• Sea View: No
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Parking: Yes
  • Pets: Yes
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Beach: 1 mile
  • Arrival: Friday
  • Sea View: No
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Parking: Yes
  • Pets: Yes
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Beach: 1 mile
  • Arrival: Friday


Walk to the beach

A mile down the road to Porthcothan beach, driving is advised.

Best thing about

The coastal interiors that are fused with a rustic and contemporary twist.

The Details


Where is it?

Porthcothan is one of Cornwall's secret bays, a deep inlet surrounded by rocky headlands with a big expanse of sand at low tide. This tiny coastal village has a lovely hidden quality; it has remained largely undeveloped and provides an 'away from it all' feel perfect for those wanting to get away from it all.

As featured in Coast Magazine and The Times, Strand Line is just one mile inland, a short drive from the village of St Merryn where guests will find a handful of Cornish pubs and restaurants, perfect for an evening tipple and bite to eat with the locals.

There are eleven beaches all within a 5-20 minute drive from the cabin, including your local beach, Porthcothan. You'll find this beach is quieter than many of the better-known beaches with a focus on playing on the sand and in the sea. Around the corner is the more popular Treyarnon Bay, a beautiful golden sanded beach with a coast path leading to panoramic views over Constantine Bay.

Just a short drive from Strand Line is Padstow, with its picturesque harbour and Rick Steins Seafood Restaurant. Watergate Bay and Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall Restaurant are just 15 minutes away by car and Newquay a little further, with great shopping, beach activities and all kinds of cafes, pubs and restaurants.

Read what Lowenna got up to during her weekend break at Strand Line.

The Property

  • A cosy cabin sleeping four guests (sorry no under 7s), set off the beaten track and offering a unique self-catering stay.
  • Luxury, coastal interiors fused with a rustic and contemporary twist and thoughtful attention to detail.
  • Living room with a log burner, spacious two-seater and three-seater sofas, 32-inch television, Netflix, Freeview, DVD player, DAB radio and SONOS Sound Bar.
  • Double doors leading out to the decking and garden area where guests can also enjoy alfresco dining under the fairy lights as the sun goes down.
  • Spacious open plan kitchen/diner and living area with all the mod cons you would expect.
  • Kitchen with an electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, Dolce Gusto pod coffee machine, cafetiere and toaster.
  • A large wooden dining table seats up to six guests (guests can also book Lobster Pot cabin next door if travelling in a larger group).
  • Tuck yourself into the sumptuous super king-size bed with 400 thread count sheets in the master bedroom. The master bedroom consists of two bedside tables with lamps, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
  • En-suite with a deep bath, shower over, heated towel rails, wash basin and wc.
  • Spacious twin bedroom with a super king-size zip and link bed (can be separated into two singles), 400 thread count sheets, wardrobe, chest of drawers and single chair.
  • Second en-suite with a deep bath, shower over, heated towel rail, wash basin, wc and washing machine.
  • Electric radiators throughout.
  • Wi-fi.


  • Large private and enclosed garden with decking, flintstone chips, shrubs with rustic and coastal decor.
  • There is a large round wooden table and chairs for up to four, perfect for alfresco dining.
  • A further two benches are provided, one at the bottom of the garden where the last of the summer sun shines.
  • Quirky outdoor kitchen and gas BBQ with plancha grill.
  • Log store (First bag of logs provided).
  • Access to adjacent cabin if both are booked through the same party.
  • Private parking for two cars.

Need to Know

  • Sorry, no smoking inside the property, please use ashtrays provided in the garden.
  • 1 medium size dog welcome (additional charge applies).
  • Sorry, no children under 7 years old (babies in arms welcome).
  • Check in is from 6pm due to additional cleaning measures.
  • Cautionary deposit of £250, due with full balance.
  • Short breaks available outside of school holidays, 3 nights minimum.
  • Can be booked with Lobster Pot cabin next door if travelling with a larger group.

What can I walk to

  • Porthcothan beach - 4 minute drive.
  • The Tredea Inn - 4 minute drive.
  • Porthcothan Bay Stores - 4 minute drive.
  • St Merryn village with restaurant and pub - 3 minute drive.
  • Treyarnon Bay - 10 minute drive.
  • Padstow - 10 minute drive.
  • Trevone beach 9-minute drive.
  • Surf lessons are available at Porthcothan.
  • Camel Trail.
  • Bedruthan Steps.
  • Mawgan Porth Beach.
  • Watergate Bay.
  • Trevone Bay.

Guest Reviews

Third stay at Strand Line, we wouldn't stay anywhere else in North Cornwall! The location is perfect, so many beautiful beaches, walks and amenities just a few minutes drive away. The property is always spotlessly clean, very well equipped, quiet, comfortable and relaxing.
This is our 2nd stay at Strand Line. The property is absolutely fantastic. It's very quirky and all comforts have been thought about. I would definitely recommend the property. Location is perfect too - not far in any direction to lovely dog friendly beaches.
Strand line was just a piece of heaven , such a cute place to stay, perfect for two couples with two en suites, large open living space and amazing outside space with the plancha grill which was a huge added bonus. Never have we stayed in such an eclectic, well thought out, well equipped cabin, that the owners have obviously given so much thought to. We will definitely recommend this beautiful amazing place.
Strand Line was absolutely fabulous. It almost took the whole week to see all the little touches inside and out! So quirky - brilliant beds - absolutely everything that you may want was provided. I will most definitely go back. Couldn't have been better. Wonderful location as well - so close to a large range of beautiful dog friendly beaches and of course lovely (if somewhat crowded!) Padstow just a few miles away.
First impressions: WOW! Attention to detail was second to none. The exterior and interior were of such a high standard and quality, it exceeded all our exceptions - which were high to begin with. We felt immediately comfortable. Everything was spotlessly clean. The best and most well-stocked kitchen I have ever seen in a rental property. The beds were so comfortable, we slept so well - I want to buy the same brand of bed for my own home now! - I took a lot of inspiration from the owners design. Ollie was a delight to chat to and get to know, the perfect host. The recommendations for things to see and do were fab, we took a lot of inspiration from their recommendations and insight into the local area. Every suggestion was spot on. And Ollie's personal experience of surfing in the local area and contacts for a lesson were really appreciated - we had a great time! I couldn't recommend this cabin highly enough. We will definitely be back and look forward to exploring the areas we missed this time around. As well as revisiting our favourite spots! The whole experience was actually perfect, I can't think of a single improvement. Thank you for such a wonderful and relaxing holiday.
Absolutely loved our stay! What a place to stay on our first visit to Cornwall. Very warm welcome from Ollie and much appreciated the welcome pack. He recommended some trips and restaurants and all were spot on! The cabin was warm, spotless, beautifully decorated, comfy beds, hot water and wow that outdoor plancha grill!! Even cooked our morning bacon on it! Loved the area too, stunning coastal walks and a different beach each day...sometimes we did 2.Our 8 year old daughter said it was the best holiday ever and she's been lucky enough to travel all over! Our dog is the only one glad to be home so she can rest after all the miles she ran on those golden beaches! We fully intend on coming back to stay at Strandline, maybe even trying a winter break to use the log burner! Already recommended your company and the property to friends.