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Stunning ETB 5* Gold Beach House. Direct Beach Access

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House on the water's edge, Pentire Peninsula, between Crantock & Newquay, North Cornwall, England - Unique Location Offering Family Beach Holiday, Excellent Surfing And Walking From The House

Beachside View is a unique gem in a perfect, quiet and breathtaking waterside location yet with easy access to so many things, there is something to do for all ages. Stunning views that change with the tide and a south facing garden with direct access to a traditional English sandy estuary beach. With Fisral surf beach only 200m from the front of the house you may not use your car all holiday! Build sandcastles, play in pools, play cricket on the vast expanse of sand or walk across to Crantock, a National Trust Beach, voted by BBC's Coast as Best British Beach 2013. Maybe hire a guide and kayak there instead! If you want one of the UK's best surfing beaches walk 200 metres and you will be at the south (quieter) end of Fistral Beach, complete with surf kit hire, surf schools and cafes.

The contemporary house has a real 'wow' as you walk in and immediately catch glimpses of the turquoise water beyond. A 43'x18 living space with beautiful oak floor faces south and is flooded with light. Every comfort and convenience has been considered and both the well equipped modern kitchen and 5 en-suite bathrooms are a pleasure to use. Beds are sumptuous, bedlinen beautiful and towels soft. With Vispring and top end John Lewis mattresses, your back will enjoy the holiday too.

Take in the wonderful view, surf and bodyboard, go on coastal walks from the door, visit Cornwall's gardens in Spring, Christmas Markets in Fowey, Truro and Padstow in Winter or just laze on the beach in an English Summer. This is a very special holiday house for family or larger group holidays in a quiet and sought after area. However, the option of Newquay's facilities of cinema, indoor tennis, boating lake, aquarium and zoo are only a couple of miles away should you want them.

Please also see owner's website but please use Owners Direct for enquiries and bookings

The house has a very large raised terrace for al fresco dining adjacent to the present first floor balcony with a stunning view of the water. Underneath, there is a large 5th ensuite bedroom with superking size bed, seating area and large windows towards the water (see main photo). The ensuite has a double size shower with a rain drench head and rising shower head. In addition there is a games room with darts, air hockey or small pool table, TV and PS3. These 2 rooms are accessed via the outside balcony steps offering one couple more seclusion and parents some quiet from their children in the games room!

There is a further large terrace with sofa style seating further down the garden, ensuring there are several separate places to sit and read or admire the view if you like your own space for a while.


NB Prices quoted via the Owners Direct site automatic quote are not always correct because it has limited variables. Please therefore contact owner for price confirmation

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Catherine Foster
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Catherine Foster

We are a family of 5 with 3 children who were 12, 15 and 17 when we bought the house, 2 dogs and a large extended family with young nieces and nephews age <1 to 8. We therefore wanted to find a house in an area where there was something to do for all ages and it took a couple of years looking and many rejections before we bought Beachside View.

We are busy professionals and our holiday time is so precious that we want to stay somewhere with exacting standards and attention to detail so Beachside View is finished to that standard. We love being able to walk everywhere (beaches, surfing, restaurants, to buy lobsters or ice creams....) and not sit in queues for beach carparks etc. We take the responsibility very seriously that you have chosen to use our house for your much planned holiday and ensure you will not be disappointed.

Catherine Foster purchased this house in 2013

Why Catherine Foster chose Newquay

The ever changing, unobstructed view of the beach from the garden patio and sitting room sold this house to us! It is something of which we will never tire and when we are older and less active, will just sit and look at it.

The house isn't bad either!

To have a sandy beach at the bottom of the garden and surfing at Fistral 200M from the front door, is to us, the ultimate British beach holiday. We knew of Newquay and Perranporth before looking at the house but not Pentire. Thank goodness we found it !

Pentire is a hidden gem and the area offers something to do for every member of our family whatever the weather. Nobody is ever bored.

We enjoy having a whole host of different eateries and excellent restaurants to be able to walk to, most of them dog friendly. If we don't want to walk home, Atlantic Cabs charge us a very reasonable £5 from anywhere in the area.

Newquay is a mile away if we want it for surf shops, supermarket, the cinema or station but we can spend a week at the house without going in to it

What makes this house unique

Adjacent beach from the back garden, world class surfing beach from the front, a stunning water view that is forever changing with the tide and a stunning and luxuriously furnished house in which to stay.

