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8 Harlyn Mews

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Harlyn Bay, Cornwall, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing cottage which is spacious and comfortable."

    The gardens are also lovely which makes it a special place.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2024

  • "Had a perfect holiday in an amazing setting in a great cottage."

    Spacious, clean and ample facilities made for a great stay. The patio and garden are excellent too.

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I’m glad my house was to your liking and you had a good holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2024

  • "This was our 3rd stay at 8 Harlyn Mews and we have already booked to come back at the same time next year - the cottage is perfectly located and we love that part of Cornwall."

    The beaches and walks that are literally on your doorstep are wonderful. We did note however that the general condition of the cottage was looking a little tired, i.e. it could do with a lick of paint everywhere. We also pointed out in the faults book that the patio door was sometimes very stiff and that the door holder for it on the outside wall is broken. None of this however spoilt our stay and as stated we will be back again next March!

    Thank you for your comments. The patio door part has rotted due to salt in the air. It has had a temporary repair but needs new patio doors fitting as the company cannot source a replacement fitting. Last year the house was fully booked and so I was unable to fit in a slot to get them replaced. A new radiator and new CH boiler were fitted since your last visit. The door holder has been replaced. I will endeavour to get the doors replaced asap. The same really for the decorating. Sadly the walls get scuffed with suitcases on a regular basis and guest do not operate the stair gate properly ( it has been replaced twice) and they yank at it pulling the fixing off the top and mark the wall. It has proved to be a constant source of frustration. Sourcing a local decorator who can fit in with the booking timetable is not easy but I do have one booked in for October this year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Mar 2024

  • "Outstanding location."

    What was surprising was all the equipment in the house very useful. We had two dogs and the garden /field was great . It would be useful to have an outside light. Thank you for such a lovely holiday let. Tried to rebook but sadly already booked

    Thank you for your positive feedback. The outside light has now been replaced with a brighter one that is not PIR. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2023

  • "We love staying here and have already booked for next year."

    That’s great news. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great place and excellent location."

    Served our purposes very well. Big garden at the back for the dog to run around in and the kids to play when not on the beach. Great welcome pack which was very helpful. Tried to book for next year while we were there but already booked up!

    Reviewed by Riem5.0Jul 2023

  • "Loved the house, well equipped, great location for the beach and the 7 bays area."

    Will definitely be back. Only down side was the cleaner, she arrived as we were leaving saw our beach equipment as we were heading to the beach for one last morning and said “it’s gonna rain” I said “ not according to weather” (and it didn’t) so she said “ I can feel it!” Then went in and started shouting out of the window to us about the bedding and towels. We had left bedding in bag and towels in bath. My husband went back in and put all how she wanted it! Very sullen woman, wish we had not seen her was a bad end to a great week in a great house.

    I glad you loved the house. It’s a shame you didn’t feel the same about Deborah. She’s Cornish but lived for 40 years in USA. So maybe has a strange way of talking. I’m sorry she came across as “a sullen woman” she’s not at all. She’s lovely and usually bends over backwards to be accommodating to guests. Good cleaners are very hard to find and I wouldn’t swop her she is very efficient and takes pride in her work. I’m so sorry she spoilt your last five minutes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Jun 2023

  • "This is was our second year at this property."

    You really can’t fault it. The location is amazing! Literally 2 minutes from the dog friendly beach and the house is beautiful with everything you could possibly need. The garden is just what we needed for two dogs. It was obviously too hot to go out through the daytime with the dogs this year so the added bonus of sky TV and good Wi-Fi was a blessing. We’ve already booked again for next year. I’m hoping the new shop and restaurant will be open by next year too.

    Thank you for your positive feedback. I’m glad you enjoyed the house and garden. I’m so pleased to see you will return next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jun 2023

  • "8 Harlyn Mews is a fantastic holiday cottage with the massive added bonus of being in a wonderful location, close to Padstow and only 100 yards or so to the beach!"

    There are wonderful coastal walks in both directions from Harlyn Bay, with a number of beautiful coves and beaches. Spotlessly clean, well-equipped and extremely comfortable, we and our dog love the place. This was our second visit and won't be the last. We will definitely be booking again for next year!

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I look forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely clean house, perfectly positioned."

    Building works were not an issue. Easy walk to the beach with dogs for lots of running and walks. Particularly like the extended garden which wasn’t there at our last stay, the dogs had a fabulous time chasing around the safe space and it’s perfect for children. Nice to have off road parkjng even though it was a tight fit for our larger vehicle. Only downside was the tumble drier not working, but as we had lovely sunny weather it really wasn’t a problem. Thank you for our bag of goodies on arrival which were a lovely surprise. T

    Thank you for your kind words. It was unfortunate that the new tumble dryer had an intermittent fault and the engineer could not repair it until after you left. It is now working perfectly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Sep 2022

  • "An excellent house in a really great position for the beach, Padstow and local attractions."

    The house has a great garden/private field, which if you have children and a pet is amazing. Christine, the owner, is really lovely and made sure everything was good for the duration of the stay. The main construction site in front of the house was not an issue for us and the blokes working on that site are really considerate. There is however a separate construction contractor engaged in one of the houses on the corner of the entry road and they were not so amenable: if you need to get in or out you need to factor that in - but hopefully all construction will have been long finished by next summer. We would definitely book again, and 8 Harlyn Mews is a great place to stay.

    I’m pleased that you enjoyed your holiday. Thank you for your kind words. We are looking forward to the end of all building works which hopefully won’t t last much longer. It would be lovely to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frazer5.0Aug 2022

  • "We were very happy with the standard of the house."

    The facilities were excellent, the position of the property so close to the beach was perfect.

    Thank you for your comments. I’m pleased to see that you have booked again for next year. That’s great thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "Wow what a lovely holiday home, we really wanted to insist on squatters rights!"

    Beautiful and a well proportioned three bedroom house, large patio and the bonus of a lovely large grassed (recently!) area with swings for the grand-kids to play in when not on the beach. Grass was cut weekly. Lots of mod-cons although no George Foreman grill even though it was listed. Other stuff too that isn't listed, BBQ, iron and board, slo cooker, small whirly gig in garden. Travel cot was broken when we tried to put it up, managed to tape it and Chris the owner had a new one and mattress delivered ASAP. You can't get two normal cars (two smart cars would fit) on the two reserved spaces outside the house but we managed to get one behind the gate next to the patio. Brilliant place, we love Harlyn Bay anyway and we'll come again.

    Thank you for your positive comments. Sorry about the listing not being accurate. I have the photographer booked in August (it’s been a long wait) to update the photos and details. No one has used the George Foreman grill in 4 years so I binned it, sorry. The Air fryer does a far better job. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Jul 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Shame about the building work but they did not seem to be working hard enough to create any disturbance. My only complaint is there is no point in having Sky TV if you dont tell people to bring their own card or provide them with Sky sports. My wife was pleased because it meant I had to go out instead of watching sport all the time.Perhaps you could inform guests that the bin men come round on thursdays. Very considerate amount of tea/coffee/ cleaning materials.

    Thank you for your comments. I’m surprised that the bin men came on Thursday as they have always emptied the bins on a Saturday. I will look into it. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage is amazing!"

    It had everything you need and more! Great garden for the dog and a nice patio area that gets the sun, The lovely beach is literally a 2 min walk it’s a brilliant place to stay! The only reason I marked the accuracy down is because of the pictures could do with updating. Our Labrador dog is terrified of wood floors so when I was looking this year for a cottage I thought I’d find one with carpet so there’s no stress. Unfortunately when we got to this property it had been upgraded to wooden floors throughout the ground floor. We had to go out and purchase rugs and mats which was a bit of a nightmare. For a normal family this would have been a great update but for us it was a little stressful. I would definitely love to stay again and just know to bring rugs etc with us.

    Reviewed by Jenny4.7May 2022

  • "We had a lovely week in Harlyn."

