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The French House Porthcurno

£618 - £1770 per week
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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

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

fridge/freezer.

Conservatory

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.

 
 

Great accommodation for family get togethers.

October 2019

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.

September 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

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

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. 

30th November - 1st December 2019

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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. 

14th December 2019 - 4th January 2020

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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. 

TBC 15th - 24th December 2019 (selected dates)

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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 2019

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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 2019

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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 2019

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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 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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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.

Great accommodation for family get togethers.

Oct 2019

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.

Sep 2019

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!

Aug 2019

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

Jul 2019

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

Jun 2019

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.

May 2019

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!

May 2019

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!

Jul 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.

Jul 2018