The majestic vista from Cape View of giant Atlantic rollers crashing onto the Brisons and two rock islands about a mile out to sea can be totally hypnotic. Gaze past the spray and in the distance are the Scilly Islands, some 28 miles off Lands End. At night Wolf Rock Lighthouse and the loom of Bishops Rock, off the Scillies, reassure mariners of their course.Cape View has the most dramatic section of the South West coastal path on its doorstep and is an ideal location for some wild dog walks. It is an easy drive to the ancient town of Penzance, the artists' favourite of St. Ives, spiritual St. Michael's Mount or of course the wealth of beautiful sandy beaches, coves and headlands. Inside, the apartment is well equipped. It has an open plan kitchen, lounge and diner tastefully decorated to a high standard and with modern kitchen appliances. The bathroom has a powerful shower over and has all been recently decorated. There is a double (4'6") bedroom and a separate single bedroom. Cape Cornwall Golf Club is 50m away and with this are excellent bar and dining facilities.
First Floor: Steps lead up to the front door and gives access to a hallway with doors to a single bedroom, a double bedroom and an excellent bathroom with shower over, w/c and basin. A further door leads to an open plan kitchen, living and dining room.
Exterior: The apartment has a small grass area in front of the property with bench seating in front of the magnificent vista, there is also a more secluded and partially decked area with table and chairs and access to a BBQ.
Facilities & Services
Heating is via night storage heaters and on demand panel heaters. The kitchen has a range of modern equipment. There is an electric oven and hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge with ice box, and dishwasher. The sitting area has a flatscreen digital TV & DVD player. There is a washing machine, tumble drier, iron & ironing board in a separate communal utility area for use by any of the guests at Nanpean Barn. You may also borrow any of the board games, boogie boards or a surf board.
Electricity, heating, bed linen & towels are all included but you will need to provide your own beach towels. There is parking available for up to 1 car in a dedicated parking space (labelled No.10) there is also a communal visitor parking space. We regret that there is no smoking allowed but well behaved dogs are permitted at a small additional cost of £25 per dog / per week.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Saturday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£100 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Cape Cornwall, England's only Cape, rears 229 feet out of the Atlantic and offers spectacular views over the Western Approaches and Land's End. The Cape was aquired by the National Trust in 1987 to protect the area and its rare flora and fauna. Ornithologists can spot Cornish choughs, peregrine falcons, sparrow hawks and many other sea birds. Sheltered Priest's Cove with its rocky beach and sea pool, is within 5 minutes walking distance and is still used by local fishermen. The Cape was originally believed to be the Western most point of the mainland but usurped when accurate cartography proved this was in fact Lands End, a mere 4 miles South (and very slightly West!)
There are many beautiful valleys leading to other coves and beaches in the area, all of which are accessible from the nearby Coastal path.
Cape Cornwall tin mine was operated intermittently between 1838 and 1883 after which time it was closed, the 1864 chimney from the mine has been left as a navigational marker for shipping traffic and stands tall on the top of the Cape.
The surrounding National Trust farm land has been converted into an 18 hole golf course with leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool (although this is currently being renovated!). There is also a bar and dining room open to non-members. Weekly membership of the Golf and Leisure Club is available for visitors. Both Sennen Cove, with its long sandy surfing beach, and Land's End are within easy reach. St. Ives and the Tate Gallery are a short drive along the coast road through some of Cornwall's best moorland and Heritage tin mining areas. Local shopping facilities are about a mile away at St. Just and the larger resorts of St. Ives and Penzance are within easy driving distance along with many attractions including St Michael’s Mount and The Eden Project
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