St. Just

A stone’s throw from Land’s End, St Just holiday cottages offer a distinctively Cornish experience. This traditional community lies to the far west of Cornwall, on the rugged Penwith Heritage Coast. Wander into the town centre from your holiday cottage in St Just and you’ll discover a peaceful community which time seems to have forgotten. Next door to the graceful 14th century church, the King’s Arm is an atmospheric pub with which serves a range of delicious dishes, prepared with fresh fish from Newlyn and meat from the local community farm. The captivating light found at the end of the Cornish peninsula has inspired many artists, and the town’s galleries, which include the Great Atlantic Mapworks, Navigator Contemporary Arts and Nancherrow Studio, feature beautiful landscapes by local painters.


This luxury Cornish seaside cottage spoils guests with its sublime blend of old-world charm and contemporary chic. The three-bedroom converted barn boasts boutique standard finishes, an alfresco dining area, hot tub, open fire, modern fittings and stunning views of St Just and the Cornish coast.

Follow the Southwest Coast Path in either direction from St Just and you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views across the Atlantic. As you ramble over windswept clifftops, dotted with disused engine houses, look out for seals, dolphins and basking sharks. On the third Saturday of July, St Just comes alive with arts and music for the famous Lafrowda Festival. In the heart of the town, Plen an Gwarry is an ancient open-air venue which still hosts a variety of events.

St Just self-catering holidays would be incomplete without a visit to hump-backed Cape Cornwall, which looms 229 feet above sea level, with breathtaking views of the Western Approaches. The cape is home to a 138-year-old chimney stack, while offshore, a treacherous offshore reef known as the Brisons has caused many shipwrecks over the centuries. The coastline around St Just is enchanting, with ancient standing stones, old tin mines and lighthouses, such as Pendine. Further west, remote Sennen Cove is a popular surf spot close to Land’s End, England’s most westerly point. A short drive east of your holiday cottage in St Just, St Ives is a thriving town with art galleries, renowned restaurants and fishing boats bobbing in the harbour.