Fantastic views from Twelve Steps first floor.
The front elevation facing the parking-area and road.
The sitting-area looking out to the enclosed garden.
This lovely arm chair is perfect for curling up in and reading a book.
The lovely living-room complete with toasty wood-burner.
The sitting-area looking through to the dining-area.
The bespoke kitchen with fantastic range.
The dining-area is within easy access of the kitchen and ground floor living-room.
The kitchen is very well equipped.
Large, comfortable sofas overlook the garden and patio-area.
The pretty downstairs double bedroom with en suite.
The en suite bathroom.
Another view of Bedroom 3.
Pretty Bedroom 2 has twin beds.
Bedroom 4 has a nautical theme to it.
Bedroom 1 has lovely linens and throws.
Another view of Bedroom 1 on the ground floor.
The family bathroom is located on the ground floor.
A super bath awaits you at Twelve Steps!
The first floor sitting-room.
This is a lovely place to relax.
Pretty Bedroom 5 overlooks the front of the property, and is located on the first floor.
Bedroom 5 has a fabulous roll-top bath in the en suite.
The first floor bedroom with en suite (Bedroom 5).
Mawgan Porth is a lovely beach.
The beach at Mawgan Porth.
Watergate Bay.
The seaside village of Mawgan Porth consists of a pub and a few shops.

Twelve Steps


Mawgan Porth / Sleeps 10 + 2 cots

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We found 12 steps to be an excellent home for our 3 families. The accomodation was first class and the location meant a short 10 minute walk to the beach and SW coastal path. Facilities were great and there is plenty of room for a large group to find space and privacy when needed. We would certainly be keen to return to 12 steps and do it all again

A beautiful light and airy cottage. It was lovely to have the upper lounge area with wonderful views of the setting sun. The cottage is very well situated with the coastal path within easy reach and a short walk takes you to beautiful Bedruthan and the excellent NationalTrust cafe. A path accessed from the back garden takes you down to the beach.

Great house for a beach holiday, we had a lovely time. Plenty of room at the house for a family of four plus grandparents.

We really enjoyed the walk to the beach from the house, nice to have the path at the back of the garden and you definitely earn a drink by the time you've got back up the hill!

Mawgan Porth is a great beach for kids, plenty of small pools to play in, rock pools to explore.

Beautiful home from home. Kids said "Why didn't you book it for 2 weeks Grandma??" Wish I had.

Lovely cottage, great location, well equipped.

Beautiful cottage and a stunning part of Cornwall. Would definitely visit again

We enjoyed our New Year's at Twelve Steps! A very comfortable house in a great location. Hope we can go back again after COVID restrictions have ended.

Great location for the beach a home from home. Loved it

A lovely spacious property. Lovely garden. The same comment as last review (July) no shower in upstairs bathroom. And broken one downstairs. Steep walk to beach. But worth the walk. The food at The Catch was brilliant.

Up stairs bathroom had no mixer tap on bath so couldn’t wash hair , had to use an other bathroom for this.
And no Baking try’s for the oven.House was quite spacious and comfortable; plenty of crockery and cutlery lovely garden.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Twelve Steps - we'll arrange for some more baking trays to be provided. We hope you had a great stay. Tanya, Customer Support

A beautiful and practical holiday home that works brilliantly for friends and families sharing. Close to a lovely seaside town with beach, shops and restaurants, and in a peaceful location.

A superb location and great communal areas.

We had a lovely stay at Twelve Steps. Ideal spot for two families to come together, hang out, relax and surf. Thank you for a wonderful holiday!

Twelve Steps is a delightful house with very comfortable accommodation. It is close to Newquay, Padstow and quite a few lovely beaches. We were a party of six adults, two small children and two babies. There was plenty of space for us all. The open plan living area is perfect for socialising and keeping an eye on little ones. The children enjoyed the delightful garden and we all had a wonderful time on the nearby beaches.

While the cottage is in an excellent location and is a great size for a large family or group of friends, some of the basics really let it down. There is broken sheets of glass (from a greenhouse or similar) in the garden so we could not let our children play unsupervised. The furnishings in the lounge are very tired. I know there is a high throughput of people and therefore wear and tear, but it would not cost very much (about a weeks rent!) to replace; especially as all of the furniture and fittings come from Ikea/Dunelm. The TV upstairs does not work, very frustrating with so many people/children as it would have been really handy. The kitchen is not really equipped for 10 (half a dishcloth! a small dishwasher, not enough mugs for everyone to have a cup of tea at the same time!) . All in all a few relatively small changes would make this worth the quite high price tag, otherwise there are much better options if you want a level of luxury/comfort.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your feedback and we're pleased that you enjoyed the family space and location. The house is very popular and does inevitably experience some wear and tear, but we are working with the owner to plan reinvestment on a rolling basis. This year several of the carpets have been replaced (sitting-room, both ground floor twin bedrooms) and we're looking at upgrading the sofas for next year. Obvioulsy we were unaware of glass in the garden and the problem with the television, but had we known we'd have arranged for someone to come to sort them out (we've asked for these items to be addressed now). We're grateful for your observations and we'll discuss them all with the owner for implementation in the future. Tanya, Customer Support

Lovely light spacious property in a quiet location with sea views. 1/2 mile to the beach/pub/shops. (which cater well for vegans)! Very well equipped with everything you'd need for a family holiday. But beware its very hilly to access anywhere and getting a buggy onto the beach takes two to lift it up and down. Beauitful coastal walks Never far to travel to attractions (Eden Project, Newquay Zoo)

Very spacious and near to a wonderful beach but the house needs some serious t.l.c.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're sorry that there were areas you felt needed freshening up, and we'll get in touch directly to discuss these so that we can target any pre-season redecoration. Tanya, Customer Support

Twelve Steps is in an excellent position for exploring the north Cornish coast. It is a spacious and comfortable house and well equipped. The sun shines on the garden most of the day and we had some stunning sunsets. However although there are some nice things about this cottage, in general the house and garden is in need of maintenance.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your review; the house has had some very busy seasons which obviously results in some wear and tear. However, we're delighted to say that the living-room carpet is due to be replaced in the next few weeks, and some tidying of the garden is also planned imminently so that guests can really make the most of the suntrap position. Tanya, Customer Support

Any of the above I would be happy for you to use on your reviewed page

Great place for a couple of families or large family to stay here or even party of friends. Plenty of room and not feel on top of each other. Great place for walks and easy access by car to all surrounding areas and beaches. Great holiday home.

We had a lovely 2 weeks in the cottage in August, the grandchildren enjoyed the beautiful wild garden and lawn. The adults enjoyed the quiet location and privacy and when the sun shone,sun loungers could be moved around the ample back lawn and patio area to catch it. The kitchen and dining area was excellent and we were spoilt with 2 lounges. We will come again.

Brilliant holiday home for us. The teenagers loved the surf, perfect location and great local pubs too.

I'm afraid I couldn't recommend 12 steps until the beds are replaced.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for reviewing Twelve Steps - as you know from our correspondence after your holiday, the Owner has confirmed that he'll be replacing the mattresses at the house this season. We hope you had an enjoyable time in north Cornwall. Tanya, Customer Support

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