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The Half Deck - 1 bedroom property in Porthcurno

Porthcurno, Land's End, West Cornwall

Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Changeover Day Saturday
Check-in Time 1600
Check-out Time 1000
Price Per Week £318 - £685
Short Breaks Available Yes
Location Porthcurno
Sea Views No
Walking Distance from Beach Yes

Self catering apartment, Porthcurno, pets welcome

The Half Deck (the term for the portion of deck below the spar deck on a sailing ship) is a 1-bedroomed (can be twin or double), ground floor apartment in an attractive building, once part of the Cable & Wireless training school.  It had a complete refurbishment in 2018 and has since welcomed many guests and we already have several repeat bookings.

For 2019 the owners have added two additional dining chairs so that there is flexibility to invite friends to share a meal.

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.  The Cable Station Inn is 1 minute away.

With a beach to rival the Caribbean just a short walk away, The Half Deck is nestled in the picturesque valley in Porthcurno.  The perfect spot to lounge by the sea, walk the adjacent coastal path or watch a performance at the Minack Theatre. Porthcurno was the site of the first undersea cable connecting Britain with India in 1870 and the Telegraph Museum is worth a visit to learn more.  The traditional Logan Rock pub at Treen is 2 miles away.

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
  • Two allocated parking spaces
  • Patio, face south, with garden furniture
  • Light and airy with french doors leading to the patio
  • Accepts pets


Location Porthcurno, Land's End, West Cornwall
Bedrooms 1: The bed is zip linked so can be used as a double or two singles
Sleeps 2
Changeover Day Saturday
Times Check-in Time: 1600
Check-out Time:1000
Price Per Week £318 - £685
Entrance Situated on the ground floor
Entryphone system works from the front door only
Bathroom Bathroom with shower
Kitchen Well equipped kitchen with oven/hob, microwave, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, peninsula unit. Dining area now has 4 chairs
Heating New heating has been installed
Included Bedlinen, towels (not beach towels), electricity and heating


Garden/Patio Yes: French doors leading on to the patio
Parking Yes: Two allocated parking spaces in private car park


Sea views No
Woodburner No
Walking distance from beach Yes: Just 200 yards from one of the most beautiful beaches in the country
TV/Music TV with Freeview channels, dvd
Internet/Broadband Yes: Wifi available
Phone Telephone provided
The mobile signal works on the Vodafone network only
Other facilities Free use of tennis courts opposite the apartment


Children Yes
Cot/Highchair Yes: Please bring your own bedding
Pets Yes:

One dog is 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 The Half Deck  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 two allocated parking spaces are marked on the ground with the number 6.

Map Reference: SW 383 226


  • this apartment is on the ground floor
  • shower room has non slip mat
  • doorways only wide enough for a narrow wheelchair
  • 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 only work on the Vodafone network, 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

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

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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