Fantastic views from Twelve Steps.
The front elevation facing the parking-area and road.
The sitting-area looking through to the dining-area.
The bespoke kitchen with fantastic range.
The first floor bedroom with en suite (Bedroom 5).
There is a great wood-burner which is ideal for those out-of-season breaks.
The dining-area is within easy access of the kitchen and ground floor living-room.
The pretty twin bedroom (Bedroom 2).
The ground floor double bedroom with en suite bathroom (Bedroom 3).
The en suite bathroom on the ground floor.
The bathrooms are contemporary throughout.
Large comfortable sofas overlook the garden and patio areas.
The first floor sitting-room.
Mawgan Porth is a lovely beach.
The beach at Mawgan Porth.
Watergate Bay.
Padstow.
The seaside village of Mawgan Porth consists of a pub and a few shops.

Twelve Steps

2001

Mawgan Porth / Sleeps 10 + 2 cots

7 Nights from £957 - £2900

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Falcon Inn (1 ¾ miles)

This lovely old pub is tucked away in the village of St Mawgan, not far from Newquay airport. The garden is beautiful and they do a good Sunday roast.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Goetz August 2012

Splendid place

This is a high-class pub in St. Mawgan. The ambience is very nice, the staff friendly and the menu offers far more than the usual pub grub. We had excellent mussels, goat-cheese with red onion relish and tian of crab and salmon and all dishes were excellent. You can also have a decent fish and chips or a burger, but you should definitely go for the better dishes. Reservation recommended.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2011

Great pub in a lovely village

Probably one of Cornwall's less well known pubs but you won't be disappointed. Good pub food and there is a beer garden for warmer summer days. The village of St Mawgan is a hidden gem - and you can combine a visit to the Falcon Inn with a visit to the Japanese Garden just down the road.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Lucy June 2010

Great beer garden

In spring the massive magnolia tree in the garden is stunning. There are quite a few tables outside, making it a good choice on a fine day. The Sunday roasts are pretty popular here. Combining a meal with a visit to the beautiful Japanese gardens across the road makes a nice day out.

Nearest beach

Mawgan Porth Beach (½ mile)

This sandy beach is popular with families and surfers. There is easy access, with parking, toilets, cafes and shops near by.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2012

We loved this beach more than Perranporth. Good surf for body boarding and all facilities available including helpful surf shop where you can hire all necessary equipment. Good for rock pooling too.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Thurlby June 2011

Just lovely

Mawgan Porth beach seems to stretch out into the sea for miles - but when the tide comes in, it comes in fast! We loved exploring the caves, paddling in the river that flows onto the beach, and just building endless sandcastles. There is a great fish & chip shop nearby, well-stocked convenience store with smoothie bar and fresh food to take-away, and a friendly pub with safe garden for children to play in.

Nearest walk

Giant Steps and Staircases at Bedruthan (¾ mile)

A dramatic walk along the North Cornwall coast taking in a line of stumpy sea stacks called Bedruthan Steps, the stepping stones of a local giant! The walk is four and a half miles long and follows the coast to Park Head where it loops inland via Pentire Farm to return along the coastal path. The walk can be challenging with some steep, unfenced drops. Treat yourself to tea afterwards at the National Trust tea room at Carnewas car park.

Nearest town

Mawgan Porth (½ mile)

Mawgan Porth and the beautiful village of St Mawgan are huddled in between Newquay and Padstow, and together create one of the most attractive areas of Cornwall. Its landscape comprising of rolling hills, lush woodland and stunning, gold sand coastline, there is a constant feast for both the eye and the imagination. If you’re looking to be seduced by this charming area, we have a number of luxury cottages that cater to both large groups and those looking to take themselves away for a quiet break. From family-friendly lodges to cosy retreats perfect for couples, we have something to create your perfect getaway. Take the opportunity to get stuck into the local culture, soaking in the authentic Cornish vibe of St Mawgan, and make the most of everything the village has to offer. Talk a walk around the many shops, cafes and restaurants, and jump back in history by visiting the local Parish church, which dates back to the 13th Century. Once you’ve immersed yourself in Cornish culture, head to the beach to relax in soft sand and take a swim in the cool, azure waters. Whether you’re looking to take a holiday with the family, or ready to enjoy a short break, with so much to keep you occupied, you’ll want to stay for longer.

Also nearby

Bedruthan Steps Beach (1 mile)

This dramatic beach takes its name from the slate outcrops that litter it, said to have been put there by a giant, Bedruthan, and used as stepping stones. At low tide, the sand stretches for over a mile, but watch out for the tide coming in - there is potential for being cut off.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Smith June 2012

We were there in early season and there were very few people on the beach: it felt really wild and pristine. The best time to visit is shortly before low tide, when access to the various parts of the beach is easiest.
Beware: there are 150 (steep) steps going down, but at least double that number coming back up!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Simmonds April 2012

Best cream tea

Walk along the cliffs above Bedruthan steps for stunning views and crashing waves. If the tide is right you can add a walk along the dramatic sandy beach. The tearoom at the National Trust car park at Carnewas served the best cream tea of our holiday - fresh, melt in your mouth scones. Yummy! If you are an NT member the parking is free and right at the cliff edge for starting your walk.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Christie August 2011

Bedruthan Steps

Probably the most fantastic sandy beach I've been on. Amazing and well worth the climb down. I have Fibromyalgia, a painful muscle/joint condition, but I could not resist going down onto this beach and I was very glad I did. It was overcast when we started the descent but the sun came out for a while. I would imagine the beach would be like paradise on a warm sunny day as it was when overcast!!! There wasn't many people on the beach which added to the feel. Lots of warm pools everywhere, beautiful rocks and little caves. Dramatic and wild. My husband, 21 yr old son and 2 teenage daughters loved it. We had a snack in the lovely tea room at the top that had an extensive menu for such a small cafe and lovely coffee. Really enjoyed the day. It was worth the pain of coming back up, but I did so slowly in my own time. I would definately do it again. It would be very hard for anyone more disabled than me though.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Thurlby June 2011

Dramatic and beautiful

We visited Bedruthan Steps on a windy and overcast day, parking at the National Trust carpark and following the paths across the heathland to the clifftop. Our 3yr old daughter was just entranced by the rocks and swore that she saw a mermaid...
As the tide was in we didn't climb down the steps, and wouldn't have attempted it with our daughter, but just seeing the amazing rocks and cliffs from the viewing spots at the cliffedge was enough.

Fifteen Cornwall (2 miles)

Jamie Oliver has brought his formula to Cornwall. Fifteen youngsters are given a chance to cook for you and to forge a promising career. Enjoy their cooking and the extreme antics on the two mile beach at Watergate Bay.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Thurlby June 2011

A lovely treat

We visited Fifteen with our 3yr old and her 78yr old grandma, and both loved the food, setting and attentive but relaxed service. We all enjoyed the fantastic food, with a well-priced children's menu and are glad we booked weeks ahead!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2010

Fantastic food in a beautiful location, did struggle to find it though!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Bond June 2009

Fantastic Food at Fifteen

We have had excellent food here whether it's lunch or dinner. Do not be put off by the 'taster menu only' for dinner - there is plenty of choice. We would go just for the Italian olives - they are a great start while studying the menu. The atmosphere is very informal and the views are fantastic. The staff are attentive, enthusiatic and clearly well-trained. We would go for the food experience alone.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Lucy April 2009

The open kitchen layout means you can watch your food being prepared, but it's more likely you'll find yourself staring at the stunning views of the coast stretching down towards Newquay. A great setting for some great food - the octopus salad was delicious, as was the chocolate nemesis.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Navey August 2008

Great for lunch as you have the wonderful view of the beach. Do need to book. Great walk on the cliffs before you eat!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Yummy!

This is a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy with friends and/or family. Lovely lunches or posh nosh in the evening. This restaurant is one not to missed with great views over the beach and within easy reach of Newquay airport. If rice pudding is still on the menu you must try it. It's not the pud as we all know it ......

Carnewas Tearoom and Garden (¾ mile)

A National Trust cafe on the cliffs above Bedruthan Steps. The homemade cakes here are to die for.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Simmonds April 2012

Walk along the cliffs above Bedruthan steps for stunning views and crashing waves. If the tide is right you can add a walk along the dramatic sandy beach. The tearoom at the National Trust car park at Carnewas served the best cream tea of our holiday - fresh, melt in your mouth scones. Yummy! If you are an NT member the parking is free and right at the cliff edge for starting your walk.

St Eval Kart Circuit (1 mile)

The largest circuit in the West Country.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Ludnow January 2014

Great Fun

A great course and Karts. I would recommend a couple a races here to anyone. All though it can get very busy at the peak holiday times and weekends the queues go down very quickly.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Higgs August 2008

Extreme Academy (2 miles)

Kites, surfboards, mountain boards, this is a ski resort on a beach, complete with two refuelling stops, The Beach Hut or Jamie Oliver's restaurant, Fifteen.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Henthorn July 2009

Good place to try a new sport.

Helpful, enthusiastic instructors and great equipment make this a great place to try a new sport.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Lucy April 2009

Great fun! All qualms about freezing cold water and massive waves were quickly forgotten; decent wetsuits and boots meant the cold wasn't a problem and the professional, friendly instructors made us feel at ease in what turned out to be pretty big surf - even a hailstorm halfway through our lesson didn't dampen any spirits! Watergate Bay is a stunning location too and lunch at Fifteen makes a nice treat after a morning in the waves.

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