½ mile from Mount Hawke, along a quiet lane, a quirky detached cottage, lovingly designed by its creative artist owner and full of charm outside and in. Garden gate into small courtyard; to one side, 4 steps up to larger lawned area (table/chairs) with natural hedges. Inside, plenty of character with beams, handmade mosaic floors and wood floors upstairs. Step down into sunroom (table/chairs, space for coats/boots). Stable doors to kitchen (fridge-freezer, electric cooker) with breakfast table/chairs and step up to sink. Living room with open fire and TV/DVD. Dining room. Low lintel (5'4") to steep open tread stairs (top stairgate) up to landing (5'5" lintel) and three bedrooms - two doubles, and a room with two singles; bathroom (suite with separate shower). A unique Cornish cottage with oodles of personality, close to lovely golden beaches and Coast Path walking.
Mount Hawke: village (church, good food pub, PO/shop, play park, indoor skate park) on ‘Poldark country’ heathland with spectacular mine engine house ruins. Valley walk to sand/surf beach at Porthtowan (2 miles by road); more beaches at Trevaunance Cove (2½ miles), Chapel Porth (1 mile by foot, 3½ by road) and Perranporth (golf, 7 miles). St Agnes, 2 miles; Truro, 8.
Three bedrooms: 2 x doubles, 1 x twin. Kitchen with breakfast table and chairs. Sitting room with open fire. Dining room. Sunroom with table and chairs. Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC.
MOUNT HAWKE Porthtowan 2 miles ; St Agnes 2.5 miles ; Truro 7.5 miles Mount Hawke is a small village just outside St Agnes and Porthtowan on the north Cornish coast. Once heavily involved in the local copper mining industry, today Mount Hawke is quiet and mainly residential. There is a church which is dedicated to St John the Baptist, and a very good gastro pub – The Old School Bar & Kitchen – which is, as the name suggests, in a restored, traditional school building. There is also a Post Office, a couple of shops, a primary school, village park and Cornwall’s largest indoor skate park. Porthtowan beach is a pleasant walk from the village, through woodland and a pretty valley, and St Agnes Beacon and the coastal footpath are also within easy reach. Kayak hire and tours are available at St Agnes, as are surf lessons. There are also riding stables at nearby Goonbell, which offer countryside hacks and treks as well as pub hacks, summer picnic rides and children’s Pony Days.
This property offers the following short breaks: