Solomon's Island

South West England Cornwall Pendeen

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A charming and remote off-grid cottage overlooking the sea in the rugged far west of Cornwall

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There's a pretty good chance you won't have stayed in a holiday cottage quite like Solomon's Island. Nine miles up the coast from Land's End, just above the hamlet of Morvah, it's not actually on an island, but instead is a remote cottage high on the hillside, commanding views over one of Cornwall's wildest stretches of coastline. You can expect some magnificent sunsets in the evening, and if bird watching's your thing, keep an eye out for Cornish choughs (once extinct in the region) – a few were spotted on the roof of the property recently.

It's also an entirely off-grid destination, with power provided by an array of solar panels and water from the cottage’s own borehole. Inside, all is welcoming and cosy, with three bedrooms – one king with garden outlooks, a twin and a large room for kids with three single beds – both overlook the grounds and sea beyond. Downstairs, there's a sitting room with a wood-burning stove, a dining room with a Rayburn (you can use this for cooking as well as heat and hot water), and a kitchen beyond with a conventional hob, microwave and fridge, plus an original stone larder. Solomon's Island is a place that's all about peace and quiet, and so although there's no TV or WiFi, there are plenty of board games and wonderful sea vistas to get lost in.

As a cottage for walkers, it can't be beaten – make your way to Chûn Quoit and on up to Chûn Castle over the charmingly named Woongumpus Common, or walk down to Portheras Cove, one of Cornwall's furthest-flung beaches, where you may be lucky enough to see a seal or two. Slightly further afield, St Ives and Penzance are reachable by car in less than half an hour. Or maybe just sit in the garden and enjoy the serenity of this gloriously scenic location, before cooking al fresco using the BBQ. Situated in an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you're surrounded by farmland, and the nearest neighbours are rabbits and cows. All in all, it's the perfect holiday place for green-minded families, groups of friends looking for an isolated bolthole, or as a holiday cottage for walking holidays.

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It's all about Peace and Quiet

The cottage does not have a TV, a land line or WiFi, but what it does have is an abundance of board games, coupled with peace and quiet, to allow you to reconnect with your friends and family.


Available March to October,


From £660 a week off-season to £950 a week during peak season.

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For somewhere to stay close by the seaside and coastal paths, that offers privacy and tranquility, then Solomon's Island gives you all this and much more. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the cottage is fortunate to be surrounded by land which has never been mined for copper or tin, giving peace of mind for children to roam. Stray from the door and your greatest danger is of upsetting the rush hour of rabbits playing on the track at dawn and dusk. The nearest shop and pub are about two miles away, like the nearest street lamp – which means that on a clear night you can lie in the garden and see about 100 billion stars.

Solomon’s Island is a very unusual property. It is self-sufficient and exists without mains services – nor does it have a phone, TV, washing machine, dish washer, conventional oven, or power shower. What Solomon's Island does have is peace and quiet in abundance, 'green' electricity produced by the rays of the sun, untreated water from deep underground, and above all – space to breathe.


Contact Website  07958 340 288  Solomon's Island, Morvah, Pendeen, Cornwall TR19 7TT

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Rated ★★★★★ over 20 reviews


Idyllic haven

Located atop a hill in the cornish moors, we were treated to incredible panoramic views of rolling hills, beautiful villages, a stunning coastline and distant tin mines. An incredible retreat that gave us absolute tranquility. Location was incredible being just a stones throw from phenomenal historic sites such as chun quoit and chun castle. A short walk or drive down to one of the most secluded and beautiful shell-sand beaches (portheras), boasting some of the bluest seas I've ever seen! After the beach the local pubs down in pendeen were brilliant, with delicious local food and of course great cornish beer!. My favourite experience however was lying out in the garden at night and stargazing. I've never seen such incredible clear night skies as I did in my stays here. Highly recommend this fantastic cottage for a quiet and wholesome retreat to escape the stresses of modern life!
Jun 25, 2024 by Lewis Crisp

Island retreat

A figurative island off the beaten track. From its elevated views red skies caress spectacular sunsets. Amber coloured sands await in hidden beaches. Green moorland abounds. You should go for this rustic eco-cottage when peace is needed- a rural retreat which stands in splendid isolation. You should go for this spacious family-friendly bolt-hole when Cornish adventuring is on the agenda. You should go to this 'island' retreat as we do each year and re-treat ourselves and our evolving family needs.
Jun 20, 2024 by SimonC

Wonderful and unique off-grid Cottage with stunning views!!

The Penwith Peninsula is the best area in Cornwall... rugged coastline with coves and beaches with sparkling turquoise water. Wonderful for walking - and straight out the door of the Cottage! Higher up on the moorland, with views across the coast... walk down through the fields and catch the open top coastal bus😊 The Cottage is uniquely off-grid - very efficient solar power system - simple, characterful with all you need! Well kitted out kitchen so easy to self cater. Sunny bench outside kitchen door... perfect for breakfast! Porch at front of Cottage... evening G&T marvelling at the sunset over the sea! Wonderful holiday here 😀
Jun 18, 2024 by Juliette

Annual pilgrimage to remote scenic cottage

Fantastic roomy shabby chic cottage with a fantastic view. We love it and have returned many times to this remote beautiful spot.
Jun 16, 2024 by Lis Bull

Unbeatable sea view

Idyllic cottage to unwind and reconnect with your friends, family, and the earth. Sea, sunsets, silence, perfection.
Jun 12, 2024 by Naomi

Off on our annual Solomon Island Adventure

We've been coming to the island for sometime now and absolutely love the place, there is something magical about it. You have solitude, peace, tranquility and yet can be in the hubbub of Penzance in a ten minute drive. St Ives is a mere 25 minutes away and local shops are within easy reach. I saw a pair of Cuckoos there last year which I haven't seen since I was a kid. There is much to see including on a clear night, shooting stars at Solomon's Island, the views are fantastic and if you stand in the right place, you can get a 360 degree view of your surroundings. When it's time to get down there, we have only one word to say, "Yahoo!".
May 14, 2024 by Steve

Great for families

A unique and magical holiday - my son loved it so much he cried when we had to leave! We spent a week at Solomons Island in October half term and found plenty to do despite the mixed weather. The cottage is cosy and warm, with the rayburn and open fire, and we spent our evenings chatting and playing board games. We enjoyed lots of walks from the front door, to the ruined castle, the quoit and the local pub (which does an excellent curry) - the views of the countryside and sea are breathtaking. We also had some great day trips too: St Michael's Mount, Geevor Mine, Penzance and St Just were fun, and we even managed a day surfing on the beach at Sennon. This is a great place to reconnect with nature and get the away from screens and the pressures of everyday life. We are looking forward to our next visit!
Nov 5, 2023 by Willow

So quiet the skylarks are deafening...

This place has been a closely guarded secret for decades. It is the ideal retreat for thinking and writing, It's wonderful when you bring the family and some friends and enjoy the most atmospheric and romantic end of the British Isles (including the best waves in the bluest sea). If there were more weeks in the year, this is where I would be. Don't hesitate.
Jun 9, 2015 by Chaz

Erik Dutchman

Solomon's Island is a perfect place to forget all and relax completly, The views are spectacular and beautiful walks are directly at your doorstep. I have visited and stayed at Solomon's Island many times over the past, I think nearly 30 years, and just thinking about it gives me a certain piece of mind. Solomon's Island for sure is the de-stress place to be !!
Jun 3, 2015 by Erik

Peace and Quiet

Returning home again having spent a week at the cottage which has become for our family the place to relax: away from the stresses of work and routine: reminiscing. Solomon's Island is where we slow down, ignore clocks, enjoy breakfast on the back bench whilst watching swallows flying in and out of the barn windows; gaze at the sun setting over the sea from the front porch, timeless qualities; sharing a smile with my husband as we watch our grown up children and partners focusing on a chess championship ( no new technology evident), much needed and valued time together. I endorse all of the previous reviews Solomon's Island is a fantastic place to stay, I look forward to returning........
Jun 1, 2015 by Linda Green

Soloman's Island

Soloman's island is one of the most beautiful places I've stayed. Rugged & peaceful with fantastic views, it is at once isolated and yet within easy reach of amenities. I've stayed there a couple of times now and was reluctant to leave. I spent late evenings watching the sun dip below the horizon & gazing at the stars.This place is what magic is made of.
May 28, 2015 by Steve Salvari

Beautiful isolation

We've been visiting Solomon's Island for several years now. And what a brilliant, blissful place it is. Our family of four highly recommend it. Here's why: 1. It is massively isolated. At the end of a gravel track (watch out low-slung cars). There's a small front and rear garden for kids to play in, but also a big common including ruined hill fort, quiot and more a five minute stroll up the hill. Down the hill the dairy farmer is lovely (our kids got to meet calves last time). It's quiet, peaceful and the sunsets are well worth pulling the deckchairs out for. And yes, isolation also means no TV or phone signal. And it can get windy up there in foul weather. 2. It's cosy - a wood-burning fire and constantly warm Rayburn downstairs are perfectly complimented by a massive selection of books and boardgames. Three bedrooms - one twin/double, one double and three singles in the huge children's room are rustic, lovely (and the last is a bit drafty in very strong winds - but nothing big duvets don't take care of). 3. Nearby there's loads to do. Bring bodyboards or surfboards, you're half an hour's drive from surfing beaches with rockpools and sandcastles. But there's also Portheras Cove - 10 minute drive/30 minute walk to the cliffs, then 20 minute walk and scramble down to the beach. No amenities at all - but that also means very often no one else on the sand, or the rocks to clamber over. There's also wilder bits of Cornwall inland - for hilly walking, running and road cycling from the front door. And good restaurants, pubs and food shops nearby. 4. The people who run Solomon's Island don't lock everything away in one room. As a result, the rooms feel human, happy (and if you've forgotten a bodyboard, chances are you may find one here). 5. It's environmentally friendly - water from a borehole, solar panels on the roof.
May 27, 2015 by Simon M

A peaceful beautiful retreat

What a lovely location beautiful countryside with lovely walks. Fantastic beaches and absolutely stunning sunsets which you can view from the large front porch. Brilliant place to see shooting stars and just get away from it all. We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage you have everything you need (without all the technology 😃) we had lots of great beach days and walks. The kids loved it too we all enjoyed playing games, cooking, chatting together in the evening with a lovely fire burning. A brilliant place to go to get away from it all.
May 27, 2015 by Kim parker

A Unique Holiday Experience

We loved Solomon’s Island and have just returned from our fourth visit. A great, get-away-from-it-all cottage offering privacy and rural tranquility. An archetypical cornish cottage set in a rugged landscape with sea views of the Atlantic. Unique and unforgettable.
May 25, 2015 by Jonathan Alden

Great for families, peaceful, best sunset in the UK!

Solomon's Island has a magnificent view and every summer evening after putting the children down I sit in the front garden and enjoy the sunset over the coast. Despite the isolated location, it's literally a magical place for children. Their three-bedded kids' bedroom is packed with boardgames and full of character. If you have older children, you can let them open their own garden door, which leads down a set of stone steps into the garden (they play, you lie in - bliss!) Our have been doing this since age five. The gardens are full of bunnies. A very short walk takes you to Chun Quoit and Chun Castle, while longer walks take you to a whole host of standing stones. And down the lane, which has no traffic, is the neighbouring dairy farm. You can walk down there with a bottle and serve yourself to fresh, unhomogenised milk from the machine - there's an honesty box to pay. Finally the local shop Pendeen Stores is surprisingly well stocked, including fresh bread and a good range of fresh bread. And the beach nearby is stunning - a good walk to get down to it, but as a result the whole sandy cove is deserted compared with more accessible beaches. If you want to step straight from car to beach, cafes and ice creams then make for Sennen Cove, but it can get busy!
May 21, 2015 by Caramel


