Comments from our guestbook

Here are some of the lovely comments from our guests.  You can also read some of our guestbook comments here.

Please feel free to leave a review here if you have stayed in our apartment.

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We have just had the most amazing holiday at Seashells. Porthtowan itself has a fabulous beach and we love the Blue Bar for watching the sun set. This is our second visit to this flat and it was as immaculate as before. There is everything you need, with the very welcome washing machine and dryer. Not to mention the trug for the wetsuits. Excellent wifi and little extras like DVDs and games just add to the stay. The view from the sitting area, overlooking the beach, is wonderful. We will definitely be returning, thank you for a wonderful stay.

Liz Haestier, 

Just returned from a wonderful stay at Seashells - we have enjoyed it so much we've already booked again for next year!
The location is perfect - so close to the beach and local amenities. The view from the living room is amazing with endless seascapes, surf and sunsets. The apartment was spotless and had everything we needed. The sofa and bed were really comfy, the bathroom was clean and modern, the shower was powerful and it was great to have the washer and dryer too. Thank you so much for a really lovely holiday and we'd really recommend this to anyone wishing to have a fantastic time away in Cornwall :)


We had a great stay, we arrived at 5pm and there was tea coffee milk and biscuits for us, the apartment is excellent everything you could need is there, the view from the sofa was my favourite spot. Porthtowan is a small place great beach and beach bar to watch the sunset was amazing. We did the coastal walks and went to St Ives & Falmouth. If we were to visit again I would book this apartment without a doubt, thank you for a great stay !

Debbie Warden, 

We really enjoyed our stay at seashells and would recommend it to anyone :)


It’s all about the view from the window, what a great place to just sit and watch the tides, sky, people in the sea and village life. So nice and easy to be so close to the beach, and to have our own parking spot. Lovely walks both ways over the cliffs, beautiful heathers. Porthtowan was big enough to provide several places to eat out but small and tucked away enough to not be nearly as crowded as we found St Ives when we visited. It was good to get back ”home” to Porthtowan that day. We were sorry to leave at the end of the week. Thank you

Susan Trevellick, 

We absolutely loved staying at Seashells, what a perfect little place and it felt just like home. Porthtowan is definitely one of the most beautiful places I've stayed and we definitely would like to return.


Just back from a 2week stay at seashells, it was amazing. Everything has been said in previous comments. You will not get a better base whether you just stay close to home or go out exploring the surrounding areas. Highly recommend

Jacqueline Young, 

We had a lovely stay in your apartment, when we arrived it was lovely and clean and well presented, The view from the front windows were amazing of Porthtowan beach, The beach was lovely for walks and exploring , and lots of lovely hilltop walks with amazing views, we enjoyed the food in the Unicorn on the Beach pub all in walking distance.

Dominique Beagley, 

We have just returned home from a wonderful half term break at Seashells. The apartment is perfectly situated in Porthtowan, right next the the beach and across the road from the Unicorn pub. We enjoyed glorious beaches, delicious ice-creams & gorgeous sunsets. We definitely hope to go back next year.

Sian & Alex Gaze, 

We have stayed at Seashells twice now and have booked 2 more visits. Seashells is beautifully maintained and very comfortable and clean. The sunsets are amazing! We love the Unicorn Pub and the Blue Bar. The fish and chips from Seasmiths are top class but you do have to book on line and collect at a given time. And the ice creams in the ice cream shop are delicious. If you want a beach holiday and don’t want to move far it’s perfect. If you want to explore other places ( and I recommend Porthleven) it is a Good centre to start from. And the other bonus is there is parking. Fabulous hosts I thoroughly recommend.

Jackie and Mark, 

We recently spent a week in this apartment in Porthtowan. The view from the lounge was as promised - amazing. We spent every evening watching the sun go down from either the sofa or the beach! The covid policy was very clear and we felt very safe staying there. Everything you could possibly need is supplied and communication from the owner was excellent. Would highly recommend.

Mrs Diane Jarvis, 

We've just spent a wonderful week in this lovely apartment. It was extremely clean, has a very clear Covid policy, and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Porthtowan beach is beautful and the views from the apartment are amazing. We spent most evenings watching the sun go down! Really good places to eat within a very short walking distance. Communication from the owner, both before and during our stay, was excellent. This was our second stay and we shall definitely be returning! Highly recommended.

Mandy Homewood, 

Had an amazing week in this very well situated apartment right in the heart of Porthtowan just minutes from the beach and amenities. The views are fantastic and can be enjoyed wherever you sit on the very comfortable large sofa. The apartment was very clean and had a very rigorous COVID cleaning policy which was reassuring. There was everything there that we needed for a very pleasant holiday. This is a fabulous location for a relaxing holiday. We did not use the car once during the holiday , finding plenty of local walks in the area. Great communication too from Jenny before our holiday which was a nice personal touch.
We did have excellent weather- July temperatures in September which was an added bonus. Would highly recommend the Unicorn pub which has lovely food, drinks and outstanding service. Also the Victory, just a short walk up the hill for a very warm welcome and good food.
I can not recommend Seashells highly enough for a chilled out holiday in a low-key beach location.


Our third stay at this beautiful location. Jenny has thought of everything and is the most fabulous host. Even during these strange times I felt safe and knew that all precautions had been taken. I can not recommend Seashells enough, it is just wonderful. Cannot wait to be back for new year!


Our third stay at this lovely place. Everything you need in this cosy apartment. Beautiful sea views. Very accessible for this lovely part of Cornwall. We had a different holiday this year because of Covid. Choosing to not go to the Tourist Busier places but I have to say there are so many lovely walks nearby that this is totally possible with no issues. Highly recommend here.

Andrea and David McNab, 

Seashells is the perfect location for a beach holiday! We had a fantastic week in August using the flat as a base for both porthtowan and other places in Cornwall. Just a stroll from the beach it was ideally located to go surfing every day but also easy to drive to the lizard and over to lands end. Seashells was really clean on arrival and the hosts were very friendly and answered any questions we had. It had a real “beachy feel“ with the lovely beach decor.

Would definitely book again!

Laura and Dan, 

We stayed at Seashells in mid July 2020. Seashells has the perfect location especially in view of the pandemic. You can still enjoy the outdoors of Porthtowan (e.g. the beach, the Blue Bar, the Unicorn etc.) but you do not need to worry about using the public toilets, you can quickly pop back to the apartment. The apartment is cosy, offers everything you need and has lovely views. It was our first time at Seashells but not the last one. Top marks.

The Baker Family, 

We have now taken two breaks to Seashells, as Cornwall is our favourite holiday destination in the UK and the Seashells apartment is an ideal location for all points to head to.
Thank you Jenny and Ashley for allowing us to share your unique space with us.
Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Reg & Jan from Birmingham

Reg & Jan from Birmingham, 

Our second stay at Seashells, our first in the summer, and not disappointed in any way! I am still pinching myself for finding such a beautiful home from home with the most generous host in such a stunning little village. We’ve already booked for 2 stays next year including New Year and we cannot wait!


We stayed in your lovely apartment in October 19 - we had a great week. Very clean and fresh. Very well equipped, you had thought of everything.

It's a great base to visit all over Cornwall.

There is a lovely pub Unicorn 2 minute walk from apartment and the Blue Bar was great. The fish and chip shop in St Agnes is worth a visit.

Great coastal walks

We will defiantly book again.

Happy Christmas to you and your family


We have stayed here three times now, lovely home from home very welcoming and have always found all amenities in a high standard. The apartment has always been extremely clean and local to lots of places to visit. Everything you could possibly ask for. Cant wait to come and stay again


Had a great week. Mostly sunny. Walked the coastal path both ways. Really beautiful, especially St Agnes Head. Had a meal in Taste at St Agnes. Very good indeed. Trips to St Ives and St Michaels Mount. Both lovely but quite busy. Very comfortable here in Seashells. Went to Godrevy head to walk the headland. I would advise parking on the way and walking on coast towards the beach (with sea on your right).

David and Paul, 

We felt very comfortable in your home and enjoyed the view always so much! After visiting Penzance and the other towns full of tourists we felt happy to come back home to Porthtowan and Seashells.

The two German ladies, 

This is our third visit here to Seashells, and as always it's home from home. Lovely accommodation, views and close to all popular places to visit. We visited Perrenporth, Newquay, Looe and Polperro. Hope to be back soon.

Sarah, Georgia and Alicia, 

We have had an enjoyable week at the flat, lovely views and perfect setting.

Cole family, 

We had a lovely few days here - the view is wonderful! This was our honeymoon and the weather couldn't have been better!

We visited St Ives, Padstow and Bodmin, joined the National Trust which was so worthwhile!

Walks along the cliffs were stunning!

Recommend a trip to Godrevy Point to try to spot grey seals - we were a little too early. Thanks for a lovely stay!

"The new" Mr and Mrs Mead, 

Really enjoyed our holiday here, the apartment is great, was everything you need for a comfortable stay. The view is lovely to wake up to each morning.

Beck, Dave, Alfie and Emily, 

One of our best holidays - made many memories during this week and will definitely be back! Well equipped, clean apartment in a lovely location provided a home from home, thank you. Beautiful views from the living room window, quite at night made sleeping a breeze. Loved watching the sunset and early morning waves with a cuppa/glass of something cold.

We visited St Michaels Mount, St Ives, Flambards and the Minack Theatre which are all accessible from this great spot. Also had some fun on the beach and in the rock pools here in Porthtowan. Ice cream at the local parlour is incredible I mean really out of this world!!!

Much loved holiday, thank you for having us.

Christine and family, 

This is our second autumn break here in two years adn we love it. Lovely comfortable accommodation and watching that view of the ocean, we could never get tired of that! Beautiful walks along the coast. We will return again for sure.

Andrea and David, 

Our first time in Porthtowan and what an amazing find! Seashells is just perfect a lovely home from home. We have had the most fabulous week, my highlight was Chapel Porth to see Wheal Coates although next year the coastal path up to it is my goal. My heart is not ready to take walking our 4 year old up there! So pleased we have already booked into Seashells for next summer and cannot wait to come back. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful apartment and the amazing ocean view. This is my happy place!

Jo, Simon and Taran, 

A fabulous place. Fantastic views. Apartment is warm and cosy and has everything you need. Hope we have the opportunity to come back next year. Great location for exploring Cornwall. Miners Arms was fantastic. Coastal path amazing and Victory Inn was very welcoming. Walk to Chapel Porth was stunning. All round great place.

John and Mary, 

Had a great week at Seashells. The views are amazing and the flat is so well equipped with all that you need. Was lovely to come back at night and sit watching the sunset from the sofa. We visited many places but the Schooners at Trevaunance Cove was an absolute delight with amazing views and lovely food. The Victory Inn was really welcoming with lovely food too. So many places still left to find so we will be back! Many thanks.

Carole and Ken, 

Seashells is a home from home. fantastic views of the ocean. We had a lovely stay. Weather was cooler which was wonderful and a nice break from the hot temp in Essex!

Miners Arms is a treat. Lovely food and atmosphere. If you have kids Holywell bay is a must. Truro was a great visit too. Thank you for our scones and jam. what a lovely welcome. Many thanks for a lovely stay.

Wendy, Matt, Connor and Kai, 

We have enjoyed our stay here at Seashells. The apartment is superb, the best feature of course , is the view! It was a scramble to get postition A on the sofa!

We had lots of trips out around Cornwall but coming back to Porthtowan is always a joy. We would recommend visits to St Ives and Mousehole, not to forget St Agnes! Thanks for the wine!

Michelle, Liverpool, 

Great place to stay with perfect view of the sea and the surf. Fine weather and lots of walks along the coast, including St Agnes, Portreath, Chapel Porth. Very relaxing and lovely accommodation - have really enjoyed the break. Many thanks.

Berni and family, 

Wow! The view of the beach and cliffs are stunning! We have just had a wonderful week at Seashells. Thank you Jenny and Ashley for sharing your ' home from home' with us. Everything we needed was waiting for us and quickly became 'our home from home' ! A great position for exploring Cornwall, with the A30 within easy reach but great for a lazy day at Porthtowan and all it has to offer. Highly recommend Seashell.

George & Sue Sims, 

This is our second visit to Seashells in Porthtowan, after staying here last September and the apartment being so home from home with it's cleanliness and welcoming feeling we knew we would be back.So here we were again from 31st March to 7th April and yet again felt very comfortable at Seashells. Arriving to a cream tea and milk in the fridge just what's needed after a long drive!!! I would highly recommend Seashells and I'm sure we will be back again soon. Thank you to Jenny for providing such a home from home welcoming stay

Sarah , 

We had a lovely stay at Seashells, the apartment has everything we needed and felt like home from home. Beautiful sea views , we enjoyed lots of days out. We've been to Cornwall many times but never to Porthtowan and will definitely be back next year. Would highly recommend Seashells.
Thanks Jenny.

Sarah , 

The perfect base for a great holiday!
We have 2 young children (2 & 4) and this apartment was just right for our time in Cornwall. It has a clean & modern feel to it and it was lovely to find milk, tea, coffee, sugar & wine waiting for us on our arrival.
It's very close to the beach and we enjoyed several evenings watching the sunset from the living room window.
It has a well equipped kitchen including a washing machine & tumble dryer and is a comfortable place in every respect.
We can see ourselves returning here for several years ahead and have already booked for next year.


Thank you. What a gorgeous location. Apartment beautiful and clean it had everything we needed and an added bonus of a fantastic view out to the cove.


