West Cornwall

Why visit West Cornwall?

A large part the peninsula here was once an island, and even though nowadays joined to the mainland, a feeling of individuality remains. Heathland covers the granite outcrops and the area is scattered with remnants of an incredibly ancient heritage. As you slip off the edge of the map into rocky gorges where tiny fishing villages face a wild ocean it’s as if you have slipped off the edge of time where Cornwall reveals its most individual and captivating side.

You'll find:

  • Long stretches of golden sand
  • Inspiring artists colonies
  • Smugglers coves
  • Historic mining settlements
  • Surf spots
  • Boat trips
  • Harbour towns
  • Ancient stone circles and Iron Age villages
  • St Michael's Mount
  • Lizard Peninsula
  • Minack Theatre
  • Land's End

Places to visit include:

St Ives, Hayle, Zennor, St Just, Cape Cornwall, Land's End, Sennen, Porthcurno, Penzance, Mousehole, Marazion, Helston, Lizard Point, Praa Sands, Porthleven, Mullion, Kynance Cove, Podhu Cove, Cadgwith, Coverack, St Keverne and The Helford River.

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West Cornwall > St. Ives
Converted granite barns in West Cornwall AONB, near coast path and St Ives, a walkers paradise. Well equipped accommodation for a relaxing break.

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West Cornwall > St. Ives
A spacious tranquil house and garden has an unrivalled view of sea, sand and the beautiful Hayle Estuary bird reserve.  Appealing both to adults and families this well-appointed 5 Star accommodation offers both short and long breaks.” 

West Cornwall > Penzance
Nancealverne House, self catering in West Cornwall near Penzance,  is a beautifully maintained Georgian manor house, with 14 acres of luxuriant gardens and a private lake. It is available to let throughout the year.

West Cornwall > Penzance
Trereife House is a family run, historic estate on the outskirts of Penzance, in Cornwall that offers bed and breakfast and self-catering

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West Cornwall > St. Ives > Film and Literature
Chypons Farm is a group of four 200 year old self-catering stone barns and cottages near St ives, west Cornwall. The barns are ideal for families, couples and groups, bordered by a small river and woodland.

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West Cornwall > St. Ives
Blue Hayes Private Hotel in St Ives, West Cornwall is a small boutique hotel, with stunning views across St Ives harbour.

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West Cornwall > Marazion > Penzance
Marazion Hotel, in Marazion, West Cornwall is a small, friendly hotel with 10 contemporary en-suite rooms, some with fabulous views over St Michael's Mount. 100 yards from gorgeous Marazion beach.

West Cornwall > Helston > The Lizard
Little Trenoweth is the Most Southerly Thatched Grade II listed character cottage in England. The cottage has been owned by the same family for many generations, and it is unique in its heritage and charm.

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