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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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                                                                                                      Castle bay view falmouth

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The apartment was very very good, it was well appointed and the decor was 1970 ish with a modern twist to the style. The kitchen facilities catered from microwave to master chef depending on your want or desire. The views over the bay and the channel were better than the Internet pictures had indicated. We spent many a relaxing hour sitting in the swivel chairs using the binoculars (supplied) seeing the ships and birds out in the bay. Falmouth town (city) was only 15 mins walk and the station was 5 mins. We had a train ride to Looe an enjoyable day out. On another day we had a ferry boat to St Mawes - the gardens only open Wed & Fri - the castle every day ! The restaurant choices were very good :- burgers, stakes , fish & fish, vegetarian, Caribbean. Thai. You paid your money and made your choice we didn't have a bad one; don't forget to have a corniche ice cream delicious ! Falmouth and the apartment is a place we will return to one day.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Very comfy home in central Conwall, ideal for travelling around Cornwall

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had an easy booking with plenty of help and ideas for days out even before we arrived. We was greeted by some lovely flowers and goodies. And had a warm welcome from Sue herself. After that we was given our space to enjoy the comfy, spacious cottage and to come and go as we wished. A small problem arose and was quickly dealt with. We loved feeding the chickens and having some outdoor space to be able to use as to chill out after our daily touring. There's plenty of storage spaces and we was provided with everything we needed home from home. Including a washing machine and microwave. The bath was deep and was a real treat to lay out in to relax and unwind. We will book to come back again as we felt so at home, plus it really is ideally situated to go off in all directions to explore towns and villages in Cornwall. We could only get a 4 night stay away this time but woukd definately stay longer next time and explore further. It's so wonderful to come home to a "home" and not a hotel room where you can't really relax in. Thankyou for everything Sue and Andy. I can't praise you enough, And wished we was able to stay for longer But we will see you again as soon as possible. Thankyou
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017