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Excellent 5/5 9 reviews

Waylands Cottage in Crantock

Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 1km

Waylands cottage, with its many original features makes an ideal retreat for families wanting to experience the Cornish way of life - in luxury. A well equipped home with recently refurbished kitchen, bathroom and separate shower room.

All modern appliances including 37" LED TV with Freeview HD and BluRay player. Beamed ceilings, slate flagstone floor, log burner, oil fired central heating and double glazed throughout. Property also has a conservatory and utility room.

Landscaped, enclosed rear gardens with illumination at night to give a magical mood. Gardens also include a large wooden gazebo and a courtyard area with built-in BBQ and patio furniture. Parking for three cars.

The cottage is situated in picturesque Crantock with just a short scenic walk to the large sandy beach and dunes. With lifeguard cover June to Sept, this makes it ideal for families, surfers and body-boarders. Crantock village has an ancient Church, traditional pubs, gift shop, post office and grocery store.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Crantock 1 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay 13 km, Nearest railway: Newquay 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (4), Cots (1)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details outdoors

Parking for three vehicles

The West Country region

What to do in Cornwall

The sporting attractions in the area include:

•Surfing / body boarding





In addition local days out can include:

•Healey's cider farm

•Bodmin and Wexford Railway

•Camel Trail

•China Clay Museum

•Dobwalls Adventure Park

•Eden Project

•Flambards Adventure Park

•Goonhilly Earth Station

•Holywell Bay Fun Park

•Lost Gardens of Heligan

•Lappa Valley Steam Railway

•Newquay Water Park

•Padstow and Rick Stein's restaurants

•Poldark and Geevor Tin Mines

•St Michael's Mount

•Tate St Ives

•The National Seal Sanctuary

Pubs and Eating.

Cornwall is an excellent place to eat and drink. It has everything from the local Cornish Pasty (available everywhere!) through to award winning restaurants, such as Rick Stein's in Padstow, Paul Ainsworth's Number 6 in Padstow and Jamie Oliver's Fifteen in Watergate Bay.

The National Trust.

The National Trust own many beaches, gardens and houses in Cornwall.


Crantock is a picturesque village of historical note, on the North coast of Cornwall with one of the best beaches in the area. It has an ancient church, two pubs a tea room, an art gallery, gift shop and a village store.

It is only five miles from Newquay, but a world apart. It is popular with families in the summer and people who wish to surf, walk and enjoy all Cornwall has to offer all year round.

Crantock is the site of a much older settlement - Langurroc, which means the 'dwelling of the monks'. The village gets it name from the Celtic Saint Caranog, who is also known as Carantoc. It is suggested that Crantock was founded by St.Carantacus in the 5th century, who was the son of a Welsh chieftain, and established his church. The present church is reputed to be built upon the same site.

Crantock and Polly Joke beaches.

Crantock beach is a great beach for families and surfers alike. It has a wide sandy beach with sand dunes between the beach and the village. At low tide you can walk along the beach to West Pentire. Crantock beach is lifeguard patrolled so that swimmers can enjoy both swimming and the excellent surf, being the next beach along from Newquay's famous, championship surfing Fistral beach.

Polly Joke beach is the next beach around the coast going west. It has been described as one of the best beaches in Cornwall. Accessible only by foot makes it less busy than other beaches in Summer.

Pubs and Eating.

Crantock village has two pubs, the Old Albion Inn and the Cornishman, which are a short walk from Waylands. The Bowgie Inn, in West Pentire, is a walkable 1 mile away. It has a stunning setting for eating or enjoying a few drinks after a walk on the beautiful headland or the unspoiled beaches. In Cubert, 3 miles from Crantock, is the Smugglers Den, a beautiful 16th century thatched pub which has a reputation for good food and wine.


There are numerous walks around Crantock, from stunning coastal walks to woodland walks, At low tide there is a lovely walk across the River Gannel to Pentire Head, Fistral beach and Newquay. Or at high tide there is a summer ferry across the river.

Newquay, Shopping and a Big Supermarket.

There is a large Morrisons supermarket about 5 minutes drive out of the village towards Newquay. Crantock is about 5 miles south-west of Newquay, which in the summer is a bustling holiday resort with shops, many clubs and pubs. There is a regular bus service to Newquay and Truro from just outside our cottage.

In Crantock there is a village store and post office that provides many of your essential needs.

We use Tesco Online to order our shopping to be delivered on arrival.

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Review 1-9 of 9

4 Jun 2014


"Excellent, well equipped"

Excellent location within walking distance of lovely Crantock Beach and two lovely pubs serving great food. We visited Newquay, Rock, Padstow and St Ives all lovely places with great beaches.… More

17 Sep 2013


"Awesome Cottage!"

We have just spent 2 wonderful weeks at Waylands. As previous reviewers have said there is no real need to leave the village but that was not for us. We used the cottage as a base and were out to diff… More

3 Sep 2013


"Really lovely"

A lovely property in a beautiful part of the country. The house is well looked after with plenty of space for the 4 adults and 3 children in our party. If you like the sea and a sandy beach there'… More

18 Aug 2013


"wonderful waylands!"

Just back from a fantastic week at waylands/crantock. Waylands had something for everyone. Spacious, very well equipped, and perfect setting, close to the village centre, and the stunning local beach… More

4 Jul 2013


"Smart and yet characterful"

We had a wonderful time at Waylands. The cottage excellent value for money. It was spacious, well kitted out, smart and yet full of character. It is located well for exploring the various beaches nearby (Porth Joke being a favourite) and the beautiful coastline. The only downside was a bit or a sore head from bumping it on the low beams, but it's all part of cottage living and you soon get to know where to duck! We would certainly consider returning in the future.

12 Apr 2013


"Lovely cottage in a fantastic location"

We stayed at the cottage for a week in March. The cottage is situated in the delightful village of Crantock. The beach at Crantock is a real gem and we enjoyed walking from here to Fistral beach and eventually into Newquay harbour. We also enjoyed walking at St Agnes Head along the coastal path.
The cottage is very well located and during our stay we visited the Eden project, St Michael's Mount, Lands End, St ives, Mousehole, Padstow and more - so it is in an ideal location to tour the area.
The cottage is spacious, clean and decorated to a high standard. The owners Pete and Tracey couldn't have been more helpful.
Make sure that you sample the good food and real ale at the Albion Inn in Crantock.

31 Aug 2012


"Ideal location for Family holiday"

Good location within easy walking distance of the excellent beach, local shop and pubs. Good communication from owners both in booking and after holiday. They purchased a cot and highchair when I as… More

Gill, thank you for your review, & we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Waylands.
After you left, we too couldn't find the 2 pairs of oven gloves - normally kept in the drawer under the oven. A previous guest had moved them to a drawer under the hob.
Note to future guests: "You do not need to bring your own!" :-)
Peter & Tracy

19 Aug 2012


"Delightful Cornish cottage!"

The cottage was lovely with a very pretty garden, set in a small, pretty Cornish village. The beach is close by - its a beautiful beach, backed by sand dunes, perfect for children and surfers. There a… More

29 Jul 2012


"Waylands, Crantock, Cornwall, England"

What a delightful place to re-create childhood memories of Cornish seaside holidays with our own children (aged 6 and 3). Crantock beach has a little of everything: dunes, fine sand, caves, rockpools,… More

Review 1-9 of 9

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