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The Canyack is a 19th-century miner's cottage, set high on the slopes of the secluded Cot Valley, a mile outside St Just. Its careful restoration, which retained its special historic character whilst providing comfortable and simply elegant accommodation, won an award for the Trust. An easy walk down the valley will take you to the fascinating cove of Porth Nanven with its vast rounded boulders and raised beach, from here you can walk along the coast path to Cape Cornwall to watch the sunset, past the ancient and enigmatic remains of Ballowall Barrow.
The cottage's layout
- Ground floor
- hall, kitchen/diner, small parlour with solid-fuel stove, sitting room with access to outside decking area.
- First floor
- double bedroom, bathroom with shower over bath.
Heating: Night storage heating and convector heating included.
Telephone: There is limited mobile phone reception.
Please Note: There is a steep 37 metre gravelled path from the parking area to the cottage. This is illuminated and lights can be operated from the parking area and the cottage.
Offers: Holiday Cottage guests have free entry to Levant Mine and Beam Engine and East Pool Mine.
Free entry to all National Trust car parks on The Lizard on production of booking details.
For any 3 night booking starting on a Thursday or 2 night starting on a Friday, guests can benefit from a late departure time on the Sunday of 6pm, at no extra charge.
Logs/ Charcoal: Unlimited supply of seasoned beech and ash logs from a local NT plantation for £20 per week, payable with booking.
BBQ provided on request. NT charcoal may be purchased at £5 per bag.
Local Suppliers: Guest discount offered to NT guests by Lizard Adventure www.lizardadventure.co.uk and Dan Joel Surf School www.danjoelsurf.com
Cycle hire service available. Cycles delivered and picked up again at the end of your holiday. Further information at www.porthlevencyclehire.co.uk
- Let starts
- Min stay
- Dogs allowed
- Yes, 1
- Cottage ref
- Acorn rating What's this?
- Dogs welcome
- Open fire / stove
- Beach nearby
- Pub nearby
- Coast nearby
- Remote location
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
- Double bed
- If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0844 335 1287
Things to see and do nearby
- South West England
The South West region is probably England's most well-known holiday hotspot, being home to some of the most famous seaside resorts. Pretty villages and harbours in Cornwall, many with sweeping sandy beaches, such as St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to name but a few, give way to sophisticated seaside resorts in Devon and Dorset which include Bournemouth, Torquay and Ilfracombe. The history of this region is unrivalled; Wiltshire's spectacular downland and the stone circles at Avebury and Stonehenge, through Hardy's Dorset, dramatic Dartmoor and gentler Exmoor, to the mining landscapes of Cornwall and West Devon, which are now recognised as being of international significance, having been awarded World Heritage Site status in 2006. The Trust protects 370 miles of the coastline in Devon and Cornwall and, wherever you are in the two far western counties, you're never more than 25 miles from the sea. As well as this peninsula, the Trust also cares for much of the countryside in Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset and a wide array of fascinating properties to visit and explore. Not surprisingly, perhaps, this area is also home to the widest selection of National Trust holiday cottages.
- West Cornwall
The far west of Cornwall has a unique atmosphere. The most southerly point in Britain, the Lizard, with its turbulent seas, treacherous reefs and towering cliffs, has an unusual quality which sets it apart from the rest of Cornwall. Yet, with its unique flora, tiny fishing villages and fascinating caves and coves, this quiet corner is ideal for the visitor who appreciates untamed natural beauty and many dramatic views. Land?s End Peninsula, also known as West Penwith, has equally magnificent cliffs and turbulent seas, but is very different in character to the Lizard. Here, granite moorland meets the sea: an ancient haunting landscape of small, rocky fields, isolated farms and hamlets and an extraordinary wealth of archaelogical remains. This tiny corner abounds in places to visit and the Trust manages or owns many of these including St Michael's Mount and the nearby Trengwainton Gardens, Levant Mine at St Just, the ancient house of Godolphin and Lizard Point. Aside from the wealth of National Trust properties other attractions include the famous seaside town of St. Ives, beloved of artists over the years and now the home of the Tate Gallery, the underground tour of Geevor Mine, St Just, Penzance, with its helicopter and boat links to Isles of Scilly, RSPB site at Marazion, the pretty harbour at Mousehole, Penlee Gallery in Newlyn - the list is endless! For the more energetic, outdoor activities abound with wonderful sandy beaches, watersports, walking, horse-ridnig, fishing, golf and cycling.
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place to visit
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- horse riding
- water sports
National Trust places to visit
- Levant Mine and Beam Engine
- Unique steam-powered Cornish beam engine in action
- Trengwainton Garden
- Sheltered garden with an abundance of exotic trees and shrubs
- St Michael's Mount
- Rocky island crowned by medieval church and castle, home to a living community
- Ancient and atmospheric house and garden set within an historic estate
- High cliffs and sheltered coves with sandy beaches
- Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool
- Wooded country around Cornwall's largest natural lake and dramatic coastal scenery
Comments from past visitors
- February 2014
- January 2014
Graham and Lesley
- May 2013
What it will cost
- VAT at the current rate
- Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
(not included in the price table above)
- A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
- Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0844 335 1287 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
- As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.