Harbourside House is a gorgeous holiday cottage near Mount Edgcumbe in Cornwall. The cottage is just ten minutes walk to the Cremyll 'walk on' ferry, which in turn is a short ten minute boat ride to Plymouth.

With a private harbour and small shingle beach, Harbourside House is perfect for relaxing, watching the wildlife, paddling at low tide in wellies, crabbing, or just watching the sun go down over the water.


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This very comfortable and welcoming cottage has a lot of original period features such as sash windows, old beams, fireplaces for those crackling cozy fires, wooden shutters and beautiful window seats to gaze over the estuary or listen to the waves lapping on the shore. The rooms are large, spacious, light and airy. Arranged over three floors, there are amazing views over the bay from every room.


Lot's to see

There's a lot to see in the cottage as there is an abundance of colourful paintings, eclectic artwork and ceramics dotted all over the cottage which have been collected from many countries over the years. The fresh décor is calming with a few feature walls to introduce warmth and interest and the neutral carpet adds to the tranquillity of the cottage.

You really are transformed into a peaceful haven where you can truly forget about the outside world.

Living room, dining room and kitchen

The living room is very spacious with open fire for those cosy winter evenings. There is also a TV and DVD with a selection of films, various books and games (such as Scrabble, Monopoly, Murder Mystery and Puzzles). Three large sofas mean that there is plenty of room to sit and chill, read, socialise without disturbing each other. The kitchen/dining room is perfect for family meals, reunions and special occasions.

Conservatory and outside areas

Leading from the dining room the conservatory is perfect for sun downers, afternoon tea or just watching wildlife and nature do what it does best. Surrounded by lush foliage and a pond behind it feels like you are at one with nature.

Outside the conservatory there are chairs and tables where weather permitting you can dine al fresco. Lack of light pollution means that you can usually see an array of stars on a clear night. Behind the conservatory there is a pond and gently sloping lawn. There is also a secluded garden and orchard with incredible views which can be reached going up the steps from the back door.

Charm and character - in all seasons

Harbourside House is a cottage for all seasons and all occasions, full of charm and character but with the benefits of modern living.


Come in Spring and you will see an array of wild flowers and fragrant blossom.


Come for Easter where if you're quick enough you might just see the Easter Bunny!


Come in the Summer and the place comes into its own with all the summer fun and the ever changing skies and stunning sunsets.


Come in the Autumn and after a crisp walk through the woods hearing the leaves rustling in the wind and looking for sloe berries or blackberries, a toasty warm fire awaits.


Come in Winter to combat the blues and have cosy nights in front of the crackling fire looking at the flames dancing to their own tune. Just imagine the smell of toasted marshmallows and hot chocolate filling the air. You can sit on the window seat reading, listening to the owls hooting or just day dream.


Come and celebrate Christmas or New Year. We put a Christmas Tree up and decorate the house accordingly leaving you to come and enjoy the celebrations Cornish style!


The Accommodation

Ground floor

  • Large Living room
  • Kitchen/Dining room
  • Pantry and utility room
  • Conservatory
  • Shower room
  • Cloakroom

First floor

  • Bedroom one with king-size bed and en suite with roll top bath with hand shower, shower cubicle, WC and designer bowl hand basin on a vanity unit
  • Bedroom two with king-size bed
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, WC and washbasin

Second floor

  • Bedroom three with king-size bed
  • Bedroom four with double bed
  • Console table with chair on landing

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Timeless and uncommercialised, this part of East Cornwall is stunning in its serenity, breathtaking and varied landscape.


Picture postcard

Picture postcard villages such as Kingsand and Cawsand, glorious beaches such as Whitsand Bay and also the magnificent Mount Edgcumbe Estate, with its beautiful gardens, deer park and unusual follies.

It's far enough to get away from it all and close enough to Plymouth if you want the conveniences of city life. An excellent place to base yourself to explore Cornwall and Devon.



Mount Edgcumbe Estate and surroundings

Harbourside House is located in a peaceful waterside hamlet just outside the grounds of the Mount Edgcumbe Estate which also encompasses the stunning South West Coast Path. From here you can go on many leisurely coastal, forest or inland walks.

A short drive away and you are on the most stunning road on the cliffs overlooking Whitsand Bay where there are soft sandy beaches and safe waters where you can bathe. Lifeguards operate on some of the beaches.


A Pebble's Throw From Your Own Beach

From the moment you get out of your car just fill your lungs with fresh Atlantic air and smell the ozone coming off the sea and you know you have truly started your holiday where you know you will relax and rejuvenate.

With a private harbour and small shingle beach, Harbourside House is perfect for relaxing, watching the wildlife, paddling at low tide in wellies, crabbing, or just watching the sun go down over the water.

There is plenty of outdoor space and gardens to run around in and play your favourite games.


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Built in the 18th century, this historic cottage has character and soul and is steeped in history.

Cottage History

Built in the 18th century, this historic cottage has character and soul and is steeped in history. Indeed, has had some famous residents. John Rudyard who built the wooden Eddystone Lighthouse stayed at Empacombe Bay. The current Earl of Mount Edgcumbe also lived here for a while.

According to folklore and hearsay Lady Hamilton used to stay at the cottage in one of the top floor bedrooms and light a candle in the small window to indicate to Nelson that she was there. And when he was there he would use the same small window to look through his telescope to check up on his fleet at the Naval Dockyard. The small window/opening still exists and you can see it in the top floor blue bedroom.

Fact or fiction this lovely cottage evokes images of bygone days and romantic liaisons and you can imagine yourself being transported to those times. If only walls could talk!

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Taken from our guest book.

A.S from Solihull

"What can I say! Breathtaking views and sumptuous sunsets married with incredible comfort and outstanding luxury. We really didn't want to leave. My girlfriend shed a tear. We will be back."

J & P from Sunderland

"This was the perfect place to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. What a relaxing beautiful retreat-amazing sunsets. We didn’t want to leave and will definitely be back. Thank you so much"

B & K R from Larkfield, Kent

"By far the best cottage we have ever rented. The house has every comfort and the location is better than the website shows. Stunning! Not only will we be back , but we will be delighted to tell all of our friends about this wonderful place"

S & M from Worcester

"Lovely Christmas! Thank you."

G M from San Diego, California

"What a wonderful magical spot to spend a vacation –one is transported to another dimension of peace and beauty. The house and gardens are a delight. Surrounding walks and views incredibly lovely. This truly is a very special part of England."

K B from Poole, Dorset

"We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves here. What a beautiful house, location and views. Kids loved crabbing (and so did we!) We caught about 30 in the end. Thank you for making us so welcome Richard, Maggie and Minky x."

O Family from Germany

"Thank you for the nice holiday and this wonderful house. It was a wonderful place to slow down from the every day stress."

RS from Coulsdon,Surrey

"A retreat away from the world! Many Thanks."

J & G from Wales

"Lovely place for a reunion. Will come back again hopefully."

S Family from Edinburgh

"House is great, well equipped with very relaxing views. Good holiday had by all with special thanks to Richard and Maggie who would do anything for you (well nearly!)"

D,P,A L from Chester

"Our 3rd stay and the best! The weather was fabulous for a change and such a restful week. Thanks"

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As a welcoming gesture we provide all tea, coffee and sugar, chocolates and a bottle of wine to get your stay off to a memorable start.

  • Neff electric oven and hob
  • Microwave
  • Tassimo Coffee Machine ( pods not included)
  • Large fridge freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • TV
  • DVD Player
  • Wireless Internet
  • Radio/CD player
  • iPod/iPhone/iPad docking station
  • Duvets, bed linen and towels
  • Travel cot (on request)
  • Stair gate (on request)
  • High chair (on request)


There is free parking to the side of the house enough for several cars.


Care is needed with young children due to the nearby pond and estuary.

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Thank you for deciding to book! To book, first check availability on the calendar below. Then when you have chosen your dates, contact us by completing the booking form. If you have further questions, feel free to email enquiries@harboursidehouse.co.uk or you can call Christina on 07904 777617

Don't forget to email us on enquiries@harboursidehouse.co.uk. Alternatively you can call Christina on 07904 777617

Harbourside House - Pricing 2019

Please see the pricing table below to help you choose.

If spans across 2 dates the higher rate applies for the whole holiday.

School hols 8 PAX applies even though fewer no.

2020 Dates Band 1
(8 PAX) + cot
Band 2
(6 PAX) + cot
Band 3
(4 PAX) + cot
6 Jan 2019 - 4 April 2020 (Spring Half-term) £1115 £735 £525
4 April - 21 April (Easter) £1250 £1250 £1250
21 April - 2 May £1135 £740 £540
2 May - 23 May £1145 £795 £610
23 May - 30 May (May Half-term) £1705 £1705 £1705
30 May - 13 June £1480 £1040 £740
13 June - 4 July £1700 £1200 £835
4 July - 18 July £1830 £1315 £900
18 July - 22 Aug (Summer Holidays) £2370 £2370 £2370
22 Aug - 5 Sept £1470 £1040 £735
5 Sept - 19 Sept £1200 £835 £610
19 Sept - 19 Oct £1140 £740 £535
19 Oct - 02 Nov (Autumn Half-term) £1360 £1360 £1360
02 Nov - 19 Dec £1115 £735 £525
19 Dec - 4 Jan 2021 (Christmas Holidays) £1995 £1995 £1995

Changeover day is Saturday.

However, please enquire if you wish a different day and we will try and accommodate your request subject to availability. Similarly, regardless of the size of your party please contact us to discuss your requirements.

For late availability please contact us for details.

£40 heating supplement applies between 1 October and 30 April.

Short breaks are available during low season and outside school holidays. Please enquire.

Our caretaker lives in the annexe behind Harbourside House so will be close at hand to help you with any queries

3 nights @ 70% of the weekly rate

4 nights @ 80% of the weekly rate

5 nights @90% of the weekly rate

If your short break crosses two different weeks in different price bands then the higher priced week will be applied.

30% of the rent to be paid within 3 working days of booking (less at peak times or for last minute bookings) to secure the cottage and the remainder plus heating supplement (if applicable) to be paid 6 weeks before arrival date. If the booking is made less than 60 days then the full price must be paid.

£200 breakages deposit to be paid 6 weeks before the start of the holiday and will be returned at the end of your stay within 7 days on condition everything is in order.

We have a sixty day cancellation policy. Cancellations that are made more than sixty days prior to the arrival date of your booking will not incur a penalty. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay and are made within the 60 days of the booking forfeit the advance payment/deposit. Cancellation of early departure does not warrant a refund of the rent.

Harbourside House - Booking Form

Please complete the form below to start your booking (we need this information to accurately determine your price).

We've collated some useful information about where to go that might interest you.

Local Area

  • Nearest sea/estuary - 50 yards!
  • Nearest pub is Mount Edgcumbe Arms - 1 mile (map) | (streetview)
  • Nearest bus is in Cremyll - 1 mile (map)
  • Nearest foot ferry is Cremyll - 1 mile (map)
  • Nearest payphone is in Cremyll - 1 mile (map)
  • Nearest shops are in Millbrook - 2 miles (map)
  • Nearest car ferry is Torpoint - 9 miles (map)
  • Nearest train station is Plymouth - 10 miles (map)

Local Tourist Attractions and Day Trips

Restaurants & Pubs

A small selection of pubs and restaurants in the local area.

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You can contact us by sending an email to enquiries@harboursidehouse.co.uk. Alternatively you can call Christina on 07904 777617


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