This house was perfect for a 3 generation family holiday. The garden is just gorgeous, the kitchen has every item you could possibly want, a real home from home. The owner popped in to pick up his tools from the garage but was happy to chat and offer local advice on places to go etc. he even let us stay a little longer to watch the England women’s World Cup match. My daughter was over the moon!
Date of arrival – 11 June 2023. This property is located in a perfect location to enjoy your family holiday in Newquay. Every attraction is less than 10mins drive and only 10mins walk to many top attractions including the zoo and leisure centre. Pete was the perfect host and was always happy to help with anything including the arrival and explanation of all the facilities and was always available to answer any questions about the area. We will most certainly be returning in the future.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Swallowtails July 2022, The house is so spacious and the extra kitchen and added bonus. Location was good and walking distance of everything ideal. The owners very helpful and provided little essentials like milk and a cream tea which we appreciated after a long journey. Will definitely visit again.
Great stay 2022
We stayed here at Swallowtails in July 2022, the house is so spacious and clean. Location was great very near to the Zoo only a 5 minute walk and also near the boating lake which has a wonderful cafe by day and restaurant at night, great value for Money. The owner is very helpful and the Cornish cream tea on arrival was a lovely touch, would recommend to anyone.
Relaxing Stay April 2021
Thanks for a relaxing and enjoyable stay at this well equipped , spacious property . We really enjoyed the garden , relaxing in the sunshine, plenty of sun beds , the outdoor heater was a welcome bonus !
Just returned from a weeks holiday. This property had everything that we needed. Only a 10 min walk into town and beach, 5 min from the zoo. Great location. The only thing that I had to confirm with the owner when he rang me a few days before our holiday as it wasn’t noted on the listing (should be added) Is there a freezer and somewhere to dry clothes?. I can confirm that there are 2 freezers and one washer is a washer/dryer, plus it has a rotary washing line. We had a brilliant time, would definitely return and recommend.
June 21 Holiday
This is a great home for a large group – great location with a reasonable walk to the centre, loads of space to relax inside as well as in the beautifully maintained garden and space for parking. Pete communicated well both ahead of and during our stay – tailoring the welcome package to match our preferences is really thoughtful and one example of this. Thanks so much Pete.
First Class Accommodation
Left on Aug 7, 2021 for a stay in Jul 2021
Large property in a nice area which is not overlooked, close to the zoo. You can even hear the lions roaring. The house has everything you need and all the rooms are large, there were seven of us and we had plenty of room to sit and relax even outside in the large garden. Nothing was too much trouble for the owner who welcomed us with a cream tea and showed us around the property. Within walking distance to the centre and beaches. This house is perfect for a stay in Newquay and we would certainly go back.
Stayed June 2018
Amazing house, fabulous garden, plenty of parking for at least 4 cars. The house was very clean and had everything we needed, including a beautiful welcome pack with scones,jam and clotted cream which was a lovely touch. The house is in a perfect location and an easy walk to the Zoo, I would recommend and hope to return soon. Xx
Lovely accommodation and surrounding area
Stayed April 2019
We had a family break over the Easter weekend at Swallowtails. The property is a good size and fully equipped with all we needed. There is plenty of parking for 3+ cars. We were blessed with good weather which enabled us to enjoy the large garden with plenty of garden furniture for us all. The property is in an excellent location within easy walking distance of shops, pub, lake, beach and zoo. Hearing the lion roar was an eerie experience. Peter the owner contacted us for choices for his welcome pack and did everything he could to make us feel welcome.
Stayed here over Xmas/New Year
Swallowtails provided everything we needed for a family holiday. The kitchen was extremely well equipped, the accommodation was spacious, warm and comfortable. The owner (Pete) provided a warm welcome with a lovely Christmas tree and Christmas lights and the hamper of wine, Cornish tea, etc. We would highly recommend this property.
Another great week at Swallowtails!
Left on Aug 26, 2018 for a stay in Aug 2018
Enjoyed our stay at Swallowtails! Plenty of parking for three cars and could accommodate more. Lovely spacious garden and ample garden furniture. Large well equipped kitchen plus another smaller kitchen! There is a big living area with plenty of seating for 10 people. Peter’s welcome pack of scones and cream is a nice start to the holiday and the wine is much appreciated!
Lovely home from home
Left on Sep 2, 2018 for a stay in Jul 2018
We arrived early and Pete the owner allowed us to check in early, which was much appreciated after a long drive. Nothing was too much trouble for him. Pete showed us around the house with attention to detail. The house was fully equipped with everything that you need to make your stay as relaxing as possible. The added bonus is having bedding supplied, so it wasn’t any problems having to bring your own towels. The welcome pack of jam, scones, clotted cream, bread, butter, tea, coffee and milk was a kind touch. Pete also phones you a day or two before arrival and asks what type of scone you would prefer and which type of wine you would like too, yes wine!! Ample parking and garden area to relax in after a busy day on the beach or site seeing. The house is situation in a quiet area but not too far away from the beach, which is just a 10 minutes walk away. 5 mins walk away is a play area and tennis courts.
4TH VISIT HOME FROM HOME
This is our 4th stay at Swallowtails and we thoroughly enjoyed it. As previously mentioned it is an ideal location for the town, beaches, zoo and swimming pool. The house is immaculate and Pete (owner) rings beforehand to ask what bread and wine we would like. This, together with tea, coffee, sugar, butter, jam and clotted cream are all very much appreciated. Nothing is too much trouble. Pete replaced a lightbulb for us within a few hours of us notifying him. He is a really friendly and helpful man. He maintains the property and each year makes improvements to the house. It really is a spacious, comfortable and well-equipped property in a fantastic location!
GREAT PROPERTY AND HELPFUL OWNER
STAYED OCTOBER 2017
Stayed here in early October as a family of six (five adults and a small child). We found that it ticked all the boxes for us – nice quiet location, a 5-10 minute walk from the town and beach, well maintained, clean, well equipped and with plenty of space. Not that we used it but there is also a well kept garden with lots of chairs, loungers, fire-pit and barbeque. Pete, the owner, was very helpful throughout our stay. We were contacted a couple of weeks before arrival and he asked what kind of scones we liked, whether we wanted white or brown bread and if we preferred red, white or rose wine, so he could match the welcome pack to our preferences. On arrival the welcome pack was waiting – two bottles of red wine, loaf of brown bread, fresh scones, clotted cream, jam and milk – what a nice touch! When we arrived the house was empty but Pete had already visited to switch the lights on and leave some music playing to help make the place homely for our arrival. He arrived about ten minutes after our arrival, giving us just enough time to unload the car, and went through everything we needed to know. He was always at hand on the end of a phone to answer the few queries that cropped up during our stay. Couldn’t have asked for more from the owner. If we visit Newquay again we will definitely stay here
STAYED JULY 2017
My husband and I took six 16 year olds for a weeks holiday. Booked this house as it looked like it had all we were looking for. It was perfect. The boys had the 3 rooms and bathroom upstairs and my husband and I had the double bedroom and bathroom downstairs. There was everything we needed in the house… and I mean everything. A fabulous location as only 10 minutes to beach and only a little further to town. So boys able to walk themselves in and around beaches and town as often as they liked. Pete the owner is absolutely lovely and couldnt do enough for us. The cream tea left for all of us was a real treat on arrival. He also left us bread milk tea coffee sugar and 2 bottles of wine! Not many places spoil you like this. I highly recommend this property. We loved it. Thanks so much Pete for having us all and for your thoughtfulness.
STAYED JUNE 2017
This house is stunning, spacious, beautiful garden and great location. The owner is lovely and very helpful. Zoo is minutes away and town centre just a short walk. Would definitely come here again
STAYED OCTOBER 2016
Just returned from a lovely week at Swallowtails. The location is perfect giving easy access to local shops and beach which is only a ten minute walk. The accommodation is spacious and well maintained with ample parking for cars. Very highly recommended for a large family or group of adults.
