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Porthtowan, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "We were happy to stay in this sunny and warm cottage!"

    We felt ourself cozy ,warm atmosphere and nice view! Great location, We had only one issue and couldn't contact the phone number which was provided via email. We were trying to contact during one day called several times but didn't received any response.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Sep 2023

  • "Short Distance to Coastal walking path and to the beach."

    Perfect for visiting the local surf schools.

    Reviewed by Roland3.8Aug 2023

  • "Furniture, drawers, beds in very poor condition and falling apart."

    Cutlery and plates etc not properly cleaned and full of cobwebs when we arrived. Don't consider good value for money and would not return

    Reviewed by Adam1.9Jul 2023

  • "Spacious property with good sea views."

    Easy access to the SW coastal path. Steep paths to the car park at Porthtowan would not suit elderly guests. The new TV was good, but it’s too high on the wall and needs to be at an angle, as light from the conservatory makes it hard to view. Only people sat on the sofa would get an acceptable view. There should be a blind in the kitchen, as the window looks directly into a neighbours house. WIFI was good.

    Reviewed by Geoff4.4Jun 2023

  • "Lovely bungalow."

    Fabulous views. 8min walk to the blue bar down the side of the hill. A bit steep but fine for us. Everything you need in the house. Lovely and cosy. Thank you *the directions given said take Avenue 3 but to park you must go down Avenue 2

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Feb 2023

  • "A lovely clean bungalow with everything you need."

    Great location with sea views and perfect base for exploring Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Oct 2022

  • "The house was fabulous, the photos didn't do it justice."

    The view is incredible and the location for the beach is great. Appliances are all modern and the tv is better than in the photos with netflix (if you can remember your log in!). We had a great family holiday, lots of space for us all and we'll be coming back next year. 10/10 holiday.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Aug 2022

  • "A great property with fantastic sea views, sunsets and access to walk to the beach."

    We have stayed at this property a few times over the years and is still a comfortable base for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Kim4.4May 2022

  • "Everything we needed & spotless clean, we would have liked small coffee table in ..."

    Everything we needed & spotless clean, we would have liked small coffee table in lounge for drinks & footstools for comfort as nice to have feet up after walks, spectacular views of sunset over the sea would be better if bush cut down in garden ,small points which would have enhanced a lovely stay, bungalow is a bit dated but spotlessly clean & comfy, its quite a steep walk to beach & back so not for anyone with mobility problems however its a short drive & we always got a parking place ,fabulous blue flag beach & nice places to eat & drink

    Reviewed by Sandra4.1Sep 2021

  • "The location was amazing, perched on the side of a hill overlooking Porthtowan beach…fantastic views and no need to worry about finding parking spaces…simply walk to the beach every day!"

    House was light, spacious, clean and very comfortable. Cornwall was (obviously) busy this summer…but Porthtowan was fine. Make the most of the whole of the beach…5 minute walk from the main beach (families mainly)…and you have a cove to yourself. Fantastic. We had a great week in sunny Cornwall!

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Aug 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double and 2 x twins
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Conservatory
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV and DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars and on-street parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed front garden with lawn
  • Enclosed multi-level rear garden with patio, lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub and beach 0.4 miles
  • Note: There are stone steps in the front garden, please take care
  • Note: This property has super-fast broadband and green energy from Octopus.

The property

Hillcrest is a sunny, south-west facing bungalow, set on the cliff top above the village of Porthtowan.

Perfect for a family of six, the property provides access to National Trust land in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with a spectacular outlook along the coast towards St Ives.

Upon arriving at the property, you will discover two sought-after off-road parking spaces along with an on-street parking space, and an enclosed front lawn where you can enjoy a quiet moment and take in the sea breeze.

Enter Hillcrest to find a spacious sitting room with blanketed seating to take advantage of as you put on a family-favourite DVD.

Make your way into the country-style kitchen where several appliances await, rustle up some delicious meals with the help of a large fridge/freezer and handy electric oven!

When dinner is served, gather your group and enjoy a meal in the conservatory; from here you can watch the sun setting over the sea and Godrevy Lighthouse flashing its warning to sailors.

There are well-presented three bedrooms: a double with beautiful sea views, a twin with equally beautiful sea views and another twin, along with family bathroom and an additional walk-in shower room.

Outside, the gently sloping enclosed lawned garden is an ideal spot for children to play in safety while you enjoy a refreshing beverage and savour the sun's rays.

The Victory Inn, half a mile up the lane, offers an excellent welcome to all visitors (including dogs), well-kept beer and good pub food.

With its sandy Blue Flag award winning beach on the north coast of Cornwall, Porthtowan is renowned for its surf, sunbathing, rock pools and caves to explore, and is ideal for families with children; Porthtowan village, next to the beach, has an excellent village shop/post office, a popular bistro bar and a range of seasonal shops (including local ice cream).

Make your way to St Agnes, a large village, and bask in the sun on Trevaunance Cove, venture across Blue Hills tin and explore the quaint Little Orchard Village.

The South-West Coast Path, only a couple of minutes from the front door, skirts over the cliffs heading north past Chapel Porth cove, set against an iconic backdrop of historic mine workings and buildings, towards Newquay and south to Portreath, with its lovely harbour and beach, then onwards to St Ives.

Hillcrest provides an excellent base to explore many of Cornwall's attractions including: The Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Michael's Mount, St Ives's Tate Gallery and many more.

There is so much fun to be had at Hillcrest.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas