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Porthcothan Bay - North Coast

Lovely barn conversion only ½ mile from the beach, with south facing patio and 2 en suites.
  • Saturday Changeover day
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi Available
£439 - £1046 per week *


This beautiful stone barn conversion offers a high standard of spacious self catering accommodation and features slate floors, wooden worktops and bespoke oak staircase; demonstrating the owners care in the provision of comfort and quality. Bowgie, which is Cornish for the cow shed, 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 Bowgie. 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. Footpaths across the owner's land allow you to access and explore the amazing cliff walk between Porthcothan and Treyarnon Bays or join the coastal footpath at Porthcothan Bay going south to Park Head and the famous Bedruthan Steps. Padstow, with its interesting shops, pubs and Rick Stein's Seafood and other restaurants, is only 5 miles away or alternatively there is a selection of restaurants and pubs in nearby St Merryn (2 miles).  Also located on the edge of Carnevas Farm are Nellies, 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 30% on full weekly bookings for parties of 2 at certain times of the year which means that bedroom 2 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.

TV, DVD player.
Kitchen/Diner: Ceramic hob and electric oven, microwave, slimline dishwasher, washing machine, 'fridge/freezer.

Bedroom 1: Kingsize bed (5'), wardrobes, chest of drawers, hair dryer  En Suite Shower Room: Large shower unit with thermostatic shower, basin, w.c.
Bedroom 2: Family room with twin beds (3') and bunk beds (3')  En Suite Shower Room: 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.
Pets Welcome: Maximum 1 (medium size) £25 per week in 2018. 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) plus heated towel rails shower rooms; electric log effect burner lounge.
Bedding and Linen: Pillows & duvets included; bed linen and towels provided (please bring your own beach towels).
Baby Equipment: Travel cot, 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 4 adults may occupy. Important information about internet usage. Call box 100 yds. Mobile reception varies see - Information about mobile phone coverage.


  • Saturday Changeover day
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Bed Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • 4.5 Stars
  • High chair
  • Travel cot
  • 0.4 mile to a restaurant
  • 0.5 mile to a beach
  • Fire or Stove
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher


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!


Perfect accommodation to use as a central base for sightseeing. 1st class service from Cornish Horizons. Mrs Hilary Hollyman - 16th July 2018
Lovely property very well equipped.Mrs S Clarke - 7th June 2018
5th visit to Bowgie and as always excellent, lovely property in a great location and always maintained to a very high standard and now with free internet! Professional and efficient service from Cornish HorizonsMr Nigel Kirkham - 30th May 2018
Fourth visit to Bowgie and suffice to say we are always very happy, great property in a fantastic location with everything we need. As usual great service from Cornish Horizons helpful, fast and efficientMr Nigel Kirkham - 23rd October 2017
Our second visit to this cottage and we will return again. The location is perfect and the cottage is extremely clean and confortable. A beautiful cake awaited us upon arrival which is such a lovely touch. The owner was around if you needed her, but otherwise left you to enjoy your holiday which was perfect. I had to amend our booking from one week to another, and also the number of people all amendments were easy to make by calling the office with minimal fuss and cost. Thanks for another great holiday with Cornish Horizons and looking forward to our next one already.Mrs C Ross-Jones - 2nd October 2017
Perfect for ourselves, family and our labradoodle Mrs Hilary Hollyman - 11th September 2017
It was a lovely property in peaceful surroundings. Louise Brewer was very welcoming and informative. The property was decorated to a very high standard. I found Cornish Horizons to be the authority of booking holiday properties - everyone is knowledgeable, supportive and helpful. The information about the properties is excellent and highly accurate. Would highly recommend and I will certainly be using for future Cornish holidays!Mrs Martine Robins - 5th June 2017
Fabulous week in the lovely cottage! Welcomed by a cake - lush! Mixed weather but always great to be in Cornwall. Highly recommended.Robins Family - 3rd June 2017
Super holiday, lovely cottage and all loved the cake! Hope to be back soon!Barnes Family - 8th April 2017
Super place - very comfortable, well equipped, spotlessly clean. Good central location. Hope to return. Munns Family - 8th October 2016
Thank you so much for the warm welcome and the amazing cake. We have had a great time and loved every minute of our stay in Bowgie, we will be back to see you soon.Sussex Family - 26th September 2016
Thank you for the lovely welcome of tea and cake. We have had a wonderful week in your superb cottage, the beaches are beautiful. We look forward to coming again!Jones Family - 3rd September 2016
Excellent holiday property in super location. Very clean and friendly unobtrusive owners who are there if you need them.Mrs C Ross-Jones - 19th July 2016
Without doubt, one of most well equipped and spotlessly clean properties we have ever rented. Very good location for the many local beaches and visits to Padstow too. Highly recommend Bowgie for a very comfortable break. Booked with confidence through Cornish Horizons website.Mr C Pocknee - 4th April 2016
This is our third visit to Bowgie and once again we had a fantastic holiday. The house was clean and welcoming especially with tea and cakes waiting for us. Louise was friendly and helpful, as always. The property is ideally located for us as we can easily access the beaches towards Newquay or Polzeath. The beach at Porthcothan is lovely too. We are planning to go back next year again as a family group.Mrs T - 20th January 2014
Just enjoyed 2 weeks at the Bowgie on Carnevas Farm. Cottage was very well set out and decorated. Location was great for beach(s) and country walks. Made to feel really welcome with a lovey home made cake and tea making items thoughtfully provided (with out charge) waiting for us on arrival. A beautiful part of Cornwall and we had a really great time. I would recommend this venue to anyone.Mrs W - 16th April 2012


Access Statement

Access Statement for Bowgie              
The property details provide you with details of on which floor the rooms will be found, how many bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, what width the beds are, etc.  The following should be read in conjunction with the property details. 
The information provided in this statement is intended to be as comprehensive as possible so that prospective occupants may make an informed decision as to the viability of this property for their purposes.  However, since the information provided is sometimes the authors opinion and such matters as measurements cannot be relied on to be accurate to within 3 centimeters note that this access statement is for guidence only. Any information in this statement which is crucial for the purposes of your stay should be checked before proceeding with booking.
•We are part of an agency and bookings / enquiries can be made via email, fax or phone  
•We can provide information in large print [or Braille] on request             
Arrival & Car Parking Facilities                            
Approach Country lane                    
Parking area /drive Level / sloping  / gravel                
Manoeuvrability Good                        
Allocated space No                    not marked     
Distance from entrance door 15m                       
Approach to entrance door Paving/ Level / Sloping                
Inside the property                           
Main Entrance & Reception              
Entrance door No. of steps: 1   Tread height: 250mm     
  Threshold height: 10mm      Door width: 900mm   
Entrance into Leading to Lounge                 
Alternative entrance Threshold height: 50mm   Door width: 900mm   
Entrance into Leading to Lounge                 
Public Areas - General (Internal)                            
Contrasting décor   Nurtral throughout except             
Flooring Carpet / tiled throughout except         
Door widths  820mm minimum throughout except         
Corridor widths  n/a                         
Any steps on each storey n/a                         
Smoke alarms fitted Yes                       

Upholstered seating  Leather Sofa / arm chairs              
Seat heights 450mm                          
Free space between furniture A bit tight in places                  
TV with remote control (rc) Teletext / DVD player                
The Kitchen is open plan with the dining room                      
Worktop, hob and sink heights   900mm               respectively 
Oven Under worktop                   
Oven door Drop down                     
Sink taps Lever                        
Free space between units / furniture A bit tight in places                  
Lighting Evenly lit / Spot lights / Lights above worktops   
Fridge/Freezer Eye level / Under worktop   Capacity 150ltr/145ltr
Dining Room                           
The Dining room is open plan with the kitchen                      
Table legs In the middle                   
Chairs  Moveable                      
Free space between walls / furniture Spacious / a bit tight in places            
Stair flight Right angle turn with half landing          
  No. Treads:12 Tread height:190mm Tread depth:230mm
  Handrail one side                  
Bedroom 1                           
Bed height floor to top of mattress 680mm                       
Duvets and pillows Synthetic / Feather                 
Free space between furniture A bit tight in places                  
Can bed(s) be easily moved? Yes                       
En suite Shower room                           
Shower  No grab rails   Shower cubicle tray height: 100mm
Shower controls accessability Chest height                   
Basin and bath taps Lever                        
Free space in bathroom A bit tight in places                  
Toilet transfer space Difficult                      
Bedroom 2                           
Bed height floor to top of mattress 680mm                       
Duvets and pillows Synthetic / Feather                 
Free space between furniture A bit tight in places                  
Can bed(s) be easily moved? Yes                       

En suite Shower room                           
Shower  No grab rails   Shower cubicle tray height: 100mm
Shower controls accessability Chest height                   
Basin and bath taps Lever                        
Free space in bathroom A bit tight in places                 
Toilet transfer space Difficult                      
Outside the property                           
Grounds and Gardens               
Patio Level / Sloping/ Paved               
Paths Level / sloping / paved                
Exit to Garden Patio doors      Threshold height: 50mm 
Easy accessibility of garden None                        
Additional Information                            
Mobile telephone reception in some parts of Cornwall is very patchy and may depend on your service provider.  Please telephone your provider before you leave to find out likely coverage for the area to which you are going.  If there is a telephone in the property you will be sent the telephone number with the directions.
Services to visitors with hearing impairment           
No Telephone                            
Services to visitors with visual impairment           
Large print information availabe on request  Property description / directions /     
       booking conditions / property information 
Contact Information                            
Agency Contact details:              
Cornish Horizons, The Cottage, 19 New Street, Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8EA    
Telephone: 01841 533 331              
Fax: 01841 533933              
Email: cottages@cornishhorizons.co.uk             
Website: www.cornishhorizons.co.uk                         
Future Plans               
We are planning to provide…              
We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve.  If you have any comments on this access statement please contact the Property Manager at Cornish Horizons         
Created on: January    2013         


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