26 September 2020
Thanks for a lovely stay. Amazing cottage (home from home). Lovely weather for the first week and only one day of rain in the second. Always love coming to Ruan, with all the local amenities on hand, and always sad to leave. The cottage was very clean – Anne does an amazing job. We will be coming back.
Matt, Boni and Charlie (the dog), Cheshire
29 August 2020
Fantastic stay in Whelk Cottage. Everything you need to have a lovely holiday. Lovely beaches and coves and lots of things to do.
Pauline and family, High Peak
21 March 2020
Beautiful cottage with everything we needed. Thank you for the ‘welcome hamper’ – it was much appreciated. Weather a bit wet and windy but we still managed to see the sights, and they are lovely. We will be returning when the world is back to normal….soon we hope. Thank you for a lovely stay.
Pauline and Ian, High Wycombe, Bucks
11 October 2019
Our third visit to Whelk Cottage. Just 3 days and a mixed bag of weather but managed to fit in all the important things! Coastal walk to Lizard (sunny and warm); cider in the local pub; coffee in the Ruan café; bacon sandwiches in the village hall; fish and chips from the visiting van; and a trip to Falmouth. Job done! We love it here - it is a home from home. Thank you for providing everything we need.
Julie and Derek, Guildford
17 August 2019
Thank you so much for letting us stay here - we loved every minute! Beautiful cottage - very clean and comfortable. Also loved where it's located - very friendly and relaxing. Hope to be back soon.
Birch family, Wales
22 June 2019
A perfect week in a beautiful cottage. It really did feel like a home that we didn't want to leave. Went down to the cove to see the Cadgwith singers on our last evening. Thank you for the wine, tea and milk too. We will definitely be recommending your cottage to our friends.
Josie and Nick, Cheshire
06 April 2019
Another great stay at Whelk Cottage - cosy and well-equipped, with a fisherman's cottage feel. Lots of close walks nearby, as well as Cadgwith Cove with the friendly pub. The Lizard is only a short drive away. Great cottage, great week, we'll be back.
17 November 2018
What a beautiful place! Lovely and cosy and homely, well appointed and superb location - exactly what the doctor ordered to unwind and de-stress. Nothing like sitting beside a lovely log fire with a good book and a nice glass of wine, with a contented dog at your feet. A great place - see you next year.
Mark and Caroline, Cambridgeshire
22 September 2018
A lovely week in a beautiful cottage. We felt very at home and did not want to leave! The weather was mixed, but we still went out for walks every day. Church Cove and Dollar Bay were quite spectacular in the high winds and we also saw dolphins off Lizard Point - first time in many years of coming to Cornwall. We will definitely be back.
Ann, Stan and Molly the dog, Warrington
30 June 2018
Chris Branson, Berkshire
Our third year at Whelk Cottage and another fantastic stay. The cottage is well equipped and comfy, with a small but sunny garden and seating at the front, where we often had a glass or two of wine with local friends. The cottage is scrupulously clean and in a quiet but convenient location for the local shop and village hall. Getting around either on foot or exploring in the car is easy as the coastal path is nearby, as are the beaches. We aim to return next year.
19 August 2017
Julie Adams, Surrey
A lovely cosy cottage in a great location. The cottage has everything you should need. It is tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. A small garden at the back is a suntrap. There is a small shop nearby and also somewhere to buy homemade pasties. Within easy walking distance of Cadgwith Cove and an easy drive to the Lizard. Locals are all friendly and helpful. We'll be back!
07 April 2017
N Wood, Essex
We had a great stay at Whelk Cottage. Very comfortable and equipped with nearly everything you need. The cottage was warm and cosy, quiet location and central for visiting The Lizard and surrounding beaches. Great cliff walks with the dog. We did not want to leave and will be booking another visit shortly.
12 September 2020
Thank you for lending us your lovely cottage once again! Everything perfect as usual. Had a lovely fortnight and the sun shone most days. We come to walk the coast path and it has been perfect. Our only disappointment no shellfish for sale in Cadgwith, but we made up for it with Treleavens ice-cream! We spent our last evening eating fish and chips on the harbour at Coverack, watching dolphins jumping and playing in the cove. A lovely end to the hols. We will certainly return soon. PS – thank you for the wine.
