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Holiday House With Sea Views, Ideal For Families

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

House in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, England - Rambling Old House, But With Modern Facilities, 10 Minutes Walk To The Beach

Tamarisk House is an ideal holiday home for the larger family or group of friends; a substantial rambling house with plenty of room for everyone to find their own 'space'. It perches on a steep hillside overlooking the village and beach of Mawgan Porth with panoramic views across the valley and inland towards St. Mawgan. Just ten minutes walk down the road and you will reach the beach of golden sands - perfect for family fun and serious surfing! Conveniently located behind the beach are the family-friendly Merrymoor pub, shops for holiday items and groceries, and a small selection of cafes and takeaways. Five minutes up the hill from Tamarisk House is Bre Pen Farm - visit their farm shop for a wide selection of local produce and gifts, or indulge in a traditional Cornish cream tea in their cosy tea room.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Cathy Almond
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

About Cathy Almond

We're a family with (now) grown kids, but we still enjoy spending time together doing traditional holiday activities - spending time on the beach, in the sea, walking along the cliffs.

Cathy Almond purchased this house in 2002

Why Cathy Almond chose Newquay & St Austell area

After holidaying in Cornwall for many years, and falling in love with Mawgan Porth, we finally decided to put down our own roots here, and we became the excited new owners of Tamarisk House on 2nd January 2002. Since then, we've been visiting it regularly all year round ourselves, and sharing it with other families as a holiday rental. Cornwall to us is just irresistible - whether it's sunny in the summer, or wild and windy in the winter. (Or sunny in winter and wild and windy in the summer...).

What makes this house unique

We liked Tamarisk House from the moment we saw it - it has a combination of vintage character (the oldest part of the house was built in the mid 1800s) and modern facilities (yes it has central heating - but it's still nice to have a roaring log fire too). Because of the way it was originally built and then extended, the house 'rambles'; so for a larger group, there's no problem with finding space for everyone - there's even table tennis and table football in the basement. We've equipped Tamarisk House with everything we'd hope to find in a holiday home that accommodates an extended family or two families sharing, and we welcome suggestions for improvement. But most of all, we hope that you enjoy the house as much as we do.

10 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

5

A really nice property that.had everything we needed for a comfortable stay.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views, peace and quiet and great proximity to the lovely Mawgan beach. Our family of nine had an amazing holiday in this spacious, well-equipped property!

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleased to hear you had a good time and found everything you needed in the house too. Cathy
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5

great property, great location and brilliantly appointed

  • 5 of 5

we all enjoyed it

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your stay!
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5

Absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5

A lovely family holiday. Loads of space for us all and perfect house with everything you could possibly want or need home from home. Would definitely love to go back and definitely would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleased that you had a good time - we've tried our best to provide what we'd like to find in a holiday home (having stayed in many ourselves). We've also noted suggestions left by guests over the years too and incorporated some of those. It's been quite delightful too seeing the contributions of additional toys and books that have been added to the collection for future guests to enjoy - we sometimes feel that the house takes on a life of its own! Hope to have you back again another year. Cathy & Charles
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5

Lovely large family house in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a really good time, the children made great use of the toys supplied there. We also had fun playing table tennis and table football, and used some of the beach equipment there too.

We were able to have a few barbecues as the patio area is perfect for that.

The only problem was the very steep driveway, but we managed to cope with that quite well.

All the family would definitely take a holiday there again if visiting that area. There were very nice views of the beach and surrounding area.

Thank you once again to the owners of the property.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

I found Tamarisk House a perfect place for my friends and I to stay for a holiday. It's ideally located near the beach and local shops, fully fitted with everything we could possibly need and more, and very comfortable, well kept rooms with incredible views! I can't fault the place, or the holiday we had whilst staying there.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Everything needed for a family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely great, welcoming and easy to relax in, thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed our holiday home - we try to make it a place that we love to come to too. Cathy
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Location

From the Owner

After holidaying in Cornwall for many years, and falling in love with Mawgan Porth, we finally decided to put down our own roots here, and we became the excited new owners of Tamarisk House on 2nd January 2002. Since then, we've been visiting it regularly all year round ourselves, and sharing it with other families as a holiday rental. Cornwall to us is just irresistible - whether it's sunny in the summer, or wild and windy in the winter. (Or sunny in winter and wild and windy in the summer...).

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

10 minutes walk to the family-friendly beach with its lifeguards (May to September) and surf school. Many other interesting and fun beaches within driving distance, including Watergate Bay for extreme surfers.

Travel:

Newquay Airport is only 2 miles away. The nearest train station is Newquay, but if being met by friends/family or taxi, you might prefer to alight at Bodmin Parkway. Own (or hire) car(s) recommended as although there are buses to both Newquay and Padstow, they are infrequent and end early in the evening. (And for those wishing to dine out further afield, there are many local taxi firms available.)

Further Details:

Some places to visit locally:

* Japanese Gardens and Bonsai Nursery in St. Mawgan

* Newquay Zoo

* Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay

* The Eden Project

* Lappa Valley Steam Railway

* Crealy Adventure Park

* Waterworld Tropical Fun Pool, Newquay

* Dairyland Farm World

* Tintagel

* Bedruthan Steps

Longer trips worth considering:

* Lands End

* Penzance, Mousehole and St. Michael's Mount

* Minack Theatre

* The Lost Gardens of Heligan

* Port Isaac

* Lamorna Cove

* The Cornish Seal Sanctuary (Gweek)

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2017 June
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£704
for 4 nights
From
£176
£880
 
 
2017 July
30 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,140
for 7 nights
£1,140
 
 
2017 Summer School Holidays
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,720
for 7 nights
£1,720
 
 
2017 September
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£704
for 4 nights
From
£176
£880
 
 
2017 October
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£576
for 4 nights
From
£144
£720
 
 
2017 Autumn Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£704
for 4 nights
From
£176
£880
 
 
2017 Nov-Dec
3 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£576
for 4 nights
From
£144
£720
 
 
2017 Christmas and New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,140
for 7 nights
£1,140
 
 
2018 Jan-Feb
5 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£608
for 4 nights
From
£152
£760
 
 
2018 Feb half-term
9 Feb 2018 - 22 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£736
for 4 nights
From
£184
£920
 
 
2018 March
23 Feb 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£608
for 4 nights
From
£152
£760
 
 
2018 Easter holidays
16 Mar 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£736
for 4 nights
From
£184
£920
 
 
2018 Apr-May
13 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£608
for 4 nights
From
£152
£760
 
 
2018 Summer half term
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
2018 June
1 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£736
for 4 nights
From
£184
£920
 
 
2018 July
29 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
2018 Summer School Holidays
20 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
2018 September
31 Aug 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£736
for 4 nights
From
£184
£920
 
 
2018 October
28 Sep 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£608
for 4 nights
From
£152
£760
 
 
2018 Autumn Half Term
19 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£736
for 4 nights
From
£184
£920
 
 
2018 Nov-Dec
2 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£608
for 4 nights
From
£152
£760
 
 
2018 Christmas and New Year
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Bookings are held provisionally for up to 2 weeks until a (non-refundable) deposit of 25% of the holiday price is received, along with a completed Booking Form. The balance is due 60 days before your holiday. Payments may be made online here, by cheque or by electronic bank transfer. (Please contact us if you prefer to pay by cheque or electronic bank transfer). We also reserve the right to request a returnable damages deposit.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday, except for Christmas and New Year (where this will depend on the school holidays and changes each year). Out of season, we can be more flexible. Weekend breaks are also available.

Notes on prices:
Weekend-only (up to 4 nights) bookings are 80% of the full weekly price. Out of the main holiday season, we can also extend a booking through the following weekend for an additional 20% on the weekly price (subject to availability) - please contact us if you are interested (the online system will not calculate this rate accurately).

All bed-linens, 2 tea-towels and hand-towels for each bathroom are included in the price. Personal towels (not including beach towels) are available to hire at £6 per person - please ask if you would like this service.

Although the house only has beds for 9 plus baby (there is a cot provided, but no cot bed-linens), there is space for, and no problem with bringing additional babes in travel cots, but please let us know in advance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

From the Owner

We liked Tamarisk House from the moment we saw it - it has a combination of vintage character (the oldest part of the house was built in the mid 1800s) and modern facilities (yes it has central heating - but it's still nice to have a roaring log fire too). Because of the way it was originally built and then extended, the house 'rambles'; so for a larger group, there's no problem with finding space for everyone - there's even table tennis and table football in the basement. We've equipped Tamarisk House with everything we'd hope to find in a holiday home that accommodates an extended family or two families sharing, and we welcome suggestions for improvement. But most of all, we hope that you enjoy the house as much as we do.

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Bedroom 1 has en-suite W.C. and in-room shower unit and wash basin. Other bedrooms share shower room (with wash basin and W.C.) and main bathroom (also with wash basin and W.C.). In the basement can be found a wet-room with shower and separate W.C. along with a separate toilet room with wash basin.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 5' bed, wash basin, en-suite W.C. and shower unit Bedroom 2 with 4'6" bed, wash basin, cot Bedroom 3 with 3' bed and wash basin Bedroom 4 with twin 3' beds and wash basin Bedroom 5 with twin 3' beds and wash basin

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The playroom is home to a chest containing a substantial duple collection, and there are other toys available for small children, as well as a collection of videos and books (for all ages) and a small selection of games. There's also a collection of buckets and spades, wind-breaks and boogie boards in the basement, donated by other guests. Hair dryers are provided. There are shaver sockets in the first floor bathroom, shower room and most bedrooms. All beds have duvets and two pillows per person. Stair-gates are already fitted upstairs and two further stair-gates can be positioned as needed. A first basket of logs for the fire will be provided and further fuel can be purchased locally. Outside: Terraced garden over several levels with stone and wooden steps. Patio and decking areas with with picnic benches, brick-built barbecue and additional seating. Steps to main road. (Very) steep driveway to road with small parking/turning space for 2 or 3 cars (please phone to ask about this if you're concerned). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed-linens are included but please bring you own cot bedding. Personal towels available for hire. We clean for your arrival and then again after your departure. A weekly linen change is provided for multi-week bookings. Other: Basement: Recreation room containing table football. Recreation room containing table tennis (with 'local rules', as the room is not quite big enough...) Shower room (with hanging space for dripping wetsuits);