Cowrie is splendidly located in New Polzeath adjacent to the quieter Baby Bay end of Polzeath beach – ideal for beach games, sand castles, rock pooling and uncrowded early morning and evening surfing. From Baby Bay the unspoilt National Trust coastline extends uninterrupted towards Pentire Point (via ‘Cowrie Bay’) and beyond to Port Isaac – perfect for magnificent cliff walks.

Cowrie has been the owners’ family holiday home for over 50 years and is great for families with children as well as for relaxing, out of season, breaks. It is a large single-level bungalow, recently refurbished, with its own spacious garden extending to Baby Bay.

The most prominent feature of the house is the comfortable ‘sun room’, which takes full advantage of Cowrie’s position, its large picture windows enabling guests to enjoy the sea and coast views. Ample seating includes a four/five person dining/games table. The sun room is linked by double doors to the adjoining sitting room. Cowrie has four bedrooms - one super king bedroom with new en suite bathroom, one twin bedroom and one twin with zip and link mattresess that can be made up as a super king bedroom and one ‘junior’ bedroom with bunk beds, single bed and ‘Z’ bed. All bedrooms have wash basins and electric shaver points.

The modern kitchen is equipped with fridge freezer, induction hob, combi oven, combi microwave and dishwasher. It extends into the dining area, which opens out through French windows into the sheltered patio with rattan furniture – a favourite place in the morning sunshine.

Cowrie has wi-fi broadband, and there are flat screen TVs and games cupboards in the sitting room and ‘junior’ bedroom. 

Other facilities include two new shower rooms and laundry room, new double-glazed windows, underfloor heating and heated towel rails in the bathroom and shower rooms, modern thermostatically-controlled electric radiators (not night store) in all other rooms, a heated drying cupboard, undercover outdoor drying facilities, an outdoor heated shower and mobile barbecue. Linen and towels (but not beach towels) are provided; cots and high chairs can be hired locally.

Whilst maintaining the traditional character, Cowrie is now a warm and comfortable house with modern insulation, double glazing etc.


  • Splendidly located overlooking Baby Bay in New Polzeath
  • Sleeps 9-10 in 4 Bedrooms
  • Sun Room with Coastal views
  • Wonderful enclosed Gardens with access to Path to the Beach
  • Renovated Seaside Bungalow
  • New Kitchen, Bathrooms, drying cupboard
  • Traditional feel maintained
  • Outside Heated Surfer's Shower
  • Accessibility
    • Car Not Required
    • Child Friendly
    • Long Term Rentals
    • Non Smoking
    • Not Suitable for Wheelchairs
    • Suitable for Elderly / Infirm
    Entertainment Facilities
    • Board Games
    • Books
    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Games Console
    • Internet Access
    • Mobile Phone Service
    • TV
    • WiFi
    General Facilities
    • Bath
    • Central Heating
    • Cooking Utensils
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Grill
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron & Board
    • Linen Provided
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Shower
    • Toaster
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Washing Machine
    Leisure Facilities
    • Sauna
    Local Activities
    • Canoeing
    • Climbing
    • Cycling
    • Diving
    • Festivals
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Horse Riding
    • Outdoor Sports
    • Rock Climbing
    • Sailing
    • Shopping
    • Sightseeing
    • Surfing
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Walking
    • Water Sports
    • Wine Tasting
    Local Amenities
    • ATM
    • Bank
    • Beach (short drive)
    • Beach (walking)
    • Bike Hire
    • Bus
    • Cafe
    • Farm Shop
    • Gallery
    • Internet Cafe
    • Laundrette
    • Marina
    • Medical Centre
    • Museum
    • Pharmacy
    • Post Office
    • Pub
    • Restaurant
    • Shops
    • Taxi
    • Theme Park
    • Zoo
    Outdoor Facilities
    • Balcony / Terrace
    • Courtyard
    • Garden
    • Parking for several vehicles
    • Parking Off Street
    • Patio
    • Patio Furniture
    Type of Location
    • Beach
    • Clifftop
    • Peaceful
    • Remote
    • Rural
    • Scenic
    • Village
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"It was a shame that the Games Room was closed for Covid, but apart from that all good. Cowrie is a lovely house in a great location. "

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