Booby’s Bay Cottage
- Large 6 bedroom property at one of the most unique locations in Cornwall
- Comfortable, spacious and full of character, with 4 bath/shower rooms, and well presented throughout
- One of just 4 houses looking head-on over Booby’s Bay and the Atlantic, with a short walk down to amazing Booby’s Bay and along to Constantine Bay
- Garden of a flat 1 acre, with large terraces, sunroom, and path straight onto the beach over the grassy headland
- This house is professionally cleaned by the Raintree housekeeping team. For stays of two weeks or more, the house will be cleaned and the bed linen and towels changed weekly
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Out of peak season we can be flexible on the changeover day and on shorter stays so please enquire.
The changeover day will always be adjusted to best include the holiday periods of Easter, Christmas and New Year.
The superb location of Booby’s Bay Cottage really defines the house. Set in a large plot, one of only four houses along Booby’s Bay, the property is in the perfect location for a beach holiday. Inside Booby’s Bay Cottage retains plenty of character, but modernised now to be very welcoming and practical with the garage converted into a sixth bedroom and large ensuite. The house really can cater for two or even three families with ease. The outside space is huge with a massive lawned area , all in all Booby’s Bay Cottage provides a very special space to create the best holiday memories.
The two main bedrooms lie at either end of the main landing upstairs. One double room is furnished with a King sized bed and has a wash basin. The sea side of the room opens out onto a balcony with breathtaking views across the full width of the panorama, from Treyarnon, past Constantine and Booby’s Bay straight ahead, and then up to Trevose Head away to the right. At the far end of the landing is the super king room (this can be made up as a twin if required), no balcony here, but still stunning views and a modern ensuite shower room. Both rooms have plenty of wardrobe space and chest of drawers.
Next door to the ensuite room is a twin room with basin, drawers and built-in wardrobe. Again the views over the sea and garden are impressive. The single room is further back along the landing, past the bathroom which is located at the back of the house. Half-way up the stairs, there is another twin room. Large and spacious with hanging space and a wash basin, this is a comfortable room although without the special views of the front-facing rooms.
Downstairs, down a corridor off the sitting room, can be found the last bedroom. Recently converted with large ensuite, this room again is made up as two twin beds. It has an interesting stained glass window, a wall mounted flat screen TV, and its own outside door onto the sheltered side terrace. This makes the room almost self-sufficient. It has been converted to suit all but particularly for disabled guests or those who do not want to tackle the stairs, both in terms of access and also in respect of the facilities in the large shower room. It is a very welcome addition for all.
The main bathroom is located off the landing upstairs. It has a bath, basin, loo and heated towel rail but is fairly small. The ensuite upstairs has a large walk in shower cubicle, basin and loo. Downstairs off the kitchen there is another shower, used particularly to shower off after the beach but it is also useful at all other times. The ensuite off the downstairs double is large and well equipped again with a large modern shower unit, loo and basin. Finally, there is a separate cloakroom off the small hall near the front door.
The very large centre of Booby’s Bay Cottage is split in two by double glass doors. They lead into the spacious dual aspect sitting room furnished with an open fireplace, TV, DVD and video. Two large sofas dominate the room, providing plenty of space for all to relax. French doors open into the sun room which has a window seat, a useful room for sitting and eating when the weather is not quite fine enough to be outside. A door leads from here to the outside, first into a small open but covered area, and then onto the lovely patio area that stretches around the house.
- Kitchen and Dining
The large and well-equipped kitchen contains an electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, second large fridge and secondary freezer, washing machine, tumble-dryer, dishwasher, as well as plenty of cook and tableware. There is a walk-in larder for you to store dry goods. The breakfast table in front of the window is well loved by children – lined up for boiled eggs and toast with the glorious garden and ocean ahead of them. It’s also a nice place to enjoy a glass of wine with whoever is cooking that evening.
Next door is the dining room, a round wooden table provides seating for up to twelve. There is a large in-built dresser along one wall which contains glasses, more formal cutlery (in a drawer that can open into the kitchen as well as the dining room) and table linen. Windows open out onto the terrace outside. There are many other places to serve meals at Booby’s, the sunroom on the terrace at the front or on the side terrace.
The house has modern central heating that works well when needed. There is wireless broadband, washing machine, tumble-dryer and a dishwasher in the kitchen. There are 2 TVs a DVD and video.
