Here you are in the middle of Cornwall only 12 minutes' drive from Porthtowan's family-friendly surfing beach. You're in the Heart of POLDARK COUNTRY JUST 20 MINUTES AWAY FROM POLDARK MINE. We're only minutes off the A30 or you can arrive by train at Redruth's mainline station. Our large handsome Edwardian house is on the edge of Redruth in a tree lined avenue. There are spacious lawns in our beautiful gardens and a patio outside for al fresco eating, and, with 4 bedrooms, 3 sitting rooms and a large airy kitchen, plenty of space inside for everyone to relax and spend time together or apart. Our ancient conservatory is perfect for sunny teas, the grapevine casting shadows on you as you indulge in Cornish cream on your scones! There's even a small park round the corner for robust football games, swings and a zip wire, if the adults want peace and quiet in the garden!
Lovely, Family Friendly Surfing Beach, Easy Reach Of Falmouth, St Ives, Penzance
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 20, 2019
About Em Sawday
We live in Bristol and have two grown-up sons, twin grandchildren now four years old who love this house too. We had many years of holidays in Cornwall when our sons were growing up and we can hardly believe our luck in having this house now to continue our relationship with Cornwall's cliffs and beaches.
Em Sawday purchased this House in 2010
Why Em Sawday chose Redruth
I inherited the house from my uncle and took 2 years to restore and renovate it. Cornwall is very special to me for its wild cliff walks, sense of ancient history and mythology and of course its wonderful beaches.I spent many childhood years here with my grandparents and uncle. We love being here because the house itself is so easy and comfortable to be in. We can look at the weather on the north coast and head to the south if it looks better there! We're only 12 minutes away from our favourite beach at Porthtowan and even in winter it's wonderful to walk there on the beach or cliffs. In summer we can relax in the garden away from the crowds on beaches. It's so very near to Falmouth, Truro and St Ives for distractions like shopping, dining out and visiting Art galleries.
What makes this House unique
The shape of the house means we can be there alone or with a group of friends. The small sitting room is cosy for 2 or 4, the bigger one is great for a party of 8 to be in together. My special pride is the kitchen. I like to cook with others around me. Here we've had 3 people cooking together and others enjoying a drink and chat and it feels spacious enough to do that without falling over each other. It's light and spacious inside the house and now the garden is maturing I just love spending time in it gardening and picking flowers at almost any time of year. Spring for daffodils, primroses and crocuses and summer for too many to name. The kitchen leads out of the BOOTROOM which we've designed to allow damp coats, wetsuits, boots etc to be shed before you come into the house. You can shower here too if you're covered in sand or mud! Redruth is on the mainline railway, the station's only a 15 minute walk form the house.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Ideal for weekend stay
The overall property is very clean and ideal for a bigger group of people. Had everything you could possibly need, in a great location and bonus that it had a drive you could park your car on. The only downside is, the house sleeps 8 yet the snug where the TV is in could only fit 5 people. Other than that, the house is brilliant. Would definitely stay/recommend.
Thank you for your encouraging and thoughtful review. I so appreciate that you took the trouble to write. For future stays the TV can be moved to the larger sitting room which seats at least 8 people.
Fabulous house for 2 families wanting to share but not be in top of each other.
Great central location for Cornwall, so many great beaches and towns near by.
House was perfectly equipped and had so much space for 2 families. Communication with Em and Claire was efficient and helpful. Loved the cream tea on arrival and appreciated the practical touches like the wetsuit drying racks, washing up liquid, and hand soap in the bathrooms - making our stay so much more like home. We made good use of the BBQ despite the weather. As frequent users of owners direct I would highly recommend this property.
Bridgette, What a wonderful review. Thank you. I'm delighted you found good beaches and towns to explore so close to the house.
I guess cream tea on arrival helps you feel
welcomed and at home!
Do come again. We'll be happy to welcome you all.
Fantastic family weekend away
This house is beautiful a very home from home, very clean with every amenities to make your stay super. Nothing is too much trouble for Em, she goes out her way to make your stay the best it can. We stayed for the weekend and found the house so comfortable and tranquil. The gardens are lovely which allows you to enjoy a lovely meal on the patio. There is plenty of rooms for you to escape if need be. The train is not far where you can go to many lovely places. A short drive into Perranporth was amazing. I would definitely recommend this place and will book again
Lovely home with great specification and very comfortable - so many rooms to linger in and soak up the history of the house
My children loved the garden - definitely an ideal place for families.
What a really lovely review. Thank you. I'm so glad you all enjoyed so many different aspects of the house, including its history. So happy too to think of your children loving the garden. That's why we created it! Come again. Em
Nothing but "perfection" !!!
We were 1 of 2 families staying in this fantastic home. From the very moment we walked through the door, to the morning we left, absolutely everything was "fabulous". The house is brilliantly equipped for everything you could ask for. The space is wonderful, especially the kitchen area, it's bigger than the photos can show. In fact, all the photos don't give this fantastic home enough justice, it was above and beyond what we were hoping for.
The trip to St Ives on the train is a must. Incredibly easy, and the most scenic way to travel into St Ives!!! For those of you with children the new "jump 4" for a dull day was great.
Lastly but certainly not least, Em and Alistair were incredibly helpful, kind and easy to speak to and contact.
It felt an honour to stay in such a lovely home, and we are very great full they have made the decision to rent this 2nd home out. We will definateley be returning one day. Many thanks to you both, you truly deserve only positive feedback.
Dear Kirsty, What a lovely review! I'm so very glad you all found the spaciousness of the house so good for two families. Everyone loves the kitchen space! I guess we've made it a place we want to be in ourselves and are always pleased to know it suits our guests too.
The St Ives train trip is a winner is't it? We did it last year with our twin grandchildren. No parking hassle and a truly scenic route!
Come again. WE'd love to have you.
Great space for all
Two families had a great time at Uncle Johns, it was perfect for all our needs - a fab space in the huge kitchen which we didn't really need to leave, but for quiter moments the 2 lounges catered brilliantly for young and old! Porthtowan a great find for surf and St Ives on the train definitely recommended. Thank you very much for a great stay.
Thank you for your generous comments about staying in our house with your family. I am so glad you enjoyed being in that huge kitchen space and also that you made good use of the two sitting rooms.I hope we can welcome you all again. Em Sawday
You're in the heart of Poldark Country here. Visit The Poldark Mine. Only 15 minutes away, near Wendron
Our nearest beach is Porthtowan. About 4 miles away, 12 minutes by car. Great surfing and picnicking beach with Lifeguards.
SURFING LESSONS can be booked there in the summer. Very good beach café ' Blue', serves food and drinks all day long until late in the evening almost all year round.The cliffs of Cornwall are wonderful for walks any time of year. You are 10 minutes away from the Heritage site of Heartlands.
CLIFF WALKS along the Coastal path are within easy driving distance on both
North and South coasts.
FALMOUTH, 20 minutes by car, PENZANCE and ST IVES 25 mins by car but both are fun to reach by train.
THE EDEN PTOJECT, a great day out, is less than an hour away.
ST MICHAELS MOUNT about 30 minutes away.
MINACK THEATRE 45 minutes
Redruth is on mainline rail from London, Bristol, Exeter. The station is a 15 minute walk from the house, 7 minutes by car.
Exeter Airport is about 80 miles away, Bristol Airport about 140 miles away.
You need a car.
Nearest shops 5 minutes by car.
The Eden Project is under an hour's drive.
Truro 8 miles
Penzance 15 miles
St Ives and its beaches,Tate gallery,Barbara Hepworth garden, quaint streets 12 miles
Mousehole 18 miles
St Michaels Mount 15 miles
National Trust Gardens, Trebah,half an hour.
Heartlands free playground/gardens/mining museum half a mile
Knee High Theatre 15 mins away [summer only]
Lappa Valley Steam Railway near Newquay 30 minutes
Paradise Park 20 minutes.
Redruth has a MAINLINE STATION, post office, banks, butchers,bakers,supermarkets all very close at hand.
Restaurants: Blue at porthtowan. The Old Coastguard at Mousehole, the Gurnards Head at Gurnards Head. St ives has good fish restaurants,
Rick Stein fish and chips in Falmouth
Cycle from coast to coast between Portreath, 2 miles away, to Devoran, 15 miles along a flatish [mostly off road] trail. Bikes and equipment for hire from the Bike Barn on the trail.
KITESURFING at Perranporth. Mobins' Kite School.
Newlyn, wonderful fresh fish shops selling fish from the morning's catch .
The Minack theatre [open air theatre on the clifftop] in Porthcurno is an evening trip with picnic and blankets in the summer, worth a daytime visit in the winter/spring.
Kneehigh theatre company performs every summer in their big top theatre , Asylum, in a field just 15 minutes away. Great adult and children's
Paradise Park Hayle. All sorts of animals from snakes to red pandas pluS farm animals to pet and a miniature train
Pool. Half a mile away HEARTLANDS.Biggest free adventure playground in Cornwall with magnificent children's facilities, free museum about the tin industry, cafe.
Zennor. Wayside museum of Cornish life.
Excelllent village pub. Church with famous 'mermaid of Zennor carving.
Horse riding at Lanner riding school
Steam rail days out Lappa valley steam railway near Newquay.
Tate St Ives for exhibitions and great food
walks on clifftops . Check out with National Trust downloadable maps for easy walks on both north and south coasts along the coastal path
Train from St Erth to St Ives. Connections from Redruth. Avoid the parking problems in St Ives!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Contact or email Em Sawday to book. Deposit of £300.00 payable on booking. Complete payment 30 days before arrival (2 earlier payments of 25% of total booking value each - to be paid upon booking and then 90 days before stay). Deposit returned 2 weeks after you leave the property if no breakages and the house is left in reasonable condition. Changeover Day: Changeover day is Saturday. Departure time is 10.00am so there is time to clean the house. Arrival time is 4.00pm In off peak months January-March and October -December we can negotiate changeover days and times.