|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Porth Nanven Cottage is a single storey beautifully decorated two bedroom cottage, nestled in the hillside down a long track in the magical Cot Valley, which is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Cot Valley is located in the far west of Cornwall between Cape Cornwall and Lands End, the valley stretches down to the sea and Porth Nanven cove which is sandy at low tide. The market town of St Just is nearby (walking distance from the property) with a selection of independent shops and a number of good pubs. The historic coastal harbour of Penzance is 15 minutes away with a range of larger shops and supermarkets.
The cottage is snuggled tightly into the hillside and is approached down a track. There is a large open plan, triple aspect living and dining area, with painted wooden floors and white tongue and groove ceiling. There are large windows looking out over the valley and French doors leading out to one part of the garden, the result is a bright and airy space with views over the garden. At one end of the room are comfortable sofa’s and a TV, in the dining area there is a good sized table and chairs. An ideal room for relaxing after a strenuous coastal walk or surfing at nearby Sennen Beach! There is a well equipped kitchen with painted shaker style units, wooden work surfaces, painted floor boards, dishwasher, combined washer / dryer and a fridge. There are two double bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated and the beds adorned with crisp white bed linen. There is a separate family bathroom with bath and shower over basin, towel rail and WC.
There is space to park one car at the front of the property and the ability to park a second car by arrangement if required. To the front of the property is a gravelled area with built in BBQ, there is also a garden area to the side of the property with patio directly outside the living room and the remainder laid to lawn and flowerbeds. There are footpaths directly outside the cottage leading onto the coastal path and down to the sea, there is one other property next door (Porth Nanven House) but the cottage remains private with a secluded garden; perfect for couples or families alike.
Facilities and services
Inclusive electricity, central heating, TV with freeview channels and wifi broadband. The house is fully cleaned before your arrival and all bed linen, towels (including beach towels) and the final laundry are included in the price.
I consider my self a holiday cottage connaiseur (i.e bit fussy) and cannot fault this property. It is in a lovely out of the way spot down a track which made it very peaceful but easy reach of St Just which has everything you need in way of shops, food etc. Really nicely furnished and lots ofextra little touches like plenty of plates, loo rolls etc. Really appreciated excellent welcome pack which I always thinks sets the tone for a good stay. Perfect spot to do lots of walking without getting car out.
When we arrived it was already very dark and in the middle of a horrific rainstorm we found our way to the cottage thanks to excellent route info.
The next morning we had rain but that was it for the rest of our two weeks.
We absolutely loved the cottage, the valley and the village (pub & restaurants). It was always a pleasure to come home after a long walk with our dog and experience the absolute tranquility of the valley and the superb comfort of the cottage.
We will come back for sure!
Lia, Ruud and Rose the dog.
This is a beautifully and well appointed cottage. We are very keen walkers and couldn't have asked for more, as the cottage is directly on the South West Coast Path and about a quarter of a mile from a lovely cove.
The beds were amazingly comfortable and after a long day walking with our dog, it was lovely to wallow in the bath and then sleep in the total darkness and tranquillity of the Cot Valley.
The place really felt like a "home from home" and we will certainly return next time we visit this part of Cornwall.
A fantastic place to stay close to all the coastal walks and the pretty town of St Just - If you don't want to drive anywhere the town is a short walk away with great bus links to Penzance and the rest of cornwall.
It was our second stay in this location and , once again, a perfect one! We arrived after a 14 hour trip from Germany and were happy to find the ingredients for a Cornish Cream Tea (BIG FAN!!) in the welcome basket!
The cottage is luxurious equiped, very comfy and , as we say in Germany, gemütlich.
The location is perfect for us, as we love to walk on the SWCP. Our dog loves the secluded garden to chew on his bones in the sun.
The quiet environment in Cot valley is perfect to relax and to let your mind wander. And the Cape with romantic sunsets is a 10 minute walk away. But nothing is really far away (Cape Cornwall, Sennen Cove...). And as a photographer the stunning views along the coast are amazing!!!
We stayed for two weeks and had a perfect vacation home away from home!
Thanks a lot, we want to come back next year:-)
What's not to love about this delightful little cottage at the end of a lane leading right to what feels like your own private Cornish beach!
We stayed at the cottage for a week with our dog who loved not having to be on a lead for his walks. We were blessed with fantastic weather so enjoyed lots of walks along the coastal path and days trips out to explore Cornwall.
The cottage itself is private, clean, well equipped and ideal for a relaxing break. The interior is lovely and the beds are far too comfy to get out of in a morning!
The kitchen has everything you need to cook at home and there is a BBQ in the garden which we took advantage of. The garden is lovely and also very private.
It is around a 20 minute walk from the centre of St Just to the cottage so we did drive for most of our trips to the pubs or shops but there is plenty of free parking.
St Just itself is a small but very nice village with dog friendly pubs and great cafe/delis. The co-op is open late every night and there is a very good butchers and veg shop as well as a Chinese takeaway and fish and chip shop.
The beach is about half a mile from the cottage down a footpath. It is well worth a visit at low tide when you can walk on the sand we had some stunning sunsets throughout the week. Sennen Cove is a gorgeous sandy beach around a 2 hour walk down the coastal path and also very much worth a visit.
I cannot recommend this cottage enough for style, tranquility and location. The welcome basket of cream tea was the icing on the cake.
Porth Nanven House is only 200m from its own small pebble beach.The closest large, family friendly, sandy beaches are found at Sennen Cove and Porthcurno, approx 3 miles. Further afield are Praa Sands (off A394 towards Helston), St Ives and Hayle.
Penzance 6 miles. Minack Theatre, Porthcurno 4 miles. St Michael's Mount 12 miles. The Tate, St Ives 10 miles. Flambards Experience, Helston 20 miles. National Seal Sanctuary, Gweek 24 miles. National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth 33 miles. Eden Project, St Austell 50 miles.
Golf: There are several golf courses in the area:
Cape Cornwall - 2 miles.
West Cornwall, St Ives - 13 miles.
Praa Sands - 13 miles.
Mullion, near Helston - 24 miles