This fabulous family-friendly holiday home is set amongst an exclusive group of residences in Holywell Bay, a short stroll from Holywell Bay’s sweeping sands. It offers contemporary living across three floors, with fantastic sea views from the ‘penthouse’ bedroom. Samphire sleeps up to eight guests in four spacious and tastefully decorated bedrooms, and welcomes dogs.

If it is style and comfort you seek, then look no further than Samphire; a contemporary family-orientated holiday home that right by the golden sands and grass tufted dunes at Holywell Bay. This modern house is new to our portfolio, brand new to Holywell Bay, and sleeps up to eight guests in comfortable and spacious surroundings. Samphire can be enjoyed by groups large or small, with a generous living area for a large family, but a glamorous ‘penthouse’ ensuite bedroom that is cosy enough for a romantic retreat!

Inside Samphire

The property itself is set on a private and exclusive gated development, and has two allocated parking bays just outside. Step across the threshold and into the house, where the lounge lies to the left, airy and bright, and the stairs and utility room are to the right. There’s a WC/washroom on the ground floor, with a family bathroom on the first floor. The kitchen/diner flows into the living room, and cool, crisp colours accentuate the tasteful décor. It’s easy to feel relaxed and at home in this fabulous house, and everything you could possibly need are provided to help you get the most out of your holiday.

The modern kitchen is wonderfully equipped, with all you need to cook up a culinary storm, and the south-facing garden is tidy and well looked-after, providing the perfect sun-trap for lounging or to enjoy a sheltered barbecue.

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Head upstairs and you will find three out of the four bedrooms on the first floor, all of which are spacious and tasteful, with some attractive local artwork on the walls. Last but by no means least, the main bedroom is located on the top floor; a super king-size bed with plenty of wardrobe space subtly built into the walls, and a good-sized ensuite bathroom with a fabulous waterfall shower. To complete the room of course, a balcony with seating and a table allows you to take in the views across to the sea and the dunes at Holywell Bay. Take in the sights or sit down with a book, the space is there to be enjoyed for whatever you please.

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Out and about

Holywell is a small coastal village right on the coast of or north Cornwall, where the bay very much takes precedent. The beach is a classic north Cornish beach, with a sweep of golden sand and a towering dune system, and was one of the backdrops for Poldark. Holywell Bay is dog-friendly all year round, and offers plenty of footpaths and secret caves to explore if you have a canine companion.

What’s more, the beach is a five minute walk away from Samphire; it’s perfect for families and is lifeguarded daily between early summer and autumn. Learn to surf with Holywell Bay School of Surf or Cornwall Surf Academy, both schools licensed by the National Trust, who also own and look after Holywell Bay.

The nearby beaches of Crantock and Porth Joke are also well worth seeking out; Crantock is also dog-friendly all year, and “Polly Joke” is a small, picturesque beach cove, untouched by commercialism. Further down the coast to the west you will find some other fabulous beaches; Perranporth and Gwithian are lovely large, family friendly stretches of sand, and the vibrant seaside town of Newquay is a mere six miles up the coast.

Things we love

The scenery at Holywell Bay is some of the best anywhere, and certainly ticks all of the boxes; sunsets, golden sands and sweeping dunes. Stroll the water’s edge as the sun sinks over the horizon, beach-comb after a winter’s storm, or enjoy a picnic in the sand dunes — or simply enjoy the environment from the comfort of your penthouse bedroom balcony, chilled pinot in hand.

Samphire offers style, privacy and comfort, and makes the ideal retreat if you are looking to get away from it all; whether you are a large family or a couple seeking a secluded romantic break.

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Retreat Features

  • Professionally styled interiors
  • Private parking
  • Enclosed garden with surf shower
  • Sea views from the balcony of the penthouse master bedroom
  • Less than ten minutes stroll to the golden sands of Holywell Bay
  • Free WiFi
Super king ensuite bedroom on top floor, with balcony and sea views
King bedroom on first floor
Superking bedroom on first floor (can be twinned on request)
Twin bedroom on first floor
All bed linen provided
Well equipped kitchen
Electric oven & hob
Microwave, dishwasher
Nespresso coffee maker
Dining table & seating for 8
Tea towels provided
Balcony with seating for 2 on top floor
55″ SMART, 4K, Ultra HD TV, with Sky Q in living room
Bluetooth speaker
DVD player
Books & Games
Unlimited Superfast Fibre WiFi
Ground floor washroom with WC & basin
Family bathroom on first floor with waterfall shower over bath
Ensuite bathroom with waterfall shower
Bathroom towels provided
Beautiful patio area, outdoor dining area and seating for eight
Weber barbecue
Solar surf shower
Enclosed rear garden, dog secure
5 minute walk to beach
Close proximity to South West Coast Path
Travel cot (no linen) and high chair on request

Please note, the top staircase is not suitable for a stairgate, so one has not been fitted. The first floor is toddler secure however.
Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome
Charged at £25.00 per week or part-week
Underfloor heating
2 private parking spaces
Friday standard changeover
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am
There is a returnable £350 security deposit for this property
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An amazing house
We enjoyed a lovely week's stay here. Simply an amazing house and our young family really settled into it well. Extremely well furnished and lots of great finishing touches, everything you could wish for! Lots of great fun was had exploring the local area and beyond with our little ones and dog.
The Fitzsimmons Family, Bristol — April 2019