The garden is large, laid to lawn with ample space for football, cricket or golf practice with loads of space to run about in. The main terrace runs around the front of the house with a wide low wall as a border, perfect for relaxing on, eating ad hoc meals or just to dry towels and wetsuits over. At the front side of the garden there is also a raised rounded wall, perfect for looking out to sea and endless fun for the children. Steps up and over on the right and a gate on the left both lead across the headland to the cliff edge. The outside tables can be used in various locations, on the front wide terrace, on the grass to the south side, on the sheltered side terrace or behind the house on the small lawn. There is also an additional sunken and paved area near the gate to the beach, perfect for lunch if a real wind blows when you are staying. A new stone built shed can be used to store surfboards and beach gear and High quality resin sunloungers are provided for guest use. There is enough space to park three or four cars in the driveway at the front.
Booby’s Bay Cottage is located in a dramatic position between the golf course and the sea. The beaches at Booby’s Bay and Constantine Bay are just moments away. Head left from the garden towards Constantine and the easiest ways down to Booby’s. The cliffs and rocks yield many routes down to the beach, some quicker and easier than others. To the right, there are two smaller pebble beaches, before heading over a stile up the coast path to Trevose Head. The main beach is covered at high tide, but as the tide retreats a large stretch of golden sand is revealed, with the most perfect framing of rocks and pools. Many hours can be spent swimming in the pools or just exploring.
Walks are great in both directions, all around Trevose Head to Mother Ivey’s or head south to Constantine and onto Treyarnon and beyond. The short course at Trevose runs down behind Booby’s, so you will often hear the noise of golf shots being played. The club house is a 10 minute walk or short drive away. For shopping St Merryn is nearby by car or you can walk to Constantine Bay Stores along the beach in 15 minutes or so. There are a number of restaurants in St Merryn – from take-away through good family cafes to very fine dining. Padstow is close, for elegant shopping, art galleries and all manner of dining and food. Here you can also catch the ferry across to Rock and Polzeath or just take a boat trip. With so much to do all round Booby’s, it’s hard to beat.
Stayed: 14th Feb 2020
Very comfortable, home from home. Will definitely come again. Thank you!
Stayed: 17th May 2019
Stayed: 26th Apr 2019
We always have such a happy time at Booby’s Bay – what ever the weather!
Stayed: 22nd Mar 2019
We LOVED our stay in Booby’s Bay Cottage, thnk you for the delicious cake and for making everything so nice for us. It is our favourite holiday destination. Please do not modernise the cottage, it is PERFECT
Stayed: 16th Nov 2018
Thank you for sending the bread knife. All beautifully clean and a delicious cake thank you
Stayed: 17th Oct 2018
Thank you for the cake. We enjoyed our holiday very much and had great weather and superb sunsets.
Stayed: 27th Jul 2018
Just to say we had another great holiday.
Stayed: 20th Jul 2018
Wonderful, wonderful stay. Thank you all so much.
Stayed: 1st Jun 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed our week and the touch of a tea tray and cake on arrival was much appreciated.. The beds were very comfy and the crisp bed linen a plus.. looking forward to returning next year!
Stayed: 18th May 2018
We always love Booby’s Bay cottage think this was our 20th year renting this fabulous cottage.
Stayed: 4th May 2018
Thank you for yet another amazing holiday at Booby’s Bay Cottage. Weather could have been better but didn’t stop any of the usual activities, rock pools, surfing, kayaking, walking, sandcastle building. Something for everyone!
Stayed: 23rd Mar 2018
Thank you all for making our second stay at Booby’s Bay Cottage such a success (again). The delicious cake was such a treat and a very welcome sight when we arrived. The cottage is beautifully looked after, thank you for making up the beds so nicely and for letting us bring the dogs, they just adore their walks on the beach. It makes a welcome change from the Gloucestershire mud! We simply cannot wait to come back.
Stayed: 20th Oct 2017
We had a great stay at Booby’s Bay Cottage and had a fantastic view of the dramatic coastline when storm Brian came along!
It really is in the most perfect location.
Stayed: 13th Oct 2017
We all had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed Booby’s Bay Cottage very much. We found it so relaxing, the cottage has a very homely atmosphere and had everything you could wish for to make our stay special. It was the perfect place to celebrate our 50 wedding anniversary with all our family. We may not be ably to return next year but would love to return in the not too distance future. Thank you a perfect holiday
Stayed: 13th Oct 2017
We had a great holiday and hope very much to return in the not too distant future. Thank you for your efficient and friendly service, excellent customer service.
Stayed: 21st Jul 2017
Lovely stay – great house and amazing location!
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