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The Hatch | Luxury Coastal Holiday Cottage | Crantock, Cornwall

The Hatch

Beach Road, Crantock, Cornwall, UK

Taking guests on a tactile journey through earthen tones and organic textures, this luxury coastal holiday 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 fudge-maker's house that has been transformed into a luxury coastal holiday cottage for families in Cornwall. Wander through the garden’s colourful blooms and twisting mushroom sculptures and open the doors to a feast for the senses. Inside The Hatch, 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 coastal 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 the dogs will find a slumber-spot atop the kitchen's nautical star tiles. Upstairs, four bright bedrooms await with room enough for all the family; the main 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 £2,995 per week, £2,250 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
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome, or three on prior request
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • 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
  • Private cateringSeeking a celebratory dinner or fully catered escape? Our recommended caterers will work with you to create personalised menus for your stay. Details are shared through our house book on confirming your booking.
  • RetreatsFrom foraging weekenders to crash courses in cold-water therapy, our bespoke retreats bridge the gap between luxury and back-to-nature philosophies. Create a hand-crafted stay that puts connectivity at the fore.
  • Eco-friendlyElectric car charging point available
  • Other informationProperty terms and conditionsFrequently asked questions

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Make your favourite tipple after a game of ping pong
The games room is fun for the whole family after a day on the beach

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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.

Guest Testimonials

The Hatch was truly outstanding, picture perfect. The garden was beautiful, the game’s and craft rooms a bonus. So great for large families, we would love to return in the future.

The property was of a very high standard. It was very clean and we thought in particular, the kitchen had lots of items we would tend to reach for at home. That was delightful!

We were able to find an incredible retreat that ticked all our boxes and more. The Hatch was very well presented and suited our taste as well as being within close proximity to many prime hot spots.

The welcome hamper in the property was lovely, the individual items were very enjoyable, and the dog bowls, treats etc were definitely met with approval! This is a wonderful house, which we all agreed was a privilege to stay in. We liked the relaxed atmosphere in the house. Bringing children and pets can be far from relaxing, but both were welcomed and whilst we were careful throughout the property, we didn’t feel intimidated by it.

We were so impressed from the moment we opened the door, every single detail has been thought about, we felt very at home. Thank you for creating such a beautiful home for us to stay in.

Describing The Hatch as perfect does not do it justice. It is truly the most beautiful house with stunning gardens to match. We had a fantastic holiday where we made incredible memories. On top of that our dog was also made welcome to this wonderful home. Thanks again to the wonderful owner, we had the most amazing time!

We had the most wonderful weekend here and were blessed with beautiful weather. The perfect house to relax, cook delicious food, sit in the garden, walk to the beach, snuggle down to a film in the cinema room, very comfortable with every detail thought out. Luxurious comfortable bedding and towels, robes for each person, absolute bliss.

The property was very lovely with great attention to detail. It’s often so disappointing to book a holiday house and find pretty awful contents, here everything was beautiful, thoughtfully curated understated luxury. I had taken a supply of things often not provided but returned with it unused. We were very touched by the gift left for our anniversary and the welcoming hamper was perfect.

This was my first time using Unique Homestays. My dad was travelling from America for a quintessential British holiday and I feel that this met and exceeded his expectations. I was blown away by the house loved the decor so much so I requested to know the colour of the conservatory. The attention to detail is remarkable. I will definitely use Unique Homestays again and could not recommend them enough.

We had an absolutely lovely time at the Hatch which is a gorgeous house. We used Unique Homestays a lot and this house was as beautiful as the others we have stayed in. The weather was also very kind.

The property was beyond stunning with so much thought and detail put into it. The beach is a short walk away and has the most beautiful sunsets. Our host was kind, and attentive, the beautiful gift-filled basket upon arrival went down a treat!

Unique extras

From private chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and adrenalin-fuelled retreats, once you’ve booked your stay we’ll introduce you to our owner-recommended suppliers to create a truly bespoke, memorable escape.


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