- Open fire
- Broadband / WiFi
Situated just a short stroll from the long stretch of sandy beach at the peaceful village of Porthpean and commanding far reaching sea views over St Austell Bay, Driftwood Cottage is perfect for those who simply want to relax and connect with the coast.
Guests here will find it convenient for exploring the scenic coastal footpath, spending lazy days on the beach or golfing at Porthpean's scenic 18 hole course without relying on a car. Within easy driving distance are the charming fishing village of Mevagissey and the historic harbour town of Charlestown, home to a magnificent fleet of square riggers, or tall ships as they are better known. The chic waterside town of Fowey is approximately nine miles from Porthpean and a day in the town is a must. With a wide choice of cafes, restaurants and pubs as well as many galleries and boutique shops in which to browse, there is something for everyone. The awe inspiring gardens at the Eden Project and The Lost Garden of Heligan are nearby and there is a supermarket within a 5 minute drive.
Driftwood Cottage is ideally suited to couples and small families and the ground floor accommodation comprises a sitting/dining room with wood burning stove and sea views to the front whilst at the rear is a small but well equipped kitchen, it should be noted that the access height to the kitchen, under the beam is 170 cm, On the first floor are a double and single bedroom, both of which have a fine sea views which can be enjoyed over a cup of tea in bed. A pull out bed beneath the single bed can accommodate a child or when presented as a single room there is space for a cot. Set back from the lane which runs down to the sea, there is space to sit in front of the cottage and watch the hypnotic roll of the ocean.
Two bedrooms: 1 x king size, 1 x single which has a pull out bed beneath. Bathroom with short bath, walk in shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with wood burning stove and dining area.
Electric heating with wood burning stove. Electric oven and hob. Microwave, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, dishwasher. TV. iPod dock. WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Starter pack for Woodburner provided. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Parking for one car. One pet welcome. Sorry no smoking. Shop and pub 3 miles, sea 15 minute walk. Note: access height to the kitchen is 170cm under the beams. Children & babies welcome no cot or highchair available.
About the location
Pentewan 4 miles; Charlestown 1.5 miles; Truro 15 miles.
Just a short drive from the pretty south Cornish coast, St Austell is one of the largest towns in Cornwall. The landscape around St Austell is rich in kaolin (china clay) and this once made the region extremely prosperous. Today, the china clay industry is in decline and tourism has become the mainstay of income for St Austell and its surrounding parishes. St Austell town centre is home to a range of independent and well-known shops, an undercover shopping centre and a Local Produce Market, which takes place every Friday and Saturday. There is also a range of excellent restaurants, cafes and inns – from traditional country pubs to 2 AA rosette fine dining. Just outside St Austell is the iconic Eden Project, as well as the award-winning Lost Gardens of Heligan, Kidzworld, and the Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum. There are some beautiful beaches in this area, too – many with good kayaking conditions – and many miles of coastal footpath to explore. The mainly traffic-free Pentewan Cycle Trail runs from St Austell to Pentewan; here you can enjoy a bite to eat at the village pub or beach burger shack before making your return journey to St Austell. One of St Austell’s main events is the Torchlight Carnival which takes place each November – and of course, the World Pasty Championships, which are held at the Eden Project each March!
Note: Max 3 adults and 1 child. No smoking