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Stone built barn conversion with rural views

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 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
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 March, 2017

Why Ian & Jill Sainsbury chose Newquay & St Austell area

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:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Stone built barn conversion with rural views
average rating of 4.818182 based on 17 reviews

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect home base for Cornwall. Loads of day trip options. We didn't spend a lot of time in the cottage, just slept & showered there really, but it had everything we needed. The beds were super comfy, and it was cozy sleeping even though the temps were pretty low when we were down. Ian & Jill were very helpful & communicative. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Shannon we're glad you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome anytime, We hope you had a safe trip back to the states. Ian and Jill
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Great Wee Cottage In a Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Ian and Jill's cottage. It isideally placed, close to Newquay, beaches and local walks.The cottage was as described, clean and easily accessed with any problems on the day of arrival. I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone visiting the Newquay area as it provides good access to both the town and local beaches.

Tom & Margaret, Stirling

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tom and Margaret, we're really pleased to hear you had a great time. You are welcome back anytime. Ian, Jill and family
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Lovely Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time staying at this cottage in Porth. The cottage itself is well equipped and clean. The hosts Jill and Ian are extremely helpful and friendly. Made some special memories and will definitely return very soon.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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great place

  • 5 of 5

Found the cottage after slight detour trevelgue campsite is now called waterbay campsite,. I arrived with my two kids aged 5 and 15 after a 6 hour journeyto find a lovely clean cottage, tea and coffee + a pint off milk in fridge ao could have a cuppa before unpacking which was good, the cottage was plenty big enough for us also found everything and more is provided, books and dvds was anice added touch, it was very quiet and whipisderry beach is just back to the main road and down some steps my 5 year old loved this beach and walked to it no problem some good pools left when tide is out, porth is a lovely beach too, there is also a well put together info folder plus a box off leaflets off things to do, and places to eat really enjoyed my stay so did my kids would definitely recommend it, and would definitely like to go back in the future so much more to explore, did find a couple off places to eat that was good for young children quintrell arms has an indoor and outside play area and provides good pub grub, and the fort in on fore street Newquay also has indoor and outside play areas and great views over the harbour and beach, food was excellent definitely recommend scallops or the prawns

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Small (it doesn't claim to be anything else) but perfectly adequate for my husband and I on a short break. It was better equipped than I was expecting, there was a duvet and pillows and tea towels (we took our own as I was not expecting that) and also a pint of milk, tea, coffee and sugar for a welcome arrival drink. Plenty of hot water and heaters if needed. There is also an iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner and hair dryer.

Parking is close and there is plenty of space.

The communication with the owners was good and there is a book with information on the cottage and surrounding areas.

The view from the living room windows is lovely, fields and hills with various wildlife at different times.

The nearest beach is a short walk away but does involve a lot of steps.

It is a short car journey from Newquay but it is walkable if you have the time and energy.

We would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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very nice

  • 4 of 5

Every thing was nice, the house and the situation.

The House was clean, travel cot for baby..

Ï recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Newquay, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
26 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15
Mandatory Cleaning fee £36

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

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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.


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