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Porthcothan Bay

Semi-detached character cottage reputed to be the oldest in the hamlet, set in extensive and tranquil gardens within a short walk of the beach.


  • Beautiful Stone Cottage
  • Dating Back to 1597
  • Extensive Gardens
  • Stream Boundary
  • Pathway to Beach
  • Outbuildings
  • Three Bedrooms
  • Ample Parking

Total Size: 86 m²    Tenure: Freehold    Energy Rating: E



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Porthcothan Mill is a beautiful building, the original water mill reputed to be the oldest building in the hamlet, dating back to 1597. Set at the end of a no-through lane and surrounded by extensive gardens, Porthcothan Mill retains a wealth of character features which must be viewed to be fully appreciated, with views up the valley and pathway leading to the beach.


Internally the cottage offers open plan living on the ground floor, with a sitting room opening to the spacious kitchen/diner. On the first floor are three bedrooms and a bathroom. Outside a detached outbuilding serves as the utility room, with plumbing & power. Subject to the requisite permissions, there is scope to convert this building. The gardens comprise mainly a level lawned garden with a walkway bridge leading to an island bound by the stream which runs to Porthcothan beach. A five bar gate opens to the circular parking area with plenty of room for turning and parking several cars. A truly beautiful position and tranquil environment and an opportunity to purchase this historic building suitable for both permanent or holiday home buyers.



Front entrance door to;



Log burning stove, radiator, tiled flooring, window to the side, recessed spotlights, shelving, built in cupboard, stairs to first floor, open plan to;



A range of base & wall units, sink unit with mixer tap, tiled splashbacks, pendant lights, tiled flooring, wall mounted central heating boiler (gas), beams, door to rear, open plan to dining area with two sky lights, window to the rear, and tiled flooring.


Stairs to first floor;



Doors to;



Window to the front, window to the side, radiator, beams.



Window to the rear, radiator.



Window to the rear, radiator.



Shower enclosure, panelled bath, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, windows to the side. Beams, wooden flooring.



As you approach Porthcothan Mill a five bar gate gives access to the circular driveway with ample parking and turning space. The large, level lawned garden sits to the west of the cottage with established trees and bridge walkway to an island garden which is bounded by the stream which runs to Porthcothan Beach.



3.m x 3m. A useful outbuilding with plumbing for shower and WC, plumbing for automatic washing machine, power & light. Timber store.



Mains gas, water, electricity, private drainage.



Cornwall Estates (Padstow) Ltd give notice that; These particulars do not constitute any contract or offer and are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. The accuracy of the particulars is not guaranteed and should not be relied upon as representations of fact. Cornwall Estates (Padstow) Ltd, their clients nor any joint agents have authority to make any representations about the property and any information given is without responsibility on the part of the agents, sellers or lessor(s). Any intended purchaser should satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise of the statements contained in these particulars. Any areas distances or measurement are approximate. Assumptions should not be made that the property has all the necessary planning permissions and building regulations. We have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Viewing by appointment only. Purchasers should check the availability for viewing before embarking on any journey to view or incurring travelling expenses. Some photographs may be taken with a wide-angle lens.



Dining room
Dining Room
Sitting Room
Sitting Room




Local Area

Porthcothan Bay is a most sought after area positioned on the coast road between Padstow & Newquay. The hamlet offers a pub & restaurant, plus grocery store by the beach.  The harbour town of Padstow is just five miles distant, and the lively village of St Merryn with amenities to include pubs, restaurants and grocery stores, is approximately two miles away. Within a few miles are several other sandy beaches including Constantine Bay, Treyarnon Bay and Mawgan Porth.


  • Beach         Adjacent
  • Airport       6 miles to Newquay Airport
  • Train          22 miles to Bodmin Parkway
  • Town          5 miles to Padstow, 1 mile to St Merryn
  • Hospital     11 miles to Newquay hospital   
  • School        1 mile to St Merryn Primary, 11 miles to Wadebridge Secondary



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