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8 Harlyn Mews

Harlyn Bay, Cornwall, Cornwall (Ref. 990087)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Property location is FANTASTIC."

    The house had everything we needed and well equipped for kids

    Reviewed by LauraOct 2021

  • "The house is very well equipped is well positioned and extremely close to the coast paths and beach, however we were rather surprised on our arrival to see that the pub had been demolished and replaced by a large building site, this was not mentioned or bought to our attention during the booking process."

    During the working week builders park opposite the house which would make access potentially difficult with a larger vehicle. Directions to the property need to be updated there is no pub. There were a number of small issues which require attention, for example the dishwasher door/ plinth it was very difficult to fully open the door for fear of it breaking. Outside lights and cooker hood fan didn’t work. The house would benefit from a deep clean the kitchen in particular. Overall we had a very enjoyable holiday with excellent weather.

    I do apologise that you were unaware that the Harlyn inn was demolished 2 years ago. Sykes know all about the building works and last year I contacted all the guests before hand and gave them the choice of a full refund. All the guests that went said that the building site was not a problem. The kitchen at 8 harlyn mews has been completely ripped out and replaced with a lovely new kitchen. This was booked in for March 2020 but could not go ahead due to CIVID. The new build should be finished by March 2022. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ErikaOct 2021

  • "We had difficulty finding the property as directions failed to mention that the pub had been knocked down and was a building site."

    One of main reasons for booking was easy access to a pub. The location is not within easy walk of any amenities except the beach, which is superb. Overall experience was not 4 ticks as rated by agent as the property needs a thorough deep clean. On arrival, parking is tight, as what are two spaces to the front of property could possibly facilitate 2 smart cars and not people carriers. On entrance to property the hall mirror was not clean which then left to further inspection of property. Lounge, good open space area, bright and airy, stair case leading to first floor housed mops, high chair, buckets, vacuum cleaner etc., did not add to what should have been a relaxing environment as it was constantly in your face. Walls and lighting were dusty!, under TV unit needed clean and under chairs has not seen a clean in a while. Otherwise there were enough chairs to sit on for 6 people and tables to place own belongings. Be mindful when booking the property that network coverage is bad and could not use own mobile network. This however was not an issue as there is a telephone in the property. Kitchen, overall cleanliness OK to the eye, however went to use washing machine and inside door full of mould, donned gloves and ran cloth round rubber seal and the amount of crud that came off the seal left me feeling ill, this appliance is not fit to clean clothes. The dishwasher also needs addressing and the water jets are full of mould, begs to say how clean the plates etc. would be when put through a cycle. The plinth under these appliances is ill fitted and came away when opening cupboard doors. The kitchen is of a good size and every conceive utensil is to hand, which was great. Master bedroom, bed very soft, some sort foam/sponge topper on the mattress and there was a stain on the duvet. The en-suite needs a good clean as there was dust on the tiles, mirror inadequately cleaned, and mould around shower door, but at first glance appeared ok. General cleanliness need attention as window/external doors edging/close points were full of black crud/rust and did not leave a good impression Outdoors, not neat as some outdoor equipment strewn into a corner, hazard if a child went out and tripped over. Outside light not working. There are plenty of leaflets within the property for occupants to peruse and plan excursions and the location is quiet. Building works did not hinder or interrupt our stay. It is a pity the hygiene of the property did not me with our expectations and would have expected a higher standard since the Covid-19 outbreak. There are signs all over the property asking holiday makers to remove bedding, towels and clean plates etc. but this should reflected in the presentation of the property from the offset

    I’m so sorry you found the house cleaned to a poor standard. I was paying the cleaner £42.50 an hour so expected better. She has now been replaced and I’m hopeful that it will be spotless in future. The whole kitchen has been ripped out and replaced. An understairs cupboard has now been built to hide the vacuum cleaner and high chair. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TrishaOct 2021

  • "We arrived at the house at about 7:30 after a dreadful journey from Kent and a half hour + drive through an apocalyptic rainstorm."

    In fact, we took refuge on a service station forecourt at one point! But when we got to our destination it was all worthwhile. Everything was perfect, the house was ready and waiting, the little field for the dog to chase rabbits in and for the girls to run into to play on the swings just as the mood took them. We were lucky with the weather and the bay itself was as always wonderful! 8 Harlyn Mews was a home from home and was all we could have wished for. It was our second visit to the house and unfortunately it is already booked for this time next year so we have to find an equivalent substitute, it won't be easy!

    Reviewed by Coreen LAug 2021

  • "Well equipped house in an excellent location opposite the beach."

    Shame about the building work but we were kept well informed by the owners and given the option of a full refund if we wanted it. Decided to go ahead because of the beach being on the doorstep and were so glad we did. The building work didn't cause us any problems it was remarkably quiet and the workers were very considerate. If I have any slight issues it was the parking - the house does have 2 parking spaces but it is very tight to get into them and we did have to shuffle cars around with the neighbours to allow access on a few occasions. That being said I would definitely stay again as we had a fantastic stay.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2021

  • "One of the best holiday rentals we have ever used."

    Reviewed by LynneJul 2021

  • "Really well equipped house and great correspondence with owner over building issues and last minute updates."

