Water's edge, stunning views, 5 ensuite bedrooms, surf and walk from door, dogs
- english, french, spanish, italian
About Catherine Foster
We are a family of 5 with 3 children who were 12, 15 and 17 when we bought the house, 2 dogs and a large extended family with young nieces and nephews age <1 to 8. We therefore wanted to find a house in an area where there was something to do for all ages and it took a couple of years looking and many rejections before we bought Beachside View. We are busy professionals and our holiday time is so precious that we want to stay somewhere with exacting standards and attention to detail so Beachside View is finished to that standard. We love being able to walk everywhere (beaches, surfing, restaurants, to buy lobsters or ice creams....) and not sit in queues for beach carparks etc. We take very seriously, the responsibility that you have chosen to use our house for your much planned holiday and ensure you will not be disappointed.
Catherine Foster purchased this House in 2013
Why Catherine Foster chose Newquay
The ever changing, unobstructed view of the beach from the garden patio and sitting room sold this house to us! It is something of which we will never tire and when we are older and less active, will just sit and look at it. The house isn't bad either! To have a sandy beach at the bottom of the garden and surfing at Fistral 200M from the front door, is to us, the ultimate British beach holiday. We knew of Newquay and Perranporth before looking at the house but not Pentire. Thank goodness we found it ! Pentire is a hidden gem and the area offers something to do for every member of our family whatever the weather. Nobody is ever bored. We enjoy having a whole host of different eateries and excellent restaurants to be able to walk to, most of them dog friendly. If we don't want to walk home, Atlantic Cabs charge us a very reasonable £5 from anywhere in the area. Newquay is a mile away if we want it for surf shops, supermarket, the cinema or station but we can spend a week at the house without going in to it
What makes this House unique
Adjacent beach from the back garden, world class surfing beach from the front, a stunning water view that is forever changing with the tide and a stunning and luxuriously furnished house in which to stay. We love being able to do so many diverse things without having to get in the car. This means our children can go off independently rather than always needing a lift! Having the water at the bottom of the garden (but the garden is totally fenced) is great and because it is effectively a tidal inlet (although called The River Gannel) there are not dangerous waves raging there. Meanwhile we can walk 2 minutes to Fistral which removes the hassle of trying to find a parking space. It's quicker to go and look at the surf than dial up the web camera. 2 or 3 families staying together can easily do their own thing on foot from the house and then meet up back at the house. Also if you get to the beach and have forgotten something it isn't a big deal to walk back for it. The house and garden has enough space that you can find a corner on your own for a bit if you want. We love arriving and stretching our legs with a walk round the beautiful Pentire headland to the contemporary Lewinnick bar and restaurant. Then, claiming I haven't had time to shop, go the next day for breakfast in one of 3 cafes within walking distance of the house, each with different fabulous beach views. From April-September, evenings are spent with a glass of wine on the patio watching the sunset over the water and listening to the sea. Or, in winter sitting cosily round the wood burner (although the house is too well insulated to actually need it!) The only troublesome thing about coming here is that you don't want to leave.
Children allowed - Steps to beach at bottom of gardenSteps to beach at bottom of garden
Pets allowed - £50/£30 per dog. Please see doggy rules£50/£30 per dog. Please see doggy rules
Parties/events allowed - Please make an enquiry with details before bookingPlease make an enquiry with details before booking
No smoking - Strictly non smokingStrictly non smoking
Max guests: 10
Minimum age of primary renter: 25 - Please enquire if more than 2 guests are under 25Please enquire if more than 2 guests are under 25
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
2a Riverside Avenue was beautiful and perfectly located in Newquay for beach access. I would definitely recommend this for a large group of surfers looking for a relaxing place to enjoy a weekend or so
Spectacular, luxurious house. Will absolutely come back. Thank you!
Outstanding location and excellent quality accommodation
Outstanding location and excellent quality accommodation.
Excellent quality beds. Appreciated supply of dressing gowns and log burner. Kitchen very well stocked and a lovely Open Plan kitchen diner lounge.
Table tennis table is outdoors and games room A bit smaller than expected but I can imagine a very useful room if there are children in the party.
Views generally are outstanding but from garden room is spectacular.
Additional information About things to do walks restaurants and tides provided by owner was very helpful and detailed.
Amazing - Exactly As Advertised.
Family of 10 (5 adults, 4 children - 6, 7, 8 and 12) stayed here from July 27 to August 3, 2019. The house is absolutely fantastic and is even better than the photos. There are 5 bedrooms and 5 ensuites which provides privacy to all guests. The kitchen / dining / living room area is much larger than as seen on the photos. The location is perfect - you have the estuary and Crantock Beach right at the bottom of the yard (yes, the steps are steep but my 75 year old mother-in-law managed to traverse them) which provides for calm, shallow waters (that are actually warm!) and excellent for SUP and kayaking (which can be rented for the day and dropped off at the house). Then a 10 minute walk up and over the peninsula (easy walking) to Fistral Beach for waves - body boarding and surfing delights. The views are just stunning from not one but two large decks (which can accommodate 10-12 people; fully kitted with lovely wicker patio sets). The house has body boards and kids toys for use plus a games room with a pool table/air hockey and yes, PS4. While the garden flows down to the water there is a flat area for some light soccer matches for the kids (well fenced). The owner is exceptionally responsive and very pleasant and provided us with a literal manual before arrival with suggestions for restaurants and local activities. It was a stunning property and offers something for everyone.
Wonderful house, special location for an excellent family gathering
Seamless, a real pleasure
Can I give 6 stars?
I am quite picky, but really it was very difficult to find any fault with this pretty much perfect holiday home. My extended family, plus dog, had an amazing week in what was a beautifully fitted out, immaculate property. Swimming and surfing were all within a few minutes walk, and best of all was the private path to the water’s edge. The terraces where we relaxed and ate had stunning views over the Gannel to Crantock beach. The living area/kitchen was bright, spacious and, like the bedrooms and ensuites, at show- home standard. This place is worth every penny.
I am so delighted to read your review because it makes the effort we put into the house genuinely worthwhile.
Yes, the direct access to the water's edge/sand is definitely a major plus. Glad you had such a good holiday
NB Prices quoted via the Owners Direct site automatic quote for short breaks and prices beyond 2017 is often incorrect as it may revert to the cheapest price for 2017 where no specific price is available for the dates you have entered. Price range is £1100-£3900 for up to 10 guests. Extra beds and dogs are additional. Please contact owner for price confirmation
Direct access from back garden to sandy tidal beach. Walk to Crantock beach from mid tide (Nat Trust Village,pub,cafes). Sand dunes, sandcastles, surfing, some scrambling rocks. Dog friendly. Lifeguard in season. At high tide in season, take the little foot ferry across estuary from Fern Pit cafe 5-6' walk from house.
Fistral beach, just 200m from the front door; perfect for children and adults with surf schools, rock pools, shops and cafes. Lifeguard in season. No need to drive
A car is not neccessary.
Once you turn off the M5 it is largely dual carriageway on the A30 until 8 miles before reaching the house.
Newquay Airport 7 miles
Newquay Railway Station 2 miles
Bodmin Station (more trains) 23 miles
SW Coastal Path - almost on the doorstep!
Beach - bottom of garden
Fistral, renowned surf beach 200m
Pitch & putt 300m
Horse riding 1 mile
Newquay 2 miles for picturesque harbour, Indoor and outdoor tennis, bowling, boating lake, zoo, aquarium
Truro 14 miles
St Ives (Tate Gallery) 31 miles
Eden Project 17 miles, Lost Gardens of Heligan 19 miles
Trerice 3 miles, Lanhydrock 23 miles, Marazion(St Michaels Mount) 31 miles
Padstow and Camel Cycle Trail 16 miles
Unlimited internet .
Internet supermarket shops deliver
Small convenience store on Pentire 3-4' walk
The Fish House 15 min walk along the beach which it overlooks. Our favourite, for the food, staff and sunsets
Fern Pit (with ferry to Crantock, seasonal) 5 min walk Also sells crab and lobsters.
Fistral beach cafes 4 mins and 15 mins walk
The Lewinnick - boutique style bar and separate restaurant 10 min walk onto the Pentire headland
Crantock village - tea, pub etc 1.5-2 miles (check tides)
West Pentire - C Bay Cafe.20 min beach walk from the back garden, tide dependent
Jamie Oliver's 15 restaurant and cafe 6 miles
Rick Steins Fistral: Cafeteria style take away curries and fish and chips 15 mins walk along the beach
Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant etc, Nathan Outlaw's and Rosanos plus many more in Padstow: 20 miles
Newquay's restaurants, banks, post office, large supermarkets and shops 1-2 miles. The best sea views from any Pizza Express and The Stable!!
Plenty of surf schools and hire shops on Fistral and in the town. As featured in The Telegraph, whilst Fistral attracts world class surfers, it is perfectly acceptable to go there at any age, wanting to learn and if the waves are deemed too big that day, your instructor will just take you round the headland to a bay facing a different direction.Coasteering, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding (SUP).... it's all available!
Cookery school at Rick Stein's in Padstow
Plenty of walking from the doorstep. Seasoned walkers can join the SW Coastal Path and head down to National Trust West Pentire headland which is a site of special scientific interest noted for it's wild flowers and rare plants, featured for walking in The Saturday Telegraph in 2013.
Casual walkers have plenty of half to 4 mile strolls with the lure of a Cornish ice cream, cafe, pub or just a good view!
Golf - Newquay and Perranporth links are very close. We also play Trevose and St Enodoc slightly further afield.
Plenty of riding schools with beach rides