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Seagulls Perch

Mawgan Porth, Cornwall (Ref. 976373)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable property with a fantastic view and it has the bonus of easy parking right by the front door."

    We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by BarryMar 2022

  • "Clean, modern and comfortable property, well equipped, with great views down to the beach."

    Reviewed by AnthonyFeb 2022

  • "Excellent apartment with a wonderful view."

    Reviewed by StephenJan 2022

  • "What more can you say that hasn't already been said."

    Great property, great location, fantastic views. The accommodation has everything you would need and is presented in a very welcoming way.

    Reviewed by RogerNov 2021

  • "What a find!"

    Seagull's Perch is an excellent base for a break in the area; the contemporary design and furnishings are of an extremely high standard, creating a stylish and comfortable home from home. In addition, my husband worked from here on several days and found the WiFi signal very strong. The ever changing view from the huge living room and bedroom windows was stunning, just watching the tide going in and out each day, and the magnificent sunsets on the horizon, provided hours of entertainment! Walking down the paths for a brisk walk along the beach, and back again, justified the delicious evening meals in a range of local restaurants. The spacious kitchen at Seagull's Perch was also well equipped, and made cooking an easy option when we stayed in. Brian and Jacquie, the owners, were very friendly and helpful - resolving a few minor issues rapidly and with good humour; it was lovely to meet them and hear their stories. We are planning another visit to Seagull's Perch soon - thank you for creating such a special place to stay!

    Reviewed by JOct 2021

  • "Lovely house and fantastic views"

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2021

  • "A beautiful house in an amazing location."

    We had everything we needed for a fabulous holiday.

    Reviewed by SuzanneOct 2021

  • "Fab location, overlooks the sea and beach which is only about a 5 to 10 min walk away depending on how agile you are."

    It is located on top of a hill but this aspect has a fantastic vantage point. This two bedroom property is big enough to share. The host live next door and are on hand if you need anything but certainly do not invade your space. Like all uk accommodation the prices increase next year and I’m not sure with British weather I want to spend the extra to stay in the uk.

    Reviewed by PamOct 2021

  • "Fantastic location with great views."

    The property was perfect with loads of space. The owner was also very friendly and accommodating. Would not hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by NikkiSep 2021

  • "Superb accommodation, well appointed and finished, and great views, particularly the sunsets!"

    Balcony great for evenings and the bi-fold doors in lounge and bedroom really super touch for air and views - lets the outside ambience in. Just a few minutes stroll from the beach which is ideal for morning walks - yes there’s a hill but various ways down and back. Brian next door is super friendly and informative and not at all intrusive. Fabulous time had by all and would definitely use again. (An outside tap for rinsing beach gear would be a real boon)

    Reviewed by NigelSep 2021

  • "Seagulls Perch is an absolute gem hidden in a quaint coastal village."

    The sea views from the house are absolutely magical! The open plan house is wonderfully spacious and has everything you need. The owners are lovely and helpful. We found the extras in the house (spare bin liners, kitchen roll etc) an added bonus. The beach is beautiful. The surf school is also great. Near the beach there is a lovely village shop which serves yummy pasties alongside all your everyday needs. There’s lots of food establishments to eat at so we were spoilt for choice. We had such a wonderful time and cannot wait to visit again.

    Reviewed by LucyJul 2021

  • "Lovely clean property, with excellent sea views of Mawgan Porth and not too far from beach."

    Good facilities, three toilets and two showers. Parking easy to access. Helpful owners.

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2021

  • "Really good location, easy to get the beach and nearby amenities."

    The property was lovely although we would have liked to see a better kitchenware for cooking (we felt everything was sized for two people not cooking for four!). Someone else has commented on the bluntness of the knives and they’re not wrong!! I’d like to see some new ones in there before someone hurts themselves!! The owners who lived in the adjoining property were lovely and approachable.

    Thank you for your kind remarks about the location of Seagulls Perch and us, (as the owners) being approachable. I would like to make the following comments with regard to the couple of issues raised:- Firstly we have rectified the ‘blunt knives’ situation. All knives have been well and truly sharpened and we have left a knife sharpener in the cutlery drawer so that this will not happen again. The issue of not enough ‘kitchenware’ will certainly be reviewed and addressed. Having previously left a message in our Welcome Book informing our guests that due to Covid, only basic things had been left in our apartment, so leaving our cleaners free to concentrate on deep cleaning the essential areas and items, following “The Professional Association of Self Caterers UK” guidelines. We realise now that as the removed items are returned, that as some of the covid restrictions are still in place, people are eating in more and they are now looking for more equipment to cater for themselves. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolineJun 2021

  • "Seagull's Perch is a beautiful holiday house in a perfect position."

    As we had a 4-year old with us and due to the pandemic we ate in every night and found a slight lack of dishes for cooking in the oven and microwave, but we had taken a few extra things with us. Also, I know it's a small thing, but would have appreciated sharper knives, or a knife sharpener available to us. Such a shame that holiday companies are putting their prices up so much for the 2022 season that has meant we were unable to re-book for June next year, which we would have loved to have done. The owners of this property, who live next door, are charming and take a personal interest in their guests and genuinely want to know that all is well and checked we enjoyed our holiday, which we did immensely. Thanks in particular for the loan of a chair for my husband (again!) as he has a bad back and found sitting in the comfy sofa and chairs a little difficult. We wish we were still there!

    Reviewed by HeatherJun 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday in a wonderful house and location."

    What an absolute gem!

    Reviewed by MelanieMay 2021

  • "Seagulls Perch is a stunning property."

    Even though we visited during the covid pandemic, we felt very safe as every effort had been made to provide an ultra clean environment. Although facilities had been pared back to absolute minimum, it did not affect our enjoyment of the property in any way. We had a couple of minor issues during our stay but the owners were on hand immediately to sort. Views are fabulous and house is very comfortable with everything you need. We loved our time here - just what we needed!!

    Reviewed by LorraineSep 2020

  • "Owners really friendly and happy to help."

    Gorgeous accommodation. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by G DAug 2020

  • "We had a great time!"

    ! Just a couple of pernickety points - It would be useful to have a long handled broom. Also the size of the larger towels was small so bath sheet size would be better. I would recommend this house as a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by BMar 2020

  • "Location, property and facilities were superb."

    Reviewed by MelissaOct 2019

  • "Our second visit."

    Fantastic spacious house with excellent sea views. We shall be back!

    Reviewed by RobinOct 2019

  • "Seagulls Perch was everything we'd hoped for after reading the property description."

    It was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and relaxing. In a good position for our coastal walks and for driving to several other locations. Brian introduced himself to check if we had everything we needed but did not [as he said himself] intrude on our holiday.

    Reviewed by DerekSep 2019

  • "Fabulous location, the apartment and views were amazing."

    The owners Brian & Jackie were very helpful.

    Reviewed by LesleyAug 2019

  • "The accommodation provided is top quality, and everything is taken care of."

    The owners have done a top job here. Very clean and tidy. The location is perfect with a good view of the beach and bay. It is a steep walk up from the beach or village, but not a problem if you are fit. All homely items are provided down to tea/coffee, dishwasher and washing machine tablets. A very nice touch was scones and jam and cream waiting for us on arrival. Would definitely come back here again.

    Reviewed by AdamAug 2019

  • "Fabulous property in great location."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2019

  • "A splendid holiday excellent owner provided us with the finer details of the accommodation and general area ."

    everything was first class we had a memorable holiday with thanks to all

    Reviewed by KeithJul 2019

  • "Excellent accomodation in a beautiful location with fantastic views, will certainly go back."

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2019

  • "The holiday was perfect - Seagulls Perch has everything you could ever require for the duration of your holiday."

    It was exactly what we needed and we will be back next year - thank you for the wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by JacobJun 2019

  • "This is the 4th time we have stayed at Seagulls Perch, it is located in a fabulous position and the accommodation is always presented and maintained well."

    The host’s Brian and Jackie always make a point of checking that everything is fine , a nice little touch. They have given us some good tips on walks and drives out which has made the holiday. Mawgan Porth offers enough amenities and is just a short walk away. Have already booked for next year and looking at squeezing in a late year trip. Tony & Jayne

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2019

  • "The position of the apartment and the light airy feeling and space."

    Mawgan Porth is well positioned between Newquay and Padstow with lots of opportunities for walking and cycling. There are also lots of places to visit.

    Reviewed by PatriciaApr 2019

  • "Wonderful location with magical view."

    So glad we chose Seagulls Perch and would recommend. Lovely ‘Cornish tea’on arrival. Would recommend ‘Catch’ in the village for great seafood and friendly service.

    Reviewed by KayApr 2019

  • "Exceptionally clean and comfortable holiday accommodation!"

    We especially enjoyed meeting the owners and getting ideas of places to visit.

    Reviewed by RMar 2019

  • "A communicative and informative booking process."

    The owners, and housekeeper who is available by telephone, are super friendly and helpful. Our 3rd Seagulls Perch holiday, all consistently excellent. Clean, roomy, modern and cosy with all we need within. Well situated with the finest view and access to the beach and coastal path. Quiet location but with good amenities locally and more distant. Thank you to all involved in making Seagulls Perch such a fantastic experience.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2019

  • "Return visit because we found it so good the previous year."

    Met all our expectations.

    Reviewed by JulianFeb 2019

  • "Excellent location for walking sections of south west coast path using public transport."

    No need to use a car.

    Reviewed by JOct 2018

  • "Our holiday exceeded our expectations, the house was just lovely, very clean, all the facilities you could wish for, addicting sea views, close to the hotel for ocassional breakfast, lunch or dinner."

    The only area that needs to improve on is that I did not originally receive any information about access, keys etc. frim Sykes Cottages and I had to contact them week before the holiday. The email from booking.com said I would receive this email once the second part of the deposit is taken which did not happen. However, once I contacted Sykes Cottages, the issue was resolved promptly.

    Reviewed by AnetaOct 2018

  • "This may seem to be a small issue."

    But it would have been nice to have been welcomes by the owner(s at some point during our visit). As it was, the only personal contact we had was on the morning we left and returned the key to the security box outside the owners residence which is next door to where we had stayed. However, overall we were pleased with our stay at 'Seagulls Perch'.

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2018

  • "The location is excellent with wonderful views out to sea and over part of the beach."

    The listing gave an accurate description of the property and area and the facilities were clean and tidy. We especially enjoyed the lounge for relaxing and the patio with table and chairs outside the master bedroom. This was a great place to stay. To improve our experience I would recommend that the owners consider changing the mattress in the front bedroom as one side has a large dip which, when laid on, causes the person to roll into the centre of bed. The double bed in the back bedroom is very firm but rather low and could benefit from an additional mattress raising height and providing extra comfort.

    Reviewed by WendySep 2018

  • "Owners are extremely helpful, welcoming, and obliging with useful information of the area."

    The house itself is kept very nice and is in a stunning location (cream tea on arrival was delicious). Just a shame about the no dog policy.

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2018

  • "A wok and new baking trays plus a metal spatular would be useful."

    Thank you for your feedback, We have now replaced the baking trays, a spatula is present in the property but we are sorry you couldn't locate it. Unfortunately we do no provide a wok due to the dangers of our oak worktops being damaged. We appreciate your feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2018

  • "The owner, Brian couldn't have been more helpful."

    We had a lovely time. Seagulls Perch made a perfect base for walking this years section of the South West Coastal Path.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2018

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  • Over two floors
  • Two lower ground floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en suite shower-room, balustrade and sea views
  • 1 x double with day bed and en suite shower-room
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with balustrade and elevated beach views
  • Ground floor WC and basin.
  • Central heating
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

The property

Seagulls Perch is situated on a private lane, looking down over the beach in Mawgan Porth.

It’s a semi-detached, custom-built, split-level house with superb beach and sea views.

The level entry is in to the very large kitchen-dining room, then through to the living room with those great views and a balustrade.

At this level there is a WC.

Head downstairs to two bedrooms, both with en suite shower rooms , a king-size double with a balustrade that leads down to the terrace, and a double with a day bed.

A gravelled path and steps also leads to the terrace which is a great place for al fresco dining, or sundowners ; lovely sunsets.

And there is a paved area for storing surfboards and drying wetsuits.

The beach is only a few minutes walk down a steep footpath, but it might take a little longer getting back!

And there is an excellent hotel restaurant and bar, two minutes stroll away.

And when you're not surfing, there's nearby Newquay, Watergate Bay or Padstow to visit and explore.


1st FloorGround Floor

Double Bedroom Decked Sitting Area Double Bedroom+ Day Bed Ensuite Ensuite

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Watergate Bay 2 miles; Newquay 5 miles; Padstow 10 miles.

Nestled between Newquay and Padstow on the beautiful north Cornish coast, Mawgan Porth is a sheltered cove with golden sandy beach, great surf and plenty of caves and coastal footpath to explore. With little distraction from its golden sands, life here revolves around the beach. Laze in the summer sun, learn to ride the waves, or watch over stormy seas on a refreshing cliff top stroll. Mawgan Porth is also home to the fabulous adults-only Scarlet Hotel, which offers Spa treatments and facilities to non-residents - and nearby there is a wealth of fine dining restaurants such as Paul Ainsworth's No 6 and Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant. Mawgan Porth has a handful of shops, including a village store and deli, and a farm shop selling locally sourced meat, eggs, vegetables, bread and pasties, as well as tennis courts, a pitch and putt, and an 18-hole golf course overlooking the Atlantic.

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Note: Sorry, no short breaks

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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