennen - a large, sandy beach loved by families and surfers alike․ This area offers outstanding, awe-inspiring views and true Cornish beauty.

Within a short drive, or using the open-top bus, are many other fascinating places to see and visit․ Geevor Mine, the fabulous outdoor Minack Theatre above the stunning Porthcurno Beach and must-visit Museum of Global Communications; Penzance and Penlee House Museum and the outdoor Jubilee Pool.

The beautiful fishing villages of Newlyn, Mousehole and St Ives are all within very easy striking distance and, for plant lovers, Trengwainton Gardens run by the National Trust.

Chough Cottage provides a great welcome for an unforgettable escape to west Cornwall.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Penzance 7.2 miles; St Ives 12.9 miles.

St Just is the nearest town to Land’s End and is situated approximately eight miles west of Penzance. The town itself is an ancient settlement that has a strong mining history and there are several monuments and prehistoric antiquities to visit including the Bronze Age settlement at Cape Cornwall. St Just is ideally located for visitors to explore the far west of Cornwall as it is situated on the edge of the moors and close to the beautiful north coast. In the centre of the town is Plain-an-Gwarry, a theatre used for miracle plays in medieval times, and in more recent times for the Lafrowda Festival.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas