Moments from Mawgan Porth beach, To the Shore is an exclusive luxury home offering coastal lifestyle at its finest. Sleeping 8, this modern, high-tech retreat comes with a show-stopping balcony, a sunny terrace, gas barbecue, fire pit, an après-surf shower and an electric car charging facility. It’s even dog friendly.

Short breaks are available all year except July and August. Changeover days Monday-Friday. Four-night minimum. Seven-night breaks have a Friday changeover.

In a small and exclusive private development of luxury holiday retreats, in the heart of Mawgan Porth, you’ll find To the Shore. It’s been designed and built with luxury coastal living in mind, with a reverse level layout to give lovely views across the valley from the living areas and south-facing balcony. Generous bedrooms, ample facilities and carefully chosen furnishings make this holiday home a delight from the moment you step through the door. The epic sandy beach at Mawgan Porth, is a very short stroll away.

You’ll approach To the Shore up a private drive just 150 metres back from the beach. Pull into one of your allocated parking spaces (you can plug your electric vehicle right here if you drive one), and walk up steps past your extensive front lawn to your door.

Inside To The Shore

Stepping inside you’ll find a very contemporary retreat that’s been styled lovingly by its owners with an eye for iconic modern design and coastal comfort. On the ground floor you’ll find most of the sleeping accommodation. Overlooking the front lawn and garden, and with a four metre sliding patio door, is the principal bedroom complete with king sized bed, a fully tiled en suite shower room with large monsoon shower, fitted wardrobe and dressing table. The second bedroom is a lovely generously-sized twin room and will suit adults, teenagers or children alike, and the third is fitted out with playful bunk beds — both of these are to the rear of the property and have ample fitted wardrobes. A family bathroom with shower over bath, WC and basin completes the accommodation on this floor.

Up the wood and glass stairs is the stylish open plan living, dining and kitchen area. Wide patio doors slide open leading to the first floor balcony with its glazed balustrade. This space is south facing and catches the sun all day, with panoramic views of the valley. You have a sea glimpse to one side and this is a dramatic place to watch vibrant North Cornish coastal sunsets to the west. There’s an al fresco dining table for family and friends, as well as a suspended egg chair for you to escape the world with a good book or tipple.

The living space has a contemporary L-shaped sofa, additional beanbags and a 42” wall-mounted smart TV. The lovely oak dining table seats eight plus and hi-tech mood lighting can be set at the touch of a button for any time of day. The kitchen is a place for serious cooks and is configured around an island. It has AEG appliances — a large induction hob, electric oven and a second combination oven/microwave as well as a full height 70:30 fridge freezer. A flueless faux log fire adds a lovely touch of indulgent warmth and luxury for chillier winter nights.

Also on this floor is bedroom four, with a king sized bed and a generous en suite with monsoon shower. This room also comes with a cinema video projector with Netflix, Airplay and a collection of films — so you can chill with your favourite show that’s mega-sized on the wall. A WC and hand basin completes the layout of this floor.

Outside and the surrounding area

To the Shore has plenty of space for relaxing and entertaining. The south-facing front lawn is large and has a paved terrace with an outdoor sofa set, and behind the home, up some granite steps is an additional elevated patio ideal for evening entertaining and socialising. It’s complete with a gas fired barbecue grill, al fresco dining table for eight, an outdoor sofa set and fire pit. There is also a hot après-surf shower to the side of the home, along with a bench and wetsuit rail area.

You can be on Mawgan Porth beach from the front door in only a few moments — about 150m away and an easy stroll along open pavements (ideal if you happen to be in charge of a buggy). It’s one of the finest in North Cornwall — long, flat and sandy, and surrounded on both sides by cliffs and rocks. Caves and rock outcrops are revealed as the tide recedes and it’s popular with families and surfers alike, with lifeguards during the main holiday seasons and an excellent surf school (book well in advance). Opposite the beach is the little roadside village of Mawgan Porth, with facilities including the brilliant Cornish Fresh convenience store, two surf shops (Betty’s and Married to the Sea, and a traditional pub The Merrymoor Inn. Eateries here include a traditional fish and chip shop, Catch Seafood Bar, and for amazing pizzas Woodfire at the Mill (AKA Scott & Babs) ar up the valley in the pretty village of St Mawgan. There are numerous other restaurants up and down the coast here, as well as many more beaches to explore. These range from the epic watersport beaches of Watergate Bay and Fistral, to the rugged delights of Porthcothan Beach.

Things we love about To The Shore

This is a stunning combination of the perfect retreat in the perfect location. If you like the best of contemporary design and intelligent architecture you’ll love the property. If you like salt spray in your face and pristine Cornish sand between your toes, you’ll love Mawgan Porth. What could be better than waking up to a coffee on your terrace, a morning spent exploring the awesome coastal path (it goes right past here), an afternoon coasteering or learning to surf, and then back for a barbecue of locally caught seafood and a night of great conversation around your fire pit? We think To the Shore has it all, and we think you’ll agree.

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Retreat Features

  • Moments from the beach
  • Contemporary holiday home
  • Electric car charger
  • Barbecue terrace
  • Hot après-surf shower
  • Secure, dog friendly garden
Bedroom 1: King with en suite
Bedroom 2: Twin plus one single pull out bed
Bedroom 3: Bunk beds
Bedroom 4: King with en suite
Open plan lounge / kitchen / diner
Modern amenities
Large open plan living space
Smart TV
Cinema video projector with Netflix, Airplay and a collection of films
Luxury kitchen
Coffee machine (Nespresso Original)
Two en suites
Family bathroom
Additional WC
Bath towels included
Barbecue terrace
Hot après-surf shower
Gated garden
Electric car charger
Travel cot and highchair on request (cot linen not supplied)
Sorry it is not possible to fit stairgates in this property
Up to 2 well behaved dogs permitted
£35 charge per dog
Underfloor heating
Short breaks are available all year except July and August. Changeover days Monday-Friday. Four-night minimum.
Seven night breaks have a Friday changeover.
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am
Private parking for two cars
Electric car charging
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Beautiful place
We had the most amazing stay at your beautiful place, thank you so much. Our three kids loved your bunk beds and your house was so functional for a family with young children.
The Sliwinski Family — August 2021