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Lanyon Quoit

Madron

Map Ref. SW 430337

 

Lanyon Quoit

(Chambered Tomb. Neolithic.) A massive capstone, supported by three uprights covers this impressive tomb. The chamber was originally a rectangular box, with a long low platform at one end. There are the remains of side chambers (cists) at the other end . Believed to be the burial chamber of a long mound, Lanyon Quoit has many unusual features, it is possible that this site may have had a role as a mausoleum or cenotaph.

The location of Lanyon Quoit makes it one of the best-known Cornish quoits. Situated on the road from Madron to Morvah this is an easy site to visit - visible from the road. Lanyon Quiot collapsed during a storm in 1815 - damaging one of the upright stones. The local residents rebuilt the site in 1824 using the remaining three of the original four uprights. The resulting quoit is considerably lower than the original, which "until the 18th century it was possible to sit on horseback beneath it". William Borlase's Antiquities of Cornwall shows that in 1769 it was still possible to ride a horse underneath the capstone. The original structure is believed to have been erected 2500 BCE.

There are a number of other barrows close to Lanyon Quoit, with a longstone located about 90m (100 yards) to the north-west. At the south end of the mound surrounding the quoit, there are the remains of a number of stone burial boxes (cists). These may have been part of a single elongated mound with the quoit, or separate later additions to the site.

 

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The Wreck
St Ives

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The Wreck

Self Catering This is probably the best house in the best position in St Ives. Beautiful fishermans Cottage in the centre of the old quarter of St Ives. Built in the middle of the 19th Century on a cobbled street, one minute from the shopping centre, harbour, beaches, restaurants, Tate Art Gallery etc Sleeps 2 to 8 people
     Tel: 07843690530

Trewoofe and Piggywidden Holiday Cottages
Lamorna

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Trewoofe and Piggywidden Holiday Cottages

Self Catering A character 18th century barn conversion - 3 holiday cottages sleeping 2, 2 and 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. Weekly bookings or 3/4 days available on request
     Tel: 01736 732926

Keigwin Farmhouse
Morvah near St Just

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Keigwin Farmhouse

Bed & Breakfast + Self catering + Camping + glamping + shepherd hut Bed and Breakfast and Self-catering holidays 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.
Glamping in a Shepherds Hut and the Lotus Belle - a large green yurt/bell tent. All mod cons in the little barns a few paces from the field
     Tel: 01736 786 425

Casple Cottage
St Just

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Casple Cottage

Self Catering Casple Cottage is a traditional miners cottage -sleeping 4 people, which has been sensitively refurbished to preserve its original character with exposed beams and exposed granite walls.
     Tel: 01579 370608

Cringlers Barn
Zennor

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Cringlers Barn

Self catering Cringlers Barn is situated on a working Guernsey Dairy Farm in the idyllic village of Zennor. Zennor is located five miles west of St Ives. Buses run daily between the village of Zennor and St Ives. Sleeps 4
     Tel: 01736 794849

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

Dolphin Cottage
Lamorna, near Penzance

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Dolphin Cottage

Self catering Dolphin Cottage - A beautiful 300 year old holiday cottage in the far west of Cornwall near Lamorna Cove. The perfect spot for relaxing in the peace and stillness of nature or for exploring the magical Lands End peninsula. Sleeps 4
     Tel: 01736 811290

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

St Aubyn Estates Cottages
Porthgwarra, Lands End

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St Aubyn Estates Cottages

Self Catering Our six holiday cottages are clustered in and around the tiny fishing cove of Porthgwarra, just two miles short of Land's End. Porthgwarra, at the heart of St Aubyn Estates Cottages, is a perfect base for exploring the South West Coast Path and is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
     Tel: 0736 888515

The Blue House - St Ives
St Ives

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The Blue House - St Ives

Self Catering St Ives fishermans cottage, beautifully updated yet inclusive of original Cornish range in kitchen, sleeps four adults, all modern conveniences and separate parking space available in secure garage for 55.00 extra pw (parking spaces like gold dust in St Ives). Sleeps 4
     Tel: 07714 334 576

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

St Michaels Farmhouse
Ludgvan nr Marazion, Mounts Bay

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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

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