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Luxurious apartment in the heart of Crantock, just 5 mins walk from sandy beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, sleeps 4-5, award winning gardens, close to the beach

Decorated to a high standard, Sandbanks is a luxurious maisonette apartment, which sleeps 4-5 people, situated right in the heart of the rural village of Crantock. It is close to the village amenities of the local pubs, bakery, tea rooms, grocery store and village post office. Situated on Beach Road, it is just a short walk down to the wide sweeping sandy beach of Crantock. Guests also have the use of the award winning beautiful garden which surrounds the property.

Sandbanks offers truly flexible accommodation. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, one double room, one twin room and one single room. The property also has two brand new shower rooms, one of which is positioned flexibly so that it can be ensuite with the twin bedroom if desired.

It is important to note that although it is possible to sleep 5 people at the property, the living area is designed to comfortably accommodate 4 people. Therefore we limit the property to 4 adults and children (over 12), so that the property remains spacious.

Downstairs there is an open plan well equipped kitchen, equipped with combination microwave oven, fridge/freezer, 2 ring hob and a washing machine. There is a breakfast bar which seats 4 and a living area, complete with soft seating for 4 people, beanbag and TV and DVD. The entire property is newly decorated to a high standard and is bright and airy.

The house has free wifi for guests to use. Bed linen and towels are provided. Please note there is no cot/high chair at the property.

Guests can also enjoy the award winning colourful garden which surrounds the property. With all day sun, you will always be able to find a place to enjoy the sun, whether relaxing in the evening with a drink by the pond, or settling down with a good book in a sunny corner during the day.

Other outside facilities include use of a washing line, tap and hose and space for 2 cars to park on the driveway.

Prices include continental breakfast items for your first morning. (Bread, Milk, cereals, orange juice, tea, coffee and sugar)

Comments in our guestbook from our guests this year:

July 13, Deb,Mandy & Bev, Exeter, 'So glad we found you, wish it was for longer.'

July 13, Judith Andy Ellie&Evie, Oxon, 'Thankyou for making us welcome. Lovely new apartment'.

August 13, Kev,Anne,Emma ,Tony,Harry & Jack, Midlands 'Thankyou again, Great time, will be back'.

August 13, Steve& Maureen, Surrey 'Many thanks for our 5 star stay'.

August 13, Sue & Rosie, Stroud & Oxford, 'Lovely to come back after 14yrs. Will try not to leave it so long next time,

Apartment fab fab fab!!'

More Details

Alison Smithurst
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very comfortable, thank you so much
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Crantock in Crantock

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Two shower rooms complete with shower, extractor fan, wash basin and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Three bedrooms Bedroom 1 - Double bedroom Bedroom 2 - Pull out double bed with single bunk bed above. Bedroom 3 - Twin bedroom with wash basin, plus option of ensuite.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Luxurious apartment in the heart of Crantock, just 5 mins walk from sandy beach
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 13 reviews

Very nice apartment and good value

  • 4 of 5

Just returned from a very enjoyable week at Sandbanks Cottage with our 2 young children.

We received a warm welcome from Alison on arrival, who despite living next door was never intrusive throughout our stay. We were pleased to find a few essentials in the apartment to get us going, together with all the beds made up and lots of spare towels.

The apartment is comfortable, clean and everything well maintained. Bedrooms and bathrooms all great. Kitchen and dining facilities are perhaps best suited to basic meals as there's only a 2 ring hob and microwave oven (no conventional oven), and dining is around a breakfast bar rather than separate table.

The apartment is ideally located in the heart of Crantock, just a minutes walk from the well stocked village shop and a couple of nice pubs. Crantock Beach is spectacular and only 5 to 10 minutes walk from the apartment.

In summary, a really good apartment in a great location, and good value. Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything we needed, even several days breakfasts, tea & coffee & lovely garden.

  • 5 of 5

Fell in love with Crantock, what a gem! A picturesque village with everything we needed, good pub/restaurant, tea garden, friendly shop with hot pasties & takeaway pizzas. 5 mins from beautiful beach with good surfing, surf school, sand dunes & coastal walk. Perfect for active teenagers & middle aged parents & 10 mins from the business of Newquay if you really want that. Apartment, really semi detached house, had everything we needed, clean & generously equipped, you really could just hop in the car & come here.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous apartment

  • 5 of 5

Immaculate apartment in fabulous location . Amazing garden with perfect suntrap beside the pond. Owners are very welcoming and friendly. Towels and bedding changed mid stay because we were staying for a fortnight. Would very happily stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Good quality, home from home, nice location

  • 5 of 5

Good quality, spacious property. Nice quiet location in Crantock, only 5 mins walk to beach, 10 mins drive from Newquay.

