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Heatherlands is all about the unique location and its stunning views. Perched above Porth Chapel Cove (a gorgeous and little known white sandy beach) this spacious three bedroom Edwardian property offers unrivalled sea views from the majority of rooms.

The comfortable accommodation offers plenty of space to relax in, with stunning coastal walks and hidden coves on the doorstep with the famous Minack Theatre and Porthcurno beach just down the road. This uniquely located home is perfect for families or couples looking for a true get away in a beautiful part of Cornwall.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


Bedroom 3



level access from the driveway via stable door into inner vestibule then into main hallway with staircase to first floor bedrooms, doors from hallway into:


electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge and freezer.

Dining room

dining table and six chairs, sea views.

Sitting room

two sofas, woodburner, window seat, sea views, door to gardens.



Utility room

washing machine, fridge, sink. Stairs rising to first floor from hallway and doors to:

Bedroom 1

king size bed, sea views, en suite bathroom with shower over, WC, basin.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, sea views.

Bedroom 3

twin beds, countryside views.

Family bathroom

bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Garden and outdoor area

door from sitting room leads out to the tiered gardens with table and four chairs, garden gate leads to South West Coast Path, garage contains storage space for surfboards.

Additional information

Due to the steep cliff side garden it may not be suitable for young children or those with limited mobility. Having been predominantly constructed of the local granite rock this property may not be suitable for young children or those who suffer with a breathing related illness, oil fired central heating, WiFi.


Heatherlands is the most wonderful place to stay - a little piece of heaven on earth.

May 2024

Had a fantastic week away, was very stormy but it has a Beautiful view of the sea so could watch the waves crashing in,it's a lovely house and has everything you need for a special holiday,nice shop in the village and a Fantastic Pub where the food was amazing,will defenately be going back

November 2023

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Holidays in Porthcurno

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.

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.

Did you know...

Basking sharks are often spotted gracing the waters around Porthcurno Bay!

Things to do near Porthcurno

Minack Theatre
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 near Porthcurno

Conveniently located for cliff walking and bird watching, Treen is just a short walk away from the secluded sandy beaches of Porthcurno. 

Logan Rock
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.

Penberth Cove
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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Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

Every year, the people of Mousehole celebrate the bravery of Tom Bawcock. Years ago, when the boats couldn't get out in the storms, the villages had no fish to eat. Tom dared to take his boat out and returned with enough fish to make a Star Gazey fish pie for the whole village.

23rd of December, 2024

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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter Solstice with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing through the streets. It's a truly wonderful celebration. 

21st December 2024

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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.

2nd - 6th July 2024

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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. 

31st December 2024

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St Ives Feast Day

Feast Day offers visitors the chance to witness, and even join in with, a centuries-old tradition. The Mayor 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into the crowd on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. 

5th February 2024

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual arts event that celebrates local culture and community. This year the theme will be 'Back to the Future!

21st - 30th June 2024

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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. Read More >

December 2024

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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.

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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!

26th - 28th April

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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.

14th - 28th September 2024

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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival. The annual event celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam power & inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives.

27th April 2024

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What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

Heatherlands is the most wonderful place to stay - a little piece of heaven on earth.

Had a fantastic week away, was very stormy but it has a Beautiful view of the sea so could watch the waves crashing in,it's a lovely house and has everything you need for a special holiday,nice shop in the village and a Fantastic Pub where the food was amazing,will defenately be going back

A beautiful period property in an exceptional location. We really enjoyed our stay at Heatherlands.

I love this house. We love the views and where it is. The kitchen is well equipped. It is damp, but I think if it was cleaned properly it would make a big difference.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you very much for your review. We were sorry to see that you found the property to be damp and we are disappointed to hear the cleanliness was not to the high standards that you would expect of the properties that we market. Due to its fantastic coastal location and granite construction, Heatherlands can be susceptible to the humid and/or wet conditions, which is why we detail that the property may not be suitable for those with respiratory issues within the website description. It was so great to see that overall, you loved Heatherlands and hope that you're already planning another trip here! Ben, Customer Services.

