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Cot Valley Cottage

(Ref. 959067)

St Just, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely little property, well maintained and equipped."

    Only thing like to have seen would have been a boot tray to out dirty walking boys on rather than standing on a mat by main door.

    Reviewed by Anthony3.8Feb 2024

  • "On arrival we found a fantastic welcome basket with lots of yummy goodies."

    We knew Alex was away for the weekend but she'd let contact details just incase we needed anything. The cottage itself is cosy, warm & well equipped. The sea is a 5min walk along the road & St.Just is handy to for supplies. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday staying at Cot Valley Cottage.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Nov 2023

  • "Superb very comfortable cottage in a beautiful place."

    Owners friendly and helpful and made us very welcome.we loved our stay.many thanks.

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Cot Valley Cottage is our peaceful retreat, a place where we feel completely at home and can relax."

    Alex and Alec have provided all we want. It is easily accessible for our needs and the walk to Porth Nanven Cove is a few minutes away and a wonderful viewpoint for glorious sunsets. This was our second holiday at Cot Valley Cottage and we will be back. The location is perfect, the roads are very narrow and almost isolated from the rest of the world. Thank you Alex and Alec for another wonderful break!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our third visit to Cot Valley Cottage."

    It's just perfect. You couldn't wish for a more peaceful, tranquil spot.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful property and lovely location."

    Just perfect for a quiet relaxing comfortable break. Would highly recommend and the welcome pack was just wonderful.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2023

  • "A beautiful property in a wonderful setting."

    We did not want to return home. A clean and fresh cottage with the lovely sound of the stream to wake up to. Wonderful welcome pack and a lovely owner, Alex. We were very lucky to have such wonderful weather considering how bad it's been. The only downside to that was how hot it was at night. Would definitely return and advise friends and family to go. Definitely a 5 star rating

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Aug 2023

  • "Everything you could wish for in a holiday cottage."

    Superbly equipped, light, very comfortable, and tastefully decorated. Secluded spot in the delightful Cot Valley, and just a short walk to the cove, with footpaths also available right next to the property. Parking right next to the cottage.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wonderful weeks relaxing stay very comfy and warm cottage lovely to meet Alex ..."

    Wonderful weeks relaxing stay very comfy and warm cottage lovely to meet Alex and Alec they were very helpful great welcoming hamper all in a excellent setting

    Reviewed by Louis5.0Apr 2023

  • "Cot Valley Cottage is a perfect place for exploring the beautiful coast on foot around Land's End."

    No need for the car; a footpath just outside the cottage leads to the Coastal Path. Alternatively a short walk to St Just gives access to an excellent hop on hop off bus service that runs around the peninsular from St Ives to Penzance. The cottage itself is in a delightful quiet location with two sets of patio doors leading directly onto a private sunny patio set besides a babbling brook. There is a car parking space next to the cottage. Inside, the cottage is modern, comfortable, warm and cosy. It is very well equipped and has been very tastefully decorated and furnished. The modern kitchen has everything that you would expect to find, likewise the modern bathroom. The owners provided a very generous and thoughtful welcome pack to start your stay; they live close by if you need them but they respect your privacy. To summarise, Cot Valley Cottage is as good as they come and we have visited many excellent Sykes cottages in great locations. John and Linda April 2023

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely little place to stay."

    Gorgeous location. Well equipped creating a high standard cottage. Comfy chairs and sofa. Friendly owners who don’t interfere. Plenty of walks out from the front door. Lovely welcome pack including luxury items as well as some essentials! Would highly recommend as a peaceful break.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cot Valley Cottage, it’s a beautiful, peaceful spot to relax."

    The welcome basket of goodies was very generous & the cottage was warm, comfortable and equipped with everything you could possibly need.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Cot Valley Cottage."

    .. it was nicely furnished with excellent quality linens, towels, cutlery and pots etc and we even had a welcome pack with eggs, milk, butter, croissants, jam, biscuits and a nice bottle of NZ Sav Blanc. The owner came down to meet us and ensure everything was OK and explained the best way to get into St Just, about 15 minutes away. The situation of the cottage is rural and superb for peace and quiet but close to the beach and paths/tracks for walking, running etc. A perfect place to stay...

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Feb 2023

  • "This was my second visit to Cot Valley Cottage and it didn’t disappoint."

    The scenery was a different kind of beautiful going in the autumn/winter rather than the summer and waterproofs are a must if out walking but we had a lovely time. Would recommend to anyone who wants a getaway from it all break.

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Nov 2022

  • "Having stayed in many self catering cottages over the years,this was so comfortable,well equipped,and,the welcome basket and flowers a lovely touch."

    Felt like a welcome guest,not just a place to stay for a week.

    Reviewed by Thelma5.0Oct 2022

  • "This cottage is a secluded piece of magic in a beautiful lush green valley minutes walk away from a picturesque tiny cove."

    The view of the Gunnera and sound of the babbling brook from the bed was stunning. I can’t recommend it enough and we will be returning.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was our second visit to Cot Valley Cottage and the cottage and the valley were just as wonderful as we remembered."

    We didn’t use the car all week, walking from the cottage along the coastal path in both directions and up into St Just is delightful. We enjoyed a few lazy afternoons on the beach at Porth Nanven. We also took the circular coaster bus service from St Just, which has amazing views from the open top deck. This was the first time that we have returned to a cottage for a second visit, but this cottage and its location are so perfect we will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2022

  • "From the moment I first contacted the owner to sort out the 'get in' to the moment we left this was a wonderful week."

    We were welcomed with perhaps the most impressive basket of goodies I think I have ever seen in a rental. The spec at Cot Valley Cottage is top end and the cottage is very comfortable. The space has been optimised all the way down the line. The gunera provided wonderful shade and the breeze off the stream made for a delightfully cool week amidst the heat of August. The cottage is at the bottom of the owners' graden, but you'd hardly know. And in any case, the owners are so helpful that why wouldn't you want to bump into them? This is five stars plus. The location itself is terrific. Ten minutes to the beach, 15 to the shops... Park the car and don't drive anywhere for a week.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "5* luxury in peaceful and beautiful spot."

    Great location to explore so many places . Great walks from the door. Owners very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Mandie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage down a very narrow quiet lane."

    Lovely kitchen and furnishings. Welcome pack was a very nice touch. Nice walk to a rocky beach cove. Everything we needed apart from more fresh towels. No phone signal but excellent WiFi in the cottage. Only downside was a drain smell in the bathroom but this could have been due to the very warm weather recently.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have had a look into the drains but we could not find anything, but we are trying other avenues. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn4.7Jul 2022

  • "This is our fourth stay at Cot Valley and it is always a real pleasure to stay here."

    The cottage has everything you need and the location is superb for walking, swimming and wildlife. There is so much to see and do in the surrounding area with some of the best walks and sunsets in the country. We have always received a very warm welcome from the host Alex.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely hideaway."

    Green and peaceful. Stream running by. Very well equipped. Delightful owner. What more can we say? Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2022

  • "The welcome that we had was wonderful, lovely roses on the table and a basket of goodies."

    Alex was there too welcome us and to show us around. Everywhere was spotless and there was all that you needed in the cottage. We will definitely be returning to this lovely location.

    Reviewed by Maureen4.7Apr 2022

  • "Cot Valley cottage is an exceptional, secluded, modern property set in the heart of a beautiful, idyllic, valley a short walk from the coast with nearby access to the South West coastal path."

    To say that this cottage is situated in paradise is no exaggeration. When sitting outside there is the calming sound of the nearby stream running along side the patio through the valley leading to the sea. The sound of bird song and nature is bountiful. The inside of the cottage is stunningly decorated with a high quality kitchen, bathroom and furnishings throughout the cottage. The owner Alex was lovely, very helpful and provided an excellent supply of equipment for our self catering stay. A wonderful welcome hamper was much appreciated. We cannot rate this cottage highly enough and it has to be the best self catering accommodation we have ever stayed in. It is set in a dream location, only a five minute walk to the sea and conveniently located for a lovely twenty minute walk into St Just.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2022

  • "It was amazing beautiful location and very clean slight smell of drains but to be expected due to rain and location would go back."

    Reviewed by Dawn4.4Oct 2021

  • "The owners were very helpful"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Quiet and tranquil spot; Cot Valley is a special place."

    Recommendation to use the footpath walk to Carrallack Lane into St Just - picturesque, safer to walk and overall less steep to walk up than the road.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2021

  • "A beautiful setting and enjoyable short walk to the sea."

    The cottage itself was very well equipped, very comfortable to a very high standard an absolute gem. Such a lovely place to relax and enjoy. Just what we needed after a particularly busy time at home.The host was very helpful and all communication good friendly and clear: The welcome tray of goodies was so good and thoughtful and milk in the fridge too. Highly, highly recommend

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a very relaxing break at Cot Valley Cottage, very quiet and secluded."

    Drive down to the property can be tricky, passing places have not been maintained on the last bit going down to the property. Lovely walk up to St Just and down to the beach. Perfect for exploring Cornwall and close to the Coastal Walks. The property is immaculate and very well fitted out. Alex and Alec were very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Jul 2021

  • "Superb holiday in beautiful location."

    Excellent accommodation which was clean and well equipped. The cottage is around a mile from the centre of village of St Just, and about a quarter of a mile from the sea. The peaceful location is perfect for those who enjoy walking, and is best suited to those with a moderate level of fitness. Great location for birdwatching and photography. The shoreline and cliff walks at Porth Nanven are a great place to see and hear Cornish Chough in their natural environment. Altogether an enjoyable and memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cosy little spot, ideal for escapism."

    Remote idyllic location. One recommendation is book your meals out prior to your holiday in peak season. St just has a few eateries but need to prebook

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jul 2021

  • "Cot Valley Cottage is beautiful and has everything one would need to make a stay very enjoyable."

    It is set in a lovely location and is central to a good range of walks in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Jul 2021

  • "This quiet retreat ticked all the boxes in comfort ."

    Exceptionally well equiped, and really well thought out accommodation.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0May 2021

  • "Your website does not contain a telephone number for contact."

    This was frustrating as I wanted to ask something about the property and could not find an easy means of contacting you.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2021

  • "We told the owners that the cottage "Was not perfect, but it was extremely close to being perfect."

    " It must be at least 99%. Will probably book it again, perhaps next year..

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2021

  • "We had actually stayed at this property before so we already had high expectations of what to expect & I’m delighted to say it was just as lovely as the first time."

    The owners are very thoughtful & hospitable people & they always provide a lovely gift basket & fresh flowers to welcome you . The property is to a very high standard & the location was ideal for what we wanted.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Oct 2020

  • "We enjoyed our stay very much."

    Perfect spot for walking and exploring. Cottage was lovely and had everything needed. The owner was very friendly and superb welcome basket waiting for us.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Oct 2020

  • "A very comfortable stay in a quiet spot."

    We knew the area well and were keen to explore more of the walks in and around Cot Valley and the beautiful surrounding area. Alex and Alec were charming and welcoming hosts. They had made every effort to make our stay a good one and, I know, if there had been any problems, they would have remedied them immediately. The cottage is down a narrow lane, which, may not suit everyone but it's not busy and we were able to pass up and down with no problem..other than trying to avoid rather a lot of birdwatchers.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2020

  • "This cottage is superb."

    A lovely location with walking from the door and everything you could need. Alex, the owner is friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location, immaculate"

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Cot Valley Cottage."

    It was exactly as shown in the pics and super clean. Everything you could want was there for you with extra touches like dressing gowns and lovely Molton Brown toiletries. Loved the welcome basket too, The goodies went down a treat, thanks very much. Great location too and really relaxing and quiet, just what was needed. Would defiantly book again and would recommend. Rachel and Lisanne.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2020

  • "An extremely well equipped cottage in an attractive, peaceful setting."

    Highly accessible coastal walks and short climb up to St Just. Local area is stunning with Sennen Beach the highlight.

    Reviewed by Elspeth5.0Jul 2020

  • "Stayed over Christmas period, made very welcome and every effort was made to make my stay comfortable, big hamper of Christmas goodies and cottage nicely decorated, very pleased will go again."

    The location is ideal for walkers especially along the coast to Sennen.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2019

  • "Because I have a disability, the single storey, attractive, modern accommodation with an accessible shower is ideal."

    The holiday is particularly well suited to walkers because the Coastal Path is within a short distance, but non - walkers can relax and enjoy the special environment surrounding this cottage.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2019

  • "What a fantastic experience I've had with Sykes!"

    From the very first I made through to my actual stay,nothing could have gone any smoother. This has been the most relaxing holiday we have ever had. Alex was the perfect host, so warm and welcoming,she made us feel totally at home. I could say so much about her, thank you so much Alex. We live in a town and it felt like we were on a retreat.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Oct 2019

  • "Our second visit to this lovely, beautifully-situated cottage."

    Of all the places we've stayed at in Cornwall over the years, this is by far and away the best.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2019

  • "Cot Cottage is a beautiful cottage in an amazing location."

    Well worth visiting this fantastic area of Cornwall to get away from everything and relax. Definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2019

  • "Just perfect!"

    Cot Valley Cottage is a little piece of paradise, a stunning location with everything you could possible need for a fabulous holiday. Alex and Alec made us feel extremely welcome. We had a wonderful holiday and would love to return.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jul 2019

  • "Cot Valley Cottage is in a very quiet location in Cot Valley which runs from St Just to Porth Nanven in Cornwall."

    The cottage is ideal for anyone wanting a quiet holiday away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The cottage is equipped with all the modern facilities required. Not far from the South West Coast Path its in an ideal location for the more energetic holiday maker.

    Reviewed by Rodney5.0Jun 2019

  • "Simply but beautifully decorated, immaculately clean, remote, quiet, extremely comfortable and basically just magical."

    We loved it so much that, while we were there, we booked on-line to return next June for 2 weeks. No complaints whatsoever. Owner was lovely and welcoming, best place we have ever stayed and would wholeheartedly recommend it. NB Could have done with a couple of tea towels and a cheese grater

    Reviewed by S5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, peaceful and relaxing."

    The owner was very welcoming and left lots of useful information. Despite all the lovely restaurants in the area it was so relaxing and comfortable we ate in most of the time.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2019

  • "In relation to Cot Valley cottage, the standard was very high - it was spotlessly clean, comfortable and exceptionally well equipped."

    Alex Maund was very welcoming and considerate and provided a generous welcome hamper. The Cot Valley setting was secluded and beautiful - overall, the holiday was lovely. Linda and Michael.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2019

  • "Perfect location for a complete getaway."

    Situated next to the fast running River Cot with stunning view of National Trust Heritage site on the opposite bank, Cot. Valley Cottage is beautifully designed and equipped. Plenty of storage space and every comfort provided. Wonderful welcome hamper and warm welcome from hostess Alex. Cottage situated next to SW Coastal Path and numerous other footpaths to sites of historical interest. We enjoyed fabulous coastal walks in all weathers and cosy mornings/afternoons in . A delightful venue for two weeks absolute ‘chill’. Thank you Alex and Alec - we’ll be back.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Feb 2019

  • "Small but clean and comfortable cottage with friendly owners"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2018

  • "Cot Valley Cottage is nestled in the valley next to a stream only 10 minutes walk from Porth Nanven beach and a 15 minute stroll into St Just."

    It is beautifully decorated and furnished and is perfect for any couple looking to get away from it all. Wild life, spectacular scenery and the Coast Path are literally on your doorstep. If the weather permits, sitting eating on the patio with the sound of the brook rushing past below is an absolute delight.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2018

  • "The situation of this cottage is excellent, within easy walking distance of the lovely Porth Nansen, short driving distance of St Just And the Mining Heritage Coast."

    Longer driving took us to most of the sites of Cornwall. The cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, peaceful and all that we wanted."

    Welcome was very warm and hamper was a real bonus. Would recommend and maybe one day return.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2018

  • "We really enjoyed staying at Cot Valley Cottage."

    It is perfectly situated for anyone who wants to leave the car parked for a week and wants to walk the South West Coastal Path. St Just is only a 15 minute walk up the lane (past the Llamas) for all your grocery needs. There is also a very good chippy in the square. The cottage is extremely well designed, beautifully furnished and has everything you need. Alex and Alec gave us a very warm welcome. They are very thoughtful and genuinely want you to have a good stay. The sea and one of the best sunsets in the country is only a 10 minute walk down the unspoilt Cot Valley. The area has lots of wildlife especially Cornish Choughs, Kestrels and buzzards. If you are lucky you can see the bats as you walk back up the valley after sunset. We spent a week here and really enjoyed it and would not hesitate to go back.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jul 2018

  • "We had a lovely time at Cot Valley Cottage and enjoyed exploring the area on foot!"

    The welcome pack was brilliant and very much appreciated. The cottage was very well equipped with everything you need the owners have definitely gone the extra mile to ensure their guests are well catered for. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was exceptional, very well equipped , clean and comfortable."

    We were given a welcome hamper which was wonderful .All items in cottage were of a very high standard .It is a quiet and relaxing location .The owners are welcoming and friendly and extremely helpful without ever being intrusive. Absolutely no complaints.

    Reviewed by Penny5.0May 2018

  • "A fabulous cottage."

    The location is stunning and the cottage had everything we needed to relax in comfort and style. We loved that we could easily join the coastal path and enjoy long (or short) walks, but also had easy access to St Just with good pubs and lovely shops and galleries.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2018

  • "The location was great and the cottage was of a very high standard for a holiday rental so would thoroughly recommend."

    The only reason for not re-booking is we always like new adventures and places to visit.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2017

  • "A lovely cottage, beautifully presented, in an lovely location."

    The only problem is that if one arrives back from a wet or muddy walk, there is not really anywhere to put coats and dirty boots etc.

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Sep 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size bed
  • Shower room with basin and W.C
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso coffee maker, fridge, Smart TV, Blu-Ray player, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, towels and bath robes inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Note; there is no washing machine at this property
  • Children are not accepted at this property.

The property

With dreamy surroundings and a beautiful interior, this romantic retreat for two is the perfect place to escape and unwind.

Cot Valley is a well kept secret; a lush sub tropical valley with just a handful of houses, it runs down to the sea at Porth Nanven Cove.

Step inside and discover an open plan living space and a serene bedroom with picture windows looking out to the stunning National Trust owned Architectural Heritage Site opposite.

The decor is contemporary calm, with a pocket sprung memory foam bed, crisp linen, fluffy towels and bathrobes ensuring a restful stay.

Outside is a small patio with garden furniture for relaxing and dining.

The sea is just 10 minutes' walk away so you can enjoy a morning swim followed by breakfast on the sunny terrace beside the stream.

Sitting pretty in deepest West Cornwall, the immediate surrounds are tranquil and green.

It is easy to understand why it is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it is also a Site of Special Scentific Interest.

Less than a mile up the lane is the ancient town of St Just, the most westerly in Britain.

This friendly little place has several good pubs, cafes and delicatessens as well as several art galleries, including Kurt Jackson's Jackson Foundation.

Fine dining pubs and restaurants are popping up all over West Cornwall so head to The Beach Restaurant at Sennen Cove or The Old Coastguard Hotel in Mousehole for a culinary treat.

Wave chasers can surf at nearby sandy beaches Sennen Cove or Gwynver or head on around this dramatic stretch of coastline past Land's End to Porthcurno.

St Ives and Penzance are also within easy driving distance.

Each very different, these coastal towns are both worthy of a day trip.

For simpler pleasures, don your walking boots and head out on foot to explore this incredible corner of the county.

Cot Valley Cottage is perfect for walkers, beachcombers, golfers, artists, romantics and breaks at any time of year.

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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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Note: Regretfully, children are not accepted at this property Note: There is no washing machine at this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas