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Shellseekers: 2-Bedroom Holiday Apartment

Porthcurno, Land's End, West Cornwall

Self catering apartment, Porthcurno

"Shellseekers" named after the book by Rosamunde Pilcher, is a 2-bedroomed apartment in an attractive building, once part of the Cable & Wireless training school. It's situated in the picturesque valley of Porthcurno approx 400 yards from one of the most spectacular beaches in the country as shown here. It's just ¼ mile from the famous Minack Theatre. Land's End and the sandy, surfing beach at Sennen Cove are just 3 miles away. Porthcurno beach cafe and the Cable Station Inn are within walking distance.

This property will change to a Saturday changeover day from 2016

This property has reviews on the Holiday Lettings part of Trip Advisor - search for Shellseekers, Porthcurno

Reviews

Perfect location for the Minack Theatre and great walks along the cliffs.

The apartment was everything we hoped for, especially the broadband! The best bit was seeing 2 basking sharks, 3 dolphins and a seal.

Accommodation

Location Porthcurno, Land's End, West Cornwall
Bedrooms 2: 1 double with king size bed, 1 twin
Sleeps 4
Changeover Day Saturday
Times Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time:10:00
Price Per Week £417-£879
Entrance Situated on the first floor
Entryphone system only works at the front door
Bathroom Bathroom with bath and shower over
Kitchen Well equipped kitchen with oven/hob, microwave, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, peninsula unit
Heating All rooms well heated
Included Duvets, linen, towels (not beach towels), electricity and central heating included in the price

Outside

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

Features/Facilities

Sea views No
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 most Freeview channels available via Sky, DVD, stereo with CD
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/Pets/Smoking

Children Yes
Cot/Highchair Yes: Cot and highchair available on request
Please bring your own bedding for cots
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
Miscellaneous
  • Plate drainer
  • Kitchen roll holder
  • Spare light bulbs
  • Clothes pegs where applicable
  • Tea towels x 2
  • Coathangers
  • Torch
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fire blanket
Towels
  • 1 hand towel, 1 bath towel per person
  • 1 hand towel in each toilet with handbasin

 

Directions

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 Shellseekers 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 "9".

Map Reference: SW 383 226

Accessibility

  • this apartment is on the first floor
  • there is a grab handle on the bath and a non-slip bathmat is provided
  • 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

Deposit

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

Insurance

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

Short Breaks

Short breaks available

Booking Conditions

Please view our booking conditions

Dogs Welcome

In the last year 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

Treeve Moor CottageTreeve Moor Cottage is detached and set in a large garden approximately 100 yards back from the road.  There is a gate across the entrance which will prevent larger dogs from getting out, but not smaller ones!  A footpath goes past the boundary of the property to Sennen Cove beach.  The property is surrounded by fields, one of which can be accessed to exercise your dog.  The property is suitable for a maximum of two dogs unless they are very small.  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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