The Dunes - a holiday apartment that sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Great little place to stay
Everything was great . It had everything, only a couple of things were no toilet rolls . Black bags for rubbish etc if had know would have purchased before arriving . Places we've stayed before had those things . But not a problem
Location is fantastic and local facilities perfect.
Accommodation at the end of the season was looking a little tired however it was clean and functional
The Dunes August 2019
The location of The Dunes holiday home is perfect for a beach holiday and walking the Coastal path. The property has a garden for sitting in and watching the beautiful sunset and car parking space near the entrance door.
Review of our stay in Porthtowan
We had a very comfortable & good week the owner's cousin was at hand to help us with setting up TV!
Views from heaven
The Dunes should be renamed The Views! Looking out to sea with a glass of wine from the garden late at night was magically. Porthtowan is the place to go for a quiet and relaxing holiday. Blue bar is worth a mention but so is sitting on the beach watching the sun go down. Special place to stay for our anniversary. Our teenage daughter loved body boarding.
Dunes a quiet break.
Poor weather but great location.we have been here three times both summer and winter and there will be a four.
Porthtowan beach is a 2 minute walk down the hill and is famous for its excellent surf and acres of glorious sand. Porthtowan (meaning cove of sand dunes) has some of the best surf in the UK. However it is sometimes not for the faint hearted and beginners should be careful but there is an excellent surf school which operates from the beach. The Blue Bar is situated on the edge of the beach and provides great food and drink in a beach bar with an unparalleled location. Closer to Bos Keynvor is the Victory Inn at Towan cross a 5-10 minute walk away, it is a genuine 17th century Cornish cliff top pub with a great menu and lively atmosphere. If you have brought your pet to this dog friendly property there are a number of walks from literally right next to Bos Keynvor where you can stroll through the heathland but you are also only a short walk from the South West Coast Path.
Portreath (meaning cove of sand) is a delightful village which extends both sides of a valley leading down into a little harbour and beach. West of the harbour entrance are two more beaches with golden sands that are popular with holidaymakers and surfers alike.
Redruth and Camborne, to the south, are at the centre of Cornwall's traditional industrial heritage. To celebrate this, a new free visitor attraction called "Heartlands Cornwall" has been recently completed just off the A30 in Pool (between Redruth and Camborne). This is the UK's first cultural playground and includes a huge adventure playground made out of timber, including the custom-made "giants trap" which lives up to the legend of Bolster, a local giant, who fell head over heels for a St Agnes maid. Art studios and galleries regularly display pieces by local and national artists. There are wild botanical gardens, world heritage site exhibitions, a visitor centre and regular markets with local produce.
The city of Truro is only about a 20 minute drive to the east and has a wide selection of good shopping including Tesco, Sainsburys, Marks & Spencer and many other high street outlets. There is also a cinema and a great selection of restaurants, pubs & cafes. The resort of Newquay is about 15 miles further up the coast to the north with its spectacular surf beaches at Fistral and Watergate Bay. Jamie Oliver's "Fifteen" restaurant is located here. Padstow, with its fine selection of restaurants influenced by Rick Stein, is just over 25 miles away. Harbour side towns and villages such as Falmouth and St Mawes are all within easy reach.
To the south west, following the A30, Mount's Bay opens up before you with St Michael's Mount and then on past Penzance to the wild and rugged extremes of Land's End and Cape Cornwall. The open air Minack theatre is just the other side of Penzance and offers a truly stunning and surreal venue to take in a production; full details are on their website.