- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
An excellent base for coastal escapades, Holmleigh is 1.5 miles to the sandy beach at Porthtowan and 2 miles to the seaside town of St Agnes on the stunning north Cornish coast. Positioned beside the scenic coast road, this semi-detached traditional Cornish cottage has rustic charm, a real fire and long meadow views towards the coast and the iconic Wheal Coates Mine from the first floor. Practical for couples, families and canine companions, the accommodation has the added benefit of a conservatory and a snug whilst outside there is an enclosed garden.
Steeped in mining heritage, this is a startlingly beautiful stretch of coastline where former mine stacks and engine houses dot the landscape. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Porthtowan Beach is a popular surfing venue with soft golden sand flanked by grassy dunes and towering cliffs. The beach has a seasonal lifeguard service and there is a surf school with tuition and equipment hire. Local amenities include a cafe, beach shop and more notably, The Blue Bar & Restaurant which is a superb family and pet friendly beachside venue, renowned for its delicious menu, casual atmosphere and magical sunsets. The spectacular coast path from Porthtowan to St Agnes, which has a cosmopolitan vibe, art galleries, artisan shops, restaurants and stunning Trevaunance Cove, is a favourite hike with ramblers while a little further along the coast road are visitor hotspots at St Ives and Portreath in the west and the beaches at Perranporth and Watergate Bay in the east.
Step inside and discover a comfortable and spotless interior with a laid back vibe. Relax beside the fire in the sitting room, curl up on plump settees with a book from the shelf or pass idle time with a DVD or board game from the collection provided. The kitchen dining room is the social hub with a large dining table for leisurely meals and there is a pub and restaurant within a 5 minute walk if cooking is off the menu. Head up the stairs passing a low beam to three well appointed bedrooms plus a snug for quiet time and distant sea glimpses. There is off-road parking for two cars on a drive shared with the owner who lives close by.
Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen / dining room, sitting room with open fire and TV. First floor snug. Conservatory
Oil central heating. Electric oven and hob. Microwave, fridge/freezer. Mini hifi. Selection of books, games and DVD’s. Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available on request. Off road parking for 2 cars, drive shared with owner. Enclosed garden, lawned, gravel path and steps with furniture. Up to two pets welcome. Sorry no smoking. Pub 10 mins walk. Sea and shops 2 miles. Note: Max 5 adults.
About the location
Porthtowan 2 miles ; St Agnes 2.5 miles ; Truro 7.5 miles
Mount Hawke is a small village just outside St Agnes and Porthtowan on the north Cornish coast. Once heavily involved in the local copper mining industry, today Mount Hawke is quiet and mainly residential. There is a church which is dedicated to St John the Baptist, and a very good gastro pub – The Old School Bar & Kitchen – which is, as the name suggests, in a restored, traditional school building. There is also a Post Office, a couple of shops, a primary school, village park and Cornwall’s largest indoor skate park. Porthtowan beach is a pleasant walk from the village, through woodland and a pretty valley, and St Agnes Beacon and the coastal footpath are also within easy reach. Kayak hire and tours are available at St Agnes, as are surf lessons. There are also riding stables at nearby Goonbell, which offer countryside hacks and treks as well as pub hacks, summer picnic rides and children’s Pony Days.
Note: Max 5 adults