In Porthpean, elevated above the sandy beach, a detached house with spectacular 180 degree sea views across the golf course and out to sea, where magnificent tall ships sail in St Austell Bay.
Lawned garden with mature shrubs, borders and hedges and trees sheltering table/chairs and barbecue. To one side of the house, a covered verandah (bistro table/chairs) screened with glass for enjoying ever-changing sea views.
Three wide steps up to porch. Hall. Living room comfortably seating 8, with TV/DVD and French windows to the verandah. Study/den with desk, comfy seating and TV/DVD. Fitted kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric oven, iPod dock) with table/chairs seating 8. Utility room with washing machine, tumble drier, second fridge and door to rear porch for boots, coats and drying pets. Two ground-floor double bedrooms, one with 6' zip-linked bed (or twin) and en suite shower-room (suite), and the other with 5' bed. Bathroom (suite, shower over bath).
Upstairs (stairgates), two more bedrooms - the master double (5' bed with footboard) with TV, French windows to balcony (sea views, table/chairs) and en suite bathroom (suite), and a family room with a double (footboard) and single bed.
Best for maximum of 8 adults. A brilliant house for all to enjoy, within walking distance of the beach, golf course and Coast Path or for simply relaxing on the verandah or balcony and watching the seas and skies.
Porthpean: tiny village (church) by the sea, a mile south of St Austell (busy town): small sand/rock pool cove beach between cliffs. Golf, ½ mile. Attractive little working port at Charlestown, 2½ miles (less by coast path). Mevagissey and Lost Gardens of Heligan, 4 miles. The Eden Project, 5. Fowey, 7.
Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor twin (can be 6' zip/linked bed on request) with en-suite shower room, 1 x ground floor king-size double, 1 x king-size double with en-suite bathroom, French windows to balcony, sea views and table/chairs, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single bed. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area and table/chairs seating 8. Sitting room comfortably seating 8, with French windows to veranda. Study/den. Utility room.
PORTHPEAN St Austell 2 miles. Just a short drive from the pretty south Cornish coast, St Austell is one of the largest towns in Cornwall. The landscape around St Austell is rich in kaolin (china clay) and this once made the region extremely prosperous. Today, the china clay industry is in decline and tourism has become the mainstay of income for St Austell and its surrounding parishes. St Austell town centre is home to a range of independent and well-known shops, an undercover shopping centre and a Local Produce Market, which takes place every Friday and Saturday. There is also a range of excellent restaurants, cafes and inns – from traditional country pubs to 2 AA rosette fine dining. Just outside St Austell is the iconic Eden Project, as well as the award-winning Lost Gardens of Heligan, Kidzworld, and the Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum. There are some beautiful beaches in this area, too – many with good kayaking conditions – and many miles of coastal footpath to explore. The mainly traffic-free Pentewan Cycle Trail runs from St Austell to Pentewan; here you can enjoy a bite to eat at the village pub or beach burger shack before making your return journey to St Austell. One of St Austell’s main events is the Torchlight Carnival which takes place each November – and of course, the World Pasty Championships, which are held at the Eden Project each March!
This property offers the following short breaks: