• Sleeps 7
  • Stunning sea views & close proximity to the sea
  • Large open plan kitchen / dining area with sea views
  • Summer Sitting Room with gorgeous sea views
  • Further Winter Sitting Room with wood-burner
  • High speed wifi & Sonos sound system
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Beautiful private garden
  • Secluded and magical rural location
  • Dog Friendly


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 tranquil valley stretches down to the sea, and beautiful Porth Nanven cove.  Nearby is the market town of St Just, with a selection of fabulous independent food shops, a small co-op and a range of good pubs.

The larger historic town of Penzance is 10 miles away with a wider range of shops, supermarkets, leisure centre, outdoor lido, pubs and critically acclaimed restaurants. The Scillonian ferry runs from Penzance, or nearby Lands’ End airport offers regular flights to the stunning Scilly Isles. Porth Nanven House is a beautiful, spacious and luxurious family home, set in an rural location.  It is packed with character features, beautiful furnishings, benefits from stunning coastal and rural views from every room and located in a magical location. Much, much more than your usual holiday home!


The house is at the end of an unmade track, with parking for two cars.  A large gate opens into a small, pretty courtyard, and the main entrance to the house.

The newly extended living space offers a very spacious kitchen and dining area with patio doors out to the private garden.  The kitchen is light and airy and well equipped with high quality kitchen equipment and plenty of storage space. There is a new 2 door Aga with two ovens and two hob plates. A large bespoke Island unit housing a dishwasher at one end and small fridge at the other. There is a Belfast sink, large fridge / freezer and window seat looking out to sea. There is a spacious dining area with long table and chairs.  Step down from the dining room into a wonderful “summer sitting room”, with windows looking out over the garden and onto the sea. Designed as a total escape from it all, with comfortable sofa for curling up with a good book.  From the dining room there are two glazed doors into the “winter sitting room”. A cosy room with open fire, sumptuous sofas and home cinema pull down screen with 5:1 surround sound. TV comes with Apple TV and full selection of Freeview channels. The house is fitted with high speed fibre optic WiFi which has been integrated into a network providing seemless and continuous coverage throughout the house and out into the garden.  On the ground floor there are in-ceiling speakers connected via WiFi to Sonos allowing guests to listen to their favourite music throughout the ground floor.

At the back of the house is a small hallway with good storage for boots and coats with a small downstairs loo. The stairs to first floor lead from the hallway.

There is a shower room at the top of the stairs with large shower enclosure, basin and loo.  A small passageway leads into the master bedroom.  A wonderfully spacious, double aspect room with views over the garden to the sea on one side and down the valley on the other.  There is a very comfortable super-king bed positioned to maximise the stunning sea views, plenty of storage with chest of drawers and wardrobe. There is small single bedroom next to the main bedroom with views over the garden and sea. A passageway leads down towards the front of the house. Good-sized twin room (with zip and link beds so this room can be presented as a double if required). Next to this a family bathroom with roll top free standing bath, basin and loo. At the front of the house a lovely double bedroom with ensuite shower room, with large shower enclosure, basin and loo.

To the rear of the property is a beautiful, sunny, private garden, terraced in three sections and mostly laid to lawn.  There is a large garden table at the top of the garden, located to maximise the views. Please note that there is steep drop between the top and middle terrace, there is no fence so children and some pets must be accompanied when in this section of the garden. There is also a fire-pit located in the garden. Sundowners watching the magnificent sunsets are an absolute must at Porth Nanven House!

Please note that Porth Nanven House is located in a rural and relatively isolated location – that is the beauty of the house; however, the lanes leading to the property are narrow with Cornish hedges and shrubs on either side. The council are responsible for keeping these lanes cut back so we cannot take any responsibility for any scratches to your vehicle if the lane has not been recently maintained.

Although wonderfully isolated, inside the house is presented to a high standard with state of the art technology and fast broadband, if you can tear yourself away from the view there is plenty to entertain!

Porth Nanven Cottage, which sleeps 4 people is located next door, the two properties are separate and totally private but can be rented together for a larger party.

Facilities and Services

The house is fully cleaned before your arrival and all bed linen, towels (including beach towels) and the final laundry are included in the price. Pets are very welcome at Porth Nanven House we just make a small additional pet fee of £25 per pet.

We can provide a housekeeper on Tuesday mornings if required – must be booked in advance.


Parking for two cars. Porth Nanven Cottage is next door (both properties can be booked together for parties of up to 10 people) so guests are asked to park considerately. Porth Nanven House is set in a tranquil and magical location and would make an ideal base for both families and couples alike. Shop & Pub within 2 miles (St Just is walkable from Porth Nanven House), The local beach is a few hundred yards away – stony with sand at low tide. The sandy beach at Sennen is Beach 5 miles. Porth Nanven House is a non-smoking property. Pets welcome max 2 unless by prior arrangement.

Arrival / Departure: Friday.


7th Jan - 11th FebCLOSED24th Jun - 1st JulCLOSED
11th Feb - 25th FebCLOSED1st Jul - 8th Jul£3,900.00
25th Feb - 1st AprCLOSED8th Jul - 15th Jul£3,900.00
1st Apr - 22nd AprCLOSED15th Jul - 2nd Sep£3,900.00
22nd Apr - 29th AprCLOSED2nd Sep - 16th SepCLOSED
29th Apr - 20th MayCLOSED16th Sep - 30th SepCLOSED
20th May - 3rd JunCLOSED30th Sep - 14th OctCLOSED
3rd Jun - 10th JunCLOSED14th Oct - 28th OctCLOSED
10th Jun - 17th JunCLOSED28th Oct - 22nd DecCLOSED
17th Jun - 24th JunCLOSED22nd Dec - 4th JanCLOSED


Short Breaks

Currently we are not able to accept short breaks.

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