Friendly owners live next door should you need anything.

The property itself sleeps up to 6 however there were only 3 of us. There is a second bathroom and further bedroom if there are 6 people.

There is free wifi which is a bonus, and owners provided milk, bread, etc ready for our arrival which was a nice touch. The kitchen is stocked with essentials (fridge with mini freezer, washing machine, kettle, toaster, hob, microwave, etc - However there is no oven but we managed well enough with hob and multi function microwave).

Crantock itself is a small village, with 2 pubs, a tea room, post office / shop, and bus stop all within 30 seconds walk. Also there is a Morrisons about 10 mins drive.

I would definitely recommend this property, ideal for families or couples, and hope to visit again soon.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect family break

  • 5 of 5

lovely clean and spacious house right in the heart of Crantock, perfect base for my surf mad family, warm welcome from the Alison, we will be booking again for our trip next year

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Family Holiday at Crantock

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay at Alison's apartment in Crantock. We had everything we needed and the apartment was very clean and lovely. Great location in Crantock and only 5 mintues walk from the wonderful beach. Thanks for a fab stay will definitely be back again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Newquay airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Holywell or Newquay
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Newquay train station
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The old Albion and The Cornishman
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
Crantock Beach
Car: recommended

Located in the rural village of Crantock, our apartment offers the perfect setting to explore the stunning North Cornish Coast. The apartment itself is just a 5 minute walk to the wide sweeping sandy bay of Crantock. The bay is lifeguard patrolled and perfect for swimming, surfing (inc. lessons) and body boarding. Crantock beach was rated by the BBC series 'Coast' as Britain’s number 1 beach.

The BBC’s description of Crantock: “This quaint hidden cove is the place to escape the rowdy hordes in nearby Newquay. Set at the bottom of a quintessentially English village with two charming pubs, you’ll find it by wandering through the National Trust car park. Scale the looming dune and you’ll be rewarded with a goose-pimple inducing view. To the right of the bay, the tidal River Gannel offers ferry runs from the beach to Fern Pit. Here you can order a cooked lobster, caught that morning, or opt for a stunning cliff top walk along the headland overlooking the bay”.

This beautiful coastal area forms part of a National Trust Conservation Area and is great for both coastal cliff walks and inland moorland rambles. To the North of Crantock Bay lies the Gannel estuary which separates Crantock from the fishing town of Newquay. The estuary has created a beautiful sandy haven for countless seabirds. Why not enjoy a leisurely evening stroll along the rivers edge at high tide and see what you can see, or alternatively take to the water to try your hand at kayaking or Stand up paddle boarding trip, both available locally.

The picturesque village of Crantock, with its lovely thatched cottages, offers a tea room, a 400 year old thatched pub serving good quality food, a bakery, a beach café, a grocery store, a post office and a cliff top restaurant overlooking the sea.

Nearby is the secluded beach of Polly Joke, without a car park and only accessed via a footpath - it is perfect for relaxing far away from it all.

Also nearby, is the vibrant fishing town of Newquay, which can be accessed by foot, ferry or road from Crantock. Newquay has excellent attractions for both adults and children, including a zoo, aquarium, indoor fun pool with flumes, boating lake and a theme park. Newquay also boasts 4 large beaches, which offer a variety of water based activities including, surfing lessons, coasteering, paddle boarding and fishing trips.

For Golf enthusiasts there is Newquay’s Golf Club - an 18 hole course with magnificent sea views which is part of the Reciprocal Golf Network. Or you can walk across Cubert common to Holywell Bay’s golf club.

Crantock is also a great base for visiting the cathedral town of Truro (13 miles away), which has excellent shopping, museums and restaurants. A little further is the harbour town of Falmouth (23 miles away), with a fantastic maritime museum and plenty of opportunities for windsurfing, kayaking and sailing.

Other local attractions include the world famous Eden Project (Botanical Gardens) (21 miles away) and The Lost Gardens of Helligan and other national trust houses and gardens. Similarly children will have plenty to do with many local activity centres and theme parks.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Crantock, Cornwall

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
May Half Term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early June
3 Jun 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid June 1
10 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid June 2
17 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late June
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early July
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid July
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid July 2
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer Hols
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early September
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid September
9 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Cleaning £50

Change over Day is flexible out of high season, between 27th May and 12th September it will be Saturdays.
The nightly rate is given as £90 however this is for 3 nights, if more nights are booked the nightly rate can be reduced. Please message me for a quote for your dates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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