Local Area Information

In this part of Cornwall we are near both the north and the south coasts. Whether you like swimming, surfing, walking, cycling or art - there's so much to see and do. The tin and copper mining was once the main industry and there are plenty of abandoned mines to remind you of it's past. At one time 92% of the world's tin was produced from around this part of Cornwall.

Porthleven is only a mile away with it's pretty harbour and beach. If you like good food you are spoiled for choice with cafes, restaurants and an excellent pub, The Ship. The South-West coast path runs through Porthleven and you can walk for miles along the coast in each direction. Porthleven is still very much a lived in village with a great community spirit.

Helston is only a mile away in the other direction. At the height of the tin and copper mining Helston was one of the main market towns and it's historic grandeur is still evident even if a bit faded. It is full of history and a charming and interesting place to explore.

St. Ives, Falmouth and Penzance are all exactly 14 miles away and each has it's own character.

Helston lies at the top of the Lizard and even if you're not into geology you can't help but be fascinated by all the varying rocks that make up the numerous coves and inlets. Kynance Cove, Mullion Cove, Cadwith are a few that are a 'must' and the Lizard Point has the most southerly cafe in Britain perched high on a cliff, perfect for seal spotting.

To the west Cornwall gets quite wild and diverse and is equally beautiful. If you like pre-Christian history there are plenty of ancient sites with lots of evidence of neolithic and iron-age settlements. Lands End, The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno and Sennen are but a few places to visit.

  • Rural cottage, stylishly furnished. Light, spacious and cosy. Garden and parking. 1 mile to the sea
  • 2 bedrooms, either single or double. Open-plan living area with kitchen and sitting room. Woodburner
  • Garden with barbecue. table and chairs for al-fresco dining. Parking for 2 cars
  • Near south and north coasts and The Lizard Peninsular. Walking, cycling, surfing, swimming, art.
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