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The Folly

£513 - £950 per week

Delightfully tucked away from the main hustle and bustle, yet close enough to immerse yourself in activity when you want, The Folly is a superb little bolt hole just on the outskirts of Perranporth. All on one level, The Folly sleeps up to two guests, with a sumptuous king size bed and even a dressing room! Let the summer breeze drift through the patio doors that lead from the bedroom and from the living space. With two decked areas and a glorious, enclosed garden with far reaching countryside views to enjoy, you and your four legged friends can embrace the peace and quiet.

Bolingey is a picturesque hamlet just a mile from the seaside town of Perranporth. There is a delightful local pub within a five minute walk from the Folly, so take an amble for an evening drink or meal. Perranporth beach is just a mile away, so you can easily spend a day enjoying the sun on the golden sand. To venture further afield The Folly is a great location for exploring Cornwall. Head north to nearby Holywell Bay, Crantock, and Newquay to name just a few.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1



from the drive, slope leads to garden gate, step up onto decking and front door into:


door to bedroom and dressing room and door into:

Kitchen/dining/sitting area

two sofas, chair, dining table and two chairs, Smart TV, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, doors out to decking and garden.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, doors out to small decked area.

Dressing room

Shower room

shower cubicle, WC and basin.

Outside area

decking to the front with step down onto lawned garden with table and seating, small decked area from the bedroom.


this property has been listed as accessible as it is all on one level when inside.

Additional information

No children under 17, electric central heating and air conditioning system, WiFi, up to two dogs welcome, short breaks available.


We had the best week at The Folly. The perfect location, quiet and exceptionally clean. Would definitely come back and would recommend.

June 2024

We had a lovely stay and everything was perfect at The Folly. We will definitely be returning at some point. It was clean, well equipped, great location, quiet and private, just the perfect place for a relaxing break.

December 2023

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Holidays in Perranporth

Located on the North coast of Cornwall, Perranporth is famous for its three miles of golden sands and growing list of epic eateries, many of which are dog friendly. This seaside town is the perfect holiday destination for families, surfers, and couples alike.

Situated on the North coast between Newquay and St Agnes, Perranporth is popular for its big sandy beach that nestles into the rugged coastline and attracts surfers from all over the UK. Spend your days relaxing on the beach, let the kids run free across the sands, enjoy a picnic in the dunes, learn to surf with the local surf school, or walk the stunning coastal path - there is so much to see and do in Perranporth you might need to visit more than once!

Your holiday doesn’t end when you leave the sand either, as a host of fantastic pubs, restaurants, and cafés keep the fun going and ensure you’re never far from a fantastic feast with a view. The social calendar at Perranporth is one of the town’s crowning achievements too, with one of Cornwall’s top festivals, Tunes in the Dunes, turning the golden sand into the country’s most unique dance floor.

Top tip

Head to The Watering Hole for a post-surf drink!

Beaches in Perranporth

Whether you want to catch some waves, bask in the sun, or explore some rock pools, there’s a beach in and around Perranporth for you.

Perranporth beach – Famed for its consistent surf, Perranporth is a mecca for beach holidays. Three miles long and with plenty of access to the coastal paths and nearby restaurants, it’s perfect for every kind of beach day. Oh, and there’s a bar right there on the beach!

Holywell Bay – A little ways up the coast from Perranporth, Holywell Bay is known for its expansive sand dunes and iconic twin stacks, which can be seen in the BBC’s iconic series, Poldark. You’ll find a surf school here and lifeguards in the summer months, so this beach is great for those looking to dip their toes into watersports.

Trevaunance Cove – In the other direction, Trevaunance Cove in St Agnes makes for a lovely beach day, with its historical surrounding coastline and fascinating rock pools at low tide. Spend your days relaxing on the stretching sands and your evenings in the nearby pub, which welcomes dogs just like the beach.

Things to do in Perranporth

With the South West Coast Path on your doorstep and plenty of attractions nearby, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do in Perranporth during your stay.


