Light beach apartment with panoramic sea views

The view from the couch!
The view from the couch!A short stroll to the beach.Living/dining room with books, games and DVDs tucked away in the cornerRelax on the couch to enjoy the view.Seashell decorEnjoy the view while you are washing up!Spectacular winter wavesSurf school and hire are available in the villageA short stroll to beautiful Porthtowan beachHave fun in the little sea poolThe Blue Bar overlooks the beachEnjoy Friday burger night at Porthtowan beach cafeThe best ice-cream we have tasted!The little sandy playpark is next to the village pubWatch the sunset while you enjoy a cool glass of beer or wineEnjoy fish and chips on the beach as you watch the sunset

From $59 / night

Sandy Road, Porthtowan, South West TR4 8UD, England
Light beach apartment with panoramic sea views
2 bedrooms
4 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
Type: Apartment
Per night: £76 - £97
Per week: £330 - £695
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Porthtowan vacation apartment rental
Seashells Porthtowan is a light and airy first floor apartment with panoramic sea views from the lounge and kitchen windows. In Summer you can check the waves or watch the sun set over the sea from the living room couch. In winter you can snuggle up and watch the spectacular rough seas.

Seashells is in a quiet location in the laid back coastal village of Porthtowan on the North Cornwall coast, a stone's throw from it's beautiful blue flag surf and family beach. The apartment sleeps 4 in a double room, small twin room with bunk beds, bathroom with over bath electric shower and open plan lounge/dining/kitchen area overlooking the beach.

Everything is available on your doorstep, so you can leave the car at home and spend the whole week barefoot if you prefer. Surf lessons and hire, beachside bar restaurant, village pub, play park, shop, ice-cream parlour and fish and chips are all a short stroll away. The South West Coast Path is on your doorstep and sea kayaking tours operate nearby (5 minute drive). In winter enjoy exhilarating beach and cliff-top walks straight from your door before snuggling up in the village pub (no need for a designated driver) or back at home to enjoy the view.

The coastal resorts of Perranporth and Newquay, the beautiful cathedral city of Truro and the lovely seaside town of St Ives are all just 20 minutes away.

We like to provide all the things that are important to us when we go on holidaya great price, early arrival time, all the basics to get you started and lots of little touches to make your stay extra special. Bedlinen and towels (not beach towels), warm cosy throws, books, games and DVDs, washing machine, tumble dryer, wifi, travel cot and highchair are all provided. Electricity is included (no coin/key meter). There is allocated parking just outside.

Come and spend a week by the beach in our little apartment!
Area Information
Porthtowan village has a relaxed beach vibe and the award winning beach is very popular with families, body boarders and surfers. The beach is lifeguarded in the summer months (Easter, May - September) and there are separate surfing and swimming/bodyboarding areas. Children will love the sea pool hewn into the rocks and the beach also offers great rock pooling. Surf school and hire is available in the village and sea kayaking tours operate from nearby Trevaunance Cove.

The Blue Bar and Porthtowan Beach Cafe are great places to watch the sunset over the sea while you enjoy a relaxing drink or dinner. The Blue bar often has live music in the evenings but is family friendly until 9pm, and Porthtown Beach cafe has themed evenings in the summer (eg thai or mexican feast night, Friday burger night). The Unicorn pub is next to the playpark so you can enjoy lunch/dinner or a drink while your little ones play. The playpark can also be viewed from the apartment, allowing parents to relax at home while older children go out to play. Everything is within easy walking distance including the village shop and fish and chips.

Porthtowan is in the Cornish Mining World Heritage Area and the views of the old engine houses on the cliffs are striking. The South West Coast Path is right on your doorstep and offers great walking and spectacular views. There is a lovely walk from Porthtowan along the cliff path to the National Trust cafe at Chapel Porth. On very low tides it is possible to walk back along the beach (please check with the lifeguard if you are unsure). Keep an eye out for dolphins which sometimes frolick in the waves just off the beach.

There is also a geat walk around the headland at Goodrevy to view the lighthouse and the beach where the seals have made their home. The little National Trust cafe there serves delicious lunches, coffees and cakes.

