Cwary Vean was built by Viscount Clifton, circa 1900. The single storey cottage has light, spacious rooms with high ceilings. A small conservatory with table and chairs is the perfect place to take in the sea view or to catch the winter sun. The garden patio area catches the Summer sun from rising to setting. There is a private gate from the garden onto the lane leading down through a grass meadow over a brook less than 10 minutes to Polurrian beach and the coastal path. Situated midway between village and beach, Cwary Vean is ideal for walkers or beach lovers, but conveniently placed as a centre from which to explore the peninsular's wide diversity of villages, beaches, estuaries, woods,moors and exotic gardens. The accommodation is spacious and airy in summer but, with central heating and a log burner cosy and warm in Winter. There is too much to see and visit in a single week on the peninsular-which means I frequently get returning visitors and have made many friends who come every year. Some guests come purely for the peace and quiet of our valley location-they park the car on arrival and do not use it again until it's time to leave. Others use the cottage as a convenient centre to range far and wide (or just to go to the beach every day). Do please telephone if you have any queries or would like any extra information at all.
- Cottage721 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
Cottage in Mullion, Cornwall, England - Stunning Coastal Location, 5 Minutes Walk to the Beach, 10 Minutes Walk to the Village
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 17, 2018
About Chris Morley
As a child growing up in the village, the beaches, woods, valleys and moors were all magical places that I explored and loved. Cwary Vean always had a faint air of mystery and quirkiness for me as a youngster. As an 'oldster', I was delighted to be able to buy it in 2000. It had a warm and welcoming feel but, a bit like an old dog in a rescue home, was much in need of TLC (and four years dedicated hard work, which became my perfect retirement project!) I just love being here and making my holiday home available as a base for guests to have ‘proper Cornish’ holidays. Cwary Vean has been welcoming self catering holiday guests since 2004; I have met some lovely people (including Carole on the beach but that’s another story). I have made good friends whom I look forward to seeing every year & who still make new discoveries every visit. I always wanted to return to Cornwall and Mullion and the friendly villagers and community of my childhood upbringing. Cwary Vean was the perfect location; snugly placed, in the small quarry from which it was built and named, the house is sheltered from severe weather but retains beautiful sea and valley views. About halfway between village shops, pubs, restaurants etc. & Polurrian beach, the location is the perfect balance between rural tranquillity and accessible village facilities. Here one can relax in peace without hearing much more than a few gulls or passing horses, or go for a pre breakfast swim before heading off to explore the hugely diverse Peninsular. There are so many interesting and exciting things to see and do in a relatively small area that I never want to be anywhere else.
Chris Morley purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why Chris Morley chose Mullion
I always wanted to return to Cornwall and Mullion and the friendly villagers and community of my childhood upbringing. Cwary Vean was the perfect location; snugly placed, in the small quarry from which it was built and named, the house is sheltered from severe weather but retains beautiful sea and valley views. About halfway between village shops, pubs restaurants & Polurrian beach, the location is the perfect balance between rural tranquillity and accessible village facilities. Here one can relax in peace without hearing much more than a few gulls or passing horses, or go for a pre breakfast swim before heading off to explore the hugely diverse Peninsular. There are so many interesting and exciting things to see and do in a relatively small area that I never want to be anywhere else.
What makes this Cottage unique
One guest said ‘this is the best holiday home ever’, maybe because: •It feels like coming home even on first visit •The rooms are large and comfortable even for a day indoors •Mini conservatory & sea view are ideal for catching winter sun. •It is within a few minutes of beach one way and village the other •Close to spectacular walks views and beaches •Picnic patio catches the sun from rising to setting •Property & patio comfortably private •House is dog friendly with off lead walks and play areas from the private gate •Central heating & user friendly log burner •Excellent location as exploration base •Parking for 2 visitor cars •Wifi •2 colour TVs (+DVD players) •Owner lives next door for help and advice if needed •Delicious home grown grapes (sadly only a limited season) Do please telephone for initial contact and to discuss price and date flexibility, and any further information you would like. My number is available via the phone symbol button, alternatively use the Enquiry button for contact (both are located near the highlighted 'Book Now' button.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Ideal for exploring the Lizard and surrounding area.
quiet and peaceful location, the cottage ideal and garden area a delight to sit in. we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it, will definitely return.
It was a pleasure to meet you both and to have you to stay. You will be very welcome to come again and explore some more of the Peninsular's hidden treasures. We look forward to seeing you sometime soon I hope. Chris
Location Lication Location, dog friendly , helpful owner
Everything was clean ,working,which made for a relaxing holiday
Thank you Phil-I hope you will bring your Fishing rods and tackle next time and enjoy some of what is generally good fishing from Polurrian beach.
Our stay at Cwary Vean
It was great to get away & enjoy a cottage near the sea. The cottage was comfortable & had everything we needed. It was great to be close to the sea! Chris was an excellent host. A lovely part of the world to be (when the sun's out!). Lots to see & do.
Thank you Richard for your review. It is always good to know that our guests in the Cottage have enjoyed themselves-I am pleased too that you all had some good sunshine days and most of the rain came at night! (Rain on the windows in the evening with the log burner going makes everything that much more cozey-but you cant beat a few sunny days !).
It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and we would love to see you again when you decide to do some more exploring !
Great location, beautiful cottage, superfriendly host and dog next door
My sister and I really had a good time at Cwary Vean at the beginning of October. The Cottage had everything it needs and was nice and cosy to stay in, it has a great location close to the beach, you can have a nice walk to Poldhu cove and Mullion cove closeby, and we felt safe and comfortable with Chris and Tilly next door to have a chat or to cuddle Tilly.
Driving down to the Cottage between the typical narrow walls was a challenge for me at first but after two days it was no problem at all - and we didn't have the smallest rental car with our Vauxhall Mokka X!
We explored a lot of Cornwall from here and drove to Lizard Point, Trebah Garden, Penzance, St. Ives, Polperro, The lost Gardens of Heligan and even as far as to the Eden Project and Fowley.
It was our first trip to Cornwall and it certainly won't be our last! If we come again we'd love to stay in charming Cwary Vean again!
Thank you for coming to stay with us. We do try to make Cwary Vean somewhere that our guests feel at home-and it all seems worthwhile when we get happy people at the end of their stay and especially when they say they intend to return. As you said on the last day, there is so much to see and so many places to visit; even after all your trips and the lovely places you discovered there are still more awaiting you next time; you will both be very welcome whenever you want to come to stay again and we very much look forward to seeing you then!
Very good property in excellent location.
Nice welcome and lovely surroundings. Local walks excellent and good location to explore the Lizard and Lands End area.
Thank you Alan for your review and for coming to stay at Cwary Vean-it was a pleasure to meet you and Janet and you will always be welcome to come again-there is still some exploring to do!
Lovely place to stay to explore the area
Very comfortable cottage with all we needed. We loved walking to the beach and along the cliffs and there are plenty of interesting places to drive to within easy reach. Chris was very pleasant and helpful, which added to the enjoyment of the stay.
Thank you Jacqueline-it was a pleasure to meet you and Jo. I am already planning to action your suggestion of lowering one of the hedges to enhance the view over the fields. We tend to pay more attention to the sea view, and the hills and valley get forgotten-so that was a good suggestion, thank you!
We would love to see you both again and you will always be welcome.
Special interest holidays: Locations and settings for Poldark TV and numerous films both modern and Classic Local fishermen will take small parties fishing for mackerel which make a wonderful supper on the barbecue. Polurrian is also favourite for rod and line and the sea bass is even better than the mackerel. Dressed crab and lobster are available to order as is fresh fish (from named local boats). Polurrian beach is a favourite with geologists, being divided by a fault line & carrying well marked breccia (geological survey map available on request). Sailing, surfing and horse riding are all available in the vicinity. Coast/Beach: The cottage is 300 metres from Polurrian Beach and the coastal path. 15 minutes to the west Poldhu Beach has a bustling cafe serving refreshments all day and they also rent wet-suits if needed to enjoy the excellent surfing at this beach. There is a Surf School where guests can book lessons to learn or improve their surfing skills. 10-15 minutes walk-(longer by car!) beyond Poldhu, Gunwalloe and Dollar beaches are also popular. Mullion Habour is about 20 mins walk to the south. It is aworking harbour and has a spectacular 'walk through' cave to an adjacent beach (low tide only, tide chart provided for guests). There are numerous other beaches and walks within 15 to 30 minutes drive away. Kennack Sands is popular with families and Kynance Cove is one of the most spectacular beaches in Cornwall. Travel: Approximately 1 hours drive from Newquay Airport. 40 minutes drive from Redruth Station. If you want a rest from driving, there is a bus stop at the end of the lane less than half a mile from the cottage, and of course both on and off road cycling. Some guests only use their car on arrival and departure, some go out exploring the peninsular every day. Distances: Helston 8 miles Falmouth 20 miles Truro 25 miles St. Ives 25 miles Penzance 23 miles Lands End 30 miles Further Details: Mullion village has a General Store and a Cost Cutter and an excellent Spar shop (open from early morning to late evening). The village also has a Health Centre,Boots Chemist, 2 hairdressers, a beauty salon, an excellent post office, Pasty and Pizza shop, a book shop and a good quality souvenir shop. Sainsbury and Tesco are in Helston about 8 miles away and both will take your order before you leave home and deliver to Cwary Vean for your arrival. There are two pubs (one allows dogs), both do good food. The Galleon serves great fish and chips and The Village Restaurant serves a good variety of dishes. Whilst the village has all you need for your stay without having to get into the car, the peninsular is scattered with great places to eat or visit. There are many wonderful gardens to visit with Trebah, Glendurgan and The Lost Gardens of Heligan being firm favourites. The Eden project is now world famous and has an 'all weather' appeal. Many of Cornwall's other attractions are within easy reach. The famous St. Michael's Mount in Marizion has a wonderful castle and gardens and the unique Minack theatre, Cornwall's theatre under the stars, is well worth visiting even if only to look at the Roman like theatre, the views and the exotic plants. Lizard Peninsular has 5000 acres of nature reserve with a wide range of wild flowers-many of them rare and endangered, a popular venue for botanists and keen gardeners. There is a wall map of the Lizard peninsular in the cottage and a pocket map of Mullion village to help new guests to get their bearings.
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Booking Notes: All bookings can be made by email and payment electronically or by cheque or via this site whichever best suits the guest -I do like to have guest contact before bookings are made and accepted; over many years I have found this a sound way of ensuring that guests are happy on arrival and throughout their holiday. Direct contact details are only released by Owners Direct when a booking is made-if you make a booking to release contact info we can talk about date and price flexibility and you can modify or cancel your booking immediately afterwards with no liability if you wish; of course you can always find my contact number from the bt online phone book facility (under Chris Morley, Mullion) I will also advise you of cancellation refund policy-which Owners Direct cannot display accurately (you can view them in my Terms and Conditions which are available from this site). Please note above dates relate to the nights you will be staying. You are not expected to leave the cottage until 11.00 am of the morning after your last night. Well behaved and reliably house trained pets are welcome at £25-00 per pet per week. A deposit of one third of total rental is payable on booking to secure your dates. For bookings of two weeks or more the deposit may be made in two stages on request. The final balance is due 2 months before the start of your stay. A security deposit of £100, in case of major damage , replacement or 'beyond normal' cleaning costs is due with the final balance. This will be returned within 14 days of departure if no deductions are incurred. Changeover Day:Normal Changeover is Friday-this helps guests avoid summer holiday traffic which peaks on Saturdays (and gives a whole weekend at home post holiday to settle in again). Changeover dates over Christmas and New Year have some flexibility as do some out of season dates. Please feel free to discuss your plans with us, if we can work around them we will do our best to be helpful.