Cutty Sark

Mawgan Porth, Cornwall (Ref. 959560)

  • Rating

  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This ultra-chic coastal home occupies a prime cliff-top position with captivating views over the stunning coastline at Mawgan Porth, between Watergate Bay and Padstow, on Cornwall's north coast.

Cutty Sark sits along an exclusive sea road and adjacent to The Scarlet, a luxurious ecohotel with a restaurant and spa (open to non-residents), whilst the long stretch of soft white sand and rolling surf is less than a five minute walk.

Lesser known than the beaches 4 miles along the coast at Newquay but none the less beautiful, Mawgan Porth is a sheltered cove flanked by tall granite cliffs and is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.

It ranks among Cornwall's top surfing destinations and there is a professional surf school opposite the beach offering tuition for all abilities and wetsuit/equipment hire is available from the local surf shop.

Seasonal life guard patrol adds to the appeal for families and pet owners have the freedom to bring their four legged friends during all seasons. Guests here must-see Bedruthan Steps a little further along the coastal footpath, where the relentless Atlantic ocean has eroded the cliff face leaving huge outcrops of rock scattered along the length of the beach.

There are numerous eateries to suit all tastes and budgets within close reach including foodies' favourites, The Scarlet Restaurant located within paces, Jamie Oliver's Fifteen at Watergate and Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant at Padstow.

Catering well for families and within walking distance is The Fire Cafe, Bar & Grill, right on the beach and The Merrymoor Inn which provides an indoor children's play area.

Mawgan Porth also boasts an 18 hole scenic coastal golf course and is well placed for St Ives, Padstow, Truro and the Eden Project.

Backing onto the road, Cutty Sark is accessed from the rear with the entrance leading to the kitchen and sitting room with magnificent beach and sea views.

In the summer, the view compares to the Mediterranean however in winter, it is a romantic and atmospheric scene with pounding surf, buffeting winds and swirling mists.

Book a winter break and benefit from the lower rates and the chance to storm watch beside the warm glow of the wood burner in the sitting room.

There is a TV room and two bedrooms on the ground floor which when combined with the ground floor bathroom could suit guests with limited mobility.

Upstairs is a shower room and three bedrooms with jaw-dropping coastal views.

Steps lead you down over five levels through the terrace garden (young children to be supervised).

The garden is a special feature, it offers a high degree of privacy, with several vantage points to relax and soak up the view, dine-alfresco or sunbathe.

There is secure storage for surfboards and bikes/


Over two floors. Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 2 x ground floor doubles, 2 x twins. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen, Sitting room with woodburner. Dining room. TV room with seating and TV. Lower ground floor utility room.


  • Central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, Playstation 3, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Note: A welcome pack for wood burner supplied , there is a local supplier should one require additional fuel for wood burner Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Off road parking for two cars only
  • Patio and terraced garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Two dogs welcome at £15 each per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 5 mins walk.

About the location


Watergate Bay 2 miles; Newquay 5 miles; Padstow 10 miles.

Nestled between Newquay and Padstow on the beautiful north Cornish coast, Mawgan Porth is a sheltered cove with golden sandy beach, great surf and plenty of caves and coastal footpath to explore. With little distraction from its golden sands, life here revolves around the beach. Laze in the summer sun, learn to ride the waves, or watch over stormy seas on a refreshing cliff top stroll. Mawgan Porth is also home to the fabulous adults-only Scarlet Hotel, which offers Spa treatments and facilities to non-residents - and nearby there is a wealth of fine dining restaurants such as Paul Ainsworth's No 6 and Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant. Mawgan Porth has a handful of shops, including a village store and deli, and a farm shop selling locally sourced meat, eggs, vegetables, bread and pasties, as well as tennis courts, a pitch and putt, and an 18-hole golf course overlooking the Atlantic.

Note: children should be supervised on terraced garden. Note: Parking, strictly for 2 cars only at the property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter