Make a holiday rental home or holiday cottage in Crantock, Cornwall your home away from home
Crantock is a small village close to the River Gannel in mid Cornwall. The Gannel is tidal and acts as a natural boundary between Newquay and Crantock. The National Trust owns a large part of this parish and the West Pentire headland is known for its rare plants and wild flowers. The village has grown around its St Carantoc Church and Crantock Beach are a popular holiday destination.
Places to holiday in Crantock
Crantock is a popular destination for those who want to have access to Newquay's nightlife scene but want accommodation away from the hustle and bustle. The way people holiday in this area has changed greatly in the past ten years. Once they stayed in hotels, guest houses and bed and breakfast (b&b) establishments but now self catering is far more popular and a number of holiday parks, campsites caravan parks now thrive, as a hotel starts to become a thing of the past for the average holidaymaker.
Caravan holidays and accomodation in a tent on a campsite is not for everyone and many prefer self-catering accommodation that provides a home away from home experience. This is why the tourist information receives so many enquiries for Cornish cottages, flats and barn conversion holiday lets.
A holiday cottage in Crantock is perfect if you have a family and many have gardens and will allow you to bring you pet dog. Crantock village hall has been transformed recently and was the focal point at the annual "Jazz in the Parc". Its playing field has also been given a new lease of life with climbing frames, a basketball hoop and football and cricket pitches.
Things to do in Crantock
Holiday cottages in Crantock are convenient for joining in with community life and listening to the tales the locals have to tell about Langurroc in the sand dunes and the areas smuggling history. Crantock summer fiesta is a yearly festival with stalls, coconut shies, raffles and tombola and the village holds the Guinness record for its achievement in the annual big bale push.
Crantock is perfect for horse riding, fishing, surfing, extreme sports, water sports, nature and birdwatching and for walking the coastal path, which skirts around the west side of the parish and leads to Porth Joke and Holywell Bay. It is a lovely walk from Holywell to Newquay Harbour passing by the Goose Rock, Fistral Beach, Towan Head and the Huers Hut. The Round Garden is a wonderful place to sit. It is now an orchard that was once where on of the seven Celtic chapels would have been sited around the original church.
Close to Crantock cottages are art and craft shops, restaurants, a tea garden and the Old Albion and the Cornishman pubs. The Crantock Bay Hotel's restaurant is also open to non-residents. Holywell Bay Golf Club in Cubert is 18-hole par 3 links golf course situated on the side Holywell Bay Fun Park in Cubert, which offers family fun for all and close by Trevorrnick ponds offer great coarse fishing.
Weather in Crantock
The climate in Crantock is mild, sunny but with its fair share of rain. Coastal areas can be affected by sea mists.
Transport in Crantock
Crantock is served by Newquay Airport at St Mawgan and Newquay has a branch line railway station. First and Greyhound buses run to Truro and Perranporth from Newquay and stop in Crantock. Ferries operate on a seasonal basis from Fern Pit to Crantock Beach.