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Drifting Sands Newquay

 
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This delightful property is in a prime location only a five minute amble to Newquay's popular Fistral beach. A beautiful enclosed garden to the front and rear, allows for catching the best of the sun during the day and at dusk, perfect for relaxing in after a busy day at the beach. A lovely sociable kitchen with breakfast bar is perfect for enjoying a morning coffee with the paper, or preparing an evening meal to enjoy in the light and spacious dining room before cosying up in front of the lovely woodburner.

Soak up the atmosphere of the beach with a glass in hand at the popular beach bar on Fistral, or don the walking boots and explore the miles of beautiful coastline on foot. The glorious Crantock beach is also within a short walk, following the curve of the Gannel estuary when the tide is low, or all aboard the little ferry from the Fern Pitt café perched in the headland when the tide is high.

Dining area

sofa, table and eight chairs.

Sitting room

two sofas, SKY TV, DVD player, woodburner.

Kitchen

double gas oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, breakfast bar with four stools.

Utility room

washing machine, tumble dryer.

Snug area

sofa, games station with Wii, DVD player.

Cloakroom

WC and basin.

Stairs leading to first floor

Bedroom 1

double bed, en suite with shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

double bed.

Family bathroom

bath, shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom 3

single cabin bed and single bed.

Bedroom 4

double bed.

Outside area

fully enclosed lawned garden, patio with two tables and seating for eight.

Additional information

gas central heating, woodburner. WiFi.

 

This house has a lovely feel to it as soon as you walk in, there is plenty of room even with eight people. Every room is light and airy with a coastal vibe. The garden is lovely and plenty of parking. A great location and a short walk to the quieter end of Fistral and into the town centre. Thank you for a great holiday.

Simon Charlton
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Things to do in Newquay

Surfing

Regarded as the home of the UK’s surf scene, and offering consistently good surf throughout the year, Newquay is great place to surf whether you’re a first-timer or seasoned pro. Fistral beach is a firm favourite, but there are many others which suit different weather conditions, abilities and tides. Read more about surfing in Newquay on our blog.

Beaches

When staying at a holiday cottage in Newquay, you won’t be short of beaches to choose from, with nine sandy beaches on the doorstep. All of Newquay’s beaches are lifeguarded in the summer, providing a safe place to spend the day soaking up the sun.  

Watergate Bay and Fistral beach welcome dogs all year round, making Newquay an ideal location to spend a week with your four legged friend.

Attractions

With such an abundance of attractions in and around Newquay, it’s the perfect place for a family holiday at any time of year. Newquay Zoo offers a great day out at any time of year, as do the nearby Screech Owl Sanctuary, and the Blue Reef Aquarium. Holywell Bay Fun Park provides guaranteed fun for the family whatever the weather.

If you fancy something a bit different, fishing trips and sea safaris are available, from which you can take in the scenery from a different angle. You may even be lucky enough to catch a sight of seals and dolphins!

Newquay’s links golf course overlooks Fistral beach and is regarded as one of the best golf courses in the county, providing a different challenge everyday depending on the weather.

Events in Newquay

The Boardmasters surf and music festival in August sees thousands descend on Newquay's Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay to watch surf competitions and live music.

Newquay's Fish Festival which takes place each year in September, sees three days of foodie fun, from cookery demonstrations, to fly fishing tutorials and live entertainment.

Newquay Beer Festival gives you the opportunity to sample over 50 ales and enjoy live music.

Eating out in Newquay

Newquay's vibrant nightlife offers something for everyone, with a huge selection of eateries. Jamie Oliver’s ‘Fifteen Cornwall’ at Watergate Bay is well worth a visit, as are the many beach cafe's and restaurants serving up locally caught seafood. 

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Local events

St Pirans Day Celebrations

Gool Perran Lowen - Happy St Piran's Day in Cornish! 

St Piran's Day, celebrated on March 5th, is the natonal day of Cornwall, named after one of Cornwall's patron saints. According to legend, St Piran, a 5th century Irish Abbot, was thrown into the sea in Ireland tied to a mill stone; somehow he washed up on the Cornish coast still alive. He made Cornwall his new home and became the patron saint of tin-miners after rediscovering tin smelting. 

Today, Cornwall still celerbates his heritage. On the closest Sunday to St Piran's day, Perranorth hosts one of the largest St Piran's celebrations. Held at the dunes on Perranporth, a play is performed to re-enact St Piran's life. Spectatotrs are welcomed and encouraged to dress in black, white and gold, the colours of Cornwall. 

Other celebrations will be held in various locations across Cornwall.

4th March 2018

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Boscastle Walking Week

Boscastle Walking Week is an annual event which has grown in popularity over the years. Organised by local people with local knowledge, everyone is welcome to join the organised walks for a small fee of £3-£5.  You'll be guided on some of the most beautiful walks along the Cornish coastline, amid woods and streams and on rambles to secluded waterfalls. Celebrate the history of this stunning scenery as you learn about the famous author Thomas Hardy, who spent a year living in the area. 

15th - 20th March 2018

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Fifteen Spring Farmers' Market

Local suppliers and growers celebrate the start of the growing year showcasing everything from fresh fish to local meat, from store cupboard chutneys to artisan cheese and bread, it is all here!

Market located at Watergate Bay.

TBC March 2018

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Padstow 'Obby Oss' Festival

A colourful tradition that takes place on the first day in May in the quaint harbour town of Padstow. The locals decorate the town with flags, flowers, greenery and a flagpole. The crowds are greeted by the swirling and dancing 'osses' who parade through the town, followed by the 'Teazer' who dances along behind. 

Expect lots of dancing, singing and performance.

71st May 2018

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Bolster Festival

Bolster festival in St Agnes celebrates the demise of the legend of Bolster the giant. The community re-enact the life and downful of the giant as they parade through the streets and down to the cliffs overlooking Chapel Porth beach. 

5th May 2018

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Eden Sessions

A truly magical experience in Eden's natural amphitheatre. Previous performers include Jack Johnson, Paolo Nutini, Jessie J, Kaiser Chiefs, The XX and Eddie Izzard to name but a few. Tickets also includes a daytime pass to the Eden Project.

June & July 2018

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Royal Cornwall Show

This three-day event is the highlight of Cornwall's agricultural year, showcasing the very best of Cornwall's rural lifestyle. The event is packed with activities, competitions, food and craft demonstrations and stalls, displays, music, and, or course, lots of animals!

7th-9th June 2019

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Rock Oyster Festival

Live music, performing arts, endless entertainment for kids, and of course fantastic seafood.

6th - 7th July 2018

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Lusty Glaze Sundowner Sessions

Every year Lusty Glaze beach hosts their Sundowner Sessions - an opportunity to watch your favourite artsits perform live in the stunning setting of the natural ampitheatre provided by the cliffs at Lusty Glaze. 

22nd July 2018

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Newquay Boardmasters Festival

Be part of the UK's biggest surf, skate and music festival at this years 'Boardmasters', held in the popular seaside resort of Newquay.

TBC August 2018

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Bude Jazz Festival

Top UK and international jazz, blues, swing and boogie bands make up the Bude Jazz festival, with over 120 events including street parades, late night jam sessions and a dance marquee.

28th - 31st August 2018

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World Bellyboard Championships

The World Bellyboard Championships is open to all ages and abilites and takes place at Chapel Porth, St Agnes. The only rules?... No wetsuits or surfboards allowed!

TBC September 2018 

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Mining & Pasty Festival, Redruth

Celebrating the Cornish pasty and Cornwall's mining heritage, Redruth brings you a cultural three day event. Try your hand at pasty making, join the pilgrimage, and finish off with a concert to remember. Fun for all the family. 

TBC September 2018

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Newquay Fish Festival

A three-day celebration of all things seafoodie! Barbecued fish on the beach; cooking demos from the best of the best; fish merchants selling the freshest seafood imaginable - ready for you to take back to your holiday home and cook up using your newly-learned skills!

TBC September 2018

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Fifteen Autumn Fayre

Amazing local produce, delicious fresh food and cookery demonstrations by Cornwall's best chefs.

Market located at Watergate Bay.

TBC Autumn 2017 

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Santa by Steam

Join Santa and his elves aboard his magical steam train as you journey through the Cornish countryside. Awaiting Santa on the platform, you'll be entertained with carols performed by Liskeard band. On the hour long journey, children will get to meet and greet Santa, recieve a present and have their photograph taken. The grown-ups aren't forgotten either - you'll recieve a mince pie and seasonal drink!

2nd Dec - 24th Dec 2018

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Padstow Christmas Festival

Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw will be flying the flag for Cornwall at this year’s 10th annual Padstow Christmas Festival. For your chance to see chef demonstartions, head to the festival stage or to the Sharp's Chefs' Theatre - the demonstartions are all free to attend!

Why not make the most of your visit to Padstow and pop into the Chrsitmas market where you will find an array of food goodies and handmade gifts to purchase. There will also be a selection of live music to enjoy, and you can take the children to meet Santa in his grotto!

6th Dec - 9th Dec 2018

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Rogue Theatre Winter Wood

Created by Cornwall’s award winning highly visual Rogue Theatre, Winter Wood is an adventure for families and those who still believe in Magic.

Pass through the Woodland Gate and follow the twisting path. Let the faeries and woodland spirits lead the way with stories and songs. Follow the wandering path and meet Old Man Winter who will weave a tale and reveal the path to your fantastical destination, an enchanted celebration, and a wondrous festivity of wintry marvels.

8th Dec - 30th Dec 2018

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