3 (off peak)
The Anchorage at Bassets Acre, Portreath - An historic villa steeped in local history, one of just six beautiful apartments set in an acre of private gardens.
The accommodation is on the ground floor, making it a comfortable choice for anyone with mobility issues.
Ideal for families and couples (one or two) who want all the comforts of home while they are on holiday. You choose a self-catering holiday home in Cornwall because it is easy and fits in with your lifestyle, and you do not want to be stressed because the kitchen does not have a good complement of equipment, or live out of your suitcase because there is nowhere to hang up your clothes. The owners have owned and loved The Anchorage for almost 40 years, so they know exactly what you need to have a fantastic stay whether you are a couple, family, or are visiting with friends.
The apartment is in a wonderful coastal position on a small quiet complex in Portreath, between three and five minutes walk from the centre of town and pubs like the Portreath Arms Hotel, the Bassets arms, and The Waterfront Inn, Portreath beach and harbour are also only 3-5 minutes walk from The Anchorage.
A comfortable two bedroom apartment.
Outside: Bassets Acre, built by Lord de Dunstanville Basset in around 1827, has an acre of mature gardens that are expertly tended to be enjoyed all year round. The owners have provided several decked areas with barbecues for guests to use. The higher one has fantastic views of Portreath Beach (the sunsets are simply stunning and something you will remember for a very long time!). The heated swimming pool has a telescopic enclosure so guests can swim whatever the weather. There is also a large indoor hot tub with massage jets in the garden's summer house. Guests have shared use of a games room with pool table, table football, DVD player and book library. Outdoors, there is a children's play area and pingpong table.
Additional Information: The Anchorage has WiFi and heating throughout. All utilities and bed linen are included, just bring your own towels. Short breaks are available out of high season, depending on availability. No smoking. No pets.
Pamela & Richard Christ joined Independent Cottages in November 2017
Information about the area:
There is a good variety of shops, cafes and amenities close by. The beach is popular with families for its soft sand (perfect for sandcastles!) and clean water. It has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and does not attract the summer crowds of some Cornish beaches.
Portreath is an historic village with World Heritage Status on the west coast of Cornwall. The coast to coast cycle path start here (Portreath to Devoran) and The Anchorage is between the St Agnes Hertigate Coast and St Ives. The South West Coast Path links stunning views and beautiful areas, with the stretch from Portreath to Gordreavy being especially lovely as it passes through the Godreavy Heritage Coast and rewards the effort with views of seals, basking sharks, the Godreavy Lighthouse and over St Ives Bay. Head inland, and Redruth is just a few miles away. The historic mining town has always had close links to Portreath, as the tin from the former was shipped from the harbour of the latter. You can see the legacy of the successful industry in the Victorian beauty of the town’s architecture.
In addition to the world-famous beaches of Cornwall, nearby attractions include Heartlands (a free, fun family day out), the Tate Modern and other galleries in St Ives, the Tehidy Country Park (almost on the doorstep), Wheal Peevor and East Pool Mines, the Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary, and a range of charming towns and villages. Penzance, Truro and Falmouth are only around half an hour by car and the Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan are just forty minutes, so you can see that The Anchorage at Basset Acre is in a fantastic location for enjoying everything Cornwall has to offer.
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