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 self-catering Trevethoe Farm Cottages - St Ives

TrevethoeTrevethoe Farm Cottages Trevethoe Farm, Lelant, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 3HG Tel: 01736 753279    email  website

2 self catering cottages,each sleeping up to 4 people on our family farm just 3 miles from St Ives.

Peaceful, rural surroundings and yet are within easy reach of local amenities, Trevethoe is an ideal location to explore West Cornwall. We are appoximately 1 mile from the RSPB Hayle Estuary Nature Reserve and a 15 minute drive from Marazion Marsh.

Clean, comfortable, family run 3 star accommodation with high percentage of return bookings - please visit our website or email for further details.

 self-catering Wolf Rock Holiday Apartment - Porthcurno

Wolf RockWolf Rock Holiday Apartment Porthcurno, St. Levan, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 6JX Tel: 01823 480832    email  website

Wolf Rock situated on the far west Cornish coast , only 3 miles from Lands End, with views to the sea, set in a quiet valley only a few minutes walk from Porthcurno beach is an ideal destination for bird watchers throughout the year.

Near the far west Cornish coastal path it an ideal vantage point to see sea birds, migratory birds and rare birds like the Chough. Wolf Rock is a well equipped ground floor self catering apartment with all the comforts of home that sleeps 4 people. It features an open plan living space with a granite fireplace which is inset with a wood-burner and also storage heaters throughout. It is near the world famous Minack theatre and Telegraph museum. There is also a pub nearby.

There is parking for 2 cars directly outside.

 self-catering Hidden Valley Gardens - Fowey

Treesmill, Fowey, Cornwall, PL24 2TU Tel: 01208 873225    email  website

Hidden Valley GardensHidden Valley Gardens offers new self catering accommodation -the Garden Studio and the West Wing (both for two people) for weekly or short stays.

The comfortable 4 star accommodation rests in a 4 acre display garden. One of the "Top 20 UK best places to stay with gardens" (The Times, May 2012)

The intimate garden nestled in a secluded valley is also a favourite place for many birds, butterflies, bees and other wild life.

We are located in the Cornish countryside but near to both coast and moor thereby providing many bird watching opportunities nearby.

 self catering Dunlin - The Saltings

The Saltings, Lelant, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 3DL Tel: 01736 754242   email  website

DunlinDunlin offers an abundance of space and contemporary living with modern facilities throughout. Enjoy the large sheltered lawn and patio area with table and chairs at the rear for alfresco dining.

Watch the birdlife activity on Saltings Nature Reserve (as shown in the photo) from the decked terrace or soak up the various moods of the tidal estuary. A wonderfully placed family home within a short walk of Porthkidney beach which stretches, when the tide is out, right round to Carbis Bay beach.

 self catering Sycamores Caravan Hire - The Lizard

Sycamores Caravan Hire Mullion Holiday Park, The Lizard, Cornwall. TR12 7LJ Tel: 07974 568117   email  website

Sycamores CaravanOur clean and bright private caravans are situated in the exclusive owners' section of Mullion Holiday Park, which is an ideal base for bird watchers, walkers and nature lovers to explore Cornwall's breathtaking Lizard Peninsula, designated as an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'.

Each unit sleeps 4-6, is well equipped and very reasonably priced at between just £150 - £450 per week, whilst the many facilities on the holiday park include swimming pools, a restaurant, bar, nightly bingo and entertainment.

 self catering Calico Guest House - Overlooking Looe Island

Marine Drive Hannafore West Looe Cornwall PL13 2DH. Tel: 01503 262160   email  website

Calico Guest HouseCalico Boutique Accommodation offers Guests 7 en-suite bedrooms, furnished to a high standard, most with uninterrupted sea and Looe Island (St Georges Island) views. Looe Island is part of Looe Voluntary Marine Conservation Area (Looe MVMC). The Island and Waters surrounding it are a haven for wildlife.

The Nature Reserve is home to many nesting birds (find out more from the Cornwall Wildlife Trust). Organised (or just drop off at island) trips are available from the local harbour. For more details of the Nature Reserve - click here.

Darren and Kim invite you to view their website or call for more information.

 self catering The Old Milking Parlour - St Just

No Go By Hill, Nancherrow, St Just Cornwall. TR19 7PW Tel: 01789 740639   email  website

The Old Milking ParlourThis lovely converted milking parlour is very well located in Nancherrow, in the heart of the conservation valley of Kenidjack and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The property is conveniently positioned for walking in the beautiful Kenidjack Valley, enjoying nature, wildlife and bird watching, exploring the breathtaking South West Coastal Path of Cape Cornwall and surrounding areas such as Carn Gloose, the wonderful beaches of Sennen and further on, Porthcurno, with its turquoise sea and the renowned Minack Theatre.

 bed and breakfast Raftra Cottage - Penzance

St Levan, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6JZ Tel: 01736 871324    email  website

Cliffs near Raftra CottageWe are situated in one of Britain's birding "hot-spots" between Polgigga and Porthgwarra in the far west of Cornwall. Perfect for the autumn migration, we see true rarities year round and we're a short drive from Marazion and Hayle reserves. Easy access to flights and ferry for Scilly Isles.

We're down a farm track off a quiet country lane: we have one double room, with en-suite facilities and your own small private conservatory where breakfast is served.

Ample parking.

 self-catering Hidden Valley Gardens - Fowey

Treesmill, Fowey, Cornwall, PL24 2TU Tel: 01208 873225    email  website

Hidden Valley GardensHidden Valley Gardens offers new self catering accommodation -the Garden Studio and the West Wing (both for two people) for weekly or short stays.

The comfortable 4 star accommodation rests in a 4 acre display garden. One of the "Top 20 UK best places to stay with gardens" (The Times, May 2012)

The intimate garden nestled in a secluded valley is also a favourite place for many birds, butterflies, bees and other wild life.

We are located in the Cornish countryside but near to both coast and moor thereby providing many bird watching opportunities nearby.

 self-catering Peregrine Hall - Lostwithiel

Peregrine Hall, Lostwithiel, Cornwall PL22 0HT.
Tel/Fax: 01208 873461

Peregrine HallSelf catering cottages sleeping 2 - 6 people. Flexible booking, arrive / depart on any day. Short breaks available all year

Peregrine Hall is set in 10 acres of gardens and grounds with superb views over the Fowey Valley, Lostwithiel and Restormel Castle. Ideally located for exploring Cornwall.

Outdoor swimming pool (May - September), indoor leisure facilities comprising hot tub, sauna and games room (all year). Other facilities include BBQ, picnic area, off road parking and laundry.

For further information, including accommodation descriptions and photos, please view our website.

 self-catering Rose Cottages - Lansallos, Cornwall

Mr Mike Hooper, 8 Channel Park Avenue, Efford, Plymouth, Devon. PL3 6LQ Tel: 01752 260714  email  website

Rose CottagesFour beautiful holiday cottages in a stunning setting, near Looe and Polperro, East Cornwall.

Birdwatching at Looe River and woods (mud flats with wading birds).

Coastal walks for sea birds and a good area generally for bird watching.

One cheaper cottage for just two people. We also do weekend breaks .

 self-catering Trevarthian Holiday Homes - Marazion, Penzance

Trevarthian Holiday Homes, West End, Marazion, Penzance. TR17 0EG
Tel: 01736 710100   Fax: 01736 710111

Trevarthian Holiday HomesHigh quality Victorian cottages, maisonettes and apartments in the prime Mount's Bay location of Marazion. 50 yards from beach. Superb panoramic bay views of St Michael's Mount, Mousehole, Newlyn and Penzance. A selection of the finest self-catering accommodation available.

1-5 minute walk to safe sandy beach, children's playground, village pubs, restaurants, galleries, shops, bus-routes for Lands End, St Ives, Penzance. Large private car-park (free) and gardens. Special 2 night breaks from £100 per flat.

The RSPB Marazion Marsh Nature Reserve is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Protection Area (SPA) for its wildlife importance. Water Rails, Spotted Crakes, Reed, Sedge, Cetti's, Willow & Aquatic Warblers, Grey Herons, Mute Swans, House martins, Sand Martins, occasional Bitterns and large numbers of swallows are seen here. 500 plant, 500 insect & 250 bird species have been seen here in the freshwater reedbeds.

 self-catering Trelana - Penzance

Alexandria Place, Penzance Cornwall TR18 4NE Tel: 01736 331455  email  

B&B from £25 per night - Continental or Enlish breakfast near promenade by Penlee Park

Self Catering Flatlet - self contained ground floor sleeps two - own kitchen from £100 per week.

Cottage at St Just
Cape Cornwall Street - Newly renovated in stable block, sleeps 4. One double bedroom and one sofa bed. Cot and high chair available from £180 per week.

 self-catering Lower Penhallow Farm - Roseland

Lower Penhallow Farm, Ruanhighlanes, Truro, Cornwall TR2 5LS
Tel: 01872 501105
email    website

Penhallow FarmTwo self catering cottages (sleeping 4 and 8) on a working farm on the Roseland Peninsula. The cottages have modern equipment and wireless internet - please see our own website for full details and availability.

Pendower Beach is a 20 minute walk across the fields.

Local bird habitats include our own farm trail and pond, the south coast with sandy beaches and rocky cliffs, the muddy creeks of the River Fal, agricultural land and rough gorse and bracken areas along the coast.

 self-catering The Old Barn Boulevard - Newmill Penzance

Tel: 01736 367742 email    website

The Old Barn BosulvalA Character residence in pretty hamlet (AONB) with open views towards Mounts Bay.   

Ed & Donnette have created a relaxed environment and furnished the accommodation for your comfort. The house is decorated with their collection of mainly Cornish art.

Delicious food - that is locally grown is prepared/served with care. + Walking, Special Holidays -  full details on our website.  Convenient for Penzance, St. Ives, The Hayle Estuary RSPB, and  Marazion RSPB.

Contact Details: Donnette & Ed Bufton Laidback Trailblazers The Old Barn Bosulval  Newmill Penzance TR20 8XA
Tel: 44 (0) 1736 367742; Mob: 07802 335999 Fax: 44 (0) 7092 033725 email:;  visit:;

 self-catering Valley View - Mithian Downs

Valley View , Mithian Downs, Cornwall. TR5 0QH
Tel: 01872 554475

View from Valley ViewBeautifully appointed accommodation in quiet location with lovely views to the sea over Jericho valley. Terrific 17th Century pub within walking distance. Pretty valley walk to secluded beach.

Birds seen recently by guests include: Merlin, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Heron, Woodpecker, various species of Owls, Finches, Wagtails, Pipit etc. Nightingale heard but not seen.

Logs and coal provided. Pick up service from Newquay available. French spoken. Children and well behaved dogs welcome.

bed and breakfast Bosavern House - Penzance

Bosavern House, St Just in Penwith, Penzance, Cornwall
Tel/Fax: 01736 788301

Bosavern HouseA 17th century country house at the head of the Cot Valley, just 4 miles from Lands End. All bedrooms enjoy far reaching views over the local countryside and sea.

We are ideally located as a base for birdwatching in West Cornwall and keep our visitors informed, on a daily basis, of the special or unusual birds to look for in the area.

Home cooking, log fires and a warm welcome ensure the comfort and enjoyment of your stay.

 self-catering Coach House Cottage - Marazion, Penzance

4 Leys Lane, Marazion, Cornwall. TR17 0AG
Contact Address: Sunnyside, Westra, Dinas Powys, Vale of Glamorgan CF64 4HA Tel: 02920 513836 Mob: 07710 021736  Fax and Answerphone: 02920 514290

Coach House CottageEnjoy a holiday in our "Bolthole" in Marazion. Refurbished cottage, ideal for a restful holiday and a perfect base from which to visit Penzance, St Ives, Mousehole-etc.

Close to the beach and St Michael's Mount and an easy walk to the Marazion Marshes which is Cornwall's largest reedbed, with breeding Reed and Sedge warblers. Good for migrants and speciality is autumn Aquatic warbler (rare).

Restaurants, Pubs and Galleries close by.

Sleeps 4 Adults, 2 children with pleasant Patio garden.

 self-catering Tredethy Country House - Wadebridge

Helland Bridge, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL30 4QS
Tel: 01208 841262    Fax: 01208 841707

Tredethy Country HouseTredethy Country House is situated one mile from the peaceful historic hamlet of Helland Bridge, which stands midway between the Padstow Estuary and Bodmin Moor.

The area is one of outstanding natural beauty.

Tredethy offers luxury guest accommodation in a superb location.

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