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House In Prime Location In One Of The Most Exclusive Lanes In Cornwall

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 10 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Modernised house-ideal for 2-9 persons!l - Young / Old, 2-3 Min Walk To Beach, Wonderful Cliff Walks

The house is situated off the very desirable Daymer Lane (a cul-de sac to the beach)-There is parking for 3 cars next to the house which was part of the Daymer Bay Hotel of old when I bought it in 1972. The kitchen & dining room have just been extensively modernised into a lovely contemporary space.There is a gate entrance to the front lawn with garden furniture, barbecue, privacy & sun! Entry is through gates at the rear of the property into a small slated yard area off which is a loo/shower block for people coming off the beach and entrance door to kitchen and scullery. There is an oil fired AGA as well as electric cooking. There are 2 dishwashers! and seperate sitting room. On the 1st floor are 2 double bedrooms, a small single bedroom & small twin bedroom as well as large bathroom with bath, walk-in shower & wc. On the 2nd floor is a large twin room with cot and another bathroom with bath, walk-in shower & wc. Daymer Bay is considered a very favoured location (indeed the ex prime minister! holidays within 200yds us!)-the beach is safe, sunny disposition and renowned for wind surfing.

Dr Anthony Hambly
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Dr Anthony Hambly

Retired Cornish doctor who has brought up his family in lovely manor house near Truro as well as making a lovely garden and modernising the Coach House nearby. I come from an old Cornish family and also own a unique house in Port Isaac (14th generation to do so!) as well as a beach holiday house at Daymer Bay.

Dr Anthony Hambly purchased this house in 1970

Why Dr Anthony Hambly chose Saint Minver Lowlands

I was initially going to be the local doctor but moved elsewhere in Cornwall, but the house was too well located to sell!

What makes this house unique

The location!

Guestbook comments from the owner

july '14KH(England & Germany)

Wonderful well equipped house,just perfect for our three families,super location being so close to the beach;the children loved it and so did we.

We had a great time & excellent weather-very impressed by the powerful showers!.Many thanks

Oct '14.B

As per usual fab time had by all.Long walks,plenty of surfing-Port Isaac,Padstow,Eden Project,Daymer Bay at its best-love the new beds!-Thank you.

Nov'14 GW

G.... kindly brought us here-she's been coming for 8 years & tolerates us taking her for a walk on the beach..Hugely comfortable house,as always & lovely new beds!Fab to have WIFI.Perfect weather all week and perfect holiday.Thank you Anthony and his great team/caretakers!...looking forward to the new kitchen next year..but keep the Aga(I need one!)
Sep 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint Minver Lowlands in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1st floor spacious bathroom withy bath,large walk-in shower, wc & radiator. 2nd floor spacious bathroom with rolltop bath, walk-in shower v& wc. Wc & electric shower in block outside kitchen door.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 King Size double bedrooms on 1st floor wth h&c & radiators, small single bedroom in between-all these rooms have rural views-small twin bedroom looks onto back garden. Large very spacious loft twin bedroom with own bathroom on 2nd floor.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Bars House offers a friendly stay in one of the best postal codes in Cornwall-there is little need to take the car out-The house is set back and above Daymer Lane and accessed by its own little track which access 4 other houses in the area. There is a garden door at the front that leads onto the patio where there is an outside all weather dining table and chairs and loungers.The hall way has sitting room to one side and dining room to the other-there is a childs gate at both top and bottom of stairs. The property is carpeted except for hall, kitchen & bathrooms. Double beds are 5ft wide and single beds 3ft wide-there is both a large and normal size cot-linen for cots is always to be supplied by clients. Outside: Sunny front garden with patio and good quality garden chairs and loungers as well as all weather dining table and Weber gas barbecue. Enclosed slated area behind house with washline, shower block & oil tank. Utility Room: Utility room has large separate fridge & freezer, washer/dryer as well as separate dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Changeover is on a Saturday except in high season its on a Wednesday. Caretakers checkover the property at changeovers but clients expected to leave as clean as they would wish to find it! Good quality bed linen & 2 towels pp are always provided (£14pp). Other: Dining room has been extensively modernised with hallway & kitchen made into large contemporary living space- BT business WIFI as well as another freeview tv.


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House In Prime Location In One Of The Most Exclusive Lanes In Cornwall
average rating of 4.5 based on 11 reviews

Gorgeous cottage in excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this cottage. We arrived Saturday evening and the cottage was lovely and warm and spotlessly clean. The downstairs kitchen diner was fantastic for cooking/entertaining. There were 9 of us staying and it never felt like we were on top of each other, plenty of space inside and out. The beds were so comfortable and the rooms all lovely and bright. The upstairs twin suited my teenage son and his friend-a perfect escape space for them. The bathrooms were really large and lovely too. The front garden was really green and gorgeous and private to relax in the sun with and rear space was really practical especially when returning sandy from the beach. The location is perfect and just a short walk to Daymer Bay beach which is dog friendly. Dr Hambly was so helpful with all my questions and a genuinely lovely person-when I left and had driven 2 hours toward home I remembered I had left our coats in the utility and called him in a panic and he was only too happy to get them posted back to me- above and beyond the call of duty. We all loved the cottage and would definitely book again-a really blissful setting.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for that-over the past 3 years we have been upgrading the house and it is good to know that it is appreciated!(always an ongoing process!)-Dr Anthony H
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Great House Amazing Location

  • 4 of 5

Overall we loved the house, its position and layout. The bathrooms were enormous and both had decent baths. The downstairs kitchen diner has been redecorated in the last few years and has a great breakfast bar. The rest of the house (living and all upstairs) does need updating but was still pretty comfortable. The stairgates are good for controlling toddlers and dogs.

The only downsides and the reason for 1star deduction: 1/the house was freezing though this was mainly due to the weather. We stayed during the Beast from the East (average daily temp -10deg over the week with wind chill), we had every electric fan we could lay our hands on at full blast to try and warm up the living room and bedrooms. We were very cold and there was no way of changing the temperature on the limited central heating. This is an area which will need rectifying as being an old house there are significant drafts around windows and the front door. We're originally from Scotland so used to cold weather and have serious walking/ski kit but others will struggle. This said we would happily stay here again, the location and private south facing garden are fantastic. We did try to contact the owner but the phone just rang and rang so we gave up and got on with it. We would just avoid winter next time; 2/kitchen utensils equipment were quite not what they could be, there was no corkscrew so we went out and bought our own, also some of the oven pans we pulled out to use were not clean and had to be washed again; certainly the lounge had not been hoovered - we moved the sofa to find something that had rolled underneath and they had not been moved in some considerable time - but this is obviously a cleaning contract issue.

These are small issues and because we''re all individuals, rarely do you stay anywhere that doesn't have some issue. None of those listed above would stop us renting Bars House again.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for that!-unfortunately the telephone & internet had been effected by storm damage and we wondered why no one answered the telephone when we tried to ring (line was down)>all repaired now and immersion heater which had inadvertently been turned off in cupboard working normally now(probably by me!)
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It's more about the location than the House.

  • 5 of 5

The Bay is fantastic Dog /and Child friendly - big enough for both.

Walk to Rock along the sand. Or for the more adventurous get a lift to port Isaac and walk back, a stunning part of the S West coastal path.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fantastic location near Daymer Bay

  • 5 of 5

Our family(2 adults and 3 teenage daughters) enjoyed a week in this large,comfortable, well-equipped family home just a few steps from beautiful Daymer Bay. Despite being winter the house was warmed by the AGA and electric heating which made it cosy to return to after our walks and daytrips to Rock,Padstow,Port Isaac, Tintagel and a wild and wet Land's End!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: very pleased that all the improvements we have made are appreciated!
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Stunning house and location!

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a glorious week in Bars House with friends. A party of 4 adults and 5 children had a truly memorable holiday. The facilities at the house were just perfect, the outside shower was brilliant for washing off sand after a day on the beach, and the boys just loved their bedroom in the attic! The kitchen is well equipped, and the barbecue in the garden was a wonderful touch, and well used due to the sunny weather we were lucky enough to have.

The owner was very friendly and approachable, and couldn't do enough to help us, even telephoning during our stay to check everything was OK!

A super house for a family holiday, within easy walking distance of the lovely beach. Fingers crossed we can come again one day soon.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from another wonderful stay at Bars House and just wanted to say how much we appreciate the improvements. The kitchen and dining area are now open plan, beautifully decorated and have made it a light and spacious place to entertain. The aga makes it especially cosy. We were blessed with plentiful sunshine during our stay and although the wind was cold, the sunny sheltered garden meant that we were able to eat on the patio most days. We are always sad to leave this lovely house. Thank you for making it so special.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
St Enodoc
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Bodmin Parkway
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Daymer Bay


Daymer Beach is literally just down the lane and in 1998 was described by The Sunday Times as one of the 6 best located beaches in the world! The Camel Estuary is the only true Atlantic Estuary in England and is protected as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Walk across the beach or golf course to Rock and catch the ferry to Padstow (dine at Rick Steins!) -you can sail, water ski or go deep sea fishing from Rock, windsurf at Daymer, surf at Polzeath, walk the fantastic coastal path.


Newquay Airport 20-25 miles.

Bodmin Parkway (railway)-1/2 hr away -4hrs to Paddington (London).


Polzeath 1.5 miles.

Rock 1.5 miles.

Wadebridge 7miles.

Truro 34 miles.

Further Details:

Excellent Tesco in Wadebridge (and will deliver).

Bank & services Wadebridge.

In the middle of the best coastline in Britain!


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
5 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
£1,264 **
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£1,664 **
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£1,364 **
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£1,604 **
14 Jul 2018 - 24 Jul 2018
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
£2,178 **
25 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£2,264 **
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
£1,439 **
8 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£914 **
22 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
£809 **
20 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£1,009 **
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
£639 **
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
£1,164 **
5 Jan 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
£564 **
9 Feb 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
£839 **
23 Mar 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£1,164 **
13 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
£1,339 **
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£1,764 **

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
linen&towels £ 2 per person per night

Booking Notes:
Best to email myself or telephone but can book on line through "Availability" on my personal website.

Changeover Day:
Usually Saturday, but Wednesday in high season.

Notes on prices:
Pricing includes all charges except linen which is extra.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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