Big and beautiful. A lovely place to spend time with friends or family. June 2019

We had such an incredible week assisted by the weather and enjoyed so many aspects of the house and gardens as well as the proximity to the beach for some bracing morning swims. June 2019

Spending the week here with my family, 23 of us in total so we also booked the Lodge. Both places are fab. The house is rambling and old fashioned, easy to get lost! While perhaps in need of a little updating (especially the bathrooms), it is very comfortable and perfect for our big family gathering. The garden is also great. We've been playing croquet, boules, and badminton, and have also hired a hot tub! The beach is a 5 minute walk, and although not the most lovely beach, it is so nice to be able to go for a quick dip every morning! The view from the house &garden is amazing, really love it, and the SW Coastal Path literally goes right by the house. All in all, we are very happy (very!), and highly recommend the Big Beautiful Beach House. July 2019

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April 2018

A wonderful house , a great place to spend time with friends and family

I can't express how loved this house feels .It was a pleasure to be here and I will treasure the memories forever.

A beautiful spot. Incredible views and wonderful garden, thank you

March 2018

What an amazing location and a beautiful house. I will remember this view for a very long time.

Fabulous time in this wonderful house.

What a wonderful experience we feel very privileged!

It's been fantastic staying here. We have enjoyed every minute of it. I hope everyone who stays here gets as much pleasure and excitement as we have all had.

February 2018

We love this beautiful house! So lovely to be back here again. Feels like home - wish it was, Til next time...

Totally amazing week spent here, jaw dropping views, sunrises and sunsets! We filled the house with singing, piano playing and kids running around PERFECT, everyone has loved coming here xxx

Oh it's just wonderful, calming,restorative, reassuring and so full of possibilities. Porthpean's gentle magic. We will be back!

Fab Fiftieth! What a perfect week to spend here in beautiful Cornwall. Roll on 60!

Thank you for a most memorable week in wonderful Cornwall. a 50th for our host and a marvelous break for all the guests. Much enjoyed by all and we hope to return.


New Year 2017/18

A wonderful New Year in a stunning and memorable location, thank you for sharing your home.

Thank you so much for a magical New Year. Perfect house to see the New Year in. xx

Another wonderful week in this very special house , great New Year

September 2017

An excellent week. Thank you, we hope the house carries on in its characterful fashion!

August 2017

Thank you Petherick Family for sharing your fabulous home. Hope to be back soon.

July 2017

The house was just MAGICAL once again...AWESOME, AMAZING, INCREDIBLE, WONDERFUL!    I love the piano and fire, beautiful place xoxo    ...lots of swimming, kayaking, fishing, cycling, horse-riding,drinking and eating - that was just the first day!   Amazing weather, house and views.


June 2017

Wedding - Porthpean House will always hold a special place in our hearts... and we will be back to celebrate many more special occasions in the future.   We can't possibly put into words the wonderful week we've had here with our family and friends.Thank you for taking the time to make us feel truly at home and part of the family xxxxxx (Bride)

Such a fabulous place to celebrate our special family occasions (70th birthday and Golden wedding anniversary). We all thoroughly enjoyed the multi generational week on the beach and in this lovely, welcoming, very comfortable, magical family home. Such a privilege to stay and play! Thank you

May 2017

Amazing 2 weeks spent in this wonderful house - loved every minute.

A Wonderful house to enjoy our 30th year of walking holidays.                     Total Agreement - the best house ever. The views are stunning and it has been great being able to amble the coastal paths.

Feb 2017

We had a wonderful time at the Big Beautiful Beach house. Lots of food,fun laughter and drinks. Beautiful coastal walks and even a swim in the sea!  Thank you very much!

Jan 2017

Everything has been delightful, full of light and the echoes of generations of buckets and spades.


Dec 2016

A beautiful place, totally unspoilt, frozen in time. It was wonderful to see the sun rise over the sea from the house. Unforgettable

Nov 2016

Stunning scenery and location, beautiful house. I hope to return

Oct 2016

Thank you for providing the most amazing and beautiful house for a special weekend. Loved every second and will cherish the memories.

Had an amazing birthday weekend. A fantastic place with the most perfect sunrise over the water

Sept 2016

We had a lovely holiday, in this beautiful house with our wonderful family to celebrate our 80th birthday

Magical garden, wonderful house, couldn’t imagine a better setting for a celebration

I will never forget this place and recommend it to everyone.

