All on one level, The Folly sleeps up to two guests, with a sumptuous king size bed and even a dressing room! Let the summer breeze drift through the patio doors that lead from the bedroom and from the living space. With two decked areas and a glorious, enclosed garden with far reaching countryside views to enjoy, you and your four legged friends can embrace the peace and quiet.
Bolingey is a picturesque hamlet just a mile from the seaside town of Perranporth. There is a delightful local pub within a five minute walk from the Folly, so take an amble for an evening drink or meal. Perranporth beach is just a mile away, so you can easily spend a day enjoying the sun on the golden sand. To venture further afield The Folly is a great location for exploring Cornwall. Head north to nearby Holywell Bay, Crantock, and Newquay to name just a few.
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Perranporth boasts a beautiful three mile long sandy beach with undulating dunes, a tidal swimming pool built into the striking Chapel Rock, and rock pools that are perfect for paddling. Swim and surf in the big blue, explore caves and enjoy the space to stretch, run and breathe. Take a picnic for lazy hazy days in the dunes or take the dog and relish the three mile expanse of golden sand.
Culture and History
St Piran, the patron saint of Cornwall, is said to have washed up on Perranporth’s shores, and the remains of his 6th century oratory can still viewed in the dunes. Perranporth was the site for two tin mines in years gone by and the inspiration for Winston Graham’s Poldark novels which were all written here. High above the beach the millennium sundial tracks Cornish time (approximately 12 minutes later than GMT).
Food and Drink
From fine dining to fish and chips on the promenade, Perranporth has a wide array of food and drink, so you can treat yourself to time away from the kitchen. Share delicious tapas, try vegan street food, or enjoy great bar food in sunny gardens. Local takeaways include Indian, Chinese, Thai and pizza, and remember to leave room for an indulgent Cornish ice cream or post dinner local gin!
The north coast of Cornwall is made for adventure. In addition to the wild playgrounds of the beaches there are also loads of organised activities available too. Book lessons with a surf school, gallop a horse along the beach, and play tennis at beautifully maintained grass and hard courts. There’s also a links golf course in the dunes, hang-gliding, a bowling green, children’s play park and boating lake.
There’s plenty to see and do in the local area, without having to travel too far. Within a short drive of all our properties, visitors can pet farm animals and sample the local cyder at Healeys Cyder Farm, find out how ice cream is made (and of course treat yourself to some!) at Callestick Farm Cornish Ice Cream, and discover the ruins of St Piran’s Oratory in the sand dunes at Perranporth. Dairyland, with horse rides, farm animals, and a huge soft play area, is a great day out for families with young children, as is Lappa Valley Steam Railway with train rides and play park and exploring creatures of the deep at Newquay's Blue Reef Aquarium at Towan Beach.
Slightly further afield is The Eden Project with its famous biomes, the National Trust houses of Lanhydrock, Trelissick and Trerice, and the spectacular gardens of Glendurgan, Trebah and The Lost Gardens of Heligan. From the rugged and dramatic north coast to the sheltered harbours of south coast fishing villages, everyone is bound to find a corner of Cornwall that captures their heart. Visit St Ives for cobbled streets and art galleries including the Tate St Ives, walk the causeway to St Michael’s Mount island off Marazion, and explore Falmouth’s fascinating maritime history. Padstow is a foodie’s heaven, while Truro boasts a stunning Gothic Revival cathedral and is the county’s shopping hub.
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We had a lovely stay and everything was perfect at The Folly. We will definitely be returning at some point. It was clean, well equipped, great location, quiet and private, just the perfect place for a relaxing break.
Mrs Evans stayed 20th February 2024
The Folly is a beautiful sunlit haven in a peaceful location away from the hustle and bustle of living in a city. We absolutely loved every minute of our stay and hope to come back soon. Thank you ?? ??
Mrs Hobson stayed 14th October 2023
We had a wonderful stay at The Folly it was decorated beautifully, we loved all the details. The Folly is well equipped and has a great collection of cooking essentials. The parking space was excellent as it meant we could explore other places. We saw Phil a few times he is lovely and always asked if we were ok and had everything we needed.
Thank you for a wonderful stay! We hope we can stay again.
A super property with everything you could possibly need including some treats for us and our dog. Hosts very friendly and helpful.
Mrs Amos stayed 19th September 2023
The Folly is an oasis of calm and supremely comfortable cottage. Everything was perfect and it’s a great base for exploring Cornwall. Having air conditioning was an added bonus especially for summer holidays.
Perfect for us the location as we had the dog with us the accommodation was clean modern and every you needed in there would highly recommend you won’t be disappointed
Mrs Kitaszewski stayed 13th June 2023
The Folly is quite a tardis and was much bigger than we anticipated. It was spotlessly clean and welcoming on arrival with a few treats for us to enjoy. The property is extremely well equipped has plenty of storage space and a very comfy bed. The air conditioning was really useful as it was quite hot and humid during our stay, it didn’t need to be on long to cool everywhere down. The garden is secure and the parking is a bonus. The location is ideal if you like some peace and quiet with the beach and town just over 1/2 a mile away. We would definitely stay again and will recommend it to our friends.
Absolutely loved it perfect for the two of us and three dogs. Quirky. Very well equipped and clean. Views from the windows are lovely, pretty much home from home. The location is tranquil and yet a stones throw from Perranporth
Mrs Spenceley stayed 8th May 2023
Lovely place! Light, modern, nicely furniture and decorated, had a happy and welcoming feel about it. Very comfy bed, plenty of storage space. Coffee, tea, milk, yummy biscuits and even treat were all provided to start off our holiday. Very much appreciated! Everything we needed and more was there. We met Phil, one of the owners several times. He’s ever so nice, friendly and helpful. Fantastic stay!!
Mrs Malcolmson stayed 4th June 2023
Perfect accommodation for my wife, i and our dog. Good location, everything you’d need for a holiday inside the annex. Lovely owners who would certainly help you out.
The Folly is a very cosy property very clean the furniture is just enough for the usage for two people and one pet. There is also a parking space for one car which is very welcomed the area is very peaceful We met the property owners they were very kind and helpful.
Mr Costa stayed 7th November 2022
Lovely accommodation, very comfortable and modern. Secure garden for your dog with seating and great views.
Had lots of essentials in the kitchen which was very thoughtful.
We stayed at the folly for just under to weeks, we have got to say its a fabulous little bolt hole with everything you need and more, we meet the owner and he is lovely. The beech is down the hill not too far at all.
Its real dog friendly inside and out, we could let our little sausage out on his own with no problems at all.
We already booked for 2 weeks next year can't wait.
We had a great week at the Folly. We loved the property and location just outside Perranporth. The Folly is a lovely building and suited us and our dog perfectly. Benjy gave the holiday 5 woofs out of 5.
Very clean and tidy. Perfect location and very peaceful. Views are stunning. Everything we needed.
Mrs White stayed 14th August 2022
Lovely little accommodation in a peaceful location. Clean, light and modern with a lovely outlook. Lots of little extras around the property. I was really pleased that the garden area was fenced and secure for my young terrior. Enjoyed my short break very much and would definitely return.
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