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Carpe Diem

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Crantock, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Just returned after a great week at Carpe Diem."

    The house is in walking distance for the beach and two local pubs, also in a great location with a car for visiting other parts of the area. The house itself we could not fault it was clean , well equipped and very comfortable. Well enclosed back patio with plenty of room for my daughters two labs. Dot the owner text lots of useful information just before our holiday. And Tracey who looks after the property was just a phone call away if you needed anything.We would definitely return in the future for another holiday. Vicki & family.

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0May 2024

  • "We wanted to be able to walk to the beach and the village and Carpe Diem is perfectly situated in this regard."

    Wonderfully spacious cottage, with almost everything to hand. The enclosed garden was great for our little dog, but it was also easy enough to slip up the road with him too. Dot, the owner, was so friendly and helpful, as was Tracey. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Unfortunately, the weather was awful but the cottage was lovely and warm when we arrived and we enjoyed our stay, nonetheless.

    Reviewed by Jill4.4Dec 2023

  • "Carpe Diem is a lovely property in the lovely village of Crantock."

    It is spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The property is a stone's throw from a very useful Londis shop and two nice pubs. We had a couple of issues with the property during our stay but both were fixed within 24 hours of contacting the very efficient Dot the property owner. Would definitely recommend this lovely house

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Sep 2023

  • "Property was just as described, well furnished, spacious, well equipped, clean and in a fantastic location just a short walk to Crantock beach."

    The owner and property manager were happy to help and easily contacted. Crantock village is lovely and we were just a short drive to Newquay. The outside shower is a lovely addition for when the kids and the dog were full of sand saving getting it right through the house. Could not fault the accommodation atall there were 8 of us staying and we did not feel under each others feet plenty of living and sleeping space l, the beds we’re comfortable, we all had a lovely week and will definitely be booking to stay at Carpe Diam again.

    Thanks Emma, so glad you had such a lovely time. It was a pleasure having you to stay.. Thanks Dot & Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2023

  • "Carpe Diem is a lovely property, right in the heart of Crantock."

    We enjoyed 2 weeks here with the family. There is plenty of space within the property, making it feel comfortable and not like we were all on-top of each other. The property is nice and close to the 2 pubs and shop in Crantock which was great for us. We had a lovely stay in Carpe Diem - thank you!

    Thank you Sarah, it was a pleasure having you stay with us.Best wishes Dot. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jul 2023

  • "Excellent property, excellent position very clean and very well equipped We had an amazing holiday and would definitely recommend ."

    We hope to return !!!

    Thank you Suzanne. We are delighted to have received your very positive feedback and are very happy that you had such a good holiday. Best wishes Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a great holiday, the property was very clean, had everything you needed."

    The location is fantastic. The house was excellent for our family and I would recommend.

    Thanks Tina We are very glad that you had a great holiday and everything was excellent. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina4.7Jul 2022

  • "What a fantastic find - the property was absolutely gorgeous."

    It met our every need, close to the village and the beach, the rooms were lovely, clean, spacious and comfortable. The only thing missing was a BBQ (but the owners understandably had taken that away due to the mess left previously) but had supplied a metal outdoor table, an extra key as we only had one between 8 of us, a hot tub would have been lovely and maybe better weather for our stay but obv nothing can be done about that! All in all, i would go back in a heartbeat and recommend to everyone.

    We were thrilled Linzi had such a fantastic time at Carpe Diem especially as recently we had the house completely redecorated internally and had new carpet in all the carpeted areas. We also took on board her comments and have provided a party-sized disposable BBQ to accompany the stainless steel BBQ table for our guests. Additionally, there are two keys available for our guests. Thank you Linzi, we look forward to having you all stay at Carpe Diem again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linzi4.7May 2022

  • "We have just returned from a fantastic week in Crantock."

    This was our 6th visit & first stay at Carpe Diem. The location is perfect, 5 mins walk to the village, the local shop which is well stocked and sells lovely fresh produce, and delicious pasties

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2021

  • "Highly recommend!"

