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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Portreath, Cornwall your home away from home

The charming village of Portreath lies on the north coast of Cornwall between Redruth and Camborne. Once a small fishing village, it became a bustling port in the heyday of tin and copper mining in the area. The first harbour dates back to 1713, although it has since been replaced. Boats are guided into the harbour through the notoriously difficult entrance from the building known as the Pepper Pot.

Portreath has a small sandy beach and a tidal swimming pool beneath the harbour wall. Battery Hill looks down on the beach and was once where cannons where placed in the 18th century.

Things to Do in Portreath, Cornwall 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 Portreath holiday rental.

Golf

One of the best ways to enjoy the rolling countryside and sea views is from one of the local golf clubs. Play a round at Radnor Golf Centre, 3 miles from Porthreath or at Tehidy Park Golf Club, just down the road from your vacation home in Portreath.

Beaches

Some of the best surfing in Britain can be found along this Atlantic coast. Porthtowan, 3 miles away, 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.

Places to Visit Near Portreath, Cornwall

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 building is as interesting as the artworks themselves with spectacular sea views from the café terrace.

Holywell Bay Fun Park

This family fun park advertises 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.

Eden Project

This unique project is located in a former clay pit. Giant biomes create different climates and grow Tropical and Mediterranean plants in a re-created setting, complete with a waterfall and full-size trees. A café and outdoor gardens make this a fabulous day out.

Weather in Portreath, Cornwall

Located in the far southwest of England and influenced by the Gulf Stream, Cornwall generally has mild winters along the coast and reasonably warm summers. Average temperatures throughout the year range from 8-19°C (46-66°F) with the heaviest rain falling between October and February.

Getting to Portreath, Cornwall

Portreath 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, both just 4 miles from your holiday home rental at Portreath. However, a car is recommended to make the most of this delightful area.   It is easy to reach along the M5 followed by the A30.

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                                                                                              Cottage #1516714
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                                                                                                Cottage #1981815
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                                                                                                  House #8138805
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    J&L

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Another lovely stay at Kittiwake. House works well whether 6 or, as this time, just the 2 of us. Well equipped and comfortable. Ideally situated for the beach and plenty to see in the area. Good to have Wi-Fi this time.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                    Stunning views, excellent location, modern clean and well appointed apartment

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We stayed here in April as a family of four (two adults and two kids, 5 and 7) and had a lovely time. The apartment has spectacular views over the town and sea and the kids loved the splash pool in the basement. My wife and I enjoyed the mini gym and sauna here too. The apartment is a 10min walk from the superb Towan beach and a slightly longer 20min walk from the world renowned surfers beach of Fistral (dissapointed by Rick steins restaurant here though - food distinctively average and served in cardboard boxes!! Not the kind of environmental policy I would expect in 2017). Both places have lovely, clean sandy beaches and excellent rock pools to explore when the tide is out. The town also benefits from an excellent independent cinema, the Lighthouse, which is a 5min walk from the apartment (very convenient). Sainsbury's is about 7mins walk. Equally convenient. There are some cool little restaurants worth checking out. We enjoyed pizza at the wet dog pizza cafe and a posher meal at Bush Pepper (great for vegetarians), all within short walks. There is also Ben and Jerrys ice cream cafe and a brilliant little smoothie / ice cream bar named Kooks all within a few minutes. The owner of this place is lovely and friendly and the homemade chai latte is to die for. I don't need to say much more about the apartment - it's lovely, modern very well appointed, fresh and light. The high powered telescope in the lounge was great fun too. The kids enjoyed waving at their daddy who was waving from Sainsbury's! For people with kids around 5 - 7 there are some nice paved walks along the coast which are good for micro scooters. We managed to coax ours out for a 3 - 4hr walk which took in some breathtaking scenery around the headland, with very little wingeing (ice-cream obviously helped) All in all a smashing apartment, excellent location and highly recommended PS cream tea on arrival highly appreciated too! Thanks Caroline!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Apr 2017