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Set on a cliff 60 yards from the sea with uninterrupted views, wonderful for a beach holiday.

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Four bedrooms, two en-suite shower rooms and separate family bathroom. WiFi.

This fabulous Arts and Crafts villa sits in an acre of grounds on a front line cliff top, some 300 ft above sea level with breath-taking 180 degrees panoramic views of the sea and bay. As one of England's most southerly houses, it benefits from the warmer and sunnier microclimate of the Lizard Peninsula, renowned for its sandy beaches and coves and most recently used for the latest television series of Poldark. The garden gate opens onto the coastal path offering miles of stunning circular walks. Three hundred yards from the gate, along the costal path lies the small sandy beach of Housel Bay, which is hardly ever overcrowded and when exposed at low tide, is ideal for guests to enjoy right at their doorstep.

The house is the last one before the sea on a 'no through road' in a hamlet of fifteen houses and although secluded, is not isolated, with the Lizard village only half a mile away with a small selection of food shops, cafes and pubs - not forgetting Ann's famous pasty shop. Next door, below the house, is an exclusive family run hotel offering superb meals and the owner always looks after guests of The Crag, even providing breakfast if required!

Well worth the extra journey, the Crag offers home from home comfort all year round, lovingly restored and retaining the original features of the hall mosaic floor and stain glass hall windows. The spectacular views from the principle rooms, front bedrooms and outside patio are some of the most iconic in Cornwall, looking across the Bay and the Lighthouse, and feature in many calendars. Huge picture windows and patio doors facing south to the sea allow maximum light and optimise the sea views to enjoy a summer evening or watch the Atlantic storms below in the winter ,curled up by the log fire. The Lizard Lighthouse is half a mile away and ensures the safety of the many boats passing in the channels. There are numerous sandy coves on the Lizard – Kynance, Mullion, Coverack and Kennack to name but a few – with the superb sailing waters of the Helford River nearby made famous by Daphne Du Maurier, and further afield Gweek Seal Sanctuary, Flambards Adventure Park and Porthleven, with the famous Rick Stein restaurant. Larger towns of Falmouth, St Ives and Penzance with St Michael's Mount are all within easy reach, as is the cathedral city of Truro. In spring and summer, there are numerous famous gardens in which to appreciate magnificent camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons. Roskillys famous ice cream is also locally made near Coverack and offers tea rooms and farm trials. In Mullion, there is the Chocolate Factory where you can watch chocolates being made. Crab and lobster are a local delicacy, with fishing and sailing available locally as well as golf and horse riding.

This holiday at a glance

Sleeps eight guests

Four bedrooms.

Two en-suite shower rooms and separate family bathroom.

Wood burning stove.

WiFi.

Please supervise your children at all times in the garden, due to the proximity of the sea.

Sorry, no pets.

Parking for four cars in a private drive.

Helicopter access to garden is weather dependent.

Minimum stay three nights.

Additional features

Original hall with arts and crafts mosaic floor and stain glass windows and doors.

Electric double range oven, microwave, dishwasher washing machine and tumble dryer.

Drinks cooler, larder fridge and freezer.

50 inch flatscreen television in the sitting room with both Sky movies and sports.

22 inch television with DVD player in the master bedroom with both Sky movies and sports.

A selection of books and DVDs are available.

A travel cot is available, please bring your own cot linen.

Whilst towels are provided for use within the property, we do request that guests bring beach towels.

Attractions and nearby amenities

The property is ideally situated within the Lizard Peninsular, ideal for places like St. Michael's Mount, St. Ives, Mousehole, Newlyn, Penzance and The Helford River.

Visit the world famous Lands End.

Enjoy a trip to the historic St Michael's Mount.

For a great family day out visit the Tate St Ives.

There are an abundance of small seaside towns with a wealth of teashops, cafes, independent shops and restaurants.

Visit the Engiish Heritage properties of St Mawes and Pendennis Castles.

More Details

Property Manager
Rural Retreats Holidays Ltd
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
66%
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Helston in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Ground floor: Shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Cloakroom with wc and shower
    First floor: En-suite shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite shower room
    First floor: En-suite shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite shower room
    First floor: Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bathroom with wc
  • Cloakroom with wc and shower. En-suite shower room. En-suite shower room. Rear family bathroom with bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • First floor: Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom with 6' bed
    First floor: Double bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Double bedroom with 5' bed
    First floor: Twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedroom with 3' beds
    First floor: Twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Smaller twin bedroom with twin beds ideal for two children.
  • Master double bedroom with sea views, with a 6' bed. Double bedroom with sea views with a 5' bed. Rear twin bedroom with 3' beds. Rear smaller twin bedroom with twin beds ideally suited for one adult or two young children.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Notes:
Original hall with arts and crafts mosaic floor and stain glass windows and doors. Oil-fired central heating. Electric double range oven, microwave, dishwasher washing machine and tumble dryer. Drinks cooler, larder fridge and freezer. 50 inch flatscreen television in the sitting room with both Sky movies and sports. 22 inch television with DVD player in the master bedroom with both Sky movies and sports. A travel cot is available, please bring your own cot linen. WiFi.* A selection of books and DVDs are available. Whilst bath/hand towels are provided, we do request that guests bring their own beach towels. *Internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor Rural Retreats will be held responsible.

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Location

Other Activities:

There are some wonderful cities and towns throughout Cornwall including:

The cathedral city of Truro.

The seaside town of St Mawes.

The bustling town of Falmouth.

The port town of St Ives.

The picturesque, fishing port of Padstow.

The popular town of Newquay, famous for its surfing beaches.

Places to visit in Cornwall include:

The Lizard Peninsula, explore the spectacular cliff side footpaths and pretty seaside towns in this beautiful area of Cornwall.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, visit some of the best Cornish Gardens which are dog friendly – St Austell, PL26 6EN. Tel: 01726 845100

The Eden Project, take a trip to the Eden Project for a great family day out - Bodelva, PL24 2SG. Tel: 01726 811911

Tate at St Ives, a stunning gallery displaying British and international modern and contemporary art – St Ives, TR26 1TG. Tel: 01736 796226

The Maritime Museum – Falmouth, TR11 3QY. Tel: 01326 313388

Bodmin and Wenford Railway, Cornwall's only standard-gauge railway which still has steam trains running through – Tel: 01208 73555

The Monkey Sanctuary, a favourite for children and parents alike, situated a short distance from Downderry – Looe, PL13 1NZ. Tel: 01503 262532

Beautiful beaches stretch the Cornish coastline including:

Harlyn Bay, Padstow.

Mawgan Porth Beach, Newquay.

National Trust beaches of Carne and Pendower, Truro.

Porthcurno Beach, Porthcurno.

Praa Sands Beach, Helston.

Caerhays Beach/Porthluney Beach, St Austell.

Sennen Cove Beach, Penzance.

Long Rock Beach, Penzance.

There are a wealth of activities in Cornwall including:

The Helford River Sailing Club – Helford, TR12 6LB. Tel: 01326 231006

Fishing trips and chartered outings can be arranged in St Mawes, TR2 5XA. Tel: 01326 279204

Take a trip on the sea safari starting from Falmouth. Tel: 07483 416960

Go surfing near Hayle with Gwithian Academy of Surfing, TR27 5ED. Tel: 01736 757579

Horse riding on the beach near The Lizard Pennisula with Newton Equestrian. Tel: 01326 240388

Hire a Morgan sports car from Perranwell Garage, Truro. Tel: 01872 863037

Visit The Minack Theatre in Porthcurno, TR19 6JU. Tel: 01736 810694

There are an abundance of historic homes and gardens to visit in Cornwall including:

Caerhays Castle Garden – St Austell, PL26 6LY. Tel: 01872 501310

Trelissick Gardens – Nr Truro, TR3 6QL. Tel: 01872 862090

Trerice Manor – Nr Newquay, TR8 4PG. Tel: 01637 875404

St Michaels Mount – Marazion, TR17 OHS. Tel: 01736 710265.

St Mawes Castle – St Mawes, TR2 5DE. Tel: 0370 333 1181

Prideaux Place – Padstow, PL28 8RP. Tel: 01841 532411

Bosvathick House – Salmouth, TR11 5RZ. Tel: 01326 340153

Pencarrow – Bodmin, PL30 3AG. Tel: 01208 841369

Some favourite restaurants to try in Cornwall include:

Rick Stein, various restaurants in Padstow, Falmouth, St Merryn, Porthleven and Newquay - 01841 532700

Jamie Oliver's Fifteen - Watergate Bay, TR8 4AA. Tel: 01637 861000

Events within Cornwall include:

March: Falmouth Spring Festival

May: The Helston Floral Dance

June: The Royal Cornwall Show, Polo on the beach at Watergate Bay

August: Fowey Royal Regatta

September: St Ives Festival, Looe Music Festival, Redruth Mining and Pasty Festival

October: Falmouth Oyster Festival

November: Truro City of Lights

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  • Contractual booking deposit: 33.00% rent
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