Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

"Delfi" - is Available for the PADSTOW Xmas Festival 4 days beginning of December.. The ground floor garden apartment is situated on the sunny side, of a large detached Edwardian house in Harlyn Bay, a short 5min drive from Padstow Harbour. (Please see delfi holidays couk for further details on location at 'Yellow Sands'). The apartment has the benefit of its own lawned garden with shrub border and slate patio with a car parking space to the side of the building. A square conservatory/porch entrance provides additional comfy seating and is a useful area for gear. A sliding patio door leads into the main open plan living room, with kitchen facilities & dining area to the front and a very comfortable lounge area behind. There's a flatscreen 32" digital tv/dvd/vcr, & WiFi provision is reliable! All appliances are electric -there's a washing machine/tumble dryer but no dishwasher.. (teatowels are provided ;) A £1 coin meter supplies power for hot water, lighting. cooking, extra heating. Storage heating is Included in the tariff price and does provide cosy warmth to the accommodation. A door from the inner hall leads to the main entrance of the house, enabling easy access to the front of the property, for the under 12 childrens' compact, enclosed play area.. And to the footpath from the front garden gate to the cove at centre of the beach..a 5 minute safe walk (avoiding road) - from the apartment door to the seashore! 'Delfi' apartment is quite spacious - a warm, relaxed homely space in which to spend holiday time near to the beautiful beach and unspoilt coastline. The accommodation (also has 2 bedrooms and a bathroom with electric shower, wc) is well kept and has a thorough service between lets. We do live locally & are available for help also, if needs be. Hoping to ensure happy holidays are to be enjoyed in Harlyn Bay :)

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom
Check in time: 14:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Harlyn Bay 500 m
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay, St. Mawgan (8 miles) 14 km, Nearest railway: Bodmin Parkway (20 miles) 32 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, High chair available
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Delfi is available for holidays on a weekly basis from FRIDAY to FRIDAY in high summer (flexible dates at other times of year) and for relaxing or active breaks through the scenic Spring, Autumn and Wintertime. The apartment is a very comfortable place to stay, throughout the year. If you are keen to get your boots on and go out walking the coastline footpath or eager to pull on and get your wetsuit into action, catching a few waves - Easy access from 'Yellow Sands' location. Harlyn Surf School is here to help with many options. If, on the other hand you just want to enjoy a leisurely stroll together on the wide expansive beach, maybe explore the rockpools at either end or dig with bucket and spade.. Harlyn Bay is a great place to be.. breathing in the fresh sea air, feeling peaceful and rejuvenated!

There are many other activities to be enjoyed from nearby Padstow and our village, at St. Merryn - many places to dine out or take on board a beer! A varied calendar of events to enjoy over the year.. both locally and across Cornwall. Padstow has a really special pre Christmas food demo/gift Festival on the harbour front over 4 days at the beginning of December. The atmosphere is great and so much to enjoy around the town shops, pubs and restaurants also. - Our 'Delfi' garden apartment or other Yellow Sands accommodation options offer a super base to stay as only a short drive into Padstow from Harlyn beach.

Further details outdoors

The apartment garden is for the use of 'Delfi' guests only. It is raised up from the lane and safely fenced. It is not gated completely but can easily be barracaded when necessary. On the main premises there is a small, safe/secure play area for young children (under 12) with a swing; slide; seesaw; spring chicken ride; games table; hopscotch; naughts/crosses, etc.

The fine sandy beach is only a 5 minute stroll from the property.. where so much memorable family fun is to be had. Accessible on foot from the back garden gate of the house, via footpath and a short private lane you reach the coastal footpath and steps down to the cove at the centre of the beach ...
This coastline is designated: '..an area of outstanding natural beauty' - yet, it is not remote, with lots happening locally throughout the seasons.. sports and activities abound.. (Trevose Golf Links are only a mile away, Camel Cycle Trail sets off along the banks of the estuary, at Padstow) There are many country pubs to be found; a good selection of local village shops at St. Merryn & the supermarket and picturesque Harbour at Padstow are all within easy reach.

Further details

The garden apartment is suited to couples and young families wanting a holiday base close to the sea and scenic coastline with amenities and things to do in the locality.. and for trips out further afield - all parts of Cornwall can generally be visited within an hours' drive of Harlyn Bay.

Guests are welcome to stay at any time during the year! Our climate is often milder in Cornwall than other parts of the country -though storms may blow up, on occasion.. (no guarantees with the weather) Harlyn Bay can be reached by car in around 3 hours from Bristol (so, yes, we are better suited to a weeks stay than a weekend break) - but non the less, this is a super place to be for an out of main season, sunny escape ..as well as for the traditional run to the beach for summer school hols family fun!

Delfi is located at Yellow Sands - which is a small, family run holiday complex comprising of nine quality apartments (some with sea views) and nine delightful modern Cottages set in well tended lawned gardens, in a rural farmland location..on the north Cornish coastline - a 5 minute walk, from the accommodation, to the middle of a most wonderful beach.. renowned for safe bathing (as horseshoe shaped bay is protected by Trevose Headland - so not such strong currents) - all/most beaches do have Life Guards during the summer season. Rockpooling and fishing are also great pastimes down at the beach. All then there are the fantastic walks to be enjoyed from Harlyn in either direction along the South West Way Coastal Footpath.. locally the coast paths link all seven nearby beaches and with a few great stop offs en route and buses to jump on, if necessary to get back to base - it is a lovely way to make the most of this scenic coastal area.

