Casa Mia

Porthpean near St. Austell, Cornwall (Ref. 5537)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property


Austell 1.5 miles.

A charming ground floor barn conversion promising a warm welcome from the friendly owners who live next door, on a quiet lane in the Cornish coastal village of Porthpean, on St.

Austell Bay, just two minutes' walk from a safe, sandy, sheltered beach.

This cosy St.

Austell cottage provides comfortable accommodation, and has a delightful sunny garden with views towards the bay.

This St.

Austell cottage is just a few minutes' drive from St.

Austell, the Eden Project, and numerous coastal resorts around St.

Austell Bay including Carlyon Bay, Par Sands and the quaint harbour village of Charlestown.

Walkers and garden lovers are ideally placed in this St.

Austell cottage for exploring the many beautiful Cornish gardens including Heligan, Tregrehan, and Caerhays Castle.

A quiet coastal St.

Austell cottage retreat from which to explore all that south Cornwall has to offer.


All ground floor. One twin bedroom. Shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room.


  • Electric night storage heaters
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, TV, DVD, WiFi, library of DVDs/books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: This property is suitable for guests aged 18 and over only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Perfect location”
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    • “Homely accommodation and lovely owners next door. Great hospitality, nothing too much trouble. Really good location and lovely sea views, excellent position for coastal walks, gardens and other fishing villages.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Stafford, September 2013

    • “Stunning views & excellent place to relax”
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    • “Casa Mia is a lovely place to stay - when you are in the garden it has beautiful views over Porthpean beach and further enough away to be quiet and relaxing. The cottage is very comfortable and the kitchen is wonderfully light and well equipped. The owners who live next door are very welcoming as is the welcome pack that Janet is renowned for. Highly recommended.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Lincoln, August 2013

    • “A lovely well-equipped cottage with a garden which overlooks the”
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    • “The owners of the cottage live next door and were very friendly and extremely helpful.On our arrival,we found the cottage well-stocked with provisions (tea,coffee,bread,cereals etc.)The cottage has plenty of car parking space and a really good LCD television set with a DVD library.The only difficulty we had was in finding the cottage as the instructions we were given are rather 'sketchy'. We thought these should be rather more detailed.The cottage is conveniently located reasonably close to the town centre and roads to the major holiday centres.A large asda supermarket is also very accesible. Although the weather was a bit mixed,we really enjoyed our stay and had plenty of time to enjoy the facilities of the cottage,particularly the garden where we had quite a few picnics. The service we received from the Syke's management when booking the holiday was excellent-friendly and efficient.”

    Raymond Leigh, West Yorkshire., September 2012

    • “Excellent comfortable friendly break”
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    • “A lovely clean comfortable cottage, with everything we needed. The owners live next door and were very friendly and helpful. Would definately stay there again and have told all my friends about it. How can you beat a sea view from the garden while sipping a cold drink or your morning coffee.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Preston, October 2011

    • “Perfect location to recharge your batteries”
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    • “I stayed here in August 2011 and had a wonderful week. The cottage is comfortable, if a little old fashioned in terms of furniture, but is spacious and has everything you need for your holiday. But the thing that makes it special is the real welcome you get from Janet and Reg, the owners, who live next door. They are really friendly and even their little dog wants to say hello. There's a welcome pack of groceries to greet you and you're given free run of the garden, which is a truly lovely place to sit on a sunny evening with a glass of pear cider looking over the village rooftops to the sea. Porthpean is a tiny village with no amenities but St Austell is 5mins down the road with everything you need. And what you get in compensation is true peace and quiet, and just a short drive from everywhere that you could want to visit; The Eden Project, Lanhydrock, Polperro, Fowey etc. I recommend Lanhydrock in particular. It's stunning, even on a rainy day! Porthpean beach is down quite a steep hill so getting back to the cottage will test your leg muscles and lungs. But it's worth it as the beach is very secluded so it's a nice place to walk down to in the evening. And by the end of the week you'll be striding back up that hill! You can go down by car if you want but the road is very narrow. So if you want a holiday with total peace and relaxation but within striking distance of lots of resorts and attractions I really recommend you give this place a try.”

    LaStorione, Province Of Lecco, Italy, July 2012

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    • “As we are an elderly couple we liked the quiet setting in a very small village. The nearby beach is very pretty and other beaches near are very nice. The couple who own the property are very friendly.”

    Mr Smith, Basingstoke, May 2015

    • “Stunning location, excellent hosts and a comfy cottage.”

    Mrs Mallet, Laz, December 2014

    • “The owners were extremely friendly and welcoming. They supplied a very comprehensive welcome pack and I would definitely like to stay there again. We would also recommend the cottage to friends. The cottage is extremely well-situated to make visiting many interesting places very easy and we found some good restaurants in the area.”

    Mrs Parish, Grantham, October 2014

    • “A lovely welcome from the owners and a welcome pack too! The cottage is just so nice and compact. It has a beautifully sunny kitchen, and there is everything you could want there. The owners were there to answer any questions we had. They are really lovely, and helpful, without being intrusive. The cottage is ideally situated, nice and central to make visiting places like Helligan, and the Eden Project, and the lovely local harbours so easy.”

    Mrs Thompson, Waterlooville, September 2014

    • “Excellent location, a cosy cottage and very friendly owners. Lovely garden and views. Good parking.”

    Mrs Gowland, Swindon, September 2014

    • “It was 5 minutes from the beach, literally. The use of the garden was great for grandchild. The best holiday in twenty years!”

    Mr Darligton, Tetbury, August 2014

    • “The perfect cottage for a Cornish holiday, in a superb, quiet village location.”

    Mr Albiston, Oamaru, July 2014

    • “A perfect location with sea views with a wonderful warm welcome from our hosts. A cosy comfortable cottage.”

    Mr Hill, Leighton Buzzard, June 2014

    • “The homeliness of the property and the warm welcome from the owners, who live in the adjoining house. The location was excellent for walking on the coast path and visiting Helligan and the Eden Project, activities that were the reason for choosing Casa Mia.”

    Mrs Fowler, Stourport-on-Severn, May 2014

    • “The owners were absolute gems. We received a superb welcome pack and they were on hand to give any information regarding where to go and what to do. The position of the cottage was excellent, on a hill and with sea views from the garden and kitchen. The Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan were very close. It was in a perfect situation for exploring Cornwall.”

    Mrs Mcglaughlin, Rickmansworth, March 2014

    • “The cottage was really home from home. A lovely setting, nice hosts and every comfort you could wish for. A rare find.”

    Mrs Mallet, Laz, December 2013

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About the location


Charlestown 2 miles; Carlyon Bay 3 miles; Mevagissey 6 miles; Fowey 8 miles.

The old market town of St. Austell lies just a few miles from the south coast, and is famous for its China Clay mining history. Today, home to numerous beaches and sub tropical gardens, it is a popular place for tourists, and families, with plenty to see and do. Get back to nature with the wonderful Lost Gardens of Heligan and the ever-popular Eden Project, perfect for a family day out, or discover the delights of Caerhays Castle and Garden, flourishing in the maritime climate. Home to the St. Austell Brewery, this is the perfect place to relax and unwind, while sampling the delights of the local beer, after a tour of the Victorian brewery, and for those who love the surf and sand, St. Austell has plenty of both to choose from. Visit the beautiful sandy beach at Porthpean, or spend time at Carlyon Bay with its ever-popular shingle beach, a favourite for sun worshippers, but if you prefer a dip in the water, Polkerris is the place for you. Situated in a safe cove, it is renowned for variety of watersports. Whether it’s sailing, windsurfing or swimming you're looking for, Polkerris Beach has it all. Charlestown is a pretty, historical port just two miles away, famous for its collection of tall ships riding at anchor in the harbour, and is well worthy of a visit whilst staying in St. Austell. A short drive will take you to fashionable Fowey or the fishing port of Mevagissey, and with lots to do, and something to keep the whole family entertained, St. Austell is a great year round location.

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