|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
3 Bedroom house. Part of the main house at Gulls Cry, extended and refurbished for 2013 to create this new holiday let. Much larger than the bungalow, it has 3 bedrooms - one with king size double bed and en-suite bathroom. Also large family bathroom, bedroom 2 with 2 single beds and bedroom 3 with bunk beds (2). Lounge with 3 piece suite, sofa bed (4') sea/beach views, 42' HD TV with Sky sports, films and full 'on demand' . Well equipped kitchen/diner with washing machine, dishwasher and tumble dryer. Garden with sea views and table and chairs.
Hi Speed internet available for wi-fi. Private parking for one car.
More details on our website: gullscryholidays.co.uk
Both properties are situated in a fantastic position with sea/beach view, right on the North Coast Path and about 100 metres from beach. More information at http://gullscryholidays.co.uk/ including special offers
Located on Cornwall's North Coast between St Ives and Newquay at the 'quiet' end of the beach, known as 'Smugglers Cove', easily reached on a small road with private parking. The properties are up some steps from the car parking area.
The village is in easy walking distance providing Shops, Restaurants and 3 Pubs and Takeaways
Safe, sandy beach patrolled by lifeguards and also ideal for surfing. Surf lessons available in Portreath from West Cornwall Adventure Surfing. Experienced surfers will enjoy the challenge of the harbour wall
Central to many attractions in Cornwall with the main A30 road less than 4 miles away.
The location of Gulls Cry is amazing - just a very short path and you are on the beach with lots of sand, caves and rock pools! It didn't matter if you forgot anything as it was so quick to nip back to the house. As others have said, there is a narrow lane to the property but our Citroen Picasso coped fine with it. The property was a very good size - we had 8 members of our extended family staying so used the extra bed settee as well, however nobody got in each other's way. The living room is separate from the kitchen which was a big bonus for us as our youngest children could sit and draw/play at the table when they woke early without waking the adults sleeping in the living room. The fact that there is a fully equipped on-suite bathroom as well as the family bathroom mean't that there was no queuing either. We had a slight problem with the shower being blocked by sand when we arrived, but the owners sorted it immediately and it was absolutely fine for the duration of the holiday. The property was very well equipped - we could all sit around the table in the kitchen and didn't run out of pans/crockery even though there were 8 of us. Most of the property is tiled or wood flooring which was very useful in terms of clearing up sand. Being so close to the beach, meant we brought back lots of sand, but it wasn't an issue to clean up. As is common in much of coastal Cornwall, the phone reception in Portreath is pretty dire, but the wifi connection speed was six times better than our village one at home !!
Overall, we couldn't fault anything with the property. The property is on a steep hill though with lots of steps up, so if you have walking difficulties you might struggle, but that wasn't a problem for us.The friendly owners live next door and are on hand to help you sort out the parking or any problems, but are not intrusive. I think we would struggle to find a property in such a good setting again and we shall definitely be booking for next year! I've already recommended a close friend who has made a booking for the adjacent bungalow later this season!!
We've had a wonderful holiday at Gulls Cry. The location with immediate and easy access to the beach and the coastal path is ideal, our girls loved playing on the beach with the caves and rock pools and we had some lovely days out on excursions to St Michael's mount, the Minack theatre and St Ives. The owners are very friendly and extremely helpful.
The property is one of three and sits at the end of a very picturesque lane (mind you VERY tight but manageable for a decent driver). Despite the neighbours you do not feel overlooked by the others at all and actually feels like you are part of a lovely community. One of them are the owners, James and his wife, a very lovely couple, fast at responding, and very flexible, also totally unobtrusive if you want to get on with your holiday on your own but very helpful if you need anything.
The place itself is fitted with everything you would need, the dryer and dishwasher were a plus!! The bathrooms are very spacious and the water pressure is great. The bedrooms are a little tight, but you only need them to sleep and in this they were very comfortable.
We were six and took advantage of the homey kitchen/dining and cozy living room to spend a lot of time together, but could also separate if we got too much of one another as the kitchen/dining is separate and large. We unfortunately had some rainy weather over the Easter holidays but enjoyed Sky Movies (a very nice plus) indoors with hot cups of chocolate and marshmallows which did not dampen our mood (no pun intended).
The town itself is small and a bit desolate (we went Easter 2016) and not much of a looker, but the house sits in the best location away from it (but still walkable to the convenience store, bakery and pubs). As the beach is literally outside the door and for some reason (weather likely) was totally deserted over the Easter break meant we had it all to ourselves. We walked around the coves and rocks which are stunning and only accessible at low tide, and we also enjoyed some surfing. There's a local surf shop which rents everything from boards to wetsuits to kayaks at great prices and are super flexible with the hours.
I would recommend a little hike to the top of the coast path (accessed from outside the cottage) to watch the sunset.
In terms of sightseeing it's a great middle point if you want to explore a bit of the north coast one day, the west coast the next, and the south coast is also not too bad of a drive. Bit of a recommendation - plan what you want to do ahead as there's lots to see but you could end up driving a lot if you don't work it out well.
An absolutely enchanting place with great amenities and charming locals! Could not have asked for a more perfect holiday!
The house is absolutely lovely, I truly can not fault it, it's a great size, plenty of space, clean and tidy, modern and fully equip with everything we needed to make our holiday perfect.
The views from the lounge window are superb and is beautiful to look at the sea whilst eating your dinner!
There is a short path just outside the house that leads straight to the beach which is easy and convenient, and within seconds you're looking out onto one of Cornwall's nicest beaches.
I would highly recommend to stay here, and I can't wait to book again to go!
Spectacular location, only a stones throw from the beautiful beach Portreath and the back garden leads onto breath taking coastal walks along the north cliffs. The cosy, quaint and spacious accommodation exceeded our expectations, it certainly was the full package for us and still enjoyable in winter time but will definitely be returning in the summer to enjoy the garden too! The owners were very warm and friendly.
What an amazing location, literally right on the beach and surrounded by stunning coastline. The accommodation is also excellent, and plenty of room for a large party such as ours. Would recommend this property without hesitation, and will definitely come back again.
Portreath nestles in a valley between high cliffs with a secluded sandy beach which is ideal for the family.
The beach is clean and safe for children as well as providing good surfing for those who do not want to travel elsewhere. Surf lessons available in Portreath from West Cornwall Adventure Surfing. Experienced surfers will enjoy the challenge of the harbour wall
The village has a friendly atmosphere and caters for most needs of visitors whether holidaying in the area or touring whilst based in the village. The village has 3 pubs, with many more within a few miles.
It is within a 40-minute drive of the Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Maritime Museum, many surf beaches, golf clubs.
For the holiday-maker who prefers to keep to the local area, there are many facilities to enjoy including the beautiful beach for swimming, surfing and windsurfing, fishing, the National Trust coastal footpath with unsurpassed, breathtaking scenery and inland wooded and parkland walks where wild flowers and many species of birds abound.