Winter storm watching on beach below
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Beachside sea view lux ensuite, Portreath Cornwall

Royaume-UniAngleterrePortreath
Chambre privée
2 voyageurs
1 chambre
1 lit
Par nuit
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À propos de ce logement

Top floor privacy. Book now for storm watching, surf with seals, coastal & wood walks
Spacious bright master bedroom with floor to ceiling windows - a great place to relax & wave watch from your bed. The room comes with a huge en suite, with walk in shower and free standing bath. We are positioned on the coastal path, with great walks, cycling and running circuits from the door. Portreath beach is one of the best surfing spots around. Located in-between St Ives (20mins) & Newquay


Le logement
Capacité d'accueil : 2
Salles de bain : 1 (Salle de bains privée)
Chambres : 1
Lits : 1
Arrivée : À partir de 15:00
Départ : 10:00
Type de logement : Chambre privée

Équipements

Prix
Frais de ménage : 23€
Conditions d'annulation : Modérées
Tarif week-end : 104€ / nuit

Description

Top floor privacy. Book now for storm watching, surf with seals, coastal & wood walks
Spacious bright master bedroom with floor to ceiling windows - a great place to relax & wave watch from your bed. The room comes with a huge en suite, with walk in shower and free standing bath. We are positioned on the coastal path, with great walks, cycling and running circuits from the door. Portreath beach is one of the best surfing spots around. Located in-between St Ives (20mins) & Newquay

If you can't sleep through the noise of waves lapping, or thunderously crashing against the harbour wall below, then this place is not for you.

We bought our dream eco home as it was being built in 2013, having been dumbfounded by the floor to ceiling views in the 2 master bedrooms of the ever changing sea scape- and that was on a grey February day. The house feels modern and stylish inside, but is also extremely practical - with walk in shower on the ground floor and wetsuit rail (which you can use). Space for parking. We live with our kids on the first floor, allowing privacy for guests at the top of the house. The huge open plan living room and kitchen with wrap around balcony is on the second floor. (You're welcome to help yourself to bits in the kitchen, and enjoy the balcony). Your master king size bedroom is on the 3rd floor. The room includes master bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, sitting area looking out to sea, desk and chair, and TV. There is a large connecting ensuite, with large walk in shower, free standing bath, large sink unit, stool and towel rack.

As well as your bedroom on the 3rd floor, you are welcome to help yourself to tea, coffee, toast etc in the kitchen, and to step out and enjoy the balcony and views. You can borrow surf boards from our garage (the boogie boards), and use the ground floor shower room to clean up after a beach trip, or just to hang wet clobber.

We are a family of 4, with 2 young kids. We'll all be sleeping on the first floor, to avoid any sleep disturbance at night, but there may be noisy comings and goings by day, that you might expect with a 3 and 6 year old in toe. On the up side they can always give you a good tide or surf report, and suggest best place in the rock pools for a swim, or to pull out a crab. We do ask that you respect our family privacy as much as possible on the first floor and living space, and keep the noise to reasonable levels

10 reasons why we love Portreath in the winter:

1. 5 times more likely to surf next to a seal, than in the summer (or so I've found). In general the surf is with space in the waves.
2. Coastal walks are exhilarating, often with the sun on your back, astonishing light, crisp under foot.
3. Pub food tastes better - particularly after that coastal walk - ideally at the Gunnards Head, near Zennor with a roaring fire. Mulled cider and a local pint tastes pretty good too
4. The roads are quiet, almost every Cornish attraction is 30 mins from us
5. Dramatic road cycling around West Cornwall's treasures - now coffee and cake taste better after cold lungs full of air, and hard cycling up our hills
6. Did I mention the wave watching - the storms? There is nowhere better than watching a storm blow in than Portreath beach, and specifically this bedroom. Watch and time the waves smash against the harbour wall, and Horse and Gull's rock. You can't get those views on a city break!
7. Walking through Tehidy woods (5 mins away), frosted mud under foot, swans on the lake - again - spectacular winter light
8. Rockpooling - it's still good in the winter, but replace bare feet with wellies. Stone skimming, mussel picking it all goes.
9. Community - Portreath is 70% local residents - the pubs are full of Cornish singing, ad-hoc 'jams', book clubs, film clubs.there is a better, heartier atmosphere really.
10. The christmas lights are enchanting, and nowhere more special than in Mousehole (25 mins away)

General:
Portreath is a thriving and very active Cornish village with almost all you could need on the door stop. There are 4 pubs, fish and chips take away, 2 surf shops, a mini supermarket, a school, park, playground, a well being centre, cafe and restaurant next to the beach. The coastal path runs past our house, and after a short but quite steep climb(5-10 mins), you will have stunning cliff top views, and options of fantastic walk / run loops to the NE and SW. There is activity on the beach throughout the year, with the surf life club training, surf rowing boats crashing out through the waves, and the beach plays host to the national surf lifesaving club competition. There are bike hire options nearby, and we can really recommend the coast to coast bike ride which follows a fairly flat and east route along the old mining trail from Portreath to Devoran.

Gwel an Mor is a 5* holiday resort ~ 10 min walk up the hill behind the house. They have a great bistro restaurant and you can pay to use their pool, tennis court etc. Without payment you can walk through their farm and enjoy the animals (donkeys, goats, reindeer(!), ducks, birds of prey, fox, badger etc etc). The walk takes you down through the woods and back into Portreath. Just beyond the resort is access to Tehidy woods (5 mins drive from house) which is a lovely old woodland area, with lake, cafe, bike and walk trails.

Our favourite pass time is wave watching from any of the rooms in the house, and there is normally a great break radiating from the harbour wall at mid to high tide that attracts the best of the local surfers and body boarders. If you are a beginner, or fancy a longer ride, Godrevy is 10 mins drive down the coast and is probably the best surf / kite board spot in Cornwall (in our opinion).

There are wonderful day trip options within 25 mins drive (Newlyn, Mousehole, Penzance, Falmouth) and ~ 45 mins you can get to Sennen Cove, The Minack, Eden, Watergate.

10 min taxi from Redruth train station, which is on the mainline Paddington to penzance line.

35 min drive from Newquay airport (see flybe from LGW, Manchester, etc)

By car we are a straightforward 8 min drive from the A30 turnoff. Approx 1hr 45 mins from the end of the M5, approx 3 hrs from Bristol


Règlement intérieur
Non fumeur
Ne convient pas aux animaux
Pas de fête ni de soirée
L'entrée dans les lieux se fait après 15:00

Quiet after 10pm


Dispositif de sécurité
Détecteur de monoxyde de carbone
Détecteur de fumée
Kit de premiers secours
Extincteur

Disponibilité
Séjour de 2 nuits minimum

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Sophie

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