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The Nook at Portreath

Holiday Cottage in Portreath

Sleeps 2 - Bedrooms 1 - From £315

Beach within walking distance
Shops within walking distance
Pub within walking distance
Dog Friendly
WiFi
Cot available
Highchair available
Fishing available
Friday change over
A great little hideaway in the heart of Portreath, a mere 200m flat walk to the beach. Dog-friendly, great price and ideal for a budget week or short break.

Property Details

The Nook is just a few minutes walk to the golden sands and fantastic surf of the beach at Portreath and a short drive to Porthtowan. A stroll along country lanes will take you to the coast path across beautiful countryside. The Coast to Coast cycle trail follows the route of an old mining tramway and takes you south to the beautiful creek at Devoran - bicycle hire is available just a few minutes away at The Bike Barn. A perfect base for touring the whole of Cornwall and being so accessible to the A30, the main arterial route through the county, means that many attractions such as St Michael's Mount and the Eden Project are just a short drive away. In the evenings visit the many pubs and restaurants close by.

The cottage itself is nestled around the back of Tregea Terrace and is a sweet little bolthole, there is a tastefully decorated living/dining room with TV and unlimited WiFi which is adjoined by a compact kitchen and a double bedroom, the Nook is dog friendly and has fantastic access to the coast path. Outside is secure storage for bicycles in the yard and a table and chairs, perfect for a morning coffee.

Accommodation
Ground Floor only: Enter into Living/dining room with table and chairs, comfortable seating and TV. A door leads to Kitchen with fitted units and appliances. There is a cafetiere (but not a coffee machine as in the photo). A further door from living room leads to 4'6" double bedroom with storage and on to shower room with WC and hand basin/
Exterior: There is a small yard area with table and chairs and space for bike/board storage.

Facilities & Services
Heating is via electric radiators. The kitchen has a range of equipment. There are an electric oven and hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher combined fridge and freezer. The sitting room area has a flatscreen digital TV. There is unlimited WiFi available at the property. There is a hairdryer.

Miscellaneous
Electricity, heating, bed linen & towels are all included but you will need to provide your own beach towels. Dogs are welcome at the small additional charge of £30 per dog per week. Please note dogs may not be left unattended in the property at any stage. Babes in arms are welcome. Parking is available on the road. Regrettably, no smoking is allowed.

General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Friday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£250 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.

Property Location


Portreath, situated on the North Cornwall coast, about 5 miles north of Redruth, was originally a small fishing village and an important part of the Cornish mining industry. Today it's a beautiful retreat with a narrow harbour, secluded sandy beaches and a stream running to the sea on one side. It is ideal for swimming and surfing, watched by the local Surf and Life Saving Club. Portreath offers the pleasures of the sea and countryside with beautiful views, spectacular cliffs and walking trails. Illogan Woods is adjacent to Portreath with lovely streams and a circular walk leading to the 14th-century church tower of Illogan. There is also Tehidy Country Park just outside of Portreath with its adjoining golf-course. It is a beautiful country park comprised of 250 acres of woodland, lakes, bridleways, cycling and nature trails. There is a picturesque lake with swans and various kinds of waterfowl. Occupying a dramatic valley location with one of the most spectacular and beautiful beaches of the Atlantic Coast, Portreath has been drawing visitors for years to take advantage of its natural sun trap. A superb location for a holiday to Cornwall with a fine beach and close to good main roads means that you can easily explore the surrounding area on days that are not conducive to sitting on the beach.

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 subtropical garden, is now managed by the Tate. The Tate Gallery St Ives was built in 1993 on the former gasworks 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 resides at the property maintaining and working the grounds.

Property Reviews

4 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 3
Condition: 4
Location: 4
Value For Money: 3

Nice, clean, dog friendly but a bit claustrophobic
Reviewed on 30/06/2021

We spent one week in The Nook during our summer break in June 2021 and overall enjoyed our stay. Here is our pros and cons: PROs: - very clean - in good condition - spacious shower - good location: Chinese takeaway a mere 30 yards away, a great bakery that sells awesome pasties 2 minutes walk, the beach a 3 minutes walk - dog friendly - good location to explore all of Cornwall on daytrips CONs: - bathroom: Sadly, it is very claustrophobic, about 2 feet wide, so you cannot even spread your arms / elbows. In order to brush your teeth in the tiniest sink ever, you have to bend over the toilet and wedge your head under the mirror cabinet. - the little 'terrace' is about 9ft deep and wedged between the building and the rock. You don't get any sunlight on there. - no allocated parking. If you want to park your car during daytime, it's easy enough on street, but come 5pm, as soon as the Chinese Takeaway opens, all spaces are gone. - nearest supermarket is about 4 miles

4.3 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 4
Comfort: 5
Condition: 4
Location: 5
Value For Money: 4

Lovely Little Nook
Reviewed on 23/06/2021

Very cosy accommodation perfect for a couple. Well furnished. Cleaver use of space. Good sized shower and well equipped kitchen. Sink over toilet with a cabinet above made brushing your teeth really difficult in the morning, so do it in the shower or the kitchen! Good WiFi so take a firestick as there is limited normal TV signal. Clean enough, although sadly there was an outbreak of spiders on our first day with the world's worst vacuum! Our biggest negative was the no allocated parking space. If you're not planning on moving your car it should be fine if you arrive after 6pm. Plus the beach and all pubs/shops are within a 2 minute walk. However we like to explore the whole area and found parking frustrating. The weekend was impossible as it was hot and the beach was very busy. Midweek slightly better but we still had to plan days to return after 6pm to ensure we'd find a spot. Overall, if you're not planning on driving around the area we definitely recommend The Nook for a cosy couple retreat.

4.5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 4
Condition: 5
Location: 4
Value For Money: 4

A welcome break post 2020
Reviewed on 28/05/2021

The Nook, as the name suggests, is a very compact property, but it is well thought-out and makes the best use of the available space. The property was clean and well maintained, and ideally situated for exploring the beautiful North Cornwall coast. Our stay was before restaurants were allowed to seat customers inside again, so eating out in Portreath itself was limited. Under normal circumstances we would have eaten out in the village each evening, but as things were, I cooked one meal at the property and we had several take-aways. The kitchen was reasonably well equipped with a limited quantity of crockery but no casserole/pie dish, which made my shepherds pie slightly awkward, but we managed!

4.3 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 4
Condition: 4
Location: 4
Value For Money: 5

The nook
Reviewed on 23/09/2020

Ideal size for 2 people, very modern little flat. There is no view which spoils this lovely place Parking can be an issue when busy There was a dog odour upon arrival and the air fresheners were masking this. As others have said for future a laminate floor would be ideal. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this flat as a great base in Cornwall to use as a base. Value for money and has everything you need.

4.5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 4
Location: 5
Value For Money: 4

Staycation 202-
Reviewed on 16/09/2020

Prefect location and good size for a couple only downside was the smell of damp. Property was well equipment . Village as loads to offer and been on a walking distance from the beach is a bonus.

2.7 out of 5

Cleanliness: 3
Service and Staff: 2
Comfort: 3
Condition: 3
Location: 3
Value For Money: 2

Compact accommodation that met our needs
Reviewed on 21/08/2020

Portreath is a bit of a run down seaside town but it's a good size, not too big and it feels safe enough. My initial impressions weren't good but by the end of our week's stay I was content. The accommodation is not particularly eye-catching, it's very compact but it was clean and the layout has really made the best use of the space, it's very efficient. We were lucky we had such good weather and were able to get out everyday and simply use The Nook as our base, but it's not a place you'd want to spend any great time indoors in. OK for an afternoon reading your book though. We were also met by a neighbour (unscheduled) on our arrival who wanted to complain and quiz us about where we'd been instructed to park our car. We'd parked in the wrong spot for 1hr because we weren't given the correct information prior to arriving, but as soon as we'd identified this mistake we moved our vehicle. Not the warmest of welcomes but no harm done.

4.3 out of 5

Cleanliness: 3
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 4
Condition: 4
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Cosy Location in Portreath
Reviewed on 16/08/2020

Lovely little place in Portreath. Sue, the owner left a sweet card welcoming us together with some pre-packaged biscuits, some tea bags and a pint of milk in the fridge, which were lovely touches. The property is a really handy location close to many popular tourist areas such at St Ives. The property itself is fantastic for a few days. It is dog friendly but we don't have a dog and we've never stayed in a dog friendly place before. Unfortunately, the place did smell of 'dog', despite the numerous air fresheners. I think the carpets need to be deep cleaned. The other problem we encountered was due to the neighbours. They have some sort of grand father clock that chimes every 15 minutes. It can be heard in the bedroom at night, so we didn't sleep very well and had to drag the mattress into the front room for the rest of our stay after the first night. The place is really lovely and has lots of potential, but I honestly feel like the points I have made need to be addressed to make it a truly enjoyable stay. I would also recommend that an iron and ironing board should be left at the property as we had clotes that were really creased and we could not wear as we thought there would be the facilties to iron.

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