- Open fire
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Broadband / WiFi
Whether it's sandy beaches, cafe culture or Cornish gardens you crave they are all within easy reach of The Mill. Just four miles from coastal hotspot Porthleven, this beautiful grade II listed barn conversion is part of a pretty rural farmstead in glorious green surroundings. With a footpath literally from the doorstep, this is a walkers paradise so bring your boots and head out to explore nearby Godolphin or Tregonning Hills or the famous South West Coast Path for amazing cliff top walks. There is a pub just over a mile away where there is a friendly relaxed atmosphere and a food menu where all tastes and budgets are catered for.
Bustling with life all year round, nearby Porthleven is still a working fishing village where boats land their daily catch in the harbour which is surrounded by galleries, cafes and some excellent restaurants. The village is fast becoming a foodie mecca so pick up artisan breads, local cheeses or fresh catch of the day for indulgent self-catering. Porthleven is also home to a sandy beach but we suggest you head for the mile long Praa Sands just ten minutes away; a firm favourite with all age groups, the beach is home to a surf school and beach shop providing wet suit and surf board hire.
The Mill has reverse level accommodation to take advantage of the lovely countryside views. A superb open plan living room and kitchen span the first floor with an incredible vaulted ceiling and wood burner creating a lovely homely feel. The ground floor bedrooms offer flexibility with one with king size bed with en-suite shower room, one twin and one with a zip and link bed offering option of a 6' superking bed or a twin. High quality furnishings, crisp linens and fluffy towels complete the picture. Outside is a small garden with a patio and barbecue; sit here and soak up the tranquil atmosphere and watch the cows grazing happily in the paddocks beyond.
Three bedrooms: 1 x king size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x super king double (zip/link to twin on request), 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living room with kitchen, sitting area and dining area and wood burner. Cloakroom with WC.
Oil central heating and wood burner. Electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge, table top freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, Playstation 3, WiFi. Fuel, power and start pack for wood burner inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for two cars. Garden and patio with garden furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Pub 1.3 miles Beach 4 miles.
About the location
Helston 3 miles; Penzance 10 miles; Hayle 11 miles; St. Ives 17 miles; Falmouth 17.5 miles.
Porthleven is one of south west Cornwall’s hidden, coastal gems, located near Helston, famous for its annual Flora Dance Festival. Situated between Lizard Point and Land’s End, Porthleven retains the feel of a traditional Cornish fishing village, enjoying uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful Cornish coastline. The iconic clock tower sits on the harbour entrance and the pubs, shops, cafés and restaurants cluster around the historic picturesque inner harbour, where there is plenty of boating and marine activity. With a warren of streets lined with classic Cornish, granite cottages, an extensive beach manned with lifeguards, the chance for alfresco dining in one of a number of well reviewed restaurants, and crabbing off the harbour, there are plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy, all year round. Porthleven is building a reputation for eating out with a popular food festival established in the spring. Out of season, Porthleven has one of the best surf breaks in the country where you can sit down and get lost for hours watching the energetic surfers riding the waves. There are some fabulous hidden coves along this stretch of coastline, including Praa Sands, Poldhu Cove, and Rinsey, a magical setting for the more energetic. You may have even seen pictures of Porthleven on television, being one of the best spots in the UK for storm watching, with the crashing winter waves often being used as the backdrop to weather forecasts. Walkers will enjoy the South West Coast Path, adventuring west past Rinsey Head with spectacular views, or south across Loe Bar to Penrose Estate with its National Trust cafe, and on to Gunwalloe Church Cove. Take a trip to the Isles of Scilly by boat or plane and marvel at the display of sub-tropical gardens at the stunning Tresco Abbey. The Eden Project near St. Austell offers an interesting day out. Porthleven is the ideal base for discovering the delights of west Cornwall and the Lizard Peninsula.