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Thanckes House

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 3 reviews

Very Good 4.5/5 

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House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10

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House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

This must be one of the premier properties in Cornwall. It sleeps 10 guests and has an indoor heated swimming pool, with a poolside bar, and jacuzzi. Thanckes House is very spacious, perfect for large groups and has excellent sea views.

It sleeps 10 in 5 spacious double bedrooms (most can also be made into twins). 3 are en suite and 2 share a bath and shower room. There are 2 separate loos. One of the doubles (en suite ) is on the ground floor and the property is suitable for disabled. There is a utility / laundry room. There are wooden floors throughout.

The kitchen is really spacious amd has a breakfast bar that seats 10. There is a large sun room and a beautiful sitting room which boasts a baby grand piano.

The beach is 100 yds away and the Golf course just 50 yards.

There is a great pub in the adjouning village where kids and dogs are all welcome and serving excellent food. Live bands and a pub quizes are regular occasions.

The Hotel in the village also has an excellent restaurant.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Portwrinkle 100 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: newquay 4.5 km, Nearest railway: St Germans 4.5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private indoor pool, Jacuzzi or hot tub, DVD player, Sea view
Pool Private indoor pool
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms, 3 En suites and 2 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (5), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

- Beautiful house with large kitchen fully equipped

- Large spacious living/dining ares with plenty of comfortable seats.

- Sun lounge, again with more than enough seating.

- All with panoramic sea views.

- Master bedroom and second bedroom en suite, with balconies and sea views.

- 3rd and 4th bedrooms, spare bathroom separate as well.

- 5th bedroom en suite and ground floor.

- House all with wooden floors and lots of space.

- Dog friendly

- Jacuzzi

Further details outdoors

- Large garden and terrace.

- Panoramic sea views - very private location

- 50 yds from 18 hole golf course

Further details

- Changeover day is generally Friday

- Half the amount due at time of booking and balance 6 weeks before arrival.

The Cornwall region

The West Country - the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset - enjoys a milder climate than much of England, and consequently Cornwall has long been a popular summer getaway.

The area provides the best surfing in England, with towns like Newquay, Bude and Croyde filling with enthusiasts every year. There is excellent walking on Bodmin Moor, domain of the legendary beast, and the coastline is wild and beautiful.


This major city with excellent shopping is only 5 miles away.

It has the national marine aquarium with the deepest Shark pool on Europe. 14th century Barbican is a great place to eat and shop. They do regular boat trips around the dockyard and naval base where one can always see destroyers,frigates and nuclear submarines. They often carry out full sea trials and exercises in the bay opposite your accommodation.


Cornish fishing port is about half hour drive and great for a day out. Also day fishing trips can easily be arranged. You may even catch a shark!! In the immediate area is a plethoria of activities including rock climbing and treaking on Bodmin moor. Various steam trains ,quad biking, go carting, paint balling, course and fly fishing , and many facilities especially tailored for families.

Whitsand Bay

Portwrinkle is a sleepy fishing village with a small harbour and 2 beaches.

It also has the Whitsand Bay Hotel and the spectacular 18 hole Golf course. The coastal footpath meanders through. The beaches are both sandy with many rock pools and are considered safe. They are both blue flag beaches. The large city of Plymouth is only 5 miles away and the pretty town of Looe is also 5 miles away.


We have concessions at the adjoining Whitsand Bay Golf course and have concession at 15 others within easy reach including St. Mellion, Carlyon Bay and China Fleet.

The Whitsand Bay Golf course is a par 69 and 6000 yards long. It has spectacular views and dates from around 1907. Once past the 1st it is pretty level and is always very well maintained. It actually is a good test for both low and high handicappers.


Portwrinkle: Two shale – sandy beaches widely used in favourable conditions for surfing. Small harbour and many interesting rock pools to paddle in and explore.

Kingsand and Cawsand: Good beaches in both villages with ample off street parking.

Freathy and Tregantle: Excellent, sandy beaches stretching 6 miles along the bay. You may need to climb down steep rocks.

Downderry and Seaton: Miles of sandy beach with easy access. Good parking by the beach in Seaton


The South West Coastal Path runs 300 yards away in Portwrinkle. Portwrinkle itself lies midway between Polperro and Plymouth for more experienced walkers and midway between Looe and Kingsand / Cawsand for those wishing to do fewer miles each day.

In addition to the Coast Path there are many more interesting walks. Depending on the tide it is possible to walk along the beach from Portwrinkle to Rame Head or from Downderry to Seaton.

A pleasant country walk is the new path between Seaton and Hessonford. Here you are able to walk along a valley by the sea.


Portwrinkle: some commercial fishing – no boat trips. Good fishing from both the rocks and beach.

Crafthole: here is a small coarse fishing reservoir – carp fishing is exceptional.

Bake Lakes: scenic fishery offering coarse and fly fishing in a beautiful landscape where rare dragonflies and a great variety of wildlife can be found in abundance. There are three fly lakes, one is a specimen lake.

Kingsand and Cawsand: small amount of commercial fishing with some boat trips. Beach fishing.

Looe: shark fishing centre of Europe. Many fishing trips – half, full day and night fishing readily available.

Kid’s stuff

Theme Parks:

Dobwalls Adventure Park, Liskeard, Morwellam Quay, Tavistock, Flambards, Helston


Monkey Sanctuary, Looe, National Seal Sanctuary, Gweek, Screech Owl Sanctuary, Indian Queens, National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth

Art and culture

Theatres: Minack open air theatre, Sterts, Theatre Royal Plymouth.

Galleries: the Barbican area of Plymouth with its waterside bars, restaurants, art galleries and craft shops is well worth a visit.

A gallery must in the Barbican is the late Robert Lenkiewicz’s Gallery and if you enquire in the gallery it may be possible to arrange to visit his old studio.

In addition you are within a short car journey of St Ives with its wonderful light and the famous Tate Gallery. Well worth a visit.

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Review 1-3 of 3

24 Apr 2014


"Perfect country beach stay, relax!!!"

Great place to stay to relax, wheather was good. Most rooms come with twin beds. Swimming pool was amazing.… More

12 Jan 2013


"Thankes House is a lovely place to stay."

Thank you for letting us stay at Thankes House for the 4th time, We had a lovely week over Christmas. The grandchildren love the indoor pool so much, and spent so much time in it.
The only downside to the property it does need a bit of updating.When it rained hard one night, it came in the conservatory and spoilt a few books the childfren had left on the wicker side table., otherwise it is a great house in a great location.

24 Sep 2012


"Lovely view needs a refurb"

The house is set in a spectacular location cliff top above the beach. The house itself must have been splendid in the eighties but now looks a little tired. It is clean and neat but the garden furniture was falling apart. There are two master bedrooms on the first floor looking out over the sea. One has a bathroom with toilet and bath but no shower the other has a shower but no toilet. I don't think a shower alone qualifies as en-suite. The other bathroom on the first floor has a shower that barely functions, and a bath with separate loo. The kitchen is nice and large and airy but has only one large fridge freezer, we got a Tesco order delivered for the week for all ten of us and struggled to get it all in so you may have to go shopping if you are there all week. The downstairs bedroom uses the pool shower and toilet as its en-suite and it is a little in need of spruce up. we had two boys staying in there and they didn't much care. I would say keep the door to the pool shut from this room or it gets damp very quickly. The pool was fine, warm enough and provided much amusement when the weather was poor, (every day we were there). The living areas are comfortable and the dining area very nice, and there is a lovely conservatory. Overall a nice place to stay if you are not bothered if things look a bit old. It was clean warm dry and had reasonable facilities.

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      Calendar last updated:27 May 2015

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