Higher West End , Pentewan, St Austell, PL26 6BY Tel: 01726 843583
Historically, Thorncliffe, was owned by a Captain Hawkins, in the days when Pentewan was a busy and important harbour for local fishing boats and large cargo ships. It is said, he would lead his crew through the house, down the steps and into the secret, back way of the public house, for out of hours drinking! Although the steps still remain, today, our guests have to go the slightly longer way round, all of 25 staggering steps......
Pentewan is a small coastal village just 3 miles south of St Austell, and 2 miles from the popular resort of Mevagissey. The village overlooks Pentewan Bay, with its long, sandy beach, perfectly safe for swimming and all water activities. The small old harbour, lies between the village square and beach and is now home to families of resident ducks, swans and numerous sea birds.
The stunning coastal path, just minutes from Thorncliffe, is easily accessible from either end of the beach and offers a delightful walk to Mevagissey one way, or along the coast towards Charlestown, passing the popular beach of Porthpean the other......
The village has its own pub, restaurant, shops, garage and post office, as well as a delightful tea-room in the village square.
For those guests who rely on public transport, or, would just prefer to discover Cornwall by bus or train, Pentewan is well served by the local bus service, with a regular service to the neighbouring village of Mevagissey, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Austell, Eden and Fowey.
If you are inclined to be more energetic, Pentewan has its own cycle hire shop, situated on the National Cycle Networkl No 3 cycle path with off-road trails up to St Austell and around the China Clay Trails, north of St Austell.