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Porthtowan, Cornwall (Ref. 25945)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside


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30 Customer Review(s)

  • Miss Causley

    “Lovely location, great for dog owners.”

    Perfect for the summer, however we found the heating was not Adequate for the cold weather, unfortunately we could smell damp. We took our own logs and even purchased more this still didn’t heat the room sufficiently. Sadly we left a day early as we were too cold. It would be perfect for summer or if central heating was installed.

    - Miss Causley, February 2020

The property

Perched at the top of Porthtowan's majestic cliffs in West Cornwall, this detached cottage is situated adjacent to the owner's home and is reached by climbing 40 steep steps, with its elevated position providing fantastic views across the village, the sandy beach and out to sea.

The open plan living space at this Porthtowan cottage houses a fitted kitchen, a dining area benefiting from unspoilt seascapes, and a sitting area complete with a comforting woodburner, the perfect place to warm up after a day seeking the sights of the dramatic Cornish coast.

The ground floor offers a bedroom with children's bunks and a shower room, whilst on the first floor of this Porthtowan cottage is a double bedroom with an en-suite, and fine views over the beach.

Outside is a large, decked front garden providing a wonderful spot to gaze across the cliffs in the morning sunshine.

Porthtowan Beach is popular with surfers, and lifeguarded during the summer season, plus it also offers safe bathing for families.

Bordered by striking cliffs, the dramatic walks along the South West Coast Path towards St Agnes or Portreath are not to be missed.

The cathedral city of Truro, with its eclectic offering of art galleries, bars, restaurants and other fantastic amenities including the Hall for Cornwall, and the Royal Cornwall Museum, make it a year round attraction, whilst Land's End, St Ives and Penzance are other superb coastal destinations within easy reach, waiting to be discovered.

A fantastic, quirky cottage beside the sea, perfect for couples, small families and lovers of beach life.

Woodburner will not be available for anyone booking the property between 11th March 2018 and 16th April 2018 due to it being replaced.


  • Mostly ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x first floor double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x children's bunks (suitable for up to 12 years)
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
  • Electric radiators with woodburner
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed decked garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: This cottage may be unsuitable for guests with limited mobility as it is accessed by 40 steep steps from the car park, and the first floor is reached by a narrow, open tread staircase
  • It's also recommended that you come down the stairs backwards
  • Note: Max
  • 2 adults and 2 children.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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