Just a few minutes' drive from the renowned surfing beaches of Porthtowan and Perranporth, Honeysuckle Cottage is a perfect base for exploring this dramatically beautiful part of Cornwall. Hidden down a quarter mile long unmade farm track, this delightful detached cottage has its own large enclosed side garden and a sheltered front deck, both with lovely countryside views. With a trampoline, an area for ball games and hide and seek, a gorgeous little hut for barbecue nights (can be hired, fee payable directly to the owners on site) and a viewing platform overlooking the endless sky and rural views with a hot toddy, Honeysuckle Cottage is a great choice for making many family holiday memories.
The owner's home is nearby and children and guests of all ages will enjoy meeting the owner's chickens and eating the free-range eggs the owner kindly provides.
Furnished in a fresh, contemporary style, the accommodation is all on the ground floor so is ideal for small children and those less mobile. A lovely wood-burner is the focal point of the welcoming beamed open plan living-room and with the kitchen and dining-area off to the side, makes for a very sociable space for chats, games or just chilling.
There is a stylish main double bedroom, a pretty twin-room and both a bathroom for long, leisurely soaks and a shower-room for a reviving drench at the start of the day.
Portreath nearby, is a typical small seaside town and has a gorgeous sandy beach for building sandcastles, wave jumping, and rock pooling. There are a couple of pubs, a beach café for coffees and ice creams or don your walking boots and stroll the coast path and take in the amazing views out to sea.
St Agnes is further along the coast and hosts a small collection of independent shops, delis and eateries within the quaint village. The city of Truro with its commanding gothic revival cathedral is well worth a visit. Take in the fabulous museum, visit the weekly farmers market or explore the many shops and restaurants - go on, treat yourselves.
Other holiday suggestions include a day trip to St Ives for the galleries and superb beaches, the maritime town of Falmouth for boat trips and Pendennis Castle or perhaps you fancy the drive to the Eden Project for the giant biomes, built on barren land, formerly an old clay mine. Experience the beauty of the Rainforest in one biome or the Mediterranean Biome for the olive trees and cacti.
However you chose to spend your well-earned break, you won't be short of things to do and Honeysuckle Cottage is a delightful property to retreat to at the end of a busy day.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player, CD player and wood-burner. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3') and TV
- No pets
- Cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1.25 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
- Logs for wood-burner
The exterior of the cottage, which has an enclosed lawned garden alongside it.
The L-shaped open plan living-room includes a welcoming wood-burner at the centre.
The kitchen and dining-area, with the stable-door at the end opening onto the deck in front of the cottage.
The double bedroom.
The comfortable, open beamed sitting-area.
The view of the living-room as you come inside from the front deck.
A door from the living-room opens out to the enclosed garden beside the cottage.
The two main bedrooms are accessed from the living-room.
The pretty twin bedroom (Bedroom 2).
The deck faces across the driveway towards the children's play-area.
The covered deck provides a shady outdoor seating-area on hot sunny days.
The lawn alongside the cottage is bordered by mature hedges and shrubs.
The shared play-area opposite the cottage includes a summer-house and a children's trampoline.
Lots of space for ball games and for children to run around and play!
Looking back from the huge play-area towards the barbecue at its centre.
There is plenty of room for everyone around the barbecue.
The cottage garden is bordered by mature hedges and shrubs and a lovely stone wall.
This gorgeous little hut is available to book through the owners, for a fee, once you arrive on site.
Once you have booked this cosy little hut with the owners on site, have a relaxing evening around the warming fire. (Available for a fee, payable to the owners).
Relax on the viewing platform with a hot chocolate.
The farm lane down to the cottage, there is a bumpy section on this unmade track so take it slowly.
Portreath's fabulous sandy beach, a few minutes away by car, is popular with families in the summer.
On a sunny spring or autumn day, you might even have the whole beach to yourself!
Porthtowan, just a few minutes' drive from the cottage, is great for surfers as well as families.
Perranporth beach is just a few miles further up the coast from Porthtowan.