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Saphir Beach House | Luxury Coastal Self-Catering | Mawgan Porth

Saphir Beach House

Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, UK

A soothing escape on the cliffs of Mawgan Porth in north Cornwall, Saphir Beach House is a relaxed self-catering coastal retreat where the fresh sea air will cleanse the mind and soul. Gaze out across the horizon from the hot tub, cook al fresco in the outdoor kitchen and chatter until the small hours, faces flush from the warmth of the fire pit, as the sea laps the sand and stars twinkle above.


Subtle seaside chic meets flawless class at this family beach house in Mawgan Porth. Settled into the same cliff as one of Cornwall's most luxurious Ayurvedic spas, guests can enjoy seaweed wraps and hot stone massages by day, before padding home for exclusive seclusion. Saphir Beach House was designed with a life outside in mind and, with steps leading straight from the garden to the beach, there really is no need to venture too far. After a morning of playing in the revitalising surf and dozing on the sand, this sprawling coastal retreat be a true sanctuary.


Simple and timeless, Saphir Beach House is awash with cool blues and fresh whites, mimicking the breakers below on Mawgan Porth beach. Invitingly carefree and with eyes facing out to sea from each room, this luxury self-catering clapboard home embraces bare feet and salty hair with natural enthusiasm. Spend days exploring and when the weather shifts, soft feathers, thick sheepskins and sink-into sofas provide a comforting hideaway from winter storms. Promising all a restful sleep, up the stairs are four bedrooms, all with sweeping sea views, of course.


Go in search of giants with a 30-minute hike along the South West Coast Path to Bedruthan Steps. Fabled to be the steppingstones of the fearsome giant Bedruthan, the enormous sea stacks offer breathtaking views. After traversing the steep climb down to the beach and back up again, stop in the National Trust café for a slab of cake worthy of any giant and wander back for an evening settled in your hot tub overlooking Mawgan Porth beach. When hunger growls, fire up the outdoor kitchen barbecue and serve a feast under the glitter of festoon lights. As skies darken, huddle around the fire pit, mulled apple juice warming on the flames.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 8 guests (6 adults and 2 children)
    From £3,250 per week, £2,450 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Alternative group optionUp to 4 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThree first floor double bedrooms, one with king-size bed, one first floor bunk room. The family bathroom with shower attachment is on the first floor, with a further wet room and separate WC on the ground floor.
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  • FeaturesHot tub, outdoor shower
  • PetsTwo small well behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday and MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10amTimes may vary due to Covid-19 requirements, please refer to your booking.
  • FamilyBabies and children are very welcome. One travel cot and one highchair are available.
  • PracticalitiesThere is parking for four cars on the private driveway. The modern kitchen includes an electric oven, hobs, fridge, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine. A washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer are located in the utility room area.
  • Homestay includesLuxury welcome hamper, beach towels, Smart TV with Netflix, Wireless Ultimate Ears speakers, iPad, WiFi internet, Weber charcoal barbecue, board games, linen, towels, logs and kindling to get you started...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • Additional extrasA handpicked selection of unique experiences are available at this property.
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Mawgan Porth

Tucked into Cornwall´s dramatic north coast halfway between Padstow and Newquay, Mawgan Porth is a quieter version of the busy surf beaches but just as beautiful. Tuck into fish´n´chips or enjoy a cider at sundown, there are several charming pubs to choose from.

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Mawgan Porth

Getting there

  • On the Map Saphir Beach House is located above the popular beach of Mawgan Porth between Newquay and Padstow in north Cornwall, just up-coast from Watergate Bay.
  • By Car From London, take the M4 toward Bath, take M5 South and A30 to Cornwall and follow the directions provided to the property.
  • By Train The nearest train station is Bodmin Parkway, which has regular services from the rest of the country.
  • By Air Newquay airport is just a 10 minute drive away from Saphir Beach House.

From the owner

“Saphir Beach House´s enviable position on top of the cliff ensures that the views are outstanding 365 days a year. From stunning summer days to winter storms rolling in from the Atlantic, each day, minute and hour here is different!”

