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Sea views across the golf course

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Nov-2016
Holiday home in Constantine Bay, near Padstow, Cornwall - Great Family House with Sea Views and within Walking Distance Of The Beaches And Golf Club

Excellent holiday house at any time of the year situated on a private road in Constantine Bay (famous for its beaches and surfing) with sea views of the spectacular Atlantic coast. A safe 4 minute walk to the championship golf course at Trevose (which also has two other courses, tennis and swimming pool - ideal for young families) and a further 6 minutes to the sand dunes and a choice of wonderful beaches. The centrally heated house with polished wooden floors is comfortably furnished with Heals sofas, Baxi Cornish slate open fireplace in the sitting room plus an attractive dining room and is either ideal for a couple or a small group. Three bedrooms, 1 bathroom upstairs; 1 double bedroom e/s wetroom, 1 twin bedroom, shower room, and WC downstairs. French windows from the sitting room lead out to a south facing slate terrace and attractive sunny garden. There is an excellent food shop in the village and good food, other shopping and eating out in nearby Padstow. Ample off-road parking.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

About the Owner

The Blue House is a much loved family house bought by Nicola and Charles Talbot for their seven children in 1995. Living in Kent leading busy lives running a farm estate and wedding venue, The Blue House has proved a haven for retreat over the years. Now our children, their partners, and our grandchildren fight over availability of the house for their families.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comments from our most recent 2011 Guests:

"v relaxing stay. Nice house. Shame about the weather but allowed us to stay in & drink more! Great beaches nearby & lovely coastal walks"



"Another wonderful week at the Blue House. We spent the mornings in the garden and the afternoons on all the beaches. Thank you for letting us use your fantastic house."



What a lovely retreat we all have had in the Blue House. What a very special place & thank you for giving us such a place to visit. Everything has been perfect - even the weather."
Mar 2010
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Location

From the Owner

We wanted a house by the sea which we could go with our family. Constantine is a lovely place for people of all ages. We ourselves do not use the car much but are very happy to be in the locality of golf, sea beaches, coastal walks and wonderful sunsets and enjoying the comfort and good ambiance that The Blue House and delightful Padstow offers. From West London it takes about 4 and a half hours so it is not that far. It's lovely driving past Stonehenge and later past Dartmoor, along the length of Bodmin Moor and then making your way to the coast. The house is in a very quiet location (no aeroplanes or sound of traffic, perhaps just a hedgecutter in summer) and everything that we like is on your doorstep. For meeting friends Newquay Airport is only 20 minutes away. Climate: usually good!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 7 Miles Nearest Train : Bodmin parkway at 12 Miles

Coast/Beach:

10 minutes walk or 5 minutes by car to Constantine Bay, Boobys Bay and Treyarnon Bay beaches. Atlantic surfing and swimming beaches with Cornish sand and dunes. Boobys has some spectacular rocks and gentle rock pools for young children, so you can only swim there at low tide. Excellent surfing at all times of year.

Travel:

20 minutes drive from Newquay Airport. The local (very good) food shop is 5 minutes walk away and the Golf Club has a bar and restaurant, so you can easily enjoy this area without a car. There are buses to Padstow and from there you can hire a bike to ride to Wadebridge, so it is quite possible to manage without a car. However a car is useful for shopping or eating in Padstow and for exploring the wider area or for taking down to the beach instead of walking or biking.

Distances:

St Merryn - local centre 1 mile; Padstow 4 miles; Newquay 12 miles; Wadebridge 12 miles; Watergate Bay 8 miles; Rock: take ferry across estuary from Padstow or go via Wadebridge 15 miles also Port Isaac. Eden Project: c. 25 miles. Art at St Ives 50 miles (easy fast road); Truro (attractive city, capital of Corwnall) 25 miles. Gardens and country house at Lanhydroc 8 miles. South cost 25 miles; A choice of beaches and coastal walking 1 to 2 miles away. Riding 2 miles. Biking along estuary 4 miles

Further Details:

Village shop: Constantine Bay Stores - excellent local food shop and general store including local cheeses and vegetables with a good wine selection. Padstow Farm Shop (just this side of Padstow) sells very good local meat and vegetables. Fresh sea fish, lobsters, crabs etc from the 2 fishmongers by the quay at Padstow and Rick Stein's well stocked delicatessen and vegetable shop. For general large scale shopping Tesco just above Padstow.

