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The Watch

(Ref. 985427)

Porthcurno, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • beach (5)
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  • clean (4)
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12 Customer Reviews

  • "What a beautiful apartment."

    Literally couldn’t fault a thing! Really clean, spacious, we all loved staying in The Watch. Already talking about when we are going to book to go back!

    Thanks for your lovely review, it's very much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed our apartment and hope to see you again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2023

  • "Bit surprised that there wasn't a plug for the bath so feel the listing needs to be updated to remove the bath from the description."

    We found the freezer to be very noisy, so needed to turn up the TV when we were watching it. WiFi didn't work very well in the lounge so if you need it, you may have to use it in the bedrooms. But apart from these relatively minor issues, we found the apartment to be very comfortable, light and much bigger than the photos give the impression of. Ideally situated for the Minack, beach and lots of walking. There were actually 2 parking spaces, not just the one as per description. Oh, and the pub has now closed down.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We’re sorry to hear the pub was not open during your stay. We had hoped it would reopen, but unfortunately this does not seem to be the case. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Erika3.8Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property and very welcoming and friendly owner."

    Really convenient location for the Minack Theatre, beach and costal path. We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it!

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Aug 2022

  • "Superb apartment and hosts."

    The little extras were a lovely touch and very well appreciated. So good we have booked again for June.

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Jan 2022

  • "We absolutely loved staying at the Watch."

    It was very homely, cosy and clean. Everything was there that you’d need and the owner is very attentive, should you need assistance. It’s in the perfect location . A very special place, both location and accommodation.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2021

  • "Absolutley Fabulous."

    I stay in many Sykes properties during the year and they are all fabulous. I have to say that The Watch @ Porthcurno is now my all time favourite. Such a beautiful apartment with a wonderful setting for Sea watching and Wildlife. Far bigger than it appears in the photographs....with everything you need for day to day requirements. Owners are friendly & helpful but non intrusive and are only a short distance away if needed. I went to sleep listening to the waves across the rocks and was woken by birdsong, in my opinion 100% iddylic.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2021

  • "The Watch was a wonderfully cosy holiday let."

    Perfect position in the valley with views to the sea. We enjoyed blustery coastal walks round to Porth Chapel and round the headland to Logans Rock...knowing we had a warm, comfortable welcome when we returned to The Watch. Kids and dog friendly, it was an awesome mini break enjoyed by the whole family. Thank you

    5.0Oct 2020

  • "The accommodation was excellent, clean and well thought out, it contained everything we needed."

    The position also excellent for the beach and quietness.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Oct 2020

  • "Great location, loved that we could walk to the beach."

    Very comfortable and clean. Perfect for our week away.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Jul 2020

  • "We both loved the Watch although for the summer season we both think that the outside area could be cleaned up somewhat as it does look shabby, & indeed that was also the opinion of some walkers up the path to the rear of the property as at the time they did not know that we were staying there."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2019

  • "This was a lovely place to stay."

    Unusually, it was bigger than the photos suggested. There were lovely touches such as a vase of roses and biscuits for our arrival, a pair of binoculars to admire the wonderful views and milk in the fridge. We were performing at the Minack for the week so the location was perfect. Just a note to those are a little taller than myself (5ft 4), there are sloping ceilings which resulted in a few banged heads. A very enjoyable stay indeed.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2019

  • "Location was perfect we could walk to the beach to the Minack Theatre and to a fantastic pub Logan's Rock."

    The coastal walks were exceptional.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0May 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan sitting, kitchen and dining area with electric fire.
  • Central heating (night storage) with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Small enclosed decked area with furniture and communal gardens
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • One well behaved dog only
  • Shop 3 miles
  • Cafe and beach 2-10 minute walk
  • Note: Situated on top floor, therefore not suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Access via steep staircase to entrance door
  • Note: Check in is after 4.30pm and check out is by 9.30am.

The property

This two bedroom apartment is located in The Old Hotel in The Valley at Porthcurno, only a five minute stroll from the beach, coastal path and Minack.

Equally perfect for couples or a small family, The Watch is a beautiful place to stay, refreshing and inviting, with quirky features to compliment your holiday experience.

Enter into the hallway where you will discover an open-plan sitting room graced with sea views, and a small balcony, which brings you closer to the enticing surroundings.

Inside, neutral colours create a soothing place to unwind, with slanted ceilings above, and an electric fire to bring warmth on those cooler evenings.

The cream sofas offer the perfect chance to relax, with a table for six situated by the kitchen, ideal for breakfast time or meals after the sun goes down.

The bedrooms match the light and neutral theme of the cottage wholeheartedly, each laced in whites and blues for an almost ocean feel, elevated by natural light from the window which welcomes the inspiring outside in.

Ample storage is available, and the bathroom benefits from both a bath and a shower for a quality finish.

Penzance, 9 miles, with its winding streets, shops, clubs, restaurants and harbour is a must, as it is the jumping-off point for day trips to the Scilly Isles.

The South West Coast Path passing through Penzance winds its way along the clifftops towards Land’s End.

On the way, stop off for a coffee and a rest at beautiful Lamorna Cove, explore the open air Minack Theatre and marvel at the cliffs.

A special retreat in a magnificent part of Cornwall.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Land’s End 4 miles; St. Just 9 miles; Penzance 9 miles; St Ives 17 miles.

The small village of Porthcurno is situated four miles from Land’s End on the south coast of West Cornwall. The village has a sandy beach, a café, a restaurant that’s open during the summer season and cliff-top and coastal walks. Porthcurno is also home to the Museum of Global Communications, where you can learn about the underwater cables that connected the village to various places around the world. To the west of Porthcurno is the famous Minack Theatre, which is a superb open air venue with 750 seats and boasts views across Porthcurno Bay to The Lizard. Close by is Land’s End, the most westerly point of mainland England offering something for all the family, and also within reach are lovely Cornish towns and villages, including the popular resorts of Penzance and St Ives. A delightful base for exploring this part of Cornwall.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas