Situated in the secluded old fishing hamlet of Port Quin with rolling countryside behind, the property is enviably located at the top of the slipway and boasts sea and country views views from all rooms. The property was converted in 2005 to sleep 4 comfortably with one good sized double bedroom and a twin room. Both bedrooms have ample storage. The kitchen is well equipped with electric double oven, hob, fridge, small chest freezer, microwave and washing machine. The bathroom has both a bath and shower with hot water being on demand. Benefiting from double glazing there is central heating if required. We do have a steeply sloping meadow with a strimmed garden area containing a patio and rotary clothes airer behind the boathouse which is just around the corner and through the farm gate.
A Short History of Port Quin: The village has been known as Portquin, Porthqueen, Parquin, Port Guin, Porthquin and Porthquynne and actually takes its name from the last of a series of derivations of the Cornish word 'qwyn' which means white.
One of the earliest references to Port Quin is in 1327.
The size of the fish cellars indicate the prosperity of the fishing industry at its peak but there was also lead and antimony mining nearby. The population was about 100.
Rather sadly, it appears today, that Port Quin's main claim to interest lies in the fact that as a village it has died, and the circumstances of its demise are not clearly understood. There are many theories which range from the loss of the men in a sudden and violent storm whilst fishing, lost at sea attempting to 'molest' a vessel, drowned escaping from the Customs and Excise men or escaping from the Press Gang to the men emigrating to Canada en masse after a bad fishing season and the closure of the mines.
Perhaps the real mystery here is not how the village died, for as we can see there are many feasible explanations for this, but rather how can a community vanish so completely without notice being taken of it?