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The Net Loft, beachside holiday home, extensive views, private garden, parking

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Lovely holiday home, extensive sea views, beachside garden, parking, dog and child friendly

The Net Loft has lovely sea and countryside views and is warmed in winter by a log burner and night storage heaters. It has a large living area and 3 bedrooms. Tastefully refurbished, it retains many original features. One of the owners of the property is a successful artist, Katharine Dove, and her paintings are hung throughout. Portmellon is a small beach community, with a family friendly pub serving local beer and family meals. 15 minutes walk away is Mevagissey, a 14th century working Cornish fishing village. With its fishing boats, shops, galleries and restaurants lining the narrow cobbled streets, it provides a taste of the real Cornwall. The Net Loft is on the top floor of a pre Napoleonic building. The building is set into a cliff and there is a climb up into the property from the private sea facing garden at the front making it unsuitable for those with limited mobility.

Property Manager
Katharine Bailey
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2017

About Katharine Bailey

Katharine and Trevor Bailey bought Headland View (now the Net Loft) in May 2012 at auction with a plan to refurbish and re-launch it for the 2013 holiday season. It was already let for the 2012 holiday season and so they were not able to start their "hands on" refurbishment until October 2012. In January stage one of the refurbishment was complete just in time for a re-visit from the BBC programme "Homes Under The Hammer". Kate is an artist and Trevor is a pilot involved with flying and displaying classic/vintage aircraft . They live in Cheltenham and bought Headland view as their holiday home so that during low season periods they can indulge their love of the sea and of walking their two dogs - who both love their coastal walks and a daily swim.

Katharine Bailey purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Katharine Bailey chose Cornwall

We loved the beach side location and the peace and quiet. It is also useful to have car parking and it was important for us to have a garden with a sea view for al fresco dining. The local pub has proved to be a great place for getting to know the locals and for dinner when we just don't want to cook. We like Mevagissey because it is a very pretty working Cornish fishing harbour and less touristy than many other local seaside villages. We very much enjoy the access to fresh fish and some very good local restaurants.

What makes this apartment unique

When we were looking for a property we listed sea views, parking, two bathrooms and a sunny garden as essentials and this was the one property that ticked all of these boxes for us.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"A wonderful cottage in a peaceful beachside location, we love the views and proximity to the beach".

"I do hope we will return to The Net Loft, in a fabulous location and the Rising Sun Inn provided us with excellent food".

"We loved the spacious living area, the comfortable bedrooms and the sea views and ate lovely food in the Rising Sun Inn, we will be back".
Jan 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Saint Austell in West Country

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Family bathroom with wash basin, bath (with shower over) and wc Shower room with electric shower Separate wc Hand basin in in bedroom 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 3 bedrooms bedroom 1 kingsize double bedroom 2 kingsize double or two singles bedroom 3 2 bunk beds (one lower bunk is reduced length)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: During our refurbishment in we ensured that the apartment has the ingredients needed for a comfortable and relaxing stay. The location is ideal for anyone in need of a seaside break and is suitable for families, couples or friends. The garden is south facing and lovely for sunny breakfasts and barbecues. The kitchen has sea views and open this and the open plan living make cooking in this new kitchen a real joy. The beach is just across the road from the bottom of the garden and when the tide is out provides a great play area. The sandy beach is gently shelving making it suitable for paddling and swimming. Outside: Private garden with lawn and seating areas, sun deck, garden furniture and barbecue. Parking for two cars behind the property. It is permissible to park in the passing place close to the property entrance for loading and unloading only. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and a bath towel per guest plus hand towels in bathroom are included and, the property is thoroughly cleaned during each changeover. During longer stays you are welcome to a weekly clean by request. Other: BT internet, "iluv" - Ipad, Iphone, Ipod and MP3 docking station for playing your own music


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)


has the wow factor

  • 5 of 5

Property was amazing everything provided for a really comfortable stay ,view was exceptional ,weather was kind to us so spent a few happy hours in garden admiring the view reading books and drinking a few vinos dogs loved the beach also the dog biscuits from sally the land lady of the Rising Sun next door which quickly became our regular ,lovely place will return.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A quirky, fun home that grows and grows on you

  • 4 of 5

Even in the risky month of March the stay was a treat. Sally the housekeeper kept in contact and made sure that we had everything we needed, logs and coal in our case. You do need to be fairly nimble to climb the outside wooden stairs to the loft but the effort is worthwhile - a birds-eye view of the scuba diving lesson in the clear, shallow cove, the ladies rowing team coming back in to collect a tardy member who had celebrated too hard the night before. The serenity is beautiful, we had the pub next door to ourselves and were made to feel very welcome. Netloft really does grow on you, it doesn't aspire to perfection - the shower room is quite tiny and the second and third bedrooms are small - but it is the sort of place that calls you back, a call we hope to answer.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely location and lovely accommodation

  • 5 of 5

I do not normally write reviews and I am a person of few words....however, I can say that I am looking forward to coming back to this place. Perfect if you want peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings. There are a lot of sandy beaches nearby so the dogs were very happy too. The owners were particularly pleasant and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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netloft holiday

  • 5 of 5

lovely light and airy apartment. all Very clean and very comfy/cosy .plenty of space with lovely views out over the beach and village would recommend

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday in a fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

The Net Loft is an awesome apartment with an absolutely magnificent view. We were so delighted when we saw its location - literally when you walk up the steps to the front door and turn around - you feel like you're on the bow of a yacht. But going inside the apartment is just delightful. The large open-plan lounge - diner - kitchen, is just a lovely space to holiday in - breakfast bar where we chatted over croissants - dining table where we sat round and played games, lounge with two cool brown leather sofas where we hung - and the chairs and table out front on a small deck where I kept escaping to (when we weren't all sat there drinking coffee) with my headphones and that view... oh that view. What I loved about the main room was how much light sweeped in through the windows along both sides (the views are almost as stunning in all directions). The whole place was tastefully and stylishly furnished, and Kate's (the owner) artwork is peppered throughout and it's pretty cool stuff (the kind of thing one might buy as an investment!). One bathroom, two toilets, separate shower - perfect if you're there en-masse and the bedrooms were lovely and clean and comfortable. Great location - tranquil, beautiful, with Mevagissey a (lovely) walk away - Cornwall is just awesome. Kate - was brilliant, friendly, helpful, and came across as genuinely caring we had a good holiday - I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. It's a gem and should never be empty!! And I mean it when I say we could not have found a better place. Book it, enjoy it, but look after it, because we'll be going back at some point!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Oh what a lovely week

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful location overlooking the sheltered cove. A well kept secret.

The accommodation was clean and well presented.

We were blessed with sunshine every day, and took full advantage of a cold, alcoholic drink sitting on the slipway, outside the Rising Sun, after a hard days sightseeing.

The view from the decking area is spectacular and we sat out late every night watching the locals coming and going on their little fishing boats and kayaks.

Mevagissey is only a 15 minute walk, and we ate out there most nights. The best restaurant was Roovrays, the food, and wine was delicious and very reasonably priced.

It was a last minute booking that was very well handled by the owner Kate, and the housekeeper Sally was very helpful.

The stairs to the property are quite steep and could prove tricky for the very young and elderly.

We would certainly go back again, and highly recommend it........

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 1
20 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Holidays
15 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £25

Booking Notes:
For availability and confirmation of the price, please e-mail the owner. If you would like to book, you will receive a booking form. To secure a booking, a deposit of 30% is payable with the balance due 8 weeks prior to your stay. Last minute offers are available from time to time.

Changeover Day:
Changeover Day is Saturday. Arrival time from 4pm and departure by 10am. These may be flexible during low season and by prior arrangement.
Short stays are available low season.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Email the owner to get prices for shorter breaks. Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome. There is an additional charge of £25 per dog. Dogs are restricted to the living area and are not permitted in the bedrooms.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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