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Holiday Home at Constantine Bay

Bedrooms 4
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Constantine Bay, Padstow, Cornwall, England, UK - Great Family House

Dalvay is a spacious and comfortable house with stunning views of the sea and coastline and the cliffs of Trevose Head. It overlooks the outstanding Trevose Golf Course and Country Club and is in easy walking distance of a choice of beautiful beaches and the rolling surf of north Cornwall, and the many attractions of Padstow and beyond. The property is situated at the end of a private road, with a lovely secluded garden at the back.

Property Manager
Jean Stewart
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Jean Stewart

I live and work in Bristol with my family, but we would really rather live in this house in Cornwall! We spend lots of time in Constantine Bay with friends and family, but we also let the house for some weeks of the year as we want it to be lived in, and shared and enjoyed. Our children and lots of our friends' children have come to this house for holidays since they were babies, and they are still coming! We love this part of the world, whatever the season, whatever the weather.

Jean Stewart purchased this bungalow in 1980

Why Jean Stewart chose Saint Merryn

This house has been in our family for over 30 years, and everyone who visits calls it a 'happy home'. We love the area for its beauty and the big skies - and waking up with the atlantic ocean on your doorstep. It is called locally '7 Bays for 7 Days' and there really is a fantastic choice of beaches and facilities and activities in the area - for whatever you want to do, at whatever time of the year. Plus there are now some fantastic local bars and restaurants. And although it can feel wild and remote, the area is easily accessible - by car, train and bicycle ! - and an airport 20 minutes away.

What makes this bungalow unique

You can step straight into our house, and relax! Everyone who visits calls this a 'happy home', and it is a very easy house to run. It is a bungalow with a very spacious layout, and even when the bedrooms are full, it never feels crowded with people. You can walk out into a very private garden from numerous doors to the outside, sit under the cherry blossom, eat breakfast in your pyjamas or jump on the trampoline. This has always been a family house and it is well equipped for children of any age, but it is also a house that fits any kind of party.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Saint Merryn in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Family
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Pink bathroom with bath,shower tap, bidet, WC and basin. Blue bathroom with bath/shower over, WC and basin. Outside warm shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed (or two singles) with views over Constantine Bay. Bedroom 2 with twin beds plus one single (sleeps 2-3). Bedroom 3 with large double bed and door to garden. Bedroom 4 with twin beds plus one single and door to garden.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The house is spacious and suitable for a party of adults (and in 5 minutes walk of Trevose Golf Course): it is also a great family home, child friendly and suitable for young, and older, children. Two small children's beds and linen can be provided on request (extra charge). The rental includes oil fired central heating, hot water and electricity. Pets are welcome at the owner's discretion but are not allowed in the bedrooms or lounge. The house is strictly non-smoking. Outside: Large lawned front and back gardens with outside tables, chairs, sunloungers. The back garden is very secluded and is a great sun trap. A barbecue is provided. There is also a large netted trampoline. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer and second fridge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and tea towels can be provided on request (price per head). Bring your own towels for use on the beach. The house will be clean and tidy on your arrival. Other: Dining room with round table seating 8/10, French doors into garden.


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Holiday Home at Constantine Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Relaxing week in lovely surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in the height of the season. The bungalow is lovely and very spacious so that we didn't feel on top of one another. It is set in a very clean, quiet road with lovely views of the sea from the living room. The nearest shop is within easy access and has some lovely local produce and everything you would need, however Tesco's is only about 4 or so miles away.

There are quite a few local places to eat. We especially liked the fish & chip shop and the carvery at the Farmers Arms.

We walked to the beach on several occasions and although it is within walking distance I would say that it would be too far for someone to walk who has any mobility issues. Having said that, you can drive but when we were there it was very busy.

Our boys loved it at the Go-Carting place on the way to Newquay. They cater for all ages from very young people to not so young people!

We would love to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We just love Dalvay for our family holiday. It is so well positioned on the Trevose Estate, walking distance to the Golf Club and all it's facilities. The house with its single storey living works very well, it has just the right amount of showers, the outside one is always very popular after a long surf at Bobby's Bay. The sitting room is so sunny and the views over the bay are brilliant. We have two dogs and the garden is perfect for them.We love our trips to Dalvay and hope to have many more.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location for family lots of space

  • 5 of 5

Great location for a quick visit - easy reach of Padstow, Newquay and Eden, with beaches a 10 minute walk away - the house is perfect for families with young kids, with everything on one floor. Lots of light, with views across Trevose golf course to the sea - perfect - with local tennis if you fancy. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great family house in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

We think this is a perfect house for a family holiday. Spacious bright bedrooms, well equipped kitchen and best of all for the children, a large private garden with a trampoline, comfy garden furniture and amazing views of the sea and the dunes. My favourite moment was sitting in the front garden,looking across the landscape to the sea sipping a gin and tonic!

