5.6 miles NW of Whitsand Bay

Lilyville

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Nestled in the quieter corner of south east Cornwall, delightful Lilyville is the epitome of enchantment, where traditional Cornish living meets understated elegance. This delightful homestay for couples is for those who want to woo; whether you're in the first flings of courtship or in a long-term love story. Resplendent in wistful tones of soft whites and carefully considered interior design throughout, you'll ease effortlessly into a calmer state of mind and soul, where the worries of everyday living fall away at the door. Outside, there's a stunning garden complete with a hot tub, whilst a verdant lawn makes it perfect for your four-legged friend too. A beautifully renovated farm cottage that's part of a farmstead, Lilyville's lovely owners live handily next door - but don't worry, the cottage is completely private! Lilyville is nestled in the countryside just a short drive from the south Cornish coast, with Whitsand Bay and Looe close by. This hidden corner of Cornwall is just waiting to be discovered, from the wild beaches and pretty harbour villages to majestic clifftops and spectacular moors.


Living

The gorgeous sitting room is everything you could hope for in your home away from home. With a flickering wood burner, underfloor heating, cosy sofa for two and another armchair, this is where you want to hunker down in cooler months - whether to simply revel in each other's company or maybe to watch your favourite film on the Smart TV with DVD player, plus Netflix and Sky Sports. When it's summer, the cool slate floors and more than a hundred-year-old thick Cornish walls offer respite from the heat of the day, whilst the windows can be opened wide to let the soft summer breeze waft through whilst you laze, G & T in hand.


Eating

Just wow! Whether you're a keen amateur or a proven professional in the kitchen, Lilyville's kitchen certainly won't disappoint. The three-door Stoves cooker, with five ring induction hob, is at its heart and is the perfect playing ground for whipping up sumptuous feasts and tempting morsels. In addition, there's a large fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washer-dryer and all the other essentials, including a Nespresso coffee machine. There's also a handy breakfast bar for quick snacks or for perching on watching the cook at work, and underfloor heating to keep toes cosy warm.

You'll find the dining area next to the sitting area, where the stairs create a delightful partition. The dining table is deliciously romantic à deux, where the window can be opened allowing birdsong to be your backdrop whilst you eat, whilst underfloor heating offers additional warmth in winter.


Sleeping

Take the stairs together up to your blissful boudoir, where a stunning king-size bed offers cloud-like comfort for early nights and super-long lie-ins. The soft white tones of the exposed floorboards and paintwork, combined with the light from three windows and the space offered by the vaulted ceiling, makes for a spacious yet cosy room to retire to at the end of the day. Expect to slip in between luxurious linens and sumptuous bedding and to fall asleep to blissful silence, before waking up to the sounds of bird call and the mellow morning sun.


Bathing

The bathroom is surprisingly spacious for a cottage and comes complete with a huge walk-in shower with rainfall head - perfect for wake-me-up-showers, plus there's a divine rolltop bath for two, perfect for whiling away an hour with a glass of something special. In addition, there are two heated rails (one by the shower and one by the bath) to keep towels warm and fluffy.

Downstairs, there's a handy additional loo.


Outdoor space

Step outside and you'll find a delightful cottage garden, resplendent with seasonal flowers. The patio is the perfect sun trap and comes complete with two loungers, a dining table and chairs plus a Weber barbeque for alfresco dining. Beyond there's a large swathe of verdant lawn, perfect for picnics or for your pooch to run free. Of course, there's also the bubbling hot tub - the most wonderful spot whatever time of day, but it's particularly special when the sun has set, and the stars glitter above.


Babies and children

Babes-in-arms (up to 6 months) are most welcome at Lilyville, a highchair and travel cot can be provided on request. Please contact the office to book a babes-in-arms in to Lilyville. Please note, Lilyville has a water supply provided by a borehole - the owners can provide bottled water for your use if you prefer, simply let us know at the time of booking.


Dogs

Lilyville welcomes up to two small, well-behaved dogs. We charge £35 per dog per week or short break.


WiFi

Lilyville has WiFi, so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.


Parking

Guests can park at at the top of the garden in a designated spot. Then just walk down the path through the garden and down the steps to the patio and entrance of the property.


