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Dot May

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Porteath near Polzeath, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "Well what can we say , a wonderful host and fantastic stay in Dot May first time we’ve stayed in a shepherds hut ."

    Patsy the was so accommodating and provided us with great information about the area. It’s an ideal spot for exploring the whole area ,We will be staying again.

    Reviewed by Frederick5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Dot May!"

    The hut is clean and cosy and Patsy was a wonderful host - always on hand to help when needed and full of recommendations of activities to do nearby. Would recommend Dot May to anyone looking to explore Cornwall or enjoy Polzeath beach.

    Thank you so much for your encouraging feedback, it was our pleasure having you stay in Dot May and we hope that you will come back to visit us one day soon. Thank you Patsy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Harriet5.0Aug 2023

  • "Dot May is a little gem, so close to all the local amenities, and yet far enough away to be a total escape, set amidst a beautiful field with carefully appointed native planting."

    The hut is welcoming, cosy, perfectly appointed, has all the comforts one could want for, and is spotlessly clean. A really special few nights of peaceful calm.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Studio layout with double bed, kitchen and dining space
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Electric heating
  • Electric hob, cool box, kettle, toaster
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking in field for one car
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, barbecue and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and beach 1 mile, pub 1.4 miles
  • Note: No children or babies

The property

Polzeath 1 mile.

A stunning contemporary shepherd’s hut resting in Porteath near Polzeath, Dot May is an idyllic base for a couple looking for a romantic getaway to Cornwall.

Park off-road and make your way over to this cheery property, a quirky base with a selection of amenities within.

Decorated with a trellis and herb garden, enter into a dreamy hut with a studio layout sporting a double bed, wood-panelled walls, a dining space for two and a kitchen space with hob, kettle and cool box where guests can cook dinner together.

There is a shower room for your refreshment.

Surrounded by pretty gardens and a slate wall, dine alfresco using the barbecue and enjoy the countryside air beside the mature shrubs and extensive lawn space, planning your next adventure over a bottle of fizz.

After enjoying breakfast outside, head out into the local area, where the beach is within an easy distance.

Porteath is a delightful countryside location, with views across the farmland.

From here guests can head to the coastal walks through Lundy Bay, Epphaven Cove, Doyden Castle and beyond.

For more amenities and attractions, including a pub, eateries and convenience stores, head over to the coastal hamlet of Polzeath, where guests can enjoy a hearty meal out and stock up on essentials.

Here there is also a lovely sandy beach and a local surf school for those looking for an action-packed afternoon.

From here, enjoy a game or two at either St Enodoc Golf Club or The Point, or visit Padstow where there is a local museum, the National Lobster Hatchery and boat trips to explore the local wildlife.

Explore the beautiful Trevose Head Heritage Coast, or visit Newquay where there is a zoo, an aquarium, watersports, an ornamental garden and more.

Make a romantic trip to remember with a stay at the delightful Dot May.

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

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas