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Aquarius: 3-Bedroom Holiday Apartment

Porthcurno, Land's End, West Cornwall

Self catering accommodation, Porthcurno, dogs welcome

Located in the heart of Porthcurno Valley opposite the tennis courts, Aquarius is a short, level walk to one of the most spectacular beaches in the country. It is spacious and has three bedrooms and three bathrooms.  It's just 10 minutes walk to the famous Minack Theatre. Land's End and the sandy, surfing beach at Sennen Cove are just 3 miles away.  Porthcurno beach cafe is 3 minutes walk, ideal for morning coffee or a cream tea and the Cable Station Inn is 1 minute away.

For 2019 a new kitchen will be installed.

Reasons to choose this property:

  • Very close to the beach
  • Ideal base for Minack theatre actors (particularly because there are 3 bathrooms which are handy for getting ready for the theatre) or for attending a performance
  • Free use of tennis courts opposite
  • Very spacious, light and airy
  • Two allocated parking spaces
  • High speed wifi
  • Accepts dogs
  • This property is above Stargazey so if you wanted to be close to friends or family, they would be ideal to book together



Location Porthcurno, Land's End, West Cornwall
Bedrooms 3: 1 double with super kingsize bed and two twins
Sleeps 6
Changeover Day Saturday
Times Check-in Time: 1600
Check-out Time:1000
Price Per Week £411 - £1106
Reduced prices for 4 people or less at certain times of year
Entrance Please be aware that there are two flights of external steps to access this property
Bathroom Three bathrooms
All bathrooms have bath with shower over
Kitchen Spacious kitchen area with microwave, oven, hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
Heating Storage heaters in each room
Included Electricity, linen and towels (not beach towels) included


Garden/Patio No:
Parking Yes: Two allocated parking spaces across the road


Sea views Yes: Some sea views from the lounge and kitchen
Woodburner No
Walking distance from beach Yes: Approx 400 yards from the beach
TV/Music TV with Freeview channels via Freesat. NO DVD
Internet/Broadband Yes: Free wi-fi access
Phone Yes
The mobile signal works on the Vodafone network only
Other facilities Free use of tennis courts across the road


Children Yes: Children will need to be supervised when negotiating the outside steps
Cot/Highchair Yes: Please supply your own bedding
Pets Yes:

Up to two dogs accepted

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 Aquarius go through the side gate and round to the back - Aquarius is up the stone steps at the back of the courtyard and then up the wooden steps.  The car park is opposite the apartments and the two allocated parking spaces are marked on the ground as number "11".

Map Reference: SW 383 266



  • the property is accessed by one set of stone steps and one set of wooden steps
  • non-slip bathmats are provided
  • bathroom flooring is non-slip
  • showers are over the bath in all three bathrooms
  • parking is across the road in allocated spaces, you can park at the rear of the courtyard for loading/unloading purposes only
  • bus stop is 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
  • pets accepted
  • 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


We recommend that you take out insurance to cover cancellations.

Short Breaks

Short breaks are available out of season and sometimes at other times if a property has not sold with a couple of weeks to go.  Please enquire.

Booking Conditions

Please view our booking conditions

Dogs Welcome

I have had quite a few complaints from owners about the way properties have been left when dogs have been there. So, 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

Aquarius is suitable for a maximum of two dogs unless they are very small.  Please be aware there are other people below you who may be disturbed by incessant barking.  Porthcurno beach is about two minutes walk away.  There are beaches within walking distance which are not subject to the dog ban. Tide tables are available

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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