USEFUL INFORMATION

The Big Beautiful Beach House

Our housekeepers are Roxana Spirea and her husband Alberto Novac. Please call her and let her know what time you will be arriving at Porthpean House.  It is available from 4pm on the day of arrival (unless otherwise agreed)  and vacated on the day of departure at 10am.  Roxana or Alberto will let you know how to find the key and the code for the key box and explain how everything works in the house and will be on call should anything arise during your stay. Please let us know if anything is missing or broken.

Roxana and Alberto: 07971 055331  

For emergencies call Medina in office hours on 01722 33688 or Martin Petherick out of office hours on 07768 770823    

THE ADDRESS:   Porthpean House, Porthpean, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6AX.

Your telephone number whilst at Porthpean House is 01726 72888 (mobile reception is patchy)

Broadband connection is fully operational   code - porthpean 1  

PARKING AT THE HOUSE Porthpean House is on the left as you come down the hill towards the beach and has a dark green wooden gateway and parking for 6 cars. The only thing we ask is that you close the gate after you and keep it shut whilst you are staying at Porthpean House.

If you are having a wedding party please direct guests along to the Porthpean Beach car park which belongs to the family and is a few yards along on the right hand side.

Linen, including towels, is provided but please note that beach towels are not.  Neither is cot linen.  Please do not use bath towels on the beach.

DOGS: 
There is a dog basket but please bring your own dog bedding.

PRIVATE CATERERS:
If you would like to book a cook for your stay, please contact us in advance. Otherwise we would recommend the following:
WILLIAM MARSDEN, PENCOOSE PANTRY - T: 01872 520511 – www.pencoosepantry.co.uk Highly recommended, William has his own bespoke catering company and will offer you great choice from his extensive menus.  With prior notice, he is happy to come and cater for parties at Porthpean House, fill the freezer and/or drop off food ready for cooking.
FEE TURNER, FEE TURNER CATERING – T:  01208 869681 / 07780 9919 99.  Email: fee@feeturnercatering.co.uk .  Fee is a good family friend and an inspirational chef who caters for small and large parties, as well as wedding receptions.  She lives with her family on the North coast but loves coming to Porthpean to cook for guests.  Call her to discuss menus and specialities.  

CLEANING AND BED MAKING SERVICE:    We can offer a cleaning and bed making service at £12.50 an hour.  Please contact Albert/Roxana should you require this service.  

TAXIS: Ian’s Taxis 01726 63636/ Merv’s Taxis 01726 71666/ Star Cars 01726 66636


EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS:
POLICE/FIRE/AMBULANCE: 999  in an emergency POLICE:101  for all other enquiries  
LOCAL POLICE STATION: 1 Palace Road, St Austell  
DOCTOR: Polkyth Surgery:01726 75555 Park Medical Centre:01726 73042  
NHS DIRECT:111  (or 0845 46 47 in Cornwall)  
MINOR INJURIES: St Austell Hospital:01726 291199 (This is not 24 hour and there are no X-ray facilities after 5pm or at weekends)  
A&E:Royal Cornwall Hospital 01872 250000 Truro  
NHS DENTAL: Helpline:  01872 354375  
CHEMISTS: Alliance Pharmacy 01726 73745 Boots, St Austel: l01726 72112  
ALBERTO NOVAC: Housekeeper: 07971 055331