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Gilliflower is an idyllic romantic retreat for couples or newlyweds, tucked away in beautiful countryside it's a short and easy drive to both the North and South Cornish coastlines.

At a Glance

From £357 for a long weekend or mid week break.
Al Fresco eating Courtyard Garden Ideal Honeymoon spot Off the beaten track Rolling gardens Sandy beach nearby Dog friendly Wood Burner Perfect For Couples Parking Boutique country chic
With St Ives and Porthleven just a few miles away in either direction, this romantic luxury self-catering cottage in Cornwall is a perfect escape for those seeking to explore whilst also offering somewhere peaceful and relaxing to return to at the end of the day.

Walk up the steps past the very pretty Magnolia tree and you'll find a warm welcome through the front door. This lovingly converted 15th century Grade II-listed granite barn is beautifully restored with whitewashed granite stone walls and furnishings in soft greens and creams. The layout is reversed so the living area is upstairs with gorgeous warm wooden floors, a big sofa ideally placed near the wood burner (perfect for snuggling up on a winter night), pouf, high backed chair and a good sized television for cosy film nights.


You'll find the petite yet perfect kitchen upstairs too - with ceramic hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge-freezer and dishwasher, there's all you need to put together a delicious meal (maybe some excellent seafood, freshly caught and bought straight off the boat). There's a dainty table pour deux in the living area for romantic meals. Or meander outside on warmer days and take your meals al fresco in your own private courtyard.


The quiet and spacious bedroom is on the ground floor, king-sized bed bedecked with luscious linens, throws and cushions. French windows lead outside - perfect for a deep breath of super-fresh morning air. The room also boasts a beautiful antique armchair upholstered with an Mark Hearld design.


The en suite has a bath with shower, luxurious towels and toiletries - perfect for a soak after a day of exploring, or just as a pick-me-up on balmy evenings.


There is a washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, TV, DVD player, CD player and BBQ.

Courtyard Garden

You have your own private sunny courtyard plus two and a half acres of very pretty shared gardens - perfect for taking a leisurely breakfast, a barbecue or maybe a G&T or two on a 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!


There is parking for a car close to the cottage.


Gilliflower has WiFi, 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

Gilliflower accepts babes-in-arms, please contact us if you would like to add a baby to your booking.


'We really enjoyed our honeymoon here in Cornwall. Gilliflower is in the perfect location to get everywhere we wanted. The house itself had absolutely everything we wanted/needed, and more.......( thanks for the Fizz...!) ' February 2019

'We had a wonderful time. The photos don’t actually do the property justice, it was much prettier than expected. Owner Jan was very friendly and helpful. It was perfect!' - January 2019

'Jan very generously put milk, eggs and bread in the fridge + tea and coffee which is brilliant when you arrive after a long drive. She was very welcoming, friendly and helpful.' - August 2018

'We had a fab stay at Gilliflower - the cottage is beautiful, with so much history and character. We are 100% Cornwall converts and will be back.' August 2018

'A really warm welcome, cottage was set in beautiful surroundings, we will return' - October 2017

'We really loved the cottage and were pleased it was baby friendly' - September 2017

'It was perfect' - August 2017

'We absolutely loved our stay here with our dog Nelly, such a beautiful place!' - July 2017

'Lovely cottage, great location. We have visited the area several times and never get tired of St Ives bay and surrounding area. Recommend a swim at the Lido pool in Penzance!' - July 2017

'Such a beautiful place! This is our second visit this year! Say no more! Cannot fault anything apart from the weather, but still stunning in the rain. We will be back thank you' - June 2017

'Absolutely fantastic location and the host was superb and very accommodating....the welcoming gift of wine and food was really a lovely gesture which we appreciated a lot. The garden and setting were one of the best I have seen, absolutely gorgeous. Breakfast on the patio was certainly the highlight for us. Many thanks' - May 2017

'Jan is a lovely host, so welcoming' - February 2017

'A beautiful place to spend our Honeymoon and Christmas celebrations! A perfect location to explore lots of lovely places. We would definitely recommend and book again to return, this was a holiday we will never forget!' - December 2016

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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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