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Under the Rose | Luxury Self-Catering Cottage | Crantock, Cornwall

Swathed in folklore, this enchanting 17th century cottage is as rich in fable as it is in flair. Purportedly once buried by a sandstorm which lasted three days and three nights, today Under the Rose stands in all its chocolate-box glory, with its peculiar gable ends and Persian-style thatched domes taking prime position in the heart of Crantock village. A chic beachside hideaway chock-full of charm and curios.

Luxury self-catering coastal cottage in Crantock, north Cornwall


If walls could talk, you’d be up sipping wine until the wee hours listening to all the tales of Under the Rose. Stories span from monks and dragon battles to sandstorms and smugglers; whose getaway tunnels still lay beneath the cottage to this day. Families yearning for a cool self-catering retreat, where the best of north Cornwall´s coast and country combine, need look no further than here. Romp through colourful riots of corn marigolds and poppy fields to play on the local beaches of Crantock, Porth Joke and Fistral by day, then collapse by the crackling fire come nightfall. 

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

This higgledy-piggledy seaside home comprises four bedrooms on the first floor; one king, one double and two singles. Each sleeping space crows a chalky coastal palette, decked with crumpled linens, curious trinkets and interesting bedtime reads. The family bathroom features a large free-standing bath, WC and walk-in rainfall shower, on top of the ground floor shower room and WC which sits off the main sitting room. 


Rosemary and apple trees fill the cottage garden with a paradisal scent. Throw open the French doors in summer and spin between the hot tub and kitchen table laid with cucumber sandwiches and homemade lemonade. For families flying into Newquay airport, Crantock village has all the essentials, from fresh bread to fishing nets, plus plenty to discover on foot. Paddleboard down the River Gannel that runs along the east side of the beach, sunbathe in a sheltered fold of the sand dunes or take to the surf and ride the world-renowned waves of Fistral and Watergate Bay.

For Relaxation

Rise early and grab a paper bag of warm St Agnes pastries from the village stores. A quiet morning amble on the beach gives the perfect excuse for an extra forty winks under the covers, then it will be off to exercise the pooches, or find a spot for lunch. Seafood fans can walk across the sand or take the tiny passenger ferry at high tide to the Fern Pit Café – one of Newquay’s best kept secrets. Stop for a cream tea or pick your supper from the tanks of live crab and lobster which can be ordered cooked and cracked for collection!


There is space for one car behind the cottage. A snow-white electric Aga gives a traditional cottage feel, with the addition of many mod cons such as the double electric oven, hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. The garden is enclosed, ideal for families with young children and dogs.


  • SleepsUp to 6 guests
    From £1,150 per week, £950 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Alternative Group OptionUp to 2 guests
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  • BedroomsDoubles: Two double bedrooms; one with king-size bedSingles: Two single bedrooms
  • BathroomsOne ground floor shower room plus one family bathroom with free standing bath and separate shower
  • FamilyChildren: Yes, children are very welcomeCots: One travel cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQA charcoal barbecue is available
  • FeaturesHot tub
  • PetsOne well-behaved dog is welcome
    Pets are charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Mod ConsLarge HD TV, Blu-ray DVD player, underfloor heating, Nespresso machineInternet & Communications: Wi-Fi internet and landline for inbound callsMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday and MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
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Style: Cornish cob and slate provide a sturdy structure for this charming 17th century cottage. Chalky hues and tarnished brass finishes set a maritime tone, softened with minky-pinks and velvet fabrics.

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Our Take

Property Owner Rachel says

We bought the cottage when I was eight months pregnant with our twin boys and they´ve spent every summer in Crantock since they were born eleven years ago. Memories of high chairs in the kitchen breakfast nook and bathing in the paddling pool make Under the Rose a very special place for us.

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Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around , Cornwall to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!

Hit the Surf Don your swimmers and head down to Crantock beach, one of Cornwall’s favourite dog-friendly beaches, just a short stroll from the cottage door. Learn to surf with brothers Ross and Dale of Big Green Surf School, or ask for a private paddle boarding session up the creek. Their photographer, Pip, will even capture the children riding their first wave!

Bicycles and Bubbles Enjoy a day of cycling along the Camel Trail. Beginning in Bodmin and wending its way through Wadebridge to end in the coastal town of Padstow, this flat route is perfect for families of all ages. Be sure to stop off en route at the Camel Valley Vineyard for a refreshing glass of award-winning Cornish fizz, or tuck into Rick Stein's fish and chips on Padstow's pretty harbourside.

Cornish Harbour Towns Famed for its collection of charming fishing villages, Cornwall has a wealth of traditional harbour towns to explore. From Padstow and Port Isaac on the north coast to Charlestown and Mevagissey on the south, these quaint communities remain largely untouched and offer a glimpse into Cornwall's maritime heritage.

Eden on Earth The Eden Project is a world-renowned attraction offering a unique chance to explore your relationship with nature, learn new things about the planet and feel re-inspired about the world around you. Trek through the steamy rain forest in the world’s largest conservatory, see how chocolate grows, where sugar comes from and what a cola tree looks like!

Nearest Beaches 0.3 miles to Crantock, 1.2 miles to Porth Joke and 2.8 miles to Holywell Bay.



The bright and breezy open-plan kitchen is the focal point of this unique family home. Indulge in al fresco spreads in the cottage gardens during summer and feast on hearty Cornish produce during winter. Rummage through the well-stocked shelves of Trevilley Farm Shop or head to a local cookery school for inspiration; Rick Stein's and the Fat Hen's come highly recommended. 

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your luxury cottage break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare you a mouth-watering meal (on prior request and subject to an additional cost). 

Eating Out

After a day of exploring north Cornwall's golden beaches, country homes and gardens, head out to trial some of the local delicacies cooked-up by the experts. Try The Beach Hut or Colonial for authentic beachside dining, or walk up the lane to catch the sunset with a bottle of something chilled at the C Bay, serving up delicious seafood and pasta dishes (also wonderfully child and dog-friendly).

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