Watersports

For the more adventurous, there's a SUP and two-person kayak available for your use. Please note this is at your own risk and you will need the correct car roof equipment to transport them.


In the Area

Lucky you! This is a beautiful spot to explore and can often be less crowded than other parts of Cornwall.

Make sure to visit Whitsand Bay, with incredible vistas out over the sea - best experienced walking along the South West Coastal Path. There are some lovely seaside villages to explore too such as Kingsand, Cawsand, Looe and further along to Fowey, whilst the Rame Peninsula and Tamar Valley are a must for nature lovers plus it's a few miles from Port Eliot if you're visiting the estate.

Tregonhawke and Tregantle are fabulous beaches, especially for surfers, whilst Portwrinkle Harbour's calm waters make for the perfect spot to improve your technique on a SUP. You're not far from Seaton, a pretty village to the east of Looe with a fabulous beach that's dog-friendly all year and that's good for surfing for the experienced surfer. From here, you can also walk to Downderry beach at low tide (make sure to check tide times carefully).

Seaton Valley Country Park is worth exploring, a Nature Reserve that covers more than 50 hectares of grassland, ponds, woodland and the River Seaton.

Antony, a beautiful Queen Anne-era country house owned by the National Trust with impressive gardens and fabulous parkland is a must for history lovers - used by director Tim Burton for his film 'Alice in Wonderland'. Cotehele, another National Trust property, is a gorgeous Tudor house and has beautiful gardens too.

Head inland and you'll discover the wild beauty of Bodmin Moor, beautifully evocative and well worth an explore if you're keen walkers.


A symphony of white, this oh-so-romantic Cornish cottage for two is the dreamiest escape for you and your loved one, complete with beautiful interiors, gorgeous garden and bubbling hot tub - bliss!

At a glance

From £834 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 2 | 1 Bedroom | Dogs welcome

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Celebratory stays

Enclosed garden

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Rolling countryside

Short drive to beaches

Travel cot and highchair

Use of a paddle board/kayak

Dog friendly

Hot Tub

Bathtub for two

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples

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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.

Payments:

  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 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 Lilyville:

Cottage was gorgeous and the hamper that was left was very generous!

Lillyville is absolutely beautiful. You can tell that a lot of love has been put into creating it. Everything has been finished to a very high standard but without losing its charm. The setting is just about as peaceful as it gets. It was so dark and quiet at night. We loved sitting out in the hot tub at night then in front of the fire with a glass of wine. Oh and the welcome hamper was lovely, so many goodies. If you want to switch off from a busy work life, and do it in luxury, come to lillyville. We will be back for sure.

It's a beautiful cottage and very well appointed. Location is ideal for a quiet escape.

Lilyville is the perfect cosy retreat for two! Very stylish and comfortable and an amazing hot tub!

Fabulous. Beautiful. Luxury. Cosy. Relaxing. Well equipped. Great little, thoughtful extras. Stayed a few nights. Super place to relax, reading, watching sunsets, walking or running along the country lanes. Looking at all many the stars while in the hut tub was lovely. Definitely recommend a stay.

Lillyville is a fantastic place to stay, with everything you need to make your stay run smoothly provided by the hosts, they have thought of pretty much everything. They property us everything you would expect and more. Communication from the hosts was excellent and the welcome pack provided was exceptional.

Lilyville is a stunning place and has everything you need. It is also very spacious for two people.

We had a very relaxing week and would definitely stay here again.

Beautiful cottage with everything you could possibly need. Hosts were excellent & great location to explore the local area.

Perfect cottage to celebrate our honeymoon. It was absolutely stunning and had everything we could possibly need.The hot tub was definitely a highlight. We would love to come and stay again!

Stunning - even better than the pictures! Wonderful restoration of a cottage with so much character made thoroughly modern without losing the charm. Hosts were super helpful and the welcome hamper was to die for!

Lilyville is a great holiday stay if you want peace and quiet and a remote feel in the amazing Cornish countryside.

The cottage was superb in every aspect as were the hosts who left us to our holiday but made us aware of how we could contact them if needed. The location is quiet with easy access to other areas of Cornwall. Will go back as soon as we can.