Banns Cottage

No Mans Land, St Buryan, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6EL

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  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Waterside stays

Why stay here ...

David and Sarah welcome you to Banns Cottage, a 2 acre smallholding in the far West of Cornwall. Our peaceful fields are level with no marked pitches, giving you a choice of where to camp and plenty of room to enjoy your stay. The feeling here is of wild camping, but with water taps and an Elsan point to provide the basics.

We are within a short stroll of St Buryan village where you will find a pub, shop, petrol station, and the farm shop is a 2 minute walk through the fields.

There is something for everyone to enjoy in this spectacular location from golden sands and crystal clear waters at Sennen Cove, to outdoor shows at the unique Minack theatre, high up on the cliffs above Porthcurno. The Coast Path is a walkers paradise, or to see it in a more leisurely way, take the Land’s End Coaster from the village, a spectacular open top bus ride with many stops including St Ives where there is an abundance of shops and galleries including Tate St Ives.

There are many National Trust places to visit including the UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Botallack, Levant and Cape Cornwall. This is mining ‘on the edge of the earth’ where tunnels stretch for miles underneath the sea. At Geevor (non-NT) you may well go on a tour with an ex-miner and hear first-hand what hard toil it was.

If sub-tropical gardens and islands with causeways are more your thing, then visit St Michael’s Mount which sits proudly in Mount’s Bay, and Trengwainton Garden bursting with exotic trees and shrubs. From the terrace you are rewarded with fabulous views across the bay.

PK Porthcurno (Telegraph Museum) is a good choice for a rainy day where you will be amazed to learn about the global communication links beneath your feet.

Alternatively, the town of Penzance is only 5 miles away with a good bus service running from St Buryan village so you can leave your wheels behind. Here you can relax and unwind at the Jubilee Pool, an art deco Grade II listed lido with a separate geothermal pool, heated to a balmy 30-25 degrees. There is a great café there too. Or stroll along historic Chapel Street with its independent shops and stop off for a pint in the two most famous pubs in Cornwall – The Admiral Benbow and the Turks Head.

No visit to Cornwall would be complete without fish and chips by the sea, as fresh as you like from the fishing port of Newlyn. Or enjoy them whilst watching the sun set on Sennen beach.

Banns Cottage is only 2.5 miles from Land’s End airport, gateway to the Isles of Scilly, an archipelago of jewel-like islands glistening in the Atlantic ocean, and England’s most Southerly and Westerly point.

It’s impossible to list all of the wonderful things to do from Banns Cottage, and we look forward to giving you a warm welcome to this special place.

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  • Dog walk from site
  • TV reception: good

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

Latest departure time: 12:00 PM

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Postcode:
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Lat 50.084692 / Lon -5.633046
OS field ref:
SW402268
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Penzance, St Just, St Ives
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Plymouth (50 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Penzance
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Lovely new CL close to Sennen Cove

Banns Cottage
We had a lovely stay at Banns Cottage. We made an impromptu booking to extend our stay in Cornwall and were so pleased to find this new CL in a prime location. 7 minutes drive from the wonderful white sand beach at Sennen Cove and the coast path at Lands End. Also close to other prime attractions such as St Michael's Mount, the Minnack Theatre, and St Ives. A really spacious site that even if full wouldn't feel crowded, there's more than enough room for 5 with a choice of 2 fields to pick from. We loved the natural feel to the site surrounded by hedgerows and that you could pitch anywhere, like a 'camping a la ferme' in France. We enjoyed watching the wild baby rabbits skipping about in the evening. Friendly helpful owners who offered a warm welcome. There's also a great farm shop just a bit further down the lane selling lovely homemade dinners, we recommend the lamb casserole. We wish David and Sarah lots of success with their new venture, and we wouldn't have changed a thing. We just hope that once word get's out about this great little site we can still get a space next time we are in the area.

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Motorhomer

Reviewed on 28/07/2021 18:22

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Sarah and David couldn’t have been more welcoming. A new enterprise for them which has been carefully thought through. Delightful site, very spacious and well maintained. Very peaceful, so much so that we slept with the van door open all night, enjoying the breeze on a hot night. Sadly we could only stay for one night but we will be back without a doubt.

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We were lucky enough to be the very first guests to Bann Cottage, in the very week they opened. Great communication and really welcoming during the stay. Both my wife and I are originally from the area, so know it well and the site perfectly central to all the good parts or far West Cornwall. The site is exceptionally spacious, and for 5 pitches, you will certainly have a lot of space to yourself. It’s the sort of site that we like, relaxed and just an ounce of remoteness. The night sky is incredibly dark, which I like for night photography By Cornwall standards, level cycling around most of the area.

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Reviewed on 18/07/2021 18:13

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