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Porthilly Greys

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Rock, Cornwall Show on map

4.5

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  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities and Maintenance

12 Customer Reviews

  • "A couple of problems with plumbing and door locks swiftly sorted out by Brays maintenance team"

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Apr 2024

  • "This was a fantastic property!"

    It had everything need for a great stay.

    Thank you for your kind words, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you back again! - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Luan5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had a problem with the coffee machine and were told someone would come to look at it but that didn't happen."

    The shower fixings were not in great working order in 2 of the bathrooms. However, it is a lovely property in a fantastic location.

    Reviewed by Jane4.1Jul 2023

  • "We liked Porthilly Greys and generally it worked well for us."

    We loved the quiet location, the proximity to the beach, Fee's etc. The two sitting rooms (shown in the photographs but not the floorplan btw) worked well and the kitchen was generally well equipped. My only gripe would be that there are a number of pans in the cupboards which we had to find out the hard way do not work on the induction hob, so why are they even in the house? I would also have liked a microwave, which are cheap as chips these days but are very welcome after a day out for heating up leftovers without the inconvenience of a pile of pans to wash up. We were not able to connect the car to the the electric changing point even with a five metre connecting cable as it is so far from the road and we felt this should have been made clear on the details or a connecting cable provided. We had a problem with a flood related to a blocked shower drain on one occasion and were super impressed with the maintenance team from John Bray. The house needs a 'useful information' pack and it would be good to have an inventory of what is provided in the kitchen prior to arrival. Overall if you can sort out these minor niggles it will be a perfect spot for a family break.

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Porthilly Greys. We appreciate you highlighting the issues as this detail is shared with the owners so improvements can be made for future stays. 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 Michelle4.4Jun 2023

  • "Overall very happy but there was no microwave which was a bit of surprise in this day and age."

    Also a couple of the pans did not work on the induction hob.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback, we're pleased to see you were very happy with the property. We're sorry if the lack of a microwave caused you any inconvenience and if some of the pans weren't suitable for the induction. Feedback is shared with the owner so they can consider any improvements that are suggested. John Bray on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hugh4.7May 2023

  • "A well furnished house for our large party to stay in."

    Adequate room to all be together but also if some wanted to spend quiet time. Short walk to beach. Excellent bakery and places to eat in short walking distance as well as the foot ferry across to Padstow

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Porthilly Greys, we do hope to welcome you back again soon. John Brays On Behalf of the Owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful house with lots of space."

    Lovely location, close to the beach and about 10 minute walk across the beach into Rock if the tides out. The house was clean - bathrooms and clean bedding but the rest of house needed a good clean. Worktops weren’t that clean in the kitchen and there were so many flies and fly poo everywhere. It is situated next to a farm which is probably the reason for the flies. However, we did have a lovely week and would go back there.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are happy to hear you had a lovely stay and enjoyed the location of Porthilly Greys too! We will be sure to look into the points you have raised.We hope you choose to return to the North Cornish coastline with us again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha3.4Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful location and great property."

    Only issue was to do with the three days we were without hot water and the very slow response and numerous calls on the Friday to get it fixed. Overshadowed what would have been the perfect week.

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback on your stay! We're very sorry that you had to experience these issues during your stay. I have spoken to the maintenance team about your comments we will have the waiting time looked at and what went wrong for this to happen. We hope to welcome you back to north Cornwall in the future! John Brays On Behalf Of The Owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.7Jul 2022

  • "We really liked the cottage and the facilities but it was not finished."

    It started badly when the key safe was the wrong the number so we could not get in but this was sorted out quite quickly. The WiFi was not working but this was eventually sorted out on the Monday, the hot water failed on the Sunday morning and wasn't fixed until Monday evening. In the annex building, no curtains were fitted in the bedroom instead a large screen needed to be unraveled and put in place every night. The smoke/heat detector had a dust cover over it (this is bordering on the illegal) I would have taken it down but it was too high up on the ceiling. No mirror was provided at the sink. Instead their was a mirrored cupboard to the left which was not fully assembled inside. The room was partly furnished with a bed, side tables and a chair. No hangers were provided in the wardrobe. The balcony would have been used if seats were provided. Downstairs in the new living area cooker parts were still on the floor. The photograph of the garden was not a good representation of what it really looked like as it was very uneven in places and the grass was unusable. The response from the Sykes team was good and they were very helpful when approached about the problems but these should have been fixed before it was rented out.

    Reviewed by John3.8Jun 2022

  • "Unusually, in my lengthy experience with John Bray (JB), there were a couple of big issues to overcome on our arrival at Porthilly Greys."

    There was a mix up with the keys to the annex and when we got entry there was no linen on the annex bed. Obviously, after lengthy journeys from London and Lincolnshire, this was rather frustrating. However, JB’s emergency number was manned by James, who very efficiently sorted everything out and personally made up the bed when he arrived with the bedding. Porthilly Greys is an interesting, comfortable house in a splendid position with conveniently close access to Porthilly beach and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We would be very happy to return in the future.

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback on your stay. We're very sorry that you had to experience these issues during your stay but thank you for your patience and understanding whilst we sorted them for you. Your comments have been passed on to the team at John Bray Cornish Holidays. We hope to welcome you back to north Cornwall in the future. - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.4Aug 2021

  • "We have been coming to Porthilly now for 45 years."

    We have never stayed at Porthilly Greys before but it was most enjoyable.

    Thank you so much for your feedback and kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back anytime in the future. - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christin5.0May 2021

  • "We loved the house and fully enclosed garden, it was ideally positioned for walking our dog on the beach and for the local pubs and shops."

    We didn’t need to drive anywhere which was marvelous. The house was warm with the extra radiators provided, and the king bed was super comfy. We had a super time and are very likely to rebook next year if available.

    Mrs. Victoria O'HaraJan 2020

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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.

Summary

  • Five bedrooms: 2 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size with balcony and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request)
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, double basins, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Electric radiators upstairs with underfloor heating on the ground-floor and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 x dishwashers, wine chiller nespresso coffee machine (which takes large capsules)
  • TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel, power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2/3 cars (depending on size) with electric charge point (cost not included)
  • Rear garden with lawn, patio, outdoor shower, wetsuit hanger, BBQ and furniture
  • No smoking
  • Maximum of 2 dogs allowed for £35 extra per dog per week
  • Shop and pub 0.7 miles, beach 0.1 mile
  • Note: There are steps in the garden, please take care
  • Note: There are steps from the kitchen to the living room
  • Note: Check-in is from 4:00pm, check-out by 9.30am.

The property

Porthilly Greys is a distinctive, refurbished Grade II listed Cornish farmhouse, resting in Rock, Cornwall.

It has origins as a Grey Friars monastic settlement; whilst keeping some original features like its slate flooring and low ceiling, Porthilly Greys has been fully refurbished into a contemporary holiday home that is perfect for a family of eight to ten’s Cornish getaway.

Upon arrival, you will discover three off-road parking spaces accompanied by an electric charging point, for added convenience.

Wander inside to be welcomed by a stylish sitting room with a toasty open fire; sit back, relax and enjoy a show on the TV after an eventful day.

The sitting room opens out to the contemporary extension’s sleek kitchen/diner, which features shaker-style cabinetry and a spacious breakfast bar, along with ample appliances, such as an American-style fridge/freezer and a wine chiller; the designated chef will find cooking delicious meals a breeze here!

Settle down to a tasty meal at the dining table whilst you plan your holiday itinerary or take your meal outside to the fabulous rear garden, which also houses a handy outdoor shower and wetsuit hanger.

The main house hosts four of the five superb bedrooms on the first floor, including: two marvellous king-sizes with en-suite shower rooms and two twins containing zip/link beds, offering flexible sleeping arrangements.

The bedrooms in the main house also enjoy access to a nearby bathroom, an impressive space enjoying a rainfall, walk-in shower, along with a luxurious, roll-top bath; the ground floor also hosts a fantastic wet room, ideal for preventing those morning queues!

Those seeking a little more privacy will be pleased to find another king-size with an en-suite in the annex.

Porthilly Greys is located less than 200 meters from Porthilly Cove set on the Camel Estuary, so you can enjoy fun in the sun and sand without the need to travel far.

The nearby Porthilly Farm sells a mouth-watering array of mussels or oysters, which you can bring home to rustle up delectable, seafood dishes with, or, if you’re not feeling up to cooking, venture into Rock to find ample eateries and pubs for you to dine in!

Spend some time in Rock and make the most of its stunning beach with its water-based activities, before boarding a ferry to Padstow, where the fascinating attractions of the National Lobster Hatchery and Prideaux place can be found, along with access to the South West Coastal Path.

This part of Cornwall still has so much waiting to be seen, with Polzeath and Wadebridge being found nearby and offering plenty to do, along with the fantastic locations of Bodmin Moor, Newquay, St Austell and many more resting further afield.

Whisk your loved ones away for a break they won’t forget and book a stay at the magnificent Porthilly Greys.

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

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About the location

ROCK

Padstow 1.5 miles via ferry; Polzeath 2.8 miles; Wadebridge 6.2 miles.

Rock is a desirable and much sought after coastal village located on the north eastern bank of the River Camel opposite the famous harbour town of Padstow which is easily reached by a regular ferry service. The summer home of royalty and celebrities offering top class restaurants and quality shops, the real draw is the array of watersports including sailing, water skiing, windsurfing and angling. Continuing on a sporting theme, the golf course at nearby St Enodoc is considered to be one of the best in the country. With an abundance of world class beaches all within a short radius it is easy to see why Rock holds its popularity.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas