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The Cottage, Trevowah FarmHigh specification two bedroom cottage on the edge of Crantock. Rural setting with fantastic outlook but still close enough to the village to stroll to the pubs, shop and beautiful Crantock beach. The Cottage has been furnished to a very high standard. Exclusive use of a large garden and bbq area, as well as plenty of parking space.
Old Fisherman's Cottage by Harbour Fistral & TowanThis original fisherman’s cottage is tucked away in a prime location near the Harbour on one of the oldest streets in Newquay. It’s slap bang between Fistral and the Town beaches, Sainsburys is close by, and it avoids the noise of pubs and clubs. Our cottage has been lovingly restored last year. There is an open planned layout throughout for light and space and small courtyards to the front and rear. Perfect for couples wanting to holiday in Newquay! We always want to achieve a 5* rating!
Blue Skies // Porth // CornwallBlues Skies Cottage is part of a courtyard of converted farm buildings and barns from the 1800s. With its original stone walls and exposed wooden beams, it has all the character and quirks that comes with an old Cornish barn. Situated in the valley of Trevelgue, it’s the perfect quiet get away with green views across the valley but still just a 10minute walk to Porth beach. It’s the perfect spot to relax and get cosy or get outdoors on an adventure.
Fun and lively, with a youthful vibe, Newquay is the UK’s number one surfing destination. The Atlantic waves that roll onto its beaches are the best surf the country has to offer, attracting professionals and first-timers alike — and the après-surf is just as popular, thanks to the town’s bars, nightclubs, and live music events. Fistral Beach is at the center of the action, but with a dozen options for golden beaches, including the much-loved cove of Lusty Glaze, there’s always somewhere quiet to retreat. The surrounding coast and countryside is dotted with quaint hamlets and villages, and a short drive to the neighboring Trevose Headland offers some of the most dramatic cliff walking on Cornwall’s northern coast.
Flying to Newquay from most international destinations requires a connecting flight through one of the UK’s major cities — but it’s worth it if you can, since Cornwall Airport Newquay (NQY) is only five miles from the town center. The airport has direct flights from London, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh, and Glasgow, as well as cities in Ireland, Spain, and Germany. Newquay train station is practically on the beachfront, and connections will take you to Plymouth and beyond, with direct services to London operating in the summer months. Driving to Cornwall was once thought to be time-consuming because of its many single-lane roads, but the A30 to Newquay has recently been widened. You won’t require a car once you’re in the town, and there are regular bus services operating to the surrounding countryside.
People from all over the UK flock to Cornwall for its balmy weather, particularly in the summer, when temperatures average 70 degrees Fahrenheit and can climb a fair amount higher thanks to its southwesterly location. But daytime temperatures rarely drop below 50 degrees, whatever the season, and the water is warm all year long, which makes beach activities just as attractive in spring and fall. As for winter, Newquay and the Cornish coast are prime locations for storm watching, when the Atlantic winds and waves combine to create dramatic tempests. Its maritime climate means that rain is always a possibility, so pack waterproof layers and an umbrella.
People settled this land as far back as the Bronze Age (you can visit prehistoric burial grounds at the Barrowfields), but as a fishing village, Newquay came to life in the 15th century when a nearby bishop funded the building of a wooden harbor (hence, “new quay”). The current stone version dates back to the 19th century, when ore from the nearby mines was delivered via steam trains. You can still ride those trains at the Lappa Valley Steam Railway.
Festooned with roses, this tranquil Edwardian public park in the heart of the town is a 15-minute walk from the beach. It’s the perfect place to indulge in a traditional Cornish cream tea — served in the delightful Trenance Cottages tearoom — while the adjoining leisure park offers more high-octane delights, including tennis, miniature golf, and an outdoor skatepark.
Separated from Newquay by the tidal estuary of the River Gannel, Crantock is a traditional Cornish village whose thatched cottages, pubs, and village store hark back to the way life used to be. Its expansive beach is backed by sand dunes, while the Gannel itself is popular for kayaking, fishing, and birdwatching.