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Porthcurno, Cornwall (Ref. 1080036)


Cornish Cottage Holidays rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • Sam

    “Amazing place.”

    Thanks for letting us stay. Close enough to the beach that we could walk down in our wetsuits.

    Thanks for letting us stay. Close enough to the beach that we could walk down in our wetsuits.

    - Sam, October 2023


  • A gorgeous and spacious first-floor apartment
  • Providing comfortable accommodation for up to 6 guests
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king, 1 x double 1 x twin
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with electric fan oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dish washer, wine cooler, coffee machine
  • Utility with washing machine and ironing table
  • Wood burning stove Traditional Cornish cream tea provided on arrival
  • TV, super- fast broadband/ Wi Fi, selection of books and board games
  • Electricity and central heating inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, towels, and T-towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking area for 2 cars
  • Southwest facing front garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Tennis courts, sports areas and children’s playground nearby
  • Cafes and ice cream within 350 metres, shops 3.2 miles, pub 1.5 miles, local veg, eggs and flower stalls, organic milk direct from the farm 1.5 miles
  • Easy walking distance to award winning sandy beaches, the Cornish coast path, PK Museum, and the world famous Minack Theatre
  • Both Porthcurno and nearby Sennen Cove offers safe bathing and surfing with a lifeguard service during the summer months
  • Open-top buses regularly stop at Porthcurno that cover the Penwith Coastal route and local taxis are available
  • The nearest railway station is Penzance, 9 miles away
  • Sorry, no smoking, vaping or candles in the property

The property

Chynance is just a short stroll from the spectacular, award-winning white sandy beaches of Porthcurno Bay, often described as a ‘coastal paradise’, with its dramatic granite cliffs overlooking a fabulous jade sea –a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

A distinctive, elegant, and deceptively spacious Victorian first-floor apartment within an historic building, Chynance, Cornish for ‘House in the Valley’, once housed staff from the iconic Porthcurno Telegraph Station.

It was from here, the (PK) Telegraph staff sent messages around the world, through undersea telegraph cables, a forerunner of the modern internet.

Chynance has recently been lovingly restored in keeping with its original charm and heritage, making it an ideal base for a couple, family, or group of up to six looking for a relaxing beach holiday, theatre or walking break.

From here you can explore the natural beauty, wildlife, and heritage of this exceptional part of Cornwall.

On arrival, park your car without worry, in your own designated off-road parking space, that can accommodate 2-3 small cars.

On walking up the drive, you will pass the charming, sunny, secluded, south -west facing front garden, where you will find a patio, picnic table, benches, traditional seaside deckchairs and barbecue for alfresco dining.

Head up to the first floor where you'll find a comfortable cosy ‘snug’, this leads to a large, light, attractively furnished living/dining room where you can relax on the settees and admire the rural view across the valley.

Here you can enjoy your delicious traditional Cornish cream tea at the dining table, on arrival, before unwinding in front of the TV.

The woodburning stove is perfect for fireside evenings during the colder winter months.

In the attractive, well-equipped modern kitchen you'll find everything you need to create some delicious holiday meals, including a wine cooler to ensure your favourite bottles are always served chilled.

There are three delightfully furnished, comfortable and relaxing bedrooms to choose from, including a king, a double and a twin, all served by a well-equipped bathroom with an overhead shower as well as a handy separate shower room.

A washing machine and ironing table can be found in the small utility room to the rear of the apartment, making it easy to keep your holiday wardrobe looking its best.

Just a short walk away is the world-famous open air Minack Theatre, which is carved into the clifftop with its sub-tropical gardens, offering stunning sea views across Porthcurno Bay.

It provides an unmissable opportunity to catch a live performance from its wide-ranging programme of live theatre, musicals, music and entertainment against what must surely be one of the most dramatic theatrical backdrops in the world.

Actors and producers involved in the theatre productions also frequently stay at Chynance and add to our star guest list!

Visit Porthgwarra, Penberth, Sennen and Land’s End with their diverse selection of coastal attractions which are all easily accessible by foot or just a short drive or bus ride away.

The Penwith peninsula offers some spectacular scenery that can be easily explored using the Cornish coastal path with remote beaches, quaint fishing villages, open moorland, dotted with old tin mines and inland ancient monuments, including early bronze age stone circles and settlements.

Penzance, Newlyn and Mousehole, Marazion, St Michael’s Mount and St Ives are also easily accessible by car or bus.

Enjoy the beautiful harbours, cafes, pubs, restaurants, craft shops and art galleries including the Tate Modern (St Ives), the Newlyn Art Gallery and the Penlee House Gallery and Museum as well as Penzance’s beautiful open-air art deco Lido and geothermal pool.

If you feel you need to venture further afield then a trip to the Isles of Scilly by boat, plane or helicopter provides a wonderful day out.

This beautiful apartment is the perfect choice for a holiday getaway, for families, couples, and friends to enjoy and explore this spectacular coastal location.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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.