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Capricorn: 1-Bedroom Holiday Apartment

Porthcurno, Land's End, West Cornwall

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! There is an excellent beach cafe, ideal for morning coffee or a snack.  The Porthcurno Telegraph Museum is also located in the valley and well worth a visit.

2017 - new sofa and new easy chair in the lounge.  Changeover day has changed from Sunday to Saturday


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
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 Colour TV with Freeview channels via Freesat
Internet/Broadband Yes: Wi-fi broadband access
Phone Telephone provided. There is no mobile phone signal
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 to the left of the post marked "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 do not work, phone provided
  • equipment hire available for wheelchairs, vibrating alarm clocks etc.
  • assistance dogs accepted
  • no smoking


20% deposit required on booking - cards accepted - no surcharge for debit & maestro cards, credit cards 1.5% charge and 2% surcharge for non European cards


Cancellation insurance recommended - see terms and conditions. This can be purchased from World First if you wish

Short Breaks

Short breaks available

Booking Conditions

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