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Solebay Cottage

Pendeen Lighthouse, Pendeen, Penzance, Cornwall (CW033)
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Ground Floor Bedroom
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13 June 2019
We have written in the visitors book but just wanted to say 'thank you' again. We had read excellent reviews about Solebay on line prior to booking but it has truly exceeded our expectations. Obviously the location is stunning but this wonderful property has been the heart of our holiday - honeymoon actually. Thank you for all your hard work and we will definitely be back.
Mr JR - Devon
16 February 2019
Fantastic place, would love to stay again!
Mr & Mrs L - North Lincolnshire
11 February 2019
Beautiful and delightful, restful stay. Cosy cottage.
A G - Cornwall
25 January 2019
What a location!
Absolutely beautiful. Lovely decor and very homely. I don't want to leave! So peaceful.
W B & Guests - Oxfordshire
18 January 2019
We cannot tell you how much we have enjoyed our stay here at Solebay Cottage. It is a lovely homely cottage with all the mod cons that there could be. Nothing cheap, nothing pretentious - just classy! We love the decor and kitchen is beautiful and practical. No need to say anything about the location it needs to be kept secret! Thank you too for your lovely hamper to welcome us, appreciated and a very nice touch. We love, love love it! and we both cannot wait to come back! I think for sure if it's available we will be here late spring but will look at our diaries. Thank you again and look forward to seeing you again soon. x
Mr & Mrs M - Staffordshire
14 December 2018
A wonderful build up to Christmas at the lighthouse.
Thank you Di for the great hospitality. Cant wait to return.
The M's - Gloucestershire
2 December 2018
A lovely location, a clean and comfortable cottage.
Its been an absolute joy. A real home from home! Thanks.
E & J - Southampton
30 November 2018
We had such a lovely week, Thank you beautifully prepared cottage.
1 November 2018
Perfect house in a perfect location..... Just a brief stay, but one of our new favourite places.
Welcome hamper just perfect too, Thank you!
Mr P Wedge - Devon
29 October 2018
Our second visit this year, and our stay was as good as the first.
Beautiful place to recharge the batteries, surprisingly lovely weather and Porteras Cove is definitely worth a visit.
We look forward to coming back, Thanks.
The Loschels - Hertfordshire
25 October 2018
What a wonderful place! Thank you for looking after us during our stay here. The welcome hamper and sundry kitchen supplies made us feel very much at home!

I hope you will enjoy the apple and locally picked blackberry crumble that I have left for you in the fridge (It is suitable for freezing)
M & K
22 September 2018
6 years and 600 miles later we have finished the South West coast path, with Penden lighthouse as the most perfect backdrop, Thank you x x x
The Cox - Reading
17 September 2018
Fabulous accommodation, welcome hamper was much appreciated and all the added extras made life very easy! Beautiful views, would love to come again. One of the best places we've stayed!
The Bells - Wiltshire
18 August 2018
Lovely week here in Pendeen Cottage was cosy & had a great shower. Enjoyed many walks especially to St Ives
The Kings - Oxford
11 August 2018
Wonderful lighthouse - great accommodation - warm, friendly helpful welcome (Thanks Diane + the dogs too)
Seals, Choughs, Gannets, etc, etc.
St Ives Cottage ( Do the open top bus) it's great!
The Spencers - Bedfordshire
28 July 2018
Perfect home from home.
Exceeds our expectations especially on the size and quality of accommodation.
A first visit but will definitely be back!
The Lyson - Derbyshire
14 July 2018
Great Weather.
Great views! Stunning accommodation! Lovely place to spend time with family!
The Kumars - Hampshire
9 July 2018
Perfect weather, gorgeous countryside. A stunning accommodation!
Lovely place to spend time with family!
The Brennen's - Oxfordshire
23 June 2018
Immaculate cottage!
Thank you for making us so welcome! and all the family too.
Really do not want to leave, see you next year!
The Cleaver - York
17 June 2018
Thank you for taking care of us during our long stay. I've been really comfortable and happy here. What a stunning location. Best wishes
Mr F D, Knutsford
29 May 2018
Absolutely fabulous, perfect to recharge the batteries. Wonderful cottage, tranquil and superb location. Far too short a stay. Definitely want to return.
Ms E L, Hertfordshire
20 May 2018
What an amazing place to stay! Well appointed and absolutely and stunning location. Immaculate, thank you for Diana and Bill. We will be back!
Dr A T, Adelaide
6 May 2018

YES! YES! YES!! - is the correct answer if you’re wondering whether you should book this cottage or not :) The cottage is at the foot of the lighthouse which is incredible in itself. The views are stunning & so peaceful. The cottage itself is in amazing condition - it’s clean, cosy with modern kitchen facilities, an amazing shower & really comfy beds The house keeper is so thoughtful. She’d left us fresh bread, milk, strawberries, biscuits, wine and so much more that we didn’t expect - and that was without knowing we’d just got married :) Would definitely recommend it - I haven’t had such a nice rest in a very long time - thank you so much x

Mr O R.
28 April 2018
A beautiful week. Thanks to Kirsty/Di for a great welcome. See you in September. x
Mrs S M, Stroud
21 April 2018
Thank you for all the hard work! Always a delight to return to Solebay! Love the new coffee table!
The Morgans - Gloucestershire
19 April 2018
One of the most beautiful places we've ever stayed, cottage stunning and so peaceful. So very sad to be going home but we'll definately be back. A huge thank you to Di - who is a lovely lady - a massive credit to the smooth running of this lovely place.
Mr + Mrs L, Northumberland
12 April 2018
Outstanding views! Clean and comfortable accomodation. Fab hamper. Fantastic location. Unfortunately no fog horn this time but great stay. Thanks.
Mr R E, Honiton
1 April 2018
When we first arrived the lighthouse and sea view was absolutely gorgeous. It was a nice hamper, thank you Diana for your amazing hospitality you made our stay very warm and enjoyable.

Thank you for all you did for us, the views were stunning and sleeping here was so comfortable. I loved eating the Ester eggs you provided, I hope I will be able to come back here.
The J Family.
25 February 2018
What a treat to stay here, loved it. Clean, peaceful, great hamper, lacking in nothing. Many thanks a fabulous place.
Mrs D D, Worcester.
17 February 2018
One of the best self catering cottages we have ever stayed in and we've stayed in lots. Immaculated presented and cared for, Thanks. We walked the coastal path, walking north is spectacular. We had a lovely half term here.
Mr R H, Torpoint.
2 January 2018
Another wonderful stay.
The M Family, Bristol.
18 December 2017
Another restful stay at Solebay. Thank you Diana for the Christmas tree and mince pies. See you again.
Mrs M, Stroud.
29 November 2017
Pendeen, our fifth visit, our favourite retreat and a panacea for the soul! Rugged beauty, a slice of cornish history along with an immaculately kept cottage. thank you diana for making it perfect.
The C's, Leicestershire
26 November 2017
Our first visit to Pendeen and certainly not our last. Stunning location and amazing views. Seeing so many stars and the lighthouse on a clear night was magical. Thank you to Diana for making the cottage so cosy on our arrival. See you again soon.
D, E & Baby T, Sevenoaks.
21 November 2017
My 5th Lighthouse and 8th stay. Pendeen is always lovely, hope to see it again soon.
E & C W, Southampton.
11 November 2017
Another lovely stay at Pendeen, sunny days to enjoy the views. Thanks and see you next year.
Mr & Mrs B, Warwick.
29 October 2017
A very special place to celebrate a special persons 18th birthday. Thanks to Diana for all of her efforts.
The M Family, Northants.
26 October 2017
Thank you for such a wonderful holiday cottage. We have had an amazing time.
The T Family, Surrey.
23 September 2017
Thank you Diane for a very warm welcome, what can we say "wow" so big, immaculately clean, thank you for the lovely welcome pack. We will be back.
J and P, Warwickshire
15 September 2017
Another wonderful stay albeit too short! Looking forward to returning in December.
S, S, and S, Gloucestershire
10 September 2017
Thank you for a wonderful stay, Sunshine and stormy seas and the best wedding ever. Lighthouse books a godsend! Manic stay ie wedding but accomodation suited us so well. Magical spot! Return visit in the offing.
J, T, C, L, and E, Devon
8 September 2017
Lovely stay at Pendeen. Lovely new kitchen. Will be back again. Lovely welcome pack.
The S's, Sussex
2 September 2017
Our first stay at Pendeen lighthouse but wont be our last - we've fallen in love with it. Watching the light beams at night is amazing - especially in the fog. We look forward to coming back, thank you!
M and M, Warwick
26 August 2017
Love exploring the coastline around here. The lighthouse is a great place to come home to every day. Cottage immaculate and welcoming. Kids loved reading the lighthouse keeper books!
H, D, A, and B, Wirral
12 August 2017
Had a great time. Saw lots of seals and shooting stars.
