Portwrinkle Holiday Homes

Luxury self-catering golf/beach holidays on the dramatic North Cornwall coastline

Portwrinkle Holidays in Cornwall stands as an ideal destination for golfers looking for something a little different from the typical golf resort break. Offering luxurious self-catering accommodations amidst the picturesque hamlet of Portwrinkle, this serene seaside location not only provides comfortable and elegant stays but also serves as a gateway to some of the finest golf courses in the region.

Nestled within this tranquil Cornish landscape, the properties at Portwrinkle Holidays range from quaint cottages to modern houses, each boasting unique features like stunning sea views, hot tubs, and games rooms. Whether guests prefer the old-world charm of cottages like Drake and Cormorant or the contemporary luxury of houses like Fulmar and Sandpiper, they are assured a memorable and comfortable stay.

Our partnership with Portwinkle Holidays is not just due to their unique and fantastic accommodation offering, but also the proximity of several premier golf courses. The dramatic Whitsand Bay Golf Club, with its challenging cliff-top 18-hole, par 70 course, is just a stone’s throw away, offering breathtaking sea views and a unique golfing experience.

A few miles up the road you’ll find the scenic China Fleet Golf Club in Saltash, renowned for its beautiful parkland setting and challenging layout, European Tour pedigree golf at St Mellion and in the other direction the renowned cliff-top Carlyon Bay Golf Resort.

Portwrinkle Holidays’ closeness to Plymouth enhances its appeal. The city’s rich maritime history and vibrant culture offer an interesting contrast to the peaceful Cornish countryside, allowing visitors to experience the best of both worlds. After a day on the greens, guests can unwind in exclusive spa facilities, a perfect complement a windswept day of golf on the cliffs. The spa provides relaxation and revitalization, ensuring a well-rounded holiday experience.

In addition to golf, Portwrinkle itself is a delight to explore. The local area is rich in natural beauty, with easy access to beaches, historic harbours, and coastal walks. The village pub and nearby dining options offer glimpses into Cornish hospitality and cuisine, adding to the charm of a stay at Portwrinkle Holidays.

Portwrinkle Holidays merges coastal living with golfing excellence, making it an ideal destination for those seeking a golf break with a difference. With its luxurious accommodations, proximity to top-rated golf courses, both coastal and inland, exclusive spa access, and the charm of the local area, it promises a comprehensive Cornish delight.

Note that this is a very bespoke package. Pricing is guideline and will vary based on a number of factors including midweek/weekend, time of year, property selected, occupancy of property, length of stay, golf courses selected, number of rounds and time of day the rounds are played.

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The Turnstone property at Portwrinkle Holidays offers a unique blend of luxury and comfort, making it an ideal getaway for up to six guests. The accommodation features a ground floor games room, complete with a pool table, providing a perfect space for entertainment and relaxation. This games room also houses a utility area and a special shower for dogs, catering to the needs of pet owners.

The property's sleeping arrangements are thoughtfully designed across its three levels. On the ground floor, there's a bedroom with either a double bed or two singles, according to guests' needs, complemented by a bathroom with a bath and an extra-large overhead shower. The top floor houses two additional bedrooms: the spacious master bedroom with a super king bed, boasting a private balcony and a large en-suite bathroom, and another room with a king bed. Each of these bedrooms has its own private bathroom, ensuring comfort and privacy for all guests.

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Thanckes Lodge

Thanckes Lodge, situated within Portwrinkle Holidays, presents a serene and rustic charm, ideal for families or couples seeking a coastal retreat. This 3-bedroom, single-story detached lodge offers an intimate and cozy atmosphere. Set in an elevated position, it provides stunning sea views, particularly from the south-facing living room and kitchen/diner.

The lodge's accommodation includes a master bedroom with a king-sized bed, a second bedroom with bunk beds, and a third bedroom featuring twin beds. These rooms are thoughtfully placed towards the back of the lodge, ensuring privacy and tranquility. The lodge also houses a well-equipped bathroom with essential facilities.

Guests at Thanckes Lodge can enjoy outdoor relaxation on a private terrace, complete with seating, perfect for soaking in the sea views. The property's close proximity to Portwrinkle Beach, less than a minute's walk away, makes it an attractive option for beach enthusiasts. Additionally, the lodge is pet-friendly, welcoming those who wish to bring their furry friends along.

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Thanckes House

Thanckes House, situated within the serene Portwrinkle Holidays, offers an extraordinary stay with its impressive combination of luxury, space, and scenic beauty. Perched beside a cliff with stunning sea views, this spacious six-bedroom house is just a short stroll from the beach, making it an ideal spot for families and friends looking for a memorable seaside holiday.

The house accommodates up to 12 guests, with a mix of double and twin rooms, including five bathrooms (four en-suite and one family bathroom) and two separate toilets. A highlight of Thanckes House is its private cinema room, featuring a 73-inch screen for an immersive viewing experience. The open-plan living area, including the lounge and dining room, boasts floor-to-ceiling glass fronts with sliding doors to maximize the panoramic sea views. This space leads to a games room equipped with a Bar Billiards table and ping pong table, offering entertainment for the whole group.

For relaxation and leisure, the property features a private, heated indoor swimming pool with a glass front opening to the garden, a BBQ area, and a private hot tub. The house also includes a private walkway to sauna and steam room facilities, available for private booking by guests.

The sleeping arrangements are thoughtfully designed for comfort and privacy. The first-floor landing leads to the six bedrooms and the cinema room. The master bedroom offers a sea view with a super king bed, walk-in closet, and an en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom, also sea-facing, features a zip and link bed for flexible sleeping arrangements (either 2 singles or 1 double) and has an en-suite shower. The third bedroom, located towards the back, is equipped with a large double bed and shares access to the family bathroom and separate toilet. Bedrooms four and five, opposite the cinema room, both offer zip and link beds, sea views, and en-suite bathrooms, with access to a shared balcony. Lastly, bedroom six, with standard twin beds and a side sea view, shares the family bathroom and toilet down the hall.

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Sandpiper at Portwrinkle Holidays is a magnificent retreat, offering breathtaking sea views and luxurious comfort. This premium beach getaway is set in the quaint hamlet of Portwrinkle, mere steps from the beach. Designed to fully capture the stunning coastal setting, guests can enjoy the scenery from various vantage points, whether sipping morning coffee in bed, having breakfast on the balcony, or relaxing in the living room.

The property extends over four floors, featuring a stylish open-plan living room, five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a games room, and a roof terrace with a hot tub. The ground floor includes a games room with a full-size ping pong table and a football table, ideal for entertainment on blustery days. There's also space for storing wet suits, boards, and bikes.

The first floor hosts three of the five bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, sea views, a balcony, and an en-suite bathroom with a large freestanding bath and handheld shower. The other two bedrooms can be configured as either two singles or one double bed, sharing a bathroom with both a stand-alone shower and a bath. The second floor opens to a spacious living and kitchen area with bi-folding doors leading to a balcony, offering stunning ocean views. This floor also has a bedroom with a double bed and an adjoining bathroom.

The top floor features a snug room with a versatile 3-function day bed, which can serve as a sofa, king-size bed, or two singles, alongside a beanbag and a 55-inch television. This floor also includes a bathroom with a walk-in shower. Finally, the property boasts an Astroturf-covered roof terrace with an al-fresco dining area and a hot tub, perfect for enjoying the panoramic views of Portwrinkle.

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Hawkins, nestled among the Coastguard Cottages at Portwrinkle Holidays, offers a cozy and picturesque retreat for those seeking a serene coastal experience. This 2-bedroom terraced house features a 45ft garden facing the sea, complemented by a south-facing conservatory with dining room table and chairs, perfect for enjoying the panoramic views of the English Channel. Whether you're sipping a drink in the barbecue area or relaxing in the hot tub just off the conservatory, the ocean view is a constant mesmerizing presence.

The ground floor of Hawkins houses a spacious front room with a log fireplace, two comfortable sofas, a desk, and modern amenities like LED satellite TV and high-speed Fibre Broadband via Wi-Fi. The well-furnished kitchen, equipped with essential appliances like an electric hob, oven, and microwave, leads to a courtyard with a washing shed containing a modern washing machine.

Upstairs, accessed via a staircase, there are two bedrooms. The rear bedroom can be set up as either twin or double, overlooking the courtyard, offering a versatile sleeping arrangement. The master bedroom, with its south-facing sea and garden view, features a double bed, providing a peaceful and homely atmosphere.

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Grenville, a part of the Coastguard Cottages at Portwrinkle Holidays, offers a captivating retreat with its charming, rustic appeal and stunning seaside location. This three-bedroom end terraced cottage is situated at the very bottom of Finnygook Lane, boasting an enviable position overlooking the sea. Its close proximity to local beaches like Finny and Portwrinkle Beach makes it an instantly relaxing spot for guests.

The cottage features a master bedroom with a king bed and panoramic ocean views, a second bedroom with twin beds, and a third bedroom with a bunk bed. The ground floor accommodates a spacious front room with a log fireplace, comfortable sofas, LED satellite TV, and Freeview box, alongside high-speed Fibre Broadband via Wi-Fi. The kitchen is well-equipped, including an electric oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, and a free-standing fridge/freezer, leading to a little private courtyard.

The living room and conservatory offer stunning sea views and a dining table with seating for six. The conservatory also houses a washer/dryer machine and storage space. Outside, guests can enjoy a patio with a hot tub and barbecue area, overlooking a garden with extra table and seating, secured with a bottom gate.

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Fulmar, located in the picturesque hamlet of Portwrinkle, is a striking beachside property that offers luxury and stunning sea views, making it an ideal retreat for family and friends. This house is set on a beautiful stretch of Cornwall's coast, providing easy access to beaches, a historic harbour, and coastal walks, as well as the Whitsand Bay golf course.

The property is designed with an open-plan living room featuring bi-folding doors to maximize the breathtaking ocean views. It includes five bedrooms, each thoughtfully designed for comfort and relaxation. The master bedroom, with a king-size bed, boasts an en-suite bathroom with a large bath and handheld shower. The next two bedrooms offer flexible sleeping arrangements, either as twin beds or a king-sized bed, sharing a family bathroom with both a standalone shower and a bath. All these bedrooms have sliding doors leading to a full or Juliet balcony facing the ocean.

The second floor opens to a stunning open-plan living and kitchen area, complete with bi-fold balcony doors and ocean views. This floor includes a bedroom with a double bed and an adjoining bathroom with a large freestanding shower. The top floor features a snug room with a 55-inch television, games, and a comfortable 3-function day bed, which can be used as a sofa or converted into a king-size bed, and a bathroom with a small shower.

For entertainment, the property includes a games room with a full-size ping pong table and air hockey table, as well as a utility room with laundry facilities. Additionally, there's a private lift for easy access between floors, especially convenient for those with mobility issues or when carrying groceries.

The highlight of Fulmar is its Astroturf-covered roof terrace with an al-fresco dining area and hot tub. This terrace offers spectacular ocean views and is a perfect spot for relaxing with a glass of something cold, soaking in the beauty of Portwrinkle.

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Drake, one of the Coastguard Cottages at Portwrinkle Holidays, offers a quaint and charming retreat, perfect for families or friends. This two-bedroom terraced cottage boasts a lovely garden and patio area with stunning sea views, providing a serene atmosphere for barbecues or relaxing dinners in the sunny conservatory.

The cottage features two bright upstairs bedrooms: a double master bedroom with captivating sea views and an airy twin room, along with a downstairs bathroom equipped with a separate bath and shower. Additionally, there's an upstairs toilet for added convenience.

The entrance to this rustic cottage is at the back, leading into a large, bright kitchen fully equipped with an electric oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, and all necessary crockery, cutlery, pots, and pans. There's also a washing machine for laundry needs.

The living room, designed for comfort, includes two sofas, a large coffee table, bookshelves with a selection of books, LED satellite TV, and a Freeview box. A door from the living room opens into a spacious conservatory with breathtaking sea views, complete with a large dining table for enjoyable meals.

The exterior of the cottage features a hot tub and a built-in barbecue, set against a backdrop of a well-maintained garden with a table, seating, and magnificent sea views. The garden is secured with a bottom gate for safety and privacy.

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Cormorant at Portwrinkle Holidays is an exceptional beachside property, providing a luxurious retreat for family and friends. Set in the picturesque hamlet of Portwrinkle, it offers easy access to the beach, historic harbour, and scenic coastal walks.

The property spans multiple floors, each thoughtfully designed to enhance your stay. On the ground floor, guests are welcomed into a spacious foyer, ideal for changing into comfortable slippers provided in winter. This level also features a games room with a full-size ping pong table and air hockey table, plus storage for wet suits, boards, and bikes. A convenient lift provides easy access to the first and second floors, particularly beneficial for those with mobility issues.

The first floor houses three of the five bedrooms. The master bedroom, with a king-size bed, offers stunning sea views and has its own balcony, along with an en-suite bathroom featuring a large freestanding bath. The next two bedrooms can be configured as either twin beds or a king-size bed, sharing a bathroom with both a standalone shower and a bath.

On the second floor, you'll find an open-plan living and kitchen area, with bi-folding doors that open to spectacular ocean views. This level also includes a bedroom with a double bed and an adjoining bathroom with a large shower. The top floor hosts a snug room with a versatile 3-function day bed and a 55-inch television, perfect for relaxation and entertainment, alongside a bathroom with a toilet and shower.

The highlight of Cormorant is its Astroturf-covered roof terrace, featuring an al-fresco dining area and a hot tub. This terrace provides breathtaking ocean views and is an ideal spot for soaking in the sun or relaxing in the hot tub with a refreshing drink.

Hotel location

Finnygook Lane, Portwrinkle, Cornwall, PL11 3BP

Local area

Portwrinkle, a quaint and historical village in southeast Cornwall, England, epitomizes coastal charm. This former fishing village is steeped in history, with remnants of 17th-century pilchard cellars woven into its modern landscape. The coastal village is home to the dramatic Whitsand Bay Golf Club which can be walked too from the accommodations. Nestled within Cornwall's 'Heritage Coast', it's close to scenic spots like Polperro and Rame Head. Despite its small size, Portwrinkle's proximity to the fishing town of Looe and the nature reserve of Looe Island adds to its appeal.

Reaching Portwrinkle by road is straightforward. From Plymouth, it's an 18-mile journey, first taking the A38, then the A374 towards Looe, and finally the B3247 towards Crafthole, with clear signs guiding visitors to Portwrinkle. This ease of access, coupled with its serene environment and rich cultural tapestry, makes Portwrinkle a captivating destination for those seeking both relaxation and a touch of Cornish history.

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  • Who are Golf South West?

    Founded in 2015, we are the West Country golf travel specialists. We provide our clients with bespoke golf tours and stay & play golf packages for small groups and golf societies alike.

    We are both a domestic golf tour operator working directly for our clients and regional golf DMC who act as an agent for international outbound operators hoping to have their clients experience the beautiful West Country and it’s golfing delights!

    We work closely with our venues to ensure our customers receive the best value available for golf travel within the West Country.

    Our expert team are on hand to ensure you receive the very best service, choice and advice when planning your next golf break. We are proud to announce our nomination for Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator for England at the 2022 World Golf Awards.

  • Which regions are covered by Golf South West?

    Golf South West is the West Country’s premier golf tour operator covering the regions of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Dorset, South Wales and Hampshire.

    We also work with selected, popular golf resorts across the UK including those under the management of Marriott, plus 4 time Ryder Cup host The Belfry, Celtic Manor and many more.

    If you are planning a golf break, we are the only call you need to make.

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  • Why choose Golf South West as your tour operator?

    GSW is run by golfers and endorsed by golf professionals across the South West of the UK.

    We are a fully insured, experienced and recommended golf tour operator, who are backed by Protected Trust Services, meaning your booking is secured and safe. We offer tours to an exclusive and unrivalled selection of venues across the South West of England and Wales, including some courses which can be tricky to access. We are also proud members of Golf Tourism England and IAGTO, who only work with only the best and most reputable companies in the industry.

    You can rest assured that as a client of Golf South West you will not only receive the best service, advice and choice, but you will also find the best value golf breaks in available in Cornwall, Devon, Bristol, Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire and many more!

  • What is Protected Trust Services?

    Protected Trust Services Limited (PTS) provides security for client and consumer funds through market-leading software and innovative management. PTS prides itself on customer service, flexible thinking and cost-effective solutions for its members.

    PTS offers a unique and comprehensive solution for businesses to trade through a secure trust account using a performance-enhancing software system developed by PTS.

    Protected Trust Services guarantee 100% financial protection to the consumer, ensuring total consumer confidence.

    Any bookings made via Golf South West Ltd from the 1st July 2021 are protected under the PTS Trust. Bookings made before this date will continue to be processed through our original system. If you have booked with us before, please ensure you have the up-to-date bank details to make your payments. If you are unsure, please speak to your Golf South West representative.

    View the PTS brochure for more information on the protection this affords you as a client of Golf South West.

  • How do GSW keep money safe?

    We are extremely proud of the service we provide and a large part of this is ensuring our client’s money is safe. Our practices comply with the 2018 package travel directive meaning that your money is safe with both ourselves and the venues your choose to visit.

    The money for your golf break is paid into a trust account run by an independent partner, so you have peace of mind that no matter what happens, your money is being looked after.

  • What happens if we can’t go on our planned trip?

    Deposits are non-refundable, but they are transferable to a new date or break. We aim to be as flexible as possible and will treat each situation on a case by case basis.

  • Can we make changes to our break?

    Managing a group can be a thankless task and changes to the group leading up to your break are an accepted element. We make changes as stress free as possible (just see our reviews for evidence of this!). Changes can be made up to 6 weeks prior to your break. Some changes are unavoidable so for legitimate reasons we will endeavour to make last minute changes after this period, but as we would have paid our venues at this point, this would be at the discretion of the venue(s) you are visiting.

  • Why book with a tour operator?

    Good question, could you not do this all yourself? The answer is yes you could. You are able to locate the ideal hotel with the accessibility you need to the clubs you plan to play. You could go back and forth with your target venues and line up the tee times.  You could also contact each venue individually to advise them of group number changes and requests during the build up to your trip.

    Alternatively you could;

    – Talk to us about the trip you are planning.

    – Receive quotes for perfectly crafted package meeting your ideal requirements.

    – Secure the booking with small deposits staged in a way to make your life easier as an organiser.

    – Have your funds fully insured and independently held by PTS, our client trust provider.

    – Have changes made to whole tours with just one call or email.

    – Receive exclusive extras such as free places.

    – Pay less with our packages than going direct to venues.

    Why can we do this?

    Quite simply we have spent years (since 2015) forging strong relationships with hotel, golf club and golf resort venues across the South West. We are the expert tour operator for the region and are know for our high quality and personal service to our clients (just see our Google and TrustPilot reviews).

  • Who uses Golf South West?

    The majority of our clients are UK based domestic travellers. We deal with groups of any size, from single travellers and couples, to large golf societies.

    We also are the favoured golf DMC for the South West of England and preferred regional partner of Golf Tourism England. We regularly work with tour operators from Europe, America and elsewhere to provide bespoke tour packages allowing overseas travellers to experience the beautiful West Country.

  • How are package prices displayed on our website?

    Prices on our our website are displayed in two ways. The first is on our Resort pages where pricing tables show the from prices for low, mid and high season golf stay and play package rates at golf resort venues.

    The second is on our example tour package pages. There are often 4 prices shown here, two for low season and two for high season. The struck through price typically shows the highest price the tour can be and is often active over weekends in that season. The offer price is typically a mid week price.

    Every tour quote we offer is bespoke and will vary based on a number of factors including the date, availability, group size, room type, time of day for the tee time, etc… Our package pricing is a guide to the cost of the package and is not a firm price. Please enquire for an exact cost.

    We aim to provide as accurate a price as possible and therefore try to avoid using shoulder/mid season pricing or twilight green fee rates when displaying rates. You may find an intermediate price for breaks in months of April & October at certain venues.

  • Why are golf resort prices the same as elsewhere?

    Put simply, all tour operators work from the same contracted rate card when it comes to stay and play golf resort packages. When it comes to golf tours, that is a different matter, but golf resorts are a level playing field.

    If you find a vastly different price, it’s likely you’ve been misquoted and usually this does come back to bite.

    The question this poses is why book a stay and play golf break with Golf South West if you can book direct or with one of the large operators and receive the same price?

    Benjamin Franklin once said “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after
    the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”

    We have a small team so booking through us means you receive a personal service. You are more than just a number to us, we are a tour operator where you will likely get to deal with the same contact throughout the process, who will get to know you and your group and respond efficiently to your queries.

    We know our venues and the people who work there. This ensures a smooth process from initial enquiry to the end of your stay.

    Financially you have an extra layer of protection as your money is securely stored in an independent trust account and is fully insured when it is released to the venue(s) you are visiting.

    We are fortunate to have some exclusive “extras” with selected venues across the South West. We offer 1 in 16 free on every trip AND run an exclusive voucher scheme for our stay and play client bookings.

    We often feel we add further value to our clients when it comes to our bespoke golf tour packages, but you can rest assured that when making a stay and play golf resort booking, Golf South West will offer you an extremely high level of service, financial protection and may even offer you a saving or an exclusive extra!

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