1.9 miles NW of Lamorna Cove


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Bedroom details

2 Bedrooms (Sleeps 4 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x super king

Bedroom 2

1 x zip and link

Secret and secluded, this wood-clad beauty is a must for those seeking an escape from the world. Nestled deep in the wild, beautiful and untouched countryside of West Cornwall, this dog friendly home stay is perfect for families, especially those with little ones being on all one level, but its private setting makes it ideal for couples too.

With bags of character and charm, it's a welcoming retreat and ideal for exploring the far west of Cornwall, being close to Lamorna Cove, the Minack Theatre, Sennen and Land's End.

Special 'Just for Two' rate

A special 'Just for Two' rate applies in January, February (outside of half term), November and December (outside of Christmas and New Year). At Sanctuary the discount is 15%, this is on the basis that only the master bedroom is used during your stay.

If you have any queries or would like to book, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 01872 553 491 or email enquiries@boutique-retreats.co.uk.

Living and eating

Open the front door and you'll find yourself in the cosy and inviting open plan living and kitchen area. With beautiful dark wood flooring throughout and unusual reclaimed wood panelling, there's a real lean towards natural beauty, echoing the countryside views from the window.

The living space is dominated by a gorgeous Morso wood burner, whilst two plush sofas and two contemporary armchairs in Harris tweed offers plenty of seating. Warm with echoes of log cabin living, this is a beautiful space in which to relax, whether its gazing out of the window, watching the flicker of the flames or catching up with your favourite tv box set.

The kitchen, situated around the corner, keeps the same theme with cabinets cleverly cladded with reclaimed artist studio floorboards, matching perfectly with grey granite worktops. With an induction hob with oven, plenty of appliances and vibrant orange Le Creuset pieces, you will have all the tools you need to treat your family (or that significant other) to culinary delights.

Next to the kitchen lies the glass topped wooden dining table with bespoke lighting, eye catching artwork and views through the window of the pretty landscaped front garden.


Sanctuary has two lovely, well-appointed bedrooms to choose from. The master bedroom boasts a super king size bedroom swathed in delicate pale colours with hues of orange and dual-aspect views of the countryside and front garden - a tranquil spot just made for long lie-ins and breakfast in bed.

The second bedroom can be made up as a twin or as a super king, ideal for flexible sleeping arrangements. The glass door can be opened to let the Cornish breeze roll in whilst you enjoy a long lie-in or to allow the little ones to run free on the lush green lawn.

Both bedrooms have unique rattan flooring, interchangeable curtains and black out curtains and the owner's bespoke artwork throughout.


The bedrooms share the modern and spacious family bathroom which has a large walk-in shower for two, as well as a deep bath with a handheld showerhead. The heated grey towel rail ensures your towels stay warm and fluffy.

There is an additional loo in the utility room, which is right next to the property and which also has a washing machine, tumble drier, a full size fridge freezer and an additional towel rail for drying beach gear - everything you could need for a family escape to Cornwall!

Outdoor space

Sanctuary benefits from a completely private and secluded garden, embellished with interesting features such as the huge granite boulders and green glass Japanese fishing floats intertwined with the wooden fence. The garden is made up of a sun-soaked decking area complete with bubbling hot-tub, relaxed seating comprising of a corner sofa, armchair and coffee tables and a barbecue for those warm summer evenings. There is also a grass section adjacent to the decking which is ideal for little ones and your four-legged friend to play in whilst you take a soak in the hot tub with a glass of wine.

To the front of the property, there is an open grass section which can be accessed from the driveway and from the second bedroom. Being hidden away in the Cornish countryside, you can enjoy utter peace and quiet and with nearly no light pollution here you can enjoy a sea of stars at night.


Sanctuary is baby friendly and there is a highchair, a baby bath and a travel cot for your little one's use on request. Please bring your own bedding for the cot


One medium dog or two small dogs are very welcome at Sanctuary. Please note, there is an additional fee per dog, per week or short break.


Sanctuary has Superfast WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can (or stream your favourite films...).


There is plenty of private parking at the front and at the rear of the property.


Please note that this retreat is set on a working farm, with livestock and machinery on site. As the surrounding fields and land are private, these areas are not accessible to guests.

In the Area

You'll be spoilt for things to do in this beautiful part of Cornwall. There are plenty of countryside walks to enjoy from Sanctuary as well as several beaches just a short drive away. Gorgeous Sennen is just one of many to mention and has the most stunning of beaches - a deep, massive swathe of golden sand lined with houses, shops and places to eat.

No trip to the far west would be complete without visiting the incredible Minack Theatre and Porthcurno beach. If you manage to catch a play, be ready to be wowed with the most spectacular backdrop (and they carry on whatever the weather, so be prepared!). If you can't make a show, you can still pay this iconic landmark a visit as it is open all day for visitors to look around. After exploring, you can climb down to the golden sands of Porthcurno beach.

The coastline from Mousehole via Sennen to St Ives is spectacular, so head for the South West Coast Path for some incredible walks and stunning vistas. There are delightful coves to explore nearby at Lamorna, St Loy and Penberth and dramatic cliff-top views all the way to Porthgwarra and Land's End. St Ives itself is an artistic and bustling seaside town and is home to the Tate, plus there are plenty of beaches, shops and places to eat. In summer, it's worth heading to Lelant for the park and ride, catching the train, which runs along the Hayle Estuary and coast, into the centre. Centrally located near St Buryan, The Cottage is an excellent base from which to explore the ancient sites of West Penwith including, notably, megalithic stone circles of Boscawen-un and The Merry Maidens, Lanyon Quoit dolmen, and other standing stones such as The Pipers and Mên-an-Tol.

Tucked away in the wilds of West Cornwall, this idyllic dog friendly retreat is a peaceful escape from the everyday, and it has a bubbling hot tub too!

At a glance

From £812 for a long weekend or mid week break.

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

Key features

Downstairs bedroom

Family friendly

Al Fresco eating

Baby on Board

Off the beaten track

Rolling countryside

Sandy beach nearby

Short drive to beaches

Travel cot and highchair

Workcation Retreat

Dog friendly

Hot Tub

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples


Lower Occupancy Rate

Boutique country chic

Super King Bed

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 Sanctuary:

excellent property and location. well kitted out and maintained. just as perfect as our honeymoon was 2 years ago here!

Lovely retreat

Beautiful location, peaceful retreat. If your looking for a complete chill out this place is for you

A lovely, peaceful location and ideal for a small family.

A beautiful cottage with fantastic facilities, everything we needed on arrival to make our stay comfortable. The hot tub was perfect. A great location close to several beaches and pretty villages.

Wonderful location. The cottage was very comfortable. We loved everything about it. Enjoyed the artwork. Kids and adults loved the garden and hot tub after exploring the wonderful coast.

Amazing retreat! Family memories made x

Sanctuary absolutely lived up to its name, it was a complete sanctuary for us for the weekend and we loved it, coming away feeling so rested and relaxed. An absolute credit.

Only that it was outstanding in facility, presentation and location.

Lovely cottage in a lovely area. Hot tub wonderful. We enjoyed looking at the Art in the cottage that the owner had painted. This led us to visit the Tate Gallery in St Ives.

Perfect getaway, perfect cottage, exceeded our expectations in every way.

A beautiful retreat in a stunning location with everything we needed to enjoy our holiday. The owner's paintings on every wall were a real treat as was the hot-tub in the garden at night. The location is a perfect base for exploring the beaches, countryside and gardens of west cornwall. We will definitely be re-booking

Sanctuary was exactly that! It was perfect for our needs and requirements with lovely decoration/interiors. It was also fabulous to have original artwork on the walls that was available for purchase. As perfectly located cottage to visit many Cornish special beaches, coves and towns!

Really lovely property with a gorgeous outside enclosed seating area with comfy seats and hot tub, so peaceful. Perfectly placed for exploring the area, Mousehole is an absolute treat. Lovely welcome pack of cream tea and champagne, best way to start a lovely week in Cornwall.

It was perfect for us. Loved the privacy and the hot tub. The overall setting and interiors were such high quality. & we needed somewhere on one level with secure garden for our old dog so this met that brilliantly. This is a part of Cornwall worth exploring with such a lot close by we’d never experienced before. Would definitely return

High Standard and a quiet location with easy access to everywhere in the cape

A fantastic property. Perfect location, caters well for children. Perfect getaway.

