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Virginia Cottage

(Ref. 1009823)

Portwrinkle near Whitsand Bay, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Super cottage and village thoroughly enjoyed our stay"

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2024

  • "The cottage is amazing."

    We had a lovely stay there again. Such a pretty, peaceful place to relax and unwind. Thanks. X

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Great location, right on the coast path, beautiful sea view. Everything we could need provided for.

    Reviewed by Heather4.4Sep 2023

  • "A lovely week at Virginia Cottage."

    Very well equipped, clean and comfortable property with lovely sea view and quiet location. Hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2023

  • "A wonderful place and a lovely cottage."

    Thanks for a perfect holiday!

    Reviewed by Beatrix5.0May 2023

  • "Wonderful retreat."

    Cosy and warm and if it’s stormy you can watch the sea from your window. The beach is a stones throw away and an easy access walk. The cottage has absolutely everything you might need on a self catering break by the sea. The beds are so comfortable too.

    Reviewed by Dee5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, very clean and stylish but comfortable furnishings."

    Log burner was fantastic for blustery stormy weather. Had a great time watching and listening to the sea. Kitchen well equipped, parking no problem.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a fabulous five night stay."

    The cottage was ready earlier than expected so that was a real bonus as the weather was atrocious on the drive down from Hampshire. It was everything we had hoped it would be, quirky and warm. Lovely comfortable bed with immaculate bedding. The kitchen was fully equipped with more than you normally get in self catering accommodation . The weather was dreadful for all but one day however the drama of the weather seemed appropriate for a getaway to the rugged coastline. Our friends had hired Bayview which is a property to the right of Virginia Cottage so it was great to spend time at their house and come back to Virginia Cottage at night . The pub is a short but steep walk away up the hill, nice food and nice local brew. We enjoyed it very much and we will definitely book again. PS The scones jam and cream and the milk left by the owner was a real treat .

    Reviewed by Patricia3.8Nov 2022

  • "The cottage was as expected, great position and all the amenities we needed for a restful comfortable holiday."

    Reviewed by Frederick4.1Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great position a few hundred yards from a beach, and close to a number of seaside villages."

    Very comfortable and welcoming in a quiet and peaceful location.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Sep 2022

  • "Just back from a weeks stay here with my partner and two teenage girls."

    The cottage was perfect, exactly what we had hoped it would be and more. It had everything we needed plus extras that we didn’t expect, such as tea coffee and sugar, washing up liquid, tea towels, toilet rolls, hand soap..even pods for the washing machine. The kitchen was very well equipped. The scones, jam and cream were a nice surprise and very welcome after a 6 hour car journey. The beds were very comfortable and we all slept so well. I loved that I could hear the sea whilst drifting off to sleep and on waking, it’s so calming. Parking wasn’t really an issue for us as we went for days out and usually got back around tea time when it was less busy and were able to park outside the cottage. We had such a lovely time and we can’t wait to book again for next year.

    Reviewed by Lauren4.4Aug 2022

  • "The cottage is such a lovely place to stay."

    This is our second stay and it feels like home from home with the added extras of piece and quiet,being able to relax and the view is spectacular! Having the beach on the doorstep is perfect. We will definitely be coming back again and again.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback , we look forward to welcoming you again . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2022

  • "This property provides everything anyone could ever need - including a chance to reset, relax and unwind."

    I cannot recommend it highly enough and cannot wait to return.

    Reviewed by Daniella5.0Feb 2022

  • "All very good."

    Well equipped cottage with plenty of extras. Great location for coastal walking. Host contacted us before arrival offering any information needed.

    Reviewed by David4.1Nov 2021

  • "This cottage is a hidden gem."

    It is spotlessly clean with everything you need. The views out of the windows are stunning and the location peaceful and tranquil - just what we needed! We have already booked a return visit.

    Reviewed by Daniella5.0Oct 2021

  • "We liked being close to the sea, enjoying excellent weather, and the friendly chats with visitors making their way to the adjacent beach for swimming and kyaking."

    The only things to watch for in the cottage are the step down from the stairs, the low threshold of the front door, and the floor in the main bedroom - as is typical in old cottages, it undulates somewhat, creating a tendency to feel a little tipsy even when completely sober!

    Reviewed by Don4.7Oct 2021

  • "We have just returned from a wonderful time at Virginia Cottage, cottage was in a stunning location, clean and the treats left were a very thoughtful gesture Thank you."

    Cottage was so clean and comfortable we were sad to leave. We will be returning to this truly magical place.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2021

  • "A lovely location & nice holiday property to stay at for the week."

    Clean & tidy on arrival. Parking at times was an issue & it would have been more convenient if a parking permit was included in the cost of the booking as parking cost an extra £35 for the week & as it was public parking trying to get a space at times was challenging as it was busy during the week we stayed there. The facility has good added extras inc washing machine, iron/ironing board, hairdryer etc. Some items weren’t listed on the booking specification so it would have been helpful to know about these items as I wouldn’t have brought certain things from home otherwise. We were welcomed with scones, clotted cream, jam & milk which was a nice treat. The property had a shared garden which was a bonus. Fortunately the adjoining cottage wasn’t being utilised during our stay so we had extra space & noise wasn’t an issue. It would have been nice if the grass had been mowed before we arrived as when it was (half way through our stay) the garden was far more accessible, allowing us to utilise the bbq. On the whole it was a very pleasant stay & I would recommend to others!

