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Stylish secluded detached modern rustic - half acre gardens parking 4 cars, wifi

Breage, Cornwall, UK
  • Cottage1076 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay1 - 7 nights

Stylish coastal cottage, parking, Wifi - half acre gardens - no other units

Should Thornleigh be full, please take a look at our other property with spectacular views in St Ives - Men an Mor 448597 sleeps up to 8

Thornleigh is a stylish, secluded & detached Cornish coastal cottage between superb Praa Sands and foodie heaven Porthleven. It is set in it's own half acre of beautiful gardens, detached with no neighbouring owners property or other units, you have full independence and privacy, it is a short drive to St Ives. Falmouth and the Helford. Only 2 miles from the coast & set deep in hedgerow lanes, next to 2 large country estates and central to all the attractions West Cornwall has to offer. Thornleigh has full central heating.

This hidden gem of a cottage has been recently renovated to provide spacious, light and stylish accommodation. The newly fitted kitchen with slate floor and iroko wood surfaces has all the equipment you require to cook up a feast. Full central heating will keep you toasty through the colder months.

The dining room and living room seat 9 comfortably. There are 2 bathrooms & 4 bedrooms all have new quality pocket sprung mattresses for a blissful sleep. Thornleigh is located close to the beautiful Praa Sands, Porthleven harbour and the historic town of Helston. Please see our website for further details; www.beachshacks.co.uk


Thornleigh is situated between Porthleven and beautiful Praa Sands. Porthleven is a popular harbour, and has many award winning restaurants, cafes and pubs. Below are a few we recommend;







The harbour also has many gift shops, and a well stocked fishing tackle shop which also organises boat and fishing trips.

Praa sands is a beautiful large sandy beach, ideal for families as it has lifeguards and amenities. There is a beach shop, surf hire and surf lessons are available. Also various cafes with fantastic views over the beach. One of these is the Sandbar which is a licensed beach bar/restaurant serving food and drink all day until late evening. There is plenty of seating with fantastic views over the beach through the many large windows. Also has a large balcony seating area overlooking the beach for dining al fresco. It is welcoming to all, couples, families, dog friendly and there is a retro games area with pinball and air hockey, and plenty of parking available.


Local pubs to Thornleigh

The Crown Inn at Crowntown is the closest pub to Thornleigh at just under a mile cross country walk or just over a mile drive. The Queens Arms is the local village pub at Breage, both of these are CAMRA recognised. Together with The Lion and Lamb at Ashton, these are 3 local pubs all serving pub grub and a selection of local ales.

The Victoria Inn at Perranuthnoe. Has received several Gold awards from Taste West and Cornwall Tourism. Good food in a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Advisable to book during busy times, great for Sunday lunch. Again welcoming to all.

Helston provides a range of takeaways, cafes, pubs and the stylish restaurant Nansloe Manor.


Thornleigh is surrounded by beautiful countryside and coastal walks, within 3 miles are Godolphin, an enchanging estate owned by the National Trust, Rinsey Cove, where you will find 2 old tin mines next to the cliff edge and steps down to the cove below and Loe bar/ Penrose Estate, great for long walks round Loe pool to the sea.

Also close by:

Seal Sanctuary

Poldark Mine

National Maritime Museum

Trebah Garden


Great place for local food is Trevaskis Farm Shop and Gardens, a modern take on a farm and shop with activities for children and pick your own.

If you need to do any more shopping you can continue to the main Hayle A30 roundabout which has an M&S, large Boots and Next.

There is a large 24hr Tesco in Helston, a Lidl, Sainsburys, Somerfield and a small Spar. In the town is Olivers, a deli, butchers and wine merchant.

Thornleigh is centrally situated to enjoy the many attractions of this beautiful part of Cornwall,

Further details on Thornleigh at www.beachshacks.co.uk

Slightly further afield yet only a 25 minute drive is the relative tranquility of the Helford a beautiful stretch of estuary much favoured by sailing folk. This area also boasts 2 superb gardens adjacent to each other; Trebah and Glendurgan. They each have incorporated activities for children and cafes to re fuel. The Helford has many attractive pubs and restaurants.

