The house is situated off the very desirable Daymer Lane (a cul-de sac to the beach)-There is parking for 3 cars next to the house which was part of the Daymer Bay Hotel of old when I bought it in 1972. The kitchen & dining room have just been extensively modernised into a lovely contemporary space.There is a gate entrance to the front lawn with garden furniture, barbecue, privacy & sun! Entry is through gates at the rear of the property into a small slated yard area off which is a loo/shower block for people coming off the beach and entrance door to kitchen and scullery. There is an oil fired AGA as well as electric cooking. There are 2 dishwashers! and seperate sitting room. On the 1st floor are 2 double bedrooms, a small single bedroom & small twin bedroom as well as large bathroom with bath, walk-in shower & wc. On the 2nd floor is a large twin room with cot and another bathroom with bath, walk-in shower & wc. Daymer Bay is considered a very favoured & exclusive location-the beach is safe, sunny disposition and renowned for wind surfing.
Modernised house-ideal for 2-9 persons!l - Young / Old, 2-3 Min Walk To Beach, Wonderful Cliff Walks
Dr Anthony Hambly
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 16, 2019
About Dr Anthony Hambly
Retired Cornish doctor who has brought up his family in lovely manor house near Truro as well as making a lovely garden and modernising the Coach House nearby. I come from an old Cornish family and also own a unique house in Port Isaac (14th generation to do so!) as well as a beach holiday house at Daymer Bay.
Dr Anthony Hambly purchased this House in 1970
Why Dr Anthony Hambly chose Saint Minver Lowlands
I was initially going to be the local doctor but moved elsewhere in Cornwall, but the house was too well located to sell!
What makes this House unique
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Charming house so near the sea
A perfect getaway house right near the sea with stunning coastal walks.
Very comfortable property with excellent location
We really enjoyed staying here. A nicely refurbished house just two minutes away from Daymer Bay. We'd certainly stay here again!
Home from Home
I can't believe how much we have come to expect off a 'holiday' house, having stayed here so happily thirty five years ago, without the improvements. We were very comfortable but glad not to feel everything was so perfect that one was on edge all the time.With growing grandchildren it would be lovely if one could perhaps have another small bed in the top bedroom.
Gorgeous cottage in excellent location
Absolutely loved this cottage. We arrived Saturday evening and the cottage was lovely and warm and spotlessly clean. The downstairs kitchen diner was fantastic for cooking/entertaining. There were 9 of us staying and it never felt like we were on top of each other, plenty of space inside and out. The beds were so comfortable and the rooms all lovely and bright. The upstairs twin suited my teenage son and his friend-a perfect escape space for them. The bathrooms were really large and lovely too. The front garden was really green and gorgeous and private to relax in the sun with and rear space was really practical especially when returning sandy from the beach. The location is perfect and just a short walk to Daymer Bay beach which is dog friendly. Dr Hambly was so helpful with all my questions and a genuinely lovely person-when I left and had driven 2 hours toward home I remembered I had left our coats in the utility and called him in a panic and he was only too happy to get them posted back to me- above and beyond the call of duty. We all loved the cottage and would definitely book again-a really blissful setting.
Many thanks for that-over the past 3 years we have been upgrading the house and it is good to know that it is appreciated!(always an ongoing process!)-Dr Anthony H
Great House Amazing Location
Overall we loved the house, its position and layout. The bathrooms were enormous and both had decent baths. The downstairs kitchen diner has been redecorated in the last few years and has a great breakfast bar. The rest of the house (living and all upstairs) does need updating but was still pretty comfortable. The stairgates are good for controlling toddlers and dogs.
The only downsides and the reason for 1star deduction: 1/the house was freezing though this was mainly due to the weather. We stayed during the Beast from the East (average daily temp -10deg over the week with wind chill), we had every electric fan we could lay our hands on at full blast to try and warm up the living room and bedrooms. We were very cold and there was no way of changing the temperature on the limited central heating. This is an area which will need rectifying as being an old house there are significant drafts around windows and the front door. We're originally from Scotland so used to cold weather and have serious walking/ski kit but others will struggle. This said we would happily stay here again, the location and private south facing garden are fantastic. We did try to contact the owner but the phone just rang and rang so we gave up and got on with it. We would just avoid winter next time; 2/kitchen utensils equipment were quite not what they could be, there was no corkscrew so we went out and bought our own, also some of the oven pans we pulled out to use were not clean and had to be washed again; certainly the lounge had not been hoovered - we moved the sofa to find something that had rolled underneath and they had not been moved in some considerable time - but this is obviously a cleaning contract issue.
These are small issues and because we''re all individuals, rarely do you stay anywhere that doesn't have some issue. None of those listed above would stop us renting Bars House again.
thanks for that!-unfortunately the telephone & internet had been effected by storm damage and we wondered why no one answered the telephone when we tried to ring (line was down)>all repaired now and immersion heater which had inadvertently been turned off in cupboard working normally now(probably by me!)
It's more about the location than the House.
The Bay is fantastic Dog /and Child friendly - big enough for both.
Walk to Rock along the sand. Or for the more adventurous get a lift to port Isaac and walk back, a stunning part of the S West coastal path.
Daymer Beach is literally just down the lane and in 1998 was described by The Sunday Times as one of the 6 best located beaches in the world! The Camel Estuary is the only true Atlantic Estuary in England and is protected as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Walk across the beach or golf course to Rock and catch the ferry to Padstow (dine at Rick Steins!) -you can sail, water ski or go deep sea fishing from Rock, windsurf at Daymer, surf at Polzeath, walk the fantastic coastal path.
Newquay Airport 20-25 miles.
Bodmin Parkway (railway)-1/2 hr away -4hrs to Paddington (London).
Polzeath 1.5 miles.
Rock 1.5 miles.
Truro 34 miles.
Excellent Tesco in Wadebridge (and will deliver).
Bank & services Wadebridge.
In the middle of the best coastline in Britain!
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Best to email myself or telephone but can book on line through "Availability" on my personal website. Changeover Day: Usually Saturday, but Wednesday in high season. Notes on prices: Pricing includes all charges except linen which is extra.