Apple Loft

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A perfect blend of coast and country, Apple Loft is an idyllic romantic bolthole. This pretty luxury self-catering retreat tucked away in the gorgeous Cornish countryside offers the best of both worlds with the beautiful beaches and restaurants of St Ives and Porthleven just a short drive away.

At a Glance

From £355 for a long weekend or mid week break.
Al Fresco eating Autumnal escapes Courtyard Garden Fabulous restaurants and bars nearby Ideal Honeymoon spot Off the beaten track Rolling countryside Rolling gardens Dog friendly Wood Burner Perfect For Couples Parking
Nestled in the sleepy hamlet of Drym, Apple Loft is the perfect romantic luxury self-catering cottage for two. An annexe to a beautiful 18th century stone farmhouse, it sits within stunning grounds which have changed little over the centuries. With views over a wooded valley, well-tended lawns and birds and flowers a-plenty, it's an ideal spot for couples wanting a tranquil retreat and its location is a perfect base from which to explore West Cornwall and visit both the north and south coasts, just fifteen minutes' drive away in either direction.
Living and eating

Step through the rose-bordered door and you'll find yourself in a spacious open-plan kitchen with stripped oak floors and exposed beams. In the autumn and winter months you'll find a warm welcome from the Aga, a lovely clotted cream colour, tucked away in the old chimney breast. A beautifully bespoke wooden kitchen completes this snug but well-equipped kitchen - perfect for cooking seafood picked up from nearby Porthleven. Walk on through and you'll find the cosy living area with bucolic garden views out of the original sash windows. Sit in one of the cushion-strewn window seats and you could be forgiven for thinking you had stepped into a Jane Austen novel! A squishy, welcoming sofa beckons - perfect for cuddling up on - and there's a flat-screen TV for when you want a good old-fashioned film night.


Tucked away upstairs you'll find the romantic, calming bedroom - creams and light oak reign here, and with a sumptuous king-sized bed swathed in throws and cushions, and nothing but the stillness found only when in the countryside, you're guaranteed a peaceful sleep - what bliss!


Just a step away from the bedroom, the tiled white bathroom has a very spacious double-size walk-in shower with rain head - perfect for cooling off (or warming up!) after a day's exploring.

Courtyard and Garden

Walk out of Apple Loft and you'll find a charming cobbled terrace and courtyard plus two and a half acres of very pretty shared gardens - perfect for taking a leisurely breakfast or maybe a G&T or two on a balmy summer's evening (we recommend Curio Gin, produced locally in Mullion - yum). With tucked away sitting areas and a plethora of rolling countryside views, you'll easily find a quiet spot to read a book (or snooze) for an hour or two. Don't be surprised to find the odd wandering hen, cat or dog come across your path - it's all part of the countryside charm!


Being so ideally situated - equidistant from both the North and South coast - there is plenty to do and explore within easy reach of Apple Loft. From the foodie haven that is Porthleven (we recommend The Square at Porthleven and Kota Kai), to the arty town of St Ives (home to The Tate and some fantastic beaches and shops), you really are spoilt for choice. On the south coast you'll find Long Rock Beach (dog-friendly all year around), St. Michael's Mount, Praa Sands, Penzance, Newlyn, and Mousehole . Head West and there are the treasures of Land's End, St Just and Sennen to explore. Go North and you can catch Gwithian Beach and of course the fantastic South West Coast Path to take in the wild and rugged coastline - perfect!


There is ample parking for one car close to the cottage.


Alongside the Aga, there is an electric oven and hob, fridge-freezer, microwave and washer dryer. Please note that the Aga is switched on from October to April only due to the large amount of heat it generates.


Apple Loft is fully WiFi ready, so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world you can.


One well-behaved dog is welcome. We charge £30 per dog per week or short break. Please note the courtyard isn't enclosed and dogs are to be on a lead at all times whilst in the grounds and gardens.

Baby friendly

Please note, Apple Loft doesn't accept babies or children.


'A very special place, thanks to the talented and thoughtful owner, Jan. If paradise has (environment-friendly) Saniflow toilets, then this is exactly what it looks like! Birds and bird song in abundance' - November 2017

'Great base from which to access Cornwall' - October 2017

'We very much enjoyed our stay. Jan was a very charming hostess' - September 2017

'The owner of the retreat was very welcoming and helpful' - May 2017

'A perfect peaceful get away, a fantastic host, Jan is the font of all knowledge went it comes to Cornwall! Her suggestions were never wrong' - June 2016

"It was the most beautiful and ideal location we could have wished - for we couldn't have wished for anything better" - June 2016

"We had such a lovely time staying in the cottage. It was so cosy and wonderfully decorated. Using the Aga was amazing and truly added to our stay! We will definitely be back." December 2015

"We have been thrilled with our stay! What an idyllic location with a very homely feel. We've had fun trying out Aga cookery with the ingredients from Trevaskis Farm. We loved visiting the dramatic coastlines. Would highly recommend to friends and family. Wanted somewhere that felt non-touristy as a base and we certainly picked well. Great fun watching all the birds enjoying the bird feeders and the visiting chickens which we named!" October 2015

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Weekly rates:
  • 1 Jan - 1 Mar £473
  • 1 Mar - 29 Mar £552
  • 29 Mar - 19 Apr £747
  • 19 Apr - 10 May £703
  • 10 May - 24 May £598
  • 24 May - 21 Jun £721
  • 21 Jun - 28 Jun £848
  • 28 Jun - 19 Jul £721
  • 19 Jul - 16 Aug £791
  • 16 Aug - 23 Aug £930
  • 23 Aug - 6 Sep £791
  • 6 Sep - 4 Oct £668
  • 4 Oct - 1 Nov £606
  • 1 Nov - 20 Dec £470
  • 20 Dec - 31 Dec £737
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 & £30 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £30 per pet per week or short break
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