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Stone built barn conversion with rural views

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cosy cottage that sleeps four near surfing and family beaches and Newquay

Just half a mile from the large golden sandy beach at Porth and even less to Whipsiderry beach on the coast road just north of Newquay, this is one of a small group of single and two storey cottages with country views. The cottage is also just a couple of miles from the rest of Newquay's surfing beaches including Fistral and Watergate Bay. Watergate Bay is also known for it's kite surfing and is the home of Jamie Oliver’s new Fifteen2 restaurant. It was also the setting for the ITV series Echo Beach. There's a footpath near the cottage to the bay. For those who enjoy a walk it's around a mile.

Cosy Cottage: Chy Byghan is one of a number of cottages converted from stone built barns around a central courtyard. Snuck into one corner, the double glazed front door opens into a small entrance hall with a shower room W.C. with hand basin on one side, and a double bedroom facing the inner courtyard on the opposite side. At the rear of the cottage, a door leads through to a bright living room with a natural decor and colour scheme and two windows looking across the road to fields and the countryside.

There is a seating area with a new sofa bed (with a special martress designed to be good for your back)and a kitchen/diner with a pine table and bench seats and a galley style kitchen area with light coloured fitted units. The cottage floors in the kitchen area and hall are laminated with recently laid carpet elsewhere except the bathroom which has floor tiles. We also installed a new washing machine a couple of years ago.

There's a shared car park at the rear of the group of cottages.

What's nearby: If you want to give the car a rest then jump on a bus. There is a service that runs along the road next to the cottages during the summer months.

Porth beach offers safe bathing and is just a ten minute walk by road, as are a pub, cafes and the coastal footpath. Whipsiderry beach is at the end of the road and takes us about 7 minutes to walk to with a 5 year-old and a nine year-old so we think that's not bad! It's in a cove and has got caves and rock pools to explore and a vast sandy beach when the tide is out and it a good surfing beach which not that many know about! There's a convenience shop in the camp site just a few minutes walk down the road which you can also use. Local hotels in the area welcome non-residents to their restaurants. Golf, horse riding and ten pin bowling are all available nearby.

More about the cottage: The cottage has many features including a microwave, and a travel cot and we've popped in a funky kettle and toaster. Electricity and heating is inclusive. Ideal for a couple but for a value holiday it can sleep up to 4 (2+2 a double bed and a new double sofa bed). The whole cottage has recently been decorated inside and out.

Want to bring your pet? We're happy to accept well behaved dogs and have even been known to let some other types of pet stay. We once had a parrot enjoy a week at the cottage! Like most properties there is a pet fee which is £15 per pet with a maximum of two dogs.

More Details

Ian & Jill Sainsbury
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

Why Ian & Jill Sainsbury chose Newquay

We've owned our cottage for a good few years now. Jill and I studied in Cornwall and fell in love with the place then. A few years later when finances permitted we made the plunge to buy a property in Cornwall that a) Looked good and we could afford and b) that we could rent out at an affordable rate so that others could enjoy the beauty and fun that is Cornwall too. Oh and of course it had to be near the sea!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have just arrived back home, and I wanted to say thanks so much for our

stay in your house. It was perfect, and we had a really nice time there.
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Newquay in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation policy explained: More than 8 weeks before start of the holiday - just the deposit will be lost. Less than 8wks - at owners discretion.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Plus double sofa bed in lounge area
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Bed linen can be provided at an extra cost if pre booked at £12 for one set and £20 for two. Please note we do not provide towels.


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Stone built barn conversion with rural views
average rating of 4.571429 based on 27 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Property adequate. Bed comfy. Weather freezing. Good dog walking.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cornish Break

  • 3 of 5

Nice little property, could do with sprucing up a bit, cobwebs around front door and windows need cleaning. Kitchen adequate although there was no brush for washing up. Convenient for the beach and a short walk to the Newquay View Resort for the shop and evening entertainment. Enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay. We'll pass on your comments to our cleaner who normally leaves everything pretty sparkly!
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A Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for a week with my son and we had a wonderful time. The cottage is cute and ideally situated for travel into Newquay or Watergate Bay. 10 minute walk to Port Beach and 5 minute walk to the nearest surf school. The cottage had everything we needed with a wonderful view to look at while we ate breakfast. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you and your son had an enjoyable time Tracey. You are welcome back anytime. Jill and Ian
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Brilliant Small Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we stayed in this cottage. Its very conveniently located with a beach 5 minute walk up the road (the beach has loads of steep steps to get down to).

We had 2 medium sized dogs with us and having the shower next to the front door was great to rinse them off after a visit to the beach. which meant less sand in the cottage.

The shower is probably the only down side of the property as there is not a lot of pressure but it does the trick, just takes a little longer. Otherwise I cannot fault the property and I am sure we will be back again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ideal base for travelling around Cornwall. Lots of dog friendly beaches nearby

  • 4 of 5

Property was small but had everything needed. Would have liked wifi but we were able to use mobile data when out and about

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Small but cosy!

  • 4 of 5

It had everything we needed for a nice short break, stunning views of the valley too. Nice and compact, would definitely stay again

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a nice stay Kelly. You are welcome back anytime.
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Mermaid
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Several hotels, pubs and a bistro
Nearest Beach
500 Metres

There are a wide selection of indoor and outdoor attractions within easy reach including a zoo and sealife centre in the resort of Newquay about two miles away, and the beaches of Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth are two and four miles respectively.

The Eden project is just half an hours drive away. Watergate Bay is known for surfing, bodyboarding, kite surfing, kayaking and even grass boarding! Plus it's home to Jamie Oliver's Fifteen2 restaurant and where the ITV soap series Echo Beach was filmed.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Newquay, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
16 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
26 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Mandatory Cleaning fee £37
Pet Fee £15

Change over on Saturdays but other dates will be considered out of the main season, please enquire. We provide bedding i.e pilows and duvets but not bed linen such as sheets etc. Please bring your own or we can however provide bed linen for an extra charge of £12 for one set or £20 for two. Please let us know when booking if you need this service. Please note we do not provide towels - you will need to bring your own. Full terms and conditions can be found here: http://www.cornishcottage.soton.biz/terms.html

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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