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White Duck Cottage

Hayle, Cornwall (Ref. 959304)

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  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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23 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Cromb

    “We are regular visitors to White Duck Cottage and it really is a cosy home from home in Cornwall.”

    The cottage is bright and well-furnished and is always spotlessly clean on arrival.

    The cottage is bright and well-furnished and is always spotlessly clean on arrival. It's also well-situated for visits across West Cornwall so it's highly recommended,

    - Mr Cromb, August 2021

The property

After a day of sun, sea and surf at Hayle Towans Beach you may be welcomed back to White Duck Cottage by the ducks on the wide millpond opposite.

Occupying a delightful hidden spot on the edge of the town, the cottage is within easy walking distance of the pubs, restaurants, ice cream parlour and importantly the town's famous Cornish pasty shop.

Perched on the edge of St Ives Bay, Hayle has a three mile long golden beach within 15 minutes walk of the cottage.

Hayle Towans and Gwithian merge into Godrevy at eastern end with its dramatic lighthouse topped island and superb cafe.

To the western end the internationally renowned bird watching venue at the sandy Hayle Estuary offers the chance to see many rare migrating species.

A bustling town, Hayle has a variety of shops plus public tennis courts, a children's play park and a skate park.

With a mainline railway station in the town you can leave the car at home to explore nearby St Ives on the branch line, head east to the cathedral city of Truro or west to Penzance.

The ground floor accommodation at White Duck Cottage has an open plan feel with a broad sitting/dining room across the cottage and a smart modern kitchen.

An open fire, central heating, double glazing and thick cob walls ensure comfort whatever the weather.

The first floor bedrooms are spacious and uncluttered and the bathroom has crisp seaside feel with contemporary lighting and a beamed ceiling.

A small garden lies to the front and from the sitting area a glazed door leads to a patio with steps up to an enclosed rear garden.

A very private sun trap, this is the ideal spot for alfresco meals or simply soaking up some sunshine.


  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms
  • 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Open plan sitting room with open fire and dining area.
  • Central heating with open-fire
  • Electric oven and hob
  • Microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, Hi-Fi, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available
  • Stairgate on request
  • Roadside parking in street
  • Enclosed patio and terraced garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop/pub 5 mins walk
  • Beach 15 mins walk.

About the location


St Ives 7 miles; Penzance 7.5 miles.

Hayle is in the far-flung south western corner of Cornwall and sits on an important RSPB wildlife estuary flowing out to the beautiful St Ives Bay, where visitors can enjoy three miles of golden sandy beaches, walks, history and wildlife. Hayle has plenty of activities out of the water too; Paradise Park is a wildlife park, home to some spectacular parrots, otters and red pandas. Hayle has a range of shops, restaurants and bars scattered around the estuary and harbour area. There are skittles and karting for the family, and for golfers, one of the best links golf courses in Cornwall is at Lelant, a mile out of Hayle. But the jewel of Hayle is the three miles of golden sandy beach, with fantastic surfing at Gwithian where there is a surf shop, lessons and hire of equipment. For the less energetic there are beach cafes where you can take in the views and watch the children play. As Hayle is centrally located you can easily access many other places by either public transport (there is a train station at Hayle) or driving. St. Ives is a short drive away where you can wander through the narrow streets, visit the art galleries or admire the colourful sub tropical gardens. St Ives harbour has its own small fishing fleet and there are plentiful boat trips skippered by locals keen to showcase the best that Cornwall has to offer, whether it be seal watching at Seal Island, a couple of hours' mackerel fishing or a relaxing trip to Godrevy Lighthouse. Within easy reach of Hayle is the Minack Theatre (35 mins), Falmouth Maritime Museum (40 mins), Eden Project (40 mins), St. Michael’s Mount (15 mins) and many other fantastic tourist attractions for dry or wet days.