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  • 8 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "My family and I have been coming to Polzeath for 30 years, and we have stayed in Beach House a few times."

    The location is incredible - a few steps away from the beach and shops, and waking up to the breath taking sea view never tires! However, this holiday felt very different to past stays due to the full refurbishment of the property. The old sofas have been replaced with new, smart and comfortable ones and the old battered dining room chairs have been replaced with stylish new ones too. The kitchen cupboards are now fully equipped with an array of cutlery, utensils, glasses and dishes for all meals which is a nice addition and we loved the children’s plates, bowls and cups too! Upstairs, all the beds and mattresses have been replaced and the rickety bunk bed has been removed and replaced with a much safer and smarter trundle bed. It has been repainted throughout as well. The wet room downstairs is a game changer when coming off the beach, and needing to shower the kids/dry wetsuits etc. With regards to previous negative reviews about the place feeling run down and tired, the new owner has obviously thrown a lot of time, effort and money at Beach House since our last stay and my husband, 4 kids and I had a wonderful holiday. The house has been completely transformed in the last few months and we’ll definitely be booking again!!

    EmilyJan 2024

  • "This is our second trip to the beach house, and we had a lovely week."

    The location is perfect. However, we did comment on the comfort of the sofas last year. We were sent pictures of new seating, but when we arrived the same worn out sofas were there instead. I was in the front twin room last year and the beds were comfortable. This year I was in the back room. The mattresses were terrible. First of all we had one of your maintenance team come and fix mend both broken bed frames with hardboard, which wasn’t great. The mattresses on both beds were terrible, I could feel the springs on my back, and the mattress is so used it’s on a tilt where it’s been sat on one edge for years. I did put a duvet on the mattress to try and improve it but the springs were still prominent. In the kitchen there is a very small fridge which was not enough for the size of the property! We did get another small one delivered which was placed on the living room floor which was far from ideal. I love staying at his property as I can surf every day, and the house plan is perfect for that with a downstairs wet room. I do however feel the above issues need to be fixed if we are to return a third time. The property is looking tired and needs updating. I would appreciate your comments. Karen Carter

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Having spoken to our maintenance team I can confirm the property is about to have some major redecoration done. There is a new sofa and beds arriving in November, it is also being completely repainted and an update to the bathrooms. Also the soft furnishings are getting an upgrade. I hope these points will encourage you to come back for a third visit, and to enjoy your daily surf. John Bray Cornish Holidays on Behalf of the owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen2.5Sep 2023

  • "This house is ideally situated for beach, shops and restaurants and is a lovely open plan layout with beach glimpses."

    This is the fourth time we have stayed in The Beach House and we were disappointed that things we mentioned on our first stay are still outstanding. Hopefully the new owners will give it the much needed TLC it requires. Last year we bought flutes, this year we bought wine glasses as there was only one! We also bought highball glasses and a brush and dustpan and a broom. That might have been the cause of the dirty state of the place when we arrived. The cupboards were dirty and the also the cooking equipment. We gave most things a good clean before we left but it does need a good deep clean. Our biggest bugbear is definitely the sofas but we were pleased to see the fridge has been replaced. The beds in the back bedroom have broken or missing slats and the toilets seats need adjusting. However in spite of all that we did enjoy our holiday at Polzeath, our 43rd year!

    Thank you for sharing your feedback, we will pass this on to the maintenance team and cleaning company but are sorry that these issues were not picked up earlier. We are pleased you got to enjoy the property once again and had a great stay in Polzeath. We do hope that we get the opportunity to welcome you back to Cornwall in the future. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda2.8Sep 2023

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This property is part of the John Bray Cornish Holidays collection.
John Bray Cornish Holidays offers some of the best located self catering cottages and holiday homes in North Cornwall’s loveliest locations including Rock and Daymer Bay, on the Camel Estuary, and Polzeath and Port Isaac on the Atlantic coast.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x fixed super king bed, 1 x double, 3 x single and 1 x low truckle bed
  • Family bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility room with shower
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC.
  • Electric radiators and wood burner
  • Intergrated electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • First floor balcony leading to patio area
  • Two pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 mile
  • Beach 0.1 mile
  • Restaurant 0.3 mile.

The property

This fresh semi-detached property is situated in the heart of the coastal village Polzeath, North Cornwall. This modern holiday property is perfect for those wanting a coastal holiday by the seaside.

Boasting a bright open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen ideal for those wanting to cook.

A spacious area for dining with pleasing sea views and an inviting sitting area, the ultimate place to relax after a day on the water with a log burner for those cooler evenings. On the first floor are three generous bedrooms, a super king a double and four singles (including a low truckle bed) in one room.

A large family bathroom. Take in the wonderful views from the glass balcony decked area the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee or a cheeky cocktail at the end of the day. Polzeath is a stunning coastal village the ultimate spot for surfers and beach lovers, spend your days on the water, building sandcastles, rock pooling or exploring the cliff paths.

With plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. A 6.8 mile drive will bring you to Port Isaac one of the Cornish coasts many treasures, a picturesque fishing village nestled in the steep sided valley, with steep, narrow, windy streets leading to the harbour.

This village has an abundance of small, whitewashed fisherman cottages.

With plenty of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants.

Home to the double Michelin star Nathan Outlaw’s restaurant. The Beach House provides a great base for family and friends looking for a seaside sanctuary.

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

About the location


Wadebridge 7.5 miles; Padstow 16 miles.

The seaside village of Polzeath boasts a sandy beach, which is bordered by rock pools and is acclaimed to be one of the best surfing beaches in the country. Polzeath itself has a number of small shops, cafes and restaurants, and the South West Coast Path, a 630-mile route, runs through the village. Just over seven miles away is the popular market town of Wadebridge, which is set alongside the River Camel and offers an array of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as North Cornwall's only family-owned cinema. There’s wonderful countryside in the area, with the renowned Camel Trail passing through the town, and the nearby town of Padstow, with its harbour, pastel-washed medieval houses and celebrated restaurants is well worth exploring. Within driving distance is the UK surfing capital of Newquay, with over 11 miles of golden sandy beaches. Polzeath is an excellent base for exploring this part of Cornwall.

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Please note:
- From 3rd November 2023 - bedroom 1's super king bed will be a fixed super king with a new mattress which cannot be split, the quad room now contains 3 x single beds and 1 x low truckle bed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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