From the owner

For many years we visited Mawgan Porth for weekends or holidays, loving the area and dreaming of how we could buy a coastal property here to enjoy it more with our family.

After years of admiring Saphir Beach House, we were very fortunate to be able to buy the property in 2015. Ever since, we have stayed whenever possible throughout the year with our three boys, and enjoyed the difference of each Cornish season.

The village of Mawgan Porth is a truly unique beach-side location with its stunning beach, coastal walks and proximity to some of the best coastal restaurants in the UK. The beach is dog-friendly all year round and most local restaurants and pubs welcome your four-legged friends.

I am sure you will enjoy Saphir Beach House no matter what time of year you visit. The views of the beach and the surf with the occasional pod of dolphins passing the bay are awe-inspiring!

The Curry Family

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Mawgan Porth with an insider’s perspective.

Coastal Views, The Southwest Coast Path
To See

Coastal Views, The Southwest Coast Path

Head in one direction and you arrive at Watergate Bay (in just over an hour) which is great for food, cocktails and hot chocolates. In the opposite direction towards Padstow you can walk to Bedruthan Steps in half an hour.

Scott and Babs, Retorrick Mill
To Eat

Scott and Babs, Retorrick Mill

Enjoy a wonderfully rustic and casual dining experience at this converted barn where the chefs cook in front of you with local ingredients. There is often a band playing at the weekends and children can also enjoy feeding the animals. Booking in advance is a must.

Boat Trips
To Do

Boat Trips

On board the Atlantis you can enjoy comfortable guided tours of the coast. Giving you a beautiful new perspective you may even be able to see dolphins, seals and sharks, as well as catching some fish for dinner.

Retallack Resort and Spa
To Do

Retallack Resort and Spa

Home to a FlowRider, zip-wire, wake park and aqua park with inflatable obstacle course, Retallack Resort and Spa is the top water sports destination in Cornwall! Whatever your age, unleash your inner child.

Guest Testimonials

We have had a brilliant time here and have especially loved the house and the views. We’ve been on some lovely walks and some windy, wild and hilly bike rides! We will definitely be back in the warmer months! Thank you!

A great time was had by all, helped by a fabulous location and good weather. A couple of walks along the coastal path to Padstow aided by the local bus which conveniently stops at various points along the way! The sun is shining again and we are definitely sad to leave! Thank you.

We´ve had a fabulous week in an absolutely beautiful home, thank you so much. Despite some wild Cornish weather, we are happy to say that we shall definitely return… most likely in the summer! Thanks again.

We had a week to find somewhere last minute and have stayed with Unique Homestays before, so logged onto the site to look. It was very last minute, however, the team were incredibly helpful and within 12 hours we stepped into paradise. The views over Mawgan Porth and the headland could not have been better. As well as the main kitchen there’s an outdoor kitchen with all you could want! Early evenings in the hammock with a book watching the sunset were bliss. Thank you Unique Homestays team for what turned out to be our best Cornish holiday yet.

Fabulous week in your amazing house. The weather was a little wet and wild which made for brilliant views of the sea! We managed to tear ourselves away for a few beach walks and pub lunches but happily headed back to the cosy fire to warm up! Such a lovely place to share some quality, relaxing time together as a family. We’ve got lots of happy memories to look back on. Thanks for sharing your little piece of Cornish heaven with us.

We have had a very peaceful and relaxing stay in your beautiful holiday home. The weather has been record breaking – sun bathing in February! The views are amazing and always changing, thank you!

You are very fortunate indeed to have such a wonderful property situated here overlooking this land and seascape. The house is so comfortable, and in our short stay we have enjoyed many cliff and beach walks, lunch at Rick Steins, purchasing goodies in Padstow and now have lots of lovely memories to look back on. Big thanks to you for sharing your gorgeous home!

Unique extras

Enhance your stay with a unique experience from one of our preferred suppliers. From professional in-house chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and wine delivered to the door, see what’s on offer for your bespoke escape.


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