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Dale Cottage

(Ref. 983151)

Crantock, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely stay in the centre of crantock The house was warm as we stayed in November."

    It has everything you need We will definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by Brent4.4Nov 2023

  • "We had a great stay at Dale, lovely location, cottage cosy, clean and comfortable."

    A couple of things I’d suggest for improvement; Key safe was really stiff and hard to open, thankfully my son managed to open for me. Back door key again a bit stiff in lock. The cottage info booklet I only found on the last day, maybe leave with passes in tray. We would come back to Dale cottage and really enjoyed our holiday!

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2023

  • "Just fabulous S always"

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Jul 2023

  • "This was the most beautiful comfortable cottage,we would definitely book again, The cottage is situated in the most perfect spot,our first time in Crantock,we loved it."

    Reviewed by Lynette5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage with everything you need."

    Great location.

    Reviewed by Janet3.8Oct 2022

  • "The property is in a lovely position."

    The contact with the owner was good. However we feel the property is ready for some overall maintenance and refurbishment. The 2nd floor bathroom was in great condition but the bathroom on the middle floor not so. The lighting on the steps don’t work so in the dark and when wet can be dangerous.

    Reviewed by Sarah2.8Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in the cottage."

    We have previously stayed in the same cottage a few years ago.. If I’m honest, if it was not in the position it is (central in the village and walking distance of the beach) I’m not sure we would re-book. All furnishings are the same as they previously were and are therefore looking tired (carpets, sofa, cushions). The kitchen sink and surround also needs attention. The cleanliness I put as a smiley face as it was good on the whole, however sandy under the lounge furniture- the only reason I noticed this was because we dropped a dice on the floor! Also, in previous cottages we’ve stayed in they’ve left enough dishwasher tablets for the stay. We had 5 which naturally wasn’t enough for 4 of us for a week! We don’t own a dishwasher at home and so wasn’t happy about having to buy tablets considering the price we paid for the cottage. Having said all this, we really did have a lovely week and absolutely love Crantock. It’s been a family holiday for over 20 years and our grown up children still come with us.

    Reviewed by Claire3.8Sep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Dale Cottage, the house was beautiful and in perfect location for a family of teenagers to be able to walk down to the beach without the trauma of having to get everyone into a car and drive to a beach!"

    It was a lovely touch to find a welcome pack with a bottle of Prosecco, chocolate, biscuits, tea and coffee just what was needed after an 8 hour car journey. I would definitely recommend Dale cottage and if it was not already booked up I would most certainly book again!

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Aug 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Dale cottage."

    It is well located within Crantock, with easy access to the shops and beach. The side access is great for when you come back with sandy body boards and a wet dog. (We had no issues with the neighbours who were lovely. The gate has a bolt on the inside which you can pull across so your dog can’t escape if someone tries opening the gate from the outside). Although there is a hose by the back door we would have welcomed a sink in the outhouse to wash wetsuits in (maybe this can be added for 2023?) the garden is private and safe and our dog loved it (as did we). The road out the front is generally quiet although on a really nice day the traffic can back up from the beach car park. The front gate is fab for keeping pets and children safe till the adults are all set to go on these occasions. The cottage was clean and tidy and we had everything we needed for our stay. Crantock is great and the surf school and local coastal walks along the coastal path and the river are a real gem. We’ve booked 2 weeks again in Dale cottage for next year. Think we’ve found our perfect spot and we can’t wait to be back.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.4Aug 2022

  • "Overall a lovely cottage."

    Beds comfortable & well equipped. Cleanliness was Ok but needed to be more thorough with things left from previous occupiers under the bed, The real let down was finding that there was a right of access from neighbouring property who left the gate open between the properties and the front of gate of Dale Cottage, This meant our dog could escape onto the street and anyone could walk into the garden off the street if the neighbours didn't lock the gate. It did put a negative and added to stress during the week and we had to deal with the neighbour who wasn't particularly pleasant or accommodating. We wouldn't have booked it, if we had known about it, having left a domestic 9 month boundary challenge. The owner and agent said they were unaware of the right of access but were prompt in clarifying the situation. This information needs to be added to the cottage description so people have a choice and interesting that the information says to lock the outside bin but nothing about the gate.. A well located cottage with a minute walk to pubs and opposite a bus stop.

    Reviewed by Barbara2.8Jul 2022

  • "Excellent property"

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Jul 2022

  • "We managed to get in early, 4pm, to a very clean and tidy cottage."

    Thank you for the lovely welcome pack, (prosecco, ground coffee, tea bags, biscuits, milk, chocolate and dog biscuits). The cottage had loads of children’s games, books, and beach toys, plus a bbq. The beds were comfy and towels were huge and soft. We made use of the log burner one evening as it was cold. This is the second time we’ve visited this cottage as friends used it several years ago. It has the perfect location for Crantock beach. We hired wet suits from Pirates Perch Surf hire, 50m up the road, and can highly recommend them, considerably cheaper than from those at the beach car park. A great holiday in Crantock, thank you.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jun 2022

  • "Had a fabulous stay at Dale Cottage right in the heart of Crantock, a delightful village."

    The cottage was great, very well equipped, decor lovely, very clean, thank you for the welcome bubbles, biscuits etc a lovely surprise! Two parking places at village hall, although we did manage to park over the road a few times (locals did tell us it was usually ok to park there this time of year) a stones throw from two pubs and another eatery, amazing bus service, convenient shop! Brilliant walks. Didn’t want to come home!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2022

  • "This is the third time we’ve stayed at Dale cottage."

    Never been disappointed. Location is perfect for travelling around Cornwall or a simple beach holiday, with Crantock beach about half a mile walk The cottage contains everything and more you require for a perfect holiday We take our two spaniels on ‘there holiday’ and they love it Plenty of walks in the area across sand dunes through woods fields and quiet country lanes The log burners are wonderful in winter making the cottage really cosy Smart Tv great new addition and it was nice to have the books and games back. And the goody bag with local items is always welcome. We are already looking to book for later in the year. Thank you Dale Cottage for another perfect Holiday

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0May 2022

  • "What a fabulous cottage in a stunning location!"

    !!! We can't recommend Dale Cottage enough. It is packed full of everything you need for a fabulous break, including windbreaks, bodyboards and those all important buckets and spades. The kitchen is well equipped with everything that you could possibly need, the bedrooms are bright and fresh and the showers are amazing!!! The location is perfect and literally a 1 minute walk to the two pubs (and the food is well worth visiting for) as well as the Jam Kitchen. The beach is easy to get to although for the less mobile, the walk back up the hill could be a challenge. If you are looking for a perfect Cornish getaway in an ideal location to explore and relax then this place is just perfect. We will 100% be back. Thank you Tracey!!!

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic holiday over New Year in this super little cottage."

    The Christmas tree and the welcome basket were a lovely touch. The cottage is perhaps a little cosier than represented on the website but we had read previous feedback and were prepared for that - for a family of 4 it was perfect. It is beautifully decorated and fitted out and the beds were very comfortable. We might suggest that for winter guests a doormat inside the front door or perhaps some external bench for taking off muddy walking boots might be useful. We were also a little surprised that there were no dishwasher tablets. Other than those very minor points, it's a gem of a cottage, couldn't be better located, and was a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Esther4.7Dec 2021

  • "Dale cottage had everything we needed."

    It was close to the beach, shop and pubs. Would highly recommend and would go again. It made a holiday one to remember, especially as it was my mums 70th birthday! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage it’s self is just perfect, really well stocked and super cosy."

    The location is ideal, a short stroll to the beach and with plenty of sights to visit within a short drive. The welcome pack was a very nice touch this year and much appreciated, even down to the biscuits for Monty! Will definitely be returning to this lovely cottage. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0May 2021

  • "Dale Cottage was probably one of the best holiday cottages we’ve stayed in."

    The location - walking distance to the beach, pub, great pizza restaurant and village shop - was excellent. The cottage itself felt immediately homely with tasteful and welcoming decor throughout. We remarked on the comfort of the beds and the well-equipped kitchen, not to mention the private sunny garden. Parking, also, which is difficult in the village was well catered for via a pair of permits for the village hall car park. Always good to know that there’s a space for your car on return from a day out. The whole package really was superb, thank you. Not a complaint but if you’re asking for rounded feedback, there are a couple of things to note. Firstly it was very hard to contact the housekeeper, both before the holiday period to find out the entry arrangements (I even called your offices to check we had the correct number), and also on our day of arrival when we realised we’d mistakenly left home without the key code. In spite of regularly trying to contact Tracey from mid morning, we eventually had to call your offices at five standing outside the cottage in the rain to gain access. I appreciate that mobile coverage is patchy in the area but it would be better if the contact arrangements were more reliable? Secondly, perhaps because of Covid, we couldn’t find a manual. Not a big problem but we were stumped on what to do with rubbish and recycling. We found the key to the locked rubbish bin half way through, but had no idea what to do with recyclables in spite of having colour coded bin bags in the kitchen bin. We noticed recycling boxes outside other properties but couldn’t find one for Dale Cottage. Sorry planet - we ended up just bundling the recycling bag into the general bin! Once again, this is by no means meant as a grumble, just a heads up to help with future bookings. We had a truly memorable stay in this exceptional cottage. Thanks to Tracey, even though we never spoke, the house was immaculate.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jul 2020

  • "This cottage is beautifully situated in the village of Crantock, within easy walking distance of the local shop, pub and beach where there is stunning scenary and fabulous walking."

    The cottage has everything that you could possibly need for a week away and all of the rooms are comfortable, clean and full of light.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Feb 2020

  • "Really lovely cottage and great location."

    Everything you could need in the cottage and a real home from home. Nice touch with the hamper and the owner even let us know of a couple of issues, that we didn’t even notice which shows the level of presentation in this cottage. Would definitely recommend and would like to book again.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2019

  • "Pictures and description gave the impression cottage was bigger than it was."

