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The Canyack is a 19th-century miner's cottage, set high on the slopes of the secluded Cot Valley, a mile outside St Just. Its careful restoration, which retained its special historic character whilst providing comfortable and simply elegant accommodation, won an award for the National Trust.
An easy walk down the valley will take you to the fascinating cove of Porth Nanven with its vast rounded boulders and raised beach, from here you can walk along the coast path to Cape Cornwall to watch the sunset, past the ancient and enigmatic remains of Ballowall Barrow.
If you would like to go on holiday and explore this part of the country you can find out more about our other West Cornwall holiday cottages here.
Heating: Rointe digital electric heating system.
Parking: There is parking just off the lane, on the edge of the property, below the slope up to the cottage.
Garden: Private, Unenclosed garden with lovely views and a picnic table.
Telephone: There is limited mobile phone reception.
Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.
Offers: Holiday Cottage guests have free entry to Levant Mine and Beam Engine and East Pool Mine.
Free entry to all National Trust car parks on The Lizard on production of booking details.
Logs - Supply of seasoned beech and ash logs from a local National Trust plantation available: £5 for one night, £10 for two, £15 for three or £20 for an unlimited supply for the duration of your stay.
Barbeque – provided on request.
Please Note: There is a steep 37 metre gravelled path from the parking area to the cottage. This is illuminated and lights can be operated from the parking area and the cottage.
Cornwall may be steeped in Celtic history yet it also offers the uncomplicated joy of a day spent by the sea. From the picture-box charms of the villages and towns of St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to the raw natural beauty of the coast, one trip to this part of the world is often just the start of many more. Remember to pack some good walking boots and you will be set for life!