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Porthcothan House (Self Catering)

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AS FEATURED IN CORNWALL LIFE - "A beautifully restored farmhouse .. with a lovely atmosphere, space and light that makes the most of its prominent position .." Porthcothan House is an elegant Georgian farmhouse in a prime position overlooking Porthcothan beach. Faithfully restored and let since 2005 it is perfect for a luxury family holiday, special occasion or short break. It is "a fine large house with clear rooms and such lovely silence, a faint sound of the sea and such peace I could cry”. (DH Lawrence in 1915)

What makes a stay at Porthcothan House unique?

Guests describe the house as a magical place with light and airy rooms, a wonderful atmosphere, lovely views and in a perfect location (600m from Porthcothan beach, 3 miles from Watergate Bay and 5 from Padstow). Activities of every kind are nearby - the 7 bays for 7 days, golf & tennis at Trevose, walks along the Coast Path, surfing, sailing, coasteering, cycling along the Camel Trail, fishing and any number of things to do and places to visit. The beds are by Savoir, the baths cast iron, the furnishings tasteful and the kitchen is equipped to the highest standard with gas fired Aga, separate cooker, Miele machines and even Riedel glass.

What is the capacity for Porthcothan House?

The house has 5 double bedrooms (all facing the sea, with Savoir beds and the sound of the sea at high tide), I single and 5 bathrooms (1 with steam shower). Capacity is 11 although it is not unusual for the house to be taken for 2 people.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Padstow area?

Waking in a Savoir No2 bed to the sound of a high tide. Watching the sun go down over Porthcothan beach. Watersports of all kinds with Porthcothan and 7+ sandy beaches nearby. Timeless walks along the Coastal Path up to Trevose Head, along to Harlyn and Trevone into Padstow. Mackerel fishing in the estuary. Cycling along the Camel Trail. Visiting the Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan and Lanhydrock, St Michel's Mount, Tintagel and Bodmin Moor. Golf at Trevose. Returning from a thrilling winter walk along the cliffs to a warm house and cream tea in front of the fire.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

Cornwall is renowned for its food and drink and the choice locally could hardly be better - from fresh crab at Stein's Fishery, home grown beef at Padstow Farm Shop, the Falcon Inn and Farmers Arms pubs and fine dining at Nathan Outlaws, Jamie Oliver's, Rick Steins and Paul Ainsworth's No 6.

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Extra info

Change Over Day: Friday

Closed Times: Never

Room Details: 5 Doubles (all with sea views and the sound of breakers at high tide), 1 Single

Gas & Electric Included: Yes

Vendor Accreditation: VisitBritain 5 Star/Gold Award.

Number of rooms: 2

Number of room to: 11

Price Per Week From: 1,125.00

Price Per Week To: 4,250.00


01453 521690
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Porthcothan Bay, Padstow, Cornwall, PadstowPL28 8LN, United Kingdom

From Junction 31 of the M5 (Exeter) take the A30 for Bodmin. After 60 miles take the A389 to Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow. In Padstow take the B3276 for Newquay, go through St Merryn and after 2 miles you reach Porthcothan.


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5.0 5 0.5

Porthcothan House is simply delightful. It is a house of distinction that provides a luxurious amount of space and comfort. It is presented beautifully with an attention to detail and quality that makes you smile.

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5.0 5 0.5

Porthcothan House provided very comfortable and tasteful accommodation for our family group, celebrating an important birthday. The bedrooms are spacious, all the equipment you could need is provided. In short, everything was to a very high standard. Porthcothan beach is lovely, and less crowded than most, and there is a footpath from the house to the beach which almost entirely avoids using the road. Although there are plenty of other attractive beaches nearby, we only used Porthcothan because it seemed the best, and is very convenient. The co...

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5.0 5 0.5

Lovely house, great position. Very welcoming and helpful owners. Left with fantastic memories of a lovely 3 generational holiday. None of us wanted to leave!

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5.0 5 0.5

We have had the most wonderful week. A lovely house in a perfect location. Hope to come again.

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5.0 5 0.5

Impressive accommodation In a beautiful coastal location. This beautifully restored 6 bedroom house is set back from the road behind private gates and only a short walk down to a stunning beach at Porthcothan. The beach comes into its own at low tide when a myriad of caves and coves become accessible and you get the sense of the scale and rugged beauty of the Cornish coastline. The Owner met us on arrival (those who had made it through snow!) to ensure everything was to our satisfaction. The house has a spacious open kitchen, dining room, and c...

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5.0 5 0.5

First time here. What a magical place. Lovely rooms, wonderful fires; a very special place to spend Xmas.

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5.0 5 0.5

There is no better place to enjoy the environs of North Cornwall than Porthcothan House. You have a fabulous beach on your doorstep but many others nearby (our favourite is Hawkers' Cove, a real gem). There is Trevose Golf course, Padstow (with the Camel Trail and lots of delicious restaurants), stunning cliff top walks and other attractions for a rainy day. The house itself is superb with excellent facilities and beds. OUR 6TH YEAR. We keep coming back because we love it so much.

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4.9 5 0.5

The house is fabulous and has lots of space. We had a family holiday for 7 studying/writing adults and it was perfect. The atmosphere is classic Cornish farmhouse. There is everything you could need to cook up a special meal and have a celebration. It was really great to have a food delivery already put away when we arrived. The beds are wonderfully comfy and the views down to the cove enchanting. The walks are fabulous and the area has the best of Cornwall. Wild windy cliffs and some gourmet food in Padstow. The trip was a real tonic and we wo...

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5.0 5 0.5

Amazing and beautiful place to stay. Steven Frayne (aka 'Dynamo' the magician)

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