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Secluded 4-bedroom house close to beach and town with beautiful private garden

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Detached house with stunning private garden. Quiet location but walking distance to beach, shops, pubs and town. Only 20 minutes to St Ives

Welcoming detached house set in a quiet position, close to the beach & set back from the road (private driveway for three cars). Private, south-facing, secure, sub-tropical garden, with fabulous estuary views. Patio area with BBQ and outdoor furniture. Upper lawn and steps down to large levelled lower lawn (big enough to play badminton!).

Opposite a quiet local pub & a short walk to Hayle town for shops. Supermarkets, restaurants, train station, recreation ground/adventure playground & other amenities all within walking distance. The beautiful beach is just a 15 min walk through private lanes & grassy dunes; the 3-miles of soft sand beach has safe water for swimming (no rocks or currents) and rarely get busy. It offers great views to St Ives and the Godrevy lighthouse and lovely walks along to Gwithian. Patrolled by lifeguards in the summer months, the beach is ideal for all water-sports, especially surfing.

The house is in a great location for exploring all Cornwall has to offer: stunning coastal walks, secluded beaches, National Trust properties and other attractions nearby. Paradise Park is less than a mile away.

We always strive to make the house welcoming and comfortable for guests. This year we have renovated three of the four bathrooms, added new sofas in the living room, fitted a new patio and installed a brand new oven. Last year we replaced all the side fencing and fitted a new boiler. All bedrooms recently redecorated & carpeted. The kitchen is fitted with all mod cons so you can feel right at home. The house has a private driveway that fits two cars easily, three if parked well.

Please be aware that we do not provide bed linen or towels (just kitchen towels, t-towels and bath mats); if you cannot bring your own we recommend Star Linen services in St Ives who can deliver to the house so your linen is waiting for you when you arrive (http://www.starlinenhirestives.co.uk/). You can arrange the hire yourself or we are happy to arrange it on your behalf.

Sorry but no smokers or pets allowed.

The house is perfect for families or groups of adults wishing to relax and unwind in this beautiful part of the world.

More Details

Julie Davison
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
12 April, 2018

About Julie Davison

Work keeps us and our young twin boys away from Cornwall for the moment, but we spend as much time as we can in this beautiful part of the world and hope one day to live here permanently.

Julie Davison purchased this house in 2008

Why Julie Davison chose Hayle

We have great friends in Cornwall and it was while visiting them that we fell in love with Phillack. It's a lovely (and little known) village on the hill overlooking the estuary & Hayle. We couldn't believe that such a place existed yet isn't totally over-run by tourists like St Ives five miles away! Easy to reach by train or on the A30 (with no windy one-track roads to navigate like in other areas of Cornwall!) it's just a beautiful part of the world. We couldn't believe our luck when this house came on the market, in such a great location but with such privacy and with estuary views. Now we've added the wood-burning stove and equipped it with everything we need for a relaxing break, it's our favourite place in the world, and we love hearing how others have enjoy it too.

What makes this house unique

The best thing about the house is the garden. With a terraced lawn overlooking the estuary & Hayle, it's completely private and gets the sun most of the day... a wonderfully peaceful place to relax. The second best thing is the pub opposite the house! It is a quiet 'country' pub, renowned in the area for great food (in high season) and good ale. The other main benefit of the house is it's location: within walking distance in one direction to the beach, and in the other to town for the Co-op supermarket, surf shop and other amenities.

We've kitted the house out with everything we would want for a relaxing break, so hope other people find that it has everything they need. A fully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and little useful things you can borrow like games, jigsaws, maps and umbrellas, as well as games and toys for kids should hopefully help people enjoy their stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I am happy to say how comfortable we found your house at Phillack; our party all agree that the accommodation is very good. We took note of all the comments in the visitors book and used them as a guide to some very nice pubs and new places to visit. The weather was a little unkind this year but it was very comforting to get back to your house and make use of the log burner to put a glow back on our cheeks.
Mar 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hayle in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Ground floor WC - Toilet , Small cloakroom
    Master bedroom en-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Family bathroom - Bath with Shower , Basin and bath with shower
    First floor separate WC - Toilet , Toilet and basin
  • Large modern en suite shower room to bedroom 1 with WC, bidet, basin, large shower cubicle & electric towel radiator. Large tiled family bathroom with bath/shower, WC & electric towel radiator. 1st floor WC & basin. Downstairs cloakroom with wc & basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 single beds, can be made double or stacked to make single
    Attic twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Can be made into a double. Room in attic so sloping roof.
    Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Can fit a travel cot - we have two in the house for your use
    Very small attic single room - 1 Single Bed , 1 single and 1 fold out bed - suitable for 1 adult or 2 kids
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7/8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1: King-size bed. Bed 2: Stacker bed - single or double/twin. Bed 3: Attic room with pull-out bed - single or double/twin. Bed 4: Attic room with single bed (with armchair that folds out to single bed - small so only suitable for a child).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Please note that you will need to bring your own linen (ie. duvet covers, pillow cases, sheets and towels). We provide: duvets & pillows, t-towels & bath mats. This is a non-smoking house and pets are not permitted so it's perfect for families with allergies. The house has an oil-fired boiler & full central heating. We have this equipement in the house for children: 2 x travel cots, a stair barrier, a backpack for carrying kids to beach, a box of toys, some Lego, some Duplo, a changing mat, a high chair and a clip on baby chair for the dining table. Outside: There is parking for three cars in a private driveway. Secluded rear garden with large lawn and tiered beds landscaped with exotic sub-tropical plants. New for 2012: Large levelled and lawned lower area: great for ball games and badminton! New hedges and fence for added security. Small covered sand pit for little ones to play in. A BBQ and large outdoor table with 6 chairs are in the garden for your use. Parents: please be aware that small children should be supervised at all times in the garden. Utility Room: Washing machine, stainless steel sink, under-counter freezer, recycle boxes.


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Secluded 4-bedroom house close to beach and town with beautiful private garden
average rating of 4.709677 based on 33 reviews

Good space; one bedroom on top floor is a little small. Great for beach walks and peaceful break.

  • 4 of 5

We used the house as an away weekend for our team; brainstorming strategy and bonding. It was perfect. Working all day; cooking (and eating!) together; relaxing over board games and walking on the beach. It was a cold, rainy Easter weekend and it was good to be able to retreat to a cosy house with a great view in a peaceful, tranquil setting. A welcome change from London.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Beautiful well equipped house in a lovely location..

  • 5 of 5

We chose this property as it was located in the same village as our daughter and was an ideal bolt hole but having said that it is very well equipped for a superb family holiday. All amenities are within easy walking distance and there is even a pub nearby.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
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Lovely cottage, perfect location

  • 4 of 5

This is the first time we have stayed here, but we know the area well and it’s one of our favourite places in the uk. We are a family of seven and have had a lovely holiday in this cottage. There was plenty of space and the house was well equipped. Julie was great in her communication right from booking and we would highly recommend staying here. The children loved the garden space and we’ve all had a comfortable stay.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Spacious and comfortable ...lovely garden and view

  • 5 of 5

Had all amenities for comfort. Vey wet weather for us....heat in home was welcome.. Bucket of Blood across the street was very good. Took cabs and trains as we didn't have a car and were able to enjoy Marazion and St. Michaels Mt. As well as St. Ives and Minack theater.. Lockbox was a little difficult to work. Comfortable beds and good supply of kitchen amenities. Nice to have 1/2 bath downstairs. Certainly a very positive visit.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Beautiful house. Great for small children and great base to explore the area.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. House exceeded expectations. The garden was lovely and the house very spacious and homely. A good choice for families as lots of games, books, lego and outdoor toys. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Amazing Family Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely family holiday home in a great location. The garden is safe and spacious with plenty of games for the children to enjoy. The house is well equiped the only bad point was the low beds in the second twin room in the attic. But we loved this house and its amazing views.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
The Bucket of Blood Pub
Nearest Train
2.5 Kilometres
Hayle Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest dual carriageway = A30
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
The Bucket of Blood Pub
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Mexico Towans (St Ives Bay)
Car: recommended


The local beach (St Ives Bay) is a 10 minutes walk through private lanes & over grassland. With simply stunning views it is ideal for long walks - to Gwithian for a cup of hot chocolate in the Sunset Cafe, or further to the National Trust-run Godrevy Cafe overlooking the lighthouse. The beach is patrolled by lifeguards in summer and is very safe to swim at thanks to the lack of rocks and gently sloping soft sand. Many other beaches and secluded bays within 20 mile radius.


Walking distance from Hayle main-line train station (5 hours from Paddington direct – sleeper service available). Newquay Airport 33 miles/45 mins away (the local car hire company can deliver a vehicle to the airport). Use of a car is recommended to explore the many attractions, although not necessary as town has shop, post office, pubs, restaurants, and there is a good train and bus network.


Co-op, Lidl and Marks & Spencers all within walking distance. Tesco will deliver. Outdoor swimming pool (summer only): 10 mins walk. Paradise park: 2 miles. St Ives: 7 miles. St Michaels Mount: 7 miles. Land’s End: 18 miles. Jamie Oliver’s '15' Restaurant: 27 miles. Padstow: 38 miles. Eden Project: 41 miles. Windsurfing, surfing, kiteboarding, climbing, kayaking, coasteering, wakeboarding, fishing, sailing, cycling and golf hire & tuition all available locally.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hayle, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Half Term 2018
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday in high season - there is some flexibility in low/mid season. Arrival time is after 3pm, please vacate the house by 10am to allow for cleaning.

Animals and smoking are not permitted in the property.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. The weekly charges include reasonable use of oil, electricity and broadband internet connection if required.

Short breaks and stays for periods +/- 7 days are possible in mid/low season - contact us to check dates.

Receipt of your deposit will be deemed as acceptance of our terms & conditions:

Terms & Conditions

Refund policy:
25% holding deposit is non-refundable
50% of total rental amount is refundable if cancellation made between 4 and 2 weeks prior to arrival date.
Your damage deposit will be refunded 7 days after the last day of your rental period, subject to cleaner’s inventory report.
Payment of deposit indicates that you take full responsibility for children in the house & garden, and that you agree to supervise them at all times.
Please ensure you have adequate travel insurance to cover your personal possessions for the duration of your stay in the ho

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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