Traditional British seaside holiday house, shabby and run down, but full of character, with spacious garden and stunning Atlantic views, in sought-after location. Self catering for 6-11; 2 baths; wi-fi. Golf, surf, cliff walks, sailing, waterskiing, fishing, gourmet Padstow.
The Camel Estuary on Cornwall's rugged and romantic Atlantic north coast is one of England’s most desirable, yet understated, up-market hideaways - for everyone, not just for the two princes, prime ministers (all regular visitors), etc.. Whether it is cliff-top hikes, fishing, surfing, sailing, visiting historic houses (Lanhydrock, etc), the Tate Gallery at St Ives, the Eden Project or just savouring the seafood and other tastes of Padstow (gourmet capital of the UK, made famous by TV chef Rick Stein) or Nathan Outlaw in Rock, King Arthur’s Castle (Knights of the Round Table legend) and lots more, there’s something here for you too. And there’s classic British links golf: within 10 minutes drive is St Enodoc, recently rated no 35 in the world outside the US. Indeed, the Atlantic coast is home to several other renowned links: (URL HIDDEN) tells all...
St Petroc sleeps 7-9 in a typical 1920s English seaside holiday house. It has a lot of charm, but is also run down and one often can sense the damp, especially out of summer. The description 'run down' also means that some parts of the house do not look clean, despite the fact that they have been cleaned: they are just showing their age!! If you are looking for a modern villa (and/or not a sense of adventure), this is not the place for you. But nearly everyone who stays there (in some cases, once over the initial reaction to the foregoing!) doesn't want to leave.
This house has been in our family for over 60 years: despite the 'run-down' label we have done some careful updating of the facilities, including a new bathroom and new storage heaters. We have also upgraded some of the furniture, and added broadband wi-fi and two flat screen TVs.
So why do we get more repeat tenants at this property than at any of our other properties? Perhaps you should come and see for yourself...
Not recommended for the elderly, pregnant nor families with young children. Highly recommended for weather-beaten surfers, golfers, sailors and cliff-walkers and, out of the peak summer season, groups seeking a bit more of a roof over their heads compared to tents at the local camp-site for not much more.
The whole house is accessible to guests, excepting a few cupboards for owners' possessions. We decommissioned the old external-access WC many years ago, having converted one bedroom into a second bathroom. We have also closed up the front door, enabling us to use the porch for storage, and the property is entered through the kitchen door; both doors access the main parking area, so this doesn't cause any particular inconvenience. The yellow bathroom is normally used for washing wetsuits and there is no pressure on the shower attachment; the owner still uses the bathtub, but most guests prefer to use the one in the second bathroom.
Our caretaker lives close by and is available to assist guests. In addition, our administrator is available on the phone. As is normal for Cornish holiday lets, we do not supply linen and towels. If guests require these, we can supply them by special arrangement.
The corner of our garden is the highest point between surfashionable Polzeath and desirable Trebetherick, 5 minutes from Rock and St Enodoc, and a short ferry ride from gourmet Padstow.
There is little in the way of public transport, so guests are advised to come by car.
The house is in a run-down and shabby state (incl. not all wallpaper in its original place!), so if you are looking for an up-market villa, this is not the right place for you. Having said this, it has an olde-worlde charm that most of our guests love. Those who 'get' it, keep returning year after year. If this description is not your cup of tea, please don't reserve this property - we can recommend alternatives.
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The entire property is accessible to guests, although a few cupboards containing the owner's personal possessions are locked.
The two storage containers hidden behind trees in the garden are not accessible by guests.
The old outside WC has been decommissioned, and guests will prefer not to use this room.
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Our local team are available on-site (on request) and by phone to help you enjoy your stay.
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As is normal for Cornish holiday lets, we do not supply linen and towels. If guests require these, we can supply them by special arrangement.
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OTHER IMPORTANT HOUSE RULES
We do not contract with people under 25
We do not accept hen parties or stag nights
Smoking is permitted outside.
Check-in after 7pm is allowed, but we charge £30 per hour for every hour (or part hour) that check-in is later than 8pm, plus £30 per hour (or part hour) if your arrival is more than one hour after after the time you have informed us that you will arrive. Our team members' time is chargeable at £30 per hour (or part hour) incurred in excess of one hour after you have arrived.
Guests have full use of all of the house.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: we read the electricity meter at the start and finish of each stay. If the cost to us is more than £100 per week (pro rata on a daily basis), the excess will be deducted from the security deposit with Airbnb or via payment direct to us. Guests may ask to read meters with us, in the absence of which our staff's readings will be final. Please note that you are responsible for processing rubbish according to local recycling practices, for which bags are stored in the garage. If you are staying overnight on the day before rubbish/recycling collection day (normally Tuesday), you are responsible for putting out rubbish bins and recycling sacks at the front entrance of the Property the evening before, failing which we will deduct £20 from your security deposit, or more at the hourly rates in our Standard Terms & Conditions, if the time taken to do this (including staff journey time to and from the Property) exceeds one hour.
As is normal for holiday lets in this region we do not supply linen and towels, except by special arrangement.
Making a booking with us also confirms that you accept and agree to comply with our Standard Terms & Conditions, to which you will be given access upon confirmation of your booking. If you are not prepared to accept these, please then cancel your reservation. If there are special circumstances, raised in connection with our Standard Terms & Conditions, we will of course consider them and make a different agreement with you, if appropriate. The person making the booking with Airbnb is deemed to be The Party Leader for the purposes of our Standard Terms & Conditions.