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Idyllic Cornish Cottage, 100M From Mother Ivey’s Bay, 3 miles from Padstow



Updated: 11-Oct-2016
I delay located on Trevose Head, only a short walk Constantine Bay

This 17th century character cottage has been delightfully modernised and is full of unique features. It's situated on the Trevose Headland, just three miles outside of Padstow. This complex of old attached farm buildings have been lovingly restored and now provide wonderful coastal accommodation with easy access to the idyllic beaches of Mother Ivey’s Bay, Booby’s Bay and Constantine Bay. Trevose Golf Course is all of a 3 minute drive and the property provides easy access straight onto the Coastal Path, providing far reaching views across the dramatic North Cornish coastline.

Upstairs provides 3 bedrooms: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, WC and wash basin. 1 super- king bedroom (which can be made into a twin on request) and 1 twin bedroom. Shower room: A separate shower room with WC and basin is also provided. Each room has character features, fresh white walls, linen and towels.

Downstairs provides: a wide entrance hallway with original slate floors (perfect for wet coats, wellies and flip-flops). A separate kitchen with dining area, 2 oven Aga, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/ freezer and Belfast sink and lovely views across the garden. Leading from the kitchen is a separate utility room with washing machine and tumble drier. The spacious lounge with a unique original fireplace, flat screen TV, DVD and ample comfortable seating provides the perfect place to relax after enjoying all that Cornwall has to offer. Outside provides a wonderful private garden, with patio and garden furniture.

Amenities: Bed linen, towels and linen are provided. Full central heating and electricity included. Parking for 2 cars (a third car can park on arrangement). Dogs are also allowed with prior arrangement. Location: beach 800m, shop and pub 1 mile. Arrival: 4pm. Departure 10am. Changover: Thursday - Thursday

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  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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We love your beautiful cottage, and have had such a wonderful stay. The rooms are charming, and light and airy, and you have everything we could possibly have needed to make our stay comfortable.

We hope to come again next year.
Jun 2012
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12 Reviews

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Samphire Cottage - A Real Gem

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a perfect family holiday in Samphire Cottage (6 adults and a baby) and cannot recommend it highly enough. It is spotlessly clean, warm, cosy and very comfortable and has everything you might want for the perfect holiday. The furnishings, bed linens and towels are high quality, the kitchen well equipped and the Aga is a complete luxury. We were welcomed with fresh flowers in several rooms. The owners Richard and Vanessa were very understanding when we had to re-arrange our original dates at very short notice due to a family br=ereavement. The location of Samphire Cottage is perfect too, with beautiful beaches and stunning scenery on the doorstep. Definitely a 5" property.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Cornish holiday

  • 5 of 5

Delightful Cornish cottage, with excellent facilities and accommodation, close to several sandy beaches. We returned to the area after 25 years! Welcomed by charming friendly owners, with a delicious home made cake after a long journey!

This is a very beautiful cottage that has made 4 generations of our family's reminiscing holiday complete. Thank you, see you soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Cottage in beautiful Trevose Head

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful long weekend at Samphire Cottage. Vanessa and Richard are lovely welcoming owners, presenting their gorgeous cottage exceedingly well. Wood burner in the lounge, AGA cooker in the kitchen/diner, original uneven flagstone ground floor and lovely beds and bedrooms, all make for the perfect getaway in such an idyllic location. We cant wait to find another slot in our and their diaries!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful find for our Christmas break. Having been let down by the flooding in the Lake District we found this delightful cottage. Vanessa and Richard couldn't have been more helpful and kind. On arrival we were greeted by Vanessa, a home made cake and a box of goodies. The cottage was decorated with some Xmas decorations and they had even provided a Xmas tree. The listing description is accurate and the pictures don't do it justice. The cottage was spacious, clean and extremely well maintained; the bathrooms were modern and clean with an unlimited supply of hot water, the beds were extremely comfortable.We had some wonderful walks around the area and on the beaches, dinner in Rick Steins seafood restaurant in Padstow which was excellent, and some lovely cosy nights in by the wood burner. Padstow is only 10 minutes away and is a picturesque harbour with some interesting shops; Rick Steins fish and chips is worth a visit too. We didn't want to leave at the end of our stay. This is a perfect cottage for anyone wanting a relaxing holiday with plenty to do and some stunning beaches.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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High Class Cottage in a Idyllic Setting

  • 5 of 5

Spent a long weekend with family celebrating my fathers 70th Birthday. We all had a great time and felt very welcome.

Would highly recommend and hope to return in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a lovely cottage so peaceful & well appointed

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday in Samphire Cottage. Everything about the property is first rate - it's location, furnishings and the welcome you receive from Richard and Vanessa make you feel at home from the moment you arrive. The garden is secluded and can be a lovely sun trap for afternoon tea or a glass of wine before dinner. Being a very short walk to the beach and coastal footpath makes it a wonderful location for getting out and about without the car. Even the weather was fantastic for us. We hope to be returning soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay Airport at 10 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Cornish Arms at 1.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Trevose Golf and Country Club at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Mother Iveys Bay, Constantine Bay at 100 Metres

Samphire Cottage is located only 100 metres from Mother Iveys Bay, and 500 metres from Boobies Bay and Constantine Bay.


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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • churches
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 200 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Features a large walk in shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, Ensuite Bathroom
  • Twin Room 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • Twin Room 2 - 2 Single Bed


  • Terrace
  • Garden


  • Self-catering

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