The property is situated in the lovely seaside village of Porthtown, a sandy cove on the north Cornish coast. Porthtowan’s beach has been awarded Blue Flag status for exceptional quality and cleanliness for several years consecutively from 2004 through to 2013. In 2017 it was successful in achieving the Seaside Award, Category A- Resort Bathing Beach. This is the highest UK based award scheme recognising Porthtowan as a great beach with clean water coupled with facilities such as toilets and car parking. There is access to the SW coastal path is directly from the beach going east and west. Porthtowan is famed for its excellent surfing beach that is protected by lifeguards in the summer season. This large sandy beach is ideal for families with children and at low tide the accessible beach is vastly extended for great walks along virtually deserted sands. There is a surfing equipment hire centre in the village. Amongst the rock pools to either side of the beach there is a tidal pool for safe swimming. The Cornish Coastal Path raises up to the headlands either side of the cove making this location a walker's paradise. The house has just undergone an extensive top to bottom refurbishment and is a new listing for the 2017 season. Unusually the bedrooms and bathroom are on the ground floor and the kitchen and large living room are on the first floor. The kitchen has a fridge, dishwasher, electric cooker and washing machine as well as storage units and plenty of work surface incorporating the sink and drainer. The very generously proportioned living and dining room has a dining table, chairs, sofa and armchair plus a wall mounted TV. X Box and WiFi. From the living room window the view is of the bracken hillside and a glimpse of the sea. The smaller of the two bedrooms has a double bed and drawer storage whilst the main bedroom has a double and a single bed. There is a hanging and general storage cupboard off the main entrance hall. The bathroom has a wet room style walk in shower plus a pedestal wash hand basin and toilet. The whole house has newly laid attractive laminate flooring and heating is by electric panel radiators. Electricity and all other services are, of course, included in the price.
Sleeps 4, ground floor bedrooms, fantastic location, new for 2017, family home
- english, russian
- Calendar last updated:
- 18 Jan 2019
I am self employed and live in West Cornwall, about 15 minutes from Porthtowan. I am a property investor and take pride in the presentation of all my properties. I also rent motorhomes and operate a local taxi company.
Lana purchased this House in 1999
Why Lana chose Porthtowan
The location is ideal for family holidays. The beach and all amenities are close by. The SW coastal path is easily accessible from the beach going east or west.
What makes this House unique
* Seaside Beach Location. * On the SW coastal path * Beautiful sandy beach * Great amenities in the village including convenience store and two pubs * Great for surfing * Coast to coast cycle route and bike hire nearby. * 15 minutes from Cathedral City of Truro * 10 minutes off the main A30 trunk road * 40 minutes from Eden Project in St Austell * 30 minutes from Newquay Airport * Free electricity and Wi-Fi * Good parking * 30 minutes from St Ives
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Very nice property. Handy for the beaches if you surf 🏄🏿♀️. Very clean and had everything needed for a short holiday.
Immaculately clean well kept property
Really enjoyed our stay, very comfortable excellently situated property 5 mins walk from Porthtowan beach. Recommended.
Not a good beginning when booked last year it was advertised as pets allowed but now not allowed
Owner had to be called as could not find key and was not very polite to say the least
Even pepper was out of date! Outside is common land which is not stated in advert but inside decor is good and beds comfortable
Lovely beach and as advertised property 2 min walk
Just outside and owner let the lovely location down
Unfortunately this is what I would describe as a case of “Revenge Review”. The guests obviously object to my honest appraisal of my experience with them.
Sadly I had good cause to leave negative feedback on these guests. My house was left in a filthy state, rubbish was not bagged, outside furniture was damaged and my No Dogs policy was contravened.
However, I stick by my original comments as I believe it is important for owners to be honest in their feedback in the hope that other owners are made aware that these guests are, in my opinion, unsuitable.
Clean and spacious
Would love to stay again
Great location, good accommodation
We had a great time staying in this house. The lovely beach was only a short walk away and it was a good base for exploring the rest of Cornwall. The house was a good size for our family of 4 and had everything we needed.
The house is situated close to the beach and upon arrival it was clean and welcoming .
The property was exactly as described and what was seen in the pictures. The location is perfect for walking distance to the beach and driving distance to local villages. The house has everything you need to self cater for a holiday and had a very welcoming feel to it. We enjoyed our stay.
Indoor roller-blading and skateboarding park at Mount Hawke (3 miles).
Cycling on Mineral Tramways (1 mile).
Indoor Roller skating in Pool (7 miles).
Indoor trampoline centre Pool (7 miles).
Bowling Alley Truro (10 miles).
Horse Riding Redruth (4 Miles) https://www.cornishridingholidays.co.uk/
Quads Track Blackwater (3 Miles)
Go Karts Hayle (13 miles) and St Eval (26 miles).
Soft play Bombadingas Pool (7 miles) and Go Bananas near Portreath 3 miles.
Quads ATV Centre Blackwater (3 miles).
Paintball Scorrier (4 miles)