About The Owners: The Knott Family
Home From Home

Break aways and holidays with family and friends should be a time for you all to instantly relax, unwind and spend quality time together with all the home comforts that you need and amenities and attractions on your doorstep. Coastguard Cottages provides this simple but perfect match and we look forward to seeing you.

A Message From Adrian Knott

Our son Patrick enjoying Daddyhole Plain, Torquay showing both cottages in the background.

Mevagissey (Meva) is a place with which our family has long had links. During World War 2, my Aunts Marjorie & Irene were evacuated to St. Austell along with hundreds of other war time children placed all over Cornwall.

My grandparents would travel down from Bristol to visit their daughters and would frequently stay in Meva. Subsequently the whole family would come to Meva for holidays, initially camping and then staying at Penwarne Farm, which is towards Portmellon. I have fond memories as a child and teenager of these holidays, hence the reason for buying the cottage.

No 3 Coastguard Cottage was my intial venture into holiday accomodation as a place for us to holiday as a family we have since bought the neighbouring cottage to accommodate the growing family and allow for friends to join us for cosy weekends away or summer BBQ’s. We would also like to extend this offer to you and your family and invite you to stay at in Mariners Lee, Mevagissey or one of the cottages on Daddyhole Plain in Torbay.

We are pleased to say that these cottages are not part of any travel company and never will be. They are family run cottages intended for use by families. Sandra Knott, your contact caretaker, and owners Adrian and Sally Knott would be pleased to have you as their guests at any time of the year.

If you have any questions please feel free to pick the phone up and speak to one of us or feel free to read some of our testimonials below. We have so many memories from our cottages and hope you to will become regular visitors.

Home from home holidays

Adrian, his wife Sally & daughter Lizzie outside Coastguard Cottages on Daddyhole Plain, Torquay.

We have stayed in many holiday rentals and we have set up the three cottages in a way that they are simply an extension of our own home. Exceptionally well equipped, all of the mod cons that you would need, comfortable furniture and sleeping arrangements to ensure that you feel home from home.

The upside is we have ensured there is no alarm clock for work, no phones and no domestic chores to do. Simply arrive, unpack and settle straight into your holiday or break away. The views, the surrounding areas and people are perfect for a great getaway. Gentle clifftop strolls, local pubs for a bit to eat or a drink or two and a fishing port to watch the comings and goings and plenty of nearby activities for all ages.

Devon & Cornwall are two of the best counties in the UK and we hope that you come and enjoy what they have to offer. View the properties and feel free to call with any questions you may have.

Testimonials & Comments From Guests

“We left home and found another home, everything we needed. I walked, rode, drank, laughed & crab fished which I haven’t done since I was 10, great week, great cottage.”

C.H. Hampshire

“First holiday in Torbay for 20 years, everything excellent, thank you.”

A&J S.C. Birmingham

“Lovely house better kitted out than home, lovely location, thank you.”

M&J Harpendon

“We have had a fantastic time, completely elated, lovely surroundings and a beautiful cottage.”

BJ & NA Whitchurch

“Had a great week. Home from Home”

V &G H West Yorkshire

“Doesn’t get any better than this.”

H.N. Kent