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Ding Dong

£474 - £1525 per week

Tucked away in a peaceful Cornish valley and only half a mile walk to Porthtowan beach, Ding Dong is a sheltered, Eco style house, with space for the whole family. Open plan living with stylish furnishings gives guests a sociable space for enjoying an evening meal or lunch. Ground floor and first floor bedrooms make it ideal for all ages and with a balcony to enjoy, as well as a decking at the front, you can sit and make the most of the summer sun. Walk to the beach for a play in the surf, before watching the sun set from the shabby chic, Blue Bar, right on the beach.

As well as Porthtowan, you will be perfectly placed to enjoy some amazing nearby beaches, with St Agnes, Chapel Porth and Perranporth only a few miles away. Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty and with the South West Coastal Path right on the doortep, Ding Dong is a top choice for keen walkers as well as families.


level entrance from decking into:

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

sofa, three chairs, Smart TV, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, washing machine, dining table with eight chairs, patio doors to decking, stairs to first floor bedrooms and door to:

Bedroom 1

king size bed, clothes hanging rail, en suite with shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

super king size bed, clothes hanging rail, doors to balcony, en suite with shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom 3

twin beds (2'6) clothes hanging rail.

Bedroom 4

twin beds (2'6) clothes hanging rail.

Family bathroom

bath with shower over, WC and basin.

Outside area

balcony with patio set, decking to the front with table and seating, small rear enclosed courtyard.

Additional information

electric heating, please supervise children when using the balcony, the walk to Porthtowan and the beach is via the single track access road, which is uphill on the way back, WiFi, short breaks available.


Excellent week at Ding Dong, very well equipped property, excellent location. Weather was fab for September, short walk to the beach downhill (seamed further going back uphill ??) and great bodyboarding conditions. Great little surf shop and gift/beach shop near the beach plus ice creams and coffee. Booked to return next year.

September 2021

Had the most amazing weeks stay at ding dong, the apartment was to the highest standard, clean and well kept up, was well equipped and it was home from home, thank you so much for a perfect holiday

August 2021

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Holidays in Porthtowan

Situated between St Ives and Newquay, Porthtowan is well located for those looking to visit these popular coastal towns. It’s also secluded enough to escape the crowds and relax in a hidden area of Cornwall. Close to Perranporth and St Agnes, Porthtowan is perfect for exploring the sandy beaches in this area and enjoying the stunning views along the South West Coast Path.

Surfing in Porthtowan

Close to the rugged cliffs and a stunning sandy beach, yet sheltered by adjoining rolling fields; Porthtowan is in the heartland of traditional Cornwall. There is a vibrant surf scene in the village with a nearby surf school, surf hire facilities and lots of opportunity to enjoy outdoor pursuits. Although secluded, you’re also close to Newquay and Portreath which are both renowned surf spots. Read more on our blog about surf spots in Cornwall.

Eating out in Porthtowan

The Blue Bar beachside restaurant sits literally on the beach and serves delicious meals and bar snacks. There is plenty of outdoor seating where you can enjoy watching the waves and is exceptionally beautiful in the evening as the sun sets.

Nearby, you also have two pubs; the 17th century Victory Inn, and the Unicorn, both serving up fresh local food.


Situated on the South West Coast Path, Porthtowan is ideal for those looking to explore. Coastal walks in this area offer stunning ocean views but venture inland and you’ll find many examples of Cornwall’s mining heritage. Take the circular walk from Porthtowan to Chapel Porth and you’ll find Wheal Coates engine house and the mining remains of Chapel Combe. 

There are seasonal dog restrictions on Porthtowan beach between 15th May and 30th September between the hours of 10am and 6pm. Outside of these hours it is dog friendly as well as being dog friendly between 1st October and 14th May. If you do bring a dog, the nearby beach of Bassett’s Cove is to the west of Porthtowan and allows dogs on the beach all year round.

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Local events

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.

31st August - 3rd September 2021

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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!

10th - 12th September 2021

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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. 

