W. Oliver Allen & Sons
Self Catering Holiday Accommodation in Porthleven Cornwall

01326 562222  www.porth-leven.co.uk
Loe Bar Road, Porthleven, Cornwall. TR13 9EN

West Cornwall
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helston boating lakeHelston boating lake and amenity park
penzance promanadePenzance and the seafront promenade.
praa sands beachNearby Praa Sands. An Ideal beach for surfing and bodyboarding
falmouth docks and castle driveFalmouth and overlooking the docks on the Castle Drive. Not be missed,
lizard point and ligthhouseLizard Point from the south west coast path.
Helfordtucked away Helford village.
botallack tin mine, west cornwallMining heritage not far from Lands End at Botallack
trengwainton garden penznaceTrengwainton Garden near to Penzance.
glendurgan gardenGlendurgan Gardens famous maze. Near Falmouth
Explore the Cornish Mining World Heritage
Exploring West Cornwall

Towns: We are ideally positioned as a base to explore this area of Cornwall. It is easy access to the main roads and Helston our nearest town is only 2 miles for larger supermarkets and shops. It does have a small cinema and a very interesting local museum (free entry). Also a small sports centre with swimming pool.  Annually on May 8th all stop for the Helston Flora Day. Further away is Truro (18miles) our county town with cathedral, Penzance (10miles) gateway to the Lands End peninsula and Falmouth (10miles) a port/dock town and yachting haven. Each town has their own characteristics and history.

We are not too far either from many of the other small harbour villages and worth a look are: Mullion Cove, Cadgwith and Coverack. Perhaps as part of a walk or drive. All on the Lizard peninsula. To the west just past Penzance are Newlyn and Mousehole.

Visitor Attractions: We are within 10 miles of some of the county’s top visitor attractions, which include: Gweek Seal Sanctuary, Flambards Theme Park, Birds of Paradise and St. Michaels Mount. The Lizard Point and village are well worth a look over their more publicised twin Lands End. Falmouth has the National Maritime Museum. And the Ships and Castles Leisure Centre, with swimming pool including water flume and river ride.

In Cornwall you cannot also fail to miss the old granite engine houses of the tin and copper mines. In fact there are ten areas that are of UNESCO World Heritage status here. Click on the widget to the left to find out more mines to visit, walks, cycle trails, local geology and more. Our local area, Tregonning is in red and adjacent to Helston on the map. This includes the Trewavas engine houses you can see from the village and pictured left from the sea.

Gardens: The local gardens and estates are good throughout the year and especially in May and June. These include Godolphin (NT), Trebah, Glendurgan (NT), Trengwainton (NT), Trelissick (NT). All within 30minutes drive. About 1hr away is the Eden Project and Heligan Gardens. There is a free Cornish Gardens guide/pamphlet/map with all the main gardens and their opening times. And free NGS leaflets on the Cornish gardens that are open and when.

Beaches: There is also a selection of beaches close by and served by amenities in season. To the east Church Cove, Poldhu Cove and Kynance Cove. To the west Praa Sands and Perranuthnoe.
Further away on the north coast- Sennen Cove, Gwithian, Portreath and Perranporth. All are great for surfing and bodyboarding throughout the year. The sea temperature peaks in early September for warmth and though it seems strange it is likely to be warmer in November than May. Where it has been cooling over the winter and yet to warm up again.