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Newly renovated 16th Century cottage Nr Crantock Holywell and Polly Joke beaches

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bed character cottage with huge Inglenook fireplace and log burner.Parking.

Elmar is a large four hundred year old period cottage complete with a massive Inglenook fireplace and bread oven situated in a quiet village location tucked away next to the ancient parish church just a mile away from the sea. The cottage comfortably sleeps four guests in two bedrooms.The bedrooms have just been renovated to expose stone and cob walls and a delightful ancient fireplace in the main bedroom Its character features, wood burning stove and quiet location make it an ideal romantic retreat for couples, including those who want to bring their dog away with them.Perfect for families in the school holidays as well. Two pubs, two restaurants and a general store/Post Office compliment the village. Cubert is well located with easy access to Crantock beach, Polly Joke and Holywell Bay. The attractions of the Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Lands End are easily reached by car as are the famous fishing villages up and down the coast. The surf capital of Britain, Newquay, is only five miles away with its world famous facilities. Cubert however is more suited to those seeking a more tranquil family holiday with very pretty walks to the beaches including Polly Joke which has recently been voted one of Britain’s best secret beaches. Locally there are two pubs in the village including the picturesque Smugglers Den Inn, a delightful 16th Century Thatched Inn a restaurant and organic bakery. . The Three local beaches are all within walkable distance of the cottage. Holywell Bay and Crantock Beach offer vast sandy bays with dunes, rock pools and caves to explore. In between is the gem that is Polly Joke, a gloriously natural beach surrounded by nothing more than National Trust headlands with a beautiful rugged coastline. For walkers, join the South West coastal path which meanders through the three local beaches before rising up the magnificent headlands on its spectacular journey on this section of the coast. Good shore fishing locally, with charter boats available at Newquay

More Details

Steve Franklin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Steve Franklin

We bought the cottage having spent many happy family holidays in the area.

Recently we have fully renovated the cottage exposing a massive Inglenook fireplace complete with a bread oven and have installed a new Wood burning stove.

Steve Franklin purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Steve Franklin chose Cubert

The cottage is a second home rather than a commercial let so you will find more home comforts such as good books to read, board games and local walking guides to compliment the character accommodation.

What makes this cottage unique

There are great local pubs and restaurants as well as fantastic coastal walks all year round

Guestbook comments from the owner

We arrived here at Elmar Cottage on sat 23/05 and the moment we unlocked the door we were greeted by a truely amazing cottage. It is a beautiful quaint cottage with a welcoming feel, we honestly felt like we were at home. As you walk through through the door you walk into a spacious living room with 2 sofas, a TV, a beautiful large log burner set back in a large open chimney, there are lots of books and games to choose from (child Friendly) there is also a large dining table. The kitchen is well equipped (with a dog bowl if needed). The bathroom is large with an amazing shower (I never wanted to get out). Upstairs there is a twin room beautifully decorated with plenty of storage space, the master bedroom is beautiful with the most comfortable large bed and plenty of storage space (you also get a good mobile reception from this room) outside there is a large garden (which is a beautiful sun trap) family which consists of myself, my husband, our 2 kids (9 and 11) and our Westie Jasper had a fantastic time here and would definitely come back, so if you are looking for a fabulous retreat for your family, don't look anywhere else Elmar Cottage is the place for you....Thank you Steve for allowing us to enjoy your cottage, we will always remember this place....x

May 2015
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Cubert Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Character upstairs bedrooms via easy stairs to Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 full size twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: Good size cottage garden, mainly lawned with attractive banks. Table and bench seating for al fresco dining. Barbecue. Cleaning / Linen / Bed linen and tea towels supplied. Other: Entrance porch with room for surf boards and fishing nets in summer and boots and coats in winter


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Newly renovated 16th Century cottage Nr Crantock Holywell and Polly Joke beaches
average rating of 4.571429 based on 8 reviews

Brilliant location wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have just left Elma and have had a fantastic week. The cottage is lovely, it has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The location is superb - simply great!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Debbie for your kind words. You are most welcome to return at any time to enjoy the cottage again. Kind Regards Steve and Vicki
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Very comfortable cozy cottage.

  • 5 of 5

All that we needed for a long weekend in blustery weather with our teenage son and dog. Well kept cozy cottage, woodburner. Great dog walk to beach. Handy local store. Lovely pub with food, over the field.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Decent and cosy property with all the essentials you need within a short walk

  • 4 of 5

Clean and comfortable

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wath-On-Dearne, Rotherham, United Kingdom


  • 3 of 5

Our stay in the cottage was most enjoyable. However a few basic things missing such as oven gloves, bbq utensils and maybe a small mixing bowl or pirex bowl. The garden was a funny set up but we got used to it by the end of the week ( not very good if it is raining and having to escort your dogs to it though) All in all 7 out of 10.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy, welcoming and ideally positioned cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week at Cubert stopping in Elmar. The cottage had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and relaxing. I was looking forward to nights by the log burner but the weather was stunning all week so we wasn't able to use it!

The walk to the dog friendly beach nearby was quiet and mainly free of traffic and well worth it - I've never seen so many dogs in one area!. All the beaches were beautiful as were the views from them.

The cottage is well placed for visiting the surrounding area and we took advantage of it's position exploring Portreath, Perranporth, Padstow and Rock. We finished off our holiday with a meal at Fifteen in Watergate Bay (for our wedding anniversary) which was wonderful treat.

We can't wait to return to beautiful North Cornwall!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. So glad you were able to enjoy the cottage and experience all the area has to offer. You are most welcome back at any time.
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Brilliant there you go says it all.

  • 5 of 5

Nice cottage plenty to do around the area, the beach is only 20 mins away by foot Polly Joke beach that is Hollywell Bay is even closer. Plenty of places to eat or cook yourself in the cottage. Cottage well furnished plenty of plates cups etc washing machine a real bonus iv stopped in Holiday cottages in West Pentire a few miles away and they had no washing machine. The garden is nice and i dried my clothes out there. What more can i say iv been coming to Cubert and West Pentire for 15 years i love the place.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have you at Elmar. You are most welcome back at any time
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
In the village
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Truro - mainline to London and the North
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
In the village
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Holywell, Crantock or Polly Joke
Car: not necessary


The 3 local beaches are all walkable from the cottage with the closest a mile away. Holywell Bay offers a huge sandy bay with dunes, Polly Joke a delightful natural beach and Crantock Beach offering rock pools and dunes. All three beaches are great for surfing and fishing.


There is a train station at Newquay for local trips. Truro station is some 12 miles away offering a direct service to London and Scotland. Newquay airport offers seasonal flights.

Good local bus and taxi services.

Further Details:

The cottage welcomes well behaved pets and is ideal for families or couples seeking character accommodation in a quiet location close to some of the most

picturesque coastal scenery in the country.

Elmar is an ancient cottage offering character accommodation for up to four guests. Recent renovations have uncovered a huge, long hidden Inglenook fireplace complete with 16th Century bread oven and a newly installed wood burning stove.

•Two upstairs bedrooms, one double and one twin

•Superb open plan living room with Inglenook and additional period fireplace

•Fully fitted kitchen

•Feature Ground floor Shower room and WC

•Good sized garden with table and chairs

•Allocated parking

•Pet friendly

Additional information: Electricity and oil central heating and hot water is included although heating not often used as the cottage walls are so thick! Fully double glazed. Newly installed wood burning stove for cosy winter holidays.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35.09

Booking Notes:
25% deposit required to secure booking with balance due 6 weeks prior to your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Saturday during the summer.

Notes on prices:
The price quoted is for a 7 day hoilday. Shorter breaks may be available so please contact us if you are looking for a shorter stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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