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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car not necessary
  • Nearest beach 0.3km

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 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 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 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.

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 18

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.

16 Aug 2013


"Perfect location, spacious and comfortable."

We stayed in peak summer holiday time with our 12 month old and extended family. The cottage was perfect for our needs and the village of Porthtowan is small but welcoming. The only downside was the lack of mobile telephone signal and internet, but I found that the local beach bar had Wifi available all day with great views of the beach. I definitely recommend Mortreth to any and all who are looking for a "base of operations" in Cornwall or even a relaxing break - not much need to move too far from the cottage if you don't want to!

5 Aug 2013


"Perfect retreat at the heart of Porth Towan"

Mark, thank you for renting us the cottage. We had a fabulous time (despite the weathers best efforts) in Porth Towan & the cottage was absolutely perfect for our needs. Its proximity to the beach is excellent & the sea view a real bonus from the decked area. Due to the weather we did make some use of the DVD`s/videos which gave us a few hours of entertainment for the children.
Thank you also for the superb service you provided, from the flexibility on dates to the information package & directions.
We would certainly have no hesitation in recommending a stay.

6 Jun 2013


"We'll be back!"

We had a fantatic time here - the property was idea for us and was great for our young grand daughter - - a couple of minutes from the beach and shops and had everything we needed. We'll definitely be going back.

11 Jun 2012


"Relaxed beach rental perfect for young family"

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 up… More

8 Apr 2012


"Excellent modern facilities, ideal for the family"

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.

9 Sep 2011


"Comfortable cottage in perfect location."

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.

Review 1-10 of 18

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