What our guests say...

This is our third stay at Vellandreath and is still as magical as the first time we came back in 2004. We will be back for a fourth time! Perfect get away from reality!


Absolute slice of heaven. Second time for me, my young son and the dog. Cottage is perfect; peaceful, equipped with everything we need, perfect views. Couldn't ask for a more idyllic location. Love this place. Lots of v happy memories and we'll be back.


Amazingly situated. Nicely done out... It was worth the 8 hour drive...Great walks on the coastal path directly from your door!...Hope to come back!

Durham visitors

We had a lovely time. Sonya , our little yorkie enjoyed her stay too. Everything was as good as we had expected.

Geof & Lilya

A lovely house in a wonderful location. The beautiful garden and imaginative planting was an unexpected pleasure. Everyone was very helpful.


Enjoyed it so much we have just booked for next year.

Dan and karen

Great stay at Basking Shark. Wonderful views. Perfect location for coastal walks and exploring local villages. St Just, Mouseole, St Ives all worth a visit. Small but ideal cottage with all you need. Brian a great help with anything you need.

Nigel Thomas

Fantasy stay once again superb attention to detail awesome accommodation and looked after perfectly by Brian the caretaker. A1 wonderful spot and very highly recommend

Guy Thomas

We absolutely loved our weekend at The Studio. What a lovely space! Loved the interior. The cottages are so peaceful- falling asleep to the sound of the sea was the best. The garden is wonderful and a real suntrap! We surfed every day, visited the local pub and did some great walks with the dog. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

Sophie Evans

I have stayed at Vellandreath Cottages twice now and will most definitely be booking again. From booking to staying and leaving it was 5* service. We were met by Brian who is the caretaker. Very friendly and kind. Nothing was to much trouble. The cottages I've stayed in once again 5*. Very clean and had everything we needed. Stunning views! Thankyou to all who have once again made our stay very enjoyable...

Mrs Ball

We love girl Annie. The views are amazing. It has everything you want. Walking out in the evening along the beach after a meal is one of the pleasures in life.


Had an absolutely brilliant stay! Cottage is cozy and spacious. Log burner was a delight during chilly evenings once the sun had gone down... beach paths take you directly from cottage to beach/pub. Word to the wise do a supermarket shop before you arrive and have everything along with your luggage taken to the cottage by Brian. Then your all set!...


A wonderful week. The cottage was delightful and the location is second to none. We're coming back.

Mellie Buse

This was our 3rd visit to Vellandreath. It was by far our best holiday ever! Sheldrake is incredible we will be coming back for many years. We have found our little peace of heaven in this valley. We simply all LOVE it! x

Susan Payne

We had a fabulous stay. The whole experience at Vellendreath with no cars, the views and the quality of the cottage was exactly what we were after...


A welcome break again in lovely Sandpipers, the 3rd time and our 6th visit to Vellandreath cottages. What better than watch the sunset from the huge window...! See you next year.

Eric van Rekum

Castaways exceeded all expectations, with it's peaceful setting and stunning coastal views. The well equipped cottage offers a great layout with comfort, warmth and oodles of character! Three adults and two dogs arrived feeling tired but left feeling relaxed and refreshed. The only negative was that four nights went by far too quickly!


As always, a pleasure to stay in your cottages. Brain was there to take our luggage down to the cottage. The cottages are very well equipped, clean and very comfy. Love staying here. Back again and again and again....

Michele & Richard

Absolutely gorgeous place to kick your shoes off and relax. We were here for weekend after a busy Christmas. We felt like the world stopped and we had time for each other again, breakfast with those views was amazing ❤️


Fantastic location. Wonderful few days recovering from Xmas. Cottage immaculately clean and tidy on arrival. Dogs were in their element but totally worn out from all their running around on the empty beach. Thankfully they still had enough energy to pull us up to the car park! We will definitely be back - and soon!

Chris Walker

Comfortable, well-furnished and a truly idyllic setting!

Neil Jones

Very good a beautiful spot.


Beautiful cottage with stunning views and coastal walks. If you crave peace and quiet this is the place to recharge your batteries. Perfect for surfers. Would definately rent any of the cottages here as they all looked beautiful. Would highly recommend.

Maureen Little

Cosy cottage with fantastic views from all windows in a heavenly location. Hoping to return.

Clare Colmore

We have been lucky to have spent many happy times at Vellandreath over the last 10 years. The area has been lovingly cared for, and for this reason, makes it a very special place. Can't thank you enough!