Self-Catering Millbrook

Beachcomber's Cottage Millbrook, Cornwall

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From: €606 weekly Guests 2 Rooms 1 Bathroom 1

Key Features

  • Pet Friendly
  • Near beach
  • Parking
  • By the sea
  • Rural location

Property Description

Holiday home
Beachcomber's Cottage is within a former fisherman's cottage, situated at the foot of the Tregonhawke Cliffs, one mile from Whitsand Bay in Cornwall. This ground floor apartment has one double bedroom as well as a family shower room, it can sleep two people. Also inside there is a kitchen, and a sitting room with a dining area. To the outside, there is roadside parking on the clifftop and a decking area with benches. Beachcomber's Cottage is a perfect romantic retreat in a wonderful area. Note: Children must be supervised due to proximity of open beach and steep cliff path. Note: Property accessed only via steep uneven cliff path and approximately 160 steps, which may not be suitable for those with limited ability. Note: Winch for assistance with luggage available from May 1st to September 30th each year - outside this time the winch may not be available. Note: The beach is dog friendly throughout the year.

Accomodation Details
All ground floor. One bedroom: 1 x double. Shower room with basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area.

This wonderful area of Cornwall is perfect for families with Whitsand Bay which stretches for about five miles ideal for swimming, surfing, and fishing. There are beautiful walks nearby, plus with the coastal towns of Looe and Plymouth within driving distance, there is plenty to see and do, at any time of year.

Cornwall's visitors are constantly tempted back to the beautiful coastline, tiny fishing villages, hidden coves and the world-class surfing. Whatever thereason, Cornwall has long cemented its place as one of Britain's premier holiday destinations.

Electric heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Roadside parking on clifftop. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles.

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Baby Cot
  • Fridge
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
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Key Features
  • Pet Friendly
  • Near beach
  • Parking
  • By the sea
  • Rural location

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Self-Catering Reviews

April 2023
The 161 steps down to the cottage are a bit daunting but the location of the cottage at the bottom of the cliff make the walk well worth it. Reaching it is one of those WOW moments as you are right on the beach with views of the sea from every window. The luggage comes down on a hoist so no need to worry about struggling down with it. The cottage was equipped with everything we needed and was spotless and newly decorated with a seaside theme. Outside was a decked area where you can enjoy meals and drinks right down by the sea you feel so privileged to be there. TIP Take food for at least 3 days as you won't want to leave this idyllic place
September 2022
from arriving to leaving we can not rate this place enough, It is our new favourite place.. It was a steep walk down but definitely worth every step. Jim met us at the top to help with the luggage ( we didn't pack light but was no problem) luggage went down in a winch as we walked down. every step took our breath away. Beachcomber was stunning very cozy but not to small, all essentials were there making self catering very easy equipped with a fridge and freezer which was great as we took enough food for 3 days so we didn't have to go anywhere. The sea was so calming and so close we just sat, watched and dreamed. Its heaven our dogs had the best holiday ever to. we will be back for sure .. Thank you Jim and Nina
Mr Purdy
October 2020
What a lovely place by the beach.. Living in the midlands being able to hear and see the sea for a week was a great escape from it all and we can’t wait to return. The beach is over 3 miles long and it’s dog friendly all year round.
Mr Purdy, October 2020
August 2020
Everything ! ! The ever-changing skies the stunning views on the beach with friendly staff and chips to die for ...what more could you ask ....One thing you do need to be fit and agile to negotiate the steep cliff up and down !
Mrs Kingston, August 2020
November 2019
A great place to stay very quiet and secluded The steps down and up should not be underestimated as I found them hard work .. .......but the beach the view and the location make it worthwhile We went in November and were very luck with the weather , but I can imagine the long summer days on the beach would be amazing Check it out you won’t be disappointed
Mrs Clarke
May 2019
Great place to stay, the owners where very friendly and helpful.. Great to be right on the beach and to get away from everything. Beach is fantastic and so is the local area.
Ms Taylor
May 2019
Mrs French
January 2019
The setting was perfect for a chilled out break on the beach.. Lovely rustic accommodation full of little extra's to make your stay comfortable. The journey down (and up) the cliff is tiring with many steep steps but is well worth the effort for a truely awsome beach holiday. The area is quiet and is ideal for walkers and those who like to visit pretty villages and hidden coves.
Mr Maslen
October 2018
A wonderful cottage in a superb situation.. Excellent hosts.
Tanya C
September 2018
Best beachfront holiday yet. Relaxing waves which soothe the soul to sleep. Mesmerising view that washes away all cares which each ebb of the tides.
Tanya C
September 2018
Beachcombers is the perfect place to regenerate body and soul - from having the time to stop and watch the ever changing scenery to the built in work out of the steps and trail.. Having the cafe next door and the surf school means that having got onto the beach if you don’t want to leave until it’s time to go home, you can stay on what feels like at times your very own private beach resort. Jim and Nina are lovely hosts.
Mr Spiers
January 2018
More needs to be said about the cliff path down.. Whilst this did not bother us, it consists of three sections of steep Tarmac road then 200 steps down which again are very steep. Going back up to your car takes approx 20-25mins. Thankfully there is a hoist to deal with your luggage.
Mrs Bond
May 2017
A first class rental.. Met by the owners and they helped us all the way. The location is idealic and tranquil and met all our expectations. This week was such a relaxing experience.
Mr Little
April 2017
Incredibly beautiful location.. Cottage exactly as described. Fabulous beach walks in both directions. Owners extremely nice and helpful.
Mrs Barlow
February 2017
Fantastic location, beautiful views, walks .. .. Perfection for what we wanted, a stress free holiday ..
Lisa M
November 2016
My partner & I stayed at Beachcombers Cottage for a week to celebrate my 50th birthday. Through out my childhood we holidayed at Whitsands & I remembered the beautiful clean, deserted beaches & crystal clear waters. What a relief to find that little has changed over the years, the beaches are still clean & empty & the place is every bit as wild & beautiful as I remembered. Beachcombers Cottage is at the very bottom of the cliff & is accessed via a very steep & uneven path, a torch is a must in the dark. Thankfully we were were met at the top by the owner Jim who winched our luggage down for us. The cottage is set right on the beach & was once a large stone cafe, it has since been converted into cottages (the owners accommodation plus 2 rental cottages). On our arrival there was a birthday card, chocolates & flowers for me which was a lovely touch. The cottage is tastefully decorated in a nautical theme & despite being mid November was cozy & warm. The kitchen is well equipped with essentials like tea, coffee, milk etc provided for you. The light & airy bedroom continues the nautical theme & the bed is extremely comfortable, There's a good size bathroom with a large shower, heated towel rail & underfloor heating & the lounge is also a good size with a corner sofa, electric fire & the usual mod cons. There are numerous places near by to eat out, the Halfway House Inn at Millbrook does particularly good food. I would happily recommend Beachcombers Cottage; great location, welcoming hosts, clean & well maintained & good value for money.
