A warm welcome awaits
Open plan living area
Lounge/ Kitchen / Diner
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Beautiful Bathroom
View towards the property and garden
Relax in the beautiful garden
1 / 9  A warm welcome awaits
2 / 9  Open plan living area
3 / 9  Lounge/ Kitchen / Diner
4 / 9  Relax!
5 / 9  Double bedroom
6 / 9  Double bedroom
7 / 9  Beautiful Bathroom
8 / 9  View towards the property and garden
9 / 9  Relax in the beautiful garden

Anchor Cottage

Porthtowan (5mls SW), Cornwall
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Rural period cottage on a peaceful country lane
  • A short stroll from the traditional village of St Day
  • Walks, cycle paths and bridleways on your doorstep
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Just five miles from the sandy Blue flag beach of Porthtowan
  • Within easy reach of Falmouth, Truro, Redruth and more
Property code: ANCHC

This comfortable semi-detached period cottage is found on a quiet country lane within walking distance from the village of St Day.

A warm welcome awaits guests at Anchor Cottage, its whitewashed stone walls and aquamarine tones inviting you inside. Located along a peaceful lane just half a mile from the rural village of St Day, you are near enough to stroll down for some fresh bread and the morning paper. With lots of walks, cycle paths and bridleways in the area and the sandy surfing beaches of North Cornwall just 5 miles away, you couldn't ask for more.

The cottage still retains some of its period charm, complemented by light painted wood, vintage furniture and a heavenly brass bed. The open-plan kitchen/living area has all you could need, with a dining table and sofa where you can settle down with a meal and film in the evening. Outside the property, a spacious enclosed patio is the perfect place to take the sun in the afternoon and to enjoy a BBQ.

Anchor cottage is well placed to discover the mining heritage of this area of the coast. The historic tin mine ruins of Wheal Coates are an 8-mile drive away and here you can pick up the coastal path to walk along the St Agnes Heritage Coast. For beaches, shops and seafood restaurants, the seaside resort of Perranporth is 9 miles from the cottage or for a trip to a larger coastal town, just 10 miles away is the deep natural harbour of Falmouth.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 bedroom – 1 double
  • 1 bathroom – 1 en-suite
  • Kitchen - electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with icebox, dishwasher and washing machine
  • TV/DVD
  • BBQ provided
  • Electric and central heating included B
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi available
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome – regret no puppies under 10 months unless by prior arrangement
  • Regret no children allowed
  • Shops and pubs walking distance, beach 5 miles
  • Arrival: 2.30pm

This property is personally managed by Joseph.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jackie 28th September 2019

Lovely location close to beaches and towns. Cream tea and dog treats on arrival. Safe enclosed garden.The cottage is cosy.Comfortable bed.

Reviewed by Amanda 14th September 2019

Good location, very central for Cornwall highlights, although not great for local; services (pubs / shops etc) you will need a car. Well equipped cottage.

Reviewed by Geoffrey 24th August 2019

Excellent cottage ideally situated, the north and south coast within a 20 minute drive. Thoroughly reccomended.

Reviewed by David 15th June 2019

Anchor cottage is very nice, clean and comfortable accommodation well equipped in a beautiful quiet rural location but not to far away from the coast or local amenities in Redruth. Fully enjoyed our stay and would recommend fully anchor cottage

Reviewed by Andrew 8th June 2019

Lovely cottage with all the facilities needed. Nice enclosed garden excellent for our dog and lots of local walks. The Star Inn 5 mins walk away was a great friendly local pub. All in all the perfect holiday cottage.

Reviewed by Stephen 1st June 2019

The location was ideal for what we wanted, close to tourist attractions but on the outskirts of a small village so little traffic. Local shops and amenities only a short walk away.

Reviewed by Nicola 6th October 2018

Anchor Cottage was in a great location, a short walk to the village St Day with two nice dog friendly pubs, a couple of shops and butchers. A very well appointed comfortable cottage, nice friendly owners close to. We found the location great to travel the local area and further afield. We look forward to a return visit.

Reviewed by Marion 22nd September 2018

It's our 3rd visit to anchor cottage so that says it all. It's a great location for all our favourite beaches and is a short drive from Padstow and port isaac. Sue and Richard are extremely welcoming.

Reviewed by Susanne 15th September 2018

The cottage is in an ideal location for the south of Cornwall. Fully equipped with everything as you would find at home including hairdryer. Lovely fluffy towels and nice welcoming Cream Tea, milk and Tea Bags. The garden is lovely and secure if you take your Dog. Its a shame the weather wasnt on our side to utilise it. Lovely and quite with a goodRead more local Pub up the lane. The Star Inn very welcoming with good food, reasonably priced. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 1st September 2018

Very quiet comfortable cottage in a small village with easy access to all points in middle and southern Cornwall. Village provides a friendly welcoming pub (the star inn) within a five minute walk from the cottage.There is an excellent Butcher in the village.

Reviewed by Mandy 21st July 2018

The property is in a great position to travel around Cornwall its only a few miles to quite a few main places. We arrived to a wonderful cream tea and milk in the fridge, nice large fluffy towel and a great enclosed safe garden for our large dog. The bathroom is large and bedroom has one chest of drawers and a wardrobe. Beautiful views from the winRead moredows. Hide

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

North Cornwall

Embark on clifftop wanderings along the South West Coast Path to discover ancient myths and legends; King Arthur at Tintagel Castle, or the giant at the Bedruthan Steps. Surfers flock here to ride the famous swell that carved the dramatic coastline, and Bude and Newquay are havens for the sport. From sandy bays and beaches to the seafood delights of Padstow or thrills of Camel Creek Adventure Park, North Cornwall is brimming with things to do; trails to trek, cream teas to gobble, and adventure to be had.

West Cornwall

Let the history, romance and raw beauty of West Cornwall whisk you through time, into rocky coves and along sweeping sands to Land’s End where the UK slips into the Atlantic. Discover an oasis of flora owed to the rare geology of the Lizard peninsula. You can kayak around Godrevy Island, wander the galleries of St Ives, catch a performance at the open-air Minack Theatre, and still make it to Marazion for dinner: St Michael’s Mount makes the ultimate backdrop.

South Cornwall

Tucked away from the swell of the Atlantic pretty fishing harbours sleep, and lush carpets of greenery roll up to craggy cliffs. Discover the fishing and smuggling history in Kingsand and Cawsand, or walk the South West Coast Path from Fowey to the tiny tidal beach at Readymoney Cove. Sample local ales in St Austell before visiting Charlestown’s tall ships, the enchantments of the Eden Project, or The Lost Gardens of Heligan. From vibrant towns to secret beaches and exhilarating days out, the south has it all.

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