As others have said this is the perfect spot to get away from the stresses and strains of day to day living. The cottage brings an appreciation of the simple things in life because that which modernity complicates through too much choice, become accessible again. With no TV or telephone to distract and no imposed timetable to follow, deeply satisfying, old fashioned habits return – the rituals of mealtimes, conversation, making your own entertainment etc. regain their significance and acquire a new positive energy. Things are communal, rather than individual, you can’t help but connect with the people you are staying with. Leave the cottage during the day and these themes continue – its remoteness gently encourages you to engage with the environment; your senses, often tuned out to avoid the noise of urban living, begin to tune back in. The land around the house caters to all ages and imaginations; a gentle stroll, an invigorating scramble, an adventure with your kids, or even just a moment of reflection as you draw in both the view and the fresh air. It’s not all about isolation though; a short drive allows you to add Cornwall’s normal treats to your stay – unspoilt beaches, coastal walks, country pubs and more. If you’re looking for something different and far more rewarding than a stay in a hotel or even a stay in a typical holiday rental then Solomon’s Island is a great choice.
May 19, 2015 by AndrewVDavies

Absolute Heaven

We have been to Solomons Island several times over the last few years when we have needed to recharge. In the midst of a nature reserve with dreamy views of the Cornish coast from all rooms and enormous sunsets, you can feel your normal daily tensions slipping away as soon as you walk into the cottage. When our teenage children are with us they drift into family board games on the very first evening and I can get through a book every other day! If they do start to twitch and they have explored the immediate locality there is the whole of western Cornwall within an hours drive. We have been to Solomons Island in all seasons. The local fauna and flora are beautiful in the summer but the extreme snugness during a winter storm with wind howling around the cottage is also fabulous and shouldn't be missed! We look forward to visiting Solomons Island for years to come. We have so many great memories of our stays at Solomons Island, I cant praise it enough as a family retreat.
May 18, 2015 by Don Hughes

What a place to get away to

What a lovely place to stay beautiful views of the sea absolutely loved staying here great walks beach near by
May 15, 2015 by Wez

Get away from it all

The spectacular view from the porch as the sun sets into the sea over Morvah makes our annual 600 mile return trip worth it every time. Our family with 5 children has visited at different times from March to October and enjoyed every season.The cottage is spacious and comfy with quirky traditional features for added charm. The toy chest has a range of games to entertain when the weather is too bracing for the beach. Young children will love walking along sheltered paths up to the Quoit and looking for cows and rabbits. Older children can explore the moor and the iron age hill fort, Chun Castle. Teenagers, once detached from their electronic devices, will revel in the isolation and the freedom to roam. I love the hedgerow flowers in May, the bird song and the absolute silence when the wind stops, the rugged landscape all around, the wealth of ancient monuments, the beautiful sheltered valleys on the south of the peninsular and the fabulous rugged cliff top walks towards Zennor. Solomon's Island is a perfect de-stress location to reconnect with nature and get away from it all with family or friends.
May 14, 2015 by Gabrielle Crisp

A great cottage that provides for itself

This is a fantastic countryside retreat and has made many happy memories. Set in beautiful surroundings, it's a great way to escape the city. It has great access to nearby beaches often involving a little scenic walk. Views are incredible here, and so are the sunsets. There is no better way to spend a cool summer's evening than watching the sun dip into the sea. Inside is spacious with great bedrooms and a cosy living space. It's really special to ditch the technology and spend some quality time with your friends or family. It has my full recommendation without a shadow of a doubt
May 14, 2015 by Ollie Morrill

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