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Lychgate Cottage

Crantock, near Newquay, Cornwall
Grade 4 Star rating

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Pets 2
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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

  • 7

    14/07/2019
    Confirmed guest, 12/07/2019
    Excellent location and absolutely fabulous place for the dogs who had the best holiday ever on the beach. The village is lovely and the pub next door was ideal. Would have preferred an upstairs bathroom, the sofas in the lounge were not very comfortable and the lack of WiFi was a bit of an issue - these were the main disadvantages. However, would go back again given the chance and would definitely recommend it to others.


  • 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


  • 7

    14/07/2019
    Confirmed guest, 12/07/2019
    Excellent location and absolutely fabulous place for the dogs who had the best holiday ever on the beach. The village is lovely and the pub next door was ideal. Would have preferred an upstairs bathroom, the sofas in the lounge were not very comfortable and the lack of WiFi was a bit of an issue - these were the main disadvantages. However, would go back again given the chance and would definitely recommend it to others.


  • 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


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