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Elin Howlyek

(Ref. 1021322)

Newquay, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "When I booked the holiday there was a photo of the decking and patio doors which I thought belong to the holiday let."

    They actually belong to the flat underneath which was a bit misleading., that photo has now been removed. The listing also says, enclosed garden but it's not fully enclosed as there is no side gate. This is one of the reasons I chose this place as we good leave the doors open so the dogs could come in and out on there own. Obviously we couldn't do this in the end. The holiday let was great very clean and as We couldn't make use of the garden we used the balcony to chill out in. My only issue with the holiday let was the mattress on the superking size bed, way to firm for me and caused me pain in my back/shoulders. A topper might be an answer but I appreciate it's down to personal preference. Phil was very kind, helpful and welcoming. His little goody pack was a nice touch. As a suggestion I would suggest getting a side gate fitted and garden furniture. I know it says a duplex but it might be worth mentioning there's a flat underneath and it's a shared garden. Overall very satisfied with Phils holiday let. Would happily come back and stay again. Kind regards Craig and Kim.

    Reviewed by Craig4.4Jun 2024

  • "The accommodation was very comfortable."

    I’m a good position for visiting all the beaches. The owner was very helpful and couldn’t do enough for us. There was a welcome pack of a cream tea and other essential which was lovely. We would have no hesitation recommending the house. Good off road parking which was a plus.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, we really do appreciate it so much. I hope you had a good journey home and really hope you can join us again sometime, it would be lovely to see you both again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2024

  • "We had such a wonderful week at Elin Howlyek!"

    Everything you could need to make your stay comfortable. Everything was within walking distance and the town centre is around a 30 minute walk. Phil was great and welcomed us to Newquay and had some great suggestions of places to go. The main bedroom has a real wow factor and the bed was so comfortable. We'd definitely stay here again!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review, we are lucky to live in such a lovely part of the country and is great when we can share that with others. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Mar 2024

  • "The property was lovely and the milk and tea coffee bottled water and cream tea that were left in the fridge for us by the owner was very nice and appreciated."

    Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback, we will continue to work hard and aim higher. Property Owner

    Reviewed by J4.1Sep 2023

  • "We had the most fantastic week in Newquay and having such a lovely place to stay and come back to in an evening hugely contributed to our holiday."

    The accommodation is in a really great location. A coop across the road, a beach around the corner and not too much of a walk from the town centre. The house was warm, clean, well presented and well equipped. The owner of the house Phil, was very friendly and welcoming. Would definitely recommend staying here and I'm sure we'll be back ourselves.

    Thank you so much for your feedback and I really do hope we see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property was lovely and spacious."

    We were left a welcome card and a cream tea on arrival. Very clean, and the balcony was a nice bonus. The beds were very comfortable, and the owner was always available, if we needed anything. The attic room shower was a bit temperamental. Don't run the taps at the same time. We were a little bit disappointed by how busy the road was. Also the neighbours were quite loud, which resulted in police being called out one evening. Very close to Newquay Town centre, and main beaches. Bit of a walk, so you really need your car. We were very lucky with the weather, and our dogs enjoyed the massive walking field at the back of the property. Overall it was a good holiday and we would recommend the property to friends.

    Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to write it, we will work on those things we can affect to continue to improve the experience people have when they stay. Thank you again and I sincerely hope we will see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise3.8Aug 2023

  • "Phil was the perfect host!"

    He made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed and provided local recommendations! The flat is in a perfect location for Newquay town centre and several beautiful beaches, and a tesco and coop in walking distance! Plenty of parking space for two cars, and a great little balcony to sit out with a glass of wine! We couldn’t fault anything at all, perfect accommodation! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Thank you so much for your feedback, it means so much to us to know that our guests have had a good time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Harriet5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is a fantastic property with every thing you need , the owner may us feel ..."

    This is a fantastic property with every thing you need , the owner may us feel so welcome and at home , he put a afternoon cream tea in the fridge , we really enjoyed this very comfortable accommodation , it was 5 star all the way thank you Phil

    Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback, we really do appreciate it so much. I hope your journey home was stress free and I sincerely hope we will see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely property well situated to explore Cornwall and many amenities around for food and a co-op at the petrol station near to."

    Everywhere was spotlessly clean and all needs are catered for. We would definitely recommend this property and we would stay here again. The balcony is a lovely bonus to sit and chill too. Thank you for our warm welcome

    Thank you so much for your feedback, it is wonderful that people take the time to respond. Thank you again and I sincerely hope we see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this comfortable, clean and tidy property."

    There was everything you could possible need and it it wasn't too far to the lovely beaches in Newquay. We especially enjoyed the cream tea that was left for us thank you Phil. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone looking for a break in Newquay and hopefully we will come back in the near future.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, it really is so appreciated. We sincerely hope to see you again in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely property everything you needed for a great holiday."

    Your feedback is always helpful and ensures we are providing what people need as a base for a wonderful holiday. Thank you and hope to see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ted5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful home, fantastic location."

    Very friendly host, absolutely no faults whatsoever.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, it is always useful and helps us ensure what we offer is what people want. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Apr 2023

  • "Brilliant property with a perfect location ."

    Everything was perfect and best apartment/ cottage we have lived so far. The property is at a walking distance of porth beach. It is close to many beautiful locations. The property itself is neat, tidy and relaxing for a young family of 2 kids and a 2 years old labrador. Overall, I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking to explore Cornwall. Phil is an amazing host and will go above and beyond to ensure your stay is comfortable. 5 stars to him and Elin Howlyek

    Thank you for your feedback, we always appreciate it. It was great to meet you all and I sincerely hope we will see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ravinder4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property in a great location, comfortable, welcoming, beautifully clean and warm (which is important in February)."

    Owner helpful and informative. Thanks so much for a lovely stay.

    Thank you for your feedback, it's great to know that our guests have had a good time in Cornwall and to know we have played a small part in that by providing a comfortable place to make a base. I do hope we see you again soon in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Mar 2023

  • "Wonderful property with more than adequate private parking."

    Location is pretty central to Newquay Town, Porth Beach is a short stroll away, the Mermaid pub serves a lovely carvery on Sunday which we pre booked. Indoors, the house is bright and immaculate, the underfloor heating is so warm after a days walking the stunning coastline. There is a balcony which is furnished where we enjoyed the evening sun and a glass of wine - or 2! Owner, Phil, very personable and welcoming, great communication if needed anything. Hoping to return next year. Highly recommended.

    Hi guys, thank you for the great feedback. It would be lovely to see you again and you would most certainly be more than welcome. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Feb 2023

  • "This is a very tidy, well equipped and comfortable property."

    Ideal situation to walk to all that Newquay has to offer, plus regular bus services running past the property.Phil the owner is welcoming and very helpful to ensure you have a good holiday.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Feb 2023

  • "Thankyou for a lovely stay!"

    The property was completely immaculate, it's laid out very nicely I'd say it's like a spacious one bed flat, with a nice size balcony, but then with another floor above, with an huge extra bedroom with another fully kitted out bathroom! All the facilities worked perfectly, with plenty of cooking and dining equipment. the heating was very powerful and effective! We were very cosy in the freezing temperatures outside! Phil, the owner was very friendly and helpful! He has good knowledge of the local area, and I would be confident that if any issues would have arisen at the time of my stay, he would have been proficient in resolving them. I would recommend the place to anyone, my dog had a great experience too! The location is great, right near a lovely beach with decent shops and a great Indian restaurant within close proximity. I could not criticise or faultour experience at Elin Howlyek in anyway. We're hoping to return in the new year too:)

    Steve thank you so much for your feedback, it is always appreciated. I truly hope we will see you again, we will be pleased to see you and you are always welcome. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very high standard accommodation in central place."

    There was welcome card and cream tea provided. I would highly recommend this property for a stay in beautiful Cornwall.

    Thank you for your feedback, it was lovely to meet you. I hope your trip home was smooth and I sincerely hope we will see you again soon. Take care, Phil. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay and was most welcomed by Phil who made sure we had everything we needed and much more (thank you again)."

    In a great location for Newquay and for getting to routes for exploring Cornwall. The only comment we've got is the boiler cupboard and fridge need huge labels on them to say BOILER and FRIDGE as we got so confused LOL

    Thank you so much for your great feedback, we really do appreciate it and it is always a pleasure to meet such lovely people. I've ordered extra ink cartridges to print some resignation labels lol. Hope we see you again before very long. Phil Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great welcome from Phil and the cream tea was a lovely touch."

    Lovely apartment but would benefit from double glazing as could hear road noise and people outside shouting even though sleeping at the back in the loft room. No washing machine.

    Thank you for your great feedback, it is so appreciated when people take the time. The good news is tge new windows are being fitted w/c 3rd of October, so hopefully we will see you again, I have a plan for the washing machine but may have to wait until next year. Thanks again and take care. Phil Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely apartment, well equipped."

    Great location. We appreciated the cream tea and milk on arrival. Friendly welcoming host. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, it is so appreciated. I was away myself last week so didn't get to say hello properly but I sincerely hope you had a wonderful holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Aug 2022

  • "Had a great relaxing 2wks at this property."

    Very clean & comfortable & had everything we needed for our stay. Cream tea,milk & water was very appreciated on our arrival.Phil greeted us on arrival which was nice. We will definitely recommend this property to family & friends. Thank you Phil & best wishes.

    Thank you for the amazing feedback and thank you for the card, it was such a lovely thought. I hope you had a good journey home and it would be great to see you all again if you visit Cornwall in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jul 2022

  • "Phil was very friendly and helpful."

    The accommodation was very clean and attractive. The cottage is on a main road and quite busy through the day but ok at night. It is a good stroll into Newquay but this was not a problem as we enjoyed stretching our legs. The cottage was a good base to explore Padstow, St Ives and National Trust properties, Trerice and Trelissick. Thank you for the milk and cream tea when we arrived.

    Thank you for your feedback, one of the great things about this business is the wonderful people we meet, I hope your journey home was quick and trouble free. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property is well-appointed, well equipped, spotlessly clean and very comfortable."

    We wanted for nothing during our stay.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to publish your feedback, I sincerely hope your trip to Paignton was good and fingers crossed for some good weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely apartment - tastefully furnished, very clean and comfortable."

    We had a lovely weeks holiday. Close to the beach, a shop and petrol station nearby it was so convenient. Would definitely recommend Elin Howlyek for a great holiday.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback, it is great to meet such lovely people and we will certainly be taking the advice our guests leave us. It is so important to us that you have a good time and anything we can do to make that better is well worth the effort. Thank you again and hope we see you soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by June4.7May 2022

  • "We had a lovely Easter break!"

    The house is stuffed with all the little extras you forget to pack, like washing up liquid, soap, tin foil, oven gloves, the list goes on. Our favourite was the provision of lovely, fluffy blankets the whole family could cuddle under, watching the huge TV, after a long tiring day of activities. We enjoyed finding the pandas and the penguin too. We will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Apr 2022

  • "Really lovely stay."

    Just right for a small family. Not far from the town. Good shop nearby. Friendly helpful host.

    Reviewed by Darren4.7Apr 2022

  • "From the moment we arrived at Elin Howlyek (end of March) to the day we left, the one thing we can say is "Perfect"."

    Phil is a great host and a lot of thought has gone into making sure everyone has a fabulous time. The cream tea, coffee, tea, milk and water was a lovely thought too. Spotlessly clean and well maintained with everything you need. Plenty of electrical sockets in all rooms (even a couple of USB charging points in one of the kitchen sockets). We were lucky to have fabulous weather early in the week so being able to sit on the balcony in the evening with a glass of wine watching the sun set was just magical. Thanks for everything Phil.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Mar 2022

  • "Ample parking, it is on a busy road but we knew that when we booked, but this had no impact on our stay."

    Warm welcome from Phil and a nice gesture of cream tea, water and milk on arrival. The 'apartment' has everything you need, very bright, airy and having a balcony with a beautuful view is a bonus. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Sep 2021

  • "Our stay at Elin Howlyek was a home from home."

    Had everything we needed. Cream tea was a great touch. Phil was friendly.

    Reviewed by Kursty5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely property in a great location."

    Within walking distance of a lovely beach and the centre of Newquay. Phil, the owner, is also a great host. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Dharmesh5.0Aug 2021

  • "The appartment was very clean and in very good condition."

    It looked nice online but past our expectations. The location is great for travelling to beaches and very handy for Indian restaurant 200 yards away. We would stay again.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Aug 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week at Elin Howlyek."

    The house is very clean and modern with everything you could need. It is ideally placed for either walking in to Newquay (15 mins) or as a base for exploring Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Noel5.0Aug 2021

  • "The accomodation was surprisingly roomy and everything you needed was there."

    Ideal location for visiting cornwall. Host Phil was very pleasant when we met him. All in all could not fault it

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2021

  • "The apartment is clean and modern with everything you could need for a self catering holiday."

    We found it a comfortable size with two adults and two children but the lounge area may be a squeeze for four adults. It was lovely having the balcony to sit out on and we were not overlooked. WiFi was excellent and there is a bluetooth speaker and Sky which kept everyone happy. The only negative thing (if it bothers you) is the road noise. For the most part we didn't notice it it was just at times like bedtime or the rare quiet moment we had with two children! The apartment is a great base for visiting other areas of Cornwall and the local beach took us about 15 minutes to walk with little legs and it didn't bother them. It is a fantastic beach but check the tide times as low tide is very far away from the main sandy part. The sea in the bay is very calm and safe for the children.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2021

  • "The only other thing was the road noise which was quite bad."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at Elin Howlyek it was in a great position as a base, and it felt like home from home, it was clean and tidy, and the cream tea and bottled water were a nice welcome, phil the owner was availble at the end of a phone, the only thing we found was it was a bit noisy with the wind whistling through the small gaps in the windows, but it was very windy and mother nature cant be controlled we would definitely recomend this place."

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0May 2021

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  • Duplex apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x second-floor super-king-size with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with balcony
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, DVD player, Smart TV, Sky TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • First-floor decked balcony with furniture
  • Patio with furniture
  • Pets Allowed Max 2
  • No smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Beach 0.7 miles Note - There is a launderette 'The Linen Hub' about 200 yards from the property, on the same road

The property

An attractive duplex apartment boasting wondrous countryside views, while also benefiting from being just a stone's throw away from Newquay's soft, sandy beaches, Elin Howlyek is placed in a highly desirable position for exploring the very best of this popular area of Cornwall.

Hosting accommodation for four guests over the first and second floors, this coastal cottage is wonderful for an escape with family, friends, or as a pair to explore all that this wonderful part of England has to offer.

Enjoy spending quality time with your loved ones within the stylish open-plan living space, being sure to open up the balcony doors in the summer months to let the fresh breeze of the coast fill the room as you settle down around the table to enjoy a homemade meal, the sunset making a truly exceptional backdrop all-year-round.

The kitchen offers every essential you could need for your stay, as well as the addition of a dishwasher for your convenience!

End the evening settled on the spacious sofa together, picking a family favourite film before resting ahead of your next day of adventure.

The first floor hosts a twin room which can conveniently be made into a double on request due to its zip/link functions, as well as benefiting from being served by the family bathroom where you can relax into your evening with an indulgent soak.

Move up to the second floor to be met by the impressive master bedroom boasting a spacious super-king-size bed with its very own en-suite shower room and ample storage space, a true haven to retreat to after each day of excitement.

Start the morning by sitting out on the patio with a warming cup of coffee in hand, before venturing out to explore the wonders of Newquay; just a short stroll away you will find a wide range of amenities and attractions, from the simplicities of shops and eateries catering to all of your cuisine needs, to family-friendly attractions such as its zoo and sea life centre where you can get up close to a range of wonderful creatures, you'll never be sure of adventure here.

Home to the UK's surf scene, Newquay makes the perfect place to try out a new water sport, with Porth Beach being within easy walking distance being particularly popular with surfers as well as hosting a range of rockpools and a small island to explore, it promises hours of fun at any time of the year, while there are also two more beaches and the National Surf Centre offering fantastic experiences too.

The South West Coast Path can also be easily accessed from the property, offering a delightful way to start the day with a leisurely stroll spotting wildlife and soaking in the beauty of this remarkable location, as well as there being plenty of spots to enjoy a picnic.

Spend a day in the charming fishing village of Padstow just a scenic drive away where you will be met by a quaint harbour, the opportunity to embark on a sealife safari, its very own museum and the splendour of Prideaux Place, while Truro is also accessible by car hosting a range of museums, an impressive cathedral, a wide selection of eateries and so much more!

Perfectly positioned for exploring all that this wonderful corner of Cornwall has to offer, there's no better choice than Elin Howlyek for your seaside escape.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Holywell 6 miles; Perranporth 8.5 miles; Truro 14 miles; Padstow 14 miles.

Newquay is the home of the UK’s surf scene, boasting eleven beaches and over seven miles of golden sand, three major beaches, the National Surf Centre and an endless supply of rolling surf, making it a beachlovers and watersports paradise. The town, with its zoo, sea life centre and varied selection of restaurants and pubs, also promises a holiday to remember. For avid walkers, the South West Coast Path passes in both directions along a stunning coastline of high cliffs, hidden coves and yet more beaches. The quaint harbour and fishing village of Padstow is just 14 miles away, while Truro, with its museums, cathedral, restaurants, and cobbled streets, as well as the Eden Project, can be reached within a short drive. Picturesque St Ives and the Tate St Ives gallery is just a train ride away. In fact, because nothing in Cornwall is far from Newquay, it’s the perfect touring base.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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