No 6 is the end cottage in the courtyard, adjacent to No 5, facing out to sea. The cottage is compact, cosy and rustic with underfloor heating and an open fire downstairs.
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.
Top Traveller Review
Perfect cosy cottage for a weekend getaway
About the Owner
About carol misch
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.
carol misch purchased this cottage in 2009
Why carol misch chose Newquay & St Austell area
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..
What makes this cottage unique
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.
Please email the owner for booking details
Flexible out of school holidays.
Arrive after 4 30 pm, departure 10 am
Notes on prices:
Prices range from £400-£1150/week
(3 traveller reviews)
Perfect cosy cottage for a weekend getaway
We booked this cottage for a long weekend birthday retreat, the first with our 7 month old daughter. The cottage was absolutely perfect, and we were quite glad the weather wasn't always that great as it meant we had an excuse just to hang out there rather than head outside! Fabulous views, very close to lots of stunning scenery and beautiful towns, and there's a very handy supermarket just down the road which is open quite long hours even out of season (useful for disorganised types like us), which also does 'proper coffees' to kickstart your morning. We would definitely stay again, thanks so much for a lovely time, Carol.
A little trip to heaven...
We had the most wonderful long weekend staying in Carol and Peter's gorgeous cottage in Mawgan Porth. We arrived very late on the Friday evening to a cosy bed all made up, and ready to welcome us! It was so wonderful to wake up, well rested, on the Saturday to stunning views from bed overlooking the cliffs, hills and out to sea. Truly spectacular. Tea in bed is definitely recommended!
Whilst we were lucky with the weather and enjoyed a fair amount of sunny days, we were very happy to just chill out and cuddle on the sofa as it was quite nippy out! We had a couple of spectacular walks on the South West Coast Path to Bedruthan Steps and Watergate Bay. We'd highly recommend lunch at Jamie Oliver's Fifteen- the food's fantastic, but the view makes it all the more special!
The cottage was so lovely to spend time in, really warm and bright, well laid out, fantastic bathroom (I want that bath and shower!), and the kitchen was a delight to use!
All in all we had a fab time, and are hoping to make it an annual trip- we'd definitely recommend this to anyone, whether you're after an adventure holiday, sightseeing, walking, chilling out, family trip or romantic destination. It's got it all covered. Even a lovely proper wood and coal fire!
I want to live there!
A Rustic Slice of Paradise.
This was our first visit to Cornwall after many years and the place was so idyllic and beautiful we may never go abroad again.
On arrival we drove past a long beautiful beach at Mawgan Porth, passed a parade of shops, cafe's and amenities then up the hill to a beautifully converted building that we fell in love with the moment we entered.
Cottage number 6 is situated in a small grassy courtyard that looks out and down onto the sea. The interior was relaxed, very homely and equipped with everything we needed for our stay.
We cooked comfortably most nights in the kitchen then sat out watching the sun go down. The bathroom was bliss and after a day on the beach a luxurious way to getting the sand from between the toes.
As a couple we stayed in the double room and used the second room as a walk in wardrobe. The main bedroom was really comfortable and the views beautiful. There is nothing cozier than sitting in bed with the rain hitting the roof knowing you are warm and snug, and thankfully the rain always fell at night and the sun arrived every morning. We lucked out!
We woke up every morning feeling really refreshed and the longer we stayed the more refreshed and happy we became.
The cottage is brilliantly situated for everything we needed during our stay. We had a car so went on daily adventures to find rock pools and the best beaches in the area, there are so many. In fact the beaches are an embarrassment of riches and as beautiful as any in Europe in our opinion. A real favorite was Mother Ivey. The beach at Mawgan Porth was equally as nice if you just want to stay local and King Surf surfing school got us standing on our first lesson and instantly bitten by the surfing bug.
We boogie-boarded, swam, foraged and walked along the coast. We drank the local ale; eat lobster, crab and the catch of the day in Port Isaac. We found the best pasty in Cornwall at The Chough Bakery, Padstow, but the argument still rages on.
Overall, the blood pressure went down, we got a bit fitter and browner and made a few new friends. We slept like babies and fell in love with the area, so much so that we will be returning again next year.
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
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
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.
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.”
- Fireplace ...
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Parking ...
- Tumble Dryer ...
- Washing Machine ...
- Microwave ...
- Dining Area
- Ping Pong Table
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- botanical garden
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- bay fishing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Golf ...
- Garden ...
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, 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.