Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
1½ miles inland from Mawgan Porth, a detached, stone and slate, early 19th cent. farm cottage approached over 100 yards of private concrete track. Once it was the main farmhouse; the original small yard, farm machinery and buildings are separate to one side with fields (livestock) all around. Completely private with just the occasional tractor rumbling by. To the front, the parking area and, at the back, a large, hedge-enclosed, mostly lawned garden (barbecue) with long views.
Door to porch (5'8” lintel); fitted kitchen (washing machine, slimline dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer); living/dining room with woodburner, TV/DVD, view to garden, and small conservatory leading to the garden. Steep, narrow stairs (handrails, stairgate at bottom) up to three bedrooms – a double, a twin, and one with two singles; bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). A good comfy chill-out spot to return to after the bustle of the coast.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 3 star.
The West Country region
The Newquay coast: from the Hayle estuary near St Ives and Gwithian Towans to the Trevose peninsula stretch, almost continuously, superb sand/surf beaches. Newquay – on the railway and with airport (flights from London and a number of regional airports and flights to the Scilly Isles) – is the surfing capital, full of amusements, arcades, young people, pubs and 'life', short on some other things, but pretty harbour and what beaches (Fistral, Tolcarne)! Watergate Bay (just up the coast road from Newquay), home to the Extreme Academy, is the place to go if you're feeling adventurous - try surfing, kitesurfing, waveskiing or stand-up paddleboarding. If you're not an adrenaline junkie, it's also a good spot for the gourmet; Jamie Oliver has opened a restaurant, 'Fifteen', there. St Agnes, a little ex-tin-mining town, has preserved itself remarkably (small proper shops) and attractively. Bedruthan Steps (cliff-high rocks tower out of the beach) is one of the great coast sights (and low-tide walks). Easy drive to The Eden Project (see South Cornwall).
Mawgan Porth: village of mostly modern houses, pub, restaurants, deli, wine bar, hotels and beach shops clustered around a beautiful cove of soft sand. Good for bodyboarding. Magnificent beaches and international facilities for surfing at Newquay (airport), 3 miles. Golf and pony-trekking nearby. Watergate Bay (watersports school, Jamie Oliver's restaurant and The Venus Café), 3½ miles. Padstow, 7.