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Way down West where the giant rhubarb grows is an elegant family home named The Art House. The Scandi-inspired interiors at this Art Deco home are a celebration of style with a fusion of geometric prints and original mid-century design features. Temptingly close to the coast and world-renowned Minack Theatre in Porthcurno, this luxury self-catering home near Treen offers the warmest of Cornish welcomes.

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This charming colonial abode was built during the roaring twenties by acclaimed Cornish artist J W Matthewman whose old art studio still remains in the gardens. Whether staying for a summer holiday by the coast or long overdue familial gathering, this luxury self-catering family home near Porthcurno will make you yearn to stay forever. Explore West Cornwall with its salty, sea-blown charm which feels altogether more authentic than many of Cornwall's polished-up ports; the working harbours and small fishing hamlets still feel very real and slightly ramshackle.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Climb the original crooked staircase to the first floor where the luxurious double and twin bedrooms sit side-by-side. The ground floor is home to the king-size master bedroom (complete with en suite shower room) and cute bunk room which children will adore. There is a bathroom and a shower room on the ground floor, as well as an en suite adjoining the master ground floor bedroom. From the first floor gaze out across to the woodland beyond where the golden sea of daffodils in spring will be rivalled only by the sight of bunny rabbits nibbling the fallen apples in summer.  


The lush sub-tropical gardens are set within a wooded valley with magical views across Penberth stream, which trickles down to the ocean at nearby Penberth Cove. Little ones will enjoy bouncing up an appetite on the trampoline before reluctantly being called inside for a hearty family supper. When the orchards are plentiful, spend the afternoon picking the juiciest apples before filling the house with ambrosial aromas of freshly baked crumble (served warm with a big dollop of Cornish clotted cream of course).    

For Relaxation

Think starlit walks, lively cricket matches on the beach and halcyon summer days spent playing hide and seek among the apple trees in the garden. With an old fashioned 16th century inn just a two minute walk away, and golden beaches just a ten minute clamber down the cliffpath, this luxury self-catering home near Land's End will delight family members of all ages. 


There is parking for up to three cars on the driveway. This luxury home is well equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, gas hob, electric oven, underfloor heating, heated towel rails, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge and separate freezer.    


  • SleepsUp to 8 guests
  • Alternative Group OptionUp to 4 guests
  • Your Home Stay IncludesDigital Property GuideA Unique Boutique welcome hamper and more...
  • Personally VisitedYes
  • BedroomsDoubles: One double (first floor) and one king-size bedroom (ground floor)Twins: One twin bedroom (first floor), one bedroom with bunk beds (ground floor)
  • BathroomsOne bathroom with hand held shower, one shower room and an en suite shower room (all on the ground floor)
  • FamilyChildren: Yes, children are very welcomeCots: One cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQYes, a charcoal BBQ is provided
  • PetsOne large or two small dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £50.00 for the first 3 nights plus £10.00 for each subsequent night
  • Mod ConsDVD player, Smart TV with FreeSat, underfloor heatingInternet & Communications:Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: Arrival is at 4pmDeparture Time: Departure is at 10am
  • Other InformationProperty Terms and ConditionsFrequently Asked QuestionsRecommend to a friend

Style: With a fresh take on mid-century chic, The Art House is light and bright with notable design choices throughout. Original features are complemented by carefully-chosen hues, whilst monochromatic geometry adds verve.

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Our Take

Property Consultant Samantha says

I loved the rainbow of blooming hydrangeas and spectacular rhododendrons which, when coupled with the National Trust land which surrounds The Art House, makes you really feel as though you are miles from anywhere. A peaceful haven reminiscent of yesteryear.

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Unique Extras

Added extras to enhance your self-catering holiday... from fresh picnics to afternoon teas, seasonal wine selections to tried and tested caterers and more

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The winding country lanes in this corner of Cornwall are dotted with farms selling eggs, potatoes, cider and cheese from the farm gate, and it doesn't get much fresher than that. Here at The Art House, lively family suppers enjoyed in the spacious open plan kitchen dining room will create cherished memories to last long after your holiday ends.  

In-House Catering

If you'd rather spend your self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost).

Eating Out

If you love fresh fish then West Cornwall is the place to come. With renowned Newlyn fish market just a short drive away, look forward to enjoying the freshest catch of the day. Nearby The Tolcarne Inn is a firm favourite for top quality locally-caught seafood, whilst the friendly local taverns dotted about the local harbour towns in this corner of Cornwall always provide a warm welcome.  

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.

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