About the home
NEW - massive £200 discount for COUPLES, available all year round apart from school holidays.
SHORT BREAKS now also available. Pay for 3 nights, get the 4th night FREE.
Lovely DOG-FRIENDLY self-catering converted barn set in an 'area of outstanding natural beauty' on our own working farm. Stylish and comfortable. Right on the coast in wonderful North Cornwall with our local town the famous PADSTOW.
WALKERS! We are RIGHT ON the South West Coastal Path. A walkers paradise! Head west for the breathtaking BEDRUTHAN STEPS, or east for the awe inspiring TREVOSE HEAD: the views are incredible. We can drop you off in our car, along with your dog, so you can do long walks back to base. Free of charge!
GOLFERS! Did you know that we are only a mile from TREVOSE GOLF CLUB? It has 18 and 9 hole links courses. The views over Constantine and Booby's bays are jaw-dropping. What a beautiful place to play golf.
BEACH LOVERS! There are so many golden sandy beaches to choose from, and they are all DOG-FRIENDLY. Our local beach PORTHCOTHAN Bay is an 8 minute walk. It has a fabulous natural swimming pool at low-tide. Whether you love to swim, surf, go rock-pooling, build sandcastles or just breath in the ozone, this is the place to be.
BIRDWATCHERS! There is some great birdwatching to be had along the Camel trail. But did you know, we have the rare Corn Bunting on our land? Lucky us!
CYCLISTS! Have you heard about the CAMEL TRAIL? It runs all the way from Padstow to Bodmin Moor via Wadebridge. Easy bike hire at the trail. Absolutely astounding scenery: the stretch that runs alongside the estuary faces the golden sands of Rock. The inland stretch is so tranquil with water courses a plenty. Why not drop in at Camel Valley Vineyard en route for a wine tasting.
GASTRONOMERS! You are about to enter foodie heaven. Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant is in Padstow, as is Paul Ainsworth's (trained by Gordon Ramsay) No 6. Across the Camel estuary in Rock (a lovely water taxi ride away!) is Nathan Outlaw with his 2 Michelin stars. Or just down the coast at Watergate Bay is Jamie Oliver's 15. Treat yourself to some seriously good wining and dining! And talking of wine - don't miss the WINE TASTING at Camel Valley Vineyard - the bubbley is out of this world!
DOGS! We love you and you are warmly welcomed. You can walk wherever you wish on our land, you'll love the coast path and the beach, and the views are incredible. There is a nice big garden for you to enjoy too - all enclosed. Hopefully you have trained your owners to 'scoop the poop', and keep you on a lead when our silly sheep are near. We trust you don't mind staying downstairs and off the furniture. Some funny people don't love dogs as much as we do, and some are allergic you see.
LITTLE PEOPLE! We have 3 of our own, and remember well the challenges of travelling with 3 under five year olds...Tell Mummy not to worry. We have cots/ highchairs/ changemats/ bathseats all free of charge. We also have a nice big garden that is fully enclosed. We are on a road but it is a quiet single lane country road with a 30mph limit.
The Granary is a converted barn now tastefully furnished and decorated to a good standard. Pretty fabrics and soft colours will all add to your relaxation.
Upstairs there is a large double bedroom with huge french windows looking out to the fields beyond. This room is en-suite with a shower, WC, and basin. There are also 2 twin bedrooms, and a family bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and basin. Ceilings are open-pitched, high and beamed giving an airy tranquil feel. Our beds are so comfortable that past visitors have gone home and bought the same bed!
Downstairs is a large open plan living room with dining area. There is also a spacious kitchen with the usual mod cons, washing machine and microwave.There are french windows leading out onto a patio with outdoor seating.This patio is separated by a low wall from an adjacent shared courtyard for 2 neighbouring barns. A nice place for catching the late afternoon sun after a hard day at the beach!
The Granary and Linney barn conversions share an open plan front garden, with a large grassy area, and off-road parking. Great for large communal BBQs.
When there are waves, you can hear the ocean.
We are close to local amenities with a pub at the end of the road, a proper village a 5 min drive away (pubs, restaurants, garage, bakers, newsagent, P.O., hairdressers, surf shop and hire, Spar, Chinese takeaway, Fish 'n' chip shop), and our local town of Padstow 5 miles away with supermarket. If you want to do your SUPERMARKET SHOP online, Sainsbury, Tesco, Asda all deliver to PL28 8PN, and we are very happy to put your shopping away for you. Minimum hassle...maximum relaxation for your holiday!
In the high season the small campsite run by our family has a bar which serves food, a shop, and a play park which you are welcome to use. There is fun family entertainment most nights in the summer school holidays too.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! As well as being in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, never mind Cornwall, we are lucky enough to have NEWQUAY AIRPORT 10 minutes away. We can pick you up, free of charge. Leave the car at home and immerse yourself in tranquility! We are on the Newquay - Padstow Western Greyhound bus route too, so you can go exploring this beautiful county, while someone else does the driving!
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Porthcothan bay, 1km|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
Further details outdoors:
We are on a road, but it is a quiet country lane with a 30mph speed restriction. There is plenty of off road parking.
There is a campsite just down the road from the barn complex. It is run by our family, and only accepts families and couples. No rowdy groups allowed. We have not had any issues with noise so far.
