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2017 PRICE for 2018~JUST SIX FAB APTS~PORTREATH~HOTUB~POOL~WIFI= bassetsacre.com - GARDEN SPRING @ BASSETS ACRE ~ PORTREATH~Nr ST IVES~4 MINUTES TO BEACH

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

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GARDEN SPRING @ BASSETS ACRE ~ PORTREATH~Nr ST IVES~4 MINUTES TO BEACH

GARDEN SPRING~

An elegant and spacious 3 bedroom character apartment with three large bedrooms, a stylish new kitchen with all mod cons, The bathroom is newly fitted with over bath electric shower, The lovely dining room seats up to 8 people

in comfort it has a large porthole window put in in about 1870 by Captain Bains , A beautiful lounge with a victorian feature fireplace and a super comfy large corner suite , The french doors lead out to the conservatory \ Sun room , with wicker lounging chairs and spectacular views of the Garden,

The Pool ,Hottub, Dining suites, Loungers ,Barbecue and childrens play area

are in the front garden, an ideal place to relax while the family are enjoying themselves and you can relax with a good book and a glass of wine !

There is also the games room with pool table, football table, lots of games books and a DVD libruary, All this and more just a short stroll to the Beach, Pubs, Shops, Restaurants and stunning cliff and woodland walks.

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Cornwall ~ Holiday ~Beach~Pool

Garden Spring, is a fabulous 3 bedroom spacious apartment with lovely features , all newly very tastefully decorated in soft colours reflecting the period features of the grand villa it is within, The conservatory / sun room has lovely views of the garden with just the sound of the stream and the birds to help you relax.

Bassets acre ~ Portreath near St Ives has Six Lovely 1-3 bedroom histiric holiday apartments with Heated Pool, Hottub, Games room , Gardens Barbecues and WiFi.

BASSETS ACRE, BUILT BY LORD DE DUNSTANVILLE BASSET, circa 1827

Six superb 1-3 bedroom historic apartments encapsulated in the grand Victorian villa set in an acre of sub- tropical gardens ,

just 5 minutes walk from the beautiful Portreath Beach, Harbour,

Pubs, Shops and Restaurants,

The stunning coastal path is just on our doorstep,

GARDEN SPRING AT BASSETS ACRE

An elegant and spacious 3 bedroom apartment, with all the style and grace of this beautiful Victorian villa , a beautifully decorated lounge with feature fireplace, leading to the conservatory, garden and pool, a newly-fitted kitchen, large dining room with porthole window and a lovely bathroom.

BASSETS LOOKOUT AT BASSETS ACRE

Full of Victorian charm, The 3 bedroom apartment has fantastic views over the valley of Portreath.

THE ANCHORAGE AT BASSETS ACRE

A character 2 bedroom apartment with lovely four poster bed also a sun patio dieectly outside.

SQUIRRELS VIEW AT BASSTES ACRE

A beautiful 2 bedroom apartment with lovely views over the valley.

BADGERS WATCH AT BASSETS ACRE

The boutique style 2 bedroom apartment has a balcony to sit out on with lovely views of the garden.

SEA WHISPER AT BASSETS ACRE

A boutique style,1 bedroom apartment with beautiful valley views and sun patio.

Have fun Swimming in our heated SWIMMING POOL with new fantastic enclosure, swim and relax whatever the weather and indulge yourself in our HOT TUB with MASSAGE SPA jets,

Our facilites are just for the use of the 6 apartments so there are allways times during the day when you will have the pool entirely to yourselves.

Bassets Acre is beautifully sited in a little wooded valley with a stream flowing through spacious gardens to the sea. There are two private car parks.

The front garden, with its pool and children's play area, are equipped with BARBECUES and all the facilities for eating out and relaxing.

Portreath, the village with the highest coastal residential population in Cornwall, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is surrounded by National Trust land. For its size it has a surprising amount to offer with its two beautiful, sandy beaches: watersports such as swimming, surfing, canoeing, fishing and surfing school; footpaths and cycle tracks connect with networks right across the peninsula through the old mining areas; a whole, rich, industrial history to be explored.The village has shops, including a bakery and a mini market, that provide for all daily needs: two beachside cafes and no less than three pubs with restaurant facilities and outdoor eating areas. Not far from the village is a golf course, riding stables, dry ski slope, skateboard and BMX parks.

FREE WlFi system in ALL apartments .

SPECIAL OFFER = 2017 prices for 2018 (limited offer).

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Country England

Sovereign state United Kingdom

Post town REDRUTH

Postcode district TR16

Dialling code 01209

Police Devon and Cornwall

Fire Cornwall

Ambulance South Western

EU Parliament South West England

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List of places

UK

England

Cornwall

50.261°N 5.288°WCoordinates: 50.261°N 5.288°W

Portreath (Cornish: Porthtreth or Porth Treth)[2] is a civil parish, village and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village is about three miles (5 km) northwest of Redruth.[3] The village extends along both sides of a stream valley and is centred on the harbour and beach. West of the harbour entrance and breakwater are two sandy beaches which are popular with holidaymakers and surfers.

Portreath lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Almost a third of Cornwall has AONB designation, with the same status and protection as a National Park. Separately, in early 2017, the village was looking to be a hedgehog friendly village.[4] It would join Burton Fleming in East Yorkshire as one of a handful of hedgehog friendly villages in the UK.[5]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Tramroads and railways

1.2 Nancekuke

2 Nance Wood

3 Gallery

4 References

5 External links

History

The name Portreath (meaning "sandy cove") was first recorded in 1485 and tin streaming in the valley was recorded from 1602. Devon contractor Samuel Nott, was engaged to build the first mole (or quay) in 1713 on the western side of the beach, near Amy's Point.[6] The quay was destroyed by the sea before 1749 and the foundations are occasionally seen when the sea washes away the sand.[7][8] The village also had a fishing fleet, mainly for pilchards.[6] The harbour we see today was started in 1760 to service the expanding ore industry in the Camborne and Redruth area. The quay was extended and the inner basin constructed in 1846 and in the 1860s, New Dock, now known as Little Beach, was constructed.[8]

In the late 1770s, during the American Revolutionary War, lieutenant-colonel of the North Devon militia, Francis Basset, commanded local miners to fortify the port, which helped counter a Franco-Spanish invasion fleet gathered as part of the European theatre of the war, some of them still standing to this day.[9]

By 1827 Portreath was described as Cornwall's most important port and Portreath was, with Devoran on the south coast, one of the main ports for sending the copper ore mined in the Gwennap area to Swansea for smelting. The ships returned with Welsh coal to fire the steam engines used on the mines. The peak of this enterprise was around 1840, when some 100,000 tons of copper ore were shipped out each year.[10]

With a growing population a church was built in 1827, the Portreath Hotel (1856), Methodist Chapel (1858), Basset Arms (1878) and the School (1880) all followed.[11] A cholera outbreak in 1878 caused the death of almost half the population.[11] The copper trade collapsed by 1886 and the port was almost bankrupt, although trade of domestic coal, cement, slate and potatoes continued until after World War Two.[8] In June 1980 the owners, Beynon Shipping Company, donated the harbour to Kerrier District Council and it is now leased to the Portreath Harbour Association by the present owners, Cornwall Council.[8]

Tramroads and railways

The Portreath Tramroad, the first railway in Cornwall, was started in 1809 to link the harbour with the copper mines at Scorrier and St Day. By 1812 the tramroad reached Scorrier House, one of the financiers houses, and was completed by 1819. It was horse-drawn with wagons on an approximate 4 ft (1.2 m) gauge using L-shaped cast iron plates on square granite blocks. The line was little used after the Poldice mine closed in the 1860s and the tramroad was closed in 1865.[12]

The Portreath branch of the Hayle Railway was opened in 1838. To the south of the harbour, and on the west side of the valley, are the remains of the old cable-worked incline which linked the harbour to the mainline at Carn Brea.[13] The Portreath incline was, one of four on the Hayle Railway and was 1,716 ft (523 m) long with a rise of about 240 ft (73 m). It was worked by a stationary steam engine, used as the winding engine.[13] Part of the main line of the Hayle Railway was incorporated into the route of the West Cornwall Railway in 1852 and the branch line finally closed in 1936.

The railways and Portreath Tramroad associated with the minerals trade today form the Mineral Tramways Coast to Coast, a long distance cycleway and footpath extending 15 miles (24 km) from Portreath to the south coast.[10][14]

Nancekuke

RRH Portreath, on Nancekuke Common to the north of the village, is now a radar station operated by the RAF, but was originally built in 1940 to be the RAF's main fighter airfield in Cornwall during WW2.

Nance Wood

Nance Wood, 1 mile to the south east of the village, is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its biological characteristics. The woods are one of only 2 sites in Britain to contain Irish spurge (Euphorbia hyberna), a Red Data Book of rare and endangered plant species.[15]

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Owner
Pamela & Richard Christ
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
2 December, 2017

About Pamela & Richard Christ

We are Richard and Pamela Christ, resident proprietors of Bassets Acre for nearly forty years. It was here that we bought up our family and shared the company of generations of guests, many of whom we have grown to regard as personal friends.

We were born in London and spent our younger lives employed in a variety of trades before deciding to escape the hustle and bustle and move to Cornwall while we were still young enough to enjoy it, Our love of the county was gained from the childhood holidays we spent here and now, having travelled all over the world, it's here that we return to.

The Portreath Tramroad, or alternatively the Portreath Tramway was opened in 1815, providing a wagonway route from mines near Scorrier in Cornwall, England, to a port at Portreath, from where it could be transported to market by coastal shipping. It was later extended to serve the Poldice mine near St Day and became known as the Poldice Tramroad, or Poldice Tramway.

It was a horse-drawn plateway, and was the first railway in the county of Cornwall, starting operation in 1809.

As a technological pioneer, it soon became technically obsolescent, but continued in use until about 1865. Much of the route can be discerned today and parts of it can be walked or cycled.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Early technology

1.2 A tramroad for Portreath

2 A monopoly—at first

3 Decline of mining activity

4 1884 description

5 See also

6 Notes

7 References

History

Early technology

View of Portreath Harbour; the tramroad approached from the right centre of the picture, between the two rows of white-faced houses

From the sixteenth century, minerals—chiefly copper—had been extracted in the area south-east of Scorrier, in Cornwall, England. Smelting of copper ore required about ten times its weight in coal, and the practice was to transport the ore to a location where there was a ready coal supply, and carry out the smelting there. In the 18th century the Cornish o

Pamela & Richard Christ purchased this house in 1978

Why Pamela & Richard Christ chose Portreath

We fell in love with it from the moment we saw it : three-storeys high with 3ft thick walls, granite coigns, fan-coigns over the windows and a porthole (put in by a sea-captain), standing in an acre of such sadly neglected grounds that it was impossible to say where they started and where they ended. Here and there, though, ancient trees, towering over the tangle, and struggling bushes, showed that this had once been a fine and cherished garden. And there was water running somewhere, invisibly.

We knew that it was going to be a huge task to restore this grand, neglected property, but we saw that it had potentialities straight away and there were recompenses: the chance to get up in the early morning and walk to the beach and, in the evening, to watch the sun setting over the bay. We were also amazed by the friendliness of the local people and the strength of their community spirit.

Over the years we got to know more about the history of the house, sometimes from documents and photographs, sometimes from the first-hand accounts of those who had known it in its better days. We learnt that it had been constructed by Lord de Dunstanville Bassett, one of the most important land-owners in Cornwall, that it had passed sometime into the hands of a Captain Henry, who had created much of the garden and that it had gone downhill during and after the 2nd World War, when it was taken over as an officers' billet.

It was this knowledge that guided us in the restoration of the house, enabling us to bring out what we could of its original features and to preserve its character, a project that we are still committted to now, nearly forty years since we began.

What makes this house unique

Portreath has an ageless quality, like stepping back in time; not brash and touristy like St Ives and Newquay, but a friendly village where everybody knows your name and gives you the time of day; a place where children can go off and play in safety which, for lots of families that come and stay with us each year, is something quite rare.

At their best our holiday apartments are places that allow people the freedom they need to do what they like when they like: to meet over meals, enjoy trips together to local beauty spots and entertainments and to have privacy.

How could you sum up the atmosphere? It is a place where wildness and tameness meet: where on calm summer nights you can hear the stream running, owls hooting in the trees, badgers shuffling through dry leaves, waves breaking on the beach; where you can tell the time of year by the arc of the sun setting over the bay; a place of spacious lawns and flowerbeds planted with unusual plants, many of them sub-tropical. Above all it is in the atmosphere that people themselves create, doing things they normally wouldn't such as cooking outdoors, trekking along the coast, swimming and surfing on the beach, sharing experiences round the barbecue in the evening, making friendships that will be renewed year after year.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Portreath in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed , THERE ARE BUNK BEDS AND A SINGLE BED ,6FT LONG X 2FT 6" WIDE
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , TWO FULL SIZE SINGLE ZIP AND LINK BEDS MAKE A QUEEN SIZE bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , A GRAND KING SIZE FOUR POSTER BED GRACES THE MAIN BEDROOM
  • Bedroom 1 The beautiful light and spacious victorian bedroom has elegant high ceilings, the furniture is very stylish antique walnut with a lovely chunky super comfy king size bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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Perfect Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We love staying with Pam and Richard at Bassets Acre and have been doing so for many years. I used to come with my parents as a child and now I bring my children.

The flat is always clean, tidy and welcoming on arrival. It's equipped with everything you could need oven, hob, microwave, electric shower, compfy beds, TV, DVD player, iron and all plates/cups/cooking utensils. The conservatory is a brilliant sun trap, perfect for sitting in the evenings to catch the last rays and has a washing line so towels and swimmers can be dried. The children love the pool and would swim morning, noon and night, followed by a relaxing hot tub for the parents!! They also enjoy the games room, the pool table needs 2 x 20p's to play so a few weeks before hand we save up our loose change to give them plenty chances to try to beat the adults! (Games room also has books and DVDs that can be borrowed) Pam and Richard are always around and happy to give change though if needed. They also so service washes which comes in handy and saves having a mountain of washing to do as soon as you get home. With play equipment and sand pit in the front garden and huge rear garden to explore including BBQ's and sun deck, there really is a lot to do on site.

Portreath has the best pasty making bakery, two great pubs that are welcoming to families, brilliant take away fish and chips, 3 cafes/places to eat, resident Kelly's ice cream van in beach car park and children's park. The beach has some fab rock pools at low tide, tide books can be purchased from the shop next to the bakers, this year the children caught 6 fish on their first attempt! (They are only tiny fish mind you!) Its in a good location for visiting tourist attractions like lands end, crealys, flambards, telegraph museum, minack theatre and many more, there is a leaflet display in the entrance to Bassets acre with lots of different places to enjoy.

We have a great holiday every year and would highly recommend. I hope you book and have as much fun as we do.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review, over 85% of our visitors / Friends have been before some going back over 35 years , that must be some kind of record ! we must be doing something right ! its good to know all the hard work has been appreciated , We always look forward to you comming and sad when you all go . Warmest regards Pam & Rich
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Newquay
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Bassets arms , Portreath arms ,The Waterfront
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Radnor & Tehidy
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Redruth
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
A30
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The Atlantic~Bassets arms~Portreath arms~ Pantry
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Radnor dry ski slope
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Portreath
Car: not necessary

Portreath where the countyrysde meets the sea ,

Surrounded by stunning national trust countrysde and some of the best coastal walks and beaches in Cornwall yet just 20 minutes from the major city of Truro and near Falmouth, Perranporth, St Agnes, Redruth and Cambourne , we are on the north coast between Newquay and St Ives and approx 40 minutes from The Eden Project, The Lost gardens of Heligan and many other beautiful gardens.

Portreath

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Portreath

Cornish: Porthtreth

Portreath Haven ebb.jpg

Portreath harbour at low tide

Portreath is located in Cornwall

Portreath

Portreath

Portreath shown within Cornwall

Population 1,336 (2011 census including Bridge and Cambrose)[1]

OS grid reference SW655455

Unitary authority

Cornwall

Ceremonial county

Cornwall

Region

South West

Country England

Sovereign state United Kingdom

Post town REDRUTH

Postcode district TR16

Dialling code 01209

Police Devon and Cornwall

Fire Cornwall

Ambulance South Western

EU Parliament South West England

UK Parliament

Camborne and Redruth

List of places

UK

England

Cornwall

50.261°N 5.288°WCoordinates: 50.261°N 5.288°W

Portreath (Cornish: Porthtreth or Porth Treth)[2] is a civil parish, village and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village is about three miles (5 km) northwest of Redruth.[3] The village extends along both sides of a stream valley and is centred on the harbour and beach. West of the harbour entrance and breakwater are two sandy beaches which are popular with holidaymakers and surfers.

Portreath lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Almost a third of Cornwall has AONB designation, with the same status and protection as a National Park. Separately, in early 2017, the village was looking to be a hedgehog friendly village.[4] It would join Burton Fleming in East Yorkshire as one of a handful of hedgehog friendly villages in the UK.[5]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Tramroads and railways

1.2 Nancekuke

2 Nance Wood

3 Gallery

4 References

5 External links

History

The name Portreath (meaning "sandy cove") was first recorded in 1485 and tin streaming in the valley was recorded from 1602. Devon contractor Samuel Nott, was engaged to build the first mole (or quay) in 1713 on the western side of the beach, near Amy's Point.[6] The quay was destroyed by the sea before 1749 and the foundations are occasionally seen when the sea washes away the sand.[7][8] The village also had a fishing fleet, mainly for pilchards.[6] The harbour we see today was started in 1760 to service the expanding ore industry in the Camborne and Redruth area. The quay was extended and the inner basin constructed in 1846 and in the 1860s, New Dock, now known as Little Beach, was constructed.[8]

In the late 1770s, during the American Revolutionary War, lieutenant-colonel of the North Devon militia, Francis Basset, commanded local miners to fortify the port, which helped counter a Franco-Spanish invasion fleet gathered as part of the European theatre of the war, some of them still standing to this day.[9]

By 1827 Portreath was described as Cornwall's most important port and Portreath was, with Devoran on the south coast, one of the main ports for sending the copper ore mined in the Gwennap area to Swansea for smelting. The ships returned with Welsh coal to fire the steam engines used on the mines. The peak of this enterprise was around 1840, when some 100,000 tons of copper ore were shipped out each year.[10]

With a growing population a church was built in 1827, the Portreath Hotel (1856), Methodist Chapel (1858), Basset Arms (1878) and the School (1880) all followed.[11] A cholera outbreak in 1878 caused the death of almost half the population.[11] The copper trade collapsed by 1886 and the port was almost bankrupt, although trade of domestic coal, cement, slate and potatoes continued until after World War Two.[8] In June 1980 the owners, Beynon Shipping Company, donated the harbour to Kerrier District Council and it is now leased to the Portreath Harbour Association by the present owners, Cornwall Council.[8]

Tramroads and railways

The Portreath Tramroad, the first railway in Cornwall, was started in 1809 to link the harbour with the copper mines at Scorrier and St Day. By 1812 the tramroad reached Scorrier House, one of the financiers houses, and was completed by 1819. It was horse-drawn with wagons on an approximate 4 ft (1.2 m) gauge using L-shaped cast iron plates on square granite blocks. The line was little used after the Poldice mine closed in the 1860s and the tramroad was closed in 1865.[12]

The Portreath branch of the Hayle Railway was opened in 1838. To the south of the harbour, and on the west side of the valley, are the remains of the old cable-worked incline which linked the harbour to the mainline at Carn Brea.[13] The Portreath incline was, one of four

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