Chysauster Ancient Village - English Heritage in Cornwall
Chysauster Ancient Village - English Heritage - Penzance, Cornwall

English Heritage castles and monuments in CornwallChysauster Ancient Village - English Heritage - Penzance, CornwallChysauster Ancient Village
New Mill
Gulval
Penzance
Cornwall

Map Ref: SW 472350

Location: Located 3 miles North of Penzance

How to get there: B3311, 2.5 miles north west of Gulval. Rail: Penzance station. Bus: Western National.

Chysauster contains many of the hallmarks of the traditional Cornish village, right down to the street of neat stone cottages with terraced gardens. The remarkable thing is that the inhabitants lived here nearly 2000 years ago. Chycauster is an example of a courtyard village, consisting of a number of stone-built houses. Each house has a stone-paved courtyard surrounded by rooms and byres, the whole complex enclosed within a stone wall. Outside are the stone-walled fields belonging to the settlement.

This late Iron Age, village is believed to have been in use up until and during the Roman occupation. There are nine large oval houses, many of which are very well preserved. The plan is that of an open courtyard with a round living room opposite the entrance and a long narrow room along one side wall, but many houses at the site are built in pairs, with circular living rooms and smaller rooms off, which may have been used for storing food or keeping animals.

The main rooms feature a central flat stone socket hole, for a wooden post to support the thatched roof. At the site, you can see the remains of open hearths, stone basins for grinding grain and covered drains. Each of the houses at Chysauster feature terraced gardens.

The site also has a fogou (Cornish for cave), an underground passage. The fogou at Chysauster is in a derelict state and not as spectacular as the one that can be seen at Carn Euny.


Cornwall Online has 15 Character properties offering Accommodation in this area

Bosavern House
St.Just in Penwith, Lands end

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Bosavern House

Bed & Breakfast Discover the heart of Poldark country. A historic country guesthouse offering delicious cooked breakfasts, friendly service and comfortable accommodation. An ideal walking or touring centre. Relax in our gardens, walk the coastal footpath to an isolated sandy cove or explore West Cornwall. The choice is yours!
Bosavern House   Quality in Tourism / Visit England  4 stars Silver Award logo Tel: 01736-788301

Tredinney Farm - Holiday Cottages & B&B stays
St. Buryan

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Tredinney Farm - Holiday Cottages & B&B stays

Self Catering + Bed & Breakfast A delightful Holiday cottages, and B&B stays with character, on a traditional family-run farm, attractive gardens, ideal for beaches, sightseeing, walking, with wonderful views as guests saylisten to the silence Three B&B rooms and 2 Holiday cottages - sleeping 4 and 6
  CTB member,, Cartwheel  4 Star Tel: 01736 810 352

Keigwin Farmhouse
St Just , Lands End

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Keigwin Farmhouse

Bed & Breakfast + Self catering Bed and Breakfast, situated near the village of Morvah the Farmhouse is around 300 years old and is warm and comfortable with organic bedlinen, and a cosy parlour. The breakfasts are generous with organic produce from the farmhouse whenever possible. Bedrooms: 2 Double rooms + 1 single.

Self-catering holiday cottage in St Ives, sleeps 4 with sea views also available.
     Tel: 01736 786 425

Casple Cottage
St Just

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Casple Cottage

Self Catering Casple Cottage is a traditional miners cottage which has been sensitively refurbished to preserve its original character with exposed beams and exposed granite walls.
     Tel: 01579 370608

Tinker Taylor Cottage
Sennen

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Tinker Taylor Cottage

Self Catering Thatched self-catering beachside holiday cottage in Sennen Cove, Lands End; sleeping up to 12, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 10 metres from the beach, with breathtaking sea views and enclosed garden. Golden sandy beaches. 1 mile walk to Lands End.
     Tel: 07971675125

Seal Cottage
Sennen

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Seal Cottage

Self Catering Nestled by the sand dunes just 300 yards from the acclaimed and outstandingly stunning Blue Flag beach at Sennen, Seal Cottage is ideal for the adventurous escape that you have been looking for from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Sleeps 4
     Tel: 01934 713 498

The Stables at Castle Barn
Praa Sands

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The Stables at Castle Barn

Self catering Over 100 years old this converted barn offers comfortable accommodation with many original features. Formerly belonging to Lord Godolphin Estate bordering 600 year old Pengersick Castle. Bed Linen not provided - Sleeps 2
     Tel: 01736 762704

St Aubyn Estates
Porthgwarra, Lands End

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St Aubyn Estates

Self Catering Stylish properties in stunning coastal locations. 6 beautifully renovated houses, sleeping 2- 8 - some with panoramic sea views, others just yards from the beach at Porthgwarra Cove. Come and enjoy cliff walks, sandy coves, surfing and St Ives, as well as exploring the island castle of St Michaels Mount.
     Tel: 01736 888 515

Chegwidden Farm
Penzance

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Chegwidden Farm

Self Catering 17th century self-catering farmhouse accommodation on the Lands End peninsula. Secluded location and listed in the book of legends, the site can be traced back to 1324. Enjoy our hot tub spa set in a secluded walled area relax under the stars also enjoy one of the many holistic therapies on offer
  Quality in Tourism / Visit England  5 Stars Tel: 01736 810516

Nanquidno House
Near Sennen

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Nanquidno House

Self Catering A delightful 18th Century Cornish farmhouse, offering spacious accommodation for 6/7 adults. Located in secluded valley. 5 minutes walk down the valley footpath is the Coastal path to spectacular walks towards Landís End, Cape Cornwall. 5 minutes drive to the large sandy beach of Sennen Cove & the surfing beach of Gwenver.
     Tel: 07739714945

The Old Pilchard Works - B&B
Mousehole

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The Old Pilchard Works - B&B

Bed & Breakfast The Old Pilchard Works B&B offers Bed and breakfast stays, just yards from Mousehole Harbour. The B&B has two spacious En-suite double bedrooms - both are accessed by their own private entrance. B&B stays in a lovingly restored historic building - Mousehole's former pilchard processing factory.- situated in the centre of the picturesque fishing village of Mousehole, just a few metres walk to the harbour, beach, pubs, restaurants, shops and galleries. Two ensuite bedrooms sleeping 2 + 2
     Tel: 01736 732699

Caroline Cottage
Mousehole

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Caroline Cottage

Self catering A wonderful Holiday Cottage with Balcony over looking Mousehole harbour and Mounts Bay. Caroline Cottage sleeps 6 with annex sleeping 2 additional guests if needed. An Ideal Holiday cottage for breaks in MOUSEHOLE -one of the most beautiful and unspoilt fishing villages in England - most of our visitors fall completely in love with it, adults and children alike. Optional linen service. PARKING NEARBY sleeps 6 to 8
     Tel: 01865-727423

St Michaels Farmhouse
Ludgvan

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St Michaels Farmhouse

Self Catering Traditional Granite Farmhouse -situated between St Ives and Penzance, Sited on a hilly ridge overlooking the whole of Mount's Bay. Former Mine Captain's House close to Poldark Coutry. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with awesome countryside, coastal and sea views. Parking, Four Bedrooms and Superb sea views. Sleeps 2 to 8+ people
     Tel: 01736 741176

Rosemerryn Cottage
Lamorna

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Rosemerryn Cottage

Self Catering A delightful secluded cottage sleeping 4/6 set in 7 acres of private woodland. Only 1 mile from the beautiful Lamorna Cove. Lovely sandy beaches nearby. The ideal location for your holiday in west Cornwall slepps 4 to 6 people
Rosemerryn Cottage      Tel: 01736 810530

Trewoofe Self Catering
Lamorna

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Trewoofe Self Catering

Self Catering A character 18th century barn conversion sleeping 4 people in the beautiful Lamorna Valley. Trewoofe is conveniently situated for exploring West Cornwall and within easy reach of breathtaking coastal/country walks with stunning views and picturesque coves/beaches.
     Tel: 01736 810336

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