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Lovely enclosed front garden which is a sun trap in the morning

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Mortreth is a modern, spacious 3-bedroom end row cottage in the seaside village of Porthtowan, just 5 minutes off the A30. It is a short walk from the beach and the village's many amenities.

With a balcony overlooking the bay Mortreth is a modern open plan property with a fully fitted kitchen; separate dining area, and a bright, airy living area. The open plan lounge and dining areas lead through patio doors to the private balcony with views of the bay and beach and it's a great place to watch the sun go down. Alternatively relax in the cottage garden and catch the last of the evening sun. With two doubles, one twin bedroom and a sofa bed in the lounge this an ideal family holiday home.

The cottage comes equipped with a stairgate, high chair, travel cot, bathroom step, childs loo seat, electrical socket covers and the garden is gated making it toddler friendly.

Porthtowan is a small village nestling into the cliffs of the north coast of Cornwall. It is set in an attractive cove with a large, sandy, blue flag beach bordered by rock pools. It lies on the National Trust Coast Path and the main attractions of Cornwall are all within easy reach.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Porthtowan 300 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay Airport 40 km, Nearest railway: Redruth 8 km
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 Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Mortreth was completely renovated in Spring 2008 and it is refurbished each January and consequently it is in excellent order throughout:

Bedrooms - The master bedroom is upstairs with the second and third bedrooms on the ground floor. The master bedroom contains a new king-size bed and has ensuite facilities with seperate shower room. Bedroom two contains a double bed and bedroom three, two single beds.

Bathroom - The bathroom is fresh, clean and modern and has a large corner bath with shower over.

Laundry room - contains a new washing machine and a separate, new, tumble dryer.

To avoid you having to fill your car with beach paraphernalia in addition to bed linen and towels we provide separate beach towels, beach toys (buckets, spades, fishing nets and boogie boards) and beach chairs. For those with little ones we also have a travel cot, high chair, step up and stair gate.

Further details outdoors

To the front of the property there is a balcony with a view of the beach and sea and four chairs and a table. To the rear there is a small, private, gated garden with two new wooden benches and a further table with four chairs. There is an allocated parking space to the front of the property and a private lane to the rear where most people chose to park.

Further details

Comprehensive Information Pack on the area available on arrival.

The West Country region

The South-West of England, especially Cornwall is an ideal holiday location due to its dramatic coastline and beautiful countryside. The miles of fine sandy beaches provide a perfect destination for family beach and activity holidays as well as being the ideal place to just relax and unwind.

The climate is mild due to the warming effects of the Gulf Stream - indeed palm trees are relatively common in the gardens of south and west Cornwall and sub-tropical plants can be seen growing quite happily at the Abbey Gardens of the Scillonian island of Tresco. The moderating influence of the sea also means that Cornish winters are rarely severe and hot summer days are often cooled by gentle sea breezes.

Porthtowan lies half way between Newquay and St. Ives making it an ideal location for touring; the main attractions of Cornwall are all within easy reach, for example the Eden Project is around 45 minutes away but don’t miss the Falmouth Maritime Museum, The Tate Gallery St. Ives, The Clifftop Minack Theatre, the City of Truro, Newquay, or Marazion, to name but a few. All in all it’s a perfect spot for a family holiday with children, for the walking enthusiast with its panoramic cliff walks or for those just wanting a slice of seclusion.


Porthtowan is a small village nestling into the cliffs of the north coast of Cornwall. It is set in an attractive cove with a large, sandy, blue flag beach bordered by rock pools; perfect for all the family. Renown for its excellent surfing conditions the beach has RNLI lifeguards on duty from May to October. Dogs are not permitted on the beach between these dates. In addition to the impressive sandy beach, Porthtowan has it's own salt water natural rock swimming pool, which can offer a welcome feature to many parents and children.

The village has all the facilities one needs. Within walking distance there is a convenience store, post office, a fish and chip shop, a surf shop, surf school, surf hire, the obligatory ice cream shop (not to be missed!), a bucket and spade shop, a beach café, a pub and the Blue Bar on the beach which provides good food and is a popular meeting place both for surfers and families. Look on the Blue Bar webcam ( for live views of the beach. There’s even a hairdressers (for those that feel the need) plus an excellent toddler and children’s play park . The village now even boast's an ATM cash machine…

Porthtowan lies on the National Trust Coast Path with spectacular walks to Chapel Porth and Portreath. At low tide you can walk along the beach to Chapel Porth. They have a great café – try their ice cream ‘hedgehogs’ if you need a pick-me-up before walking back along the coastal footpath.

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Review 1-10 of 24

11 Jul 2014



Having rented many times before, I would rate this one as one of the best. Dealings with the owner Mark has been so easy and he is quick to respond. The accommodation is as good as it looks in the photos. Its clean and tidy and very homely. Having two bathrooms with teenagers was a bonus and an up to date TV and Wi-fi brilliant!. The back garden was my personal favorite. Very lovely and sunny sheltered spot to enjoy a glass of wine. If I had to think of a negative, at a struggle I would like to alter the front balcony with the sea view. The top board did restrict the view from a seated position. Extremely happy with Porthtowan, the surrounding area stunning. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend or go back again to "Mortreath".

2 Jul 2014


"Perfect centre for teenage grandchildren and 90 year old father."

We stayed a week with our two teenaged grandchildren (a boy and girl) and a further week with my father who is 90. The owner was most thoughtful in providing information about the house and its locat… More

19 Jun 2014


"Simply amazing"

From the moment Mark contacted me the whole experience was just amazing.

Mark obviously loves the area and has spent sometime in the property and he has made sure that it is a real home from home with almost everything you could need in the cottage.

The rooms were very comfortable and well equipped.

The location is perfect, 2 minutes from the beach and all the amenities you'd expect of a small seaside town.

I cannot recommend the property enough and will hopefully have a chance to visit again in the future.

Thank you Mark!

26 May 2014


"Great location for Porthtowan beach"

Accommodation very good, well equipped. Excellent location for our trip as we were attending a wedding, the reception being held at The Blue Bar, in Porthtowan, had a fantastic time. Only downside for me with the accommodation was that I couldn't sit on the terrace and appreciate the view, as it was obscured by the wooden planks that created the boundary.

26 May 2014


"lovely location, nice and clean, great for children"

We had 2 days here whilst we went to a wedding and the weather was beautiful. The cottage was very tastefully decorated, clean and had lovely sunny balconies. Great facilities for children too, I would recommend it..

26 Apr 2014


"Excellent cottage and a pleasure to stay there"

There were 7 family members who stayed at Mortreth Cottage to attend a family wedding at the Blue Bar. The Cottage was excellent and was equipped with everything anyone could possibly need. A very n… More

29 Oct 2013


"Nicely modernised, walking dsitance to beach and, oh-so-helpful owners"

We had a great w/e at Portreath for a family wedding. This house was perfect for our needs, extremely well-equipped, spacious and with nice touches like 'use the wine, and replace'. The owner Mark was very attentive, making sure the key had arrived with us, and the house was spotless on our arrival. The deposit came back to us very quickly.
Portreath itself is not the most picturesque of villages, but has the basics like a general store, cafes and a couple of bars. We'd particularly recommend the Blue Bar, right on the beach with good bistro-type food. Great beach, great surfing and fantastic walks along the coastal path.

2 Oct 2013


"First Class, everything we could possibly need"

From the moment we booked Mortreth we were 100% satisfied with our choice. We were a mixed group of family and friends visiting Porthtowan for my sons wedding at Blue Bar. Correspondence with the owner were helpful and friendly and when we arrived we were very happy with all we found. An attractive property that was spacious and pleasantly furnished with up to date appliances. The outside sitting areas were a bonus and even during our short stay we used them frequently. A short walk from the beach meant we did not have to worry about taking the car every time we went out. We would most definitely choose to stay at Mortreth next time we visit Porthtowan.

6 Sep 2013


"Couldn't ask for more"

Porthtowan is a great place to stay and this is a great place to stay in Porthtowan. Location - great.Accommodation - comfortable and relaxed.Owners - straightforward, communicative and welcoming.wha… More

27 Aug 2013


"Fantastic Holiday"

Fantastic holiday from start to finish. The cottage is lovely, very well maintained and had everything we needed to have a great time. The cottage is a quiet area and we discovered a small kids playground on the estate opposite, which was good entertainment whilst we unpacked. The village is lovely as always (3 time of visiting) and the weather was glorious. Would and have recommended the cottage family and friends. Thank you for a great holiday.

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