Porthmeor Cottages

Porthmeor Cottages

Character cottages in West Cornwall, perched high above the rocky cliffs of the coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Totally unspoilt, the area is protected by the National Trust. 2 cottages sleeping, sleeping 2 and 4.

Situated in the West Penwith Peninsula you will find Porthmeor cottages, high above the rocky cliffs of the coast. Nestling deep amongst the boulder–strewn granite hills and heather moors this is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Totally unspoilt, this area of Cornwall is truly wild and is now protected by the National Trust.

Within the parish of Zennor the cottages are set in 100 acres of working farmland, owned by the Berryman family since the 16th century. Amid this land is a fortified settlement with the remains of courtyard houses, roundhouses and a fougou.

From the farm there are fabulous far reaching views to the sea and beautiful sunsets for which this area is renowned. There is access to the coastal footpath through ancient farmland bringing you down to the delightful horseshoe indentation of Porthmeor Cove.

Each property awaits your arrival with a home-made cream tea and freshly cut flowers.

Clippity Clop was originally the stallion house, now delightfully restored this immaculate property, sleeping two, retains many original features and provides a stylish retreat. Throughout the barn are exposed beams, whereby the upstairs galleried bedroom shelters under the eaves.

Eliza’s Croft sleeps four, and with its picture windows shares its stunning views of Carn Galver and the Atlantic ocean with the owners’ horse, Dixie, who grazes nearby. Three steps lead up to the entrance hall of this idyllic retreat, decorated and furnished with flair, where guests are assured of a peaceful and comfortable break.

Both cottages have a roaring wood-burner, adding warmth to cooler evenings as you plan the following day’s adventures.

The activities on offer can be as genteel as walking the costal path, enjoying the summer swallows or a glimpse of the local nesting peregrines, to the extremes of kite surfing and coasteering. At the end of your day you will appreciate the comfort of the beautiful bedrooms, whereby the salt air is proven to make you sleep deeply.

You can enjoy cooking in our well equipped kitchens or lazing in the garden with a barbeque on a fine summers evening. However, if you prefer to dine out, then a five minute stroll will take you to the Gurnards Head, an award winning gastro pub, were you can enjoy spirited food, cooked beautifully and sourced locally.

The farm is ideally located 6 miles equidistant from St Ives with its cobbled streets and numerous galleries, and Penzance, where, at low tide, St Michael’s Mount can be reached on foot. Spend time relaxing on the mile of golden sands on offer at Sennen Cove or catch a production at the Minack Theatre, whereby basking sharks and dolphins make regular appearances!

We are open all year so please do come and visit us soon.

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