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Dog & Guest friendly! Between Mullion village & beach, Sea & Wooded Valley Views

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Mullion, Cornwall, England - Stunning Coastal Location, 5 Minutes Walk to the Beach, 10 Minutes Walk to the Village

OwnersDirect recommend telephone contact between owner and holiday guest before booking. Do please telephone before you book for initial contact and to discuss date and price flexibility, as well as my refund policy, (which Owners Direct cannot correctly display0, but which you will find in my T&Cs Rental Agreement further on in this advertisement). You can access my telephone number via the Prices and Availability section, 'call owner' is located below the 'request to book' green button. Alternatively you can use the 'Enquire Now' button (it is located near the 'Request to Book' button below the photos, as well as in the Availability and Prices section). Now about Cwary Vean:

Cwary Vean was built by Viscount Clifton, circa 1900. The single storey cottage has light, spacious rooms with high ceilings. A small conservatory with table and chairs is the perfect place to take in the sea view or to catch the winter sun. The garden patio area catches the Summer sun from rising to setting. There is a private gate from the garden onto the lane leading down through a grass meadow over a brook less than 10 minutes to Polurrian beach and the coastal path. Situated midway between village and beach, Cwary Vean is ideal for walkers or beach lovers, but conveniently placed as a centre from which to explore the peninsular's wide diversity of villages, beaches, estuaries, woods,moors and exotic gardens. The accommodation is spacious and airy in summer but, with central heating and a log burner cosy and warm in Winter. There is too much to see and visit in a single week on the peninsular-which means I frequently get returning visitors and have made many friends who come every year. Some guests come purely for the peace and quiet of our valley location-they park the car on arrival and do not use it again until it's time to leave. Others use the cottage as a convenient centre to range far and wide (or just to go to the beach every day). Do please telephone if you have any queries or would like any extra information at all.

More Details

Owner
Chris Morley
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2017

About Chris Morley

As a child growing up in the village, the beaches, woods, valleys and moors were all magical places that I explored and loved. Cwary Vean always had a faint air of mystery and quirkiness for me as a youngster. As an 'oldster', I was delighted to be able to buy it in 2000. It had a warm and welcoming feel but, a bit like an old dog in a rescue home, was much in need of TLC (and four years dedicated hard work, which became my perfect retirement project!)

I just love being here and making my holiday home available as a base for guests to have ‘proper Cornish’ holidays. Cwary Vean has been welcoming self catering holiday guests since 2004; I have met some lovely people (including Carole on the beach but that’s another story). I have made good friends whom I look forward to seeing every year & who still make new discoveries every visit.

I always wanted to return to Cornwall and Mullion and the friendly villagers and community of my childhood upbringing. Cwary Vean was the perfect location; snugly placed, in the small quarry from which it was built and named, the house is sheltered from severe weather but retains beautiful sea and valley views. About halfway between village shops, pubs, restaurants etc. & Polurrian beach, the location is the perfect balance between rural tranquillity and accessible village facilities. Here one can relax in peace without hearing much more than a few gulls or passing horses, or go for a pre breakfast swim before heading off to explore the hugely diverse Peninsular. There are so many interesting and exciting things to see and do in a relatively small area that I never want to be anywhere else.

Chris Morley purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Chris Morley chose Lizard Peninsula

I always wanted to return to Cornwall and Mullion and the friendly villagers and community of my childhood upbringing. Cwary Vean was the perfect location; snugly placed, in the small quarry from which it was built and named, the house is sheltered from severe weather but retains beautiful sea and valley views. About halfway between village shops, pubs restaurants & Polurrian beach, the location is the perfect balance between rural tranquillity and accessible village facilities. Here one can relax in peace without hearing much more than a few gulls or passing horses, or go for a pre breakfast swim before heading off to explore the hugely diverse Peninsular. There are so many interesting and exciting things to see and do in a relatively small area that I never want to be anywhere else.

What makes this cottage unique

One guest said ‘this is the best holiday home ever’, maybe because:

•It feels like coming home even on first visit

•The rooms are large and comfortable even for a day indoors

•Mini conservatory & sea view are ideal for catching winter sun.

•It is within a few minutes of beach one way and village the other

•Close to spectacular walks views and beaches

•Picnic patio catches the sun from rising to setting

•Property & patio comfortably private

•House is dog friendly with off lead walks and play areas from the private gate

•Central heating & user friendly log burner

•Excellent location as exploration base

•Parking for 2 visitor cars

•Wifi

•2 colour TVs (+DVD players)

•Owner lives next door for help and advice if needed

•Delicious home grown grapes (sadly only a limited season)

Do please telephone for initial contact and to discuss price and date flexibility, and any further information you would like. My number is available via the phone symbol button, alternatively use the Enquiry button for contact (both are located near the highlighted 'Book Now' button.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Our fourth stay here at Cwary Vean. the cottage is very clean and comfortable with everything you could possibly need"

Sue & Colin with Splash - Cheshire



"Chris made us very welcome and was so helpful with getting our car tyre repaired. An excellent place to come, there are so many walks 'straight from the door'. Local shops very good and easy walking distance. The Old Inn was very hospitable, food was good and they even had a section in the restaurant where we could take the dog".

Dave & Judy Robson with Riley - Oxfordshire



"Chris is very hospitable, kind and generous host. We recommend: coastal walks between here and Church Cove. Pub: Blue Anchor - excellent. Kelynack fish behind Medical Centre, Kynance crab at Lizard. Excellent holiday. Thank you".

Steve & Hilary + Hamish (Bearded Collie) - Coalville
Aug 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mullion in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Handbasin , shaver socket, CH radiator.
  • Bathroom: (off small hall next to bedroom 1) Bath with shower over, wc, hand basin with cabinet and shaver socket over
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: (off small hall from sitting room) King size bed (with mattress topper for extra comfort-removable if firmer preferred), wardrobe, ample cupboard space, dressing table and bedside tables Bedroom 2: (off 2nd small hall from sitting room) Twin beds, chest of drawers, wardrobe, hand basin, colour TV and DVD player
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Cwary Vean is approached off an unmade lane to the gravelled driveway and parking area. There is ample parking at the cottage for more than one guest car if needed.The entrance porch leads in to the open plan kitchen/diner and lounge areas. The cottage has central heating and the added bonus of a log burner plus Wi-fi. Well behaved pets are welcome by prior arrangement at £25 per pet per wk. The conservatory provides a comfortable area where dogs can be left, providing they are happy alone, for short periods while the owners are out. Please note all beaches allow dogs at all times between 1st. Oct and Easter Day, & between 19.00 & 07.00 the rest of the year. Kennack & Mullion Cove & Dollar (next to Gunwalloe) beaches allow dogs at any time all year round .There are also many walks & fields around Cwary Vean for dogs to run and play off the lead. The owner lives next door and is usually available if advice or help is needed. No smoking allowed at the cottage. Outside: Guests can catch the sun from sun rise to sunset in the private garden patio area which has table, chairs and sun-shade. There is a private gate to the lane leading down to the beach or up to the village. A barbecue is available if required. Utility Room: Utility Area: There is a washing machine, iron and ironing board and a deep freezer. There is overhead drying for clothes or wet suits and plenty of shelf space for beachwear or walkers' boots etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and tea towels and a hairdryer are provided. Bath and hand towels will also be provided. Please bring your own beach towels. Other: The small conservatory with sea view provides an ideal place to enjoy breakfast and view or just catch winter sun. The two small halls leading to the bedrooms both have book cases with a variety of books and games.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

