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Thanckes House

Portwrinkle - South East Coast

Fabulous property overlooking the sea with a private indoor swimming pool
  • Friday Changeover day
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
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Set in a spectacular location, overlooking the sea at Portwrinkle, is Thanckes House. It has magnificent sea views, its own indoor heated swimming pool and easy access to the beach and golf course which make it a great choice for an extended family or large party of friends. A short stroll leads to the beach and this sheltered sandy cove is perfect for sandcastle builders and beach cricketers. At low tide there are excellent rock pools in which children of all ages can fish for crabs and other marine life. For walkers the South Coast Path passes Portwrinkle on its way west to Looe and east to Cremyll from where you can take a ferry to the city of Plymouth for a day out in the city. Whitsand Bay Hotel is a 5 minute walk away and guests may wish to take advantage of the special discounted rates which apply for golf and leisure facilities (including swimming pool and sauna). The main local fishing town of Looe with its many shops, bars, restaurants and cafes is a 20 minute drive away and, from the working harbour, glass bottom boat trips, sea excursions and speed boat rides can all be booked. The picturesque village of Polperro is a further five minutes on from Looe. Built to take full advantage of its unique location, most of the rooms at Thanckes House have panoramic sea views and some have a balcony or patio doors opening onto the terrace. The property has 5 spacious double bedroom (3 en-suite) and plenty of downstairs comfortable living space for large groups. The indoor heated swimming pool is a real bonus! Outside a wide terrace with a barbecue has wonderful views; a perfect setting for a sunset cocktail or two.

Kitchen: Electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: Super kingsize bed (may be unlinked to form 3' twins). En Suite Shower Room: Thermostatic shower, basin, w.c.
Indoor Swimming Pool Room: Heated indoor swiming pool.

Bedroom 2:
Super kingsize bed (may be unlinked to form 3' twins).  En Suite Bathroom: Bath, basin, w.c.
Bedroom 3: Double bed (4'6''). En Suite Shower Room: Thermostatic shower, basin.
Bedroom 4: Super kingsize bed (may be unlinked to form 3' twins). 
Bedroom 5: Super kingsize bed (may be unlinked to form 3' twins).
Bathroom: Bath, thermostatic shower, basin, w.c.

GARDEN AND PARKING: Plenty of on-site parking.The property is accessed by a very steep drive. Large terrace with garden furniture and barbecue, lovely sea views.

Changeover Day: Friday - arrival 4:00pm - departure 10:30am
Pets Welcome: Maximum 2; £35 per pet per week. Information about bringing your pet.
Power and Heat: Electricity included in rent; central heating throughout.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided (please bring your own beach towels)
Baby Equipment: Cot and high chair available; please order in advance.
Shop: 0.5 ml  Pub: 0.5 ml

NOTES: No smoking. WiFi provided.  Important information about internet usage.  Mobile reception varies. Information about mobile phone coverage.


  • Friday Changeover day
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bed Linen Included
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • Towels Included
  • Awaiting Grading
  • 0.5 mile to a restaurant
  • 0.1 mile to a beach
  • Sea Views
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher


Local Area

Portwrinkle, in Cornish Porthwykkel, is located on the southeast coast of Cornwall. This small village has a fine view along Whitsand Bay and a history going as far back as medieval times.

Portwrinkle has two main beaches Finnygook and Hoodny Cove, and smaller beaches nearby, at low tide, there are plenty of rock pools to explore with their variety of sea life. Access to both beaches is by steep paths and limited at high tide.  On the cliffs above these two main beaches there are two small car parks (only a few minutes walk away). There are also toilets nearby.

Finnygook is south facing and stands on the eastern side of Portwrinkle.  It is sandy, backed by cliffs and is the most popular beach for experienced surfers and families, but please take notice of the on-site warnings regarding swimming and the cliffs.   Dogs are banned from the beach from Easter Day to the 1st October but for the rest of the year the beach is dog friendly.

Hoodny Cove is adjacent to the quay and harbour and is on the western side.  It is a shingle beach and is quieter than Finnygook.  Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round.

Please be aware, there is no lifeguard service at either of Portwrinkle's beaches although rescue equipment is available. Another beach located nearby is Britain Cove.  This is a secluded sandy beach which is small at high tide. This is a dog friendly beach - dogs are allowed all year round.


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