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Holiday House With Sea Views, Ideal For Families

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Nov-2016
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.

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

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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3 Reviews

4.7
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

5

Fantastic location and house with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

Nine of us stayed in the house, grandchildren through to grandparents. The house is spacious but homely, clean, tidy and with everything we could need. Noisy children in one part of the house could not be heard in the other part due to L-shape, much to grandpa's delight. Table tennis and children's toys for wet days provided, body boards and wind breakers for adventures. The only problem we had was finding the cutlery drawer, which took about 2hrs (there's a secret drawer hidden within the pan drawer) and the driveway is VERY steep so take it easy. But the walk to the amazing beach was only 2 mins, and even the garden is lovely for sitting out in for BBQ's. Overall we all loved it and would recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Wonderful views, very conveniently located

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay. The house was very well equipped and a really good size, especially for the cost.. We were incredibly impressed the app which was sent to us before our stay. It was really helpful. It was only a five minute walk to the beach which was very handy. We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive review, both of Tamarisk House, and that the HomeAway app was useful (it's good to know that it is worthwhile to populate the sections there as an owner).
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5

Great Location and family holiday house

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the house with my extended family to celebrate a birthday. We were looking for somewhere with enough rooms, space and close to Mawgan Porth. The house has a nice mix of old and new, the new fitted kitchen is great and was perfect for a large family who wanted to dine in every evening. The property is equipped with everything you could need for your stay and plenty of storage for anything you are taking with you. Providing you don't want to take a lot with you then its a short walk down the road to the beach and shops (or pub!), the road has no pavement so you need to be very careful. We arranged for our shopping to be delivered by Tesco on our arrival which was perfect. I wouldn't recommend the property to anybody that has mobility issues as there are a lot of steps getting into the property. There was plenty of room for parking at the end of a very steep drive.

I would love to stay there again

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay - thank you for letting us have your feedback - and let us know if you'd like to book again for next year. 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)

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2016 Christmas and New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£990
for 7 nights
£990
 
 
2017 Jan-Feb
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£576
for 4 nights
From
£144
£720
 
 
2017 Feb half-term
10 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£704
for 4 nights
From
£176
£880
 
 
2017 March
24 Feb 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£576
for 4 nights
From
£144
£720
 
 
2017 Easter holidays
17 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£704
for 4 nights
From
£176
£880
 
 
2017 Apr-May
14 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£576
for 4 nights
From
£144
£720
 
 
2017 Summer half term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,140
for 7 nights
£1,140
 
 
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
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£552
for 3 nights
From
£184
£690
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £30

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
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

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

Entertainment

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

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 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.). There is also a wet-room with shower and separate W.C. in the basement.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • 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

Meals

  • Self-catering

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);

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