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E1791 - Henrietta Sleeps 2/4, 1 Bedroom)

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Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Henrietta Sleeps 2/4, 1 Bedroom)

Having arrived here in 1924, and situated alongside a tiny stream in two acres of land above Cadgwith Cove, still brimming with character, 'Henrietta' has been converted from 1920's oak-framed Great Western rolling stock to provide unique self-catering holiday accommodation designed for 2 people.

A double sofa bed and cot are also available.

Facilities include private garden with BBQ, washing machine, Freeview and DVD player.

About the property


The Coach House is situated in over 2 acres of grounds above unspoilt Cadgwith Cove on Cornwall's stunning Lizard Peninsula. The Devil's Frying Pan and coastal path are only approx hundred yards from the property. The working fishing village of Cadgwith Cove with it's stone and thatched cottages, pub, tea rooms, gift shops and beaches, is also only a few minutes walk. Poppy & Willow cottages are quiet, tastefully decorated 2 bed roomed properties, perfect for families or couples, whilst Henrietta and The Old Coach are unique oak framed vintage railway carriages. Both carriages have been here since the 1920's, and are just perfect for a romantic break. There is also a stream, goats, ducks and chickens! With wooded areas bordering 3 sides of the grounds, there is a wealth of wildlife including foxes, badgers and bird-life. The main house was re-built in late 2008-2009 and now offers 2 'cottage-style' holiday lets. Each property is equipped with a modern kitchen (including washing machine - except the Old Coach), Freeview, internet access (cottages only) and all have a private garden with picnic table, lights and BBQ. Guests are encouraged to make use of the grounds and picnic tables, and children love feeding the animals!

'The Fisherman's Apprentice' Monty Halls and his partner stayed with us in Willow for 4 months, whilst filming in Cadgwith. Their daughter was born whilst living here, and Willow was her first home!

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Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2017

About paula

We have lived in Cadgwith for ten years now. We fell in love with the area many years ago (Paula has been coming here since she was a small child) so when the chance came to move here with our three children, we simply couldn't resist it.

paula purchased this cabin in 2006

Why paula chose Lizard Peninsula

We have always loved Cornwall and in particular the Lizard. Having visited Cadgwith many times over the years, we never dreamt we would be given the opportunity to live here in such a beautiful and spectacular location. With it's working fishing beach, swimming beach, friendly pub and shops/cafes, Cadgwith offers a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The spectacular coastline offers unique walking opportunities either in the summer or even when winter storms pound the granite and serpentine of the rugged local coastline. Paul regularly contributes on a Tuesday evening in the pub, where he is well known for playing his guitar, bouzouki and even his double bass!

What makes this cabin unique

There are a number of benefits in staying in Poppy or Willow. Both properties are built and equipped to a high modern standard but retain a relaxed cottage style charm. You can choose to relax in the quiet surroundings offered by the large grounds and stream or you can take advantage of the proximity to the Coastal Path and the Cove itself. The Cadgwith Cove Inn and Cellars Restaurant are within walking distance and both offer evening meals. Locally caught fresh fish can be bought daily in the Cove. Live music is also available in the pub with Folk Night on a Tuesday Night and local singers on a Friday night.

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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Henrietta Sleeps 2/4, 1 Bedroom)
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Such a charming place!- cosy, relaxing, peaceful-everything we needed. Lovely location, would recommend very highly

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very cosy and welcoming

Nice and quiet and,dark at night, very comfy bed. Really good facilities and five minutes walk to beach. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Quaint and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed self-catering holidays for more years than we care to remember. The old GWR coach, 'Henrietta', provided us with one of the best, and most pleasantly unusual, experiences we have ever had. Cadgwith is a typically attractive Cornish fishing village with a welcoming pub/restaurant within (steep hill) walking distance of The Coach House. It was great to walk into 'Henrietta' when we arrived and find such cosy, well-appointed accommodation - the cream tea was particularly well received. Despite the November weather we managed a lot of rambles in the area and came back to thoroughly relax in our little home-from-home.

