Coastguard Cottage, Porthgwarra

Porthcurno, West Coast

  • 4 Star
  • Charming cottage with spectacular sea views; the best kept secret in Cornwall.

You can book this property from:

  • £626 per week
  • £89 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 3 single beds


  • Oven
  • Cooking hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher


  • 2 WCs (in total)
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.2 miles
  • Pub 3 miles
  • Shop 3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Countryside views
  • Sea or coastal views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - Please Note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


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, hair dryer.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds (3'), built in wardrobe, chest of drawers, side tables, hair dryer. 
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. Large sloped lawned garden to the rear (not enclosed), enclosed courtyard suitable for dogs. 

Changeover Day: Friday - arrival 4:00pm - 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.


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.