3rd October 2021

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Bude Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival

For the first time the Bude Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival will be taking place across three days in November, featuring Wishbone Ash, Focus and Thorbjorn Risager.

5th - 7th November 2021

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Santa by Steam

Join Santa and his elves aboard his magical steam train as you journey through the Cornish countryside. On the hour long journey, children will get to meet and greet Santa, recieve a present and have their photograph taken. 

TBC December 2021

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Padstow Christmas Festival

Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw will be flying the flag for Cornwall at this year’s 10th annual Padstow Christmas Festival. Enjoy chef demonstrations, live music, food and craft stalls, and meet Santa in his grotto. 

2nd - 5th December 2021

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Santa at Lappa Valley Steam Railway

On selected dates between the 4th and 24th 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!

4th - 24th December 2021

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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 2021

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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.

April 2022

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St Endellion Easter 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.

9th - 17th April 2022

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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 2022

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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 downful of the giant as they parade through the streets and down to the cliffs overlooking Chapel Porth beach. 

TBC 2022

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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!

June 2022

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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. 

15th - 17th July 2022

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Rock Oyster Festival

A food and music festival on the banks of the Camel Estuary featuring live music, performing arts, endless entertainment for kids, and of course fantastic seafood.

29th - 31st July 2022

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Newquay 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 Gorillaz, Dizzee Rascal, Jamie XX, The Kooks and more!

TBC August 2022

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Bude Carnival

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

13th August 2022

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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, new for 2018, children can write letters to the North Pole and take part in other fun activities. Online booking essential. 

TBC 2022

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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.

Excellent week at Ding Dong, very well equipped property, excellent location. Weather was fab for September, short walk to the beach downhill (seamed further going back uphill ??) and great bodyboarding conditions. Great little surf shop and gift/beach shop near the beach plus ice creams and coffee. Booked to return next year.

Had the most amazing weeks stay at ding dong, the apartment was to the highest standard, clean and well kept up, was well equipped and it was home from home, thank you so much for a perfect holiday

Expectations are often high when booking holiday accommodation, but in the case of Ding Dong, everything promised - and more - all met with our high hopes which in tern ensured our holiday was fully enjoyed.

I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Ding Dong for a stay in Cornwall.

Excellent location and house had everything we needed. Quality of all furnishings and equipment in house was first class. 5 minute walk to beach and easy drive to the rest of the coast. Some lovely coastal walks from Porthtowan. Would recommend Blue Bar for eating & drinking. Small menu but food and atmosphere excellent. Much better than The Unicorn which we found to be overpriced for average quality food. Catch the sunset from the Blue Bar - gorgeous.

Spotlessly clean property. Very quiet location. Local beach 5 minute walk downhill (slightly longer coming back up the hill). Excellent base for exploring other parts of Cornwall. Would definitely go back

Had a great week down at ding dong, lovely accommodation comfortable and well equipped. Only a shot week down to the small beach which grows to a good size when the tide is out. Ideal for surfing.

Only a short walk down the beach didn’t find the hill too bad to walk.

Excellent accommodation, finished to a high standard

Fantastic location, close to the beach and facilities

Highly recommended

Up a quiet, one track lane, Ding Dong is one of a group of similar properties. Convenient parking and welcoming home for the week (or so!). Lovely, clean house with the majority of things you may need for cooking, etc. We had a comfortable stay and look forward to returning! (If you can, do watch the sunsets at one of the nearby coasts. Incredible!)

A really enjoyable stay,i would recommend Ding Dong for anyone looking for a value for money holiday in Cornwall.

Ding Ding is a well equipped ,spacious property in a quiet ,peaceful valley with a lovely beach a short walk of around 5-10 minutes away. The property has everything you need for your holiday and very comfortable beds! There is a slight incline walking back from the village / beach to the property but it is not far. We all had a lovely time in Porthtowan staying at this property.

This was our first holiday booked with Aspect Holidays who were very efficient and professional from start to finish.

Perfect space for a family to spend time together. Fabulous location with the beach a short walk away.