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Driftwood Cottage

Porthpean, Cornwall (Ref. 959364)


Cornish Cottage Holidays rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Review(s)

  • Simon

    “Lovely little cottage tucked away in the Cornish countryside with amazing views over the bay.”

    There were three of us and our dog and it was fine, the cottage is very traditional and the door frames are very low so you need to duck a lot. For the price we paid we were very happy it was clean tidy but we felt that it was ok to relax with the dog.

    There were three of us and our dog and it was fine, the cottage is very traditional and the door frames are very low so you need to duck a lot. For the price we paid we were very happy it was clean tidy but we felt that it was ok to relax with the dog.

    - Simon, October 2023


  • 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 - not permitted upstairs
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles, sea 15 minute walk
  • Note: Access height to the kitchen is 170cm under the beams
  • Note: Children & babies welcome, no cot or highchair available.

The property

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 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.

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About the location


Charlestown 1.4 miles; St Austell 2 miles.

Porthpean is a stretch of coastline between Charlestown and Black Head. Porthpean beach is ideal for families, windsurfers, swimmers, kayaking and sailors with an an easy walk into Charlestown along the coastal path. The harbour offers two small sand and shingle beaches and you will see why it is a popular filming location and is a key setting for the filming of BBC’s series Poldark. You can explore this beautiful region easily as you are 1.5 miles from A390 a fantastic base for your Cornish adventure and creating your holiday memories – enjoying walking amongst the most beautiful scenery in the world on the Cornish footpaths, visiting the quaint and picturesque Cornish villages meandering through the streets visiting art galleries, bars, restaurants. The adventurous enter the playing field of Watergate bay where you can experience wave ski, kitesurfing, kite buggying, surfing. Water sport enthusiasts on your “doorstep” you can sail, kayak, snorkel, deep sea diving.
Secluded, private, tranquil location boasting inspirational sea views with a secret garden feel.

Note: Max 3 adults and 1 child. No smoking