About the home
We are pleased to offer this lovely, well-equipped and homely self-catering accommodation in the popular little seaside resort of Porthtowan in Cornwall.
The apartment sleeps 4-6 (4 in bedrooms, 2 on an occasional-use metal-action sofa bed in lounge).
Awarded a 3* English Tourist Board rating, “Sea Echoes' is a compact ground floor apartment, which is ideally situated in the heart of Porthtowan, less than a minute's walk from the beach, but set back slightly so as not to be too near the main bustle of the village.
You will thoroughly enjoy the sea and beach views, across the car park, which can especially be enjoyed from the garden (solely used by 'Sea Echoes') – at the right time of year you will hopefully be lucky enough to see the spectacular sight of the sun setting into the sea - breathtaking.
There are two parking spaces allocated to this property - a rare luxury for a seaside resort!
Bed linen, a hand towel and a tea towel are provided (guests must provide their own bath and beach towels).
Check-in time is not before 2:30 pm, check-out is by 10:00 am.
Treat yourself - have a break by the sea!
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Porthtowan, 150m|
|Will consider:||Hen and stag parties|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General:||TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
The accommodation comprises:
- Small entrance hall leading to two bedrooms: there is one double bedded room with two double wardrobes (suggested this clothes storage is shared with the other occupants) and a chest of drawers. There is one small box-room with adult size bunk-beds and a bedside cabinet and there is extra sleeping for two in the lounge where the sofa is a metal-action occasional-use double bed.
- Modern fitted kitchen with microwave, full-size cooker, electric hob, fridge and freezer, washing machine, etc. All cooking equipment and crockery, cutlery, glasses etc are provided for 6 people.
- A comfortable lounge area (open plan with the kitchen) with suite, TV with Sky Freesat, DVD player and stereo.
- Updated bathroom that has bath with electric shower over, washbasin and WC.
- Wooden conservatory containing modern glass dining table and 6 chairs.
- Free Wi-fi is available for your use.
- A payphone is provided in the lounge for guests to use, as there is no mobile signal down in the village. Guests can give this payphone landline number to friends/relatives so they can be contacted during their time in the property (although some guests choose to remain uncontactable!!). You can normally get a mobile signal from the Blue Bar (some networks) just across the car park, or from the beach/coastal path.
- A highchair is provided free of charge.
- A travel cot is provided free of charge, should guests prefer not to bring their own (please note: no cot bedding is provided).
Further details outdoors:
* Lovely sea views.
* 2 parking spaces.
Outside to the rear there is a wooden conservatory leading out to a south facing, partly paved and partly lawned private garden with wooden table and benches. A barbecue is provided for guests to enjoy.
Outside to the front there is a shared (with the upstairs flat) paved area which leads out to a small car park, private to the residents, where you will have use of 2 parking spaces - a rare luxury for a seaside resort!
Check-in time is not before 2:30 pm, check-out is by 10:00 am.
Bed linen, a hand towel and a tea towel are provided (guests must provide their own bath towels and beach towels).
A clean, well behaved pet is welcome at a nominal additional charge (please enquire). Please note there is a dog ban on most Cornish beaches from Easter Day to 1st October, but the green/dunes and coastal walks are right next to the property.
The West Country / Cornwall region
Cornwall is such a beautiful place and a variety of holiday styles can be thoroughly enjoyed here. Whether you prefer an active holiday where you can go surfing and enjoy other watersports, or you like to go walking and take in the beautiful sights on the County's many coastal paths, or you just prefer to take things easy and relax on a beach holiday –Porthtowan on the north coast of Cornwall is the ideal resort for you!
Now even more easily accessible with the new addition to the A30, there is no excuse for avoiding the journey - the benefits will be so worth it! Porthtowan is ideally centrally located to visit so many Cornish attractions. Visit St Ives and the Tate Gallery, the world famous Eden Project, the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, the wonderful Minack Theatre, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and even the Cornish Gold Centre which is just up the road - the options are absolutely endless and a holiday pack will be provided at "Sea Echoes" for you to peruse and decide which of the many attractions you would like to visit.
The Porthtowan / Kingsley Cove area
Porthtowan is a very popular seaside resort, which has been awarded ‘Blue Flag’ status for its lovely clean beach. Porthtowan village is suited to everyone – families, couples and singles - and it is extremely popular with surfers.
The village offers a variety of pubs to suit those looking for a quieter time (the Unicorn immediately across the green from the property is a family friendly pub which serves very good, simple ‘pub grub’ and the Victory at the top of the hill also offers a friendly atmosphere) and also those who may prefer something a bit livelier (the Blue Bar is located right on the edge of the beach and regularly hosts local bands and acts).
The nearest clubs can be found in Redruth and Camborne, just a 10 minute drive away. The cathedral city of Truro is about 25 minutes away and boasts many lively bars and some great clubs; for an even wilder night-life Newquay is about 30 mins drive away! There is a bus-stop just across the road from the property and Redruth train station is only about 10 minutes away.
For dining out, as well as the pubs, the Boardroom is a very nice restaurant adjoining the Blue Bar, so again boasts a great location by the beach. A short ½ mile drive out of the village will take you to the Flaming Wok, a very good Chinese restaurant that regularly offers ‘all you can eat’ buffets!
The nearby village of Portreath is well known for its Mineral Tramroad, which now provides an excellent bicycle trail from the north coast at Portreath along to the south coast at Devoran and this can be joined not too far from the property, just off the Porthtowan-Portreath road, on the junction down from the Flaming Wok (if you need to hire bikes, visit The Bike Barn at Elm Farm on the road to Portreath).
The nearest golf course is at Radnor Golf & Ski Centre, a 5 minute drive away. Radnor has a fun indoor ski machine where instructors will teach you to ski from scratch or you can have lessons to brush up on your technique before your Winter holiday! There is also a golf course in the other direction at Tehidy, which is about 3 or 4 miles away. Tehidy Country Park is certainly worth a visit - it is the largest single area of woodland in West Cornwall - some 250 acres! It offers over 9 miles of footpaths and trails and also bridle tracks. Children will love feeding the swans in the large south lake!
How to get there
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Activities near Porthtowan
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
17 Feb 2013
In a nutshell, we have a mixed impression: it is neither bad nor good, but a convenient place.
On the plus side: it is indeed very well located for surfers, coastal walkers and beach-goers. It is... more
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Sorry you had a few negative points, which I would like to comment on as follows as some changes have since been made. Re smoking: we decided at the... more
02 Nov 2012
Thankyou for a wonderfully relaxing stay. The apartment was very well equipped and a fantastic location close to the beach and just a short walk to the end of the coastal path.
We were very... more
12 Sep 2012
The apartment was exactly as described. It had a fantastic sea view especially from the garden. It was the comfiest and best equipped place we have stayed in (of 3 in Porthtowan and 5 in St Agnes). Katrina gave us a warm welcome personally and with the lovely cream tea, she was also on hand should we have had any problems - we didn't.
Didn't want to leave! Would definitely recommend and will visit again, hopefully in the near future.
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|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Early Spring 2013||6 Apr 13||4 May 13||£ 360||£ 75||£ 90||3 Nights|
|May Bank Holiday 2013||4 May 13||11 May 13||£ 390||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Spring 2013||11 May 13||25 May 13||£ 360||£ 75||£ 90||3 Nights|
|Spring Bank Hol 2013||25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 460||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Summer 2013||1 Jun 13||22 Jun 13||£ 400||£ 75||£ 90||3 Nights|
|Summer 2013||22 Jun 13||13 Jul 13||£ 540||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak Summer 2013||13 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Summer 2013||31 Aug 13||5 Oct 13||£ 480||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Autumn 2013||5 Oct 13||26 Oct 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn Half Term 2013||26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 480||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Autumn/Early Winter 2013||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 365||£ 75||£ 90||3 Nights|
|Xmas/New Year 2013||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|Early 2014||4 Jan 14||15 Feb 14||£ 380||£ 75||£ 90||3 Nights|
|Spring Half Term 2014||15 Feb 14||22 Feb 14||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring 2014||22 Feb 14||12 Apr 14||£ 380||£ 75||£ 90||3 Nights|
|Easter 2014||12 Apr 14||26 Apr 14||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Spring 2014||26 Apr 14||3 May 14||£ 380||£ 75||£ 90||3 Nights|
|Early May Bank Hol 2014||3 May 14||10 May 14||£ 420||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Spring 2014||10 May 14||24 May 14||£ 380||£ 75||£ 90||3 Nights|
|Late May Bank Hol 2014||24 May 14||31 May 14||£ 480||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Summer 2014||31 May 14||28 Jun 14||£ 420||£ 75||£ 90||3 Nights|
|Mid Summer 2014||28 Jun 14||12 Jul 14||£ 570||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak Summer 2014||12 Jul 14||30 Aug 14||£ 685||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Summer 2014||30 Aug 14||4 Oct 14||£ 505||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Autumn 2014||4 Oct 14||25 Oct 14||£ 420||£ 75||£ 90||3 Nights|
|Autumn Half Term (tbc) 2014||25 Oct 14||1 Nov 14||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT: This additional charge of £100 is required when the holiday balance is paid, refundable within 10 days of departure if all in order.
ELECTRIC: Electricity is rechargeable by key meter (it is credited with approx £10 on arrival and guests are asked to replenish any electricity used before departure, which can be done in the local shop or post office).
PETS: Nominal additional charge of £10 applies (please advise at point of initial enquiry).
If booking is made prior to 8 weeks of the letting: 25% of the rental sum to be forwarded as Holiday Deposit, with remainder due 8 weeks prior to holiday. If booking made within 8 weeks of the letting: whole rental sum required (+ Security Deposit).
Should payment not be received when requested, your booking may be cancelled and the Holiday Deposit lost. Your Security Deposit of £100 will be returned.
Up to 8 weeks prior to the start of the holiday a cancellation will result in the forfeit of the 25% Holiday Deposit. Cancellations less than 8 weeks prior to the holiday will result in the forfeit of the total rental fee. In both cases the Security Deposit will be returned in full. If the apartment can be re-let at this short notice, the rental will be returned minus the 25% Holiday Deposit.
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION:-
Bed linen (quilted protectors, fitted sheet, duvet and two pillows per guest for each bed inc sofabed) and also a hand towel and tea towel are provided and included within the price (please note: guests must provide their own bath towels and beach towels).
A high chair and travel cot are also available free of charge (please note: no cot bedding is supplied).Enquire now
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