|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
The Red Buoy is an idyllic sunny beach apartment attached to a Victorian slate house right on Porthcothan beach. This beautiful beach has sand dunes, caves, rock pools, surfing and is fantastic for swimming and fishing. The coastal path runs right past the end of the garden with wonderful cliff walks, stunning views and great birdwatching. This apartment has whitewashed wooden walls throughout. The kitchen and bathroom have a conservatory roof and are very light and sunny. The kitchen shelves and work surfaces are hand crafted from hardwoods washed up on Cornish beaches. The double bedroom is like a ships cabin, with a lot of cupboard space and an ensuite bathroom (shower, basin and WC). The living room has a futon sofa bed, armchairs, table and four chairs, oil heater, maps, books and games. It has TV/SAT, DVD/CD and wireless broadband. The entrance is through its own private garden with a hammock, washing line, table and chairs, access to a laundry room, telephone and the local shop.
Sun Decks: The kitchen has a wooden deck just outside the door where you can eat at a table a chairs provided.
There is another wooden deck with a door onto it from the bedroom, a suntrap in the afternoon.
I am a painter, writer and film maker. I made a film about beach combing which was shown on BBC4 a few years ago. There is a copy in the apartment for you to see when you arrive. I spend a lot of time on the beaches and the main house has beach finds in the garden.
Jane Darke purchased this apartment in 1993
My husbands family have lived in this house since 1947. They were a farming family.
The main house with the Red Buoy apartment attached is one of very few houses on the coast of Cornwall with a garden door which opens onto the beach. It is a very special place- everyone who comes here says so. The beach and cliff walks and coves are really beautiful in summer and winter- any time of year because its always different.
The Red Buoy is a cosy little cabin on the side of the owner's house, just above the beach at Porthcothan. It is a quiet and peaceful hideaway - compact, clean and well equipped. I loved lying in the cabin bed listening to the wind and the sea - nothing else to be heard. As well as being right next to a lovely beach, it is also well located for visiting Padstow, the Eden Project, all the famous Cornish gardens, etc. The pictures conjure up the feel of the place perfectly.
The Red Buoy is an amazing place to stay, very clean and cosy with everything you need. Beautiful apartment with a beautiful, magical garden. It all just seems like a setting from a book. Very short walk through the garden onto the beach. The apartment is as described and the pictures don't do it justice. Jane, the owner is lovely and friendly.
Porthcothan Bay is a brilliant, very natural beach, lots of caves and little rock pools to explore. The coastal cliff walks offer stunning views and you can easily follow them to the next bay and beyond (although Porthcothan Bay remained our favourite). We enjoyed lots of evening strolls on the almost empty beach. Our young children loved exploring the beach, as did we! Having a bbq on an empty beach and watching the sun go down, can't beat it!
I would recommend The Red Buoy to anyone, we can't wait to go back!
The Red Buoy is a charming, cosy cottage in the lovely Portcothan Bay.
The cottage was very well equipped, the kitchen especially so, and is decorated in a way that adds real charm. You are just a few steps from the lovely beach and the scenery is stunning.
Jane was a great host and always helpful if we ever needed her. We loved it and will definitely be returning.
We had a wonderful stay. The Red Buoy is clean, cosy and well equipped. The cliff walks are awe-inspiring and are only a stones throw from The Red Buoy. The beach is perfect for swimming and close by are some fun surf spots. Excellently located to nearby tourist attractions; Bodmin Moor, Padstein and The Camel Trail. Jane, the owner was extremely helpful and very welcoming. I would recommend a stay in the Red Buoy to anyone.
Lovely stay, in a sunny, comfortable, well-equipped apartment, unbelievably close to beautiful Porthcothan beach and cliff walks. Kitchen has everything you need, bathroom ensuite to bedroom. TV with Sky, DVD/CD player, lots of books and board games provided. Apartment garden is secluded, there’s a small pond, garden full of plants and flowers, and it has an outside, raised seating area with country views and is a real sun trap. Jane, the owner, is very welcoming and helpful. Apartment is attached to Jane’s home but it doesn’t feel like it, you are not overlooked, it is very quiet, and it has its own access separate from the main house and garden. Access to the beach and cliff walks is via Jane’s garden or from the village. A home-from-home to truly relax and unwind in after a day spent on the beach or walking.
The beach is great for swimming, surfing and exploring – sand dunes, caves, and rock pools. Nice pub, for views, at the top of the hill overlooking Porthcothan beach and bay. Local village shop, ideal for essentials (bread, milk, etc), and very nice ice cream. Really handy local bus service between Padstow and Newquay, stops off at villages enroute where you can pick up country walks.
My girlfriend and i spent one week in the Red buoy. It was a relaxing and magical time. The Red buoy itself is the cutest place to spend your holiday in cornwall. It has a very homey and rustic feel with all the trappings of modern life, minus the stress! There are some amazing cliff walks either side of the beach. The owner is wonderfully welcoming and relaxed. we can recommend the Red buoy whole heartedly. The rest is for you to discover. Thank you again Jane. Justyna and Johnson. x
Cornwall's scenery is amazing with rugged cliffs, rolling hills, fantastic beaches that stretch for miles. There is a wealth of wildlife and birds. Inland waters and rivers tumbling to the oceans. Porthcothan Bay is one of seven beaches around Trevose Head, all of them are sandy and within a few miles of each other. This apartment is five miles from Padstow with it's restaurants (including Rick Stein's) and shops. Watergate Bay is also close by with excellent surfing, kite surfing and Jamie Oliver's 15 restaurant. Cornwall's mining industry and landscape gained World Heritage status in 2006. World Heritage Status places these historic mining landscapes on a par with such international treasures as Stonehenge, the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China. You could also visit the Eden Project or St Ives with its interesting art gallery. Visiting Cornwall is like stepping back in time, and that's a big part of the attraction.
Golf: There is a golf club at Trevose
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£150|
The security deposit will not be banked unless there is a major loss or damage and will normally be refunded to you 7-10 days after your holiday. There is a winter heating payment of £30 per week between November 1st and March 31st. Final cleaning included in rental charge. beach towels not included. Please take out travel insurance in case you have to cancel your holiday.
We require a £100 deposit (in the form of a sterling cheque) to reserve your holiday dates. The balance of the rental period to be paid eight weeks before your holiday in sterling cheque or bank transfer in GB Pounds. When transferring money from overseas first liaise with your bank about their various charges to make the transfer. With the balance you should also send a Security Deposit of £150.