The house has plenty of space for people to find a room to read or be quiet, or for everyone to get together in an elegant living room with stylish, squashy sofas, a fireplace, large TV, dvds, and a view of the Cornish coast. We mainly ate in the bright dining room with huge glass doors overlooking the garden, at one point all 10 of us sitting round the table for a Sunday roast, but good weather meant we breakfasted outside in the secluded garden while the kids used the huge trampoline (complete with safety net so we could eat in peace).

The house a a shortish walk to the sea at Constantine Bay, or a slightly longer walk to Booby's Bay (our favourite). We shopped in Wadebridge for supermarkets and butchers etc. but there is also a really good local store near the turning for the beach with an amazing wine department and everything from deli food to cornflakes. Padstow isnearby for the best fish and chips on the harbour. We loved our time at Dalvay and want to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Dalvay. Staying here with some great family friends. The property was spacious and ideal for us all (4 adults and 3 kids). There is great access to Contstantine Bay and Booby's beaches and we also had stunning walks on the headland. The bungalow was charming and cosy warm. It's obviously a much loved home in an absolutely ideal location. It more than met all our needs and we would love to come back again, perhaps this summer to enjoy the garden more, the views and get in the sea.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
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Car: recommended


There are a number of fantastic beaches for swimming and surfing in every direction: Constantine Bay 15 mins walk. Booby's Bay 20 mins, Treyarnon Bay 20 mins. Harlyn Bay 25 mins walk / 10 mins car and more. Life-guards operate on some beaches from May to September. The Cornish coastal path offers short/long distance walking and exploring.

The Padstow Estuary 10 mins by car: sailing, boating and wind-surfing. Watergate Bay 15 mins by car: 'Extreme Sports' and all kinds of surfing.


A car is recommended to fully benefit from your stay. Newquay Airport at St Mawgan 8 miles. Bodmin Parkway Mainline Railway Station 18 miles. Local Bus services to Padstow, Wadebridge, Bodmin and Newquay.


Constantine Bay Stores (excellent local shop) half mile. St Merryn 1 mile: nearest village with shops, bakery, pub, restaurants, fish and chip shop. Padstow 4 miles. Wadebridge 8 miles. Bodmin 18 miles. Newquay 11 miles. Eden Project 15 miles, The Lost Gardens of Heligan 18 miles.

Further Details:

Excellent local shop at Constantine Bay. Other shops, including bakery and post-office, in St Merryn, supermarkets at Padstow, Wadebridge, Bodmin and Newquay. Banks and chemist at Padstow, and some excellent delicatessen/food shops.

Tennis (3 all-weather courts), swimming pool and playground at Trevose Golf & Country Club (down the road!). Surfing and body boarding on all the local beaches; local surf schools for hour/day/week courses.

Bicycling: the Camel Trail goes along the Camel Estuary from Padstow to Wadebridge and on up to Bodmin. Fishing: local sea fishing (lessons available) and boat fishing trips from Padstow. Riding: local riding stables at St Merryn. Rick Stein's Cookery School in Padstow.

Restaurants include Rosel & Co, Olive Tree at St Merryn, Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant, Bistro, Cafe and fish and chips at Padstow, Jamie Oliver's ‘Fifteen’ at Watergate Bay, plus many others.

Country pubs include The Cornish Arms at St Merryn (now run by Rick Stein), Kew Inn near Wadebridge, The Falcon at St Mawgan. There is also an excellent restaurant at Trevose Golf Club just up the road.

Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Lanhydrock House less that one hour's drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Saint Merryn, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 May 2018 - 1 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Jul 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Sep 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
If you are interested we will forward a booking form including rates and terms and conditions. We require a 20% deposit and the signed booking form to secure the booking. Full payment, along with a £250 returnable Damage Deposit is to be made 8 weeks before your arrival date.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday (please leave by 10am, arrival not before 4pm). Out of season other changeover days and times and can be negotiated.

20% Deposit of rental price to secure booking, balance of payment 8 weeks before start of rental date

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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