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

Under the Rose

Crantock, Cornwall, UK

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

Introduction

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 cottage, 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 merrily crackling fire come nightfall. 

Inside

Rise early and grab some warm St Agnes pastries from the village stores to enjoy in the light-filled kitchen-diner. Whilst in summer the huge French doors open up to let sunshine and fresh air flood in, in winter months this spacious room adopts a warm, atmospheric feel. For added ambience, the lounge’s woodburner radiates delicious heat, ready to be topped up with wood from the log pile and enjoyed with a glass of wine, or two. At night, this higgledy-piggledy seaside home invites sleepy heads to rest in one of the four bedrooms, including two doubles (one king-size) and two singles.

Outside

Rosemary and apple trees fill the cottage garden with a paradisal scent at Under the Rose. 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.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 6 guests
    From £1,150 per week, £950 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Alternative group optionUp to 2 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsAll four bedrooms are on the first floor, two double bedrooms, one with king-size bed and two single bedrooms, plus the family bathroom with bath and separate shower. There is also a ground floor shower room.
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  • FeaturesHot tub
  • PetsOne well-behaved dog is welcome
    Pets are charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday and MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyBabies and children are very welcome. One travel cot and one highchair are available.
  • PracticalitiesThere 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, dryer and Nespresso coffee machine. The garden is enclosed, ideal for families with young children and dogs.
  • Homestay includesLocla welcome hamper including Cornish cream tea, access to local health spa (on request), large TV, Blu-ray DVD player, iPad, underfloor heating, WiFi internet, a landline for inbound calls, charcoal barbecue, linen, towels, logs and kindling to get you startedHouse book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
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Crantock

Just south of Newquay on Cornwall´s golden north coast, this charming coastal village has rural beauty, dog-friendly sands and stunning cliff walks. A favourite with families, there´s an excellent surf school too.

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Getting there

  • On the Map Under the Rose is located in Crantock village near Newquay on the north Cornwall coast.
  • By Car From London, take the M4 toward Bath, take M5 South and A30 to Cornwall and follow the directions provided to the property.
  • 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 Gatwick.

From the owner

“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, 11 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.”

From the owner

Under the Rose was probably built during the 1600s in Crantock as the Hall House. Originally, the house would not have had a first floor, but would have been open to the rafters with a large fireplace and open flue.

Due to the natural spring, the village was first settled by monks in the 11th century. In fact, the well in the garden is fed by the spring. 

Legend has it that this first village was buried by a sandstorm which lasted three days and three nights. Sir Walter Raleigh introduced Marram Grass to the UK, which now covers the dunes. Without the plants stabilising influence, these sandstorms would have been possible - meaning that the legend could be true.

The house continued to be an important building at the heart of the community in Crantock throughout the following centuries. The outbuildings at the front housed a communal piggery. Villagers brought scraps to the piggery through the hatch facing the road and at Christmas everyone was given a cut of pork.

We believe there may be a blocked-up smugglers' tunnel from the house to the caves on the beach, but we will leave you to guess where it is!

The Nogueira Family

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.

Reen Manor Riding Stables
To Do

Reen Manor Riding Stables

These friendly stables are near Perranporth, famous for its three mile long sandy beach, a favourite with surfers and riders alike. Reen Manor has over 20 horses at the stables which vary in size, suiting beginners and advanced riders.

Healey´s Cornish Cyder Farm
To See

Healey´s Cornish Cyder Farm

Head to Healey´s Cornish Cyder Farm and see where they mix apples with imagination to make delicious food and drink. Healey´s have been making the most of their orchards in the heart of Cornwall for over 25 years and are a must-visit.

The Beach Hut, Watergate Bay
To Eat

The Beach Hut, Watergate Bay

The Beach Hut provides fresh, simply cooked bistro food in an outstanding location – right on the beachfront. The restaurant is well-known for mixing fresh, local produce with exotic influences, from Mexico to Asia to Italy and more.

Cycling on the Camel Trail
To Do

Cycling on the Camel Trail

A cycle path that runs between Wadebridge and Padstow, the Camel Trail is perfect for a leisurely bike ride on the level. Enjoy peaceful views across the estuary and stop for the afternoon in Padstow for fish´n´ chips on the harbour wall.

Guest Testimonials

We absolutely loved Under the Rose. What a perfect family break, we are heading home so very relaxed. The lounge is so cosy and ideally separate from the TV space. The kitchen was my haven, perfect for cooking whilst the family spread out, and those special moments in the little breakfast nook drinking coffee in peace every morning before wandering down to the beach with the dog. A perfect slice of heaven for our family escape, we will be back! Thank you so much.

A cosy thatched cottage in the sweetest village, with a pub right on your doorstep! The kitchen/diner is a fantastic space to get all of the family together with those lovely doors opening up to the garden, the hot tub is fabulous and it´s great being able to walk to the beach!

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