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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

                                                                                                      Amazing cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Geri and Rob were perfect hosts. So helpful with any questions. We had a fabulous time here at new year. It is a stones throw to the centre of St Ives and all its amenities. The cottage has everything you need. Bonus is that it comes with parking in a nearby garage for a car. We would definitely recommend it and hope to return. Thank you both
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Warm, comfortable and central for West Cornwall

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Second visit, cottage was just as good as before, with a welcome cream tea and bottle of wine. Despite cold weather it was always warm, even the sun room, that is a lovely light area to eat in. It is well equipped so that living is easy...
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Look no further than Gwennel Barn !

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This cottage is fantastic, quiet, clean and well-equipped. We found everything we needed and sometimes even more. Landscapes are wonderful. Moreover, we went in there twice. We would definitely recommend this cottage most highly.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016