Boasting a whole host of vibrant shops dotted around Perranporth, it’s easy to indulge in a spot of retail therapy. Head over to Atlantic Blankets for some beautiful Cornish throws that look as good as they feel, Brocante for some utterly unique homeware, or Bathsheba Surf for all your surfing essentials, from boards to wetsuits to easy-going attire. For those wanting to stock their cupboards with a clear conscience, All You Can Eco is a superb refill store full of all your everyday essentials.

Surfing & Watersports

Known for the Atlantic swells providing consistently good surf throughout the year, Perranporth is very popular with locals and visitors alike when it comes to enjoying the waves. There’s also plenty of shoreline to ensure there’s space for swimmers and surfers, beginners and pros. If it’s your first foray into the world of surfing, there are several surf schools at Perranporth that can show you the ropes, including Perranporth Surf School, Stoked Surf School, Peg Surf Coaching, and one that’s run from the beach (just look for the gazebo).  


When it comes to walking around Perranporth, there are many footpaths and routes to choose from, whether you want refreshing sea air or countryside rambles. Heading north-west on the coast path will take you to the likes of Trevellas Porth, St Agnes, and Porthtowan, while north-east will set you towards Holywell, Crantock and Newquay, where plenty of bars, restaurants, and beaches await. You can also head inland and walk to Callestick Farm or Healeys Cyder Farm, where you can enjoy some proper Cornish ice cream and cider respectively.


Got a sweet tooth? A trip to one of Cornwall’s best ice cream makers is a must. Made using the original family recipe, you can taste your way through incredible moreish flavours from Callestic Farm or settle down for a hunger-crushing brekkie. Another foodie draw in the area is the lip-smacking Healeys Cyder Farm. With guided tours, a petting zoo, and tractor rides, this Cornish farm is fun for the whole family.

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Rogue Theatre Winter Wood

Created by Cornwall’s award winning Rogue Theatre, Winter Wood is an adventure for families and those who still believe in magic. Let the faeries lead the way with stories and songs to Old Man Winter, who will weave a tale and reveal the path to a wondrous festivity of wintry marvels.

TBC 2024

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Boscastle Walking Week

Boscastle Walking Week is an annual event which has grown in popularity over the years. Organised by local people with local knowledge, you'll be guided on some of the most beautiful walks along the Cornish coastline, amid woods and streams and on rambles to secluded waterfalls.

15th May 2024

Santa at Lappa Valley Steam Railway

On selected dates during December, board the Santa Express to Santa's grotto where children will recieve a gift from Father Christmas. There will also be children's entertainment, mince pies, and mulled wine for the adults!

TBC 2024

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Santa's Grotto & Elf Emporium

Meet Father Christmas, decorate gingerbread, make Reindeer food and have a festive day out at the Milky Way Adventure Park near Bude. At the elf emporium, children can write letters to the North Pole and take part in other fun activities. Online booking essential. 

TBC 2024

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Bude Jazz Festival

Top UK and international jazz, blues, swing and boogie bands make up the Bude Jazz festival, with over 120 events including street parades, late night jam sessions and a dance marquee.

30th August - 2nd September 2024

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Rock Oyster Festival

A food and music festival on the banks of the Camel Estuary featuring live music from Nile Rodgers with Chic, Groove Armada and Sophie Ellis Bexter, plus performing arts, endless entertainment for kids, and of course fantastic seafood.

25th - 28th July 2024

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Padstow 'Obby Oss' Festival

This colourful tradition that takes place in the harbour town of Padstow. Locals decorate the town with flags, flowers, greenery and a flagpole. The crowds are greeted by the swirling and dancing 'osses' who parade through the town, followed by the 'Teazer' who dances along behind. 

1st May 2024

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Boardmasters Festival

Be part of the UK's biggest surf, skate and music festival at this year's 'Boardmasters', held in the popular seaside resort of Newquay. Enjoy music performed by Liam Gallagher, Florence and The Machine, Lorde and more!

7th - 11th August 2024

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Bude Carnival

First held in 1920, Bude Carnival is an annual event where money raised is donated to local charities and organisations. Join in with the carnival celebrations for a fun filled day of music, dance and competition! 

17th August 2024

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St Endellion Summer Festival

St Endellion Church provides a magical setting for this classical music concert, which features opera, choral and orchestral music over nine days. Musicians visit from all over the world to perform at this special concert.

30th - 9th August 2024

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Bolster Festival

Bolster festival in St Agnes celebrates the demise of the legend of Bolster the giant. The community re-enact the life and downfall of the giant as they parade through the streets and down to the cliffs overlooking Chapel Porth beach. 

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Royal Cornwall Show

This three-day event is the highlight of Cornwall's agricultural year, showcasing the very best of Cornwall's rural lifestyle. The event is packed with activities, competitions, food and craft demonstrations and stalls, displays, music, and, or course, lots of animals!

6th, 7th and 8th June 2024

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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. 

TBC 2024

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Tropical Pressure Festival

Head to Mount Pleasant Eco Park to join in with the park's annual festival celebrating the rich cultures of Africa, Latin America and the caribbean. Enjoy live music, dance and food throughout the weekend. 

12th - 14th July 2023

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Dining out in Perranporth

Whether you want a light bite or a mighty feast, there’s an epic eatery for every occasion in Perranporth.

The Watering Hole

The UK’s only bar on a beach, The Watering Hole really does shine when it comes to location. Stop by for a pint after a day hitting the waves or settle yourself down for a filling feed on the likes of breakfast baps and burgers. Alongside food and drink, The Watering Hole is also one of the top music venues in Cornwall, playing host to an incredible array of artists throughout the year.

Summer House

Another foodie destination with unbeatable sea views, Summer House is as close to the beach as you can get while remaining sand-free. Try one of their refreshing cocktails as the sun sets or dive into the menu, which features fresh seafood and a fantastic choice of vegan and veggie options.


Perranporth really does enjoy its fair share of beach bars and cafés – and then some! Alcatraz is a particularly interesting addition to the culinary portfolio as it sits inside a converted WWII gun shelter. On the menu of this quirky café, you’ll find a whistle-wetting list of wines, beers, and cocktails alongside a tempting selection of coffee, cakes and toasties. Just the ticket for a lazy morning or sun-soaked eve.

Dog-friendly Perranporth

With walks galore and plenty of dog-friendly pubs and restaurants, Perranporth is just as enticing for those on four legs as it is for those on two. The Watering Hole, The Tywarnhayle, and No.4 Breakfast and Bistro all welcome muddy paws as well as boots, with plenty of other dog-friendly places to eat in the town. Perranporth beach is dog-friendly all year round (although leads must be used in July and August), as are the beaches of Penhale Sands, Holywell Bay, Porth Joke, and Trevaunance Cove – perfect!

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What's on in Perranporth

St Piran’s Day Parade

Taking place on the nearest Sunday to St Piran’s Day every year, this uber-Cornish celebration is always a fun affair - nowhere more so than the beach on which St Piran washed up! Follow the parade and play through the dunes (with a pasty in hand) before exploring the town for some live music.

Tunes in the Dunes

This three-day festival has become one of the biggest events in Cornwall, with its Cornish blend of surf, sand, and music attracting visitors from all over the country. Held on the beach next to the town’s famous beach bar, Tunes in the Dunes brings big names to multiple stages, with a fantastic mix of local food and drink vendors adding to the electric atmosphere.

Perranporth Triathlon

Combining Cornwall’s epic waters and staggering landscape, the Perranporth Triathlon is an impressive show of endurance. It’s run by the Perranporth Surf Lifesaving Club and provides athletes with a chance to swim (1.5km), cycle (38km), and run (7.5km) around this beautiful section of North Cornwall. Even if you don’t fancy taking part, it’s a spectacle to watch!

Getting around

With a train station at Newquay and plenty of buses, you can leave the car at home when visiting Perranporth. You can even enjoy a nostalgic trip on a steam train with Lappa Valley, a wonderfully simple way to explore North Cornwall. If you are visiting by car, Perranporth is home to several large car parks, with one right by the beach – perfect for those bringing surfboards!

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 had the best week at The Folly. The perfect location, quiet and exceptionally clean. Would definitely come back and would recommend.

We had a lovely stay and everything was perfect at The Folly. We will definitely be returning at some point. It was clean, well equipped, great location, quiet and private, just the perfect place for a relaxing break.

The Folly is a beautiful sunlit haven in a peaceful location away from the hustle and bustle of living in a city. We absolutely loved every minute of our stay and hope to come back soon. Thank you ?? ??

We had a wonderful stay at The Folly it was decorated beautifully, we loved all the details. The Folly is well equipped and has a great collection of cooking essentials. The parking space was excellent as it meant we could explore other places. We saw Phil a few times he is lovely and always asked if we were ok and had everything we needed. Thank you for a wonderful stay! We hope we can stay again.

A super property with everything you could possibly need including some treats for us and our dog. Hosts very friendly and helpful.

The Folly is an oasis of calm and supremely comfortable cottage. Everything was perfect and it’s a great base for exploring Cornwall. Having air conditioning was an added bonus especially for summer holidays.

Perfect for us the location as we had the dog with us the accommodation was clean modern and every you needed in there would highly recommend you won’t be disappointed

The Folly is quite a tardis and was much bigger than we anticipated. It was spotlessly clean and welcoming on arrival with a few treats for us to enjoy. The property is extremely well equipped has plenty of storage space and a very comfy bed. The air conditioning was really useful as it was quite hot and humid during our stay, it didn’t need to be on long to cool everywhere down. The garden is secure and the parking is a bonus. The location is ideal if you like some peace and quiet with the beach and town just over 1/2 a mile away. We would definitely stay again and will recommend it to our friends.

Absolutely loved it perfect for the two of us and three dogs. Quirky. Very well equipped and clean. Views from the windows are lovely, pretty much home from home. The location is tranquil and yet a stones throw from Perranporth

Lovely place! Light, modern, nicely furniture and decorated, had a happy and welcoming feel about it. Very comfy bed, plenty of storage space. Coffee, tea, milk, yummy biscuits and even treat were all provided to start off our holiday. Very much appreciated! Everything we needed and more was there. We met Phil, one of the owners several times. He’s ever so nice, friendly and helpful. Fantastic stay!!

Perfect accommodation for my wife, i and our dog. Good location, everything you’d need for a holiday inside the annex. Lovely owners who would certainly help you out.

The Folly is a very cosy property very clean the furniture is just enough for the usage for two people and one pet. There is also a parking space for one car which is very welcomed the area is very peaceful We met the property owners they were very kind and helpful.

Lovely accommodation, very comfortable and modern. Secure garden for your dog with seating and great views. Had lots of essentials in the kitchen which was very thoughtful.

AMAZING STAY We stayed at the folly for just under to weeks, we have got to say its a fabulous little bolt hole with everything you need and more, we meet the owner and he is lovely. The beech is down the hill not too far at all.
Its real dog friendly inside and out, we could let our little sausage out on his own with no problems at all. We already booked for 2 weeks next year can't wait.

We had a great week at the Folly. We loved the property and location just outside Perranporth. The Folly is a lovely building and suited us and our dog perfectly. Benjy gave the holiday 5 woofs out of 5.

Very clean and tidy. Perfect location and very peaceful. Views are stunning. Everything we needed.

Lovely little accommodation in a peaceful location. Clean, light and modern with a lovely outlook. Lots of little extras around the property. I was really pleased that the garden area was fenced and secure for my young terrior. Enjoyed my short break very much and would definitely return.