Cornwall LivingIssue #76

Discover your favourite cottage

According to the team at My Favourite Cottages, the north Cornish village of Crantock could be the holiday destination you’ve been looking for.

So what makes this delightful village such a popular choice for families and those travelling with dogs? Well, the most obvious reason is that Crantock is home to a beautiful, wide sandy beach which, protected by large sand dunes, boasts stunning golden sands and superb clean surf. Considered by many to be one of the best beaches in the area, Crantock is ideal for families and surfers wishing to escape the crowds of Newquay.

“walking along the headland, climbing over the sand dunes, or strolling along the estuary”

There is also another popular beach nearby – Porth Joke, or ‘Polly Joke’ beach as it’s known locally. Porth Joke can only be reached by foot, however on arrival you’ll discover that this glorious stretch of sand, situated in a deep cove between Crantock and Holywell Bay, is well worth the trek!

Much of Crantock is National Trust owned, and its headland is recognised as a Site of Special Interest due to the wild flowers and rare plants that grow there. There are some excellent walks via the South West Coast Path, where you have the choice of walking along the headland, climbing over the sand dunes, or strolling along the estuary. The village itself boasts a summer tea room, art gallery, gift shop, well-stocked village shop, three pubs and a church, plus, as you might expect, an excellent choice of self-catering accommodation.

My Favourite Cottages has two large properties both within walking distance of the beach and village, each providing an excellent choice for large groups.

Firstly there’s Berwyn – a traditional Victorian town house sleeping ten in five bedrooms. Berwyn effortlessly combines Victorian elegance with modern day furnishings to provide guests with spacious, family friendly accommodation in a wonderful location.

Then there’s Talland Croft. This large detached five-bedroom holiday home sleeps up to ten guests and is bright, spacious and comfortably furnished throughout. There’s space aplenty here for large groups to enjoy a relaxing and comfortable beach holiday.


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If you have a property that would make a wonderful holiday home in Crantock or the surrounding area, My Favourite Cottages is always looking to add to its high-quality portfolio. Simply contact the team to see how they can help maximise your bookings!

"walking along the headland, climbing over the sand dunes, or strolling along the estuary"