We rented Camel Quarry house last September for a group of friends. It couldnt have been nicer. One of the most comfortable and pretty rental houses we have ever taken, enjoyed by all our guests. Wonderful views, right in the middle of north cornwall, walking distance to Padstow. Wonderful beaches, walks, restaurants. We would definately rent this house again.
As you approach the house you realise what a unique and special location it is going to be. Located right on the Camel Trail with direct access to the trail and under an hour walk to Padstow and views across the camel estuary. When we arrived for our hen do it was quite overwhelming. There was 6 bottles of decent bubbles as a welcome gift from the housekeeper Dee (who lives at the bottom of the house tucked away). The house is vast with nooks here and there and rooms everywhere. Designed to a high spec and great attention to detail with unique art work - the owner clearly has great taste.The socialising space Kitchen/Diner/living space/terrace at the top of the house was the showstopper with immaculate views and just really well laid out. Pretty perfect for a hen weekend where having space to hang out together as a group was a essential to making it work. Equally most of us were parents and commented on how great it would be to come as a big family - especially as there are nice flat walks and the access to the Camel Trail on the doorstep. All in all a really fantastic weekend. The house spoke for itself. And then the aftercare from Dee when I left my coat and scarf - posted back to me within the week.Highly recommend for whatever your situation.
The views are sensational and constantly changing with the light. The house is stunning and comfortable - and worked well for our group of 12 plus dog. The gardens and setting are lovely - with a fun and quirky feel to the garden, a hot tub located to enjoy fabulous sunset, and the superb Camel Estuary trail 5minutes walk from the house. It is 2.3 miles to Wadebridge (and shops) and 3miles to Padstow and it's restaurants - as well as the coastal trail with lovely beaches. We loved it! As a multi age group that hikes, cycles, explores and loves food, we couldn't have chosen a better place - and our teenagers loved using the kayak and wet suits available to borrow. Only, take heed the long drive/farm track may be seriously challenging for low swung cars - I emptied excess passengers from my estate car to keep from scraping it's bottom. We all would highly recommend the Camel Quarry House.
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!
I was part of a group of friends who stayed at Camel Quarry House and I was bowled over by the architecture of the house, its fantastic garden and dramatic setting. Overlooking the Camel Estuary, one can spend hours looking at the tides, clouds, boats and birds. Or one can go on never ending excursions and discover this beautiful area. We were amazingly looked after during our stay and enjoyed every moment. I found it very difficult to return to reality....
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