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Battery House

Portreath, Cornwall (Ref. 1085369)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Idyllically positioned atop the rugged cliffs of Portreath, in the picturesque county of Cornwall, rests this striking three-bedroom holiday home, Battery House.

Originally established as a fort in 1776 to protect the harbour during the American War of Independence, Battery House has been fully and sensitively refurbished with high-quality fittings and a contemporary decor, providing a lovely base for a family or a group of friends from which to explore the delights of Cornwall.

Two off-road parking spaces greet you at the foot of this lovely dwelling, making loading and unloading an easy task, leading you to a handful of steps and into the charming hallway of your home-from-home, stylishly adorned with eye-catching Victorian tiles and providing a convenient space to store your belongings away from the main living areas.

Make your way through to the spacious sitting room, thoughtfully laid-out with a pair of reclining sofas gathered in front of the Smart TV, where you can look forward to putting your feet up following a day full of adventure, gently warming your toes with the glow of the woodburning stove.

When stomachs start to rumble, utilise the range of amenities provided in the fully-equipped kitchen to prepare a hearty meal for the group, making use of the handy dishwasher to clean up your space before serving the fruits of your labour at the nearby dining table.

In the warmer months, throw open the patio doors and take a sociable seat on the multi-level terraced garden, toasting a glass of fizz to an unforgettable holiday as you soak in the unspoilt, 180 degree sea vistas of the north coast, and end each day in style with an indulgent dip in the hot tub as the sun sets over the horizon.

As the evening draws to a close, head back indoors and climb the stairs to the first floor where you'll find three well-presented bedrooms, each framing panoramic views across the dramatic coastline, offering the choice between a super-king-size, a king-size with Smart TV and a king-size, benefiting from access to its own ensuite bathroom.

In the morning, relish a refreshing rinse in the contemporary family bathroom before heading downstairs to join your guests in the light and airy conservatory to plan your itinerary for the day over a steaming cup of coffee.

With 7-acres of private grounds adjoining this unique abode, why not head off on a stroll through the extensive grounds before stopping off to indulge in a hearty breakfast amongst the greenery.

The glorious sands of Portreath Beach are within paces.

Explore the rockpools, secluded caves, paddle the shores or soak up the sunshine as you feel the sand between your toes.

All of your essential amenities await in the heart of Portreath, where you'll find a well-stocked convenience store, a handful of independent stores and a delicious selection of eateries, ranging from quaint cafes to traditional country pubs, serving something to suit everyone.

Why not embark on the South West Coast Path and discover the picture-perfect valley of the Carvannel Downs or the St Agnes Heritage Coast, where the hidden lagoon of Porthtowan Tidal Pool and the historical landmark of the Great Wheal Charlotte await.

Next stop is the charming town of St Ives, where you can marvel at the contemporary workings of local and international artists at the Tate St Ives, discover the history of the town with a visit to The Saint Ives Museum, or indulge in the seaside tradition of fresh fish and chips and a stroll along the front at St Ives Harbour.

Whisk your loved ones away on a break that you'll remember for years to come with a stay at Battery House.


  • Two storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size bed, 1 x king-size with Smart TV, 1 x king-size with Juliet balcony and ensuite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Conservatory/dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, combination microwave oven, kettle, toaster, coffee machine, American-style fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV and DVD player, WiFi and a selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Multi-level patio terrace with furniture and hot tub and access to 7 acres of private grounds with picnic benches, barbeque and fire-pit
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.2 mile, beach 0.1 mile
  • Note: Pets are not permitted on the furniture or on the first floor
  • Note: There is an unfenced stream and pond within the grounds, please ensure children are supervised at all times
  • Note: The footpaths and steps surrounding the property are steep, uneven and there are no handrails, please take care
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250.00

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

About the location


Truro 14 miles; St Ives 15 miles.

With its sheltered harbour, beautiful Portreath was, in the 1800s, a hive of activity and industry as a major tin-exporting port. Today, the village attracts visitors from around the world with its wild and rugged coastline. High cliffs, secluded coves and sandy, surf-washed beaches typify the area while all around are reminders of the area's rich industrial heritage. Portreath offers a small fishing harbour, shops, a number of pubs, three cafés and a Chinese restaurant, while its safe, sheltered sandy beach is a popular attraction. For a great day out, visit the cathedral city of Truro with its cobbled streets, shopping centre, theatre, museum and great restaurants, just 14 miles away, or travel a few miles along the coast and follow the vast expanse of sandy beach, which leads down to Hayle and on to St Ives. A delightful holiday location.