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Make a holiday rental home or self catering cottage in Porkellis, Cornwall your home away from home

Porkellis is a small rural village situated a mile from Wendron and four miles from Helston in Cornwall. It has its origins in tin mining and agriculture. It can be found at a crossroads alongside the Cober River in beautiful countryside. It has a village hall and 18th pub. Some of the other towns and villages within five miles include Crowan, Stithians, Gweek, Constantine, Carnbrea, Troon, Carleen, Praze an Beeble, Camborne, Mawgan, Pool, Budock Water and Gwennap.

Places to holiday in Porkellis

Porkellis is to be found amongst rolling countryside in what used to be the heart of the Wendron mining region. Like all redundant mining areas in Cornwall, its cottages were initially built to house the large workforce of miners. Today many cottages is Porkellis are used as self catering holiday rentals, as this is an excellent location to explore the heritage of the immediate area and to explore Cornwall.

You don't have to travel far from the door or a cottage in Porkellis to find evidence of its past as, The village is home to the Wheal Enys Engine House which dates back to 1852 and the Poldark Mine is only a mile and a half away from a holiday cottage in Porkellis. Although hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfast (b&b) camping and caravans are all popular modes of tourist accommodation in Cornwall, cottages allow you to make yourself at home and the freedom to explore.

The village cottages are ideally situated for Helston, St Ives, Penzance, Truro, Padstow and Falmouth and are also convenient for the beaches and bays of the south coast and the popular surfing beaches of Perranporth, Newquay, Polzeath and Bude on the north coast. Holiday cottages in Porkellis are also convenient for the Eden Project in St Austell, as well as the many historic buildings and beautiful gardens within travelling distance.

Things to do in Porkellis

Cottage holidays put you at the centre of all that Cornwall has to offer and never more than an hours drive away from any of its attractions. Public footpaths for walking, cycling, nature and birdwatching and horse riding surround the village. The recently refurbished Star Inn sits prominent on the hillside and offers a varied, home cooked menu from fresh local ingredients. It also provides summer barbeques and live music nights.

Helston is the gateway to the Lizard Peninsula with its rugged cliffs and beautiful beaches. Middle Boswin Coarse Fishery is open all the year round for perch, carp, tench and roach. Horse riders are spoilt for choice with five stables in the area incl Poltesco Valley Riding Stables in Helston.

Weather in Porkellis

The climate in this part of Cornwall is mild and is the reason there are so many sub tropical gardens in the area.

Travel to Porkellis

Newquay and Plymouth airports serve Porkellis, as do the ports of Falmouth and Plymouth. Railway stations near Porkellis include Camborne, Hayle, Truro, Falmouth, Penzance and St Erth and Truronian buses operate in the area.

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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Recent Reviews

Superb balcony, wonderful view, great location and careful attention from the owners.

4 of 5
The balcony and its superb view make 'Island Watch' a great holiday venue. The living area on the lower floor is small but just adequate for two. Very squeaky floor boards through the kitchen /lounge area caused us concern for the accommodation below, but the folk staying there were not bothered. The bath room and toilet is on an even smaller scale, but designed well and was fine. We were comfortable and we enjoyed being there. The bedroom on the higher level was more difficult. The information about the venue is clear that the bedroom is an attic/loft room and that was fine, but we found that the only place to stand upright was at the top of the stairs. I am not disabled but at 73 I found that to mount a step of between 18 and 20 inches to reach the drawers and hanging space for clothes was too difficult ..... and not even a rail or handle to grip for assistance! I think it needs a little re- planning. The owners could not have been more welcoming or helpful and the location is excellent.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

April Cottage is well equipped, clean, bright, tastefully furnished, with the most splendid view.

5 of 5
We stayed 7 nights at April Cottage at the end of June/early July 2017. I wanted somewhere comfortable, with wonderful views, within easy reach of Falmouth, so that we could wander in on foot for groceries and for options to eat out. April Cottage ticked all the boxes. We were not disappointed. The cottage is well equipped, clean, bright, and tastefully furnished...with the most splendid view.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017