Sahara // Rock

From: £425 to £1710

A warm and welcoming house for self catering family holidays sleeping 9/11. Within 5 mins walk of the beach with an enclosed garden and off street parking. The self catering weekly lets are available all year (Changes Fridays) www.rockcornwall.co.uk…

About the accommodation

Sahara is within 5 minutes walk of Porthilly beach at Rock and within walking distance of the local amenities and St Enedoc Golf Club. It has a sunny aspect and is warm and welcoming for family holidays and Cornish getaways being well equipped for large or small numbers. From the house one can walk up across the Golf course and dunes which gives spectacular views of the island and headlands at the mouth of the Camel Estuary and out to the Atlantic. Dogs are allowed on most of the local beaches and dune areas - one well behaved dog welcome.

Comfortable and with sea views from the garden, and West facing bedrooms, it has full central heating and an open fire for the winter, and an outside table, chairs and BBQ for those warmer summer days.

The house is positioned in a cul de sac off Rock Road and there is ample parking in the drive for 4 or 5 cars boats, etc. The house sleeps 9 in four bedrooms and in addition one of the sofas in the sitting room can be folded out into a double bed.

Local shops include - Newsagents, Bakery, Butchers, Post Office, Spar, Delicatessen, Petrol Station and the Estate agents. There are also some boutiques, beach shops and pubs and restaurants. During the summer and at busy times of year there are usually arts and crafts for sale at The Rock Institute, The Rock Art Group (Cowrie) and The Salty Dog (Porthilly Lane). Down off the beach is a Ferry that runs to and fro across the Camel Estuary to Padstow from morning to dusk throughout the year.

Rock is situated near the mouth of the Camel Estuary and is ideal for walking by the sea, golfing at St Enedoc Golf Club, watersports such as waterskiing, sailing, swimming, fishing, windsurfing and kite surfing. Just along the coast: kayaking (Port Quinn or Wadebridge),surfing and boarding (2.5 miles to Polzeath) and cycling along the Camel trail (either taking the Ferry across to Padstow, or from Wadebridge 6 miles). Longer trips out can take in The Eden Project, Tintagel castle, Port Isaac fishing village, horse riding, adventure centres, etc. There are various brochures and business cards of things to do and see on the bookshelves in the hall and a visitor’s book to leaf through and read about the exploits of former visitors.

The house itself consists of:

Ground Floor : Hallway, sitting room, dining room, WC, kitchen, utility room and the former garage now used as a carpeted playroom and store for your boating, walking or golfing gear.

The sitting room is large and very light with four comfortable sofas and various cushions and a small desk and chair with a visitor’s computer. There is wireless internet so bring your lap-top if you want to access it. There is also a digital TV, DVD player in the sittingroom and DVD/TV in a couple of bedrooms.

The dining room has a large elliptical one piece table which can seat up to twelve and is friendly to talk either across or around making it ideal for large or small groups. It is a light room with patio doors to the front lawn and a hatch through to the kitchen which makes serving simple and ensures that the cooks are still involved with the party. If the weather is fine, meals can be taken out to the large teak garden table on the west side of the house.

The Kitchen is well equipped and easy to work in, with a large double drainer double sink, extensive work surfaces and cupboards and a central table. The oven stack consists of two fan ovens and a high power microwave with a 5 burner gas hob on one side and an additional grill/microwave on the other. There is a dishwasher, large fridge-freezer, under work surface fridge and deep fat fryer also available. A separate door leads into the Utility Room with an under-work surface freezer, washing machine and separate tumble dryer. The large Belfast enamel sink is suitable for washing walking boots and wetsuits, etc and taking them straight out of the adjacent back door to dry on the large clothes airer outside. Another door leads into the carpeted playroom/former garage with a sofa, set of hooks, two BBQs (they use BBQ coals) along with some toys and games for your use.

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