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Stunning House with wonderful sea views, Sleeps 6 & Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, incredible sea views & magical location

Recently renovated to a high standard Porth Nanven House is a stunning property located at the end of a rural lane in the beautiful and magical Cot Valley, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Cot Valley is located in the far west of Cornwall between Cape Cornwall and Lands End, the valley stretches down to the sea, nearby is St Just with a selection of useful independent shops and good pubs. The historic coastal harbour of Penzance is 15 minutes away with a range of larger shops and supermarkets.

Porth Nanven House is a beautiful and spacious family home, it has recently been refurbished and completely redecorated. The property is packed with character features, beautiful furnishings, stunning views and is a real home from home.

A small courtyard leads to the main entrance of Porth Nanven House with a stable door leading directly into the kitchen. The traditional hand-made kitchen is well equipped with high quality kitchen equipment and plenty of storage space, there is an oil fired range cooker, very similar to an Aga with two ovens and two hob plates dishwasher, Belfast sink, integrated fridge and further large fridge / freezer and separate island unit with window seat behind. A short hallway leads down to a light and airy dining area, with patio door. There is a very large sitting room with wood burner, sumptuous sofas comfortably seating six people, flat screen TV and DVD player and large round table. At the back of the sitting room is a downstairs shower room with basin, WC and utility area with washing machine and tumble drier. Access to the private garden is through a patio door from the kitchen and dining room.

On the first floor are three good sized bedrooms. At the front of the house is a dual aspect double bedroom with small bathroom with WC and basin. There is a twin bedroom which can be presented as a double if required. At the end of the property is a beautiful family bathroom with large shower enclosure, roll top freestanding bath, WC and basin. There is one further bedroom, accessed through a study room with stunning sea views, the bedroom has a super king sized bed and dual aspect windows, those at the back look over the garden and out to sea.

There is a large, terraced garden which is mostly laid to lawn. Large garden table with two benches and a BBQ so you can enjoy a glass of wine whilst you watch the sunset!

Porth Nanven Cove which is sandy at low tide is easily walkable from the House, facing directly West the House benefits from the most incredible sunsets. From the House you can walk East to the incredible Gwenver and Sennen Beaches and west to Cape Cornwall and along the start of the North Coast towards St Ives.

More Details

Property Manager
Phay MacDowel
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Phay MacDowel

This property is looked after by Stylish Cornish Cottages, nothing is too much trouble for us to ensure you have a perfect holiday! Stylish Cornish Cottages have been providing holidays in West Cornwall for a little over 10 years, we live here so we know the houses and the area inside out.

Why Phay MacDowel chose Saint Just

Stunning location, beautiful sea views, private garden, beautifully furnished and amazing kitchen. Dog friendly & wifi broadband throughout. Why wouldn't you want to rent this property!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have just returned from a weeks stay in this lovely house and we also had the cottage next door. Seven adults and a toddler. the house is in a beautiful setting with lovely views towards the sea. we enjoyed having access to many coastal walks as well as a garden where we watched some great sunsets with a glass in hand. The house was very comfortable and a real home from home, lots of helpful instructions on how to use the Aga etc.The owners have equipped the house to a very high standard and with everything you would need, especially in the kitchen. Phay was just a phone call away which was reassuring. the walk to the village of St Just is 15 minutes walk away or a few minutes drive, where there are some great cafes,shops and pubs that serve food. we ate in most nights as we enjoy cooking and sat round a great family table by candlelight. All in all a very memorable holiday which we would highly recommend.
Oct 2016
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Saint Just House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Large Roll Top bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Dual aspect room with further study area
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , With small ensuite WC & basin
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Stunning House with wonderful sea views, Sleeps 6 & Pet Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Brilliant house in a unique location!

  • 5 of 5

Port Nanven really is a special place - we've been there twice as a family and are planning a return in 2018!

Reached via what feels like a secret roadway (don't expect your online shopping to be delivered!) the house feels special from the moment you arrive. Our boys love the tiered garden - great for jumping, running and generally being outside. And, if you stay outside the beach is only 5 minutes walk away, with crashing waves and smooth, sea formed boulders. If you're adventurous, you can walk one way to Cape Cornwall, or the other all the way to Sennen Cove and beyond along the cliffs.

Inside, the house is stylish and spacious and the kitchen incredibly well equipped. The range keeps the kitchen side of the house warm and the log burning stove looks after the rest.


  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Wonderful Holidays

  • 5 of 5

it was one of the best holidays we had. Cornwall is already beautiful in itself. The house in connection is simply a dream. It is furnished with so many love and nothing is missing. We will come back for sure. Thanks for the wonderful stay. Josef and Romy

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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Fabulous house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Porth Nanven House. It suited our party of 3 adults perfectly. The house has 3 good-sized bedrooms and plenty of space to spread ourselves. The garden is the icing on the cake with views of the valley and the cove below to die for. Access to the coastal path is from the door and it is a short walk (uphill) to shops at St Just and so we did not need to use the car except for longer sight-seeing trips. The walk to Sennen Cove was lovely and the bus back to St Just was great.

The sitting room could do with a new sofa and the breakfast room some soft furnishing. Too much equipment in the kitchen!

Overall a fantastic place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Glorious views from a stunning house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 1 week in August. The house was beautiful - everything about it was just perfect from the comfy sofas and beds to the kitchen equipment. The bedrooms were perfect for our family; teenager in the double bed with en-suite and two younger ones in the twin room with a very separate 'wing' for us. Walks from the house are fantastic and the house is easy to find although beware of the unmade road to the house - it's hard to believe there is anything at the end of it!! The garden is improved since the picture was taken and is now 'levelled' off into 3 tiered lawns - it's beautiful.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed at porth nanven house first week July! Booked late Wednesday evening arrived Saturday teatime and was not disappointed !! It's a really beautiful house full of lovely things spotlessly clean high quality Bedlinen and towels, extremely comfy beds and sofas etc. In the most amazing valley with lovely views . The coastal path is right outside the house so didn't move the car most days ! A short walk into St Just to the very friendly shops and pubs who welcome our four legged friends with open arms ! The welcome hamper was also verymuch appreciated !! Didn't want to leave its just so pretty we wouldn't hesitate to stay again or advice people to just book it . The nicest place we've ever stayed in the uk .

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Stunning, stunning, stunning!

  • 5 of 5

Our first holiday as a family and we could not have chosen a better house or location.

After an exhausting journey with a new born the welcome that awaited us at Porth Nanven was warm and homey with a yummy hamper of scones and jam to make a Cornish cream tea, a much needed bottle of vino, some dog treats for the pup and a paper.

The house felt like a home from home. Clean as clean can be, a warm aga esq range in the kitchen, seriously comfy beds, 2 comfy, plush sofas to sink into after a long days walking along the beautiful coastline and good old fashioned games such as scrabble to while away evenings.

Set at the end of a valley it was perfect with a new born (no one could hear his cries except for the odd passing seagull). The view is to die for and with the beautiful weather we had, we were able to fire up the Weber and enjoy bbq'd fresh fish picked up from Newlyn.

Phay and Jonathan had also thought of everything with regards to making the place baby friendly by kindly providing a travel cot and all the bits and bobs that went with it, meaning we didn't have to bring everything plus the kitchen sink with us.

A thoroughly enjoyable week was had by all at this beautiful house.

Thank you for such a lovely week!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
St Just
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Cape Cornwall
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
120 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
St Just
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Porth Nanven
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $27.7
Refundable damage deposit $138.49
Booking Fee $34.62

Porth Nanven House is dog friendly - dogs are charged at £20 per pet
A booking form will need to be completed in order to finalise the booking, this will be emailed directly once details have been agreed and confirmed.
Our changeover day is Friday, this can be flexible out of peak times - arrival from 4.00pm, departure by 10.00am

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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