Pennasville 17 - a holiday home that sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Stunning Holywell Bay
Our stay was comfortable and most enjoyable. The individual property was well kept, had everything a visitor could need in the way of equipment. The beach is literally a few steps away and the surrounding area is beautiful, close to other popular resort towns e.g. Newquay and Perranporth but retaining the quiet, unspoilt feel I remember from childhood visits. Dogs are welcome on site, a real bonus for dog owners.
There are two good pubs in close proximity and a bus stop with regular transport to other towns. The only facility missing is a local shop providing essentials. These can however be found in Cubert, the next village up from Holywell Bay.
The property did not have internet at the time we visited but it is hoped to be provided in the individual properties on the site soon. In the meantime it is available in the site games room.
Convenient for beaches and pubs!
The good bits were being able to take our dog and get straight onto the beach, as well as two very local watering holes.. although there were other good pubs/restaurants nearby too. The down side was a very dicky television on which the reception was very poor. They attempted a fix if this which improved it a bit. The park reception wad only open for a couple of hours each day so difficult to report problems quickly, but they did send someone out very quickly. Everything worked fine except that curiously there was no shelf or soap dish in the shower so everything fell on the floor. Pleasant staff, and we enjoyed or stay here.
Stay away!!! I want to come back next year
Great location. Open the gates and you’re immediately on the dunes, minutes to the beach. Didn’t see anyone swimming in the sea it’s all surfers. There’s a constant rnli team on the beach so I guess the current is strong. Still, loads of sand to play on. The only downside is that it’s a dog friendly beach so there are lots of dogs. Most owners are considerate but we had a few unpleasant experiences (does my sandcastle really look like a lamppost?) I’d still go back though :)
The houses are small but functional, I couldn’t hear my neighbours and everything worked. There’s NO mobile signal and you have to walk up to the ‘games room’ to get wi-fi.
Lots of great pubs and attractions within 5 miles
We had a lovely week in Holywell. The house was spotless and really well equipped. Lovely and close to the beach. There is no WiFi in the house, only in the games room on site, there is also no phone signal (Vodafone). Therefore it would have been handy to have some local information in the house, eg; shop opening times, nearest supermarket etc. This was only a minor thing though and had no real impact on our holiday - we had a fabulous time!
Lovely, cottage, great place to stay, so close to the beach. Would go back again. Good central location.
Only one week, but...
This has been a really enjoyable stay at pennasville, in a lovely Cottage embedded into this wonderful landscape .we (my son and me) have'nt been missing anything and I think that it haven't been our last visit there.
Holywell Bay is one of the finest beaches in Cornwall. Just 6 miles from Newquay and Perranporth on the north Cornish coast. Holywell Bay is an ideal spot to tour from as it is very central for all parts of Cornwall. There are 2 village shops and two inns. There is also an 18 hole golf course, Holywell Bay Fun Park, fishing and horse riding very close-by. The secluded National Trust beach at Holywell combines golden soft sands and safe bathing with dynamic caves and cliff walks. With RNLI surf patrols, it is one of the safest surfing beaches on the North Cornwall Coast. There are many caves and rock pools to explore with a large expanse of sandy dunes, providing shelter and privacy. Fishing from the beach is good and the excellent cliff walks provide breathtaking views. Holywell Bay derived its name from a spring fed well, said to have curative properties. It was custom in the older days that parents brought their sick children and dipped them in the well. Above the well is a small cave where the children were lowered from. The well is to be found at the north end of the beach in a large cave, reached only at low tide.
Nearby is the bustling resort of Newquay. These days Newquay's excellent surfing waters are the towns main industry, where as it once used to be a major export port for the counties mining efforts as well as a north coast port for pilchard fisheries. Fistral Beach holds many surfing competitions throughout the year, and also hosts Run to the Sun over May Bank holiday, a VW and Custom Car Show. Both the Womens and Mens Gig Championships are held here, as well as a balloon festival and surf and lifesaving events. Newquay Zoo now houses 130 different species in sub tropical gardens in the centre of the town.
Neighbouring Watergate Bay and The Extreme Academy offers you a 'ski resort on a beach' and a plethora of activities to keep even the most active occupied. Fifteen Cornwall, founded by Jamie Oliver in 2002 sits on top of the two mile beach at Watergate offering inspirational views for the young chefs and professionals to create fantastic menus from local and seasonal produce. The Lappa Valley Steam Railway just outside Newquay offers both the old and young an interesting day out. Newquay Airport has made the north coast one of the easiest places in Cornwall to get to, with regular flights from various locations across the UK. The town also has an Aquarium, a Waterworld and numerous immensely pretty beaches for the less active. Trerice run by the National Trust is 3 miles outside of the town is an Elizabethan Manor House and Garden with restricted winter opening times.