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Easter 2018 - Seashells is looking lovely after its winter deep clean and makeover...
Feb 2018 - bookings have resumed after our January break - so glad our first guests in enjoyed their stay - and some great recommendations for places to eat too.
Feb 2018 - lovely new bed :-D :-D :-D
Feb half term - We are at Seashells ourselves this week for half term. Beautiful skies tonight. A bit chilly out but son number one has braved the wind and is having a fab time flying his kite...
Love watching the ever changing view from the sofa...
I especially love watching the light fade and all the twinkly lights come on...the sea is always the last to fade from view.
Even when it's raining it's lovely to gaze out and feel all warm and snuggly inside!
Hubby says this must be the most photograhed view in England but I just can't help it!
Lovely day for a walk to the spectacular Towanroath engine house. The children love to drop stones down the (safely grated) mineshaft!
Jan 2018 - new sofa cushions!
Jan 2018 - shiny new cooker and fridge!
Jan 2018 - came across this photo of our lovely view. Dreaming of summer...
1st Jan 2018 - Happy New Year! A perfect day for a wintry walk on the cliffs above Seashells...
30th Dec 2017 - We went to beautiful Heligan gardens last night for ‘Heligan by night’ - despite the dismal weather it was absolutely fantastic...
29th Dec 2017 - A wild day today...perfect for storm watching from the comfort of the sofa...
Dec 2017 - Had a great time decorating Seashells for our Christmas guests yesterday...hope they have a fantastic stay!
Dec 2017 - We went to the festival of light and sound at the Eden Project last night...absolutely magical ❤ ❤
Dec 2017 - A free week at Seashells this week so a rare opportunity to enjoy it for ourselves...even next door's cat is enjoying the view!
Dec 2017 - The Martin family were celebrating their anniversary...so pleased they had a good one :-)
Dec 2017 - We never tire of our ever changing view...moody skies and white horses today...
Nov 2017 - we have had more winter bookings this year than before...our guests seem to have enjoyed themselves!
24th Nov 2017 - really glorious day today. Seagulls, sunshine and surfers all out to play!
Nov 2017 - another Friday, another changeover. Really pleased with our new double throw...been looking for a nice one for ages!
Nov 2017 - our incoming guests struck lucky today...really lovely crisp, clear day.
Nov 2017 - things are quietening down in Porthtowan and we are enjoying the chance to spend time at our holiday home and get a few jobs done between bookings. Really lovely crisp clear day today :-)
Oct 17 - really happy with our last 2 guestbook comments. Love it when our guests have a great holiday!
September 2017 - Congratulations to Jo, who won our Facebook competition for a free 2 night winter break at Seashells. Keep an eye out for more competitions and offers at facebook.com/seashellsporthtowan.
27th Aug 2017 - busy bank holiday weekend!
Aug 2017 - Thanks Nick, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes we love Trelissick and Heligan too. See you next year!
Aug 2017 - A great photo of Porthtowan's little sea pool to keep us going until our next visit...hope you can come and stay with us soon!
July 17 - a fab photo of our beautiful beach to cheer us up on this drizzly day.
July 17 - every cloud and all that...even wet days have great views sometimes!
Happy belated birthday Tom! Glad we could help you celebrate in style.
More happy guests :-D
May half term 2017 - We have had a wonderful week here at Seashells - we've been in the sea every day and the children have loved playing in the waves and the little sea pool...
...Our holiday was finished off perfectly by the best sunset of the week, which we watched from the sofa, happy and content.
May 2017 - We are at Seashells ourselves this week and are having a fantastic time. Fab view from the sofa last night before the sun disappeared behind the clouds - complete with paraglider, who looked like he was having a great time :-)
May 2017 - another great view of the paraglider, taken from the living room sofa
May 2017 - You can just make out a stand up paddle boarder to the right of the photo - what a fab evening to be out on the water.
May 2017 - again taken from the sofa at Seashells...the sun gave us one last spectacular display before disappearing behind a bank of cloud.
May 2017 - Happy guests :-). So pleased :-)
1st May 2017 - We were sorting through our photos and came accross a few gems to share...perfect to cheer us up on a wet bank holiday Monday! This was taken from Seashells last summer.
1st May 2017 - another photo from our archives...wide open sands between Porthtowan and Chapel Porth at low tide, taken last summer.
1st May 2017 - another photo to cheer us up on a wet bank holiday Monday...taken from the cliffs above Porthcurno. Dreaming of summer...
March 2017 - Thank you so much to Liz for her lovely comments.
March 2017 - First booking of the season. Seashells looks great after all our winter improvements. Hope our guests enjoy their first cuppa and welcome gift! We still have a couple of weeks free in May if you would like to come and stay, just get in touch.
March 2017 - glorious walk from Perranporth to Trevaunance Cove. The landscape on Cligga head is eerie and spectacular, with the ruins of an old WWII munitions factory, sited there to take advantage of the tungsten rich ore mined from the cliffs.
...At one point the cliffs have collapsed away in places due to the mine workings underneath, giving striking rock formations reminicent of the grand canyon.
17th Feb 2017 - Delicious venison burger at Porthtowan beach cafe last night, complete with goats cheese and red onion relish. Yum!
...and our new fairy lights showed us the way home nicely!
Feb half term 2017. We are at Seashells ourselves this week, and have had a lovely time getting it ready for the season. We still have availability in April and May if you would like to come and stay :-)
Feb half term 2017. Glorious walk to Chapel Porth today - the children were in t-shirts. Spring is in the air - yay!
Feb 2017 - Who fancies a holiday in Cornwall? We think our new word picture sums things up perfectly!
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Jan 2017 - we have guests this weekend for a cosy winter break. Hope they enjoy our new snugly throws and hot water bottles!
Jan 2017 - we are really pleased with our new wardrobe door handles. They really suit the double bedroom.
Jan 2017 - who cares if it is grey outside when you can enjoy the view from our cosy sofa!
...and here's the view!
Jan 2017 - we absolutely love our new tide clock - it's so stylish and will make checking the tides extra easy for lovely long beach walks...
Jan 2016 - We went skating at The Eden Project last weekend and had a fab time. Even our youngest managed to go round by herself a couple of times and really enjoyed it. A great winter activity, about 40 mins from Seashells. Photo credit: Roger Cornfoot.
Dec 2016 - decorating for Christmas. Love this job!
...and love love love our new Christmas tree decs from Truro Christmas market!
...and our new Christmas 'wreath'!
Dec 2016 - fabulous trip to the Lost Gardens of Heligan...the trees were full of fairy lights, we picked up some great gifts at the Christmas market and as you can see the kids had a great time on the rope bridge!
Dec 2016 - picked up these beautiful glass coasters at the Heligan Christmas market. Can't wait to see how they look at Seashells!
Oct 2016 - we have decided to rename our holiday home 'Seashells'. Turns out there is another 'Seascape' in the village - really wish we'd done our research better! We love the new name - it's so pretty and we feel it really suits the apartment.
Sept 2016 - As our first season draws to an end we are very thankful for our all our lovely guests and how much they seem to appreciate our apartment. Things have gone better than we dared hope...
...Despite a steep learning curve and a few mistakes along the way we have had a great first season...
...We have been fully booked all summer and have had some fab reviews and comments in our guest book, which makes all the hard work worthwhile...
...We are looking forward to quieter times ahead and intend to use them to add a few more finishing touches to Seascape and enjoy a few quiet winter weekends there, before doing it all again next year. Can't wait!
Aug 2016 - our first summer week at Seascape. Porthtowan is like another world...a world of lazy days and beach fun, of BBQs, barefoot walks, sunsets and sea cave explorations. Absolute magic!
June 2016 - fab day at the beach...we discovered the sea pool and had a fantastic time playing in the waves. I love it when the sea is all sparkly like this and so nice to feel the summer sun!
June 2016 - I just can't help myself...I have bought some more bits and pieces for Seascape! I felt that the second bedroom needed something and have been on the lookout, but ended up with more than I planned!
June 2016 - Changeover day. I love making the apartment lovely for guests - the trouble is I never want to leave! Our new cushions look really beautiful on the double bed and the fishes and lighthouse also look great in the twin room.
May 2016 - we are now fully booked all the way through to mid September. To celebrate, we have invested in a few beach toys for our guests to use. Hope they have fun!