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Here's a bit of history to start you off; the terrace where Hillcrest, a really wonderful self-catering holiday home in Hayle, resides is one of the most prestigious terraces in Hayle, it was named following the first working locomotive 'Cornubia' which was designed and built in Cornwall and was made specifically for the newly completed Hayle railway line in 1838. With its most famous links with the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Clifton Terrace at Riviere Cliff, overlooking Copperhouse Pool, was eventually named.
Being a no through road, the terrace is peaceful and has
the best vantage point to enjoy Copperhouse Pool and its tidal
changes. A 500 metre walk from the house takes you past the sleepy
harbour along North quay to Riviere Towans where you take in the
glorious colours of the Hayle Estuary (Heyl (Cornish spelling)
actually means estuary!) onto the softest of golden sands that
reach 4km all the way to Godrevy Lighthouse and Gwithian's finest
surfing beach. A perfect playground for little ones wanting a
dabble in shallower shores or for the more adrenaline junkies that
crave the surf whether driven by waves or wind.
Hillcrest is quite maginificent, inside and out. With wooden floors throughout, it has two reception rooms, a large well-equipped kitchen, four bedrooms and three bathrooms as well as a wet room to visit straight off the beach, sun-soaked gardens and parking for up to four cars. On the ground floor, you walk into a spacious living area with wood burner, sofa, leather armchair, dining table to seat eight comfortably, and storage full of games and books. Through to the next reception room, you have ample sofa seating, a decorative fire place and a 55'' TV with BluRay DVD, sound bar and PS3 with patio doors that lead out onto a sun trap terrace and tiered gardens. Both reception rooms have views over Copperhouse Pool.
Now to the kitchen, cooking for a large family should be a breeze on the eight ring gas range and double oven and a full-sized dishwasher means clearing up is also made simple. There is plenty of preparation space on a super sterile stainless steel topped surface and a large fridge and freezer can cope with a family shop with enough larder space for keeping those Cornish Ales at perfect room temperature! Equipped for families with young children, as well as a high chair, stair gate and travel cot the owners have also thoughtfully provided a mini chopper/ blender, steriliser, childrens' plates and cutlery as well as child loo seat. There is a back door from the kitchen that leads out to the terrace and onto the tiered gardens. Here you will also find the detached wet room, perfect for rinsing off sandy bodies before going indoors, which also doubles up as a utility area with sink, worktop and Bosch washing machine.
On the first floor, you will find all the bedrooms and bathrooms starting with the master bedroom and en-suite shower room. There is a king size bed in the master bedroom and windows (with privacy blinds) that face onto the rear gardens, veluxes offer beautiful streaming light when desired but have remote controlled black out blinds for total relaxation at night time. There are two twin bedrooms again with black out blinds; the front facing twin room enjoys the gorgeous pool views. Finally there is a double bedroom with 4'6'' bed and fabulous views. There are two further brand new bathrooms; one has a bath with shower over and the other a large walk in shower, both are modern and have stylish tall radiators perfect for creating toasty towels!
Hillcrest's private and enclosed gardens are drenched in sunshine all day long from the lower terrace where lunch can be had at a picnic bench or, if you want to dine in the evening alfresco, there is a large BBQ provided and also more seating on a higher tier capturing the evening sunshine. Please be aware that there are steps between the different levels of the garden so small children would need to be mindfully watched! There is also a bench right at the front of the house across the peaceful street designed to take in the views of Copperhouse Pool and the Estaury. This home is perfect for families or friends sharing, it's equally fabulous for couples or smaller parties wanting that little extra luxury ( a discount may apply for parties of four or fewer). Hillcrest accepts one well-behaved family dog where house rules apply!
Jun 20 2022
We stayed at Hillcrest last year so booked again for this year with our 3 adult children and their partners. and the dog. It's a spacious house with room for all!!! Great location for exploring Cornwall or just sitting on the beach in Hayle. Secure garden for the dog!!! Booking was simple and efficient. App gives all info needed. Garden furniture could do with an upgrade and we could have done with an extra rubbish bin but apart from that it's perfect!!
