House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Sandy Lodge is a pretty 5 double bedroom house located in Rock close to Rock Beach and Porthilly Beach. Situated on a quiet private with shops less than 300 yards away (Bakery, Coffee shop, Butchers, Delicatessen and Newsagent), the property is also within a short walk of Rock Marina and Sailing Club, St Enodoc Golf Course and the beauful beaches of Porthilly, Rock and Daymer Bay. With a gated drive and parking for 3/4 cars, the property has a large, secure garden with BBQ patio area and has undergone extensive internal and external refurbishment/ re-decoration, incorporating, new carpets, curtains, sofas, bed linen and furniture.
The Ground Floor of the main house has a large sitting room (wood burning stove), two twin double bedrooms (one with bunk beds), a bathroom (WC, bath/shower and sink) and utility/drying room (washing machine, dryer, and butlers sink), together with a 25ft open plan Kitchen with lounge/snug area (TV and seats 6). The large Kitchen/Living area of the house makes it ideal for comfortably entertaining large groups of people or families, with a large farmhouse dining table which seats 8/10 people.
At First Floor, within the main house, there are two further double bedrooms (one with cot) and large bathroom (separate bath and shower, WC and sink). Externally, the First Floor above the garage has also been fully converted to provide a beautiful annexed self contained double bedroom (No.5), with en-suite bathroom (bath/shower/WC/sink), set apart from the main house.
Externally, the garden has swings, a large enclosed trampoline and a full size (Cornilleau) competition table tennis table!. There is also a BBQ and outside table seating upto 10 people.
Rock offers the following amenities, most of which are within walking distance of the house:-
Sailing at Rock saling club (http://www.rswsc.co.uk/) , water-skiing at Rock's Camel ski school(http://www.camelskischool.co.uk/) , surfing at Polzeath (1 mile) and Newquay, kitesurfing, fishing (daily mackeral fishing trips from Rock Beach), golf and driving range (within 200 yards), tennis (30 yards away), scuba-diving, horse-riding, shopping, coastal walks and bridleways (from immediately outside the house), The 20 mile Camel cycle trail (rental bikes available), some of the UK's most beautiful beatches, award winning restaurants (from 30 yards away) including Rick Stein's seafood restaurant at Padstow, Nathan Outlaw's fish restaurant at the St Enodoc hotel (300 yards) and Jamie Oliver's Fifteen at Newquay), shopping, bistro pubs (including the renowned Mariner's Pub and restaurant 400 yards away), horse riding, go karting (St Evel), the Eden Project (20 mins), indoor swimming pool (at St Moritz Hotel) and Cornwall's Crealy Adventure Park (http://www.crealy.co.uk/Cornwall).
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Porthilly Beach, Daymer Bay 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||10 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay Airport 10 km, Nearest railway: Bodmin Parkway 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
A large 5 bedroom house with three bathrooms, the house has been fully re-decorated and furnished to a high standard and offers two large living areas, ideal for groups sharing or two/three families.
The Ground Floor comprises Lounge (seats 10), large double bedroom, bunk-bedroom, bathroom (WC,bath/shower, sink) and large kitchen with sitting area (seats 6). The kitchen also has a large farmhouse dining table.
The First Floor comprises a master double bedroom, double bedroom and large bathroom (separate bath and shower, WC and sink).
Externally, the room above the garage has been completely refurbished to provide an en suite double bedroom (bath/shower).
With TV/Sky/DVD in both the Lounge and Kitchen (33 ins) and a separate TV in the FF bedroom, the house offers comfortable spacious accommodation.
|Further details outdoors|
The property benefits from a private driveway and a large secure gated garden with patio area, where there is a barbecue, wood burning stove and large garden dining table. The house is within close proximity of the shops and amenities of Rock Village. Public bridleways and coastal footpaths pass by the house, most of which find their way to either Porthilly Beach or the beaufiful Daymer Bay, making the property well located for walking.
The West Country region
Rock is well known as one of the most exclusive holiday destinations along the South Coast of England, with some of the best beaches in the UK, and surfing closeby at Polzeath (3km) and Newquay (15km)
Situated in the centre of the village, adjacent to the shops and amenities of Rock Village, the house is a short walk from Porthilly Beach, Rock beach and Daymer Bay (0.5km), and also Rock Marina, St Enodoc Golf Course and the famous Mariners Pub. There is also a ferry and river taxi service which runs constantly across the estuary to the beautiful fishing village of Padstow, and the famous Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant. The 24 mile Camel trail, which runs along the banks of the River Camel, also begins at Padstow , where bicycles can be hired.
The Camel Estuary, Rock to Port Isaac
This beautiful coastline with its contrasting remote rugged landscape, long stretches of sandy beaches and mild climate is rightly claimed as one of, if not, the major attraction on Cornwall's Atlantic coast. The tidal waters of the estuary stretch from its mouth near Padstow and Rock, to several miles south of Wadebridge. This large inland area of calm waters is protected from the Atlantic Ocean and provides ideal conditions for all water sports including; surfing, malibu and bodyboarding. The area is perfect for small children who can happily play on the many sandy beaches and explore the numerous rock pools in comparative safety.
The village of Rock could hardly be less appropriately named, famous for the long stretches of fine sandy beaches and clear blue water. Rock is renowned as one of the major water-sport centres in Cornwall sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, canoeing and rowing are all activities which can be carried out in the relatively calm waters of the estuary. Excellent food can be found in the many restaurants and pubs in and around the Rock area, as well as the fresh local produce available from the bakery, butcher, fish shop, delicatessen and general store.
Rock Sailing Club, founded in 1938, is situated on the Quay at Rock. Amenities include; bar, an excellent galley and showers. Organised racing takes place every day from mid July to early September, and on most Sundays from May to October. The Camel School of Sailing provides tuition for beginners or those wishing to brush up on their sailing, in a selection of dinghies. The Estuary provides ideal conditions for all levels of windsurfing experience with the Camel Ski School providing instruction for water skiing for the novice, in a clearly defined area, and for the expert, facilities are located at the pontoon. Also provided is a tender service to the moorings.
The famous St. Enodoc Golf Course situated on the banks of the Camel estuary is reputed to be one of the best in the West of England. Two 18-hole courses provide magnificent views across the estuary with a resident professional available if required. There are several other golf courses in the area including; Roserrow Golf & Country Club near Polzeath, at Camelford (Bowood Park), and at St. Kew (9 holes - Pay & Play).
Porthilly Cove is just around the corner from the Sailing Club at Rock and is home to the historic church of St. Michael's. On the outskirts of Rock village is Pityme a hamlet with a cluster of houses that includes the Pityme Inn. Next is Tredrizzick a tiny secluded village leading to St. Minver a pretty village nestling around the St. Menefreda Church and home of the Fourways Inn. Just beyond St. Minver and Tregwarmond Mill is Chapel Amble, home to the Walmsley Sanctuary, providing over 40 acres of bird sanctuary, and is the migratory home to at least 90 species of birds. (Click here for a full list of self catering holiday cottages in Rock.)
Daymer Bay and the village of Trebetherick were both loved by Sir John Betjeman and are unquestionably special. With a huge appeal to both the young and not so young, Daymer Bay has recently been voted one of the best beaches in the world! St. Enodoc Church, once buried in the sand, is within comfortable walking distance of Daymer Bay and is the resting place of Sir John Betjeman. Daymer Bay holds great appeal for wind surfers and is enormous fun too for small children wanting to fish in the many rock pools or simply play in the sand with their buckets and spades.
Up from the coast path as it runs from Daymer Bay is The Greenaway, nestling between Polzeath and Trebetherick. There are a number of pubs, restaurants and village stores all offering a wide variety of fresh quality produce. From its clifftop, Greenaway offers spectacular panoramic views, its beach and small cove are popular for its many rock pools. Polzeath beach is a large expanse of beautiful sand that is ideal for surfers and beach enthusiasts alike and is bordered by rock-pools. It is acclaimed as one of the best surfing beaches in the country. Polzeath itself is a small village with a number of small retail establishments, cafes and restaurants. (Click here for a full list of self catering holiday cottages in Daymer Bay.)
From Polzeath, the coastal path skirts New Polzeath high on the cliffs overlooking Hayle Bay, offering properties with easy access to the beach and many with splendid views of the coastline. The path continues up through the area of outstanding beauty that is the National Trust land at Pentire to Pentire Point. In the springtime it is an extensive carpet of wild flowers, with its network of footpaths giving stunning views of the Atlantic. There is a wide variety of bird life all along the coast towards 'The Rumps', where gannets and cormorants can be seen fishing, and occasionally grey seals and dolphins have been sighted. (Click here for a full list of self catering holiday cottages in Polzeath.)
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