In Porthtowan, just next to St Agnes on the North Cornish Coast
About Susan Swales
Towancott is owned and managed by a family who currently live in the South East of England. We have been spending our summer holidays in Cornwall for the past few years, and when the opportunity to buy Towancott came up, we jumped at the chance. We come to stay as often as we can, and are continually making improvements and adding features to make any stay a real holiday.
Why Susan Swales chose Porthtowan
We love the location at the top of the valley, next to the farm. What we like most is the fact that it is just a 10 minute walk to the beach, but at the day's end, we can leave that all behind and return to our own space and tranquility.
What makes this Cottage unique
The sense of space when you step out into the garden is amazing. There is little to obscure the view of the valley, yet it feels very private and secluded.
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Comfortable, clean, convenient and cosy cottage
We felt very at home in Towancott, it was well equipped and had plenty of room for our family of 5. It is located on a quiet lane and is just a 5 minute walk down to Porthtowan beach, which is excellent for surfing and bodyboarding. The owner, Susan, was very helpful with our enquiries. Highly recommended.
Amazing cottage in great location
What a wonderful week we spent in Susan’s cottage in the beginning of April! The cottage is beautifully located, off the beaten track but within a short walk to a beautiful beach (couple of lovely cafes and restaurants there - the Beach Cafe was great for breakfast!) and a bit longer but really nice walk to the amazing Chapel Porth Beach. The cottage is really unique, with authentic charm and a very spacious garden. Our three daughters (2, 6 and 8) absolutely loved exploring both the cottage and the surroundings. The owners worry about the stairs - you probably should be careful with really young children, but our youngest, 2.5 years old, was perfectly fine. We were a bit worried about the tree house and the youngest one - the owners kindly removed the ladder so the children could explore everything freely.
Everything fully equipped, perfectly clean plus we had lovely scones with clotted cream and jam waiting for us upon arrival. We enjoyed our stay very much, kids keep talking about the garden and the beaches - Thank you so much Susan, we would love to be back.
A lovely, cosy cottage by the beautiful Cornish coast.
Towancott is an very old but charming cottage with lovely gardens and views. It was very clean and well equipped and the log burner made it very cosy in the evening. The location was fantastic - short walk to the coastal path and Porthtowan and Chapel Porth beaches. Nice places to eat and drink within easy reach. Also great place to explore Cornwall from - Lands End, Mousehole, The Edne Project, St Ives, Truro and, closer to home, St Agnes which was lovely!
A great holiday in a really quaint and much loved cottage - thank you!
Comfortable and relaxing holiday in a well-equipped restored family country cottage.
The cottage is beautifully restored with good taste and all modern amenities and is set in a quiet location close to a beach typical of North Cornwall, with clifftop walks and easy access to surrounding towns and countryside....and a very good local inn nearby within a 10' walk!
Lovely cottage in a quiet location and beautiful surroundings
We enjoyed a lovely 2 week stay at Towancott. The cottage was very well equipped, particularly the kitchen and we found everything we needed for a really pleasant stay. The garden is nice and spacious and great for the children, as is the wifi! The beach is a bit of a walk down quite a steep and very rough cliff path but within 15 minutes you are on a lovely beach, with good facilities and life guards. We enjoyed many days on the beach - wind break a must! and purchased one or two ice creams from the Moomaids of Zennor! There is a nice pub - The Victory Inn nearby and there are several supermarkets within a 10 minute drive. We visited St Ives a couple of times which has lovely beaches and excellent shopping and Perranporth as we could take the dog on the beach and buy him a doggie ice cream (Chicken flavour!). We were lucky with the weather and it stayed dry most days but on a rainy day we visited the seal sanctuary which was quite nice but also quite expensive. Overall I would recommend Towancott, the owner is very helpful and answered any queries we had very promptly.
Beautiful property and location!
A stunning cottage with plenty of space and home comforts. We didn't need for anything.
The location was idillic with the beach within walking distance and a short drive to Newquay or St Ives. The Victory Inn serves nice home cooked food and is easily within walking distance. The blue bar on the beach front offers a relaxed vibe for a drink watching the surfers on the waves.
Our little girl loved the countryside whilst I found it the perfect place to relax, enjoy special family time and pick up my paint brushes.
Would definitely return!
Porthtowan is located on the north coast of Cornwall, and is in the parish of St Agnes. The area is in both a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a World Heritage Site. A rough meaning of the name Porthtowan is ‘cove of sand dunes’, from old Cornish. The region is of great historic importance, and the countryside is dotted with wheals which are evidence of its copper mining past.
Located at the top of the valley, 90 metres above sea level, Towancott is deceptively close to the beach. Situated only 8 miles form Truro, it is the perfect location from which to explore the Heritage Coast. It is also a popular destination for surfers, and is home to a yearly long boarding tournament.