The Old Piggery, Porthtowan

A one-bedroom self-catering barn conversion in a tranquil location, just 3 minutes’ drive or 20 minutes’ walk from Porthtowan’s beautiful Blue Flag beach on Cornwall’s north coast. The Old Piggery sleeps 2.

Porthtowan is situated on the western end of the north coast of Cornwall, within easy reach of the towns of Redruth (3 miles) and Truro (10 miles).

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Availability: April to October | Changeover day: Friday (high season) | Check in from 15.30 | Check out before 10.30

Accommodation and Facilities
Set in a quiet location up its own private drive, The Old Piggery has been stylishly converted to provide comfortable accommodation with private parking for up to 2 persons and rural views with a sea glimpse to the front.

A stable door opens from the front garden and parking area into the living room which is furnished with a 3-seater leather sofa and armchair, coffee table, sideboard and widescreen TV with Sky. This room has a vaulted beamed ceiling with Tiffany light, a feature coloured glass window and a window to the front. The kitchen/diner leads off the living room and has a dining table seating 4, a well-equipped fitted kitchen with cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, toaster and a sink area with a lovely view with a glimpse of the sea.

A corridor leads from the living room to the bedroom and bathroom. The bedroom has a king-size bed, pine bedside tables, chest of drawers, wardrobe, console table and flatscreen TV with Sky. It also has a vaulted ceiling and the window overlooks the front garden. The bathroom has a bath with shower over, washbasin and WC.

From the corridor a back door leads to a paved path to the private garden at the side of the property, with patio area with table and 4 chairs, BBQ, lawn, shrubs and fruit tree. This is an ideal area for relaxing in peace and quiet and it is not overlooked. A garden gate leads to the parking area and front of the property.

Out and About
Porthtowan & Surrounding Area
Porthtowan has a Blue Flag beach and is one of the UK’s top surfing beaches consisting of wide soft white sands and dunes. Its name comes from the Cornish words ‘porth’ and ‘tewynn’ which mean Cove of Sand Dunes. This is a beautiful part of Cornwall, with picturesque cliff walks starting from the beach along the coast path.
August 2019
“The Old Piggery is a wonderful cottage. It is very close to Porthtowan and is a perfect accommodation to visit Cornwall. The host is very kind and the house is very well equipped. It has been a great experience for us.” Maurizio V, Italy

July 2019
“We had a very good time in the Old Piggery and felt comfortable. The cottage is very well located.” Swen P, Germany

“Great cottage. Very clean and spacious. Lots of nice touches – scones and Sky TV. Great location for trips to Falmouth, St Ives and Portreath beach.” James W, Glamorgan, Wales

June 2019
“Excellent place to stay, very welcoming hosts nearby, larger than we expected, very pleased. Would definitely go again. Recommended.” Mike S, UK

“Great holiday home with everything you need. Amanda was a very helpful booking host and the cottage is usefully located in close driving distance to several superb beaches. Loved the flowers and fresh Cornish cream and scones – a lovely welcoming touch!!!” Ian M, Leeds

May 2019
“A very clean well appointed “piggery” in a good location to explore this beautiful area.” Nigel M, Herefordshire

April 2019
“Great little cottage super close to the Blue Bar but also with great/easy access to the A30 or B roads to Portreath/St Agnes. Parking out front too. Very cosy and welcoming — the cream tea waiting for us upon arrival was a nice touch, thank you. Hosts and homeowners Karen and Mark were super nice and very friendly!” Keri B, San Diego

General Information and Contact Details

Location information and links

  • Nearest beach: 0.8 miles
  • Nearest railway station: Redruth
  • Nearest trunk road: A30 at Redruth 2.7 miles
  • Car: recommended

Contact and booking information

For further information and to book this property contact Amanda

  • Mobile: +44 (0)7850 211528
  • Telephone: +44 (0)1209 313907
  • By Email: (Please check availability before emailing)

HD Video of Porthtowan beach and The Blue Bar
HD Video of Porthtowan Beach from the cliffs

Location Map