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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 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.
Telephone: There is limited mobile phone reception.
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.
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.
For any 3 night booking starting on a Thursday or 2 night starting on a Friday, guests can benefit from a late departure time on the Sunday of 6pm, at no extra charge.
Logs/ Charcoal: Unlimited supply of seasoned beech and ash logs from a local NT plantation for £20 per week, payable with booking.
BBQ provided on request. NT charcoal may be purchased at £5 per bag.
Local Suppliers: Guest discount offered to NT guests by Lizard Adventure www.lizardadventure.co.uk and Dan Joel Surf School www.danjoelsurf.com
Cycle hire service available. Cycles delivered and picked up again at the end of your holiday. Further information at www.porthlevencyclehire.co.uk
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 youâ€™ll be set for life!