Crantock and surrounding area
About Churchtown Cottage
Churchtown Cottage is situated near Newquay in the centre of Crantock Village with allocated parking for one car. Being only a 5 minute walk down to the beautiful dog friendly beach, it is a perfect distance to amble down for summer day trips or wrap up well for a blustery winter expedition!
The cottage sleeps 4, with one double bedroom and one bunk bedroom (adult bunks) so ideal for families or couples wanting a cosy seaside retreat. (for photos click on 'a peep inside & out')
The kitchen-diner is equipt with the usual kettle, toaster, microwave, oven, grill, fridge, separate freezer and washing machine. The lounge has a Digital TV. Wi-fi is also available. There is a bath and overhead shower in the little bathroom.
As you will see from the photos, the garden is fully enclosed so great for dogs. It is south facing and very sheltered, so if the coastal sea breeze is a bit too much elsewhere, you can usually be guaranteed a warm seat on the little picnic bench or patio chairs. in our sunny little oasis.
Churchtown is a pretty little cottage and popular in all seasons to families, couples with or without their furry companions, who are always welcome if well behaved!
We usually book per week during busier times, but out of season would consider short breaks if availability allows.
Crantock & the Surrounding Area
Crantock is renowned for its beautiful large, dog friendly beach. Along with the main beach which can get busy, there are the quieter dunes and far end of the beach where things are more laid back. The river is somewhere for children to play in at low tide (adult supervision required), Surfing is available when conditions are favourable along with SUP'ing on the river when the tide is in. The BIG GREEN surf school and surf hire along with various outlets serving food, coffee and ice cream are open during the season and the beach is RNLI lifeguarded during most weeks between Easter and October. The beach car park fills early on sunny days throughout the warmer months, so your 5 miinute walk from the cottage means you can amble down at any time and not have to be up early to get your parking spot (or waste half your morning sitting on Beach Road in a hot car queueing!)
The village is now serviced with a fantastic village shop and post office, along with a cafe/pizza restaurant (Jam Jar) and two fantastic pubs all within walking distance from Churchtown Cottage. The Old Albion and The Cornishman Pubs both offer great food and indoor and out door seating. The Bowgie Inn at West Pentire, although sadly not dog friendly inside, offers amazing views across the bay and serves food and drink from lunchtime into the evening. C-Bay cafe and restaurant (The Old Crantock Bay Hotel) next door to the Bowgie serve up fabuous breakfasts, and lovely lunches and dinners. They too boast spectacular views across Crantock Bay from inside and on their beautiful decked and lawned outdoor space.
Rather than travel by car into nearby Newquay, from May to September/October, you may want take a walk over to the busy little surfing town instead. Cross the river Gannel by bridge or ferry at the Fernpit, then after a steep ascent up the steps at the other side you are rewarded with stunning views and the delicious delights of the Fern Pit Cafe right at the top. You can then take a walk round the headland to Fistral Beach, or head straight for the town. Outisde these months,, the river can still be crossed by a bridge slightly further inland at Penpol Creek. Check tide times though as this bridge is under water at mid to high tide!