Mellow Cottage

Perranporth, Cornwall

A sociable, arty living space for old school seaside holidays – stroll down to the beach and head home for a barbecue in the evening sun


7 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 7


On the oldest road in Perranporth, leading to the clifftop, this terraced cottage’s unmistakably Cornish granite exterior lives up to its name. There’s room for the whole family or a group of friends here – all is clean, crisp and bright, but brought to life by the deft hands of owners John and Fiona, whose own creations contribute to a fun mix of paintings and objects.

The front patio faces east for breakfasts – fuel up before heading downhill for a surf or swim at the sweeping three mile stretch of sand (beach clobber is provided and the area is monitored by lifeguards in summer).

In the evening, the deck is the place for a sundowner until the wood-burner calls and it’s time to head indoors. If Scrabble gets a bit heated, break away to one of the separate living spaces with a book or film from a lively collection.

View of the local Cornish beaches

We think you'll love

  • Feeling instantly at home
  • Seats at the end of the road where you can watch the sun set over the bay
Cosy lounge with log burner at Mellow Cottage in Cornwall

Home truths

  • Perranporth is popular in summer and can get crowded
  • One double bed is 4’ 6” wide


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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
Check out
By 10.30am
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £70
Weekly price
from £490
Damage deposit
3 night stays: £450 - £520.
1 Cottage for 7
From £707 beds4 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

The beach is the star here, and the reason for Perranporth’s existence. There’s all you’d hope for from a nostalgic seaside town – tennis courts, boating lake, and a playground. Among a wide range of pubs and restaurants, The Watering Hole, a bar and music venue right on the sands, is the pick of the bunch. For exploring further afield, the coastal path passes right through.

Local points of interest from Jon Gordon

  • It’s the beach everyone raves about and billed as a great place for surfing, snorkelling, sailing and generally splashing around. so what’s the attraction? Three miles of really golden sand, plus the great surf and the sand dunes for walking.
  • The Watering Hole on Perranporth beach. A bar, restaurant and music venue on our beach. Lots of live music good beer and good food. Always there when you need refreshment on the beach or watch the sun go down into the sea with a drink.
  • Perranporth Surrounded by countryside that inspired Winston Graham’s swashbuckling Poldark novels, the busy village has plenty of family eateries serving up traditional food along with many cafes and bars that cater for the beach crowd.
  • The village's modern name comes from Porth Peran, the Cornish for the cove of Saint Piran, the patron saint of Cornwall. He founded St Piran's Oratory on Penhale Sands near Perranporth in the 7th century. Buried under sand for many centuries.
  • For the more active, there are surf and kite buggy schools on the beach and from the village the coastal footpath provides some great walking.
  • Perranporth is a bustling seaside town. Just as you remember in your childhood. Full of shops, cafes pubs, surf schools and surf shops some of the best in the West. The most beautiful safe sandy bay and walks to die for along the dunes and cliffs.


Jon Gordon

John, an artist, and Fiona, a weaver and knitter, have poured their hearts into this place. They enjoy the cottage so much they intend to retire here when the time comes, and find the town suits them perfectly in its friendliness and quirkiness. Having run holiday cottages as well as retro caravans and yurts on their farm in Devon, they know exactly what’s needed for a comfortable, memorable holiday.