House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
"Driftwood," as featured on Channel 4's "A Place by the Sea," is a spacious modern detached home that overlooks Seaton Beach and the beautiful Seaton Valley. It stands in a prominent position, just a stone's throw from the beach and miles of Cornish coast to explore. To the west are the quaint fishing towns of Looe and Polperro and to the east, the spectacular Rame Peninsula.
The spacious open-plan top floor includes: a Danish woodburner; easy cleaning Amtico wood-effect flooring; a large dining-room table for eight and a fully fitted kitchen. Sliding doors lead to a full-width balcony where you can appreciate the stunning sea and valley views.
The middle floor hosts two double bedrooms with balconies, a twin bedroom, 2 ensuite shower rooms and a family bathroom. On the ground floor is another twin bedroom, shower room, utility room and large conservatory that leads to a private Mediterranean-styled garden with barbeque and seating in the summer - a place to relax after your day on the beach and watch the wild life. All bedrooms are spacious with wardrobes and storage.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Seaton 100 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay, Nearest railway: Liskeard, St Germans|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
Outside there is off-street parking for three cars on a private drive, wash-down facilities and a line for drying beach gear. Shoes etc. can be stored in the sheltered porch.
Changeover day is Saturday during 'peak' season but can be flexible in less busy times. Arrival after 3pm and departure by 10am.
Duvets, pillows and bed linen are provided and we also provide towels. However, please ensure you bring your own beach towels.
The West Country region
It's said that Cornwall has its own micro-climate. It certainly is one of the warmest counties in the United Kingdom. There is so much to do for everyone: rugged coastlines to explore; sandy beaches to play on; historical places to visit and great local food and drink to enjoy.
The fishing village of LOOE not only lands some of the finest fish in the country, but also has a popular sandy beach and bustling harbour. Take a boat trip around LOOE ISLAND, try your hand at crabbing or enjoy some of the fine restaurants and cafes.
Further along the coast is TALLAND BAY, a picturesque cornish bay with a delightful beach cafe that serves delicious homemade snacks and has kayaks to hire. TALLAND BAY is also a popular refuelling point for those walking the magnificent coastpath from LOOE to POLPERRO.
The historic fishing village of POLPERRO is typically Cornish: narrow streets; small cottages; great pubs!
Heading east from Seaton on the breathtaking coast road, is the five mile stretch of beach called WHITSAND BAY which is a popular surfing destination and is also home to the award-winning restaurant 'The View', as featured on Channel 4's "Cornwall with Caroline Quentin". RAME HEAD is a tanalising hike away from WHITSAND, while further down the coast road is MOUNT EDGECOMBE estate with its gardens, tea rooms, walks and pedstrian ferry to PLYMOUTH.
Slightly further afield is the magical GOLITHA FALLS, windswept and mystical BODMIN MOOR, and the delightful town of FOWEY, which hosts the Daphne Du Maurier festival and annual Fowey Regatta. For those more adventurous, cycle along the CAMEL TRAIL to earn your fish and chips at Rick Stein's restaurant in PADSTOW.
And don't forget a day trip to the famous and educational EDEN PROJECT which is less than an hour's drive from Seaton.
Seaton is an ideal location for families and those who love exploring the great outdoors: body boarding; kayaking; canoeing; snorkling; walking; cycling; bird watching; fishing; kite flying. Family facilties include a children's playground, brand new personal training equipment and boule court.
Seaton not only has a family and dog friendly beach with cafe, places to eat, pub and shop, but is at the heart of the expansive wetlands and nature reserve of Seaton Country Park - a designated area of natural beauty. Follow the river for 2 miles up the winding valley, past ponds, woods and beauty spots and you'll find the welcoming Copley Arms pub at HESSENFORD
Alternatively you can walk along the rugged shoreline to DOWNDERRY where there is a well-stocked local store/post office, the Inn on the Shore pub and fine dining at the Blue Plate Restaurant, which is highly recommended.
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24 Aug 2014
"A perfect house in a perfect location"
I spent a week in the lovely driftwood in August with my husband & 2 daughters (13&10) and my brother in laws family & 2 sons (7&5). The house was modern and spacious with amazing views of the sea. It's location was perfect. Outside was a play park and lots of green fields to play football & cricket which then led you to seaton valley country park which apparently (as we didn't manage to do it) you can walk approx 2 miles through the woods and end up at a lovely pub called the Cobbley Arms.
Looe was only a 10 minutes drive away & polperro was a further 10 minutes. Both little picturesque towns. We had a great day out at mount edgecumbe which was a scenic 30 mins drive where we played frisby golf and then we got the little boat across to Plymouth.
We also went to adrenaline quarry & all of us braved the zip wire even the little 5 year old!
I would highly recommend driftwood as it's a great base for sightseeing but also a perfect village to stay in.
9 Aug 2014
"Wonderful House, great location."
We stayed at Driftwood for the first week of August, Seaton is very small and the house is in a great location, it overlooks a children's play area, then wonderful views over the sea. I used to like lying in bed looking at the view, watching the waves or the small fishing boats moving out from Looe in the distance.
The house is very comfortable and well equipped with the living room and kitchen on the top floor and the bedrooms on the middle and ground floor, we were a group of six adults with two young children and had plenty of room, each bedroom effectively having a bath/shower.
