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Sunset Cottage, Bollowal

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

2 bedroom/1 bathroom barn, rural setting and sea glimpses of the Atlantic Ocean

This cottage is a converted granite barn which sits in the courtyard of our farm house, in the idyllic hamlet of Bollowal. It is near the town of St Just, which has lovely shops & pubs only 10 minutes walk away. It is on the foot path to the Southwest Coast Path, along the spectacular coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. The cottage has some views of the sea. It has recently been renovated and is now a lovely space to relax in. It is ideally suited for people who love the outdoors, walking, cycling, etc.

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About The Owner

The owners (Esther and Tony) live next door, and look forward to welcoming you. Esther is an environmental economist and works on projects about the natural environment and the economy. She speaks several languages: fluent English, Dutch, German, and reasonable Spanish and some French, and would be more than happy to tell you more about the landscape, the history and the environment in which they live. Tony and Esther love the outdoors (as much as you probably do), particularly walking, cycling, sailing and a swim in the sea at one of the nearby bathing spots.

Why The Owner chose St Just

It is ideally located for walking the Southwest Coast Path, and the local footpaths around St Just. The area is so beautiful, its nature, the views, the atmosphere, the light - ever changing. There is much to explore around here: the landscape, the flora and fauna, hidden coves, the moors, culture, history, archaeology, myths and stories about the people who have inhabited this extraordinary place.

St Just is an authentic community, where you can buy all your local produces, have a proper pint in a traditional pub - you'd never want to leave...


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in St Just in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , These are bunk beds (one bed above the other).
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • limited accessibility ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Sunset Cottage, Bollowal
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews

Amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Sunset Cottage! Esther and Tony are wonderful friendly hosts, they live next door but have a light touch, helping out if needed but otherwise respecting your privacy. We know and love this atmospheric area but always wanted to stay nearer the coast itself - this place is right by the SW Coastal path, so you can walk to Cape Cornwall from the property, or in the other direction to Sennen (a longer walk). We also walked to Kenidjack and Botallack, and to Porth Nanven beach with its beautiful 'dinosaur egg' rocks. We also had easy access by car to all the sights around Pendeen, Penzance, Marazion, Sennen Cove, St Ives, etc. Nowhere is that far in this part of Cornwall, even Eden is only 1.5 hours away. The cottage itself is aptly named, the sun does go down right in front although the view is a little obscured by the hamlet, we had relaxing evening drinks in the garden. The Garden is a small courtyard at the front, overlooked by Esther's kitchen, so if complete privacy is what you're looking for, or kids' ball games, this isn't the place for you. Our children loved the tiny bedroom which has room only for the very comfy bunk beds. Our room was much more spacious, and could probably have accommodated a kingsize rather than a double bed. The cottage has been carefully thought out and was well appointed, tastefully decorated and clean. Nice little extras -maps, books, games.. The kitchen has all you need to cook and the larder cupboards have supplies of essentials like oil, seasonings, tea, coffee, washing up liquid. I have never stayed in a property that has left proper ground coffee and a cafetiere for guests! The kitchen is compact, with a breakfast bar seating four comfortably. If we hadn't eaten out some days, however, we would have started to feel the need of a dining table. The living room is also very compact, and could do with a 4th comfy seat perhaps, but we felt very cosy with the stove burning - we had some very cold nights for April, which the storage heaters struggled to compensate for. If the weather had been much worse and we weren't able to go out each day, I think the children may have begun to notice the lack of space. These are not criticisms, we loved it, but honest feedback to help families to choose this cottage knowing it's right for them. The location alone sold it to us but we were delighted with the property and the welcome and would love to stay at Bollowal again. Thank you Esther and Tony!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Claire, Thank you for taking the time to provide detailed feedback (all spot on), helping others who may consider a stay at Sunset Cottage. Glad you enjoyed it! Best wishes, Tony & Esther
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We had a lovely week at Sunset Cottage!

  • 4 of 5

A week in Cornwall in lovely weather. We had walks along the coast path With fantastic views, spectacular sunsets at Cape Cornwall, a swim in Priest's Cove, and good meals in St.Just. And Sunset Cottage had everything we needed. It was a charming cottage, well equipped, and Esther and Tony were lovely hosts. The second bedroom was a bit small, but otherwise everything was fine. We had walking distance into St Just, and we met friendly locals everywhere. We take a lot of good memories With us back to Norway. Per Willy W and family

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Per, It was lovely to meet you and your family, and it was great to see you all having such a good time. Thank you for staying with us (and for the bar of chocolate!) Best wishes, Tony & Esther
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Very nice property in quiet area

  • 5 of 5

Our family (2 adults, 2 children aged 7 and 4) stayed for a week in late October. The cottage is well equipped, very nicely decorated, clean, and we found it was a very relaxing place to stay (once the children had gone to bed). St Just provided pretty much everything we needed to feed ourselves for the week, and if required it's only a few minutes drive from Penzance. The cottage itself is far away enough from town to feel quite quiet and secluded. As you'd guess, there are plenty of beaches and things to do, all within manageable distances. The owners were amazingly friendly and approachable. All in all, we were very happy!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - glad you had a lovely holiday.
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Fabulous, sweet place.

  • 5 of 5

I spent 6 days exploring the area and Sunset Cottage was the perfect base for me and my two hounds. Lots of beautiful walks nearby, great cafe in St Just (Dog and Rabbit, yummy breakfasts), clean, comfy and warm with everything I needed.

Sunsets across the atlantic too, just a few minutes walk away down a country lane and enough fresh air and wind to blow away my city cobwebs.

A real treat and I hope one day to revisit. I would definitely recommend the cottage to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Clean, compact & beautifully situated.

  • 4 of 5

A great location. A very clean and well equipped cottage, just a 1 mile drive or a twenty minute walk across five fields into St Just town centre. Esther, the owner was very welcoming and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Indeed, it is a great base for walking! Esther
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A lovely cottage in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and nicely furnished. Had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Very comfy beds and lovely hot shower. Stunning setting, very isolated and off the beaten track. Perfect for relaxing holidays.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback - glad you enjoyed the cottage and the location.
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Nearest Airport
64 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Kings Arms, The Star
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Cape Cornwall Golf Club
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Kings Arms, The Commercial
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Cot Valley (Porth Nanven) <1km, Sennen 8km
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in St Just, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
June rates
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
July pre-holiday rates
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Top summer rates
21 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early September
2 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Late Sept
15 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
October Half Term
20 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Please note that the second bedroom has bunk beds (one bed above the other), which is fun for children who are at a certain age, and are able to climb to the top bed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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