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Wheal Call Cape Cornwall

 
£440 - £1167
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This whitewashed granite cliff-top house is a perfect holiday escape. The charm offered by the rustic and characterful home, with exposed beams, wooden floors, granite walls and woodburning stoves will enchant you almost as much as the view. Bring your binoculars as you will spend hours surveying Porthledden Bay and the Atlantic. The remote location prevents a signal for phones or a TV so leave your gadgets behind and return to the simple pleasures of life. Situated minutes from the coastal path, the old tin mines and the Kenidjack Valley.

Wheal Call is ideally positioned to explore the westernmost areas of Cornwall, the walks in the area are superb, however the garden does drop away quite steeply onto heathland so watch them carefully.

Entrance

through rear porch.

Day room/dining area

armchairs, woodburner, sea views, dining table and chairs, electric fire.

Sitting room

sofa seating, table, woodburner, electric fire.

Kitchen

electric oven and hob, larder fridge.

Shower room

step up into the shower room, walk-in shower, WC, basin.

Bedroom 1

double bed, sea views.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, sea views.

Outside area

natural cliff top garden to front and side, patio area with garden furniture, outdoor coal and wood store.

Additional information

due to the locality of Wheal Call mobile phone signal is limited. woodburner, electric heaters, parking nearby. due to steep access, Wheal Call is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and may not be suitable for children. The track leading to the property may not be suitable for low profile vehicles and care must be taken when driving there particularly in wet weather. Alternative parking is available at the National Trust car park five minutes walk away (seasonal charges apply), .

 

The cottage is very cosy with excellent views of the coast and surrounding places of interest ie Cape Cornwall and the Kendijack Castle. Take a good pair of binoculars as there are seals in the bay, and Perrigrin Falcons, buzzards all fly over the cottage and in the Kendijack valley. It is a place of outstanding beauty.

Look no further...this is the place. I cried with delight when I arrived and cried when I had to leave. Wheal Call is the cottage with the most breathtaking view from every part of the building. It is cosy and welcoming. Watching the seals in the water during the day is sublime. The coastal walks are second to none. Walking home to the cottage always made me smile as you can see the white walls of the cottage stand proud on the hillside....home! I am looking forward to my second stay this summer. I am sure that I will continue to use Wheal Call as my hideaway cottage for the rest of my days. There is no other place like it.

Marion Tucker
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Cape Cornwall Holidays

Dogs are welcome all year round at Cape Cornwall, and an array of outdoor pursuits including clifftop walking, cycling, swimming and golfing, make it perfect for those looking to enjoy the great outdoors. Self catering holidays in Cape Cornwall are ideal for those looking to relax in a secluded area of West Cornwall.

A brief history

Cape Cornwall is the only Cape so called in England. Up until the 18th century, it was thought that Cape Cornwall was the most westerly point in Britain, until accurate surveying found Land's End to be slightly further West. Cape Cornwall was bought by H.J.Heinz and given to the National Trust in 1987. You will find the ruins of St. Helen’s Oratory here along with a National Trust Car Park and National Coastwatch lookout. Like the lighthouse, Coastwatch plays a vital role in the safety of shipping. Read about the history of the area on our blog: West Penwith - Through the ages.

Things to do

Priest Cove
The popular rocky beach at Priest Cove has a small, man-made tidal pool, which makes a safe place for children to swim and the dog friendly beach makes it an ideal place for a family day out. Priest’s Cove looks out towards the Brisons, where an annual swim from Brisons into Priest’s Cove takes place. The Brisons rock formation, just off the beach is said to resemble Charles De Gaulle in the bath!

Cape Cornwall Golf Course
A par 69 challenge on a natural course ranging across farmland and cliffs with a mix of challenging holes. 
Read more on our blog post about Golf Courses in West Cornwall.

Ride the Open-Top Bus
If you want to give your feet and legs a rest, you can hop on the No 300 Bus, known as the open-top. The double decker trundles through high-hedged Cornish roads. It goes on a circular route around West Penwith. It's easy to hop on and to hop off. Don't forget that sunscreen!!

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Local events

St Ives Feast Day

Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.

5th February 2018

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Porthleven Food & Music Festival

The small Cornish fishing village of Porthleven hosts its annual Food & Music Festival every April and encorporates street performers, a range of local produce, Samba dancing, theatre, beer marquees, hip-hop dancers, fireworks, Cornish singing & much, much mmore...the list is endless!

20th - 22nd April 2018

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

12th - 13th May 2018

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual community arts event that celebrates local culture and the social and natural environment. 'Mazey Day' takes place on the Saturday of the festival and guarantees to be a very colourful affair!

15th - 24th June 2018

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Sea Salts and Sail Festival, Mousehole

A three day event celebrating Cornwall's Maritime heritage, with traditional sailing vessels, live music, and craft and cookery demonstrations. Profits donated to local charities. 

13th - 17th July 2018

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the Search & Rescue helicopters from RNAS Culdrose!

TBC August 2018 

Newlyn Fish Festival

Newlyn Fish Festival is the biggest and best of its kind in the UK. Taste some of the finest seafood on offer and enjoy cookery demonstrations, live music and arts and crafts. Local fishmongers take part in the The Cornish fishmonger of the year competition and the popular 'Fishy Trail' is perfect to keep the kids entertained.

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TBC August 2018

St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.

8th - 22nd September 2018

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Mousehole Christmas Lights

Possibly the most well-known and popular Christmas Lights in the county, Moushole combines stunning displays against the backdrop of their gorgeous Cornish fishing harbour to bring real festive magic to all who visit at this special time of year. 

16th December - 6th January 2017

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Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

The tradition of Tom Bawcock comes from the feast or famine lifestyle of Cornwall.  The story goes that it was just before Christmas; there had been no fish for weeks, the boats couldn’t get out into the raging storm, the village was starving. One man, Tom Bawcock, dared to take his boat out of the harbour’s safety. He returned with enough fish to make fish pie for the whole village. 

Today, a festival takes place each year to celebrate Tom Bawcock's bravery. During the festival, Star Gazey pies are eaten in memory of this famous event.

23rd December 2018

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

 Sunday 31st December 2018

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Penzance Literary Festival

Popular with visitors and locals alike, this exciting festival celebrates everything literary, including spoken, written, recited and sung word. Take part in the reading and writing discussions and activities and enjoy the many performances.

Dates TBC

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