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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 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.

 
 

Lovely cottage, away from the noise and bustle but so close to what is great and still unspoilt about West Penwith. Super to be part of a seemingly thriving village for a week. (If you are going to the Scillies, only 10 mins from Lands End airport).

October 2021

An excellent location for exploring the South West tip of Cornwall as everywhere was within easy reach from St Michael’s Mount to Cape Cornwall. The 3 large bedrooms were very comfortable. The spacious conservatory was lovely. Well furnished property and well stocked in the kitchen. It would be a bit of a squeeze for 6 adults in the lounge. There are 5 adult seats & 1 bean bag. Would be fine with children. A well stocked shop in the village and good farm shop close by. We loved the area and would be happy to return here.

September 2021

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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

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.

11th - 25th September 2021

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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

Featuring more than 20 sea shanty groups and with sailor and pirate themed fancy dress, this year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal. It'll take place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.

19th - 20th November 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. Read More >

TBC December 2021

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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 through the streets. It's a truly womderful celebration. 

21st December 2021

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Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

Every year, the people of Mousehole celebrate the bravery of Tom Bawcock. Years ago, when the boats couldn't get out in the storms, the villages had no fish to eat. Tom dared to take his boat out and returned with enough fish to make a Star Gazey fish pie for the whole village.

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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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. 

TBC February 2022

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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. 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 2022

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual arts event that celebrates local culture and community. This year's events have been toned down, however, elements of the festival will still go ahead to celebrate midsummer. 

 June 2022

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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.

6th - 9th July 2022

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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! Book your flight online and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

July and August 2022

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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 Summer 2022

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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.

Lovely cottage, away from the noise and bustle but so close to what is great and still unspoilt about West Penwith. Super to be part of a seemingly thriving village for a week. (If you are going to the Scillies, only 10 mins from Lands End airport).

An excellent location for exploring the South West tip of Cornwall as everywhere was within easy reach from St Michael’s Mount to Cape Cornwall. The 3 large bedrooms were very comfortable. The spacious conservatory was lovely. Well furnished property and well stocked in the kitchen. It would be a bit of a squeeze for 6 adults in the lounge. There are 5 adult seats & 1 bean bag. Would be fine with children. A well stocked shop in the village and good farm shop close by. We loved the area and would be happy to return here.

Excellent property in lovely St Buryan. The property met all of our expectations and was very comfortable, especially the beds which can sometimes be very uncomfortable. We used the local pub and sampled the delights of the farm shop, all good. Would happily stay at this property again

The Old Forge is finished and equiped to a good standard, bedrooms and beds are particularly good, there is some road noise in the bedrooms adjacent to the road which fortunately isn't very busy. Downstairs layout reflects the heritage of the building, easily big enough for 4 but a bit cramped for 6 guests.

We had a great holiday and enjoyed staying at the old forge, the local pub was very friendly and good food, the local shop was well stocked. Great area to stay with many good beaches to visit and places of interest.

The old forge is a lovely property and met our expectations of a much awaited holiday in Cornwall. Lovely village location with friendly pub and a village shop with everything you could need whilst on holiday. Great area to access all the wonderful coves of this area not least the wonderful Sennen Cove just a 10 minute drive away. Would definitely recommend and wish we were still there.

We stayed at The Old Forge during the last week of May. We found it to be spacious as there were only two of us, but with six adults staying it might feel less so. The garden/courtyard would benefit from some outdoor seating for days when it is too hot to sit in the conservatory. The wifi was good, there was plenty of hot water and towels and cutlery/crockery. The parking is a little tight - you are best to unload and then park over the road. The village is very nice and there is a little Londis shop plus a decent pub and a beautiful church. A few miles' drive is the farm shop. We would definitely recommend the Rock Pool Cafe and 2 Fore Street in Mousehole, (both of which we visited twice in one week),Portheras Cove near Pendeen lighthouse, all the beaches in St Ives (but get there early) as well as obvious favourites such as Porthcurno and Sennen. All in all we had good time despite disappointing weather. Thank you Aspects Holidays