James’ 50th
Amazing time, its very kids friendly! Awesome house with some beautiful scenery!

Jake x

Wonderful weekend in a beautiful house – such an unspoilt an charming place. Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic. Thank you “The land of my content” Too True!! Beautiful! Incredible house, with lots of lovely memories made! Can I stay? Please?


Wonderful house, fantastic company and awesome memories.


Our first, but hopefully just the first of more to come, wonderful family gatherings here at Porthpean House. The warmth of generations of love and memories give the energy to this old lady gem of a home that can be felt in every nook and meandering cranny. A merry Christmas indeed.

The Eidams of USA & UK

November 2015

Holden Family Gathering
What a gorgeous house and fantastic location. We thoroughly enjoyed it and found it such a friendly house. Thank you again, great memories made for another year. Just beautiful, had a fantastic time!

Beautiful house and views
Will definitely come back
Thank you for sharing your home.

December 2015

Scott and Rachel’s Wedding
Beautiful house. Beautiful views. Beautiful part of the world. Thank you so much for being part of our wedding weekend – all being together in the same house has been fantastic. Thank you.

Mr and Mrs Tuckey

October 2015

Thank you so much for allowing our family to enjoy this beautiful home – it felt so homely straight away from the off.  There seems to be love and magic and history in it in every single room.  Heavenly.  Thank you. 


Sunrise amazing, overwhelming, special times.  Yoga outside in October!  Breathtaking.  Thank you, thank you, thank you .  Unforgettable….


It’s been a privilege to spend the past week in this gorgeous house with all my family. Like in ‘About Time’, it would be perfect to go in the cupboard and start all over again.  Believe me, we’ve tried.

What a wonderful house to enjoy special family time.  Staying here allowed us to feel part of our favourite film‘About Time’.  Hopefully it won’t be too long before our next visit.  Thank you for wonderful week.

Spent my last week in the UK in this house before leaving for Australia for a year, couldn’t have picked a better group location.  Would recommend it to anyone!

Adam and Grace

September 2015

It has been an honour to have had your first house hire wedding here at the Big Beautiful Beach House. Rosie and I had the perfect day with perfect weather, in the perfect setting with the perfect house. All of our family and friends had the best time and it is the best start to our marriage and it all worked out better than we could have wished. Thank you for helping make it all happen, with special thanks to Alberto, Rob, Barry and everyone else involved with the house. We are hoping to come back sometime soon to relive the amazing memories. Thank you again and all the best.

Simon and Rose xxx

We have so enjoyed our family holiday in this gracious home filled with memories of those who have lived here. We have celebrated two wedding anniversaries, three birthdays and an engagement so we have many beautiful memories to treasure: We watched the sun rise every morning over Gribben Head and the moon at night. A bonus was the night of the blood moon. Each ‘super’ high tide we walked to the beach to watch the waves crashing in. This was an amazing week at this beautiful house and gardens. Having now learnt to play croquet. We will always have fond memories of our stay with the whole family and many friends on Dave’s Saturday birthday. We keep going into the cupboard in the hope of reliving this magical week. Many thanks for allowing us to share this house

Sue and Dave

I had an amazing weekend. I love you both. I give the house 5 bags of popcorn (out of 5) My daughter’s wedding and this house has been the best 4 days of my life. What a wonderful house and setting


I have had an amazing time, not just because of the house and setting and views, which have all been amazing but because of the friends and family who have lived here with us for the last 3 days. What a great group of people.


Superb house, superb view, superb setting, superb weekend. Hope we can come back one day!
Thank you!

August 2015

With squidgy sofas and comfy beds. With views to die for and a gorgeous garden. Why oh why do we have to go home? Thank you for inviting us to the birthday celebrations. A holiday never to be forgotten.


Happy Birthday we are having the most amazing time in the most beautiful big beach house. What an idyllic location for an important birthday. Thank you so much. Eighteen of us; children, parents, grandparents, to celebrate a fortieth anniversary in the relaxed, spacious style of the big beautiful beach house in Porthpean. Praise and thanks to you for creating homeliness on a grand scale; a place where clocks speak quietly, of a past that is lusty without feeling dusty. Great memories,

The Weeks Family

July 2015

What a privilege to spend a week as a family in such a magnificent house. Thank you .. We have had a wonderful holiday. Thanks to Albert for all his help. Thank you to Martin for the delicious peaches!! We’ve had a simply wonderful week here, 14 of us celebrating my 60th birthday ( aged 2 to 89) in a beautiful part of England. A wonderfully nostaligic holiday, a joyous place, thank you so much.

June 2015

No need to to go anywhere else – exciting, house, garden, books and easy path to the sea!!! And what views. Best holiday house ever. Do keep the family bits and pieces in the house where we can discover them – books, photos etc What a fabulous house and gardens. Loved every minute! We’ve had a simply wonderful week here, 14 of us celebrating my 60th birthday (aged 2 to 89) in a beautiful part of England in a gorgeous house. The weather has been glorious and we’ve done all we hoped to do and much more. Probably the most beautiful house we have ever stayed in. What a stunning setting and what a wonderful atmosphere it has. The library was heaven – we’ve never seen so many fascinating books. Highly recommend William and Pencoose Pantry – fed 14 of us the most delicious dinner every night.

May 2015

Thank you for sharing your home with others. Its warmth and comfort, interesting and delightful spaciousness and details have been a wonderful treat for our extended family. Well another amazing holiday with the family clan, it has as usual gone far too quitckly, well an amazing house, thank you for allowing us to enjoy its splendour.

Imogen and Alexander

We have had such a wonderful time! One of the best things has been watching all the kiddies playing together on the lawns while we relax on the terrace and enjoy the amazing views what a beautiful house, what a treat indeed to stay here! We’re all absolutely loved it – many thanks!!


A wonderful house, peaceful and idyllic. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

Mark Annabel and Beatrice

We have enjoyed a wonderful week in this beautiful and charming house. Loving the steps down to the beach where we have spent a week of beautiful sunny mornings with the children enjoying our cuppa! Hoping we can come back one day! Thank you for a totally marvellous week, fantastic house, garden and views. The weather behaved swimmingly too!! Charlestown is a perfect place to visit, walking along the beautiful coastal footpath The town of Lostwithiel has lots of great antique shops What a fantastic house never stayed in anywhere so beautiful. Weather was ‘bang on’ Beds were so comfortable – kitchen 5 Star. Recommend Pentewan Valley Cycle Hire. Too many lovely perks to mention Go Kayaking it’s a laugh! Alberto and Roxana very helpful and friendly

March to May 2015

What a fantastic house! Loved exploring, getting lost and spotting seals in the cove. Also, the grand piano works beautifully.

Kat and Jamie

Thank you for a relaxing stay in your house. The view cannot be beaten and our 2 year old loved exploring the many rooms. We would visit again in an instant. Thank you, Tom Alicia and Laila Had an amazing time here in the gorgeous house. Great for a big family.

Alex and Gregg

It’s been fantastic to explore the house and beatuiful gardens, trips down to the beach, come rain or shine – a wonderful stay.

Chloe and Will

Had the best time at this beautiful house with all the family.

Holly and Zachery

What a beautiful family house and a pleasure to have our family here with us. Can’t wait to do it all again. It has been amazing exploring! I found a tunnel in the garden to some where, it felt magical!! I have enjoyed it.


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Jake age 6

I enjoyed walking down to the beach with my friend and exploring the house and garden. What a wonderful time we have had! Happy Birthday Mr Flint.

I like the slidy floors. What a wonderful house. Thanks to the Flints for creating some marvellous memories!

The White Family

I have had the best week in this house. I loved exploring the garden and the house. We loved the beach and we met a seal on the beach called Larry! He came up to my mum and looked her in the eyes! It has been amazing!!

Imogen aged 10

What a beautiful house, felt like home. All so magical – the seals playing, walks on the beach – A great Easter break.


Loved it so much. I hope that I can come again Maybe I will come when I am much older.

Matilda age 11

We had a totally fabulous time in this lovely house. Warm, welcoming, cosy and an incredible outlook.

Simon Aged 41

This quintessentially English home has such a quiet charm and happy atmosphere that we all feel totally relaxed and full re-charged – We would love to return again next year.

Painting in Paradise at College Arts Week.

Finally! Heard so much and it is better xxx

Carlyn Hunter

Thank you for the most fabulous week from OAPs to toddlers this house brings happiness to all! Thanks for letting us stay in such a wonderful house. Everything was just fabulous and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

October 2014

Beautiful house and perfect for games of 'sardines'. We had a fantastic long weekend celebrating ten years since we started at university. Amazing grounds and view, and so many lovely rooms! A beautiful part of the world as well. Excellent facilities ( including the most well stocked kitchen with all the utensils you can imagine) with an epic library of books that sadly we didn't have time to read.

The Exeter lot

We have had an amazing weekend, we watched the film both nights trying to spot where we were! We all had so much fun, the house and grounds are so lovely. Thank you so much!

The Mitchels, Fletchers, Couche's and Barney!

Thank you for giving us a once in a lifetime experience. The house is beautiful and that crowns exiting for the children. The Ashworths, Gafneys Wildes and Footes.

We have had a lovely time staying in this beautiful house. In some of the rooms the view is lovely. The house is very pretty and massive, we had a great time. We loved our experience in this house. Thank you.

We had a wonderful time in this beautiful house with amazing views. This holiday has been an adventure. We have enjoyed the beautiful beach and the house is very big! Thank you for a perfect holiday.

Beautiful memories made in a fabulous house and surroundings. Feeling blessed to have such a lovely family to share these times with! All you need is love.

The Gafney's


Lovely holiday, great house. Amazing stay here, hope to be back!

The Bulls



It has been an honour and a privilege to be your very first guests in this amazing, beautiful house.  We wish we could get in the cupboard, clench our fists and start our holiday all over again!  We will definitely be back next year.

The Powells and The Eastgates


Fantastic house, great location, fabulous hosts – very great change from the norm!

What an amazing magical place, could stay here all summer.

Beautiful house, stunning views and a sea full of seals – what more do you need in life …. a zoom in the Doughnut! Loved every minute of it. 

What a gem of a place.  A piece of paradise.  We have had an amazing holiday with the magical secret gardens, which the children adored.

Kate, Paul, Daisy, Poppy, Arin and Willow

Absolutely stunning house and gardens.  A pleasure, a privilege

We loved every minute, so much to remember, croquet on the upper lawn, yoga on the lower lawn, barbecues, hearing my daughter Rachel play the piano, the beach. the woods, thank you so much… such wonderful views from every room, such interesting books in the library.

We have had an amazing time, in an amazing plac – an unforgettable holiday in Porthpean House – a return is a must.

Adrian Clarke

I’ve stood in the cupboard under the stairs several times but it just won’t take me back to the baginning of the holiday – Love this place 

Keris Clarke

It’s been a lovely holiday, enjoyed may long day int eh huge garden and beach. 

This has been an amazing place, loved the garden and croquet was so much fun!  It was so strange watching ‘About Time’ in the house that it was filmed in!  I’ll miss Porthpean and Porthpean House

Amelie aged 11

I loved the bedrooms and the lovely sea view, humungous gardens and wonderful secret passage ways to the beach and a beautiful croquet set.  Thanks

Kye Aged 8

Such an amazing magical place to stay, a memorable holiday filled with sunshine, laughter, croquet and frisbee on the lawn – thank you – what a pleasure. 


We have had a wonderful week with 6 little grand children and parents and another granny.  The weather has been good and we have made full use of the beach. The house is perfect.  Thank you so much.

The Stephensons


Thank you, had an amazing hen do in your beautiful house.  The weather was fantastic and it was so lovely and chilled in the beautiful gardens.  Loved the cocktail night!

Rebecca, Denise and girls

Thank you, Porthpean House was wonderful.  A beautiful historic house in a perfect location.  A real home away from home.  We loved the pictures, the books and the furniture.  Thank you very much,


I really enjoyed my stay at Porthpean House.  It was a perfect house for the family and the view ws very beautiful.  I loved the gardens and the beach and had a great holiday!  Thank you very much.


Wonderful week in a wonderful house.  Nancy

What a stunning house in a stunning setting!  Thank you so much for sharing with us.


A fabulous house – charming, elegant and comfortable.  We loved it!  Thank you


What a fabulous holiday in the most stunning setting!  Stately house, glorious views, the perfect location for an extended family group holiday that was truly enjoyed by all.  We’re hoping to be back in the near future.

Family Braun

Such a fabulous place full of character.  We have had the most amazing stay with some wonderful friends!

F. Baister

Couldn’t have wished for a more magical and comfortable place to spend my 50th birthday.   Everyone adored the house, the gardens, the beach, the peace and the quiet!  Will be returning very soon!

Love The Wetherall-Cox-Tabard-Simpson-Baister-Hodgeson crew!

September 2014

Brilliant weekend.  Lovely.

Lucy de Roper

To make a reservation call: 01722 786004 during office hours, or email: martinpetherick@oxeye.co.uk