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! 

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 44 self catering cottages in Porthtowan to show you...

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...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £321 - £618

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 ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £527 - £1015

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 ...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £754 - £1555

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...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £672 - £1714

Luxury airstream glamping for 2 near St Agnes, North Cornwall.


A gorgeously romantic retreat with a difference, Poppy Airstream is an icon in aluminium that has been fully re-fitted for modern glamping. This retro silver bullet is both glamoro...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £337 - £680


For a shiny, happy holiday, look no further than Finley Airstream, a bullet-shaped retro aluminium caravan fully-refitted for the ultimate in style and comfort. The larger of t...

  • Sleeps 6 in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £702 - £1475

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Luxury airstream glamping for 4 near St Agnes, North Cornwall.


For a shiny, happy holiday, look no further than Finley Airstream, a bullet-shaped retro aluminium caravan fully-refitted for the ultimate in style and comfort. The larger of t...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £366 - £795

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near St Agnes, North Cornwall.


Within five minutes’ drive of the fabulous north Cornish coast, Homeland is a delight with every comfort and detail considered for a wonderful holiday. Perfect for couples wishing ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £374 - £860

Safari tent luxury glamping near St Agnes, North Cornwall.


Looking for a get-away-from-it-all escape? Then look no further! Swahili for Giraffe, gorgeous Twiga is set in a tree-lined meadow at the end of a long, unmade track (where the adv...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £460 - £1260


Looking for a get-away-from-it-all escape? Then look no further! Swahili for Giraffe, gorgeous Twiga is set in a tree-lined meadow at the end of a long, unmade track (where the adv...

  • Sleeps 12 + 2 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £920 - £2520

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