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Battery House

Portreath, Cornwall (Ref. 1085369)

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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


The property

Settled in a unique position atop the dramatic cliffs of Portreath, in the sought-after county of Cornwall, rests this iconic three-bedroom holiday home, Battery House.

Formerly built as a fort to protect against enemy landing at the beach, Battery House has been beautifully-renovated to a high standard, making for an idyllic base to discover the delights of this picturesque region.

Park up in one of the off-road spaces provided before unloading your belongings and making your way inside, kicking off your shoes as you enter into the handy hallway space, stylish adorned with traditional Victorian tiles.

Follow the hallway through to the spacious sitting room, flooded with light welcomed in through the towering windows and home to a pair of snug reclining sofas gathered alongside a warming woodburning stove, providing the perfect setting to unwind and enjoy a moment of peace as you catch up on your favourite show on the Smart TV.

From here, make your way into the fully-equipped kitchen tucked away at the rear of the property, where you can make use of the range of amenities provided to whip up culinary delights for your loved ones before gathering together at the nearby table to indulge.

Outside, patio doors lead out onto a multi-level terraced garden, where guests can enjoy a crisp glass of wine on the balcony, whilst watching the sunset across the sea, or indulge in a luxurious soak amongst the bubbles with your significant other in the three-seater hot tub.

As the evening grows darker, retreat indoors to the conservatory, where you can continue the celebrations whilst still enjoying the 180 degree panoramic sea vistas.

When your eyes grow heavy, climb the stairs to the first floor where you'll discover three thoughtfully-laid out bedrooms, a super-king-size bedroom, a king-size bedroom with a Smart TV and a king-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom, each framing jaw-dropping views across the water!

Servicing the property is a contemporary family bathroom, fit with a p-shaped bath with an overhead shower, so guests can choose between soaking their muscles in the tub, or a quick morning rinse.

Get better acquainted with your surroundings and take a leisurely stroll through the generous 7-acres of private grounds that adjoin this lovely dwelling, decorated in footpaths, large lawned areas and several picnic benches, providing a lovely spot to indulge in a hearty breakfast or a barbecue amongst nature as you escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Pack your bucket and spade and take advantage of your coastal location, where a short walk will bring you to the glorious sandy beach of Portreath, Here you can explore the secluded coves, feel the sand between your toes as you lounge with a good book, or make a splash as you tackle the waves of the north coast.

After working up an appetite, head into the centre of Portreath to indulge in a delicious bite to eat at one of the many eateries littered across the village, with quaint cafes and traditional country pubs promising to serve something to suit a range of tastes and budgets.

Lace up your walking boots and embark on a two-footed adventure along the South West Coast Path toward the picture-perfect valley of Carvannel Downs, or in the opposite direction, journey towards the St Agnes Heritage Coast, where you can discover the historical landmark of the Great Wheal Charlotte, or the hidden lagoon of Porthtowan Tidal Pool.

The coastal town of St Ives is within easy reach, home to a fabulous art scene showcased in a handful of galleries, including the renowned Tate St Ives.

Here you can immerse yourself in the fascinating local history with a visit to The Saint Ives Museum, savour fresh fish and chips with a stroll along the seafront, or watch the world go by as the boats sail in at the peaceful harbour.

Make the most of your Cornish staycation with a break at Battery House.


  • Two storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size bed, 1 x king-size with Smart TV, 1 x king-size with Juliet balcony and ensuite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Conservatory/dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, combination microwave oven, kettle, toaster, coffee machine, American-style fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Freeview and DVD player, Smart TV, WiFi and a selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Multi-level patio terrace with furniture and hot tub and access to 7 acres of private grounds with picnic benches, barbeque and fire-pit
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.2 mile, beach 0.1 mile
  • Note: Pets are not permitted on the furniture or on the first floor
  • Note: There is an unfenced stream and pond within the grounds, please ensure children are supervised at all times
  • Note: The footpaths and steps surrounding the property are steep, uneven and there are no handrails, please take care
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250.00

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Truro 14 miles; St Ives 15 miles.

With its sheltered harbour, beautiful Portreath was, in the 1800s, a hive of activity and industry as a major tin-exporting port. Today, the village attracts visitors from around the world with its wild and rugged coastline. High cliffs, secluded coves and sandy, surf-washed beaches typify the area while all around are reminders of the area's rich industrial heritage. Portreath offers a small fishing harbour, shops, a number of pubs, three cafés and a Chinese restaurant, while its safe, sheltered sandy beach is a popular attraction. For a great day out, visit the cathedral city of Truro with its cobbled streets, shopping centre, theatre, museum and great restaurants, just 14 miles away, or travel a few miles along the coast and follow the vast expanse of sandy beach, which leads down to Hayle and on to St Ives. A delightful holiday location.

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