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Porthcothan Bay - North Coast

Spacious stone barn conversion finished to a high standard with ground floor ensuite twin bedroom.
  • Saturday Changeover day
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
£555 - £1335 per week *

Special Offers: 10% off weeks and short breaks over the Padstow Christmas Festival (6th - 9th December 2018)


This beautiful stone barn conversion offers a high standard of spacious self catering accommodation. The owner has put much thought into the provision of comfort and quality featuring slate floors, wooden worktops and bespoke oak staircase. Nellies, a former potato store and workshop, is situated on the edge of family run Carnevas Farm in the heart of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The farm is adjacent to Carnevas Holiday Park which offers on site facilities during the summer season to include a shop, a bar also serving bar meals and children's play area all of which are available to occupants of Nellies. The well loved surfing beach of Porthcothan Bay is within walking distance and on the way you will pass the popular Tredrea Inn and Berryfields Farm where you could sample a Cornish cream tea.  Also located on the edge of Carnevas Farm are Bowgie, Carnevas Farmhouse and Swallows.  All private and independent from each other; any number can be booked together for couples/families looking to holiday together but with their own spaces.

This property offers a small group discount of 40% on full weekly bookings for parties of 2 at certain times of the year which means that bedrooms 2 and 3 (first floor) will be locked off. This discount is automatically applied and the holiday price you are quoted reflects this. If you have any questions or require full use of the property, and don't want bedrooms to be locked off, please call our friendly team on 01841 533331 or email cottages@cornishhorizons.co.uk for more information.

Lounge/Diner: TV, DVD player.
Bedroom 1: Twin beds (3' - can be pushed together to form 6' super kingsize), wardrobes, chest of drawers, hair dryer En Suite Shower Room: Large shower unit with thermostatic shower, basin, w.c.
Kitchen: Built-in electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer.

Bedroom 2: Kingsize bed (5'), wardrobes, chest of drawers,
Bedroom 3: Twin beds (3'), bunk beds (3'), cot, wardrobes, chest of drawers.
Bathroom: Large shower unit with thermostatic shower, basin, w.c.

GARDEN & PARKING: Small paved patio garden with table and chairs.  Shared drying area and parking to the rear.

Changeover Day: Saturday - arrival 3:00pm - departure 10:00am.
Pet Welcome: Maximum 2 dogs (medium size); £25 per pet per week plus security deposit £50 per booking. Pet charge from 5th Jan 2019 will be £35 per week. Information about bringing your pet.
Power and Heat: Heating and electricity included in rent; underfloor heating (from heatpump); electric log effect burner in lounge; heated towel rail bathroom.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided (please bring your own beach towels); Please order 6' superking in advance.
Baby Equipement: Highchair available; Please order in advance; other equipment not provided but can be hired - see hire page.
Shop: 100 yds - seasonal; otherwise 800 yds  Pub: 0.3 mls

NOTES: No smoking, no more than 6 adults may occupy. Important information about internet usage. Call box 100 yds. Mobile reception varies see - Information about mobile phone coverage.


  • Saturday Changeover day
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Bed Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • 4.5 Stars
  • High chair
  • 0.5 mile to a restaurant
  • 0.5 mile to a beach
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Accommodation


Local Area

Porthcothan Bay is another of those locations which is just waiting to be discovered and explored. Within easy reach of Padstow and St Merryn, and a short drive up the coast road from Newquay and Mawgan Porth, the sheltered, sandy bay at Porthcothan is another of the many family-friendly beaches that can be enjoyed along this part of the coastline. It is also dog-friendly all year round, and boasts picturesque cliff walks and outstanding scenery. The area around Porthcothan is also home to a wide variety of sea birds, and the cliffs are often grazed by ponies and sheep, which helps with conservation of local plant life. The nearby village of St Merryn and the town of Padstow offer an excellent choice of pubs and restaurants, in addition to the local pub, the Tredrea Inn, which hosts live bands and also has a beer garden where you can sip your drink while admiring the superb views over the bay. Porthcothan Bay is also close to the village of St Eval, where anyone, whatever your age, can have loads of fun on the Karting Circuit, and when you're done, you can visit nearby Kernow Chocolate where you will find a wide range of yummy chocolate treats!


Fabulous property and location we have been coming to Porthcothan for many years and we love it!Mrs S Clarke - 7th June 2018
Lovely property within a great location. Easily accessible for our son and his wheelchair. Very friendly owner, our children loved the lambs, which the farmer was only too happy for our children to assist in feeding. Lovely family holiday!Mrs L Morley - 11th April 2016
Myself, my sister and parents came to stay in Nellies in August this year. Such a beautiful place in a beautiful situation! We arrived at the house to be greeted with a fresh sponge cake for us in a tin. The place was clean and beautifully furnished. The ensuite shower downstairs was accessible for those less able bodied with a grab rail. The views from the property were lovely- we were able to see bunny rabbits frolicking in the path by the big farmhouse a few yards away. We loved being woken by the cockerel too! Conveniently near our favoutite Porthcothan Bay, Treyarnon and Bedruthan Steps, we were surrounded by beautiful beaches and coastpaths. A beautiful place we will recommend.Mrs A - 31st August 2015
I thought I had posted this review after our second stay in Nellies last September but obviously not. Our second stay was every bit as good as the first. Accommodation still spotlessly clean and so comfortable, cannot fault. We were pleased to see the addition of the grab rail in the downstairs shower as this was a great help for the less able in our party. Such a great spot for exploring with everything reasonably close by. We had the most gorgeous weather for our week there and had lovely walks along the beach every day. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend and hope to return again.Mrs T - 8th February 2015
Just spent a fantastic week in Nellies. Accommodation was excellent, surpassed our expectations. Very spacious and comfortable with everything you could need for a home from home. Beds and just as importantly the pillows were extremely comfortable and I slept like a log there. Have never seen such a clean oven in a self-catering property and the whole place was spotlessly clean. Delicious cake waiting for us on arrival which was very welcome. Internet was £12 a week per device and was a bit intermittent but that wasn't a major issue for us. Can get a mobile phone signal at the downstairs bedroom window and the top of the outside stairs. Great location near so many fabulous beaches, particularly enjoyed walking with the dog along Constantine Bay. The property is well suited for those with mobility issues as the downstairs bedroom also has an ensuite bathroom and a grab rail in this bathroom would make it perfect for this use. All in all first class and would not hesitate to recommend. We hope to return.Mrs T - 7th October 2013


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