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The Old Forge
St Buryan

£441 - £1160 per week
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Quietly nestled on the edge of St Buryan, The Old Forge is where life takes on a slower rhythm to that of city living. Start your day on the right foot by enjoying an al fresco breakfast of hot croissants with Cornish butter in the sun-filled conservatory before packing a picnic and heading out to explore an array of magical footpaths, coves and white sandy beaches. Sleeping six guests, with one bedroom on the ground floor and two further bedrooms upstairs, each boasts a comfortable bed to snuggle into after a day filled with adventure.

The Old Forge is the ideal place to escape from the world with your family. With the beautiful beaches of far west Cornwall all within a short drive, no trip is complete without visiting Porthcurno with its turquoise waters, white sand and high cliffs, plus the world renowned Minack Theatre. After sightseeing and walking, come back home and throw open the doors to the garden and let the sounds of nature fill the kitchen while you prepare a supper of locally reared beef and home-grown vegetables from the local farm shop. Comfy sofas and wool blankets encourage snug winter hibernation by the log burner, with a favourite book in one hand and a glass of smooth red in the other.

Entrance

via door into hallway with stairs to bedrooms 2 and 3, doors to:

Kitchen/dining room

electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, step up table with six chairs, door to:

Conservatory

table with six chairs, doors to patio garden.

Sitting room

two sofas, chair, Smart TV, woodburner.

Shower room

shower, WC, basin (located on the ground floor).

Bedroom 1

double bed, Smart TV, sofa.

Bedroom 2

king size double bed, two chairs, en suite shower, WC, basin.

Bedroom 3

twin beds, dressing table, chair.

Outside area

patio garden with table and chairs.

Additional information

Electric night storage heating, due to the traditional construction of this building, a dehumidifier is provided to minimize excess moisture, WiFi, one dog welcome.

 
 

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2021

1 Jan - 6 Feb441
13 Feb - 20 Feb510
27 February458
6 Mar - 20 Mar464
27 March505
3 Apr - 17 Apr673
24 April510
1 May574
8 May - 22 May609
29 May951
5 June725
12 June742
19 June812
26 June905
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28 August1079
4 September754
11 September673
18 Sep - 25 Sep626
2 Oct - 9 Oct534
16 Oct - 23 Oct650
30 Oct - 11 Dec441
18 December719
25 Dec - 31 Dec893

2022

1 Jan - 5 Feb460
12 Feb - 19 Feb532
26 February478
5 Mar - 19 Mar484
26 March526
2 Apr - 16 Apr702
23 April532
30 April599
7 May - 21 May635
28 May992
4 June756
11 June774
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25 June944
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17 December750
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St Buryan Holidays

The centre of the village is dominated by the Grade I listed church,  which features the heaviest peal of six bells anywhere in the world! The church has the tallest tower in the area and if you’re lucky enough to be there on Tower Open Day and the weather is fine, you can see for miles. 

While self catering in St Buryan, be sure to take a visit to the St Buryan Inn; a traditional county pub, serving up good pub food in a relaxed atmosphere, with a selection of Cornish ales on offer. There's also a corner shop for all your essentials whilst staying in a holiday cottage in St Buryan. 

The parish is scattered with neolithic activity, such as the Merry Maiden stone circle, The Pipers standing stones, many burial chambers and ancient holy wells. Read more on the history of the area on our blog: West Penwith - Through the ages.

Events

Summer festivities include ploughing competitions and horse shows, which provide an enjoyable family day out. St. Buryan Rally at the end of July is a fantastic country day out.

Things to do near St Buryan

St Buryan is well situated to take advantage of the popular tourist attractions such as the Minack Theatre and St Michael's Mount.

Be sure to visit the nearby St Loy's Cove; a rocky beach which is accessed through a beautiful wooded valley. It's nearly always quiet too, making it great for taking in the surroundings in a peaceful location. 

For more info and other ideas on what to do during your stay in St Buryan, read our blog on Days out around Penzance

With all this in mind it is easy to see why this popular tourist destination is perfect for a self catering summer holiday, short break or out-of-season visit.

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Local events

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. 

5th - 24th December 2020 (selected dates)

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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.

TBC 2021

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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 2021

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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!

TBC 2021

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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.

TBC

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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!

TBC

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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.

7th - 10th July 2021

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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 2021

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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!

TBC

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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.

TBC

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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.

17th - 19th September 2021

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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.

TBC

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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. 

TBC 2021

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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. 

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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 2021

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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 2021

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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 2021

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