The W's, Staffordshire
24 June 2017
Lovely stay in the lighthouse. Thank you.
The O's, Middlesex
17 June 2017
Another wonderful stay at Pendeen and it won't be the last. Thank you Di! We will be back!
The D's, West Sussex
10 June 2017
A week of glorious sun & sand and walks- some stunning hidden beaches to find! Dolphins and seals spotted. Great property- as usual.
Mrs G & Guests, Various
27 May 2017
What a wonderful place, my children loved it. Thank you so much.
The P Family, Staffordshire
13 May 2017
Thank you Di for a great week in Solebay Cottage. Everything was perfect. Looking forward to seeing you in September.
S, S & S
6 May 2017
Wonderful stay here at Solebay. The next visit can't come soon enough. Thanks Diana.
S & S, Gloucestershire
22 April 2017
Our second to last lighthouse. Housekeeper great. Saw seals. A fantastic lighthouse!
The M's, Various
13 April 2017
Stunning views, beautiful cottage, fab welcome hamper and Diana lovely. Great stay- thank you.
The K Family, Hampshire
5 April 2017
Our sixth visit to Solebay in as many years - we have just done some sums and worked out that we have now stayed in this cottage for a total of two months! Not sure whether this qualifies us to be full-time lighthouse keepers, but no matter - we are already looking forward to our next visit. We love it here. Thank you Diana for a warm welcome and excellent housekeeping as always.
The E Family, Devon
31 March 2017
What a wonderful place. Perfect for peace and quiet and a good location for walking and visiting many unique sights.
P & D, Kent
26 March 2017
What a perfect holiday. Loved the very warm welcome pack and just love the lighthouse, such a unique location and fantastic for running. Defo will be coming back. Thank you!
D & J, Devon
11 February 2017
Great week for our first stay in Solebay, having outgrown Argus this year. A great stay in a fantastic location. We miss the fog signal though!
I & D, Devon
3 February 2017
Great hamper, lovely spot & immaculately clean.
B, R & G - Gloucestershire
27 January 2017
Had a very nice weekend. Lovely cottage and beautiful views. Excellent facilities and very clean and organised house. Thanks for an amazing time!
M, J & R, South Yorkshire
16 January 2017
Such a beautiful place. Silence and peace, much appreciated.
The A's
30 December 2016
Thank you for a lovely new year break. Fantastic to get away. Looking forward to next year.
S & J, Gloucestershire
16 December 2016
Loving the new kitchen. The shower is fantastic now. Thank you Di for the Christmas tree and decorations. Have a great Christmas and New Year.
S & S, Gloucestershire
25 November 2016
Fantastic! Great little retreat. Accommodation was great, fantastic scenery. We can't wait to come back! Thank you.
M, J & R - Buckinghamshire
21 November 2016
Brilliant - loved it, never been to Cornwall, will definitely be coming back.
The V-J's, Berkshire
18 November 2016
Fantastic weekend, accommodation was excellent. Stunning scenery and wildlife. Thank you!
S & E, Birmingham
22 October 2016
A very nice week in a lovely location. Cottage very nice and well presented. A good week.
The S Family, London
30 September 2016
Another wonderful stay albeit shorter than we would have liked! Thanks Diana. See you soon.
S & S, Gloucestershire
24 September 2016
Our 5th stay at Solebay Cottage and certainly not our last. We've had a lovely time as always. Looking forward to coming back to see the new kitchen! Thank you Diana for looking after us so well.
N & P, Devon
18 September 2016
We had a great time walking and visiting the area including mines, castles, pasty shops and beaches. Super cottage. Thanks for a wonderful week.
S, P & D, West Sussex
12 September 2016
Wonderful place! Hope to come back soon! Thank you.
M & T, Italy
3 September 2016
3rd visit! Gorgeous as ever, plenty of seal watching, so lucky with the weather. Beautiful cottage - as usual!
The J's, Oxfordshire
22 August 2016
Wow. The seals have been out in force! Beautiful and feel very lucky to have stayed here! Lil's fish & chips recommended (in the village) and plenty of trips to the cave. Thank you!
The F's, Leicestershire
6 August 2016
Gorgeous, beautiful and a fabulous place to be. Thank you Diana.
F family, Wiltshire
18 July 2016
Fantastic cottage and stunning location. Had a lovely week even with the mixed weather.
J & K
16 July 2016
We had a wonderful stay, this place is magic! Thank you. Diana.
The M Family, Germany
10 July 2016
Our first visit to "Solebay" for a relaxing short break. Very lucky with the weather and visibility good. Our many thanks to Diana, very clean cottage (thank you for the great hamper).
4 July 2016
Unforgettable experience in a gorgeous place. Hope to come again.
E & N, Argentina
25 April 2016
Will use Rural Retreats again. Thank you for a much needed break.
16 April 2016
7th visit to Solebay and as wonderful as ever, especially with new fixtures and fittings. A great week, very lucky with the weather. Saw seals and dolphins, visability was the best weve seen it and we were able to see Pound Island on the Sillies and the Seven Stones Light House. Can't wait to return. Thank you Diana for your hard work.
S M, Stroud
21 March 2016
Such a relaxing weekend, superb cottage in a stunning location. The hamper is very welcoming. Thank you.
Sue & Mick
14 March 2016
Had a fabulous weekend, beautiful cottage, in an idyllic situation. The house keeper does a fantastic job, loved the hamper. Can't wait to come back!
Ian & Tracy
11 March 2016
We've had a great stay and still have a long list of things we didn't manage to fit in. The Morvam/Emory tea room is worth a visit to see local artists work. Some great walks along the coast path but perhaps the best is Cape Cornwall to Sennen, stunning views.
Graham & Jo
1 March 2016
Destination for my 50th Birthday, a complete surprise! An excellent location for getting away from it all. Solebay is a lovely cottage with everything you need. Thank you to the house keeper for maintaining and cleaning. Will visit more Rural Retreats/Trinity House locations in the future with a return visit to Solebay very likely.
Paul & Jo
24 February 2016
' Warm Welcome'.Pure luxury to stay in this beautiful cottage in such an amazing location.a real treat to see the stars and the beams from the lighthouse at night.
Michael and Lisa Bristol
20 February 2016
Our 4th visit to Pendeen watch and 2nd to Solebay, as usual a lovely retreat., the peaceful solace of the lighthouse being a welcome break from our busy everyday lives. Thank you Diana for the Valentine chocolates.
Will-Lisa-Annalise and Ollie
14 February 2016
Warm and cosy, friendly welcome and support from Diana. Great walks and scenery despite hail, rain and of course occasional sunshine
30 December 2015
Had a lovely stay again over the New Year. Peaceful and relaxing time. Thank you for the lovely wine and food and for the warm, welcoming cottage.
The Renton's
24 December 2015
Had a lovely week's holiday. The house was very warm and cosy, the Christmas tree was great! Really beautiful place and we were sad to go.
The Holden's
13 November 2015
What a wonderful place - absolutely stunning. If you have a clear night, when all the lights are off, look up at the stars. Walks in both directions are amazing, though the wind can be challenging. We have seen ravens, chough and qannets etc. We woke at 3am on the night of storm "Abigail" to find a warm calm. Outside the light stroked the air and a blistering firmament of stars shone - Orion dominating it to the West with Sirius to the West. Breath-taking, we will return. Thank you for a fabulous break. TS, East Sussex
9 November 2015
What an amazing place to have a holiday! Fantastic location. Cottage much larger than anticipated, yet cosy, lovely and warm. The cottage was very clean and well equipped. Good quality products in the 'Welcome hamper' and we appreciated the fresh flowers. Interesting walk to Cape Cornwall, just in time to see a beautiful sunset. Wishing we could spend a few more days here! Will definitely return. Nicola, York
31 October 2015
What a great privilege to stop here. As a child I sailed past this lighthouse and many others en route to either Scilly or Brittany from North Wales in my father's passion - MICKORIE (Macwester 26) and later AURATVES OF ARDUDWY (Deb 33) what memories....
The full moon this week added to the atmosphere, thank you for the experience. CB, South Staffordshire
17 October 2015
A fabulous place to have a holiday. The weather this week has been great and the cottage is lovely. Will come back for sure in the future. LN, Berkshire
8 August 2015
An amazing place to stay. Watch out for the seals, shooting stars and other hidden treasures! Delightful beach/cove with golden sand to the right. Sunsets are breath-taking. DP, Dorset
1 August 2015
What a place to come to, will be back next year. We have taken about 1200 photos! GM, Kent
18 July 2015
What a fantastic place! Beautiful cottage with some stunning sunsets and so quiet. Love that the fog horn has gone, Geevor Tin Mine is a must. Boat cove and Portheras cove are wonderful and a short walk away. Tinners Arms at Zenor offer delicious food. Treen cove next to Porthcurno is a fabulous beach. Access is difficult but well worth it. Travel light, we carried four body boards and bags for six down the cliffs. An interesting exercise and super cottage. A lovely holiday. We will be back. M & R, Isle of Wight
1 March 2014
Lovely curries at the North Inn. Lovely beer everywhere. S&N, Devon
15 February 2014
A big thank you for fantastic accommodation. Wonderful holiday, glorious location. This is my second experience of Pendeen Lighthouse and I hope to visit again with my friends. JB, Czech Republic.
8 February 2014
A lovely few days in this warm, comfortable cottage walking the coastal paths. Thank you for the flowers and hamper. CW, Somerset
1 February 2014
Our third visit to Pendeen and our first to Solebay as we usual stay next door. As usual a lovely retreat. Many thanks WC, Leicestershire
11 January 2014
A great stay, nicely presented cottage with plenty of space. Clean, warm and a brilliant location. Seas were awesome during the storms. Thanks. SR, Gloucester
4 January 2014
What a wonderful way to spend a birthday. Everything was just perfect from the lovely welcome basket flowers, clean, tidy and superbly equipped. We had all weathers, so saw the lighthouse in all conditions. Thank you we hope we can come back again. JW, Dorset
28 December 2013
A lovely New Year's Eve. Fog horn not as loud as we thought. Lovely cottage and welcome basket. Fab walks and amazing views of Wales and wind. Loved St Ives, well worth a visit. J&A, Wales
21 December 2013
A lovely few days again, our daughter saw several seals again on our walks. JS, Somerset
5 October 2013
Another fantastic lighthouse holiday. Local shops and attractions appreciated. MG, Wiltshire
7 September 2013
My great grandpa lived and worked here, we had a fabulous time. HB, New Zealand
10 August 2013
A great location, great weather, great sunsets. Saw 3-4 dolphins on our second day but sadly none since. There are a few seals that pop up now and again between the lighthouse and the beach at Portheras Cove which is well worth the visit. S & J, London
3 August 2013
We had a wonderful holiday here. What a nice place to stay. Thanks for the well prepared cottage and the hamper. U&C, Germany
20 July 2013
We couldn't have wanted a nicer place to stay. The hamper on arrival was a lovely gesture and the lighthouse was very clean and had all we needed. We heard the fog horn, but soon got used to it. I&R, Manchester
13 July 2013
A very nice holiday in a very special place. PB, Italy
6 July 2013
Didn't see any seals or dolphins. A lot of wind, very special and a lovely place. RM, Vienna
8 June 2013
We have had a wonderful holiday and loved the long walks. The cottage is great and so well equipped in every way. A beautiful spot to have a peaceful time away from it all! Spectacular views and cliff top walks - we would love to come here again. SS, Dorset
1 June 2013
Our third visit to Pendeen Lighthouse and our favourite Rural Retreat location. Weather a bit mixed, but had another wonderful holiday in this beautiful part of Cornwall. We will be back. CS, Manchester
1 June 2013
A wonderful place, stunning views, perfect weather. We had a fantastic holiday, cottage was superb (very well equipped). We had a nice meal at the Gunners Head and Tinners Arms. For walkers the coast path is fantastic. CR, Denmark
1 May 2013
Another wonderful week at Solebay visiting all our favourite places (our 8th time here). Weather was very windy but dry. Only wildlife we've seen was a few seals. Hope to be back next year. The S's, Wiltshire
1 May 2013
Fog Horn - not too noisy actually, but a surprise as we have stayed at many lighthouses during the Winter months and never heard on before. Enjoyed the pool at Boswedden House hire is privately by the hour - 01736 788733. Also had a meal at the North Inn very friendly. Sennen Cove is a must - The Beach Restaurant and just everything Cornwall has to offer. The T's, Essex
1 April 2013
Our fourth visit to Solebay. We loved hearing the fog horn on most days. Wish we could stay another week. S&S, Gloucestershire
1 March 2013
Our second stay at Solebay and our fourth at Pendeen. A gorgeous place, lovely cottage. Sightings of seals, donkeys and hares made our Easter weekend. W&S, Devon
1 February 2013
A wonderful cottage, cosy and warm. Superb views and weather dry! The T's, Oxfordshire
1 December 2012
Our fifth stay. Lovely to stay again, the weather ok considering its December. Mum's first stay and she was disappointed she didn't hear the fog horn - she slept through it overnight! Have seen the seal, some very big waves and bought some very nice handmade Christmas decorations. Looks forward to my return visit. NS, Somerset

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