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Dune Haven

Goonhavern near Perranporth, Cornwall (Ref. 1004970)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely clean, well equipped bungalow in a fantastic location with a local pub and shop, the beach a short drive away and lovely restaurants."

    The owner Sam makes you feel so welcome and always to hand if you need anything and makes you feel at home. Would highly recommend and can’t wait to come back.

    Hi Sue thanks so much for your lovely feedback! Im so happy you and all your family had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed staying and relaxing in my property and boy what a great week to pick weather wise! We hope you can return again very soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SueMay 2022

  • "Booked at short notice after being let down by another provider."

    Great location, close to pub, shop, garden centre and short drive to beach. Cottage was well equipped and very clean, nice welcome pack from owner. Thank you for a wonderful holiday :)

    Thank you for your lovely review and for booking Dune Haven. So glad you had a wonderful stay and made some memories here, we hope to see you back again one day! Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaApr 2022

  • "A fantastic cottage in a great location."

    The owner Sammy was very welcoming. We will definitely be returning. Thankyou for a lovely stay.

    Thank you Helen for your lovely feedback I hope you will return again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenMar 2022

  • "Lovely bungalow, extremely clean with everything we needed."

    We had a great stay, thank you

    Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback regarding your stay at Dune Haven and we are really happy that you enjoyed your holiday here at our property. We had to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TeresaDec 2021

  • "Could not fault the attention to detail and cleanliness."

    The facilities were also excellent and of high quality throughout. Welcome pack was a very pleasant surprise. Beds were super comfortable though one of our group did say his bed/mattress on his bunk bed could have been a bit more comfortable (however he can be a bit picky - the rest of us were more that happy!).

    Thank you for your lovely feedback so glad you enjoyed staying at Dune Haven. Although the bunkbeds are really designed for children we have upgraded the mattresses to hopefully accommodate adults as well. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MSep 2021

  • "This was a home from home ."

    Well located in a quiet area with good access to local shop. It was a good base for exploring from. The landlady Sammy was very accessible and she provided a welcome pack which was extremely thoughtful. Would highly recommend and we are hoping to go back next year.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback we are so happy you enjoyed staying at Dune Haven I would love to welcome you back any time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BrianAug 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation but two beds desperately need replaced"

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Dune Haven we are really happy that you love the accommodation and we have since Upgraded and replaced the twin beds. Property Owner

    Reviewed by WilliamJul 2021

  • "The facilities in this bungalow were excellent."

    Thank you for your feedback Angela and we hope to welcome you back to Dune Haven in the near future Property Owner

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2021

  • "Owner extremely helpful & on hand for any questions."

    Property fully equipped with everything you need & very comfortable. We’ve had a thoroughly enjoyable stay.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback Claire it’s nice to know that you enjoyed your stay at Dune Haven and we hope you can return again one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClaireJun 2021

  • "Dune Haven is well placed for visiting all areas of Cornwall."

    The property itself is clean, welcoming and has everything you could possibly need for a home from home holiday. Sammy the owner has put a lot of thought into the property and the welcome pack (Cornish cream teas, milk, biscuits, sweets and more) which was much appreciated and saved a trip to the shops until later in the holiday. We were blessed with hot weather and the garden is sun trap so we were able to relax there late in the afternoon after a day out. We definitely recommend this property and will book again for our next visit to Cornwall.

    Wow thank you for your amazing detailed feedback regarding your stay at Dune Haven it really is so nice to know that our guests have a comfortable and happy stay and we would love to welcome you back in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PetraMay 2021

  • "The house is in a fantastic location for exploring Cornwall."

    The kitchen has all the equipment you could ask for or want, the beds are really comfy and there is plenty of storage for suitcases, clothes etc. Sammy (the owner) has done an amazing job in making the house feel like a home away from home, and touches like the cream tea and other treats really make you feel welcome as soon as you walk in. The communication from Sammy was fantastic, especially as our stay coincided with the news of the second lockdown in England, and we cannot thank her enough for all her help during our stay. We had a fabulous holiday and would highly recommend this property to anyone who wants a holiday in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by CarolineOct 2020

  • "Dune Haven is definitely a haven!"

    Just perfect - the owners have thought of absolutely everything and the place was spotless. Comfy bed, plenty of storage space for food and luggage, and we enjoyed the conservatory for a morning cuppa or an early evening drink in the sun. An extra special touch was the wine, strawberries and cream tea ingredients which greeted us on arrival after a long drive. Perfect base to explore Cornwall and its stunning beaches and towns - thank you.

    Reviewed by EmmaSep 2020

  • "Great location for exploring Cornwall, home from home bungalow, well equipped, clean, lovely local cream tea welcome gift, had a wonderful time."

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2020

  • "Fantastic accommodation,spotlessly clean!"

    Perfect location and a great owner who was more than happy to help! 5 stars in our eyes we would definitely recommend and return.

    Reviewed by GarySep 2020

  • "We appreciated the extra precautions taken for Covid."

