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Lychgate Cottage

Crantock, near Newquay, Cornwall
Grade 4 Star rating

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Description

This quaint, semi-detached holiday cottage is wonderfully situated close to the beach and many fantastic attractions.

2 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 32" Freeview TV. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Gas barbecue. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.


A 400-year-old Grade II listed cottage in the heart of the stunning coastal village of Crantock. Just yards from a traditional thatched pub, this quaint, pretty, semi-detached cottage, next to the owners’ home, is just minutes from an award-winning dog friendly beach, and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Named after the gate of the adjacent historic church, Lychgate Cottage provides comfortable accommodation in an ideal location. The village of Crantock has a post office, tea room, gift shop, an art gallery and three pubs all serving food. The beach is one of Cornwalls finest, and is perfect for kayaking or windsurfing. The dunes are bordered by the estuary of the River Gannel, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a haven for birdlife. Surf lessons and stand-up paddle boarding are also available.
A short drive or walk along the coastal path will bring you to Holywell Bay, with its dog friendly golden beach. Newquay with its surf and beach culture is close by and has many restaurants, shopping, a zoo, leisure centre, swimming and a working harbour where you can take to the sea on one of the many fishing boats, and hopefully catch the evenings dinner. Watergate Bay, home to Jamie Oliver’s restaurant is nearby, and Padstow is a short drive along one of the most beautiful coast roads. There are many excellent eateries including Rick Stein’s restaurants and excellent fish and chip shops.
St Ives, Fowey, The Eden Project and Falmouth are all within easy reach, and are essential destinations to enjoy and explore the wonderful and diverse county of Cornwall. Truro is also close by and provides an alternative day of shopping, dining and sightseeing as you meander around the narrow cobbled streets. Sea fishing, horse riding, go-karting and many National Trust properties and gardens are all nearby. Beach ¼mile. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 5 yards.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
    Stairgate
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site


Customer Comments

  • 8

    07/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 03/05/2019
    Lychgate Cottage is a beautiful 400 year old cottage attached to The Old Albion Pub. It's a lovely cosy cottage that's beautifully styled. Downstairs You enter the cottage directly into the lounge area. It is a very small lounge area with two, two seater setters which are reasonably comfortable. The kitchen literally has everything you could possibly want and is extremely well equipped. A lot of thought has gone into supplying everything you could want. The bathroom is also downstairs. Be warned this is not a disabled friendly bathroom as you go up two steps to the bathroom and actually go up a step for the toilet too. It doesn't have a bath but does have a superb shower with two showerheads. Upstairs The main bedroom is a comfortable double bedroom. It's been beautifully furnished with quality linens and quilts. The second foom has two single beds and again it's been beautifully furnished. Everything you could possibly need is there including hairdryers. The positive The cottage is beautiful. It's very comfortable and totally private. You are next to the church which is highly worth viewing inside as its stunning. The pub is very friendly and the food is superb. There is also an amazing little shop as well as a small art gallery in the village. The beach is a mile away and is absolutely fabulous. If you have a Natuonal Trust badge, parking will be free. It's one of the nicest beaches to go for a walk with the dogs. The cottage was dog friendly and also the garden was very safe and secure. Take some blankets with you to cover the furniture as per the landlords request but on a whole it was very dog friendly with a really good vacuum to Hoover up any hair. Negative The lounge is small. The television is positioned in a way that's so high up that the only way to comfortably watch it is to lie on the settee, which is no good if there are more than two of you. Our other issue was the television noise from the pub. The master bedroom is attached to the landlords lounge and you can hear every single word of the television. I have to say that it was never on early and was always switched off by 9 or 10pm but when I say you can hear every word of the television I mean it. I actually could identify the films being watched. The other downside is parking. It wasnt an issue for us as we were out of season but technically the parking is part of the pub and there are only eight spaces. On busy nights you may find you haven't got anywhere to park. You do get a free parking pass and there were other general spaces nearby. Beware if you are tall you are going to hit your head. I am 5ft 2 and even I had to be careful of the headroom coming down the stairs. The ceiling and doorways are really low and my husband numerously whacked his head. The beach isn't really within walking distance. If you did walk it is a dangerous busy lane and impossible to really take your dogs safely. Driving is a much safer option. I would highly recommend having some meals at the pub though... the braised steak and sticky toffee pudding were to die for. Make sure you book a table because it's a popular pub. The staff in the pub were absolutely amazing and some of the nicest people we met. Everyone was friendly including the landlady. In conclusion I would recommend the cottage. I would pick the quiter times of year if I went again. Yes the TV noise was annoying at times (it was every night) but it did mean I wasnt worried about making any noise. I noticed on one of the reviews on here about the church bell being annoying, well I heartedly disagree. The bells were very quiet even though we were next to it. If I had one request for the cottage it would be for some pint glasses, that's it. Everything else you could want was there.


  • 10

    19/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 18/01/2019
    Such a lovely cottage, everything you could possibly need , didn’t want to leave ! Perfect location , perfect owners (at the pub next door) made to feel very welcome, would highly recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


  • 7

    21/11/2018
    Confirmed guest, 28/09/2018
    Nice cottage but very small, and beds v small, Im 6ft 7 tall and struggled, nothing against the cottage its self, just too small for us.


  • 8

    17/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 14/09/2018
    Wonderful village great for the dogs walking distance to the beach. Cosy little cottage plan to return next year.


  • 7

    25/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 24/08/2018
    It was a good property mostly but the living room was not comfy, the bedrooms were perfect, losts of equipment in kitchen and the betgroom was modern x


  • 7

    19/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 17/08/2018
    The good: close to beaches and lovely walks. This property is a tiny semi-detached cottage, with its own designated parking space(important in Crantock!), and is attached to The Albion pub. You cannot hear pub noise through the very thick walls. The landlords are the owners, polite and pleasant.It has a small self contained garden. The cottage has a well equipped kitchen, beds are comfortable. Nice base for a week. The bad: definitely not suitable if you have vision or mobility problems, as there are narrow steep steps everywhere. If you are over 5ft 4in, you will have a crick in your neck, and a bruise on your forehead by the end of your stay!! The bathroom is downstairs, with the one toilet included, but thankfully, just a few yards away there are public toilets, which, we did actually use on several occasions(fine for us, as it was summer, but would not like to be dashing over there during the winter/rain). No one is able to watch TV in the lounge with the furniture in its present position. There is a table and 4 foldup chairs in the kitchen, but it is difficult to erect the table, continue cooking, serve the meal and eat in such a tiny space, especially if there are large people in the party. Although you would think it was the quiet end of the village, it is not! Cars, people are continually walking and talking early/late at night, as there is another pub opposite, and the church next door. Often, passers-by, would stand on our doorstep, passing the time of day, whilst keeping out of the way of cars struggling to manoeuvre around the tiny cul-de -sac. The church clock chimes every quarter of an hour! One morning, we were awoken at 7am, by gravediggers, with a motorised wheelbarrow & digger, discussing VERY loudly marital strife experienced! You would not want to stay here for longer than a few days/week.


  • 10

    15/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 10/08/2018
    Excellent place


  • 10

    21/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 20/07/2018
    Absolutely fantastic, lovely cottage, fully equipped and cosy, couldn’t of asked for more, good pub next door with great food and real ales and fantastic staff, we felt very welcome. Lovely village with quaint church, Gorgeous beach just around corner, with life guards during day, we had a fantastic holiday


  • 10

    15/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 13/07/2018
    Very nice location, Cottage had ample space and equipment for our needs, one of the best cottages we have stayed in.


  • 3

    09/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 06/07/2018
    How this cottage fits 4 in I will never know. We went as 2 adults with 2 dogs and felt cramped. Do not be fooled by the photos there is no room! The table does not fit in the kitchen. You struggle to walk round the coffee table to sit on the settee or fold out bed that is in the sitting room. You have to climb a step to go to the toilet. Only a borrower could wash successfully in the tiny sink in the bathroom. It fills with about 20ml of water. My partner is 5ft8 and had to duck under the doorways. The garden is tiny. The washing line collapses with 2 towels on it. Yes it's a very old cottage but it's very damp even in the middle of the June/July heatwave. Dehumidifiers go off in living room and bedroom during the day and night and they are not quiet. The plates and cutlery were filthy with dried food on them so we had to wash them before we used them. The bed sheets had hairs and stains on. There are dressing gowns in the bedrooms that are ripped and full of holes. The bed is the most uncomfortable thing I have ever slept on. It's very well used memory foam mattress and so are the pillows and the duvet is an extremely thick heavy feather duvet which is not good in the heat we had. The cottage is full of cobwebs. There are too many things in the cottage that are not required like cushions and tables and a huge chair that get in the way. The church bells chime every 15 minutes of every hour every day and if that doesn't keep you awake maybe the noise from the tv of the upstairs room in the pub will. I listened to a full episode of coronation street word for word at 1am on one night. No hairdryer was provided in the cottage as advertised. Sold as a dog friendly cottage but you can't let the dog use the garden, go on the furniture or go upstairs and you must clean any trace of the dog before you leave even though you pay £40 per week per dog for them to stay in the cottage! The Hoover was full of dirt which we emptied before we could use it and the mop stunk of damp and was filthy as was the tiled floor in the kitchen. Also on more than one occasion we were on our way back from a day out and we caught the owner coming out of the cottage as if we were under surveillance! On the plus side the location is great, it's in the middle of the village and a ten minute walk down to the beach and there was tea coffee and sugar when we arrived. The price is not worth paying for this though you can probably get a cleaner, bigger cottage for less money. A parking space is provided but if you use your car don't expect to have a space when you come back.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for taking the time to review our beautiful Lychgate cottage. There is a full description of the cottage on the website and should you have had any concerns, you could have called the agent, in order to ascertain prior to booking whether it would be suitable for your needs. At no point did you approach us on any complaints regarding the cottage. We do take any feedback seriously and will endeavour to correct the situation. We do have a guest manual, which most guests find helpful. Further if you do live on the coast anywhere in Britain, you will suffer humidity not damp conditions and as the cottage is 400 years old and not built from bricks rather built with cob, dehumidifiers are necessary to stop mould on the windows. I feel overall these comments do not accurately reflect our cottage, and our other reviews give a more balanced view of it.

  • 6

    23/06/2018
    Confirmed guest, 22/06/2018
    Did not realise it was next door to the pub. Thought it was a separate. We could hear the television from the owners flat. Though not from the pub itself. Would not want to be there height of season. Very well equipped and comfortable. Not suitable for people with difficulty with stairs.


  • 7

    02/06/2018
    Confirmed guest, 01/06/2018
    Nice quirky cottage, quiet and clean. Only amenities were a shop and two pubs. No reception or WiFi so if you are needed in an emergency then no one will be able to get hold of you. You are given a parking permit to park outside the property but when people are drinking and eating in the pub they are given permits aswell so there are no parking spaces left when you get home. You need a car to drive to get to any other places or amenities.


  • 8

    07/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 03/05/2019
    Lychgate Cottage is a beautiful 400 year old cottage attached to The Old Albion Pub. It's a lovely cosy cottage that's beautifully styled. Downstairs You enter the cottage directly into the lounge area. It is a very small lounge area with two, two seater setters which are reasonably comfortable. The kitchen literally has everything you could possibly want and is extremely well equipped. A lot of thought has gone into supplying everything you could want. The bathroom is also downstairs. Be warned this is not a disabled friendly bathroom as you go up two steps to the bathroom and actually go up a step for the toilet too. It doesn't have a bath but does have a superb shower with two showerheads. Upstairs The main bedroom is a comfortable double bedroom. It's been beautifully furnished with quality linens and quilts. The second foom has two single beds and again it's been beautifully furnished. Everything you could possibly need is there including hairdryers. The positive The cottage is beautiful. It's very comfortable and totally private. You are next to the church which is highly worth viewing inside as its stunning. The pub is very friendly and the food is superb. There is also an amazing little shop as well as a small art gallery in the village. The beach is a mile away and is absolutely fabulous. If you have a Natuonal Trust badge, parking will be free. It's one of the nicest beaches to go for a walk with the dogs. The cottage was dog friendly and also the garden was very safe and secure. Take some blankets with you to cover the furniture as per the landlords request but on a whole it was very dog friendly with a really good vacuum to Hoover up any hair. Negative The lounge is small. The television is positioned in a way that's so high up that the only way to comfortably watch it is to lie on the settee, which is no good if there are more than two of you. Our other issue was the television noise from the pub. The master bedroom is attached to the landlords lounge and you can hear every single word of the television. I have to say that it was never on early and was always switched off by 9 or 10pm but when I say you can hear every word of the television I mean it. I actually could identify the films being watched. The other downside is parking. It wasnt an issue for us as we were out of season but technically the parking is part of the pub and there are only eight spaces. On busy nights you may find you haven't got anywhere to park. You do get a free parking pass and there were other general spaces nearby. Beware if you are tall you are going to hit your head. I am 5ft 2 and even I had to be careful of the headroom coming down the stairs. The ceiling and doorways are really low and my husband numerously whacked his head. The beach isn't really within walking distance. If you did walk it is a dangerous busy lane and impossible to really take your dogs safely. Driving is a much safer option. I would highly recommend having some meals at the pub though... the braised steak and sticky toffee pudding were to die for. Make sure you book a table because it's a popular pub. The staff in the pub were absolutely amazing and some of the nicest people we met. Everyone was friendly including the landlady. In conclusion I would recommend the cottage. I would pick the quiter times of year if I went again. Yes the TV noise was annoying at times (it was every night) but it did mean I wasnt worried about making any noise. I noticed on one of the reviews on here about the church bell being annoying, well I heartedly disagree. The bells were very quiet even though we were next to it. If I had one request for the cottage it would be for some pint glasses, that's it. Everything else you could want was there.


  • 10

    19/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 18/01/2019
    Such a lovely cottage, everything you could possibly need , didn’t want to leave ! Perfect location , perfect owners (at the pub next door) made to feel very welcome, would highly recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


  • 7

    21/11/2018
    Confirmed guest, 28/09/2018
    Nice cottage but very small, and beds v small, Im 6ft 7 tall and struggled, nothing against the cottage its self, just too small for us.


  • 8

    17/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 14/09/2018
    Wonderful village great for the dogs walking distance to the beach. Cosy little cottage plan to return next year.


  • 7

    25/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 24/08/2018
    It was a good property mostly but the living room was not comfy, the bedrooms were perfect, losts of equipment in kitchen and the betgroom was modern x


  • 7

    19/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 17/08/2018
    The good: close to beaches and lovely walks. This property is a tiny semi-detached cottage, with its own designated parking space(important in Crantock!), and is attached to The Albion pub. You cannot hear pub noise through the very thick walls. The landlords are the owners, polite and pleasant.It has a small self contained garden. The cottage has a well equipped kitchen, beds are comfortable. Nice base for a week. The bad: definitely not suitable if you have vision or mobility problems, as there are narrow steep steps everywhere. If you are over 5ft 4in, you will have a crick in your neck, and a bruise on your forehead by the end of your stay!! The bathroom is downstairs, with the one toilet included, but thankfully, just a few yards away there are public toilets, which, we did actually use on several occasions(fine for us, as it was summer, but would not like to be dashing over there during the winter/rain). No one is able to watch TV in the lounge with the furniture in its present position. There is a table and 4 foldup chairs in the kitchen, but it is difficult to erect the table, continue cooking, serve the meal and eat in such a tiny space, especially if there are large people in the party. Although you would think it was the quiet end of the village, it is not! Cars, people are continually walking and talking early/late at night, as there is another pub opposite, and the church next door. Often, passers-by, would stand on our doorstep, passing the time of day, whilst keeping out of the way of cars struggling to manoeuvre around the tiny cul-de -sac. The church clock chimes every quarter of an hour! One morning, we were awoken at 7am, by gravediggers, with a motorised wheelbarrow & digger, discussing VERY loudly marital strife experienced! You would not want to stay here for longer than a few days/week.


  • 10

    15/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 10/08/2018
    Excellent place


  • 10

    21/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 20/07/2018
    Absolutely fantastic, lovely cottage, fully equipped and cosy, couldn’t of asked for more, good pub next door with great food and real ales and fantastic staff, we felt very welcome. Lovely village with quaint church, Gorgeous beach just around corner, with life guards during day, we had a fantastic holiday


  • 10

    15/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 13/07/2018
    Very nice location, Cottage had ample space and equipment for our needs, one of the best cottages we have stayed in.


  • 3

    09/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 06/07/2018
    How this cottage fits 4 in I will never know. We went as 2 adults with 2 dogs and felt cramped. Do not be fooled by the photos there is no room! The table does not fit in the kitchen. You struggle to walk round the coffee table to sit on the settee or fold out bed that is in the sitting room. You have to climb a step to go to the toilet. Only a borrower could wash successfully in the tiny sink in the bathroom. It fills with about 20ml of water. My partner is 5ft8 and had to duck under the doorways. The garden is tiny. The washing line collapses with 2 towels on it. Yes it's a very old cottage but it's very damp even in the middle of the June/July heatwave. Dehumidifiers go off in living room and bedroom during the day and night and they are not quiet. The plates and cutlery were filthy with dried food on them so we had to wash them before we used them. The bed sheets had hairs and stains on. There are dressing gowns in the bedrooms that are ripped and full of holes. The bed is the most uncomfortable thing I have ever slept on. It's very well used memory foam mattress and so are the pillows and the duvet is an extremely thick heavy feather duvet which is not good in the heat we had. The cottage is full of cobwebs. There are too many things in the cottage that are not required like cushions and tables and a huge chair that get in the way. The church bells chime every 15 minutes of every hour every day and if that doesn't keep you awake maybe the noise from the tv of the upstairs room in the pub will. I listened to a full episode of coronation street word for word at 1am on one night. No hairdryer was provided in the cottage as advertised. Sold as a dog friendly cottage but you can't let the dog use the garden, go on the furniture or go upstairs and you must clean any trace of the dog before you leave even though you pay £40 per week per dog for them to stay in the cottage! The Hoover was full of dirt which we emptied before we could use it and the mop stunk of damp and was filthy as was the tiled floor in the kitchen. Also on more than one occasion we were on our way back from a day out and we caught the owner coming out of the cottage as if we were under surveillance! On the plus side the location is great, it's in the middle of the village and a ten minute walk down to the beach and there was tea coffee and sugar when we arrived. The price is not worth paying for this though you can probably get a cleaner, bigger cottage for less money. A parking space is provided but if you use your car don't expect to have a space when you come back.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for taking the time to review our beautiful Lychgate cottage. There is a full description of the cottage on the website and should you have had any concerns, you could have called the agent, in order to ascertain prior to booking whether it would be suitable for your needs. At no point did you approach us on any complaints regarding the cottage. We do take any feedback seriously and will endeavour to correct the situation. We do have a guest manual, which most guests find helpful. Further if you do live on the coast anywhere in Britain, you will suffer humidity not damp conditions and as the cottage is 400 years old and not built from bricks rather built with cob, dehumidifiers are necessary to stop mould on the windows. I feel overall these comments do not accurately reflect our cottage, and our other reviews give a more balanced view of it.

  • 6

    23/06/2018
    Confirmed guest, 22/06/2018
    Did not realise it was next door to the pub. Thought it was a separate. We could hear the television from the owners flat. Though not from the pub itself. Would not want to be there height of season. Very well equipped and comfortable. Not suitable for people with difficulty with stairs.


  • 7

    02/06/2018
    Confirmed guest, 01/06/2018
    Nice quirky cottage, quiet and clean. Only amenities were a shop and two pubs. No reception or WiFi so if you are needed in an emergency then no one will be able to get hold of you. You are given a parking permit to park outside the property but when people are drinking and eating in the pub they are given permits aswell so there are no parking spaces left when you get home. You need a car to drive to get to any other places or amenities.


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