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The Hatch | Luxury Self-Catering Cottage | Crantock, Cornwall

The Hatch

Beach Road, Crantock, Cornwall, UK

Taking guests on a tactile journey through earthen tones and organic textures, this luxury self-catering cottage in Crantock has been crafted with soul. Repurposed finds showcase in the most unlikely of places, while aged ceramic pots stuffed with dried grasses rustle in the sea breeze. All of this just a ramble up the hill from one of North Cornwall’s favourite golden beaches, The Hatch is the secret hideaway you'll want to keep all to yourself.


Turn off the main thoroughfare through Crantock village towards the beach, park in front of the prettiest outbuilding you ever did see (your games room-come-cinema snug) and there you’ll find it; a Grade-II listed Cornish fudge maker's house that has been transformed into a luxury self-catering cottage for families. Wander through the garden’s colourful blooms and twisting mushroom sculptures and open the doors to a feast for the senses. Inside, a huge fire fills the house with crackling warmth, umber throws rest on leather armchairs and reclaimed wood from an ancient local shipwreck adds drama to the calming, coastal interiors.


Cornish cob walls, sinkable linen sofas and muted whites come together to create simplistic modern rusticity, making this luxury holiday home an unrivalled destination for both seaside summer holidays and winter nights hunkering from north Cornwall's wild, untamable storms. In the conservatory, a dining table with driftwood appeal sits beneath shaggy sea-grass pendants, while faded tiles with nautical stars adorn the kitchen. Upstairs, four bright bedrooms await. The master en suite lets you sink into the tub with views of the cottage garden and sky playing out all around.


Wrapping around three sides of the cottage, sub-tropical gardens brimming with wildflowers, Cornish palms and headily scented beds provide an idyllic location for quiet morning coffees, raucous family lunches or lazy sundowners. When the weather cools, retain a life al fresco by retreating to the orangery, where large succulents warp and twist to the sun; the hammock and bamboo lounger lending themselves just as well to siestas as they do to sundowners. Beyond the bottom of the garden, Crantock's lively pubs and chic bistros await, while the sandy beach and South West Coast Path are just an eight minute skip down the road.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 9 guests (+ 1 in trundle bed on prior request)
    From £3,450 per week, £2,595 per short break
  • Alternative group optionsUp to 4 or up to 6 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThere are five bedrooms in total at the cottage. On the ground floor there is one zip-and-link bedroom which can be arranged as a twin or super king-size bed. Upstairs are the four remaining bedrooms; one with zip-and-link bed and en suite WC, one with single bed (and trundle underneath available on prior request, at an additional cost of £75), one with twin beds and en suite WC and one with king-size bed and en suite bathroom which features a bath and separate shower. There is a wet room with handrails on the ground floor plus a family shower room on the first floor.
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  • FeaturesGames room with table tennis and cinema loft, plus garden home office
  • PetsThree well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10amTimes may vary due to Covid-19 requirements, please refer to your booking.
  • FamilyYes, children are very welcome. One cot and one highchair are available.
  • PracticalitiesThere is off-road parking for up to four cars on the driveway. The open-plan kitchen includes two fridges, a freezer, dishwasher, Range cooker, hob and microwave, along with a separate utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Due to the nature of the cottage, low beams and ceilings feature throughout. While the garden is fully enclosed, it does include a pond, steps and some low boundary walls; parents and pet owners are advised to supervise at all times. The village pub sometimes enjoys band nights on weekend evenings, we hope like us you consider it part of Crantock´s charm.
  • Homestay includesLuxury welcome hamper filled with local produce, chilled bottle of Cremant, Sonos sound system, Smart TV with Netflix, cinema snug with 65" 4k OLED TV, soundbar and surround sound system, WiFi, linen robes, board games, logs and kindling to get you started...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • Additional extrasA handpicked selection of unique experiences are available at this property.
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The neutral kitchen is equipped with all the essentials
The bedrooms are styled with coastal and vintage reclaimed finds

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A warm community spirit flows through this sought-after village on the quiet side of Newquay and, while secret bistros hunker under glowing festoon lights, it´s the golden sand beach and turquoise sea which draws people here from all around.

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Getting there

  • On the Map The cottage is located on beach road in Crantock village on the north Cornwall coast
  • By Car From London, take the M4 towards Bath, the M5 South and the A30 to Cornwall, then follow the directions provided to the house
  • By Train The nearest train station is in Newquay, less than a 10 minute drive away. There are more frequent services from London to Truro and Bodmin Parkway, which are both approximately a 30 minute drive away
  • By Air Newquay airport is a 15 minute drive away, with regular flights to London and hire car available

From the owner

“As a keen gardener, I fell in love with the grounds of The Hatch as much as the house itself. From the succulent-filled glasshouse to the pond, coastal-inspired planting to the al fresco dining space, I found this historic cottage captivating.”

From the owner

The Hatch was a rare find; a characterful quintessential Cornish cottage with a vibrant history, set within beautiful well-established gardens yet just a short walk from one of my favourite North Cornish beaches.

A cottage that is at once spacious yet cosy, The Hatch was already a much-loved family home; we simply embraced its coastal setting and added a laid-back, beach house flavour to the interior.

Perfect for family gatherings, from the spacious conservatory designed for drawn-out suppers to the open-plan living spaces, The Hatch is as idyllic for summer soirees as it is cosy winter gatherings.

A true haven for relaxation, once you arrive, you'll find little need to leave. Crantock has two pubs a stone’s throw away, a wood-fired pizzeria and village store, meaning you can hunker down and slip into holiday mode.

The stunning Gannel estuary is a mesmeric spot whatever the season; whether you’re seeking an old-fashioned bucket and spade beach holiday, or more action-packed on-the-water adventures; you’ll find The Hatch the perfect base for all types of coastal forays.


Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Crantock with an insider’s perspective.

Jam Jar Kitchen, Crantock
To Eat

Jam Jar Kitchen, Crantock

A courtyard coffee and cake shop by day, a lively pizzeria by night. Pop in for a morning pick me up or set up for the evening under the twinkling lights, order an Aperol Spritz (or two) and chatter the night away over fine Italian fare.

Hike the South West Coast Path
To Do

Hike the South West Coast Path

Just eight minutes´ walk down the road, the South West Coast Path stretches out in both directions, leading adventurers towards West Pentire and Polly Joke in one direction, or Watergate Bay and Newquay in the other.

Learn to SUP or surf, Crantock Beach
To Do

Learn to SUP or surf, Crantock Beach

It´s not a holiday to Cornwall without trying your hand at mastering the waves; the Big Green Surf School, located just down the road, are big on quality, safety and most importantly, fun. If you prefer a gentler pace, stand up paddle boarding on the tranquil River Gannel is a must.

The Fish House, Fistral Beach, Newquay
To Eat

The Fish House, Fistral Beach, Newquay

A must for seafood lovers, nestled on the edge of Fistral Beach, The Fish House is an award-winning restaurant with outdoor seating overlooking the ocean while you watch the sun melt beyond the horizon.

Unique extras

Enhance your stay with a unique experience from one of our preferred suppliers. From professional in-house chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and wine delivered to the door, see what’s on offer for your bespoke escape.


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