No Mans Land, St Buryan, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6ELView on map
Sunset at Banns Cottage
Tin Coast World Heritage Site
Jubilee Pool Penzance
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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- TR19 6EL
- Lat 50.084692 / Lon -5.633046
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- 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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