The little village of St Agnes, 10 minutes away, is lovely, with little craft shops, local produce and a gorgeous little church. There is a great murder mystery trail round the village. The village and nearby Trevaunance Cove are also home to many great cafes, pubs, restaurants and bistros.

The seaside town of St Ives is well worth exploring. Take a stroll around the traditional harbour and enjoy the great beaches, little individual shops, great restaurants and Tate St Ives gallery.

For shops, bars, restaurants and theatre, head for the beautiful cathedral city of Truro for a great day or evening out.

The North coast resorts of Perranporth and Newquay have some fabulous beaches for families and surfers and a great cafe culture to enjoy while you soak up the sun.

Heartlands is a great free visitor attraction located at an old mine working in the heart of nearby Pool. There is an adventure playground, arts and crafts workshops, gardens, cafe and very interesting visitor centre dedicated to the mining way of life.

Other family attractions include: the Cornish Cyder Farm (5 miles), Holywell Bay Fun Park (8 miles), Flambards Theme Park (14 miles) and the Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay (14 miles).

There are several National Trust Properties in the area, including East Pool Mine, Trelissick and Glendurgan gardens, Godolphin House, Trengwainton garden, Levant Mine and beam engine and Trerice house and gardens.

Falmouth Maritime Museum has some very interesting displays and often has activities for children in the school holidays (crabbing off their pier is a favourite).

The famous Eden Project, with its tropical and mediterranean 'biomes', is about 30 miles away. It also offers acres of outdoor gardens to explore, with lots of little paths, quirky climbing frames, water features and other things to amuse little ones, and has a great cafe and shop. It often has extra family activities during the school holidays.
Attractions within Walking Distance
The main attraction is Porthtowan's beautiful beach, with its great surf, fantastic rock pooling and crystal clear sea pool for a quick dip. Surf school and hire are available in the village if you're feeling adventurous.

There are some fabulous walks straight from your door, whether it be over the cliffs, with their spectacular views, to nearby Chapel Porth for ice-cream, or along the wide open sands at low tide, exploring the sea caves as you go.

Children will love the little sandy playpark, which is right next to The Unicorn village pub and can also be viewed from Seashells.

There is also a large open sandy area behind the beach which is great for kite flying.
Nearby Restaurants
Blue bar/restaurant, The Unicorn village pub, Porthtowan Beach Cafe and Moomaid ice-cream parlour are all great places for a tempting snack, drink or meal.

Friday (gourmet) burger night at the beach cafe is a favourite for us, and they also offer themed evenings such as mexican or thai feast night.

The food at Blue bar/restaurant is good and the view of the beach and sea is hard to beat, especially at sunset.

The Unicorn is a bit quieter and offers great pub food, and is next to the playpark.

Moomaid ice-cream parlour is one of the best we have tried and offers all kinds of fantastic flavours. Lemon curd, dark chocolate and salted caramel/honeycomb are among our favourites and their raspberry sorbet is also hard to beat.
There is a bus stop in the village centre, about a 5 minute walk from Seashells, served by buses from Redruth, Truro and St Agnes.

There are mainline train stations in Redruth and Truro, about 20 mins from Porthtowan.

By car Porthtowan is an easy journey, about a 10 minute drive from the main A30 through Cornwall.
Best Time of the Year to Travel
Anytime of year is great. Most of our visitors come in the Summer to make the most of the beach and local attractions but Seashells also makes a great winter break, with it's exhilarating beach and clifftop walks, cosy pubs and restaurants (no need for a designated driver), and of course the wonderful view from the apartment if you'd rather snuggle up at home and do absolutely nothing!

About the owner

Owner Profile

Jenny Davies

Jenny Davies

Jenny Davies

  • School:

    Bognor Regis Community College, Seale Hayne
  • About:

    My husband and I moved to Cornwall 12 years ago as we both love the area and the outdoor way of life it offers. My family were originally from Cornwall and I have fond memories of happy childhood holidays here. We live in Bodmin with our two children and both work in environmental protection.

