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Granite cottages overlooking the valley and bay of Mawgan Porth - No 5 Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)



Updated: 20-Nov-2016
Cottages in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, England - Relaxed and peaceful setting, a stroll down to the Beach

The cottages are a 10 minute walk from the beach and were once housed animals for the nearby farm. The land surrounding is communal, a perfect natural play area for children, with several wonderful walks straight from your front door. Inside the downstairs are open plan with an open fire and underfloor heating, a fully equipped kitchen and dining area. An elm spiral staircase leads up to the 3 bedrooms in No 5. The bathroom is downstairs and has a double shower, roll-top bath and underfloor heating. No 6 looks out to sea and valley, with a cosy interior, ideal for couples or family of 4. Both cottages have Wifi, and a TV. No smoking in either property.

Details for holiday cottage No 5 Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

The cottages are set in a horseshoe of converted farm buildings, with an emphasis on simple good quality furnishings and equipped with all that is necessary for a comfortable relaxed seaside holiday. Underfloor heating and an open fire means the cottage is suitable for all year round.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We fell in love with Porth Farm Cottages about 18 years ago, and I remember thinking then what a magical spot, tucked away in the hillside overlooking valley and sea. It's a place to rest up, explore on foot, bask in sunshine with doors wide open, curl up by the fire in wilder weather. My family love getting into the sea and (clad in wetsuits..!) it's warm enough throughout the year. The cottages are comfortable all year round, with underfloor heating downstairs, an open fire, books, games, TV and WiFi, whilst still keeping their simplicity and uniqueness.

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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


A perfect windy winter week!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week in number 6 and it was great to spend time in Cornwall 'out of season'.

We loved the feel of the cottage. The open fire made for a really cosy atmosphere, helped by the way it has been modernised but in a very traditional, handmade way. The mod cons were all there but the place had a lovely simplicity to it.

The garden was perfect for our dog Flossie to run around in, and when we had friends to stay their girls loved the aerial slide! From the door of the cottage there are footpaths for great walks, especially up the valley towards St Mawgan. Not to mention the coastal path! This was out of bounds in the 40mph winds blowing for most of the week, although we did make it over to Watergate Bay once, rewarded by a big lunch and pint at the Beach Hut.

Flossie loved the perfect sands at Mawgan Porth too, so much space for her to run around. The Merrymoor Inn by the beach did a great Sunday roast and nice ales! I loved the local road bike opportunities and also noted great mountain biking at Llanhydrock and nearby Cardinham Woods.

It was great to meet owner Carol during our stay and be treated to a tour of number 5 which looked similarly fab.

We would highly recommend these cottages to couples, those with dogs, and hope to be back with our own children in years to come.

Stuart and Charlie Reid

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stuart & Charlie, just wanted to thank you for writing such a lovely review of your stay, and recommending things to do that we hadn't thought of! Look forward to welcoming you again one day, best wishes Carol
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Excellent accommodation, location, facilities.

  • 5 of 5

Just 5 mins drive from Newquay airport, you drive into Mawgan Porth bay and then just around the next corner are the nest of cottages, overlooking the sea. Lovely wee bay with a few places to eat and one fine hotel nearby for a splash out dinner too. There were 5 of us but found it really roomy and the design inside is very modern yet still has the country feel. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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North West

Porth Farm

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous cottage with all the finishing touches. The huge bathroom, bath and double shower made the post-beach hose down a pleasure for the children. A great combination of old fashioned style with modern conveniences in a child friendly setting. We will definitely be staying again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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South Coast

Mawgan Porth Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Everything was there, no need to bring anything except towels. Sunny position with views over the bay. Milk in the fridge for a cuppa on arrival was a great thoughtful touch. The furniture could do with a bit of updating but gave a cottage feel to the place. There is a spiral staircase which for someone not sure in their feet would be tricky to climb, but it was stable with good rail support. The cottage is at the top of a steep climb out of the bay. Did it a couple of times but appreciated the car at other times. Really relaxed here, good times

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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From the Owner

To be near sea- local beaches are stunning and many to choose from for the best surf. We can be on the coastal path in 10 minutes and inland walks are beautiful. Always a warm welcome from locals. Mawgan Porth is a 5 minute drive from Newquay airport, hence even a weekend escape is possible..

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 2 Miles Nearest Barpub : Merrymoor Inn or The Scarlet (no children) at 200 Metres Nearest Golf : Merlin Golf Course at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Newquay or Bodmin Parkway (40 minute drive away) at 6 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Cafe off the beach, or Wild Cafe, Bedruthan Hotel. at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : Mawgan Porth at 200 Metres Car: recommended


10 minutes walk to the coastal path and Mawgan Porth beach, a popular sandy beach for families. There is a surf school, surf hire and lifeguards during the summer months.

45 minutes walk to Watergate Bay, 30 minutes to Bedruthan Steps along the coastal path.

Watergate for surfing and kite surfing (Extreme Academy base), Harlyn Bay, Constantine and Newquay beaches each have differing surfing conditions and all a short drive.


Flights from Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle all direct to Newquay airport, 10 minutes drive away, Bodmin Parkway station 40 minutes, Newquay 20 minutes. By road approximately 90 minutes drive from Exeter.

Once at the cottage it is possible to manage without a car- there is a good provisions store by the beach and buses run between Padstow and Bodmin every hour. Car hire is possible however from Newquay airport.


Newquay 6 miles

Padstow 8 miles

Truro 20 miles

Eden Project 17 miles

St Ives 36 miles

Lost Gardens of Heligan 23 miles

Camel Trail, Wadebridge 14miles

Further Details:

Local supplies: Cornish Fresh - by the beach, open extended hours,

Bre Pen Farm has a cafe and sells local produce - half a mile out of the village towards Newquay, Gluvian Farm offers a warm welcome, homemade ice cream and homegrown produce -a mile up the valley road, Retorrick Mill, in the valley, has a unique setting and Scotty and Babs cook the best food in the area (call before to book).

The Falcon Inn, St Mawgan (dog friendly)- a 40 minute walk up the valley, Off The Beach cafe, Merrymoor pub has a garden facing the beach, National Trust tea shop at Bedruthan Steps

Beach Hut and Fifteen (Jamie Oliver) at Watergate Bay

Rick Stein at Padstow

Scarlet Hotel (no children) 5 mins walk

The nearest supermarkets are Morrisons in Newquay, Tescos in Wadebridge, Co-op in St Column Major.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
rate 8
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
rate 13
6 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
rate 3
11 Feb 2017 - 18 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 4
19 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
rate 5
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 6
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
rate 7
14 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please email the owner for booking details
There is a minimum rate for season 1 of £300 for a 3 night let. Season 2

Changeover Day:
Flexible out of school holidays.
Arrive after 4 30 pm, departure 10 am

Notes on prices:
Prices range from £470-£1200/week

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 20-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

The place has a very relaxed atmosphere, with the cottages just a few minutes walk down the hill to the beach. There is a surf school, surf shop for hire, good provisions store by the beach, local farms that sell their own produce, so no need to drive miles. Local restaurants and pubs also serve excellent food and local beers. In fact it is possible to do without a car altogether. You can walk from the cottage along the coastal path in either direction, or follow the track up the valley through ancient woodlands and fields to the village of St Mawgan, stopping at the Falcon Inn for sustenance.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided


  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television


  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


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


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Both cottages have open plan living spaces comprises a fully equipped kitchen (microwave available on request). No 5 has a large farmhouse dining table which will seat 10. The bedrooms are simply furnished. Linen is supplied, though we request you bring your own towels, unless otherwise arranged. Outside: The front door opens on to an enclosed grassy courtyard perfect for small children to play, with swings and a Wendy house. The surrounding land is communal with a zip wire, old boat, swings and ping pong room. There is a picnic table outside the French doors at the back and others dotted around the site for use by all. Each bathroom has a flat roof planted with wildflowers.

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