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The Watch

Porthcurno, Cornwall (Ref. 985427)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • Allison

    “Superb apartment and hosts.”

    The little extras were a lovely touch and very well appreciated. So good we have booked again for June.

    The little extras were a lovely touch and very well appreciated. So good we have booked again for June.

    - Allison, January 2022

The property

This beautiful cottage is situated in the village of Porthcurno, an assorted destination with sandy beaches, rocky coves, and winding village streets just waiting to be explored.

Whether you are coming together as a couple or spending time with the family, The Watch is the perfect opportunity to unwind amidst a calming interior and the quality furnishings, which reflect the cottages personality.

The open-plan sitting room will become your go to place for beautiful views of the sea; with a small balcony should you wish to wander outside for some fresh air on a pleasant morning.

Many evenings can be spent in the sitting room in front of the electric fire, or gathering at the dining table discussing the day’s events over a home-cooked meal.

Afterwards, choose from the wonderful bedrooms on offer, including a double with en-suite, and a twin, both stylishly presented in a refreshing colour scheme, with ample oak storage.

Nearby, the bathroom is complete with both a bath and a shower, so you can get ready in the way that suits you morning to nighttime.

Connected by causeway to the shore at Marazion is the National Trust’s beautiful St Michael’s Mount with its hilltop castle and Mediterranean gardens.

Walk across at low water and take one of the ferry boats back when the tide is up.

Penzance, 9 miles, with its winding streets, shops, clubs, restaurants and harbour is a must, as is the jumping-off point for day trips to the Scilly Isles.

The South West Coast Path passing through Penzance winds its way along the clifftops, adding to the charm of this lovely destination.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan sitting, kitchen and dining area with electric fire.
  • Central heating (night storage) with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Small enclosed decked area with furniture and communal gardens
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • One well behaved dog only
  • Shop 3 miles
  • Pub, cafe and beach 2-10 minute walk
  • Note: Situated on top floor, therefore not suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Access via steep staircase to entrance door
  • Note: Check in is after 4.30pm and check out is by 9.30am.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

About the location


Land’s End 4 miles; St. Just 9 miles; Penzance 9 miles; St Ives 17 miles.

The small village of Porthcurno is situated four miles from Land’s End on the south coast of West Cornwall. The village has a sandy beach, a café, a restaurant that’s open during the summer season and cliff-top and coastal walks. Porthcurno is also home to the Museum of Global Communications, where you can learn about the underwater cables that connected the village to various places around the world. To the west of Porthcurno is the famous Minack Theatre, which is a superb open air venue with 750 seats and boasts views across Porthcurno Bay to The Lizard. Close by is Land’s End, the most westerly point of mainland England offering something for all the family, and also within reach are lovely Cornish towns and villages, including the popular resorts of Penzance and St Ives. A delightful base for exploring this part of Cornwall.