Crantock village and its sandy beach are very popular with visitors to this area of north Cornwall, and justly so. Nestling in the centre of the village, The Hermitage is a semi-detached Grade II Listed archetypal thatched cottage with whitewashed walls and a little enclosed front garden.
Inside, guests are greeted with a wealth of original features as they step over the threshold; low beams, sloping ceilings and a very low lintel over the stairs give lots of character to this little cottage. The sitting/dining-room, formerly two separate rooms, has ornamental fireplaces at either end. Upstairs are two small, attractively furnished bedrooms and an ingeniously designed bathroom.
Outside, the sun-trap patio leads to the separate utility-room and sun-room. There is even an external heated shower, ideal for washing off sand or rinsing wetsuits. Guests will no doubt spend many evenings out on the patio, relaxing after a day at the beach.
Although close to Newquay with its surfers and fabulous beaches, Crantock feels like a different Cornwall, a reminder of times lived at a slower pace. The village has narrow lanes and old stone cottages surrounded by beautiful gardens, a small village green and ancient pubs. The nearby beach is backed by dunes, with the wildlife-rich grasslands of Rushy Green rising up behind them. At the far end of the beach is the headland of Pentire Point West with lovely Polly Joke beach, completely unspoilt and popular in early summer before the beaches become too crowded. A short drive away, the beaches of Perranporth, Watergate Bay and St Agnes are a must for surfers and paddlers alike and a trip to Porth and Padstow, with seaside shops, art galleries, tea-rooms and pubs should also be on the to-do list.
Step to Sitting/Dining-room with TV, video, DVD player, CD player and wood-burner effect electric stove
Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6'')
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Outside Access to
Utility-room with washing machine, tumble-drier, WC and wash-basin
External heated shower
Take care around the sloping ceilings and the low beams and lintel.
- No pets
- Cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Private parking for 1 car
- Superfast WiFi
- No smoking
- Pub 250 yds
- Garden furniture
- 3 NS heaters
The Hermitage is the prettiest cottage in Crantock.
The lovely sitting room. As you would expect from a cottage of this age and character, there are low beams so tall guests be aware.
The dining-area also has a cosy wood-burner effect electric stove which makes this an ideal retreat whatever the weather.
The master bedroom.
Crantock beach is protected by the National Trust and is only just down the road.
The cute kitchen is very well-equipped.
There is an additional table in the kitchen.
From the kitchen you can look out to the patio-area at the back of the cottage.
Get all the family around the dining table and enjoy long lazy lunches.
Beautiful linens await you.
Cute friends are ready to welcome you.
A gorgeous bed guaranteed to give you a lovely nights sleep.
The coast path from Crantock towards Perranporth.
Pretty bedroom two.
The cottage is picture postcard perfect!.
The cute second bedroom.
The sunny rear terrace, with a fabulous outside shower. Perfect to wash off the sand after a day on the beach.
The compact family bathroom has a lovely shower cubicle.
You will find lovely little touches throughout this beautiful cottage.
Perfect for soaking in after a day on the coast.
If your feeling energetic then a day on the camel trail is a must!