Hay Cottage


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3 bedrooms

Up to 7 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: HAYPOL
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Access statement available
  • Central heating
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Nearby shop
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi


Situated in the pretty hamlet of Polmorla, close to Wadebridge, North Cornwall, is this really delightful, detached and totally refurbished part eighteenth century stone Cornish cottage. The period character has been carefully retained and it features lots of beams and tasteful attractive soft furnishings. Set in a secluded wooded valley with peaceful views and surrounded by large enclosed landscaped gardens (designed by a Chelsea Flower Show Gold medallist), Hay Cottage not only provides exceptionally high quality and comfortable accommodation, but is ideally placed to explore the North Cornwall Coast with its magnificent sandy beaches and excellent surfing opportunities. Within 15 minutes of the cottage is the beautiful Camel estuary, fringed with unspoilt sandy beaches that open out to the superb horseshoe bay at Polzeath where the Atlantic rollers provide great surfing, or take the ferry from Rock to Padstow and indulge in cream teas and sample fine fare at renowned seafood restaurants. There are also bracing cliff top walks from Pentire Point to Port Isaac and the Camel Trail for cyclists is less than a mile from Hay Cottage, which links Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow. You will even be greeted by a delicous cream tea on arrival.

Previous guests' comments:

"An absolutely beautiful house - we’re all utterly spellbound! A much needed peaceful retreat set amidst beautiful surroundings and spectacular views. We couldn’t be happier we found this perfect, perfect house.....when can we come back?"

"A lovely stay in this beautiful cottage and gardens. Enjoyed the wildlife including pheasant and partridge amongst many others in the orchard garden."

Well-equipped kitchen/dining room with slate floors, four oven Aga with twin hobs and warming plate, dishwasher, microwave, large fridge/freezer and dining table to seat up to ten. Door to the gardens. Two steps up to the snug living room with gas woodburner, sofa, armchairs, flat screen Freesat TV, DVD/video and children’s board games and puzzles and door to garden. Boot roomwith washing machine, tumble dryer and plenty of space for wet suits and wellies. Cloakroom with basin and WC. Stairs up to bedrooms. Double bedroom with 5ft king size bed, fitted wardrobe and en-suite shower room with large rose head shower, hand shower, basin and WC. Twin bedroom with 3ft single beds. Children’s bunk bedroom with set of 3ft bunk beds and a 2ft 6in pull-out truckle beneath. Family bathroom with bath, hand shower, basin and WC.

Please note: Due to the size of the bunk beds, this property is only suitable for a maximum of 4 adults.

A path winds to the front door, from which there is a handsome terrace with table and seating for eight. Flight of slate steps down to a lower enclosed lawn. At the side of the cottage is a level lawn complete with arbour and a meadow beyond, fringed with trees. At the other side of the cottage is an enclosed, newly planted orchard that extends around the side of the cottage to the front lawns.

For up to four cars in designated parking bays on private drive (shared with one other property).

  • Included: Bed linen and towels provided, (but no beach towels). WiFi, travel cot, high chair, booster seat, portable stair gate, electricity and central heating (gas).
  • Pets: Welcome all year EXCEPT in July and August School holidays.  Pet Charge: £25.00 per pet per week (£30.00 from Jan 2019).
  • Telephone: Honesty box for UK landline calls. Mobile reception mixed.
  • Local Facilities: Porthilly Cove at Rock, 6 miles. Daymer Bay, 7 miles. Hayle Bay at Polzeath, 7 miles. Harlyn Bay near Padstow, 9 miles. Shops, restaurants and pubs in Wadebridge, less than a mile (10 minutes walk). Tesco supermarket 1 mile. Padstow 7 miles.
  • PLEASE NOTE there is a flight of slate steps in the lower garden, so young children will need to be supervised.

June 2019

Our fourth visit to Hay Cottage. We had such a lovely week. Thank you for your beautiful cottage, we love it! Hope to be back again soon.

June 2019

Idyllic setting and a comfortable cottage. Ideal for exploring North Cornwall. The dogs loved the garden.

June 2019

Another lovely stay at Hay Cottage. Weather was great, we were very lucky. Til the next time!

May 2019

Really enjoyed our stay. Being picky, I think the walk in to Wadebridge is slightly more than 10 minutes and wouldn’t want to be walking back in the dark as no street lights or footpath.

May 2019

We'll probably book the same cottage for next year

May 2019

Lovely comfortable cottage, excellently equipped. Large gardens. Good location for exploring many of Cornwall's best beaches and attractions.

August 2018

Yet another lovely holiday in Harbour cottage thank you

August 2018

We definitely had a lovely week and despite the jobs that need doing, the cottage is in a lovely place and the neighbours were very friendly and helpful when we broke down.

May 2018

Had a lovely break. Lovely property in lovely location. The cottage had everything a family would need and was a lovely temperature throughout.

October 2017

We love this cottage. This is our third year coming. It works for us, whatever the weather. We like the peace and quiet, yet we are not too far from town and Wadebridge is a a lovely, thriving friendly little town. The AGA is a huge bonus and a simple Lidl chicken tastes fantastic roasted in the AGA - we did a turkey crown too and it was memorable, so flavoursome and moist. We used the fish kettle to cook a large whole grey mullet and a bass.There are loads of cookbooks old and new to inspire you to cook, loads of space to do it and the surfaces are easily cleaned down and the Miele dishwasher takes care of the pots and pans. A food processor would be a boon - saw a state of the art Magimix in a cupboard but didnt feel that I had permission to touch it! Spent one of our 7 days cooking, reading cook books and listening to music.. while the others went out... and loved it. After...oysters and prossecco on the patio in warm October sunshine. The beds are particularly comfortable with snow white laundry fresh bedding. A sensible range of spices, the odd tin of beans, condiments are often left in the cupboard to start you off. Pam leaves scones, jam and cream with milk tea and coffee so after the long journey there are immediate refreshments. There are jugs of fresh flowers and a welcome card. Another bonus for me, husband forever turning off central heating at home with 'get this heating off, its like an oven in here!' Me... and the dog liked to sit near the AGA and roast, no way for anyone to deprive us of the lovely warmth! We will come again, we really unwound and had our usual fab time with no arguments.

October 2017

Our stay in the Hay Cottage Polmorla was a dream! We won't leave the House - we love it and we wanna come back!!! Definitely !!! Greetings from the Niedobas - Germany

September 2017

Loved the cottage and would happily stay there again

August 2017

We really enjoyed our stay here. The cottage was beautiful and well equipped for our needs.

June 2017

We enjoyed our stay, cottage is in a pefect location for us with a great garden. Cottage needs a bit of tlc though.

Thank you for your useful feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed yourselves! Thank you for letting us know about the property needing some TLC, the owner does have plans to do some repair jobs very soon.

- The Toad Hall Team

May 2017

Excellent location and beautiful gardens.

October 2015

Very lovely trad. Cornish cottage. Sympathically restored. Very well equipped by thoughtful owners, so very comfortable. Nice touches - flowers and cream tea. Milk in fridge and a dry store cupboard of essentials. Cleaning products and toilet tissue there for us. Aga was a bonus. TV, wi fi, radio and lots of books. Gas log fire and central heating. Every home comfort. Nice neighbours. We were 4 adults and 2 small dogs. Perfect for well behaved dogs who loved the enclosed garden and spent hours out in it. Only cons. Not suitable for disabled people, a def no no for wheelchair users. Dog leg stair cases and steps throughout the property might make the place unsuitable for elderly infirm persons with mobility issues and unsafe for toddlers. The Aga is hot to touch and as Agas go is on all the time. There is no guard around it. The garden is very pretty, terraced with level but slate pavings and steps with no rail. There is a steep drop from the patio to the lower garden, higher than building regs allow. Small children should be watched around this area and adults need to be aware..particularly after inbibing wine around the table at night! It is pitch black here at night and very little to no external light. I Recommend this property for people who want to be deep in the country but close to a town. Wadebridge is 5 minutes away and walking distance. At night take a torch. Suitable for adults, familiies with non mobile infants, families with children over 5 ( unless you have eyes in the back of your head and will watch toddlers all the time!) and well behaved dogs.

October 2014

garden beutiful , however our dog is blind so found the drop on the patio quite alarming would have thought it unsafe for very young children , But beautyful never the less .

June 2014

This is the first time we have used Toad Hall Cottages and we would certainly use the company again Hay Cottage where we stayed is in a beautiful location. We particularly liked the garden. The kitchen was a great family space. The cottage was very well equipped and I really enjoyed cooking with the AGA

June 2014

A property of this quality should provide towels,as an extra suitcase proved necessary to bring towels for five guests. In every other respect Hay Cottage provided a family friendly base with lovely spacious & interesting garden, especially for young children.

<p>Please note that towels&nbsp;will be provided for 2015 bookings. &nbsp;(No beach towels provided so we ask you to bring your own).</p>

- The Toad Hall Team

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