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Luxury waterside holiday cottages

Nothing says "and, breathe" like a weekend by the water; in our luxury waterside holiday cottages, private coastal homes, and chic boathouses, seaside reveries and lake dreaming become an all-too-easy reality.

Soaring over iconic Cornish peninsulas, hunkered down among Ireland's glorious woodlands, and peeking over Cumbrian tarns, our private waterside homes are set by the best lochs, lakes, rivers, and beaches in the British Isles. These are places to clink glasses, twirl under twinkling lights, and chat until the wee hours to the sound of lapping waves. There is, perhaps, no greater feeling on earth than dashing to the tideline for a glacial morning dip, or diving in a tepid lake while lunch sizzles on the barbecue. An idyllic getaway for families and couples alike, our luxury waterside holiday cottages offer all the restorative properties that cold water therapy brings, but with bubbling hot tubs to sweeten the deal.

Whether you choose to hole up by the coast, the lake, or the river, what's on the cards is al fresco supper gatherings, crackling fire pits that become s'mores headquarters, and real-life water soundscapes sending the little ones to sleep. Go off-grid in a luxury waterside holiday cottage set on your own private island, play board games on a cinematic decking that hovers over secret beaches, or hunker down in remote wilderness cabins. We've sourced staycations by babbling rivers, up inland valleys, and soaring over sandy bays where surfers catch the morning swell and dogs on their summer holidays sniff out seashells in the froth. Peaceful restoration comes in waves at these one-of-a-kind waterside homes.

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The Edge

The Edge

Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Set in a cliff top location with a bird’s eye view of Whitsand Bay and the surrounding coast, The Edge is the perfect eco-friendly luxury self-catering beach hut for honeymoons with a difference.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,850 per week, £1,350 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub, heated outdoor shower

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Suki

Suki

Torpoint, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Moulded from earthen materials and encased in timber slatting, this luxury beach house with a hot tub on Tregonhawke Cliff in Cornwall has all the hallmarks of a romantic hideout, but with a Japandi twist.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,850 per week, £1,395 per short break
Pets: One small, well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Hot tub

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Filly Island

Filly Island

Cirencester, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Blending style with a big dose of ingenuity results in something truly quite magical here at Filly Island. This unique cottage near Cirencester is sat upon a tiny island accessed by a humpback bridge. Pre-loved finds are revivified to bring about the unique interiorscape at Filly Island. 

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £950 per week, £750 per short break
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Dragonwood Boat House

Dragonwood Boat House

Oakham, Rutland, UK

A boutique boat house designed with romance in mind, Dragonwood Boat House is a traditional Victorian bolthole with a modern Italian twist. This lakeside abode near Oakham, Rutland offers luxury self-catering breaks in the most magical of settings.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,350 per week, £995 per short break
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Kayaks, well-stocked fishing lakes

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Atlanta

Atlanta

Freathy, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Studded into the cliff face, Atlanta promises an unforgettable escape in Cornwall’s forgotten corner. Panoramic views of Whitsand Bay's golden sand, azure waters and rugged coastline create an enchanting destination for holidays beside the sea.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,595 per week, £1,295 per short break
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Italian spa bath, heated outdoor shower, hot tub

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The Limit

The Limit

Holywell Bay, Cornwall, UK

As seen on ITV's 'Cornwall' with Caroline Quentin and George Clarke's Amazing Spaces, this quirky 1930s luxury beach hut is becoming quite an iconic dwelling within the north coast of Cornwall. Its unique position with Holywell Bay’s sand dunes makes it perfect for romantic self-catering weekends by the sea. 

