The Treehouse is a modern, luxury, 4-bedroom holiday home close to the beach
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About Elliot Walker
We're a beach loving family who have made Cornwall our home. Elliot is his own boss, working in digital marketing after a career in London working as a travel producer for Virgin.net. Eugenie worked as a Montessori teacher in London and now works at the local school as a teaching assistant. Their two children, Mia and Chloe are both at the village school too. We escaped London 13 years ago to make Cornwall our home. We ran a boutique surf B&B for 5 years before our children came along so we have a good understanding of what our guests are looking for when they come and stay in Cornwall. We like to spend our time at our favourite beaches in Cornwall and are all members of Crantock Surf Lifesaving Club!
Elliot Walker purchased this House in 2008
Why Elliot Walker chose Newquay
Eugenie's great-grandfather fell in love with St Mawgan in 1904 and declared it the best village in Cornwall! However, it took a further three generations for his family to settle here. We fell in love with the village for the same reasons. There are walks in the woods, fantastic hikes to Mawgan Porth beach and Watergate Bay, playing Pooh sticks over the river by the post office and of course the great Cornish beers at the pub!
What makes this House unique
Our house has a story to tell. It was owned by a lay-nun and her family from the 1950's. In fact, the huge fir tree by the main deck was the family Christmas tree planted out in the early 50s! The garden sits in half an acre of wooded area and needed two weeks of tree surgeons when we first moved in in 2008 to enable us to get into the garden and actually see how big the garden really was! The house and garden slowly emerged as we terraced and cleared the area to create a fun place for the kids to run around and have adventures in! Our kids love splashing around in the stream at the bottom of the garden on the other side of the stone wall. Over this last year, the house has evolved from a pebble-dash bungalow into the cedar-clad home you see today. We designed the new house to make the most of the natural light flooding in from the garden and to bring the outside in. There is a great village shop, post office and cafe (rolled into one) only 5 minutes walk past the Elizabethan convent and the pub. The cafe and shop sell fabulous Cornish cream teas as well as the obligatory pasties and all the bits and pieces needed for your stay. Over the river, or through the ford, there is a great playground and village green. From the house, you'll hear the sound of cheers and the thwack of cricket balls every Sunday afternoon throughout the Summer. One of the things we love most about the house is the fact that we are very close to the centre of the village but due to our location the house feels secluded and restful. The perfect opportunity to relax and de-stress!
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Quaint village experience in a beautiful house
The house is beautiful, quiet location with amazing views of the apple orchard. The house has modern furnishings and is stocked with all you need for your stay. Easy distance to newquay and surrounding beaches. Highly recommend.
Thank you Liz! Hope you come and stay again soon!
A gorgeous property sat in a perfect location
From the very beginning with excellent communication from the owners, our holiday in this gorgeous home has been nothing other than 5 star. The building and the surrounding grounds are hugely impressive and it’s all situated in a beautiful village that can cater for your day to day, family needs. With Mawgan Porth beach just 5 minutes drive hosting everything a family could want you’ll struggle to find a better location.
The property itself has a large open plan kithen diner with four reasonable size bedrooms and utility. All the rooms were well maintained and clean, just a shame that the weather did not allow us to use the balcony more throughout our stay. I guess you can’t have everything :-).
Thank you for your great review! Next time we'll have words with the weather gods :)
This was an amazing break. The town is beautiful but best of all the house and gardens were amazing, my kids called it their dream house. Great communication and support from the owner, everything was so easy, will definitely recommend and will be back for sure.
Thank you Stuart! We hope to see you back soon!
Beautiful and tranquil scandi-style home set in secluded half acre garden, 5 mins drive from beach.
We all loved this wonderful house, children and adults alike. The huge open plan living room with wooden floors, wood burning stove and floor to ceiling picture windows looking into the valley, is a beautiful and tranquil place to sit and relax, cook and eat. The room also has sliding doors onto a wooden terrace with another table overlooking the garden.
The house is an upside down house with living area at the top, and bedrooms on the floor below, along with another much larger terrace for bar b q-ing or lounging. The bedrooms are simply and tastefully done and sleep 8 people. There's a good sized family bathroom and the master bedroom has an ensuite. The house is very well designed, with an excellent, large utility room for doing washing etc, or hanging up beach towels to dry, with another entrance to the house on this lower level.
We were 3 adult and 3 children ( age 10 and 12) and a small well behaved dog (by special permission from the owners). The children adored helping make a fire in the fire pit at the bottom of the garden in the evenings after brilliant days on nearby beaches of Constantine Bay, Watergate Bay, Holywell Bay and Mawgan Porth.
We had amazing weather for our stay, but we all said that even if had been raining we would have still loved being in the house.
The house is in a very pretty village of St Mawgan, near the church and stream. There is a village shop and post office with cash machine, and we had a nice meal in the Falcon Inn one night.
The house is perfectly placed for day trips to Eden project or St Ives. We went to Tintagel and Padstow, but the weather was so good we went to one of the nearby stunning beaches every day.
Congratulations to Eugenie and Elliot for creating such a wonderful home for a Cornish holiday. We would highly recommend it and would love to come back again.
Fantastic house, fantastic location, fantastic owners
This gorgeous modern, well-equipped house was spectacular - from the views across the valley, the way the house is furnished, and the details - good wifi, sky TV, phone charging station etc. to the location - they have now finished the A39 road across the top of Bodmin moor so access is made much easier. It is in a lovely little village, not far from Padstow and the great beaches of Watergate Bay and Morgan Porth, and there are excellent restaurants around - Scott & Babs' is a great experience, Jamie Oliver's Fifteen is just down the road, and there's Pastow of course (we were disappointed by Rick Stein's - book well in advance if you want to give it a try). And the owners, we only dealt with Eugenie, were so helpful and generous that that was an unlooked for pleasure. We couldn't fault this great house and can't recommend it highly enough. If you were surfers (we aren't) it would be seventh heaven, with great surfing beaches just down the road. Superb.
A pleasure to have you stay!
Just a short walk or drive to the Cornish coast and the beaches of Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth. These beaches are great for surfing and have surfing lessons through professional surf schools. the surf beaches of Newquay such as Fistral Bay and Crantock are just a 20 minute drive away.
There is some great walking to be enjoyed along the South West Coast Path. There are also some lovely footpaths to explore in and around St Mawgan, through the Lanherne Valley and beyond.
The towns of Newquay and Padstow are just a short drive away. Here there are plenty of fabulous shops, pubs and restaurants. For quality dining experiences, try Rick Stein's in Padstow, Jamie Oliver's Fifteen at Watergate Bay and many others along the coast.
With its proximity to the airport and its position in Cornwall, St Mawgan makes it a great base for exploring other areas of Cornwall too. Cornish highlights include the Eden Project, Minack Theatre and St michael's Mount; plus the lovely tourist towns of St Ives, Falmouth and Padstow.