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Heatherlands Porthcurno

£509 - £1495 per week

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.


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:

Sitting room

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

Dining room

dining table and six chairs, sea views.


electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge and freezer.



Utility room

washing machine, additional fridge, sink.

Bedroom 1

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

Bedroom 2

twin beds, sea views.

Bedroom 3

twin beds, hanging hooks, 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.


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.

July 2020

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.

August 2019

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Porthcurno Holidays

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

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

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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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.

4th February 2020

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West Cornwall Spring Flower Show

The West Cornwall Spring Show has been running for over 90 years and is a showcase for horticultural excellence within the area of Penwith.

TBC 1st - 2nd March 2020

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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 2020

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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival of free entertainment. 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 2020

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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.

10th - 12th May 2020

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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!

21st - 30th June 2020

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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.

3rd - 6th July 2020

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

Dates TBC August 2020

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Hayle Fest

Enjoy a weekend of live music, local food and drink, food demonstrations, crafts and local goods stalls and much more! Don't miss out!

25th - 27th July 2020

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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 HM Coastguard helicpoters!

8th August 2020

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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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 26th August 2020

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 2020

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St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

The 2018 shout will feature more than 20 sea shanty groups for a fun weekend of shanty singing, sailor and pirate themed fancy dress and beer. This year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal and takes place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.

November 2020

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Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre

Find unique Christmas presents and tasty treats at Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre. Stalls will be set up in various areas of the park, there will be Christmas music to get everyone in the festive spirit and a chance to meet Santa too. 

December 2020

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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. 

15th December 2020 - 4th January 2021

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Santa's Grotto at Paradise Park

Visit Santa and his elves at the magical grotto at Paradise Park on selected dates in December. Tickets include a gift from Santa and there's no need to book, tickets are on sale on the day from 10am. 

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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter solstace with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing.

21st December 2020

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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 2020

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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 2020

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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.

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.

3 weeks ago

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.

Sep 2019

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.

Sep 2019

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.

Aug 2019

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.

Aug 2019

Lovely house in a wonderful location.

Jul 2019

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

Apr 2019

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!

Apr 2019

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

Jul 2018

Best house in the most sublimely beautiful setting!

Jun 2018

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.

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Sep 2017

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

Apr 2016

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

Jun 2015