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Delightful 300 Year Old Cornish Cottage On North Cornwall Coast

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

cottage in Trevarrian, near Newquay, Mawgan Porth and Padstow, Cornwall, England - 10 Minutes Walk From Spectacular Coastline And Beaches

Three bedroom cottage, sleeping five, in Trevarrian, North Cornwall. Set between Newquay and Padstow, Trevarrian is a small hamlet well positioned to make the most of local beaches and attractions. Lilac Cottage has a cosy feel with modern appliances, parking for two cars, front and rear gardens and two bathrooms (one ensuite to the master bedroom). Mawgan Porth beach is within walking distance of the cottage, offering a family friendly beach with fantastic surfing, superb rock pools and a variety of restaurants and cafes. Watergate bay, home of Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall is less than a mile away, with its spectacular high cliffs, two mile long sandy beach offering surfing, kite surfing, rock pools and various eateries. Padstow, with its beautiful harbour, lobster hatchery, award winning pasty shops and home to Rick Stein's famous restaurants and deli, is a short drive away. The famously scenic Camel Trail starts and ends here. Bicycles can be hired.

Sam Colborne
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Sam Colborne

Having grown up in Cornwall, it was only natural to come back as an adult to have my own family. I work locally, and know how much the area has to offer. My wife, two daughters and I love our home, and we are delighted to share it with you.

Sam Colborne purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Sam Colborne chose Mawgan-in-Pydar

The North Coast of Cornwall is a spectacularly beautiful area to live in! With dozens of beaches within striking distance, it offers a great range of activities from relaxing walks to extreme sports, such as surfing or coasteering. It is possible to be on a quiet cove one day, cycling the Camel Trail the next and exploring the tropical biome at the Eden Project on another, depending on your interests. Cornwall is at its best in the summer, with fresh air, cleans seas and great locally produced food available in numerous restaurants. Whilst seemingly remote, Cornwall is well connected to all areas of the UK via road, rail and air links.

What makes this cottage unique

Lilac Cottage is a cosy, comfortable cottage in which one can unwind after a day on the beach. There are several beaches. (In fact you could visit a different beach every day of a seven day visit and never drive more than 5 miles to get to them!) Whilst retaining several of its original features, Lilac Cottage is modern and well equipped for visitors.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you for letting us stay in your delightful cottage."

"You have a fantastic home!"

"We had an amazing week in Lilac Cottage. Thank you."
Mar 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mawgan-in-Pydar in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite bathroom to bedroom one with shower, wc and basin. Separate family bathroom with freestanding bath with shower/ mixer taps, wc and basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , This is a small bed, but has been used comfortably by adults
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with a king size double bed, flatscreen TV and en suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with a single bed.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Free Wi-Fi. Secure outside storage for bikes etc. Whilst adding character and warmth to the cottage, the traditionally low ceilings on the ground floor are 6' 4" high. Pets are not allowed. Outside: Front and rear gardens. The rear garden includes double swings (used at guests' own risk). West facing front garden includes a picnic table. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is provided but towels are not. Cleaning will be done on a weekly basis for those guests whose stay is longer than one week.


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Delightful 300 Year Old Cornish Cottage On North Cornwall Coast
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews

Fantastic house in a wonderful location - exceeded all expectations

  • 5 of 5

The house exceeded all expections, there was everything that we needed and more. The photos cannot do the house justice - it's incredibly spacious,comfortable and very welcoming. Lovely to come back to after a day on the beach.

It is ideally located for walking to the beach at Mawgan Porth or Watergate Bay. Stunning coastal walks too.

We all had a fantastic time and have some very special memories of Lilac Cottage and our holiday in Cornwall.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely seaside cottage

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday here - it's like staying in a friend's house rather than a standard holiday let, and our two girls (5 & 7) in particular loved the the decor, books and gardens. The cottage is old, but has all the facilities you would need (towels would have been nice though). We were very comfortable inside, with enough space for visitors too. The local village is quite small, but the pub is friendly and well run, and the food was good when we ate there. Mawgan Porth is the local beach and very good - it's not an easy to walk , but 3 mins by car, and the property is within reach of many other great beaches. On the two wet days we went to Newquay and the Eden project which are both a fairly easy drive. Overall we were delighted to stay here - it's a genuine historic Cornish cottage, and a great location for a holiday. We will try to book again when we return to Cornwall.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying here. There is absolutely everything you could ever need for a family holiday, including childrens cutlery and plastic plates/bowls, stacks of books, fantastic wifi... The list is endless! This cottage is well situated - just a short 10 minute drive from Newquay and right next doir to watergate Bay, a beautiful although very busy beach. Inside Lilac cottage is more spacious than portrayed in the photos, with a huge kitchen/diner. plenty of space for clothes and luggage, a secure bike shed, quiet surroundings and close-by access to the north Cornwall coastal path. My children loved it here. In fact, they were as happy staying in as going out!! It was a real adventure for them. Can't recommend this property and it's owner enough.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage with lots and lots of character, plenty of room. For 5 people, so much so you could of even squeezed an extra bed in one of the rooms and a sofa bed in the downstairs living room there was that much space. My son particular enjoyed playing the piano in the living room as he plays the keyboard already. Very cosy at night. Location is excellent for everything! Slap in the middle of two awesome beaches with amenities at both. Very convenient pub just round the corner, serving excellent food and drink. I can't fault it. Garden is compact but not a problem as the beaches are so near and you stay on them until late, so no need to spend time in it. Does have seating in the back a swing and seating in The front as well which is a nice sunny spot to have a cup of tea in. Very pretty garden. We would defo recommend it, Only downfall for me is having such a big family only one part of our family would be able to stay, need two lilac cottages lol!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Cornwall International
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mawgan Porth
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
70 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Watergate bay
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Mawgan Porth
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Cornwall's North Coast offers a diverse range of activities to suit all ages and interests. Surfing: The beaches local to Lilac Cottage offer excellent surfing for all abilities. For those without their own equipment, there are numerous surf hire outlets locally. Nearby Newquay offers further surfing beaches, surf shops, surf schools and the Boardmasters Festival, Britain's largest surfing and music festival. Walking: there are many opportunities for walkers to enjoy. The stunning Coastal Footpath is easily accessible from the cottage.


Watergate Bay is one mile away. Mawgan Porth is even closer. The stunning Bedruthan Steps are a short drive away, about one mile beyond Mawgan Porth. Newquay, with its range of beaches is three miles away. North and South of the cottage is a procession of delightful, family friendly beaches, both well known, and little secrets to discover. Walking out of the cottage, one can be stood at the top of spectacular cliffs on the coastal foot path within 10 minutes.


Newquay's Cornwall International Airport is two miles away, with connections to domestic airports including London, and the Isles of Scilly.

Newquay has a railway station connecting guests to the national rail network. National bus services operate to and from Newquay and regional services offer connections from Trevarrian to Newquay and Padstow.


In addition to the many beaches in the local area, Trevarrian is well placed to access local attractions:

The world famous Eden Project is less than 15 miles away.

Newquay Zoo and Blue Reef Aquarium offer family friendly excursions, and are three miles from the property.

St. Ives, with its art heritage and Tate St. Ives is 30 miles away, and offers a great day out. Penzance and Land's End are all within driving distance.

Further Details:

Mawgan Porth has a well stocked general store for most of your daily needs, including off license, groceries and newspapers. There are a range of good restaurants and cafes. Newquay is the nearest large town, with several supermarkets, banks, multi-screen cinema, restaurants, nightclubs and a public swimming/fun pool. Truro, 15 miles away offers a beautiful cathedral and further shops, banks and restaurants.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mawgan-in-Pydar, West Country

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nightly Rate
21 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Break
28 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
2 Sep 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Guests can arrive after 4pm and must depart by 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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