Enjoy a lazy lunch overlooking the beautiful Camel Estuary, snuggle up by a log burner or wrap up warm for winter walks. In North Cornwall there is plenty to keep every generation happy and here we count down ten properties that are perfect for a half term getaway.
Seahouse is within easy reach of everything Polzeath has to offer, from stunning coastal walks, rolling surf and the excellent cafés. Spend the morning dashing across the beach and splashing along the shoreline in wellies before heading to one of the waterside cafes for a warming hot chocolate, with cream and marshmallows of course! Afterwards, head home, snuggle up on the sofa and enjoy a family movie marathon.
The Orchard, Rock
The Orchard is tucked away in a private estate on the banks of the Camel Estuary and enjoys fantastic views across the water. On Cant Farm you can enjoy a rejuvenating break away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Don hats and scarves for a walk around the peaceful grounds, taking in the breathtaking views and even discover a tennis court, perfect for a family tennis tournament.
Pinetree Lodge, Polzeath
Surfers will love this spacious home tucked away in a quiet part of New Polzeath. Here you are just a short walk away from the golden sands and crashing waves of Polzeath Beach. There is plenty of space to store boards and wetsuits in the garage and after a day of riding the waves warm up with a hot shower and recline on the sofa with a hot drink in hand.
The Coach House, Rock
Relax at this charming holiday home which is tucked away on one of Cornwall's most beautiful private estates. Nestled within 40 acres of grounds alongside the Camel Estuary, at The Coach House you can choose to walk the private grounds with your four-legged friend or head out to explore the local beaches. The beaches of Polzeath and Rock are just a five to ten-minute drive away.
With the cosy and stylish Holibobs as your base you are perfectly placed to explore the local area. Spend a morning working up an appetite with a walk through the dunes at Rock Beach before heading to The Mariners Pub for a long lazy lunch. Sample Paul Ainsworth's excellent food coupled with a pint or two of Sharp's Brewery's finest ales, all whilst overlooking the Camel Estuary.
Skylarks, Daymer Bay
Skylarks occupies a private position just off of Daymer Lane and enjoys truly breathtaking views across the sweeping garden to the beach, Brea Hill and the Camel Estuary. Slip on your wellington boots, gather the family and set off through the garden gate, down a private lane and on to the sweeping sandy bay of Daymer Bay. From here you can walk to Rock or challenge each other to a race up Brea Hill.
Tor House, Rock
At Tor House you are centrally located to explore the best of North Cornwall. Choose to explore the rugged coastline or head inland to the charming market town of Wadebridge. Here you can hire bikes before setting off along the vehicle free Camel Trail. This former railway track winds alongside the Camel Estuary all the way to the bustling harbour town of Padstow. After a day out, retreat to Tor House and slip into the free-standing bath tub and soothe your muscles with a relaxing bubble bath.
Start your day with a leisurely breakfast at Cowrie before ambling down the Rock Road to meet the passenger ferry that runs across to Padstow. This short and scenic journey tugs across the Camel Estuary and lands in the lively harbour town of Padstow. Whilst in Padstow head to one of the many excellent cafés that line the harbour for a fish and chip lunch or a traditional Cornish cream tea.
At Penhwedhi you are perfectly placed to discover the challenging and beautiful coastal path walks that surround Polzeath. Set off for Pentire Point and The Rumps and take in some of the most stunning scenery. Why not pack a flask of hot tea and pick a sheltered spot to enjoy a cup of tea whilst keeping an eye on the sea to try and spot the local wildlife and birds. Return to Penhwedhi and refuel with a hearty home cooked dinner prepared in the stylish and modern kitchen.
Fifty Little Trelyn, Rock
This modern home is a cosy retreat during the winter months. Gather the family for a bracing walk and follow the path that winds down to Porthilly Cove, here you can amble along the shoreline or discover the historic St Michael's Church. Once you have lungs full of fresh sea-salted air retreat back to Fifty Little Trelyn and warm fingers and toes by the fireside.
If you would like further options for a February half term break, click on the link below or call our friendly booking team on 01208 869090.