The beach is dark gravelly and has great rock pools when the tide is out, the river runs into the sea and is great for the children to play in. We were close enough to the beach for us to return to the house for sandwiches / drinks ice creams etc, although there is a good beach cafe, restaurant and pub which does table service or takeaway.
29 Jul 2014
"totally chilled - longer stay next year!"
Another super holiday! Thank you Sally for you very warm welcome. Driftwood, as last year, provided us with a fabulous base and comfortable stay. Due to the heatwave we didn't feel the need to venture too far. We swam everyday (without wetsuits) played boules on the boules pitch near the house and sought the cool and shady valley for our evening walks. Early supper at the beach cafe with BYO drinks (glasses supplied by cafe) enabled us to enjoy the sea views with our favourite tipple. Seaton has been a joy!
A short beach walk up to Downderry takes you to The Blue Plate. A superb restaurant which also has a lovely deli for home cooked produce to bring home.
Try Str.eat PL13 in Looe for great coffee and enormous crab sandwiches.
Will most definitely be back next year!
2 Jul 2014
"Wonderful seaside escape"
Driftwood is a very spacious 3 storey house located a stone's throw from Seaton beach. 15 minutes from Looe, a favourite place of ours. Larsons serves the most amazing crepes!
You can watch the sea and the sun set from the 2 balconies at the front of Driftwood. The house is clean and comfy, has a Jacuzzi bath and 3 showers! There is a tiny shop located in the local pub and an excellent fish and chip restaurant opposite the house, next to the beach. There is also a bigger shop and post office in Downderry, 3 minutes drive away.
The house would benefit from larger bath towels, mirrors in the bedrooms and a washing line prop! Some members of my family were not keen on the feather duvets and pillows. However, this is the 2nd time we have stayed here and overall it is an excellent holiday home. I will be booking again for next year!
12 May 2014
"Perfect family getaway"
We rented Driftwood for ourselves, two children and all four grandparents. Everyone was happy with the house and we really enjoyed our stay there. The children were happy having a play park outside th… More
2 Sep 2013
"Driftwood Cornwall - Modern, relaxing, perfect location for a family holiday"
A well appointed, large rental property situated right on the beach. Wonderful views, good beach, play park on the doorstep and a good pub, bar and cafe in the village as well. A great place for a fantastic family holiday whether you want a relaxing break or a fun-filled and action packed time.
27 Aug 2013
"A perfect week in sunny Seaton!"
We stayed as a group of 4 adults and 4 children (all girls) and chose Driftwood due to it's proximity to the beach and the property itself; which looked ideal from the photos. In reality it exceeded our expectations. The weather obviously helped as we had a warm week of almost no rain and were able to spend time on the beach every day, but the house itself was fantastic with good sized rooms; plenty of bathrooms (we have girls!) and a lovely open-planned living area with superb views.
The beach was a lovely surprise as it isn't at first glance the most attractive. It is dissected by a river which meant that the children could chose to play in the sea or river. When the tide was out we had a lovely sandy beach with shallow waters and as it came in we had breaking waves for body-boarding (bring decent ones as 2 of the cheaper ones we bought soon became victims of the sea!). There is also a nature trail walk through the woods (2.5 miles which ends at a pub so that is always good!!), a play area opposite and plenty of open grass.
All in all our week at Driftwood was just what we were hoping for and we would definately return.
2 Aug 2013
"A perfect Cornish getaway with benefits"
Booking Driftwood proved to be an excellent decision. The house was clean and welcoming with plenty of room for everyone. Having the beach across the road made our stay and watching the sunsets was glorious. Whilst there's plenty to see outside the front of the house the back garden provided the peace and tranquility we sought after our long coastal walks. Heading out towards Rame Head (either on foot or by car) is a must do for anyone who enjoys a rugged coastline. The views are breathtaking.
The beach cafe at Seaton provides a great fish and chip supper and taking a nice bottle of your favorite tipple only adds to the experience.
Driftwood is fantastically situated for great dog walks both on the coast and up into the valley. The dog friendly pub at Hessenford is an easy half an hour walk away. If like us you prefer to park up for the week Driftwood offers absolutely everything you require for a perfect break away.
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26 Jul 2013
"Attractive house, modern furniture => LIKE"
We spent one week in Seaton and enjoyed the well spaced kitchen including sea view as well as the nicely furnished rooms.The shore is just a stone's throw away and we loved watching the dogs play… More
2 Jun 2013
"amazing holiday home where luxury comes as standard!!"
My family have been coming to this part of Cornwall for the last 17 years. Driftwood is the best holiday home we have stayed in. the downstairs is spacious and as my dad is disabled was ideal with twin room,utility area and conservatory all downstairs it was ideal. the bedrooms were very spacious and beds were so comfy. The lounge upstairs was fantastic and the views were spectacular. The kitchen had everything you could want and more and the fact that there was tea/coffee/sugar and milk and a bottle of wine waiting on arrival was very thoughtful. To sum up driftwood it is is a luxury holiday home catering for everything possible with fantastic views out to sea in an excellent location across from the beach at an affordable price.I would highly recommend it to anybody and we will be returning next year.I would also like to add a thank you to jackie who looks after the property who was very helpful and was more than willing to be contacted if needed during our stay.
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