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Ocean View

(Ref. 1065455)

Downderry, Cornwall Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful property, with a stunning elevated view over the bay."

    Great facilities for guests of all ages. We enjoyed the games room, when the weather turned inclement. Well proportioned rooms, with space for all. Limited off road parking, but lots of space on the road. Child friendly, but not so much for infants, as the internal staircase is not toddler friendly, we had to be watchful with the baby, but we are as parents and grand parents. Overall we loved our stay, and have recommended it to friends already.

    Hi Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are so happy you had such a lovely time at Ocean View. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2024

  • "Fantastic place!"

    ! Location great. Nice and homely

    Hi So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Oct 2023

  • "Overall the property was good, comfortable beds good quality appliances, plenty of seating, wonderful views, I appreciate they had had some heavy handed holiday makers before our stay, and did try to rectify damage caused where they could, however carpets throughout the hall and bedrooms downstairs are very dirty and stained and need a really good clean."

    I appreciate they are fully booked but I would rather have clean damp carpets for 24 hours opposed to dirty carpets. The village is excellent a walk down a steep hill and you are on a dog friendly stony beach, there is a cafe pub and tapas bar in the village all serving great food and Seaton is a pleasant walk along the beach.

    Reviewed by Gillian3.4Sep 2023

  • "Although the property was in a good location unfortunately attention to detail in cleanliness and maintenance was not as expected issues as follows Cupboard dirty and old food/wine left in cupboard, large cobweb in corner by telescope, dirty glasses and crockery, freezer with food stains, leaking gutter outside kitchen, hot tub noisy through the night, games table catches broken, pool table cloth and balls badly damaged, darts unusable, no ping pong balls provided, milk frother for coffee machine unusable due to not being clean and smell."

    Black mould in en suite shower room and toilet seats in main bathroom very loose. Windows on the inside were filthy, bin outside full of maggots. The radiator in the lounge was held on by the settee and luckily we didnt need the central heating. Outside table also filthy. Whilst this is a large list we did enjoy our stay and found the other facilities such as beds, bed linen, size of house to be good.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for Ocean View. It is disappointing to read this feedback and all points will be investigated. I would like to assure you and all guests that if the team and I were informed during your stay, we would have strived to ensure everything was put right, we do provide all our guests with the relevant contact information. I hope we can welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia2.8Jul 2023

  • "The property was absolutely stunning, even better than the photos!"

    The view was incredible, the house had everything we needed. The owners were very helpful when I had a couple of questions. The whole group was blown away by the house, I would absolutely recommend staying here and would love to go back!

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great holiday home and great views from the house."

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent, spacious and clean property with superb views."

    Is a good base for visiting the surrounding area and always better when weather is good.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7May 2023

  • "Suited our purpose very well, a good sized property for a large family spanning three generations."

    There was always something to do as the games room provided great entertainment betweeen outings. The view is spectacular especially in good weather, we did a lot of boat spotting using the telescope and binoculars. The locals were very friendly, including the people in the shop in the village. It was quiet out of season which made accessibility straight forward.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2023

  • "Such a lovely house, everything was as in the photos- in fact better."

    We really enjoyed our stay. The views are incredible and the house is so comfortable and has everything you need. If you have mobility issues then perhaps not the house for you as there are a lot of steps.

    Reviewed by Lois5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is a very well kept house very comfortable with everything you would need."

    great having the coffee machine and pool table was used every day due to weather being bad but we enjoyed our stay very much just a short walk down the hill to village and beach and great view to wake up to. The only thing because of bad weather it would of been great to have some sort of over head shelter at the back of the house to make best use when bad weather like there was at the front door. Wonderful stay thank you!

    Reviewed by Pauline Netta5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property was lovely and the views fantastic, there was nothing we didn't like about it."

    Reviewed by Sebastian5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay, the property was just as we hoped."

    The only slight negative would be how slippy the decking is when it rained. My son slipped over a couple of times walking to the games room. Not sure if that is something that can be improved. He was fine by the way! Other than that everything was great.

    Thank you for your positive feedback and we are so pleased that you had an amazing stay and all worked well for your Christmas break. We were sorry to hear that your son slipped a couple of times on the decking and whilst we mention this in the welcome notes to highlight this we will display a notice. We will also reapply a treatment of non slip decking product. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Dec 2022

  • "Loved this property and would certainly recommend a stay here."

    It's lovely and clean, well equipped and comfortable. There was plenty of room for all of us both indoors and the outside seating area, with great sea views. It was a great base to visit the surrounding area -with the benefit of coming back to relax in the hot tub or use the games room. Can't fault our stay at all.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2022

  • "What an amazing place you have!"

    ! We were in love as soon as we walked into the lounge! And the coffee and bar area was my favourite room! We sent a video to friends and they were all in awe, thank you! You asked for suggestions and there were some items we had to buy so I thought you’d want to know for future guests.. Face cloths Dish cloths Potato peeler Also you could do with a sharp knife and some pans that are compatible with the hob. They said they were but we kept getting an error on the hob that made cooking difficult (pans not compatible or placed incorrectly) Short uses seemed fine but it was when the hob had been in use for a longer spell, ie for a larger meal. We ate in a lot as you can see but I guess many will who have a large group to feed x The rest of the house was so well equipped and we LOVED the coffee machine and mugs. I just heard there’s a feedback form sent too so I will fill this out also.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic property we had a lovely time."

    A bbq would be nice and better handles on the inside of the en suite bathroom handles.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely house great views and very well equipped the beds were lovely and comfy ..."

    Lovely house great views and very well equipped the beds were lovely and comfy the only downside is there is loads of steps and very steep if you have trouble with your knees or walking this may not be the house for you and the toilet seats needs looking at as they are loose All in all a fantastic house

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Jun 2022

  • "Great accommodation and well equipped property with fantastic views."

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2022

  • "All three generations had a wonderful stay."

    The house is lovely; nicely decorated and clean, although some spots were missed (under the sofas and there was a broken plate in the cupboard). Easily big enough for the ten of us to have our own space too. Views were amazing we spent a lot of time watching the world go by from the dining room or in the hot tub, which was cleaned/checked at least twice during our week. We all enjoyed the games room too. Couldn’t fault this house one bit and the neighbours were very friendly. All that’s missing for us was a potato masher, pizza cutter and a Cafeteria. We couldn’t find the pods for the coffee machine, and although we didn't need them as it was warm enough, no logs were provided for the log burner. Would thoroughly recommend making Ocean View your south Cornish base.

    Reviewed by Thomasina4.7Apr 2022

  • "Wow, Oceanview is a dream holiday home, it is very clean, big and each bedroom is big, beds are very comfortable."

    The owners have put a massive amount of time and effort to make sure that your holiday starts well. The view from inside looking out are spectacular, there is a wood burner and a fantastic games room. Definitely choose this home because you will not regret it. The beach is very close and you can enjoy exploring and hiking and dog's are allowed on the beach. When we returned from our visits around Cornwall we always looked forward to coming back home to chill and jump into the Hot Tub. The garden is big enough for you children and/or dog's to play around in. There is a parking space available. Oceanview is massive and beautiful and you can relax and have a great time. I would recommend Oceanview to anyone.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cleaning was not top rate with crumbs and rubbish under sofa cushions."

    Cigarette buts on the steps outside, black dog hair in sitting room. Mold around both. Broken step on way down to garden.

    Hi Stewart Thank you for your feedback comments. We are sorry to hear that there were a few issues you weren’t happy with, and the cleaning items will be passed onto the cleaners and addressed as necessary. We are aware of the mould around the bath and can assure you that it is cleaned and bleached every stay, but the mould is ingrained and requires more detailed works. This is listed for routine maintenance in February when we will renew the mastic. We were unaware of the step that you mention but this will also be added to our February maintenance program. We hope that the few issues you have raised didn’t impact too much on your stay at Ocean View and that you enjoyed your time in Downderry. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stewart4.7Jan 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing property, we loved it so much."

    It was very comfortable… the only thing to mention is that the local shop only opens for a couple hours a day with limited products so everything you need is best ordered beforehand. If getting there by public transport then buses and hard to catch and taxis take a while to get through to. Other than that we had a perfect stay, many thanks for our lovely get away.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Dec 2021

  • "We were so impressed with the property it was above and beyond beautiful however our experience was unfortunately marred by the fact that the hot tub wasn't maintained during our stay - apparently the cleaner was away."

    we were unable to use it for the last 2 days of our stay as it smelt and 3 of our party ended up with skin infections on our return which I feel can't be purely a coincidence. Such a shame as everything else was absolutely perfect .

    Hi Rebecca Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the house, however we are very disappointed to learn of the trouble you experienced with the hot tub, and we are sorry for this. Without our guests letting us know about problems like this we would be unaware of them. We view any negative comments very seriously and appreciate them so that we can endeavour to maintain our high standards for all future guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.1Dec 2021

  • "Brilliant place to stay, with magnificent views and it is great to have a hot tub to laze in on lazy days"

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2021

  • "Nine of us met for a family holiday."

    Which, because of Covid, was the first time we had all been together since Christmas 2019. Ocean View proved to be an excellent base for all three generations !!!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2021

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Summary

  • Reverse-level
  • Four ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • 1x ground-floor coffee/wetroom with bar stool seating
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen/diner
  • First-floor sitting room with woodburning stove
  • First-floor utility
  • First-floor snug/children's room with TV
  • Games room
  • central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, 2 x TV, PlayStation, pool table, dart board, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed terrace with furniture and hot tub
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles, beach 0.4 miles
  • Note: No stag or hen parties

The property

Ocean View is a beautifully maintained property located high above the village of Downderry, offering panoramic views of the ocean and surrounding countryside.

The house is contemporary in design being a reverse level home comfortably sleeping up to eight guests․ Ocean View makes for a stunning dwelling for your next group trip to Cornwall, where the whole family is welcome, including your pets.

You enter the property at the upper level into a hall area providing shoe storage and coat hooks․ This upper level consists of a separate WC, utility room with sink, washing machine and tumble dryer․ The hall leads onto the kitchen/diner room offering a full-length dining table that the whole group can gather round to enjoy home-cooked meals lovingly prepared in the well-equipped kitchen.

This comforting area with ample windows provides for delightful views of the ocean.

The inviting sitting room is bright and airy, showcasing the wonderful sea views from its floor to ceiling windows and should the evenings get chilly a wood burning stove to add warmth for an evening in front of the TV.

Finally on this level a separate snug containing a double sofa bed for one/two additional guests if required․ The snug makes for a great second sitting room for children to relax and watch TV or play on the PlayStation.

Going downstairs to the ground floor of the property; there are four contemporary and neutrally styled bedrooms, comprising a bright and airy master bedroom with en-suite shower room and separate dressing table alcove․ This master bedroom has large patio doors offering access to the decking area․ There are two further double rooms one with a king size bed that again offers patio doors leading out onto the decking area․ The fourth bedroom is a twin room contributing towards flexible sleeping arrangements.

A further room on this level with bar stool seating and patio doors to the decking area provides an ideal place to enjoy a morning coffee or drying off after a dip in the hot tub․ This room again offers a great view of the ocean.

The ground floor also is where a family bathroom is located with a bath and shower to allow guests the chance to take a relaxing soak or a quick freshen up.

As mentioned above the outside consists of an enclosed terrace with amazing views of the sea and there is furniture to enjoy some alfresco dining, as well as a hot tub to add a luxurious feel to your stay, where you can end each day enjoying the last of the evening sun.

Below the terrace is an area of garden laid to lawn.

There is a separate games room to the far end of the terrace area that includes a pool table also converting into an air hockey and ping pong table․ Also, a dart board, all perfect for some family-friendly sporting competition!

The quiet coastal town of Downderry is a small village but has a shop for any essentials․ The local village pub set above the beach serves good food and drink․ The village has a restaurant serving good food using local produce.

The sheltered beach made of grey sand and shingle with rock pools at low tide is a coastal space to enjoy a family-friendly walk to the nearby coastal village of Seaton․ The beach being dog friendly all year round.

Nearby there are great cycling and walking opportunities, including Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Carnglaze Caverns underground cave walks, and Seaton Valley Countryside Park and Nature Reserve which is home to wildlife, otters and kingfishers.

For a more adventurous day out, try out the Adrenalin Quarry where you can go on zip lines, deep water swimming and go-karting, or get in touch with nature at Wild Future Monkey Sanctuary.

A short drive away is the town of Looe where there is a gorgeous sandy beach with a pier, a local history museum, a children's playground and plenty of shops, bars and eateries to enjoy an evening out.

A little further along the coast is Polperro where you can find a bustling harbour, a scenic beach, Chapel pool with warm water so people can enjoy jumping and swimming, and a picturesque model village of the quaint Cornish fishing village, plus animated folklore displays and a model railway.

Head in the opposite direction from Downderry towards Whitsand Bay offering over three miles of sandy beach to enjoy swimming, walking and surfing.

Slightly further afar is the port city of Plymouth with a gin distillery, a gorgeous harbour, the 17th century fortress of the Royal Citadel, the National Marine Aquarium, Smeaton's Tower lighthouse, museums, art galleries and an abundance of shops, pubs, bars and restaurants, to make it a worthwhile day out to the city.

For a stunning trip to Cornwall to discover south Cornwall choose Ocean View.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location

DOWNDERRY

Looe 6 miles; Liskeard 10 miles; Polperro 11 miles; Plymouth 18 miles.

Downderry is a small quiet coastal village situated in south east Cornwall. Downderry has a sheltered beach, Post Office and shop, deli, and a cliff top pub and an excellent restaurant, serving quality local food. At low tide it is possible to walk along the beach from Downderry to Seaton, where you will find a family friendly south facing beach and the nearby Seaton Valley Countryside Park and Nature reserve is home to wildlife, including otters and kingfishers and also offers great cycling and walking opportunities. The picturesque working harbours at Looe and Polperro are within an easy driving distance away, and the wonderful stretches of the South West Coast Path in this part of Cornwall take you to rocky coves, dramatic headlands and tales of shipwrecks and smugglers. Further afield is Plymouth, where you will find plenty to see and do, including a marine aquarium, a theatre, large shopping centres and the historic Barbican waterside area.