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Porthcurno near Land’s End, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful apartment."

    Everything you could need for a short break in such a beautiful part of the country. Beautifully furnished and equipped. All clean and well maintained. Comfy bed and sofa. Very dog friendly. Just a few minutes walk to the beach. We had a super week and can’t wait to come back.

    Thanks for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed our apartment and your time in Porthcurno with your pet. You are most welcome to come back and stay with us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great apartment everything catered for ."

    .amazing beach and view if you want just a relaxing beach holiday I would definitely recommend!!!! Down side long walk to nearest pub but amazing food ...just no signal on mobile phone if you are on o2 ..but cud be a good thing

    Reviewed by Ovidijus5.0Aug 2023

  • "Balcony wooden decking floor hasn’t been cleaned in years it’s covered in clumps of dog hair moss and general dirt."

    Plastic sides and rails are covered in cobwebs dirt and stains. Cutlery needs to be in another place as the drawer where it is currently stored is the wrong side of the worktop. Not able to store 4 pint milk container in fridge unless you remove broken salad drawer. Shower settings are difficult to get to a safe temperature. The reading light nearest the window goes out after a few minutes. All rugs need anti slip tape to prevent sliding accidents. Velux window extremely dirty and stiff to open. Toilet needed to be flushed twice to clean even small amount of toilet paper

    Thank you for your feedback, but as they say down these parts there's a crow in every hedge !! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.1Jul 2023

  • "Tater du is the perfect place to stay as a couple of you are looking to have some downtime from the busy world."

    We have no phone signal or wifi for the first day, but we bumped into the owner (who is lovely) and she sorted it out for us. We brought our little westie, I’d say if you were planning to bring a dog much bigger than a westie then Tater Du is most likely too small. The apartment was clean and cosy.

    Reviewed by Laura4.4Oct 2022

  • "Delightful apartment, there was everything we needed, the beach was only a short distance away, our little terrier loved the sea."

    We walked along the Clift paths in all directions plus footpaths inland. We visited church’s, small coves and coastal villages, pubs for evening meals and meals in the apartment of Tater Du, real self catering. We would highly recommend this apartment for a real Cornish holiday. No mobile reception, no problem, WiFi slow, no problem. Don’t come here expecting a pub , cafe and a nail bar next door because this is a place to forget about everything modern and just have an old fashioned holiday, well done to the owners and well done Porthcurno.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Sep 2022

  • "The location was good, but the property could do with improving, first thing we noticed was the dirty mouldy mop left at the side in a bag we obviously didn't use it because it was so dirty and there is no way I will be mopping the floor with something like that, the bathroom shower was also mouldy and the water pressure was horrible also the bathroom ceiling was full of mould, we pulled the bed out because I was feeling cramped between the wardrobes and all the back wall was full of mould and my boyfriend suffers with asthma, totally unacceptable."

    The skirting boards and plug sockets were all dusty and you was walking around with other people's hair stuck to your socks, when we had taken all the linen off the bed there was a stain on the mattress and the Internet was that bad you might aswel turn it off. We spent £750 to stay for the week and for that money I thought it would be more professionally cleaned to a higher standard. I have pictures but I can't post them on here.

    Reviewed by Danny2.8Jun 2022

  • "Hello just a line to say how much i enjoyed my stay."

    I did use tatur du as a base to explore Cornwall and it proved very successful. Thanks very much.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2022

  • "Our stay at Tater-du was amazing."

    The apartment was cosy , spotless and had all equipment and facilities we needed. Our hosts Sue and Steve were so welcoming and we fell in love with Porthcurno. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2021

  • "Although it is good that the apartment has a BT router, the 0."

    2 mbps it provides is almost unusable. It is also somewhat ironic as Porthcurno was once the centre of worldwide telegraphic communications.

    Thank you for your comments. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee the strength or speed of the WiFi at our properties. We hope this did not impact on your stay too much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very good value for money"

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Jul 2021

  • "Hi, we had a fabulous stay in Porthcurno."

    The area & scenic walks were stunning

    Reviewed by Sandra3.8Jun 2021

  • "It's quite remote with poor signal for phones an wi fi."

    The pub is closed and there isn't a shop so stock up before you arrive. There's a tesco and sainsburys in Penzance

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Jun 2021

  • "Thanks to Sue and Steve, our stay was wanting for nothing."

    It was clean and tidy and never a problem for our hosts to help if needed. The new bed was comfortable and the location devine next to the greatest beach in the world Porthcurno. The minack theatre mind blowing and the communication museum a must. Tater-du is s well kept secret. I’m definitely coming back... brilliant.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Oct 2020

  • "My complaint is not with Sykes, but with the quality of the accommodation."

    The apartment offers little more space than a caravan. The bed and couch are obviously very old and astonishingly uncomfortable. The shower is adequate, but the rest of the bathroom appliances are poor. The kitchen is serviceable, but no better. The free to air television package is very limited, certainly not a patch on Freeview. Why? Cheaper? Visitors should also be aware that mobile phone reception in the valley is almost non-existent.

    Thank you for taking the time to send us your comments. I am sorry you felt that the apartment was smaller than expected, we feel that the photographs show the layout and the property is marketed correctly in terms of space. The property is in a stunning location, tucked away in a valley in one of the most picturesque parts of Cornwall and thus mobile signal can be a problem. The property offers wifi. We take on board all feedback and as such the bed and sofa are being replaced this week. Once again, thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rob2.2Oct 2020

  • "A few small things we would like to mention."

