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Cappy Cottage occupies a central position on the way down to Lamorna Cove, its feature oriel window having originally housed a lantern that served as a warning to passing boats long before lighthouses arrived. The cove, popular for diving, fishing, its cafe and shop, is a short downhill stroll, a sandy beach emerging towards low tide. The peace and beauty of Lamorna is best experienced on foot. Do the valley walk, experiencing the tranquillity and breathtaking scenery as you go, or walk to the Lamorna Pottery with its shop and cafe.

For more serious walkers, this cottage makes an ideal base from which to venture along the nearby South West Coast Path to Mousehole (cited by the Daily Telegraph as one of Britain's Ten Best Walks) or towards the Minack Theatre at Porthcurno, and to visit local Neolithic features such as the Merry Maidens Stone Circle - all within this special Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Local Attractions

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What To See And Do

Walk between Mousehole and Lamorna
Daily Telegraph UK Top 10 Walk: "Leaving here to walk southwards along the beautiful South West coast path sends you off with thoughts of a pleasant return when the walk is completed.
In all, the coast path runs through the West Country's finest scenery but this section, to Lamorna Cove and back, is as beautiful as anywhere on the route."
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Chygurno Gardens tel: 01736 732153
Indulge your sights and senses in this dramatic garden carved into the cliff edge teetering over the stunning Lamorna Cove.
From its staggering perch on the edge of the ocean, this waterside garden tiers down in steep steps and terraces to meet sheltered woodland. A striking range of vibrant species stands out against a rugged backdrop, and as well as the spectacular sea view, Chygurno also boasts a unique decked vantage point that puts you on eye level with the treetops.
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PK Porthcurno Museum of Global Communications TR19 6JX
Family friendly visitor centre and museum, home to the World's first long distance telegraph transmission
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Dorminack and Oliver Land
The former home of Derek and Jeannie Tangye is situated near Lamorna Cove in West Cornwall via the South West Coastal Path.Oliver Land - ‘A Place for Solitude’ A Nature Reserve managed by Trustees; Derek and Jeannie Tangye bought the 18 acres to preserve it in perpetuity for the natural flora and fauna as well as the wildlife that abide there.
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The Minack Theatre Porthcurno TR19 6JU
Famous open air theatre
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Penlee House Art Gallery and Museum Penzance TR18 4HE
An excewllent venue showcasing the history and culture of Cornwall. Orangerie Restaurant.
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