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Holiday home between Polzeath & Port Isaac, superb views & unspoilt beaches fo

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Tresawl, Epphaven, Between Polzeath / Port Isaac, North Cornwall, England, UK - Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Walk Down To The Beach

Our lovely holiday home has been in the family for over 40 years; we refurbished it to a high standard in 2012 providing under-floor heating throughout, carpeted bedrooms, new bath and shower rooms, a separate annex with en-suite shower and parking for several cars. The huge windows at the front of the house all look over completely unspoilt coastline, including Pentire Glaze, the Rumps and The Mouls Island. The large patio is the perfect location for family barbeques, while the garden lends itself to games of all sorts including a huge area for football, basketball or practising golf. Well behaved pets - in the utility area - also welcome!

Susie Swadling
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Susie Swadling

Susie is a teacher, Phil is a builder and property renovator. We have 3 sons, all of whom spent many happy summers on 'our' beach, rock jumping, cave exploring, sand castle building, crabbing and surfing. We live in the South East near Gatwick, but go down to Epphaven whenever we can!

Susie Swadling purchased this house in 1970

Why Susie Swadling chose Saint Minver Highlands

Susie's mum originally bought the house in 1970. It always had the magnificent view, but the garden was so overgrown that you could not see out of the windows and there was no mains electricity. It is substantially different nowadays! We love the location as it is so unspoilt and yet close to all the buzz of Polzeath, Rock & Padstow.

What makes this house unique

The view is simply one of the best you will find anywhere in the world! Although close to the lively hotspots of Rock and Polzeath, Tresawl is in a most peaceful and tranquil location.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint Minver Highlands in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Toilet 1 -
    Shower room 3 -
    Shower room 1 -
    Shower room 2 -
  • In addition to the ensuite facilities in Bedrooms 1, 2, 5 & 6, there is an additional bathroom with loo, and a further shower room with loo
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Downstairs. Sea view. 2 Sgls or 1 king. Ensuite shower & loo
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Downstairs. Sea view. 2 sgls or 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Downstairs. Courtyard view.
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , Shepherds Hut (5 metres from kitchen). Ensuite shower & loo
    Bedroom 5 - 4 Single Bed , Bunk beds & 2 singles. Ensuite bath, shower & loo
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Upstairs, sea view. 2 sgls or 1 king. Ensuite loo.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Large garden with patios at front and back, barbeque, outdoor picnic table. There is also a perfect games 'pitch' to the side of the property - neighbours are far away, so you can make as much noise as you wish! Utility Room: Washing machine, dryer, extra freezer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen not included. Beds are all 3' singles, as are duvets. 8 beds can be pushed together to make 4 x kingsize. Property is cleaned at changeover and arrangements can be made for extra cleaning as required.


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Holiday home between Polzeath & Port Isaac, superb views & unspoilt beaches fo
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Altogether excellent

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house and VIEW - everything we needed was there.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Pat - glad you had such a good time! Look forward to your next visit ...! Susie
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  • 5 of 5

Had a really really great time, chilled out went everywhere in the day. The house was lovely very welcoming and it suited our needs (12) in total, plenty of space and Lisa who owns this place was brilliant plus Chevi who looks after the house. I would recommend this house to everyone, so relaxing if you want it to be and the views are to die for

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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One of a kind

  • 5 of 5

10 of us stayed here for a hen do! It was absolutely amazing, the bad weather could have ruined our weekend anywhere else but waking up to the outstanding view and the moo moos in the next field was beautiful! The house is absolutely gorgeous and beds were so comfy! Thankyou for our stay we will be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great large family place and great location

  • 5 of 5

Great place for our New year break with family, weather wasn't great but still managed some fab coastal walks. bay window facing the sea was prime spot in the lounge and place was very clean and had great facilities, plenty of freezer and fridge space and drinks cooler. will definitely try and go back some day.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The most perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

Tresawl is the perfect place for a weekend getaway to Cornwall. The house has everything one could possibly need, the views over the ocean are spectacular, the proximity to the amazing hikes along the Coastal Path is unbeatable, and I can't say enough about the amazing time we had. We were a group of 10, but the house easily (and comfortably) could have accommodated 4-5 more. I highly recommend this amazing home!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Just returned from a great family holiday. We were a very mixed group age between 2 and 60 and we all had a great time. The garden was very safe for the children and with no neighbours they could make as much noise as they wanted.

There was plenty of room in the house so we didn't feel cramped at all.

A couple of weeks before we went the owner e mailed an information sheet to us that covered everything we could possibly have needed to know, very useful.

Would definitely recommend this accomodaion.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Eden Project
Rick Stein's Cafe
The Lost Gardens Of Heligan
Outlaw's Fish Kitchen
Tate St Ives
Crealy Great Adventure Park
Bodmin Moor
St Enodoc hotel
The Point at Polzeath
Tintagel Old Post Office
National Trust - Boscastle
TJ's Surf Shop and Cafe
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Four Ways, St Minver
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Rock to Padstow
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Bodmin Parkway
Nearest Motorway
80 Miles
M5 (Exeter)
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Lots in Polzeath, Port Isaac & Rock
Nearest Beach
650 Metres
Epphaven (low tide)


Epphaven, 10-15 minute walk down a track, path and then rocks down to the beach. Port Quin (1 mile) has a Kayak centre, and Port Isaac (4 miles) has a pretty harbour and great pubs. Polzeath, excellent surfing, is a 5 minute drive. Daymer Bay, particularly good for younger families and those with dogs, is 10 minutes by car. Rock is also 10 minutes away, for sailing, waterskiing, banana boating and also for ferry access to Padstow. Many beaches to choose from, all within 10-15 minutes drive.


4 miles to Rock, 2 miles to Polzeath, 6 miles to Port Isaac. Historic Tintagel, the home of King Arthur, is a 20 minute drive and the Eden Project about 40 minutes. The lovely fishing port of Padstow - easily accessible by ferry over the Camel Estuary - has the famous Rick Stein restaurant and bistro, and now also boasts good shops and several small galleries.

Further Details:

Local shops are available at Polzeath and Tredrizzick and there is a large supermarket in Wadebridge, as well as banks, chemists and all essential high street shops.

Cycling along the Camel Trail between Padstow and Wadebridge is also a family favourite.

A new Kayaking and Coasteering centre has opened in Port Quin, 1 mile down the road from Tresawl, fun for all ages. (We hire a few kayaks and then paddle round to join the rest of the family on Epphaven, so everyone can have a go!)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint Minver Highlands, West Country

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring/Early Summer
10 Apr 2018 - 1 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Summer
2 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

Booking Notes:
Book direct with the owner. 25% deposit payable on booking with balance due 8 weeks before start of holiday.

Changeover Day:
Monday changeover in high season, flexible at other times of the year. Arrival after 3.00pm and departure by 10.00am.

Notes on prices:
Please contact owner for further prices. Long weekends are available, changeover days can be altered.

25% deposit to guarantee booking. Balance 8 weeks before booking period.

Owner'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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