Within walking distance to Rock and Porthilly beaches, Flaad House is a large, attractive self catering home, designed with coastal living in mind. Sleeping 9-10 across 5 generously sized bedrooms, it is the ideal location to share a holiday together with another family or friends. Offering plenty of space to store all your surfing equipment and beach paraphernalia, after a day out on the Camel Estuary and exploring the area you can relax in style at Flaad House.
Decorated in a modern, elegant manner with comfort at its forefront and a tasteful nod to its seaside location, from when you first walk in you can wind down and embrace the coastal ambience. The entrance hallway leads to a separate lounge, with a feature log burner and an abundance of magazines to give you a great excuse to curl up on the sofas and switch off from the world. In fine weather, throw open the patio doors and the fresh air floods in as the lounge opens out onto the terrace and back garden. Just across the hallway takes you into the expansive, incredibly well equipped kitchen, with a large island which makes preparing family feasts a dream and a couple of bar stools at the end of this island, meaning cooking can be a social affair. This light and airy room leads around to the dining area, inviting everyone to join together for large spreads. With the bifold doors folded back, this space again opens out onto the terrace; perfect for bringing the outdoors in and entertaining when the sun is shining. Spilling outside, the large back garden allows everyone to socialise outdoors, perhaps partaking in a tempting tipple on the comfortable garden sofa while watching the little ones in the party enjoying the lawn area. When all worn out after plenty of time in the garden and from the beach, everyone can retreat to their own bedrooms. The master is the show stopper of the house, on the second floor it offers privacy and luxury in it’s own private balcony which overlooks the Camel estuary. Sit out in the evening and reflect on the day as you gaze out towards the sunset. On the first floor, there is a king bedroom with an ensuite shower room, double bedroom and smaller bedroom with a further double bed. On the ground floor, there is a good sized twin bedroom, with a door to the shower room. When needing to refresh, this luxurious downstairs shower room features four cubicles alongside each other for maximum convenience in a larger party but there is also a family bathroom upstairs, adding to the two ensuites to mean you will not be short of bathroom facilities here!
There is plenty of parking for 4-5 cars with gates out to the cul-de-sac lane, so you can leave your car on the driveway for your stay and explore on foot. In a superb location to spend your days on and near the water, Flaad House is within 10 minutes walk of Rock and Porthilly beaches. On your walk down you conveniently pass the Mariners Pub where Paul Ainsworth’s team will look after you while you indulge in their delicious fare. Just opposite is Rock Sailing Club and further down, Camel Ski School; both offering watersports enthusiasts the opportunity to get out in the estuary. Just after the little shops, two restaurants and ever popular Blue Tomato Café at the bottom of Rock you can find the slipway where the passenger ferry can sail you over to Padstow for a touch of retail therapy as you explore the historic harbour town. If you wish to take the car and venture north from Flaad House, you can wriggle around the coastline and take in the picturesque of Daymer Bay and watch the windsurfers here, with the ancient St. Enodoc Church nestled just above in the middle of the eponymous St. Enodoc Golf Course. Any golf enthusiasts will appreciate only being a few minutes drive from the clubhouse in Rock as the starting point for the stunning course which extends around the coastline. Polzeath beach lies just above Daymer Bay for your surfing fix any time of year, again only a 5-10 minute drive from the house. Whether you are after an action-packed Cornish adventure or just to retreat and take time for yourself at a gentler pace on holiday, Flaad House offers comfort and convenience for everyone all year round.
About the location
Padstow 1.5 miles via ferry; Polzeath 2.8 miles; Wadebridge 6.2 miles.
Rock is a desirable and much sought after coastal village located on the north eastern bank of the River Camel opposite the famous harbour town of Padstow which is easily reached by a regular ferry service. The summer home of royalty and celebrities offering top class restaurants and quality shops, the real draw is the array of watersports including sailing, water skiing, windsurfing and angling. Continuing on a sporting theme, the golf course at nearby St Enodoc is considered to be one of the best in the country. With an abundance of world class beaches all within a short radius it is easy to see why Rock holds its popularity.
Please note, updated garden shots will follow. The drop off where the garden meets the low white wall level has been lowered so there is now a step up to the garden from the terrace at the far end of the garden, rising to the original level as the garden drops away around the curve of the wall.