The Rest House

St Levan, Cornwall




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Fall in love with this utterly gorgeous bolthole for two – a Grade II listed studio barn in the village of St Levan just outside of Porthcurno

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Within 5km From Beach

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Woodburner / Open Fire

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Near Coast Path

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Coffee Machine

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Hair Dryer

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Beautifully restored and converted, Rest House forms an idyllic retreat in one of Cornwall’s most beautiful coastal locations and is perfect for couples seeking time away for relaxation, peace and quiet.

Small yet flawlessly proportioned, the property has everything you’ll need to feel completely comfortable during your stay. What makes Rest House really unique however is the quality of the building’s restoration, its tastefully styled interior, and the sense of space created outside by the walled courtyard garden where you’ll be able to eat or drink alfresco in the sunshine.

When the weather’s wet you can curl up with a good book on the sofa or cosy up next to the wood-burner which even has a small oven on top for you to warm fresh locally made pasties for lunch. The clean and contemporary bathroom with a its large walk-in shower is great for de-sanding in after the beach and if you feel like rustling up your own holiday fare the amply equipped bijou kitchen has all you’ll need for it. An inviting double bed completes the space and with its deep mattress and crisp bedding, you’ll be tempted to enjoy numerous long morning lie-ins before setting off to explore the nearby coast paths, beaches and historic sites of the area.

And speaking of beaches, a handful of Cornwall’s best lie on the doorstep. Famed for their white sands, beautiful boulder formations and water of a staggering shade of turquoise, Porthcurno and Pedn Vounder are an absolute must-visit, as is the lesser known but beautifully unspoilt beach of Nanjizal which can be found less than 1.5 miles from the barn. Close by too is the iconic Minack Theatre which perches on a cliff above the sea, and here you’ll be able to take in an open-air production, music concert or festival, depending on the theatre’s programming.

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This property borders an old graveyard
  • Things to know

    Check in time: 15:00
    Check out time: 11:00
    Security Deposit: We ask our guests for a £75 good housekeeping bond, which is pre-authorised against your card. This is in case there is any damage to the property during your stay. The money is simply reserved (held as a pending transaction) and then released afterwards if there is no damage or additional cleaning. This will be held on the card on file 7 days prior to your arrival.
    Pets: No pets allowed
    Type of heating: Central heating
    Linen & Towels: Bed linen is provided for your stay, however. Each guest will be supplied with one hand towel and one bath towel for their stay. (if your holiday is longer than 10 days, please contact the Luxury Coastal team to discuss a mid-stay linen change)
    Wi-Fi: This property offers free Wi-Fi for guests, however, we cannot guarantee the speed and connectivity. Therefore, if you are planning to work during your holiday, we recommend bringing a wifi dongle.
    Wood Burner: Wood for first fire provided
    Smoking: All of our properties are non-smoking and we ask that any party member who smokes, do so off the premises.
    Property surroundings: Guests with allergies need to be aware that there is a cat on the premises and other cats and dogs in the neighbourhood.

Room Information

  • Living
    To access the property, guests will need to walk down a path in front of the main house then through a side opening into the Rest House's private courtyard

    Living area
    Open plan with the kitchen, dining area and bedroom this area is furnished with a two-seater sofa and a wood burner. This has double glass doors opening out to the private, walled courtyard garden
  • Kitchen & Dining
    Open plan. The modern shaker-style kitchen has a built-in single electric fan-assisted oven, glass induction hob, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster and cafetiere, as well as a range of glass and cookware, utensils and cutlery

    Open plan and furnished with a contemporary dining table with two, upholstered dining chairs
  • Bedrooms
    Master Bedroom
    A freestanding bookcase between the kitchen and the bedroom zones the space which is furnished with a sumptuous double sized bed, bedside tables with lamps, a wall mounted flat screen Smart TV and wooden hanging rail for clothes. Here you’ll also find a fabulous wood-burning stove with a small oven in the top, starter pack for first fire is provided.
  • Bathrooms
    Shower room
    A beautiful contemporary bathroom with spacious walk-in cubicle and electric shower, pebble-shaped stone countertop wash basin, WC, bathroom cabinet, mirror and heated towel rail.
    Soap, shampoo and conditioner are also provided
  • Outside
    A stunning enclosed courtyard with original stone walling and gravel, the garden is the perfect place to enjoy peace and quiet or a glass of bubbly as the sun sets. It is furnished with a grey rattan dining set of a table and chairs, and there’s a parasol for shade when the sun is blazing on hot days.
  • Parking
    Parking for one car on the opposite side of the small road that runs in front of the barn

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Good Housekeeping Bond
We ask our guests for a £75 good housekeeping bond, which is pre-authorised against your card. This is in case there is any damage to the property during your stay. The money is simply reserved and then released afterwards if there is no claim. We will contact you nearer the time of your arrival to arrange this.

Guests with allergies need to be aware that there is a cat on the premises and other cats and dogs in the neighbourhood.

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Welcome to St Levan

The small village of St Levan which lies east of Sennen Cove is one of Cornwall’s pretties places. Surrounded by quaint hamlets, dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery, Porthcurno and the Minack Theatre are on its doorstep, as is the South West Coast Path and beaches like Pedn Vounder, Porthchapel and Porthgwarra.

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Great location for walks

We've stayed here before so knew what to expect from The Rest House. Great location for coastal walks from Porthgwarra, Treen, Mousehole etc. Compact accomodation but if your out and about this isn't an issue. I would add there was an issue with woodlice - the owner did acknowledge this and the seals on the door were being replaced but there were lots of them. TBH for me there are some issues people should be aware of - sounds petty but worthy of note. It is small and if the weather wasn't good you would be a bit cramped. It is also a bit light at night from the ceiling window and lights on radiators and smoke alarm. We had to take the batteries out of what must be the noisiest clock in the world and the fridge is very noisy and kicks in throughout the night. I only mention these because it is a great little place, with parking and a great base - but not somewhere if you are looking for a place where you might want to stay in and relax with a book all day etc

Jeremy, 06 Apr 2024

Hi Jeremy, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review regarding your stay at The Rest House. It’s always helpful to hear from guests who have stayed before. We agree that The Rest House is in the prime location for exploring the stunning coastal walks. Whilst the accommodation is compact it seems like this did not effect your stay as you were out most exploring! It is good to hear that the owner acknowledged the woodlice issue and was taking steps to address this. You rightly point out that if the weather isn’t favourable, the small space might feel a bit cramped. But hey, when the sun is shining, it’s all about the great outdoors! We appreciate the comments regarding the ceiling window and radiator lights. Ah, the noisy clock a common culprit! Removing the batteries was a smart move. As for the fridge, it seems to have a nocturnal personality. Best wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team

Chloe-The Luxury Coastal Team - 06 Apr 2024

The Rest House is Restful

We enjoyed our stay. Would not describe our accommodation as “luxury”. Damp was coming through on the external wall by the bed after rain and the outdoor furniture and outside area was a bit unkept. The house is well appointed and fitted out.

Chris, 04 Aug 2023

The perfect place to stay in Porthcurno

We love the area and have visited on many occasions. Our usual go to place wasn’t taking bookings anymore so we was looking for somewhere near to stay and the rest house was perfect for what we wanted. It is small and compact but that is what we like! The rest house has everything you need for a holiday, a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with a great shower, comfortable bed, a seated outdoor area and parking spot. What I think made the rest house stand out to other places Iv stayed was that you can tell the owner has spent money on it and hasn’t opted for all the cheaper options like most rental accommodations. Rashmir also brought us a bottle of fizz to congratulate us on our marriage as we had just got married the week before and was on our honey moon (if you can call it that with an 8 month old baby!) Would highly recommend the accommodation and will definitely stay again.

Bethany, 30 Jun 2023

Hi Bethany, thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are so pleased to hear you had a lovely stay and honeymoon and we will be sure to pass on your thanks to Rashmir as well. We look forward to welcoming you back again one day. Best wishes, the Luxury Coastal team.

Mary - 30 Jun 2023

A fantastic place to access some of cornwall best beaches

we booked The Rest House for our Honeymoon and we weren't disappointed. We had the most relaxing time with the property being in an ideal location to access some of cornwall's amazing beaches.Porthcurmo was only 2 miles away. The property has all you need for a base and is has everything you need for a holiday. even providing milk and tea bags to make that much needed cuppa after a long drive.The property has an enclosed walled courtyard which is an absolute sun trap ideal for those evening ciders. With so many great places to eat a short drive away we didn't even need to cook! conveniently at the end of the lane you can catch the Lands end coaster bus. definitely on our list for a revisit

Denise, 13 Jun 2023

Hello Denise, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. It is great to hear you enjoyed your honeymoon at one of our properties and found that the location was also ideal. We hope to see you return in the future. Best Wishes, Luxury Coastal.

Emily - Luxury Coastal - 13 Jun 2023

Damp & full of wood lice

Lovely project for the owners but you have to walk in front of their house to access the property! If you’re a smoker you can’t smoke anywhere near as the LPG top up is in the courtyard (no bar-bq then) damp and riddled with wood lice! Next to an abandoned graveyard! You can cook but in a huge microwave, very complicated as when I eventually worked out how to use it on oven mode there were no shelves but could use racks!! Left a day early! Totally mis-sold very disappointed! Not worth the money people. Who graded this??

Andy, 13 Feb 2023

Hi Andy, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and I am so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your recent stay. We always wish that our guests reach out to us during their stay with any concerns so that we might be able to rectify these as soon as possible but unfortunately as we didn't hear from you during your holiday we were not able to assist at the time. I will however reach out to you via email now if you wish to discuss this further. All of our properties are non smoking. This property in particular has a combination microwave oven with instructions in the guest information folder however we will review these to ensure the instructions are clear. Thank you for bringing the wood louse to our attention which we have passed on to the property owner so they can rectify this in the building alongside any damp concerns which I am sure you can appreciate is a common concern in granite buildings in Cornwall in the winter. Thank you again for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, without it we can not continue to improve and grow. Best wishes, Lois, Luxury Coastal

Lois - Luxury Coastal - 13 Feb 2023

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