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Our top 10 cosy cottages

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, what better reason to plan a spontaneous escape to the coast with your loved one? Here are our top 10 romantic boltholes to tempt you this year...

1 Menague, Rock

Small but perfectly formed, this cosy retreat is perfect for two, with an extra bedroom if you are bringing the children along. Spend days enjoying romantic strolls along Rock beach and evenings snuggled up together on the plush sofas at 1 Menague. It would be rude not to indulge in a bubble bath in the massive freestanding bath tub with a glass of local fizz on the side.

Lounge at 1 Menague, a self-catering holiday home in Rock, North Cornwall Relax in the cosy lounge at 1 Menague complete with Sky TV
Rock beach, North Cornwall Stroll along Rock beach to Daymer Bay, hand in hand

Kate Cottage, Rock

The ultimate love nest, Kate Cottage is a world away from it all. Enjoy a romantic break to remember in this picture perfect cottage on the banks of the Camel Estuary. Take in the dreamy views and explore the grounds of the private estate together. Take your loved one out for dinner in one of the well renowned restaurants located nearby in Rock or hope on the ferry to Padstow.

Exterior of Kate Cottage, a self-catering holiday home near Rock, North Cornwall Kate Cottage is a truly special place to spend quality time with loved ones
View from Kate Cottage, a self-catering holiday cottage in Rock, North Cornwall Relax on the patio at Kate Cottage and watch as the tide rises and falls in the estuary

Wheel Cottage, Rock

Nested by the water's edge, this idyllic fisherman's cottage offers couples an authentic Cornish cottage experience. Cuddle up in the large window seat and watch the boats bobbing on the estuary and the lights of Padstow twinkling in the distance. With everything in easy reach of Wheel Cottage, you can indulge in a truly relaxing escape with that special someone in your life.

View from Wheel Cottage, a self-catering holiday cottage in Rock, North Cornwall From your private, estuary view garden at Wheel Cottage you can watch as the boats sail by
Ferry to Padstow, Rock, North Cornwall Hop on the ferry from Rock to Padstow for a romantic meal at Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant

Padilly, Rock

Wander down the Rock Road from the charming Padilly and discover cosy cafes and fantastic restaurants. After a relaxing walk on the beach, wrap your hands around a steaming mug of Italian hot chocolate at the Blue Tomato Café or treat your loved one to a delicious lunch with a view at the Mariner's Pub - a collaboration between Nathan Outlaw and Sharp's Brewery.

View from balcony at Padilly, a self-catering holiday home in Rock, North Cornwall Start the day in style with a relaxed breakfast on the balcony with views of the estuary as your backdrop
Rock, North Cornwall Admire the views across the water to Padstow from Rock's excellent restaurants and pubs

Drum Fish, Polzeath

After a day frolicking in the surf, return home to Drum Fish to wash off the sand and catch the famous Polzeath sunset. From the balcony at Drum Fish you have a prime spot to admire the beautiful colours with a glass of something cold in hand. This stylish coastal love nest is perfect for lovers of the sand and surf.

View from balcony at Drum Fish, a self-catering holiday home in Polzeath, North Cornwall Check the surf or just gaze out to sea from the balcony at Drum Fish
Polzeath beach, North Cornwall Polzeath beach is popular with surfers who love the laid-back ambience and the beachside restaurants and cafés

Seabreeze, Polzeath

Right in the heart of Polzeath you will find Seabreeze, the perfect surf pad. From here you can be on the sand in moments so why not book a private couples surf lesson with one of the excellent local surf schools? The stylish log burner will be waiting to warm you both up afterwards.

Bedroom at Seabreeze, a self-catering holiday home in Polzeath, North Cornwall The cool, contemporary style of Seabreeze makes it the perfect couples retreat
Polzeath beach, North Cornwall Enjoy learning to surf together and reward yourselves with a hot drink in one of the beachside cafés afterwards

Endymion, Polzeath

Nestled between sand and sea and rolling National Trust land, Endymion makes the perfect base for couples that enjoy walking and exploration. Join the South West Coast Path and enjoy the stunning scenery along the way. Return home and soak up the cosy atmosphere of this charming coastal abode.

Endymion a self-catering holiday home in North Cornwall Endymion provides stylish coastal living with surf and sand to the front and rolling fields to the rear
The Rumps, Polzeath, North Cornwall Pack a thermos and walk the beautiful and undulating route from Polzeath to The Rumps

2 The Old Bakehouse, Port Isaac

This dreamy love nest can be found nested down a narrow cobbled street in the heart of Port Isaac. From 2 The Old Bakehouse you can explore this quaint fishing village and sample the culinary delights nearby. Choose from two of Nathan Outlaw's excellent restaurants or one of the many charming and traditional harbour side pubs.

2 The Old Bakehouse, a self-catering apartment in Port Isaac, North Cornwall Perfect for two, enjoy contemporary living in the heart of Port Isaac, just a stone’s throw from the harbour
The Fish Kitchen, Port Isaac, North Cornwall Just around the corner is Nathan Outlaw's Fish Kitchen, set within a 15th century fisherman’s cottage overlooking Port Isaac harbour

The Linhaye, Port Isaac

Head out for a day of exploring the South West Coast path from The Linhaye. Take in the beautiful, challenging route between Port Quin and Port Gaverne and then reward yourself with a glass of something cold at one of the traditional harbour side pubs in Port Isaac or Port Gaverne. On your return, warm your toes in front of the fire and enjoy tranquillity of staying in the heart of the Cornish countryside.

The Linhaye, a self-catering holiday property in Port Isaac, North Cornwall The Linhaye is tucked away in a peaceful location with easy access to beautiful local walks
Port Gaverne Hotel, Port Gaverne, Port Isaac, North Cornwall The Port Gaverne Hotel makes a perfect end destination; here you can indulge in great food and wine

Penquite Cottage, Port Isaac

This chocolate-box cottage will be your favourite Cornish discovery. Set amongst the most beautiful settings, this traditional retreat is perfect for a romantic getaway. After a day exploring the beautiful north coast, come home to Penquite Cottage, put your feet up and snuggle by the fire in the cosy lounge.

Penquite Cottage, a self-catering holiday cottage in Port Isaac, North Cornwall Relax in the picture-perfect and peaceful Penquite Cottage
Hot Chocolate by the fire in North Cornwall Enjoy a mug of steaming hot chocolate by the fireside in Penquite Cottage

From sunset walks along the beach, to clifftop picnics, north Cornwall has everything you could want for a romantic holiday. If you can't escape for a whole week we also offer short breaks out of season. Book your hideaway for two.

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