Set in a secluded location high above Porthtowan up a quiet country lane, Sea forth offers panoramic views from all of the main rooms and the expanse of decking running the full length of the property. The house accommodates 11 people comfortably with the option for an additional person on a fold-out bed. The three double bedrooms have their own hand basins, there are two further bunk rooms and a smaller single bedroom. The house has two bathrooms plus a separate WC. There is a playroom for the children (and adults), with bean bags, a Foosball table, plenty of books and board games and DVD player. The sitting room has an open fire place and large TV with DVD player, comfortable sofas and a dining table for 8 people. The kitchen features a breakfast bar area, American style fridge freezer, dishwasher plus a separate utility room with washing machine and dryer. The garage is a small double garage and has space for 1 large car with another car (or possibly 2 at a squeeze) parked in front of the garage on the driveway. To access the house you need to go up a sloping path which includes about 20 stops. It is not suitable for wheelchairs or anyone considered frail or with restricted movement
- House1751 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay3 - 7 nights
Large family home, recently renovated fully equipped for any length of stay
- english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 13 Nov 2018
About M2 Property
M2 Property offer guests the chance to stay in someone's home while the owner is away. We provide hotel quality linen and towels, toiletries from The White Company and dedicated property managers to assist you throughout your stay in one of our properties.
M2 Property purchased this House in 2008
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Delightful situation but needs maintenance
The location of the property is delightful and we enjoyed being so close to the beach and the village, and also it was really convenient being near Redruth with supermarkets, railway station, etc. It does face north so even by mid-August the sun was not reaching the front patio except for a few hours daily.
The wooden banister on the steps up to the property has rotted at one point where it is very weak. We have reported this to the property managers and they have advised the matter is being attended to urgently. Certainly in its present state it could easily give way if leaned on heavily resulting in someone falling on to the driveway below.
The steps up are steep and all luggage has to be carried up and down them by hand so the property is definitely suited only for those who are able bodied.
Generally an older child friendly property (some hazard for toddlers like the steps) with trampoline, games room, etc and certainly not a place where you feel conscious of having to closely monitor children every minute in case they break or damage something.
We understand that the dishwasher has already been replaced. It only worked for about 2 days of our stay in total which was quite frustrating with 11 of us staying.
Our kids and grandkids appreciated the access to Netflix etc on the TV, although we did have problems with the phone line and broadband while we were there. This was repaired by BT during our stay. Certainly Wifi is really appreciated as no mobile access in or around the property due its siting (you have to climb to the top of the hill to get a mobile signal!)
I found M2 Property very responsive when I emailed them about the problems we encountered.
There are many comments in the visitors book about the general need for TLC to the house. It certainly needs a very thorough deep clean: there is a fine layer of sand all over the carpets (appreciate guests bring it in). The mattress in the main bedroom is soft and warn and needs replacing.
We found the sofas uncomfortable to sit on - again very worn.
Also small areas of attention like lack of some light bulbs, and some mugs badly chipped.
There are damp patches on some walls, window frames that need attention and there is a general need for painting. We are also no fan of Venetian blinds which are fitted throughout the house.
Certainly a great location and huge potential, but we were disappointed with all of the problems encountered given the (high season) price paid.
A spacious house with very easy access to the beach
The house is located just off the beach and nearby to local facilities in the lovely, quiet village of Porthtowan. It is just a short walk onto the beach which is very convenient. The house itself had plenty of room for a group of 9, with a large living room, reasonable sized kitchen and lots of space for all the kit associated with visits to the beach. There is a dining room table but this was relatively small and would only just fit 9 (and there are only 8 chairs). The main bedrooms were spacious and light; the kids rooms are small but cosy. The exterior of the house could do with some TLC.
Beautiful house at a lovely location!
Once you have overcome the steps you will be greated by a beautifull, spacious house, fully equipped with everything you could ever imagine!! It was very clean and well presented! My whole family + dogs loved it! The views were beautiful and located perfectly for other attractions around Cornwall! The car space was a small issue (as we had 4 cars), but we were able to park behind the Unicorn pub just down the hill which was ideal... we would definitely return!! Thank you for a lovely holiday 😊
Beautiful House lovely position by the beach
Fantastic week all the family enjoyed our stay; Self catering facilities good and property very clean. Children enjoyed the ball games and the trampoline. Porthtowan is a lovely village with lots of facilities.
Porthtowan is a large north west facing sandy cove flanked by steep cliffs, popular with surfers and families alike. It’s located a 10 minute drive off the A30, and a short drive from Truro and Newquay. It is situated within Cornwall’s UNESCO World Heritage Site and surrounded by land owned by the National Trust. The village itself has a general store selling all of your necessities plus good local produce. There are two surf shops where you can rent or buy equipment, a fish and chip shop, a café, an ice cream parlour and two pubs, both serving food all day and into the evening. For any other needs, there is a Tesco Extra in Redruth (15 minutes drive) and a Sainsbury’s Superstore in Truro (20 minutes drive).
Things to do:
Children’s play area – located between the property and the beach, next to the Unicorn Tavern, is a lovely children’s play area with swings, slides and a climbing frame. Great for kids of all ages.
Swimming - This blue flag beach has lifeguards present throughout the season (1st May until the 30th September). It pays to wear a wet-suit most of the year! The beach also boasts a tidal pool which featured in the television programme 'Robson Green's Wild Swimming Adventure': after swimming in the pool he described the beach and pool as 'paradise'.
Surfing – if you’ve never tried surfing before there are two surf schools in the village where you can rent boards and wetsuits and get lessons for reasonable prices for all ages.
Boogie Boarding – we have several boogie boards for children to use, or you can rent or buy one from the local surf shop.
Coastal walks - Much of the land surrounding Porthtowan is owned by the National Trust and the South West Way Coastal Path passes through the village. The cliff walks allow panoramic views to St Ives Bay in the south and St Agnes Head in the north. The surrounding cliff paths are some of the best in Cornwall, leading to Portreath to the south, and to Chapel Porth and St Agnes to the north. Chapel Porth can be reached by both the beach (tide conditions permitting) and the cliff path, and has a delightful National Trust café in the cove which is open for much of the year.
Rock pooling – there are lots of rock pools accessible at low-tide for kids to explore.
Horse riding – there are several riding schools within 20 minutes of Porthtowan with some of the best horse riding in Cornwall, including rides around the World Heritage site of the Mineral Tramways and Carn Brea Castle. Hacking can be arranged so suit every standard of rider and evening hacks are available by prior arrangement in the summer.
Cycling - cycle across England in a day, by travelling along the scenic Coast to Coast trail! This trail runs for 11 miles from the lovely coastal village of Portreath to Devoran, alongside the stunning Restronguet Creek, and is almost entirely on purpose built cycle paths or quiet country lanes. The Bike Barn Cycle Hire is located a 5 minute drive away towards Redruth and offers a wide range of cycles for all ages.
Historic mines - The iconic Wheal Coates tin mine buildings are located on the coast path to the north of the village which you can walk to. Poldark Mine is a fun day out for the kids. Take a tour of the mine and then pan for real gems!
Golf – there are several golf courses within a short drive of Porthtowan, including Perranporth, Killiow Golf, Truro.