We love being able to do so many diverse things without having to get in the car. This means our children can go off independently rather than always needing a lift! Having the water at the bottom of the garden (but the garden is totally fenced) is great and because it is effectively a tidal inlet (although called The River Gannel) there are not dangerous waves raging there. Meanwhile we can walk 2 minutes to Fistral which removes the hassle of trying to find a parking space. It's quicker to go and look at the surf than dial up the web camera.

2 or 3 families staying together can easily do their own thing on foot from the house and then meet up back at the house. Also if you get to the beach and have forgotten something it isn't a big deal to walk back for it. The house and garden has enough space that you can find a corner on your own for a bit if you want.

We love arriving and stretching our legs with a walk round the beautiful Pentire headland to the contemporary Lewinnick bar and restaurant. Then, claiming I haven't had time to shop, go the next day for breakfast in one of 3 cafes within walking distance of the house, each with different fabulous beach views.

From April-September, evenings are spent with a glass of wine on the patio watching the sunset over the water and listening to the sea. Or, in winter sitting cosily round the wood burner (although the house is too well insulated to actually need it!)

The only troublesome thing about coming here is that you don't want to leave.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Oh my word - what a beautiful house in such a beautiful it for sale???" (June 2014)

"Had a fantastic time. The house is lovely. The kids played on the beach while we sat on the terrace with a glass of wine. Spectacular views. Thanks for letting us use your beautiful home" (April 2014)

"Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home.What stunning views to wake up to!" (May 2014)
Jan 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Newquay in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • Master bedroom and bedroom 5 have large en-suites with double rainfall showers. The master room also has twin basins and semi free-standing bath Bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 each have identical large en-suites, with double size rainfall shower, toilet and basin
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom: king-size bed, river outlook and distant beach view, patio doors onto own covered patio Bed 2 king-size Bedrooms 3 & 4: 3' singles that can zip for a super-king (excellent mattress topper) Bed 5 Garden room - superking. River outlook
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: The owners have experience in providing 5 star holiday accommodation and the standard of this property and tasteful decoration reflects this. It is of the level one would aspire to live in rather than that normally found in a holiday rental property. There is individual furniture, art, photography and objets d'art by Cornish and other British designers yet it is a practical beach-side house which welcomes children - they even have their own games room. Beds are superb in quality as a good night's sleep is paramount to a successful holiday. We aim to envisage every type of guest who may stay and work out what they need. This could mean a really well equipped kitchen for budding Rick Steins or games and fun duvet covers for children. Outside: Garden with table and chairs for eating al fresco with the fabulous beach view as a back drop. Fantastic location for a lunchtime or evening barbecue as the garden faces south and also gets the setting sun from the west, well into the evening. Steps from bottom of garden directly to sandy tidal river beach, ideal for sandcastles, paddling in small pools or cricket and football when the tide is out. A balcony with river and sea views opens out from the living area at first floor level. Surf store and outside shower. Wetsuit drying line Utility Room: Additional large fridge freezer Washing machine and dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: House towels provided but not beach towels Beds made up for arrival to ensure you really do have a holiday Kitchen linens provided Mid stay clean included in bookings of 2 weeks Other: The kitchen is large, modern, easy to use and equipped for a discerning chef. Ample crockery and cutlery. Large island unit with bar stools. Adjacent dining area has table and chairs and a sofa. 50" TV. All bedrooms have TV


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average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Fabulous! Perfect House, Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

The property is fabulous and the photos do not do it any justice. Clean and spacious a fabulous time was had and what a great way to bring in the New Year watching the fireworks on the balcony. We hope to get back for a summer treat. Fabulous beaches all in walking distance and a great place to spend time with family and friends. You will not be disappointed staying at this property

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely house with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

We went for my husbands birthday and for a friends wedding. The house is lovely with great views. It’s very well equipped and is in a great location for newquay golf course,fistral beach and some lovely restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely fabulous time, five adults and two children spent a week at the house. The house is beautifully decorated with many unique/ bespoke pieces. Loved the hand made fish that seemed to swim across the wall in the lounge. I had my two grandsons of six and three and was consciously aware on arrival that they would have to be careful but after 24 hours into the holiday the thought just disappeared. They are pretty well behaved boys but sometimes excitement gets the better of them. We also had my daughter who has Tourette's and found the upstairs room which is on the same level as the lounge and kitchen perfect for her. She had a sea view and could watch the boys play in the garden. She likes her own space so being in her own room but not far from everyone else in the lounge particularly in the evening was ideal.

The house is so spacious and exceptionally clean with lots of light wood around. The house exceeded our expectations. On arrival day we walked down the steps to the beach which are a bit tricky but was worth it to see the boys jumping in and out of the rock pools. I found the climb back a bit difficult as after a back operation as left me with weak muscle tone, my husband and my sons admitted it was quite steep but found it ok. On the first evening we barbecued and ate outside which was lovely. The house has three bedrooms on the lower ground floor two double / king size bedrooms and one twin room all with ensuites. The master bedroom was great had a huge bathroom and patio doors to the garden. My son stayed in the garden bedroom which is also ensuite an access to the house is by stairs up to the lounge balcony, the side door in the garden. Because we had good weather that bedroom gets very hot in the daytime as it has glass on two sides.

The eldest grandson loved the games room where he could play on his own Xbox which he brought with his dad and uncle. We were very lucky with the weather so took the boys to fistral beach most days which is very close th the house.

Now as a relatively good cook I found the kitchen stunning having everything you need. We ordered our shoppin to be delivered on the afternoon of our arrival which was put away, thank you.

The view in the evening of groups Standing surf paddling was lovely. This has been one of my favourite holidays and the beautiful house made it all the more memorable. The owners communication was excellent and would not hesitate to stay here again. A big thanks.

surf paddling

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beyond expectations

  • 5 of 5

There were three generations of our family holidaying together. Beachside View was absolutely perfect for each one of us. We ditched all ideas of driving around Cornwall visiting various other locations as where we were staying ticked all the boxes for a relaxing, interesting and fun holiday. Just sitting in the lovely garden looking down to the river and beach beyond was a treat in itself. Though bustling Newquay is just a short drive away, the only sound from the house was the distant surf and the sound of gulls to wake us in the morning. Our teenage grandchildren loved Boardmasters music festival and the magnificent surfing beaches; we all tried kayaking on the river and our dogs adored their long walks on the dog-friendly vast beaches. We finished off the day by enjoying dinner on one of the two gorgeous outdoor terraces. The house is spotless, beautifully furnished, luxurious and very spacious - we simply didn't want to leave.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Simply Stunning !

  • 5 of 5

Just returned after spending 4 days with family & friends helping celebrate my wife's 50th birthday.

Everything about the house is fantastic, from speaking directly to the owner about our booking, to Gemma the housekeeper with her local knowledge about where best to buy a birthday cake !

The house is huge & really well laid out with lovely furniture & fittings.

I would highly recommend the house to anyone, even in March !

We're already discussing about when to return next year !!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Would like to return

  • 5 of 5

I struggle to give this property the praise it deserves. It ticked all the boxes and more. From our 19 year old and others who were able to walk to Fistral Beach and surf to us being able to wander down the steps to our own almost private beach. Local shops and restaurants within walking distance. A well equipped very very comfortable house. We were 10 people staying and all had space to be ourselves when the need was there. I would recommend and would love to return

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7.7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
The Lewinnick, Pentire Peninsular
Nearest Train
1.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Bodhi's, Fistral Beach
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
At bottom of garden
Car: not necessary

NB Prices quoted via the Owners Direct site automatic quote for short breaks and prices beyond 2017 is often incorrect as it may revert to the cheapest price for 2017 where no specific price is available for the dates you have entered. Price range is £1100-£3900 for up to 10 guests. Extra beds and dogs are additional. Please contact owner for price confirmation


Direct access from back garden to sandy tidal beach. Walk to Crantock beach from mid tide (Nat Trust Village,pub,cafes). Sand dunes, sandcastles, surfing, some scrambling rocks. Dog friendly. Lifeguard in season. At high tide in season, take the little foot ferry across estuary from Fern Pit cafe 5-6' walk from house.

Fistral beach, just 200m from the front door; perfect for children and adults with surf schools, rock pools, shops and cafes. Lifeguard in season. No need to drive

to beaches.


A car is not neccessary.

Once you turn off the M5 it is largely dual carriageway on the A30 until 8 miles before reaching the house.

Newquay Airport 7 miles

Newquay Railway Station 2 miles

Bodmin Station (more trains) 23 miles


SW Coastal Path - almost on the doorstep!

Beach - bottom of garden

Fistral, renowned surf beach 200m

Pitch & putt 300m

Horse riding 1 mile

Newquay 2 miles for picturesque harbour, Indoor and outdoor tennis, bowling, boating lake, zoo, aquarium

Truro 14 miles

St Ives (Tate Gallery) 31 miles

Eden Project 17 miles, Lost Gardens of Heligan 19 miles

National Trust:

Trerice 3 miles, Lanhydrock 23 miles, Marazion(St Michaels Mount) 31 miles

Padstow and Camel Cycle Trail 16 miles

..and more

Further Details:

Unlimited internet .

Internet supermarket shops deliver

Small convenience store on Pentire 3-4' walk


The Fish House 15 min walk along the beach which it overlooks. Our favourite, for the food, staff and sunsets

Fern Pit (with ferry to Crantock, seasonal) 5 min walk Also sells crab and lobsters.

Fistral beach cafes 4 mins and 15 mins walk

The Lewinnick - boutique style bar and separate restaurant 10 min walk onto the Pentire headland

Crantock village - tea, pub etc 1.5-2 miles (check tides)

West Pentire - C Bay Cafe.20 min beach walk from the back garden, tide dependent

Jamie Oliver's 15 restaurant and cafe 6 miles

Rick Steins Fistral: Cafeteria style take away curries and fish and chips 15 mins walk along the beach

Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant etc, Nathan Outlaw's and Rosanos plus many more in Padstow: 20 miles

Newquay's restaurants, banks, post office, large supermarkets and shops 1-2 miles. The best sea views from any Pizza Express and The Stable!!

Plenty of surf schools and hire shops on Fistral and in the town. As featured in The Telegraph, whilst Fistral attracts world class surfers, it is perfectly acceptable to go there at any age, wanting to learn and if the waves are deemed too big that day, your instructor will just take you round the headland to a bay facing a different direction.Coasteering, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding (SUP).... it's all available!

Cookery school at Rick Stein's in Padstow

Plenty of walking from the doorstep. Seasoned walkers can join the SW Coastal Path and head down to National Trust West Pentire headland which is a site of special scientific interest noted for it's wild flowers and rare plants, featured for walking in The Saturday Telegraph in 2013.

Casual walkers have plenty of half to 4 mile strolls with the lure of a Cornish ice cream, cafe, pub or just a good view!

Golf - Newquay and Perranporth links are very close. We also play Trevose and St Enodoc slightly further afield.

Plenty of riding schools with beach rides


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £45

The Owners Direct site does not have the facility for detailed quotes and the auto-calculation can be incorrect.
Reduced occupancy reductions are only made between October and April. The house living areas and fixed costs are very large so please understand that reductions cannot be made proportional to the reduced number of guests. Please be aware that a stay for 2 nights cannot be proportional to a one week stay as the house is cleaned completely whether guests stay for one or seven nights.
Dates are reserved for 3 days to enable transfer of 25% deposit (£500 min) and completed booking form. The balance is due 8 weeks before arrival date
Dogs £45/week each, max 2 dogs by prior arrangement and there are doggy rules to preserve the house! (Please ask)
Damage deposit £600 for more than 6 guests, and guests with dogs. £400 for 6 or less guests unless there is a dog.
Directions and key details are only released on receipt of the damage deposit due a week before arrival.
Changeover in peak seasons is on a Saturday except some Bank Holidays. In April - July it is generally Fridays to allow some short breaks (not available in June/July/August or main school holidays).
Arrival is after 4pm and check out by 10am. For short breaks, booking an extra night does mean you can use the house all day on the day of arrival or departure, even if you do not stay that night. A low season short break from a Thursday arriving after 6pm until Monday at 10am does not usually cost much more than Friday 4pm - Sunday 10am because our main expense is in the changeover. However, it's much more relaxing to have 3 full days at the house and be able to drive at quieter times or arrive on an early morning flight and have breakfast with the lovely view! Rest assured you will not want to leave!
If you enquire about dates so far ahead (> approx 15 months) that the prices have not been loaded on the site, it will revert, incorrectly, to the cheapest rate so the quote will be incorrect.

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.