Holiday Cottage in Portreath
Sleeps 4 - Bedrooms 2 - From £489
The cottage itself is beautiful, and the owners have taken every care to produce an immaculate property with tasteful decor and plenty of charm. A wood burning stove will warm up the winter evenings and the sun trap of a patio with sea glimpses is a perfect location to have a glass of wine while soaking up the afternoon and evening sun. Upstairs there is an exquisite master bedroom and a decadent bathroom with claw footed tub. Sunray Cottage is certain to be the perfect location for a romantic weekend in the winter or a vibrant family holiday in the summer.
Ground Floor: Enter into entrance vestibule with utility room to the side and a downstairs WC. Door leads into kitchen diner with fully fitted units and appliances. Stairs to first floor and further door to living room with two comfortable sofas, flat screen TV and wood burning stove in a granite inglenook fireplace.
First Floor: Stairs open onto landing with doors to: Master bedroom with exposed beams, 4'6" double bed, storage and window to the front. Twin bedroom with 2'6" single beds and storage. Family bathroom with stunning claw footed bath, hand held shower head, WC and hand basin.
Exterior: There is a patio to the side of the property with Rattan furniture seating with coffee table, a gravelled area in front of the cottage and to the rear is a secure yard which is ideal for storing bikes or boards.
Facilities & Services
Heating is via electric radiators and the wood burning stove. The kitchen has a range of equipment. There is an electric oven and hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, under counter fridge and freezer. In the utility room there is a washing machine and tumble dryer. The sitting room area has a flatscreen digital Smart TV with Chromecast. There is unlimited WiFi available at the property. There is an iron & ironing board & a hairdryer.
Electricity, heating, bed linen & towels are all included but you will need to provide your own beach towels. Dogs are not accepted at Sunray Cottage. Babes in arms are welcome but smaller children (under 6) may not stay due to the steep rear garden which is impossible to secure. Parking is available on the road. Regrettably no smoking is allowed. There is a thoughtful welcome pack supplied which includes a bag of logs during the colder times of the year.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Saturday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£250 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Low occupancy discounts are available out of season for couples sharing one bedroom.
Porthtowan has one of Cornwall's finest surfing waves. Producing good waves at all states of the tide. It is not for the faint hearted and beginners should be careful. An excellent surf school operates from the beach. At low tide the beach stretches down to St Agnes Head and Chapel Porth Beach where you will find a lovely National Trust Cafe full of warming hot chocolate and fabulous views.
Gwithian and Hayle, dominated by the spectacular 3 miles of golden sands that stretch south from Gwithian Towans and Godrevy Lighthouse. A quite stunning beach that offers opportunities for sunbathing and surfing. When the wind is blowing, watch out for the windsurfers, particularly in the waves at the northern end of the beach. This is one of the best windsurfing spots in the country. In the town of Hayle, Paradise Park is always popular with both adults and kids with their fantastic collection of rare birds and animals. There is also a good indoor play area for the kids if the weather gets bad!
St Ives, once a busy fishing village, now relies on tourism as its main industry. Turner came and painted a landscape in 1811 and art has played a part in St Ives history ever since. More recently Barbara Hepworth and Bernard Leach. The Penwith Gallery and the Tate St Ives have put St Ives on the modern map. The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is an amazing place to visit, and well worth it even if you're not a budding artist. Trewyn Studios where she lived and worked from 1939 until her tragic death in 1975 has been turned into a fantastic museum, depicting many of her favourite sculptures in the sub tropical garden, is now managed by the Tate. The Tate Gallery St Ives was built in 1993 on the former gas works site displaying various paintings, sculptures and ceramics.
From Penzance you can take the Scillonian for a day trip to the picturesque Isles of Scilly, well worth a visit if you have never been. 10 minutes down the road lies Marazion famous for St Michaels Mount, home to a medieval castle and a working local community. St Michaels Mount is accessible by a causeway at low tides, or by boat. The castle is leased from the National Trust by the St Aubyn family who reside at the property maintaining and working the grounds.
4.7 out of 5
Service and Staff: 4
Value For Money: 5
Sunray Cottage, Portreath
Fantastic cosy and very clean Cottage. Lovely welcome pack and excellent facilities. Portreath itself is delightful, large well kept beach and some super little eateries close to the cottage. Well positioned with easy access to main roads that take you to all the main tourist hotspots but tucked away from the hustle and bustle of these. Some excellent walking and cycle trails right from the doorstep. My only feedback to improve would be to include a dishwasher as the cottage is self catering and sleeps 4. Would rather be out enjoying this lovely area of Cornwall than washing up!!
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