Porthgwarra and Nanjizal


Porthgwarra is at the heart of the estate and is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Our Cornwall holiday cottages are located in Porthgwarra, near Sennen and Porthcurno which is at the heart of the estate and is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Take advantage of the amazing Cornish wildflowers and birdlife along the South West Coastal Path and the entrancing cove with its tunnel cut through the rock is perfect for swimming, picnicking, seal spotting and rock pooling. A perfect place to stay near Sennen. Porthgwarra was once a thriving fishing village but few boats now launch from here with the odd lobster pot being a reminder of its heyday as a busy fishing cove. The location is perfect for those of you that are looking for a peaceful holiday cottage in Cornwall and somewhere that is close by to the popular town of Sennen or Porthcurno.

The little beach café (seasonal) which is run by St Aubyn Estates acts as a base point for our guests with house related queries or advice on where to go and what to do, as well as top tips on the local area. There is a complimentary cup of coffee waiting and a warm welcome. We aim to make your stay in Cornwall as enjoyable as possible.Whether you are planning a day out with the family adventuring across the breathtaking beaches of West Cornwall and learning how to surf at Sennen beach, ambling along the South West Coast Path discovering the hidden cove of Nanjizal and the pre-historic Bronze Age site of Men-an-Tol, or an evening perched in the clifftops overlooking the Atlantic at The Minack Theatre enjoying an operatic performance or a classic comedy - there are always THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN THE AREA.

Cove (sleeps 4) and Corner (2) are down in the cove, with Higher Roskestal (6) and Three Chimneys (8) just up the lane. Bosistow (7) and Faraway (4) are over the headland with Nanjizal their local beach. Nanjizal beach is accessible only on foot and is a locals’ favourite and provides a wonderful view into life in Corwall. For those who like to find the surf, Sennen is only 15 minutes by car and Gwithian at Hayle, 30 minutes. St Ives, that wonderful mix of surf, art and food is just 30 minutes, although the train ride from St Erth is a real treat and less challenging than taking the car in to the town. St Michael’s Mount (NT) is the must-see, closely followed by the extraordinary Tremenheere Sculpture Garden. With all this at your doorstep you’ll be glad you chose St Aubyn Estates for your holiday in Cornwall. To find out more about your stay please go to our dedicated holiday cottages page.

We take real pleasure in putting together an information pack for our guests on the area – we can provide information and advice on restaurants, art galleries, beaches, walks, pre-historic sites, bike hire and much more. All of this will be waiting for you in your holiday cottage. Although Cornwall is a large county, we find the vast majority of our guests do not stray much beyond Penzance, as the far west weaves its magic hold. However, if you would like to explore further afield go to www.visitcornwall.com.

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Google map location;

1 Higher Roskestal TR19 6JN

2 Three Chimneys TR19 6JL

3 Cove Cottage TR19 6JR