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Quayside Cottage

Portreath, Cornwall (Ref. 960108)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "We have just come home to Denmark from a 3 week holiday in Cornwall and stayed at Quayside for a week."

    The house was perfect for us and we loved to see the tide come and go at such close hold. We loved that everything is so close to the house especially the fantastic beach of Portreach. We would love to come back :-)

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2022

  • "The house was fine everything you would expect from a holiday home."

    There were instructions for separating your rubbish and recycling but not how the recycling is collected. The stench from the harbour was off putting I understand that this is out of the hands of the owners or agents.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2022

  • "The location is superb for the beach and harbour and the shop and bakery are across the road so it is perfect for a relaxing stay."

    Cooking and living facilities are very good. I would like to see the info booklet in the house updated and more explanation of the bin situation ( we were looking for bins when there are actually sacks!) and what recycling goes where. As we stayed in March it would have been nicer if the house was warm when we arrived as the first night and morning were very cool and we struggled to find the heaters on switches. Arrival gift of scones was lovely thank you. Also the cleaner arrived at 09:30 when we were leaving and we felt a bit pressured although she explained she’d popped over early in case we’d left.

    Reviewed by KatieMar 2022

  • "Great location."

    Very well equipped. Larger back garden than expected. Great to go over the other side and go watch the waves and the surfers from the watch tower.

    Reviewed by PatriciaOct 2021

  • "Quayside is an ugly outside house , but the inside is warm friendly , very clean & very comfortable!"

    Linen is perfect ! Harbour is exactly that ! Perfect therapy for sleep and smell I’d a harbour! Love d every minute

    Reviewed by SharonSep 2021

  • "We loved being able to put our paddle boards in the water immediately in front of the house."

    The house was lovely and clean, and provided a nice amount of space for a wonderful week away. The harbour was a bit smelly when the tide was out, but easily avoided.

    Reviewed by PenelopeAug 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday had by us all."

    Previous reviews re towels and rear garden are not accurate when you realise what this property has to offer. Lovely bench at the front of the property is perfect for soaking up the morning sunshine with a cup of tea. Property is ideally located for a week at the beach without a road to cross to get there. Recommend the bait shack across the harbour for an evening meal with the Bassett Arms also failing to disappoint as usual. Felt like a home not a holiday let. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by MartynAug 2021

  • "House had very strong smell at low tide."

    House generally comfortable, but would have thought for price there would be a better quality of linen and towels. Back yard was not pleasant, a bit of work would make it a nicer place to sit. Always had to park at some distance as no reserved parking space. Kitchen was generally very well equipped, but could do with some more knives and forks. Games were in cupboards, which was great for kids. Living room was very comfortable, but TV should be upgraded to one where you can use your own netflix account etc.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have had other comments praising linen, so are sorry to hear they did not meet your standards. The parking is mentioned clearly on the website. The knives and forks will be replenished over the winter. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped."

    5 minutes from a a fabulous beach, There is a strong smell from the harbour when tide out, but it is what it is and didn’t spoil the stay at all. Only criticism is the ‘patio garden’ - It definitely isn’t that. It’s a narrow back yard. Though very limited space could do with a little imagination to make it a lot better. But overall loved it.

    Reviewed by MaggieJun 2021

  • "Lovely spacious holiday home situated in a perfect position."

    Reviewed by JacquelineMay 2021

  • "Very pleasant house, nice decor with very homely atmosphere."

    There were a few niggles with small things that weren't working, extractor fans for example, but easy to contact the housekeeper. Lots of info on local amenities but not so much on the house itself, could have done with knowing where the hoover had been tucked away for example! Good location though, plenty to do within half an hour drive and Portreath beach is lovely.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. The points raised have been passed to the owner and all have been addressed. We are glad you liked the house and its location and would love to welcome you back Property Owner

    Reviewed by CandyOct 2020

  • "Great location in the centre of the village, we loved Portreath."

    Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by JoSep 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful part of the world."

    I will definitely book this cottage again when we are in Cornwall. We had a lovely week. Portreath is central to the majority of tourist activities in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2020

  • "The property has a great location, but it requires a bit more honesty about the smell that comes from the harbour on a daily basis."

    It is very pungent, and you are unable to have the windows open due to the repugnant smell. The cleaning was ok, but not great to arrive to a packet of rizla on the floor and recycling full of beer cans (should have been put out the day before). The whole property could do with a bit of a deep clean

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed the area. Quayside Cottage is located on Portreath harbour and the usual aroma associated with the seaweed can be noticeable sometimes at low tide. The points regarding the missed rubbish collection and the cleanliness has now been addressed with the housekeeper for the benefit of future guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2020

  • "We had a lovely week, the cottage was cosy to come back to after some soggy walks."

    The beds were very comfy, so slept well. Plenty of places to eat out but well equipped to cook in. Very near the beach and coastal paths. An enjoyable time.

    Reviewed by SallyNov 2019

  • "Perhaps we should have done some more research before booking the holiday!"

    Whilst I do perhaps expect a possible smell from being so close to any harbour I have never smelt anything as bad as this. and for the majority of the time. Even with windows closed the smell was actually in the sitting room. In the owners notes to the house there is an advisory that there is sometimes a smell as the seaweed dries out for a short time between tides, Apparently there had been a problem for over 10 years - Google 'Portreath Harbour smell' We got the feeling that the cottage was literally coming to the end of a busy season waiting for a good clean. It was missing various items in the kitchen or we didn't find them -tea strainer. sieve, colander & scissors. As there were only two of us we lived in the kitchen and managed, but if there had been more of us and had been warmer - needing windows open I think that we would have greater concern.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. Your holiday at Quayside Cottage co-incided with an exceptionally high tide which pushed seaweed into the harbour. The seaweed is regularly removed by Cornwall Council- we’re just very sorry that it wasn’t cleared during your holiday. We’re happy to confirm that Quayside has had an end of season check and is fully equipped Property Owner

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2019

  • "Quayside cottage was fabulous, as there were only of us which meant that we had ..."

    Quayside cottage was fabulous, as there were only of us which meant that we had the whole house to ourselves,, really near the beach and the local shop and pubs I would recommend it very much,, bonus was parking at the back of the house, as in Portreath it can be really hard to park sometimes,,

    Reviewed by DulcieSep 2019

  • "We were more than pleased to discover that the accommodation was even nicer than the photographs!"

    Everything was beautifully clean and leaving the scones and cream and other ‘goodies’ was a lovely welcoming gesture. As described, the cottage is in an excellent position very handy for shops, pubs, beach and buses. We would certainly be very happy to return and would highly recommend this letting to anyone, who like us, wouldn’t accept second best! Thanks to the excellent housekeepers for keeping everything in tip top condition and being so helpful when I phoned them with a query. We hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2019

  • "Superb location, had everything we needed."

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2019

  • "Fridge "goodies" we're very welcome!"

    Lovely cottage with lots of home comforts, making it feel like a "home from home"

    Reviewed by JackieMar 2019

  • "Quayside Cottage is a relaxing and comfortable holiday home."

    The village of Portreath is friendly with several pubs and eateries but we particularly enjoyed Portreath Arms.

    Reviewed by JAug 2018

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage in the perfect area, walking distance to the beach and pubs for my elderly parents."

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2018

  • "The house was lovely." a great spot and really well stocked. However at this time of year it is inaccurate to at the that there are 2 bathrooms. The downstairs one didn't appear to have any heating and was in the extension and so was unusable because it was cold. I'm used to a downstairs bathroom...we have one at home. As a person who likes a bath I always go for house with a bath. The water temperature and pressure was just too low to run a successful bath. I'm a small person and could just fit in the bath width ways....5 foot 6 and 9 and a half as stone... Any bigger and you'd struggle to lie down in it. The water pressure and temperature wasn't the best for a shower either. So the house was lovely but disappointing that I couldn't have a nice bath and we couldn't use the second bathroom... I little electric heater in it would have helped. It was exceptionally cold weather... The heating was on in the lounge and needed to have been put on in the he bathroom and bedrooms as they took many hours to get warm enough time feel comfortable to use.

    Reviewed by SueMar 2018

  • "The cottage is in a fabulous location."

    A well equipped kitchen. Great use of all space with lots of different places to sit and enjoy the views. Mattresses a little soft

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2017

  • "Cottage was like home from home."

    It had everything we wanted and more. Perfect location too. Had an amazing family/doggy holiday! Will definitely be returning here :)

    Reviewed by KimJul 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with TV, 1 x twin (zip linkable to a 6' double on request) 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Sun room.
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, booster seat and stairgate available
  • Parking in spaces to the rear of the cottage on a first come first served basis
  • Courtyard and terrace with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome (supplement for second pet)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 3 mins walk.

The property

With a grandstand harbourside position in the coastal town of Portreath, located midway between St Ives and St Agnes on the north Cornish Coast.

A family favoured destination for beach holidays and surfing the Atlantic waves.

This waterfront terraced cottage is a few minutes walk from the beach and town's amenities overlooking the harbour.

You enter from the waterfront terrace into a spacious open plan living area tastefully presented with wood floors and painted timber beam ceilings.

A wood burning stove in the seating adds a cosy atmosphere for cooler evenings.

There is a well-equipped, attractive rustic style kitchen with range cooker.

The dining area leads into a bright sun room providing an additional area for relaxation.

A useful ground floor shower room is perfect for showering following a day on the beach.

On the first floor, there are three individual bedrooms and separate family bathroom.

Outside to the rear, a private sheltered enclosed courtyard offers a haven to relax and enjoy family barbecues.

To the front, a super waterside terrace, where you can enjoy morning coffee or an evening sundowner whilst the boats go in and out of the harbour.

From your doorstep there are pubs , restaurants and shops within minutes walk, not to mention the sandy beach that is lifeguarded in the summer.

Walk the coastal footpath from here and enjoy the magnificent seascapes or venture inland to Tehidy Country Park with acres of woodlands, lakes and a golf course.

Visitor hotspots including St Ives, St Agnes and Padstow are within easy reach.

For a super seaside family holiday a stay at Quayside Cottage is really hard to beat.

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

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About the location


Truro 14 miles; St Ives 15 miles.

With its sheltered harbour, beautiful Portreath was, in the 1800s, a hive of activity and industry as a major tin-exporting port. Today, the village attracts visitors from around the world with its wild and rugged coastline. High cliffs, secluded coves and sandy, surf-washed beaches typify the area while all around are reminders of the area's rich industrial heritage. Portreath offers a small fishing harbour, shops, a number of pubs, three cafés and a Chinese restaurant, while its safe, sheltered sandy beach is a popular attraction. For a great day out, visit the cathedral city of Truro with its cobbled streets, shopping centre, theatre, museum and great restaurants, just 14 miles away, or travel a few miles along the coast and follow the vast expanse of sandy beach, which leads down to Hayle and on to St Ives. A delightful holiday location.

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