5 & 6 Porth Farm Cottages

Newquay, Cornwall
+44 (0)7779 659838

Two charming coastal path cottages - a stroll from surf school, shop and gastropub. Take both cottages for a big family get-together


2 places


Sleeping from 4 – 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

The beach is a 7-minute stroll, the cliff path crosses National Trust coastline, the quiet village has a surf school, shop and fish ‘n’ chips: all the ingredients for a terrific seaside holiday. The cottages are part of a horseshoe of converted farm buildings with communal gardens, swings and zip wire, all tucked into a hillside with views over the Vale of Lanherne and out to sea.

Underfloor heating will keep you warm and there are roaring fires in the open-plan living rooms. Soak in a roll top bath; blast away sand under a huge shower head. Cook in sunny kitchens that catch the morning sun and, if you take both cottages, there’s plenty of room for 10 at the table.

Outside: watch the sunset over the bay with an evening drink and gaze up at the ‘living roof’ of flowers. It’s a short drive to the Eden Project or St Ives, but mostly you can leave the car behind. The coastal path stretches to Newquay, Watergate Bay and Padstow (good bus service, too) and there’s a friendly outdoor cafe with ducks and geese down the valley on your way to the ancient village of St Mawgan – a 40-minute walk through woodland and fields.

5 & 6 Porth Farm Cottages - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Packing up a picnic and joining the coastal path for a long yomp
  • Ambling down to the beach for a swim or surf
  • Reading in the cosy sitting room by the fire
Exterior of Porth Farm Cottages in Devon looking out to sea

You should know

  • It's a bit hilly for the less than agile
  • Not really suitable for toddlers due to the spiral staircase


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm Friday
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Underfloor heating, advice on walks and dog poop bags by the door.

Dogs £20 per stay. Max. 2.


Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £480
Damage deposit
3 nights £400.
1 Cottage for 6
From £1605 beds3 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From £1003 beds2 bedrooms



We spent a wonderful week in 5 Porth Farm Cottages.. The cottage is beautiful - charming, cosy and really well equipped.. The underfloor heating was so good we never got round to lighting the fire! Our toddler twins loved the luxurious double shower and playing in the gardens. The beach is stunning and dog friendly and the coastal path is just 5 minutes from the front door. Excellent cream teas at Carnewas National Trust an easy hike along the cliffs. Would love to come back!

Cathy, Bath

We had such an enjoyable stay at 5 Porth Farm Cottages. Everything we needed was provided (even a garlic press!). The cottage was spotless & very cozy and comfortable. Perfectly situated for the short (if steep) walk to the beach & the local shops & eateries. We had 2 amazing walks from our doorstep. We followed the river to St Mawgan for lunch and a visit to the historic church. And we walked the cliff tops to Watergate Bay; stunning views all the way. Amazing bathroom, underfloor heating and the most spectacular sunsets over the sea. And we got sunshine! Couldn’t ask for more. Thanks.

Nancy, Liverpool

A really lovely cottage - not flashy, but thoughtfully put together with everything we needed for a great family holiday. The kids loved the garden and being able to walk to the beach and the views out over the countryside are beautiful. We'll be back!

Becca & Charlie, London

I had the most wonderful week in 6 Porth Farm Cottages. The cottage was beautifully cosy and just a short stroll from the gorgeous beach. The views across the fields and the sea were stunning and it really was the perfect location. Carol, the owner, shared a brilliant welcome note with fantastic recommendations of where to eat, walk and explore. Highly recommend the cottages and will be hoping to return!

Sarah, London

This was our 2nd visit to Porth Cottages and it didn't disappoint! We had a fantastic week - the cottage had everything we needed and we enjoyed using the outdoor space. Within walking distance to restaurants/pub, the beach and lovely coastal walks. We shall definitely be back again!

Jackie and Simon, Yeovil

We stayed in Cottage 5, although both cottages are beautiful. Real wood floors, tonnes of natural daylight streaming in, and the wind whistling around the eaves make these a refreshing and restorative place to stay. Underfloor heating in Number 5, an open fireplace and a simply stunning walk-in shower mean you don't want to leave! The beach is a 5 min walk with towering cliffs giving options for bracing walks. There's a little shop in Mawgan Porth that sells everything you need for a weekend, from Pasty's and Cider to fresh bread and produce. Can't wait to stay again!

Mat & Monica, London

The cottage is charming with elm floorboards, fresh local flowers on arrival, cosy bedrooms and a roomy modern bathroom which is perfect post beach. The setting is delightful, safe for children with equipment for them to play. The spectacular beach and good local shops are a 7 minute walk. We love this cottage and always have a wonderful stay.

Liz, London

I loved 5 and 6 with their quirky interiors and a sense of a really welcoming home from home.The lovely sandy beach and coast path are on the doorstep and whatever the weather the setting is perfect. Carol clearly loves the cottages and has filled them with furniture and furnishings that give them a fabulous eclectic feel. Really special places to while away time and escape.

Valerie, Sawday's inspector

A comfortable and cosy cottage. Well equipped kitchen and lovely bathroom. Small outside space with table for eating outside facing onto the play area. Great location being close to the beach and shops and wonderful walks both by the sea and inland.

Carol, Woking, Surrey

This cottage is beautifully, sympathetically & tastefully done up with rustic Cornish tradition coupled with modern features to provide the best in comfort. We absolutely adore it. From sunken showers to underfloor heated wooden boards. It is perfectly situated with just a short walk to the beach. We love it so much we return each year and the memories just keepn getting better. Perfect for young children, teenagers or just adults looking for perfection!

Bella, London

A beautiful stone cottage; stylishly converted with wonderful beams, open staircase and wooden flooring. Comfortable bedrooms and a stunning bathroom. Well maintained, clean and well equipped. In a great location on that stretch of the North coast with walking onto the coastal paths from the door... Many thanks to the helpful owners for a wonderful week enjoyed there.

Emma, London

The whole family loved our stay at Porth farm cottage number 6, it is homely and has all the things you needs. Lovely deep bath and good shower to relax in after a day at the beach. Well equipped kitchen and comfortable throughout. The outside space is well kept and great for the kids and the spot has lovely views over the valley. All communication with the owner Carol was easy and friendly. We would love to return to stay in this cottage and also really fell for Mawgan Porth and surrounding area.

Claudia, London

We have recently spent a most magical time at 5 porth farm cottage. we received very clear directions on how to get there and local information which was really useful. We arrived to find our new 'home' spotlessly clean and charming, with a well equipped kitchen a great shower room and pretty bedrooms. There was loads of information on what to do in the area. The cottage itself was very cosy and comfortable and lovely to come back to after a day out exploring. We didn't get to use the log fire as the weather was amazingly hot but a good excuse to return!

Colette, Loughborough

A wonderful, cosy cottage where we really felt at home immediately. Nice view over the valley down to the sea, and not far away from the beach and the village center with a small shop, coffee bars and a pub. Lot's of space outside, great for children to play. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Booking, payment, instructions and communication were easy all the time. It is a great place to stay, and we can only recommend it as an absolutely lovely family cottage for holidays in Cornwall. Thanks, Carol, for everything!

Oliver, Munich

This cosy cottage is the perfect place for a family holiday. Our kids loved the short ramble down to the beach, along a scrubby country path dotted with butterflies and also remarkably tame wild rabbits. At the beach, our eight-year-old got stuck in with surfing - with the help of the fabulous local surf school - and was standing up on her board in her first lesson! We stayed in June, but the weather was changeable, so we happily made good use of the small open fire. We also had the best fish I've ever eaten from the local fishmonger who calls weekly at the cottage.

Sophie, Stroud, Gloucestershire

This place is a piece of paradise. We've had such an amazing time. Carol has always been very helpful making sure she would accommodate our needs as we were traveling with babies. The cottages are something out of this world. Very cosy,, everything very clean and tidy, the decoration is of such a good taste!!! The kids had such a great time outside, playing with the zip wire, running about.. The view will take your breath away, beautiful sunset from here. Overall, the only downside is that we had to leave after 5 days going back to London. We'll be back one day, I can't wait! Thank you Carol

Jefferson, London

We stayed at 5 & 6 for a wonderful 10 day holiday with the family. The cottages are beautiful and comfy, everything you need for a relaxing break in idyllic surroundings, bathroom in no 5 is five star !! Highly recommended!

Andrea, Surrey

This was the perfect long weekend treat my partner and I were looking for. We arrived late on the Friday night, but this made it all the more exciting to wake up to glorious views from bed, looking out to sea, and across the cliffs. The area has some great walks- we were lucky with the weather- but also lots of lovely things to do on rainy days. The cottage was just fab for hanging out in and relaxing- we enjoyed cooking in the lovely kitchen, relaxing in the bath, and most of all being cosy when it was so cold out. Honestly, just heaven. I want to go and live there!


A lovely homely cottage. The owners have taken a lot of care and thought in renovating this let. We had a wonderful time. Kids age 5 and 7 loved the art hut and made lots of friends. They were able to play and wander around safely so it felt like stepping back in time where children can put down technology and just be. Cottages have a communal feel with the others on site and the atmosphere is very relaxed. We loved this cottage and would happily recommend it and would go back. The views from the master bedroom to the sea is beautiful. It's also a great location.


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The neighbourhood

You're in an AONB owned by the National Trust and the whole coastline is dotted with iron age forts and settlements. There's a little shop in the village, a fish and chip shop, a restaurant and two cafes, but you'll need to go to Newquay to stock up properly. The South West Coast Path is on your doorstep for bracing walks - seven miles to Newquay and Watergate Bay. Mawgan Porth beach is a five-minute walk and you'll find a good pub in St Mawgan - a very pretty 40-minute walk.

Local points of interest from Carol & Peter Misch

  • National Trust coastal path, dramatic cliffs, sandy beach, dunes, rock pools, river, caves, surf school all minutes away.
  • Ideal for family & friends gatherings as the cottages are in a horseshoe of 8, of which several are let by the owners. Families return each year, some for decades..Also perfect for artists (the light can be magical), walking parties, or a winter hideaway .
  • Eden Project is a 40 minute drive, the winter a perfect time to warm up in tropical rainforest and desert Biomes and learn about nature and sustainability.
  • A perfect spot from which to explore Cornwall's famous gardens..Lost Gardens of Heligan, Trebagh, Trelissick and Glendurgan all within easy reach.
  • The winding, vibrant lanes of St Ives are only an hour away and Tate St Ives is a must for all art lovers. Barbara Hepworth's Studio and garden are facinating. Newlyn Art Gallery and Penlee House Gallery and Museum near Penzance are not to be missed!
  • Jamie Oliver's "Fifteen" in Watergate Bay, Retorrick Mill with Scotty and Babs a 20 minute walk (summer only), Falcon Inn at St Mawgan, Off The Beach in Mawgan Porth, eco hotel The Scarlet, and Bedruthan Steps Hotel both a 5 minute walk


Carol & Peter Misch

Carol, Peter and their now grown-up children used to rent whichever of the cottages was available from the owners, who had bought and developed the farm buildings in the 1930s. They came for the beach and surf and when the cottages came up for sale just had to buy them. Using talented craftsmen to build the internal woodwork and guided by Peter’s very specific eye for detail they created two uncluttered cottages perfect for summer and winter stays.