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Gecko Beach

Porthtowan, Cornwall (Ref. 1044438)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “Fabulous location/ nice apartment”

    At first glance the block of beachfront apartments look very dated but when you enter this flat ,it is clear the owner has modernised it with a new looking kitchen and fresh paint.It has two bedrooms but only one is for use .the small open plan kitchen and lounge has a sliding door that opens onto a small balcony facing a child’s playground and beach with hills around.It is a two minute walk to a pub called unicorn and another bar ( sea facing) five min away .We had a lovely week here .It has ...

    At first glance the block of beachfront apartments look very dated but when you enter this flat ,it is clear the owner has modernised it with a new looking kitchen and fresh paint.It has two bedrooms but only one is for use .the small open plan kitchen and lounge has a sliding door that opens onto a small balcony facing a child’s playground and beach with hills around.It is a two minute walk to a pub called unicorn and another bar ( sea facing) five min away .We had a lovely week here .It has two beautiful coastal walks on the cliff in either direction.It is in a good location to visit cornwalls numerous attractions looe,polperro, mouse hole , Falmouth , Fowey ( all lovely fishing villages),lands end, Lizard. Only negatives were bed was hard( wooden slats), oven didn’t work (apart from top section so we boiled stuff, or ate out,and the balcony door was very stiff and hard to open/close.Nonetheless the location was fabulous so the small defects did not affect our vacation .It was still value for money in a beautiful part of the country.we would definately stay here again .

    - quelondon, May 2021
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The property

You couldn't be better placed for a beach or surfing holiday than at this first floor apartment overlooking one of Cornwall's prestigious, Blue Flag surfing beaches in Porthtowan.

With views that stretch out over the sea and sands, this contemporary pad is perfect for couples and singles seeking a beachside setting.

Arranged over one level, with external steps leading up to the entrance, the apartment is modern and open plan with a dining bar and well equipped kitchen, double bedroom and separate bathroom.

Check out the surf conditions whilst you enjoy your morning coffee on the balcony, the distant to the sounds of the waves clearly audible as they roll into shore.

Just 100 steps and you have the sand between your toes,, where on the beach you will find surf tuition and kit is available to hire.

Embrace the laid back atmosphere of this friendly coastal resort where you will find a couple of great pubs, cafes and the beach.

If surfing isn't your thing, the South West Coast Path is on your doorstep with exhilarating walks in either direction.

For a day out, enjoy the shops and trendy restaurants at nearby Truro, and the Maritime Museum, harbour and galleries of Falmouth are not to be missed.

Whether you are seeking surf or rest and relaxation, Gecko beach is sure to deliver.

Summary

  • All first floor
  • 1 x double bedroom with low level bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric storage heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine TV with freeview, iPod dock
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and smoking
  • Shop and pub and beach 1 minute walk
  • Note: No children accepted.

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

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About the location

PORTHTOWAN

St Agnes 4 miles; Portreath 4 miles; Truro 9 miles.

Porthtowan is a small village resting on west Cornwall’s beautiful coastline, renowned for its Blue Flag beach, which at low tide exposes almost a mile and a half of fine, golden sands. Fringed by impressive granite cliffs, the beach is a popular surfing venue and is lifeguarded during the summer, making it ideal for families. Porthtowan is part of the St Agnes designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and there are some wonderful walks to be found, offering vivid scenery along the South West Coast Path, whether you choose to head east to St Agnes or west to Portreath. The towns of St Ives and Penzance, with their art galleries, restaurants and quaint harbours, are half an hour’s drive away, whilst Flambards Theme Park, The Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek, and the Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station are just a few of the other diverse attractions scattered around this picturesque region. A great base for a varied family break.

Region Information

Note: Regretfully, children are not accepted at this property. Note: Check in time for this property is 4pm.