About this listing
Our flat is located in the village of Porthtowan, a cove on the dramatic Atlantic coast of Cornwall. Porthtowan is in the World Heritage area between St.Agnes, Redruth and Portreath, as a resort there something for everybody; it has wide golden sands, spectacular sea & surf, rock pools, towering cliffs and a tidal swimming pool. There is also cliff walking, cycle trails and horse riding nearby. The Altantic waves make the beach a popular surfing destination and there is a surf school situated in the village. Porthtowan is a Blue Flag beach and is attended by RNLI lifeguards throughout the holiday months. Children play all day on the sand dunes overlooked by the flat and there is a river with little bridges and a playground close by. The flat is part of a complex of 20 flats built about thirty years ago, which also contains the renowned 'Blue Bar' bar/restaurant, an ice cream parlour, surf board & wet suit hire, beach shop, cafe and hair/beauty salon. The sunsets are stunning viewed from the terrace of the Blue Bar, or indeed from the balcony of No.12 Seaspray.
Family beach flat overlooking sand dune, beach and cliffs. Compact, but sleeps up to 4 adults or children and 1 baby travel cot. There is easy access from a level path into the ground floor consisting of hallway, twin-bedded room, family bathroom and open-plan living/dining area including fitted kitchen and glass doors to the sea-facing balcony. A steep, open stairway leads from the living room into an open-plan double bedroom. If required, a child safety bar for the single bed can be a made available
as well as an extra mattress for a 3rd child.
Electric under-floor heating suitable for all year-round use • Constant hot water • Washer/dryer • Heated towel rail • Electric double oven/grill • Ceramic hob • Fridge/freezer • Microwave • Vacuum cleaner • Iron and ironing board • Hair dryer • Electric hand blender • Toaster • Electric kettle • Small TV (freesat) • DVD player • Radio/CD/cassette player • Use of bed linen if required (guests bring own towels) • Duvets and blankets • Unlimited WiFi broadband internet in the flat • High-chair • Travel cot • Books and toys for young children • Plenty of beach equipment.
Local Facilities In Porthtowan:
Blue Bar & Restaurant (Good food, drink, music and comedy nights) • Ice cream parlour • Cafe • Beach shop • Convenience store • Post Office + free cash point • Public phone box • Pub - 'The Unicorn' • Fish and chip shop • Surf board and wet suit hire • Surf school • Florist • Hair/beauty/massage salon • Village Hall with occasional films and entertainments • Hotel • B&Bs • Non-conformist Chapel • Eco-park and campsite & open air entertainments • Public toilets • Children's playground • Pay & Display Car park • Blue Flag beach (no dogs during holiday season)
Supermarkets at Redruth or Truro • Petrol Stations at Chiverton Cross (A30) and Redruth • Doctors, dentists and pharmacy at St.Agnes • A&E services at Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske, Truro • Independent shops selling local produce at St.Agnes • Cinemas in Truro and Redruth • Theatre at Truro and various open air settings during holiday season and village halls year-(website hidden) Ives with its famous harbour & art galleries is around 20 miles down the coast. Penzance is a half hour drive, as is Falmouth (for Maritime Museum, natural harbour, sailing & beaches).
Transport Routes to & from Porthtowan:
Short distance from main A30 route to
West Cornwall • Nearest railway station; Redruth -
on main line from Paddington or The North to
Penzance • 45 minutes drive from Newquay airport
• Local bus services to Truro, Redruth, St.Agnes and
on seasonal coastal route from Newquay to St.Ives •
On South West long-distance coastal footpath •
N.B. Allocated parking space for one vehicle nearby in a separate small car park found further up Sandy Road, a permit is provided and must be displayed (do not the large public car park unless you buy a ticket the permit does not cover this).
Guests are requested to clean & tidy the flat on departure, leaving it as they found it. If guests prefer, they can leave £50 in the flat on the day of departure to cover cleaning.
A maximum of 4 adults or 2 adults and up to 3 children can be accommodated in the flat. There is 1 double bed and 2 single beds. A small extra mattress is provided for
families of 2 adults and 3 children.
Bed linen is provided, guests bring their own towels.
No smoking in flat or balcony area. No pets.
Allocated parking space for one vehicle nearby in a small car park designated for the flats, this is found on Sandy Road, a permit is provided and must be displayed when using this car park (do not the large public car park unless you buy a ticket our permit does not cover parking in the main car park).
The apartment is in a great location right on Porthtowan beach. We had everything we needed for our stay and then some. With great coastal walks, a lovely sandy beach and pretty good surf at times, there's something for everyone in Porthtowan.
Gwith and Anika were very understanding when I had to call to say I'd lost the door key - tip, always use the key drop box - far more understanding than my wife was!
I would recommend this apartment to anyone looking for a clean, comfortable and scenic beach holiday in the West country. Thanks again for your help guys!
We spent 9 wonderful days in Porthtowan. We loved the flat, the perfect view, stunning sunsets, bodyboarding & surfing, the nearby Coastpath, Blubber & Moomaid Icecream.... Perfect holiday location! We hope to come back soon!
Die Wohnung ist genau so, wie beschrieben und bietet alles für einen perfekten Aufenthalt. Der Blick von der Wohnung auf die Bucht ist genial! Wir hatten viel Spaß mit dem Bodyboard in den Wellen!
It was our second stay in this wonderful flat with a stunning view. We absolutely loved it and the flat offered everything we needed whilst traveling with our 9 months old. Thanks for a lovely stay.
We very much enjoyed our break to the lovely flat.....opening the door to see that amazing view was stunning!.. The flat had everything you needed, access was easy and it was a real bonus to have a car parking place too!...We didn't want to leave.
We had a very nice stay in Cornwall - great weather and hiking and surfing easily reached from the flat. The flat was well-situated and had everything we needed. The hosts made it easy to get in even though we were arriving late.
Such a special part of the world in Porthtowan and what better place to stay to experience it! Amazing views over the beach and just above the blue bar and another lovely cafe. Just a few minute wander to the village shop. The apartment was up to date and we were greeted by some Cornish scones and a bottle of drink as well as a handwritten welcome note. We had our 6 month old baby with us so found the travel cot helpful and my niece and nephew staying nearby made use of some of the huge toy box! Just wish we were still there on holiday. Would definitely stay again.
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About the Host, Anika & Gwith
We are a couple who have 2 children and live and work in London. We are passionate about living in the city and like to share the London we know and love. Our house is in a great location with easy access to all the attractions that London has to offer. Our holiday flat is in Porthtowan, overlooking the sea on the north coast of Cornwall. We we have family in the local area and we love to spend our holidays there. Porthtowan is a wonderful place to visit for couples, single people and families alike. Young and old there is something for everyone! Stunning views, great surfing, wide sands and fantastic coastal walks.