HOME FROM HOME
STAYED IN AUGUST 2016
Stayed here every yr since 2012. Lovely, well equipped large home with beautiful big garden with sun loungers and plenty of private off road parking. Pete the lovely owner of this beautiful house is always on hand if you need him. He has over the yrs made improvements to the house, the latest being to the bedroom balcony with new glass railings and new patio doors. He has also added a glass paneled railing to the open plan stairs making it not only safer but looks stylish too. Always met with 2 bottles of wine, scones, jam, tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread and butter and of course a friendly smile. The house is close to Newquay shops, zoo, park, swimming baths and beach. The house is on 2 levels, the upstairs having 3 bedrooms (1 with a double bed, 2 with 2 single beds in each, there also being a single futon bed in one) and a lovely family bathroom with shower over jakoozi bath. There is a double bedroom downstairs with it’s own bathroom and kitchen wich was ideal for my elderly parents. There is also a second main kitchen/dining room and very spacious lounge. Stayed here with husband, parents and 3 children. Woulds definitely recommend this home
Fantastic Spacious holiday rental in a lovely location
Left on Jun 5, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
my husband and I enjoyed a fantastic week here during May half term along with our 2 children and our close friends who also have 2 children. Swallowtails was plenty big enough for us all with all 4 bedrooms having ample space. The house was well equip with appliances ensuring we did not need to eat out everyday. The house is located in a fantastic part of Newquay, only a short 10 minute walk from the town centre and beaches. and only a stones throw from the Zoo, crazy golf and Trenance Gardens. I would recommend this holiday rental to any large family or people wanting to share with friends. The owner was extremely welcoming and even met us on our arrival even though it was the early hours. if returning to Newquay at a later date I would not hesitate to book this property again.
Left on Jul 17, 2015 for a stay in Jul 2015
Just returned from our stay at Swallowtails, there were nine of us in total, this property has a lovely large living, dining and kitchen area which is ideal for a large family. The owner Pete met us on arrival and spent time telling us all we needed to know about the house and location. Lovely touches such as flowers on the the table, wine in the fridge, scones, milk, bread etc. The house is in a great location near the Zoo, Trenance Gardens and easy walking distance to the town and beach, only negative is that it could do with one more bathroom especially for a large family or group staying.
Cream Tea was a delight
Left on Aug 30, 2015 for a stay in Aug 2015
We have just returned from a great week at Swallowtails. The location is excellent for access to Newquay town and the house is spacious and very well equipped. The owner Pete met us on arrival and explained the details of the house. He had also provided tea, milk, bread and a delicious cream tea- which went down a treat! Very thoughtful! The garden was a bonus which the children enjoyed. Ample parking as well- we had three cars and there was plenty of room.
Will book this property again!
My husband and I enjoyed a fantastic week here during May half term along with our 2 children and our close friends who also have 2 children. Swallowtails was plenty big enough for us all with all 4 bedrooms having ample space. The house was well equip with appliances ensuring we did not need to eat out everyday. The house is located in a fantastic part of Newquay, only a short 10 minute walk from the town centre and beaches and only a stones throw from the Zoo, crazy golf and Tranance Gardens. I would recommend this holiday rental to any large family or people wanting to share with friends. The owner was extremely welcoming and even met us on our arrival even though it was the early hours. if returning to Newquay at a later date I would not hesitate to book this property again.
A lovely holiday home in a lovely area. Felt like home from home. Enjoyed all aspects of our stay. Ideal for an extended family as the large house affords very spacious accomodation, with two kitchens preventing any meal time compromises. Very highly recommended.
Large well equipped house, everything you would need, great location
Big, spacious and well equipped. Home from home. Would benefit from an outside tap for easier washing of wetsuits. ?A 10 minute walk from town and that was with children in tow, fantastic bonus to have Wifi and Sky as it kept tired children happy when they had a busy day at the beach. ?Good sized garden with BBQ which was used by us on a couple of occasions. ?All in all a good venue if wanting to go away with friends.
Large house in a lovely location
When we arrived at the house we were pleasently suprised by the size of it! The lounge was large and spacious, as were the kitchen and garden.
The house is fully equipped with all the mod-cons you’d want, including a microwave, dishwashers and Sky Plus! All the bedroom’s had their own TV’s too.
The bathroom upstairs contained a power shower and jacuzzi bath which we enjoyed a lot.
The whole house was very clean and easily big enough for the eight of us to stay there without getting under eachothers feet.
Lastly, we were very lucky to have amazing weather when we stayed there so we made a lot of use of the garden and BBQ that was provided. There was a little seating area with a heater and there are deck chairs and body boards in the shed which we took to the beach.
Overall we were very happy with the house, it was better than we expected and all eight of us agreed we’d be happy to go back in the winter just to spend another week in the house!
(Also the position of the house was very good. An easy 5 minute walk to the edge of town and only 10 minutes from the beach and town centre. We also drove to Fistral a few times which took less than 10 minutes).