Lisa M
November 2016
Absolutely brilliant position -could not be bettered if you love the sea.. it is a long way down and of course up the cliff so I could not recommend property if there are any difficulties in climbing slopes or stairs but this is warned beforehand. if this is manageable, the best place ever with very helpful owners.
Lisa M
November 2016
The location of Beachcombers cottage is fantastic.. You could not find a holiday cottage closer to the sea. The cottage itself was really comfortable and the owners were very helpful. Our two dogs are very sad now they are back home.
Mrs Batchelor
October 2016
The holiday was fantastic everything we wanted, perfect for the dogs.. Jim & Nina were very nice & helpful, our only disappointment was the fire didn't work & Jim said he would fix it but never did. Obviously he is a busy man so did not remind him further. But on the whole the place was exceptional.
Mr Gardiner
July 2016
An idyllic retreat overlooking the sea!
May 2016
This is a very unique place to stay and it's quite a privilege to spend time here, you cannot get any closer to the sea. Listening to the changing tides, seagulls and watching the clouds and seascape change by the minute was a fantastic experience. Drop your 21st century stresses and strains as you take the steps down the cliff and go with the flow, by the end of the week you will be sad to leave. Travel light is the best advice, it's an adventure getting there and you'll leave fitter than you arrived but you cannot fail to be charmed by this special place.
Mr Jenkins
April 2016
The location on the beach was amazing. It was a fun place to stay and the dogs loved the beach. It was nice to fall asleep to the sound of the waves.
Mrs Deaman
March 2016
We absolutely fell in love with this property. We have stayed in various properties around Cornwall and this has to be one of the best .The owners were really friendly and helpful but left us to ourselves unless we needed anything. We are going to return.
Mrs Yeatman
February 2016
The location of Beachcomber's Cottage is obviously amazing. It was not an area I had previously visited and now lament how many times I have driven past this area in order to holiday further down in to Cornwall. The owner was exceptionally helpful similarly amazing It was great to find such an incredible bolt hole and to be able to take my two beloved spaniels made it the best UK based holiday I think I can ever remember. True relaxation in its purest form. I had booked to return within minutes of arriving.
Mr Bennett
April 2015
What a fantastic location and our hosts were great and very helpful. Where the place is situated was fabulous and we expected to have paths and steps to go down. A lovely place for a holiday, we will go back again.
Mrs Bradney
October 2014
The location of this property is outstanding - right on the beach.
Mr Cooney
October 2014
The location is fantastic, with unbelievable scenery, the owners are helpful and unobtrusive, the cottage, despite being refurbished was clean and comfortable, and it was an ideal location for our two dogs. It all lived up to our expectations, and would love to visit again.
Mr Daw
September 2014
The location of the cottage is excellent, fantastic beach and the owners were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay there again.
Ms Ainsworth
September 2014
The location is amazing, just above the beach, with high tide right up to the retaining wall.
Mrs Buckley
December 2013
Amazing location, right on beach. Very welcoming and accommodating owner, helpful but not intrusive - perfect. Loved the sound of waves so close. Walked for hours on the beach right outside.
Mr Dielacher
August 2013
A wonderful place to stay.
Mrs Bass
July 2013
The cottage was exactly as described on the site but far exceeded our expectations and the beach dog friendly and beautiful. Definitely 10 out of 10.
Mr Stubbs
May 2013
The location was amazing!
Dianne rimmer
February 2013
A great little place to have a holiday with your dog We took our two staffis who were able to run off the lead on the dog friendly beach. The owners met us on the top of cliff and took our luggage down on a winch. Great idea. The cottage is comfortable and warm, the owners friendly but inconspicuous. Lying in bed we could hear the waves crashing close below at high tide. A very special place
January 2013
We stayed at Beechcombers for our honeymoon.Jim and Nina were very friendly and approachable...nothing was too much trouble. The property was very clean and tidy with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The views were absolutely breathtaking. We are definitely going to book to stay in the property again.
Ms Rimmer
December 2012
Fabulous and unusual location at edge of sea.
Miss Nichol
November 2012
The owners were very accommodating and kind. The scenery was spectacular and the area was extremely clean.
Mrs Dobie
November 2012
The location was stunning - once you'd mastered the steep climb to get to the property it was worth it!!
Ms Pierman
