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Porthtowan, Cornwall (Ref. 1008510)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "This wonderful apartment was just perfect for our family holiday to Porthtowan."

    We wanted to be close to a beach but also have amenities around us too. The apartment was beautifully clean and the attention to detail was absolutely amazing. The little extras, like dog blankets, toys for the dogs, scones and clotted cream on arrival, souvenir jam jars to take home. The list goes on! The apartment is very modern and well thought out. The drawers and cupboards were full of everything you will need! It was very comfy and had a home from home feel to it. The main oven didn’t work which was a shame but we managed with the top oven for the week. We struggled to remove the shower head from the unit which became a bit annoying at times. The water pressure wasn’t great but we knew this before we arrived. The only downside to this apartment is the lack of privacy in the garden. There is a few steps leading from the back garden which gives you quick access to the park opposite or the beach road. Unfortunately, our neighbours were using this constantly which did cause issues as we had no privacy whatsoever as they were in and out climbing over the wall every few minutes. This was the only big problem for us. Our children would be outside playing and then run in as they were embarrassed about having people walking over the wall. If it was a few times then this would’ve been fine, but it was very frequent! However, this wouldn’t stop us going back to Offshore, as we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there, it ticked every box for us. You are literally opposite the pub which is a great location if you like to go out for drinks and cocktails in the evening, but you do get a bit fed up with the smell of garlic and seafood entering the apartment every day. We visited the pub which didn’t really fit our family as the menu is mainly seafood. We asked for haddock and our kids ended up with platefuls of octopus, prawns and squid! Needless to say we left hungry which was a shame, but if you’re a seafood lover then you’ll love it! I have given this apartment 5 stars as we really were so overwhelmed by the amount of thought that’s gone into making this property perfect for your holiday by the sea! The little touches made it for us! Porthtowan is a beautiful place to stay. We will be back Offshore! Thanks for making this a holiday we’ll never forget! ❤️

    The you for your feedback. Pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoannaOct 2021

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped cottage in an amazing location, just moments from the beach and local amenities."

    We would love to return, however the almost double price hike for next year makes this unlikely, sadly just no longer value for money.

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2021

  • "Offshore is a brilliantly located holiday flat."

    It is such a lovely, comfortable place to stay. It was really clean and welcoming upon arrival. The outside area is a huge bonus too. Would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by TracyAug 2021

  • "Fantastic location and a fantastic apartment."

    This was our 2nd stay at Offshore and we will be sure to book again in the future!

    Reviewed by KeeleyAug 2021

  • "Offshore was immaculate when we arrived and really lovely."

    The outside area is amazing. Welcome flowers and cream tea lovely touch. Will be booking again!

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our stay."

    The apartment had everything and more that we could possibly need. It really was a home from home. The location was brilliant. We stayed at a different property in Cornwall last year and this by far exceeded it for roughly the same price. My daughter was upset to leave. We will definitely be back again soon and will stay here again. Highly recommend to anyone thinking about holidaying in Cornwall. Thank you!! 10/10

    Reviewed by KimMay 2021

  • "Lovely nicely decorated, well appointed apartment."

    Very good location - close to beach and pubs, especially the Unicorn. Parking a bit tight especially when all the bays were used. Great coastal walks on the doorstep. Would happily stop here again.

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2020

  • "Fabulous position."

    Great decor and everything you need.

    Reviewed by MichelleSep 2020

  • "Offshore is in a great location and the real bonus with the property is the outside decking area."

    A very nice property and good communication regarding arrival times and key collection details etc.

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2020

  • "Porthtowan beach is a patrolled beach by the RNli."

    Both bars in the town are good and provide good service. Good access to the remainder of Cornwall and its attractions. Property was well worth the money very comfortable , clean and amenities all good

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2019

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This property is part of the Cornish & Devonshire Cottage Holidays collection.
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The property

Situated within the coastal village of Porthtowan this ground floor apartment is just paces from the award winning beach popular for swimming, surfing and sandcastles.

Offshore forms part of a small development on a no-through road that leads to the beach.

The accommodation is on one level with nine steps down to the front door.

Open plan living area and dining area with well equipped kitchen and 34" TV.

There is a double bedroom and another bedroom with a 4ft bed and a single upper bunk.

Both rooms have wall mounted TV's.

The family shower room has a walk in shower, basin and WC.

There is a sun deck, leading from the double doors in the sitting area, which is perfect for relaxation and barbecues.

Porthtowan is a lively community which has a deli, a small supermarket and pubs for all your refreshment needs.

The children's playground at the head of the beach will keep the little ones entertained too.

Enjoy lunch in the seaward facing Blue Bar, the much favoured après-surf café.

Spectacular sunset views across the ocean make a rewarding reason to linger with a nibble or tipple.

At low tide, you can walk to the equally superb Chapel Porth Beach or venture along the clifftop footpath, eastbound to St Agnes or westwards to Portreath.

Further up the north Atlantic coastline are Trevaunance Cove, Newquay and Watergate Bay, with Jamie Oliver's 'Fifteen' restaurant.

Breathtaking Land's End is a worthy destination.

Stop off at picturesque St Ives and browse the quirky boutiques, gift shops and art galleries.

Falmouth is a 30 minute drive away, with Maritime Museum and historic Pendennis Castle ready for exploration.

Offshore is light and airy with coastal inspired décor, a must stay for families, friends, surfers and couples after a relaxing or active holiday


  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x triple bunk
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Central heating, underfloor heating in the shower room
  • Electric oven and hob
  • Dishwasher, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, TV, DVD, iPod dock
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Sun deck with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Sea 2 mins walk
  • Property accepts one pet at £25 per week
  • Note: This property sleeps maximum of 4 adults

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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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Region Information

Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 4 adults.
Note: Check in time for this property is 4pm.
Note: 3 steps down to front door from parking area
Note: There is access through the back garden for neighbouring properties although this is rarely used.
Note: 1 well behaved, small dog accepted. Please no dog on the furniture.

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