Tiny fishing villages
Tiny fishing villages such as Penberth and Porthgwarra dot the coastline. Mousehole and Marazion are nearby, with tiny winding pathways and buildings rich in history. Newlyn has a thriving fish market, providing a wealth of seafood for the local area and beyond.
Pubs and restaurants
Sennen village has pubs and restaurants within walking distance of the house including The Old Success Inn which dates from the 16th Century and The Beach restaurant which has been recommended nationwide. Further afield, the Logan Rock at Treen and the Gurnards Head at Zennor are well worth a visit. St Just has a number of pubs and eateries, as has Penzance a 15 drive away, or take a local taxi for about £18.
Cornwall is renowned culturally, most especially for the artistic communities who come to live here and take advantage of the very special quality of light. St Ives and Penzance have a myriad of galleries to explore, as well as other tiny galleries and workshops that can be found in many villages and along the country lanes. The spectacular open-air Minack Theatre is close by, with performances running throughout the summer months. Famous writers have derived inspiration from the area, including Rosamunde Pilcher and Daphne du Maurier.
Back in time
St Michael’s Mount is one of many historic houses and gardens in west Cornwall. It attracts thousands of visitors each year; accessed across a causeway or by small boat, this is one of Cornwall’s most iconic landmarks.
The Cornwall Mining Landscape is a World Heritage Site. Botallack, Geevor and Levant mines are all a short drive away. Engine houses and towers stud the landscape, providing unique points of interest when you are exploring the area.
The Land’s End peninsula is also rich in ancient sites, with many standing stones, quoits and hill forts to discover. Carn Euny and Lanyon Quoit are just two examples of many ‘must see’ monuments.
West Cornwall benefits from a warm micro climate, meaning that many sub tropical plants are able to thrive here. There are plenty of open gardens for plant lovers to enjoy. The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan are also just over an hours drive away.
The area is also a vital stopping off point for migrating birds and a huge variety of bird life is spotted all year round. Sea life, including basking sharks, are seen every summer in the bay and dolphins are often spotted here too. Seals are constant inhabitants, but they still provide a thrill when spotted amongst the waves. Why not go on a boat tour and see even more wildlife a bit further from the shore.
Together, these features combine to make West Cornwall a unique and very special location for your holiday.