Beautiful views, great location, good base to go exploring. Thank you for the lovely cream tea after a long journey. All the essentials to get us going, spotlessly clean. Look forward to our next visit.

Matt and Michelle, 

Had a most enjoyable week here at Seashells. Personal touches make all the difference, tea, coffee, milk and all you need to get you started. Lots to explore in the area walks along the coast with wonderful views. Look forward to staying with you again.

Phil and Val, 

We have just got back from a fantastic week in Porthtowan and we already want to go back. Seascape [now Seashells] had everything we needed with the added bonus of beautiful views!! It is also clean and comfortable with a well equipt kitchen for cooking or the bar down the road do a nice pizza and the ice cream place is a must! We have been going to Widemouth and Tintagel for years so it was great to try somewhere different and we will go back for sure. :)


Thank you Jenny!

We had an amazing stay in your apartment with the fantastic view of the beach. Thank you for the milk and cookies...We would definitely recommend this area and your fab apartment to others or maybe even come back and visit again ourselves. Lovely holiday!

Claire, Gordon, Jessica and William, 

Lovely apartment with amazing views!! Beautiful beach and picturesque walks. Thank you Jenny for a really lovely holiday...

Lisa, Darren and Zac, 

Lovely apartment, amazing views and location, very good for visiting lots of lovely places. We have been coming to Cornwall for years but had never been to Porthtowan. Such a pretty spot and great views of the sea and beach from the windows...Thank you Jenny for our stay in your lovely apartment, I would recommend it to anyone and will be doing so when I get home.

Lorraine and Len, 

Lovely apartment, great views and very warm and comfortable, enjoyed our clifftop walks to Chapel Porth, lovely ice-creams, visited most of surrounding area...had nice evening meals in Miners Arms and Victory Inn, would definitely return...

Mike and Sue, 

We had an awesome few days at the Seacape [now Seashells] house. Absolutely perfect to check the waves from the couch and and I've had the best view doing the washing up ever :-). Had a nice surf session in Porthtowan. Even found the sea pool and had a beautiful sunset view from the cliffs. Thanks for the nice stay in the nice and cosy Seacape. We'll for sure keep it in mind for next time! Greetz, Leonie, Bas, Niels and Bea, AKA the Dutch surf crew.


Wow!! What a wonderful time we have had. We have really enjoyed celebrating my son's birthday in Seascape [now Seashells]. The view is to die for - especially during a thunderstorm. We are regular visitors to Cornwall but this is our first time here...we hope to come back again soon.....Thanks for a wonderful stay.


We have just returned from spending a lovely weekend here. The flat felt fresh, clean and nicely decorated. It had everything we needed. There were also DVDs, books and games suitable for all of us (2 adults and 2 children) We were fortunate to have lovely weather, and this flat really did get all the sunshine, as well as the lovely sunsets. The flat had great views towards the sea. We loved the fact we could see the size of the waves and the surfers on them from our window. We also appreciated being able to see our children in the play park from our window.

On one day we did the easy walk on the Coast Path to Chapel Porth Beach. Since it was low tide, we walked back along the spectacular beach (I believe this beach is only visible at certain times of the day due to the tide) where there was lots of sand. We were delighted to see a pod of dolphins playing in the waves when we did this. There were lots of lovely sandy pools around the rocks (these were near the edge of the beach) on the walk back between Chapel Porth Beach and Porthtowan Beach (but beware of the tide). The children loved these pools because in the sunshine they were warmer than the sea to play in. On another day we went to St Agnes and did a 'Treasure Trail' which we purchased via the internet before our stay. The longer we stayed at Seascape [now Seashells] the more we enjoyed our break.

Sue B, 

Our first impressions of the flat was that it was sparkling! The rooms were spotless and the kitchen was full of necessities. We loved the amazing views. We have really enjoyed our stay here and would definitely recommend this to friends and family.

Ade, Jayne and Emily, 

We have had a lovely and relaxing break and everything we wanted is here and the setting suited us perfectly. We would not hesitate to recommend this accomodation.

Brian and Julie, 

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, the scenery/views from the couch are amazing. Thanking you for the hospitality (ie tea, coffee and milk) provided which made our stay feel 'home from home.

Tony and Rose, 

The weather has been perfect and we have been on the beach every day. The apartment has everything you need but its greatest asset has to be the glorious views of the bay and the stunning sunset every evening. Cliff top walks in both directions highly recommended as are the hedgehog and foxy ice creams at Chapel Porth!

Ian, Michelle and Madeleine, 

Fantastic few days here at Kingsley Cove. Stunning views, lovely locals. Just what my little boy and I needed. Would definitely come back.

Lisa and Arlo,