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Self-Catered Bungalow Near The Centre Of Perranporth, Cornwall

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Updated: 27-Apr-2016
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom

About the property

Bungalow in Perranporth, Cornwall, England

Cradock Bungalow at Perranporth is up a little road, just behind Lloyds Bank at the very bottom of Liskey Hill, near the Park. It is almost in the centre of this nice village with its shops, pubs and restaurants, yet it is secluded with a garden and parking. It is only a stones throw from the magnificent sandy beach with its cliffs, caves, pools rolling dunes and the sea with its great breakers - excellent for surf riding. Perranporth has tennis courts, boatinglake and a golf course and there is a gliding club nearby. There any many pleasant walks around Perranporth, in particular those up the combes (valleys) and along the cliffs where one can walk for miles. Newquay with its many attractions, including an excellent zoo, is only 20 minutes drive away. The bungalow is ideal for 6-8 but you can squeeze in some extras and is pet friendly. There is only one bathroom.

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About the Owner

Dorothy Gill-Carey
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2016

6 Reviews

1.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Damp and Smelly

  • 1 of 5

Plus points

Its in Perranporth,in a lovely quiet position with a lovely sunny front garden.

Negative points

Whole bungalow is smelly and damp,peeling wallpaper in all the rooms. Only used front bedroom, would not sleep my family there. Uncomfortable furniture in Lounge. Kitchen virtually unusable cant imagine how you could cook for a family in there, only used Microwave,toaster and Kettle. We were asked to defrost fridge if we did that it would have flooded the kitchen not been defrosted for months. I know the adage you get what you pay for, but you expect it to be comfortable at least. It cost us £15 In electricity to keep it warm.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry the guests didn't like the bungalow. I do take dogs.....sorry if you could smell dogs. I put some very special roofing paint on the walls - only to to find that wall paper wont adhere to it - I could hardly believe what was happening - it has been a shock and I have been trying to re-stick it all summer and obviously will end up ripping it all off and repainting .. The two easy chairs in the lounge are, in fact, very comfortable but the sofa often isn't. It opens up to make a double bed and something seems to go wrong and the foam inside gets displaced. However the dining room chairs are all padded.. I am very puzzled about the kitchen . There are TWO electric cookers and thus TWO electric ovens plus all the rings & 2 grills).....you could do two roasts and about six vegetables ( If you lit the Rayburn there would be yet another cooker...not that anyone would want to in the summer !!! ) The double beds are almost new and surely comfortable. But I do know that the bungalow isn't smart and modern . It will sleep 6 - 8 , its in a lovely position and the enclosed garden is fine for dogs and children. It has a lawn and parking . I am really, really sorry if it didn't suit...... Dorothy
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Dark and Damp

  • 1 of 5

This is such a shame, the bungalow has great potential it is in a fantastic location has a lovely enclosed garden which is perfect for BBQ's and relaxing in the sun. Unfortunately then you go inside. The rooms are dark dated, whilst it may of been cleaned before we arrived because everything is so old and shabby it we cleaned it all again to be sure.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Outdated, musty, rusty, tired, list is endless

  • 1 of 5

Couldn't stay here, after one night found somewhere else to stay! wouldn't recommend anyone else to stay here. Owner refused to give refund. 1920's building with nothing updated since and it shows! Feel for people that have already booked!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Cradock towards the end of summer and we were very happy with the overall package. The bungalow is only minutes away from Perranporth beach (one of the most pleasant beaches we’ve visited in the UK) and close enough to the village that we rarely had to get in the car. We took our spaniel with us and found that it suited our requirements well as there was a large enclosed garden in which he could run around and a gate at the end of the drive which meant that we could relax in the sun lounge knowing that he could roam the garden freely. The furnishings were a little dated and there were a couple of small patches of mould (which wiped off easily with a cloth), although this wasn’t something which we found a problem as the price was more than reasonable. It had a definite sense of character and was very spacious. All in all it is a fantastic location and we look forward to coming back next summer.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

As soon as we entered the house there was an overpowering smell of mould and damp covered every corner of every wall.The bedding was dirty and the facilities were appalling.We couldn't feel comfortable on any piece of furniture and therefore remained standing.Once the rest of the family arrived we decided that we couldn't spend a night there,spending the night at a nearby hotel.The final straw came on the next day where we found mice droppings beneath one of the sofas.Fortunately we found other accommodation nearby which was much better.I would never recommend this property.Stay Away!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cradock is not a smart modern bungalow – I know – (it was built during the nineteen twenties) and it only has on bathroom, but it is spacious... 3 double bedrooms, kitchen, sitting room and sun lounge. It is simply furnished – I admit – people would come in with sandy shoes, wet costumes and their dogs! The tenants are supposed to bring their own bedding – but, in case they don’t, there is a huge pile of clean duvet covers, pillow cases and blankets in one of the wardrobes. With regard to the little black mould – Aspergillus niger – it is very, very common in the west country and very many houses will have the odd patch – often the spare bedroom – and summer holiday lets – like Cradock – are particularly prone – what’s more is the mould usually spores in August and sometimes overnight. Yes, Cradock does get a patch of mould now and again. There is no mould there now and it has never had so much as one whole wall affected. It wipes off so easily and so quickly. Incidentally sorry there was a mouse around – all sorted. So, Cradock is a 1920s simply furnished holiday bungalow but it is in a wonderful sunny, secluded position right in the centre of Perranporth. It has a good sized sunny, enclosed garden... ideal for young children or dogs. It is near the nice little park, the shops and the wonderful sandy beach. You can have a lovely reasonably priced (cheaper than a youth hostel!) holiday without having to worry about the furniture and fittings. We have a notice up in the hall at Cradock which reads “please let us know at once if anything is wrong and we will address it straight away”.
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  • 2 of 5

Ideal location and good size property , in bad need of refurbish curtains falling down , wallpaper pealing off walls and in need of a good clean , didn't take our shoes off all holiday !

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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    The deposit is £100.00 per each week's booking and the balance is payable 3 weeks in advance of taking up residence.

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    Notes on prices:
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Property Type

  • bungalow


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  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over bath, wash basin and WC.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6-8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 4'6" bed and 2'6" bed Bedroom 2 with 4' bed and 3' bed Bedroom 3 with 4' bed


  • Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Crockery, cutlery, saucepans, pillows, blankets and duvets are provided but not linen. There is a clothes line in the garden and a washing machine and tumble dryer in the house.

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