There's also secure storage for those wanting to bring bikes or surfboards. Perranporth, a beautiful Cornish coastal town, lies in the heart of Poldark Country, the setting for the novels of Winston Graham who lived in Perranporth in the 1930s.

You are deep in 'Poldark country' here, and Perranporth was home to the author when he wrote the first of the novels that have been turned into such a worldwide TV success. Perranporth offers plenty of traditional pubs and shops, plus a classic bucket-and-spade beach that is lifeguarded in summer, overlooked by craggy rocks and a wonderful coastal path.

A hundred and fifty years ago, like so many other Cornish coastal settlements a tin mining area with a seining station, worked by the miners in summer, harvesting the then considerable shoals of herring and pilchard.

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The sitting room, with a wonderful open fire and comfy seating, is a splendid room for all the family to sit around together after a day on the beach or walking along the stunning coastal path.

Continue through into the well-equipped kitchen complete with AGA and dining area, again with ample space for one and all.

Hire a wet suit, take Surfing lessons, wander the main street's shops, beach goods galore.

Walking along the wide expanse of beach in Perran Bay north towards Penhale Point you may notice adits, horizontal tunnels driven into the cliffs, to drain the water from the nearby tin mines, such as Wheal Vhow.

Just a short walk from one of Cornwall's finest beaches, this extremely spacious ground floor apartment in Perranporth, formerly part of a mine captain’s house dating from 1898, offers ideal accommodation for a large family or those wanting the luxury of extra space.

As you arrive, from the outside you will have no idea what awaits you the moment you enter, so deceiving is this delightful apartment.His Oratory is buried within the sand dunes, the remains excavated in 2005.Should you intend to take a rewarding walk intending to see it, very difficult indeed to find.The huer would then indicate the location of the shoal to the waiting boats by flags.Such massing of fish are long gone, now the resort is a popular Cornwall holiday destination.Droskyn Point, on a sunny day, is a nice place to sit and watch the body boarders enjoy the waves. The wide sweep of Perrans Bay, with it's miles of golden sands is reputed to be the landing place of St Piran, the patron saint of Cornish Tinners.