Thank you Paula. If circumstances allow, we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Very pretty and well appointed.

  • 5 of 5

Although Henrietta is fairly small,we loved every minute of our weeks stay there. The weather wasn't brilliant the first couple of days but it didn't dampen our spirits and we just went out & about during the days and then relaxed in Harriet's cosy atmosphere in the evenings..........or walked to the pub!

The grounds that Henrietta stands in are lovely and well kept........& our little garden was great for sitting out in, the Carriage well appointed and clean. The delicious / generous cream tea we had on arrival was very welcoming after our long drive.

We hope to return when we can........Thanks to Paula & Paul who own the properties, we had a wonderful week & would definitely recommend the place to friends. The description of the place was exactly how it was.

Jude & John Gourd

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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A Perfect Holiday Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I (plus Saffie our dog) have just spent the most perfect week's holiday and recreation in 'Henrietta', a converted vintage Great Western guard's brake vehicle. Henrietta is situated in the Cornish countryside, well away from the hustle and bustle of every-day life, close to the coast and not far from the Devil's Frying Pan - just perfect for relaxing and unwinding in. We arrived at a time when the countryside was awash with colour - I think we've never or rarely seen quite such a variety of colours as we saw in the wild flowers growing all around. Henrietta is well placed for excursions to Falmouth, Porthleven, Church Cove, St Mullion and of course the Lizard. Paula made us feel most welcome and on our arrival had provided us with a scrummy Cornish cream tea. We were told that on summer evenings, foxes, badgers and other wildlife might been seen closeby - and yes, a fox cub did appear one evening, but we saw no sign of the badgers, mainly as they tended to keep later hours than we did. We'd love to return later in the year or maybe next summer - or both - time will tell. Thanks Paula, we love the place.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! Lovely to meet you and so pleased you enjoyed your stay :)
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Wonderful Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I had a truly wonderful and memorable stay with in 'Henrietta', which we had in April 2016.

I cannot speak highly enough of our break in 'Henrietta', which is an old train guard's van, which has been magically transformed into the most wonderful accommodation you could wish for, which has everything to make your stay just perfect! Lovely kitchen, bedroom (with THE most comfiest bed I can remember sleeping in!!), living room and bathroom. It is located right by a stream, so outside your windows you will be greeted with not only amazing views but a lovely flowing water.

If you love animals, then you will love the resident goats, cockerel, and three adorable cats.

The location itself is perfect, just up from Cadgwith Cove, an adorable little fishing enclave, with a great pub and restaurant, and amazing local, coastal walks, and also very near to 'The Lizard', the most southerly part of the UK,

If you really, truly want a 'get away from it all' break, which has peace, tranquility, calm in a truly magical part of the country, then this is for you!

All in all It has everything to make your holiday worthwhile.

Many thanks to Paula for a wonderful stay....and the cream tea on arrival!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review, we hope to see you again!
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Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Cadgwith Cove


The nearest swimming beach is in Cadgwith Cove itself and is only 5 minutes walk. The coastal path joined less than 50m behind the property. Other local beaches include the stunning Kynance Cove (3 miles), Kennack Sands (3 miles) and Poldhu Cove (6).


Newquay is the closest airport for in-bound flights and is some 40 miles away. Hire cars are available. Flights to the Scilly Isles are available from either St Just or Penzance (25-30 miles).


The local shops and pub are only 5 minutes walk. The larger town of Mullion with several pubs, shops and facilities is 5 miles away. Helston is 11 miles away.



Cadgwith Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Internet
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Golf ...
  • pets considered
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The cottages are centrally heated with additional electric towel rails provided in all bathrooms.The carriages are heated by electric heaters, independently controlled by guests. All heating and electricity is included in the price. When booking Willow it is worth noting that, due to it's stream-side location, young children should be supervised at all times. All properties are non-smoking properties. We can accept pets by prior arrangement and there is small supplement incurred.(except Willow - no pets) Outside: Within the 2 acre site, each property has it's own private garden/patio area including furniture and barbeque.

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