    Bed so comfy. Thank you

    Reviewed by JemmaJul 2021

  • "The house was in the perfect location, 2 min walk to Harlyn Bay, doggy paradise."

    House was superb, everything we needed and more. Spotlessly clean. Great location for exploring most of glorious Cornwall. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2020

  • "First of all I want to start by saying we love Harlyn Bay."

    We love the complex (we have had another house previously in this complex) and the house was lovely! In fact I have booked it again for next year. In view of the fact that the price has gone up by over £500 pounds I would like to make one or two observations. The waste bins and the area in which they are housed could have been cleaner. The sofas/chairs (except for the chair with its own footstool) after a while were not very comfortable (my husband and I being in our late seventies) do tend to sit around more than we used to,.The weather during the week we were there was pretty bleak on occasions and so we all did rather more sitting than usual. Everyone said the same thing! Outside the private grassed field is in fact a piece of waste land with areas of rough grass and lots of bare earth (sometimes piled into mounds.) The swing was there in spirit only as the essential swinging parts were missing. According to the file on household information we would find all the beach equipment in the hut at the back, but we had to ring up the houseowner to find out how to access them. (I am sorry we didn't manage to get the beach chairs back into their bags quite as neat as they came out.) In accordance with the houseowners request we did not use her grandaughters new bodyboard. I feel that a larger selection of bodyboards/wetsuits would not go amiss.My husband and I live in Whitby and so are familiar with both things being on sale at our local Co-op and know that they can be bought at very a reasonable cost. I mention all these things because at £2200 for the week it is just nosing into the luxury catergory and as such visitors would expect these niceties to be covered. I have not put this letter together for general consumption but as well meant observations, so whether you print them or not is up to you. My good wishes to you all. Kind regards Coreen Parkinson.

    Reviewed by Coreen LAug 2020

  • "Lovely holiday home with above average equipment, easy access to dog friendly beach which is generally quite crowded at present with little or no social distancing."

    There is currently some building work nearby so some noise. The house has a good selection of indoor baby toys, outdoor swings and beach buckets/spades etc. One minor grumble the baby high chair was quite grubby and needed good antibacterial clean before use same goes for waste bucket area under sink, otherwise the house was clean and tidy.

    Reviewed by JaniceAug 2020

  • "A lovely holiday home in a great location."

    Reviewed by JudithAug 2019

  • "The location of this house was amazing, the owners had provided everything you could wish for."

    Definitely try and book again.

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2019

  • "An excellent holiday let; really well equipped and ideally situated."

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2019

  • "Wonderful holiday all round."

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2019

  • "Fantastic holiday home for our visit to Cornwall !"

    This was the perfect place for our 2 small families. The facilities at Harlyn Mews were excellent , with everything we needed in the property. Perfect location with the local pub and the beach a stones throw away. A short drive to all the local sandy bays , the wonderful Cornish Arms and all that Padstow has to offer. We would definitely book again ! Thank you

    Reviewed by PaulaMay 2019

  • "The location for us and our dog's was excellent."

    Amenities shop wide was great what a choice. Merryn village, Padstow, Wadbridge and Bodmin were all a short drive away. We would love to go back to 8 Harlyn Mews again. I would give ten stars if I could.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2019

  • "Great holiday house very child/dog friendly."

    Lots of little extras included like wet suits, body boards, beach gear, baby toys! One point the 'field' at the side of the house is great for children/dogs but be aware this field is NOT escape proof due to open fencing to one side!!!

    Reviewed by JaniceApr 2019

  • "Perfect house"

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2019

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The property

Perfectly located for beach and walking holidays, this spacious cottage is set a few minutes' walk to the beach at Harlyn Bay, considered one of the best family beaches in Cornwall.

3 miles west of Padstow on the stunning North Cornish Coast and 2 minutes' walk to the South West Coast Path, this is the ideal setting for memorable holidays.

After parking in 1 of your 2 private spaces right in front of the cottage, you enter the cottage into the open-plan living room.

Comfy sofas, a dining area overlooking the garden and a well equipped kitchen are included.

On the first floor is the family bathroom and the three bedrooms, all of which have a TV.

The bunk bedroom is ideal for the children, a double with a dressing table and the master with a king bed, a dressing table and an en-suite shower, WC and basin.

Outside at the rear of the cottage is an enclosed garden with a table and chairs for alfresco dining.

Adjoining the garden and patio is a small field for which you have private use, ideal for exercising both pets and children.

With Padstow and St Merryn both close by you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining out.

The ideal family cottage in a wonderful location for a great Cornish coastal holiday.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x King with en-suite shower cubical, WC and basin, 1 x double, 1 x bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, shower cubical, WC and basin
  • Ground floor cloakroom with WC and basin
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining and sitting areas.
  • Calor gas central heating
  • Electric cooker, microwave, large fridge-freezer, microwave, healthy air fryer, George Forman grill and oven, washer and separate dryer, dishwasher, WiFi, Sky Q tv, Phone, smart tv in lounge, tv in each bedroom, 3 video players and 100s of DVDs
  • Lots of games and puzzles for all ages and a bookcase full of books for all ages
  • All sizes of wetsuits from baby to adult, body boards, beach toys, beach equipment
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio set plus grassed field with double children swing and picnic bench
  • Outdoor shower and tap
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Adjoining field for pet exercising
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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