North Coast

Pepperpot is a short walk to the harbour, which leads down to the Mole (the harbour wall) and out to the beautiful beach, flanked by dramatic cliffs, with rock pools, golden sand and some shingle. Pepperpot is a lovely little, dog friendly cottage, with a wood burning stove to warm up those cold evenings, a fully equipped galley kitchen, and a private parking spot outside the front door. It is perfect for a romantic getaway or as a base to explore the dramatic coast, feast on the rich mining heritage, or bask out on the glorious beaches.

Portreath has a rich heritage and the narrow harbour was originally used ...

for exporting Copper from the mines around Chacewater and importing coal from South Wales. The harbour entrance was quite hazardous and tremendous skill must have been required to navigate sailing ships into the port, some of the ships carried well over a hundred tons of ore. The pretty, sandy beach has a stream running down to the sea on the left hand side. It is a popular family beach which, like many beaches on the north Cornish coast, is popular with surfers and in particular bodyboarders who turn up in force at high tide on big swells to surf the harbour wall, or Vortex as it is known.. During the season, the beach is cleaned daily, it is patrolled by RNLI lifeguards, and dogs are not allowed on the beach in July and August between 10am and 6pm. There are several shops, and cafés in Portreath. The village has a very friendly atmosphere and caters for most needs of tourists, whilst not being over-commercialised.

Ground Floor: Enter into living room with comfortable sofa, wood burning stove, separate electric fire, SMART TV, dining table and chairs, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, shower room with WC and hand basin. Stairs to first floor.
First floor: Stairs open into bedroom with 5' king size bed, storage. WC with hand basin.
External: Parking space, patio table and chairs.

The Facilities

  • 3D tour

  • Street view

  • Floor plan

  • Useful information

    Saturday change overs during the season
    Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are all included. You will need to bring your own beach towels.
    A security deposit of £250 will be pre-authorised on your credit / debit card.
    Up to 2, well-behaved dogs are welcome free of charge.
    No smoking inside the property.
  • Facilities and Services

    Electric central heating.
    Electric oven and hob, Combined fridge & freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, and toaster.
    SMART TV in the living room.
    Unlimited WiFi.
    Cot & high chair available on request.
  • Parking and Accessibility

    Parking is 3m from the front door.
    There are 2 steps to get inside the property.
    Bedroom is on the first floor.


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Map & Local Area

Portreath is a secluded gem on the North Coast of Cornwall, with a quieter ambience than the more commercial holiday destinations. Portreath has a stunning beach with glorious expanses of golden sands surrounded by cliffs and rock pools, the beach is patrolled by RNLI lifeguards between early May and late September and is incredibly popular with families and surfers alike. There is a pretty little harbour at the north end of the beach with a narrow channel leading out to see protected by the harbour wall known locally as the Mole, which does help produce some interesting surf breaks in ...

the right conditions, indeed body boarders love to surf along the harbour wall. Tehidy Woods offers a very pleasant stroll and a little adventure further inland. The country park covers an area of 250 acres with over 9 miles of nature trails. The park is also a haven for birds – there are several hides around the lakes in the park where you can observe the birdlife feeding and interacting. There is also a café and visitor centre at the heart of the park – there are several entrances and car parks at Tehidy all with sealed pathways to get around. Nestled on the rugged north coast of Cornwall, Porthtowan stands as a picturesque haven, enticing travellers with its stunning landscapes, rich history, and vibrant seaside culture. Porthtowan has become a magnet for tourists seeking a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural experiences. Its unique charm, coupled with a range of activities, makes it a compelling destination for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Undoubtedly one of Porthtowan's most enchanting features is its beach, a broad expanse of golden sands framed by dramatic cliffs. The waves of the Atlantic Ocean crash against the shore, creating a mesmerizing rhythm that echoes the heartbeat of this coastal paradise. Surfers and beachgoers alike are drawn to the pristine waters, seeking the perfect wave or a tranquil spot to soak up the sun. The iconic Blue Flag status of Porthtowan Beach is a testament to its cleanliness and environmental stewardship. There are a myriad of activities to suit all tastes. Surfing, being one of the most popular pursuits, attracts wave riders from novice to expert levels. The local surf schools ensure that even beginners can catch their first wave under the guidance of experienced instructors. For those seeking a different kind of thrill, the South West Coast Path provides breathtaking hiking trails with panoramic views of the rugged coastline. The nearby mineral tramways offer a glimpse into Cornwall's industrial heritage. Once used for transporting minerals from inland mines to the coast, these trails now provide excellent opportunities for walking and cycling. Exploring these routes immerses visitors in the region's history, showcasing the ingenuity of past generations and the transformation of Cornwall from an industrial powerhouse to a tranquil tourist destination. Porthtowan is not merely a tourist destination; it is a thriving community with a strong sense of identity. The locals, known for their warm hospitality, welcome visitors with open arms, enriching the overall experience. Winston Graham lived close by and this whole area is known as Poldark Country as it was the geographical base for many of his novels.

St. Agnes lies further to the North and is renowned for its breathtaking coastal scenery, highlighted by towering cliffs that plunge into the sea. The South West Coast Path winds its way along these dramatic cliffs, providing panoramic views of the ocean and opportunities for invigorating walks. Trevaunance Cove, a sandy beach embraced by rugged cliffs, invites beachcombers and surf enthusiasts alike to enjoy the pristine waters of the Atlantic. History echoes through the narrow streets, where mining buildings stand as a testament to the village's heritage. Wheal Coates, a former tin mine perched on the cliff edge, is a hauntingly beautiful reminder of Cornwall's industrial past. The village itself boasts a collection of quaint cottages, a medieval church, and traditional pubs, creating an atmosphere that transports visitors back in time.

Redruth and Camborne are just inland and were the centre of Cornwalls mining heritage in the 18th century, indeed Gwennap Parish which was the heart of the tin and copper mining industry and became known, for a while, as the richest square mile on earth. The relics of this industry litter the countryside from traditional engine houses where the pumps were installed to remove the water from the mines, to the disused tram ways, traditional harbours and grand mansions.