    We had a lovely stay at the property and it was described accurately. It was good to have an enclosed garden for our dog and a hose outside too so we could wash off all the sand in his coat. We would love to come back and stay again one day.

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2020

  • "Lovely house that is thoughtfully well equipped."

    Handy location for local beaches good communication from owners.

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2020

  • "Dune Haven really exceeded our expectations."

    So much care and thought has gone into providing such a wonderful holiday home. It is clean, spacious a real home from home and the location is just fabulous! Such a quick and easy drive to Perranporth Beach and all the delights that Cornwall has to offer. A big thank you to Sammy the owner for our fabulous welcome hamper and a wonderful week, we look forward to coming back very soon.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2020

  • "Sammy (the owner) has done a fantastic job with providing a lovely, clean and welcoming holiday home."

    All the little extras make such a difference from the lovely welcome pack to the doggie treats. We can't fault it at all and we are hoping to return for a 3rd visit very soon.

    Reviewed by DeborahNov 2019

  • "The owner was extremely helpful and went above and beyond to give information."

    A welcome tray of essentials once we arrived was very much appreciated added to a welcome text. Dog friendly. The heating was on a comfortable warmth on our arrival. A clean and fresh feel throughout. This truly is a cottage that will not disappointment. Instructions to entry was clear. The owner has not cut any corners whatsoever! There really is not anything that this cottage did not provide!

    Reviewed by HeatherOct 2019

  • "Marked facilities down due to height of bath, it is too high to step over for any person with mobility difficulties."

    We class ourselves as able bodied but my husband struggled to lift his legs that high. Older people would not be able to use the bath/shower. On this basis we would not recommend this bungalow to our parents. The uPVC door to the kitchen had no key available to lock although the utility outer door could be locked, maybe we are too security conscious! All in all this bungalow is well positioned for visiting Cornwall and the welcome pack was very good, including treats for our dog.

    Thank you for your feedback, We are sorry to hear that the property didn't quite meet your expectations, had we been aware of your concerns we would have been more that happy to come and resolve these for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TraceyOct 2019

  • "What an amazing last minute find Dune Haven was."

    The welcome pack included even dog biscuits and Sammy text a couple of times just to check all was ok. The gardens and home were exceptional all we needed and more. The location was perfection so close to everything and with a wonderful pub and shop not even a 2 minute walk away. I will definitely be recommending this beautiful gem.

    Reviewed by KatherineSep 2019

  • "When we arrived the house was immaculate, tastefully decorated and pleasing to the eye."

    We found that when we travelled anywhere it was only 15-20 mins away from the house, which meant lots of shopping time and visiting places of interest. The week was brilliant because the weather was marvellous, wonderful time enjoyed by us all, hope to book again.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2019

  • "Amazing everything was so clean and well thought out it had everything that was needed and the welcome hamper was lovely, we had a great stay and is one of the best places we have stayed we will definitely be recommending dune haven to family and friends and definitely plan on visiting again in the future,thank you."

    Reviewed by CharmaineAug 2019

  • "What a beautiful little home from home Dune Haven is."

    It’s perfectly located to access the stunning beaches at Perranporth and only a few miles from Newquay. The house itself is really well equipped and is spotlessly clean. It’s perfect for a family because it offers plenty of space for everyone to have their own perfect quiet spot. I loved reading in the conservatory in the late afternoon following a busy day at the beach. Dune Haven is a dog friendly cottage; you really won’t need to bring anything for your four legged friend because Sammy provides dog bowls, towels and treats!!! Plus the rear conservatory entrance is a really excellent space to dry them off (dogs and kids) before they come into the house. The back garden is very secure and it is private, with good quality furniture to dine outdoors, which we did a lot because we had beautiful weather. We’ve stayed in dozens of holiday cottages in the UK and Dune Haven is up there with the best. Thank you Sammy for a perfect stay and for your generous hospitality. The Caseys, Plymouth.

    Reviewed by AndreaAug 2019

  • "From the moment of setting a booking with this holiday Bungalow the owner couldn't do enough for us."

    She went above and beyond to make sure that anything we asked for she tried to accommodate. Arriving at the bungalow we were met with the warmest of welcomes with little individual surprises to make sure we settled in well. From sweets for the kids and scones and cream for adults it was a very warm welcome. nothing has been left without a though,t as every day essentials were provided, making this weeks holiday stay very relaxing. the bungalow is well looked after,very clean, and makes for a very comfortable stay, and with us being a family of 6 that's is very important. all in all this is a great place to stay and would highly recommend it

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2019

  • "This is a perfect cottage for a family break in Cornwall."

    Comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen, very clean. We were a family of 6 + a dog and found the cottage just big enough for our needs. The rear boot room/utility was perfect for our dog. Sammy provided a welcome hamper complete with all the supplies to serve scones with jam and clotted cream. Thank you for sharing your property with us!

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2019

  • "Stunning property."

    It was very clean and comfortable. The kitchen had excellent facilities. The property was in a good position, quiet but near amenities. Good location for trips out. Would definitely recommend. I have been on a lot of cottage holidays and this property was one of the nicest.

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday at Dune Haven."

    Its was lots of space there for the five of us. Nice and tidy rooms, with light and space. Kitchen was good equipped and even a barbecue waited in the garden for us. Washing machine, freezer, fridge, barbecue - everything you need for a brilliant holiday. Its a nice location to explore cornwall, 5 minutes with the car you are at Perranporth beach and can do some body surfing or go for a amazing coast walk. Half an hour drive you are at the other side of Cornwall to enjoy swimming at the calmer see. (Do not miss Penzance and St. Michael!) We definitely recommed Dune Haven to the next guest and thanks again to the landlady, who was very helpful and welcoming! Brigitta von Bremen / Lemwerder, Germany

    Reviewed by BrigittaJul 2019

  • "We booked a last minute break at Dune Haven and it was a great choice!"

    The accommodation has been very tastefully done out with comfortable beds, good quality bedding and comfy sofas. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking in and included a dishwasher and washing machine which is always nice! The outside space was also well thought out with patio table and chairs on a large decked area which was a real sun trap, and also a small lawned area which we also made use of for sunbathing. The hosts also provided a BBQ and charcoal which we made good use of. We were also provided with an excellent welcome hamper of local produce including cornish tea, coffee, fudge and it included doggy treats for Buster dog, who was very appreciative! A nice touch and one of the best welcome hampers we've ever had. The location is ideal too, sitting a couple of minutes drive outside Perranporth which has a lovely beach, some nice little shops and a well stocked Co-op and is 1 min from the road into Newquay, which is 10 mins down the road.There are plenty of tourist attractions nearby so it's ideally placed for a family holiday. We would all recommend this cottage as an excellent base for a holiday, and would certainly book here again.

    Reviewed by SandraJun 2019

  • "This is an amazing cottage."

    It is very clean, tidy and comfortable, just like a show room. The location is actually very good, easy to access the west and south coast. We love this accommodation very much. Internet speed is also very good. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by JiawenMay 2019

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Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms; 1 x king-size, 1 x bunk, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with shower over bath and basin
  • Separate WC Cloakroom
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory
  • Utility and boot room.
  • Woodburning stove
  • Washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, games console, 5 burner gas hob, coffee machine, hairdryer and USB sockets
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for one car and secure bike storage
  • Rear enclosed garden with lawned area patio with BBQ, decked area and enclosed front garden with lawn area
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • One pet welcome
  • Pub and shop within 0.2 miles
  • Note: Access to the conservatory is via the bunk bedroom
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar

The property

Dune Haven is an elegantly presented, semi-detached bungalow resting within the picturesque village of Goonhavern, just 2.5 miles from Perranporth.

This all-ground-floor property is ideally situated for a family looking to spend some time at the glorious coast or to enjoy the superb attractions at nearby Newquay.

It comes with three well-presented bedrooms, comprising of a king-size bedroom, a twin bedroom and a bunk bedroom, which has access to the conservatory, offering a space to soak up your surroundings as you wake up each morning.

The designated chef of the group will be delighted by the well-equipped kitchen, where you will find all the essentials to prepare some delicious home-cooked meals during the week-long stay.

Spend your down time within the spacious living room, where the family can gather to enjoy evening meals or tune into the TV, whilst the roaring woodburning stove fills the room with warmth during those chilly winter months.

If you are visiting during the summer months, spend a moment or two upon the rear patio where you can rustle up some treats on the BBQ whilst your canine companion roams around the spacious lawned garden with the large decked area which is enclosed with traditional Cornish stone walls.

If you don’t feel like cooking one evening, a short stroll will bring you to the traditional inn, where you will find a superb dining menu to suit the whole family.

The superb location offers a vast array of things to keep a family of all ages and tastes busy, including the golden stretch of beach at Perranporth or spend an afternoon at the Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm or Lappa Valley steam railway with miniature railway and lots to do with all the family.

Alternatively, choose to stroll along the South West Coast Path or try your hand at surfing at the popular beaches of Newquay.

Superbly connected by road, rail and air this lovely property is perfect as a base to explore further afield.

Dune Haven is a splendid getaway for the whole family to enjoy this area steeped with natural beauty.

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About the location

PERRANPORTH

Newquay 9 miles; Truro 9.5 miles.

Perranporth, a beautiful Cornish coastal town, lies in the heart of Poldark Country, the setting for the novels of Winston Graham who lived in Perranporth in the 1930s. Perranporth offers plenty of traditional pubs and shops, plus a classic bucket-and-spade beach that is lifeguarded in summer, overlooked by craggy rocks and a wonderful coastal path. Once known as the source of the finest tin, the community still retains reminders of the rich heritage with abandoned pump houses, mine shafts and workers’ cottages. The local Blue Hills Museum and Perranzabuloe Folk Museum are both well worth a visit to understand the fascinating history of this coastal area. Further afield are the miles of sandy beaches at Crantock and Holywell Bay, and the breathtaking coastal walks around St Agnes, much of it owned by the National Trust. A perfect holiday base in Cornwall, with an abundance of activities to suit everyone.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas