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Family detached House, Sea Views, Beach, Golf Club, Eden Project, Short Breaks

Overview

Property

Updated: 27-Nov-2016
Farmhouse in Porthpean Village, near St. Austell, Cornwall, England, UK - Delightful Coastal House + Garden, Walk to Beach, Perfect For Family Groups With Children

The Old Farm House is a charming, family house dating from the late eighteenth century. It has been in our family for two generations and has been sensitively modernized and restored, with many original features and materials it now offers a blend of tradition, comfort and style. The large oak floored living/ dining room and conservatory offers a spectacular view of St. Austell Bay and makes this house superb for family meals and celebrations. A door from here onto the generous terrace and garden make for easy summer living and outdoor dining, also enjoying the same marvelous view. With a large cosy lounge and 2nd TV room/den there is plenty of space for everyone in your group to find somewhere to relax. Every bedroom enjoys a south facing view over the garden or the coast so no one will feel they have second best. The mature and enclosed garden allows you to relax with young children, whilst taking in the sea air and fantastic view. Reduced green fees at Porthpean Golf Club are available for guests of The Old Farm House.

Visit us on facebook at - www.facebook.com/theoldfarmhouseporthpean - for information on local events and attractions.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I grew up in this House when it was part of a working farm and have since enjoyed many happy years living in it with my own family. Now our life has taken us to live elsewhere, but we enjoy annual holidays at the Old Farm House and are happy to share this lovely house in a superb location with others.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

1. Our family loved this property, the babies loved playing in the large dining room and the toddler loved the garden. Also good provision of travel cot and highchair and stair-gate. The view from the dining room and garden is amazing and definitely undersold from the pictures. It is a short walk to the beach and ideally suited for visiting so many local attractions. We could have easily filled two weeks! The house has a lovely character to it, at the same time as being equipped for family life. Would love to stay again. May 2012.

2. This wonderful farmhouse was stunning, it is a delight to be here even when the weather lets you down! The garden is lovely and we had a wonderful time. Lots of places to see and visit and beautiful walks. July 2011.

3. A large house with excellent views and well laid out accommodation. Very suitable for a family holiday. Child friendly and did accommodate three generations very well. Sept 2010.
Dec 2013
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7 Reviews

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based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

5

A fabulous return

  • 5 of 5

Had such a great time last year we decided to return. Everything about the farmhouse is perfect for a family holiday. It is equipped with everything you need, a basket of goodies which was very much appreciated, extremely comfortable beds and we never got tired of the amazing view from the main

room. The house was really clean and the towels and bed linen were white and fresh. We love Porthpean beach with its cafe and toilets and most of all the kayaking along the coast. We saw seals everyday and even enjoyed them

swimming beneath our kayaks. We definitely recommend the Old Farmhouse and thank everyone involved for their very warm welcome.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always delighted to welcome back returning guests. So glad everything met your expectations again and equally delighted you had a fabulous holiday. Maybe we'll see you again next year.
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5

Brilliant through and through!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful holiday in a great property with incredible views! Well managed and furnished with lots of space and home comforts the property is an absolute must! The kids loved the large garden and the horses who came to graze in the side field. Highly recommended and a warm thank you to the owners and property manager!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you had a fabulous stay. It was lovely to meet you and your family and hope you will stay with us again in the future. Kindest Regards Mel Hallett (Property Manager)
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Perfect long weekend away

  • 5 of 5

I had family visiting from overseas and upon arrival we were all hit with the WOW factor when we saw the view! I was so glad I chose this cottage and Mel was fantastic helping with the booking and answering any questions I had. The cottage itself was a perfect layout for a large family - plenty of space with a huge open plan kitchen/dining /lounge area whilst also having a separate big lounge and another snug. We all enjoyed the garden, made the most of the bbq and made friends with the horses! There's a gorgeous little beach only 5 mins down the hill, and we even walked to the nearest village of Charlestown which was lovely.

We all had an amazing few days and hope to be able to visit again one day. :)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you had a fabulous stay and everything was to your satisfaction and comfort. The horses are a very friendly bunch! We would be thrilled to welcome you back again in the future.
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Excellent location, amazing views, beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

10 of us stayed here for 1 week. The house accommodated us comfortably, 8 adults and 2 children. The views from the kitchen/dining room and the master bedroom are amazing. Any time we spent at the house was spent in the dining room and the garden, where there was plenty of room for us all. The house was very clean with good facilities The house is in a great location, a 5 minute walk from the beach. The beach is a bit rocky but great for going rock pooling when the tide is out, we found plenty of crabs and fish. It is a great base for exploring Cornwall, Looe and Padstow are good for crabbing and we visited lots of little costal towns which were very nice. We would not hesitate in booking this property again if we were to come down to Cornwall. Everybody loved it. Mel (the property manager) was very helpful and quick to respond to any of our questions.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great feedback. We would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future.
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house in a great location. Suitable for all ages, with the beach, golf and spectacular cliff-top walks all within a few minutes. Highly recommended. We would definitely consider staying there again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your week at The Old Farmhouse. Good weather for you for the week so you could make the most of the superb views from the house. We would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future.
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Spacious well equipped house in fabulous location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Old Farmhouse, plenty of room for the 10 of us with a playroom for my nephews and two sitting rooms and such amazing views. The house was spotless on our arrival and had everything we needed. Wouldn't hesitate to stay there again! Book it, you won't regret it!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted you chose our setting to hold your unofficial wedding venue. It was a pleasure meeting you and we would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future.
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Location

From the Owner

Our location allows you either to escape the crowds by taking a walk on the coastal path, or to access some of Cornwalls top attractions.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : at 1.5 Miles Nearest Golf : at 0.25 Miles Nearest Train : at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : at 0.25 Miles Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The house is 1/4 mile from the beach, walking down a leafy Cornish road through the picturesque village of Porthpean. (Restricted) boat launching possible from Porthpean beach( check details with Porthpean Sailing club ). Coastal path runs through the beach and close to the village.

Walk or drive to World heritage Harbour of Charlestown (2 coves away), and enjoy the tall ships, atmospheric pubs and good food.

Travel:

A car is essential for enjoying a stay at The Old Farm House. If you don’t fancy the drive south then the main train line always stops at St Austell where car hire can easily be prearranged.

Newquay is the nearest airport (45mins away).

St.Austell is the closest train station (5mins).

St. Austell is the nearest town (5mins), and two large supermarkets within easy reach.

Distances:

Nearest beach 0.25 miles

Nearest pub and restaurants at Charlestown 1.5 miles

Nearest supermarkets (Asda and Tesco) 1.5 miles

Eden Project - 5 miles

Heligan gardens -6 miles

Mevagissey - 5 miles

Fowey - 8 miles

Further Details:

Nearest pub and restaurants at Charlestown 1.5 miles

Nearest supermarkets (Asda and Tesco) 1.5 miles

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
easter holiday
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 5 nights
From
£270
£1,650
 
 
easter
8 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 5 nights
From
£300
£1,800
 
 
easter
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 5 nights
From
£300
£1,800
 
 
april
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£960
for 4 nights
From
£240
£1,300
 
 
may bank holiday
29 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 5 nights
From
£300
£1,800
 
 
may
6 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£960
for 4 nights
From
£240
£1,400
 
 
half term
20 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,300
for 7 nights
£2,300
 
 
may half term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,300
for 7 nights
£2,300
 
 
june
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,260
for 4 nights
From
£315
£1,730
 
 
early july
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,360
for 4 nights
From
£340
£1,950
 
 
mid july
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£1,825
for 5 nights
From
£365
£2,200
 
 
summer holidays
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,470
for 7 nights
£2,470
 
 
late summer holiday
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 7 nights
£2,200
 
 
september
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,260
for 4 nights
From
£315
£1,650
 
 
late september /oct
23 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£940
for 4 nights
From
£235
£1,230
 
 
autumn half term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,720
for 7 nights
£1,720
 
 
early november
28 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£940
for 4 nights
From
£235
£1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
To make a booking or ask any questions please contact our house manager Mel Hallett who will be happy help you. Short breaks and reduced occupancy rates are available outside of high season, please enquire for details. All booking are confirmed and Payment made via the Owners Direct Website.
No pets.

Changeover Day:
Our standard changeover day is normally Saturday - arrival after 16.00 and departure before 10.00. prompt (variations possible for short breaks please enquire for details).

Notes on prices:
Prices are based on 7 days and full occupation (10 adults and 1 infants),
Short breaks available outside peak season, see rates
If you are 6 people or less then additional reductions may be available, please enquire.
Prices include central heating between 1st Sept 2014 to 31st May 2015. (Supplement applies during June, July, Aug if heating wanted).
A £250 security deposit is required on all bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The Cornish Coast is a beautiful and ever changing landscape, and the views from our house are superb. Few other properties allow you to dine whilst watching the tall ships from Charlestown Harbour sail across St. Austell Bay.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village

Attractions

  • museums
  • recreation centre

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, upstairs
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, upstairs
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet, downstairs
  • 1.Upstairs family bathroom with bath and electric shower over, sink and WC . 2.Second bathroom/en-suite to master bedroom with roll-top bath and separate shower,sink and WC. Can be accessed without passing through master bedroom. 3.Downstairs WC

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed, downstairs
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, 2 single beds but can be presented as 1 large bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6-10 adults + cot (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1.Double-super king size bed and en-suite bathroom, space for travel cot 2.Double-standard bed, space for travel cot. 3.Twin/Double-can be presented as twin or large double – you choose 4.Twin- two x 3ft beds 5.Twin (ground floor)two x 3ft beds

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The Old Farm House has been running as holiday accommodation for over 8 years, and has proved to be a wonderful family house. It has three living/reception rooms, so everyone can find their own space, and this makes it ideal for the gatherings of generations. Adults and children alike can enjoy the spacious living areas and mature garden, breathing in the sea air and hearing the sound of the gulls. Never far from anywhere the Old Farmhouse makes a superb location for anyone wanting to explore more of Cornwall, such as a day out at the world famous Eden Project, or taking a walk along the Coastal footpath. Our House manager and caretaker will be happy to assist you with any questions before and during your booking to ensure that your holiday is best suited to you. Outside: To the south facing front of the House is a mature enclosed lawned garden, ideal for children to let off steam. The paved terrace allows you to dine whilst enjoying the superb view of St. Austell Bay and where you can look out for the tall ships sailing from Charlestown Harbour. Barbecue and garden seating and table for 10 people is provided. To the rear of the house is enclosed parking for 3 cars. Utility Room: Washing machine, sink, WC and storage. Practical space essential whilst on holiday. NB Tumble dryer located in summer house. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, towels and tea towels are included (bring your own beach towels). The property is presented with beds made up as required. Other: The Den has a 2nd TV and DVD player, making it easy to accommodate everyone’s preferences. It also makes a great play room for the younger members, or just a chill-out room . Mobility - please see notes on wheelchair and walking mobility in the house.

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