A superbly located and extremely comfortable cottage, spacious and well designed.

A superb cottage that exceeded our expectations and we will definitely be back.

This is a lovely place; it is so peaceful and the hot tub a fantastic bonus to unwind at the end of every day after exploring the coast and surrounding areas. I would highly recommend it.

Lovely cottage in a beautifully quiet location but with the sites of west Cornwall a short drive away. Perfect for a family holiday!

Great property and amenities. Very cosy and lovely attention to details and welcome from the owners.

Luxury accommodation, spotlessly clean. The wood burner and hot tub were very welcome touches. We would definitely return.

Perfect cottage for a relaxed getaway

This cottage is definitely a Sanctuary in every way. Very quiet and peaceful, the utmost in comfort and style.

The Sanctuary was an amazing place to stay, Beautiful decor and it had everything and more we needed for a relaxing stay. Great welcome pack and excellent service. A fab week in a gorgeous location. Thank you

Fantastic cottage. Great location.

The retreat was probably the best we have ever rented. So comfortable and quiet. Everything we needed was there. The chairs and bed were very comfortable. The garden provided privacy and a feeling of tranquil peace. We will be back there one day.

Beautiful cottage in the perfect location, secluded and away from the rush but close enough to explore the beautiful coastlines and beach’s of west cornwall. The hot tub is a lovely touch! So good we’ve already booked to go back with the dog!

Super comfortable and well located with a fabulous deck and hot tub.

Luxurious, cosy, wonderful cottage. Highly recommended

The cottage is fabulous, bit quirky but we loved that. The upstairs garden area is so private and quiet perfect for spending time in. A lovely base to explore the area x

You can quote anything i said above. It was such a fabulous, contemporary retreat. All we needed for a romantic getaway

It was our minimoon following our wedding. We wanted to do nothing and relax. The place was perfect, the hot tub was perfect. We had an amazing, restful break.

We both had a really relaxing time, the hot tub made the end of each day an extra special luxury. The Sanctuary is excactly what its name implies, a very much needed break away and this wonderful cottage made it perfect!

Amazing cottage, luxury accommodation and a real treat. Great host and a real sanctuary place to stay.

'Excellent outdoor space. Top quality finish throughout. Really clever window blinds. Lots of thoughtful touches' - October 2020

'What an amazing place to stay, a real sanctuary away from the chaos of modern life!' - October 2019

'We had a fantastic break, thank you! This place really is a sanctuary. We had much needed family time and relaxation in this special house. So much attention to detail ensured we had everuthing we needed. Thanks very much' - October 2019

'A superb little spot and beautifully finished home you have here. We felt right at home as soon as we arrived. So many fab things to do within a short drive of this house....all together a very relaxing stay in a lovely quiet corner of the world, we'd love to return again soon' - October 2019

'Fantastic property in a great location for the very tip of Cornwall, very well furnished in a great style and very well equipped' - August 2019

'Thanks again for an amazing stay. Your cottage definitely offers the most home from home feel for us! We had everything we needed to be able to cook, BBQ and even to keep us entertained on the rainy days. The personal touches of fresh flowers, scones and champagne were really lovely and much appreciated. What more can I say, great decor, great location (nice and quiet), great amenities, lovely and clean and of course super comfortable beds! Thanks again' - August 2019

'Nice and stylish place to explore the South west of Cornwall. Very quite place with confortable beds and nice garden with hot tub. Next to nice beaches as Porthcurno and Sennen Cove' - August 2019

'Trudy’s place is lovely the decor and appliances are great and the hot tub and garden area is lovely. We had a lovely stay and very much enjoyed our time here. We had a bottle of champagne and cream tea waiting on our arrival which was a great start to the holiday. Thank you for our stay'

- June 2019

'We stayed for a week and had an amazing time! The local area is one of our favourite places to visit in Cornwall and, despite the rainy weather at times, this made it our best Cornwall trip yet! Everything is provided for in this stunning cottage, we especially loved the private outside space and the hot tub - would definitely recommend' - July 2019

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