Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, Little Barranquayla is set back from the bustle of the beach yet only moments from a spectacular elevated view overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Perranporth beach. A five-minute downhill walk (slightly longer coming back up!) takes you to the beautiful golden sands and bustling seaside village of Perranporth with its shops, cafes and restaurants.
Little Barranquayla is a self-contained ground floor apartment for two people. The property has parking for one car at the front on a forecourt and is accessed down a sloping driveway (with hand rail). The apartment is adjacent to the owner's own accommodation but is completely separate with its own entrance.
The front door opens into a porch with space for coats and shoes, and then a stable door opens to the spacious sitting room comfortably furnished with a three-piece suite and small table with two chairs. A TV with freeview and a unit with books and games provide entertainment.
An archway leads through to the bedroom which is furnished with a double bed (4'6") and a single bed (3') to allow a choice of sleeping arrangements, a chest of drawers, fitted mirrored wardrobes, bedside table and a basin. Both the sitting room and the bedroom enjoy lovely countryside views across the patio, garden and beyond.
The kitchen is fitted with pine units and offers ample cupboard space, an electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, and a dining table with two chairs. From the sitting room there are three steps (with a grab rail for two of them) up into the bathroom with bath (with hand-held shower attachment), toilet and basin. Please note that there is also a step up to the bath. The property is heated by night storage heaters throughout. There is a washing machine in a shared utility room to the side of the property.
Guests can enjoy the beautifully tended garden, sunny patio, flowering shrubs, pond, mature palm trees, and beautiful views across Perranporth to the fields. There is garden furniture providing a tranquil place to sit and enjoy lunch in the sunshine, or simply rest and relax in the peaceful surroundings and fresh Cornish air. A garden shed is available for guests to store beach equipment.
Linen & towels
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
Little Barranquayla is in a lovely elevated spot with only a 10 minute walk that takes in amazing views across the beach and further along the coast down to the beach access and main high street.
There is off road parking in front of the property with gated access down a steep slope to the apartment entrance from the garden at the rear.
The property is very private even though it is part of the same building the owner lives in being a ground floor level apartment. It enjoys access to a very large slate patio and split level garden with plenty of lovely flower pots about.
The property is well appointed and very clean with many consumables provided i.e. washing up products, liquid soaps, shower gels etc.
Although only 1 bedroom there are two separate beds being 1 double and 1 single and could suit non couples if you didn't mind sharing a room to keep costs down.
Very good value in comparison to other similar accommodation.
You will very likely meet the very friendly owner who is sure to give you a very warm and friendly welcome!
Mr Blackford stayed 20th September 2023
Little barraquala was the perfect place for our holiday. Just right for two people with a lovely garden. Kat the host was very pleasant and helpful. We enjoyed our holiday so much that we have booked again for next year.
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