Acorn Cottage

Portreath, Cornwall (Ref. 959692)

  • Rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Cosy and full of character, this rural retreat is just 2 miles from the sandy beach at Portreath.

With beautiful countryside, woodland walks and the north Cornish coast on the doorstep Acorn Cottage is perfectly placed.

Friendly and less crowded than many coastal villages, Portreath is a popular family beach resort and a hotspot for surfing and body boarding.

There are a few cafes and beach shops for the essential bucket and spade as well as wetsuit and surfboard hire.

This stretch of the Cornish north coast has so many outstanding beaches you will be spoilt for choice but be sure you don't miss the 3 miles of golden sands at St Ives Bay in the west and the expansive Porthtowan and Perranporth in the east.

Intrepid walkers can venture out on the South West coastal path to make the most of the spectacular scenery between them.

Closer to home the Tehidy Country Park and Golf Course offer 104 hectares of woodland, lakes and footpaths just over a mile from the cottage.

Illogan itself has good local facilities including a small supermarket, post office, and a pharmacy but we recommend heading to nearby St Agnes for a good choice of foodie pubs and cafe culture.

Acorn Cottage is a great base for families and groups of friends.

The ample ground floor has a light and bright conservatory, snug sitting room and a spacious kitchen diner with a wood burner, perfect for informal gatherings to discuss the day's events.

The three pretty first floor bedrooms comprise a king, a double and a single although guest numbers are limited to four.

Outside the pretty gardens are private and fully enclosed with a summer house for morning coffee chatter or an afternoon snooze.


Over two floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x double, 1 x single. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Sitting room. Kitchen. Dining room with wood burner. Conservatory.


  • Electric central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine, DVD
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • One well behaved pet welcome at £15 per week
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles and pub 1 mile

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.

Note: Maximum occupancy four adults plus 1 infant.