Eating out: Stein's Seafood Restaurant, St Petroc's and the Cafe are all really excellent at different price levels. A good choice of other eating places in Padstow and one or two smaller places in St Merryn, Jamie Oliver's place in Watergate Bay and The Cornish Arms between St Merryn and Padstow. For cheaper fun meals try Waves at Harlyn (1 mile) serves Mexican food and hamburgers. Trevose Golf Club has a good restaurant and bar with lovely sunset views towards Trevose Head and the sea.

Gift shopping: good choice of excellent gift stores in Padstow plus some art shops. Greater choice of art galleries at famous St Ives plus the Tate St Ives

Banks: all in Padstow or Wadebridge

Leisure Centre with swimming pool: Wadebridge

A great day out is to hire bicycles in Padstow (very easy) and ride along the Camel estuary to Wadebridge and further to Bodmin if you wish. Excellent Cornish pasty shop in Wadebridge (for lunch). Visit the Camel vineyard. Fine cathedral in Truro. For gardeners we recommend Lanhydroc (close to Bodmin),The Eden Project, and the Lost Gardens of Helligan. Other activities: golf, sea or pool swimming, surfing either body boarding or for more serious malibu surfers.

Rick Stein puts on cookery courses in Padstow. There are courses at the Eden Project in a wide variety of fields. The golf professional at Trevose is very goood. Excellent music festival at St Endellion. Sailing courses at Rock. Surfing courses in Constantine or Harlyn. Deep sea fishing from Padstow. Riding nearby. Betjeman poetry evenings at Rock.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
31 Oct 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£364
for 3 nights
£850
 
 
Christmas/NY
22 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Low
5 Jan 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Easter
31 Mar 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
Mid
2 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
Summer
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
Mid
1 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
Half term
20 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
Low
3 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking by email. Deposit of half rental fee on booking, remainder 6 weeks beforehand.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day normally Friday but this is often flexible. Arrive at 4 pm and leave at 10 am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.

Minimum charge for short stays £700.

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Facilities

From the Owner

The layout of the downstairs works particularly well with a well proportioned sunny sitting room leading out to the terrace. The living areas are linked but can be separated. The furnishings are good quality and have a beachy seaside feel. The south garden is attractively foliaged. Ample parking and ease of access. The downstairs is all on one level which may suit some people very well. Some nice pictures on the walls. Good selection of indoor games for all ages and plenty of books to read or browse including a section on Cornwall and its history. For musicians the piano is quite a good upright and is at one end of the sitting room. The dining room (between the kitchen and the sitting room) though small is bright and airy and a pleasant space for enjoying the light and the magical sunsets.

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Television

Suitability

  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs bathroom with bath, shower over bath, basin and WC plus heated towel rail. Downstairs shower room with fully tiled shower, WC, handbasin and heated towel rail. Separate downstairs WC off hall. Downstairs en-suite (bedroom 4) deluxe wetroom.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms have good fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 1 with double bed, hand basin. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, Bedroom 3 with single bed. Downstairs Bedroom 4 with double bed, en-suite Wetroom. Downstairs Bedroom 5 with twin beds.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Oil central heating with radiators in every room. No smoking is permitted in the house. Well behaved pets are allowed, provided we have prior notice. Maximum number of guests including children but not including babies is 9 persons plus 1 baby. There is a cot in Bed 2. Dining room ideal for 6 or 8 persons. 10 is possible but a bit of a squeeze. Dining room is a useful adjunct to the spacious sitting room. There is parking for 2 to 3 cars in the private drive serving the property and for a further 3 cars on the private road. Outside: Attractive front garden with hydrangeas and other flowering plants to the side of the private drive; On the south side there is a lovely Cornish slate terrace with outside eating table and large umbrella, chairs (cushions provided!), deck chairs and barbeque. Gently sloping garden (suitable for badminton, garden tennis, children's cricket etc) with hydrangeas, fushias, attractive trees and bushes at the bottom of the garden. This main garden area is fenced off so is safe for dogs and small children. The golf club (4 minutes walk) has an excellent heated swimming pool open from mid May to mid September which is popular with young families plus a small playground. Utility Room: Freezer, second larder fridge, tumble dryer and heated clothes towel rail. Useful area for wet clothes and storing cases of wine etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide linen (except we are not able to provide towels) at no extra cost. Other: Dining room with extendable dining table ideal for 6-8 persons. 10 may be seated but not so spaciously, sea views and lots of natural light. The locked store adjacent to the house can be used for storing bikes, golf clubs, surfing boards, beach toys etc.

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