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Beach side Accommodation

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment at Porthtowan Beach, Cornwall, England - Surfer and Family Paradise

Surfsounds is located on the eastern side of Porthtowan Beach, nestled into the cliffs of the dramatic north Cornwall coast. Porthtowan's large sandy beach is a surfers paradise and perfect for families, romantic getaways, walking holidays or for Writers and Artists getaways. Blue flag beach is only 50 metres away, patrolled by lifeguards in summer. Apartment sleeps 4/5. 2 beds, 1 double, 1 twin, + sofabed. Fully fitted kitchen/living/dining room with sofa, comfy chairs and a flat screen TV/DVD with soundbar. Patio doors to private veranda with table/chairs, perfect for watching sunsets and surf. Luxury bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and instant shower. Unlimited Internet. Free dedicated car parking nearby.

During the summer we can only offer bookings for a full week with Saturday changeover. From November till Easter we offer short breaks with variable changeover days, 3 nights £180, extra nights £30 up to full week £300. Please note the price quoted by Owners Direct for short breaks may differ.

We have an on line booking system which can be accessed via our website www.surfsounds.co.uk. You have the option of using owners direct on line booking system for which you pay a commission, or contacting us direct or using our website to book which is free.

More Details

Gillian Weaver
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

About Gillian Weaver

My husband and I have lived in Dorset for 30 years and love the south west. We run our own company from home and also manage permanent lettings.

Gillian Weaver purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Gillian Weaver chose Saint Agnes

We love Cornwall, having spent many happy holidays in our camper surfing and playing in the sea. We rented an apartment in Porthtowan when our niece held her wedding reception in the Blue Bar. We were so taken with the apartment that my husband left notes with all the apartments asking if they wanted to sell - 18 months later we got the call, wow, how lucky is that. Its a fabulous spot in an unspoiled area of Cornwall and yet still handy for many attractions.

What makes this apartment unique

The village of Porthtowan is small but has everything you need for a great holiday and, judging by the comments left by guests, you think so too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a super week, apt comfy and we all managed to stay friends even with our 15 yr old sleeping on the sofa bed! It was great to be so close to the beach for BBQs. Liz".

"We were so pleased with the apt. It's absolutely gorgeous. despite the bad weather we couldn't help but have a great time. Its in such a great position, we just wandered down to the beach or to the blue bar. We would definitely love to use it again and will be recommending it. Mai".

"We were all very pleased with the accom and it's position. In fact my husband is keen for another short break there next year and he is hard to please! We visited several nearby places and our dog Millie was able to experience the beach at Perranporth which she loved... thanks, Katherine"

"Thank you so much, we had a fantastic week. Surfsounds was lovely and certainly lives up to it's name, the location is really wonderful. There was everything wanted for a week away & the milk and biscuits were very welcome." Deana
Apr 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Saint Agnes in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
  • Luxury Bathroom with jacuzzi bath and shower, heated towel rail, wall fan heater, fully tiled.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 1 double bed and flat screen TV. Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • botanical garden
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Heated by electric radiators, immersion heater for water and an instant shower. Warm and cosy, even in winter. It's paradise for children and we are very happy to accommodate them. Outside: Communal sloping gardens. Veranda is best place to sit. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen, towels and tea towels are provided. Please bring your own beach towels. The property is cleaned and bed changed weekly. Further cleaning can be arranged at cost. Other: Balcony overlooking beach with table and chairs. We accept short bookings during winter - Nov-March; 3 nights £190, 4 nights £220, each additional night £25.


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average rating of 4.8095236 based on 43 reviews

Surfsounds Review

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location overlooking the bay at Porthtowan.

You can be on the beech in 20 seconds and there is also a nice bar.

If you have a couple of older children it would be ideal - you can sit on the balcony having a nice drink whilst the kids play on the beech.

Accommodation is perfect for a couple and 2 kids and the sun shines on the balcony in the evening.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys, nice words and so glad you enjoyed your stay. Gilly
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Very homely, welcoming, and well equipped....fantastic location and owners.

  • 5 of 5

Wow what can we say.. Was everything it says on the tin and more....felt at home straight away due to the cosy feel of the apartment...even though it was December and very windy! Its immaculately clean, with a little toiletry pack, loo roll and tea making goodies in-situ to get you started!

Everything you could ever need on a holiday is in the apartment, close to hand and easy to find thanks to everything being labled and with instruction.

Fantastic communication with the owners making an easy booking. Gillian even emailed to check we arrived safely as we left severe snow behind to head down to Cornwall.

Would love to return asap, was very sad to leave. Definitely recommend to any kind of holiday maker....relaxed or explorer....family, couples or solo traveller.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment with a fantastic view.

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family had a lovely week here in Porthtowan, the apartment was great, the view from the balcony is amazing, perfect position for body boarding or surfing or even just walking on the beach. The apartment had everything we needed and there was plenty of room for 2 adults, 2 children, loads of wardrobe space. Gilly is so helpful answering any queries before our stay and I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment, we all had an amazing week in Cornwall.

Thanks for everything.

The Whyatts ☺

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, it was a pleasure having your lovely family. Hope you will come again. Gilly
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lovely hideaway

  • 5 of 5

great place to watch the sunsets from the balcony, G&T in hand. Everything you need is here, even hot water bottles.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from home in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. The apartment was so cosy, clean and very well equipped. And a great location. Fantastic for just popping out to the beach in Porthtowan or going a little further afield to explore Cornwall. Great holiday. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Great weather, great location, great accommodation & great recommendations from owners regarding local pub

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Blue Bar
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Blue Bar
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Car: recommended


Birds eye 20 metres, on foot 50 metres.


Nearest airport is Newquay. Perranport has an airfield for private pilots, 10 minute taxi ride to apartment. Use of car is recommended to explore the many attractions, although not necessary as village has shop, fish & chip shop, post office, pub and surfers bar serving excellent local food. There is a bus service.


Tate St Ives 12 miles.

Cornish Cyder Farm 5 miles.

Holywell Bay Fun Park 8 miles.

Flambards Theme Park 14 miles.

Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay 14 miles.

5 National Trust Properties within 16 miles.

Further Details:

Blue Bar on beach with live music most nights in the summer, serves lovely local food, with WiFi service available. Unicorn family pub. Cafe. Surf School - courses + wet suit/board hire. Village grocery shop. Post Office. Fish & Chip shop.

We also have a one bed flat near Weymouth, see Ownerd Direct E5672


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A 20% non refundable deposit is required to secure your booking, balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival. A refundable deposit of £100 is required against return of parking permit/keys/damage, payable with final balance. Key safe for flexibility in arrival time. Dogs are welcome for a one off charge of £10, maximum of 2 dogs. Sorry no cats. We don't take groups of single young people, sorry. The person booking the apartment must be over 25.

Changeover Day:
Saturdays in peak season. Short breaks and flexible changeover dates available November - March.
Arrival time is after 2pm, the apartment must be vacated by 10am to allow for cleaning.

Notes on prices:
Prices are given per week. From November - March we offer short stays -
3 night break £190; 4 nights £220; extra nights £25 per night. Please note that prices for short breaks quoted by Owners Direct may be inaccurate because of their system. The prices given here are correct. Please contact us if unsure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.