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Wonderful beach house just 250 metres from the sand & surf of Fistral

Bedrooms 3
Space 322 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

3 Bedrooms - 2 bathrooms - sleeps 8 / 10


Bedroom 1 – (sleeps 2) Large double with sunny balcony and circular king-sized bed!

Bedroom 2 – (sleeps 3) Large family room with a single, an enormous super-king and TV.

Bathroom - Washbasin, toilet and bath with shower head, plus a “surf-check” glimpse of the sea!


Bedroom 3 – (sleeps 3) Level access room with bunk combination of double under with single on top.

Lounge – (sleeps 2) Big, comfy sofa space equipped with stereo, TV + DVD, chaise longue and pull-out sofa-bed.

Kitchen/Diner – Lovely open-plan cooking and eating space equipped with large dining table and chairs, kettle, toaster, double oven, hob, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. (Private Chef available on request).

Shower-room – Washbasin, toilet and walk-in shower.

Conservatory – Sunshine and sofa-filled chill out space.

Outside – Decked sun trap with BBQ, table, chairs, buckets and spades.

Lying just 250 meters from world famous Fistral Surfing Beach and 250 meters from The Gannel Estuary onto Crantock Beach, Mackerel Skies is wonderfully situated for a stylish stay in sunny Newquay. Boasting all the contemporary trimmings, this modern, spacious house offers off-road parking for 2 cars, Freeview and Wifi broadband throughout with all bed-linen and towels supplied – you don’t even need a car to get to the beach, the local shop or the surf-school. On the sought after Pentire side of Newquay, Mackerel Skies is fabulously positioned for strolling down to the sand, exploring walks on the stunning headland and Coastal Path as well as a beach-side round at Newquay Golf Course. Just half a mile away is the bustling town centre with 3 further beaches, an aquarium, zoo, cinema, shops, supermarkets, swimming pool, sports centre, restaurants, picturesque harbour and of course, Newquay’s famous bars and nightclubs. At Mackerel Skies, guests can also enjoy fresh local produce cooked by the services of a private chef by arrangement.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

What makes this house unique

We WELCOME groups of all varieties from families and surfers to student and hen parties, we simply charge accordingly.

The nature of the group will determine the size of your deposit and if any surcharge is applicable.

Typically a smaller party including children will pay the advertsied rate with no surcharge and a £200 returnable deposit; a larger, non-family or single-sex or under 25s group will pay a 25%-50% surcharge and a £1000 returnable deposit.

Parties of under 18s are not permitted - sorry!

Normal Terms & Conditions regarding care of the property, respect for neighbours etc. apply.

Changeover day is Saturday, however if you don't want to arrive until later in the week, that's fine. The same weekly rates apply but usually still work out to be a good deal when split between a group.

Why not call us to discuss ... 07817 719281


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Newquay in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 322 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs Shower-room – Washbasin, toilet and walk-in shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Kingsize Circular Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Superkingsize Bed + Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Double Bed with Single Bunk Bed Over
    Lounge - 1 Double Bed , Double Sofa-Bed in the Lounge
  • Downstairs Bedroom 3 – (sleeps 3) Level access room with bunk combination of double under with single on top and shelving.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 1 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

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Wonderful beach house just 250 metres from the sand & surf of Fistral
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Had a lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our holiday very much

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great second stay

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at the 29th Aug. 2017 for the second time a well prepared and comfortable house was waiting for us. The contact with Avis (owner) was always very friendly and uncomplicated. And well also our comment after first stay in 2014 about the squeaking metal bed had found a happy end: a new wooden bed in the sleeping room down stairs.

Our Teenagers were absolutely happy about the free Wifi in the house.

Fistral beach is wonderful and so close to the house. The Kids enjoyed Surfing lessons with the Newquay Activity Centre . The Red Lion was their favorite Restaurant, but also Rick Stein and The Stable at Fistral Beach can be highly recommended. The house works very well for 8 persons.

And who knows - maybe we will return.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spot on!!

  • 4 of 5

Nice location,Fistral beach on your doorstep, 15-20 minutes walk in to town along beach path or main road and the Crantock just behind the house. Facilities at the house were good, although both upstairs bedrooms could do with a tv. We had 10 people in the house in total with adults and children, but to be honest 10 was a couple to many really for the size of the house, but all in all a lovely property in a nice location, with everything you need, and a great time had by all and would 100% re book again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mackerel Skies, Fistral Beach, Newquay

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely beach house! Walking distance to the famous Fistral Beach and yet in a quiet location. The house is updated and well equipped. The decoration is trendy, "beachy" and tasteful. There is plenty of glassware and table ware to host a party and the linen and towels are hotel standard. We had a wonderful family reunion during that single warm week in July! Perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here over October half term, and were not disappointed. The house is in a great location, and the boys enjoyed (very) early morning walks along the beach. The welcome we received, in the form of home made scones, clotted cream and jam for a beautiful cream tea, were very much appreciated, and tasted lovely. The house is a great size, and everything is finished to a high standard. We had an amazing time and can't wait to rebook.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for families for Holiday by the sea.

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks again, for letting us stay in Mackerel Skies - we really enjoyed it.

The welcome with Scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam and sunflowers on the table was a nice and delicious surprise

The house is providing a lot of space for two families with four Kids. The interior is very nice and comfortable.

We made a big sleeping room for the four kids upstairs, that the parent couples each had an own sleeping room.

Only the metal bed down stair might be a bit a problem for sensitive sleepers.

The view down over Fistral Beach with the Headland Hotel in the background is amazing. Only 5 minutes walk to the beach is another great benefit.

The Surfing School Avis had booked for the Kids was really good. There were small groups with very enthusiastic teachers.

The kids had 3 days full of fun – everybody of them stood at the surf board riding the waves in the end.

No doubt, we would recommend Mackerel Skies or stay there again at any time .

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're really glad Jana and her family had another great stay and very grateful they tipped us off about the squeaky bed which has now been de-squeaked! - Thanks so much and see you again soon, Avis
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Seaspray or Offshore
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
250 Metres
Newquay Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
80 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Lewinnick Lodge
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Fistral Beach or Crantock
Car: not necessary

Within 5 miles: Lusty Glaze Cove for zip wires and rock-climbing, fishing and diving from Newquay Harbour, go-karting at St Eval, hundreds of coastal stretches to learn or perfect your surfing and body-boarding, plus Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall restaurant and super-speed kite-surfing at gorgeous Watergate Bay.

Within 20 miles: Quaint Padstow with fine dining at Rick Stein’s, botanical life at the Eden Project in St Austell, the city cathedral and Hall For Cornwall theatre in Truro, Crealy Children’s Adventure Park in St Issey, the fishing villages of Fowey and Falmouth, wide-sand beaches of Perranporth and Constantine Bay, with ponies and “beasts” on Bodmin Moor.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Newquay, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nightly Rate
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nightly Rate
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early July 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Public School Holidays 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Holidays 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

A returnable security deposit is required on booking, dependant on size, age and sex of party; for families this is usually £200 per week.

We are happy to accommodate all adult, over 18yrs students, hen + stag groups etc. For these is a 50% surcharge plus a larger, returnable security deposit, usually £1000 per week plus compliance with additional terms and conditions. For these groups we request that you contact us to discuss your trip; do not use automatic booking as this may result in cancellation at any time up to and including during your stay.

Online card payments are subject to 2% tax, For bookings over £1000. BACS payments are free and can be made in two instalments - just ask us for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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