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Barwick - a private ocean sanctuary in Cornwall

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 7 reviews

Your private ocean sanctuary

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Barwick is a luxury holiday home in Mawgan Porth. Take time out here and you will be treated to stunning sea views from the house and from the huge deck with its private heated swimming pool and hot tub. Inside, you can enjoy the superb atrium room which includes a gourmet kitchen and the space to relax or entertain, the music room with its grand piano, and the drawing room with its sweeping ocean view. Add to this a cosy library, and you have a very special location to enjoy a break.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Mawgan Porth 100 m
Will consider House swap
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay Airport 2 km, Nearest railway: Newquay 6 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private outdoor pool (heated), Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
Pool Private outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 15
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Barwick looks out over Mawgan Porth and a five minute stroll down the cliff path puts you on the beach and enjoying the ocean. The drawing room, the music room, and the master suite, all look out to the ocean and to the surrounding countryside. It is beautifully furnished and you can relax and watch the world go by, and if you need more entertainment, you have wireless access to the web, a home cinema system, a grand piano, and even a library.

The atrium, at over 600 square feet, is the heart of the home. Flooded with light, it includes: the gourmet kitchen, which is designed for chefs - a quick trip to Padstow, a wonderful harbour some 15 minutes drive, and you can buy fish caught that morning, and then prepare the simplest or most exotic dishes at home; the oak dining table which seats up to ten people; and the two sitting areas for reading, relaxing or watching movies on the 50" HD plasma, together with surround sound, BluRay, and satellite TV. There are two sets of triple doors that slide all the way back to bring the outside in, and provide access to the lower and upper gardens.

The drawing room with its wrap around bay window, has sweeping views to the ocean and the surrounding countryside. Curl up with a good book in the bay window love seat or simply watch the waves crashing over pudding rock. In the evening, dim the lights, and enjoy a night cap in the flickering candle light.

For budding or brilliant musicians, the music room has a grand piano - even if you don't play, you can always give it a try. Like the drawing room, the window seat in the bay has great sea views or there is an enormous sofa to stretch out while being entertained. Barwick even has its own cosy library, which is packed with classic and contemporary literature. Tuck yourself away in any of these sanctuaries and you might be lost for hours.

The master suite, with a super-king size bed and separate sitting area, has double doors that open directly onto the deck. A few short steps and you are in the hot tub - wonderful for late night and early morning moments. The en suite bathroom is finished in a Swedish style with floor to ceiling wood (like a big sauna) and has its own double jacuzzi bath and open shower. The bedroom, with its french style furnishings, is a wonderful haven to relax or to get ready for an evening out - perhaps a trip to Jamie Oliver's Fifteen (which is a five minute drive) or to Rick Steins (a fifteen minute drive) or the restaurant at The Scarlet which is a two minute walk and features a Michelin starred chef.

The three other bedrooms, which can be made up as twin or double bedded rooms, share the rain shower bathroom, it is completely tiled with Cornish slate, has two huge pebble sinks, and has the most amazing rain shower with its one-metre shower head and 250 rain jets. There's even a television inside the rain shower - you would be amazed at the temptation to dance in the shower while watching the music channel :)

Further details outdoors

The mediterranean deck with wonderful views to the sea, has a large swimming pool which is heated all year to around 30 degrees. There are loungers to doze in the sunshine, outdoor sofas and armchairs, and a circular dining table that seats up to ten people. The hot tub, with its views over the ocean and the countryside, seats up to six people and has lots of jets for a wonderful massage. The garden also looks down to the sea - it's super for watching the sunset, perhaps with a glass of wine and even a cigar for those who like to indulge.

And the best bit - you don't have to share it with anyone else. It's all yours - no people sitting near you, nobody else in your pool, no waiting to get in the hot tub. If you like your privacy then Barwick is the only place in North Cornwall that overlooks the ocean and has its own swimming pool.

We look forward to welcoming you to this special location.

Further details

Barwick is our home and we ask you to really look after it while you stay. Families with children over 12 are welcome to take advantage of this luxury environment from which to enjoy everything that Cornwall has to offer (families with children under 12 will need to liaise with the owners for a special arrangement to rent). If you would like to stay, then the booking must be made by someone over 25 and they must be a member of the holiday party.

The Cornwall region

The hamlet of Mawgan Porth is situated in a lush green valley, mid-way between Newquay and Padstow on the North Cornish Coast. It is in an ideal position for exploring the North Coast of Cornwall. It has the added advantage of being very close to Newquay Airport.

The small village is not over commercialised and has a small supermarket and several places for refreshments. Locally are pitch and putt, crazy golf and tennis courts. In addition, there is a nearby golf course and riding stables. Beach, rock and coarse fishing are all available.

The large expanse of fine sands is bounded by high cliffs. A stream flows to the sea at the southern edge and there are wonderful rock pools. The beach recently received the blue flag award for clean water.

Inland the Vale of Lanherne trail leads for some two miles to the pretty village of St Mawgan where the fourteenth century Parish Church and the Convent of Lanherne are worth a visit. There is village post office and shop with an adjoining tea room serving cream teas. There is an ancient ford here, long supplanted by an old bridge over it. Further on, through Carnanton Woods, is the historic market town of St Columb Major.

There are picturesque coastal walks, minutes away and a walk along this stunning coastline soon brings you to Carnewas Island and mine, and the starkly beautiful Bedruthan Steps, supposedly created by a giant walking the coastline. The steps have in fact been created by the systematic erosion of the cliffs over the years, leaving a series of impressive volcanic rock stacks. Theses pillars rise majestically from Bedruthan Beach to form a series of columns stretching across the bay from Pendarves Island to Diggory’s Island. At low tide, it is possible to climb down the many steps to the long, sandy beach where there are several caves to explore.

A coastal walk south towards Newquay, over Beryl’s Point leads to Watergate Bay. Here is a wide range of sports and activities for everyone, including surfing, kite surfing, land yachting, wave skiing and mountain boarding. Other beaches in the area include Porthcothan, a sandy beach at low tide Treyarnon has a natural swimming pool in addition to a lovely sandy beach with rock pools and caves which may be explored at low tide. Constantine is a wide sweeping bay of golden sand popular with surfers, as is Harlyn.

Mawgan Porth

There are a wide range of attractions in Cornwall, here are just a small selection to give you some ideas and inspiration for days out.

Bedruthan Steps National Trust Site

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

St. Michael's Mount

Tintagel Castle

Blue Reef Aquarium

Minack Theatre

Geevor Tin Mine

The Eden Project

The Tate St Ives

Trebah Gardens

National Maritime Museum Cornwall

The Camel Trail

The Cornish Cyder Farm

Charleston Shipwreck Centre

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8 Sep 2013


"Return Visit - did not disappoint"

Our second visit to Barwick this year and what a great week we had. The weather was great which meant we used the pool and hot tub on a daily basis.It is such a beautiful spot , we all look as though … More

Thank you so much for the review. We're delighted that you had a great second visit and look forward to welcoming you to Barwick again in 2014. J&T

31 Aug 2013


"Fantastic Holiday home in superb location with great facilities."

Just returned from a week in Barwick, both the main house and upper Barwick apartment. The house is fabulous! it has great views over the bay, and is only a few minutes walk down to the great beach. T… More

Brilliant review - thank you so much! We're delighted you all had a great time at Barwick and really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. It's wonderful to hear the feedback on our home. J&T

2 Aug 2013


"Perfect Holiday"

What a great week we had at Barwick, large group, including 2 children plus we also rented Upper Barwick. This house is just wonderful and has everything you can ask for and just great to have your o… More

Brilliant that you all had a good time at Barwick. We love it when people have a great time and we hope to welcome you to Barwick next year. J&T

3 Jun 2013


"Honey I'm home."

Fabulous rental property, everything works . Heated pool was spotless with an electric pool cover , hot tub right next to the main bedroom so you can nip into the bedroom for a quick jacuzzi if you haven't had enough bubbles. There's even a TV in the other shower room ,who thought of that, I!m in heaven.
I could go on there are so many lovely touches, the beach is gorgeous only 5 mins walk it's a little steep but the exercise does you good. The cottage has sun traps where you can lie and read , sleep, drink or just ponder.
This is a great holiday home in a great location , not sure if it would be suitable for very young children but I think they say that in the blurb. I will return.

Thanks for your review and delighted that you had a great time at Barwick. We'd love to have you visit us again soon.

7 May 2013


"Mixed memories"

On reflection, our families had a lovely holiday, but our memories have been spoiled by disagreements over the return of the £1000 deposit. To be fair, most of the deposit was returned, but our … More

Thanks for your review. It was unfortunate that we had to retain a small amount from the security deposit to cover the extra costs in getting the house ready for our next guests - it's the first time in the two years we have been letting Barwick that we have ever had to withhold any funds. We do ask guests to look after the house while they are staying and to put it back as they find it - it's a great home and we want to keep it that way. We were delighted with your comments in the visitor book at Barwick which said: "We have had a wonderful week in your beautiful house, have really enjoyed the grand piano, the art easel, the pool, and the hot tub, and the wonderful surroundings. Thank you!" and also "Brilliant home for relaxing with family and friends. Loved the pool and the hot tub, excellent to have music and art rooms, and lovely main room for all sorts of activities. Hope to come again." and finally "I wish I never had to leave this beautiful home, I never got to use the jacuzzi, I was so busy in the hot tub."

4 May 2013


"Fantastic house"

We have jus returned from a great week staying in this lovely house. The facilities are second to none , the bathrooms are superb and really suited us as we have our parents (mid 80's) and Aunt (75) with us , the whole house was accessible to those with restricted mobility.
The outside space is sensational !, the decked area is a great social space and the pool and hot tub were used every day, the weather was beautiful but even on a cloudy day the pool is welcoming

We had a great time, it is easy to explore Cornwall from Mawgan Porth and although we did not venture far this time (Sennen Cove ) was the farthest, we are looking forward to a return visit hopefully later in the year

Thanks for a great review and we hope to welcome you to Barwick in the future.

17 Aug 2012


"Great house with multiple entertaining spaces and a fantastic pool"

Lovely house set back from a cul de sac overlooking the bay. There are several smaller rooms (library/art studio etc) which are fantastic for individual pursuits or two lovely sitting rooms for partie… More

Thanks for a great review - we are so pleased you had a great time at Barwick.

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