    The accommodation is on a very busy road if you are aware of this it would be more helpful, the side of the bed next to the window is very lumpy and uncomfortable but a change of mattress would fix that and it is not possible to open the bedroom window very far as the blind stops this.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very comfortable, clean in an excellent location."

    It would have been even better if the apartment had the following items: Umbrella for the patio table on the balcony Small Pyrex dishes for use in the microwave Bath sheets (larger size) New bed mattress

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Aug 2020

  • "This is an ideal location very adequate facilities, and a very friendly pub on ..."

    This is an ideal location very adequate facilities, and a very friendly pub on your doorstep, we would definitely return to this property

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jul 2020

  • "The accommodation exceeded our expectations, great value for money."

    The fresh flowers and biscuits, a nice touch.Perhaps a more comfy settee ? But ok.A great location for the beach and The Minack Theatre.Would be looking to book again later in the year.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Jul 2020

  • "The flat was very well equipped for cooking."

    Given how tiny it is it feels spacious and is very comfortable. Very convenient for the beach and lovely coastal walks. Minack Theatre also within waling distance.

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Sep 2019

  • "Very surprised to find there was no visitors book."

    No oven gloves available so we bought some and left them behind. Could do with some standard sized drinking glasses otherwise well equipped property. Shower room very small but functional. Location ideal for walking down to Porthcurno beach. Pub nearby very welcoming staff.

    Reviewed by Lorna3.1Aug 2019

  • "The village is very nice and quiet."

    Your apartment very comfortable for two persons. Your apartment close to places what we chosen to see. We spent 5 nights here and we enjoyed our staying. We would like to go back in the future.

    Reviewed by Eva5.0May 2019

  • "Very nice to have a carton of milk in the fridge & some lovely roses, this attention to detail does make a difference."

    Out of interest the towel rail in the bathroom remains detached from its location on the wall, as it did last year, I fixed it myself last year & this year as best I could, but it really needs to be re-mounted properly in the wall. Also, there is no fridge light, I did look for a spare bulb in the kitchen drawers but could not find one, it would be nice if this could be remedied. I shall most probably rebook again for next year as we do like the apartment & the balcony looks so much better with a coat of paint & the glass infills.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Sep 2018

  • "We arrived at the property just to see the owner leaving having said they had just cleaned it."

    The place was dirty.the food hadn't been swept which I had to do.the post were dirty as was the soap dish in the bathroom was,there was grime on the shower fixings that held it to the wall and the bed was very uncomfortable,lumpy and needs replacing, the sofa too was well used too,no support.I spent 7 nights sleeping on the floor as it was the better option compared to the bed. The patio table was full of black dog hairs and hadn't even been wiped. This booking cost me almost a month's wages and was very,very disappointed.would not return again!

    Reviewed by Julie1.9Sep 2018

  • "Tater du is perfect for a complete break from reality."

    It offers wonderfully clean well presented accommodation with lots of extras ( the vase of fresh white roses and box of luxury biscuits were a really nice touch ). Porthcurno is the most beautiful cove we have been to in Cornwall and photos can easily be mistaken for somewhere abroad. Thank you for the wonderful memories. Anne & Bill Martin & Roxy the dog

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2018

  • "Loved it! Compact but had everything that we needed."

    Reviewed by Louise4.1Aug 2018

  • "Photo of the holiday let not very accurate road right next to it hardly room to get car clear of road when parked ."

    No shops for 10miles.stairs painted white gloss when wet slippery.rugs on tiles slip hazard.settee worn out .requires replacing...bed that uncomfortable we only stayed one night and came home very unhappy with it waste of money.

    Reviewed by James1.9Aug 2018

  • "Excellent in every aspect; everything was made so easy in terms of checkout and check-in."

    The facilities were great, we look forward to booking again!

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2018

  • "The flat was adequate as a base ."

    Very small . The two seater settee had seen better days and so had the bed . Both very uncomfortable. Dish washer wasn't working. Only one toilet roll .We didn't feel we'd got value for money especially as it was December.

    Reviewed by Sharon2.3Dec 2017

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  • All on one floor accessed by flight of stairs
  • 1 x double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with galley kitchen area and breakfast bar.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and slim-line dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview and DVD
  • WiFi
  • Power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars 10 meters from property
  • Decked balcony
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 3 miles.

The property

A delightful first floor apartment located in the lush valley leading to Porthcurno.

This modern apartment provides well-appointed accommodation for couple within a short walk from the stunning Porthcurno Beach.

All on one floor with an open plan living area incorporating a bright, well equipped galley kitchen with breakfast bar where you can rustle up a lazy breakfast or alfresco lunch.

There is a comfortable double bedroom with an en-suite shower room.

Open up the French windows that lead out to the decked balcony with table and chairs, with views towards the beach.

In the immediate vicinity if the beach doesn't captivate you all day, you can visit the unique Porthcurno Telegraph Museum to learn of the evolution of modern communication or walk up the hill to enjoy an open-air performance at the famous Minack Theatre.

Situated in the far west, you are only a short drive from Land’s End and the equally beautiful Sennen Cove.

Penzance is just 10 miles distant with a larger range of shops and eateries, along with the iconic St Michael’s Mount.

Perfectly located for a romantic beach retreat or a base to explore West Cornwall, Tater-du is an ideal spot for a break at any time.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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