Sea View Beach Flat on the Cornish Surfing Coast


Entire rental unit hosted by Anika & Gwith

4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bathroom
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Our flat is located at Porthtowan Beach, North Coast of Cornwall. The property overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, in a popular Cornish surfing location. Accommodation is for 4 & parking for 1 car. The price varies from £50 per night, depending on the season.

The space
Our flat is located in the village of Porthtowan, a cove on the dramatic Atlantic coast of Cornwall. Porthtowan is in the World Heritage area between St.Agnes, Redruth and Portreath, as a resort there something for everybody; it has wide golden sands, spectacular sea & surf, rock pools, towering cliffs and a tidal swimming pool. There is also cliff walking, cycle trails and horse riding nearby. The Altantic waves make the beach a popular surfing destination and there is a surf school situated in the village. Porthtowan is a Blue Flag beach and is attended by RNLI lifeguards throughout the holiday months. Children play all day on the sand dunes overlooked by the flat and there is a river with little bridges and a playground close by. The flat is part of a complex of 20 flats built about thirty years ago, which also contains the renowned 'Blue Bar' bar/restaurant, an ice cream parlour, surf board & wet suit hire, beach shop, cafe and hair/beauty salon. The sunsets are stunning viewed from the terrace of the Blue Bar, or indeed from the balcony of No.12 Seaspray.

Family beach flat overlooking sand dune, beach and cliffs. Compact, but sleeps up to 4 adults or children and 1 baby travel cot. There is easy access from a level path into the ground floor consisting of hallway, twin-bedded room, family bathroom and open-plan living/dining area including fitted kitchen and glass doors to the sea-facing balcony. A steep, open stairway leads from the living room into an open-plan double bedroom. If required, a child safety bar for the single bed can be a made available
as well as an extra mattress for a 3rd child.

Facilities include:
Electric under-floor heating suitable for all year-round use • Constant hot water • Washer/dryer • Heated towel rail • Electric double oven/grill • Ceramic hob • Fridge/freezer • Microwave • Vacuum cleaner • Iron and ironing board • Hair dryer • Electric hand blender • Toaster • Electric kettle • Small TV (freesat) • DVD player • Radio/CD/cassette player • Use of bed linen if required (guests bring own towels) • Duvets and blankets • Unlimited WiFi broadband internet in the flat • High-chair • Travel cot • Books and toys for young children • Plenty of beach equipment.

Local Facilities In Porthtowan:
Blue Bar & Restaurant (Good food, drink, music and comedy nights) • Ice cream parlour • Cafe • Beach shop • Convenience store • Post Office + free cash point • Public phone box • Pub - 'The Unicorn' • Fish and chip shop • Surf board and wet suit hire • Surf school • Florist • Hair/beauty/massage salon • Village Hall with occasional films and entertainments • Hotel • B&Bs • Non-conformist Chapel • Eco-park and campsite & open air entertainments • Public toilets • Children's playground • Pay & Display Car park • Blue Flag beach (no dogs during holiday season)

Wider Area:
Supermarkets at Redruth or Truro • Petrol Stations at Chiverton Cross (A30) and Redruth • Doctors, dentists and pharmacy at St.Agnes • A&E services at Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske, Truro • Independent shops selling local produce at St.Agnes • Cinemas in Truro and Redruth • Theatre at Truro and various open air settings during holiday season and village halls year-round. St Ives with its famous harbour & art galleries is around 20 miles down the coast. Penzance is a half hour drive, as is Falmouth (for Maritime Museum, natural harbour, sailing & beaches).

Transport Routes to & from Porthtowan:
Short distance from main A30 route to
West Cornwall • Nearest railway station; Redruth -
on main line from Paddington or The North to
Penzance • 45 minutes drive from Newquay airport
• Local bus services to Truro, Redruth, St.Agnes and
on seasonal coastal route from Newquay to St.Ives •
On South West long-distance coastal footpath •
N.B. Allocated parking space for one vehicle nearby in a separate small car park found further up Sandy Road, a permit is provided and must be displayed (do not the large public car park unless you buy a ticket the permit does not cover this).

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Porthtowan, United Kingdom

Hosted by Anika & Gwith

  1. Joined in October 2012
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We are a couple who have 2 children and live and work in London. We are passionate about living in the city and like to share the London we know and love. Our house is in a great location with easy access to all the attractions that London has to offer. Airbnb has helped us to afford to continue living in London as a family, without it we would have probably had to move out of the city we love years ago. Our family holiday flat is in Porthtowan, overlooking the sea on the north coast of Cornwall. We we have family in the local area and we love to spend our holidays there. Porthtowan is a wonderful place to visit for couples, single people and families alike. Young and old there is something for everyone! Stunning views, great surfing, wide sands and fantastic coastal walks.
We are a couple who have 2 children and live and work in London. We are passionate about living in the city and like to share the London we know and love. Our house is in a great l…


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No pets
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