Bay View Cottage
Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Breathtaking walks and beaches are at your disposal all year-round at Bay View Cottage It is the perfect base to explore the North Cornwall coast, with day trips to St Ives, Lands End the Eden Project and Padstow all easily achievable.
Situated close to the unspoilt beaches at Polly Joke and Crantock only a few minutes walk from the cottage you will be ideally placed for surf and sand. Walkers will relish the South West coastal path only metres away on National Trust land while golfers will find some excellent courses nearby.
Adjoining the Manor House and set behind the parking-area for the Bowgie Inn, this is a charming semi-detached Grade II Listed cottage with barbeque areas on the front and rear patios. The cottage has a ground floor bedroom,TV room and shower room and is an ideal property for a several generation family seaside holiday.
The cottage also benefits from Wi Fi and a wood burning stove in the dining room
The kitchen/breakfast room is very well equipped and will delight enthusiastic cooks. The adjacent dining room seats 10 people
The rooms at the front have fabulous views across the bay and the interior is equally lovely. The property has been thoughtfully restored retaining many original features with low, narrow passageways, turned staircases, oak floors and hand-painted stencils believed to be over 200 years old in one of the bedrooms.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||300 m|
|Will consider||House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 7 km, Nearest railway: Bodmin Parkway 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Electricity. Heating – full oil-fired CH. 2 Travel cots. High chair. Private parking for 2 cars plus additional parking in adjacent car park. Patio furniture and barbecue. WiFi available. Tea, coffee and biscuits available on arrival
Bed linen is provided. It is changed before the start of your holiday and on the Friday during your holiday if your stay extends to more than a week. Access and timing for this should be discussed with the housekeeper. Small hand towels are provided in the bathrooms and drying cloths in the kitchen. ALL OTHER TOWELS MUST BE PROVIDED BY THE GUESTS. There is no linen for cots.
Wi - Fi is available in the cottage
|Further details outdoors|
Mobile telephone coverage varies depending on the provider but a telephone box is located 25 metres from the front of the cottage.
Logs for wood-burner - first basket free thereafter purchase locally.
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The West Country region
Cornwall is a county of England in the United Kingdom, forming the tip of the south-western peninsula of Great Britain. It is bordered to the north and west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the English Channel, and to the east by the county of Devon, over the River Tamar. Taken with the Isles of Scilly Cornwall has a population of 534,300, and covers an area of 3,563 km2 (1,376 sq mi). The only city is Truro.
The area now known as Cornwall was first inhabited in the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic periods. It continued to be occupied by Neolithic and then Bronze Age peoples, and later (in the Iron Age) by Celts. There is little evidence that Roman rule was effective west of Exeter and few Roman remains have been found. Cornwall was afterwards part of the Brythonic (Celtic) area of Dumnonia, separated from Wales after the Battle of Deorham, often coming into conflict with the expanding English kingdom of Wessex before King Athelstan in 936 AD set the boundary between English and Cornish people at the Tamar. Today, Cornwall's economy struggles after the decline of the mining and fishing industries, and has become more dependent on tourism. The area is noted for its wild moorland landscapes, its extensive and varied coastline and its mild climate.
Cornwall is recognised as one of the "Celtic nations" by many Cornish people, residents and organisations. It retains a distinct cultural identity, reflecting its history, and modern use of the formerly extinct Cornish language is increasing. Some people question the present constitutional status of Cornwall, and a self-government movement seeks greater autonomy within the UK.
Crantock and Porth (Polly) Joke beaches are accessible on foot. Crantock is the next beach along from Fistral Beach. It is a wide sweeping bay with lots of soft sand and a tidal estuary to the River Gannel. There are steep dunes behind the beach and lifeguards are present in high season. Crantock can be accessed on foot from Bay View Cottage via the Coastal Path and there is a short-cut which can be taken at low tide. Please be aware that this short-cut can be steep and slippery.
Polly Joke is a narrow beach, only accessible on foot which means only those in the know tend to visit. There are lots of sheltered nooks and crannies, making this the perfect place to visit on a windier day.
Fistral Beach is a short drive or a long walk away. Renowned for surfing, it's a great place to visit for that laid back Cornish feel. And for those who like to shop, there's some nice surf shops to kit yourself out as well! Wetsuits and boards can be rented year round.
The Newquay town beaches can get very crowded in summer. We recommend both Fistral Bay and Lusty Glaze for their great cafés and exhilarating activities! Watergate Bay is about 15 minutes drive away. This huge expanse of sand is well-known for adrenaline sports including kite-surfing.
Holywell Bay (half an hour's walk) has a lovely sandy beach, nearly a mile long, that takes its name from a holy well said to be located in a cave on the beach, only accessible at low tide. Good for swimming and surfing. If you get bored of sunbathing, a popular walk is from here to Perranporth, 5 miles away.
