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FANTASTIC COTTAGE 70 METRES FROM BLUE FLAG SANDY BEACH

Overview

Property

Updated: 18-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottag in Porthtowan, Cornwall, England - Wonderful Beach - Sea Views - 30 Seconds From The Beac

Castaways is a fantastic holiday cottage situated just 70 metres from the Blue Flag sandy beach in the village of Porthtowan, on Cornwall’s picturesque and rugged north coast. Equipped to a very high standard, the cottage enjoys views of the sea, sand dunes and cliffs. Available all year, the cottage is a great base for the beach, walking, surfing and touring Cornwall. Off road parking and garden.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

James & Sally Harrison
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2017

Why James & Sally Harrison chose Truro & Falmouth area

We first stayed in Castaways in 2004, bought it in 2007 and have had many very happy family holidays. Our children have grown up on the beach and have progressed from playing in the shallows to surfing. We love the walks along the coast, the wonderful Blue Flag beach and watching the sea from house.

What makes this cottage unique

Almost on the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Lovely cottage in ideal location, would definately book again. Thank you!!"



"Castaways..Home From Home By The Beach...A Wonderful Time.. Thank You"



"We had a great holiday thank you, great house in the perfect situation".
Apr 2013
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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Lovely cottage in ideal location, would definately book again. Thank you!!"



"Castaways..Home From Home By The Beach...A Wonderful Time.. Thank You"



"We had a great holiday thank you, great house in the perfect situation".
Apr 2013
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2 Reviews

4.5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

United Kingdom
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Fabulous holiday

  • 4 of 5

Castaways is in an ideal location for a fabulous family beach holiday.

The house is well presented with a perfect location 75 yards from the beach.Plenty of parking & the blue bar is an excellent watering hole.

The house maybe a bit of a tight squeeze if you are all adults then again when the weather's so wonderful the sleeping arrangements don't really matter

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic family beach holiday location

  • 5 of 5

This cottage has everything you need for a great family holiday. The village feels very secure, so we happily let our older child explore on his own. The play park opposite the cottage (with pub next door as vantage point) was perfect for the younger ones. The cottage itself again feels secure, is clean and bright and situated brilliantly close to the beautiful beach. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We first stayed in Castaways in 2004, bought it in 2007 and have had many very happy family holidays. Our children have grown up on the beach and have progressed from playing in the shallows to surfing. We love the walks along the coast, the wonderful Blue Flag beach and watching the sea from house.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : Blue Bar at 200 Metres Nearest Train : Redruth at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Blue Bar at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : Porthtowan at 70 Metres Car: recommended

Porthtowan Has a Blue Flag beach. The surfing is excellent with both right and left beach breaks. Porthtowan is one of the country’s foremost surfing locations and hosts the annual “SAS Cornish & Open” surf championship. Surf boards can be hired in the village and a highly regarded surf school operates from the beach during the summer. Dolphins, seals and the occasional basking shark all come close to the shore and can sometimes be seen from both the beach and cliffs. The sandy beach has rockpools, caves and coves to explore.

Coast/Beach:

Just 70 metres from the wonderful beach; which is one of only 5 Blue flag beaches in Cornwall.

At high tide the beach is a large sandy cove and at low tide it is long and sandy, stretching for nearly a mile from Lushington Cove to Chapel Porth. It is ideal for family beach holidays offering sand, rock pools and safe bathing; with the RNLI providing a Lifeguard service from the 1st May until the 30th September.

Travel:

Newquay Airport - 20 miles (regular flights from across the UK)

Redruth Train Station - 4 miles

Distances:

Porthtowan’s central location and easy access to the A30 means that it is ideal for touring Cornwall. The village has a good range of shops and services. St Agnes is the nearest town approximately 4 miles to the north. Truro is approximately 9 miles inland.

Further Details:

Castaways lies within Cornwall’s World Heritage Site, is surrounded by land owned by the National Trust and is just yards from one of the UK’s finest surfing beaches. The small un-commercialised village has a lovely children’s play area, village shop, surf shop, post office, pub, coffee shop, fish & chip shop, ice cream parlour and the acclaimed Blue Bar. The Blue Bar, described by The Daily Telegraph as “Cornwall’s coolest bar” and by The Observer as “an awesome spot for a beer and bite to eat”, is worthy of special mention as it is child friendly, serves excellent food and welcomes families, surfers, walkers and dogs.

BEACH & SURF

At high tide the beach is a large sandy cove and at low tide it is long and sandy, stretching for nearly a mile from Lushington Cove to Chapel Porth. It is ideal for family beach holidays offering sand, rock pools and safe bathing, with the RNLI providing a Lifeguard service from the 1st May until the 30th September.

The beach also boasts a tidal pool which featured in the television programme "Robson Green's Wild Swimming Adventure": after swimming in the pool he described the beach and pool as "paradise".

WALKING

Much of the land surrounding Porthtowan is owned by the National Trust and the South West Way Coastal Path passes through the village. The cliff walks allow panoramic views to St Ives Bay in the south and St Agnes Head in the north. The surrounding cliff paths are some of the best in Cornwall, leading to Portreath to the south, and to Chapel Porth and St Agnes to the north. Chapel Porth can be reached by both the beach (tide conditions permitting) and the cliff path, and has a delightful National Trust café in the cove which is open for much of the year.

Porthtowan and the surrounding area are part of a UNESCO World Heritage site. The iconic Wheal Coates tin mine buildings are located on the coast path to the north of the village.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid April
15 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Early May Bank Holiday
29 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£660
for 7 nights
£660
 
 
Mid May
6 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Late May
20 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Early June
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£580
for 7 nights
£580
 
 
Late June
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
July
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
August
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
Early September
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Mid September
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Mid September
16 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£429
for 5 nights
£600
 
 
Late September
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Half Term
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Autumn
28 Oct 2017 - 8 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£200
for 4 nights
£350
 
 
Mid December
9 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£321
for 5 nights
£450
 
 
Christmas & New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£571
for 5 nights
£800
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
25% deposit on booking.

Balance due 8 weeks before your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Saturday Changeover Day.

Notes on prices:
Late deals and short break deals available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Almost on the beach.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • caves
  • playground

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • En suite bathroom - Toilet, WC and wash hand basin
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Family bathroom - lavatory, wash hand basin and bath with shower over. En suite lavatory and wash hand basin in twin room.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Double bed with sea view. Bedroom 2 - Twin beds with en suite lavatory and wash hand basin. Bedroom 3 - Bunk beds with sea view.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: •Sleeps 6 •3 bedrooms •Very well equipped •Parking •Enclosed garden •Great for children and surfing / RNLI Lifeguard service (May to October half term) •Surrounded by a UNESCO World Heritage Site •Pets by arrangement Outside: Self contained sheltered garden. Fully fenced. Picnic bench with parasol. Garden shed containing beach games/equipment for storage of bikes, surf boards etc. Private parking immediately to the front and side of the cottage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen included. Cottage cleaned and ready for your arrival.

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