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Elowen | Luxury Self-Catering Home | Porthcurno, Cornwall


Trethewey, Porthcurno, Cornwall, UK

Settled high on a hill amongst West Cornwall's patchwork fields, Elowen is a luxury self-catering home just a stroll from Porthcurno Beach and the Minack Theatre, Poldark country scattered all around. With an outdoor pool and hot tub looking through a wooded valley to the sea, here is a homestay close to Land's End where magic is guaranteed.



The journey to Porthcurno may be long, but as A roads give way to winding country lanes and towns merge to higgledy-piggledy villages, the excitement for a seaside holiday, seemingly at the ends of the earth, grows. For those who can't resist a scenic route, take a detour through Newlyn and Mousehole and then along the coastal road, where hedgerows tangled with honeysuckle and wild clematis sneak glimpses of the sparkling ocean before arriving at Elowen, a vision of white against Penwith’s green and pleasant hills.


Yellow for the sunshine gorse flowers which pepper the cliffs, pink for the heather which creeps between, blue for the ocean and white for the clouds which float through the skies; Elowen’s colour scheme mimics West Cornwall’s handsomely untamed landscape. Breeze from the open-plan kitchen-diner to the lounge (with separate snug, perfect for children) before heading upstairs to the bedrooms. When storms rush across the horizon come winter, take up residence on the master bedroom’s blush sofa, immersed in the force of nature from the comfort of the contemporary interiors.


The south-facing gardens were made with entertaining in mind, with two outdoor lounges, a fire pit, hot tub, large dining table and heated swimming pool (April - October). Down the road, Porthcurno Beach, with its white sand and inviting turquoise water begs for days spent paddling and making sandcastles, while the South West Coast Path traverses up and down cliffs in both directions, leading adventurers to secret coves that can only be reached by foot. For those in search of gastronomic delights, Mousehole, Newlyn and Penzance are just a short drive away.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 10 guests
    From £2,995 per week, £2,250 per short break
  • Alternative group optionUp to 6 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThere are four bedrooms on the first floor. One with king-size bed and two with zip-and-link beds, while up a small flight of stairs is the twin bedroom with en suite shower room. The master bedroom can be found on the second floor, with super king-size bed and en suite shower room. The family bathroom is on the first floor and includes an egg bath, shower and WC. There is a separate WC on the ground floor.
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  • FeaturesOutdoor heated swimming pool (April - October), hot tub, games room
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome, or three on prior request
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyBabies and children are very welcome. A cot and highchair are available.
  • PracticalitiesThere is parking for up to five cars on the private, gated drive. The kitchen includes two fan ovens, large induction hob, large fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave and Nespresso machine. There is a washing machine and tumble dryer in the garage. Due to the pool, please supervise children in the enclosed garden at all times.
  • Homestay includesLuxury hamper of local produce, Netflix, Sky, Now TV, pool towels, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi, a selection of board games, firewood, coal and kindling for the fire pit...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more
  • Private cateringSeeking a celebratory dinner or fully catered escape? Our recommended caterers will work with you to create personalised menus for your stay. Details are shared through our house book on confirming your booking.
  • RetreatsFrom foraging weekenders to crash courses in cold-water therapy, our bespoke retreats bridge the gap between luxury and back-to-nature philosophies. Create a hand-crafted stay that puts connectivity at the fore.
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The open plan kitchen diner with garden views
Gather together in the large kitchen-diner

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Blue-green sea, snow-white sand and towering cliffs; this stunning beach and its surrounding coastline would be just as comfortable on an Aegean island. No gyros or nightclubs here though; it´s all about fish and chips, blustery walks and wine over a show at the Minack.

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Getting there

  • On the Map Located in the hamlet of St Levan in West Cornwall, seven and a half miles from Penzance. 
  • By Car The property is just under a six hour drive from central London.
  • By Train The closest train station is Penzance, with regular lines to London Paddington, taking approximately five hours.
  • By Air Newquay Airport is approximately 50 miles from the property and has car hire available in advance. For those arriving by helicopter, Land's End Airport is just five miles away.

From the owner

“As soon as we walked into Elowen and looked out of the window, we fell in love.”

From the owner

Sitting on the sofa in the master bedroom, we love to take in the views across this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The valley which draws your eyes down to the sea changes colours with the seasons and stuns no matter the weather.

For us, the location is perfect. Elowen has the benefit of being mere minutes away from Porthcurno and Sennen beaches, and not much further to Newlyn and Mousehole's popular restaurants and galleries. However, tucked away in a quiet hamlet, once you step inside the house there is a real feeling of escape and seclusion.

We always wanted to find somewhere we could enjoy with family and friends; Elowen gives us the space we need for everyone to come together, with plenty of cosy bedrooms, entertaining spaces and places to relax.

The Goad Family

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Porthcurno with an insider’s perspective.

Jubilee Pool, Penzance

To Do

Jubilee Pool, Penzance

This art deco lido residing at the harbour side of the Penzance promenade is a great day out for families and flaunts an excellent poolside café to boot. For a relaxing soak in the UK´s first salt-water geothermal pool, book tickets in advance.

Isles of Scilly

To See

Isles of Scilly

Take a day trip to the Isles of Scilly by hopping on a plane from Land´s End Airport, helicopter or Scillonian from Penzance. Once over the sea, wander St Mary´s or hop on a boat to one of the smaller islands; Tresco and its Abbey Gardens being a popular spot.

45 Queen Street, Penzance

To Eat

45 Queen Street, Penzance

Tucked into a courtyard off this market town´s main thoroughfare, Bar 45´s sliding warehouse door is reminiscent of 1920s speakeasies. Specialising in their own Rose Tincture gin, pull up a pew, order a cocktail and choose a selection of snacks from their delightful deli menu.

Minack Theatre

To Do

Minack Theatre

Show or no show, a visit to the world-famous Minack Theatre just down the road comes most recommended. Book ahead if you´d like to see a performance and do as the locals do and arrive early with a picnic; you´ll notice candelabras, lobsters and Champagne sipped from paper cups!

Unique extras

From private chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and adrenalin-fuelled retreats, once you’ve booked your stay we’ll introduce you to our owner-recommended suppliers to create a truly bespoke, memorable escape.


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