Welcome to The Malt House.
The Malt House has plenty of room for all and is ideal for a get-together.
The wonderful kitchen is well planned for loads of cooking!
The Malt House has five individually styled bedrooms.
Hours of entertainment for the younger family members.
The lovely kitchen/breakfast-room.
The dining-area in the kitchen.
The Malt House is within walking distance of the beach, village shop and the pub. Perfect!
From the kitchen you can step out to the sunny patio-area.
The toasty multi-burner makes this an ideal retreat all year round.
For more formal dining, perhaps to mark a special occasion, there is also a dining-table in the open plan living-room.
The second sitting-area for those who might want some quiet time.
The patio is the perfect spot for al fresco dining.
You will feel at home from the minute you step inside.
Bedroom 1 has a king-size double bed and  is very spacious.
The en suite bathroom for bedroom 1.
Breakfast in bed in bedroom 2!
Pretty bedroom 3.
The en suite to bedroom 3.
Bedroom 4 also has an en suite shower-room.
Dual-aspect bedroom 5 has a king-size double and a single bed.
You have plenty of seating outside too!
Crantock beach, half a mile from The Malt House.
The north coast of Cornwall is stunning and all within easy access from The Malt House at Crantock.
A view of Crantock beach, half a mile away.

The Malt House


Crantock / Sleeps 11 + 2 cots

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7 Nights from £1443

This is a lovely house in a perfect situation. Friendly village with amenities on hand, and a short walk to a perfect beach for all the family. Jo the housekeeper is a gem and nothing is too much trouble for her. We have already booked for next year.

If you need a large house a few minutes away from the beach this is for you.

Great location, picture perfect traditional cottage, lots of room for our family, ensuite bathrooms a bonus. House was sparkling clean and well equipped, nice outdoor area and BBQ. Housekeeper local and friendly, really appreciated the communications before and during our holiday.

Just come back from a lovely stay at the malt house , very large and spacious with bathrooms in every bedroom which is a great help .Location is great, house keeper very nice lady , some of the furniture could do with modernising but still very good .Would definitely book again my only gripe is that you can only book for a week .

We had a lovely stay - the perfect location for beach and dogs had a fantastic time as well

Definitely be going back - weather was good as well so we were very lucky

Had a wonderful stay at the malthouse. Very comfortable and well equipped, very good having two fridges with so many people, and plenty of seating. Fab location with beach within walking distance and two pubs literally next door. Nice walk on cliff to the Bowgie inn and C- bay bistro. Also had lovely weather,Good time had by all.

A perfect house for a family Christmas. Thank you for letting us use The Malt House

Lovely cottage a great size for the family Kitchen has everything you need, The village shop is well equipped, two pub’s And the jam jar takeaway , Beach is around 5/7 minutes walking We had a perfect time 10/10

Great place to stay in as a group. Comfortable, well equipped and a log burner which we loved to sit around in the evening. We liked the old features and quirkiness of the place. The beds were particularly comfortable! The Jam Jar a great little place, 2 minute walk from the Malt House, to grab a coffee and cake or homemade pizza in the evening. The Old Albion Pub highly recommended too, best to book if a larger group. Definitely would stay again.

A lovely cottage and garden in a great location.

Lovely and genuinely interesting property in a lovely location. Very spacious - great for larger parties. Presented well in a basic but honest way, sympathetic to the style of the building. We were a little disapointed by the games room, failing to take literally the description saying it was aimed at younger visitors. Jo, the housekeeper, is great. Quickly resolving an issue with the house early on in our visit. We are looking forward to returning to the same property later this year.

Beautiful cottage for all the family & extended family. Plenty of space for everyone to find somewhere for themselves (if needed!)

At our 3rd attempt to stay here because of covid, we had a great week, weather was exceptionally kind to us, my grandson loved the beach & space in the cottage. Walking distance to shop, cafes & local pubs & great walks on doorstep

Typically delightful cottage in a perfect location to explore crantock and the headlands around. Easy walk to the beach and lovely pubs nearby all dog friendly. Bedrooms are comfortable and well equipped with plenty of space each room having a lovely en-suite. Living spaces are good but the games room is pointless. Pool table with a clear bow in the base. Table football that the youngest won everytime depending on which end of the table you go to for the roll and a dart board with bent darts. Tumbledrier was excellent, got lots of use! Kitchen is all a little tired, dishwasher was useless, pre washing required and the hottest longest wash to ensure it was clean. Knives with chunks out of the blades but overall the equipment was good. Would benefit from a pizza slice. If you’re intending pizza at jam jar go super early, they ran out of dough on our first visit and second we couldn’t get takeaway we had to sit in. Not ideal with 3 dogs we didn’t want to leave unattended in the property. No reflection on the house, but a consideration if you’re intending to go. Overall we love crantock and the house is in the perfect location. Parking is super tight if you’ve got 3 large cars, but it’s off road and free.

The Malt House is a fabulous place to cook, relax and entertain our large family - especially at Christmas. We had a fabulous time. We met the owners - who were lovely and went out of their way to ensure we had a fantastic stay - as did Jo the housekeeper. All in all - we would return in a heartbeat.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the kitchen at The Malt House! We are sure the owners will be thrilled that you appreciated their efforts to ensure that you had a great time. We are so glad that you would return and should you need any assistance making a booking we are more than happy to help. Sarah, Customer Support

A warm and spacious characterful cottage made for a wonderful gathering of all the family, including 3 dogs and new baby. Super convenient for pub, Jam Jar cafe, beach, coastal footpath and shop/PO - everything we needed for a winter week away! Thank you!

Lovely lovely old authentic cottage with everything you will need for a large family holiday. In the best location in Cornwall ????

A great cottage for a large group - lots of space and well equipped

Our second time at at The Malthouse. Despite covid restrictions, it did not spoil our stay. Lovely house and we all enjoyed our stay. Would definitely use again.

The Malt House is a very spacous, and well equipped house. We loved the fact that each bedroom had its own bathroom and the games room was a hit with our Teenagers. The lovely courtyard garden with BBQ, was well used during our stay. There's good access (a short walk) to Crantock beach, which is lovely, and 3 Pubs/cafes a 2 minute walk away, which we also enjoyed. I would certainly recommend, we had a great stay.

The house is beautifully positioned in the middle of the village with just a short walk down to the beach. Having an ensuite for all the bedrooms is so good too when families come together to enjoy a holiday.

The Malthouse is a fantastic house in a great location. It provides everything you need for a relaxed stay with a mixed aged group. It’s clean, comfortable and homely. The en-suite rooms are a real bonus. It’s our second stay and we would not hesitate to recommend it and return.

Thank you for a wonderful week away, we all enjoyed our stay at The Malt House, you've thought of and supplied everything we could want to make our holiday special, Crantock Village is a perfect location, we loved it!

Lovely cottage so great for the whole family it was well equipped the men loved the games room We all had enough space to do our own things . My grandchildren were in there element with all the space . Lovely easy walk to beach with the dog and so nice to be a stones throw from the pub . We had the perfect family holiday

A fabulous place to stay, clean, comfortable, everything you might need, perfect location, the owners and the housekeeper so kind and professional.

The Malthouse was a lovely place to stay, location right in the centre of the village, 1 min from the shop, 1 min from the pub, 10 min walk to the beach. Parking was good, enclosed garden for the dogs brilliant, amount of space & seating downstairs fantastic, bedrooms were all spacious and own en-suites were plenty big enough. Jo the housekeeper/Manager was very helpful & informative, house was spotlessly clean. Could not fault anything at all. Will definitely look to book the same cottage again in the future.

This is our 6th consecutive year at the Malt House. We think it's a lovely spacious home and wonderfully dog friendly. Excellent location.

The Malt House is ideal for a large family or group. Plenty of space and facilities for everyone, including the dogs! The property was warm and welcoming when we arrived and had everything we needed for a family holiday, from enough pots and pans in the kitchen to beach toys and belly boards! Lovely walks over the dunes to the beach (better than down the road). Enough parking for the three cars, just be sensible. Thank you to Jo the housekeeper for excellent communication and helpfulness. Overall a lovely property and location for a Cornish holiday.

A lovely house with a cosy feel and very spacious x

Just perfect

Perfect place to relax. So much to enjoy from the doorstep. House was perfectly clean and very well equipped. Our stay at The Malt House was perfect from the moment of arrival. Wonderful house in an amazing location providing everything we wanted from our holiday. Thank you, we have already rebooked!

We had a very happy and comfortable stay at the Malt House - great for our large family group and so convenient for wonderful Crantock beach

Beautifully clean & a lovely welcome on arrival ( plus 2 lovely cakes & milk for tea) Loved the house .So near to the lovely beach, with free National Trust member parking. Shop, very local and pubs. Bus on the doorstep, so handy for Newquay, if did not want to drive. Parking at house, was ok, but as was said, 2large, or 3 very medium. In off season, parking available very near. Curry night at a local pub, very well attended. House was very comfortable and warm. Large party, not on top of each other Suitable for all times of the year. Nice bbq and tables with pretty enclosed paved garden .Very homely feel, loved the open fire with rain beating down a lot of the week we were there !

The Malt House is a fantastic place to stay. Three generations of our family spent a lovely week there at Christmas. The house is charming and very well equipped but homely enough that you aren't worried about having small children running around. Being right in the village, with two good pubs and an excellent village shop and lovely walks on the doorstep, makes it an great choice for a holiday all year round. The kitchen has everything needed for a large group of people with plenty of fridge and freezer space a large hob and two ovens. All the bedrooms are lovely - all ensuite - and there was always plenty of hot water. Even with eleven of us there it felt like there was more than enough room for everyone. Thank you for the warm welcome - the wood burner was going and there was wine and cake waiting for us.

Lovely clean cottage and well equipped, situated right in the heart of Crantock village. We were lucky enough to be there on the night of the bale push, most entertaining. Ideal for dog walkers with beautiful beaches within short walking distance. Car parking is the compromise, we were able to obtain parking permits at the village hall for the duration and for a fee, which is donated to a charity.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your comments and how fabulous that you were there for the Bale Push - a great local event that's known as one of Cornwall's craziest fund-raising events! The Malt House has private parking for three medium-sized cars in front of the property, so hopefully you were able to make use of tthese too. Tressa, Customer Support

The cottage is perfect for a large group of family or friends, with the 5 en-suite bedrooms. The village pubs, shop and beach are within easy reach and the walk along the cliff from Crantock to Holywell is amazing, as are the sunsets from the beach. There is so much to see and do in the area and the cottage is a welcome and comfortable 'home' in the evening. The kitchen has everything needed to cater for a large group and we would return to this cottage again. Thank you.

Highly recommended for families of all ages and dogs

A spacious house in a great location for beaches and walking with a lovely sheltered courtyard garden perfect for barbecues, sunbathing and relaxing Something for everyone!

Amazing family cottage would recommend to all had all you needed and more lovely welcome Cakes ?? milk etc which was very nice coal logs kindling wood paper and matches towels all supplied Bucket spades beach stuff all in the games room for your use

A spacious and comfortable property to suit all generations. We took our children and grandchildren and everyone just loved the house. The location is superb, just a few minutes to the beach and less to a pub and well stocked shop. An ideal place from which to explore Cornwall and then come back to relax with space for everybody. The owners welcomed us and we felt they genuinely wanted us to enjoy our staff there.

Spacious, well equipped holiday cottage. Five en suite bedrooms are particularly good.

A lovely well equipped house. Perfect location

A wonderful property in a superb location right at the heart of Crantock Village. Highly recommended.

The Malt House is a beautiful property with so much space for a large family or group of friends to enjoy a holiday. It has a great wow factor but instantly feels like home. Everything we needed and didn't want to leave.

The perfect holiday home in a gorgeous village location. The house is beautiful and has everything and more for a large group. The beach is less than a 10 minute walk away. Two village pubs and a small shop within in a minute walk away. Newquay is a 15 minute drive. Lovely walk across the headland to The Bowgie Inn which has amazing views of Crantock Beach. We rebooked for next year while there! Once you’ve stayed in Crantock you won’t go anywhere else.

It is such a well equipped, spacious house and you are able to relax and start enjoying your holiday the moment you step over the threshold.

Wifii and mobile access very patchy - probably as expected for a character cottage in a small village. Parking an issue for a house for 10 people with more than 2 cars attending.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your comments - WiFi and mobile reception as you found can be a little intermittent in some West Country locations. Our best advise is to check the network coverage maps for your provider before your holiday and details of this can be found on our website. There is parking for 3 medium-sized cars at The Malt house (VW Golf or similar) as detailed in the description but there is also a public car park down by the beach if bringing larger vehicles. Bryony, Customer Support

Spacious house in fabulous location close to the glorious Crantock beach Highly recommend

Not as described, in a poor state compared to the description and not value for money at all.

Reply from Classic Cottages

It's always very disappointing when a guest is unhappy with their choice of property, and as you know from our direct correspondence, we don't entirely agree with your comments. However, we were pleased to be able to find a fair resolution which was acceptable to you and to the owner. Tanya, Customer Support

A large but cosy cottage in a tranquil pretty village just minutes from some of the best beaches and scenery in Cornwall. Ideal for both walkers and beach lovers.

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at The Malt House. It provides a comfortable base in which to enjoy a multi-generational family holiday. Lots of space and very well equipped. The location is superb, both locally and further afield. To be able to walk to a beautiful beach, public house, village store and cafe ticks all the boxes.

Great place for different generations fantastic beach, great for walking, and a good bus link to Newquay it was never late and a late bus back to Crantock from Newquay if you wanted to go out would definitely use again and stay in Crantock

Great cottage, fab location.

Sand dunes, colourful caves, a beach to die for and waves out of this world. Then there's the Malthouse - a haven to return to after a great day. Comfort, brilliant kitchen and the best sitting room ever. I dare you to stay awake after 9.00pm!

We've been in the Malthouse for the third time and will come back next year. The Malthouse leaves nothing to be desired. Excelent location, pubs and store just two steps away. Easy access and short way to the beach.

Lovely old house with lots of character. Choice of living room space meant family members could do their own thing, which is important when there is a large group of varying ages. Everyone was happy and all would return given the opportunity.

The Malt House is a wonderful holiday home which has been converted from a derelict barn (check out the book of restoration photographs!). We had a wonderful week in mid June with (five adults, three very young children and a dog) and we fell in love with the place. Everything you will need is here, from the well appointed kitchen, lovely bedrooms and bathrooms, BBQ in the enclosed and private patio area, and of course the games room, complete with sloping pool table.. Parking space is limited - it's fine for two cars but three would be a squeeze. There is no other parking available.

There are two lovely pubs literally less than a minutes walk away (we preferred the Cornishman) and Crantock beach is less than ten minutes walk from the cottage. The local store is great and well stocked - try the pizzas - and the village of Crantock is such a great place to unwind. I would recommend the Malt House to anyone - you won't regret it!

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for taking the time to review The Malt House and we were so pleased to hear you enjoyed a wonderful holiday overall. There is parking for 3 medium-sized cars in front of the property (VW Golf size or similar) as detailed in the description, but for larger cars there is also a public car park down by the beach. Bryony, Customer Support

A lovely cottage right in the middle of the village - 2 mins from the store. Luxurious but comfortable - and the courtyard garden is perfect in the sunshine.

A really beautiful and comfortable cottage in a great location. We will be recommending it to everyone we know!

Beautiful cottage in a prime location at the centre of the village. Close to two local pubs as well as a fabulous dog friendly beach.

It is a lovely house, very well equipped,10 minutes walk to the beach which is beautiful,wecwere a family of nine badges all enjoyed our stay at the malt house so much so we can't wait to visit again.

Lovely old cottage great location well equipped and spacious just the job for a large family gathering.

Fantastic location, really comfortable beds and really loved the jam, scones and cream. Thank you to the lovely owners who were most welcoming

Fantastic location in small village. The Malt House is just 30 second walk to two pubs and a general store and only 10 minute walk to the beautiful beach. Newquay is just a ten minute drive. The cottage is large enough for you all to sit together and has room for you to also have some time to yourself. The beds and sofa areas are comfy and homely and the kitchen has everything you could need. A lovely cream tea (and some doggy snacks) made by the owner were there when we arrived which was a lovely touch and the scones and jam were delicious! My one negative is that it could be cleaner.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your review, and it's great to see that you obviously enjoyed your stay. We have passed on your comments to the Owners so they can have a thorough check at the next changeover. We hope you'd come back again in the future. Tanya, Customer Support

This is a fantastic house, location is excellent - we love it !!

A magnificent accommodation within ten minutes walk to the most beautiful beach. Three generations all loved it ( for different reasons obviously)!!

It's a wonderful house with plenty of room for everyone to relax in. So well equipped and with 2 excellent pubs and well stocked shop/post office a short walk away. A short walk too to the beach and River Gannel, which is so safe for children to play in the pools when the tide has gone out. And mustn't forget the Cosy Nook Cafe - cream teas and ice cream sundaes to die for!!

Superior property ideally suited to a large party as the property has plenty of spaceand extremely well equipped. Location is superb. Pubs and beach in close proximity. Highly recommended.

An annual summer week at the Malt House is almost a timeless entry in the family calendar. The levels of comfort, attention to detail and overall ambience of the property are unique and of the highest standard. Further, the owners are most kind and accommodating. I am sure we will make a booking for next year once we have firmed up on dates. As an addendum, I frequently come across a book of interest on the Malt House shelves and buy a copy for myself on our return home. This year was no exception.

Great cottage for large groups with pets. Well maintained with good quality furnishings.

Lovely old building in a lovely location, but cleanliness needs to be better and a downstairs toilet would be a great addition. Better lighting would be a benefit too in the main living room and in some of the bedrooms. The main bathroom was lovely and light.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so for taking the time to review your stay at The Malt House - we will certainly pass on your feedback to the Owners for their attention. Tanya, Customer Support

This is a fantastic house for a large party. There is masses of room for everyone and all their equipment. We loved the comfy sofas and fire, so nice on chilly evenings (in August). All the bedrooms having their own bathrooms was brilliant! It was great to have a big enough table (both inside the house and in the garden) for us all to sit round. All in all a great house in an idyllic location. Nobody staying at the Malt House could fail to love being there.

I have run out of superlatives in describing the Malt House and its owners. The former is quite the most perfect holiday home we have ever stayed in, including UK, Europe, North America. The latter are most kind and thoughtful: I consider it an immense privilege to be able to stay in their delightful and fascinating Malt House.

A delightful cottage in a pretty Hamlet .There is easy access to Newquay.The cottage is well equipped and has practical layout for a great holiday.

A fantastic property for a large group - lots of room and loads of useful equipment. A pleasure to stay in with our friends.

Delightful cottage in lovely location.

Great cottage, beautiful location, would certainly book again in the future.

It is impossible to find any fault.

Totally charming house in and idyllic location!

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