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Aerial view of The Big Beautiful Beach House
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Big Beautiful Beach House - office space if required
View of Porthpean Beach
The front of the house overlooking the beach and sea
Aerial view of The Big Beautiful Beach House

The Big Beautiful Beach House, Porthpean, St Austell, Cornwall

Sleeps 15 - 21 12 Bedrooms 21 Dining

Large holiday house sleeping 21 for house parties and special occasions with families and friends near the beach at Porthpean

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. The Big Beautiful Beach House, Porthpean, St Austell, Cornwall, sleeps 15 - 21 in 12 bedrooms.

In the Petherick family for five generations, Porthpean House has a relaxed old fashioned charm and a laid back atmosphere. Set amidst acres of tranquil gardens, just above the beach, it was the perfect location for the latest Richard Curtis romantic comedy film 'About Time'.

Porthpean House sleeps 21 with ease and the vast array of rooms for entertaining makes large parties effortless. The elegant drawing room with its grand piano and the formal dining room are perfect for families and friends holidaying together whilst the rest of the house invites relaxed lounging and informal gatherings.

The large games room, with its 50 inch screen TV, internet hub, has French windows out to the front garden above the beach. The Snug, overlooking the garden, is the perfect place to get cosy and watch TV, chat or read, with a wood burning stove and intimate atmosphere.

This big beautiful beach house has a rambling, magical quality that encourages children to run around playing hide and seek along the many passages and staircases, and recalls a time when life was lived at a slow, restful pace... the spaciousness of the house along with the spectacular setting, just above the beach, make this a really dreamy holiday home for everyone who comes.


Dog Friendly

Two well behaved dogs are welcome for an additional £30 each.


Disabled access on the ground floor only, but there is a step up to the ground floor shower room


Incoming telephone calls to the house phone. WiFi.


The two kitchens are a cosy hub at the centre of the house and fully equipped with dishwasher, two fridge freezers, microwave, washing machine/dryer.

Dining Room

The elegant dining room has a vast extendable dining table that can seat up to 21 guests and is surrounded by the Petherick family's library.

Sitting Room

There are three choices for guests: the charming drawing room with grand piano, the spacious games room with large TV and table football, and the Snug

TV and Music Facilities

The games room has a 50 inch TV screen and the Snug sitting room has another TV. There is also an iPod dock and WiFi.

Games Room

Large games room with TV, WiFi, iPod dock.

Heating and Open Fires

Full central heating and a wood fire in the drawing room with logs supplied.


There are twelve bedrooms: four doubles with sea views, one en suite; five twin bedrooms, one en suite; and three single rooms, one with a sea view.


Egyptian cotton linen and towels are provided and allergy free duvets, pillows and bedding. Please bring bedding for the cot and beach towels.


Eight bathrooms are scattered about the house including two en suites, one with Billy's Room and one with Charlotte's Room.

Children's Facilities

Perfect beach holiday for children with table tennis, badminton, croquet, table football, large lawn, garden and the beach. Cots and high chair.


Outdoor garden furniture, games, gas barbecue.

Swimming Pool

There is no swimming pool - the beach is at the end of the garden!


Ample parking for at least six cars and the Beach Car Park owned by the family for extra parking for parties and events.


No smoking please.

Booking Information

Prices for 2024: 3 night weekend from £3,600 (low season) to £5,720 (mid season). No short breaks available in high season. Weekly rates: £4,450 (low season), £6,500 (mid season) and £13,000 high season.
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Porthpean House

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Late Deals

July 2024 Late Deals

15% discount Fri 12th - Fri 19th July 2024 -£11,000 7 nights


Porthpean House is situated in the village of Porthpean, on the sheltered south coast below St Austell between Charlestown and Pentewan on the coast.

  • St Austell, 2 miles.
  • Tesco and Asda, St Austell, 2 miles.
  • Charlestown, The Rashleigh Arms
  • NewQuay Airport 14 miles.
  • St Austell Train Station 2 miles.
  • St Austell Bus Station 2 miles.

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