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Sandy Nook

£394 - £1095 per week

Welcome to Sandy Nook, new for 2024, a contemporary and idyllic family holiday retreat nestled in the heart of Portreath. With its bright and welcoming atmosphere, this charming property offers the perfect seaside escape just 283 steps away from the sandy beach, ensuring endless bucket and spade adventures for the whole family. As you step inside, you'll be greeted with a well-equipped kitchen, ready to inspire culinary delights and family gatherings. The modern amenities and bright decor create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere, making it easy to relax and unwind after a day of seaside fun. With two cosy bedrooms, Sandy Nook comfortably accommodates your family, providing a restful haven for peaceful nights and rejuvenating mornings. Wake up to the gentle sound of waves and the promise of another day filled with exploration and relaxation

Located just a short drive from all that West Cornwall has to offer, Sandy Nook serves as the perfect base for exploring the area's breathtaking landscapes, charming villages, and historic attractions. Whether you're seeking outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, or simply a tranquil retreat by the sea, this property offers endless possibilities for memorable family holidays. Enjoy the homely warmth of Sandy Nook, where every moment is inspired by the magic of coastal living, a real seaside getaway filled with laughter, discovery, and cherished memories.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

Super king

Bedroom 2

Zip and link


via the back gate into rear courtyard with patio doors into:

Kitchen/dining area

electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, boiling water tap, Swan Fresh coffee machine, table with four chairs, door into:

Sitting room

two sofas, Smart TV, woodburner, door to front entrance porch, stairs rising to:

Bedroom 1

super king sized bed, Smart TV.

Shower room

shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

zip n' link (super king or twin beds), Smart TV.

Outside areas

rear patio with outside furniture, small front grassed area.

Additional information

electric heating, WiFi, up to four well behaved dogs welcome, short breaks available.


The house exceeded our expectations. Beautifully decorated and meticulously appointed, we had a great two weeks. Although I was dubious when I read the blurb on the website, you really can hear the sea from the cottage! Highly recommended.

June 2024

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Holidays in Portreath

A perfect retreat all year round, self catering holidays in Portreath offer beautiful coastal walks along the spectacular cliffs towards St Ives Bay passing Deadman’s Cove, Ralph’s Cupboard and Hell’s Mouth, all bearing testament to tales of shipwrecks and smuggling.

Located just 5 miles North of Redruth, Portreath (meaning sandy cove) is a great place to explore the stunning scenery of the North Cornwall coastline. This part of Cornwall is renowned for its beautiful walks, and Portreath is no different. Walk east to Porthtowan or West to Basset’s Cove; either way you’ll be treated to gorgeous views. 

With excellent road links, you can easily reach Truro, Newquay, St Ives, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Holiday cottages in Portreath make a great base from which to explore all that Cornwall has to offer.

Did you know...

Portreath was one of the busiest and most important mining ports in Cornwall?

Portreath beach

If you fancy staying put, a trip to the beach offers a great family day out. Portreath beach is lifeguarded during the summer and as such is popular with families. It’s also ideal for surfing, and is a popular surf spot with the locals. There are surf shops, beach shops, cafés, a fish and chip shop and toilets on the beachfront with other facilities including 3 pubs, a bakery and a post office/general store in the village itself. Dogs are welcome on the beach in the off-season.

Just off the beach at Portreath is the tiny island of Gull Rock. Home to a variety of bird species this is a good spot for birdwatchers if you can get a close enough view!

Kayakers can venture to the east and west and to offshore islands where you can experience the views of the coastline from a different perspective, visit secluded beaches and explore caves in the cliff face. West Cornwall Adventures are on hand to show you the ropes at kayaking, surfing and coasteering for anyone who fancies a go. The surf shop by the beach hires out wet suits and watersports equipment and also offers surfing and bodyboarding lessons.

With a stream running into the sea, and a distinctive harbour, Portreath is a beautiful place to enjoy a holiday. Portreath’s first harbour was built in 1713 by mining adventurers needing a port for their minerals. The remnants of the second harbour that made Portreath a coastal port in 1760 still exist today. 

Things to do near Portreath

Just outside Portreath, Tehidy Country Park has 250 acres of woodland, lakes, bridleways, cycling and nature trails with several ponds and a lake with an array of waterfowl. Illogan Woods is adjacent to Portreath with picturesque bubbling streams and a circular walk leading to the 14th century church tower of Illogan.

If you haven’t brought your bike with you, cycle hire is available on the road to nearby Porthtowan, which means you’ve got no excuse not to take advantage of the cycling trails in the area. From your holiday cottage in Portreath, you can cycle The Mining Trail path (Bissoe Trail) that follows the old tram lines across the county from coast to coast, finishing up at Devoran resting on Restronguet Creek just a few miles from Truro Cathedral.

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.

The house exceeded our expectations. Beautifully decorated and meticulously appointed, we had a great two weeks. Although I was dubious when I read the blurb on the website, you really can hear the sea from the cottage! Highly recommended.