Is there anything to do there?
No 3 St Pirans Cottages is found at the heart of the idyllic south coast village of Perranuthnoe. The village has an historic church and across the road from the cottage is the Victoria Inn, an award winning village inn run by Raymond Blanc trained chef Stuart Eddy. As you walk down towards the sandy beach there are also 2 cafés offering a range of wonderful home made and locally made food: The Peppercorn Cafe is found in the charming Lynfield Yard Studios which is also home to the Cowhouse Gallery As you arrive at the beach you will find The Cabin where you can sit overlooking the beach as you enjoy your ice cream!
There are plenty of enjoyable walks from the village including the National Trust owned coastal footpath meanders along the cliff tops leading westward to St Michael’s Mount and Penzance and to the east to the spectacularly beautiful rugged coastline to Prussia Cove.
The beach itself is one of Cornwall’s most picturesque, with great expanses of golden sands with rock pools at each end.
Close to the village there is a farm shop offering a range of organic produce and a useful petrol station, shop and fish and chip shop at Rosudgeon, just down the road. Marazion is approximately 2 miles away and has several shops (including a pasty shop!), galleries, restaurants, cafes and pubs. Directly opposite is St Michael’s Mount, one of the most iconic attractions in Cornwall, walk across to the mount on the causeway at low tide and return on one of the little ferryboats if the tide comes in. Marazion has excellent sandy beaches and Mounts Bay is popular for sailing, windsurfing paddleboarding, kayaking and kite surfing. There's Cornwall Swimming Horses horse riding and cycle hire available as well as surf lessons...if you are looking for action you are in the right place.
As you drive west from Marazion you will find your supermarkets with Morrisons, Sainsburys and Tescos all having huge stores between Long Rock and Penzance.
Penzance is the largest town in West Cornwall and has a wide range of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, fish and chip shops and banks. It also has a busy port and is on the main Paddington railway line (London approximately 5½ hours).
Travel further west through the fishing port of Newlyn and the picturesque Mousehole along winding drystone wall sided roads past Lamorna Cove and Logan Rock to Porthcurno where there is a mesmeric beach with clear blue water overlooked by The Minack Theatre, cut from the cliff with the ocean as it's backdrop. Land's End and Cape Cornwall take you to your furthest west point.
From Lands End head along the north coast and enjoy the spectacular surf beaches including Sennen Cove, Carbis Bay, Gwithian, Portreath and Perranporth.
Travel East from the village and discover Prussia Cove, Praa Sands and Porthleven.
Poldark and Rosamunde Pilcher fans can explore the tin mines and stone houses from their favourite TV series.
As well as all this, in West Cornwall you are spoiled for choice of things to do. There are pubs, restaurants, golf courses, quad biking and go-karts, ancient Briton sites, The Helford and Fal estuaries, the Roseland Peninsula, Old Cornish towns like Helston and Redruth, a Seal Sanctuary at Gweek, animal parks, skittle alleys and the majestic city of Truro.
There is far, far more - explore and enjoy!