Situated on Cornwall's
dramatic north coast
bask in the warmth of
the Atlantic Gulf Stream


New – massive discount for couples April 12th, 2013

We all know how frustrating it is – you find the holiday house of your dreams – only to find it sleeps 6 and has a price tag to match! Well we are putting an end to that with our massive new couples discount. £200 off if you are staying at Crigg or the Granary, or £100 if you would like to stay at the Linney. Available all year round apart from school holidays. Hurray!

Snow at Porthcothan January 21st, 2015
Snow at Porthcothan

Snow at Porthcothan

So…we got all excited. Snow coming to Cornwall at last according to the weather forecast. Well here it is – Porthcothan snow for the winter of 2014/15. Three very disappointed kids….

Kids. Don’t you just love ’em? April 12th, 2013

Going on holiday with young children can be quite a challenge. So much to pack – change mats/ highchairs/ cots/ bath seats. How will it all fit in the car? Don’t sweat it! We can provide all off these free of charge, giving you more space to bring what the little ones are really interested in – buckets and spades!

Fathers Day May 29th, 2012

Its nearly that time of year when we get to tell our darling dads how much we love them. Why not suprise yours with a fantastic holiday in sunny Cornwall? We still have the week of 16th June left at the Granary. It sleeps 6 people, so you could even bring grandpa too! We’ll give you a £50 discount as a sweetener. More money to spend on slippers, cigars, and chocolate!

Summer seafood May 29th, 2012

What amazing weather we are having, and how clear is the sea right now! We have just been snorkelling off Bedruthan Steps and caught 5 spider crabs for supper. Delicious washed down with a cold bottle of white wine. You’ve seen it on Rick Stein – now come and do it for yourself…We have a couple of weeks still available this summer. Grab a wetsuit and a snorkel and mask, head down to Cornwall, and you could be enjoying incredible free seafood too!

First Post – Padstow May Day April 25th, 2012

Not long now until Padstow May Day. It is held on the 1st May and is truly a spectacle to behold. The men, women and children of Padstow take to the streets dressed in their whites, armed with their melodiums and drums, following their beloved ‘obby ‘oss. There is a red ‘os (the old ‘oss), and a blue ‘oss (the peace ‘oss), that whirls and dances through the narrow streets to the incredible beat of the May Song. The streets are adorned with flags and trees, as well as the beautiful maypole.This is an ancient pagan fertility festival – beware if you get taken underneath the ‘oss. I was seized twice one year, and now have twins!!

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Welcome to Porthcothan Bay Holidays April 24th, 2012

Greetings from sunny Cornwall! We are really excited to show you our new website. Thank you to David Major and his team at Creative Direction, Truro. I’m sure you’ll agree they have done a fab job.

We have been up and running as a new business for a year now. We hope we have already given many people a wonderful holiday near Porthcothan Bay on the beautiful north Cornwall coast.

We really hope you like it, and look forward to welcoming you at our lovely cottages. Its a perfect time of year for a break in this stunning part of the world. Spring has sprung, the primroses, bluebells, and cowslips are out. Our walking boots have been in full use, enjoying the wonders of the SW coast path we are lucky enough to have on our doorstep. Come and join us!


Our Amazing Fortnight January 16th, 2012

Thanks for a brilliant holiday. 2 weeks of sunshine, beach life and BBQs! We love the changes you have made especially all the new furnishings. The cottage was really clean and comfortable, and the new beds are great. The first thing I will be doing when I get home is ordering myself a new bed. We slept so well!

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criggs cottage

Crigg Cottage

Crigg Cottage ( sleeps 6 ) is really quirky and quaint. There are 2 double bedrooms, plus 1 twin bedroom with plenty of room for an extra z-bed.
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the grannary

The Grannary

The Granary (sleeps 6) has 2 lovely twin bedrooms, and a gorgeous double bedroom with en- suite shower room, loo, and basin.
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the linney

The Linney

The Linney (sleeps 4 ) has a large and spacious open plan ground floor. There are 2 comfortable bedrooms - one double, one twin.
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