Stunning Refurbishment Completed – NOW OPEN for 2017 – sleeps 12, dog friendly
Lower Hillcott is a wonderful 5 bedroom house, sleeping 12 in the little village of Crackington Haven, on the North Cornwall coast. Situated just 5 minutes walk from the beach with stunning views of the sea. A special place waiting to be discovered.
The property has everything you could want in a holiday home. The outside space is amazing with wonderful views and plenty of space to spread out in. There is a lovely large terrace with table and chairs, bean bags, ping pong table and BBQ. Further up the garden, away from it all, there is even a firepit sunk into the ground, where you can sit of an evening, watching the surf, star gazing and listening to the sounds of the sea. Enjoy a full size outdoor table tennis table. In the games room, there is air hockey, a children’s ping pong table, and a darts board. There are wet suits, body boards, beach kit all for you to use.
The house is of an upside down arrangement and the splendid views are straight to the beach and sea with the majestic Penkenna cliff behind.
Upstairs the space is full of light as the new floor to ceiling windows bring the outside in providing an incredible space with stunning views out to sea and across the countryside. From all sides you are rewarded by beautiful views and the newly created space is a fantastic place to entertain, relax and enjoy the house. There is a modern kitchen and dining area all enjoying the amazing views. Off the living room, with it’s wood burner, are double doors leading out to the outside decking area, terrace and outside garden.
The terrace is large with tables and chairs and BBQ as well as a firepit further up the garden.
A hot outdoor shower, table tennis table in summer – games room with air hockey, children’s tennis table and dart board are also there for your use.
Upstairs is open plan. The large living room area has beautiful vaulted ceilings and a wood burning stove; sofas to relax on and also giant bean bags, loved by both children and adults, for pure comfort while reading in front of the fire. There is no TV at the property, but there is Wifi should you wish to bring your own laptops etc.
It really is a beautiful, comfortable, family holiday home, newly refurbished and is perfect for two families or groups of friends wanting to experience Cornwall’s rugged coast, stunning beaches and to escape from it all. The facilities are there with the intention of pure enjoyment and it provides a lovely opportunity to relax, sit back and make the most of all the best Cornwall has to offer.
The property takes 1 dog so your pet can have a holiday too!
The beach is only a short walk away with wonderful rock pools ripe for exploring and when the tide is right it is great for body boarding or surfing. Locally there are walks in woods and fields as well as the North Cornwall coast path all on the doorstep.
The cottage sleeps 12 in 5 bedrooms.
On entering the property there is a double master bedroom with beautiful ensuite shower room with underfloor heating.
To the left is another master double room also with a fabulous new ensuite with large bath & shower.
There are 2 further bedrooms on the ground floor level with a bunk bed and single bed in each.
Above the living area, leading up a further staircase you will find the mezzanine level housing the fifth bedroom with 2 single beds. (Please note the ceiling is low and sloping in this room – but perfect for sleeping and it is very private with its own door)
A new “kids’ bathroom with shower, bath, basin & toilet.
A fantastic practical utility room also has a downstairs toilet, with a back door opening into the outdoor shower.
Kitchen, dining area and living room with woodburner are all on the same first floor level, making the most of the fabulous vistas.
A unique property in a perfect postcard setting.
Crackington Haven is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It was once a small harbour importing coal and limestone and it has managed to escape any development and is now a small unspoiled, secret, cove.
When the conditions are right it is a great surfing spot and during the summer holiday weeks two life guards are on duty from 10 to 6 each day. In the spring the cliffs are covered in heather and it is a wonderful place to see the wild flowers and hear the birdsong.
The gently sloping beach is perfect for exploring or for relaxing and although pebbly when the tide is in there is plenty of sand for building castles when the tide is out. Crackington really is a special place perfect for a family holiday away from the crowds.
For convenience there is a cafe in the village across the road from the beach serving lovely local food – including home made pasties, cream teas and cakes, and the ever popular ice creams. As well, in the summer, it sells beach kit, wet suits, body boards – and also rents wet suits. The family pub, The Coombe Barton Inn, serves delicious food and has a wonderful terrace to watch the sun going down over the bay.
Local Things to do
The cottage has a book with suggestions of what to do in the immediate area, including local beaches and walks.
Take a wooded valley walk inland from the back of the house, and return by the cliff path, enjoying breathtaking scenery and wildlife.
Take a walk up Penkenna, Cornwall’s highest cliff at 735 feet.
Local Things to do (as advised by the tourist office):
Take a wooded valley walk inland from the car park and enjoy the breathtaking scenery and wildlife.
Take a walk North to Pencarrow Point and climb up to Cornwall’s highest cliff at 735 feet.
Discover the inspiring parish of St Gennys: churches, ancient farms, historical sites & buildings and tales of shipwrecks.
Observe the famous zig-zag folds and faults in rock formations formed millennia ago, from black shale, sandstone and quartz veins.
As the tide goes out see what you can find while rock pooling.
Being on the North Coast, there is a swell, so the sea is great for body boarding and surfing. During the main summer holidays the beach has two life guards on duty from 10 to 6 each day.
Please note we do not accept hen/stag parties.
It is a no smoking property.