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Spacious Accommodation And Lovely Garden With Rural Outlook

Bedrooms 4
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Holiday home in New Polzeath,Cornwall, - Quiet location at the end of a cul-de-sac, 5 minutes walk to the beach, coastal path and shops

Stepper Head is ideally situated in New Polzeath, being just 5 minutes walk to the magnificent surfing beach , scenic coastal path , shops and local restaurants , yet enjoying a quiet location at the end of a cul-de-sac. It is perfect for families of all ages: features being the master bedroom with its own sitting room and en-suite bathroom, self contained accommodation in the separate annexe, a large attractive garden with far reaching views over fields and open countryside, and large paved driveway with parking for 4 cars. The garden is well equipped with garden chairs, sun loungers, a BBQ and a patio table for alfresco dining, and a swing set for the children. Numerous personal touches ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay, such as books, HIFI, DVD player, board games, toys for children. For small children, a travel cot, high chair, booster seat and steriliser are supplied. Beach kit including surf boards, wetsuits and wind breakers are available for use.

John Michael McCarthy
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About John Michael McCarthy

I purchased Stepper Head nearly 30 years ago when my 3 children were very young and since that time we have had wonderful family holidays there every year. We absolutely adore this very beautiful part of Cornwall and it is now most gratifying to see my children excitedly planning their own annual holidays at Stepper Head with their family and friends. I have over the years used my letting profits to continually upgrade and improve the accommodation and garden, and am very proud of the glowing testimonials received from my tenants many of whom return year after year. I live in Berkshire but my heart is in Cornwall and I take every opportunity to visit my lovely holiday home in New Polzeath several times a year.

John Michael McCarthy purchased this bungalow in 1980

Why John Michael McCarthy chose Saint Minver Highlands

Stepper Head is situated at the end of a cul- de- sac on a very quiet road and has a wonderful rural outlook whilst being within 5 minutes walk to one of the best surfing beaches in Cornwall. We love walking the magnificent coastal path with our dogs ,also just 5 minutes walk from the cottage. Being a keen golfer I can choose between the scenic but challenging St Enodoc Links course just 10 minutes drive away and the even closer country club at The Point which offers golf, tennis , health club and swimming pool. There so many pubs and good restaurants within a short drive, including Rick Steins Seafood restaurant at Padstow

What makes this bungalow unique

Stepper Head has exceptional accommodation to suit a variety of family holiday requirements. There are 2 ensuite bedrooms , the master bedroom having its own sitting area, luxury bathroom, TV and sliding doors to patio and garden.

The annexe with double bedroom room and shower room has a games room with table tennis and TV thus providing ideal accommodation for youngsters. For the children there is a large garden with swing set and slide, for toddlers there are toys, a high chair and a travel cot, and for family entertainment there are numerous board games, playing cards and boule.

We offer guests complimentary use of surf boards , wind breakers and a small selection of wet suits.

A large paved driveway provides off street parking for at least 4 cars.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our stay at Stepper Head The children absolutely loved the huge garden and were able to play for hours making most of the space, while we relaxed and enjoyed the lovely countryside views from the patio. it is very spacious and very well equipped, very clean and comfortable. (J Gray , Berkshire )

Stepper Head provides comfortable, spacious accommodation for large families. We have utilised its facilities and its handy location , within a short walk of the beach for 3 consecutive years. Being mainly on level ground, it has proved ideal for my parents who are in their mid eighties, and the annexe gives the extra privacy when our children visit with their spouses. (G Bentham , North Yorkshire )

Stepper Head is a comfortable , relaxing and spacious bungalow which caters for all our family. We have stayed there for a number of years now and feels like home from home,. The garden is always immaculate and the sun terrace is just a joy. (E Wallis, Somerset )
Nov 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Saint Minver Highlands in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to Bedroom 1 with bath, separate power shower and WC; En-suite shower room to Bedroom 2 with power shower and WC ; Family bathroom with bath/ power shower over and WC; shower-room in annexe with power shower and WC.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, sitting room, tv and sliding doors to patio and garden; Bedroom 2 with twin beds; Bedroom 3 with twin beds; Annexe bedroom with twin beds. Child's travel cot is available if required.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Notes on accommodation: The master bedroom is a real feature having its own sitting room (with sofa, coffee table and tv ) and luxury bathroom with separate megaflow power shower. the annexe provides ideal accommodation for those family members who want their own space and privacy . Ideal accommodation also for teenagers who will enjoy playing table tennis , watching their own tv or playing board games , thus not interrupting the quiet relaxing holiday so eagerly sought by mum and dad ! although the kitchen table extends to comfortably seat 8 persons, adults may choose to dine more formally in the sitting room which features a large wooden dining table seating 6 people. Alternatively, there is a teak table and chairs for alfresco or barbecue dining on the raised patio accessed from the living room through french doors. night storage heating in all rooms , wood burning stove in living room. this is a no smoking indoors property. Outside: Stepper Head has a large private south facing garden offering a superb environment for children to play and families & friends to relax. The garden has great views overlooking rolling hills and open countryside. Options for relaxation include garden chairs and sun loungers, parasol, patio table and chairs, barbecue, children's swing set and slide. There is a raised patio accessed from the Living room through French Doors and a further continuous slate patio running along the side and rear of the house. The Barbecue sits own its patio in a sheltered area of the garden. The ambience is further enhanced by an exotic plant border alongside the driveway and other shrub and flower borders at both the front and rear of the property. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels and linen included and changed weekly by housekeeper. Other: Games room in annexe with table tennis table, square table with chairs for card and board games, sofa bed , toys chest, fridge, microwave


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Spacious Accommodation And Lovely Garden With Rural Outlook
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Lovely Stay in New Polzeath

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Stayed in November 2017, our first trip away with our newborn. Lovely spacious accommodation, all very well equipped and fitted. Big garden we could only admire as it was a very cold weekend but imagine it would be an amazing space in the summer months. Added plus of the annexe with the table tennis table. Couldn't recommend highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you . I am very proud of my holiday home and delighted to be able to share it with an appreciative tenant.
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Lovely house, fantastic position, extremely comfortable and great for kids.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Stepper Head. Great to be able to walk down to Polzeath Beach to surf. The house benefits from different sitting areas which is great for families. Beds are very comfortable, lots of bathrooms. Large garden for playing games in and fantastic position on the edge of New Polzeath with open fields backing onto the garden. The house is in a quiet spot. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The magnificent surfing beach at Polzeath is about 5 minutes walk along a footpath. The beautiful sheltered sandy beach at Daymer Bay is approximately 7 minutes drive or about half an hours walk along the scenic coastal path.


Local shopping in Polzeath is 5 minutes by car or 5 minutes walk along a footpath. The market town of Wadebridge , gateway to the Camel Trail which is popular with both walkers and cyclists is about 10 miles away. The village of Rock ,located on the Camel Estuary approximately 5 miles away, offers waterskiing, windsurfing and sailing facilities ,and a ferry service to Padstow.

Further Details:

Welcome pack given to guests on arrival includes leaflets and brochures highlighting many places of interest , national trust houses and gardens covering all areas of Cornwall.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
24 May 2018 - 18 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
19 Jul 2018 - 29 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
30 Aug 2018 - 19 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
20 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
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 £0

Booking Notes:
A booking is confirmed on receipt of a signed booking form and 30% non refundable deposit. The balance plus refundable deposit of £100 is due 6 weeks before commencement of holiday. The deposit is refunded at the end of the tenancy on return of the keys and a report from the housekeeper confirming that the accommodation was left in good order and in a clean and tidy condition.

Changeover Day:
Changeover Day is Thursday.
arrive after 3 00pm
depart by 11.00 am

Notes on prices:
With the exception of the period 16th July 2015 until 3rd September2015, the price will be discounted by 20% if the annexe is not required and the number of guests does not exceed 6 persons.

Price includes electricity, bed linen and bath towels( which are changed on a weekly basis ) and wifi

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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