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The French House Porthcurno

 
 
£582 - £1669
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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.

Entrance to small hallway leading to

Ground floor shower room and living areas. Door from hallway to further hallway and staircase to first floor bedrooms and family bathroom.

Shower room

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

fridge/freezer.

Conservatory

large corner sofa. Doors to garden.

Family bathroom

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 leading to third floor;

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.

 

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!

July 2018

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.

June 2018

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2018

1 January1291
6 Jan - 3 Feb582
10 Feb - 17 Feb615
24 Feb - 17 Mar582
24 March845
31 Mar - 7 Apr862
14 Apr - 28 Apr657
5 May865
12 May - 19 May877
26 May1196
2 Jun - 9 Jun998
16 Jun - 23 Jun1168
30 June1307
7 July1374
14 July1401
21 Jul - 18 Aug1669
25 August1283
1 Sep - 8 Sep1024
15 September983
22 September794
29 Sep - 13 Oct787
20 October857
27 Oct - 8 Dec582
15 Dec - 22 Dec1033
29 Dec - 31 Dec1291

2019

1 Jan - 9 Feb582
16 February615
23 Feb - 30 Mar582
6 Apr - 13 Apr862
20 April845
27 April657
4 May865
11 May - 18 May877
25 May1196
1 Jun - 8 Jun998
15 Jun - 22 Jun1169
29 June1307
6 July1374
13 July1401
20 July1552
27 Jul - 24 Aug1669
31 Aug - 7 Sep1024
14 September983
21 September794
28 Sep - 12 Oct787
19 October857
26 October787
2 Nov - 14 Dec582
21 December1012
28 Dec - 31 Dec1291
 

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

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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Local events

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.

23rd - 24th November 2018

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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. 

1st - 2nd December 2018

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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. 

15th - 24th December 2018 (selected dates)

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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 - 4th January 2018

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www.mouseholelights.org.uk

The Alternative Christmas Market at Heartlands

The Heartlands Alternative Christmas Market isn't your average festive fayre! There will be live music, a mini silent disco, food & drinks stalls, arts & crafts, workshops and Christmas gifts from local traders. 

Sunday 16th December 2018

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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 2018

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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 2018

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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. 

 Sunday 31st December 2018

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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 2019

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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!

19th - 21st April 2019

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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 2019

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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!

23rd - 28th June 2019

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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 2019 

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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!

Dates TBC August 2019

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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!

August 2019

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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TBC August 2019

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 2019

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What our guests say...

We love hearing about our guests’ experiences, and 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.

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!

July 2018

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.

June 2018

 
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