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


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!


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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