A wonderful holiday house with spectacular sea views.
Good location

We were delighted to spend a week at Heatherlands for the third time in four summers. The location and views out to sea continue to entice us back. As soon as you step outside, you have easy access to the coast path, local beaches and the Minack. There's nowhere else we would rather stay when we come to our favourite part of Cornwall.

Lovely house, wonderful location.

A very special house in an incredible location.

Fantastic location Lovely old house

Such a fantastic location. A short walk down the cliff to the nearest beach. Plenty of great walks from the front door, including on to the coast path. Amazing views of the sea. Watched a seal and gannets from the bedroom. I’d love to go again but unfortunately it’s fully booked for all other school holidays this year. If you can stay here do, it is truly amazing. You won’t find anywhere better.

We liked our stay in this unique place with its views over the sea and the experience of beeing exposed to WEATHER. We also enjoyed the privilege to reach after two footsteps the marvellous natural scenery of the South West Coast Path. And all this with a cosy and charming cottage as a base.

A really beautiful cottage in a spectacular location, on the cliff-top right next to the coastal path and a short walk to the beach and the Minack Theatre. It is very exposed, so it gets the weather pretty full-on, but we found the oil-fired central heating kept the living area and the bedrooms pretty warm, even when it was blowing a gale outside and temperatures were only a bit above zero. A very special place.

Wonderful property. Quiet and peaceful. Great views and coast path on your doorstep. Very comfortable and well equiped.

Heatherlands is a lovely spacious house in an unbeatable location. Porth Chapel is a beautiful, unspoilt beach which is only a 15 minute walk away. The views from the garden and from the bedrooms must be some of the most beautiful in Cornwall and with the coast path literally running along the side of the garden you are minutes from beautiful villages and beaches in both directions.

Beautiful old house with amazing views! They really don’t get any better! The house is comfortable and clean and has a well equipped kitchen. We love it!

We have been coming to Heatherlands for over 20 years and yet still we feel as if we have landed in paradise. The views are spectacular and enjoying a drink in the stunning garden after a day on the beach, and watching the sun go down cannot be beaten. Already booked for next year.

Excellent, would recommend, such magnificent views, very enjoyable.

If you want a really restful break, in a very quite spot, with stunning views and a beautiful beach and walks, you must give this a try.

What a great location over looking the sea we love it. Great walks and cafes in easy walking distance. Our seventh time at this cottage, we wouldn’t go anywhere else !

Heatherlands is a lovely house which has the most amazing views. Its a short walk from beaches, Minack Theatre and numerous coastal walks. The Cable Museum is well worth a visit, very interesting indeed and again only a short walk away. The house itself is very well equipped and was cosy on cold November nights. We enjoyed our morning cup of tea whilst watching the view from the bedroom and planning our day ahead. Although the sunsets were good as well, we drove to Cape Cornwall and watched the sunset there which was pretty special. There is so much to see around this area we do hope to return at some point. Thank you for the cream tea to welcome us on our arrival, a nice touch.

We all absolutely loved our stay at Heatherlands. The house was in such a fantastic location, not only for the views directly from the house but the great walks from right outside the door and the beach just 5 minutes away. The house itself was wonderful too, very cosy and fully equipped with everything you would need.

Heatherlands is a wonderful place to stay and a place you always want to return to. It is a large and comfortable house set in a stunning location. The views from the garden are fabulous and it’s a great place to have a bbq. Being right on the cliff path it is so easy to explore the area and the walk to Sennen is beautiful. There are also two lovely beaches within easy walking distance. I highly recommend it.

We were glad to be able to spend a week at Heatherlands for the second summer in a row.

In our favourite part of Cornwall, the house enjoys a location and views that can hardly be beaten.

We've particularly appreciated being within a few minutes' walk of the Minack and the beach café. With direct access to the coast path, there are good to walks to be enjoyed to Pedn Vounder, Treen, Porthgwarra, Nanjizal and Land's End too.

We look forward to returning.

I have been to Heatherlands before. It’s a lovely spacious house in the perfect setting. I hope to go again.

What a wonderful home! Heatherlands ticks all the boxes and is in a wonderful location. I can’t wait to return again. It is just a little way from the Minack theatre.

We loved our time at Heatherlands! After spending lock down in London we found the views to be spectacular! We were lucky enough to encounter big blue skies and beautiful views across the horizon throughout our late October visit. We stayed local for the majority of our stay, but was never short of things to do. Porthcurno beach was a delight, as was the Minack theatre (which became our local morning pit stop for a good coffee). The walks right on the doorstop were wonderful, a little tricky in places with a little one, but seeing seals frolic in the waves made the walk down to the beach below worth it. We were impressed at how warm and cosy the house was and we found everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and relaxed. We have wonderful memories and hope to visit again very soon! :)

The house is in a stunning location with breathtaking views of the sea and a lovely garden. It was a perfect getaway and very comfortable and spacious. It is very close to a gorgeous beach for swimming and the coastal paths are on your doorstep. We enjoyed using the log burner when it got a bit chilly in the evenings. We had everything we needed for a fantastic family holiday and will hopefully be back next year.

We were delighted to be able to stay at Heatherlands, just a week after the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions were lifted. The sea view from the upstairs rooms is magnificent, and we loved the garden, with its five levels and the replica Merry Maidens stone circle. We found the house itself spacious and comfortable, equipped with everything we needed. The location was just right for us, a short walk from the coast path and with easy access to Porthchapel Beach, which you can look down on from the end of the garden. There were minor issues with the wheelie bin being hidden in the garage and already quite full when we arrived, and an unbuilt wardrobe in the master bedroom. Perhaps we were the first to stay there this season post-lockdown. We certainly enjoyed having Heatherlands as our 'home' for a week though, and have already booked to return in 2021.

The property is in a beautiful spot with amazing views and outdoor space. The property is damp and cold and access to central heating surprisingly limited.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

With its enviable location right on the southwest coast path with panoramic views, Heatherlands can be very exposed to the elements. It makes it a perfect spot for storm watching, but as a result, it can sometimes become a little damp. As soon as the owners are ever made aware of this happening, they have trades do everything they can to rectify it as quickly as possible and are working on more permeant solutions to this. They do currently have the heating on for set times but if this is not sufficient, please feel free to contact the team at Aspects so that we can assist. We hope that you still had a great time exploring this absolutely stunning area. Tanya, Customer Services

Lovely period property in a lovely location, clean and presentable but in need of some TLC, understandably the location means a never ending battle against the damp but it causes no problems during your holiday. Beware the over commercial Minack Theatre has resulted in massive numbers of vehicles using the single track road up the hill from Porthcurno, the constant battle with other drivers who either won't give way or don't know how to reverse can be the cause of much frustration but can be quite amusing to watch from the cafe at the bottom of the hill while enjoying a relaxing cold cider and a piece of their delicious homemade cake. Overall a very relaxed chilled out week in a beautiful part of Cornwall which unfortunately is no longer as quiet and remote as it once was, even the lovely coast path walks are now crowded in September.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are glad that you enjoyed staying at this property. It is set in such a stunning part of Cornwall, with the most amazing views and access straight on to the coastal path for some beautiful walks. Because of this amazing location, it can be susceptible to damp, but we always want to be completely open and honest with these things, so try to make this as clear as possible within the website description. At peak times, the roads and sometimes coastal paths can seem quite busy around these areas of Cornwall, but we are glad that you agreed is worth the 'battle' to see some of the most beautiful places in this stunning part of the county, and glad to hear that it provided you with a bit of extra entertainment ;-) There are many months when you can still get the quiet roads, beaches and coastal paths to yourself, so don't worry; it's not always that busy! Tanya, Customer Services

Heatherlands is a very special holiday home. The location is unrivalled for views and peace. We've enjoyed many family holidays there and hope to return again another year.

What an amazing property. The views were absolutely stunning. The house is so beautiful. It was not however up to standard.

When we arrived our 10 year old wanted to play ping pong as promised. The Garage was full of rubbish and the table folded and unuseable at the back.

The utility room was a mess, even the hoover was plugged in and left in the middle of the floor I then had to pop out and buy bleach for the toilets as they smelled so awful of stale urine.

After unpacking I set about cleaning both bathroom

The house is damp, I realise it is a coastal property being ravaged by the elements but it really needs some tender love and care. All the cupboards and drawers smelled so damp. We lived out of our suitcases.

I can see the kitchen is new, such a lovely floor, but the oven was so dirty. Big black lumps dropped out when we opened it.

There were cobwebs everywhere and all the books and games were dusty. The house is just not clean.

We paid a lot of money for our week at Heatherlands, it really shouldn’t be in the price bracket it is in. We stayed in a Classic Cottages property the week before, it was a similar price and absolutlely immaculate and what you expect from a holiday property.

We have been so very disappointed.

Please do pass this email on to the owners of the property. They should not be renting out Heatherlands in its current state.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are so sorry to hear that the stunning location, amazing views and your overall experience of this lovely property have been over-shadowed by these issues. The owners put a lot of time and care into this property and wanted us to convey their disappointment at hearing this as well. With its location right on the coastal path, and the traditional building materials used in this area, it can be susceptible to damp, especially during the wetter and more humid times, which we try to highlight as clearly as possible within the description, and the owners do everything that they can to keep this to a minimum for guests, but you should absolutely always expect the property to be cleaned to a high standard, so we are very sorry if that had not been the case on this occasion and that we were not aware of your concerns at the time. We would have done our utmost to put things right for you. Now being aware of this, we have spoken to the housekeeper and will closely monitor further feedback, we have also since visited the property to check that the standards of cleanliness are to the high levels that guests would expect, so thank you for your comments. The owners have confirmed that they will be clearing out and organising the garage, so in the meantime, the table tennis is no longer advertised as an available facility until the time that we have it confirmed that the garage is back in use, and the owners have now blocked out the property for some further improvement works to take place. I know that one of the team has since been in contact with you and I do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Tanya, Customer Services

This is our favourite holiday house....we have stayed at Heatherlands so many times it is beginning to feel like our own holiday home - The location is perfect for Porthchapel Beach...we LOVE the garden and the house is very comfortable.... The views are to die for.

Lovely house in a wonderful location.

The property is situated in the perfect location, we thoroughly enjoyed our week in the property everything from booking to leaving was excellent, we will be back again and again

A perfect house for fair and foul weather and all seasons, the location by the coast path and views out to sea and along the cliffs are stunning. The house is very light airy and comfortable, beautifully furnished, well-equipped for preparing meals and baking (I brought my own hand-mixer). We used the woodburner on chilly evenings, but the wood available to buy locally was not good. The top garden is level and secure with the front gate closed, the lower cliffside gardens with benches, the mini stone circle and Celtic cross are charming but not for very young children or elderly.

Good pubs and cafes within walking distance on steep road/footpaths at Porthcurno, Porthgwarra and Treen.

We enjoyed the welcome cream tea. Thank you!

Heatherlands is the best holiday home we've ever rented, the garden and the panoramic sea views would be hard to beat.

Best house in the most sublimely beautiful setting!

You're welcome to use any remarks we've made above. Of course the good weather we had helped us enjoy ourselves (breakfast in the garden, early evening drinks with sun sparkling on silver sea) but I think it would be a great place even in a storm!

Thank you.

Are we allowed to book for 2019?

Stunning location with fantastic views with easy reach of great beaches and cafés

The views are spectacular and the garden is amazing. A very special place.