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Trethewey Sunday School

£569 - £1497 per week

Avoiding predictable furnishings and using imagination, the simple rustic charm of this converted, Grade II listed sunday school is a refreshing escape from the routine of city living. Just a twenty minute walk from the award winning Porthcurno beach, Trethewey Sunday School offers a true escape from the everyday. Inside, a lofty ceiling and the mezzanine snug which overlooks the rustic living area, make for a light and airy atmosphere, while the two lavish en suite bedrooms ensure comfort is at the very heart of this industrial chic home. Outside, you can chase the sun in the enclosed, wrap-around garden, choose any of the rustic spots for cooling sundowners on long summer evenings.

Almost all of the fabric of this unusual property has been re-used, resisting the trend of polished and new, instead utilising timeworn pieces of furniture lovingly restored and re-imagined throughout. Trethewey Sunday School has two private parking spaces and is perfect for exploring the beautiful beaches of far west Cornwall, with turquoise waters, white sand and high cliffs, and no trip to Porthcurno is complete without a visit to the renowned Minack Theatre. After a day exploring, open a bottle of something chilled, sit back and enjoy the spacious open plan living, which is beautifully understated, creating a truly unique holiday experience.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2



via front garden area into small entrance hall, seat, coat hooks, door to:

Open plan sitting/dining/kitchen area

table with two bench seats, electric oven and hob, washing machine, belfast sink, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, breakfast bar with three stools, woodburner, sofa, cuddle seat, TV, DVD, 2 pew seats, stairs to mezzanine, doors to bedrooms.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, ball and claw foot bath with shower attachment, door to en suite WC with basin.

Bedroom 2

king size bed, French armoire, door to en suite shower room with WC and basin.


glass balcony, desk, three chairs.

Outside areas

private gardens on all sides of the property, several seating areas.


property is on one level (apart from the Mezzanine snug area), with a slight step up on to the ensuite shower tray.

Additional information

underfloor heating in kitchen and living area, WiFi, up to two dogs welcome, short breaks available.


We loved the fresh bread and flowers waiting for us on arrival. The Sunday School was decorated with plenty of artistic flair and felt comfortable throughout. A great location to see sunsets at Lands End or for relaxed days out at picturesque Mousehole. Despite the weather my family had a wonderful week away. We would definitely visit Trethewey Sunday School again.

Miss Kite

July 2023

We enjoyed our week staying at Trethewey Sunday School. The accommodation is charming, the living areas are spacious and relaxing, and the beds and sofas are comfortable. My husband and I also liked sitting outside in the pretty garden with a coffee or a glass of wine. The owners, Toni and Steve, are friendly and helpful. As a location, Trethewey is very convenient for getting to the Minack Theatre, St. Michael’s Mount, Land’s End, Porthcurno Beach and so many beautiful coastal walks.

June 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.

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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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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 loved the fresh bread and flowers waiting for us on arrival. The Sunday School was decorated with plenty of artistic flair and felt comfortable throughout. A great location to see sunsets at Lands End or for relaxed days out at picturesque Mousehole. Despite the weather my family had a wonderful week away. We would definitely visit Trethewey Sunday School again.

Miss Kite

The Sunday school offers very large, peaceful and private lodgings for a holiday. As many have commented the beds are very comfortable and its wonderful coming out in the morning into the vast main hall with the light beaming in through the windows, the several seating options allow people to spread out but still be in talking distance. The space also allows any holiday art projects; puzzles etc. to remain spread out over the break, as there is plenty of space still on the dining table or breakfast bar for eating. The mezzanine now has a sofa as well as the desk for extra lounging space. The main TV grey sofa is low and soft but there are several other seating options about as well to try out. It is Rustic with a capital R and is very much set in the owners own style as can been seen in the photos. Think more of it as a stay in a relative’s spare cottage, the Sunday school has its own style and vibe and is not the standard white walled and furniture normal holiday let. You can quickly settle in and make the place your own for your stay. The super large fridge/freezer will hold the week’s supplies and treats and the cooker was quick and easy to use. The garden is more of a large pathway around the place, the left side is graveled, and the easier to navigate on and the rear side door lets you let the dog out quickly, fully enclosed with a 3ft gate. Personally, I find the large open space and privacy of the Sunday school the key to its charm; you really are in your own holiday place when you close the front gate and its offers a quirky , unique style of its own which makes a its part of the holiday rather than just being a base for the days away. If you want a holiday, place which has its own character and the photos have already intrigued you this is well worth booking.

We enjoyed our week staying at Trethewey Sunday School. The accommodation is charming, the living areas are spacious and relaxing, and the beds and sofas are comfortable. My husband and I also liked sitting outside in the pretty garden with a coffee or a glass of wine. The owners, Toni and Steve, are friendly and helpful. As a location, Trethewey is very convenient for getting to the Minack Theatre, St. Michael’s Mount, Land’s End, Porthcurno Beach and so many beautiful coastal walks.

This is the second time we have stayed at this property and we have already booked again for next year. We have had the pleasure of meeting the owners, who are lovely! We hope to have a holiday, staying at this property on a yearly basis for many years to come.

We had a comfortable week in this lovely accommodation. The setting is perfect for access to the Minack theatre, dog walks from the door and beautiful beaches and countryside. The owner was friendly and helpful when a bird fell down the chimney and we requested help

Excellent accommodation, really unique place and furnished very well. Nice peaceful location, close to stunning beaches and coastline. Really friendly owner who we met on arrival and was very helpful. Would highly recommend!

We had the best holiday at Trethewey Sunday School and were really sad to leave. The property is beautiful, a real home from home. We would definitely stay here again.

very unique location decorated with style, taste and individualism, there was anything we needed and we could start a wonderful summer holiday highly recommanded

We enjoyed the Sunday School, it's a beautiful building and very tastefully decorated but really feel the owners could invest some money back into it given the prices being charged. We had a minor issue with some flooding which was rectified but the building is a little unloved at present with roofing and guttering issues. Facilities such as the WiFi (router must be ten years old at least, repeatedly went down), cooker and other kitchen facilities badly need an upgrade. The garden furniture was also very cheap and uncomfortable which is a shame as the garden itself has a lot of charm. The place has a lot of potential and it is a gorgeous space, it just needs a bit of TLC to bring it up to match the prices being charged for it.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for getting in touch with us, so that we could speak to the owners to get those bits addressed. Unfortunately, with the storms that week, it caused some damage to the roof, leading to the water ingress. The owner has since had the roof and guttering attended to and no further water ingress has been reported or noted on our visits. BT were also contacted and the wifi has been working fine since, and the oven door fixed. The owners have decorated and furnished the property in a more rustic, simple style, so you will not find the typical polished edges and brand-new fixtures. Like in any home though, things will sometimes break and go wrong, but the owners have always address anything straight away, and keep it all maintained in this intended rustic style, which we hope we have captured in the photos, so that guests will know what to expect of this property. We are glad that you enjoyed the charm of this property and the great location, and thanks again for getting in touch. Aspects Holidays, Customer Services

Fabulous, interesting house. It had everything that we could need. Super comfortable bed (we even took note of the pillows and duvet so we could buy the same at home!) great location to base yourself for local walks/beach. Also very close to a field with a football goal and a few pieces of play equipment, which the children loved - especially my football obsessed son! We’d definitely recommend.

Trethewey Sunday school is an original and quirky building, decorated in great style. There was so much to look at inside and out. The position made it ideal for many beautiful walks. We had a slight issue and I cannot praise the owners help enough. Steve was really friendly and helpful Highly recommend this property

This holiday cottage can only be described as wonderful. It has been beautifully converted and repurposed without losing any of its original historical charm, considerable thought that has gone into the design work which has bought all the modern things we come to expect in a holiday cottage to the fabric of this lovely all Sunday school. The eclectic decor, books and well equipped cooking facilities complements the conversion and made for a very comfortable stay.

We were here on the first week of December when the weather was appalling with strong winds and rain, yet it was wonderfully cosy with its underfloor heating, plenty of hot water and woodburning stove. The retention of the open space in this sympathetic conversion allowed for our family to enjoy each other’s company while simply eating and relaxing.

Keith French MBE, Audrey French, Nellie French and Denis Roman

The reception on arrival was second to none, there were flowers and locally sourced food left there to greet us. The owners who we discovered lived nearby ensured that we wanted for nothing, checking in on us a couple of times.

We are pleased to say that over the many years of taking winter breaks in Cornwall this was one of the most enjoyable we have had and we look forward to being able to come again in 2022. We have no hesitation in highly recommending this cottage to anyone considering taking a holiday in the far west .

Quirky Cottage with upcycled furniture and off the wall art. We were greeted by flowers from the garden/local area, Panatone and mulled wine. Great location for walkers with or without their four legged companion. Cottage is tired and is in need of a deep clean, especially the oven, it's very dusty and all crockery, cutlery was not clean when we arrived, we found dog biscuits and bits of food down the back of sofa and the 2nd bedroom and bathroom smelt very strong of sewage and was overwhelming, spoilt our first Christmas away from family. Sad as the cottage has potential.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the amazing location and how the owners have styled this property. 2021 was the busiest season ever, so the property may have experienced a little more wear than usual, but it should of course always be cleaned and maintained to a high standard. Unfortunately, things go wrong in properties from time to time and the owners attended to the smell as soon as they were contacted, clearing the item that had been blocking the drain. The smell was confirmed to have disappeared at that time, so we were sorry to then hear after your return home, that the smell returned, and a formal complaint had been raised. We would like to reassure you that had the owners or ourselves been aware that the smell had returned, they would have re-attended or called out drain specialists immediately. As we hope you will see from past feedback, the owners genuinely want their guests to have an amazing experience and they would never want their guests to be left feeling unhappy. As the owners themselves clean the property, they had offered to address any concerns that you had about that at the time that they attended to the drain, but with that offer being declined and you having reported cleaning these areas yourself, we hope that you can understand, makes it very difficult for us to now assess what you experienced after the holiday has taken place. The owners usually receive exceptionally positive feedback on the cleanliness of the property, and we know that they were disappointed to hear that they may have missed things. They would have loved to have been able to put this right for you at the time. Please rest assured that all your comments have been passed on to the owners, and I hope that the communication that you have had with the team since sending in this feedback will help to show how seriously we take guest feedback. We were glad that you still enjoyed this fantastic location and we do hope that we will see you back in Cornwall in the future. Tanya, Customer Services

House is beautifully decorated and perfectly restored bursting with character. Perfect location to explore all local amazing beaches and coastline. Easy to check in/out with plenty of information in the welcome guide.

Very cosy and warm house to come back to unwind after a long day walking. Shower was amazing!

I also think my dog enjoyed himself more than us! Will be back next year.

superb quirky and a wow from the minute you open the door superb quiet location yet close to one of the best beaches we have seen in the uk at porthcurno just a wonderful holiday

Lovely property, so unique, great location for west Cornwall

The Sunday School in Trethewey lived up to our expectations in every way. It is the perfect base for anyone wanting to spend time on the truly exquisite beaches in the area and for those who enjoy coastal walks.

The property is really well equipped and it was a true home from home experience. Steve and Toni are excellent and are on hand if needed - even offering to bring us more vinyls to play on the record player if we needed!

We couldn't have asked for more and will definitely be returning.

Whatever you do when you are here, do not miss Nanjizal beach which is a 20 minute walk away!

Nice base to stay and tour around , unusual decor very quirky , but works completely, throughly enjoyed our stay , had to turn on the underfloor heating twice which was great in July , plenty of parking opposite ,

A beautiful house in a stunning location. If it’s peace and quiet you are seeking this is the place for you. Equally ideally located for day trips out as well. Comfortable beds after long days walking to secluded coves.

Very large, spaceous and light property. Easy parking. Great location for walking the coast path.

Great place if you love wildlife and walking. The property is outstanding as is the area. Experience the beauty and tranquility of Cornwall.

Lovely spacious quirky property. We shall definately stay here again. Met steve the owner and he seems a lovely fella We loved the decor and was sad to leave. The weather wasn't the best but thankfully it was such a lovely house that we did not mind staying in at times. Hoping to stay again next year!

Lovely quirky holiday cottages with decor to match. Very comfortable to stay in and great location for our 2 dogs to enjoy the holiday with us. The area is beautiful with loads of lovely country and costal walks and some amazing beaches to explore. There is a surprising amount of local takeaways if you don’t fancy cooking. We look forward to visiting again.

The accomodation was beautiful, unique, charming and relaxing. We all felt at home instantly.

It was a great location to explore the whole of South Cornwall. It was our first time in Cornwall and it blew us away. We normally travel to Scotland annually but thought we'd travel south this year. Despite the pandemic we felt that we could truely unwind and enjoy our time. We were welcomed with fresh eggs and bread which was a lovely touch. We picked up fresh eggs a couple of times throughout our stay from the vegetable/egg box near to the duck pond.

Nearby Porthcurno beach was stunning, my partner took a dip in the sea which was still warm for late September. The Logan Rock Inn is a 15 minute walk away, a lovely spot for a tipple before the clamber down to Pedn Vounder beach. We visited many beaches, towns and attractions. The Minack Theatre was stunning, it did help that the weather was warm and sunny too!

Overall we treasured our time here and would definitely visit again.

Thank you.

Just spent an amazing two weeks here! Porthcurno beach is fabulous (make sure you have change for parking as due to Covid the beach hut and cafe only take card payment and it is extremely difficult to get change from anywhere unless you go into Penzance which is about 8 miles away). Lots of amazing coastal walks - ask owners Steve and Toni for local knowledge if you get the chance, they might pop to water the garden and are very hospitable and friendly hosts without being intrusive - they will tell you walks you wouldn't otherwise know about like the one to Nanjizel beach which is beautiful. Lovely comfy sofas to relax on after a busy day and great beds too! Great location for travelling/walking to Lands End and Sennen beach.

We LOVED our stay at the Tretheway Sunday School. From the moment we arrived for our first holiday as a family of four, we felt immediately at home. Our 2 year old even referred to it as our 'new home' for the duration of our stay. Such a beautiful open plan building, with gorgeous box sash windows that let sunlight pour through. The beds were very comfortable with feather bedding and sofas were just as comfortable and great for relaxing at night. The building itself was very peaceful and the curtains in the bedrooms were great at blacking out the sunlight- this helped us to avoid 5 am wake up calls from the boys! The TV came with a variety of channels as well as Netflix and YouTube which was again very welcomed with our two little ones. We also very much appreciated the vinyls and record player, along with the vast array of books and selection of board games. There were many beautiful beaches in local proximity, a lovely pub just around the corner and a fab londis which was open 7-7:30. The hosts provided a very thorough folder full of local restaurants, beaches, places to go etc which helped to ensure we kept busy the whole time we were away. We were lucky enough to meet the lovely hosts on our departure and they were very understanding of the fact we hadn't quite managed to get out on time (life with two under 3!) We were all very sad to be leaving but felt a whole lot more relaxed than we did when we first arrived. A perfect holiday. Thank you Steve and Toni x

We really enjoyed our stay; we met both owners who were both genuinely concerned that everything was OK. We’d certainly stay again and recommend it!

Amazing, beautiful styled house; fantastic atmosphere. Be aware there is an old graveyard next door.