The England region

Cornwall is a popular holiday destination in England, due to its mild climate, beautiful contrasting coasts; farm & moorland landscapes.. and noted, of course, for delicious cream teas and pasties! The South West Way coastal path travels right around Cornwall - there are many miles of stunning coastal scenary to explore on foot but much can be viewed by car, along the coastroad, also. In this area alone.. we have '7 bays for 7 days' ..and this stretch of coast is designated 'An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' ..no less! Enjoy sitting on a bench over on 'Cataclews' Point taking in the fresh sea air and stunning views right along the coast to Bude and beyond.

Visit some of the many quaint fishing harbours and some lovely old towns & villages. Wonderful NT properties to visit at Trerice; Lanhydrock; St Michaels' Mount and Godolphin Estate. English Heritage look after Tintagel Castle amongst many others.. Lots of beautiful gardens to enjoy, especially in April/May time with the rhododendron, camellias in flower.. the amazing 'Lost gardens of Heligan' - & now, the Eden Project is a must see with a programme of events year 'round including pop concerts ..a longest zipwire & swing for thrill seekers.

For family days out there are plenty of children's theme parks. We have the Camel cycle trail on the doorstep at Padstow, horse trekking in the Cornish countryside near the village, surf lessons at the beach, swimming pools at Wadebridge and Newquay.. along with the Zoo, Go-Carting a couple of miles inland. Explore the magic of Cornwall from your base with us and whatever you are seeking we hope you will find it here.

West Country

Both Delfi Apartment & Cataclews Cottage are located within a small family run complex, in an acre of grounds with farmland beyond, and just a short walk from the beautiful sandy shores of Harlyn Bay and the coastal paths linking this wonderful "7 bays" area.

Harlyn is a 'horseshoe shaped' bay.. a wide crescent of fine sandy beach with blue slate headlands, rockpools, caves and little coves to discover and mile upon mile of (fairly level) cliff top walks to enjoy in both directions. Harlyn is distinctive as it has its own 'Treasure Island' out in the bay called 'Gulland Rock'

The beach is renowned for safe bathing and good surfing conditions as it is protected by Trevose Headland from strong currents (the Harlyn surf school is based here) 1m away is the local village of St. Merryn, for daily provisions. Grocers/PO; Bakery; Newsagents; Hair salons; Garage; Bistro; Winebar; the Chippy ..and 2 good old pubs.. the 'Farmers' and the 'Cornish' Arms (now in Rick Steins' hands) Also, our beautiful, Medieaval Parish Church of St. Merryn is well worth a visit ..(drop in for a coffee onTuesday morning in the hall) 1mile across the headland from Harlyn Bay is the championship golf links at Trevose (bring the clubs!?) The new Padstow Lifeboat & Station together with the Lighthouse on Trevose Head.. are accessible and well worth a visit during a stay in the area.

Harlyn Bay is just a 5 minute drive from Padstow, the focal point of this unspoilt coastal area. Nestled on the river Camel estuary, Padstow is a quaint and picturesque fishing harbour town, a hive of activity in summer - with lots of people & lots of boats!! Sailing yachts moored next to tiny rowing boats and fishing vessels plus day-cruise & speed boats at the ready to take visitors out to sea, onto the estuary 'for a spin!?' ..or walk aboard the Ferry to Rock.. visit St Enodoc Church.. go for a sailing lesson, perhaps.. or relax with a drink & a bite to eat over at a restaurant or in the Mariners' pub. Padstow has lots of gift shops; clothes shops; cafes; pasty places; ice cream outlets.. to tempt! Plus several Pubs serving good food, as well as restaurants/bistros about the town and, of course, Padstow is home to Rick Steins' varied eateries' awaiting your scrutiny.. (enjoy testing some of them out :) From the old railway station visitors can access the scenic Camel trail which runs along the original line beside the river for cycle rides or walks in relative safety to the nearest town of Wadebridge, 7m & onto Bodmin (and back! :) ..May Day in Padstow is very special each year as the town heralds the coming of summer on 1st May.. with the red and blue 'Obby Osses dancing beside the Harbour; through the streets & around the Maypole to the sound of the accordian/drums playing & everyone joining in the singing of the May Day song "come and unite, let us all unite.. for summers' a come unto day.." Local families turn out in their 'whites' with sashes of red or blue, the streets are decked out in flags, boughs of greenery and flowers..it is 'the' big day and visitors are welcomed in!

In the winter (usually mild) Padstow lights the harbour beautifully for Christmastime/New Year.. carols & traditional songs are sung in the Pubs on occasion - The Padstow Food Festival held at the beginning of December is a great event in the run up to Christmas with cookery demos from many talented Chefs + a huge marquee with local produce, gifts galore ..and the shops & restaurants around the harbour town are welcoming to Xmas shoppers also :) Over the quieter autumn, winter months some of the wonderful restaurants do offer special charity lunches - which is usually the opportunity to enjoy a fabulous atmosphere as many gather with friends for a treats ;) Further details are available.....!

Other events appear on the annual calendar, activities and places of interest abound nearby and throughout the county.. Cornwall is a destination, well worth the effort, to travel down to. Visit at various times of the year for different flavours of the place - the beauty is that nowhere is more than half to an hours journeying away from this area of the county to experience the many places of interest.

Enjoy a Cornish holiday here at 'Delfi', Yellow Sands, Harlyn Bay, Padstow, Cornwall.