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Porthcothan Bay - North Coast

Boutique hideaway for two with lovely enclosed courtyard at the rear.
  • Friday Changeover day
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
£275 - £654 per week *


Swallows is a beautiful stone barn conversion offering a high standard of spacious accommodation. Swallows is situated on the edge of family run Carnevas Farm in the heart of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a perfect location for exploring the countryside. The farm is adjacent to Carnevas Holiday Park which offers on site facilities during the summer season to include a shop and bar serving meals. This stunning little gem of a property is the perfect place for two, with an enclosed courtyard on one side and a sunny patio on the other; it has so much to offer inside and out. You will find many restaurants within easy driving distance, Padstow (5 miles) and St Merryn (2 miles) where you can sample locally sourced food. If you are feeling energetic you can surf the waves on nearby Porthcothan and Treyarnon bays, walk the coastal footpath or just relax and be cosy at Swallows.  Also located on the edge of Carnevas Farm are Nellies, Bowgie and Carnevas Farmhouse.  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.

Kitchen/Diner: Fridge/freezer, washing machine, slimline dishwasher, electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave.
Lounge: TV, DVD player.
Bedroom: Super kingsize bed (6' - may be unlinked to become twin 3'), wardrobe, chest of drawers, hair dryer.
Wet Room: Thermostatic shower, basin, w.c.

GARDEN & PARKING: Small courtyard to front, patio to rear with table and 4 chairs. Allocated parking space directly outside the property.

Changeover Day: Friday - arrival 3:00pm - departure 10:00am.
Power and Heat: Heating and electricity included in rent; underfloor heating (from heatpump); electric log effect burner lounge; heated towel rail wet room.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided (please bring your own beach towels).
Baby 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 pets. Important information about internet usage. Call box 100 yds. Mobile reception varies see - Information about mobile phone coverage.


  • Friday Changeover day
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Bed Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • 4.5 Stars
  • 0.4 mile to a restaurant
  • 0.5 mile to a beach
  • Fire or Stove
  • 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!


An ideal property for 2, so peaceful!Mrs E L Fall - 11th January 2019
It is a very cosy, comfortable cottage. Every need is catered for. Mrs Anne McBride - 6th December 2018
Perfect cottage especially if you have any mobility issues, the shower room was a bonus. Friendly bar staff in the pub down the road, really good food and a view of Porthcothan bay which is picturesque.Mr S Baines - 2nd December 2018
Clean and well presented. Wonderfully comfortable bed. Friendly and helpful owner.Mrs Tina Piggott - 2nd September 2018
Swallows is a perfect couple's hideaway. It is spotlessly clean and comfortable with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. It is in a great location for touring Cornwall. Would definitely go back.Mrs Nicola Phillips - 12th August 2018
Lovely cottage in a fab location with everything you need for a great holiday including this year free accessible Wi-Fi. My booking was taken efficiently and your staff are very friendly and helpful. The property was in a peaceful location only 10 minute walk to the coast or local beach which is fantastic for swimming, body boarding or surfing and have beautiful sand and dunes. Mrs Joanne Monk - 29th July 2018
We loved the property and location. The owner was very helpful and friendly. We shall certainly book again in the future.Mrs Anne McBride - 20th May 2018
We received a warm welcome from the owner. It is a lovely cottage - very comfortable and clean with every need catered for. We would recommend it to everyone.Mrs Anne McBride - 6th February 2018
Hosts were very helpful & lovely touch finding cake, milk & teabags on arrival. Mr J Cassidy - 1st October 2017
Lovely bed and showerMrs Catherine Holton - 24th September 2017
As I have indicated, everything was excellent, can't say better than that.Very friendly, accommodating owner. The property was spotless. We thoroughly enjoyed staying there.Mrs Janet Gallie - 29th July 2017
I really like this property and have made several repeat visits over the years. It is the perfect size for a single person and not far from lovely local beaches and the coast path. Décor is of a high standard and the kitchen is well equipped.Ms A Bojko - 30th May 2017
Brilliant location, excellent cottage. Mrs June Alice Wormald - 20th May 2017
Fourth time we have stayed at the property and it is still as good as on our first visit in 2012. The magic has not wanedMr J Evans - 12th June 2016
All to a very high standard and everyone we dealt with was very friendly from the owner to the booking staff.Mrs E Bowden - 18th May 2016
Excellent property. Beaches and coast path within walking distance. My granddaughter and I had a super holiday here.Mrs V - 6th September 2015
We stayed here earlier this year and the cottage exceeded our expectations in every way. We would defiitely recommend a stay here to friends and family. The welcome cake was also a lovely touch.Mr S - 30th June 2015
We had such an enjoyable stay at Swallows, we've already recommended it to another couple along with the brochure.Mr F - 16th June 2015
We were extremely happy with the property and had a fantastic holiday. Louise (the owner) left us cake which was lovely and popped in to say hello. The cleanliness was exceptional and kitchen was well kitted out. Thank you.Mrs R - 25th March 2015


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