Ivy Cottage Watergate Bay/Mawgan Porth

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5Bedrooms in Detail
4Bathrooms in Detail

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5 Diamonds

Facilities What do these mean?

  • Children welcome
  • Dogs permitted
  • No disabled access
  • Parking available
  • WiFi
  • No sea views
  • Near the beach
  • Wood burner/open fire
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • No swimming pool/hot tub
  • Cot

Stay in cool coastal luxury and immerse yourself in Cornwall’s natural playground, the North Cornish Coast. Ivy Cottage has recently been transformed from a traditional family home into an enviable country house and, with the inspired interior ideas of a local designer, sets the scene for your stylish coastal holiday with friends and family. Located just minutes from the golden sands of Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth and the cosmopolitan harbour town of Padstow, Ivy Cottage is the perfect holiday destination. Ivy Cottage offers 5 beautiful bedrooms and 4 contemporary bathrooms, a large kitchen and dining space, separate living room and ample outside space from chic terrace to lush green paddock. Private gated parking for up to 4 cars. Ivy Cottage welcomes up to 2 well behaved dogs.

The Property

Tucked away behind wooden gates, arrive to this picture perfect coastal Grade II listed cottage typical of the North coast region. The welcoming porch leads into the living room, a warm and relaxing ambiance with ample seating for all be it cosy afternoon beside the inglenook fire for tea or gather together for pre-dinner aperitif. Lead into the kitchen and dining space, a wonderful light filled hub to the house with open plan layout leading onto the generous terrace. The kitchen really is a budding chef’s dream, smart and sleek and perfect for holiday cooking from celebratory dinners to lazy Sunday brunches. Take time to enjoy family suppers and long overdue catch ups with fine Cornish food at the beautiful bespoke dining table with ample seating for up to 10 guests. Children will enjoy the perfect ‘toddler table’ for an early tea which has been thoughtfully positioned. A generous walk in shower room is located on the ground floor, a useful boot room come utility room and the first of the bedrooms, a charming ground floor super king zip/lock (can be set as a twin on request) with cottage beams and country style décor. A central staircase leads to the 1st floor with 4 boutique style bedrooms and further family bathroom. There are 2 master bedrooms to choose from each with a unique interior style and cool coastal colour palette from soft whites to muted greys. Indulgent ensuite bathrooms complete the luxury ambiance with walk in rain showers and stylish fixtures. A further 2 bedrooms are again worthy of any boutique hotel, choose from a twin or double each offering a relaxed space after a day on the coast. The family bathroom is oh so stylish with wonderful claw foot bath and walk in rain shower. 

From the moment you arrive the unique sense of style and creativity showcases the individualism Ivy Cottage presents today. A thoughtful and considered layout welcomes the laid back lifestyle enjoyed with a North Cornish holiday. Spacious bedrooms are complemented with the very best beds and furnishings, reclaimed and industrial vintage finds add charm and character whilst stripped wood floor boards and exposed stone work evoke the original build of this Cornish cottage. Framed surf scenes from local photographers and vintage surfboards evoke the beach culture of nearby Watergate Bay.

It is a great property and we found the large kitchen very useful and the decor and general layout thoughtfully designed so credit to the owners. We would definitely like to stay again at this property in the future.

A large driveway to the front with gated entrance offers ample parking for up to 4 cars comfortably. After a day at the beach, follow the ‘sandy feet’ signage to a well placed outdoor heated shower, just perfect for a post surf warm up and de-salt station. To the rear of Ivy Cottage is a beautiful terraced garden with large chunky wooden dining table and bench style seating welcoming al fresco dining from sun up to sunset. This versatile space offers a private and safe haven for children to play whilst adults soak up the Cornish sunshine. Planted beds offer pockets of colour from Spring to Summer. Above the terrace, stretch out to the paddock and enjoy the luxury of this lush green space for a family games tournament be it cricket or football or capture the last of the sunset from your private vantage point. The golden sands of Watergate Bay are within walking distance (approx. 10 mins walk) or just a minutes drive. Watergate Bay is a mecca for all things sporty from bodyboarding and surfing, kite surfing to land buggying, the experienced crew at The Extreme Academy are on hand for inspiration. If eating out is a favourite family pastime then a reservation at Jamie Olivers Fifteen on the beach is highly recommended or keep it simple and tasty at The Beach Hut. Further afield the tempting restaurants of Rick Stein and Paul Ainsworth are located within Padstow just a short drive away. From your holiday door, step out along the coastal path for some of the best seascapes in Cornwall leading along the coastline to Mawgan Porth.

Bring friends and family together at Ivy Cottage in all seasons, short breaks are available through early Spring and Autumn/Winter or swap your city heels for summer sandals and enjoy a longer summer stay in true Cornish style.

Choose Your Dates The standard changeover day is Saturday

December 2017


AvailableBookedDefault weekly checkin day is Saturday

November 2017


January 2018

There are no available weeks in December 2017

How to book and pay

How can I make a reservation?


  1. Select the property you wish to book
  2. Choose Availability/Prices
  3. Choose the date you wish to book on the calendar
  4. Register/complete/submit the online reservation and pay the monies due


Call: 01872 241241 (press option 1)

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am to 6pm

Saturday: 10am to 6pm


Advance bookings:

  1. Pay 1/3rd deposit to secure your holiday (33.3%) now and pay the balance 4 weeks before your holiday

Last minute bookings:

  1. Payment in full required for all holidays booked within 28 days of arrival

You can pay securely online or over the phone via Sagepay.

Cautionary Deposit:

  1. A cautionary deposit of £1000.00 is required prior to your check in. The day before your arrival we will pre authorise your balance payment card for this amount. Should you wish to use an alternative card then please ensure you have this card readily available when making your balance payment. (Please note you can use a credit card for this without incurring any charges).

When you submit an online reservation, you will receive an automated reservation confirmation. Please contact the reservations team with any questions you may have.

How can I pay

We accept debit cards (no charge), credit cards (2.5% surcharge) and international bank transfers.
We do not accept cheque payments.

Online Payments

You can pay for the balance of your holiday and holiday extras by logging into your Cornish Gems account.


All staff were so friendly and helpful As a Cornish Crib property, they were very welcoming, particularly the bathrobes. It was a perfect location for a family to enjoy the local amenities

Rayner George

Visitors to Ivy Cottage should be aware that the photos in the brochure does not do the property justice, this was the opinion of all of us. Ours was a group of nine, everybody fitted in comfortably and thoroughly enjoyed the stay, it is a warm welcoming house.

Guy Thompson

It is a great property and we found the large kitchen very useful and the decor and general layout thoughtfully designed so credit to the owners. We would definitely like to stay again at this property in the future.

Charlie Mawdsley

Living and Dining

  • A wonderful light filled open plan kitchen and dining space with views and access to the garden
  • Large wooden bespoke dining table with 8 chairs
  • Banquette style bench for additional seating
  • Built in toddlers 'tea table' with 2 x stools
  • Large chunky outside wooden dining table with benchstyle seating and armchairs
  • A separate living room located to the front of the house
  • 2 x 3 seater sofas
  • 2 x armchairs
  • Leather armchair
  • Faux fur beanbag
  • Built in fireside and window seating
  • Coffee table
  • Large flat screen Apple TV 
  • DVD
  • Traditional woodburner


  • A stylish country farmhouse inspired fully fitted kitchen
  • Stoves double oven
  • Induction hob with 4 burners
  • Smeg fridge and freezer
  • 4 slice toaster and kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • De Longhi espresso machine (takes ground coffee)
  • 2 x cafetieres
  • wireless surround sound system
  • Utilities include: Separate utility/boot room with belfast sink, clothes airer, washer/dryer, iron with ironing board

Bedrooms5: 2 King, 1 Double, 2 Zip N Lock

  • A beautiful collection of 5 bedrooms set over 2 floors, each offering a unique style and sense of serenity
  • Master bedroom one: 1st floor. A king bedded room with 4 poster bed, 2 x bedside tables with lamps, Bush radio, hairdryer, full length mirror, hanging rail and box storage, ensuite
  • Master bedroom two: 1st floor. A king bedded room with 2 x bedside tables with lamps, built in window seat, hairdryer, full length mirror, hanging rail and box storage, ensuite
  • Bedroom three: 1st floor. A double bedded room with 2 x bedside tables and lamps, large chest of drawers, hooks with hangers, mirror
  • Bedroom four: 1st floor. A super king zip/lock bed (can be set as a twin on request) with built in wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside table with lamp
  • Bedroom five: Ground floor. A super king zip/lock bed (can be set as a twin on request) with bedside table with lamps, desk with chair, chest of drawers, hanging rail, Bush radio, full length mirror

Bathrooms4: 2 En-Suite, 2 Standard

  • Master bedroom one: Ensuite rain shower with adjustable shower head, heated towel rail, wash hand basin, WC
  • Master bedroom two: Ensuite rain shower with adjustable shower head, heated towel rail, wash hand basin, WC
  • Family bathroom: 1st floor. Claw foot bath, walk in rain shower, wash hand basin, heated towel rail, WC
  • Wet room: ground floor. Generous walk in rain shower, wash hand basin, heated towel rail, WC
  • Outside shower room: Located to the rear of the house, heated outside shower and hanging/drying rail

Other Features

  • Cornish Cribs - What's included
  • Baby friendly - What's included 
  • Luxury linens and towels
  • 2 x highchairs
  • Travel cot
  • 2 x stairgates
  • Wifi
  • Off road parking for up to 4 cars
  • Large paddock garden
  • 2 x wooden armchairs within the garden terrace
  • Up to 2 well behaved dogs permitted. House rules apply and a pet supplement of £50. Watergate Bay beach and Mawgan Porth beach is pet friendly year round.


  • Level access to front door
  • Level access to rear terrace, there are 2 steps within the terrace
  • One internal flight of stairs

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