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Availability Calendar



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Jan 02 2017 Mar 31 2017 £90 £90 £360 - 3 Nights
Mar 31 2017 Apr 13 2017 £95 £95 £475 - 4 Nights
Apr 14 2017 Apr 22 2017 £95 £95 £475 - 3 Nights
Apr 23 2017 May 26 2017 - £90 £360 - 3 Nights
May 27 2017 Jun 02 2017 - - £495 - 1 Week
Jun 03 2017 Jun 30 2017 - - £435 - 1 Week
Jul 01 2017 Jul 28 2017 - - £560 - 1 Week
Jul 16 2017 Sep 02 2017 - - £690 - 1 Week
Jul 29 2017 Sep 01 2017 - - £695 - 1 Week
Sep 02 2017 Sep 29 2017 - - £460 - 1 Week
Sep 03 2017 Sep 03 2017 - - £475 - 1 Week
Sep 30 2017 Oct 20 2017 £76 £76 £380 - 5 Nights
Oct 21 2017 Oct 28 2017 - - £475 - 1 Week
Oct 29 2017 Dec 15 2017 £90 £90 £360 - 3 Nights
Oct 29 2017 Dec 16 2017 - £90 £330 - 3 Nights
Dec 16 2017 Dec 31 2017 £97 £97 £485 - 5 Nights
Dec 17 2017 Jan 01 2018 £97 £97 £485 - 5 Nights
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Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Deposits: A 25% deposit is taken to secure the booking, with the rest payable a month before your stay. Payment is by credit/debit card, personal cheque or direct bank transfer. Cancellations 60 days or more before the arrival date incur no penalty. Cancellations within 28-60 days of the arrival date forfeit the reservation deposit unless the apartment can be re-let. Cancellations within 30 days of the arrival date forfeit the entire rental fee unless the property can be re-let.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: PLEASE NOTE: during low season (3 night min stay periods) 3 nights are charged at £90 per night and subsequent nights are £22.50/night in May and £15/night in Nov - March (excl. school holidays). Changeover day is Friday or Saturday. I may be able to accept bookings for other arrival days depending if I am able to do the changeover - please ask. We offer 10% discount to previous guests - please ask for a quote.



  • Beds

  • 1 Double Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Crib
  • Features

  • Beachfront
  • High Speed Internet
  • Oceanfront
  • View (Ocean)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Included
  • View (Water)
  • Heating
  • Appliances

  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Hair Dryer
  • Oven
  • TV (Antenna)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Telephone
  • Activities

  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Surfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (15 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (5 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (15 miles)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Amusement Park
    (15 miles)
  • Zoo
    (15 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
There is a children's playpark just opposite the apartment, next to the village pub. The playpark can be viewed from the apartment. All the local restaurants are family friendly.
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Reviews for this vacation apartment rental in Porthtowan, South West, England

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Wow!! What a wonderful time we have had. We have really enjoyed celebrating my son's birthday in Seascape. The view is to die for - especially during a thunderstorm. We are regular visitors to Cornwall but this is our first time here...we hope to come back again soon.....Thanks for a wonderful stay.

Mandy - April 2016

We had an awesome few days at the Seacape house. Absolutely perfect to check the waves from the couch and and I've had the best view doing the washing up ever :-). Had a nice surf session in Porthtowan. Even found the sea pool and had a beautiful sunset view from the cliffs. Thanks for the nice stay in the nice and cosy Seacape. We'll for sure keep it in mind for next time! Greetz, Leonie, Bas, Niels and Bea, AKA the Dutch surf crew.

Leonie, May 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you allow pets?
A: Sorry, our leasehold agreement does not allow us to take dogs or other pets.
Q: Is the apartment suitable for children?
A: Yes, we have a lot of young families staying with us. We provide a travel cot, highchair, socket covers, toys and beach toys, children's DVDs and family games. The apartment is ideally located near the beach and playpark, which can be viewed from the lounge window. All the local restaurants are family friendly.
Q: Do you have a set changeover day?
A: Changeovers are on Saturdays in peak season (7 night minimum stay periods). In mid and low season arrival dates are usually on Fridays or Saturdays. I may not be able to accept bookings for other arrival dates due to restrictions on when I am able to do changeovers.

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Jenny Davies

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More about the owner
  • School:

    Bognor Regis Community College, Seale Hayne
  • About:

    My husband and I moved to Cornwall 12 years ago as we both love the area and the outdoor way of life it offers. My family were originally from Cornwall and I have fond memories of happy childhood holidays here. We live in Bodmin with our two children and both work in environmental protection.

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