Anemone is a newly built eco- style beach semi-detached house in a development of 28 houses nestled in a tranquil valley a 5 minute walk from the fantastic Porthtowan Blue Flag beach with its beach side eateries, beautiful sand, renowned surf and direct access onto the South West Coastal Path. It is a stunning house, with great attention paid to the little details which make a big difference. As well as a large open plan living area inside, the property enjoys a large decked terrace which enjoys the sun through the day into the early evening and where outdoor sofas are provided for you to bask as well as outdoor dining table and benches. The house also has a beautiful log burner for the colder months. And if you're interested in the property over the Christmas period, we're happy to decorate it, please just let us know what you'd like and we'll try and help you feel festive!
House in Porthtowan, Cornwall - Stunning house, peaceful location, 5 Minutes walk To Porthtowan Beach, Village And The Coastal Path
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- 12 Dec 2018
About Sarah McGlyne
We are a family of five : Sarah, Gavin and our three daughters aged 14, 10 and 7. We live in Oxfordshire. Since having children, we have returned year after year to Cornwall for the beautiful beaches, stunning coastline, foodie haunts and of course stress-free travelling, but found ourselves always day-tripping to the North Coast wherever we were staying. So when we were looking for a holiday home, the North Coast was the obvious spot! A lunch at the Blue Bar in the middle of winter with the waves crashing onto the sand sealed the deal. We like to holiday two weeks a year in our beach house ourselves. We continually explore new places, activities and foodie haunts as well as enjoying the fabulous beach just a walk from the house.
Why Sarah McGlyne chose Porthtowan
We only looked at the North Coast when we were buying as we love the variety of things to do on the beach as well as the dramatic coastline. But we had a tall order, as we wanted a holiday home where we could lock and leave the car. In Porthtowan, we can do just that. The beach is an easy 5 minute walk downhill (longer uphill). On the beach we love surfing, body-boarding, rock-pooling, playing in the stream or the waves, building sandcastles or swimming in/jumping into the natural tidal pool. There is a vibrant surf scene in Porthtowan and a solid local community. We love the beach side eateries - the ice-cream parlour, the Beach Cafe and the Blue Bar for food and a few drinks watching the sun set on the horizon. When we want to explore, there are many other great beaches in easy reach.
What makes this House unique
Anemone is within an eco- development of beach houses. It is a new house with a modern style. We have furnished with high quality items and attention to detail so that it's somewhere we really want to holiday ourselves. It has a larger than average deck at the front where you can enjoy sun through the day into the early evening. For colder months, we have added a new log burner. The house is adjacent to communal outdoor showers for washing off the sand and has a surf store. Behind the property is the field where cows graze. There is plenty of communal space for kids to run off steam. We love locking and leaving the car here. As well as an easy walk down to the beach and village with its amenities, we can walk directly onto the South West coastal path from the house to Chapel Path and St Agnes.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Clean, tidy perfect for families.
The apartment was absolutely brilliant for what we needed. Clean, tidy and plenty of space. Sarah was so helpful in organising our stay and answering any questions we had.
I’m really pleased you had such a lovely stay and enjoyed the coastal walks so much. Thank you for choosing to stay in our holiday home and please do get in touch if you’d ever like to return.
Fabulous home from home
This was our second stay at Anemone and we had another wonderful week here. It's a beautifully laid out house which was perfect for the 3 generations of our family who stayed. It's equipped with everything you need to make it a home away from home, has a huge sofa which is fantastic for lounging and a great dining table (where we seemed to spend most of our evenings) for long family meals. Porthtowan is a lovely little village with a stunning beach which seemed to escape the crowds flocking to other beaches around Cornwall. The body boarding was fantastic and I definitely recommend the walk over the cliff tops to the next bay, Chapel Porth, which is a lovely little bay with rock pools and a nice little cafe. Our six-year olds loved it. My only regret is we couldn't stay for longer.
Thanks so much for choosing to return to our holiday house and for taking the time to share your experience.
Delighted you had a lovely time again and enjoyed the escape porthtowan can give from the holiday hoards elsewhere!
We’d love to hear from you again next time you’re ready for a break in Cornwall 😀
Great location, great house
We flew to Newquay and managed without a car. House accommodated 2 adults and 5 children really well. Modern house, with everything we needed. Porthtowan beach is beautiful and the surfing was fantastic. Really good beach cafe and a village store. Highly recommended.
Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review.
Delighted that the house worked so well for you and that you were able to really relax into the porthtowan beach lifestyle.
Please do get in touch if you’d like to come back another time
Ideal for families. Good communication from the owner. Would definitely visit again.
Lovely house in a great location
We were six adults and two young children and thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The facilities provided in the house are excellent including the wifi and we appreciated the milk, bread, eggs and cake that greeted us on arrival. The walk down to the sea is steep, but only 5 minutes and it was so great to be able to get there so easily at any time of day. The beach is a surfing beach, but as the tide goes down there are pools for the little ones to play in and for all so inclined to build dams and sand sculptures! The beach cafe and the Blue bar are both worth a visit as well as the Moomaid of Zennor ice cream shop with its inventive flavours.
It's easy to get to St Ives using the park and ride on the train at Lelant Saltings, and we had a good trip to Godrevy beach where there is also an excellent cafe. The owner provides a lot of information and ideas for trips and visits. Our youngsters loved the animals at Healeys Cyder Farm.
We had a wonderful week and would recommend Anemone highly for its facilities, position and communication from the owner.
Thank you so much for your lovely review. I’m so pleased you had such a great stay. Please do get in touch if you’d like to return. We’ll soon be taking bookings for 2019!
Clean and tidy
Two families, one week, we had a blast!!!
A 5 minute walk downhill (longer uphill) to Porthtowan beach.
RNLI lifeguards in seasonal attendance.
Great surf (and body-boarding) beach with 2 different surf schools hiring kit and giving surf lessons in season. As well as the surf there are great rock pools, a natural tidal swimming pool, sand dunes and a stunning coastal path to Chapel Porth.
Dogs are not allowed on the beach in season (generally Easter through to 1st October).
Many other beautiful beaches are an easy 10-15 drive.
Car is recommended. Our location is just 4 miles off the A30.
Nearest airport Newquay - 24 miles
Train station - Truro (10 miles) or Redruth (5 miles) both have services from London Paddington
Anemone is located just 4 miles off the A30, between Newquay (16 miles) and St Ives (18 miles) so is really well located for exploring the local area.
Nearest beach, bars and village amenities are a 5 minute walk.
Other towns of interest:
St Agnes 3 miles
Perranporth 7 miles
Gwithian 10 miles
Truro 10 miles
Falmouth 13 miles
Newquay 16 miles
St Ives 18 miles
Padstow 33 miles
As well as the beach with all its activities, Porthtowan has a vibrant local community.
The Blue Bar, right on the beach, is a popular bar all year round with both locals and holiday-makers. Right next door is an ice-cream parlour and Beach Cafe serving breakfast and lunch throughout the year (with one off evenings during summer months). Additionally the Unicorn pub, next to the playground, has a private cinema where free films are on show during the day for kids and adults in the evening. There is a traditional fish and chip shop.
The local convenience store also hosts the post office where cash point facilities are available. There is also a bucket and spade shop, florist, hairdresser, beauty salon and two outfits for renting surf gear or taking lessons within the village.
The next closest village, St Agnes, just 3 miles away has more amenities including butcher, pharmacy and some lovely restaurants as well as the lovely (but much smaller) Trevaunance Cove from where kayaking expeditions are available.
The nearest "big" supermarkets are in Redruth or Truro.
If you can tear yourselves away from the beaches, there is plenty for everyone in this part of Cornwall.
St Ives is a charming place for a stroll on the cobbled streets among art galleries the most famous of which is the Tate Modern. There are also some amazing eateries in St Ives. We would recommend (parking is tight) getting the park and train into town. The amazing 10 minute train journey alone is worthwhile!
Truro is the main shopping city of Cornwall with a beautiful Cathedral.
Slightly further, Falmouth has the National Maritime Museum and Pendennis Castle as well as some great eateries.
This part of Cornwall was tin-mining country and you can still visit some of the historic mines, at some even go down the shafts!
Further afield, St Michaels Mount, the cliff-edge Minnack theatre, or the Eden project are all easily visited within a day.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Please contact us with booking enquiries. A deposit is payable immediately to confirm your booking. Changeover Day: Week long bookings in season Saturday changeover Outside of peak season flexible changeover and shorter breaks are available (please ask for details of 3, 4 or 5 night stays)