The Big Beautiful Beach House
Our housekeepers are Roxana and her husband Alberto Novac.  The house is available from 4pm on the day of arrival (unless otherwise agreed)  and to be vacated on the day of departure at 10am.  Roxana or Alberto will be there to meet you on arrival and will explain how everything works in the house.  They will be on call should anything arise during your stay. Please let us know if anything is missing or broken.

Roxana and Alberto: 07971 055331  
For emergencies call 01722 786004 in office hours or Martin Petherick out of office hours on 07768 770823    

Address:   Porthpean House, Porthpean, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6AX. 
The landline telephone number whilst at Porthpean House is 01726 72888 (mobile reception is patchy)
Broadband connection is fully operational:   for code - see house information book. 

Parking at the house:  Porthpean House is on the left as you come down the hill towards the beach and has a dark green wooden gateway and parking for 6 cars. The only thing we ask is that you close the gate after you and keep it shut whilst you are staying at Porthpean House.

Directions:  Porthpean House, Porthpean, St Austell PL26 6AX.
From the M5 at Exeter follow the A30 bypassing Okehampton, Launceston and Bodmin.
About five miles beyond Bodmin at the major Innis Downs junction turn left following the signs for the A391 to St.Austell.
Pass through Bugle and Stenalees and at the roundabout at the top of the hill, turn left and continue to follow the A391 to St Austell. At the next double roundabout, turn right still on the A391, and carry straight over the next four roundabouts to the bottom of the hill.
At the traffic lights by the T-junction, turn right signposted Truro and St Austell on the A390.  Continue straight on through three sets of traffic lights, passing Tesco on your right, and go under the railway bridge to the Mount Charles roundabout. Take the 2nd exit to Truro and Newquay on the A390.
At the first set of traffic lights turn left into Porthpean Road signed to Porthpean and Mount Edgcumbe Hospice. Follow the road for 600m, going straight over the roundabout and passing St Austell community hospital, and then turn left into Porthpean Beach Road.
After approximately half a mile, down near the bottom of the hill (be careful, the road is extremely narrow), you get to a large, green gate on the left which will be open.  This is Porthpean House.
If you get to a car park on the right, you have gone too far.

 If you are having a wedding party please speak to us and we will arrange parking in the Beach Car Park.

Linen, including towels, is provided but please note that beach towels are not.  Neither is cot linen.  Please do not use bath towels on the beach.


DOGS:   Two dogs are permitted on payment of £30 per dog/week. There is a dog basket but please bring your own dog bedding. Dogs are not permitted on Porthpean Beach from Easter to 1st October. Check out dog friendly beaches here:

CATERERS:  We would recommend the following:

 WILLIAM MARSDEN, PENCOOSE PANTRY - T: 01872 520511 –  Highly recommended, William has his own bespoke catering company and will offer you great choice from his extensive menus.  With prior notice, he is happy to come and cater for parties at Porthpean House, fill the freezer and/or drop off food ready for cooking.

SALLY MONRO THOMAS, SALLY MONRO THOMAS CATERING LTD - t: 01672 563425 / 07809 611504. Email: . Sally is a highly experienced chef with good local contacts. She is happy to discuss your catering needs, from dinner parties to fully catered, live-in cooking for the duration of your holiday. She knows Porthpean House well. 

FEE TURNER, FEE TURNER CATERING – t:  01208 862271 / 07780 991 999.  Email: .  Fee is a good family friend and an inspirational chef who caters for small and large parties, as well as wedding receptions.  She lives with her family on the North coast but loves coming to Porthpean to cook for guests.  Call or email her to discuss menus and specialities.

BELLA NICHOLAS - t: 07813 983223 . Email: Web: . In Bella’s words: “I am a private chef offering personal, in-house cooking and small event catering in an around Cornwall…….. If you are staying in Cornwall or have guests staying do get in touch. I can work on a live-in or out basis to fully cater your holiday, or just book me to make the odd meal or two….. I can even stock your fridge or pantry with yummy things ready for your arrival”.

BEETHAM FOOD, JAMIE BEETHAM – t: 07790 640610. Email: , .  From Truro,   Jamie Beetham heads up a team with more than 15 years experience in the catering and hospitality industry having previously helped to run the family hotel on the Roseland, ‘Pendower Beach House’.  More recently he has been a personal and event chef for a diverse selection of exclusive events.

ANGELS IN THE KITCHEN - t: 07737 074951 or 07976 244934 - Kirsten and Sarah are very local, operating out of St Austell. They offer a private chef service, holiday food preparation/freezer food and wedding/party catering. .

CHRISTINA KYLE,  THE COOK - Email:                                                                                                                 Christina has over 10 years experience in the catering industry both in the UK and in Germany.  She currently works part time as a freelance caterer and hostess for a German based company that offers bespoke trekking holidays.  Christina offers a personal and event chef service (live in optional) and can help to plan all your culinary needs for your stay at Porthpean House.

TAXIS: Ian’s Taxis 01726 63636/ Merv’s Taxis 01726 71666/ Star Cars 01726 66636/ White River Cars (inc minibus) 01726 76244


 POLICE: 101 for all other enquiries  

 LOCAL POLICE STATION: 1 Palace Road, St Austell

 DOCTOR: Polkyth Surgery:01726 75555 Park Medical Centre:01726 73083


MINOR INJURIES: St Austell Hospital:01726 873000 (This is not 24 hour and there are no X-ray facilities after 5pm or at weekends)

 A&E:Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro: 01872 250000

 NHS DENTAL: Helpline:  0333 405 0290

CHEMIST: Boots, St Austell: 01726 72112  

 HOUSEKEEPER:  Alberto Novac  07971 055331