6.9 miles SW of Bude

Menaring Cottage

At a glance
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Bedroom details

2 Bedrooms (Sleeps 4 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x king

Bedroom 2

1 x double

Perched high on the cliffs with uninterrupted sea views, this oh-so-charming cottage on the north Cornish coastline is just perfect for couples and families. Dog friendly, it sleeps up to four lucky people and sits in a pretty hamlet, not far from Crackington Haven.

Step inside and you'll receive a warm welcome, where open-plan living makes the most of the incredible views, and means you can spend time together, whether you're cooking, eating, or simply sat relaxing and gazing out of the windows. There's two bedrooms, one with an en suite and the other with a separate bathroom, so both are well-equipped in their own right - a real plus if you're friends staying together.

To the front, the amazing garden with even more spectacular views is the jewel in this retreat's crown, where ample seating and a secure space for dogs means you can truly relax and make the most of this most Cornish of retreats.

Set on the north coast close to Crackington Haven, there's a host of things to see and do in the area, from Boscastle, Tintagel, Port Isaac and Padstow to the west and Widemouth Bay, Bude and the Hartland Heritage Coast to the east. Head inland and you have both moors - Bodmin and Dartmoor - for wild, spectacular walks.

Living and eating

The living space is gorgeously open plan with the kitchen and dining area to one side and the sitting area to the other. With vaulted ceiling, gorgeous stone floor and incredible sea views, this is a room you'll want to spend plenty of time in.

At the far end you'll find the cosy wood burner, set back snugly into the wall. There's a sofa and two armchairs to sit back in, and a pouffe to rest weary legs. In addition, there's a Smart TV for catching up on your favourite series or film, and a DAB radio.

At the other end of the room, the smart kitchen with blue and cream cupboards is fully equipped with everything you'll need, with an electric oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, and washer dryer.

Between the two lies the dining table that easily seats four, set close to the windows to make the most of the views and a handy distance from the kitchen.

Sleeping and bathing

Menaring Cottage has two pretty bedrooms to choose from.

The master bedroom is bedecked with a bed knobs-and-broomsticks king-sized bed, with wardrobes and shelving for storing away your belongings. There is a pretty marble sink in the bedroom, as well as a shower.

The second bedroom with stunning sea views has a sumptuous double bed, breath-taking sea views and a wardrobe and shelving to tuck your things away in. This has use of the family bathroom next door, which has a bath for long soaks (perfect after a long walk along the cliff tops) with overhead shower, plus heated rail to keep towels warm and fluffy.

Both beds have gorgeously soft linens, bedding, throws and cushions to ensure a deep, blissful nights' sleep.

Outdoor space

Set in front of the cottage and overlooking the stunning coastline and St Gennys Church, the garden is so peaceful and relaxing, a wonderful space in which to sit back and soak in the vista in front of you. With a table and chairs for outside dining and a bench for a quiet moment, you'll want to spend as much time as you can here. The garden is dog proofed, so your four-legged friend can enjoy it too.


There is private parking for one car, with additional on road parking available nearby.

Babies and children

Menaring Cottage welcomes babies and children. Please bring your own baby equipment with you.


One dog is most welcome, a second dog may be accommodated by prior arrangement - please get in touch with us to discuss. Please note, there is an additional fee per dog, per week or short break.

In the Area

Whether you're a country lover or a fan of the sea or want a bit of both, you'll be spoilt for choice at Menaring Cottage. Just a few steps from the South West Coastal Path, a brief walk will take you to the top of Penkenna Point for astonishing views, from where you can also walk down to Combe Barton Inn in Crackington Haven for a well-earned drink or a bite to eat. From the cottage you can also walk to Thorn's Beach and Dizzard Wood, whilst if you pop in the car a short drive will take you to stunning Strangles Beach and its Northern Door, a huge stone arch. For water babies, there's an abundance of other beaches nearby for windswept walks during winter or long sunny days swimming; Bude, Widemouth Bay, Bossiney Haven, Trebarwith Strand and Polzeath are well worth a visit. Bude also has a fantastic open air swimming pool, whilst a plethora of other watersports are readily available too from surfing and stand up paddle boarding to coasteering and sea kayaking. Head inland and across the border into Devon to explore wild, untamed Dartmoor or stick to Cornwall and pay a visit to the Tamar Valley and Bodmin Moor - all incredibly awe-inspiring.

History lovers will adore Tintagel, whilst quirky Boscastle and its Museum of Witchcraft and Magic is a must. Further along, Port Isaac (of Doc Martin fame and the home of The Fishermen's Friends) is a must-see and it's also home to two Nathan Outlaw restaurants. Further along you'll find the Camel Estuary and Padstow, great for foodies!

Set high on the cliffs overlooking the north Cornish coast, this darling cottage for four is the perfect base from which to explore, and it's dog friendly too!

At a glance

From £674 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 4 + cot | 2 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome (1 only)

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Sandy beach nearby

Enclosed garden



Dog friendly

Sea views

Walking distance to a pub

Walking distance to the beach

Wood Burner


check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Menaring Cottage:

Another gem from the fabulous Retreat Boutique Collection! What a peaceful and serene place with St.Gennys and the churchyard close by. The view is absolutely magnificent, the air clear and no sound but the waves and the birds! Perfect for winding down and sleeping well. Even the horse you can see on one of the pictures was there! What a nice surprise in the morning, he really adds to the whole atmosphere! The kitchen is fully equipped to cook meals, the bedrooms comfortable and everything is very well maintained and cared for. We loved the atmosphere of the old cottage (as a part of a little hamlet) with the fire place, the thick walls and the windows opening to the lawn.
St Genny
s is a remote and very quiet place but actually also a good start to explore the Cornish West Coast because you can reach A39 very quickly and a lots of places are within reach (Bude, Boscastle, Tintagel, Hartland Point, Clovelly, even Port Isaac and Watergate Bay). We had another wonderful week in Cornwall!

Beautiful retreat overlooking the sea. Would definitely visit again.

We had a wonderful long weekend at Menaring Cottage, the interiors are beautiful and the owners have gone to great lengths to make it a cosy and comfy stay. The setting is beautiful perched up on the cliffs with some of the best local beaches to explore nearby. We are hoping to return in the summer!

we really enjoyed the cottage, small but perfectly formed and gorgeous cosy log burner for the evenings & wonderful view of the sea and Lundy island

Beautiful cosy cottage with great walks straight from the door. Lovely welcome pack.

Located in a relaxing coastal/rural setting, this cottage did not lack for anything. The premises were immaculate, well appointed and - contrary to many other places we have stayed on our travels - met/exceeded our expectations based on the online listing. The environs of St Gennys, Crackington Haven and the North Cornwall coast were almost too good to be true. Being there to witness the sea & coast change from relative calm to tempest over the space of a week will be a lasting memory for us both. Walking the coastal path in weather both fair and foul was a treat (honestly!) as was exploring the wider area and meeting some genuine and friendly locals in the process. Every day we were richly rewarded with our return to a cozy home and fireplace. We only wish Cornwall and Menaring Cottage were not so far away from our usual home - but maybe that’s what made it so special

Cosy cottage with the most wonderful views. Great outside seating for warmer days and a wood burner for cosy autumn evenings.

Wonderful location with excellent sea view.

Beautiful location. Everything you need is there would definitely recommend to friends and family.

Great cottage and location

When we first approached the cottage from the car parking area, it was such a delight to witness the location and view! The housekeeper (Wendy) does a great job as the cottage is tip top clean and the hamper upon arrival was full of really lovely things; bread, butter, milk and my favourite Shortbread biscuits (amongst many other things). The walk to Crackington Haven is brilliant for the views (fairly steep hill but with pit stop benches along the path). The cottage is so quiet and peaceful meaning sleep comes easily with no disturbance. We have already booked again for next year, which tells you everything!

The cottage was very cosy and in a tucked away location making it the perfect hideaway for a romantic break.

Absolutely loved it here; didn't want to leave. It feels like you reach the end of the road and then it's the cliff top and beautiful views of the sea. I don't normally return to the same accommodation, as I feel there is so many places to explore, but I would make an exception here. Thoughtful touches everywhere in the property and feels loved! Kitchen has every pan, dish and utensil you could ever need for cooking. Thank you for the abundance of goodies we found on our arrival.

Excellent base for walking the coastal path and a real get away from it all location, which was perfect for our little party of 4 adults, a baby and a dog.

Our second time there in 3 months - great place.

A very cosy cottage, ideal for good walkers/hikers.

Thank you Menaring Cottage for the most idyllic getaway! The place is incredibly romantic, remote and picturesque. We loved the seaside view from the kitchen window, burning log fires in the evenings after wintery walks by the roaring Cornish seaside. 10 out of 10.

The most wonderful bolthole, and especially suited to walkers as the Coast Path is a 10 min walk across the fields. The living room/kitchen is so cosy when bunkered down after a long walk in December temperatures. Just catching a glimpse of the sea before it gets dark and the fire roaring away makes it about as cosy as you could wish for.

Thoroughly lovely, amazing views, peaceful location.

Perfect, cosy base for a family with young children. Beautifully decorated and very well equipped.

We loved it - the perfect base from which to explore the coves and bridleways. Everything you need in a bolt hole and a fascinating part of the world. Oh, and visit St Necten’s Glen, close by. Exquisite.

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