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A holiday rental home or a holiday cottage in Porthcurno gives you freedom to explore Cornwall

Porthcurno is a small village and beach in the parish of St Leven. The lovely beach faces southwest in the west corner of Porthcurno Bay and is bordered by Green Bay, the Minack Theatre, Logan Rock and Pednvounder Beach. It is close to Penzance, Land's End and the villages and hamlets of Paul, Sheffield, Newlyn, Treen, Trethewey, Treen, St Buryan and Lamorna.

Places to stay in Porthcurno

The face of holiday accommodation in Cornwall is changing and many bed and breakfast hotels are being rebuilt with self catering holidays in mind. Property is in high demand in this area as people choose to let out a house or cottage as a means to a second income.

The coastline and cliffs around Porthcurno are areas of outstanding beauty and a holiday cottages give you much more freedom to explore Cornwall than a hotel. Self catering also means you can play, rest and eat when it suits you. Porthcurno has no commercial fishing boats, but they can be seen at the nearby coves of Penberth and Porthgwarra.

The extensive coastal path maintained by the National Trust attracts walkers, cyclists, birdwatchers, photographers and nature lovers. There is an ancient bridleway close to Trendrennen Farm that is popular with the Ramblers Association. Visitors often miss the Porthgwarra Valley and the perfectly secluded suntrap of Porthchapel beach, which is just a mile away from the holiday cottages in Porthcurno.

Things to do in Porthcurno

The Minack theatre is known as Cornwall's theatre under the stars. It is open daily throughout the year and has a visitor centre and coffee shop. This open-air theatre cut from the rocks is a truly magical place with its panoramic views and sub tropical gardens. Lamorna Cove, popular with divers exploring Bucks Reef and artists, can be reached as you walk the coastal path towards Mousehole.

Not far from Lamorna are the interesting archaeological sites including the Merry Maidens and Pipers at Boleigh. Porthcurno was once an important centre of world communication and the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum has tunnels that were once use to house equipment during World War II.

Local towns not previously mentioned and within eight miles of your holiday cottage include Sennen and Sennen Cove, Sancreed, St Just, Bottallack, Madron and Morvah. The best surf is on the North coast of Cornwall at Perranporth, Newquay and Bude. Other attractions near Porthcurno include the Wayside Folk Museum, Chysauster Ancient Village, Future World at Goonhilly and St Mawes Castle. There are also numerous beautiful gardens not to be missed.

Weather in Porthcurno Porthcurno's climate is mild and warm and the air is clear, brisk and clean. Travel in Porthcurno

Newquay airport is only an hour's drive away from the Porthcurno and National Express coaches have a direct service. The nearest mainline railway is Penzance and local bus operators include Truronian, First and Western Greyhound.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautful house in central of Penzance

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is a very high quality, well furnished and equipped townhouse set over 3 levels with a good view over the bay from the top floor master bedroom. We arrived on a bitterly cold February day and were very pleasantly relieved to find the house toasty warm. After our long journey the bottle of French wine kindly left for us was a lovely additional touch. Mike, the next door housekeeper, is friendly and helpful and keeps the house immaculately clean. The main shopping street (including a supermarket) is a few minutes away along with a good choice of pubs and restaurants. There is a short walk downhill to the front passing by an excellent Indian restaurant where we ate one evening. The 2 bathrooms are very modern and the style of the house is a lovely eclectic blend of french rustic chic and modernity. Although the house is in the centre and of the town it lies in a very quiet location where only the seagulls will occasionally disturb your peace. We loved the little courtyard whch would be perfect for alfresco dining in the warmer months. We had a problem one morning trying to turn into the road from the alley as 2 cars had been illegally parked on double yellow lines opposite the exit. I wonder if the council could put some obstuction there to prevent this happening? As we have family in Penzance (the reason for our visit) we will look to rent this house for future visits. Linda was excellent at communicating with us and very helpful.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Loved Porthleven

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A wonderful week spent at Porthleven staying in this delightful cottage, An Diank Meur. Couldn't have asked for more.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Clean, well furnished in good location.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely stay and a good base to come back to. Everything you would need for a comfortable holiday. Small but perfectly sufficient for 2 or 3 and a dog.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017