October 2012
The owners were very helpful and friendly and we would definitely recommend. The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed.
Mrs Blackwell
September 2012
Amazing holiday location. The owner treated us like his family. Couldn't have wished for a more perfect holiday.
Mrs Peacock
August 2012
The location of the cottage was amazing. Living on the beach made the experience truly original and magical and made us feel extremely special and privileged to be there.
Miss Wellington
July 2012
The location of the cottage was special in itself.
Mr Morgan
July 2012
The location was stunning. The owner, who lives in the same building, was very helpful.
Mrs Lock
July 2012
Wow what a fantastic holiday location - just perfect. The owners were great, just a joy to be there!
Mr Dewhirst
June 2012
The location can't be bettered makes the strenuous climb down worth it! We were so lucky with the weather had a really relaxing holiday. The accommodation is cosy welcoming very clean. We really liked having a private seating area outside for al fresco eating etc. Would recommend heartily. A little piece of heaven!
June 2012
Quite a steep climb up and down the cliff but well worth it once you get to the cottage. Simply a wonderful location so near the sea. All the while i was there i could do nothing but gaze out of the window at the tide coming in and going out. You can always hear the sea even when the tide goes out, you are so close you could almost touch it from the window! Ideal for excercising your dog or yourself along the beach. The kitchen is well equiped to cook dinner every night as long as you take your own food. The owner lives next door and is very helpful and friendly. He will meet you at the top of the cliff and take your luggage down on a winch. There is a co-op 2 miles away in Millbrook to get provisions. Good weather is preferable but even when it rains and is stormy it's nice to watch the sea. Had a brilliant time there.
June 2012
The car has to be left at the top of the cliff, & the cliff path down requires strenuous effort but boy is it worth it! Right by the best sandy beach in the area with the sea lapping beneath the windows at high tide.The cottage is next to the owners take away cafe & living quarters, but still remains private as the entrance is round the side of the building.There is a picnic table & sitting out area overlooking the beach too, where we took all our meals.The cottage is cosy & very clean, with sea views from all windows.The owner Jim is on hand if needed but not intrusive & Nina's fish pie is very tasty! We were extremely lucky with the weather which makes such a difference to this kind of holiday. I wouldn't recommend this as a base for touring the area, simply because of the cliff climb but others are probably fitter than me & prepared to try. All in all, wonderful place to stay for a relaxing holiday-maybe I should have kept it secret!
Mrs Crockett
October 2011
The wonderful position and view and the fact that it allowed dogs. Bright, friendly and stunning location. The good weather was an unexpected bonus. The winch to deliver and collect luggage etc was an absolute treasure.
Mrs Bagworth
September 2011
The fantastic location! The friendliness of the owner and cafe staff and generally a lovely feeling of homeliness.
September 2011
The place was marvellous. We've enjoyed it very much.
Mrs Cummings
July 2011
Everything about this holiday was perfect, from the position of the cottage to the most beautiful outlook. The dogs was made most welcome by the owners of the property and the on-site lifeguards. The owner was always available if we required anything. This could possibly be the most perfect place on earth.
June 2011
Fabulous position on the beach with the waves crashing around us when the tide came in. Miles of deserted beach when the tide went out. Can't wait to go back.
June 2011
Fabulous position on the beach. Lovely sound of crashing waves and beach all to ourselves. Nice helpful owner and all very friendly.
Miss Robinson
May 2011
The location of the property is amazing. Not for those that can't cope with the walk down the steep cliff but for those that can - fantastic. The dogs loved playing on the beach which was not crowded, in fact we hardly saw anyone else on it.
Mrs Cobb
April 2011
Our stay in Beachcomber's cottage was a very positive experience. We had everything we needed to ensure our stay was comfortable. The fantastic location right on the edge of an unspoiled beach was very special. We enjoyed the peace and quiet, with just the sound of the sea outside the window. Access via a steep climb was a challenge, however, this just added to the remoteness and general atmosphere. We still managed to climb the path everyday to visit the many beauty spots in the area without problems. The owner was unobtrusive but very friendly, and was a great help with our bags at the end of our holiday. He gave us excellent advice and directions including emailing photographs of the pathway down to the cottage and loads of information about local facilities and places to visit. Our two dogs were made welcome and had a blast on the beach every day. The area itself is a plethora of watery inlets to explore and the wildlife is abundant. We found several lovely walks nearby, both along the rugged coastline and across unspoiled countryside. Overall we couldn't have asked for more, can't wait to visit again!
Mr Strugnell
March 2011
Falling asleep to the sound of crashing waves.
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