    Not as clean as it could have been. Needs a bit of a make over and tidy up. Kitchen small. Not enough seats in the living room, without sitting on each other's knees. Very disappointed.

    Reviewed by Neil1.9Aug 2019

  • "Crantock is a lovely village by the sea and Dale Cottage is the ideal place to stay."

    Well presented space for a family to enjoy including the dog! All needs covered with a sunny garden to sit and enjoy the the weather after a tiring day on the beach. Scones, cream and jam a welcome gift on arrival. Would recommend a stay.

    Reviewed by Denise4.7May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in great location, cream scone cafe yards away and close to the beautiful Crantock beach."

    Very dog friendly area and everything you need in the cottage - lovely week away hope to return soon

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7May 2019

  • "Met expectations in what we needed for holiday home"

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Apr 2019

  • "Locality of property was excellent will defiantly return next year"

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Nov 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in a fabulous spot."

    Felt at home immediately. Would thoroughly recommend

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Sep 2018

  • "Dale Cottage was fabulous, it was comfortable, clean, well equipped and home from home."

    It’s location in the middle of the village waa great for the beach, the two village pubs, the shop and bus stop should you not want to walk. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Sep 2018

  • "We had a lovely holiday and the cottage was perfect for our needs."

    I met someone who was staying in another cottage, but had wanted to stay in Dale Cottage but was put off by a negative review. I feel the review was very unfair and I would certainly recommend the cottage! We will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Sep 2018

  • "Everything was perfect for family holiday for 6 adults plus dog"

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2018

  • "The property was lovely and made the stay really comfortable."

    great location in a lovely village that we know well. There was plenty of room for the four of us.

    Reviewed by Matt3.8Jun 2018

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  • Over three floors. Ground floor: Living room with log burner; dining room with log burner; separate galley kitchen. First floor: Three bedrooms: 1 x twin (zip/link can be super king size double on request) and 2 x single,Family bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Second floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC (note there is no door to this bedroom at the top or bottom of the stairs). External Utility with a Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer
  • LPG central heating on top two floors
  • Two wood burning stoves on ground floor plus electric radiators in downstairs rooms; Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble drier, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars at village hall car park (about 5 minutes walk)
  • South facing garden with patio, table and chairs
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome (Note – there is a charge of £40 per pet at this property)
  • Dogs are not allowed upstairs under any circumstances
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar
  • Note: The gardener may need to visit during your stay
  • Note: arrival time is 4pm
  • Note: Restricted head height of about 5”10” as guests come up stairs and enter the open loft area but once in the room there is plenty of head height with its vaulted ceiling; there is not a door to this bedroom at the top or bottom of the stairs.Note: Dale Cottage was built in the 19th Century and has the character associated with an older building
  • Note: Although property sleeps 6, may be more suitable for 4 adults and 2 children
  • Note: The property next door can be accessed through the garden although rarely used
  • Please note: There is a good housekeeping bond of £100 on this property
  • Note: The property has a right of access gate that if left open can mean the garden is not enclosed
  • Note: The property is not suitable for anyone with a disability. Please note: This property has undergone some renovation, and the kitchen and diner are now open plan.

The property

Dale Cottage is a luxury self catering cottage ideally located in the heart of Crantock village.

The three floored end of terrace has four bedrooms spread over two floors and separate dining and living rooms on the ground floor.

The cottage was built in the 19th Century and has been renovated and beautifully finished with cleverly co-ordinated soft furnishings enhancing family efficient layout.

The cottage exudes luxury and quality whilst having the character associated with the age of the property.

There is a lovely bright, cosy and welcoming feel, offering something for everyone. Dale Cottage has an enclosed garden making it ideal for dog owners or parties with small children. Due to its central village location, you are never more than a five minute walk away from two pubs, the church of St Carantoc, the village shop (with post office) and other village attractions. As well as this, Crantock’s legendary sandy beach is only a short walk away, making the cottage ideal for families, walkers and surfers alike.

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

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About the location


Newquay 4.5 miles.

Crantock is a small Cornish village, just a short walk from the beach, close to the popular resort of Newquay. If you want to escape the crowds, yet still be close to the action, this is the place to be. There's stunning countryside all around and lots of pretty villages to explore; however, it is the coast that dominates. Enjoy superb walks along the coastal path over dramatic cliff-tops, or magnificent surfing on beaches stretching from Watergate Bay in the North to Fistral beach in the centre of Newquay and on down the coast. There are a number of golf courses in the area, as well as National Trust properties, traditional pubs and outstanding restaurants. Newquay itself is a visitor's paradise with a wide variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, plus attractions such as the Sea Life Centre, Newquay Zoo and nearby Dairyland and Eden Project.

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Please note: The gardener may need to visit during your stay.
Note: No stag/hen or similar.
Note: Dogs are not allowed upstairs under any circumstances.
Note: The property is not suitable for anyone with a disability.
Due to COVID-19 there are no longer books, games or DVDs within the cottage.
Please note: There is a good housekeeping bond of £100 on this property.

Please note: This property has had some renovation, and the kitchen and diner will be open plan.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas