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Contemporary cottage style accommodation a mile from Porthcothan's sandy beach



Updated: 11-Oct-2016
Peaceful Rural Location With Sea View

Contemporary cottage style accommodation in a peaceful rural location with panoramic views of the coast and country, stretching from Bedruthan Steps to Trevose Head and Bodmin Moor.

Situated on the edge of the hamlet of Treburrick, nestled amongst fields and paddocks, with an enclosed garden and parking for three cars, it is a mile from the coastal path and sandy beach at Porthcothan and five miles from Padstow and Watergate Bay. Porthcothan Bay is approached by a short sandy path across rose covered sand dunes, and has a shop, car park and toilet facilities.

This is a beautiful stretch of coastline, with fantastic sandy beaches at any of the 'seven bays for seven days' between Porthcothan and Padstow, and dramatic walks along the rocky coastal path past Bedruthan Steps and Mawgan Porth to Watergate Bay.

With lifeguards on duty on the beaches during the summer months, and surfing equipment and lessons available locally, they are all popular with both families and watersports enthusiasts. When the tide goes out there is plenty of space for ball games, plus rock pools to explore and natural sandy paddling pools where children love to play.

This is a great location for golf and tennis, horse riding, walking the coastal path, cycling the Camel trail or mountain bike tracks in Cardinham Woods, or exploring Bodmin Moor. the property is well situated for day trips to Cornwall's many cultural and historic attractions, such as the Eden Project, Tate St Ives, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Lanhydrock House and the Minack Theatre.

The rooms are simply furnished and freshly decorated in Farrow and Ball and Fired Earth colours with a cosy log fire in the living room and a light and sunny dining room. The property caters well for one or two families, with two bedrooms on the ground floor and one large family room on the first floor. The kitchen is well-equipped, enabling keen cooks to make the most of the abundance of fresh local produce from nearby farm shops, or from Rick Stein's fishmongers and delicatessen in Padstow. The back garden is fully enclosed and offers a peaceful retreat with views of the sea and the surrounding fields. Children will love to see the horses grazing in the paddock next door or to visit Old Macdonald's Farm just down the lanes.

On a sunny evening enjoy a BBQ on the beach at Porthcothan Bay, or take fish and chips out to Trevose Head, as you watch the sun go down over the atlantic. For fine dining, the property is centrally located for a superb choice of gourmet restaurants, such as Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant in Padstow or Jamie Oliver's Fifteen in Watergate Bay. Locally, the pub above Porthcothan Bay offers sea views from it's terrace, and the Cornish Arms in St Merryn, owned by Rick Stein, is always popular.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Pete and Jan Gould, from Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Despite having grown up in Dorset, close to the sea, Cornwall is fairly new to us.

Our three grown up sons have given us lots of encouragement and support to take on this new venture and our grandchildren aged five and three are always asking when they can come on holiday to Cornwall again. We had our first holiday in this area a couple of years ago, with a family group spanning four generations, and immediately knew we had found somewhere we'd want to come back to again and again. We all felt uplifted after a week of sun and sea air and returned home feeling there was still so much more to see and do. We hope our guests will enjoy staying here as much as we do.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you for a great holiday in your lovely house. Great location allowing us to enjoy all the wonderful beaches without having to drive too far!"

"Thank you for an amazing holiday - very peaceful and idyllic - with some of the best beaches in Cornwall!"

"Thanks for a lovely stay. We really like your cottage - pretty living and dining room and wonderful comfy beds!"

"The cottage is a little treasure. Unspoilt beaches, clifftop walks and lashings of good food."
Feb 2014
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Cornwall in October

  • 2 of 5

This was our second visit to this area and we found yet more lovely beaches. Porthcothan beach was a gem, sadly the store was closed (opening under new management in Easter 2016) but a very kid friendly beach and you park nearby (i think it's too far to walk with children). Watergate Bay is lovely and we enjoyed walking along Bedruthan Steps and a Cornish tea in the National Trust cafe. Breavezy is conveniently located for all of these outings and is walking distance to the St Eval candle factory where the kids went (almost daily) to dip candles. The house was comfortable but the kitchen and bathroom could do with updating. There is currently no dishwasher and we were using electric heaters as the raeburn is not in use so no central heating, although we were warm enough. There is an outside loo in addition to the bathroom but not recommended at night as no light. Lovely White Company towels and plenty of books around the house if reading is your thing.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the area and that you found the cottage clean, warm and comfortable. Your comments are very fair and we are planning a programme of improvements in 2016.
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Perfect location to explore the 7 bays!

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic week, the weather was great and we spent most of the time on the beaches body boarding, sun bathing and enjoying the spectacular walks. The house was great, so tranquil in the evening - I thoroughly enjoyed reading a good book in the garden which was quiet and so relaxing. The house is in a perfect location close to all amenities and very well equipped. Thanks again for a wonderful break in a stunning area!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We love the rural location, away from the crowds, the rugged coastline and sandy beaches, whether in stormy winds or glorious sunshine, and the exhilaration of surfing or body-boarding, playing golf, cycling or walking the coastal paths. Nearby, Padstow is a lovely, traditional fishing port with some great little shops and restaurants, including Rick Stein's famous Seafood Restaurant. At Watergate Bay you can watch the sun go down as you dine at Jamie Oliver's Fifteen, or enjoy morning coffee at Watergate Bay Hotel. Closer to home there are great places to eat, shop or get a takeaway in St. Merryn and Mawgan Porth. Cornwall's cultural and historic attractions, country houses and gardens are all within easy reach, including the Eden Project, Tate St Ives, Minack Theatre and Lost Gardens of Heligan.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended


Within a 4 minute drive or 20 minute walk is the lovely sandy beach at Porthcothan. With easy parking and a shop, and approached across rose-covered dunes, it is popular with families. Manned by life guards in high season, it is great for surfers of all ages. Wet suits, boards and surf lessons are available locally. At low tide the extensive beach is great for ball games, rock pooling and building dams. Other sandy beaches within 5 miles include Watergate Bay, Constantine, Trevone and Treyarnon.


Trevose Golf Course, within four miles, is well renowned, with fabulous sea views. It offers a championship course as well as a nine hole course, additional par three course, driving range and practice green. Tennis courts can also be hired here and there is an open air pool for use in the summer. Non members are welcomed to the course and in the clubhouse, which has an extensive restaurant menu. Country membership is available for longer stays or regular visitors. Other courses include: The Merlin Golf Course, 18 holes, and just 2 miles away. St. Enedoc Championship Course, on the other side of the estuary from Padstow, near Rock.

For younger golfers there is a pitch and putt course in Mawgan Porth and crazy golf in Padstow.


Newquay Airport is approximately 3 miles from the property, where car hire is available. Daily flights to the Scilly Isles take approximately twenty minutes.

The nearest railway stations are at Newquay and Bodmin.

A bus service between Newquay and Padstow passes the property. The bus drivers are very friendly and will usually drop you off at the gate if requested.


Groceries can be ordered online and delivered on your day of arrival by Sainsbury's in Bodmin or Tesco's in Padstow. Local shops in Porthcothan Bay, St Merryn and Mawgan Porth are surprisingly well stocked, and have cash points. More interesting though, would be to shop at one of several local farm shops, one of which is within approximately half a mile, or at Rick Stein's deli and fishmongers in Padstow.


Rental rates

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Christmas and New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Bedlinen and towels £100
Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

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From the Owner

The rural location, surrounded by fields, offers panoramic views to Bodmin Moor in the east and to the atlantic coast in the west, instilling a feeling of peace and relaxation and providing a wonderfully refreshing contrast to our normally busy lives. The interior has been simply furnished in a contemporary cottage style and freshly decorated in farrow and ball colours. The enclosed private garden offers a peaceful sanctuary in summer whilst the interior retains original period features and offers a warm welcome with an open fire in winter. Accommodation is flexible, suiting both large families and small groups of friends.

Property Type

  • cottage


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


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


  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Ground floor bathroom, comprising bath with shower attachment, washbasin and wc. Outside wc.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, Ground Floor with sea views
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Ground floor with sea views
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, First floor - large family room with sea views


  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Short breaks are available in low season. Pets are accepted by special arrangement. There is a small additional charge of £25 per pet. Outside: The gardens offer views across farmland and to the sea. There is a small garden to the front of the property and parking to the side for three cars. To the rear of the property the lawned garden is fully enclosed. Large Weber BBQ and garden furniture is provided. There is a traditional washing line, and being on the top of the hill there is usually a good breeze! Logs and coal will be provided for an open fire on arrival for winter bookings. Further supplies are available locally. Utility Room: Utility area equipped with tumble dryer, iron, ironing board, laundry basket and pegs for use with the washing line in the garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen included, and changed weekly. Bath towels available by arrangement at an additional cost. All guests are expected to leave the property clean and tidy. Cot, high chair and baby equipment available if requested at time of booking Other: Thermostatically controlled electric heaters are available in each room. A solid fuel Rayburn can also supply central heating on the ground floor in winter Please let us know if you wish to use this so that we can provide fuel and detailed instructions

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