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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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                                                                                                    Outstanding Accommodation in the heart of Cornwall.

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                                                                                                    We looked for a nice peaceful location in the heart of Cornwall and found Porkellis to be ideal. Enys Boathouse, situated in the heart of the village, was perfect for our family of four for the weeks get away. Immaculatly clean, it had everything we needed for a home from home. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you'd need, corkscrew included! The living area provided space for two adults and two teenagers to have space from each other when needed and was cosy when we were together when eating or playing games. The facilities included a washer & dryer which came in very useful after all the trips to the beaches. With a secluded garden, ideal if you've got little ones who like to run and play, Enys Boathouse is tucked away off the beaten track and a stones throw from the village pub where we were made to feel most welcome. Our gracious hosts for the week were just next door and nothing was too much trouble, not that they hadn't thought of everything already. We have no hesitation in recommending Enys Boathouse to families, young and old, singles or couples looking for a relaxing break from the pressures of modern life and we look forward to returning again in the future.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                    Lovely cottage in an ideal location

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                                                                                                    We really enjoyed our 2 week stay at this lovely and well equipped cottage. We received a warm and friendly welcome from Christian and his family who were always willing to help and we loved meeting their extended family of animals. The cottage is very comfortable, clean and well maintained, it has been newly renovated but has managed to retain the character of a traditional Cornish farm cottage. The cottage is ideally placed to visit all the local attractions such as the Eden project and Gardens of Heligan which are just over a hour away and closer to home Lands End, the Lizard and St Ives. There is lots to do even if the weather is not the best such as the Seal Sanctuary at Gweek or a visit to Pendennis Castle in Falmouth. We would definitely recommend this cottage and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
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                                                                                                    Beautiful cottage

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                                                                                                    We had a fabulous holiday and really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cosy cottage. Nine Maidens is in an excellent location for the Lizard, Redruth, Truro, Falmouth etc. We found our hosts to be very charming and helpful. We would definitely book again :) .
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