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7 Harlyn Cottages

(Ref. 955498)

Harlyn Bay near Padstow, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect property in a perfect location."

    Very light, airy, comfortable and quiet. When we saw the advert stating 150 yards to the beach we didn't quite believe it but, it's very true and what a beautiful beach it is too by far our favourite and one of the most picturesque we have seen. Plus it's dog friendly all year round too. Highly recommend the property and we shall return.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely immaculate property."

    Was perfect for a weeks stay in March

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic holiday from start to finish."

    Very clear precise easy to follow instructions. House was immaculate and very comfortable. We met Caroline (housekeeper) who was delightful and proper Cornish. Would we stay here again, 100% we would - we have been coming to Harlyn for over 50 years, it never ever disappoints. Thankyou to Beverly for sharing your amazing place.

    Thank you Hayley, it is always wonderful to hear that our guests enjoy Harlyn and our cottage as much as we do Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely stay in this beautiful home and location."

    Attention to detail was appreciated and the entire house was spotless. Many thanks for a wonderful time!

    Thank you Darren, I am so happy you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Sep 2023

  • "Thank you for a fantastic stay, the property was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed."

    Location is perfect, so close to the beach for morning swims and to the coast path for incredible walks. We enjoyed walking to Padstow in one direction and to Porthcothan in the other in amazing weather, this area never disappoints. Beverly and the lovely lady who looks after the property so well were readily available for a very minor issue which was resolved almost immediately. We would love to come back again and would definitely recommend.

    Thank you Sarah, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Sep 2023

  • "The cottage location is perfect Just yards from the beautiful beach We had ..."

    The cottage location is perfect Just yards from the beautiful beach We had the most amazing weather, with this we would have loved a BQ but the cottage doesn’t have one , also the sofa is so uncomfortable so low and the cushions move making it difficult to sit on

    Reviewed by Lisa3.8Sep 2023

  • "A lovely holiday rental for a small family within a few minutes walk to Harlyn Beach."

    It has the added bonus of a warm outdoor shower to rinse off after spending time in the sea. Pretty back garden with seating, although the provision of a BBQ would have improved our stay. Super comfy beds and luxurious bed linen enhance the holiday experience. The house has a well equipped kitchen which has ample fridge/freezer capacity which makes for a more restful holiday. Really easy access for exploring North Cornwall, the coast path and the '7 bays'. Thank you Bev for sharing your holiday home, it is lovely to see owners post covid able to provide a rental which provides family games, books, and beach toys for holiday makers to use, this was very evident here, very much a home from home.

    Thank you Cris, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Unfortunately we’ve yet to find a bar b q we can leave outside that doesn’t perish in the salty sea air. Best wishes, Beverly Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Aug 2023

  • "House was in an excellent location to the beach."

    The facilities at the house were very good, the outdoor shower was great. The welcome gifts were appreciated especially the dog treats ! The twin bunk room is not suitable for adults as there is no real storage space and no space under the bunk bed to store bag / suitcase making access to the room difficult. The kitchen was well equipped but there were a couple of chipped plates and a cracked mug that need changing. A bath mat for the shower would have been useful as we had my elderly mother with us who is unsteady on her feet. The beds were comfortable and the bedding and towels were of good quality but we found the sofa was uncomfortable, it was quite low and the cushions slid off. The owner needs to be made aware about the conduct of the cleaner / housekeeper. On the day of our departure she called at the property at 8am she was friendly enough initially and asked to leave the clean laundry on the bench outside the property which was fine however she then returned before 9am and hung about the property as did another male with a drill who I assume was the maintenance man. At this time we were starting to load our vehicle but their presence made us feel very uncomfortable and rushed especially my elderly mother who then felt like she couldn’t have breakfast as in her words “ they are wanting us out”. My mother was up in good time before 8am but has to take medication an hour prior to eating so I was just getting her breakfast but the behaviour of the housekeeper made it difficult as she then wouldn’t have anything to eat as she thought we were holding up the cleaner. The departure time is stated as 10am so I would not expect the housekeeper to arrive before then. We had planned to leave the property in good time at 9.45 and the unwelcome presence of the housekeeper and maintenance man with a drill in his hand lingering around outside the front door over an hour before the departure time was not acceptable. My mother said the cleaner kept looking through the lounge window. My mother is eighty years old and the behaviour of the housekeeper and the maintenance man made her quite anxious meaning we loaded our vehicle in a hurry which was not ideal. It was counter productive for the staff to arrive so early and resulted in extra work for the housekeeper as I had only brushed the kitchen floor and not the lounge floor but it felt that uncomfortable that we packed our belongings in a hurry and left before 9.30 without brushing and hoovering the lounge, having a dog with us I’d brushed the floors each day to keep on top of it but wanted to ensure the floors were cleaned prior our departure and had planned for my husband to walk the dog after packing the vehicle leaving me to clean the floors while the dog was out who would have been placed in our vehicle on return. This incident really took the shine off the holiday and the unwanted presence of the housekeeper would be enough to prevent me from rebooking this property which is a real shame. I appreciate all guests may not leave the property as requested on their departure but we would have done so, yet felt like we were being rushed and therefore prevented from doing so due to the housekeepers over zealous attitude which was overbearing. For the comfort and benefit of future guests please make the owner aware as I feel this needs addressed asap. I don’t like to “complain” but it really spoilt what was otherwise an enjoyable week in a lovely holiday house. Thank you Gill Montgomery.

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Jul 2023

  • "We had a great time, and will be back!"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property to was lovely."

    It was clean and tidy and exactly as I had imagined. the distance to the beach was perfect - i.e not very far at all. The only down side was the building work going on. I understood it to be coming to an end and the bulk of it done - which is was but very sadly the last bit being worked on was closest to the property, and from 7.45 until 4pm it was a constant beeping from the moving dumper trucks / jcbs etc as they were going about their work. The workmen were polite and courteous, but on holiday we could have done without the constant noise. However Harlyn Bay and the house itself were perfect.

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at 7 Harlyn Cottages."

    The house was in a perfect location - so close to the beach, in walking distance to a few places for coffee, food and drinks, and many more in a short drive. The house was really well equipped with everything anyone would need. We would not hesitate to recommend and would happily return to holiday here again.

    Hi Jane Thank you very much for your feedback, I am so glad you had a good holiday and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Best wishes Beverly Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage is In a great location minutes from the beach Unfortunately at the moment there is a lot of building work going on which does effect, coming and going from the cottage, building work starts at 8am workers arrive at 7."

    30am Like other messages a new sofa is needed It is so uncomfortable , I had to use my beach chair To sit in , a dryer would be useful as well To dry clothes when weather isn’t good

    Reviewed by Lee2.8Sep 2022

  • "Wonderful location."

    Less than five minutes walk to the dog friendly beach. Wonderful local restaurants and bakeries close by. Lots to do in Padstow. The house was incredibly clean with everything you could possibly need. Very accessible owner happy to respond to any queries. Lovely welcome pack of tea and biscuits. The only thing that we didn’t have and could have been fun was some board games, but only because we forgot ours! (For rainy days). We will be back. Thank you for a lovely family holiday.

    Hi Sophie, thank you for your feedback. Under government guidelines we had to stop leaving board games out when Covid hit. Best wishes, Beverly Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sophie4.7Aug 2022

  • "A dishwasher would be good to have."

    Plus blinds are needed in the house particularly in the upstairs bathroom and rear of the house as you are overlooked from the elevated house at the rear and the front where the building work is taking place (and apartments in the future). Storage Was an issue for bags and suitcases as well.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Apr 2022

  • "The sofa is very uncomfortable and disappointed not to have a dishwasher, also ..."

    The sofa is very uncomfortable and disappointed not to have a dishwasher, also the adjacent building works impact on access and noise levels

    Reviewed by Peter3.1Apr 2022

  • "Great property, right across the road from the beach which was perfect for us with the dogs."

    Lovely welcome pack of tea and biscuits had been left for us too which was a lovely touch. Great enclosed private garden, room to park on the drive and most amenities within a 5-10 min drive. Fantastic property and will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Mar 2022

  • "Quality holiday home, very clean and great location next to the beach and coastal paths."

