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Only metres from coast path, two 2 bed cottages & 2 vintage railway carriages - The Old Coach (Sleeps 2, 1 Bedroom)



Updated: 25-Sep-2016
Cottages in Cadgwith Cove,The Lizard, West Cornwall, England - Situated in quiet and secluded 2 acres above Cadgwith Cove, only 100metres from the coast path

The Coach House is situated in over 2 acres of grounds above unspoilt Cadgwith Cove on Cornwall's stunning Lizard Peninsula. The Devil's Frying Pan and coastal path are only approx hundred yards from the property. The working fishing village of Cadgwith Cove with it's stone and thatched cottages, pub, tea rooms, gift shops and beaches, is also only a few minutes walk. Poppy & Willow cottages are quiet, tastefully decorated 2 bed roomed properties, perfect for families or couples, whilst Henrietta and The Old Coach are unique oak framed vintage railway carriages. Both carriages have been here since the 1920's, and are just perfect for a romantic break. There is also a stream, goats, ducks and chickens! With wooded areas bordering 3 sides of the grounds, there is a wealth of wildlife including foxes, badgers and bird-life. The main house was re-built in late 2008-2009 and now offers 2 'cottage-style' holiday lets. Each property is equipped with a modern kitchen (including washing machine - except the Old Coach), Freeview, internet access (cottages only) and all have a private garden with picnic table, lights and BBQ. Guests are encouraged to make use of the grounds and picnic tables, and children love feeding the animals!

'The Fisherman's Apprentice' Monty Halls and his partner stayed with us in Willow for 4 months, whilst filming in Cadgwith. Their daughter was born whilst living here, and Willow was her first home!

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Details for holiday cottage The Old Coach (Sleeps 2, 1 Bedroom), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Nestled beneath a Cedar tree in a quiet corner of our 2 acre plot above the Cove, 'The Old Coach' was originally built around 1880 for the Egyptian railway as a luxury railway carriage before arriving in Cadgwith in the early part of the last century.

She still retains many of her original features, making her the perfect setting for a totally unique and romantic break for 2!!

This train carriage also has her own private garden with BBQ, fully equipped kitchen and shower room and plenty of heating for cosy nights in.

Freeview and DVD player provided.

Price includes a complimentary cream tea on arrival or, to start your visit in style, a bottle of champagne (for a small additional charge when booking). This property does not have a washing machine.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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About the Owner

We have lived in Cadgwith for ten years now. We fell in love with the area many years ago (Paula has been coming here since she was a small child) so when the chance came to move here with our three children, we simply couldn't resist it.

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13 Reviews

based on 13 holidaymaker reviews


Wonderful quirky home from home

  • 5 of 5

Lovely quirky railway cottage in an amazing position above Cadgwith and a few steps from the coast path, what could be better. The owners were lovely, everything spotlessly clean and a delicious cream tea to welcome us. Highly recommended to anyone wanting some peace and quiet and relaxation. The local pub serves excellent food in a great atmosphere.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Unique accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Lovely converted railway carriage, cosy and comfortable, with welcoming hosts.

Paula was extremely helpful in making sure we had everything we needed for our stay and I'd love to return one day. The setting was quiet and peaceful and it was only a short walk (although steep) to the cove where we bought delicious freshly caught crab and lobster.

All in all I couldn't fault it in any way.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Holiday in Beautiful Surrounding with lovely hosts 👍😊

  • 5 of 5

Paula and Paul were lovely the Old Voach was comfortable, beautiful and had everything we needed. the animals were very friendly and entertaining. The position was perfect for stunning walking on the door step and drives out to lovely places. The Cove is lovely and we were made very welcome by the locals. Didn't seem able to walk past The Cadgewith Inn without popping in for a drink a chat or a lovely meal. We came away vey happy and relaxed. Highly reccomend 😊😍

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Zoe Neil and Thor

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved it...

The coach house is beautiful,everything you need, perfect decor with little touches, my partner loves trains so was perfect for us.

Paula and Paul are so welcoming. Cream tea on arrival yummy.

I'm so pleased I got to spend the week here. Cadgwith is stunning we loved the coastal walks and the cadgwith cove do lovely food and are very welcoming live music a must.

Missing the goats, ducks n cockerel who made me laugh!! Oh not forgetting the cat sleeping on the sails n bugsy (goat) not being impressed by it..

