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The Captain's House - Pendeen

£1067 - £2486 per week

Whether you are seeking a space to slow down and reflect, to ramble the many paths in the area, or just looking for a base from which to tour the local attractions and fabulous beaches of West Penwith, The Captain's House is ideally located, away from the hustle and bustle of the seaside resorts, yet close enough to them to dip in and out at will. Your front gate opens opposite the South West Coastal Path and the spectacular Levant Mine, which was used in Poldark, is an easy walk westwards along the Tin Coast. To the East, you are 10 minutes from a tiny sandy cove and a little further, finds you on one of Cornwall's most beautiful beaches - and one of the least visited, except by the occasional seal.

Situated on the dramatic Pendeen peninsular, with sea views from both the front and back the Captain's House is only a 5 minute drive from Pendeen village with its pubs, shops and post office, 15 minutes from Penzance and within 30 minutes of Sennen, Porthcurno and St. Ives. Back in the house, slide open the wide conservatory doors and take in the stunning view on a sunny day or cosy up in the warm and marvel at the power of an Atlantic Storm. If you're working from home, shut yourself away in the study and let the views inspire you - from the desk you look ahead over open countryside and to the right, out towards the ocean. You're blessed with dark skies here and on a clear night you can stargaze, seeing the Milky Way with the naked eye, make use of the reclining chairs in the conservatory and take in the magnitude of the universe. Maybe you will prefer to close the blinds, huddle up together and play one of the board games on offer in the study, or just sit and watch the large-screen TV in the lounge. When the sea air has tired you out, snuggle down in a supremely comfortable Hypnos bed with goose down duvet and Egyptian cotton sheets and let the distant rumble of the waves send you to sleep.


via rear courtyard, two stone steps into hallway with stairs to first floor bedrooms and doors to:

Utility area


Downstairs shower room

shower, WC, basin, sea views.


desk, chair, decorative fireplace, sea views, large door to:

Conservatory/dining room

two reclining chairs, dining table with eight chairs, patio doors to garden, sea views, open plan through to:

Sitting room/kitchen

two sofas, decorative fireplace, breakfast bar with two stools, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer. dishwasher.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, decorative fireplace, sea views.

Bedroom 2

zip n link (king size or twin beds), basin, rural views.

Bedroom 3

double bed, decorative fireplace, sea views.

Family bathroom

bath with shower over, WC, basin, sea views.

Bedroom 4

double bed, decorative fireplace, sea views.

Additional information

gas LPG central heating, WiFi, up to two dogs welcome, short breaks available.


The Captain's House is in the most amazing location by Pendeen lighthouse. It has the most spectacular views over the ocean and you can watch the sunset from the fantastic conservatory. This fab Victorian house is grand yet cosy. If you love the wild west of Cornwall and want to get away from it all, this is the perfect holiday home.

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Holidays in Pendeen

Once a thriving mining area, Pendeen is home to  the award winning Geevor Tin Mine Museum, which was one of the last mines in the country to close. Retaining the feel of a traditional Cornish village, and with stunning scenery on the doorstep, Pendeen is perfect for a self catering summer holiday, out of season visit, or short break.

Although secluded, theres still plenty on offer in this part of West Cornwall. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Pendeen is also recognised as a site of special scientific interest and a world heritage site. Pendeen is the perfect place to explore the ancient sites of Chun Castle and Chun Quoit, and the rugged coastline for which North Cornwall is renowned. Walkers will be in their element with access to the South West Coast Path, and many inland walks. 

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Things to do near Pendeen

Levant Mine and Beam Engine

Visit this National Trust attraction, and you can see the historic steam-powered beam engine in action, explore the underground tunnel and discover more on the family trail, at one of Cornwall's most famous mines.

Geevor Tin Mine

Another popular attraction in Pendeen is Geevor, an old tin mine which has since been preserved and now serves as a museum to Cornwall's rich industrial past. With breathtaking views, and plenty to explore, it provides a great day out for the whole family.

Yew Tree Gallery

The Yew Tree Gallery near Pendeen features displays of locally made pottery, jewellery, scluptures and art work. There is also a sclupture garden, with herb garden and views across rolling fields.

Farmers market

The fornightly farmers market in Pendeen provides an insight into the Cornish way of life, offering local produce and a relaxed atmosphere, and Trewellard Meadery is just down the road where you can sample fruit wines and top notch grub in a traditional setting. Read more about Pendeen farmers market on our blog.

Pendeen Lighthouse

Another popular attraction in the area is Pendeen lighthouse, a dramatic landmark which once housed Britain's second largest set of foghorns. With the South West Coast Path passing to the south, it makes an enjoyable stop-off point on a coastal walk.

Portheras Cove 

Portheras Cove is just a short walk from the lighthouse, which is one of Cornwall hidden gems. This gorgeous sandy cove is a hideaway for locals, and is also home to a small colony of seals! 

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The Captain's House is in the most amazing location by Pendeen lighthouse. It has the most spectacular views over the ocean and you can watch the sunset from the fantastic conservatory. This fab Victorian house is grand yet cosy. If you love the wild west of Cornwall and want to get away from it all, this is the perfect holiday home.