First & Last Cottages News
Due to cancellations, good availability in Cara, Porthcurno, sleeps 4 in one double and one twin, two bathrooms, balcony with stunning sea views, parking for two cars, wifi, Friday changeover.
28 June £896, 5 July £949, 12 July £999, 19 July, 16 August, 23 August all at £1423.
Availability for May half term - starting from Saturday 25 May
Sennen Cove - Carn Base, sleeps 6 in one king, one double and one twin, one bathroom, garden, accepts pets, a few yards from the beach. Reduced to £770
Near Land's End - Treeve Moor Cottage, sleeps 4 in one double and two singles, one bathroom, large garden, accepts pets, footpath to the beach. Reduced to £625
Open Studios Cornwall 2019
From Saturday 25 May to Sunday 2 June, sculptors, textile artists and botanical illustrators; printmakers, potters and painters will throw open their studio doors to the general public and stage one of the UK’s most evocative art trails.
From Lamorna to Launceston, Mousehole to Mawnan Smith, Penryn to Port Isaac and St Buryan to Bude – in refurbished fish cellars and converted cow sheds; Reading Rooms and Sunday Schools, shepherd’s huts and medieval manors – 291 participants will unleash their creativity in this, the fifteenth year of this popular arts initiative.
So… grab a guide, follow the orange Os and explore the landscape as well as creative Cornwall. Visit places you’ve never been to. Talk to the artists. Buy their work. What better way to explore Cornwall’s hidden corners, creeks and coves, and celebrate the county’s creative community?
Dog ban in this area is from May to the end of September
The 2019 dog ban dates for Cornwall have been announced. The majority of beaches start from Easter but luckily in our area the following beaches - Sennen Cove, Porthcurno, Porthchapel and Porthgwarra don't start the ban until May and it lasts until the end of September. It is possible to take your dog on all beaches before 0800 and after 1900 every day.
Cara, Porthcurno, sleeps 4 - 19 July, 16 August & 23 August @ £1423
Treeve Moor Cottage, Sennen, sleeps 4 - 24 August @ £1024
Beachcomber, Porthcurno sleeps 5 - £1024
Carn Scathe, Porthgwarra, sleeps 8 - 24 August 1965
Stargazey, Porthcurno, sleeps 4 - 20 July @ 950
Capricorn, Porthcurno, sleeps 2 - £719
There is still some availability for Easter as follows:
Treeve Moor Cottage, Sennen, sleeps 4 w/c 6 April @ £560
Sundowner, Porthcurno, sleeps 6 w/c 5 April @ £652
Carn Base, Sennen Cove, sleeps 6 w/c 20 April - £652 for full occupancy, reduced to £528 for two people using one bedroom only
The Half Deck, Porthcurno, sleeps 2 w/c 20 April @ £417
Capricorn, Porthcurnos, sleeps 2 w/c 6 April & 13 April @ £417
Porthcurno beach voted best in the South West
It won't be a surprise to those people who know Porthcurno, to hear that it has been voted as the best beach in the South West in the Sunday Times. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-best-beaches-in-the-southwest-of-england-50-beast-beaches-gx9szkj77 What you can't see is that the article goes on to mention the Beach Cafe (under new ownership from 2017) - well worth a visit when you are next down for their superb crab sandwiches and other treats!
Open Studios runs from 19 May through to the 28th.
Artists across Cornwall throw open their studio doors to the public for nine days. Visitors can tour undiscovered corners of the county, exploring unusual studios spaces from remote cottages and chapels to beachside galleries and historic buildings. It’s an opportunity to meet the creators behind truly distinct finds including sculpture, glasswork, ceramic, painting and textiles.
For details of all the participating artists across Cornwall, or to book your place in a workshop, visit www.openstudioscornwall.co.uk
Some of the best beach cafes in the area
Rock Pool Cafe, Mousehole - hot chocolate served in a copper mug, delicious cream teas, crab sandwiches and more.
Chapel Rock Cafe, Marazion - dog friendly, views of St. Michael's Mount
Carbis Bay Beach Club - an ideal place to sample some food, sip a cocktail or have a coffee right by the water's edge
A snapshot of some of the events taking place in the area:
Return of the Man Engine (the largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain) 31 March at Geevor tin mine
Easter Egg hunt at Paradise Park Hayle 30 March to 15 April
Family day out at St. Michael's Mount 30 March to 15 April
Explosive Easter (the little ones can have fun being scientists) at Flambards 24 March to 15 April
Titanic exhibition, Pirate School and Treasure Island Play Zone at the National Maritime Museum from 31 March
Made in Cornwall Easter Fair, Lemon Quay, Truro 20 to 31 March
Trereife Easter Food and Craft Fair, near Penzance
The Railway Children performed at the Minack Theatre 3 to 14 April
Do get in touch if you would like to book a few days away over Easter
The Man Engine returns to Geevor Tin Mine on 31st March and to Heartlands in Camborne the following day. The afternoon sessions begin at 2pm and the evening sessions, complete with white-hot pyrotechnics, begin at 8.30pm. Tickets can be purchased here http://www.manenginetickets.com
Trewidden Garden, near Penzance, is a splendid Cornish spring garden. It re-opens on 25 February and most years they are able to claim the first magnolia blooms in the country. There is availability in the area in properties sleeping 2 - 8. Do get in touch if you would like a quote for a few days away.
To add to my portfolio of properties in Zodiac House in Porthcurno, I now have a second one-bedroom property available from May 2018. The apartment is on the ground floo - it's spacious with a patio, two parking spaces, wifi and within easy walking distance from the beach and Minack Theatre. The Half Deck has been named after a deck on a sailing ship, as a nod to the owners marine career. Do get in touch if you would like to book.
Sunday 27 August is Sennen Cove Lifeboat Day
The shop will be open from 1000 and from 1200 visitors will be able to go up to the crew room and talk to the crew. There will be two demonstration launches - one at 1330 and the other at 1500, operational requirements permitting
Last minute availability in school holidays
Carn Scathe, Porthgwarra, sleeps 8, stunning sea views, cancellation for w/c 22 July, reduced to £1727.
Cara, Porthcurno, sleeps 4, fabulous sea views, 18 August £1317 and 25 August £1319
Sundowner, Porthcurno, sleeps 6, large garden, 25 August £1170
Treeve Moor Cottage, Sennen, sleeps 4, large garden 26 August £948
Top Deck, Porthcurno, sleeps 4, 19 August & 26 August £879 per week
Crest of the Wave, Porthcurno, sleeps 6, large garden, 21 July £1074
St. Ives Gin Festival
Prepare to have your taste buds tantalised by 120 different gins from around the world! Whilst you take time to let that wonderful news sink in... make a note of the date and venue and ...GET YOURSELF A TICKET! https://www.fatsoma.com/gin-festival-st-ives/5cuexv66/st-ives-gin-festival
GIN Cotton Bag
Gin Sampling Card
Talks & Presentations from some of the finest Gin producers
Make your own Gin Distillery
Indoor Garden Party Atmosphere...and so much more!!!