A second-floor apartment in striking development The Dunes in Perranporth, number 36 overlooks the beautiful huge sandy beach, out to Chapel Rock, and the shimmering Atlantic Ocean beyond.
Accessed either by internal stairs or a lift, number 36 is all on one level and sleeps up to four guests. The open plan kitchen and living area has been designed and furnished to make the most of the far-reaching coastal views. Huge windows and sliding patio doors open to a large sea-facing balcony with outdoor table and chairs from which to appreciate uninterrupted breathtaking views. Sit out with a morning coffee and enjoy the calming effect of the waves crashing upon the shore or watch as the sky becomes a blaze of colour in the evening as the sun sinks into the sea.
The kitchen is fitted with electric oven and hob, microwave, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, integrated wine fridge, and four bar stools to sit up at the breakfast bar. The sitting room is comfortably furnished with a TV and two sofas on which to curl up with a good book in front of that exceptional sea view.
The master bedroom has a king-sized bed, bedroom storage, and an en suite shower room with shower cubicle, WC, basin and heated towel rail. Bedroom two is furnished with twin beds (3' each) and enjoys lovely countryside views from the back of the property over the village green and to the fields beyond. A large family bathroom is fitted with a shower over the bath, WC, basin and heated towel rail.
The apartment has been fully equipped with stylish furnishings and modern conveniences, including superfast wifi, a combination washer/dryer, entry phone system, and individual thermostats in each room. A secure caged store is available in the basement for boards and beach equipment, and a shared outdoor shower provides a place to rinse off after a day on the beach. There is one allocated parking bay in the car park for a standard car only (large vehicles/vans can park in a public car park). Please note that this property does not accept pets.
The Summer House restaurant, and bar and cafe Alcatraz are literally less than 30 seconds stroll from the front of the apartment building, and another few steps takes you down to the beach to feel the sand between your toes within a minute of leaving the front door.
Towels are included with this property (one bath towel and one hand towel per guest, plus a tea towel) however, if you'd like to hire any additional towels you can add these when placing your booking.
Arrival - From 4pm
Departure - By 10am
Bed linen included
Near the beach
Perranporth boasts a beautiful three mile long sandy beach with undulating dunes, a tidal swimming pool built into the striking Chapel Rock, and rock pools that are perfect for paddling. Swim and surf in the big blue, explore caves and enjoy the space to stretch, run and breathe. Take a picnic for lazy hazy days in the dunes or take the dog and relish the three mile expanse of golden sand.
Culture and History
St Piran, the patron saint of Cornwall, is said to have washed up on Perranporth’s shores, and the remains of his 6th century oratory can still viewed in the dunes. Perranporth was the site for two tin mines in years gone by and the inspiration for Winston Graham’s Poldark novels which were all written here. High above the beach the millennium sundial tracks Cornish time (approximately 12 minutes later than GMT).
Food and Drink
From fine dining to fish and chips on the promenade, Perranporth has a wide array of food and drink, so you can treat yourself to time away from the kitchen. Share delicious tapas, try vegan street food, or enjoy great bar food in sunny gardens. Local takeaways include Indian, Chinese, Thai and pizza, and remember to leave room for an indulgent Cornish ice cream or post dinner local gin!
The north coast of Cornwall is made for adventure. In addition to the wild playgrounds of the beaches there are also loads of organised activities available too. Book lessons with a surf school, gallop a horse along the beach, and play tennis at beautifully maintained grass and hard courts. There’s also a links golf course in the dunes, hang-gliding, a bowling green, children’s play park and boating lake.
There’s plenty to see and do in the local area, without having to travel too far. Within a short drive of all our properties, visitors can pet farm animals and sample the local cyder at Healeys Cyder Farm, find out how ice cream is made (and of course treat yourself to some!) at Callestick Farm Cornish Ice Cream, and discover the ruins of St Piran’s Oratory in the sand dunes at Perranporth. Dairyland, with horse rides, farm animals, and a huge soft play area, is a great day out for families with young children, as is Lappa Valley Steam Railway with train rides and play park and exploring creatures of the deep at Newquay's Blue Reef Aquarium at Towan Beach.
Slightly further afield is The Eden Project with its famous biomes, the National Trust houses of Lanhydrock, Trelissick and Trerice, and the spectacular gardens of Glendurgan, Trebah and The Lost Gardens of Heligan. From the rugged and dramatic north coast to the sheltered harbours of south coast fishing villages, everyone is bound to find a corner of Cornwall that captures their heart. Visit St Ives for cobbled streets and art galleries including the Tate St Ives, walk the causeway to St Michael’s Mount island off Marazion, and explore Falmouth’s fascinating maritime history. Padstow is a foodie’s heaven, while Truro boasts a stunning Gothic Revival cathedral and is the county’s shopping hub.
Take a Look Around
We stayed on Perranporth beach, The Dunes apartment. Wow what a location! Apartment was well prepared for a families week holiday, clean and found staff helpful on the few occasions we needed it. Apartment wasn’t cheap but saved so much money whilst there due to close proximity of beach,food and shops. 2 must try’s, No.4 Bistro, amazing and Alcatraz.
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