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Cottages in Porthtowan, Cornwall your home away from home

Porthtowan is on the north coast of Cornwall between St Agnes and Portreath. It became a seaside resort in Victorian times and is well-known for its beautiful sandy beaches and dunes (towans). The Blue Flag beach is one of the best in the area for surfing.

Above the small town is the Wheal Towan Mine which was one of the most productive copper mines in the 18th century. It was one of the first mines to install a steam engine which made a fortune for the Daneill family who lived at nearby Trelissick. The area is excellent for walking, cycling and horse-riding.

Things to Do in Porthtowan

Walking

The South West coastal path runs through the area with excellent views from the clifftop walks. The path can be steep and hilly at times so wear strong footwear and be prepared for plenty of steps and stiles. Surfing

Some of the best surfing in Britain can be found along this Atlantic coast. Porthtowan hosts the annual SAS Rip Curl Cornish and Open Longboard Championship. There is a local surf club and a hire shop for equipment, boards and wet suits right on the beach.

Explore National Trust Gardens

Cornwall has some exceptional gardens full of colour in the spring with primroses, camellias, azaleas and exotic flowering trees. In the summer the herbaceous beds are a delightful sight. Glendurgan Garden and Trelissick Garden are two of the most lovely, both just a short drive from your Porthtowan holiday rental.

Places to Visit Near Porthtowan, Cornwall Holywell Bay Fun Park

This family fun park advertises its itself as the place to ride, slide, splash and have fun. With go-karts, battle boats and Merlin’s Maze it is the perfect place for family fun whatever the weather. St Ives

Sprawling up the hillside above its two main beaches, St Ives is a quaint Cornish village with tiny fishermen’s’ cottages lining the narrow streets. The town has been attracting artists for decades and the Tate Gallery opened here in 1993. Its purpose-built Gallery is as interesting as the artworks themselves and takes full advantage of its waterfront location with spectacular sea views. Falmouth

Falmouth has one of the deepest natural harbours in the world and has been a major port for over 400 years. The National Maritime Museum, just 11 miles from your holiday rental in Porthtowan, is just one of the attractions to be enjoyed at this historic harbour town. See the maritime exhibits both on the water and in the exhibition halls. The town also enjoys a Film Festival, an Oyster Festival and has a host of shops to browse.

Weather in Porthtowan

Cornwall generally has mild winters along the coast and reasonably warm summer weather. Average temperatures throughout the year range from 8-19°C (46-66°F) with the heaviest rain showers between October and February.

Travel to Porthtowan

Cornwall is served by the local airport at Newquay which has regular flights from London. The area is also accessible by rail to Redruth and Camborne stations, all within 5 miles of your holiday home rental at Porthtowan. However, a car is necessary to make the most of exploring this delightful area. Take the M5 and then the A30 to reach Porthtowan.

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    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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    Apartment #6522541
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      Apartment #6038225
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        Excellent! 4.6/5
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        • 3 BR
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        House #8125960
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          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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          Bungalow #8149253
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            • 2 BR
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            House #8273266
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              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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              • 4 BR
              • 3 BA
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              House #8158714
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                Excellent! 4.5/5
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                • 3 BR
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                • Sleeps 5
                Cottage #1809410
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                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                  • 3 BR
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                  • Sleeps 6
                  Apartment #6066365
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                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                    • 2 BR
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                    House #6517992
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                      • 3 BR
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                      House #8166545
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                        House #1841505
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                          House #8126873
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                            • 1 BR
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                            Apartment #8171703
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                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 6
                              House #8121411
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                                Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                • 6 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 11
                                House #1022881
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                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
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                                  House #8137809
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                                    • 2 BR
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                                    Apartment #8155364
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                                      Apartment #8149623
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                        • 4 BA
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                                        House #8075064
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                                          Good! 3.8/5
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                                          Apartment #6798583
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                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 2 BR
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                                            Cottage #8304478
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                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 3 BA
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                                              House #6903206
                                                • 2 BR
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                                                Apartment #1770820
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                                                  Apartment #432525
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                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                    Apartment #6798447
                                                    10
                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                      Cottage #6826085
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Cottage #1859744
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                          Cottage #6817192
                                                            • 4 BR
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                                                            House #6783921
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                                                              • 3 BR
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                                                              Cottage #6816245
                                                                • 2 BR
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                                                                Apartment #6798642
                                                                2
                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Cottage #8265814
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Cottage #8304794
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                      Cottage #1966993
                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                        Cottage #8304468
                                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                                          Cottage #8304079
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                                                                            Cottage #8304638
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Cottage #8304825
                                                                                • 3 BR
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                                                                                Bungalow #8143133
                                                                                2
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Cottage #6749878
                                                                                  30
                                                                                  Viewed 480 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                                    Apartment #1992428
                                                                                    25
                                                                                    Viewed 288 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
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                                                                                      Apartment #1402198
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                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Apartment #8062135
                                                                                        20
                                                                                        Viewed 307 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          Cottage #8173085
                                                                                          17
                                                                                          Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            Apartment #8133882
                                                                                            20
                                                                                            Viewed 217 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                                              Cottage #1745653
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                                                                                              Viewed 117 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
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                                                                                                Cottage #8130574
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                                                                                                Viewed 101 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                                  Cottage #1820443
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                                                                                                  Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                    (19 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                    Cottage #1994183
                                                                                                    19
                                                                                                    Viewed 104 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (50 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • Studio
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                      Apartment #1080148
                                                                                                      50
                                                                                                      Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours

                                                                                                      Self Catering Holiday Cottages Porthtowan (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great location and comfortable accommodation

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Centrally located in Cornwall this place was a short drive away from all the main attractions, plus had all the comforts our family of four were looking for. Being only 10mins walk from the beach and playground our kids loved it. Recently refinished and clean. Would recommend it.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Superb balcony, wonderful view, great location and careful attention from the owners.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      The balcony and its superb view make 'Island Watch' a great holiday venue. The living area on the lower floor is small but just adequate for two. Very squeaky floor boards through the kitchen /lounge area caused us concern for the accommodation below, but the folk staying there were not bothered. The bath room and toilet is on an even smaller scale, but designed well and was fine. We were comfortable and we enjoyed being there. The bedroom on the higher level was more difficult. The information about the venue is clear that the bedroom is an attic/loft room and that was fine, but we found that the only place to stand upright was at the top of the stairs. I am not disabled but at 73 I found that to mount a step of between 18 and 20 inches to reach the drawers and hanging space for clothes was too difficult ..... and not even a rail or handle to grip for assistance! I think it needs a little re- planning. The owners could not have been more welcoming or helpful and the location is excellent.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017