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The Old Stables

(Ref. 1134315)

Watergate Bay, Cornwall Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi


2 Customer Reviews

  • "The steps and staircases and room layout meant that the property is not suitable for people with mobility issues and the elderly."

    The heavy benches around the table in the rather cramped kitchen/diner are also a problem. Despite an initial heating problem being quickly resolved by the helpful owner, the kitchen itself was too cold to eat comfortably in. The conservatory door was difficult to close and lock and it was a shame that the conservatory had no heating. Lovely secure garden for the dogs.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We will adjust the description to flag that the property is not suitable for the elder let or those with mobility issues. Heating should have been working and has been checked so very sorry about that. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart3.4Feb 2024

  • "The property was great - a real home from home and would certainly recommend without any hesitancy."

    The whole family agreed that it would be our preferred place to stay if we come back to Newquay. There were some slight issues, which I hope will be useful. The main bedroom door - top hinge is loose, causing the door to drop slightly, so it doesn't close properly. On-suite bathroom: door hing is slightly bent, so causes sticking when closed. A member of our family needed assistance to get out. Bulb missing on mirror. Kitchen: The star LED lights on the wall could do with a simple remote plug-in plug. There's a potential hazard if the existing double adapter, which was hangoing out of the socket, were to fall. Amazon unit on the counter could not be used. It kept asking for a login. Hall to bedrooms off kitchen: ceiling bulb not working. Garden: Potential hazard for children. There is easy access to the pergola beams and fall from the grass walkway leading to the hammocks. Hall to bedroom with diamond window: ceiling bulb not working. Downstairs toilet: door latch does not meet. Inside bolt very tight. Downstairs bathroom: bolt does not meet. Second light not working. Guide book states, in reference to cooker, "Please read instruction at rear of this guide to usage." But no instructions. Same applies for washing machine and tumble dryer. Guide mentions television in kitchen - but there isn't one. The above list are things I noticed could do with fixing. They aren't major issues and did not spoil our enjoyment of this lovely home. I mention them because they are little maintenance issues that could quite easily be missed. Regards, Philip

    Thanks so much Philip. Really helpful. Pleased to say we have sorted all these issues now. Hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Sep 2023

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor super-king-size, 1 x ground-floor 4” double, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Mezzanine sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Sun room
  • Oil central heating
  • Gas Range cooker and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lawned garden and wrap-around patio with furniture, outdoor shower and barbecue
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.2 miles, beach 1.3 miles
  • Note: There are horses in the neighbouring field
  • Note: Check-in from 16:00 and check-out by 10:00
  • Note: The small double bed is accessed via a mezzanine ladder and is suitable for one adult or two children

The property

This beautifully furnished, 200 year old converted stone farm building nestles in a peaceful rural location one mile inland from Watergate Bay.

The Old Stables is set in a lovely spot surrounded by fields and at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac but is close to plenty of cafes, restaurants and great beaches.

It’s an excellent choice for a family or group of friends looking for a special holiday base in Cornwall.

Porth, Crantock, Mawgan Porth, Constantine Bay, Padstow and Harlyn Bay are all an easy drive away.

Upon arrival you are greeted by a large driveway with ample off-road parking.

Enter into the kitchen and immediately notice the high ceilings, exposed stonework and host of cooking appliances, including a gas range cooker, catering to your culinary needs.

A sofa is tucked in too for curling up with a book.

Wander down the hall to find the first bedroom, occupying a super-king-size bed with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, whilst next door lies a 4ft double bed with a mezzanine ladder suitable for two children or one adult.

Wander back through the kitchen into a communal entrance hall leading off to the third bedroom, offering two singles, serviced by the family bathroom with choice of bath and shower over.

From the kitchen, head up into the mezzanine sitting room, a light and airy space in the summer and equally as cosy in the winter, featuring a plush corner settee facing the Smart TV and woodburning stove, perfect for movie marathons.

A step down leads into the sun room, uplifted by natural light and offering a lovely space to read and appreciate the views over the garden and into the surrounding fields.

The master bedroom upstairs has a generous super-king-size bed with en-suite freestanding bath and walk-in shower.

A door opens onto a lovely private back deck with an olive tree and lavender and new garden furniture and an outdoor shower.

To the side of the property there is a large enclosed lawned area perfect for family games and a good space for your your dog to run about safely.

Horses potter in the adjoining field.

Here you will find more patio furniture offering seating for eight while a new luxury gas barbecue allows for grilled feasts.

Head up to the first tier of the garden and you will find hammocks waiting for you.

At the very top of the garden is a fire pit with tree stumps for seats and lovely views.

Pack up your seaside essentials and head to Watergate Bay or Porth Beach, less than a mile away, offering large golden beaches filled with fascinating rock pools.

Enjoy a sundowner on the deck at the Living Space in Watergate Bay Hotel for stunning sunsets.

It’s a great location to visit loads of lovely places.

Truro is a short drive away or visit the world-famous Eden Project nestled in St Austell.

Visit the Duchy of Cornwall Garden centre with its fabulous café in Lostwithiel or St Agnes for a lovely day out if you need a break from the beach.

With plenty to fill your holiday itinerary, The Old Stables provides both an action-packed and relaxed break at any time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location


Newquay 4 miles; Newquay Airport 1.5 miles.

The peaceful destination of Watergate Bay is home to a few cottages, a couple of hotels on the headland, a fantastic beachside bistro and an extreme sports/surf school, placing the bay in a class of its own. Viewed as one of Cornwall’s best surfing beaches, Watergate Bay also offers sand yachting, paragliding, kite surfing, cliff climbing, and abseiling. The area is a favourite with walkers, with the South West Coast Path extending west toward Newquay and east to Padstow, through some of the county’s most dramatic coastal scenery. Newquay, with its lively resort attractions, shops, bars, zoo and Sea Life Centre is just four miles away, whilst the picturesque town of Padstow, with its famous seafood restaurants and beautiful harbour area, make a great day out. The world-renowned Eden Project, the National Maritime Museum at Falmouth and the Cathedral city of Truro, with its cobbled streets, restaurants, museums and theatre are all within easy reach, as are several stately homes and outstanding gardens. Peace and tranquillity are assured in this beautiful area with roaring surf, great beaches and much to see and do right on the doorstep.

Please note: This property can only accommodate Saturday changeover.