    You won’t be disappointed in this ‘perfect’ quiet location right within walking distance to the best beach I’ve visited yet in Cornwall. Being very dog friendly, we enjoyed great walks and fantastic local food. The house is beautiful, in immaculate condition with everything to hand, home from home. The garden is very secure for peace of mind for both children and dogs. The bedrooms were very comfortable, spacious and all have their own tv, including the huge TV in the lounge! Great quality leather sofas which made our nights in cosy and comfortable with the very much loved wood burner. I will definitely be returning to this property, what a great find, thank you!!

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Oct 2021

  • "We could not fault the house for the facilities it offered, the shower upstairs and outside were excellent, it’s location in getting to the beach and shops/pubs in the village so easily accessible and in a great location."

    The flexibility of the bedrooms with its dual single and king size beds was very easy and suited our family needs. In general I’m pleased to say that my initial concerns have now been resolved and look forward to returning in the near future.

    Reviewed by Debbie3.8Sep 2021

  • "The house was lovely and it was a lovely village."

    Almost spotless but had a few cobwebs and the freezer needed defrosting as we could hardly open the draws. Bathrooms clean and plentiful. Bedroom one of good size and reasonably comfortable. Other 3 bedrooms very very small. Downstairs bedroom bed ok. The 2 small rooms upstairs had the most uncomfortable beds. They may just be ok for children but definitely not for adults. We had to sleep on the sofas. Because of this the house was not suitable for 6 adults and 2 children and the booking should not have been accepted. Such a shame as it spoilt the whole week and we felt cheated and tired. Our friends were close by and their place didn’t look as good but was cheaper with very comfortable beds.

    Thank you for your feedback Our visitor wellbeing in our priority, we were not advised that your child was uncomfortable in the single bed until after you had left, we are really sorry we had not been contacted or our property manager been contacted (who lives close by), she would have attended immediately to resolve the issue for you. Since your departure we have resolved these issues with you directly. The beds were purchased recently so that the single beds could be zip linked together as a king size bed on request. Our property manager defrosts the freezer as part of her regular clean after each stay and cleans throughout, we can only apologise that you found a cobweb whilst you were there, we are pleased that you otherwise found it spotless. We are sorry that you felt the property did not meet your expectations as we have never had any other feedback about beds from anyone staying at our property. We do feel that the Sykes website gives a true representation of the bedroom’s true potential. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline3.4Aug 2021

  • "Excellent holiday home ."

    Everything you need . Enclosed garden , outdoor hot shower . Roomy , excellent kitchen , three bathrooms. Beautiful decoration , quality throughout. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Aug 2021

  • "Thankyou we joined our families together following such a long time not seeing ..."

    Thankyou we joined our families together following such a long time not seeing anyone seven of us including a 3 year old the weather great all week which obviously helps to make a great holiday the house was in the village large rooms big area outside for eating in or just chilling the house is well laid out and easy to walk in bedrooms were large the showers were great parking for two cars with a village hall parking just down the road for £5 a week beach 10 minutes walk away down hill 20 /25 back less you have your running shoes We also had our dog who enjoyed his holiday walking to Perranporth and secret bay Thankyou for a great week in a clean and very comfortable home thank you Chris and Anne muir

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic week away."

    Great location for beach and near to towns, villages and amenities. Plenty of space in living area. Great for holidays with family/ friends and for dogs

    Reviewed by Chloe3.8Jun 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely accommodation."

    Furnished to high modern standard and spotlessly clean. Pleasent outside dining area weather permitting . Easy walking distance to local shop and pub and around 10 minutes walk to the excellent Crantock Beach.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jun 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay here."

    Very clean and comfortable accommodation in a perfect spot to explore Crantock and it’s beautiful beach. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0May 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation in a pretty village with the nicest beach I’ve ever been on."

    Central to lots of places to visit.

