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Stones Throw

Porthtowan, Cornwall (Ref. 976389)


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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "The holiday cottage was amply supplied with everything you needed."

    It was very roomy and had plenty of space. It was clean and tidy. My only issue was that it was a very cold house and the radiator in the entrance hallway wasn’t working. We turned the heating up to get the house warm but after a day the heating control went onto eco mode and needed a pin to change the temperature which we didn’t have so the hallways and kitchen remained cold there was a heater in the front room which was a great help.

    Please to hear you enjoyed your stay at Stones Throw. If you had made contact with us we would have been happy to a just the temperature for you and override the eco mode. Thank you for informing us about radiator which now is being investigated Property Owner

    Reviewed by LizApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in a great location thank you"

    Reviewed by SteveMar 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Stonesthrow and I am already looking at returning."

    I did raise a few concerns whilst we were away that need immediate attantion however : 1. Front door key very stiff 2. Downstairs toilet couldnt be used as was blocked 3. no hooks for coats in hallway - these would be handy as nowhere to hang coats 4. Light bulbs needs changing in front rooms 5. Annexe was a little smelly - bit damp smell. Apart from this the place was fantastic - great location - close to beach, pub and shop. The house was fully stocked of kitchen equipment, bedding and plenty of towels. We absolutely loved it and the few issues I raised didnt worry us at all, as we understand things will have wear and tear.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Stonesthrow and will look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you also for informing us of the concerns you had while staying at Stonesthrow. We will now look into the issues. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2021

  • "Great location just needs some tlc and a deep clean in some areas."

    Left us a mouldy travel cot which was replaced but late in evening. Kitchen cooker extractor fan was dripping with fat. Downstairs toilet and utility needed some tlc Upstairs bathroom had mould around the bath. Not nice for anyone but wasn’t happy my grandchildren were going in it! I have taken pictures to prove all of this. If those things were all rectified I am sure it would have been fine!

    Thank you for your feedback, all of which has been noted and raised with the housekeeper. We were pleased to be able to supply you with a new travel cot within a couple of hours. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TeresaNov 2021

  • "Lovely house."

    Got everything you need, it could do with a little paint in some areas there's a small amount of mould in the utility bit. The annex could do with either taking down or re doing as there is a powerful smell of damp as u walk in. The garden is nice but people need to get there mess up as there was dog poo when we got there. Beach not to far either. All in all we would definitely stay here again. Thank you for lovely time. Many thanks the Edwards family

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2021

  • "We love Stones Throw and have stayed in the property several times."

    We loved the new blinds, carpets and table this year! The only thing I could suggest would be some hooks in the hall for coats. It is the perfect family house to stay in and enjoy Porthtowan....we will be booking again and again!

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2021

  • "Wonderful property, loads of space and well presented."

    Fantastic location.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "Had a great week at Stones Throw."

    The property is exactly as described. A great location, just a couple of minutes walk from the beach. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need, even a slow cooker. As this is a dog friendly property but has very light floor tiles, my only suggestion would be the provision of a spray mop. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by SharonApr 2021

  • "Great location and a very spacious house with everything you could need."

    House just needs a little TLC in places but would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by CathJul 2020

  • "Stones Throw is in a lovely location and has everything you need for a great holiday."

    Reviewed by BrendanMar 2020

  • "Hi please tell the owners the place was great but, the tumble dryer is broken and the washing machine leaks at the back, the TV in the annex does not get a signal so can’t watch It."

    I think it’s the remote that is the issue, plus no WiFi in annex. GF toilet in poor condition broken toilet seat and water leak, plus grout is black and room very dirty. We had to buy cleaning equipment as floors and kitchen was dirty. The house is perfect for 2 families and location was great. Would be great to have bigger TV in lounge and TV in main bedrooms but just a suggestion. We would return if item fixed and cleanliness improved. Thank you. Location was perfect and a great beach.

    Thank you for taking the time to bring these issues to our attention. 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 Housekeeper. The other issues have now been fixed, but had you contacted us during your stay we would have been happy to resolve any problems you may have experienced. You will be pleased to hear that we have now installed WiFi in the annexe. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LeeDec 2019

  • "The house was all that you could ask for - great location + it was better than the photos."

    However, there was no local contact and trying to get anyone to answer the phone at Head Office would result in wasting half your holiday.

    Reviewed by RobinOct 2019

  • "Good value."

    The house is spacious, just what you require with 2 families in 1 house.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2019

  • "House is superb, cream tea and milk for a brew was a lovely touch."

    However only half the toaster works. Cleaning was an issue, cleaners did not clean underneath the beds or sofas. We were also left with the previous occupants stinking contents of the wheelie bins, to the point where my husband physically bagged all the loose rubbish and washed the bins himself, not acceptable. Bed linen and towels of excellent quality, rear double bedroom mattress is soft to the point of inducing back ache in the strongest of backs. Other than the above we are dismayed to be unable to book the same week next year so 2021 it is. Porthtowan is perfect for our family group and we can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by MAug 2019

  • "We couldn't fault the house at all, but a more accurate account of the village would have been helpful."

    There was vert little to do, one pub was shutdown, the other one was ok. the only decent pub wasn't within walking distance.

    Reviewed by MarkJun 2019

  • "The property is in a good position and has excellent facilities."

    It was apparently left in a "bit of a state" by the previous occupants but the cleaning team did a great job for when we arrived. I hope it was acceptable when we left.

    Reviewed by EdwinJun 2019

  • "Fabulous holiday home that catered beautifully for a 3 generation family break."

    Very well appointed, spotlessly clean and spacious. Crisp bedding and such comfortable beds (possible exception to that were the day beds in the annexe) Five minute walk from the beautiful Porthtowan beach. Within easy reach of many attractions, St Ives ( park and ride at Lelant Saltings and catch train into town, the most stunning scenery in a15min ride you may ever have) Lands End, Eden Project, I could go on. We had a small issue when the downstairs loo stopped flushing, a quick phone call to Mark at Sykes, (it was 6.15pm and I really thought we were going to get the answer phone service suggesting we call back tomorrow morning) and the maintenance team had been and gone before we'd even had time to miss it

    Reviewed by CatherineMay 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage with all the you could want from a holiday cottage."

    The kitchen was well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Close to the beach this cottage is just perfect. The only thing I would change were the curtains in the front bedroom as the light woke us up early in the morning but apart from that we had a great time.

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2019

  • "Great Kitchen, well equipped."

    Could do with another sofa in the living room.

    Reviewed by RebeccaDec 2018

  • "It was so handy for the beach the children loved it and so did we."

    The unfortunate thing is that we can't book it again next year as it is fully booked but we did have a great holiday there .

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2018

  • "The house was georgious and very clean."

    A stones throw from the beach aptly named Stones Throw! We loved the fact that we were greater by a warm Cornish welcome of scones, jam and clotted cream. Thank you very much for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by MaryJul 2018

  • "Amazing cottage plenty of room ideally situated near beach a home away from home."

    Liked the welcoming cream tea on arrival . We had a great family reunion thanks to helpful holidays .

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2018

  • "Beautiful place right next to the see house is lovely loads of space loads to do ..."

    Beautiful place right next to the see house is lovely loads of space loads to do there or within 20 miles or can simply relax in the area but not a great amount there but the beach and views and cliff walks are stunning would go again anyday

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2018

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with bi-fold louvre doors through to bunk room, 1 x king size double with en suite shower-room, 1 x twin
  • Sitting room with comfy sofas, snug
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor WC and basin
  • Annexe with two day beds (2'6"), kitchenette and shower-room.
  • Central heating
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property,.

The property

Stones Throw is a semi-detached house on two levels, with a little self-contained annexe, in the heart of Poldark Country, just a three minute stroll from Porthtowan’s fabulous sand/surf beach and coastal footpaths.

Step through the front door of the main house into a spacious hall for leaving your boots and coats after a bracing walk, on in to the living room and through to the snug cum playroom.

The open-plan kitchen-dining room has a utility room and there is a separate WC.

Head upstairs to four bedrooms, a king size double with en suite shower-room, a twin, and a double with bi-fold louvre doors through to a bunk room.

Family bathroom.

The patio garden has steps up to the dining area for those alfresco meals and fifteen yards from the house is the modest detached annexe, ideal for teenagers, with two day beds, TV/DVD, kitchenette and shower-room.

An excellent holiday house for families to enjoy surfing, rock pooling, walking and exploring the Cornish coast.

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

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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 is best for a maximum of 8 adults.
Note: Please state at the point of booking if you require the beds to be made up in the annexe. Late notice may mean we are not able to prepare the annexe in time for your arrival.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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