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Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 450 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

6 double bedrooms with 6 bathrooms sleeping 12 adults. Can sleep up to 16

A House designed by award winning architect Mc Lean Quinlan for a magical location. Set in unrivalled landscape with breathtaking views over the Camel Estuary and Trail. The house has a multi media room, a gym, an open plan sitting room with 360 degree views, roof terrace and BBQs, cedar hot tub, fire pit. The garden is designed by Mary Reynolds, Gold winner at the Chelsea Flower Show. It is also a perfect party house for 12, with a great sound system and large entertaining space, or come for a family holiday rearranged to sleep up to 16. (cot and high chair are available).All beds are made with Egyptian cotton sheets, and local St Kits supplies the bathroom bubbles. The house is Eco friendly, with solar panels and ground source heat exchangers. There is nothing that has not been thought out. The house and guests are taken care of by Lazlo, the house-keeper, who makes sure you are well looked after. Enjoy sunsets from the sitting room or watch the moon come up from the roof terrace.

The house is very private, and is reached along a drive way, it overlooks the Camel Estuary towards Padstow on one side and open fields towards the historic town of Wadebridge on the other. A minutes walk away down the end of the Garden is the Camel Trail, a flat path that joins the small fishing harbour of Padstow to Wadebridge. Along this trail live all the estuary birds, and in summer dolphins live in the estuary. Although private and remote, the house is only 2 miles from Padstow and a hop skip and a jump to shopping Wadebridge which has just about every shop you can think of including a cinema. Many guests think they will be rushing around exploring but infact find the house so relaxing, they barely leave the sitting room, where tide watching feels almost like you have been for that long walk. The views because it is tidal change daily, and because there are so many different areas to enjoy the peaceful views it is tempting just to sip cool drinks from the bean bags or outside sofa on the roof terrace or cedar hot tub. The beds range in size from single to super king, and some can be made up in combinations. All are made with Egyptian cotton sheets. there are baths and showers and often both for each bedroom. A giant walk in fridge houses all those chilled drinks that seem to be consumed far faster than Tesco can deliver! or as happened once to us, a seabass landed in our boat.

You may be a raver, surfer, snoozer, book worm, beach comber, wild life enthusiast, fisherman, wild walker, or sand castle builder, you may arrive as one and leave as another. There is something for everyone, even wifi!

More Details

Emma Abdy Collins
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, hungarian
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2017

About Emma Abdy Collins

I am an interior designer and fine artist. I have done up and sold numerous houses over the years including the home of our most famous home grown Super Model! I have four children who have all spent every holiday at Camel Quarry in its new form or as the old house, since 1994.

Emma Abdy Collins purchased this villa in 2007

Why Emma Abdy Collins chose North Cornwall

I bought the house as a family home, as the location is unbeatable, seconds from the sea and the Camel Trail, with breathtaking views from every window. I built this new house to replace the old one in 2007. It really is the most beautiful spot I have ever been to and I feel blessed to be the owner.

What makes this villa unique

A fantastic eco-house in peaceful tranquillity. We have an abundance of wildlife, and are surrounded by estuary birds of every type. The landscape has not changed for hundreds of years in this protected area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. As we are seconds from the sea and the Camel Trail, we spend our days canoeing, cycling, beachcombing and surfing. Or, snuggled up with a book with an eye on the view.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Saint Breock, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 450 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • soap
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , there is a separate super size bath in the bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , there is a seperate bath in the bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , WC
    Bathroom 8 - outdoor shower
  • All bubbles and soaps come from St Kitts nurseries in Cornwall. The showers are power.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed , 1 child bed , beds can be made up as king size or up to 3 singles
    Bedroom 6 - 2 single bed , 3 child bed , 1 cot , beds can be made up for aa double or up to 5 singles
  • All beds are made up with Egyptian Cotton sheets, and the beds have been chosen for their comfort. Please would you let the housekeeper know whether you would like the beds made up for twelve adults as doubles or if you are a family, how many singles you would like, as the house an sleep up to sixteen with a mix of eight adults and eight children( eight singles and eight doubles) The accommodation is very flexible.
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 24 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is also a fire pit in the garden, to sit play guitar or just sit around and chat


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Peterborough, UK

Stunning House in Outstanding Location

  • 5 of 5

Camel Quarry House is a wonderful, contemporary house built with the highest quality materials and expertly designed to maximise its outstanding location, set high above the beautiful Camel Estuary. The main living area with 360-degree views of the Estuary and surrounding countryside is on the top floor and has full-length glass windows on three sides, one of which opens onto a large furnished terrace with BBQ. The spacious bedrooms (mostly ensuite with more wonderful views) are on the lower two floors together with a media room (great choice of DVDs) and a gym in the lower basement. The house is superbly equipped for large groups (including a large walk in fridge and two dishwashers) and the very helpful Housekeeper lives on site providing daily cleaning and being available to deal with any problems. The feature garden with interesting sculptures, a hot tub and a fire pit leads down to the Camel Trail path (the former railway line for the old quarry) which runs between Padstow and Wadebridge and offers beautiful walks in both directions. The drive to the house which runs through five fields could be a challenge in bad weather for some cars but we managed it in a mini without any problems (as instructed we left the porche at home)! We had a wonderful week in this stunning house and would highly recommend it. Thank you, Emma, for allowing us to share your little piece of paradise!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bestes Ferienhaus Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Wir wollten nie wieder weg, denn das hier ist definitiv DAS Traumhaus! Tollste Architektur, beste Ausstattung (allein die Bettwäsche aus ägyptischer Baumwolle, der begehbare Kühlschrank und die Neoprenanzüge in allen Größen zum Surfen!) und ein Service durch die Hausdame Jane, der keine Wünsche offen lies.

Cornwall hat wirklich viel zu bieten, aber man muss das Haus nicht verlassen, um eine unvergessliche Zeit zu genießen - Ob Dinner für 16 Pers. am großen Esstisch oder am Außengrill auf der Terrasse, oder entspanntes Lesen und Naturbeobachtung vom riesigen Sofa aus. Außerdem ist jederzeit ein Bad im heißen Whirlpool im Garten oder ein Klippensprung (ca. 15m) in den hauseigenen "Quarry" möglich.

Das Haus liegt vollkommen abgelegen inmitten von Maisfeldern und einem Schiefersteinbruch, aber durch den Garten erreicht man nach 200m den Radwanderweg entlang des River Camel und kann nach 5km per Rad Padstow mit tollem Strand und guten Restaurants erreichen.

Ein toller Hundestrand mit Surfschule für die Kids, den wir empfehlen können ist auch nicht weit: Harlyn Bay westlich von Padstow liegt ca. 10 km vom Haus.

Wir kommen ganz bestimmt wieder!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Quarryman Inn
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
St Enodoc
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Bodmin Parkway
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
A30 - Wadebridge
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: not necessary

Luxurious sea side contemporary house, on the Camel Trail, overlooking the Camel Estuary. Surf the waves on Polzeath, Harlyn, Booby's Bay or Newquay. Water ski from RockBicycle to Padstow, Wadebridge or on Bodmin Moor. Explore St Ives and the Tate, or The Eden Project. You can even visit Boscastle, Tintagel and Port Isaac as they are close by. lie on white sandy beaches at Padstow and Daymer Bay. Go Mackerel fishing or sailing from Rock or Padstow. Eat delicious sea food food at Rick Steins, Middle Street, Natham Outlaw at the St Enodoc Hotel where you can play golf next door. Pick your own mussels and oysters from outside the house in the Camel Estuary, and go shrimping at low tide. Not forgetting eating local lobster and drinking Camel Valley champagne. Award winning home designed by Fiona Mc Clean. Environmentally green, solar panels, ground source heat pumps, underfloor heating but also an open fire and BBQs and cedar hot tub. Multi media room with flat screen TV and Gym. Location great for birdwatching and wild life photography as there are dolphins in the estuary. Newquay airport and Bodmin Parkway rail is close by.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Saint Breock, United Kingdom

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$169.55
Damage Deposit A$3,390.93

We do a reduced rate for parties of up to 8.
We also do a reduced rate if the funds are paid in advance.

Payment is by Bank Transfer.
There is a £2000 refundable damages deposit.
50% of rental fee is due on booking, the remainder 6 weeks before arrival.
There are no extra or hidden costs.
The rate is reduced for Parties of 8 and less, please enquire.