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The Shack Pet-Friendly Cottage in Newquay, Cornwall

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sleeps 5
3 rooms
1 bathroom

The Shack Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
The Shack is a delightful, single storey holiday cottage in Mawgan Porth near Newquay, and enjoys great views. With three bedrooms, a double, a single and a twin, as well as a family bathroom, this cottage sleeps five people. There is also a sitting room with dining area and a fitted kitchen with dining area and doors to the patio enjoying uninterrupted views. There is off road parking for two cars, and an enclosed garden. With the sea and beach so close by, as well as Newquay's attractions and the coastal path, The Shack is great all year round.

With 3 major beaches and the National Surf Centre, Newquay is a water sports paradise! The SW coast path passes in both directions along a stunning coastline of high cliffs, hidden coves and yet more beaches.

Cornwall's visitors are constantly tempted back to the beautiful coastline, tiny fishing villages, hidden coves and the world-class surfing. Whatever the reason, Cornwall has long cemented its place as one of Britain's premier holiday destinations.

Electric convector heating with underfloor heating in the bathroom and hallway. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with basic Sky, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Private secluded garden with panoramic views and furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop, pub and beach 5 mins walk. Note: This property is not suitable for wheelchairs.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Sky TV
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • By the sea
  • Near Pub
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Mr Taylor
October 2018
We’ve had a lovely family holiday at the Shack , Mawgan Porth, Its in a beautiful location,lovely views , plenty of secure private parking, very clean , well equipped and spacious with everything provided for the perfect escape, nice friendly pub with great food and shops just a very short walk away , lovely beach and the north Cornish coast to explore, a magical area , we will definitely book again very soon , Highly recommended..
Mrs Tay
October 2018
The location was amazing, couldn’t have asked for better and the weather was amazing.. The cottage was nice, a bit dated, but had everything we required. It was really cosy and I loved the underfloor heating.
Ms Phillips-uttley
September 2018
The shack is a wonderful place to stay, peaceful with views you can not get fed up of It has everything you need great location would recommend it to every one.. Only down side was we had to make a fence to stop our dog from getting up the drive. Will be booking again.
Mrs Taylor
July 2018
Had 2weeksin The shack, bungalow is in a fabulous location with views of countryside its a 5-10 mins walk down a hill to the beach, its graded 4 ticks but that's optimistic more like a 3 as inside is tired and needs attention.. Windows are blown and need replacing. Beds are hard and uncomfortable as mentioned in other reviews we took our mattress topper in a vac bag to ensure we slept well
Mrs Stoneham
May 2018
The Shack is in a fabulous location, just a five minute walk down the hill to the dog friendly beach, and village, where there are shops, pub, restaurants etc.. Lovely views from the garden. The bungalow itself is suffering a little and could do with a bit of a makeover in places. The kitchen is well equipped, however upon our arrival the washing machine had 2" of stagnant water in it and I had to clean it before I was able to use it (note left for owner). This "puddle" appeared again before the end of the week. The fittings in the bathroom are rusty. The mattresses on the beds are hard and need replacing as they were very uncomfortable. Previous reviews have also mentioned this! In the lounge, the carpet (shown in the online pictures of the property) has been replaced with laminate flooring and was very slippery for our dog, and the fact it showed carpet in the pictures was one of the reasons swaying us to book this property. Throughout the property many of the double glazed windows have blown and are full of condensation blurring views. We couldn't open the patio doors in the lounge. The kitchen window looked like it was about to fall out, so we didn't attempt to open it. The grass hadn't been cut for some time. After showering the first time my husband had to clear the drain at the rear of the premises as it was blocked and water flowing along the path. Having said all the above we were lucky to have good weather and we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. Not sure how often you grade your properties but you may wish to visit as 4 ticks is a little optimistic compared with other properties we have stayed in.
Mr Crossland
April 2018
We first stayed at The Shack 4 years ago and there have been some improvements, eg.. recently painted outside and the addition of Wi-Fi Broadband. However, the general condition of The Shack had deteriorated considerably. As another reviewer noted, many of the double glazed units have now blown badly reducing the views, adding to a general feeling of neglect. A particular problem was the comfort of the beds, which ultimately led us to leaving a week early! We also noted rusty soap trays in the shower & bath, the room was in a general state of disrepair although the fittings did work, and apart from a couple of toilet rolls which were left for us, we had to provide every single toiletry including fundamentals such as handwash. Although there is a washing machine, drying facilities are minimal. There is no access to an airing cupboard and the small washing line had just one very rusty peg provided. We are only glad that we did not pay the sums expected in high season, and would encourage Sykes Cottages to send their own Secret Reviewer to check our findings. We certainly will not be returning to The Shack!!!
Mr Jones
February 2018
Whilst The Shack was in a good location we did find it a bit 'tired' eg.. Front door sticking , windows appeared 'blown' and the mattresses need replacing. We thought that the garden could do with being fenced off to make it safe for young children and dogs.
Mrs Hiscock
January 2018
This was our 2nd visit to The Shack.. Everything you need for your holiday you will find in the shack. A lovely location, quiet and not overlooked. we will be booking again in the near future
Mr Chandler
June 2016
This was our second year in the Shack, we love the location and the view. So a definite thumbs up!
Mrs Lane
May 2016
The view to this property was spectacular.It is also great to be able to say that the property was very clean and spacious.
Ms Manifold
March 2016
The Shack is a gorgeous home from home, in a magical and very peaceful location. The view is breath taking and we can't wait to return to such a great holiday base.
Mrs Hiscock
February 2016
The Shack is a wonderful place, with great views. Right near the beach . Clean, tidy and everything you needed for your holiday. We will be booking again
Mrs Nash
February 2016
This was our fourth time at The Shack as we enjoy the relaxing views and being so close to the sea. It is also an ideal base for walking and travelling to other locations in Cornwall.
Mrs Shears
May 2015
Excellent location, so close to the beach and lovely coastal walks. Really appreciated the fact that everywhere we went was so dog friendly. Just perfect, thank you!
Mrs Simpson
February 2015
We loved the location to the beach, the views and the peace and quiet. The Shack had everything that we needed and we felt very at home there.
Mrs Gibson
August 2014
This property is in a lovely location, just a short walk downhill to the beach and local shops. The Shack had everything you need for a holiday including games for children. I would definitely recommend this property and would stay here again.
Mr Chiverton
July 2014
A fantastic property in a great location.
Ms Fowles
June 2014
A very quiet location and the property so lovely. Newquay and Padstow are a few minutes drive away. It was really nice to sit outside the cottage in the evening and watch the rabbits.
Mr Wilkes
May 2014
An excellent location to explore Cornwall's Atlantic coastline. Very secluded setting with a superb south facing outlook and pleasant short walk down to the beach.
Mrs Tipler
March 2014
The situation of The Shack was delightful and the rabbits playing in the garden were lovely to watch. The beds were very comfortable so we slept well thanks to the Cornish air!! Watergate Beach being so near was lovely too - a lovely place for a game of 'footie'. We loved sitting on the verandah in the warm sunshine - then at night we were able to enjoy the stars - felt we could almost reach out and touch them they were so bright.
Mrs Nash
December 2013
The Shack is secluded yet only a 5 minute walk away from a lovely beach and a short drive to coastal walks. We shall definitely look forward to going again.
Mrs Everett
September 2013
A well equipped holiday home in a great location. Lovely views across countryside, and a short walk to the village centre.
Mrs Limbert
August 2013
This was our second visit to The Shack and certainly will not be our last, we look forward to returning next year. Nothing to dislike at all, it was exactly as described. It is very convenient for the beach and walking and was very dog friendly. It's location is also private whilst still being close to all the local amenities.
Mr Skeldon
May 2013
A well presented property just as described. Located in a quiet area of Mawgan Porth with easy access to local shops, pub/restaurants. A delightful village with a very friendly population. The Shack is situated within easy driving distances for Cornish Tourism attractions. Beaches are first class as are the coastal walks. A most enjoyable holiday break! Even some bad weather did not distract us.
Mr Pepper
October 2012
We loved the location of property, close to the beach.
Mrs Fowler
September 2012
Lovely location, great scenery and good surf. Mawgan Porth is a pretty town, great for families. We loved the location of the cottage looking down on the town and the scenery from the garden was superb. Cottage is very well equipped. Great place for a family holiday.
Mrs Limbert
July 2012
The cottage was in a fantastic location to walk to the beach with our surf boards yet retain the privacy we love. Even our 2 teenagers were happy to come with us on this holiday. The cottage was just as described in the brochure and had everything we needed.
Mr Watkins
October 2011
The location of the property is only as a five minute walk to the beach, making it an ideal location. Very dog friendly, both the The Shack and Cornwall in general.
Mr Loennecke-Gabel
October 2011
Very nice view from the side of the garden. Only 500m to beach restaurant and great hiking along the coast track.
September 2011
We loved our stay at The Shack. It's a real gem, and the location is great. Excellent contact with the owners beforehand.
Mrs Kinnaird
August 2011
The location of the accommodation is excellent - only five minutes to the lovely beach! Gorgeous panoramic views from the garden, very quiet! Every home comfort included! All in all, it was enjoyed by the whole family. Cornwall is very dog friendly and our dog gives a huge paw up! We would recommend it to anyone!
Mrs Hasler
August 2011
Fantastic cottage in a great location. We LOVED it! All instructions very straightforward and clear, we would highly recommend this cottage for a family holiday.
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