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,795 per week, £1,550 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub and fire pit

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Limehouse Cottage

Limehouse Cottage

Coomasaharn, Glenbeigh, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland

Hidden in a land where mountains, valleys and lakes collide, Limehouse Cottage serves up simple luxury living with one hand and raw, organic beauty with the other. A home that embraces Ireland's elements in all their untamed glory.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,150 per week, £1,150 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Outdoor bath tub and fire pit

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The Spyglass

The Spyglass

Gorran Haven, Cornwall, UK

Surrender to the call of the sea and let The Spyglass seduce you into a world of maritime Cornwall. Just a stone’s throw from the sea with access to the beach, this luxury self-catering beach cottage is one of Gorran Haven’s best kept secrets.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £1,595 per week, £1,150 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two medium well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Tempest

Tempest

Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Surrender to the majesty of Whitsand Bay with a luxury self-catering beach house break at Tempest. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves and gaze out to infinite sea and sky views as you let this 'forgotten corner' of Cornwall lure you under its spell.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £2,595 per week, £1,950 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One large or two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub

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Walden Lakehouse

Walden Lakehouse

Glasson, County Westmeath, Republic of Ireland

Hunkering on the shores of Lough Ree, Walden Lakehouse offers luxury living on the middle lake of the River Shannon. With its cool mid-century décor and lush woodland setting, it’s little wonder the cabin was crowned ‘Ireland’s Home of The Year’.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £1,495 per week, £1,250 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets

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The Walled Garden

The Walled Garden

Dyrham, Bath, The Cotswolds, UK

Perhaps the most ornate vegetable store in the whole of England, The Walled Garden began life as a potato house for Dyrham Park. This romantic retreat sits on the western edge of the Cotswolds, not far from Bath and all its gleaming treasures.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £1,895 per week, £1,395 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One small well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Fire pit, use of the owners´ tennis court

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Little Eden

Little Eden

Loch Lomond, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Perched on the quiet eastern shores of Loch Lomond and with glorious mountain views, this private and romantic self-catering cottage is perfectly romantic and wildly gorgeous.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £2,395 per week, £1,795 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Two fire pits and secluded bay on Loch Lomond, perfect for launching kayaks and SUPs

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Ukiyo

Ukiyo

Coverack, Cornwall, UK

A striking structure on Cornwall's untamed south coast, Ukiyo is a nod to the modern Scandinavian summerhouse. Inside is a contemporary haven of poured concrete and sculptural furnishings, offset with silvering Siberian larch cladding which seamlessly melts into the ocean.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £2,795 per week, £2,095 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub

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Eirianfa

Eirianfa

Llanbedr-Dyffryn-Clwyd, Ruthin, Wales, UK

Cradled within a peaceful valley near Ruthin, this heart-stirring luxury cottage in Denbighshire boasts a games room with hot tub and a private lake, all set within 17 acres in North Wales.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £1,995 per week, £1,450 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One medium or two small well-behaved dogs are welcome on prior request
Features: Hot tub, bar, 50" TV, pool table, private lake

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Lost Cottage

Lost Cottage

Glenbeigh, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland

Lost Cottage was once a winter refuge to a herd of mountain goats but now invites guests to stay in one of the most unique self-catering cottages in Kerry, Ireland. Pared-back interiors offer a stylishly simple shelter from which to admire Glenbeigh's emerald green farmland and soaring mountains.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £1,795 per week, £1,295 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Raffia

Raffia

Polperro, Cornwall, UK

Approached via a zigzagging path that tumbles down the cliff towards the cove at Polperro, this Scandinavian-style beach house takes in scrumptious sea views from floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony that seems to hang over the end of the earth.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £2,250 per week, £1,650 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome

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Aquila

Aquila

Bampton, The Lake District, Cumbria, UK

Aquila is a modernist lake house with a seductively clandestine appeal, set right on the sparkling Haweswater shoreline within the tarns and fells of the Mardale Valley.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £1,950 per week, £1,450 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One small well-behaved dog is welcome

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Morwell

Morwell

Calstock, Tamar Valley, Cornwall, UK

Tenderly cosseted by the arms of the Tamar Valley AONB, this stylish luxury self-catering farmhouse with natural outdoor swimming pool enjoys 1.5 miles of private river frontage.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £2,095 per week
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Table tennis, natural outdoor swimming pool (available July - September)

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The Signal Station

The Signal Station

The Lizard, Cornwall, UK

Journey to the end of the earth to this iconic maritime home settled high on the cliffs of Cornwall’s wild Lizard Peninsula.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £2,250 per week, £1,695 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Beauport

