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.
Wildflowers and birdlife abound, the South West Coastal Path stretches out and the entrancing cove with its tunnel cut through the rock is perfect for swimming, picnicking, seal spotting and rock pooling.
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 little beach café (seasonal) which is run by St Aubyn Estates acts as a touch point for our guests for 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.
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 beach as their local. This beach is accessible only on foot and is a locals’ favourite. For those who like to find the surf Sennen is 15 minutes by car and Gwithian at Hayle, 30 minutes. St Ives, that wonderful mix of surf, art and food is 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 sight, closely followed by the extraordinary Tremenheere Sculpture Garden.
We take real pleasure in putting together an information pack for our guests on the area – restaurants, art galleries, beaches, walks, pre-historic sites, bike hire and much more. This will be waiting for you in your 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 visit www.visitcornwall.com.
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