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Gulls Cry Holiday Homes - Gulls Cry, Main House (Part)

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights



Gulls Cry, Main House (Part)

3 Bedroom house. Part of the main house at Gulls Cry, extended and refurbished for 2013 to create this new holiday let. Much larger than the bungalow, it has 3 bedrooms - one with king size double bed and en-suite bathroom. Also large family bathroom, bedroom 2 with 2 single beds and bedroom 3 with bunk beds (2). Lounge with 3 piece suite, sofa bed (4') sea/beach views, 42' HD TV with Sky sports, films and full 'on demand' . Well equipped kitchen/diner with washing machine, dishwasher and tumble dryer. Garden with sea views and table and chairs.

Hi Speed internet available for wi-fi. Private parking for one car.

More details on our website: gullscryholidays.co.uk

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About the property

Gulls Cry

Both properties are situated in a fantastic position with sea/beach view, right on the North Coast Path and about 100 metres from beach. More information at http://gullscryholidays.co.uk/ including special offers

Located on Cornwall's North Coast between St Ives and Newquay at the 'quiet' end of the beach, known as 'Smugglers Cove', easily reached on a small road with private parking. The properties are up some steps from the car parking area.

The village is in easy walking distance providing Shops, Restaurants and 3 Pubs and Takeaways

Safe, sandy beach patrolled by lifeguards and also ideal for surfing. Surf lessons available in Portreath from West Cornwall Adventure Surfing. Experienced surfers will enjoy the challenge of the harbour wall

Central to many attractions in Cornwall with the main A30 road less than 4 miles away.

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James Smith
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2018

Available Rentals

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£200 deposit required when booking with the balance payable 6 weeks before the holiday.
Prices include bed linen and towels.
Discounts available for 2 person occupancy outside of high season - POA


Accommodation and facilities for Gulls Cry, Main House (Part)in Portreath in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Large family bathroom with bath and shower Ensuite bathroom to main bedroom with toilet and shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Double bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower and toilet. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds. Bedroom 3 has bunk beds Travel cot available on request
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Excellent surfing beach, property right on the coastal path for walking, golf course 2 miles away. Superb position right by the beach. Surf lessons available in Portreath from West Cornwall Adventure Surfing. Experienced surfers will enjoy the challenge of the harbour wall


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Gulls Cry, Main House (Part)
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Lovely location and really helpful hosts

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay very relaxed accomodation brilliant for children.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place and views

  • 4 of 5

Very pleasant owner, good size rooms, I will definitely recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday - great property, unbeaten location!

  • 5 of 5

The location of Gulls Cry is amazing - just a very short path and you are on the beach with lots of sand, caves and rock pools! It didn't matter if you forgot anything as it was so quick to nip back to the house. As others have said, there is a narrow lane to the property but our Citroen Picasso coped fine with it. The property was a very good size - we had 8 members of our extended family staying so used the extra bed settee as well, however nobody got in each other's way. The living room is separate from the kitchen which was a big bonus for us as our youngest children could sit and draw/play at the table when they woke early without waking the adults sleeping in the living room. The fact that there is a fully equipped on-suite bathroom as well as the family bathroom mean't that there was no queuing either. We had a slight problem with the shower being blocked by sand when we arrived, but the owners sorted it immediately and it was absolutely fine for the duration of the holiday. The property was very well equipped - we could all sit around the table in the kitchen and didn't run out of pans/crockery even though there were 8 of us. Most of the property is tiled or wood flooring which was very useful in terms of clearing up sand. Being so close to the beach, meant we brought back lots of sand, but it wasn't an issue to clean up. As is common in much of coastal Cornwall, the phone reception in Portreath is pretty dire, but the wifi connection speed was six times better than our village one at home !!

Overall, we couldn't fault anything with the property. The property is on a steep hill though with lots of steps up, so if you have walking difficulties you might struggle, but that wasn't a problem for us.The friendly owners live next door and are on hand to help you sort out the parking or any problems, but are not intrusive. I think we would struggle to find a property in such a good setting again and we shall definitely be booking for next year! I've already recommended a close friend who has made a booking for the adjacent bungalow later this season!!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb place for a family holiday in Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

We've had a wonderful holiday at Gulls Cry. The location with immediate and easy access to the beach and the coastal path is ideal, our girls loved playing on the beach with the caves and rock pools and we had some lovely days out on excursions to St Michael's mount, the Minack theatre and St Ives. The owners are very friendly and extremely helpful.

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning location with all amenities!

  • 5 of 5

The property is one of three and sits at the end of a very picturesque lane (mind you VERY tight but manageable for a decent driver). Despite the neighbours you do not feel overlooked by the others at all and actually feels like you are part of a lovely community. One of them are the owners, James and his wife, a very lovely couple, fast at responding, and very flexible, also totally unobtrusive if you want to get on with your holiday on your own but very helpful if you need anything.

The place itself is fitted with everything you would need, the dryer and dishwasher were a plus!! The bathrooms are very spacious and the water pressure is great. The bedrooms are a little tight, but you only need them to sleep and in this they were very comfortable.

We were six and took advantage of the homey kitchen/dining and cozy living room to spend a lot of time together, but could also separate if we got too much of one another as the kitchen/dining is separate and large. We unfortunately had some rainy weather over the Easter holidays but enjoyed Sky Movies (a very nice plus) indoors with hot cups of chocolate and marshmallows which did not dampen our mood (no pun intended).

The town itself is small and a bit desolate (we went Easter 2016) and not much of a looker, but the house sits in the best location away from it (but still walkable to the convenience store, bakery and pubs). As the beach is literally outside the door and for some reason (weather likely) was totally deserted over the Easter break meant we had it all to ourselves. We walked around the coves and rocks which are stunning and only accessible at low tide, and we also enjoyed some surfing. There's a local surf shop which rents everything from boards to wetsuits to kayaks at great prices and are super flexible with the hours.

I would recommend a little hike to the top of the coast path (accessed from outside the cottage) to watch the sunset.

In terms of sightseeing it's a great middle point if you want to explore a bit of the north coast one day, the west coast the next, and the south coast is also not too bad of a drive. Bit of a recommendation - plan what you want to do ahead as there's lots to see but you could end up driving a lot if you don't work it out well.

An absolutely enchanting place with great amenities and charming locals! Could not have asked for a more perfect holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely holiday home in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The house is absolutely lovely, I truly can not fault it, it's a great size, plenty of space, clean and tidy, modern and fully equip with everything we needed to make our holiday perfect.

The views from the lounge window are superb and is beautiful to look at the sea whilst eating your dinner!

There is a short path just outside the house that leads straight to the beach which is easy and convenient, and within seconds you're looking out onto one of Cornwall's nicest beaches.

I would highly recommend to stay here, and I can't wait to book again to go!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The Basset
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tehidy Park Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
100 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended

Portreath nestles in a valley between high cliffs with a secluded sandy beach which is ideal for the family.

The beach is clean and safe for children as well as providing good surfing for those who do not want to travel elsewhere. Surf lessons available in Portreath from West Cornwall Adventure Surfing. Experienced surfers will enjoy the challenge of the harbour wall

The village has a friendly atmosphere and caters for most needs of visitors whether holidaying in the area or touring whilst based in the village. The village has 3 pubs, with many more within a few miles.

It is within a 40-minute drive of the Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Maritime Museum, many surf beaches, golf clubs.

For the holiday-maker who prefers to keep to the local area, there are many facilities to enjoy including the beautiful beach for swimming, surfing and windsurfing, fishing, the National Trust coastal footpath with unsurpassed, breathtaking scenery and inland wooded and parkland walks where wild flowers and many species of birds abound.


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