The Crag details
This fabulous Arts and Crafts villa sits in an acre of grounds on a front line cliff top, some 300 ft above sea level with breath-taking 180 degrees panoramic views of the sea and bay. As one of England’s most southerly houses, it benefits from the warmer and sunnier microclimate of the Lizard Peninsula, renowned for its sandy beaches and coves and most recently used for the latest television series of Poldark. The garden gate opens onto the coastal path offering miles of stunning circular walks. Three hundred yards from the gate, along the costal path lies the small sandy beach of Housel Bay, which is hardly ever overcrowded and when exposed at low tide, is ideal for guests to enjoy right at their doorstep.
The house is the last one before the sea on a ‘no through road’ in a hamlet of fifteen houses and although secluded, is not isolated, with the Lizard village only half a mile away with a small selection of food shops, cafes and pubs – not forgetting Ann’s famous pasty shop. Next door, below the house, is an exclusive family run hotel offering superb meals and the owner always looks after guests of The Crag, even providing breakfast if required!
Well worth the extra journey, the Crag offers home from home comfort all year round, lovingly restored and retaining the original features of the hall mosaic floor and stain glass hall windows. The spectacular views from the principle rooms, front bedrooms and outside patio are some of the most iconic in Cornwall, looking across the Bay and the Lighthouse, and feature in many calendars. Huge picture windows and patio doors facing south to the sea allow maximum light and optimise the sea views to enjoy a summer evening or watch the Atlantic storms below in the winter ,curled up by the log fire. The Lizard Lighthouse is half a mile away and ensures the safety of the many boats passing in the channels. There are numerous sandy coves on the Lizard – Kynance, Mullion, Coverack and Kennack to name but a few – with the superb sailing waters of the Helford River nearby made famous by Daphne Du Maurier, and further afield Gweek Seal Sanctuary, Flambards Adventure Park and Porthleven, with the famous Rick Stein restaurant. Larger towns of Falmouth, St Ives and Penzance with St Michael’s Mount are all within easy reach, as is the cathedral city of Truro. In spring and summer, there are numerous famous gardens in which to appreciate magnificent camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons. Roskillys famous ice cream is also locally made near Coverack and offers tea rooms and farm trials. In Mullion, there is the Chocolate Factory where you can watch chocolates being made. Crab and lobster are a local delicacy, with fishing and sailing available locally as well as golf and horse riding.
This holiday at a glance
- Sleeps eight guests
- Four bedrooms.
- Two en-suite shower rooms and separate family bathroom.
- Wood burning stove.
- Please supervise your children at all times in the garden, due to the proximity of the sea.
- Sorry, no pets.
- Parking for four cars in a private drive.
- Helicopter access to garden is weather dependent.
- Minimum stay three nights.
- Original hall with arts and crafts mosaic floor and stain glass windows and doors.
- Electric double range oven, microwave, dishwasher washing machine and tumble dryer.
- Drinks cooler, larder fridge and freezer.
- 50 inch flatscreen television in the sitting room with both Sky movies and sports.
- 22 inch television with DVD player in the master bedroom with both Sky movies and sports.
- A selection of books and DVDs are available.
- A travel cot is available, please bring your own cot linen.
- Whilst towels are provided for use within the property, we do request that guests bring beach towels.
Attractions and nearby amenities
- The property is ideally situated within the Lizard Peninsular, ideal for places like St. Michael’s Mount, St. Ives, Mousehole, Newlyn, Penzance and The Helford River.
- Visit the world famous Lands End.
- Enjoy a trip to the historic St Michael’s Mount.
- For a great family day out visit the Tate St Ives.
- There are an abundance of small seaside towns with a wealth of teashops, cafes, independent shops and restaurants.
- Visit the Engiish Heritage properties of St Mawes and Pendennis Castles.