THE RED BUOY. PORTHCOTHAN. NEAR PADSTOW Janesdarke@gmail.com 01841 520393
A small and beautiful self-catering apartment with beach access, for up to four people. Directly on the South West Coast Path at Porthcothan Beach- Cornwall. It appears in the iconic documentary the Wrecking Season, shown on BBC FOUR, have a look around this site. This is real Cornwall. The main house with the Red Buoy apartment attached is one of very few houses on the coast of Cornwall with a garden door which opens onto the beach. It is a very special place. The beach and cliff walks and coves are really beautiful in summer and winter- any time of year- because it’s always different. The owner and the house were mentioned by Simon Armitage in his book: Walking Away.
Beds will be made up and towels provided whether you stay for one night or many more. Breakfast can be provided in the main house if booked in advance. From March to October there is a shop next door which provides a basic breakfast, good coffee and food for a journey. It sells everything you’ll need.
Porthcothan has a bar with restaurant, half a mile. 5 miles to Newquay airport and train at Newquay, 13 miles.
The Red Buoy is an idyllic sunny beach apartment attached to a Victorian slate house right on Porthcothan beach. This beautiful beach has sand dunes, caves, rock pools, surfing and is fantastic for swimming and fishing, with wonderful cliff walks, stunning views and great birdwatching. The apartment has whitewashed wooden walls. The kitchen and bathroom have a conservatory roof and are very light and sunny. The kitchen shelves and work surfaces are hand crafted from hardwoods washed up on Cornish beaches. The double bedroom is like a ships cabin, with plenty of cupboard space and an ensuite bathroom (shower, basin and WC). The living room has a futon sofa bed, armchairs, table and four chairs, oil heater, maps, books and games. It has TV/SAT, DVD/CD and wireless broadband. The entrance is through its own private garden.
Porthcothan Bay is one of seven beaches around Trevose Head, all of them sandy and within a few miles of each other. This apartment is five miles from Padstow with its restaurants (including Rick Stein’s) and shops. Watergate Bay is also close by with excellent surfing, kite surfing and Jamie Oliver’s 15 restaurant. Cornwall’s mining industry and landscape gained World Heritage status in 2006. World Heritage Status places these historic mining landscapes on a par with such international treasures as Stonehenge, the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China. You could also visit the Eden Project or St Ives with its interesting art gallery. Visiting Cornwall is like stepping back in time, and that’s a big part of the attraction.
- Use of washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Ironing board
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Local maps available.
- Sofa bed
- Hair dryer
- CD and DVD
- Games for kids
- Galley kitchen with view of garden
- 4 ring stove
- Pots and pans and plates etc for 4
- Oil, salt and pepper