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Karen Holmes

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French

Within 2 miles of the Eden Project with far-reaching views over St Austell Bay

10 Reviews
People7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Cornwall - Bay View Cottage

Self-catering cottage sleeps up to 7 persons + baby. Free wifi & BTVision

Bay View Cottage is set in a quiet location on the outskirts of St Austell offering superb views over the Bay. The cottage is accessed by a private gated entrance onto a stunning enclosed driveway with plenty of parking. Within easy access are all the major tourist attractions- The Eden Project, Gardens of Heligan, Trewithen, Charlestown, Padstow, Newquay are all just a short drive away. Bay View Cottage offers free wifi, TV with BTVision (with BT sports & kids channels), DVD player, stereo, fully-equipped kitchen and a washing machine. There is plenty to keep children of all ages entertained- a games room, and there is a communal garden occupied also by our friendly mini-shetlands, Dillon, Honey and Flame who are always ready and waiting for company. It is a great base from which to explore everything that Cornwall has to offer and is especially ideal if you like to have a bit of peace away from the crowds in the evenings. Children can play in the grounds while adults get to relax with a glass of wine on the private patio with views out to St Austell Bay.

The Eden Project is on the doorstep at Carn Grey. The Eden Project has plenty of all year round activities to offer- winter skating rink, Easter activities and Christmas markets etc. Of course, during the summer there is always plenty going on in the Tropical and Mediterranean biomes- not to mention all of the music events and festivals. Carn Grey is a fantastic vantage point to survey the South Coast and is also within easy access of all that the North Coast has to offer. If you would prefer not to drive, St Austell has a mainline train station and there are also very regular bus services. St Austell itself also has plenty to offer for those rainy days- St Austell Brewery, Wheal Martin Museum and Charlestown Shipwreck Centre all give a fascinating insight to the local history. St Austell also has a new cinema complex and a small new shopping centre complete with Eden Cafe which offers live music events. Truro is a 20min drive and offers a fantastic place to shop (if the mood takes you). Nearby Par offers an indoor soft play zone for young children along with an indoor Cornish market.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Karen Holmes (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French

About Karen Holmes

We moved here in 2007 as we fell in love with the stunning views and the unique character of Carn Grey. The location is so ideal for accessing both the South and also the North coast of Cornwall.

Why Karen Holmes chose Cornwall

Bay View Cottage offers both the benefits of a quiet location ideal for relaxing away from the summer crowds and yet also offers all the amenities to make your holiday as stress free as possible. Access to the A30 is easy and so wherever you want to go for the day is never too arduous.

What makes this cottage unique

Children can find plenty to do at the cottage if you decide to spend the day relaxing at home. The ponies are always ready and willing companions (as are also the guinea pigs) and there is plenty of space for children to run free come rain or shine!

Reviews

4.7
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

Within 2 miles of the Eden Project with far-reaching views over St Austell Bay
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
5

Perfect getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a very comfortable stay at the cottage. It was given to us in a very clean condition and was equipped with all the essentials required by us. The location was ideal with a lovely view and with various accessible sites to visit nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect, cosy, well equipped

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely stay, thank you so much for a lovely welcome, a friendly owner and a gorgeous house to stay in. You had thought of everything, so much to keep our children entertained!! Will definitely be back

Thanks, Laura Darren Gracie Evie and Archie

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely lovely

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was lovely as were the grounds and setting, we couldn't have had a more perfect location for our holiday. We would thoroughly recommend it and will hopefully be retuning soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Easy access to Eden

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage with a well equipped kitchen, comfy rooms and beautiful views out to sea. The owner was very warm and welcoming. The major draw card for my family was just how close the cottage was to the Eden project. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at Bay View Cottage and very much hope you'll return one day!
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5

Exceptional

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage in a lovely part of the world. Very pleasant view with excellent facilities. Everything was prepared for our arrival on the Friday night, the house was cozy and warm with the lights on in the night. The girls loved the selection of DVD's, books and games and we even had an exciting hide-an-seek one of the evenings. It's a perfect base to visit Eden Project (a couple of minutes away driving) or the lovely little port of Charlestown which is similarly close. For food we can warmly recommend Ghurka, the Indian takeaway in StAustell as well as Wreckers in Charlestown. The cottage is also a lovely place to be even if the weather is not perfect - just having a cup of coffee in the conservatory with our parents on the Saturday morning while the rain kept pouring outside was a memorable and relaxing experience. We only regret not spending enough time there - maybe seeing more of the lovely little pony's, checking the outdoor playing area - but we went only for a weekend. It's definitely worth a second visit. Many thanks Karen!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent place for families with children

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is ideally located, comfortable, cosy and very well equipped. The view is stunning - From every room you can enjoy the view over the bay and into the beautiful garden and countryside.

The garden is beautiful with several spaces to sit an relax. It is also huge with lots of playground equipment for the children and a lawn to play football.

We had sunshine almost every day so both parents and children spent many hours on the beautiful property.

For rainy days and evenings there are also lots of games, books and DVSs.

Bay view cottage is an ideal place for holidays with children and also perfectly located to explore Cornwall.

Thank you very much Karen and Alan, we will surely come back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Newquay
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Carclaze
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Carlyon/Porthpean
Nearest Train
2 Miles
St Austell
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Porthpean/Charlestown
Car: necessary

Bay View Cottage is within 2 miles of the Eden Project, and a short drive from the Gardens of Heligan and Trewithen. Also a short drive away are the shipwreck heritage centre of Charlestown and the popular fishing villages of Fowey and Mevagissey which offer plenty of choice for restaurants and shops. For a day at the beach, a 5min drive takes you to Carlyon Bay, Polkerris, Pentewan Sands, and Porthpean. Bay View Cottage is also a great starting point for walkers or cyclists- there are an abundance of scenic walks along the coastal paths or on the clay trails. If you decide you also want to explore further, the North coast of Cornwall is also only a short drive away- offering you the fishing village of Padstow and the ancient town of Tintagel. Further afield, an hours drive will take you to St Ives and St Michael's Mount which are fantastic for a day-trip.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in St Austell, Newquay & St Austell area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer holidays
23 Jul 2016 - 31 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
£990
for 7 nights
£990
 
 
August
1 Aug 2016 - 5 Aug 2016
3 night minimum stay
£660
for 3 nights
From
£220
 
 
Peak sept
3 Sep 2016 - 11 Sep 2016
5 night minimum stay
£835
for 5 nights
From
£165
From
£175
Fri,Sat
£890
 
 
Sept
12 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£435
for 3 nights
From
£145
£740
 
 
October
1 Oct 2016 - 20 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
£290
for 2 nights
From
£145
£590
 
 
Half term
21 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£465
for 3 nights
From
£155
£790
 
 
November/Dec
31 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£125
£590
 
 
Christmas/New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£680
for 4 nights
From
£170
£840
 
 
January
3 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£240
for 2 nights
From
£120
£395
 
 
Spring half term
10 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
£595
 
 
Feb/March
20 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£125
From
£135
Fri,Sat
£495
 
 
Easter
31 Mar 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£595
for 4 nights
From
£145
From
£160
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£840
 
 
April
17 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£270
for 2 nights
From
£135
From
£145
Fri,Sat
£560
 
 
May
28 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£435
for 3 nights
From
£145
From
£155
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£690
 
 
Summer half term
26 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£620
for 4 nights
From
£155
£890
 
 
June
5 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£435
for 3 nights
From
£145
From
£155
Fri,Sat
£790
 
 
July
30 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
From
£175
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£920
 
 
Summer holidays
21 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
August/September
27 Aug 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£680
for 4 nights
From
£170
From
£185
Fri,Sat
£995
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£520
for 4 nights
From
£130
£990
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £70

We offer a reduced rate for bookings of 3 nights or more- for more details, please enquire.
Well-behaved dogs welcome at an additional charge.
Use of sofa-bed with bedding is charged at £10 per night (minimum charge of £20)
cancellation policy; strictly no refunds and non-transferrable on all stays.
Travel insurance is recommended.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cornwall in West Country

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Living rooms - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 offers a very large queen-size bed with walk-in wardrobe and chest of drawers. There is also a travel cot. Bedroom 2 offers a double bed and a single bed with walk-in wardrobe and chest of drawers. If required, there is also a camp-bed. The living also provides a double sofa-bed. The Studio offers a mezzanine style bedroom with double bed. It is completely separate from the cottage but within the communal grounds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Bay View Cottage is ideally located for a peaceful break with plenty to keep families happy. The Eden Project, Heligan and plenty of other gardens are within easy reach. The cottage is located within easy reach of stunning beaches and typical Cornish harbours such as Fowey and Mevagissey. Cancellation policy; Strictly no refunds and non-transferable on all holidays booked.

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