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Bay View Cottage

View from Front Patio
View from Front Patio
View from Front Patio
Crantock beach
Front view of cottage
View from sitting room
Front garden
Crantock
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

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charles c
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Just perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

7 adults and our 2 young grand children stayed at Bay View Cottage in Sept 2013 and had a wonderful family week together. Location is perfect. A few miles from the main road leading to Newquay, through the village of Crantock, and set amongst a small hamlet of handsome cottages looking out over the bay. The cottage itself is large and spacious and all four double bedrooms are beautifully appointed and furnished. The kitchen is well equipped and great to have breakfast in with the sea views beyond. The living and dining rooms are large, warm and very well furnished and the dining table easily seats 10.

Provided the tides are favourable, Crantock Beach is an easy 5 minutes walk from the front door. Our 3 year old granddaughter managed the steps to the beach and saw it as a great adventure. If you get to beach and forget anything or want to nip back for that cup of coffee, then its just like going in from the front garden. There are caves to explore and plenty of rock pools to keep mum, dad and kids happy. Porth Joke beach is a short walk along a path behind the cottage. Access again is easy and the beach is simply magnificent, and quiet. For the less able, or if the tide is in, Crantock Beach car park is 3 minutes in the car but avoid it unless a member of The National Trust as its expensive. If the tide dosen't allow the footpath route to Crantock, then go to Porth Joke as its accessible at any time.

The surrounding area is full of interest and intrigue. Go north to Tintagel and the seat of King Arthur or south to beautiful beaches, St Ives and the south coast. All within easy driving distance.
We arranged for Sainsbury's to deliver what seemed an enormous consignment of groceries 2 hours after arrival and there is a very good Morrison's supermarket less than ten minutes drive from the cottage. Perfect for the daily supplies of clotted cream.
Plenty of places to eat with some superb restaurants within a 5 mile radius.

Bay View Cottage really is a beautiful house. The perfect family holiday home. It is large enough to never feel crowded and in a location with views that are as fine as anywhere in this "good and pleasant land".

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5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
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Liked best: Size of house, furnishings and equipment and the location
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Hounsfiel...
Sheffield
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful Cottage”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 for a stay in August 2012

I stayed here with my wife and our baby and my sister, her two kids and our dad. The cottage was perfect for us because it has three separate areas, so my sister and her kids were upstairs at the front, my Dad was upstairs at the back with plenty of privacy and we were downstairs at the back with our own private sitting area. The sitting area was large and comfortable and the cottage itself was clean, tidy and well decorated. The views are lovely as well. The only drawbacks were a shortage of keys and occasional noise from the pub car park. I'd definitely recommend the place though.

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing springs to mind
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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FionaRR R
Bozel, France
2 reviews
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“Comfortable, spacious cottage. Ideal for our family and lovely location.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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Bay View Cottage worked perfectly for our family. We were 4 adults and 2 teenagers. The teenagers were able to have their own space downstairs with twin room, shower room and snug, which was great, leaving the other three bedrooms upstairs available for the adults - one couple had the ensuite, and 2 individuals had a bedroom each and shared bathroom. The cottage is very well equipped, certainly in the kitchen, but also with stereo, wifi, tv's, dvd's, games, books, local info etc. The views from the cottage over Crantock Bay and the headlands beyond are beautiful. Lovely to wake up and look out of the bedroom window to the sea. And we enjoyed the front and back terraces for sitting out in the sun.
Crantock beach is huge - great for a long walk on the beach! For swimming we preferred walking to Polly Joke beach where the boys enjoyed surfing and body boarding. The Bowgie Inn pub next door was very handy! And Crantock village is pretty, with local shop and post office, also with a good pub, the Old Albion. Treago Farm, between Crantock and West Pentire, has a shop which sells good pasties and clotted cream!! So everything on the doorstep, almost, which made for a very relaxing holiday. Thanks to Iain and Marian Giles, the owners, who were very helpful and efficient with our booking. We hope to be back for another visit.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: Layout of cottage, well equipped and proximity to beaches
Liked least: Cleanliness could be better - particularly bathrooms, kitchen & living area
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Liz B
Dunstable, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent property in picturesque hamlet with sea view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012 for a stay in November 2011

The property was clean and well equipped
It was tastefully and comfortably furnished
It is situated next to a pub which served good meals and was not noisy. All necessities were available at local shop approx.half a mile distant
Sea view from house
|Lovely cliff walks
Beaches accessible on foot for reasonably fit people otherwise need a car to get to easy access beach - only about a mile

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Liked best: Sea view in comforable surroundings
Liked least: No complaints
Traveling group: With Friends
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Peter N
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great for more than one generation of a family, with privacy for all.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011 for a stay in May 2011
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This is a great location for walkers, foodies and golfers alike. The beach is 2 mins walk and access to Crantock village can be achieved by walking up the estuary when the tide is out. Trevose golf is 30 mins drive with St Enedoch around 1 hour. Great local restaurants within 10 minutes drive and a very friendly local taxi service ensures wine can be enjoyed with the excellent cuisine. Good facilities to eat in the cottage also.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 3 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
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Liked best: The privacy created by 3 discrete sleeping areas
Liked least: The car park shared with a local hostelry, The Bowgie Inn
Traveling group: With Friends
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ahincks
Mliton Keynes
1 review
“A good time had by all”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011 for a stay in November 2011

A lovely comfortable house with beautiful views across the bay.
Kitchen was very well equipped with lovely seating area in the window to enjoy the view.
Great location and not too far from many attractions,including those for children.
Local pub with great food and large supermarket only 10 minutes away.
An ideal family property with lots of room for everyone.
Will definately be returning. Thankyou.

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5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
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Liked best: Location,views,very comfortable house
Liked least: Nothing to dislike
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sonnie W
Bedford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent accommodation in a fabulous location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011 for a stay in April 2011

The property was well equipped, very comfortable and we found it in excellent condition. It is conveniently located next to a beautiful sandy cove. There are several footpaths nearby with stunning coastal views. A very welcoming Inn sits adjacent to the property which has a good stock of local ales. Surrounding countryside is very beautiful with interesting villages and towns within easy reach. We also found some nice seafood restaurants in the vicinity.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The location
Liked least: there were no negative aspects for us
Traveling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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