As seen in Monty Halls' 'series 'The Fisherman's Apprentice' on BBC2.
Pebbles is a traditional fisherman's semi-detached cottage situated in the heart of the Cadgwith Cove. Sunny and south-facing, the whitewashed cottage provides very comfortable accommodation and is full of character. Pebbles has its own patio and sheltered garden with sea glimpes, which makes a lovely private suntrap and provides ample seating to enjoy alfresco meals. It is only a few yards away from the beach where you can bathe or watch the daily activities of the local fishermen, and central to all the amenities of the cove.
You can enjoy freshly caught fish and crab in the Old Cellars Restaurant or in the Cadgwith Cove Inn, the local pub and social hub of the village. The Inn is the venue for a thriving Folk Club on Tuesday nights and traditional Cornish singing every Friday. In high season, seafood barbecues, fishing competitions, gig racing, a regatta and a folk music day are social highlights.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cadgwith 70 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||20 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay or Plymouth, Nearest railway: Redruth or Truro|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Further details indoors|
Living room with large inglenook with woodburning stove, open beams and satellite TV. Additional sitting room with sofa, chairs and bookcase with a selection of books for guests, french doors lead into the garden. Dining room with open beams and feature fireplace. Kitchen with electric cooker, fridge/freezer. Bathroom with bath, WC, shower, wash basin, washing machine and unusual porthole feature. Separate WC and wash basin.
Two double bedded rooms and one twin bedded room, all with views over the village. Shower room marble-tiled with shower, wash basin and WC.
The cottage is warmed by night storage heaters and a wood burning stove in the sitting room.
|Further details outdoors|
South facing private garden and patio area with table and chairs. Washing drying facilities. Views across the village and sea glimpses. Private parking space next to the cottage.
Linen and towels are provided.
Highchair and travel cot included free of charge (we request that guests bring their own cot linen).
Pets are allowed at the extra charge of £20.00 per pet per week.
Mobile phone reception is poor in the cove, the cottage has a telephone with incoming calls only (telephone number 01326 290 176). There are public call boxes and most pubs have a payphone. The cottage has WiFi.
There are few street lights, a torch may be useful.
Special note: The cottage is quite close to the village pub and some visitors notice occasional noise, particularly in hot weather.
Cornwall enjoys an excellent climate with very mild winters and summers that are almost Mediterranean in nature. This climate has in turn helped with the growth and development of a wealth of botanical gardens in Cornwall that have become renown worldwide.
Located at the southernmost end of the British Isle, in the county of Cornwall, the Lizard Peninsula is bordered on three sides by the sea, and the Helford River to the north. The name the Lizard is believed by some to come from the Cornish word “lezou” meaning headland. The National Trust owns a major proportion of the peninsula, and this helps in keeping it unspoilt and unchanged. Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Lizard Peninsula has some of the most spectacular scenery in Cornwall.
There are many small coves, once used by smugglers to land their kegs of French Brandywine, and beaches to be found at the Lizard, and the South-West coastal path is very popular with walkers. When people come to the Lizard they are inspired by the scenery to write, take photographs and paint. Many people go there just to escape the hustle and bustle of their daily lives.
The Peninsula has a maritime past and many shipwrecks can be seen all along the coastline. From old barquentines and schooners, to steamships from the late twentieth century, even fishing vessels that capsized near the coastline, and old submarines rusting in the waves, are all just a part of the scenery.
Cadgwith is a picturesque fishing village with whitewashed thatched cottages lining the sides of the valley and a small fleet of colourful fishing boats winched up on the shingle beach. The fact that the boats are still in use and the local pub (The Cadgwith Cove Inn) is renown for it's singing of Cornish songs of a Friday evening is testament to the traditional character of this village still being alive and well. The village also has a thriving gig club. Cadgwith featured in the film 'Ladies in Lavender' and is the base for Monty Halls' series: 'The Fisherman's Apprentice'.
The cove has two beaches - the fishing beach where you can watch the daily activities of the fishermen. A small rocky outcrop called the Todden separates this from the adjacent (swimming) beach
Places to visit and see on the Lizard Peninsula
Sandy beaches: Kynance Cove, Kennack Sands, Poldhu, Coverack, Polurrian, Gunwalloe.
Villages and places of interest: Cadgwith, Porthleven, Mullion, Coverack, Porthallow, St Keverne, Porthoustock, Helford River, Frenchman's Creek, Port Navas, Durgan, Manaccan, Goonhilly Downs.
Interesting towns: Helston, Falmouth, St Ives, Newlyn, Penzance, Truro.
Gardens nearby: Trebah, Glendurgan, Trengwainton, Trelissick, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Eden Project.
Things to do: Golf (at Mullion), short golf (at Helston), horse riding (from Ruan Minor), cycling (from Mullion), fishing (boat trips from Cadgwith), diving (at Porthkerris or Cadgwith) and surfing (best at Porthleven and Kennack Sands).
Events: 8th May, Helston Flora Day. 2nd July, Ruan Minor Vintage Rally. Mid July, St Keverne Ox Roast. All August, Regattas and fishing festivals in the area. Every Tuesday night, Folk singing in Cadgwith Pub. Every Friday, traditional maritime singing in Cadgwith Pub. At Christmas time most Cornish villages are decorated with fairy lights at night and on Christmas Day there is swimming at Cadgwith and Coverack.