    Reviewed by Michelle3.8Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely time."

    The place is idyllic and cosy. If you are paying the £35 for the weekly carpark, it needs to be in £2 coins.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2021

  • "We have recently returned from a lovely week in Virginia Cottage."

    The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable and quiet. We were 4 adults and the space was adequate. Convenient location for discovering this lovely area. Hopefully we will return.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Jul 2021

  • "The cottage itself was great and the cream tea and milk was very welcome on arrival."

    The property has a washing machine but oddly no iron or ironing board. Portwrinkle is a popular beach location but the beach is fine shale and not sand and therefore possibly not so good for young children, although hundreds of. rock pools will appeal to older ones! Also, while the photos might suggest the sea is just at the other side of the road there is a steep drop beyond the wall. The South West Coastal Path passes within 2-3 mins which makes it an ideal location for walkers.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your holiday. There is an iron and ironing board in the cupboard for guests to use and so we are sorry that you missed it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Jun 2021

  • "Virginia Cottage West is situated perfectly for a couple's retreat or walking holiday,."

    It is right on the sea front and the views are beautiful. The cottage was clean and well equipped. In keeping with the age it has no central heating so there are heaters which were fine for us 2, the hot water took a bit of working out but when we fed this back to the owners they responded. The gentleman who takes care of the property made contact with me on the morning of the booking and left us a cream tea and milk which was very kind and welcoming, he was friendly and helpful and available for the weekend if we needed anything. If you were taking children there and it wasn't summer weather it may be a bit chilly inside and we could hear the conversation of the couple next door in Virginia Cottage East as the partition wall is thin. That could be an issue if one side had early rising little ones and the other didn't! But as we went away without our children for a weekend this was not a problem and we thoroughly enjoyed the peace of the village, walking and losing track of the time! It was a wonderful last minute treat.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.1Apr 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with sea view, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand held shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor wet room
  • Kitchen
  • Living room/diner with a woodburning stove
  • Electric heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric cooker and hob, fridge, small freezer, microwave, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles
  • Note: Roadside parking is available (though not guaranteed) using the parking permit found in the property, please ensure you display the permit as failure to do so could result in your vehicle being clamped, the parking next to the property is private and is not to be used
  • Note: Access to the cottage and garden are shared with the neighboring property
  • Note: This property has no conventional TV reception; a Smart device is available for streaming only
  • Note: There is limited headroom in the bathroom and hallway due to beams; please be careful
  • Note: unfortunately, due to allergies, the property cannot accept any dogs.

The property

With spectacular panoramic sea views along the coast of Cornwall Virginia Cottage is the perfect destination for a small group or family.

Just a hop, skip and a jump from the sea, inside this sweet former fisherman's cottage you'll find comfortable furnishings and heaps of traditional character.

The living room/diner, boasts stunning views and a classic woodburning stove, perfect for warming your toes after a day walking the cliff path.

Take in the ocean vista whilst enjoying a home-cooked meal prepared in the galley style kitchen.

On the first floor are two restful bedrooms; at the front, a spacious king-size room where you can wake to the sights and sounds of the sea.

At the rear, a twin room overlooks the garden and has books and games for children.

Two bathrooms (one on the ground floor) mean that everyone has their own facilities.

Dine alfresco in the enclosed lawned garden and enjoy a BBQ whilst the sun sets.

This peaceful cottage lies in the charming village of Portwrinkle, at the western end of Whitsand Bay.

Home to two sandy beaches and a small sheltered harbour it is a true hidden Cornish gem.

Spend a day on the beach, exploring the many rock pools or try your luck at riding the waves.

Nearby the pretty twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand offer plenty of quaint shops and opportunities for eating out beside the sea.

Plymouth is a short trip by ferry, here you'll find shops, bars, restaurants, museums, and lots of attractions.

With so much to see and do nearby, Virginia Cottage is a perfect Cornish getaway in a truly exceptional location.

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

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About the location


Torpoint 5 miles.

Set in a bowl of hills at the head of a tidal creek that leads to the Hamoaze, opposite the great naval city of Plymouth, Millbrook is located on the Rame Peninsula, "Cornwall's Forgotten Corner". Bounded by the Lynher and Tamar rivers, the Hamoaze and the sea, the area is deeply rural and designated as one of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has a good range of shops and pubs, while close by are the pretty coastal villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, from which a ferry will take you to Plymouth. Along the southern edges of the peninsula are miles of beautiful walks with glorious views of Rame Head. Just a mile south of Millbrook lies Whitsand Bay with its miles of uncrowded sandy RNLI patrolled beach and dramatic cliffs. A superb base for discovering the wild side of Cornwall.

Note: unfortunately, due to allergies, the property cannot accept any dogs.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas