About the home
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, 300m|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 300m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||DVD player, Sea view|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden|
Further details indoors:
Mortreth was completely renovated in Spring 2008 and the majority of the furniture, furnishings and electrical goods were purchased at this time . 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.
Comprehensive Information Pack on the area available on arrival.
1. The booking will only be confirmed once we have received a signed and completed booking form with the holding deposit. Upon receipt of your booking form and deposit we will send a confirmation of the booking, detailing the balance due and the date by which that payment will be due – usually six weeks before your arrival date. Where a booking has been made less than six weeks before arrival then the full fee is payable at the time of booking.
2. The holding deposit is £150 per week or part week, which is payable when booking. If we are unable to accept your booking your holding deposit will be refunded in full.
3. The holding deposit will be returned in full after your stay, subject to return of the property's keys and satisfactory property inspection.
The West Country / Cornwall 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.
The Porthtowan / Sandy Cove area
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 (www.blue-bar.co.uk) 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.
How to get there
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There are flights to Newquay airport provided by a range of airlines - see http://www.newquaycornwallairport.com/ for comprehensive flight information. Newquay airport is 40 minutes drive from Porthtowan.
There is a train and coach station in Redruth, under 5 miles away and a regular bus service operates to and from Truro, which is 10 miles away.
Please feel free to contact the owner for further details on the best way to reach the property.
Activities near Porthtowan
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
11 Jun 2012
We had a wonderful week at Mortreth Cottage. The house itself isn't country cottage beautiful and it sits on a fairly modern development but what it lacks in outside glamour it more than makes... more
08 Apr 2012
A modern and bright holiday cottage with all the facilities you require for a holiday stay. Located in a friendly village with a shop and a pub for provisions. Supermarket located about 4 miles away.
Ideally located for access to the sea or other attractions in the area, with the option to stay in the cottage for a quiter time.
09 Sep 2011
Very comfortable cottage in a superb location - 5 min walk max. to beach. Handy utility area to store wet suits etc. The cottage had all we needed. Very helpful owners who sent plenty of details of places to visit, where to eat etc. The beach is our favourite place whatever the weather and the walk at low tide to Chapel Porth is a must. The Blue Bar is a good place to eat as is The Victory Inn on the road above Porth Towan. Would recommend the train ride into Penzance instead of taking the car - much easier and reasonable cost. Also, if visiting St Ives - park at Lelant Saltings and take the train.
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|Prices for group size 4|
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|12 Apr 13||24 May 13||£ 495||£ 85||£ 95||3 Nights|
|24 May 13||31 May 13||£ 575||£ 125||£ 145||3 Nights|
|31 May 13||28 Jun 13||£ 555||£ 85||£ 95||3 Nights|
|28 Jun 13||19 Jul 13||£ 585||£ 85||£ 95||3 Nights|
|19 Jul 13||6 Sep 13||£ 925||£ 165||£ 195||3 Nights|
|6 Sep 13||27 Sep 13||£ 665||£ 95||£ 105||3 Nights|
|27 Sep 13||25 Oct 13||£ 495||£ 85||£ 95||3 Nights|
|25 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 545||£ 125||£ 145||3 Nights|
|1 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 375||£ 85||£ 95||3 Nights|
|20 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 515||£ 95||£ 125||3 Nights|
|3 Jan 14||14 Feb 14||£ 375||£ 75||£ 85||3 Nights|
|14 Feb 14||21 Feb 14||£ 495||£ 85||£ 95||3 Nights|
|21 Feb 14||4 Apr 14||£ 365||£ 75||£ 85||3 Nights|
|4 Apr 14||25 Apr 14||£ 545||£ 125||£ 145||3 Nights|
|Prices for group size 8|
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|12 Apr 13||24 May 13||£ 595||£ 85||£ 95||3 Nights|
|24 May 13||31 May 13||£ 675||£ 135||£ 155||3 Nights|
|31 May 13||28 Jun 13||£ 655||£ 95||£ 105||3 Nights|
|28 Jun 13||19 Jul 13||£ 695||£ 95||£ 105||3 Nights|
|19 Jul 13||6 Sep 13||£ 1050||£ 165||£ 195||3 Nights|
|6 Sep 13||27 Sep 13||£ 765||£ 95||£ 105||3 Nights|
|27 Sep 13||25 Oct 13||£ 595||£ 85||£ 95||3 Nights|
|25 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 635||£ 125||£ 145||3 Nights|
|1 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 465||£ 85||£ 100||3 Nights|
|20 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 635||£ 95||£ 125||3 Nights|
|3 Jan 14||14 Feb 14||£ 375||£ 75||£ 85||3 Nights|
|14 Feb 14||21 Feb 14||£ 595||£ 75||£ 85||3 Nights|
|21 Feb 14||4 Apr 14||£ 445||£ 75||£ 85||3 Nights|
|4 Apr 14||25 Apr 14||£ 645||£ 125||£ 145||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Weekends can be extended by arrangement, please contact the owner for detailsBook
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