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Enjoy the coast and the countryside, from a boutique self-catering cottage minutes' from Watergate Bay. On the outskirts of Newquay, with a handful of beaches on the doorstep, kickback and let us organise your surfing lessons, gourmet foodie experiences and other families activities.

Location: Porth Valley, Watergate Bay, Cornwall
Transfer: 5 minutes’ drive from Newquay Cornwall Airport
ClimateSummer 16-20C; spring and autumn 12-18C (best swells)
Surf level: Beginners to experts

Whipsiderry Beach, Bull Pen, Lower Trewince Farm, Cornwall, Self-catering family house, Family Surf Co. Family Surfing Holiday


  • The Bull Pen sleeps up to 4 guests in 2 contemporary bedrooms – one twin and one double/ twin with zip-link beds.
  • This contemporary countryside home oozes with the character of a Cornish cottage, with all the mod cons of a contemporary living space.
  • The fully equipped country kitchen is the perfect space for cooking up a storm with local ingredients, and opens out onto the south-facing decking.
  • Relax by the log burner in the cosy living room.

Log burner, lounge, Whipsiderry Beach, Watergate Bay, Bull Pen, Lower Trewince Farm, Cornwall, Self-catering family house, Family Surf Co. Family Surfing Holiday

  • 17th century cottage decked out with all mod cons.
  • Fully equipped kitchen with a Rangemaster cooker.
  • Sheltered south facing patio and walled garden.
  • Log burner.
  • Outdoor shower.
  • Alfresco dining area.
  • Central Heating
  • BT Infinity Broadband
  • We’ll book your family surfing lessons at nearby Watergate Bay or Mawgan Porth.
  • Choose from group sessions, family sessions and one-to-one coaching.
  • Surfboard and wetsuit rental available.
  • The closest beach is Whipsiderry, the perfect spot for a low-tide surf.
  • The Bull Pen is just 3 miles from central Newquay, the UK's surfing capital, where you can hit the waves at the famous Fistral Beach.
  • Water temps range from 9-10C in winter to 15-18 in summer – so you’ll need at least a 3/2mm wetsuit in summer and 5/4mm in winter.


  • You can walk to Whipsiderry beach, which is the perfect spot for a rockpool ramble at low tide. You can walk all the way from Whipsiderry along the sand to Watergate Bay while the tide is out.
  • If you're looking for a family beach day, head to Porth Beach where it's safe for swimming and paddling.
  • Also nearby is Watergate Bay – two miles of family friendly sands boasting consistent surf and excellent beach cafés and restaurants.
  • Mawgan Porth is just a 5-minute drive.
  • Newquay’s buzzing beaches are just 3 miles away, including Lusty Glaze, Tolcarne, Great Western, Towan and the surfing mecca of Fistral.

With self-catering properties being the perfect space to enjoy Cornwall’s smorgasbord of delicious food without going out, we bring the restaurant to your property by arranging gourmet spreads and excellent service. Not only can we provide grocery shopping (picking on the best local produce where we can), we will also manage the delivery of home-cooked meals and perfect picnics to be enjoyed in picturesque locations.

If you do fancy going out, some of our favourite cafes and restaurants nearby include:

  • Scott and Babs at Retorrick Mill, where you can dine on finger-licking wood-fired and barrel-smoked food, relax around the fire and catch live music sessions.
  • The Beach Hut, Watergate Bay: Hangout surfside and feast on cracking sea views in one of the coolest beach cafés in Cornwall. Sandy feet are welcome in this trendy on-the-beach diner where you can grab a legendary burger, warm up with an Extreme Hot Chocolate or tuck into bistro favourites and succulent local seafood. Pre-book at busy times.
  • Make the most of the ocean breeze and try kitesurfing with Atlantic Riders.
  • Go stand-up paddleboarding from Porth Beach.
  • Follow the South West Coast Path over the cliff tops to Watergate Bay, stopping for a hot chocolate or a family feast at The Beach Hut before the return journey.  
  • Walk along Porth Island, where you can find the remains of an Iron Age castle and witness the sea spraying from the blow hole at mid tide.
  • It's just 3 miles into Newquay, where you can ride the Concrete Waves of the skate park and experience the vibrant beach culture of the UK’s surfing capital. 
  • Checkout the underwater life without getting your hair wet when you visit the Blue Reef Aquarium
  • Head to Newquay Zoo to see over 100 species of wildlife from lions to poison dart frogs.