Porthtowan Cottages

Having a holiday in Porthtowan offers more than you would expect. You can leave the car parked the whole week and just enjoy the family friendly beach; manned by lifeguards, it offers vast expanses of sand at low tide and a sheltered cove at high tide, with two family-friendly pubs overlooking the beach offering great food and a few shops to buy the essential beach gear and ice creams of course! Read more

Alternatively, set off from your Porthtowan cottage and walk the cliff paths for as far as your legs will take you - if you're bringing your dog this will make their holiday. Walking east you will reach St Agnes and pass some of the most photographed mining buildings in the country, with the stunning cliffs and sandy beaches as a backdrop. To the east you will reach the harbour of Portreath and on beyond to Gwithian, or if you are feeling adventurous you can hire a bike and do the Portreath to Devoran cycle trail.

To the south the nearest town is Redruth which is now home to Heartlands, a free visitor attraction with a giant adventure playground for kids, art and craft studios and a funky cafe. It is also worth visiting the Tehidy Country Park which is again free and offers miles of woodland walks for the kids to explore. We would highly recommend a visit in May when the woods to the north are carpeted in bluebells.

Use the filters on the left of the page to help find your ideal cottage in Porthtowan.The village of Porthtowan is tucked at the top of the hill behind the beach. Only a short walk down the hill from the main village is the beach for which this village is best known - a firm family favourite.

We have 35 self catering cottages in Porthtowan to show you...

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7 nights from £328

1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Portreath, West Cornwall.


Located on the fringes of Illogan, the small hamlet of Shuffley could easily be described as a ‘village in the valley’ with a stream running through this pretty woodland setting. H...

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7 nights from £328

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7 nights from £538

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Portreath, West Cornwall.


With views across the pretty valley at Shuffley, this pretty detached stone cottage has been rebuilt stone by stone by local craftsmen and now combines the warmth and character of ...

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7 nights from £538

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7 nights from £414 *

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in St Agnes, Cornwall.


Picture perfect, this delightfully bijou terraced cottage is located in the heart of the friendly north coastal village of St Agnes and just a short stroll to the sandy beach at Tr...

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7 nights from £414 *

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7 nights from £770

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in St Agnes, North Cornwall.


This is a fabulous holiday cottage, combining contemporary architecture, superb quality and stunning location in one sumptuous package. Just a five minute stroll from the sand and ...

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7 nights from £770

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7 nights from £400 *

3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in St Agnes, North Cornwall.


There is nowhere quite like St Agnes when it comes to relaxation and rejuvenation. There is something about the salty air and laid back pace of life that makes this peninsula a par...

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7 nights from £400 *

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7 nights from £686

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in St Agnes, Cornwall.


If you dream of spectacular, uninterrupted views across an iconic Cornish cove, this gorgeous cottage, sleeping six, is definitely the holiday home for you. Set in a fabulous locat...

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7 nights from £686

Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking.

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7 nights from £371

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Portreath, South Cornwall.


Boasting two pubs, a butcher, and two grocers, St Day is a thriving, friendly Cornish village only a few minutes' drive from the sandy beaches at Porthtowan and Portreath. A self-c...

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7 nights from £371

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7 nights from £520

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Perranporth, North Cornwall.


Nestled in the parish of St Agnes on the fringes of the hamlet of Perrancoombe close to the north Cornish coast, this beautiful bespoke cabin is the ideal 'getaway from it all' des...

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7 nights from £520

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
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7 nights from £338

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Portreath, South Cornwall.


With spectacular countryside views from its elevated position and walks right on the doorstep, Bolivar Barn is a real delight for exploring this little known part of Cornwall. Reta...

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7 nights from £338

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7 nights from £297

1 bedroom self catering cottage near Portreath, West Cornwall.


Sitting alongside but totally separate from the Owners' home and in the small hamlet of Higher Brea, this cute detached retreat has been designed and furnished with comfort and rel...

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7 nights from £297

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