Trish and Andy, Petersfield, Hampshire
16 August 2020
What a fantastic time we had in the Lizard and Whelk Cottage! Had beach days at Housel Bay, Kennack Sands and Kynance Cove, which were all spectacular. And swimming in Cadgwith Cove is another must. We did kayaking and rock climbing with Lizard Adventure, which is highly recommended. We went cycling at Penrose around Loe Pool (the largest freshwater lake in Cornwall) which is so beautiful. To cap it all we saw lots of seals (some close up during the kayaking) and even saw a dolphin leap out of the water near Lizard Point! Our third time to the Lizard and we will definitely be back.
James, Rina, Eva and Lawson, Muswell Hill, London
25 October 2019
Whelk Cottage is a little gem. It is spotless, and decorated beautifully with a fishing theme that reflects nearby Cadgwith Cove. It was perfectly big enough for a family of four, plus the dog, with a lovely-sized bathroom with both shower and bath. The biggest benefit of this property is its location - the local shop, which is well stocked, is 3 minutes walk away, but the jewel in the crown is Cadgwith Cove, which is 10 minutes walk away (maybe 15 on the way back as it's a steep hill). The cottage is brilliantly located to explore The Lizard, while St Michael's Mount, Land's End etc are only around 45 - 60 minutes away. I would definitely recommend this property to others - you won't be disappointed.
Lee Perry, Westoning
14 September 2019
Another lovely week on the lovely Lizard, although a first in Whelk Cottage. Well-equipped and clean, in a great location. Thank you for making our stay so comfortable.
Rosie and Martin, Oxfordshire
20 July 2019
We had a fantastic time at Whelk Cottage. It was beautifully clean and we felt at home immediately. It was a pleasure to cook food in the beautiful kitchen and, in fact, we only ate out once. We thought the location was wonderful, with just a short walk to Cadgwith Cove (we perhaps spent longer in the inn than we were planning to due to the fantastic singing!) Thank you for sending us the information on Lizard Adventure - we went kayaking with them and had a wonderful time.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Whelk Cottage as a truly wonderful holiday cottage. We had previously had a bad experience with another company many years ago when hiring a cottage for a few days and were rather nervous about a holiday let again, but this has restored our faith.
Jennie Morrison, Hertfordshire
08 June 2019
Another wonderful week. Whelk Cottage is always such a cosy place to return to. The weather was mixed but there is such a lot to do in the area we just ran out of time! Daisy, our dog, has, like us, enjoyed every minute. We look forward to returning next year.
Beth and Leighton Dobbs, South Wales
24 February 2019
A wonderful week in Cornwall. The weather, considering it was February, was fabulous. The cottage was lovely and like home from home. Everywhere we went was really dog-friendly. Thank you so much for a lovely stay.
Tricia and Chris
05 October 2018
Our first visit to Whelk Cottage, having been coming to the area for over 30 years. The cottage is very well equipped, comfortable and homely. Thank you for the most welcome tea bags, milk and bottle of wine - all much appreciated. The weather was kind, with no rain, and perfect for the many places to walk to all around.
Patrick and Jill, Nottingham
28 July 2018
A fabulous week, helped along by beautiful weather. Visited old haunts - Kennack Sands, the Lizard, Church Cove, Falmouth - and also new - Praa Sands (lovely sandy beach) and St Michael's Mount (beautiful but so busy). We love the cottage, especially the pictures and nick nacks, the village and the locals. Thank you.
Julie and Derek, Guildford
02 June 2018
J Sacha and family, Oxfordshire
Whelk Cottage always makes us feel welcome - the care you give means it is so easy and comfortable to move into. You provide everything we need and I always look forward to the bottle of wine that's there to greet us. The new washing machine was a nice addition and these investments year upon year are good to see. Reading through the visitors book we can tell there are a lot of people who feel exactly as we do and really love the place. We shall be booking soon for our next escape to Cadgwith.
02 June 2017
Surf, sand, sea.....and a little glimpse of sun...but that didn't matter because the cottage felt like home from home, so when the rain started we stayed cosy. Thank you for sharing this abode. The facilities are very good, making our stay easy, relaxing and comfortable. A proper break from work life. We love Cadgwith but have now broken the mould and branched out......to Ruan Minor! A super location for Cadgwith, walks and trips to the beach. We hope to return.
Rachel, Samuel and Gary