|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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 matress 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 has recently been refurbished and the floors in the kitchen area and hall are laminated with new carpet laid in recently elsewhere. 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 new 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 bedroom has recently been refurbished. We have also recently put in a new fridge to the kitchen.
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!
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Every thing was nice, the house and the situation.
The House was clean, travel cot for baby..
Ï recommend this property.
When myself my partner and young child arrived at the house we were really pleased with the cottage, it was very quaint from the outside, clean, spacious and had everything we needed including a travel cot for our 16 month old daughter,and off road parking. the veiws to the font of the cottage are lovley and the yard to the back also very nice with lovely neighbours in the surrounding houses,
The location is great only a few minutes in the car to porth beach... Which is also beautiful.
Ian and jill were great to deal with they really couldnt have been more helpful.
We have had a super stay and would definitely recomend anyone to stay here, hopefully we will be going back sometime in the future!
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.
|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
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.