    Well equipped kitchen, off road parking and a nice garden. Comfortable beds with quality bedding. Nice beach cafe and a shop, bakery and pubs/ a hotel nearby. Would recommend this house.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic property fantastic location."

    Highly recommend to all. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Justine5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent location, we'll be booking again."

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Aug 2021

  • "When we arrived, the house was immaculately clean and tidy."

    The proximity to the beach made it a fantastic holiday house for both coastal walks and using Harlan Beach. There was extensive building work in front of the house which was a bit of a shame. The outside warm shower and storage boxes were a great bonus and garden was enclosed so good for pets. The sleeping arrangements are more suited for 4 adults and 2 smaller children, as third bedroom is tiny, has no storage and the bunks better for smaller guests than our teens.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Aug 2021

  • "Our holiday at was lovely."

    The house is well fitted out. Shame there was a building site in front of the house. Wonderful location just over the road from the beach

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jun 2021

  • "Great place to stay!"

    The beach is a 2 minute walk. House itself was lovely and clean. It has everything you could possibly need. I’ve stayed at a few holiday homes but this was by far the best. The quality of the furniture and even the bedding was at a very high standard. Hopefully we can stay again next year if it’s not fully booked!

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0May 2021

  • "We would have liked to have been warned that the local beach is crossed by a shallow stream and wellingtons or waterproof boots are needed to use most of it."

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Oct 2020

  • "The kitchen very well kitted out with all the equipment needed to make our holiday complete."

    The lounge comfortable and roomy. Facilities upstairs and downstairs - great shower. The back garden is an absolute sun trap and so well kitted out with superb garden furniture and loads of cushions. Really relaxing. Location so close to the beach was a dream for us with our springer spaniel. Takeaways easy to organise - brilliant Indian one recommended. Great relaxing holiday and sunshine enjoyed by us.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect, Well presented, clean and comfortable."

    Only a stones throw from Harlyn Bay which is the best beach in the area. A perfect base to explore North Cornwall. We took our two dogs who were comfortable and enjoyed the cosy back garden. The outdoor shower and hose meant that we could quickly clean up after the beach. With sand free dogs we were able to relax and quickly allow them back in the house when dry. The only feedback we could think of is that ceiling fans in the bedrooms would have made the hot nights more comfortable. However this would not stop us from recommending this property and from booking it again next year.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2020

  • "Very comfortable and clean house!"

    Lot of extra household items, cleaning products and beach toys in cupboards. Lovely garden and furniture to sit out in the sun! So close to wonderful beach! Great holiday!!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2020

  • "The house was lovely."

    comfortable and well provided. It is the midst of beautiful coastal scenery and the beach and coastal path are within a 2 minute walk. We were a bit disappointed with the location in that we weren't aware it was at the back of a car park with no views from the house. Also we were not told that The Harlyn Inn is now closed and is being redeveloped which we would have liked a heads up about as we had had planned to eat there on arrival but instead had to go and do a shop. All of that said it is still a great location once you get out and about as we did.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Nov 2019

  • "Great house, location and wonderfully looked after by Caroline."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2019

  • "A lovely holiday home in a perfect location, great facilities with absolutely everything to hand."

    We would not hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Jun 2019

  • "House was lovely."

    Location was amazing. Plenty to do in the local area from bike hire with an easy no traffic bike path along the camel river too visiting edan project, exploring cardinham woods and all the amazing beachs and coves.

    Reviewed by Lewis4.1Jun 2019

  • "Great location."

    Beautifully presented cottage. Had everything we needed. Lovely welcome pack so we could have a cup of tea and biscuits on arrival. All information about the cottage and surrounding area was received well in advance of arrival. Will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jun 2019

  • "Location is perfect for beach, cottage was clean and well presented."

    representative called round to check everything was ok.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0May 2019

  • "Wonderful accommodation."

    ... instantly felt at home.... quality of everything available in SeaSpray is one of the best we have experienced. Would 100% recommend a stay here. Beach is stunning and so family friendly... and dog-friendly too (very important to us) Can find no fault - we will visit again.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0May 2019

  • "Our stay at this cottage was wonderful."

    Everything was so comfortable and very clean. A great deal of thought has been put into the decor and all the little essential items you may need on a holiday were provided. The outdoor patio was very pleasant. The cottage also provided parking and is near a lovely beach and cliff top walks. Thanks you so much for this little piece of paradise!

    Reviewed by Jan5.0May 2019

  • "Very well appointed accommodation."

    Great value

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2019

  • "Felt the owners cleaner was a bit full on, left a bit of a sour feel after a wonderful week and a lovely property to stay in."

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week at this beautiful cottage it has everything you need home from home and with the beach only 2 min away our dog loved it Caroline called in on us to make sure everything was ok so would like to say thank you would definitely be going back."

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage is perfect and is located in a wonderful place."

    Literally a short stroll to the beach and access to fantastic coastal walks in both directions. Thanks to Caroline the cottage is immaculately presented and has all the amenities that you could need. Caroline even popped round to see us to check that all was OK for us - a nice touch. Everywhere is dog friendly which made our stay even better. We can highly recommend The Cornish Arms for its friendly atmosphere and great food. The Harlyn Inn, just across the car park from the cottage, is also a good place for a well-earned drink after a long walk! Padstow is just a short drive away and is a delight. We also popped over to Rock on the ferry which was also very nice. We’ve certainly enjoyed a fantastic stay and will certainly be returning next year!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2019

  • "This ticked all the right boxes."

    Great location, close to lovely beach, exceptionally clean.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Mar 2019

  • "The house was beautiful, located in a lovely part of Cornwall, went for the Christmas festival which once again amazing even though it rain most of the time, to come back to lovely house made it all worth while, cosy, warm, clean, all the comforts of home."

    Will definitely book this house again Thank you Mrs & Mrs Manning.

    Reviewed by Yvette5.0Dec 2018

  • "Disappointed and surprised to find there is no habit of recycling at this cottage - we have been staying in and around Padstow for many years and normally are requested to seperate stuff for collection."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2018

  • "This was our third visit."

    The cottage is spotless. The cottage is tastefully furnished, comfortable and homely. Everything has been thoroughly thought of from kitchen facilities to lovely cosy bedding. We love Harlyn Bay but you are also close to other beautiful beaches. The cottage is dog friendly and so is the beach. We love it.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2018

  • "Cosy holiday home, just as described."

    Clean and comfortable. Very handy for the beach and clifftop walks, if you're looking to get away and have minimal use of the car then this is the place for you. St Merryn and Padstow have all you need and they are only a short drive away.

    Reviewed by John4.7Oct 2018

  • "“Seaspray” is the ideal cottage for visiting Harlyn Bay, it’s location is perfect for spending time surfing and visiting sites of interest around Cornwall."

    The accommodation is well appointed with nice furnishings and fittings, the beds are a delight, it is also very clean. We have stayed in smaller older cottages and larger more modern buildings, but we found in preference we liked this house the best.

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Sep 2018

  • "Everything was great from start to finish."

    Never booked with Sykes before, but was very impressed with the customer service, and information provided prior and in the lead up to the holiday. Beverley the owner proactively got in touch a few days before with more information, and Caroline who manages and cleans the property was very friendly and helpful during the stay. Loved the holiday, loved the house, and have already booked for next year! many thanks!

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2018

  • "This cottage has everything that you could possibly need, and I mean everything!"

    From a box of toiletries in the bathroom to a sewing kit in the kitchen. There was even a cupboard with dog food and treats in it. The Harlyn Inn is very close by and the food was lovely. Best of all, the beach was right on the doorstep. Definitely worth another visit.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2018

  • "Extremely comfortable and clean."

    Decorated to a very high standard. Beautiful location and great for dogs. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jun 2018

  • "This cottage is perfect in every way, Beautiful location, very comfortable and ..."

    This cottage is perfect in every way, Beautiful location, very comfortable and everything you could possibly need, would definitely recommend and Harlyn bay is stunning, with Padstow and 5 minute drive away it is the perfect holiday for us with our dogs

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0May 2018

  • "The location of this cottage to a stunning beach is brilliant."

    A Very dog friendly and comfortable cottage, with a outside shower which was great for cleaning the dogs off before coming inside. The secure enclosed back garden was also great. Cottage it self was tastefully decorated in a seaside theme, with comfortable beds. We enjoyed the location to other places to visit Padstow & Port Issac, also fog friendly places. We had a wonderful week by the sea.

    Reviewed by Della5.0Apr 2018

  • "Great cottage, close to beach and pub with good food."

    Amazing beach and plenty of good dog walks. We love Harlyn Bay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2018

  • "Lovely accomodation, cleanest holiday accommodation ever stayed in."

    Attention to detail wonderful, loved extra touches like welcome pack, dog biscuits, DVDs, board games. Outside shower a real bonus after days at the beach. Furnished lovely.

    Reviewed by Jill4.4Jul 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x small bunk room with adult size mattresses.
  • Shower room with large shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with a low-rise three seater sofa.
  • Calor gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Off road parking in front of the house for 1 car
  • Enclosed terraced garden with patio area, rattan furniture, warm outdoor shower
  • One well behaved pet welcome (or two small)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Beach 150 metres, access to beach either by steps or over bridge to ramp
  • Nearest pub/bar is The Pig Hotel, Trevose Golf Club or 3 pubs in St Merryn

The property

Cornwall. The wide and spacious beach offers rock pools, surf school, sea kayaking, coasteering and paddle boarding and has access to the coastal path system, west towards Trevose and Constantine, and east to Trevone and Padstow which will delight walkers. This stylish, end of terrace cottage with a generous side entrance has three bedrooms, a super-king size bed, a king size bed and small bunk room with adult size mattresses.

The ground floor has a bright and comfortable living room, a downstairs cloakroom/wc, an open plan kitchen and dining area and patio doors leading out into an enclosed terraced garden.

The bottom terrace is shingled with a paved patio area, rattan dining furniture, rattan sun lounger and cafe style table and chairs.

The secure side entrance has direct access to the garden, a warm outdoor shower and storage boxes with cushions for the rattan furniture and beach items.

There are hanging rails for wetsuits and a washing line. St Merryn village is one mile inland and has a bakery, grocery, newsagents, petrol station, restaurants, wine bar and pubs.

Trevose Golf Club is a mile away and welcomes visitors and the relatively new Pig Hotel is a 15 minute stroll with outdoor bar and eating as well as restaurant dining. Padstow is only 3 miles away offering year round food events and festivals, plenty of eating options, a ferry to Rock and wonderful cycling along the Camel Valley. This cottage offers really comfortable accommodation in a great coastal location to be enjoyed whatever time of year..

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

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About the location


Padstow 2.5 miles, Constantine 2 miles; Polzeath 15 miles.

Harlyn is a charming little village, with a large crescent shaped sandy beach, safe for swimming, surfing and dog friendly all year round. Harlyn Bay is considered to be one of the best family beaches in Cornwall with a north-facing shore, beckoning surfers to brave the white waves that surge towards golden sands. Connected to the South West Coastal Path and part of the 'Seven Bays for Seven Days' area this is also an ideal location for walkers to explore the beautiful Cornish countryside. Constantine Bay just two miles away offers golf at the Trevose Championship course. Nearby Padstow lies at the head of the Camel Trail along the Camel Estuary and local cycle hire shops enable visitors to enjoy the area easily. Padstow is a delightful fishing port offering ample opportunity to taste locally sourced produce, as well as the award-winning Camel Valley wines, in celebrity owned establishments. Local fisherman's boats offer coastal tours and sea fishing trips, while a passenger ferry takes you across the estuary to Rock with the windsurfing beach of Daymer Bay and golf at the famous St Enedoc course. Just around the corner toward Pentire Head is the surfing paradise at Polzeath, and when the beach no longer calls there are several stately homes and gardens to visit as well as special events at the Cornish County Showground.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter