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Lychgate Cottage


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Crantock, near Newquay, Cornwall
Grade 4 Star rating
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This quaint, semi-detached holiday cottage is wonderfully situated close to the beach and many fantastic attractions.

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.

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.

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  • Barbecue
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • 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

  • 3

    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.

  • 6

    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

    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.

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 28/12/2017
    The cottage is lovely looking close to pubs and the beach. However we booked it with it being dog friendly. On arrival we were faced with signs, no dogs upstairs, no dogs on furniture, no exercising dogs in the garden which confines the dogs to the kitchen. This wouldn’t be to bad except when it rains! The window at the top of the stairs leaks water in, the internal stairs wall leaks in water which leaves the stairs carpet sodden , water leaks in from in the kitchen at the step to the bathroom and from under cupboard of adjoining wall to pub. So for whoever to expect animals to sleep in puddles should rethink.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 13/10/2017
    Enjoyed our stay, Crantock is a fabulous place to stay with beautiful walks and views.

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2017
    Probably should have realised that as this is a 400 year old cottage, it is dark and damp despite the fact that the weather was fine for most of the week. Only a small table in the kitchen (which would have filled the room if fully opened), fortunately there was only the 2 of us plus dog. This cottage would not suit 4 adults. All the door frames were very low and my husband banged his head countless times and ended up with a bad back because of walking round in a crouched position. Plenty of crockery, cutlery and pans but no tin opener! Drier part of washer/ drier did not work. It was however quaint with lots of quirky touches. Ideally situated for village and beach and also visiting other resorts.

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 11/08/2017
    Big plus plus plus Fantastic location location location by amazing beach and dog friendly! However this is a very small cramped dampish and dark cottage. We were a family of four with two large teenagers and two dogs. This could be fine for a small couple with two small children. We were lucky that we had good weather, but in poor weather this is not a cottage you would want to stay in or chill out in. However the benefits of being close walking distance of one of Cornwall's most amazing beaches with a nice pub next door and other cafes in walking distance should not be underestimated.

  • 4

    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2017
    The cottage is in a lovely village and the location is perfect. However we found the cottage could do with updating and redecorating to make it more in keeping with the setting.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/07/2017
    Great location, very clean and friendly locals. Loved being able to just go and walk to the beautiful beach. Local pubs and cafe were fab

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