    Reviewed by Gary4.4Oct 2020

  • "We had an amazing weeks holiday with plenty of beautiful walks on the door step along the cliffs or over the beach, the cottage is comfortable and well equipped couldn’t ask for more, we would definitely stay here again."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Sep 2020

  • "So much about this holiday home is excellent."

    The hot outside shower is absolutely fantastic. We would have liked a tumble dryer given the nature of this holiday (beach surfing British weather ) even if there was an extra meter coin charge there is a outside line not that helpful in the British climate !! I felt uneasy draping wet towels etc around the home , this was not appropriate we could not find an airer! If there was one I am sorry we could not locate one , our only issue but a significant one if you are faced with 7 peoples wet items everyday.

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Aug 2020

  • "Carpe Diem was a perfect holiday retreat with everything we needed for our break in Cornwall."

    we would definitely come back again!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2020

  • "What a fantastic house all the amenities very clean and modern enclosed garden ..."

    What a fantastic house all the amenities very clean and modern enclosed garden outside shower plenty seating outside ,situated in great position for local shop and great to access beach very short walk away there’s also x3 pubs within a short walk I have stayed in Crantock for the last 10 years on holiday and found this gem of accomadation only last year but I have already rebooked for a further two stays as in my opinion this property is the best I’ve stayed in in Crantock 5star rating for cleanliness , location , and amenities love the place

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a lovely week in Crantock."

    The area is fabulous. The house, overall was OK, but could definitely be improved. The location is incredibly noisy. So much road noise throughout the day and night. No ventilation other than the windows, so the choices were to either melt in a heap or have the road noise. Fans in the bedrooms would be a very good addition. The main bathroom wasn't great. Four of us sharing this and there was nowhere to keep toiletries as there were no cupboards or shelves. Window sill was very crowded. Also, the shower cubicle was very small and again nowhere to put shampoo etc. The outside area was disappointing and photo misleading. No garden, just a yard. We would definitely return to Crantock, but not Carpe Diem.

    An easily accessible house in the middle of the village, in Cornwall, in August will always be noisier than renting in May miles away from any shops or the beach. Our guests were extremely fortunate to have had such incredibly hot weather and even though we have never needed fans since renting our property, we would have been happy to assist with a delivery of fans. Access to the beach and the cooling coast, is minutes away. There are 3 bathrooms / shower rooms; access to all 3 for a maximum of 8 in a group is a matter of choice. All are beautifully equipped. The photographs of the garden were taken before we paid for a Garden Designer to update our large outside area with designer troughs, a summer house for storing beach and walking equipment and a low level picket fence for the safety of individuals and pets whilst holidaying with us. Our area also includes wrought iron tables and chairs and BBQ unit and an external shower unit. We are saddened to hear that you will not be returning to stay with us as many our many lovely regular returners do. As hosts we are always accessible to accommodating our guests needs and if there is anything that our Manager cannot arrange, they only need contact us directly and we will happily assist. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny3.4Aug 2019

  • "We found the property clean, warm and with everything we needed for our short break."

    8 of us stayed and we all enjoyed the space and position the house was from the beach. Every morning we walked the dogs down to the beach and returned past the village shop which baked fresh pasterie such a pan- o chocolate , Cinnamon rolls and cousants. Lovely after a brush walk on a sunny and frosty beach. Excellent property and we all said we would visit again if we had the opportunity.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2018

  • "Positive aspects were; easy check in, host was very pleasant, clean and well presented, quality linen, good location in village with parking, good sized bedrooms, sunny paved garden."

    Less positive aspects; fabric sofa was grubby and worn,cushions also grubby, very small kitchen, ensuite shower a weak dribble, very expensive, no privacy in garden as the frequent bus appeared ! For that kind of money we expected more luxury in the detail.

    Thank you for your feedback Since your stay we have replaced and updated the furniture in the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula4.7Aug 2018

  • "House was perfect for our group, 2 families."

    We had a great week and appreciated all the facilities that the house had. Plenty of room to all sit together in the lounge in the evening and the 3 bathrooms made the return from the beach and shower routine very quick and easy. Location is great, a real bonus not using the car all week and being able to walk to the beach, shop and pub. It was all the little extras that made this a really easy trip, from the soap left in every bathroom, to the coffee filter papers (who wants to make a special trip just to use the coffee machine?!), and the really large bath towels. We are already looking at booking again, at the request of our teenagers, usually so hard to please!!!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2018

  • "This is our 3rd year at Carpe Diem always a favourite."

    Only 2 criticism’s. Planters in the garden would have been a nice touch however they have never been weeded so now more weeds than plants and just look messy. Carpets are due a vax and the stairs looked pretty dirty. We looked to book again for August 2019 but the cost of the cottage was extorniate. We are taking the kids to a 4* all inclusive platinum hotel in Spain for the same price in June instead.

    Reviewed by Joel4.7Jun 2018

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  • Downstairs: Entrance porch
  • 1 x ground floor king-size bedroom with built-in wardrobe and wall-mounted TV/DVD
  • 1 x Downstairs shower room
  • The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, double built-in oven, and microwave
  • Open plan sitting room with log burner stove
  • Solid oak flooring
  • Sitting room with a 50-inch flat-screen TV with all Freeview channels and Netflix, plus DVD
  • Dining area with large table and seating for 8
  • Utility room with sink and washing machine
  • Upstairs: 1 x king-size bedroom with walk-in closet and en-suite shower room
  • TV and DVD
  • 1 x 2 single beds or 1 king size on request with built-in wardrobe and wall mounted TV / DVD
  • 1 x 2 single beds or 1 king size on request with built-in wardrobe and wall mounted TV / DVD
  • 1 x family bathroom and shower
  • 5-star rated eco house with air source heat pump
  • Central location
  • 2-3 minute walk to the local shop, post office, and village pubs
  • 10-minute walk to the beautiful seaside and coastal walks
  • 50 meters to the bus stop for Truto and Newquay
  • Fast WIFI
  • 4 double bedrooms
  • 3 toilets
  • 3 showers
  • 1 bath
  • 1 outside hot shower
  • Enclosed private garden with gate
  • Stainless steel BBQ table
  • Patio area with outside wooden table and seating
  • Summerhouse
  • Disabled access with the ramp to the front door with level disabled access to the Ground Floor and to the Ground Floor Double Bedroom
  • Level access to the patio garden is accessible from both French doors in both the Sitting Room and the Utility Room
  • Low-level fence enclosing the front of the property for child and dog safety
  • All bedrooms have a TV and DVD
  • Good selection of DVDs
  • Travel cot and high chair are available
  • Private parking for two cars
  • Property Manager at hand locally
  • Please note: Check-in starts from 16:00 on the day of arrival and check-out is by 10:00 on the day of departure
  • Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome with a £40 charge per pet
  • Electricity is included in the rental
  • Bed linen, towels, bathmats, and tea towels are all included but guests must provide their own beach towels
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Sorry, no stag/hen parties or similar
  • This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping Bbond of £200

The property

Carpe Diem is a very well equipped four double bedroomed detached house designed for comfortable holiday living.

Each room is naturally lit from light pouring in through the many windows.

Its spacious layout makes for easy, safe, and fun living, with a lovely open-plan kitchen.

The sitting and dining rooms come complete with solid oak flooring.

There are four king-sized bedrooms which are zip/link so that you have the option of twin beds as well.

With the added bonus of a fully enclosed private garden with Symmer House, children and dogs are free to explore. Carpe Diem will appeal to those who like to be within close walking distance of the Crantock village facilities and beautiful seaside and coastal walks.

Carpe Diem is a short drive from all of Cornwall's sporting, leisure, and other attractions.

Crantock Beach is only a ten-minute walk from the cottage, making it an excellent holiday location for surfers, beach lovers, and walkers.

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

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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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