Nestled just outside of the picturesque fishing town of Looe in southeast Cornwall, Kilminorth creates a serene haven, where history meets luxury. It boasts a beautifully crafted collection of Cornish cottages, made to feel like a true home-from-home.
Enjoy the warmth of a welcoming pet-friendly environment, ensuring your furry companions are as pampered as you are. To visit Kilminorth is to be enchanted, taking in the historic and natural beauty of the ancient countryside and British woodlands, close to the splendour of the rugged coastline and a delightful array of dog-friendly beaches. Our ancient manor farm is a must-visit for those seeking a tranquil retreat, a private getaway, or a wholesome family vacation.
Cornwall is steeped in rich cultural heritage, renowned for its stunning coastal scenery, and has a thriving community of artisanal makers, markets, and award-winning restaurants that showcase the best of local flavours. If you are unfamiliar with this part of the UK, it is well worth a visit.
So, what can you do when you get here? We’ve rounded up some ideas for your stay below:
Explore stunning family and dog-friendly beaches
We are very lucky to be so close to some of the most incredible beaches, surrounded by cliff tops and rocky coastline, many of which are family-friendly. Whether it’s building sandcastles, playing beach games, or paddling in the sea, the coastal landscapes offer a perfect backdrop for creating memories together. Some popular choices include Porthcurno, Perranporth and Polzeath Beach.
Kilminorth also provides easy access to a variety of dog-friendly beaches such as Talland Bay, Lantivet Bay and our own Looe Beach. Enjoy coastal walks and sandy shores with your four-legged friends against the stunning backdrop of the Cornish coastline. We’ve listed plenty more in our Dog-Friendly Beaches blog post, with some further afield for a day of adventuring.
Enjoy family-friendly events and activities
Kilminorth is ideally situated for couples and families, with a host of events and activities close by to visit throughout the year. From local seasonal festivals to outdoor adventures, there’s always something exciting happening in the area for everyone to enjoy.
– Visiting the world-famous Eden Project – explore diverse ecosystems, discover exotic plants, and engage in interactive exhibits suitable for all ages underneath futuristic biomes.
– Finding adventures at Adrenalin Quarry – with thrilling activities such as zip-lining, the giant swing, and the quarry lake with inflatable aquapark.
– Taking a trip to St. Michael’s Mount – an historic island crowned by a medieval castle.
To learn more about some places to visit we have a great blog post here.
Explore picturesque Cornish villages
We are situated near some of the most beautiful villages in the UK, including Polperro, Portloe and Fowey, with Padstow placed a little further away as a perfect day trip from our cottages. Wander through winding narrow streets, lined with tightly clustered houses and toppling rooftops, creating a charming and picturesque labyrinth. You can easily spend a whole day exploring historic pathways, soaking in the unique atmosphere and enjoying some of the delicious local restaurants and cosy pubs along the way.
Stay close to home and explore Looe
If you’re looking for a retreat without lots of travel, Looe is right on the doorstep and has plenty to offer. It’s a 6-minute drive or 45-minute walk from your cottage. Spend a delightful day at Looe beach, where you can enjoy building sandcastles, playing beach games, and taking a refreshing dip in the sea. Looe is known for its sandy shores, making it a perfect spot for a family beach day or for a romantic walk along the sands before enjoying a delicious meal in one of our popular local restaurants.
You could take a boat trip to Looe Island and visit the designated nature reserve, with rich wildlife and stunning scenery. The island is a great place for birdwatching, and guided tours provide insights into its history and conservation.
If you fancy a family day out, you could also head to The Monkey Sanctuary, where you can observe rescued monkeys in a natural and ethical environment. Children will enjoy learning about primate conservation, participate in educational activities, and enjoy a day surrounded by playful monkeys.
Enjoy year-round beauty
Kilminorth’s spectacular location in southeast Cornwall ensures that its beauty is not limited to a specific season. Whether you visit in the vibrant colours of spring, the warmth of summer, the golden hues of autumn, or the cosy atmosphere of winter, Kilminorth offers a captivating experience throughout the year.
This January we have a splendid offer for our new visitors. Save up to 50% (or £250) off your 2024 holiday. During the sale period, you can save up to an additional 50% off selected accommodation. This offer is for new bookings only, based on 3, 4, and 7 night stays.
We would love to welcome you to make yourself at home in one of our cottages, which will be ready and waiting for your arrival and will be a perfect place to relax after a day out.
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