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Strand Line

Porthcothan, Cornwall

From £553 p/w

  • Sea View: No
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Parking: Yes
  • Pets: Yes
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Beach: 1609 Metres
  • 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

  • Location

    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).
    • 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

"Lovely stay and already considering coming back next year. The accommodation was in a great setting, really quiet but close to all the North coast beaches and attractions. The accommodation was really thoughtfully decorated and themed. It had everything we needed for the week and some nice extras from the owner like coffee pods, wine and milk."
T Dell, August 2023
"We had a fabulous week, rain and shine, the property was a perfect base to explore from and also a nice place to seek shelter and relax in when needed."
L Cottam, August 2023
"Fantastic property with so much attention to detail. The enclosed space outside was great for our dog. Inside the decor, comfort of sofas and beds and the kitchen facilities were all top class. Sharp knives and great array of utensils and pans! Something which is very underrated in rental properties! Peaceful location but only five minutes drive to local beach and ten to fifteen minutes to likes of Mawgan Porth, Watergate Bay and the other way into Padstow. Great value for money, we loved our stay at Strand Line!"
I Parker-Strak, July 2023
"We loved Strandline this year and The Lobster pot, just next door, the year before. We would like to stay again."
V Dunn, April 2023
"A very enjoyable 2nd stay at Strand Line. This property is a true escape from everyday life. Stylish and spacious living area with a tranquil and private outside space. The wood burner made our December visit extra warm & cosy!"
J Verrell, December 2022
"Fantastic property which makes you feel relaxed the minute you walk in the door. Great location as well, we love Porthcothan beach and having it so close by is a big bonus! Already booked for 2023!"
E Woodbridge, August 2022
"This was our 3rd stay at Strandline, as it suits us so perfectly. Initially the location, but the cabin itself is so well equipped and the space for our family is great. We remarked to the owner as we left that we have never stayed anywhere that is so well represented online. You really do get what you see!"
C Kennett, August 2022
"Had a fabulous stay at Strand Line. Lovely and clean property, would definitely visit again and would use Beach Retreats again. Many thanks."
K Broad, July 2022
"Strand Line was everything we'd hoped for and more, loved the décor and the outside space was perfect. Very private and ideal for our reactive dog. Ideal location for visiting the many nearby beaches."
M Seager, April 2022
"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 minute's drive away. The property is always spotlessly clean, very well equipped, quiet, comfortable and relaxing."
N Betts, October 2021
"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."
M Wilson, September 2021
"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."
H King, June 2021


Strand Line

Strand Line

Porthcothan, Cornwall

From £553 p/w