This detached house is situated in the hamlet of Harlyn Bay, one of Cornwall’s best beaches with a surf school, pub and shop all just yards from the sand in this idyllic spot. Harlyn Bay is just outside Padstow but feels a million miles away nestled into the sandy cove on a quiet lane that hugs the shoreline. The pub is famous locally and a great spot to enjoy a local beer or delicious food after a day on the beach or in the surf. Golf courses are abundant if you fancy a round with the Trevose course being just minutes’ away. Trevibban Mill, a local vineyard, is a great spot for lunch and a bottle of local wine for that alfresco barbecue on the beach as the sun sets.
Padstow with its fishing history and culinary presence is a vibrant coastal town with a bustling harbour side which is lined with bars, shops, cafés and restaurants, many famously owned by Rick Stein. Padstow has other excellent places to dine for all tastes from the excellent pasty shops to the high end dining experience. For the more energetic or just to work off that ice cream, this is the start of the Camel Trail which is a flat, multi-use trail that hugs the shore of the Camel Estuary with bike hire available in Padstow or nearby Wadebridge. Cycle or walk the trail from one town to another along this pretty shoreline. If you bring your own bicycles these can be stored in the garage. From the harbour you can organise deep sea fishing trips or sightseeing trips around the bay, you might be lucky enough to see dolphins and seals. A ferry crosses the estuary to Rock, a pretty little seaside village with sailing and windsurfing opportunities. If you can drag yourself away from this idyllic corner of Cornwall then the south coast, with its balmy climate and home to many sub-tropical gardens such as Eden project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Caerhays, is easily reached. Charlestown, a regular TV set and home to tall ships is a must, and Newquay with its surf culture and vibrant bar scene is a short drive west along one of the countries prettiest coastal roads. Surfing, horse riding, golf, sailing, cycling and health spa’s are all available locally. Beach 75 yards. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 50 yards.