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Mawgan Porth, Cornwall (Ref. 959867)


(28 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Exactly what it said on he tin, thanks for the cake xxx"

    Reviewed by TerryJun 2022

  • "Lovely house with a great view."

    Close to the beech and plenty of room for up to eight people.

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2022

  • "Lovely, very comfortable house in a great location."

    We very much enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by JustineMar 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at the property, it was very clean and comfortable."

    On arrival we did have issue with the WiFi but this was dealt with quickly by the housekeeping team. We can highly recommend the property.

    Reviewed by TracyNov 2021

  • "Great house."

    Well stocked kitchen and enough stuff for 8. Excellent knives. Beds very comfy. Garage for storage locked up. Bbq locked in there. Very hot and sunny. I bought a parasol and left it in the broom cupboard for others to use. Replaced the battery in the weigh scale We are coming back next year and hopefully we’ll need the parasol again!

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2021

  • "Lovely house, perfect for our extended family."

    It would have been great to have been sent the info that was in the book at the house about local food pre-arrival. We ordered all our food from a supermarket in advance, but would definitely have bought a local meat/veg box if we had known - too late once arrived.

    Reviewed by KateAug 2021

  • "When we arrived, 2 of the beds were not made up."

    I ended up making them myself when the linen ariived. Also there were not enough towels either.. It took us some time to get in touch with the housekeeper as a chair was not stable either and my husband hurt his foot on it.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. The owners were happy to deliver two additional sets of linen as a gesture of goodwill to assist you on this particular occasion. There wasn’t a request for additional beds to be made up as all the beds normally provided had already been made up and it was agreed that the additional linen would be provided for you to use as you wished. At the same time the chair was removed for tightening. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulianJun 2021

  • "The cottage was the best equipped we’d had in 20 years of going to Cornwall."

    It was clean and a home from home. The beds were comfy and the the views were better than the pictures. It was so peaceful except for the times the builders were around as there is a lot of building work going on, a heads up would have been good. For most of it we were out but if late going out and the doors/windows are open you can hear it. Also all the vans are parked on the main road so pulling out is a bit precarious. It didn’t ruin anything. The shower is amazing as is the bath. We enjoyed every minute, even the rain couldn’t spoil it. This cottage was chosen for my terminally illl mum and it was the best goodbye she could have had to Cornwall. It’s a cottage you keep returning to. It’s fantastic.

    Reviewed by CatherineJun 2021

  • "We have stayed at this property on several occasions."

    We love this property and it’s location. The property serves our family needs however after the years we are starting to notice small general wear and tear throughout the property that we believe need attending (like loose plug fitting, blown bulbs in lamp, broken blind, etc) except from this as always we’ve had a fabulous stay in a wonderful property.

    Thank you for taking the time to send in your feedback which we have discussed with the owners. As we all know, light bulbs can go at any time, there are however replacement bulbs in the property. The broken blind had been removed from the hall window and stored in a cupboard pending a replacement blind. As the window looks out onto the back garden and doesn't affect any of the bedrooms there is no issue regarding privacy or impact on sleeping. We are glad to hear that you had an enjoyable stay at Windrush and we look forward to welcoming you back to Cornwall soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElishaMay 2021

  • "The location of Windrush is absolutely amazing!"

    Sitting on the balcony you can enjoy superb views of Mawgan Porth bay and the cliffs, we were blessed with some gorgeous autumn sun too which was perfection. You can take a short walk down the (steep) hill to the beach or along the coast to the town where you will find a few small local shops for essentials and nick naks, a lovely pub called the Merrymoor Inn and a restaurant called the Catch - you need to book any restaurants. Cornish Fresh do delicious coffee and pasties. The beach is soft sand, the sea crystal clear with plenty of busy rock pools to explore. The strong tides left pools along the beach which were warm and safe for the children splash in - all making a really idyllic place to be. The huge disappointment with the property was the standard of cleanliness. You cannot get access to the property until 5pm to allow for the deeper cleaning to be done between guests, which for us as a family 6 with young children was a bit tricky being stuck out until late the day. I understand the reasons and would be fine with it if the house was actually clean! We entered to find pubic hairs left on the toilet and shower, splodges of shampoo or similar on the tiles from the previous guests where it had obviously not been wiped, toe nail clippings and other bits on the bedroom floor where it had clearly not been hovered, dead flies and spiders collected on the window sills where they had not been dusted for some time. Not pleasant at any time but during this time of heightened awareness of hygiene it was very upsetting. Before you leave guests are required to totally clean the kitchen, empty the fridge, freezer and dishwasher, strip all linen off the beds and put all the towels in the bathroom... all before 9am! My 7 year old asked me "mummy, if we have to do all this why wasn't the house clean for us?" I didn't felt like there was someone to call if there was a question or problem. The number provided for the housekeeper was never answered and there is no option of leaving a message. My son's bed slats were broken (which didn't matter as we were not fully occupying the house and so there was a spare) that could have been a huge problem and there was no one for us to contact. I will definitely return to this area but would not use Sykes again.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this feedback. Please accept our sincere apologies for the fact that the cleaning was not up to our usual standard, we take this very seriously and have taken this matter up with our Housekeeping company. We have their assurance that steps are being taken immediately to ensure this will not happen in the future. We are also checking the bed slats to make sure that they are safely repaired. Notwithstanding, we do hope that you enjoyed your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LauraOct 2020

  • "Location was perfect for us in Mawgan Porth ."

    You could either drive to the beach and pay a very small daily parking charge or if you felt energetic you could easily walk down a slope to the beach (check for tide times). The cottage was very spacious with a well laid out fitted kitchen (with dishwasher) and ample workspace , good storage and sizeable fridge freezer. You are spoilt with a balcony with a beautiful view over the bay so you can enjoy the evening having a drink watching the world go by listening to the sea roll in or eat alfresco using the table and chairs provided. There was a good sized bathroom with a separate shower, a single shower room and three toilets so great for large families visiting. There is a large wall mounted TV with DVD ,and freeview and a decent Wifi connection. Phone signals we found were a bit hit and miss but when your on holiday the phone is the least of your worries. Mawgan Porth itself had basic shopping facilities so you do have the option of going though to Newquay about 5 miles where most major supermarkets are dotted about or have your groceries delivered. Newquay Aldi has the best view from a supermarket car park worth a visit just for that. All in all an excellent stay and would recommend Windrush as a holiday base, we will be back!

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2020

  • "Really lovely, comfy house."

    Well stocked kitchen and great showers!! View from balcony was lovely and with the great garden furniture, used every night! Only thing we might add was a tumblr dryer and maybe slightly clearer instructions on recycling and rubbish but has a lovely stay and would def use Skyes again (both pre and after service great!) Thank-you!!!

    Reviewed by JackieJul 2020

  • "This was our second stay at windrush we had sunshine every day except for the last day so were able to sit on the balcony and admire the sea views ."

    The owners have installed an outside tap which was very useful for washing the dogs off. We are looking to book again next year as it is such a lovely house and close to coastal walks and a short drive to Padstow.

    Reviewed by PearlOct 2019

  • "Windrush was a lovely comfortable house with stunning sea views."

    There was lots of space for everyone and the beds were really comfortable. The house was equipped with everything you’ll need for your stay. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by ElaineOct 2019

  • "Interior was shabby & dated in places, scuffs on doors and furniture with some parts missing (ie drawers in bedroom), plug socket hanging loose from wall, kitchen tap loose, rusty radiators, damp/musty smell in double bedroom."

    Could do with fresh coat of paint and attention to detail with routine maintenance. Garden was unkempt and hasn’t been maintained very recently. Good space inside, great views, outside terrace was a nice sun trap and a great addition, kitchen well equipped. Good location.

    Reviewed by DamianSep 2019

  • "Our stay at Windrush was excellent and we all had a fantastic week."

    There are a few points that could be improved upon which would make the experience of staying at Windrush perfect. The welcome pack including Tea, Coffee, milk and Chocolate cake etc. was unexpected but very nice. It would have been better if there had been more than two toilet rolls. Particularly as there are three toilets. The house accommodates eight people so it would be nice if there was enough outdoor seating for all eight to sit around the table on the balcony. The Parasol was completely beyond use as it was ripped and needs replacing. Although the house is dog friendly, the garden is not secure and caused us a few issues. Luckily we had a stair gate of our own which came in very useful. The kitchen tap urgently needs securing. We do not want these comments to be negative, as we all had such a great time, but to be taken as constructive criticism.

    Reviewed by NigelJul 2019

  • "We would like to book the property for Easter week next year subject to the price being okay."

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2019

  • "Thank you for a lovely break."

    The house keeper also provided details of up to date weather conditions-- it snowed heavily the previous day- and meant we were able to travel reasonably confident that the main roads were passable. The house is in a superb position with stunning views overlooking Mawgan Porth., and a short walk to the beach, although quite a steep incline. The dog didn't see this as an issue :)

    Reviewed by TimFeb 2019

  • "We usually stay at TheShack but last time we were disappointed because it was dirty and the windows were still misty because the glass needed replacing."

    We went to Windrush this year it’s a fantastic house with fantastic views and very clean windows ! and comfortable beds. The beach is only short walk away down the hill . We have already booked Windrush again for next year.

    Reviewed by PearlNov 2018

  • "Beautiful location lovely views"

    Reviewed by WendySep 2018

  • "We all loved the house and the facilities were very good."

    Personally, I had difficulty climbing up the steep steps to the front door. A hand rail would have helped a lot. I chose this house because of the master bedroom being on the ground floor.. The difficult front entrance was a bit of a surprise...….

    Reviewed by EvelynAug 2018

  • "The house was spacious."

    Everything catered for. Beautiful position and a safe garden for children. Loved it and miss already

    Reviewed by TriciaAug 2018

  • "A lovely home with an amazing view, very comfortable, clean and welcoming (tea and biscuits) would definitely book again!"

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2018

  • "Beautifully appointed house, more equipment than expected and so close to the beach."

    The book of information was most valuable. Also fantastic weather!!

    Reviewed by JonathanJun 2018

  • "The boiler stopped working on the Sunday."

    I stayed at the property whilst my family went out for a meal in the hope it might be fixed. Arrangements to get it fixed on the Monday did not materialise and it was then fixed Tuesday morning. Boiler then failed Friday night. So three nights/mornings no heat, and to start no hot water before found Emerson; damp towels lots of phone calls etc. Your company was aware of this and called me on the Monday when compensation was mentioned. You were to speak to the owner and agree a sum to offer. I said for you to call back after it was fixed on the Tuesday but you failed to do so. I tried to call you a number of times but got fed up of waiting on the line. The number in question was 01647 433593. Would be good to get a call.

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2018

  • "The property was beautiful, clean and welcoming, fantastic location, would definitely recommend to anyone looking to holiday in the area."

    Thank you!

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2018

  • "Nice location & Good sized accommodation with faboulous views."

    The downsides were as follows. 1. Garden had not been properly cleaned of dog poo. I spent 30 mins on the first day having to clean up 2. The general cleaniness of the property was poor. Dog hair matted in the door ways and lots of dust settlements. Would also recommend for this property having a washer,dryer and a TV remote system that works..

    Reviewed by ChrisMar 2018

  • "Had a fab holiday the property was as described, brilliant location and great facilities provided would definitely recommend and consider rebooking thank you."

    Reviewed by LouiseDec 2017

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  • Over two floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size double and 2 x single plus family bathroom on the ground floor
  • 1 x double
  • 1 x twin with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility room
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 50" Smart TV, DVD, wireless speakers, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 3 cars on the driveway
  • Garage for storage
  • Two well behaved pets welcome at £25 per pet per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub less than 1 mile
  • Beach 10 min walk
  • Note: The property is in an elevated position and although it has ground floor accommodation there is a path with shallow steps leading to the front door and therefore may not be suitable for people with limited mobility
  • Note: Gardens are not enclosed.

The property

Windrush is a detached house in an elevated position offering big ocean views within a 10 minute walk of glorious Mawgan Porth beach.

Close to lively resorts, picturesque coves and superb beaches on the spectacular north Cornish coast, it's the perfect bolthole, set over two floors for family and friends seeking tranquility, relaxation and recreation.

The sitting room with open fire and access to generous balcony, dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms ( 1 king and 2 single) and family bathroom are on the ground floor.

The first floor has two further bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room.

The garden is a mix of lawn, terrace, balcony, paths, steps and a pond and is not enclosed.

Set against the dramatic landscape of cliffs and caves, Mawgan Porth boasts an expansive beach with breathtaking views, with beach-front cafes and pubs for refreshment.

Join the surf school, hire the gear and enjoy adrenaline fueled water fun, patrolled by seasonal lifeguards.

Rock pools are ready for exploration so bring nets and buckets.

The National Trust beach at Bedruthan Steps has striking rock stacks and is reached within a 30 minute walk along the South West Coast Path or a five minute drive.

Visit picturesque St Mawgan with tea rooms and gastro pub or the riding stables within three miles.

St Eval go-kart track and Merlin Golf course are closer still.

The Spa facilities at The Scarlet Hotel and Bedruthan Steps Hotel will entice you in for pampering by the sea.

Follow the scenic coast road to the popular resorts of Padstow with harbour, eateries and galleries galore.

Newquay, with zoo, Waterworld swimming pool and aquarium is just a 20 minute drive away and stunning Watergate Bay with WAX Watergate Bay Restaurant with its sea views is even closer.

Windrush makes a magical venue for exploring this superb Cornish Atlantic coastline.

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

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About the location


Holywell 6 miles; Perranporth 8.5 miles; Truro 14 miles; Padstow 14 miles.

Newquay is the home of the UK’s surf scene, boasting eleven beaches and over seven miles of golden sand three major beaches, the National Surf Centre and an endless supply of rolling surf, making it a beachlovers and watersports paradise. The town, with its zoo, sea life centre and varied selection of restaurants and pubs, also promises a holiday to remember. For avid walkers, the South West Coast Path passes in both directions along a stunning coastline of high cliffs, hidden coves and yet more beaches. The quaint harbour and fishing village of Padstow is just 14 miles away, while Truro, with its museums, cathedral, restaurants and cobbled streets, as well as the Eden Project, can be reached within 30 minutes. Picturesque St Ives and the Tate St Ives gallery is under an hour's drive or a train ride away. In fact, because nothing in Cornwall is far from Newquay, it’s the perfect touring base.

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Region Information

Note: No garage.
Note: The property is in an elevated position and although it has ground floor accommodation there is a path with shallow steps to negotiate in order to reach the property from the car parking area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter