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The Abbey Lelant

£816 - £2833

The Abbey is a timeless and historic, Grade II listed property in the heart of the charming village of Lelant. Once inside you will realise how much of a treasure it really is. The Abbey has some really rather grand features; the pillar in the sitting room, several granite arched doorways, the spectacular spiral granite stairs and the remnants of grand mullion windows facing South towards the sun. The property is warm and welcoming with two large gardens to both the front and the rear of the property. Whisk yourself and your friends and family away to this elegant period property, where there are many beautiful features waiting to be discovered. Perfect for an extended family or special celebration.

A little history - Unfortunately the exact date The Abbey was built is unknown, but the first recorded date is 1581 when it became a domestic home, but it is likely that it was built between 1300 and 1400 A.D. The Abbey is said to have been a respite dwelling for the monks of the Benedictine Priory of St Michaels Mount. A priory had been founded there from around 1066 and it was later consecrated by the Pope in 1141 and became an important site for pilgrimage. Lelant at this time was one of the few navigable ports on the North Coast of Cornwall and was most prosperous between 1300 and 1400 A.D. Many of the stunning granite features are probably of Norman origin and may have been salvaged from old churches locally. The Abbey originally had three wings, only two of which are left. The West end was reportedly a hospital and the wing in which The Abbey sits was most probably the monk's residence. Please note that the second image you see shows the full extent of the front of the property.


extendable table with seating for eight, fridge/freezer, rangemaster cooker sat within the inglenook, Belfast sink, dishwasher.

Sitting/dining room

three sofas, TV/DVD, large dining table, woodburner, coal effect gas fire.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, armchair, window seat, hanging hooks, en suite wet room with shower WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

double bed, armchair.

Bedroom 3

double bed, armchair, hanging hooks.

Bedroom 4

zip and link (super king or twin) beds, armchair. There are windows that are close to the road from this bedroom.


bath with shower over, WC, basin, bidet.

Utility room

WC, Belfast sink, washing machine, tumble dryer.

Outside areas

large lawned garden to the front and rear of the property -the rear has garden furniture to seat eight people.

Entrance hall

large area with bench, perfect for coats, shoes and wellies.

Additional information

gas central heating and underfloor heating, travel cot provided - please bring own linen for this. Please note that the property is located next to the main road going through Lelant. There are breathable walls at the property. Children and dogs must be accompanied at all times in the gardens, as they are not completely enclosed. WiFi, up to two dogs welcome, short breaks available.


What a wonderful building -so sympathetically transformed into a comfortable and spacious 4 bedroom led house. Great space from which to explore the many beaches and places of interest around it.

Ms Moldon

From the moment we saw the front door we were excited to explore this historic building. The detail and work in transforming this building into a very comfortable holiday home is first class,we did not want to leave. The close proximity to St Ives,Hayle beaches and the A30 to go exploring the surrounding areas made this a perfect holiday base.Especially the short cut through to Lelant Saltings railway station.

Mr Chapman
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Lelant Holidays

Lelant itself has two pubs, a restaurant, a golf course with stunning views and a vast beach with areas of secluded woodland. Holidays in Lelant are perfect for couples who want the peace of staying somewhere rural but are close to local amenities. You're never far from the beach when you stay in Lelant; take a stroll alongside the estuary, through the sand dunes and down to the vast expanse of Porthkindney Sands where the River Hayle joins the Atlantic Ocean.

Things to do near Lelant

If you book a self catering holiday in Lelant you’re perfectly situated for sightseeing, with a nearby train line to St Ives or Penzance for spot of shopping. If you jump in the car you can travel down the far west coast, one of the most beautiful driving routes in the UK. Stop off at the Gurnard’s Head for a bite of lunch or make your way down to Cape Cornwall and Sennen Cove

For those looking to explore on foot, the 12.5 mile St Michael's Way walk from Lelant to Marazion offers a great way to experience the Cornish countryside. The walk meanders through moorland and the small villages of Gulval and Ludgvan before emerging in Marazion with St Michael's Mount in clear view.

For something requiring a little less energy, visit Steeple Woods Nature Reserve for a more relaxing walk and spectacular views. Read more on our blog.

If you fancy a round of golf, Lelant is home to the West Cornwall Golf Club, offering breathtaking views and is playable at any time of year. Read more on our blog about Golf Courses in West Cornwall.

If you fancy stocking up on some treats during your stay, Scarlet Wines in Lelant offers local ingredients and specialities; ideal for a picnic at the beach or to enjoy in the comfort of your holiday home.


The closest beach to Lelant is Porthkidney Sands which is dog-friendly. Please note there are certain restrictions during peak months on other beaches in the area. Find out more info about dog restrictions here

For more info on Porthkidney Sands, and other must-see beaches in the area, check out our blog post on Sandy beaches in West Cornwall.

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Local events

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. 

17th 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 2017

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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!

23rd - 28th 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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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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