St Ives and Falmouth: Also a 25 minute drive is the bustling town of St Ives, famous for its Arts Colony & beautiful beaches, it contains more than 30 galleries, one of which is the Tate, St ives, situated on the beautiful surfing beach of Porthmeor. The Tate also looks after the Barbara Hepworth sculpture garden in the centre of town. A recent opening has been the Bernard Leach pottery Studio. The small cobbled streets of St Ives with little boutique shops provide hours of diversion. There is a good range of eating establishments from gourmet restaurants to take aways. Live music is often found in the town, culminating for 2 weeks in the September Festival when musicians from throughout the UK & the rest of the World come together in this small old fishing town.

A half hour drive from Thornleigh will also take you to Falmouth, here you can find the new and popular Maritime Museum, also lesser known the area of Penryn fast becoming a new artistic and creative part of Falmouth.



Jane at Beachshacks

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    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 baby crib, Sunny south facing room overlooks garden, Kingsize bed
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, Double aspect overlooks rural views and tin mine
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, 1 child bed, Sunny south facing garden 2 x 3ft singles & a 2ft 6 single
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen, 2 child bed, Zip link bed either 1 King or 2 x 2ft 6 singles
      • In each of the 4 bedrooms you will find a top quality pocket sprung mattress, bedlinen and towels. Bedroom 4 has flexible Zip link bed which can either be used as 1 King or 2 small singles. A spare child bed, travel cot and highchair is available further information at; www.beachshacks.co.uk


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, Family bathroom contains spa bath and seperate shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Newly fitted with Large shower enclosure
      • 2 bathrooms, recently appointed, one a family bathroom with spa bath and seperate shower cubicle/Mira electric shower. The second has a large modern shower enclosure and theromostatic shower.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Near The Ocean
        • Rural


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Fireplace
                      2 fireplaces, one decorative, other has an electric flame effect fire.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Full central heating throughout & towel rails in bathrooms
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                      beds made up ready
                    • Living Room
                      Has 2 large and 1 small sofa seating 9
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      Plenty of room for 3 or 4 cars,
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Telephone
                      Yes local and national calls included
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      House towels
                    • Tumble Dryer
                      Bosch tumble dryer in utility porch
                    • Washing Machine
                      Hotpoint in separate utility porch
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Kitchen
                          Well equipped kitchen
                        • Coffee Maker
                          2 x cafetieres
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Grill
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          2 large side by side fan ovens
                        • Pantry Items
                          A welcome hamper on arrival. A pint of milk wine biscuits and flowers.
                        • Refrigerator
                          large tall larder style
                        • Stove
                          Large Rangemaster range cooker with double oven and large 5 ring ceramic hob
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Lovely dining room off kitchen and living room, large windows over garden, dual aspect. Contains very large dining table, seating 10 comfortably, great for family gatherings/special occasions.
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Music Library
                                  Selection of Cd's
                                • Books
                                  Selection of approx 100 books
                                • Books for Kids
                                • DVD Player
                                  Selection of approx 50 dvds.
                                • Games
                                  Selection of boardgames
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Radio
                                • Stereo
                                  CD player with Dab radio and bluetooth connection
                                • Television
                                  2 LCD TV's one large in living room and a small one in the dining room. Both have Hdmi connections.
                                • Toys
                                  Some mainly outdoor toys, boogie boards, beach and garden toys in utility porch and garden box.
                                • Video Library


                                    • Bicycles
                                      Can be hired from Penrose cycle hire Porthleven 2 miles away. Lots of safe cycle routes around the Penrose estate.
                                    • Boat
                                      Boats can be hired from Porthleven less than 3 miles from Thornleigh. Also pedalo's in Helston boating lake 2 miles.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      South facing terrace with lovely views over half acre of gardens. Large outdoor table and chairs seat 9
                                    • Golf
                                      10 minute drive Praa Sands golf
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Hired from Praa Sands a 10 min drive
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Half an acre of beautiful mature gardens with wooden gazabo
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Patio
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                      Large wooden gazebo to seat 9. Also a porch utility area with washing machine and seperate dryer, a large upholstered seat containing toys, useful to take off your boots & coats.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Surf board and wet suit hire at Praa Sands 10 min drive.


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • marina
                                            • arboretum
                                            • bay/sound
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • caves
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • pond
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins
                                            • theme parks
                                            • water parks

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • spelunking
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • The cottage has been recently refurbished to provide every modern comfort inside. The generously proportioned sitting room is full of light from the south-facing garden. The decor is calming and natural, with sisal flooring, prints and artwork by local painters. There is a large separate dining room with table seating 10 comfortably. 2 LCD TV's and dvd players. A CD library and a collection of books and games are provided. The kitchen provides all you need to host a feast, it contains cream units with iroko wood surfaces, belfast sink, a large Rangemaster cooker and ceramic hob, large larder fridge, separate freezer and Smeg dishwasher. There is a utility porch containing a large washing machine and separate tumble dryer,and a bench seat containing toys. also useful for removing walking boots. Thornleigh is detached and surrounded by a beautiful, large and mature garden,of half an acre, containing a gazebo and Lutyens bench.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              4 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              A wonderful well equipped comfortable retreat - detached, secluded garden and field - we loved it.

                                                              Nicole b.

                                                              Payment confusion with Owners Direct system (implies and sates payment in full on credit card but does not clearly state they only take their service charge. Then need to actually pay rental charge to owner direct but fantastic comms with owner - lovely welcome pack, well equipped, stylish and comfortable. Fantastic secluded garden, gazebo and surrounding countryside. Great location for all major sites in Cornwall really. We had a really lovely retreat stay!

                                                              Great Property

                                                              Julie T.

                                                              We rented this property for a family gathering. It was the perfect location, not too far from shops yet off the beaten track enough that we could just relax and catch up. The garden was beautiful. We spent early mornings on the patio by the lounge and evenings on the decking which was conveniently far enough away from the house that we wouldn't wake the toddler, but near enough that we could hear if he cried. The lounge was large and sunny. The caretaker was so helpful in sorting out baby equipment when we arrived. Would definitely rent this property again.

                                                              Comfortable, well equipped and maintained cosy cottage.

                                                              Christine L.

                                                              The listing description was accurate regarding the location, layout and amenities. Jane the owner was most helpful in ensuring the sleeping arrangements were just right for us. The kitchen and utility area were both very well equipped. The house was warm and all the appliances and broadband worked perfectly.The property was very clean, comfortable and extremely well-maintained. We loved the garden and paddock. There was plenty of parking and the cottage and garden were private yet had some good views across the countryside. We enjoyed visiting Porthleven and Prussia Cove in particular. We had a lovely meal at Amelie's in Porthleven. I would highly recommend this property to others.

                                                              Gemütliches Ferienhaus für große Familie

                                                              Anke B.

                                                              schöne, geschmackvolle Einrichtung, toller Garten


                                                              Breage, Cornwall, UK

                                                              Thornleigh is central to the various tourist attractions found in Southern Cornwall. Within a 10 minute drive you find the spectacular surfing beach, bars & cafes of Praa Sands, the bustling harbour of Porthleven, the country estates of Godolphin NT & Penrose NT, mysterious & spectacular coastline around the old tin mines at Rinsey Cove NT, the beautiful Church Cove at Gunwalloe & the Seal Sanctuary and Helford estuary at Gweek. The majority of these attractions are in areas of outstanding natural beauty and a large proportion are under the protection of the national trust, a large majority are free to the general public. Within a 25 minute drive you can find the artistic and creative town of St Ives, the famous port of Falmouth with its Maritime Museum & the rest of the Helford estuary and Lizard Peninsula. Thornleigh is situated within a World Heritage Site of old mining activity, with many opportunities to explore this fascinating local history. www.beachshacks.co.uk

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