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25 Oct 2013
7 adults and our 2 young grand children stayed at Bay View Cottage in Sept 2013 and had a wonderful family week together. Location is perfect. A few miles from the main road leading to Newquay, thro… More
3 Jan 2013
I stayed here with my wife and our baby and my sister, her two kids and our dad. The cottage was perfect for us because it has three separate areas, so my sister and her kids were upstairs at the fro… More
10 Aug 2012
"Comfortable, spacious cottage. Ideal for our family and lovely location."
Bay View Cottage worked perfectly for our family. We were 4 adults and 2 teenagers. The teenagers were able to have their own space downstairs with twin room, shower room and snug, which was great, leaving the other three bedrooms upstairs available for the adults - one couple had the ensuite, and 2 individuals had a bedroom each and shared bathroom. The cottage is very well equipped, certainly in the kitchen, but also with stereo, wifi, tv's, dvd's, games, books, local info etc. The views from the cottage over Crantock Bay and the headlands beyond are beautiful. Lovely to wake up and look out of the bedroom window to the sea. And we enjoyed the front and back terraces for sitting out in the sun.
Crantock beach is huge - great for a long walk on the beach! For swimming we preferred walking to Polly Joke beach where the boys enjoyed surfing and body boarding. The Bowgie Inn pub next door was very handy! And Crantock village is pretty, with local shop and post office, also with a good pub, the Old Albion. Treago Farm, between Crantock and West Pentire, has a shop which sells good pasties and clotted cream!! So everything on the doorstep, almost, which made for a very relaxing holiday. Thanks to Iain and Marian Giles, the owners, who were very helpful and efficient with our booking. We hope to be back for another visit.
8 Jan 2012
"Excellent property in picturesque hamlet with sea view"
The property was clean and well equipped
It was tastefully and comfortably furnished
It is situated next to a pub which served good meals and was not noisy. All necessities were available at local shop approx.half a mile distant
Sea view from house
|Lovely cliff walks
Beaches accessible on foot for reasonably fit people otherwise need a car to get to easy access beach - only about a mile
27 Nov 2011
"Great for more than one generation of a family, with privacy for all."
This is a great location for walkers, foodies and golfers alike. The beach is 2 mins walk and access to Crantock village can be achieved by walking up the estuary when the tide is out. Trevose golf is 30 mins drive with St Enedoch around 1 hour. Great local restaurants within 10 minutes drive and a very friendly local taxi service ensures wine can be enjoyed with the excellent cuisine. Good facilities to eat in the cottage also.
24 Nov 2011
"A good time had by all"
A lovely comfortable house with beautiful views across the bay.
Kitchen was very well equipped with lovely seating area in the window to enjoy the view.
Great location and not too far from many attractions,including those for children.
Local pub with great food and large supermarket only 10 minutes away.
An ideal family property with lots of room for everyone.
Will definately be returning. Thankyou.
23 Nov 2011
"Excellent accommodation in a fabulous location"
The property was well equipped, very comfortable and we found it in excellent condition. It is conveniently located next to a beautiful sandy cove. There are several footpaths nearby with stunning coastal views. A very welcoming Inn sits adjacent to the property which has a good stock of local ales. Surrounding countryside is very beautiful with interesting villages and towns within easy reach. We also found some nice seafood restaurants in the vicinity.
23 Nov 2011
"Stunning location. Spacious, clean and comfortable."
Everything that one could possibly need was provided. Excellent value for a large family or group; very spacious. Handy pub/restaurant next door and hotel opposite, both serving good food. The view of the bay is fantasic!
23 Nov 2011
"A wonderful week, fabulous cottage, wonderful views and walking"
Perfectly situated, with excellent coastal path walking literally on the doorstep! We loved the cottage, there were 8 of us for the week and it was spacious and very well equipped with everything we needed. Crantock Bay is a wonderful surf beach, and as we were blessed with excellent weather we didn't travel very far at all, but did visit the lost gardens which was a great day out.
The adjacent pub is great if you are footy fans - we watched the champions league final in 3D for the price of a few rounds of drinks! There are lots of options for much better pub food however within the vicinity. The cottage walls are VERY thick - we didn't hear any noise at all from the pub.
Our teenagers really appreciated the wi-fi - its difficult for them to imagine a week without facebook! The BBQ on the patio was put to good use as we watched the sun go down over the surf!
13 Nov 2011
"A piece of history with stunning views"
The Bay View Cottage has comfort and character in abundance, which when combined with an excellent location with stunning views, made our holiday there one of our best and most memorable ever.Set on a… More
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