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Charming Light Modern Detached House Within Sight And Sound Of The Sea

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

House in Polzeath, New Polzeath, Cornwall, England - Four Minutes Walk To Polzeath Beach For Sand, Rock Pools And Surfing

St Clair is a modern light and comfortable house. The open plan design gives a spacious feel. There is a large open plan kitchen and reception room, a wonderful upstairs room with sea and country views which is suffused with light even in winter. There are four bedrooms, two with en suite bathrooms, and two with a shared bathroom. There is a cot available for babies (bring your own mattress). There is a utility room with washing machine and tumble drier. The house has been equipped to a very high standard, is welcoming and the atmosphere is relaxing. Warm in winter with Aga, central heating and log fire. Attractive enclosed garden with dining terrace, BBQ area, lawns and trees. The garden is enclosed and is suitable for children and dogs. Hot outside shower for use after the beach, and very popular with children. The property is situated within walking distance of shops, restaurants, the beach and spectacular coast path. Padstow, Rock and Port Isaac are nearby.

John Gardiner
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2018

About John Gardiner

St Clair is our much loved holiday home which was for a time our main house. We extended and modernised it in 2010 with our architect and commissioned a hand built kitchen. We grew to love the area so much that on retirement form Oxford we bought a property nearby but inland so that we could indulge our passion for gardening.

We visit frequently to check the property or to enjoy it with family and friends.

As it was our home the atmosphere and furnishings reflect our enthusiasm for both vintage and modern. We regard you as our guests and want you to feel welcome. We are available if there are problems or you need advice.

Our housekeeper is experienced and trusted and looks after our own home too.

John Gardiner purchased this house in 2005

Why John Gardiner chose Saint Minver Highlands

A house with a lovely garden within walking distance (with surf boards) of the beach. The sound of the surf and the view of the sea from the property and the road.

What makes this house unique

This is a sunny, welcoming house furnished with style, comfort and convenience in mind. There is Wifi.

When you arrive there is award winning Camel Valley wine in the fridge, flowers on the table and in the bedrooms. The fridge is stocked with butter and milk and tea and coffee are available. The kitchen is stocked with spices and basics. There are the popular St Kitts Herbery toiletries for every guest and the beds are made up. There are logs and kindling for a fire on chilly evenings.

We provide beach towels, body boards, beach cricket, buckets and spades.

The garden is warm and sheltered and provides a peaceful haven after a day on the beach.

Most of our guests return year after year.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house has a real wow factor for both young and old.

Thank you so much for the stay in lovely and luxurious St Clair. it is an amazing place. No photos or description do it justice and we had a wonderful time. I recommend this place very highly.

Thank you so much the house is fantastic, its just perfect in every way and the garden delightful. All lovely.
Jan 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint Minver Highlands in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • It is mandatory to read our rental agreement (Terms and Conditions) before payment and arrival
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Large en suite with two basins, shower and toilet. Small en suite with shower, basin and toilet. Shared bathroom with basin, bath, shower and toilet. Hot outside shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) all with beds (no bunks) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with small double bed and one single bed. Bedroom 4 with two single beds. Plenty of cupboard space in all bedrooms. DVDs in 2 bedrooms.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The theme that runs through St Clair is quality and comfort. Our aim is to ensure that whoever stays there feels completely at home in peaceful and relaxing surroundings. Outside: Secluded and sheltered gardens front and back with lawns, flower beds, trees and shrubs. There is a paved BBQ area with pub table and seating surrounded by honeysuckle and roses. Also a raised undercover terrace with a large table and eight garden chairs with outside lights with access from patio doors from kitchen. The master bedroom has patio doors leading on to an enclosed and private gravel sitting out area. There is off street parking for three cars at the front of the property. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble drier. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels supplied for each visitor. Property is cleaned and beds made up prior to new arrivals. No need to tidy before leaving. Pack and go service available. Maid service available through negotiation. Other: Garage with fridge freezer and storage for surf boards, beach equipment and wet suits. Limited supply of body boards and beach equipment. Logs for fire.


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Charming Light Modern Detached House Within Sight And Sound Of The Sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

A very generous and homely place to stay, 5 minutes from the beach

  • 5 of 5

Very nicely laid out house - worked very well for the 8 adults we had staying, with 2 reception rooms, large kitchen and beautiful garden. Plenty of bathroom access and outdoor shower for getting rid of the sand. Very well equipped kitchen for a holiday home. There were welcomig touches - a bottle of wine when we arrived, nice bed linen and towels and lovely local soap. It felt like a home.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday at St Clair.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday at St Clair which is an extremely well equipped, spacious and comfortable house. We loved the separate lounge areas which meant that the teenagers and adults could have their own chill out space. The weather wasn't brilliant during our stay and the aga was great for drying towels and damp clothes. It also meant that there was always plenty of hot water. The outside hot shower was great to rinse off under when coming back from the beach.

Having stayed in Polzeath several times previously we were hesitant about staying in New Polzeath as thought it might be a bit remote but the short cut to the beach actually meant that it was quicker to walk to the beach and sea front (and less steep) than previous years. The garden is fully enclosed so we had no concerns about our labrador escaping. The wild rabbits in the garden were an added bonus for her! We have already booked to go again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely house and garden with everything you could want for a relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for 8 adults, 9 month old & a dog - all who love walking

  • 5 of 5

Accessibility, comfort, & practicality with everything we needed from beach towels to surf boards plus everything from home! Great house, lovely garden- very family friendly. Many thanks to the owner.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large spacious property with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

The property was great, large enough for 6 adults, 2 Children and 2 dogs. Garden was very dog friendly, location was great for beach and all amenities, we could not have made a better choice for our holiday. A great stay was enjoyed by all.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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St Claire New Polzeath Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

We are actually still on holiday at St Claire. The house is in a perfect spot, 10 min walk to sea and within walking distance of some lovely restaurants, cafés and shops all on the beach front at Polzeath. St Claire has offered us everything we had hoped for in a family holiday; the owners have thought of everything in the house - it is beautifully furnished with wonderful gardens. We have brought our two

Labradors with us and the gardens have been perfect; fully enclosed and large enough to accommodate us all (8 adults) and dogs perfectly well.

If you are looking for a relaxed holiday in a lovely home near to the beach St Claire will offer you the perfect holiday residence.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

There are several surfing schools on the beach at Polzeath. There is sea kayaking and coasteering at Port Quinn and Sailing at Rock. Wind surfing and kite surfing is popular at nearby Daymer bay. Walking on the coast path and Bodmin Moor is popular as is cycling along the Camel trail from Padstow or Wadebridge. There is also Sea Fishing and water skiing from Padstow or Rock. There are a number of National Trust properties and renowned gardens nearby. The Eden project is 40 minutes drive.


The beach of Polzeath, 5 minutes walk down a footpath, is a lovely sandy beach suitable for swimming and surfing. Baby Bay, within walking distance is particularly suitable for children with gentle waves, lots of sand and rock pools. Daymer Bay which is suitable for swimming, kite and wind surfing is only a short drive or a long walk away. The beaches of North Cornwall are some of the best in the country. From the coast path you can experience sea views sometimes with seals and dolphins.


Newquay Airport is 20 miles, approximately 35 minutes driving time away and Exeter Airport is 77 miles and takes approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes. Bodmin Parkway station is 18 miles and a 35 minute drive. The nearest Ferry terminal is Plymouth which is 48 miles and 1 hour 38 minutes driving. The best route into Cornwall is via the M5 and the A30. Polzeath is approximately 245 miles and 5 hours driving from central London.


Polzeath village is within walking distance either across the beach or by the footpath. Wadebridge the local town is 8 miles and Padstow 16 miles by road or considerably less by ferry across the estuary. Rock and the Camel estuary are within walking distance or by car 4.5 miles. Truro city is about an hour away by car.

Further Details:

There are plenty of restaurants nearby in Polzeath and Rock, and Padstow is renowned for its seafood. There is a wide variety of food available from beach side child friendly restaurants to award winning places for the more discerning.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
30% deposit is required when booking. The balance is due 6 weeks before your holiday. £100 discount for two weeks booking. There is a dog charge of £25 per dog, maximum number of dogs 2. Short stay, minimum 4 nights, welcome out of season.
Pack and Go available for £75, nioneed to clean and tidy, just have breakfast and leave.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. This can be flexible out of season. Guest are asked to leave by 10:30 am and arrive after 3:00 pm.

Notes on prices:
Short stays up to 4 days available out of season for £700.00 - £800.00.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.