St Clair is a modern light and comfortable house. The open plan design gives a spacious feel. There is a large open plan kitchen and reception room, a wonderful upstairs room with sea and country views which is suffused with light even in winter. There are four bedrooms, two with en suite bathrooms, and two with a shared bathroom. There is a cot available for babies (bring your own mattress). There is a utility room with washing machine and tumble drier. The house has been equipped to a very high standard, is welcoming and the atmosphere is relaxing. Warm in winter with Aga, central heating and log fire. Attractive enclosed garden with dining terrace, BBQ area, lawns and trees. The garden is enclosed and is suitable for children and dogs. Hot outside shower for use after the beach, and very popular with children. The property is situated within walking distance of shops, restaurants, the beach and spectacular coast path. Padstow, Rock and Port Isaac are nearby.
House in Polzeath, New Polzeath, Cornwall, England - Four Minutes Walk To Polzeath Beach For Sand, Rock Pools And Surfing
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- 26 Oct 2018
About John Gardiner
St Clair is our much loved holiday home which was for a time our main house. We extended and modernised it in 2010 with our architect and commissioned a hand built kitchen. We grew to love the area so much that on retirement form Oxford we bought a property nearby but inland so that we could indulge our passion for gardening. We visit frequently to check the property or to enjoy it with family and friends. As it was our home the atmosphere and furnishings reflect our enthusiasm for both vintage and modern. We regard you as our guests and want you to feel welcome. We are available if there are problems or you need advice. Our housekeeper is experienced and trusted and looks after our own home too.
John Gardiner purchased this House in 2005
Why John Gardiner chose Saint Minver Highlands
A house with a lovely garden within walking distance (with surf boards) of the beach. The sound of the surf and the view of the sea from the property and the road.
What makes this House unique
This is a sunny, welcoming house furnished with style, comfort and convenience in mind. There is Wifi. When you arrive there is award winning Camel Valley wine in the fridge, flowers on the table and in the bedrooms. The fridge is stocked with butter and milk and tea and coffee are available. The kitchen is stocked with spices and basics. There are the popular St Kitts Herbery toiletries for every guest and the beds are made up. There are logs and kindling for a fire on chilly evenings. We provide beach towels, body boards, beach cricket, buckets and spades. The garden is warm and sheltered and provides a peaceful haven after a day on the beach. Most of our guests return year after year.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
A very generous and homely place to stay, 5 minutes from the beach
Very nicely laid out house - worked very well for the 8 adults we had staying, with 2 reception rooms, large kitchen and beautiful garden. Plenty of bathroom access and outdoor shower for getting rid of the sand. Very well equipped kitchen for a holiday home. There were welcomig touches - a bottle of wine when we arrived, nice bed linen and towels and lovely local soap. It felt like a home.
Fantastic holiday at St Clair.
We had a lovely holiday at St Clair which is an extremely well equipped, spacious and comfortable house. We loved the separate lounge areas which meant that the teenagers and adults could have their own chill out space. The weather wasn't brilliant during our stay and the aga was great for drying towels and damp clothes. It also meant that there was always plenty of hot water. The outside hot shower was great to rinse off under when coming back from the beach.
Having stayed in Polzeath several times previously we were hesitant about staying in New Polzeath as thought it might be a bit remote but the short cut to the beach actually meant that it was quicker to walk to the beach and sea front (and less steep) than previous years. The garden is fully enclosed so we had no concerns about our labrador escaping. The wild rabbits in the garden were an added bonus for her! We have already booked to go again next year.
Lovely house and garden with everything you could want for a relaxing holiday.
Perfect for 8 adults, 9 month old & a dog - all who love walking
Accessibility, comfort, & practicality with everything we needed from beach towels to surf boards plus everything from home! Great house, lovely garden- very family friendly. Many thanks to the owner.
Large spacious property with everything you need
The property was great, large enough for 6 adults, 2 Children and 2 dogs. Garden was very dog friendly, location was great for beach and all amenities, we could not have made a better choice for our holiday. A great stay was enjoyed by all.
St Claire New Polzeath Cornwall
We are actually still on holiday at St Claire. The house is in a perfect spot, 10 min walk to sea and within walking distance of some lovely restaurants, cafés and shops all on the beach front at Polzeath. St Claire has offered us everything we had hoped for in a family holiday; the owners have thought of everything in the house - it is beautifully furnished with wonderful gardens. We have brought our two
Labradors with us and the gardens have been perfect; fully enclosed and large enough to accommodate us all (8 adults) and dogs perfectly well.
If you are looking for a relaxed holiday in a lovely home near to the beach St Claire will offer you the perfect holiday residence.
Special interest holidays:
There are several surfing schools on the beach at Polzeath. There is sea kayaking and coasteering at Port Quinn and Sailing at Rock. Wind surfing and kite surfing is popular at nearby Daymer bay. Walking on the coast path and Bodmin Moor is popular as is cycling along the Camel trail from Padstow or Wadebridge. There is also Sea Fishing and water skiing from Padstow or Rock. There are a number of National Trust properties and renowned gardens nearby. The Eden project is 40 minutes drive.
The beach of Polzeath, 5 minutes walk down a footpath, is a lovely sandy beach suitable for swimming and surfing. Baby Bay, within walking distance is particularly suitable for children with gentle waves, lots of sand and rock pools. Daymer Bay which is suitable for swimming, kite and wind surfing is only a short drive or a long walk away. The beaches of North Cornwall are some of the best in the country. From the coast path you can experience sea views sometimes with seals and dolphins.
Newquay Airport is 20 miles, approximately 35 minutes driving time away and Exeter Airport is 77 miles and takes approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes. Bodmin Parkway station is 18 miles and a 35 minute drive. The nearest Ferry terminal is Plymouth which is 48 miles and 1 hour 38 minutes driving. The best route into Cornwall is via the M5 and the A30. Polzeath is approximately 245 miles and 5 hours driving from central London.
Polzeath village is within walking distance either across the beach or by the footpath. Wadebridge the local town is 8 miles and Padstow 16 miles by road or considerably less by ferry across the estuary. Rock and the Camel estuary are within walking distance or by car 4.5 miles. Truro city is about an hour away by car.
There are plenty of restaurants nearby in Polzeath and Rock, and Padstow is renowned for its seafood. There is a wide variety of food available from beach side child friendly restaurants to award winning places for the more discerning.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: 30% deposit is required when booking. The balance is due 6 weeks before your holiday. £100 discount for two weeks booking. There is a dog charge of £25 per dog, maximum number of dogs 2. Short stay, minimum 4 nights, welcome out of season. Pack and Go available for £75, nioneed to clean and tidy, just have breakfast and leave. Changeover Day: Changeover day is Saturday. This can be flexible out of season. Guest are asked to leave by 10:30 am and arrive after 3:00 pm. Notes on prices: Short stays up to 4 days available out of season for £700.00 - £800.00.