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Higher Hill House

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Crackington Haven, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful week’s stay at Higher Hill House."

    The house was very well equipped and met our needs perfectly. We had a problem with the shower that the owner fixed straight away - a great response. Local maps and guides in the property, as well as the owners’ recommendations were very helpful too.

    Thanks Jim, we are so glad you all had such a good time. Thanks again for booking Higher Hill Neil & Rachel Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Sep 2023

  • "We loved our holiday at Higher Hill house."

    The house was full of character and worked brilliantly for a large family to stay. The owner was lovely and addressed any issues promptly and efficiently. The area is stunning- we would love to stay here again!

    Reviewed by Chriscell5.0Aug 2023

  • "Your description says 'ground floor accommodation' and although the uneven floor and steps are mentioned we felt that if there was accommodation on the ground it would mean that the ground floor was accessible."

    One of our family has mobility problems so we chose this property because of its ground floor accommodation but when we arrived we found two deep steps to get to the downstairs toilet and bathroom which were almost impossible and severely restricted their use by this person. Some other holiday companies have an accessibility rating of their properties,that would far better than just saying ground floor accommodation because in this case it was not a true description. I have booked holidays with you for years and this is the first time I have had any problems,usually the cottages we have booked have been even better than we expected so it was very disappointing to find this cottage was not what we hoped for.

    I’m sorry the property wasn’t as accessible as you had hoped. The description clearly mentions it is an old character property with uneven floors, steps etc I hope it didn’t detract too much from your stay as it’s a lovely character house in a super area. I will ask Sykes to review the description wording as they visited on multiple occasions and produced the description. The last thing we would want is for anyone to be disappointed on arrival , your comments came as a complete surprise to us as you didn’t mention during your stay. We rent another house in Crackington, ‘Penhaven’ through Sykes which is modern, open plan and has four ground floor bedrooms and two accessible bathrooms. If you liked the area it might be worth a look for next year All the best Neil & Rachel Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue2.8Aug 2023

  • "This was such a lovely cottage in a great location The weather was not kind to us so we were in the house way more than we expected and it really was super with space for everyone."

    Also a lovely garden for the brief moments of no rain Thank you

    So glad you had a lovely time, we are so sorry about the weather, so we’re very unlucky ! Thank you for booking with us. Neil & Rachel Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jul 2023

  • "Best equipped kitchen I've come across in a holiday cottage."

    Only thing missing was an ice cube tray. Hair dryer in the bedroom was a first too. Lovely situation & beautiful, well kept garden. Owner contacted us on our first morning to check everything was ok & was very helpful all round, including a text later in the week to say that the pizza van would be in the village that evening. I thoroughly recommend the village shop too.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are soooo glad you had such a good time. We’ll sort the ice cube tray ! Hope to see you again ……. All the best Neil and Rachel Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lalage5.0Jun 2023

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  • Five bedrooms: 2 x king-size, 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Sleeps 8, plus 2 children
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin, heated towel rail WC and bidet
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug with Smart TV
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric Range cooker with oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher and coffee machine
  • 1 x Smart TV, WiFi and a selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for three small cars or two large cars
  • Enclosed front garden and enclosed rear garden with barbecue, furniture and rockery
  • Two well-behaved small dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Nearby local shop,stocks all basics, pub and beach 1.7 miles
  • Note: Due to the property's age there is uneven flooring throughout and a number of steps and thresholds, please take care
  • Note: The woodburning stove in the ground-floor bedroom is not to be used
  • Note: The stairs to the first floor are uneven and steep, please take care
  • Note: There are low and exposed beams and a-frames that may limit head height, please take care
  • Note: The twin bedroom is accessed through the king-size and has its own steep and narrow staircase down to the sitting room
  • Note: The downstairs bathroom is accessed down two steps

The property

Nestled in a stunning, tranquil location on the fringes of Crackington Haven, discover Higher Hill House.

This wonderful holiday home was previously the main farmhouse for the surrounding fields, the remains of the farming history can still be spotted today with the old dairy holes in the snug and the hay loft for animal food above the utility room; a truly unique and characterful setting for families looking to explore the wonders of Cornwall.

Today the dog-friendly, white-washed cottage benefits from an enclosed front and rear garden, an array of charming original features including exposed beams, original slate flag stone flooring and A-frames and a fantastic location with easy access to both the beautiful coast and rolling countryside.

Cross the threshold into your new home-from-home and venture into the sitting room where the crackling woodburning stove makes this the heart of the home.

Unwind here before stepping into the fully-equipped kitchen where you can rustle up tasty meals that the whole family can enjoy in the spacious dining room that was once the barn for animals!

On sunny takes, why not indulge in an alfresco affair by taking the meal outdoors or firing up the barbecue?

When the evening draws to a close, wash off the day’s adventures in either the bathroom or ground-floor shower room before sloping off to sleep in one of five bedrooms.

Choose from two king-sizes, a double, twin, or ground-floor king-size.

During the day head to the centre of Crackington Haven where you can roam the breath-taking shoreline, admire spectacular views across the sea or embark on a scenic walk on the South West Coast path which spans an impressive 630 miles!

The picturesque village of Boscastle lies nearby; explore its harbour or the site of Bottreaux Castle or continue to Bude, where a vast array of independent shops, restaurants and pubs can be enjoyed including Life's A Beach and Sea Fever.

Here you can also explore The Castle Bude, bask in stunning sea views from Compass Point or test out the waters at Bude Sea Pool, a semi-natural tidal pool perfect for wild swimming on the fringes of the Atlantic Ocean.

Alternatively, stray inland to discover the idyllic Bodmin Moors as well as Bodmin Jail Attraction before brushing up on the area’s history at Bodmin Town Museum.

All this and more awaits at Higher Hill House!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Boscastle 6 miles.

Crackington Haven is a charming cove near Boscastle, with a mix of rockpools, a sandy beach and good surf. There are two beach shops and cafes, which are wonderful to relax in and look out over the blue seas of the bay. Walking this section of the South West Coast Path, much of it owned by the National Trust, offers dramatic views, a host of wildflowers and an undulating terrain. Just along the coast is the quaint village of Boscastle, with gift shops, local restaurants and pubs offering good food, Cornish real ales and live entertainment by local musicians, making this an ever-popular visitor destination. The sandy beaches of Bossiney and Trebarwith Strand are within a short drive, as are the surfing beaches at Bude and Polzeath. Close at hand lies Tintagel, swathed in the legend of King Arthur, as well as several stately homes and renowned gardens, or the wide open space of Bodmin Moor, famous for its granite tors and Daphne Du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn.

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