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Crackington Haven Near Bude, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fantastic stay and the hosts were very accommodating and friendly."

    Penlaural had everything we needed and was i. A beautiful location. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great property in a lovely location."

    Ideal for trips to local beaches. Great little shop within walking distance and so peaceful. Hot tub was great.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great holiday house, high quality interior with lots of space."

    Very friendly and helpful owners who lived near by.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "Really impressed."

    Property was spotless and very modern in style. The welcome guide was very comprehensive and contained a huge amount of information on the local area, places to visit, takeaways, etc. The location was very quiet and near a beautiful beach (although it's a steep walk back up). The hot tub was excellent and was a great way to relax in the evening. Although the weather wasn't the best for a couple of days, we had a fantastic time and would like to say a big thank you to the owners :)

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, fantastic guests who we would welcome back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful house in a beautiful location."

    We had a lovely time. The owners left a folder of information about not just the house and the facilities, but also about the surrounding area, which really came in useful. Some very cosy evenings in were had, and some slightly colder nights were made better with the hot tub! Thanks very much for having us.

    Reviewed by Rob4.7Nov 2022

  • "Amazing cottage, amazing place."

    Spotless, specious and everything you’ll need. The hot tub and the fire place were great. Relaxing and very close to the sea

    Thank you for your lovely review we are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Penlaurel. We would love you to stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alina5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Penlaurel."

    It’s a lovely quiet location with beautiful views. The house was well equipped and very clean. Great owners, very helpful. Hot tub was amazing, lots of outdoor seating. Cracking Haven is a pretty little village with a great beach. Beautiful home would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely review it was so lovely to meet you and your parents, we are so happy you enjoyed your holiday and stay at Penlaurel. We would welcome you back to Penlaurel anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Sep 2022

  • "A truly fantastic house."

    Comfortable and very clean with everything you could need (even an egg timer). This house is in a lovely little village, very quiet and close to everything North Cornwall has to offer.

    Thank you for lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed stay at Crackington Haven and especially at Penlaurel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property with plenty of space for 6 people."

    Hot tub was a great hit with the little ones, which was checked and cleaned every day by the owners. Stunning views of the rolling hilltops and secluded location. There was a shop around the corner, but nothing else within walking distance. No takeaway deliveries so you will need to drive for this. Kitchen area was easy to navigate so cooking was a breeze.

    Thank you for your lovely review we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Penlaurel. We would welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandip5.0Aug 2022

  • "We could not have asked for anything more."

    Lovely well equipped and very comfortable property, it had everything we needed and more. Quiet location with lovely views from the front porch (Nice spot to sit in the morning especially). Brilliant hot tub and outdoor seating, bbq was great too. It was a nice to meet the lovely owners who made our stay so perfect.

    Thank you for you lovely review, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Penlaurel. We would welcome you back any time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful house with lots of facilities."

    Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your stay at Penlaurel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely house with excellent facilities ."

    Fantastic large open plan dining kitchen with doors out to a nice outdoor space for sitting/ eating and quality hot tub. Great location for getting around North Cornwall and Devon . Good communication from the owners . Sun shone all week which was a bonus ! Had a super stay and would highly recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely review we would welcome you back to Penlaurel any time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2022

  • "Penlaurel was absolutely lovely, inside & out."

    Everything you needed & more, lovely comfortable beds & hot tub an added bonus. Also a brilliant location for getting to places without travelling very far. Definately worth a second visit.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review, we would welcome you back to Penlaurel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic Easter break at Penlaurel."

    Everything was spotlessly clean and ready for our arrival. The welcome book is the most comprehensive I've ever read and the house had all we needed to make our stay comfortable and a real home from home. The hot tub is a great way to relax after a day in the surf or walking in the countryside and the log burner would be great to create a cosy atmosphere in the colder months (we didn't need it though). Would definitely recommend this property as a base to explore the North Cornish coast.

    Thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad you loved your stay at Penlaurel Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had an amazing time and the accommodation felt between home and hotel."

    Not too much home so that you can't relax but also not too much hotel so you feel displaced. Kids give 100% each = 200% Wife gives 100% - 99% come from the amazing Hot-Tub :-) I give 99.9% - since I had to do the washing on my vacation. It would have been nice to have a bigger washing stand. It was a bit small for four considering two kids rolling in the mud at Cornwalls amazing beaches. We will definitely come back if we find a free slot for a booking. Thanks for letting us stay , we had such a great time.

    Thank you for your lovely feed back, hope to see you soon back in Crackington Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sebsatjan5.0Apr 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor twin (Superking)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area, sitting area and double-sided woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with double-sided woodburning stove
  • Central heating with double-sided woodburning stove
  • Range with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, coffee maker, hairdryer
  • 3 x TVs, table tennis, pool table, WiFi, a selection of games
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Rear patio with hot tub, barbecue and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 200 yards, pub 1 mile, beach 1 mile
  • Note: There are steps up to the patio, please take care
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: hot tub may not be up to temperature on first evening.

The property

Settled in the charming village of Crackington Haven situated between Boscastle 7 miles and Bude 10 miles, is this fabulous, detached holiday home of Penlaurel.

Crackington Haven is located in an AONB a small coastal village with a lovely sand and shingle cove and dominating cliffs.

Penlaurel is the ideal home-from-home for a family or friends upto six wanting to explore this part of Cornwall, and is situated 1 mile from the beach and has wonderful rural views.

Upon arrival, park in one of three generous off-road spaces and make your way inside this marvellous dwelling.

Kick off your shoes and settle down in the charming sitting room, a space enjoying vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, along with leather seating nestled around a double-sided woodburning stove and TV.

Continue next door to find an impeccable open-plan living space, with a skylight and bi folding doors streaming in natural light, why not get comfortable in the additional sitting area here, with stylish grey sofas offering seating in front of the wall-mounted TV. Move across the space to the impressive kitchen, a contemporary space boasting shaker-style units, where the allocated chef of the group can rustle up mouthwatering meals on the selection of appliances provided, from an electric range cooker to an American-style fridge/freezer.

Tasty treats can be enjoyed at the wooden-topped breakfast bar or as a sit-down meal with all the family at the nearby dining table; be sure to whip out a bottle of wine to make a toast to this excellent escape!

The utility can be found close by and offers you a washing machine and tumble dryer, so you can keep your clothes fresh during your stay.

As day turns to dusk, head to one of three thoughtfully laid-out bedrooms to recharge, with two situated on the ground floor and comprising of a double and a twin (or superking), whilst another double with a TV rests upstairs.

Completing the property is a fantastic, ground-floor bathroom where you can enjoy a tranquil soak in the bath, or perhaps you'd prefer a rejuvenating rinse in the first-floor shower room.

To the rear of the property is an idyllic patio, where a luxurious hot tub beckons you for a relaxing soak after a day packed with excursions; the space also hosts a barbecue with relaxed seating and table and chairs, which is ideal for the summer months!

To the side and front of the property is a large enclosed lawned area.

Get acquainted with your surroundings in Crackington Haven and embark on a walk or short drive towards the village's beautiful beach.

Once at the beach The Coombe Barton Inn offers good food and perfect sea views, along with 2 local cafes serving excellent local produce, before trying your hand at hiking part of the South West Coastal Path.

The village of Crackington Haven has a well stocked Community Shop, and near by are Boscastle Farmshop and café, Marshgate Stores with a Post Office.

Continue along the coast to Widemouth Bay, offering an extensive sandy beach where you can try your hand at surfing, or walk north along the coast and take in the coastal panorama from the Viewing Point North.

Bude the local town lies further afield and offers and array of shops and supermarkets, cafes and restaurants, and hosts a range of activities, from dipping your toes in the shores of the beaches or Bude Sea Pool, or enjoying a round of golf at the local golf club.

Just a few fantastic sights and attractions have been mentioned here, the wider area hosts so many more, with the AONB offering several more picture-postcard towns and villages, and Bodmin Moor resting a scenic drive away.

An unforgettable break with your loved ones is waiting to be experienced at Penlaurel!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Boscastle 6 miles.

Crackington Haven is a charming cove near Boscastle, with a mix of rockpools, a sandy beach and good surf. There are two beach shops and cafes, which are wonderful to relax in and look out over the blue seas of the bay. Walking this section of the South West Coast Path, much of it owned by the National Trust, offers dramatic views, a host of wildflowers and an undulating terrain. Just along the coast is the quaint village of Boscastle, with gift shops, local restaurants and pubs offering good food, Cornish real ales and live entertainment by local musicians, making this an ever-popular visitor destination. The sandy beaches of Bossiney and Trebarwith Strand are within a short drive, as are the surfing beaches at Bude and Polzeath. Close at hand lies Tintagel, swathed in the legend of King Arthur, as well as several stately homes and renowned gardens, or the wide open space of Bodmin Moor, famous for its granite tors and Daphne Du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn.

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Please note: This property only accepts a minimum of three night stays.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas