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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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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Apartment #6522541
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
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      Apartment #6038225
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        Excellent! 4.6/5
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        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 8
        House #8125960
        15
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          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 2
          Bungalow #8149253
          30
          Viewed 76 times in the last 48 hours
            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            House #8273266
            4
            Viewed 78 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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              • 4 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              House #8158714
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              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.5/5
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                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 5
                Cottage #1809410
                8
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                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Apartment #6066365
                  11
                  Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    House #6517992
                    5
                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      House #8166545
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                      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
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                        House #1841505
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
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                          House #8126873
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                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Apartment #8171703
                            Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 6
                              House #8121411
                              7
                              Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                (2 reviews)
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                                • 6 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 11
                                House #1022881
                                2
                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  House #8137809
                                  9
                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Apartment #8155364
                                    3
                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Apartment #8149623
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                        • 5 BR
                                        • 4 BA
                                        • Sleeps 12
                                        House #8075064
                                        13
                                        Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Good! 3.8/5
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #6798583
                                          5
                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Cottage #8304478
                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              House #6903206
                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
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                                                Apartment #1770820
                                                1
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Apartment #432525
                                                    Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                    (12 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Apartment #6798447
                                                    12
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Cottage #1859744
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                        Cottage #6826085
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Cottage #6817192
                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                            House #6783921
                                                            1
                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Cottage #6816245
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Apartment #6798642
                                                                2
                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                  Cottage #8265814
                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #8304794
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #1966993
                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        Cottage #8304468
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cottage #8304079
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                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Cottage #8304638
                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Cottage #8304825
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Bungalow #8143133
                                                                                2
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (31 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Cottage #6749878
                                                                                  31
                                                                                  Viewed 436 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (25 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                    Apartment #1992428
                                                                                    25
                                                                                    Viewed 266 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (48 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      Apartment #1402198
                                                                                      48
                                                                                      Viewed 142 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Apartment #8062135
                                                                                        20
                                                                                        Viewed 313 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (18 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                                                          Cottage #8173085
                                                                                          18
                                                                                          Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (21 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Apartment #8133882
                                                                                            21
                                                                                            Viewed 208 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (35 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                              Cottage #1745653
                                                                                              35
                                                                                              Viewed 115 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                (27 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #8130574
                                                                                                27
                                                                                                Viewed 125 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                  (20 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                  Cottage #1994183
                                                                                                  20
                                                                                                  Viewed 157 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (32 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    Cottage #1820443
                                                                                                    32
                                                                                                    Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (18 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Apartment #6785474
                                                                                                      18
                                                                                                      Viewed 101 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great place to stay!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Big comfortable spacious open plan house with downstairs bedroom a bonus! Very clean and well equipped with lots of extra 'home comforts'. Welcome pack of basics was very welcome! Good location close to a beautiful beach. Excellent communication and information from owner. Would definitely recommend this house!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Perfect for a young family.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Fantastic property, extremely clean, child safe, modern, light and airy. Very comfortable with everything you could possibly need. Parking right outside the front door, enclosed rear garden and the property is literally yards from the beach plus the added bonus of an adventure playground directly opposite - perfect for a family with young children. We will definitely be returning, thoroughly enjoyed our holiday.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017