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A warm, homely holiday base

  • 4 of 5

I was attracted to this property because it is dog friendly, centrally heated and secluded, yet within walking distance of pubs, shops etc. It is tastefully decorated and furnished as per the website pictures. It is truly a haven for dogs with a gate onto a track leading to fields and a beautiful sheltered beach. The heating alone is efficient but the log burner just adds to the cosiness. There is hot water in abundance so it is no problem for four adults wanting showers and baths. The beds are comfortable and the natural silence aids sleep. The cottage is well equipped and the external conservatory area provides storage space for food and drink (it kept our wine cool), boots and coats. We cooked two roast dinners during our holiday and, although there is limited worktop space, we had sufficient pans and dishes and managed well. I was totally unimpressed with the local Asda's delivery service and would recommend Sainsbury instead. We explored the local area, walking the coast path to Mullion Cove where there is a dog friendly cafe, and in the opposite direction to Poldhu Cove where we enjoyed an impressive breakfast, sitting outside at the Cafe on the beach - in December!! This cafe, which deserves full marks for quality and value, also allows dogs Inside and is open all year, except for two days!! I would recommend visitors bring a powerful torch if planning to walk from the cottage to the village in the evening because the road to the cottage is very uneven. Further afield, we had a fantastic meal in the Cadgwith Cove Inn after a lovely walk over the coast path to Carleon Cove and The Poltesco Valley which has ancient industrial remains to explore. Porthleven, as beautiful as ever, provided retail therapy with its lovely galleries and gift shops. The walk down to Prussia Cove with its dramatic views of the sea, is well worth the effort, as is a stroll around the lovely Trebah Gardens where the gift shops and cafe are worth a visit! Wherever we ventured, it was always a pleasure to return to the comfortable Cwary Vean. Thank you to Chris and the lovely Tilly for the warm welcome and for being so easy going and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well that is really nice to read-Thank you! We do try hard to make our guests glad they came and we also try to contribute in any unintrusive way that we can to the enjoyment of their holiday; so it is very much appreciated when we get such nice feedback. It was lovely to meet you and your family (including Breeze and Reuben) and you will all be very welcome if you decide to come again sometime. Thank you too for the comment about the torch. I am going to look for one today to keep in the cottage for winter visitors to use on the dark evening walks. I think one of the new clockwork ones would be a good idea -no chance of the battery failing halfway home!
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5

A wonderful week in October

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week in Cwary Vean at the beginning of October. The cottage is nestling in a sheltered area on the way down to the beach. The location is absolutely fantastic. The secluded private garden, totally dog safe, has a gate to the footpath that takes you down to the beach. You can either carry on the Coastal path in either direction, or choose to walk across fields and grasslands. You are walking distance to Mullion, a lovely little village where you can buy fish that has just been caught.

The scenery around The Lizard is absolutely stunning.

We were so welcomed by Chris and Tilly. Tilly is such a friendly and good natured dog. It is lovely to stay somewhere where you feel that your host will do almost anything to help you enjoy Cwary Vean and the area as much as he does. We will be back!

Eva & John

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Eva & John for coming to stay at Cwary Vean. Thank you too for taking the time to write such a lovely review for us. It was a pleasure to meet you both (& Elsa) and we would love to welcome you back for another holiday. We do try hard to make the holiday cottage a home from home and to ensure that guests know they are welcome, without intruding on their privacy. When we receive a review such as yours it does encourage us to believe we may have succeeded. As always during quiet weeks we are looking for upgrades and improvements where possible. So far this month we have enlarged the patio and put on a new, taller, entrance gate, I think you will approve. We shall look forward to your return- Thank you!
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5

Secluded, tranquil, beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday. Chris made us feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The location was fabulous; peaceful and secluded yet very close to the beach and local amenities.The cottage itself was immaculate and had everything we needed. Locally, there was plenty to do for our teenage boys (sea kayaking with Lizard Adventure was fun) and Chris recommended some superb restaurants. Also, the village of Mullion had a real community feel with many friendly locals. This was a very special place and we will be back....my husband and I haven't felt so relaxed for decades! Thanks again to Chris for being such a great host.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: hank you Zoe for coming to stay at Cwary Vean. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. Thank you too for taking the time to write such a lovely review-it makes a big difference to us to know how much our holiday guests have enjoyed their stay here and the beaches and places they have visited.I am delighted the recommended restaurants were so successful. The Lizard Peninsular has so much variety of interest that even 2 weeks is not enough, so I am really pleased that you will be coming back to stay -you will be most welcome and I look forward to seeing you all again!
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Secluded, tranquil, beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday. Chris made us feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The location was fabulous; peaceful and secluded yet very close to the beach and local amenities.The cottage itself was immaculate and had everything we needed. Locally, there was plenty to do for our teenage boys (we would recommend the sea kayaking with Lizard Adventure) and Chris recommended some superb restaurants. Also, the village of Mullion had a real community feel with many friendly locals. This was a very special place and we will be back....my husband and I haven't felt so relaxed for decades! Thanks again to Chris for being such a great host.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Zoe for coming to stay at Cwary Vean. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. Thank you too for taking the time to write such a lovely review-it makes a big difference to us to know how much our holiday guests have enjoyed their stay here and the beaches and places they have visited.I am delighted the recommended restaurants were so successful. The Lizard Peninsular has so much variety of interest that even 2 weeks is not enough, so I am really pleased that you will be coming back to stay -you will be most welcome and I look forward to seeing you all again!
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5

A week in Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

The property is lovely and just as described and it suited our family (including 2 little girls age 3 and 5) perfectly. It had everything we needed.

The location near the beach is just fantastic.

Chris (the owner) was very welcoming, we arrived early to beat the traffic and Chris very kindly allowed us in to make a cup of tea before we headed off to the beach which is just a 5 minute walk away.

I would definitely recommend this property to anyone thinking of staying there. It is on our list to definitely come back to.

There are lots of nice local beaches including one at the end of the path just 5 min walk away, the village is only a 10 minute walk where there was a nice playpark for the kids and pubs/shop etc

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming to stay with us, it was a pleasure to meet you all. Your two lasses are about the same age as the children who visited me in my first year of Holiday Letting so many years ago-they are now late teenagers and still coming back to relive their childhood holidays. It is always our pleasure when guests have a great time at Cwary Vean and we would love to welcome you all back for another visit (hopefully with lots of sunshine again). By the way-we have left the electric blender in the Cottage as a permanent facility and this week's guests are making summer fruit drinks with it!
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5

Warm welcome and fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

On arrival, we were warmly greeted by Chris and Tilly and shown where to find everything. The cottage is superbly located and just a few minutes walk from Polurrian Bay in one direction and Mullion Village in the other. We felt cosy and warm during our stay, the wood-burner was great on colder evenings and the conservatory on sunny mornings for breakfast. The Lizard Peninsular is full of spectacular coves and quaint Cornish fishing villages. The Cafe at the Lizard Lighthouse with its amazing views soon became a favourite. We would strongly recommend Cwary Vean to anyone thinking of a stay in Mullion, you will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming to stay and for taking the time to write such a nice review for us. I think this early season part of the year has a lot to offer with the spring flowers in the hedgerows and the promise of Summer returning. We do seem to be lucky with our climate on this bit of the peninsular and Spring sunshine after the winter is just as welcome as our guests! Thank you -come again sometime
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 3
14 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£375
for 7 nights
£375
 
 
Rate 4
26 May 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
 
 
Rate 5
30 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Rate 4
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
 
 
Rate 6
15 Sep 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Rate 7
3 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£300
for 7 nights
£300
 
 
Rate 8
15 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£482
for 5 nights
£675
 
 
Rate 9
5 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£300
for 7 nights
£300
 
 
rate 10
9 Feb 2018 - 22 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£335
for 7 nights
£335
 
 
rate 11
23 Feb 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£300
for 7 nights
£300
 
 
rate 12
23 Mar 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£375
for 7 nights
£375
 
 
rate 13
13 Apr 2018 - 10 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
rate 14
11 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
Summer Rate
29 Jun 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£715
for 7 nights
£715
 
 
rate 15
31 Aug 2018 - 13 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
rate 16
14 Sep 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
rate 17
2 Nov 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£300
for 7 nights
£300
 
 
rate 18
14 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£500
for 5 nights
£700
 
 
rate19
4 Jan 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
£300
for 7 nights
£300
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£715
for 7 nights
£715
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes: All bookings can be made by email and payment electronically or by cheque whichever suits the guest -I do like to have guest contact before bookings are made and accepted; over many years I have found this a sound way of ensuring that guests are happy on arrival and throughout their holiday. It also provides an opportunity to discuss date and price flexibility and to advise you of cancellation refund policy-which OwnersDirect cannot display accurately (you can view them in my Terms and Conditions which are available from this site).
Please note above dates relate to the nights you will be staying. You are not expected to leave the cottage until 11.00 am of the morning after your last night.
Well behaved and reliably house trained pets are welcome at £25-00 per pet per week.
A deposit of one third of total rental is payable on booking to secure your dates. For bookings of two weeks or more the deposit may be made in two stages on request.
The final balance is due 2 months before the start of your stay.
A security deposit of £200, in case of major damage , replacement or 'beyond normal' cleaning costs is due with the final balance. This will be returned within 14 days of departure if no deductions are incurred.
Changeover Day:
Changeover dates over Christmas and New Year have some flexibility as do some out of season dates. Please feel free to discuss your plans with us, if we can work around them we will do our best to be helpful.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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