Cleaning/ breakages deposit of £100, fully returnable.
Bed linen provided. Please bring towels/ t-towels.
We hope you love Porthcothan bay - we do!
The West Country / Cornwall region
Cornwall is a fantastic county. There are fabulous beaches, and beautiful country side in plentiful supply. There are also many well known attractions, all of which can be reached within an hour and a half fromThe Granary, so it it a great base for exploring.
It boasts wonderful gardens including the Eden Project, the lost gardens of Heligan, and many national trust gardens like Glendurgan or Trebah.
Excellent National Trust properties such as Trerice, Lanhydrock, Pencarrow, and Cotehele.
Ancient castles like St Mawes, Restormel, or Tintagel Castle: also home to King Arthur's Great Halls.
There are some fantastic day trips to be had - see the tallships at Charlestown, explore seafaring history at the Maritime museum in Falmouth, or visit Port Issac home to the Fisherman's Friends, and of Doc Martyn fame. You might want to go fishing - there are many day boats that go out from Padstow and other harbours.
There are plenty of attractions especially geared towards families and children too: Newquay Waterworld/ Zoo/ and Aquarium, Flambards, Crealy adventure park, Lappa valley railway.
Or perhaps you have always wanted to soak up the atmosphere of Land's End, or visit Cornwall's most easterly point on the Lizard? St Michaels Mount is another wonder of this wonderful county.
Art lovers will adore St Ives, which boasts the Tate Gallery. Theatre goers will be blown away by the incredible Minack theatre carved into the cliffs at Porthcurno. There really is something for everyone.
The Padstow / Porthcothan Bay area
The surrounding area is simply fantastic, with so much to do.
There is wonderful walking on your doorstep, plus surfing/fishing/horse riding and golf.
The beaches are amongst the best in the world. Boat trips, fishing trips, sailing and water ski-ing available from Padstow or across the Camel Estuary in Rock.
Brilliant cycling along the Camel trail which starts in Padstow, and continues on to Wadebridge and Bodmin.
Excellent gastronomy: Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth, Nathan Outlaw, and Jamie Oliver all have restaurants in the vicinity.
Stunning walks along the coastal path at the end of our garden - to Bedruthan steps to the south, or Trevose Head to the north.
Newquay airport only 10 minutes away. We will pick you up free of charge - you can leave the car at home!
And finally, we must not forget our 4 legged friends! This area is renowned for being dog-friendly, with no bans on our local beaches. No need to leave a much loved part of your family at home or in kennels. Hurray!
How to get there
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There are many ways to get to Porthcothan but we’ve written down the route we find easiest to drive in peak season.
SAT NAV USERS: Our post code is PL28 8PN, but beware...some sat navs are not aware of the new A30 dual carriage way after Bodmin, and will therefore take you on a very time consuming detour. Others suggest you come off the A30 far too early on the Camelford road, which also takes ages.
So we would suggest:
Take A30 as far as the Highgate Hill junction, where you turn right to take the A39 towards St Columb Major/ Wadebridge. Continue along the A39 until you reach the Winnards Perch roundabout. Turn left here onto the B3274 road to Padstow. After 2 miles take the 2nd left (signposted St Merryn). Go straight on at the next crossroads. Before St Merryn, follow the signs for Porthcothan Bay (taking a left at the large bend just past the ‘holiday villages’, and left again at the next t-junction). After approx 2 miles (on the B3276 towards Newquay) turn right at the sign for Carnevas Farm Holiday Park (opposite the Tredrea Inn). If you get to the beach at Porthcothan, you’ve gone too far!
We are 1/2 mile up this road - the Linney and the Granary are on the right hand side, next door to the Carnevas Holiday park office; Crigg Cottage is opposite the campsite entrance.
Closest ferry port: Plymouth approx 1 1/2 hour drive
Closest airport Newquay: 15 minute drive
Closest train station: Bodmin approx 40 minute drive
Activities near Padstow
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Spring||13 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 495||£ 120||£ 120||3 Nights|
|Whitsun||25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer||1 Jun 13||6 Jul 13||£ 595||£ 140||£ 140||3 Nights|
|Early school holiday||6 Jul 13||20 Jul 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak school holiday||20 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||31 Aug 13||26 Oct 13||£ 595||£ 140||£ 140||3 Nights|
|October half-term||26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 495||£ 120||£ 120||3 Nights|
|Christmas holidays||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||4 Jan 14||15 Feb 14||£ 495||£ 120||£ 120||3 Nights|
|February half-term||15 Feb 14||22 Feb 14||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||22 Feb 14||5 Apr 14||£ 495||£ 120||£ 120||3 Nights|
|Easter holidays||5 Apr 14||26 Apr 14||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer||26 Apr 14||24 May 14||£ 595||£ 140||£ 140||3 Nights|
|Whitsun holiday||24 May 14||31 May 14||£ 795||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer||31 May 14||5 Jul 14||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
|Early summer holiday||5 Jul 14||26 Jul 14||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak summer holiday||26 Jul 14||6 Sep 14||£ 995||-||-||2 Weeks|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
New! Massive discounts for couples when you stay for a week. £200 at the Granary or Crigg cottage, £100 at the Linney. Available all year round apart from school holidays.Book
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