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The Palms

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 10 reviews

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

A lovely ground floor apartment just 200 yards from the beautiful blue flag beach at Porthtowan.

The apartment sleeps up to 4 (two bedrooms).

A delightful terrace perfect for outdoor eating with views to the beach/sea and a built in BBQ provide the perfect relaxation spot. The apartment was fully refurbished in 2010 and a new bathroom was installed for the 2013 season.

Porthtowan is a quiet village situated on the Cornish Coastal path with a central location providing easy access to all that Cornwall has to offer. You will love the spectacular sunsets and wonderful walks along the beach and Cornish coastal path.

Whether you are looking for the perfect traditional Cornish coastal holiday for your family, an active holiday sightseeing, surfing or walking, or a romantic getaway Porthtowan provides the perfect location. Internet is available within the property via BT wi fi (payable locally).

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Further Details Indoor:

The apartment consists of:

- A hallway leading to two bedrooms - a double bedroom with wardrobe/storage, and a small but cosy bunk room which we recommend for children or small teenagers. A travel cot is available for guests travelling with young children.

- A bathroom comprising of a bath with electric shower over, washbasin, WC and heated towel radiator

- A modern fitted kitchen with Microwave, full size Electric cooker, hob, washing machine, integrated fridge with freezer compartment etc. The Kitchen is fully equipped with crockery, cutlery, glasses and cooking utensils for 6 guests and has views to the sea.

- A smart open plan lounge /dining area with leather corner settee, TV/DVD, I pod dock and patio doors opening onto the sunny terrace. In addition there is also an extendable dining table seating up to six

Wi-Fi is available to purchase through BT open zone (payable locally)

Heating is via electric heaters in each room.

Further details outdoors

A private secure sunny patio with outside lighting, for sole use with built in brick barbecue plus table and seating for six plus other seating.

The patio also has views to the beach and sea

Access to the property is via the rear where there is a courtyard/patio area with shared laundry drying facilities and a private parking space for the apartment. There is also additional car parking space should guests travel in more than 1 car.

The Cornwall region

Cornwall is a beautiful place and a variety of holiday styles can be thoroughly enjoyed here. Whether you prefer an active holiday where you can go surfing and enjoy other watersports, or you like to go walking and take in the beautiful sights on the County's many coastal paths, or you just prefer to take things easy and relax on a beach holiday – Porthtowan on the north coast of Cornwall is the ideal resort.

Porthtowan is ideally centrally located to visit so many Cornish attractions. Visit St Ives and the Tate Gallery, the world famous Eden Project, the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, the wonderful Minack Theatre, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and even the Cornish Gold Centre which is just up the road - the options are absolutely endless and you will find a detailed holiday pack provided at "The Palms" to help you to decide which of the many attractions you would like to visit.


Porthtowan is a very popular seaside resort, which has been awarded ‘Blue Flag’ status for its wonderful beach and is one of the reasons Porthtowan is known as one of the most popular holiday destinations in Cornwall. The latest list of Blue Flag beaches across the UK has just been issued and Porthtown is one of just 6 blue flag beaches in Cornwall. Porthtowan is rich in heritage and flanked by astonishing granite cliffs amidst a narrow winding valley. The Towan Roath engine house, an archetypal Cornish mine is located on top of the cliffs overlooking Porthtowan Beach.

The village itself has a full range of amenities - grocery shop, post office, surf hire shops, pub, cafe and of course the famous Blue Bar which is situated directly overlooking the beach and regularly hosts live acts (see the website for full details : With the range of facilities on offer Porthtowan provides an attractive location for everyone.

The nearest clubs can be found in Redruth and Camborne, just a 10 minute drive away. The cathedral city of Truro is about 25 minutes away and boasts many lively bars and some great clubs, and Newquay is about 30 mins drive away. There is a bus-stop just across the road from the property and Redruth train station is only about 10 minutes away.

For dining out, as well as the pubs, the Boardroom is a very nice restaurant adjoining the Blue Bar, so again boasts a great location by the beach. A short ½ mile drive out of the village will take you to the Flaming Wok, a very good Chinese restaurant that regularly offers ‘all you can eat’ buffets!

The nearby village of Portreath is well known for its Mineral Tramroad, which now provides an excellent bicycle trail from the north coast at Portreath along to the south coast at Devoran and this can be joined not too far from the property, just off the Porthtowan-Portreath road, on the junction down from the Flaming Wok (if you need to hire bikes, visit The Bike Barn at Elm Farm on the road to Portreath).

The nearest golf course is at Radnor Golf & Ski Centre, a 5 minute drive away. Radnor has a fun indoor ski machine where instructors will teach you to ski from scratch or you can have lessons to brush up on your technique before your Winter holiday! There is also a golf course in the other direction at Tehidy, which is about 3 or 4 miles away. Tehidy Country Park is certainly worth a visit - it is the largest single area of woodland in West Cornwall - some 250 acres! It offers over 9 miles of footpaths and trails and also bridle tracks.

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5 Aug 2014


"Perfectly located home from home"

My husband and I and our two small boys stayed at The Palms for a week this summer. We loved the flat and the location so much we really didn't want to come home!The flat was perfect for our smal… More

2 Aug 2014


"Excellent holiday rental"

The Palms was a superb choice for our weeks holiday in Porthtowan.Caroline was extremely helpful and very well organised despite making our booking at relatively short notice. The apartment is less th… More

19 Jul 2014


"Excellent holiday accomadation"

This was our first time in Cornwall, and how lucky we were to find 'The Palms' holiday let, Caroline was so very helpful organising our stay at the accommodation, her site gave a full descri… More

27 Oct 2013


"I will definitely return!"

What a lovely place to stay. The apartment was spotless, modern, comfortable and thoughtfully well equipped. The location is ideal, being so close to a beautiful beach with lovely coastal walks. It is… More

8 Oct 2013


"A Little Gem"

Not sure if I should share this precious little secret in case we can't get booked next time! My wife and I have now spent our third year at The Palms for a relaxing week. The apartment just ge… More

7 Sep 2013


"Perfect apartment with a sea view"

The Palms is a small but perfectly formed apartment in a fantastic location. 2 minutes walk to the beach which is stunning especially at low tide - the rock pools are amazing. Porthtowan is a small u… More

8 Feb 2012


"Excellent place to stay. Could not fault it !"

Would definitely recommend the Palms. It is in an ideal position within a few minutes from the lovely Porthtowan beach. The property I found to be immaculate and nicely furnished. We had very good weather so it was nice to sit outside in the garden area and have a BBQ. There are different board games to play in the property if the weather is bad. The blue bar is just by the beach. Nice big bar with some evening entertainment. Meals served here are quite good though drinks are very pricey

17 Aug 2011


"Clean, comfortable apartment close to the beach"

The apartment was very clean and comfortable and had everything we could need for a care-free holiday. The lovely beach is a one minute walk away so not far at all to carry all our wetsuits and windb… More

1 Aug 2011


"best place in the world!!!"

we have stayed in Porthtowan in different accommodation but The Palms beats them all hands down. It has everything you could possibly need it is so comfortable and cosy spotlessly clean loads of infor… More

13 Jul 2011


"Perfect beach holiday rental"

I just stayed in the Palms with 3 friends (all in our late twenties). This was our second trip to Porthtowan so we were already in love the place and the apartment only exceeded our expectations. Ther… More

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Caroline C.

  • 4 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:16 Dec 2014

Based in United Kingdom

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