the piggery, escalls
"Beautiful apartment exactly as described. Stylish and spotless. Would 100% love to come again!"
Sophie. S - April 2019
AT A GLANCE
From £270.00 for a short break
* Walking distance to a stunning beach
*Close to Sennen Cove
* Sleeps 2
* Dog friendly
* Private parking
"Great stay, great location and great value for money...a fantastic property!"
Joel. H - July 2021
"The Piggery, Escalls"
The Piggery at Escalls is a gorgeous detached conversion of an old farm building designed with incredible style and attention to detail.
The epitome of the saying “all good things come in small packages” The Piggery ticks so many boxes and this lovely little retreat is the ideal spot for an escape to the far west. There is a parking space right outside and from the front door it’s only a ten-minute walk down to one of our finest local beaches at Gwenver. Through the garden gate you are led to a private courtyard, a perfect spot for a sundowner after a day’s surfing or a morning coffee planning the day’s outings.
Entering The Piggery through the French doors you come into the open plan living area which is flooded with light and has everything you need for a perfect base from which to enjoy your Cornish break. The cleverly thought out space has an area to eat, an open plan kitchenette and a comfy sofa to relax on in front of the cutest little wood burner. Through to the bedroom and there is a king size bed and a further door through to the luxury en suite shower room.
Escalls is a small hamlet situated five minutes from Sennen Cove which was recently featured in the Times “top five beaches in the UK”. It’s a special location set above the coastal path and you can walk to Gwenver, known locally as one of the best surfing spots in the county. If you are looking for a break to unwind, walking down to the beach to watch the breakers roll in, is a sure antidote on this unspoilt stretch of coast.
From the front door you cut down the farm track, known locally as the 'Fairy Lanes', which in a few minutes, leads to the top of the cliffs between Sennen and Gwenver beaches. It’s an amazing viewing spot high above the Atlantic and from here the unmarked paths lead down to the coastal path and beach. For shopping the local market town of St Just is under 10 minutes away and is a UNESCO world heritage site due to its rich mining history. Here you will find an array of great local shops: a deli, a butcher, four pubs and a small local supermarket for your everyday needs. Surrounding Escalls are the most spectacular stretches of coastline and fantastic moorland walks from the doorstep. Further afield in the wider West Cornwall the popular towns of Penzance, St Ives, Marazion and Mousehole are all an easy drive away.
This characterful and stylish space has a bijou living area with a comfy two seater sofa in front of a wood burning stove and to the side a wall mounted flat screen TV.
COOKING & EATING
The built in kitchen is more like a kitchenette but has everything you need to cook a meal with a fridge, integrated combi microwave/oven/grill, sink and a single moveable hob plate. Between the living area and kitchen is a breakfast bar with two bar chairs.
Through the kitchen area a door leads to the bedroom with a comfortable king size bed dressed in good quality linen with bath towels provided. There is shelving behind the bed, storage under the bed and open hanging hooks on the opposite wall. There is a glass door which opens to the outside and means you can enjoy the sea air while sitting in bed with your morning tea.
Through the bedroom is a stunning modern shower room with a large shower enclosure and rain shower.
The Piggery is one side of a large courtyard shared with Manor Farm and there is a private parking space by your garden gate. This leads to a cute courtyard with a bistro table and two chairs.
USEFUL TO KNOW...
PARKING: There is a private parking space right outside.
WI-FI: There isn’t formal Wi-Fi but we have put in an extender linked to the neighbouring Manor Farm. The signal is good but can be erratic and you can pick up reasonable 3 and 4 g for checking emails.
HEATING: There are two wall mounted electric heaters in both the bedroom and living area and of course the lovely little wood burner which will keep you toasty. In winter and autumn guests will be provided with an initial supply of logs for the fire. Additional logs can be purchased locally if required.
PETS: Far West Cornwall is doggie heaven! There’s plenty of beaches and coast paths for exploring. One well-behaved dog is welcome at £35 per week/short break. Please make sure they stay out of bedrooms and off the furniture and that you rub down muddy/sandy feet before they come in.
LINEN & TOWELS: You'll have bedding & towels but please bring your own beach towels.
ACCESSIBILITY: The Piggery, Escalls is all across the ground floor. There is a flat walk from the parking to the french doors across some gravel. The path and doorways are narrow and there is a small step into the accommodation. If in doubt or if you have any questions do get in touch before booking.
CHANGEOVER & SHORT BREAKS: 3 night short breaks are available throughout the year with flexible changeover days.
One of the things we’re sure you’ll love about The Piggery is it's cosy, self-contained nature that is perfect for one or two people. However, if you fancy holidaying with a larger group, The Piggery is also available to book with Manor Farm. After a big meal with family or friends in the farmhouse kitchen at Manor Farm, why not escape the washing up and retreat to your own haven!
Please ring for details about prices and availability for booking The Piggery with Manor Farm and receive a 5% discount when both are taken together.
What guests are saying...
"The piggery is very clean and so well thought out. A small space with everything you need. The location has some lovely walks down to a fantastic beach and is extremely quiet. A perfect getaway to explore the area.”
Samantha. S - June 2021
"We had the most amazing time at this property! Sebastian and Paola accommodated us rearranging our trip due to the lockdown over New Year. The place was clean, cute, comfortable and just perfect for us as an active couple seeking out the local surf spots. Well equipped, amazingly situated to the coast and the hosts have excellent recommendations. We stayed for a week and we could’ve stayed for 51 more!! Couldn’t recommend more!"
Bella. Y - May 2021
"What a fabulous little bolthole! The location completely surpassed our expectations - cosy, secluded, yet a short walk to Sennen beach. The Piggery is kitted out as the perfect tiny house, with living room, kitchen, bedroom and shower room all immaculately prepared. We really enjoyed the log burner and passed a couple of lovely evenings cooking dinner for ourselves. Thanks so much for having us - we hope to come back soon!"
Jasmine. P - December 2020
“Small, but perfectly formed The Piggery is a great base point for a couple exploring south west Cornwall. It is a bit off the beaten track but not quite isolated which is just what you want to escape from it all - then pop to the pub when you fancy a local tipple. The beautifully decorated and styled space is clean and modern with plenty of cosy touches. You will find everything you need for basic meals and a comfortable retreat at the end of the day. The hosts leave plenty of tips on the local area. If you want a good walk, we recommend following the coastal path to Nanjizal Bay, via Sennen Cove and Land’s End. Grab a pint at the Old Success Inn at Sennen Cove on the way back to power you back up the (steep) track home. Would definitely visit again.”
Lindsey. D - October 2020