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Watergate Bay, Cornwall (Ref. 959716)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "We chose the Hideaway for our honeymoon and it was absolutely perfect!"

    We were looking for something special and luxurious and we definitely got that. The owner, Tara, was lovely, very friendly and her relaxed manor made us feel very relaxed too. We were also provided with some very lovely extra touches which really completed the special feel of the holiday. We took our two young dogs which were also made to feel very welcome and were allowed free range of the garden, which they loved. The property was in the perfect location to discover different areas of Cornwall, perfect for our first time visit here. There were good local amenities within a short drive from the property and the local pub served delicious food. We would definitely recommend the Hideaway and look forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Loved it here.

    Reviewed by ElaineJul 2022

  • "We were thrilled with the accommodation."

    The welcome pack and champagne was a nice surprise. A perfect location to visit North Cornwall. We will definitely return. Thank you Sue and Hugh

    Reviewed by SueMay 2022

  • "Lovely quiet getaway."

    Our dogs loved the garden and the pond! Wonderful welcome hamper which was enjoyed immensely along with surprise bottle of bubbly in the fridge, lovely addition. Very well equipped house. Instructions for appliances available and easy to follow. Bed really comfy. Loved the Nespresso machine. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by CarinaApr 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic break."

    Everything was spotless and to our taste. Beautiful building and location. Lovely gardens with perfect silence other than the wildlife. We really appreciated the welcome hamper and the champagne too. We hope to book again soon and we would highly recommend to couples after a secret escape.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2022

  • "1. Whilst there was a dishwasher it’s purpose was largely redundant given the limited amount of crockery and cutlery."

    For example, there were only two tea mugs. We would have preferred to spend less time washing up but it was not possible to fill the dishwasher. 2. The outside lighting was very poor. We arrived in the dark and could barely see the outside steps. It is a potential accident waiting to happen. 3. It was difficult to locate the property in the dark as there was no sign outside to identify it. 4. It would have been useful if plug adapters had been provided. 5. The information pack in the apartment is out of date. For example, it recommends a restaurant which went out of business two years ago; there was no torch in the drawer. 6. Given that we paid five star prices we expected five star provisions. 7. The bed was very comfortable. 8. The apartment was located in a very quiet area which we enjoyed. 9. Alexa and the smart TVs were good. 10. The fridge freezer was good. 11. Good quality bed linen and towels were provided. Overall, we would recommend staying at the apartment. If the owner makes the suggested improvements it will be even better!

    1. When we first encountered the pandemic we were instructed to remove as much of the potential material that could harbour the virus and this resulted in us reducing cutlery and crockery to the bare minimum. We also removed all books and a lot of the soft furnishings in accordance with the guidelines. Since then there has been no further instruction or suggestion to go back to the original stock levels of soft furnishings crockery cutlery et cetera however we have decided to replace the crockery and I’ve just purchased a new set of Dartington fine bone china of which there are four items of dinner plates side plates cereal bowls and pasta bowls. The cutlery has also been increased in number to 4 of each item and also the tea mugs. 2. The outside lighting unfortunately was not working over the steps we have upgraded the light fittings to more powerful ones in this area and also over the door in order that it makes it easier to see the numbers on the key safe. 3. We do not have a sign outside the property that is correct however usually the welcome email contains enough information to guide you into the drive and as far as the door to The Hideaway. 4. We do not understand what is meant by plug adapters. There are plenty of double 13 amp sockets in this property. 5. I have today updated the information in the welcome pack, yes absolutely right Jamie Oliver’s restaurant 15 has gone out of business. Thank you for pointing this out as there are some other details that are now out of date. I’ve also replaced the torch and placed it in the cutlery drawer underneath the draining board, this has gone missing for some reason and it is now on the housekeeper’s inventory check list. 6. We are confused by your comment of we expect five star provisions. We do provide a hamper for our guests which comprises of many items of Cornish produce including jam, chutney, biscuits, pilchards, scones, clotted cream, chocolate and tea. We also provide coffee pods for the coffee machine and simple things like sugar, salt and pepper. In the case of this guest and considering the time of year we also provided a bottle of Veuve Clicquot a pair of nice crystal champagne flutes as a gift and an Hotel Chocolat gift pack to help with the New Year celebration. 7/8/9/10 and 11. Thank you for your comments, we pride ourselves on providing as much comfort as possible for our guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DanielDec 2021

  • "Absolutely amazing stay."

    Perfect host. Most beautiful space, both indoor and outdoor. Very romantic. Would love to go back soon.

    Reviewed by VivianOct 2021

  • "The hideaway was visually stunning, lovely selection of Cornish items and cream teas."

    However, I would say it is very much pets aloud and not pet friendly, I would not recommend taking pets.

    Reviewed by SianOct 2021

  • "I will never book with Sykes cottages again because I think you were extremely greedy by charging me on three occasions a booking free of over a hundred pounds."

    The booking amounted to nearly half again of the original cost of the let. We loved the cottage and the owners were lovely. In future I will look elsewhere.

    Reviewed by MadeleineOct 2021

  • "Fabulous welcome from the hosts, immaculate property far exceeded our expectations, tranquillity in abundance, stunning walks and surroundings, great holiday neighbours!"

    Reviewed by CharlotteSep 2021

  • "It is a very special place and a perfect retreat!"

    We had a great stay and our little dog loved it too! Hidden away from everyone and owners on hand to give advice when needed. We loved it!

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2021

  • "Absolutely loved our holiday - from the cream tea, bottle of champagne and basket of local goodies left for us to enjoy to the beautiful gardens, just gorgeous."

    Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JayneJul 2021

  • "This has been by far the nicest property we have ever stayed in."

    Hideaway was spotlessly clean, even to the high ceilings (no bugs)! Super comfortable bed and bedding, tastefully decorated and smart furnishings throughout. A beautiful garden and pond right outside the door and it’s just so tranquil. The owners have put lots of love and care into this holiday home and it’s a true delight!

    Reviewed by NicolaMay 2021

  • "Perfect location and lots of additional and special touches in the cottages."

    Only one thing, a washing up bowl would have helped us avoid the breakage of two wine glasses with a metal rim sink! :)

    Reviewed by AngelaApr 2021

  • "The hosts were just amazing, so thoughtful and we felt really well looked after."

    The place is incredible, the pictures don't do its beauty justice. Just amazing. We can't wait to rebook and come back

    Reviewed by LaurenSep 2020

  • "We were delighted by everything to do with our stay and wish, as many will have done, that we could have stayed longer."

    Thank you so much to our hosts

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2020

  • "Great property ."

    Lovely hosts. Sykes telephone answering time is unacceptable though . Also not sure what happens to the vat rebate ?

    Reviewed by LaurenceJul 2020

  • "A delightful property which could not be better equipped."

    Friendly and helpful owners live on site. Recently refurbished kitchen and lounge. Not so sure about the square plates! Owners go the extra mile including a welcome pack for the dogs in addition to the champagne cream tea and cornish produce hamper. Lovely grounds. My only reservation (which is not under the control of the owners) is that it is accessed by a single track lane with very few passing places, you need to be good at reversing!!

    Reviewed by AndreaFeb 2020

  • "Excellent welcome tray."

    Clean and contemporary styling. Good access to Cornwall beaches and countryside.

    Reviewed by RichardNov 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage - it is down an unmade road surrounded by farmland- it is attached to other residences."

    Would benefit from having its own washer/dryer instead of sharing facilities with the owner. As it is a barn conversion it is open plan so that when you are on the upstairs level you can see over to the ground floor. It is very well placed for exploring Cornwall

    ** Thank you for your valued feedback. We have been waiting for the opportunity for a break in bookings and have now installed a super new kitchen with the latest appliances, american style fridge freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, linear hob, we would love to welcome you back to experience the new look and increased amenity. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GlennOct 2019

  • "The welcome we got at 9pm in in the evening was great, the owners were great and helped us with anything we needed."

    The property was lovely and perfect location for my partner and our pup! would definitely go back again! Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by CharlieAug 2019

  • "When we arrived we were instantly taken by the surroundings."

    We recognised the beautiful cottage from the road by its tall window, and as we drew onto the drive it was obvious that the pictures we had seen had done true justice to this property. But the real wow factor was when we opened the door and stepped in, my gosh, what a beautiful place. Words fail us, it is more beautiful than the pictures dictate. We were greeted with a lovely array of local goodies and a nice bottle of champagne. The owners of this property certainly put a lot of effort into ensuring you feel relaxed and comfortable, we would highly reccomend this place and will say thank you to Phil and Tara for providing such a wonderfully friendly welcome and holiday.

    Reviewed by NickAug 2019

  • "We felt that the name "Hideaway" was a bit of a misnomer."

    What we were perhaps given to believe was that the property was completely on it's own, with no other people anywhere close by. In fact all was communal outside with some building works ongoing. Perhaps we expected too much. Otherwise everything was absolutely beautiful, the living space wonderfully done, absolutely everything we needed (except a butter knife........), the welcome pack generous and much needed after a long journey there. A lovely location. The local pub served some of the best food we had, and the local shop handy, but more than - 1 mile away, in a car. In all we, and our dog did enjoy our stay at the Hideaway despite being surrounded.... Oh, perhaps the house name should be outside, on the lane ~ difficult to find in the dark.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2019

  • "We enjoyed the tranquility of the cottage and the welcome pack and cream tea were lovely touches to help us settle in."

    Reviewed by DianneMay 2019

  • "The owner of the cottage was very helpful and told us of things to do and good places to eat in the area."

    This is a lovely cottage tucked away in a very peaceful, yet convenient location. We really enjoyed our stay and have already recommended it to others.

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2019

  • "Lovely peaceful setting"

    Reviewed by FionaNov 2018

  • "The photos don’t do it justice!" has the wow factor...beautiful peaceful and couldn’t ask for anything more!

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2018

  • "Great attention to detail, excellent facilities, very comfortable, ideal location for touring, indeed a "home from home!"


    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2018

  • "À little gem in Cornwall."

    Everything was perfect.....

    Reviewed by BerengereApr 2018

  • "This is marketed as a luxury property."

    ..and it truly is. Well done Sykes. As for The Hideaway it completely and fully met our expectations and indeed, exceeded them. The owners attention to detail, and generous spirit shines through. A wonderful experience.

    Reviewed by StephenApr 2018

  • "This was an absolute dream of a holiday!"

    Such a PERFECT cottage :)

    Reviewed by VikkiMar 2018

  • "It was heavenly."

    Beautiful location, so quiet and tranquil. The bath, the bed, the fireplace and all the extra touches did not go unnoticed. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday, this place is perfect!

    Reviewed by AmandaNov 2017

  • "Lovely owners, fantastic secluded location, lovely cottage."

    Reviewed by JamesNov 2017

  • "It was an amazing holiday rental, the standard of the facilities was extremely high."

    Peaceful and relaxing. One of the best places we have stayed.

    Reviewed by GillOct 2017

  • "Very enjoyable holiday,in beautiful accommodation."

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2017

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  • One bedroom
  • 1 x first floor mezzanine with super-king size bed,free standing ball and claw foot bath and TV
  • Ground floor shower room with walk in shower, WC and freestanding marble basin
  • Open plan living area with 50" TV wood burner,  kitchen, breakfast bar, dining area and sitting area.
  • Oil-fired underfloor heating and woodburner
  • Electric fan oven and ceramic hob, combination microwave oven, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, Nespresso coffee machine, , 50" Smart TV with Freesat, WiFi
  • 42" Smart TV with Freesat
  • Underfloor heating
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, bath and beach towels, and bathrobes inc. in rent
  • Complimentary hamper of Cornish produce
  • Complimentary Cornish cream tea on arrival
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Pretty terrace with ornamental pond, garden furniture, loungers and barbecue
  • Up to 2 medium sized, or one large, well-behaved pet/s welcome at £50 each per week, by arrangement with the owner
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Beaches 3 miles.

The property

A truly special holiday experience awaits you at this beautiful, elegant Grade II listed converted barn close to Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth.

Stylish and luxurious, The Hideaway is the ultimate couples' retreat, with no expense spared.

From the lofty, open plan living area, the eye is drawn immediately to the galleried bedroom, lavishly furnished with a freestanding bathtub, 42" Smart TV, super king bed and crisp white linens.

Downstairs, a sleek contemporary well-equipped kitchen leads off from the restful lounge area, where a generous log burner forms the hub of this romantic retreat.

The terrace outside - complete with ornamental pond, loungers and a chiminea; provides a very pretty spot in which to enjoy a morning coffee or evening sundowner.

Guests can also enjoy wandering through the estate's orchard and paddock, as well as the woodland and ruins of the grand manor house which once took pride of place just a short walk away.

Blissfully peaceful and secluded, you are unlikely to see anyone else during your stay, perhaps only the property owners or guests of the adjoining barn, the Lost Barn.

When you are ready to explore further, the beautiful north Cornish coast is just a short drive away, offering fantastic walks, stunning scenery and some of the best surfing conditions in the UK.

But if all this sounds a bit too energetic for you, then why not simply relax and unwind with a bit of pampering at either the Bedruthan Steps or the adults-only Scarlet Hotel.

Foodies are spoilt for choice in this part of the world, too, Rick Stein and Paul Ainsworth's restaurants in nearby Padstow and Nathan Outlaw's at Port Isaac.

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

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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.

Region Information

Note: Short break commencing 21st June 2021 considered. Please enquire. One large dog or two medium sized dogs welcome at a charge of £50.