Dingley Dell, Crackington Haven, North Cornwall

Dingley Dell is a substantial character house set in mature gardens, and is ideal for families looking to enjoy the north Cornwall coast.

Dingley Dell is a fabulous, well-loved family home in Crackington Haven sleeping 7 and only 350 yards from the beach. The property has unrivaled panoramic views to the sea and surrounding cliffs. There is a magical well-kept garden to explore with a stream running through the bottom. The sloping grounds lead onto woods, perfect for walking and there is a large patio for entertaining that overlooks the sea.

  • Sleeps Max: 7

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Parking Spaces: 3

  • Friday Changeover

  • 2 Dogs Welcome

At A Glance

  • Large and spacious triple aspect reception room with log burner

  • 2nd reception room with sea views

  • Well equipped kitchen/breakfast room with dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer

  • Large terrace with barbeque enjoying stunning sea views

  • Beautiful garden with a sunken dell and leading to a wooded area

  • Tennis court at front of property

  • Crackington Haven beach is approx. 350 yards walk away

Property Details

Dingley Dell is a beautiful family home set in gorgeous grounds approximately 350 yards from the fabulous beach at Crackington Haven. The house has spacious accommodation for family groups or friends, sleeping 7 in 4 large bedrooms.

There is an enormous triple aspect lounge, which has a cosy feel in winter with a large feature fireplace and gas coal effect log burner to keep you warm. There is a second, separate sitting room, also with a TV, if you need to have your own quiet space. Both rooms have stunning views out to sea and the expansive cliffs.

The smaller separate living room has a TV and there is a larger one in the lounge . Netflix is available – There is also optic fibre broadband delivered to the door, along with a DVD and CD player.

The kitchen is well equipped with dishwasher and washing machine and there is a tumble dryer for guests use. There is an area of seating in the kitchen for meals if you prefer not to spread out into the dining room. You will also appreciate the warmth from the gas coal effect fire in the dining room.

From the kitchen you can access the garage where there is another fridge freezer and a dryer.

The three bedrooms upstairs have uninterrupted sea views and the fourth bedroom has a wooded valley view and also benefits from the morning sun.

Upstairs there is a family bathroom with separate toilet and a shower room downstairs.

Storage heating, electricity included.

Outside there is a large terrace overlooking the sea – perfect for entertaining and a barbeque is provided for your use.

Undoubtedly one of the best features of the property is the magical garden – a very special place with secret areas to explore. The attractive sunken dell provides a shady retreat and a pretty stream runs through the bottom of the garden. This in turn leads onto woods and further walks are possible from the property along the coast and inland. With stunning views and a feeling of space and tranquility you won’t want to venture far.

There is also a tennis court in front of the property overlooking the sea, which is included in the tariff.

There are a lot of lovely dog walks in the area which include coastal walks. However, the beach is closed to dogs between Easter Sunday and the 30th September. You can go to Widemouth Bay any time of the year.

There is sufficient parking for three cars and we would ask you not to park in the private road, which leads to the house, as this can cause problems for other vehicles trying to gain access to other properties in the road.

For more information please visit www.dingleydellcornwall.co.uk

What we like about this property...

Dingley Dell is the perfect house for a large family stay, multi-generational stay or a celebration stay. Spacious living spaces, plenty of bedrooms and a lovely enclosed garden. But, the best bit has to be the stunning views down the valley towards the beach at Crackington Haven. Expect gorgeous sunsets, an ever changing landscape and the feeling of all the stresses and pressures of everyday life lifting from your shoulders as you arrive at Dingley Dell.

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"...The house is extremely spacious and has beautiful views from the bedrooms at the front.....We certainly miss that view! The garden is amazing with the pretty stream at the bottoms of the garden. Sitting at the patio watching the sunset was magical. The owner was lovely and phoned in to check we had everything we needed."

Paula D, Aug 23, 2020


"Had a lovely 3rd visit to Dingley dell with the family and grandparents. Comfortable accommodation and lots of living space. Would highly recommend."

rrcolin, Jan 21, 2020


We have had a fantastic stay - the house is simply incredible and a magical place to spend a week. Will definitely be returning!

Olly, Feb 2022


The house and garden are in a wonderful location. The beds are comfortable and the property is very well equipped with everything you need.

Kathleen, April 2023


The Area

What we love about the area...

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 so remains a small unspoiled, secret cove.

When the conditions are right it is a great surfing spot and there is a lifeguard during the summer holiday weeks. 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 high there is plenty of sand for building castles once the tide heads 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 produce and homemade goodies. The family pub, The Coombe Barton Inn, serves delicious food and surf boards, wetsuits and beach items can be hired or bought at the beach front.

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.