Beauport

Newton Ferrers, Devon, UK

Nestled on the banks of the River Yealm in South Devon's yachty haven of Newton Ferrers is the oh-so-stylish Beauport. This stunning self-catering luxury cottage exudes a restful ambiance echoic of the rippling river which sits at the bottom of the garden.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £1,495 per week, £1,195 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Summerhouse, kayaks (used at your own risk, life jackets not provided), private slipway

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Solas

Solas

Luskentyre Beach, The Isle of Harris, Scotland, UK

Settled above the paradisiacal shores of Luskentyre Beach on the Isle of Harris, Solas is a modern self-catering home seemingly perched on the edge of the world.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £3,295 per week
Pets: One medium well-behaved dog will be considered on prior request
Features: Wood-fired hot tub, spa area with sauna, shower and yoga deck

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Skyros

Skyros

Schull, County Cork, Republic of Ireland

Lose yourself amidst the magic of the Emerald Isle by escaping to this unique coastal self-catering home at the foothills of Mount Gabriel in Schull. 

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £2,195 per week, £1,850 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets

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Aria

Aria

Crowcombe, The Quantock Hills, Somerset, UK

A design-led abode with a pared-back, curated edge, at Aria a world where finesse, peace and leisurely days reign.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
From: £2,995 per week, £2,295 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Wood-fired hot tub

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River House

River House

St Just In Roseland, Cornwall, UK

Contemporary self-catering coastal pad with far-reaching views over St Just In Roseland and Mylor harbour. From your hilltop vantage point overlooking Mylor harbour, watch the kites and gulls soar and the busy oyster boats trawling Carrick Roads. 

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
From: £2,150 per week, £1,650 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 & Up to 4 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Gym

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Galleon

Galleon

Portreath, Cornwall, UK

This luxury beach house with a pool has been cleverly redesigned into the cliffside to make the most of the spectacular views over Portreath beach. Welcoming families and friends to beach break in style. 

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
From: £4,250 per week
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Heated indoor swimming pool

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Serpentine

Serpentine

Portwrinkle, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Designed to follow the natural curve of the cliff on the western cusp of Whistand Bay in south Cornwall, this luxury self-catering beach house in Portwrinkle promises to bring a sense of freedom, escapism and pure relaxation to all who stay.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
From: £3,650 per week, £2,695 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Hot tub

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Mesmire

Mesmire

St Just In Roseland, The Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall, UK

With the Fal Estuary ebbing and flowing with the tides below and a hot tub settled within architect-designed gardens teeming with tropical plants, this contemporary self-catering home on Cornwall's soft south coast was designed to calm.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
From: £2,395 per week
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Wood-fired hot tub

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Stella Maris

Stella Maris

Malpas, Cornwall, UK

Hugging a bend of the Malpas river on a road lined with Monterey pines lies Stella Maris, or ‘star of the sea’, made for families wanting to immerse themselves in the beauty of Cornwall.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
From: £2,350 per week, £1,795 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Private quay with river access, fire pit and cinema den

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Midsummer Wood

Midsummer Wood

Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

This magical Cotswolds millhouse calls you to run wild in private woodland, get lost amidst secret wildflower meadows, dive into a 12-metre indoor pool and unfurl within lavish Jacobean interiors.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
From: £5,995 per week, £4,495 per short break
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Indoor heated swimming pool, two steam rooms, tennis court and games room with ping pong, gym and large TV

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Leopoldina

Leopoldina

Stoke Gabriel, Totnes, Devon, UK

Once the stables to Sandridge Park and now a luxury self-catering home near Totnes, this grand Italianate manor might have housed silken steeds in its past life, but these days it beckons Devon merrymakers to grip easy South Hams highlife by the withers.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
From: £4,995 per week, £3,750 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Outdoor heated pool (available May-September), private beach on the River Dart, yoga space with roof terrace, and games room with table tennis

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The Fish Store

The Fish Store

Mousehole, Cornwall, UK

This iconic fish store turned family home celebrates the beauty that a passage of time brings to a home, offering luxury living by the sea in Mousehole harbour, west Cornwall.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
From: £2,595 per week, £1,995 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 & Up to 4 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Cinema room, table tennis, steam room

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Botania

Botania

Ashburton, Dartmoor, Devon, UK

All at once wrapped in Dartmoor’s mossy-hued clutches and minutes from the good-living village of Ashburton, this Arts and Crafts manor is a portrait of minimal maximalism that keeps Devon's River Dart in its backyard.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
From: £2,950 per week, £2,250 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 & Up to 4 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Verte

Verte

Chevithorne, Devon, UK

A spectacularly grown-up treehouse, Verte seamlessly merges inside-outside living within the lush Devon estate of Chevithorne Barton. This RIBA-award winning modern home was designed to reset the soul.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests (6 adults and 4 children)
From: £3,595 per week, £2,750 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, or three on prior request
Features: Wood-fired hot tub, large flat lawn for croquet, football and badminton

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Amaia

Amaia

Plaidy Beach, Looe, Cornwall, UK

Seemingly floating above the ocean, with private beach access and a hot tub looking over the water, Amaia emerges from the Cornish cliffside with timeless beach house elegance.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
From: £5,995 per week, £4,750 per short break
Pets: One well behaved dog is welcome on prior request.
Features: Hot tub, private beach access, outdoor shower, outdoor kitchen with gas BBQ and wood-fired pizza oven, fire pit, cinema room with bar

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The Glasshouse

The Glasshouse

Cardigan, Ceredigion, Wales, UK

Sat on the banks of the Afon Teifi with a front row seat overlooking a nature reserve, The Glasshouse is a wildlife lover’s dream with hot tub near Cardigan and the Welsh coast.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
From: £3,850 per week, £2,895 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Hot tub

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Monterey

Monterey

Porthtowan, Cornwall, UK

One of a new generation of luxury beach houses in Cornwall, all silver timbered and skylit, where beachgoers take ten steps from the sofa to the sand, and chatter whirls through the halls like the kites above Porthtowan.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
From: £3,650 per week, £2,750 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: One small well-behaved dog is welcome on prior request
Features: Hot tub

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Seren Mor

Seren Mor

Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

Nestled on the green cliffs of the Pembrokeshire coast, this luxury self-catering home in Wales is the perfect family retreat.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
From: £3,750 per week
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Kayaks, surf boards and a private path directly onto the beach

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Infinity

Infinity

Gorran Haven, The Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall, UK

Infinity occupies a prime clifftop position overlooking the unspoilt cove and turquoise waters of Gorran Haven. With oodles of space, this luxury beach house sets the scene for fun-filled family holidays in Cornwall's stunning Roseland Peninsula.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
From: £4,250 per week
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Cinema room

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Winterfell

Winterfell

Windermere, The Lake District, Cumbria, UK

In a land far, far away, nestled between the majestic mountains and forested hills of the Lake District, lies this luxury private lake home near Lake Windermere in Ulverton. 

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
From: £3,750 per week, £2,795 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Fire pit

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Senara

Senara

Gwithian, Cornwall, UK

Just a mile from Gwithian’s rolling dunes and pounding surf, Senara is a cool, architectural beach house complete with outdoor pool, hot tub and sauna.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
From: £4,650 per week, £3,495 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 & Up to 6 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, or three on prior request
Features: Outdoor heated swimming pool (May - September), hot tub, sauna, gym, outdoor kitchen, yoga deck

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Northcott Beach House

Northcott Beach House

Northcott Mouth, Bude, Cornwall, UK

A breathtaking cliff-top large self-catering beach house in north Cornwall offering large luxury accommodation near Bude in north Cornwall for up to 16 guests.

Sleeps: Up to 14 guests
From: £3,295 per week, £2,450 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Lowenek

Lowenek

Portreath, Cornwall, UK

Part easy coastal retreat, part cheerful multi-gen gathering place, it might appear to be all floating aspects and modernity, but there’s cosy bones to this luxury self-catering beach house keeping watch over Portreath Beach.

Sleeps: Up to 14 guests (12 adults and 2 children) (2 extra children by prior request)
From: £4,450 per week, £3,350 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Hot tub, entertainment cinema room (with cocktail bar, table tennis, pool table)

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