The Canyack

Penzance, Cornwall

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Monday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 1
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 011092

About The Canyack

High on the slopes of the secluded Cot Valley, this old miner’s cottage is full of character.

Go back 150 years or so, and you’d find a Cornish miner living in this old stone cottage. After a careful and award-winning restoration, the cottage now hosts a beautiful holiday home with lots of character. Low-beamed ceilings, wood-panelled walls and a warming log-burner give The Canyack a real cosy atmosphere. It sits high on the slopes of the secluded Cot Valley, with ocean-views peeking through the tall pine trees.

You’ll be in the midst of the Tin Coast, a World Heritage site defined by Cornish mining history. A seven-mile stretch reveals remnants of the once thriving mining industry, including the iconic Crown Engine Houses that cling to the cliffs. If you’re a Poldark fan, you’ll feel as if you have stepped into a scene from the BBC series, as many of the scenes were filmed here. 

Further afield, the cottage is in an ideal situation for visitors to the far west of Cornwall. Located on the edge of the moors and close to the beautiful north coast, the cottage is just eight miles west of Penzance.

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer not available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ available


Not accessible

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  • Ground floor

    Hall, kitchen/diner, small parlour with solid-fuel stove, sitting room with access to outside decking area.

  • First floor

    Double bedroom, bathroom with shower over bath.

Notes for guests

Access: The access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos please those images in the main website page.

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: Free entry to Godolphin and Tregwainton Garden on production of booking details.

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.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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