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North Minack
Porthcurno

£849 - £1846 per week
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Everchanging ocean vistas, afternoon croquet on the lawn, followed by breath-taking amber sunsets; North Minack simply has it all. This wonderful, spacious home is steeped in history and overflowing with charisma. It's no wonder that families have been staying here year after year for decades, bringing along the next generation and making the fondest of lifelong memories; referring to North Minack as their very special coastal home. Parking for six cars and sleeping six guests, with a bathroom and double bedroom on the ground floor, each bedroom and the sitting and dining rooms boast the most incredible sea views. Ease into the day by watching the sea from the comfort of your pillow, with hands cradling a piping hot cup of tea or enjoy a morning coffee on the sun-drenched terrace. With one levelled lawn, the rest of the cascading garden allows Mother Nature to take centre stage, whether it's watching the waves crashing in a dramatic storm or the relative calm of glassy summer days, the sight of the turquoise sea and white sands of Porthcurno Beach below, are just staggering. With two dogs also being welcomed, the furry members of the family can enjoy a Cornish holiday at North Minack too.

North Minack is located in Porthcurno and is just a few steps away from the wonder that is the Minack Theatre. An open-air theatre, the Minack is constructed above a gully with a rocky granite outcrop, jutting into the sea. A visit to the theatre to watch a show, is quite simply something you must do in your lifetime. Book to see a matinee or an evening performance. Pack up a picnic, bring a warm, soft blanket or a rain mac, depending on the weather and enjoy a show you will always remember, with the sea as a backdrop and as the hot sun melts into the horizon, a sunset you will never forget. For the more adventurous, you can gain access to Porthcurno Beach from North Minack and the South West Coastal Path means avid walkers are well catered for. There are many other sandy coves to explore and the golden sands of Sennen Cove with excellent surf provides hours of entertainment, for the more experienced surfer or the novice seeking lessons and is just a short drive away. The Farm Shop in nearby St Buryan provides the freshest ingredients to prepare a culinary sensation in North Minack's well equipped kitchen. The quaint village of Mousehole, fishing port of Newlyn and several tropical gardens to visit are a short distance away, meaning there is something for everyone to enjoy. One visit to North Minack will not be enough and will see you returning with your families and friends too, for many years to come.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

King

Bedroom 2

Double

Bedroom 3

Twin

Entrance

via gravelled drive and one step to front door into entrance hall. Bench seat and doors to:

Downstairs bathroom

bath with shower over, WC and basin

Sitting room

two sofas, two chairs, table and four chairs, feature fireplace (not for guests use), Smart TV with Sky, DVD player, sea and garden views, door to terrace and garden.

Dining room

dining table and eight chairs, sea and garden views, door to:

Kitchen

electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, door to:

Utility room

washing machine, tumble dryer, door to rear. Door from dining room to hallway and door to:

Bedroom 1

king size bed, basin, two chairs, sea and garden views. Door from hallway with stairs rising to first floor and to:

Bedroom 2

double bed, two chairs, sea and garden views.

Bedroom 3

twin beds, two chairs, sea and garden views.

Bathroom

bath with shower over, WC and basin

Garden

terrace with bench and two chairs, level lawn and cascading lawned garden, stone bench, sea and beach views.

Additional information

oil central heating, some feather bedding, fireplace in sitting room is not for guests use. Children and pets should be supervised at all times in the garden. The rear terrace and croquet lawn are level, but the lower parts of the cascading garden may not be suitable for those with restricted mobility. WiFi, well behaved dogs welcome,.

 
 

The most amazing house - there can’t be many holiday homes in the uk with a better sea view ! We absolutely loved it !

October 2023

Fabulous location, breathtaking views and an amazing house. Exceeded our expectations.

September 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

Treen
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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Events

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.

TBC 2025

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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.

The most amazing house - there can’t be many holiday homes in the uk with a better sea view ! We absolutely loved it !

Fabulous location, breathtaking views and an amazing house. Exceeded our expectations.

A very spacious and comfortable house. Superb location and large enclosed garden, perfect for dogs. An amazing place to stay.

One fabulous spacious house in an amazing location with extraordinary views. Love the sea, great walks and of course the Theatre, ( next door) then this a must. Fantastic 2 hour coastal walk to Lands End. Not only wonderful scenery but the wild life made an appearance too. A really friendly seal and a school of leaping blue fin tuna. Then there’s the Minack theatre, founded by the owner of Minack house. We saw Evita and it was awesome , best of all , a one minute walk home. Five stars…

North Minack is set in a truly beautiful cliff top situation. The house provides all that you could wish for in a short stay holiday home. There are breathtaking views of Porthcurno Bay from every room. What ever the weather, you can sit and relax on the comfortable sofas in the sittingroom and watch the sea go bay! If you are lucky you may even catch sight of a pod of seals or a school of basking sharks. Or watch an air/sea rescue over on the Logan Rock headland! If the weather is fine, there is a large tiered grassed garden area in which to sit and just enjoy the view, or play games with the children. The house is minutes from the beach, the Minack Theatre and the delicious ice creams sold at the Beach Cafe. The South West Coastal Path is close by and there are many circular rural and cliff top walks to be enjoyed. All in all North Minack is the perfect base from which to enjoy a relaxing holiday, away from all the cares of life. A really magical holiday.

Beautiful house with amazing views, coastal path via the theatre provided access to the beach although the road way was not much longer and not so many steps. Great beach with lifeguards, it got a bit busy on sunny days but still plenty of room, other beaches around were quieter if you walked the coastal paths. Super location - we will miss sitting in the evenings looking out at the sea.

We stayed at the North Minack in the beginning of May and we have had an amazing time. It's a beautiful house with lots of history. Large living room with a great view, which I thought at the time of booking cannot be true but it was! Ocean view from all three bedrooms and of course living room and dinning. Big kitchen, equipped with everything you could possibly want when preparing and serving a meal. Area great for family walks and famous North Minack Theatre right next to the house. We honestly could live there.

a beautiful place to reconnect as a family, surrounded by nature, it gave us all an opportunity to rest, and make family memories. Great for our two dogs as well .

Just wonderful

North Minack is a wonderful place. The location is amazing and the views spectacular. The house is beautifully unspoilt. The old furniture is lovely, it was spottlessly clean and well stocked with interesting books. It felt more like a home than a holiday let. Walks along the coast in either direction are wonderful and it's a short drop down to the gorgeous Porthcurno beach. Thank you Aspects - and Rowena Cade!

Should you be so lucky to be stay at North Minack, you are in for a real treat, a five star fantastic property and views to die for! The vista is breathtaking, a real Wow factor! You will not be disappointed! The house is fantastic, well equipped and very comfortable. A real hidden gem!

North Minack is in a fabulous position, whatever the weather — there's always something interesting happening within view. We were first attracted to the property by the proximity of Porthcurno Bay and the Minack Theatre, but there's also some interesting history to the house. North Minack is spacious and extremely well maintained and presented. It's also very well equipped. The garden is large and well laid out — a lovely place to relax and watch the sea or have a barbecue. Definitely recommended.