    The cottage was everything we’d expected and the host Chris responded immediately to our questions which were just minor about location of equipment, which we should have found anyway! So close to the beach and a really lovely comfy cottage. Will definitely look to book again.

    Reviewed by Trish5.0Apr 2022

  • "8 Harlyn Mews is perfect for our needs."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and very well equipped with everything one needs to feel home from home. The location is great and being so close to the wonderful beach and coastal walks is the icing on the cake! We have already booked for next year!

    Thank you so much. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had an absolutely wonderful week at 8 Harlyn Mews!"

    From the personal communications with Christine right through to the actual property, we have been treated superbly at every step. The house itself is fabulous - exactly as described and literally a one minute walk onto the beautiful dog friendly beach at Harlyn Bay... From here you can walk to both Trevone and Mother Ivey's Bay beaches easily in 30 minutes... Padstow is 10 minutes by car, Porthcothan 15 minutes... A beautifully situated property. And, yes, there is building work going on but - honestly-it never impacted us one bit and the builders themselves were very considerate and friendly. I seriously cannot recommend this property highly enough - it's absolutely perfect for a stress free, dog friendly, kid friendly beach holiday!

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Mar 2022

  • "The fact the house was overlooked by a building site was NEVER mentioned despite booking in 2020!"


    I’m so sorry you were not informed of the Harlyn Inn being replaced. It was due to complete March 2022 but has been delayed due to unforeseen circumstances. I did contact everyone who had booked, when the works started before COVID, and offered a refund. The agents were obviously aware of the situation at Harlyn but you are correct it hasn’t been mentioned on the website and for that I do apologise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a very comfortable stay."

    The cottage is very well equipped. It was spotlessly clean when we arrived. The new kitchen is lovely. The beds were all very comfortable. The position not 100 yards from the beautiful Harlyn Beach is superb. We hit really lucky with the weather. The only down side is the building site that is going on around. When in the cottage we didn't hear it at all and there was no problem with the parking. When its finished there will be a deli and a restaurant underneath the apartments which will be very helpful. We just wish we would be able to afford a stay in the summer. I hope we will be back for an out of season stay again.

    Thank you for your feedback. I look forward to your next booking and feel sure that the building works will be finished shortly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jan 2022

  • "Property location is FANTASTIC."

    The house had everything we needed and well equipped for kids

    Thank you for your positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura4.4Oct 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 Erika3.1Oct 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 Trisha2.2Oct 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 L5.0Aug 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 Karen5.0Aug 2021

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

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jul 2021

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

    Bed so comfy. Thank you

    Reviewed by Jemma4.7Jul 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 Richard5.0Sep 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 L3.8Aug 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 Janice4.4Aug 2020

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

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Aug 2019

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

    Definitely try and book again.

    Reviewed by Angela4.4Jul 2019

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

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2019

  • "Wonderful holiday all round."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 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 Paula5.0May 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 David5.0May 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 Janice4.7Apr 2019

  • "Perfect house"

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x King with en-suite shower cubical, WC and basin, 1 x King, 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, healthy air fryer, Slow cooker and oven, washer and separate dryer, dishwasher, WiFi, Phone, smart tv in lounge and 3 bedrooms, video player and 100s of DVDs
  • Amazon Echo device is all rooms
  • Lots of games and puzzles for all ages and a bookcase full of books for all ages
  • Many sizes of wetsuits from baby to adult, body boards, beach toys, beach equipment
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio set plus grassed field with triple children swing and picnic bench
  • Outdoor shower and tap
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • EV Charger
  • Adjoining field for pet exercising
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile
  • Please note: There will be ongoing building works during 2022 which are located on the old Harlyn Bay Inn site, just laid back from the beach road, these are approximately 100 metres from the house

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.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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.

Please note: There will be ongoing building works during 2022 which are located on the old Harlyn Bay Inn site, just laid back from the beach road, these are approximately 100 metres from the house.

Please note: This property has a £200 good housekeeping bond.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas