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Beautiful, Light, Colourful Beach Cottage With Sea Views From House and Garden

People9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Front line beach house in Portmellon, Mevagissey, Cornwall, England - Unbeatable Seaside Location, 30 Second Stroll To The Beach, Large Enclosed Front Garden with views!

A tall, elegant Victorian semi-detached house with parking facing south east over the ocean and the small bay of Portmellon. Offering original features, spacious rooms and floor to ceiling windows this light filled and comfortable property is the perfect holiday home.

The house is decorated in beach colours with mainly stripped wooden floors and a nautical theme. There are ocean views from the living room and three of the bedrooms, a captivating and ever changing view.

The house has a large enclosed front garden with views over the cove and out to sea. You can see the beach from the garden and it is mostly laid to lawn so perfect for the kids. The garden gets the sun from early morning to late afternoon and you will no doubt spend a large part of your holiday outside watching the boats come and go and families and locals enjoying the beach.

There is convenient parking at the bottom of the garden and you can drive right up to the front door to unload, a rare luxury in Cornwall.

There is a small porch through which you enter the house, a useful area for storing coats and shoes. This takes you into the entrance hall from where you access the other rooms and the stairs.

On the ground floor there is a large open plan living/dining room with seating and dining for 8 guests. The front of this room looks out over the garden and the sea and the rear window looks into a small patio.

The kitchen is compact and well stocked and practical. There is a butlers sink, an oven, a dishwasher and a microwave. The kitchen opens onto a small patio which is useful for drying clothes. Behind the kitchen is a useful utility room that is home to a washing machine, fridge, recycling bins and extra worktops. Just off the utility room is a downstairs cloakroom and 2nd shower, very practical for returning beach goers.

Leading up from the entrance hall is the Victorian stairway which leads to the main bathroom with a shower, bath and WC.

There are three bedrooms on the 1st floor: the main bedroom with king sized bed, a double bedroom with 4-poster bed and a small single room with single bed. All three bedrooms have large floor to ceiling sash windows letting in the light. The main and single bedrooms also benefit from amazing ocean views. From the master and single bedroom you can watch the sun come up over the sea. The rear bedroom looks over the patio and hills behind the house.

Another stairway takes you up to the loft room which is the perfect hideout for any children in your party. There are 3 beds in this room (two bunks and a single bed), a small TV with x-box, toys and games and a small child's pool table. There are two cathedral windows and a large sky light in the roof which bathe the room in light (this room is carpeted).

More Details

Owner
Mrs L Hayes
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Mrs L Hayes

I own a travel business that specializes in the wide open spaces of Patagonia in the far south of Chile. Nature and green spaces are important to me as are tranquility, authenticity, light and the sea.

Having spent numerous family holidays in Cornwall as a child I wanted to find a house that enabled my young son to enjoy the magic of seaside holidays. Those holidays where you paddle in the surf, spend hours rock pooling and building sand castles and generally while away the day outside with a bucket and spade for company.

As soon as I found St Porth I fell in love with it. It is the perfect seaside retreat and after moving in I set about creating a relaxed beach cottage for friends and family to enjoy.

I hope you like it.

Mrs L Hayes purchased this house in 2007

Why Mrs L Hayes chose Cornwall

Inspired by the simplicity of beach life experienced while living in California and with a surfing husband and son, I wanted to find a house close to the sea in my beloved Cornwall.

Sea views and access to the ocean were imperative and St Porth is a house that epitomizes English seaside living with a quiet, almost exclusive beach cove for safe exploration, sea views from almost every room and a large lawned front garden to relax and while away the hours watching the boats come and go and swimmers jumping off the jetty.

The south coast of Cornwall has remained largely unchanged over the years and Portmellon is a hidden gem. It is a perfect haven for families and beach lovers.

There is a timeless, relaxed barefoot existence here that is hard to find anywhere.

What makes this house unique

The house is about as convenient as you will find. You can park your car at the bottom of the garden, unpack and depending on the type of holiday you want you might not need it again for the remainder.

The property is unusual as there is a large front garden in front of the house taking full advantage of the stunning views. The design forces you outside - you can walk barefoot through the garden to the beach for a swim and back to the house. No need to pack the car and find parking, you are right there and have everything you need. The beach is visible from the garden so older children have a lot of freedom. For younger children (and dogs) it is fully enclosed.

In addition to the incredible location it is a short walk across the hilltops into Mevagissey with its many shops and cafes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Perfect Family Holiday / Review submitted 7 August 2011. We had such an amazing time that as soon as we got back home we looked into booking it again. The house is very spacious, really well decorated and clean. The owner was so approachable and friendly and very attentive to our needs. We felt really at home at the variety of DVDs and books to read was a really nice tough. The master bedroom looks out onto the sea and is one of my favourite views in the UK. Absolutely fell in love with the house and its decor and will continue to holiday here every year.



Wow, an amazing place to stay / review submitted 3 May 2011. With a family of 7 including 3 boys, ranging from 3 to 13 there was plenty for all to do. The house was perfect, clean, well-maintained and fully equipped, also had a lovely front garden. Right at the bottom of the garden is the beach, where we spent most of our days. My mum and dad were over from NZ and were bowled over by the coast, scenery and friendly locals.
Mar 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint Austell in West Country

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Two bathrooms, main bathroom has bath, walk in shower, wc and wash basin and second bathroom has wc, walk in shower and wash basin. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have wash basins with hot and cold running water.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king sized bed and sea views, small sink with hot and cold water Bedroom 2 with double queen 4-poster bed, small sink with hot and cold water Bedroom 3 with single bed and sea views Bedroom 4 - loft room with bunk beds plus 1 single bed and sea views (sleeps 3 or 4 by prior arrangement, 4th person would sleep on a put-me-up bed and we ask that you bring bedding for this). Loft room is most suitable for children or young adults
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The location of the cottage is perfect for families, couples, friends or walkers in need of a beach break. The garden is enclosed with a large lawned area which is open to the neighbour's garden. The beach is about 20 paces from the bottom of the garden. At low tide there is a sandy area for playing and rock pools for crabbing and exploring. At high tide you can stroll down to the jetty and jump in for a quick swim. You can see the beach from the garden and most of the rooms. If the weather is bad, there is a well stocked film library in the living room together with a selection of books. Upstairs there is an x-box console with some games. There are also board games at the house. The kitchen is well stocked and should be suitable for everyone even if you want to bake brownies or cook Sunday roasts. There is parking for one car with the property and extra parking is available on the residential road outside with no fees or restrictions. Outside: The large lawned front garden offers fantastic sea views and excellent access to the beach and local pub. We provide an outside table with space for 8 guests to dine comfortably. There are extra outside chairs for relaxing. There is a small BBQ available and sun umbrella. Utility Room: Fridge/freezer, washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath, hand towels and fresh cotton linens are included. The property is cleaned before and after every guest. Linens and towels are changed between guests. Beach towels are not included. One well behaved dog is welcome. Other: The house is beach-cottage in style offering bright colourful rooms on three floors. All the floors with the exception of the loft are stripped oak giving a contemporary feel.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

5

Fantastic place to stay in Cornwall.

  • 5 of 5

A truly beautiful place to stay, the location is perfect for so many different interests. It is picturesque, peaceful, very close to the beach, great for walking to Mevagissey or coastal walking. The house is very well presented throughout. Very clean and has all you would need for a lovely holiday. We book it every year.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing location

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic house in an amazing location. We have been staying here for many years and have had so many wonderful family holidays. The house is in an excellent position, just a few feet away from the beautiful cove. The house has always been perfectly clean and tidy, with everything we need for our stay. Lovely garden, great for barbecues. Portmellon is such a delightful village with a lovely pub and the town of Mevagissey only a short walk away.

LW, Edinburgh

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful seaside home.

  • 5 of 5

It didn't take us long to settle in to this wonderful house. The children were in heaven with an attic room to themselves, and a lovely enclosed garden and plenty of wave jumping right on the doorstep. Will definitely be returning. The location is perfect. Everything you need for a memorable family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bedfordshire
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Lovely peaceful location. Luckily we had sunny days, although chilly. House was very comfortable, spacious & clean with a great fireplace and everything you need for 7adults, a 4yr old and 1yr old. Having the beach so close was great with 2 young children, we would definitely come again in warmer months.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect beach house

  • 5 of 5

Three words sum our our holidays at St Porth - peace, tranquility and relaxation. We first booked the house for a much needed break 4 years ago, we wanted somewhere we could not only recharge our batteries but also in indulge in our love of walking, it has since become an annual pilgrimage. The is house is totally relaxing, with lots of light and sunny window seats to curl up with a good book. A proper beach house. We will be back .......

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful family home right next to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We didn't want to leave, and we all want to go back! The house was a great place for 4 adults and 4 teenagers with 1 dog - all the teens in the attic room. It is a beautifully decorated house that is well cleaned and well cared for, and has comfortable seats for everyone in the garden, the dining room and in the sitting room. Fantastic views across the sea from 3 of the bedrooms and from the garden and sitting room, and with the beach directly across the little lane at the bottom of the garden. Mevagissey and another beach are within an easy stroll (up and down not level). We all enjoyed mackerel fishing with Matt in the Diligence, and fish/scallops and chips from the more central mobile fish and chip place in Mevagissey Harbour. Both the owner and the housekeeper were really helpful answering our queries and giving good tips.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Catherine, we look forward to seeing you back another time!
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Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring
23 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£850
£1,800
 
 
Summer half term
27 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£975
for 7 nights
£975
 
 
Early summer
4 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
£795
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Summer holidays
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,525
for 7 nights
£1,525
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£500
for 4 nights
From
£125
£625
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
**WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS AT THE HOUSE AFTER 1ST SEPTEMBER 2017**
For availability and confirmation of the price, please email the owner. If you would like to book, you will receive a booking form. To secure a booking, a deposit of 30% is payable with the balance due 6 weeks prior to your stay. Last minute offers available from time to time to contact us for more details. Long term off season rental discounts available.

One well behaved dog only - dogs to be kept downstairs and not left unattended in the house at any time. No extra charge.

Changeover Day:
Saturday during peak times unless by prior arrangement (and subject to availability). Check in is at 3 p.m. and check out is at 10 a.m. Early check in and late check out available during low season and subject to availability.

NOTE: If you are interested in making a booking for my property, I suggest you use "Enquire Now" rather than "Request to Book" to contact me. Owners Direct have chosen to add a "service fee" when the "Request to Book" option is chosen.
Effectively, if you opt to make your reservation via "Request to Book", rather than via "Enquire now", it will cost you more.

I have been processing payments from guests via cheque/BACS transfer successfully for over 10 years and have never had a complaint or problem with payment security. If you pay via cheque/bank transfer rather than via Owners Direct’s “Request to Book” option, it will be cheaper for you.

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