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Capricorn: 1-Bedroom Holiday Apartment

Porthcurno, Land's End, West Cornwall

Self catering apartment, Porthcurno, dogs welcome

Porthcurno is a truly magical place, with its beautiful sandy beach made up almost entirely of tiny, 30,000 year old seashells which extend well below the water line, giving the sea a bright turquoise colour - Capricorn is located within easy walking distance.

This one-bedroom first floor apartment, located in a building once part of the Cable & Wireless training college, has a contemporary feel.  The open plan living-room has a fitted kitchen leading to a balcony - perfect accommodation for couples seeking a retreat.

It's a few minutes walk from the South West Coastal Path and the perfect base for exploring the spectacular coastal scenery.  The Minack Open Air Theatre, carved out of the natural rock on the cliff edge, is close by where you can watch a performance with the sea as a magnificent backdrop.  If you are feeling energetic, there is free use of the tennis courts in the valley. The village pub is convenient for those days when cooking is just too much effort! The Porthcurno beach cafe is 3 minutes walk, ideal for morning coffee or a cream tea.  The Porthcurno Telegraph Museum is also located in the valley and well worth a visit.

For 2019 a full size dishwasher has been installed and a new smart tv.

Reasons to choose this property:

  • 6 minute walk from the beach
  • Ideal base for Minack theatre actors or for attending a performance
  • Free use of tennis courts opposite
  • One allocated parking space
  • Balcony with sea glimpses
  • Accepts pets



Fantastic weather and we have sunburn to prove it - in April!

St Levan church was stunning - flowers in every little stone shelf

Excellent accommodation and position.  Well maintained, comfortable, warm and clean. 



Location Porthcurno, Land's End, West Cornwall
Bedrooms 1: One double
Sleeps 2
Changeover Day Saturday
Times Check-in Time: 1600
Check-out Time:1000
Price Per Week £309-£666
Entrance On the first floor
Entryphone works from front door only
Bathroom Bathroom with bath and shower over
Kitchen Well equipped kitchen with oven/hob, microwave, washing machine, fridge with small freezer compartment and a full size dishwasher
Heating Well heated with storage heaters
Included Duvets, linen, towels (not beach towels), electricity and central heating


Garden/Patio Yes: BBQ available on communal terrace
Parking Yes: Reserved parking in private car park


Sea views Yes: Sea views from the balcony
Woodburner No
Walking distance from beach Yes: Approx 400 yards from one of the most spectacular beaches in the country
TV/Music New for 2019 a larger smart TV with Freeview channels via Freesat
Internet/Broadband Yes: Wi-fi broadband access
Phone Telephone provided. The mobile signal works on the Vodafone network only
Other facilities Free use of tennis courts opposite the apartment


Children Yes: Babies only
Cot/Highchair No:
Pets Yes:

Pets accepted but there is no private outside space with this apartment.  There is a courtyard which is enclosed and the coastal path is just a few yards away.

Smoking No

Minimum Inventory (* may be present in some properties but not all)

One per property
  • Ice cube tray
  • Electric kettle
  • Cafetiere
  • Teapot
  • Electric toaster
  • Tea caddy*
  • Saucepan & lid small
  • Saucepan & lid medium
  • Saucepan & lid large
  • Frying pan
  • Colander
  • Gravy boat/jug
  • Oven roasting tray
  • Tray
  • Bread/veg chopping board
  • Meat chopping board
  • Salad bowl and servers
  • Bread bin
  • Tongs*
  • Baking sheet
  • Scissors
  • Tin opener
  • Grater
  • Corkscrew
  • Bottle opener
  • Potato peeler
  • Garlic press
  • Whisk
  • Potato masher
  • Fish slice
  • Ladle
  • Small veg knife
  • Bread knife
  • Carving knife and fork*
  • Wooden spoons
  • Slotted spoon
  • Rolling pin*
  • Oven gloves
  • Casserole dish and lid
  • Pie dish *
  • Large fruit bowl*
  • Butter dish
  • Sugar basin
  • Milk jug large and small
  • Water jug
  • Orange juice squeezer
  • 1 pint measuring jug
  • Kitchen scales*
  • Condiment set
  • Meat plate*
  • Washing up bowl
  • Bucket*
  • Dustpan and brush
  • Broom*
  • Flower vase
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Laundry basket
  • Clothes airer
  • Electric vacuum cleaner
  • Radio
  • Hairdryer
  • Covered refuse container
Two per property
  • Mixing bowls or basins
  • Vegetable dishes*
  • Tablespoons
One per person (& 2 spare)
  • Plates large and small
  • Tea cup and saucer*
  • Coffee mug
  • Cereal/soup bowl
  • Tumbler
  • Beer glass*
  • Wine glass
  • Egg cup
  • Knife
  • Fork
  • Spoon (dessert & soup)*
  • Teaspoon
Per bed
  • Bed linen
  • 1 duvet
  • 2 pillows per person
  • 1 mattress cover
For the bathroom
  • Bath mat
  • Non slip mat for bath/shower
  • Disposal bin - covered
  • Mirror
  • Lavatory brush & container
For open fires/wood-burners
  • Coal scuttle
  • Fire irons
  • Ash container
  • Fire guard
  • Carbon monoxide tester
Household items (initial supply)
  • Hand soap
  • Kitchen roll
  • Bin liners, one per bin
  • 1 roll lavatory paper per loo
  • Washing up liquid
  • J cloth
  • Dishwasher tablets, 1 per day, where fitted
  • Pot scourer
  • Plate drainer
  • Kitchen roll holder
  • Spare light bulbs
  • Clothes pegs where applicable
  • Tea towels x 2
  • Coathangers
  • Torch
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fire blanket
  • 1 hand towel, 1 bath towel per person
  • 1 hand towel in each toilet with handbasin



When you reach Penzance stay on the A30 and follow the signs for Land's End. Approximately 3 miles outside Penzance take the left turn signposted to the Minack. Drive through St. Buryan and continue (watching out for the hairpin bend!) until you see a left turn signposted to Porthcurno. Drive down into the valley - Zodiac House is the white building on the righthandside, opposite the tennis courts. There is a gate across the entrance - for loading and unloading purposes only it is possible to drive through this gate. To find Capricorn go through the gate at the side of the property and the entrance to the central block is in the back left corner. The car park is opposite the apartments and the allocated parking space is marked on the ground as number 10.

Map Reference: SW 383 226


  • this apartment is on the first floor
  • there is a grab handle on the bath
  • shower available over the bath
  • shower room has non slip bath mat
  • parking is across the road in allocated spaces, you can park outside the apartment for loading/unloading purposes only
  • bus stop opposite
  • cordless kettle provided in kitchen
  • website available in large print format
  • staff attended Welcome All course so trained in disability awareness
  • mobile phones work on the Vodafone network only, phone provided
  • equipment hire available for wheelchairs, vibrating alarm clocks etc.
  • assistance dogs accepted
  • no smoking


20% deposit required on booking - various payment methods available including personal debit cards, bank transfer, cheque. Corporate/business cards will attract a charge


Cancellation insurance recommended - see terms and conditions.

Short Breaks

Short breaks available

Booking Conditions

Please view our booking conditions

Dogs Welcome

To try and prevent any owners from changing their minds about accepting dogs, it would be helpful if you could have a look at the following suggestions:

  • Don’t allow your dogs to damage furniture and fittings – bring a throw if you know they will go on furniture or beds
  • Clean up any dog hair
  • Don’t leave dogs in the property alone if you know they are likely to scratch the paintwork or bark incessantly
  • Pick up after your pets in the garden
  • Bring a towel to wipe your pet if they get wet or muddy
  • Ensure that dogs arrive free of fleas and freshly groomed to ensure there are no lingering smells

Dog friendly information for the area

All the properties on this site are situated either adjacent or just minutes away from a network of paths including the main coastal path.

Some beaches ban dogs from Easter to the end of September but allow dogs on the beach in the early morning and evening.  The rules in St. Ives are being changed to ban dogs all year round on most of their beaches.  Beaches nearby which do accept dogs all year round are Nanjizel, Pedn Vounder, Gwenver, Priests Cove, Boat Cove, Portheras Cove, Long Rock, and Porthkidney Sands .  See map for current arrangements.


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