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Family Beach House for 8-10 people near Baby Bay in New Polzeath, North Cornwall

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cowrie is a newly refurbished comfortable and well equipped single level family beach house situated next to a quieter Baby Bay beach in New Polzeath. It has lovely sea and coastal views, large gardens extending to Baby Bay, modern kitchen and bathrooms, excellent and flexible space for socialising. It is particularly suitable for families with young children, surfers, walkers and golfers ( sorry, we have No smoking and No dogs policies).

Polzeath beach is one of the best and safest surfing beaches in Cornwall with the Surf School and variety of water sports both in Polzeath and nearby Rock. Loved by the families with children Baby Bay is excellent for building sand castles, rock pooling, body boarding etc., whilst the main Polzeath beach is a good place for more experienced surfers. There are two golf courses within short drive and a number of shops, beach cafes and restaurants in Polzeath – just a short walk across the beach. Nearby Rock, Port Isaac and Padstow offer a wealth of places to eat and a good variety of shops, galleries etc. St Endellion Music Festival twice a year offers superb programs of chamber, choral, orchestral and opera performances. The garden lovers can enjoy outings to Cornwall’s famous gardens – The Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Helligan, Bosvigo, Trevithen, Pencarrow, Llunhydrock and Carhays.

Still within a short walking distance to all the amenities, Cowrie enjoys a quieter position on the edge of New Polzeath with the National Trust coastal path just outside the garden gate. It offers magnificent coastal walks to Pentire Point, Rumps (known for spotting seals and busking sharks) and Rock – areas of outstanding natural beauty.

House facilities:

• Sleeps up to 8 adults or 6 adults and 4 children in 4 bedrooms ( 1- king size, 1- twin, 1- twin/zip together super king, 1 – full size bank beds, single bed and Z-bed.)

• Wash basins and electric shaver points in all bedrooms;

• En-suite bathroom with shower over the tub, two family shower rooms (one with WC) – all with heated towel rails and warm floors;

• Utility room with washing machine, sink, ironing facilities and an extra WC;

• Heated drying cupboard for swimming suits and beach towels;

• Modern kitchen/dining room with Bosch and Neff appliances and French doors into a sheltered patio with outdoor furniture;

• Wi Fi;

• Two flat screen TVs and DVD player;

• Games cupboard and tables;

• Separate Play room with ping-pong table, magnetic darts, books and toys;

The house has flexible and comfortable spaces for socialising and ‘holiday activities’. Bright and spectacular Sun Room with panoramic windows and lovely views of the sea and the coast, joined through the double doors with the Sitting Room. Both rooms have plentiful sitting options. Together with the well equipped Play room they offer extra space for those days when the weather is not so kind for beach activities.


• Large garden in two parts, spreading down to Baby Bay;

• Magnificent sea, coastal and countryside views;

• Direct access to the National Trust coastal path and Baby bay beach;

• Parking for two cars;

• Easy access;

• Comfortable garden furniture;

• Portable barbeque;

• Heated ‘surfer’s’ shower;

• Under cover drying facilities for wet suits etc.;

Bed linen and towels (but not the beach towels) are provided. Baby cots and high chairs can be hired locally. The utility bills are included in the price, apart from the cost of phone calls. Changeover day is Monday during High season (flexible at other times). Sorry, but we have No Smoking and No Dogs policies. Please contact us for any more information or current special offers.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks English, Russian, Ukrainian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

What makes this house unique

- Directly above the beach;

- Ocean and countryside views;

- Walking distance from all the Polzeath aminities;

- Large garden;

- Direct access to the National Trust coastal path


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint Minver Highlands in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No camping in the garden.
  • This only applies to **High season Beginning of July-End of August 2018** There is a changeover day of Monday. Please enquire From Monday to Monday.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • bay
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Family Beach House for 8-10 people near Baby Bay in New Polzeath, North Cornwall
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Stunning location, wonderfully equipped and comfortable family home from home

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay here, the location was perfect for those of us wanting to walk down to the beach for bodyboarding (and the warm outside shower when we arrived home afterwards was a lovely bonus!) or get straight on to the coastal path (very steep, beautiful views) but also flat enough for the grandparents to take a leisurely walk into Polzeath for coffee and cake!

The house itself is comfortable and very well equipped. Every need is catered for with covered outside space to hang wetsuits, 3 inside bathrooms, several TV's and great wi-fi (mobile signal not good though). The sun room with its views of the sea and clifftop was much appreciated by all, particularly the grandparents. The owner is very helpful. Couldn't recommend this more highly!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Emma, for the brilliant review. We are thrilled to receive such a positive and comprehensive comments and pleased that all generations of your family enjoyed their stay at Cowrie. We will be very happy to welcome you back in the future and hope that further improvements taking place this winter will make Cowrie even more appealing.
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  • 4 of 5

The property sits on a wonderful, but exposed, coastline which offers splendid views but a fair share of damp weather if you are unlucky. The bathrooms and kitchen were all modernised which made the property much more charming than a brand new white plastered beach front hangout. Great access to beaches, rock pools and walking trails. Highly recommend walking the foot ferry route to Padstow instead of taking the car. We managed it with kids, grannies and a baby. Booking a food delivery gave us a lot more time on the beach and at many of the nearby attractions.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed staying at Cowrie and particularly, that you liked the character of the house which we tried to preserve during recent renovation. Hopefully, with further improvements it will continue to serve the families as a happy holiday base for years to come. Sincerely, Svetlana Pike
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Refundable Damage Deposit £350

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.