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Beachcomber is a recently constructed luxury two bedroom apartment in a small block in the village of Porthcurno. The contemporarily furnished lounge commands stunning views of Porthcurno and Pednvounder beaches, out to the Atlantic Ocean and is ideally located for visiting the Minack Theatre, and for exploring this spectacular coastline.
Beachcomber is an ideal choice for the discerning guest, being decorated throughout in neutral warm colours, with a luxury designed kitchen and solid wood floors. For your entertainment a 50 inch Flat Screen TV with free view and HD channels, music system and DVD Player are at your disposal. The two luxuriously appointed ensuite king-size bedrooms make this the ideal retreat for friends travelling together (the second king can be made up as twin).The valley has a local pub, two tennis courts and a beach cafe (100 yards) which serves delicious cream teas and crab sandwiches! The Logan Rock Inn at Treen is a five minute drive or a 20 minute cliff walk for the more adventurous!
large open plan space, picture windows with sea views, leather sofa seating, dining table and chairs, TV/HD Channels, music system, DVD, kitchen with dishwasher, electric hob and oven, washer/dryer, fridge, freezer.
double bed, en suite bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC.
twin beds (can be zipped together to form a six foot super King bed - please advise at the time of booking), en suite shower, basin and WC.
communal BBQ area and seating overlooking the beach.
eco-friendly under floor heating, private parking for two cars, communal WiFi available, which is best served with a laptop (This service being communal is not guaranteed), limited mobile service in the area, low occupancy discounts available, WiFi, short breaks available.
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Price Band: 9 14 1 Jan - 3 Jan 348 414 10 Jan - 7 Feb 348 414 14 February 369 441 21 Feb - 14 Mar 348 414 21 March 369 441 28 March 483 597 4 April 507 630 11 April 630 18 Apr - 2 May 462 9 May 621 16 May 627 23 May 867 30 May - 13 Jun 801 20 Jun - 27 Jun 831 4 July 915 11 July 960 18 July 978 25 Jul - 22 Aug 1110 29 August 765 5 Sep - 12 Sep 570 711 19 September 552 657 26 Sep - 17 Oct 423 492 24 October 471 555 31 October 348 414 7 Nov - 12 Dec 348 414 19 December 708 26 Dec - 31 Dec 882
Self catering holidays in Porthcurno have plenty to occupy children and adults alike and is true retreat for those wishing to be away from the hordes whether in or out of season. Holiday cottages in Porthcurno are easily reached by road with a bus service running from Penzance, with its nearest village being St Buryan.
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Porthcurno’s popular family beach offers safe paddling for the younger swimmers and wonderful deep waters for the more experienced, refreshments and toilet facilities are available as well as a huge car park (free between October to Easter). Take a short walk along the coastal path to Pedn Vounder beach; a real sun trap sheltered from the elements, it will truly amaze you with its natural beauty. With the tide low, you can walk the entire length to Logan’s Rock jutting out into the sea. For more information on Porthcurno beach, check out our blog on Sandy Beaches of West Cornwall.
Things to do near Porthcurno
Built in to the cliff face at Porthcurno, the world famous Minack Theatre runs outdoor performances from May to September attracting many who wishing for an ‘al fresco’ theatrical experience with the most beautiful back drop of the sea and sunset. This world-renowned theatre is truly a theatre under the stars. It was built by hand by Rowena Cade and her gardener Billy Rawlings and Tom Angove. The story of how the theatre came about is a tribute to one woman’s vision. Rowena died in 1983. The theatre has undergone technical modifications to cope with the increased audience numbers. However, it is still a truly unique and magical place, with seats carved into the cliffs and a stunning backdrop and sea views. Always take hats and sunscreen for matinees; and warm clothes for the evening. Arriving early with your picnic basket is positively encouraged and The Minack has its own micro-climate and rarely cancels a show. Read more on our blog post: Theatres in Cornwall.
Porthcurno Telegraph Museum
Visit the Telegraph Museum which will walk you through how Sir John Pender formed the Falmouth-Gibraltar-Malta Telegraph Company in 1876. Between the two world wars Porthcurno cable office was for a time the largest submarine cable station in the world. The cable office closed in 1970, but Cable & Wireless training college remained operational up until 1993. The museum holds company records and tells the story of this major international communications centre which was tucked away in a Cornish cove. To find out more, you can read our blog post: A day out at Porthcurno Telegraph Musuem.
Places to visit
Conveniently located for cliff walking and bird watching, Treen is just a short walk away from the secluded sandy beaches of Porthcurno.
Logan Rock, meaning 'balanced stone' is also closeby. This granite boulder weighing approximately 80 tonnes, could once be rocked by applying just a little pressure. The story goes that it was once dislodged in 1824 by a group of British seamen wishing to show their skill and courage. Outraged by this, the local residents insisted the rock was replaced, as it had become a local landmark. Ironically this was a much more challenging feat, taking 60 men, 7 months to complete. Logan's Rock still moves today, but with much less ease than it once did.
Dating back over 400 years, the Logan Rock Inn serves good food and beer and offers a friendly, country-pub atmosphere.
Home to a small fishing fleet, Penberth Cove is nearby and provides the perfect place to relax in a tranquil setting. Ideal for a spot of birdwatching or simply enjoying the scenery.
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