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Stable Cottage

Porth near Newquay, Cornwall (Ref. 931711)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely location, comfy bed and sheets and towels very good quality, could of ..."

    Lovely location, comfy bed and sheets and towels very good quality, could of done with more than 1 bath towel each as had to use for the week , so we handwashed them in between , overall it was a fab holiday and the cottage was filled with memories Thankyou

    Reviewed by KellyJul 2021

  • "There was no washing machine, WiFi, dishwasher."

    Also a little dirty in places. Tv very small and basic. Single beds rock hard

    Reviewed by RobJul 2021

  • "Just to be aware that as well as no wi fi, it is very difficult to get a mobile signal."

    Reviewed by LynneJun 2021

  • "What a wonderful holiday we've had and Stable Cottage was the perfect place for us to see Newquay from."

    There was no smell of damp, as mentioned in previous reviews, so whatever the problem might have been it had definitely been addressed before we arrived. We were blessed with glorious weather whilst we were there which definitely helped- had we been faced with a lot of rain the lack of WiFi would have become an issue for the kids, although for me the escape from the constant ping of the phone felt like a bit of a relief. We also love walking- for someone who isn't keen, the hilly but short walk between the cottage and the beach might be off putting. But for us, a lovely, clean, well equipped cottage surrounded by beautiful countryside, just a stone's throw from the beach was absolutely perfect!! Thank you!

    Reviewed by SuzanneMay 2021

  • "The smell of damp in the cottage is pretty overwhelming."

    There were quite a lot of cobwebs in the cottage. I looked under the bed to find a socket for my phone charger and it was really dirty under there - quite a lot of empty sweet wrappers. The cottage would really benefit from having wi-fi, I know it is stated that it doesn't have wi-fi, but it doesn't state that there is no phone signal inside the property. I think it would be worth installing the most basic cheap internet especially as it's now necessary to pre-book every attraction that you want to go to. I don't think anyone would begrudge paying £6-7 a week more to have wi-fi. The positives: The location is really good. The bed is comfortable and the linen and towels were of a high quality. The shower works well. The cottage is basic, but it does have everything that you need. Advice for finding the cottage using sat nav: Set you sat nav for the centre of Porth and when you get there, reset it for the cottage's address otherwise you will be likely to be sent down the narrowest of backroads that is barely wide enough for one car.

    Thank you for your feedback. The comments you made have been taken on board. As you can see the property is a old cornish cottage and can be at times prone to damp. However the owner is currently living in the property for the winter season. The owner has had the property walls tanked which is similar to damp proofing. When the property comes to letting again the property will have been fully decorated and will have new equipment provided. There will no longer be a damp problem either. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DanielSep 2020

  • "Stable cottage was an excellent location for our family holiday, the cottage was clean and spacious and set in beautiful surroundings, we have booked immediately for next year and cannot wait to go back there ."

    Thank you Sykes

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2020

  • "When we arrived at the cottage, from the outside it looked quite quaint and with the cluster of cottages surrounding it it looked like the ideal hideaway."

    It is surrounded by beautiful countryside, away from any hustle and bustle and it is very relaxing. The cottage itself was a huge disappointment when we walked through the door. It smelt musty and was very tired looking. I was quite disappointed as I had taken my Mum away for a well overdue break with myself and my young daughter. However, despite the initial disappointment we grew to love the cosiness and tranquility that the cottage provided and the views from the lounge and first bedroom were absolutely stunning. Yes it could do with updating but overall we had one of the best holidays we’ve ever had in Cornwall. Porth is somewhere we hadn’t really explored before and we love it! The lack of internet wasn’t a problem as it provided us with a really relaxed atmosphere, I think it just added to the peace and tranquility there. Finally, despite the musty smell on arrival the cottage was really clean. There was nothing that hadn’t been cleaned so we couldn’t fault the cleanliness of the the place at all. None of us wanted to go home and we all missed the cottage which we found surprising after our initial thoughts and opinions :-) Overall we had a fantastic week, we were extremely lucky with the weather and we had the beautiful, stunning views to go home to after a day relaxing on the beach. Thank you!

    Reviewed by TraciAug 2020

  • "This holiday home could be amazing but the one thing that hits you straight away when you walk through the door is the horrendous smell of damp!"

    The smell is all through the bungalow- in the cupboards, hoover, carpets....... so everything stinks and feels wet to the touch and it really disappointing!! On the positive side, the location is great, it is really beautiful- the description of the place and its location is spot on. There is everything you could need in the cupboards for a week away and the shower was fab too. Another plus was that the bedding and towels (which are supplied) are of fantastic quality (even if we didn't have pillow protectors on and one pillow was grotty and soiled). All in all I would not go back again because of the damp problem. It is in need of some improvements and modernisation too. Really disappointed as it really could be the perfect, relaxing get away.

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2020

  • "The only thing was that it was very damp inside?"

    Our clothes when not worn felt damp, and the bedding? Maybe it needs a dehumidifier? It also could do with a paint just to modernize it a bit? Location was fantastic and the area where we were staying. Porth itself is stunning, as a family we thoroughly enjoyed staying there.

    Reviewed by GemmaAug 2020

  • "Said to be half a mile from Porth beach."

    It is but more than half that distance is a hard, uphill slog on foot. Cottage situated in an untidy courtyard with litter and weeds. Cottage itself very basic and signs of poor cleaning with spider webs under armchair and beside TV. Bedrooms felt damp despite good weather during the fortnight. No facility to recycle rubbish.

    Reviewed by ArthurJul 2019

  • "Really convenient access to Newquay, the beach and pub."

    The only negative point was arriving at a freezing cold cottage after a 7 hour drive. I thought I had made a mistake booking the cottage until it warmed up and we could take our jackets off. Otherwise a compact and great little cottage. We enjoyed our stay and will consider booking it again.

    Reviewed by LynnApr 2019

  • "Overall it was a lovely cottage very warm and cosy and location was excellent."

    Few niggles which didnt really spoil the holiday. Bedroom is small with big furniture which makes it difficult to get round one side of bed. No lamp in main bedroom used one from second room. Would be handy to have a clock somewhere. We travelled around visiting. Eden project. Falmouth maritime museum. Newquay zoo. Padstow lobster hatchery. Highly recommend Rick Stein at Fistral bay. Too name a few. Great time. Thank you Mr Allen and Sykes Cottages. Joy and Michael

    Reviewed by JoySep 2018

  • "Really simple and easy to book, no delays and everything went smoothly."

    Lovely cottage in a great location, great memories for a great holiday

    Reviewed by GrahamAug 2018

  • "Information about what to do with rubbish was lacking from introduction booklet, and no bedside lamps were working."

    Aside from those quibbles the cottage was very good and we and a lovely stay. Secluded enough to have privacy but close enough to make the beach a regular feature of our stay.

    Thank you for your feedback Mr O'Connell. I am sorry that the bedside lamps were not working on arrival. I advised this must have been the bulbs that had stopped working and assume they were replaced. I offered to reimburse any incurred costs and received no reply. My housekeeper contacted you to about what to do with leaving the waste and there is an information booklet in the kitchen which advises guests to leave all waste in black plastic bags and leave them by the car park entrance. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GaryJul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with everything we needed loved it"

    Reviewed by BeverleyJul 2018

  • "The accommodation was exactly has described"

    Reviewed by PhilpJul 2018

  • "Really lovely place."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Cottage in courtyard with neighbours, some residents and some visitors. All pleasant and helpful. Neighbourhood really quiet and peaceful. Huge but very attractively landscaped caravan site a short walk away. This was handy for provisions and on-site eating (breakfast pancakes!). Nearby Porth Beach, headland, and Mermaid Inn Fab. Best beach (especially for NT members) was Crantock which is just west of Newquay. This has lovely sands, loos, and an excellent cafe. For those interested in aircraft, the Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre (at the nearby airfield) is good, if a bit tricky to find.

    Reviewed by GrahamJun 2018

  • "Excellent location."

    Cosy and comfortable. Everything was there that we needed except Wi Fi.Definately return again.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2017

  • "The cottage was very quiet, warm and comfortable and perfect for exploring Cornwall."

    It contained all necessary items for a week's holiday.

    Reviewed by AngelaApr 2017

  • "Are hoilday at stable cottage was fabulous we had everything and more it was ..."

    Are hoilday at stable cottage was fabulous we had everything and more it was clean comfortable x overall a great cottage we will definitely be booking again thankyou for a fabulous time Mr x mrs D PASHLEY

    Reviewed by DamianAug 2016

  • "This is the second holiday I have been on with Sykes Cottages and everything was as I expected."

    The cottage was fine and in line with the details provided by Sykes. I was a little surprised when I walked into the cottage as the photographs gave the impression the cottage was bigger with the published pictures on the lounge area and kitchen area. In fact, the photography didn't quite reflect how close the kithcen area was to the lounge area. Having said that, all was fine and I would certainly recommend the cottage as a base for travel around the area. The area does not receive a decent signal for EE and Virgin phones but O2 works fine, albeit you may need to stand outside! Overall, I was very impressed with the whole experience.

    Reviewed by GeorgeAug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric radiators
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, Smart TV catch up
  • DVD player with a selection of DVD's and CD's
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Shared courtyard with furniture.WiFi available
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Please note: property itself can have poor mobile phone signal due to location: please check with your network provider

The property

Porth 1 mile.

Ideally located for touring the spectacular North Cornish coastline, this semi-detached, single-storey cottage is just half a mile from the award-winning Porth Beach and Whipsiderry; voted in the top 20 of Europe’s best beaches by the Sunday Times.

Only two miles from the centre of Newquay, this cottage has a homely feel with an open plan living area with a kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area.

The two bedrooms provide easily accessible accommodation with a double and a twin room, ideal for a group of friends or a family.

Outside, there is a shared courtyard where you can sit and enjoy the sea breeze, overlooking this small cluster of cottages and Porth Valley.

The village of Porth is within walking distance and has a couple of shops, a pub on the beach and an excellent tapas bar.

For those wanting to go further afield, both Newquay and Watergate Bay are easily accessible by walking along the beautiful coastal path.

It is also possible to walk to both along the beach at low tide, whilst the drive along the coast to Watergate Bay and then on to Padstow, passing lots of small coves and villages along the way, is one you will always remember.

This is a great location for holidays and short breaks all year round.

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About the location


Newquay 1.3 miles; Truro 15 miles.

Porth is a small seaside village on the outskirts of Newquay. The village offers a shop, cafes, restaurants and a pub on the sandy beach, plus nearby is the South West Coast Path, which boasts spectacular scenery. Watergate Bay, with its rolling waves, surf schools, cafe and pubs, is a short walk away, and the popular resort of Newquay with its beaches, watersports, pubs, restaurants, zoo and aquarium is well worth a visit. Fistral Beach and surf centre are three miles west of Porth, whilst the surf training school at Lusty Glaze Beach is actually within the village. The charming fishing village of Padstow, along with Bodmin Moor, the city of Truro, Falmouth and the world-famous Eden Project are all within easy reach, making Porth an ideal base for a Cornish getaway.

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