About the home
An excellent, clean and comfortable apartment with two bedrooms. The property has everything needed for a comfortable beach side vacation and comprises a lounge with 4 chairs and balcony with small table and chairs, a kitchen area. A Shower room/WC, Bedroom with twin beds and wardrobes on the ground floor and comfortable upper mezzanine double bed area upstairs. Bed Linen and tea towels provided. Bring own towels. Pay phone available and Internet for BT Fon hotspot users can be accessed within the flat. Dedicated parking space nearby. Electricity is by a £1 coin meter with £10 worth electricity already credited. No GAs service to property. Regular bus services. Local shops and restaurant/bars nearby, Blue Bar has WiFi available. Relax and enjoy drinks on the balcony watching the magnificent sunsets with the dunes, the cliffs and the sea all in view from your seat.
Just two minutes walk to the beach, there are a few steps to and from. Surf School located on the beach for beginners or experienced alike with equipment hire facilities. RNLI lifeguard cover during peak seasons. Beach cafe and shops nearby. At low tide walk along the beach to the National Trust Chapel Porth Bay and enjoy tea and cakes, return same way or if the tide has cut you off then over the cliff path. A great location for walkers and surfers and for general touring in the area. St Ives, Perranporth and the charming City of Truro all nearby.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Porthtowan, 300m|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||DVD player, Sea view|
|General:||TV, CD player, Telephone|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
Further details outdoors:
Parking available in a dedicated space behind the Council car park about 300 metres from apartment.
Childrens enclosed play park area beside sand dunes.
Use Pay and Display Ticket when in Council Car Park.
Car Park Pass available in Apartment. Return to Apartment before driving home please. Thankyou.
Small selection of books, toys,games and Dvd's covering most ages.
No Gas to property. Electric Wall Heaters if needed and Two Electric Fans available if cooling required.
Deposit of 20% payable on booking. Balance payable six weeks prior to start of rental.
PayPal payments accepted
The West Country / Cornwall region
Cornwall has always been a popular holiday destination, but over the last 15 years tourism in Cornwall has really boomed. Cornwall enjoys an excellent climate with very mild winters and summers that are almost Mediterranean in nature. This climate has in turn helped with the growth and development of a wealth of botanical gardens in Cornwall that have become renown worldwide. Should however the climate not be warm enough, then artificial environments such as the Eden Project near St Austell have been created to show off even more diverse equatorial plant life. Porthtowan, has both compelling scenery and background. By being both steeped in history, and having evolved itself into one of the premier recreation destinations in both Britain and Europe, Porthtowan makes marks of its very own on the map of Cornwall. Rich History, Literally. From copper mining village to resort and holiday destination, Porthtowan has come through with merit.
A fusion of both the past and the present has worked for it in entirety, and it looks set to write a whole new chapter in its history. What may come next for Porthtowan is anyone’s guess, yet as things stand it does make sense to visit the place and bask in the full light of history while enjoying a nice sunny day on one of the best beaches that has ever existed.
The Porthtowan area
We are just yards from Porthtowan Beach, one of the most spectacular beaches in North Cornwall with Blue Flag status, and, being centrally situated, the location is an ideal base for touring Cornwall. Porthtowan, which is famed for being a Blue Flag beach, has a huge beach which seems to stretch into eternity. This is also the reason why Porthowan is known as one of the most popular holiday destinations in Cornwall. Porthowan 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 atop the cliffs which overlooks Porthtowan beach. To sum it all up, dropping in at the Blue Bar for a bite, is sure to lift your spirits. Cornwall has many surprises hidden within its boundaries and Porthowan is one of its best.. Treasure Park visitor centre is nearby where goldsmiths can fashion jewellery to your liking. Pan for gold at Poldark mine and take a guided tour through one of the most atmospheric mines in Europe dating back to the 18th century. Cycle hire also very close with safe cycling designated routes coast to coast or amble around at your leisure. Local shops, Post Office and restaurants are all within the village. Porthtowan is famous for surfing and the beachside Surf School can supply all you need as either a beginner or more experienced surfing dude!
How to get there
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* By Air to nearest airports at Newquay or Exeter on FlyBe or larger airports Bristol, Southampton and London
* By Road using M5 South then take A30 past Bodmin to Redruth. At Chivenor Cross roundabout take road to St Agnes. Continue until crossroad at Garage with Porthtowan signposted left. Continue to Porthtowan village and take right turn signposted "Beach". Seaspray flats will be found at end of this road with Car Park on right.
Note. Council Car Park is Pay and Display April to September. Seaspray car park is to the right behind this in bay marked "3". Parking badge will be found in flat welcome pack. Use at all times please.
* Satnav users enter postcode TR4 8AW
* By Rail to Redruth Station (10 mins by taxi or 20 min bus ride)
Activities near Porthtowan
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
07 May 2013
We booked a short stay over the Bank Holiday and were immensely glad that we did.
Upon arrival late on Friday evening we found a selection of hot drinks and Cornish biscuits waiting for us,... more
05 Apr 2013
Had a lovely Easter break despite the unusual cold weather in the UK! The sun shone and had lovely refreshing walks along the cliffs. Lovely clean beach which must be wonderful in the summer. Visited Truro and had the best cream tea at Catherine's a definite Must Do! Apartment easy and relaxing with every thing you need, very clean and local facilities were good. Lovely area with plenty of places to visit within easy reach. Will definately return.
Many thanks for taking the time to enter a review, we are always pleased to receive guest's comments. So pleased the sun shone brightly for you even though the wind put in an appearance too. Superb Kite flying from the beach or cliffs this Easter break. Truro is always a good visit locally and the superb Tea Shop "Charlottes" in the centre and near the Cathedral is , as you say a must do! Very well known and appreciated locally a booking is useful at busy times however only a few minutes wait can be usefully spent in the Book and Antique shops in the vicinity. Certainly superb menu selection with recipes the way they used to be. We have kept our prices the same for a number of years and would love to have you visit us again soon when you can fit it in. The beach, the apartment and the great afternoon tea are all waiting for you!
Thanks again for your comments.
21 Feb 2013
We found the property easily and the dedicated parking area. Could hear the sea from inside the apartment as it was so close. Everything needed was there for us to enjoy the break and the apartment was cosy and clean. Shops locally for most items all within the village and the post office was useful. We had reasonable weather and when not on the beach there was plenty to do around the locality. All in all had a good time and would be happy to go again.
Hi. Many thanks for taking the time to complete a review. I know you wanted a short visit and happy the weather was reasonable for you. Glad you found everything within the flat you required and yes! , you certainly can here the sea from within the flat. Visit us again soon it would be great to have you back.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Winter||4 Jan 13||1 Feb 13||£ 350||£ 40||£ 60||1 Night|
|Winter||1 Feb 13||8 Feb 13||£ 300||£ 40||£ 60||1 Night|
|Spring Term Break||8 Feb 13||1 Mar 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||1 Mar 13||29 Mar 13||£ 300||£ 40||£ 60||1 Night|
|Easter Term Break||29 Mar 13||19 Apr 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||19 Apr 13||24 May 13||£ 375||£ 40||£ 60||1 Night|
|Summer Term Break||24 May 13||7 Jun 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer||7 Jun 13||19 Jul 13||£ 550||£ 60||£ 80||1 Night|
|Summer Holiday Term||19 Jul 13||30 Aug 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer||30 Aug 13||6 Sep 13||£ 550||£ 60||£ 80||1 Night|
|Autumn||6 Sep 13||27 Sep 13||£ 450||£ 40||£ 60||1 Night|
|Autumn||27 Sep 13||25 Oct 13||£ 350||£ 40||£ 60||1 Night|
|Autumn Term Break||25 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||1 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 300||£ 40||£ 60||1 Night|
|Winter||20 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 400||£ 80||£ 80||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
At time of booking a 20% confirmation fee is required. This is a non-refundable booking fee if booking is not taken up and period has not been relet.<BR>Balance is due six weeks prior to vacation start date.<BR>Payments are by bank transfer. Details provided when booking is arranged.Book
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