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We are often asked why prices go up in the summer and in school holidays. We would love to be able to offer a fair and consistent price year round, but it just wouldn’t be viable. We are at rock bottom prices all winter, that we barely make a profit on, and even then we are empty for most of the winter months. We still have all the maintenance costs, upgrades and associated effort of running our h...

We have had a cancellation for the week of 22nd December in our cosy Cornwall beach apartment with fantastic sea views.  Of course we are biased, but we can't think of a better place to spend Christmas...snuggle on the sofa and watch the spectacular rough seas, take an exhilarating stroll on the beach in the winter sunshine or head to the village pub for some hearty Cornish fayre. In fact, we act...

We have just come home from a wonderful week at Seashells for February half term and I just had to write about it!  It was sooo nice to truly relax in our beautiful home-from-home and just while away the hours staring out at the sky and sea.  The view is ever changing, as you can see from the photos.  I especially love watching the light fade and all the twinkly lights come on - the sea is always ...

Things are quietening down here at Seashells Porthtowan and we are enjoying the chance to spend time at our holiday home and get a few jobs done between bookings. The village has a completely different feel in the winter months - it is much quieter with a wild beauty and an almost bleak, deserted feel.  The views of the wild winter seas are simply spectacular from Seashells (we like to cosy up and...

Big seas today in Porthtowan...the surf report for the next few days gives it 8-10ft and messy.  We have a few weeks free here at Seashells so have been enjoying the view snuggled up on the sofa with a blanket and a cuppa. The fencing across the back of the beach is a temporary measure to stabilize the sand and help to protect the newly established dune system so it is not destroyed over the winte...