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The French House

£698 - £2054 per week

The French House is a spacious and immaculately presented holiday home located in the centre of Porthcurno. This delightful property is full of character, offering plenty of living space for large families with five bedrooms spread across the upper two levels. Outside you'll find parking and a private garden perfect for enjoying an al fresco glass of wine after a day on the beach.

The French House is less than a ten minute walk to Porthcurno Beach and well located for exploring this wonderful part of Cornwall. Close to many local coves, beaches and attractions, with the Minack Theatre, Sennen and Penzance, all just a short drive away. The beautiful Porthcurno Valley with its stunning Pedn-Vounder beach is world famous and the perfect choice for your holiday in Cornwall.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


Bedroom 3


Bedroom 4


Bedroom 5



via garden to the front door, into a small hallway with door to ground floor rooms and further hallway and staircase to first floor bedrooms.

Shower room

ground floor enclosed shower, WC, basin.

Sitting/dining area

three sofas, chair, woodburner, TV, table and seating for nine.

Kitchen area

electric oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge.

Utility room



large corner sofa.

Family bathroom

first floor: bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Bedroom 1

double bed, en suite with shower, WC, basin.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Bedroom 3

twin beds. Stairs from landing to:

Bedroom 4

small single bed (suitable for a small child).

Bedroom 5

double bed, en suite with bath, shower, WC, basin.

Outside area

to the front of the property you have a grassed area, and gravelled seating area with table and chairs, outhouse housing washing machine, tumble dryer.

Additional information

WiFi, short breaks available.


Gorgeous location, right near the most beautiful beaches and coast path walks you could possibly imagine. Lovely spacious, large house with extremely well equipped kitchen. Beautifully decorated, comfortable beds, plush towels. Extremely clean with plenty of cleaning products provided should you need them too. Cream teas laid out to welcome us to the house upon arrival is a nice extra touch!

January 2024

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in very well equipped and thought out family home. We would love to stay again, and wouldn't hesitate to reccomend the French House to others .

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

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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Montol Festival

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Penzance Literary Festival

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

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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. 

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

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Porthleven Food & Music Festival

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Camborne Trevithick Day

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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.

Gorgeous location, right near the most beautiful beaches and coast path walks you could possibly imagine. Lovely spacious, large house with extremely well equipped kitchen. Beautifully decorated, comfortable beds, plush towels. Extremely clean with plenty of cleaning products provided should you need them too. Cream teas laid out to welcome us to the house upon arrival is a nice extra touch!

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in very well equipped and thought out family home. We would love to stay again, and wouldn't hesitate to reccomend the French House to others .

We had an amazing 2 weeks staying at The French House in Porthcurno: a well appointed property 5 mins from the beach and the world-famous Minack Theatre. The French house has generous spaces which easily coped with 6 adults and it was clean and tastefully furnished throughout. A delightful property which we would highly recommend as a base for exploring the very south of Cornwall.

Have written a review in the in house guest book but just to reiterate ,we loved our week in The French House .Brings back happy memories there of my late father (Maurice Elliott) who had a property next door ! We have booked the same week next July 2024 ! The large ,thick white towels are super and the beds are comfortable .Couldn’t enjoy the garden like 2021 due to mixed bag of weather .Everything crossed for a hotter 2024 ! Kind regards Elaine Scott & family

If you love birds, you will love The French House. There was a resident song thrush in the trees to the front, rooks nesting behind the house and numerous other visitors to test your identifying skills. The house is spacious, comfortable and well-equipped, as well as being colourful, light and airy. And the bed in the small "child's" bedroom was actually big enough for a smallish adult - tiny room but very sweet.

Very spacious and well-equipped, comfortable house, easy walk to the lovely beach and near to visitor attractions such as the amazing Minack Theatre and the Telegraph Museum (just down the lane). Lots of great books, board games and Sky TV for rainy days! Parking on site (even for our big people-carrier) which is a real bonus in Cornwall! The cream tea and spring flowers on arrival was a thoughtful touch and much appreciated after our long journey.

The French House, Porthcurno is a great base - we enjoyed easy trips to St Ives, Penzance, Newlyn, etc. Very nice gardens to the front and the back of the house - perfect for our kids' Easter Egg Hunt!

So clean, welcoming, comfy beds, fluffy towels. Everything you need for the kitchen i. e equipment. Beautifully decorated, spacious, garden great to sit out in, in an evening. Fantastic location. Really enjoyed our 2 week stay. Simply perfect, would highly recommend.

We had an amazing week at the French House. It is the PERFECT location for access to Porthcurno Beach (stunning!) and has a lovely private large garden area and great parking which is a rarity around there! The Minack Theatre is round the corner and absolutely worth a visit if you can book a show but do be mindful - it is a very uphill walk there!! The house is spacious and the kitchen is really well equipped. I would absolutely recommend staying at the French House, it was lovely.

The French House is a lovely property with spacious rooms, nice gardens and useful outside space within walking distance of the beautiful Porthcurno beach and iconic Minack Theatre. Very clean and well equipped although no hairdryer provided. My family and I would thoroughly recommend a holiday here and hope to return in the future.

The French House was beautiful, very spacious, fully equipped and then some, so peaceful at night, beautiful gardens, they had thought of everything to make the guests happy. The beach was 5 mins walk. We all had a fantastic time and would definitely go back and recommend to others. I would recommend a visit to the pub in Treen, The Logan Rock Inn. We are all vegans and they had a nice selection. Fantastic buzzing atmosphere.

This is a perfect family house. It, and it's gardens, are immaculately tended. Three generations of us have spent an idyllic fortnight enjoying all that the house and the local area have to offer. Spacious, quiet, peaceful without being remote. Well equipped (the dishwasher was VERY welcome) and the cream tea and flowers was a lovely touch. A fantastic holiday had by all. Truly a credit to the owners, the housekeeper and Aspects.

Lovely house and location

This is our 3rd stay at the French house out of season, and it is a perfect house to relax in and use as a base to explore West Cornwall at its wildest best. With one of the most beautiful beaches in the UK, the southwest coast path and the Minack Theatre only a short walk away through the village. The house is clean well equipped and has everything we needed during our stay.

A fabulous property and location with easy access from on site parking. Great for Coastal Path, Telegraph Museum and Minack Theatre. Well equipped and furnished. Overall it was a very good property and a very enjoyable stay.

Excellent location and extremely well-equipped house. The lovely garden was ideal for small people to run around while bigger people enjoyed sitting in the sun. The house is spacious and felt very homely. We will hope to visit again.

The French House is ideally located in a beautiful setting. It provides an excellent standard of accommodation for a large multi-generational family group. Our third year at this property.

This was our first time in Porthcurno and The French House more than met the needs of our 3 generational adult party. Both the beach and coastal path a short walk away and we were lucky enough to see a performance at the Minack too. Walkers can easily leave the car on the driveway for the duration. Nearest pub, Logan Rock, can be reached over fields and offers good pub food. We will definitely be back to the area to explore more.

Nice house in porthcurno easy walk to the beach and the cable museum which was excellent

Everything we could want for a family holiday by the sea. Immaculately clean, house finished to a high standard. Thank you for a lovely week away!

Well presented house, with everything you could need, in a lovely location.

The French House really is a home from home, even with the soft furnishings having been removed due to Covid precautions. When we arrived it was spotlessly clean with fresh flowers and a welcome pack of scones, clotted cream and jam - just perfect. We felt very safe and all instructions were clear and easy to follow. The kitchen was really well equipped with plenty of crockery and cutlery, the dishwasher was a godsend with so many of us eating and drinking. There was plenty of space both inside and out, the two indoor seating areas - the lounge and the conservatory with 5 sofas in total, meant we could spread out and there was always somewhere for everyone to sit. We really enjoyed a much needed family holiday; with Porthcurno beach a short walk away and beautiful walks along the coastal path in both directions. The Logan Rock Inn was a favourite. Other places such as Penberth Cove and Sennen beach are also only a short drive away too so its location is perfect. We would definitely book the French House again, its one of the best holiday homes we've ever stayed in..

Great accommodation for family get togethers.

The French house was a great base for our 4 days walking this section of the Coast Path. Well equipped with all you need . Warm and plentiful hot water after returning wet and cold . Ample space for sitting and storage . Perfect location for Beach , visiting Minack and walking . Very comfortable welcoming house . Thoroughly recommend.

A spacious and stylish House in a great spot. Well equipped and lovely gardens front and back. Lots of different spaces for different parts of your holiday party to use, so you don't have to be together unless you want to!

Porthcurno is a wonderful location, the French House is a comfortable and well equipped property. Highly recommended.

The French House was a perfect place to stay for us and had everything we needed. Would definitely recommend it.

The French House was an excellent base for exploring the area. The house was large and very comfortable. Everything was as expected and we encountered no problems during our stay. The garden was lovely and was nice to sit out in the evenings. We loved the conservatory on the back for relaxing during the day. Would definitely recommend this property to anyone.

We stayed at The French House as we were getting married in Cornwall. The house was Perfect and large enough to comfortably house 9 people. The house was well equipped, beds comfy and everywhere was cleaned to a high standard. Literally not one complaint other than we should have booked longer. We will definitely be rebooking!

Thank you for a lovely stay at the french house. We had everything we needed to make the stay comfortable. The location is wonderful and an easy walk to the beach. Such a beautiful part of Cornwall.....but don’t tell everyone!

A large, well equipped and comfortable property in a superb location. The property has a child friendly garden and the beach is within easy walking distance.