Apr 23 2022
Hillcrest is a home from home experience offering all that's needed for the perfect holiday. The owners have provided good quality furnishings and kitchen appliances, bed linen and bathroom towels. All amenities are within easy walking distance from the property also the beach and the towans.
Apr 18 2022
We stayed at Hillcrest which was a superb cottage in Hayle, and everything that we needed for our holiday. All the family including the dog thoroughly enjoyed there stay there. There is a great beach with a ten minute walk, and some very nice eating places within walking distance. It is a good location to get to many places around Cornwall. I would recommend this to both family and friends, and anyone who needs a place to stay on holiday. Orange Roofs are very good and most helpful when booking and during your you vacation. Many thanks for a great holiday.
Nov 16 2021
The house was ideal for our needs. The back garden was great for Fred the dog as well as it was enclosed. Only improvement would be the addition of a tumble dryer.
Nov 09 2021
This is our second visit & find the accommodation ticks all the boxes for us. Well equipped kitchen, outside utility very handy especially when returning from surfing. Love the two seating areas, lovely when you want a quiet read & others want to watch TV. Log burner makes the whole house cosy and especially as we visit at end of October. Having 4 toilets an added bonus. Always spotlessly clean on arrival. What more can I say except hope to come again next year.
Sep 25 2021
Had a wonderful time at Hillcrest, wonderful family home, has everything we needed for 2 parents and 3 children in their 20's, plus our 4th child (dog). Loved the space, so close to fabulous beaches and St Ives, all round great place to stay. Thanks so much.
Jul 24 2021
We arrived to a spotless beautiful house and started our holiday straightaway! There were 7 people in our party and the house worked perfectly for us with plenty of bedroom space....3 immaculate modern bathrooms and lots of room in the spacious kitchen, dining and lounge areas. The terraced garden worked perfectly for us and we had a few barbecues. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything we needed. The house has amazing views across the estuary and we were really pleased with the location. Hayle itself has lots to offer with a beautiful Sandy beach, restaurants, bars, train links, buses and taxis to the amazing St Ives. We just had the best time Thankyou!!!
Jun 05 2021
Loved this house. Spotless on arrival. Smelt and looked fresh. Everything we needed. Fully equipped kitchen etc ... massive TV and very very comfy beds Wonderful beach on the doorstep Amazing garden to relax in . Perfect for 7 adults and a dog!!!
Stefy & Chris
Jun 01 2021
We had an amazing time in Cornwall staying at Hillcrest. The property was very clean and roomy for a large family staycation. The hosts were very informative and left lots of recommendations.
May 09 2021
Lovely house with everything we needed! Great location for exploring around the area (glad I wasn't battling with St Ives parking every day!)
Apr 25 2021
This was our first time renting through OrangeRoofs and it was a very positive experience. The OrangeRoofs app makes finding information easy. Everything was a click away. Pros: House was very clean. Hardwood floors throughout the entire house! No grimy carpets here! large, plush bath towels comfy beds with extra pillows All rooms are bright and well appointed Bathrooms are all newly remodeled Short walk to the beach and into the town of Hayle Short drive into St Ives. Large dining table perfect for large group Separate reception area was great for the kids to watch TV while the adults relaxed with dinner Large garden with grass, seating area and bbq Cons: The cookware can use an update - the nonstick pans are no longer non stick No dryer (clearly stated in listing) but there is certainly space for a dryer to be installed All in all we would rent this house again and would recommend it to others.
Comment from Orange Roofs:
Thank you so much for your review Jennifer, we are so happy you have had an amazing time. We are so sorry that the box was ticked for tumble-dryer, that clearly was a mistake and we have corrected that now. We have also got 3 new pans in the house :)
Oct 09 2020
Great holiday from the start with easy booking through Orange roofs, plenty of useful information and excellent adherence to the covid rules. Hillcrest is a wonderful large property, attractive inside as well as out. Great position overlooking the estuary right next to the north quay. Easy parking, but close to all amenities, just a short walk to a beach, pubs, takeaways etc.Hillcrest is very well equipped, great range for cooking on the nights you stay in. Enormous dining / lounge room with loads of space for little ones to play. Plus large,comfy, tv lounge. Excellent quality dishwasher and washer with outside shower and toilet. The only thing missing was a drier, a must for out of season.