We are already planning our vist back 😃 Would recommend 100% to family n friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Paula, Paul and family, you have the most amazing place and it was perfect for our honeymoon, so tranquil.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to meet you, and so pleased you enjoyed The Old Coach!
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A Perfect Stay in the Old Coach, Cadgwith

  • 5 of 5

We contacted Paula prior to our stay to ask if it was ok to arrive late as we were travelling to Cornwall after work, and she said she would leave the lights on and the keys for us. Our trip down was smooth, and we arrived just as the sun went down over Cadgwith. We pulled into the site, and straight away could see the absolutely gorgeous Coach House in the grounds, with the shutters up and a warm glow and lighting coming from within. You cannot imagine my excitement! The carriage itself is just down the path from the parking, and I left my hubby to bring in the luggage while I simply drooled over what met us. The old coach is super quaint, homely, vintagey and it was warm from the small stove (electric) which gave the inviting glow. The beautiful bed, complete with floral duvets, throws and cushions was inviting after a long drive and we couldnt wait to unpack and relax.

The coach is well equipped with everything you'll need, and there was a cream tea waiting for us on the cute pine table in the corner. The fridge contained milk and clotted cream from a local dairy in traditional glass bottles and jars which added to the whole feel of nostalgia.

We closed the original shutters and had the most perfect nights sleep in this magical place, awaking to find goats, ducks and cockerel not far from our door - simply idyllic! Paula introduced herself to us and she is simply lovely, and it seems nothing is too much trouble to ensure a relaxing stay. The old coach is a fabulous, unique holiday home, with many home comforts. The site is immaculate, and the location is great for touring and visiting the whole of the lizard and further. We found the coves and harbours simply gorgeous and had a lovely week. I would recommend the Old Coach House to anyone, and we will return next year. Thank you Paula, we loved it! xxx

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we look forward to seeing you again!
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From the Owner

We have always loved Cornwall and in particular the Lizard. Having visited Cadgwith many times over the years, we never dreamt we would be given the opportunity to live here in such a beautiful and spectacular location. With it's working fishing beach, swimming beach, friendly pub and shops/cafes, Cadgwith offers a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The spectacular coastline offers unique walking opportunities either in the summer or even when winter storms pound the granite and serpentine of the rugged local coastline. Paul regularly contributes on a Tuesday evening in the pub, where he is well known for playing his guitar, bouzouki and even his double bass!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Beach : Cadgwith Cove at 300 Metres


The nearest swimming beach is in Cadgwith Cove itself and is only 5 minutes walk. The coastal path joined less than 50m behind the property. Other local beaches include the stunning Kynance Cove (3 miles), Kennack Sands (3 miles) and Poldhu Cove (6).


Newquay is the closest airport for in-bound flights and is some 40 miles away. Hire cars are available. Flights to the Scilly Isles are available from either St Just or Penzance (25-30 miles).


The local shops and pub are only 5 minutes walk. The larger town of Mullion with several pubs, shops and facilities is 5 miles away. Helston is 11 miles away.


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please telephone/email or visit our website www.coachhousecadgwith.co.uk for online booking. A 30% deposit is normally required within a week, with the balance payable at least 2 weeks prior to arrival. Short breaks are welcomed in low season, prices from only £50 per night, per property. Min 2 nights.

Changeover Day:
Customers are requested to arrive no earlier than 3pm and are requested to vacate the property no later than 10am on the day of their departure. Normal changeover day is a Saturday. Out of season we are flexible and offer long weekends and short breaks.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per property per week.
Prices include all bedding, towels, heating, complimentary toiletries and a full cream tea on arrival. We also supply basics such as tea towels/sponges/cleaning products etc.
For breaks of 2 weeks we are happy to supply clean bedding/towels/etc for your 2nd and subsequent weeks.
Low season short breaks available, from £50/night, please call for more information.

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From the Owner

There are a number of benefits in staying in Poppy or Willow. Both properties are built and equipped to a high modern standard but retain a relaxed cottage style charm. You can choose to relax in the quiet surroundings offered by the large grounds and stream or you can take advantage of the proximity to the Coastal Path and the Cove itself. The Cadgwith Cove Inn and Cellars Restaurant are within walking distance and both offer evening meals. Locally caught fresh fish can be bought daily in the Cove. Live music is also available in the pub with Folk Night on a Tuesday Night and local singers on a Friday night.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The cottages are centrally heated with additional electric towel rails provided in all bathrooms.The carriages are heated by electric heaters, independently controlled by guests. All heating and electricity is included in the price. When booking Willow it is worth noting that, due to it's stream-side location, young children should be supervised at all times. All properties are non-smoking properties. We can accept pets by prior arrangement and there is small supplement incurred.(except Willow - no pets) Outside: Within the 2 acre site, each property has it's own private garden/patio area including furniture and barbeque.

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