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Gull Rock Retreat Porth, Newquay

£421 - £1115 per week
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Gull Rock Retreat is perched overlooking the beautiful Porth headland and the secluded Whipsiderry bay. This two bedroom apartment is a perfect spot for a family or romantic getaway. Just a few minutes' walk takes you down onto Porth's sandy beach, which is perfect for children to paddle with a small river running through as it heads out to sea. Newquay town is just a five minute drive and less than a mile the other way, you can breath in the sea air overlooking the two mile long golden sands of Watergate Bay.

Gull Rock Retreat is a perfect escape, with allocated parking and sea views. This stunning apartment is in a convenient location being close to the beach and near the countryside. Stroll along Porth beach to the Mermaid Inn for a bite to eat or an evening drink. Being situated a short walk away from the coastal path Gull Rock Retreat is a great base for exploring or just relaxing on the nearby Whipsiderry beach. Just a short drive to Watergate bay there's WAX Bar and Kitchen where you can eat, admire the views and watch the sun go down over Watergate Bay.

Entrance

from underground car park via lift or stairs to the third floor.

Bedroom 1

king size double bed, en suite with shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Family bathroom

bath with shower over, WC and basin.

Kitchen/dining/sitting area

electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dining table and four chairs, two sofas, sea views and doors to the balcony.

Balcony

bistro table, two chairs and sea views.

Additional information

underfloor heating, WiFi, short breaks available.

 
 

We are just back from a week at Gull Rock, such a lovely well equipped comfortable home from home. Great location for easy drives to all the places we wanted to visit.

August 2019

Gull Rock Retreat is a perfect home from home - even better than home. Wonderfully equipped with super comfortable beds and sofa. The kitchen and it's contents were better than I have at home. The visitor book has been completed by guests and the owners during their stays with lots of information and recommendations. The apartment is in a perfect location, unless you have mobility issues. The beach is just over the road and down 135 steps, and the local pub is great. I would definitely recommend to friends and family and hope we can stay here again. Thank you to Aspect Holidays for having Gull Rock Retreat in your portfolio - it's great.

August 2019

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2019

1 Jan - 9 Feb421
16 February444
23 Feb - 30 Mar421
6 Apr - 13 Apr605
20 April594
27 April474
4 May - 18 May603
25 May877
1 Jun - 8 Jun741
15 Jun - 22 Jun786
29 June875
6 July918
13 July933
20 July1037
27 Jul - 24 Aug1115
31 Aug - 7 Sep685
14 September652
21 September508
28 Sep - 12 Oct503
19 October557
26 October557
2 Nov - 14 Dec421
21 December682
28 Dec - 31 Dec868

2020

1 Jan - 8 Feb430
15 February452
22 Feb - 21 Mar430
28 March484
4 Apr - 11 Apr617
18 Apr - 25 Apr484
2 May585
9 May - 16 May615
23 May895
30 May727
6 June756
13 Jun - 20 Jun801
27 June892
4 July936
11 July952
18 July1057
25 Jul - 22 Aug1137
29 August785
5 September698
12 September640
19 September518
26 Sep - 10 Oct513
17 October523
24 October568
31 Oct - 12 Dec430
19 December695
26 Dec - 31 Dec885
 

Beaches

Porth

The sandy, sheltered Porth beach is one of Newquay's finest, and with a vast expanse of sand and plenty of rock pools at low tide, it's perfect for a family day at the beach. It's also lifeguarded between 10am and 6pm during the summer months. To the east of the beach you'll find Porth Island, featuring evidence of an iron age settement, and accessible only via a narrow foot bridge!

Whipsiderry

Whipsiderry is great for exploring, with plenty of rock pools to keep you busy. Although the steps down to the beach are a little tricky to negotiate, it's well worth the journey. Plus - this beach is dog friendly all year!

Things to do

Walking

One of the best walks is the coastal path, you can follow this to Watergate Bay, and if you're up to it, all the way to Mawgan Porth. You'll experience breathtaking views, and if you're lucky, you may even see some sea life!

Shopping

Roo's Beach, in Porth, is a high-end fashion and lifestyle shop where you'll find stylish clothes, shoes, make-up, stationary, candles, crockery, blankets and more. 

Further afield, Newquay high street has a range of shops where you'll find everything you need from food, to toiletries, to gifts. 

Other activities

If you're looking for something more active to do, you can try out zorbing at Cornwall Zorbing Park

Alternatively, if relaxation is what you're looking for, the spa at Sands resort is open to the public. 

View all our Porth cottages >

 

Local events

Healey's Cornish Christmas Markets

Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm are hosting the only Christmas market in Cornwall which is set on a working farm. Choose a freshly cut Christmas tree, browse festive gifts and go on a cyder making tour or a tractor ride. There will also be roast dinners and carol singing on the Sundays between these dates. 

16th November - 22nd December 2019

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Santa at Lappa Valley Steam Railway

Board the Santa Express  bound for Santa's magical grotto. On selected dates between the 8th and 24th December, children and their families can take a ride on the Santa Train to his grotto where they can receive a gift from Santa. There will also be children's entertainment, balloon making, Christmas card colouring and mince pies and mulled wine for the adults!

14th - 24th December 2019 (selected dates)

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Lusty Glaze Sundowner Sessions

Every year Lusty Glaze beach hosts their Sundowner Sessions - an opportunity to watch your favourite artsits perform live in the stunning setting of the natural ampitheatre provided by the cliffs at Lusty Glaze. 

Date TBC July 2020

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Newquay Fish Festival

A three-day celebration of all things seafoodie! Barbecued fish on the beach; cooking demos from the best of the best; fish merchants selling the freshest seafood imaginable - ready for you to take back to your holiday home and cook up using your newly-learned skills!

13th - 15th September 2020

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What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

We are just back from a week at Gull Rock, such a lovely well equipped comfortable home from home. Great location for easy drives to all the places we wanted to visit.

Aug 2019

Gull Rock Retreat is a perfect home from home - even better than home. Wonderfully equipped with super comfortable beds and sofa. The kitchen and it's contents were better than I have at home. The visitor book has been completed by guests and the owners during their stays with lots of information and recommendations. The apartment is in a perfect location, unless you have mobility issues. The beach is just over the road and down 135 steps, and the local pub is great. I would definitely recommend to friends and family and hope we can stay here again. Thank you to Aspect Holidays for having Gull Rock Retreat in your portfolio - it's great.

Aug 2019

Aspects Holiday is 9/10 service... I say this because even though they are great, there's always room for improvement. .. I just don't know what! ;-)

Jul 2019

Fantastic clean modern apartment, we loved our stay a gull rock.

Aug 2018

The apartment was luxurious with all the equipment needed. Location could only be improved by moving the apartment onto the beach!! This is a place to relax, to walk, to unwind, to enjoy.

May 2018

Gull Rock Retreat is a fantastic property situated close to the beach. Great sea views. The owners attention to detail was second to none as they had thought of everything to make the stay enjoyable and as comfortable as possible. The property was immaculately maintained and clearly well loved by its owners. The location meant that we could explore Cornwall at our own pace. Several people have seen our photos and asked us for details already. Thank you

Aug 2017

The apartment is lovely and exactly as pictured. It was a stones throw from Porth Beach and is located next to lots of amenities. We would definitely stay here again!

Apr 2017