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Coastguard Cottage, Porthgwarra

Porthcurno - West Coast

Charming cottage with spectacular sea views; the best kept secret in Cornwall.
  • Friday Changeover day
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi Available
£509 - £1212 per week *


Located in the pretty village of Porthgwarra, this charming three bedroom coastguard cottage is an idyllic Cornish retreat for those looking to get away from it all. Located in far West Cornwall but within walking distance to Land’s End and the popular Minack theatre, the cottage offers you a secluded retreat with far reaching views over the dramatic coastline. Offering three bedrooms on the first floor, the property can accommodate up to five guests and would suit a family or small group of friends looking to explore this secret gem of Cornwall.

Head out on to the Coastal path and discover some of our favourite places in Cornwall. Lesser known but equally as beautiful, many of these coves and beaches have been filming locations for the TV series Poldark. Take the path south and you’ll soon come across the Minack Theatre; a uniquely famous open aired theatre located on the cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean. If you’re feeling adventurous, take the rocky cliff path down to the tropical oasis of Porthcurno, a sheltered cove with sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. 

Accessed via rear gate through courtyard
Kettle, toaster, microwave, electric cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/ dryer.
Living Room: Woodburner, bookshelf.
Dining Room: Woodburner, TV with Amazon Firestick and free Netflix account, DVD player.
Bathroom: Thermostatic shower, bath, basin, w.c.

Bedroom 1:
Double bed (4'6"), built in wardrobe, dressing table, chest of drawers, side tables.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds (3'), built in wardrobe, chest of drawers, side tables.
Bedroom 3: Single bed (3'), wardrobe, side table.

GARDEN & PARKING: One allocated parking space in front of the garage. One visitor’s space and pay and display parking nearby. Fully enclosed courtyard and large sloped lawn garden to the rear (not enclosed).

Changeover Day: Friday - arrival 3:00pm - departure 10:00am.
Pet Welcome: Maximum 1; £25 per week. Information about bringing your pet.
Power and Heat: Electricity included in the rent; central heating throughout. Woodburners in dining room and living room, fuel is not provided.
Bedding and Linen:
 Linen and towels provided; please bring your own beach towels.
Shop: 3 mls  Pub: 3 mls.

NOTES: No smoking. WiFi provided - see Important information about internet usageMobile phone reception varies - see Information about mobile phone coverage.

NB: The property is accessed down a narrow private lane and may not be suitable for large vehicles.


  • Friday Changeover day
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Bed Linen Included
  • 3 miles to a pub
  • Countryside Views
  • Towels Included
  • 4 Stars
  • 0.2 mile to a restaurant
  • 0.2 mile to a beach
  • Sea Views
  • Fire or Stove
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher


Local Area

The spectacular coastline spanning the southern edge of West Cornwall is home to some truly idyllic, picturesque villages and hamlets. From Mousehole in the east (where one of the county’s most impressive Christmas lights display can be found), along the coast to Porthcurno, where the world-famous Minack Theatre is located, right round to Sennen Cove and Land’s End; the county and country’s most south-westerly point.

The approach to Sennen is along a winding lane through beautiful moorland and as you start the descent into the village you can’t help but spot the white-crested waves heading onto shore making Sennen Cove Cornwall’s popular surf hotspot. With a mile of soft white sand and a picturesque harbour, the village combines a working fishing port with an easy-going surf style.

The area’s beaches are a draw for holidaymakers and locals alike and offer great surfing and safe bathing within flagged areas. A range of local independent shops, galleries, cafés and eateries are all within an easy walk along the seafront.

The striking cliffs and mighty ocean are contrasted by the peaceful countryside; enjoy both extremes or, for a totally different experience, explore the area’s mining heritage or take the short drive to Penzance and sample the shops, pubs and restaurants of the town. St Ives, with its art galleries, beaches and foodie culture, is just over half an hour’s drive.


Immaculate cottage with all mod cons, yet very comfortable and homely. And in the most astonishing position with views to the Scillies, the finest scenery on the country literally outside the door and one of Cornwall's prettiest coves (with a sandy beach) two minutes walk down the lane. Lovely. Cornish Horizons have such friendly, helpful people. I have rented many properties in West Cornwall for visiting friends and family over the years (probably 4-6 weeks a year on average) and Cornish Horizons has been by far the best agency I've rented through. Mr Colin Rogers - 10th January 2019
The extras such as dishwasher tablets, dog bags etc. that were left for us at the start of our holiday were very useful and much appreciated.Mr Andrew Bailey - 5th September 2018
Great location, love the coast line, Porthgwarra beach, watching seals in the bay.Mr Richard North - 26th August 2018
Perfect location, cottage was very well equipped and clean. This made our stay most enjoyable. Thank you Mrs Jayne Ellis - 13th August 2018
very very clean, cozy, home to home, in the kitchen everything you need. Amazing remote location! The best secret beaches of Cornwall with pure white sand at walking distance! This is the real Land's End.Mrs Natalia L Romanova - 27th February 2018
Stunning location with great bird watching, walking and opportunities to watch the Poldark crew film and the Royal Marines practice cliff rescue. This cottage is cosy and well fitted out. Lovely bathroom with bath and walk in shower and super wood burning stove in the comfortable sitting room. We would return.Mrs Karin Cannons - 20th September 2017
Perfect quiet location, away from all the noise, ideal for a real getaway! Beautiful long and short walking routes, the Café is literally walking distance and the beaches are stunning!Miss Krishan Dhariwal - 10th September 2017


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