We stayed in the dovecote cottage, which was cosy and nicely converted with all the stone walls exposed and lovely flagstone floors. We were on our honeymoon. The hosts leave nice little touches like a bottle of cava on ice, roses and chocolates and candles lit. The cottage is reasonably basic, a little sink and a toaster and microwave and a small mini fridge. There is no bath, but the shower is a nice large stone tiled one. Do take your own products as no shower products are provided. We also could not find a hair dryer. If it's fine you can cook on the BBQ outside on the little decked yard, where there is also a lovely hot tub. From there are views of the sea and at night great for star watching. The cove is about 25 mins walk down a steep footpath. Lamorna Cove itself isn't very nice, tacky gift shop, cafe, overpriced car park. However, you can start a lovely coast path walk from here and go all the way to Mousehole, a beautiful walk. There were no walking guides left out, which would have been useful. It would have been nice if a few maps were provided for guests to borrow, and guides to the coast path and maybe tips about local walks. Apparently a pub, the Lamorna Wink, is nearby and within walking distance but we didn't know how to walk there. The hosts greeted us on arrival and we didn't see them again. Despite me signing all our email exchanges as ms and ms, as we are a lesbian couple, they kept replying to me as mr and mrs. They seemed slightly shocked when they saw us and did not offer any congratulations despite us booking the cottage for our honeymoon and having come straight from our wedding. However, they explained the basics about the cottage and said we could contact them if needed. The cottage is pretty self explanatory so we actually didn't need to contact them and although we looked for them when we left to say goodbye we couldn't see them though they were around taking care of the other cottages.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kymaurah Cottages are three luxury cottages with private hot tubs 5 star gold award rated. Sleeping two in each cottage and set in stunning scenery sea views on the coastal path. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kymaurah Cottages Cornwall/Lamorna