Doves Cottage

Holiday Cottage in Abercastle

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About Doves Cottage

“May we rent the cottage at the edge of the sea?" is a question we are asked hundreds of times every year. The answer is, "Yes”! Doves Cottage is the most sought-after holiday property enjoying a unique position and interesting history.

Once a 'tap house’ giving a warm welcome to sailors, it has steps from the door into the sea. Every window has a sea view and access to the cottage is via the Coastal Path. Doves Cottage is a most unusual and cosy retreat in a magical setting. Seals, peregrines and a wide variety of seabirds are often seen from the south facing terraces. Additional lawn gives lots of space.

The elderly or infirm may find the short, steep flight of steps difficult.

Not suitable for under 5 year olds.

No baby equipment is provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. 


Within a mile of the sea/water Dog/s Welcome Sea/water views Secluded Detached Has Parking No Smoking Shower Cubicle DVD Romantic Breaks Towels For Hire Access to Coastal Path Near Boat Launching Fishing Nearby

Layout & Facilities

Ground Floor: Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room, separate wc/whb.

First Floor: Gallery bedroom/king size bed.

Parking: One car 150 yards away.

Facilities: Rayburn cooker, microwave, hob, fridge, TV, DVD player, radio.

Pets: 2

Fuel Charges

Heating: Oil Rayburn, partial central heating - radiator in bedroom, additional electric heater.

Fuel Charges: Electricity & Oil: £25 per week Oct - April, £15 per week May - September (free for red weeks).

Access Statement

This Access Statement has been prepared by the owner for your information; it is the most recent version that we have received. This statement has been prepared as objectively as possible, however with such a wide remit oversights may be made.

Please ensure all crucial requirements for a safe and enjoyable holiday are present so if you have any queries whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01437 767600.

The cottage is set in the village on a single track, tarmaced lane. It is a no through road. Park your car nose or tail into the bank, leaving room for others to park and turn. The owners are happy for you to carry your luggage through their terrace and garden when you arrive and depart. For access to Doves Cottage during your stay, please use the Coastal Path. At Doves Cottage, follow the path to the right through the garden. There are eight 9 inch steps and a handrail to descend to the entrance of the cottage. A Rayburn provides cooking facilities, central heating and hot water. Alternatively, a microwave with convection oven and grill, together with a dual plate hob, can be used for cooking. There are open-tread wooden stairs leading from a carpeted lounge to the bedroom. TV and DVD have remote controls. Small back terrace overlooking the bay with integrated garden table and bench, parasol, and folding garden chairs. Steps lead from back terrace down to the sea. Extensive lawn with slight incline. External lighting system. A torch is needed if arriving at or leaving Doves Cottages after dark. No telephone landline. Pets and guide dogs welcome, but must be up to date with worming and flea treatments. A local bus service is available from a bus stop approximately 500m away in Abercastle.

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John & Caroline

Many thanks to the 'Miles' family for the use of Doves Cottage on our 13th visit here. We loved the whole holiday as much as ever visiting and re-visiting our favourite places. Lots and lots of walking. See you again!! Been magical as ever

Ian & Gill Simpson

Our third visit to Doves Cottage and it will not be our last! Thank you, we just love coming here. One of our favourite places in the world!

Audrey & Bill

The second but hopefully not the last visit to this special cottage and location. Our trip was delayed by two days due to travel problems caused by 'The Beast from the East' storm which hit Britain. Luckily, the weather here since Monday has been amazing with sunshine and blue skies most of the time. Fabulous scenery and walks. What a tonic as winter nears an end

Andy and Hannah & Lacie the dog

We've enjoyed the most wonderful 4 days at Doves Cottage. We've enjoyed sunshine and snow and have been lucky enough to sit outside and enjoy the views! What a way to spend your birthday! Peaceful, cosy and a great time had by all (including the pooch!) Thank you for your warm welcome. We hope to return again soon!

Gail & Keith

Loved another week of peace and quiet in Doves Cottage, and enjoying an early Christmas too! Thank you, see you next time.

Helen Tye

I agree with earlier comments that the rayburn is a joy to use. I have absolutely loved the time I have spent here at Doves Cottage. It's such a lovely place and I wish I could stay longer. I have had a wonderful and relaxing stay here and I knew from the minute I arrived here that I would return to this special place. I feel very privileged to have had the chance to stay in this incredible location and I can't wait to come back.

Gillian and Keith

We have returned again to this specail place. Had a lovely week - enjoying watching gulls bathing when the tide was out, and being cosy when the wind and the waves were raging.

Debbie & David Ferris and Barney the dog

Barney our border terrier loved having his very own "private" beach to run around on. This was our second visit and we have not been disappointed.

Mike and Jackie Howells

A wonderful and relaxing week. Many thanks

Steve and Meryl Rimmer, kipper and Dexter the dogs

We have had a wonderful time. Thank you. So beautiful and relaxing. Top highlight, two seals trying to get food out of the fishermans traps!!

Dave and Gill

What a beautiful place and a magical week. Loved every minute of it and can't wait to come back.

Martin, Julie and Billy the dog

What can be said that's not already been said? Thanks for an unforgettable holiday.

Simon & Sara

The word "stunning" is much over used these days - but it does apply here. Watch out for the seals here and the basking sharks at Strumble Head.

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