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Beautiful Cottage in stunning coastal valley nr St Just, dog friendly

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Porth Nanven Cottage is a beautifully decorated 2 bedroom cottage near coast.

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 an unmade 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. Porth Nanven Cottage is pet friendly.

The changeover day is strictly a Friday in peak season.

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Phay MacDowel
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Phay MacDowel

We run a very small family run holiday letting business called Stylish Cornish Cottages. We have been operating for 10 years now and are passionate about our properties and providing our guests and our owners fabulous customer service. We live in this part of Cornwall so know the area and Porth Nanven Cottage intimately, any questions you have or recommendations you would like are no problem. Nothing is too much trouble to ensure you have the perfect holiday!

Why Phay MacDowel chose St Just

Porth Nanven Cottage is a real gem in a stunning valley close to Sennen Beach and Cape Cornwall. Here is just one of our many guest reviews

"The cottage is in a lovely location in its own little valley with a short walk down to a sandy bay at low tide. Great for the kids as there were plenty of rock pools to explore. This stretch of cost between Port Nanven and St Ives is very beautiful and peaceful with plenty of great walking opportunities. A great holiday and particularly liked the light and airy sitting room….perfect in any weather"


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in St Just in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , King Size Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Double Bed
  • Main Bedroom has king size bed, built in wardrobe and ensuite shower room. Second bedroom has double bed, built in wardrobe and large chest of drawers
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(14 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful Cottage in stunning coastal valley nr St Just, dog friendly
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Perfect week in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived at Porth Nanven Cottage, we know that we were in for a treat. Any property that is 10 mins from Nanven beach is a winner, with it's incredible, dramatic yet beautiful coastline. The house is wonderfully calm and the lounge/conservatory has lovely light, and warmth. The kitchen has everything you might need (we cook every day), and the bedrooms are cosy and welcoming. A lovely hamper greeted us, as well as the bird life and you MUST see the stars at night.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location and very comfy

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A real home, away from home!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful and well comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A coastal retreat

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

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:-)

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
St Just
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Cape Cornwall
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
120 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
St Just
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Porth Nanven
Car: recommended

Whilst staying at Porth Nanven Cottage you mustn't miss star gazing on a dark clear night, they are spectacular. If you are lucky enough to witness a sunset during your stay, go down and watch it from the beach, spectacular! You must visit the Minack Theatre and walk the coastal path in that area, down to Porthcurno beach on one side and on a little further to the stunning Pen Vounder (quite a scramble to get to and a nudist beach!) If going out to eat, really recommend a trip to the Gurnards Head near Zennor.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in St Just, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid June
15 Jun 2018 - 21 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late June
22 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early July
29 Jun 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid July
6 Jul 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
School Summer Holidays
13 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early September
31 Aug 2018 - 13 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept / October
14 Sep 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October Half Term
19 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Autumn / Winter 2018
2 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas / New Year 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Booking Fee £25
Pet Fee £20

Porth Nanven Cottage is dog friendly - dogs are charged at £20 per pet
A booking form will need to be completed in order to finalise the booking, this will be emailed directly once details have been agreed and confirmed.
Our changeover day is Friday, this can be flexible out of peak times - arrival from 4.00pm, departure by 10.00am

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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