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Bonny Alva

Porthpean near St Austell, Cornwall (Ref. 976505)

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “This is a wonderful property in a great location with fabulous views across the bay. and dog friendly too with a fully enclosed garden. The accommodation is lovely and has a real homely feel. Will definitely stay here again. We had a wonderful holiday.”

    Mrs Hawkins, WATERLOOVILLE, October 2018

    • “The house was beautiful, in a fabulous location and very well equipped but unfortunately not up to the standard we would expect. The kitchen floor was dirty in places and unswept and the kitchen surfaces were sticky. The rubbish bins outside hadnt been emptied and the recycling was overflowing, so there was no room for our recycling. (Recycling week was the week before) We slept in the downstairs double room for the first night, the bed was uncomfortable and lumpy and whole room and bedding smelt damp. There were two damp patches coming through on the wall and around the window so we decided to move to the spare upstairs room. On stripping the bed, on the day we left, we found a stained mattress protector, it had a massive black coloured stain on it and it also had a bodily fluid stain on it! This is completely unacceptable and were were so glad we only slept on it for the one night! Our friends room, we also discovered, had thick black mould in one corner, next to the wardrobe and around the bathroom window. (I took photos of all mattress stains and the mould ) All in all we were not really pleased with its cleanliness and we were very disappointed at the mould situation. Other than that it was a lovely holiday house and we had a lovely week. It would be lovely to have had a visitors book to read and fill out it's the first holiday house where there hasn't been one and we live reading them and filling them out!”

    Mrs Mills, Witney, October 2018

    • “Comfortable, homely house, plenty of room to have your own space when needed. Enjoyed the fantastic views overlooking the sea, lovely walks with the dogs and so many places to visit. Alot of pet friendly places to take dogs and golf course opposite. You can choose to explore or just sit and chill on balcony overlooking the sea and just watch the boats coming and going. Would definitely use Sykes again in the future.”

    Mrs Dixon, Swindon, September 2018

    • “This was one of the best holiday lettings we have had over the years. The cottage was the most equipped and cleanest we have stayed in . The property was as described and we would definitely like to rent this again. Thank you”

    Mrs Graves, Ilkley, August 2018

    • “I did make a phonecall on the Friday as there was a few issues. 1st one there was a wasps nest and 2 members of my family were stung as the next was right by the entrance (gates) to the property. (you did deal with that on the same day and somebody came out at lunchtime). There was lots of dogs excriment in the garden when we arrived that had not been cleaned up previously, so did not feel we wanted to spend time in the garden. Also the rubbish and recycling was overflowing eg. additional bags next to the bins all full up when we arrived. We kindly put everything out for the collection morning but they would only take some of it as apparently some was not in the correct bags etc. Sorry do not feel that was our place to go through and sort everyone else's rubbish but did explain it would not be fair for the next family that would be staying. My final thing would be that I did not feel the house was as clean as it should be, especially in the kitchen, the worksurfaces were all very sticky and I have to say was off putting. We always stay in cottages and have never been disappointed before but for such a beautiful house in an amazing location we were very disappointed and because of the amount we paid and the issues we had did not feel this property was worth it. After my phonecall on Friday, I did receive a call to confirm that the wasps nest would be dealt with but to be honest would of expected an email in response to the issues that were raised!!”

    Sheehan, Chichester, July 2018

    • “Im afraid I got ill on last day and have been pretty poorly since so am behind unpacking etc. Will by end of the week be sending an email on our disappointment in the way Sykes and their contract contacts run your holiday business. Big shame as layout of house, views, beach and local amenities brilliant.”

    Mrs Tildesley, Wigston, July 2018

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The Property

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.


  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, tumble drier, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, phone
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach/pool towels
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles drive, pub 1 mile walk, sandy beach 1 mile
  • Note: The property is detached
  • There is a good golf course nearby
  • Note: Best for maximum of 8 adults
  • Note: Children must be supervised due to balcony and veranda.

Regional Information

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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas