SEA BREEZE & DRIFTWOOD
Cornish Holiday Homes with Spectacular Views of the Sea
A gorgeous six-bedroomed eco-home with a lovely large garden overlooking the sea
A lovely one-bedroomed home with its own private garden overlooking the sea
* In a truly world class position with superb sea views
* Within a short walk (less than 5 minutes) to the South West Coastal Path. Within walking distance of Porthcurno (10 mins), Porth Chapel (10 mins) and Pednvounder (20-25 mins) beaches.
* An ideal base for walkers, bird watchers, beach fanatics, theatre-goers or people just wishing a break away from it all
* Within very easy walking distance (5 mins) of the internationally renowned Minack Theatre
* Rates change throughout the year
Sea Breeze and Driftwood Studio sit in an elevated and world-class position on Rospletha Cliff directly between Porthcurno and Porth Chapel beaches, which have both been described by the Good Beach Guide as "paradise". Perhaps the more famous of the two beaches is Porthcurno which lies in a sheltered south east facing valley within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with gorgeous fine soft white sand and high cliffs on both sides providing shelter. At the lowest tides you can walk all the way around to Pednvounder beach and to the Logan Rock.
Porthcurno beach has always been popular with families and is internationally renowned for the Minack Theatre which was built in the 1920’s by theatrical visionary Rowena Cade and her gardener. Also of note is Logan Rock which is famous for its 80 tonne granite rocking stone not forgetting the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum which paints the picture of Cornwall’s role in the pioneering days of global communications.
Porthcurno itself has its own pub and a popular beach café and shop whilst the village of St Buryan, some three miles away, has two excellent village shops, a primary school and an historic parish church.
Sennen Cove has the Old Success pub and fantastic fish and chip offerings with which you can watch the sunset over Cape Cornwall and there are also galleries and shops, Ben Tunnicliffe's restaurant and a fantastic Farmers Market at the top of the cliff each week. Great surfing can be found at Sennen and Gwenver, with both Sennen Surfing Centre and Smart Surf School offering world-class tuition.
St Just is also nearby which has great cafes and pubs.
Penzance, the largest town in west Cornwall, has an excellent range of shops, supermarkets, banks, restaurants a cinema and many other facilities. It is also an active port and is on the main Penzance to Paddington line.
The rugged coastline of west Cornwall is renowned for its excellent walking and birdwatching and there are many delightful sandy coves in the vicinity.
SEA BREEZE GALLERY
* Stunning, newly re-built Eco-house with large rooms and underfloor heating throughout in an incredible location with outstanding views
* 6 bedrooms (1 Superking with en-suite bathroom, 1 King with en-suite bathroom, 4 x 3ft Twin/Superking if pushed together - let me know when booking if this is required)
* Sleeps 12
* Large open-plan kitchen/dining/living room
* Superb sitting room with feature fireplace containing woodburning stove and very large sliding patio doors onto a patio, sun terrace & outdoor eating area with generous lawn
* Glazed gable-end with Juliet balcony from Superking bedroom overlooking the sea. Juliet balcony from King bedroom with stunning views over the surrounding fields and the sunset
* 3 Family bathrooms, 2 en-suite bathrooms, plus a separate WC and heated outdoor shower
* Sun trap gardens with large, paved, sun terrace lawn facing the sea over an 'infinity lawn'
* Well-equipped kitchen, with electric hob, American-style fridge freezer, separate drinks fridge, 2 dishwashers, single oven, combination microwave oven, larder cupboard and plenty of storage
* 3 Car parking spaces for Sea Breeze
* Linen included (feather duvets and pillows are provided for comfort - synthetic are available if required)
* Wi-fi / Phone / TV: There is very high-speed Wi-Fi (BT fibre), Freeview TV as well as YouView with extra channels and the ability to record and pause.
* Bookings: Short stays available (3 night minimum, no changeovers Sat or Sun) and weekly stays (changeover on Fridays) in peak season & school holidays. No parties (it's a family home).
* Children: 2 x travel cots (linen for these is not included) and 2 x high chairs are available- please let me know when booking.
* Dogs: Two well-behaved small/medium dogs are welcome at the property (in the downstairs tiled living areas only - not on the furniture, upstairs, nor in in any of the bedrooms please) at an additional cost. Please let me know when booking.
From the parking area a path leads through an arbour, down a slope, through a Mediterranean style paved front garden and to the beautiful hand-made timber door opening into:-
PORCH / HALLWAY – A lovely, light porch with seating and space underneath to store boots and shoes - opens into a large double-height entrance hall with herringbone oak floor tiles and masses of natural light. The stairs to the first floor leading up from it, a WC just opposite, the door to the living area at one side, 2 bedrooms at the other and and a wide hallway with a couple of steps down to a shower room and a bathroom at the other side.
KITCHEN / DINING / LIVING – A beautiful and very large living area dominated by staggering, full-height set of double-glazed sliding doors which overlook the rear garden and out towards the open ocean. Stunning oak timbers throughout which are adding character and oak-effect tiled flooring throughtout this area with underfloor heating. There is a beautiful fireplace with a large oak lintel and a feature cast iron woodburning stove on top of a slate hearth, with storage space for logs and kindling in the cupboards to each side. A sofa and 2 wing chairs for cosy seating around the fireplace. There is another very comfortable seating area by the TV in the corner of the room.
The kitchen is a white Shaker-style design with a large navy Shaker-style island unit and breakfast bar seating. Carerra marble worksurfaces complement the area. A rack for wine and drinks fridge for cooling drinks, a large American-style fridge/freezer, a Quooker hot water/boiling tap, single oven, combination oven/microwave, 2 integrated dishwashers, tiled splashbacks, underfloor heating.
The main living area is 2 slate steps above the dining area, to maximise views for all, out of the sliding doors. The dining area is flooded with light, due to the glazing and a large lantern skylight above the whole area. There is a large dining table with chairs and a wonderful seating area, with corner sofa, immediatly overlooking the view.
CLOAKROOM / WC – Feature star tiled flooring with underfloor heating with a WC and corner wash hand basin.
BEDROOMS 1 & 2– Spacious, with 2 (3 foot) divan beds. Double glazed full-height sliding doors with glorious views out over the paved sun terrace and out towards the open ocean. Carpeted with underfloor heating.
BEDROOM 3 – Spacious, with 2 (3 foot) divan beds. Double glazed-window with a lovely large window facing west. Carpeted with underfloor heating.
BEDROOM 4 – Spacious, with 2 (3 foot) divan beds. 2 double-glazed windows with views out over the side and front courtyard garden. Carpeted with underfloor heating.
DOWNSTAIRS FAMILY BATHROOM – Blue patterned tiled flooring with a WC, bath, traditional chrome shower over the bath, large sink, heated towel rail, ith contemporary chrome shower head and shower bar and chrome wall mounted shower controls. Large window at the rear. Underfloor heating.
DOWNSTAIRS SHOWER ROOM – Beautifully tiled with a very large walk-in shower area with controls at entry, ceiling-mounted, large, contemporary shower head, plus hand attachment, WC, sink and heated towel rail. Underfloor heating.
UTILITY ROOM – Beige tiled flooring with a Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Large Butler Sink, Vacuum, Mop, Ironing board, iron and plenty of shelves. Underfloor heating.
STAIRCASE & LANDING – Wide, L-shaped staircase with bespoke solid oak ballustrades and black spindles - beautifully light due to a large window and skylights, leads onto a wide landing - off which -
UPSTAIRS FAMILY BATHROOM – Airy room with a bespoke double vanity unit which overlooks the Juliet balcony onto the sea. Free-standing double-ended bath also overlooks the view and WC in the corner with ladder-style towel rail. Underfloor heating.
FIRST FLOOR MASTER BEDROOM – A spectacular and enormous bedroom master. As you enter onto carpet there is a large open area, off which you enter a large en-suite and also a very spacious walk-in wardrobe. The whole gable end is glazed with incredible views out, over the garden and open countryside to the sea. You descend 2 steps and there is a large, bespoke desk, and a Superking double bed. Full width apex wall of double glazed windows with double glazed Juliet balcony doors opening with views out over the open countryside towards the coastline beyond. Two large Velux windows to your side. Oak-effect tiles and underfloor heating:-
MASTER BEDROOM WALK-IN DRESSING ROOM – Hanging rails, shelving and chest of drawers. Masses of space. Also off the master bedroom:-
MASTER BEDROOM EN-SUITE – Black herringbone tiled floor with a bespoke oak double vanity unit, Velux windows, a large walk-in shower with black controls as you enter, large contemporary shower head, plus wall-mounted hand attachment, plus ladder-style towel rail, WC and bidet. Underfloor heating. Also off the landing :-
STUDY– Views out of large dormer onto the fields behind the house, desk and table and view through to Playroom through glazed doors (curtains can be pulled for privacy) and out over flat roof to garden and sea. Carpeted with underfloor heating. Also off the landing :-
PLAYROOM– Airy room with plenty of space and a large day-bed. TV in place. Views out over flat roof to garden and sea. Carpeted with underfloor heating. Also off the landing :-
KING BEDROOM – A stunning bedroom. As you enter onto carpet there is a King double bed, large double-glazed windows with double-glazed Juliet balcony with beautiful views out over the fields and open countryside and to the evening sunset. Has a cupboard with shelf and hanging space. Carpeted with underfloor heating:- also had it's own EN-SUITE – White and navy star hexagon floor tiles with walk-in shower area with blue tiles and contemporary chrome fittings, shower head, plus wall-mounted hand attachment, plus ladder-style towel rail, WC, sink and Velux windows. Underfloor heating.
GARDEN – Sea Breeze benefits from breathtaking views and a stunning, large garden. It is exceedingly well-designed by one of the premier Landscape Architects in Cornwall. There is a lovely courtyard garden upon entry, a sun-trap and out of any wind, which gives access to the front of the house and has an outdoor shower and tap, it leads to a side-passage where you can access the back of the house and garden. The sea-side of the house has a full-width paved sun terrace overlooking a sea-facing 'infinity lawn' which seamlessly leads to the views of the sea. Beautifully planted to complement the house and garden. Built-in garden furniture includes a table with bench seating, plus Adarondack chairs.
* 1 bedroom with king-size bed
* Sleeps 2
* Good-sized sitting room with picture window overlooking the sea
* Lovely bathroom
* Well-equipped kitchen with views over the garden and onto the sea
* Private outside area overlooking the sea - separated from the Sea Breeze garden by a fence
* 1 parking space for Driftwood Studio
* Linen included (feather duvets and pillows, synthetic are available if required)
* Wi-fi / TV: There is very high-speed Wi-Fi (BT fibre), A large TV with DVD Player and a DVD library.
* Bookings: Minimum 3 night bookings.
* Children: A stair gate is available as well as 1 x high chair - please let me know when booking.
* Dogs: 1 small well-behaved dog is allowed (in the living areas - not on the furniture, nor in the bedrooms please) at an additional cost. Please let me know when booking.
A private gravel path leads from the parking area around to the front of the self-contained Driftwood Studio. There is a private gravelled Mediterannean style garden which takes in the beautiful views, overlooking the sea, which leads into:-
KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM – well -equipped kitchen with a table and 4 chairs, double glazed windows with fantastic views over the garden and out over the sea, understair storage with stairs leading up to:-
SITTING ROOM – exposed timber floorboards and beams with a double-glazed window with views out towards the open ocean, comfortable sofa, large TV to:-
BATHROOM - exposed timber floorboards, loo, panelled bath and electric shower (shower over bath), wall mounted night store heater, pedestal wash hand basin, wall-mounted shaver point
BEDROOM – exposed timber floorboards, Velux window, porhole style window with old stock red brick surround overlooking the countryside to the rear, storage alcove with hanging rail. King-sized double bed
*Sea Breeze and Driftwood Studio can be booked together. If not, please be aware that there may be people staying next door. They are separate buildings with separate entrances and the gardens are separated by a fence*
THINGS TO DO
Within 10 minutes walk to some of the most beautiful beaches on earth
Less than 5 miniutes walk to the South West Coastal Path
A plethora of delicious local restaurants and cafes
Surfing, sailing, paddle boarding + more are all within easy reach
Spend time relaxing and enjoying the beautiful views
Art, Craft & Drama
Many nearby galleries, potteries, plus the Minack Theatre very nearby
SEA BREEZE REVIEWS
"We had a wonderful time! This house is absolutely amazing! We definitely want to come back one day and tell all of our friends about the place. Thank you for letting us enjoy this little piece of heaven!" - Berto-Bahais family
"We all had just one expression - WOW. Everyone bursted with joy. The view is undoubtedly fantastic and no pictures can do it justice. Very well maintained and organised." - Gagan
"Do not hesitate! This place is FANTASTIC! The home has everything a family would need, full kitchen. WIFI is very fast! Plenty of space to spread out and relax. The views are truly unforgettable! The home has modern technology all over & very clear instructions on how to use all the tech. The host Jessica is extremely easy to communicate with & was available if we had any questions. Top notch host! Top notch home! Top notch views!" - Jeremy
"I hesitate to write a review, as keeping it a secret is tempting. The location is superb. We spent 3-4 days exploring Cornwall coast and the stretch of trail between Porthcurno and Portechapel Beach is among the most beautiful. Seeing the play at MInack theatre, a 2 min walk from the house was a highlight. The house had everything we needed to rlelax and to eat home-cooked meals." - Jimmy
"This house is fantastic. As far as places in Porthcurno, we have never stayed anywhere as nice and we have been coming here for years. The views are stunning and when it’s rainy and cold, the place is very cosy and warm. The coastal path starts just outside the doorstep and is one of the finest stretches of the Cornish coast. Jessica was a great host and very responsive to any questions we had. We will certainly be staying here again and would recommend it to anybody else." - Tom
"Such an amazing location, perfectly placed for stunning beaches, Lands End, Penzance & St. Ives. Lots of walks with breath taking views. Porthcurno beach & the Minack Theatre a mere stone’s throw away. Felt so lucky to be able to spend time at Sea Breeze with it’s uninterrupted sea views. Such a fresh, light & spacious space yet somehow also comfortable, warm & cosy - a lovely place to return to after a day out - though would have been equally happy spending all day there gazing at the sea! Well equipped, daffodils & cream tea on the table when we arrived & even the dog was provided with a towel! Jess is a lovely host, approachable, responsive & welcoming. We left feeling relaxed, refreshed - & in my husband’s words - with a mellow feeling inside...!" - Ollie
"We had a wonderful stay at Sea Breeze. There was plenty of space for the whole family, the kitchen was beautifully decorated and well stocked with utensils (even the knives were sharp which was a rare treat). The view over the sea from the deck and windows of the house was wonderful and as we were there in winter we pretty much had the beaches to ourselves." - Jennifer
"Gorgeous home by the sea, near the loveliest beaches in England with views to die for." - Ruth
"Lovely property in fantastic location - Fantastic family holiday, great weather, great location with lovely views, amazing beaches within walking distance. Great café in the village." - David
"We spent 5 wonderful days in this large and exceptionally beautiful house. A dog friendly area and very nice landlord." - Alexander
"Superbly located house with magnificent views and a highly thought out and well appointed set of facilties with all mod cons." - Nicholas
"Jessica’s house is very attractive and well equipped in a stunning location. It is very spacious with a big garden, direct access to the coastal path and a stone’s throw from the Minack Theatre. Wonderful walking and wildlife. Highly recommend." - Maggie
"What a delightful place to stay. Sea Breeze was just wonderful. Jessica was a great host, personally making sure everything was in order and checking that we were settled into the property. The house was situated down a very quiet road with incredible sea views. The house had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay, in particular high quality bed linen, duvets and pillows. I could not recommend this property more highly." - Edward
"My family and I loved the Sea Breeze home. The check-in was uncomplicated and the host made sure to provide us with all the instructions we could possibly need. The house itself was beautiful, we were simply stunned by how lovely it was. The living room was incredibly comfortable with a wonderful sea view and the kitchen was well equipped. Everything seemed to have been thought through, starting with a file containing recommendations for guests as to where to eat, etc. One could reach the Carribbean like blue beach within a five minute walk, the same goes for the famous Minack Theatre. We visited the latter to watch a play by Chekhov. All in all I cannot stress enough the beautiful stay we've had. Without doubt, this was one of the loveliest places/regions I've ever seen and my whole family wants to return to Sea Breeze already." - Stephanie
"Driftwood is so comfortable with a fabulous view. The bed is really like being at home - not one of those hard thin mattresses as some provide. And big fluffy white towels and good quality duvet and pillows. Hard to get out walking and biking when we were so comfy but also great to come back to." - Von
"Idyllic hideaway above the cliffs, surrounded by magnificent nature and dream beaches. The small house has so much charm and has everything you need. Loving details can be discovered in all corners Maritime, authentic Driftwood Design. The kitchen is lavishly equipped. The bed is very comfortable" - Martin
"Quaint little cottage in a sensational location - Driftwood was the perfect choice for us. The location couldn't be more stunning: there is access to the coastal path literally from the back garden, with PorthCurno and Porth Chapel Beach easily accessible. Penzance as the nearest bigger town is a mere 20 minutes away. The studio is ideal for a couple, with a well-equipped kitchen, space to lounge upstairs and a beautiful bedroom. It‘s the quirky yet airy interior and the personal touches that make this property very special, calming and relaxing. Contact with the owner was prompt and very forthcoming. Would recommend and book again in a heartbeat." - Britta
"Beautiful little spot overlooking the sea. Nice views from the kitchen and lounge. Perfect for a couple . Lovely walks all around." - Karl
"We stayed for 5 days in Driftwood and we had a beautiful holiday. Driftwood is a very cosy and gorgeous studio and perfect for the two of us. It has a well equipped kitchen and a nice bedroom with a good bed and a small tidy bathroom. It's quiet and the ocean view from the kitchen window is absolutely stunning. We had breakfast in the sun, looking out over the sea. The beaches at Porthcurno are probably the nicest in Cornwall, never seen anything like it. And its just a 10 min walk from the house, passing by the famous Minack Theatre. A car is nice to have in this remote area, but we managed well on foot and by bus. I can recommend the walk along the coastal path to Treen to visit Logan Rock Inn and have a delicious fish pie there, together with a Cornish apple cider or ale ;). Jessica has been of great help and she always reacted promptly, kind and flexible. There is a user guide in the house which explains everything so we had no trouble with anything. All in all, very recommended!" - Marloes
"This little cottage has everything you need for a great getaway. We had three days there and found it ideal for exploring the local area. If you are going to the Minack Theatre it’s literally a stones throw away." - Lesley
"Wonderful couple of days in this well equipped cottage. Take this accommodation if you want to be the closest to the sea." - Damien
"The views were amazing and the place was located just off the costal path so was great for walking. I would recommend this place and would love to go back!" - Laura
"Driftwood is the perfect little place in an unbelievable location. Everything you would need for a comfortable stay . Amazing views and yards from beach, coast path and Minack. And great hosts." - Steve
"A beautiful and well equipped place with lots of nice features and a fabulous location with views from the window and back garden over the ocean and close to some of my favorite Cornish cliffs. Very recommended!" - Paul
"This house was the perfect getaway before the busy season of Christmas. It was great to have Porthcurno beach at your doorstep and Land's End just a couple of miles away! The house was really cosy with great sea views." - Joanna
TERMS & CONDITIONS
The contract for a short-term holiday rental shall be made between the client and the owners of Sea Breeze and Driftwood Studio when the owner issues the confirmation letter and will be subject to all the following booking conditions.
A deposit of 50% of the rental fee is payable if the booking is made more than six weeks before the start of the rental. The balance is due six weeks before the commencement of the rental. For bookings made less than six weeks before the start of the rental period the total fee is payable immediately. Payments can be made by bank transfer.
For Sea Breeze we will hold a £250 damage deposit, which we will return once the cleaner has been and checked the property. If there has been any damage caused, or such a mess left that additional cleaning is required, we will deduct this from your damage deposit.
The cleaning and laundry costs for Driftwood are included in the rental price. We charge £480 per Sea Breeze clean, which allows shortly stays.
Clients should notify us of any cancellations immediately by email. We will do our very best to re-let the period and if we are able to we will reimburse the clients. If we are not able to re-let the period the client remains liable for the whole amount. We will charge an administration fee of of £50 if we are able to re-let the period which will be deducted from money’s refunded to you. We do advise that you take out a separate holiday cancellation insurance.
Arrival and Departure
For Driftwood, stays may start on any day (for a minimum of 3 days). For Sea Breeze stays start and end on a Friday in high season/school holidays, other days for shorter breaks (excluding Saturday and Sundays). Tenancies commence at 4pm on the day of arrival and terminate at 10am on the day of departure.
Number of Persons
The number of persons occupying a property must not exceed the maximum number stipulated on our website.
We accept 2 well-behaved small/medium-sized dogs at Sea Breeze and 1 well-behaved small dog at Driftwood, for an extra charge. We must be told in advance. In general we find that pet owners are extremely responsible but we do expect our carpets and furnishings to be protected and that all traces of your animals are removed immediately.
We provide linen and bath towels but not cot bedding, nor beach towels.
We try to take every care to prepare our properties to a high standard enabling our visitors to enjoy their holidays. If a problem or cause for complaint does arise please let us know immediately, every effort will then be made to assist you. It may be necessary during your period of tenancy for us to gain access to the property you are staying in for the purpose of essential repairs or maintenance, we reserve the right to do this.
To notify us of any losses or damage to the property and to pay for this. To take good care of the property and to leave it in a clean and tidy condition at departure. We reserve the right to make a charge for extra cleaning if the property is not left in a satisfactory state or damage has been caused.