Seaforth, Westcliff, Cornwall
House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Set in a secluded location high above Porthtowan up a quiet country lane, Sea forth offers panoramic views from all of the main rooms and the expanse of decking running the full length of the property. The house sleeps 11 people comfortably with the option for an additional person on a fold-out bed. The three double bedrooms have their own hand basins, there are two further bunk rooms and a smaller single bedroom. The house has two bathrooms plus a separate WC. There is a playroom for the children (and adults), with bean bags, a Foosball table, plenty of books and board games and DVD player. The sitting room has an open fire place and large TV with DVD player, comfortable sofas and a dining table for 8 people. The kitchen features a breakfast bar area, American style fridge freezer, dishwasher plus a separate utility room with washing machine and dryer. There is off-street parking for two cars (additional parking is available behind the village hall) and plenty of outside storage for surf board.
Suitable for up to six guests | Children welcome | WiFi included | Additional cleaning charges apply.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Porthtowan 300 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay Airport 37.5 km, Nearest railway: Truro 14.1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
2 bunk beds
Hand basins in 4 of the bedrooms
|Further details outdoors|
Off Street Parking for 2-3 cars.
Additional parking is available behind the village hall
WEEKEND (Friday to Monday) & MID-WEEK BREAKS: during the LOW SEASON ONLY (1 October - 15 March) at half the weekly price. From 4pm on arrival day until 11am on the day of departure (£200 supplement for cleaning charges for short breaks).
Rent to be paid in advance with an additional damages deposit of £500.
Bookings can be changed but will be subject to availability.
The West Country region
Cornwall is an amazing place to visit for a family holiday - from the dramatic coastline of the north to the sheltered bays in the south, there is something for everyone - a fascinating, vibrant culture, great food and lots of exciting and exhilarating things to do.
Cornwall has been a natural home to inspiration, art and ideas since the early 19th century. You'll find more artists in Cornwall than anywhere else in the UK, outside of London.
The county's dramatic landscape has also provided the backdrop for many a film and TV production, including Port Isaac in the North. Other interesting towns and villages to visit include St Ives, Penzance, Padstow, Sennen, Mousehole, Boscastle, Crackington Haven, Widemouth Bay, Perranporth, Coverack, Helford, Lizard, Porthleven, Marazion, Mevagissey, Porthcurno, Tintagel, Rock, Cawsand, Gunnislake, Calstock
No matter whether you're looking for a family holiday, a short break with the pre-schoolers, exploring the countryside on foot or a romantic getaway - Cornwall really does have something for everyone.
Porthtowan is a large north west facing sandy cove flanked by steep cliffs, popular with surfers and families alike. It's located a 10 minute drive off the A30, and a short drive from Truro and Newquay. It is situated within Cornwall's UNESCO World Heritage Site and surrounded by land owned by the National Trust. The village itself has a general store selling all of your necessities plus good local produce. There are two surf shops where you can rent or buy equipment, a fish and chip shop, a café, an ice cream parlour and two pubs, both serving food all day and into the evening. For any other needs, there is a Tesco Extra in Redruth (15 minutes drive) and a Sainsbury's Superstore in Truro (20 minutes drive).
Things to do:
Children's play area – located between the property and the beach, next to the Unicorn Tavern, is a lovely children's play area with swings, slides and a climbing frame. Great for kids of all ages.
Swimming - This blue flag beach has lifeguards present throughout the season (1st May until the 30th September). It pays to wear a wet-suit most of the year! The beach also boasts a tidal pool which featured in the television programme "Robson Green's Wild Swimming Adventure": after swimming in the pool he described the beach and pool as "paradise".
Surfing – if you've never tried surfing before there are two surf schools in the village where you can rent boards and wetsuits and get lessons for reasonable prices for all ages.
Boogie Boarding – we have several boogie boards for children to use, or you can rent or buy one from the local surf shop.
Coastal walks - Much of the land surrounding Porthtowan is owned by the National Trust and the South West Way Coastal Path passes through the village. The cliff walks allow panoramic views to St Ives Bay in the south and St Agnes Head in the north. The surrounding cliff paths are some of the best in Cornwall, leading to Portreath to the south, and to Chapel Porth and St Agnes to the north. Chapel Porth can be reached by both the beach (tide conditions permitting) and the cliff path, and has a delightful National Trust café in the cove which is open for much of the year. For more information on walks in Cornwall visit http://www.southwestcoastpath.com/
Rock pooling – there are lots of rock pools accessible at low-tide for kids to explore.
Horse riding – there are several riding schools within 20 minutes of Porthtowan with some of the best horse riding in Cornwall, including rides around the World Heritage site of the Mineral Tramways and Carn Brea Castle. Hacking can be arranged so suit every standard of rider and evening hacks are available by prior arrangement in the summer. Visit Wheal Buller Riding School at www.cornish-riding-holidays.co.uk/
Cycling - cycle across England in a day, by traveling along the scenic Coast to Coast trail! This trail runs for 11 miles from the lovely coastal village of Portreath to Devoran, alongside the stunning Restronguet Creek, and is almost entirely on purpose built cycle paths or quiet country lanes. The Bike Barn Cycle Hire is located a 5 minute drive away towards Redruth and offers a wide range of cycles for all ages. Visit www.cornwallcycletrails.com/
Historic mines - The iconic Wheal Coates tin mine buildings are located on the coast path to the north of the village which you can walk to. Poldark Mine is a fun day out for the kids. Take a tour of the mine and then pan for real gems! www.poldark-mine.co.uk/
Golf – there are several golf courses within a short drive of Porthtowan, including Perranporth www.perranporthgolfclub.co.uk, Killiow Golf www.killiowgolf.co.uk, Truro www.trurogolfclub.co.uk.
For more information on things to do in Cornwall visit www.visitcornwall.com/ or www.cornwall-online.co.uk/
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6 Jan 2014
"Great for children"
Seaforth is very well situated overlooking the beach at Porthtowan. Booking process excellent and simple. The house was well cared for, very warm and acceptably clean. Ideal spot for beach or walking … More
Thank you for your response I am very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at the property. Thank you for your comments I will have our handyman look at the Dishwasher straight away.
24 Aug 2012
"Excellent two weeks"
We have just spend two weeks peak seson at seaforth and it was fantastic the rooms are well spacious for a big family ,The views from the bedroom windows lookover the beach and beautiful sea with the white waves, the outdoor area was great the kids loved the trampoline ,but everybody loved the footsall competions every night for all the Family.
The area of porthtowan with some great walks on the coast looking at the hertiage of cornish tin mines also when the tide is out you can walk on the beach to chapel porth which is 1 to 2 miles and is breathtaking looking at the rugged coastal rocks. thankyou Elliot and emily for making it oneof our best holidays.
27 Apr 2012
"From home to home"
We all really enjoyed our stay. The most common comment was that it felt like we were staying in a home, not just accommodation. We were all impressed with what was in the house - DVD's, books, boogie boards, beach buckets and spades etc.. We couldn't find anything missing that we needed. The kids loved all the games and the foosball was a huge hit.
13 Apr 2012
"Fantastic family holiday"
What a great location for a family holidy. We stayed here for a week in spring with three young children. Loved the house - newly refurbished, lots of space, the trampoline was a hit as was the games room with the foos-ball table. The house is in very good order and the small touches were really apprecated - welcome pack on arrival, lovely soaps in the bathroom, good quality linen and towels, etc.
Porthtowan is a 'locals' beach with amazing surf (too cold for swimming in March) with a great beach bar serving good food all day and has very good coffee and (this is now our children's favourite restaurant!). The location for exploring the rest of Cornwall is good too - we visited St Michaels Mount, The Poldock Mines, St Ives, biked the Camel Trail from Padstow - but the highlight for the kids was the time spent in the rock pools at Porthtowan. I would highly recommend this house and we will definitely return again!
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