This luxury holiday cottage is set in an exclusive group of residences a short stroll from the golden sands and rolling dunes of Holywell Bay. It offers contemporary living across three floors, with fantastic sea views from the ‘penthouse’ bedroom. Samphire Beach House sleeps up to eight guests in four spacious and beautifully styled bedrooms, and is dog friendly.

Short breaks available (outside of school summer holidays): Monday – Friday & Friday – Monday. 

If it’s seaside style and comfort you seek, then look no further than Samphire; a contemporary Holywell Bay holiday cottage in a private and exclusive gated development, with private parking for two cars, luxury kitchen, spacious open-plan living space, quiet and sunny garden, and après-surf outdoor shower — ideal for enjoying the best of the Cornish beach life that this area is famous for. It’s easy to feel relaxed and at home in this fabulous house, and everything you could possibly need is provided to help you get the most out of your holiday. To find out what a stay is like at Samphire, see what travel blogger Hannah Swancott had to say.

Inside Samphire

Step across the threshold, and you are greeted by a bright and airy open-plan space decorated in cool, crisp colours that accentuate the tasteful décor. The space comprises lounge, dining area and kitchen. You’ll have a 55 inch smart TV, large and friendly L-shaped sofa, and generous dining table for family and friends. The modern kitchen is wonderfully equipped, with all you need to cook up a culinary storm, and the south-facing garden has a dining table for al fresco living, and well as a luxury surfer’s shower — it provides the perfect sheltered sun-trap for lounging or to enjoy a barbecue. There’s also a WC/washroom and utility space on the ground floor.

Head upstairs and you will find three out of the four bedrooms on the first floor, all of which are spacious and tasteful, with attractive local artwork adorning the walls. There’s also a nice family bathroom on the first floor. On the top floor, last but by no means least, the main bedroom boasts a super king-size bed with plenty of wardrobe space subtly built-in, plus a luxury en suite bathroom with a fabulous waterfall shower. To complete the experience, a balcony with seating allows you to take in the views across to the sea and the dunes of Holywell Bay. Take in the sights or sit down with a glass and/or a book — the space is there to be enjoyed for whatever you please.

Out and about

Holywell is a small coastal village right on the coast of North Cornwall, where the huge sandy bay very much takes precedent. Samphire Beach House is just five minutes walk from this epic north Cornish beach, which is almost a mile long, loved by surfers, walkers and families at play, with a sweep of golden sand and a towering sand dune system. It’s been used as a backdrop for Poldark, as well as James Bond: Die Another Day. Although just a few miles from the bustle of Newquay, here you will always be able to find space even at the busiest times of the year. It’s perfect for families and is lifeguarded daily between early summer and autumn. Also, the beach is 100% dog friendly all year round, at any time of day, and offers plenty of footpaths and even secret caves to explore.

This is a great place to 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 — both of these are within walking distance. Further down the coast to the west you will find some other fabulous beaches; Perranporth and Porthtowan 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

Beach at Holywell Bay near holiday cottages by Forever Cornwall

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

  • A short stroll to the golden sands of Holywell Bay
  • Private parking in gated development
  • Sheltered and enclosed garden with surf shower
  • Sea views from the balcony of the penthouse master bedroom
  • Luxury kitchen and open plan living
  • Short breaks available (outside of school summer holidays): Monday - Friday & Friday - Monday
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
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
Well equipped kitchen
Electric oven & hob
Microwave, dishwasher
Nespresso coffee maker
Dining table & seating for 8
Tea towels provided
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 (there is a hill on your way back to the house)
Close proximity to South West Coast Path
Underfloor heating
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.
One well behaved dog is welcome
Charged at £35 per week or part-week
2 private parking spaces
Short breaks available (outside of school summer holidays): Monday - Friday & Friday - Monday
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am
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Exceeded expectations
We needed this holiday so much, and this house exceeded expectations. We loved how spacious and well-equipped it is and appreciate the high end finish and appliances. All made for what felt like a luxury break. It was absolutely spotless. A wonderful week where we made some wonderful memories.
Heather, Ryan & Felix — May 2021