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Dolcoath, Towan Valley
Porthtowan

£507 - £1490 per week
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This spacious holiday home is situated in a favoured position within a stunning development of eco beach houses, a short walk from the fantastic Porthtowan beach with its golden sand and renowned surf. With lovely views across this peaceful valley, in a 'secret' corner of North Cornwall, Dolcoath offers the perfect base for a family to benefit from their unique and private surroundings. There are spacious living areas, three comfortable bedrooms, an en suite shower room and a family bathroom, so there's plenty of room for the family to relax.

With private parking and patio, as well as easy access to the local shop, pub and surf school, you won't need to travel far to enjoy a great Cornish break. The coastal path is right on the doorstep, so you can venture along the clifftops to nearby hot spots such as St Agnes and Perranporth.

Entrance

via five wooden steps onto the decking with front door leading to:

Sitting/dining area

two sofas, dining table and six chairs, TV, doors to the front decking and door to rear patio.

Kitchen

electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer.

Cloakroom

WC and basin, stairs leading to all bedrooms on the first floor.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, TV, door leading to balcony, en suite with shower cubicle, WC and basin.

Balcony

bistro set with seating for two.

Bedroom 2

double bed.

Bedroom 3

twin beds.

Bathroom

bath with shower over, WC and basin.

Outside area

decking with table and seating for four.

Additional information

parking for one car, electric central heating, the walk to Porthtowan and the beach is via the single track access road, which is uphill on the way back, WiFi, one dog welcome, short breaks available.

 
 

We had a beautiful week at Dolcoath! The location is superb, a five min walk down a steep road to the beach or a long walk over the cliffs and down. Porthtowan had everything we needed without being overly busy. The beach is stunning and great for bodyboarding and surfing.

ACCOMMODATION: 4 adults and a toddler stayed comfortably at Dolcoath, the kitchen was well equipped, with comfy beds and sofas. It is hot in summer especially in the back bedroom bring a fan if you can! Our furry friend was very happy but there is no partition between the houses on the decking so be sure to keep an eye on wondering kids and animals

FOR EATING: You must try The Blue Bar, which has beautiful food and is reasonably priced, the Unicorn is a lot more expensive and with less good vibes. Be sure to order your fish and chips during the day at the fish and chip shop to avoid missing out. A little shop in the Village for your needs or a short drive to Redruth for Tesco / Aldi

VIST: Lots to see a short drive away. St Ives is 30 mins away. We loved Porthleven and Kynance Cove was stunning (45 mins away). St Agnes is great and 5 mins down the road, tight for parking down at the beach or park in the village and a steep walk down 15/20 min walk. Porthtowan! Many days can be spent here chilling and surfing.

Aspects were fantastic in their communication and with any questions we had. Don't hesitate to book.

June 2022

This holiday home is in an excellent position for Porthtowen .walking distance to the beach with a steep hill coming back up. Good fish and chip shop which you need to book in advance, and two good pubs in the village. Lots to explore in west Cornwall, a good base to start from.

September 2021

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Holidays in Porthtowan

Porthtowan is the ideal location to enjoy a self catering holiday in Cornwall. With scenic coastal path walks and a tidal pool hidden in the cliffs, Porthtowan proves to be the perfect base to explore the surrounding north coast. The village provides your daily essentials and there is a charming pub, beachside bar and surf hire.


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.

Did you know...

'Porth' means 'beach' and 'towan' means 'dunes' in Cornish.

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.

Walks around Porthtowan

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.

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 a beautiful week at Dolcoath! The location is superb, a five min walk down a steep road to the beach or a long walk over the cliffs and down. Porthtowan had everything we needed without being overly busy. The beach is stunning and great for bodyboarding and surfing.

ACCOMMODATION: 4 adults and a toddler stayed comfortably at Dolcoath, the kitchen was well equipped, with comfy beds and sofas. It is hot in summer especially in the back bedroom bring a fan if you can! Our furry friend was very happy but there is no partition between the houses on the decking so be sure to keep an eye on wondering kids and animals

FOR EATING: You must try The Blue Bar, which has beautiful food and is reasonably priced, the Unicorn is a lot more expensive and with less good vibes. Be sure to order your fish and chips during the day at the fish and chip shop to avoid missing out. A little shop in the Village for your needs or a short drive to Redruth for Tesco / Aldi

VIST: Lots to see a short drive away. St Ives is 30 mins away. We loved Porthleven and Kynance Cove was stunning (45 mins away). St Agnes is great and 5 mins down the road, tight for parking down at the beach or park in the village and a steep walk down 15/20 min walk. Porthtowan! Many days can be spent here chilling and surfing.

Aspects were fantastic in their communication and with any questions we had. Don't hesitate to book.

This holiday home is in an excellent position for Porthtowen .walking distance to the beach with a steep hill coming back up. Good fish and chip shop which you need to book in advance, and two good pubs in the village. Lots to explore in west Cornwall, a good base to start from.

23 Dolcoath is a great base for exploring Cornwall. The property is light and spacious downstairs and the main bedroom is a good size too. Bedrooms 2 and 3 felt a bit small. The kitchen is well equipped for self catering. The Blue Bar, Moomaid Ice Cream and Seasmiths are very good. You can pick up the coastal path just minutes from the property and walk to St Agnes. We walked to Church Porth Cove on the coastal path and then came back via the beach, it was lovely to walk on the stretch of sand back to Porthtowan.

Fabulous location for Porthtowan beach and ideally placed for exploring this part of Cornwall. Well equipped and with enough room for our family with two teenagers to enjoy their own space.

Cosy, warm, modern and homely. It had everything we needed and was very well appointed. Great location being just a few minutes walk to the beach, shop and pub. A perfect Cornish holiday base as not far to Newquay, St. Ives etc.

A lovely spacious property in walking distance to the beach if you don’t mind a steepish walk there and back. Very comfy and well equipped.

Convenient location, walking distance to 3 pubs, good village fish and chip shop, handy local shop and sandy beach when the tide is out.

Great property in a lovely location, within 5 minutes stroll you can be on the beach, coastal paths or at one of porthtowan’s shops and bars. The house was well equipped and homely with a selection of books, games and dvds to keep you amused if the weather turns. There’s plenty of kitchen equipment if you’re cooking as well as a dishwasher and washing machine to make things easier after a long day.

Spacious and well appointed.

Lovely place to stay. Very quiet. House clean and really well equipped. Had everything you could possibly need. Scones & clotted cream plus milk in fridge and tea bags very welcome on arrival. Definitely returning.

Maybe slightly overpriced but well worth a visit. Aspecys holidays were reliable and provide exciting service