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Constantine Bay



Ursula's Garden is a beautiful Arts and Crafts style house, situated on a quiet track just off the road down to Constantine Bay.  It is stacked with character and history and has a feel of peace and creativity, with original art on the walls (see link to Jane Vallings Illustration!). The perfect base to enjoy this wonderful stretch of North Cornish coast, it is also a stone's throw to Trevose Golf Club and all the facilities that has to offer.

Whilst it has interesting and unique architectural characteristics Ursula's Garden is very much a family home.

I have been holidaying in Constantine Bay my entire life and have many happy memories as small child, teenager and now with my own family.  It is a magical place.

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Upstairs there is one King-size bedroom with a balcony and wonderful views to the sea.  There is also a Twin room and both have en suites, plus a Single bedroom.  Downstairs the bedroom can be a Superking or Twin - with direct access to the wet room. All are comfortably furnished and a lovely bright aspect. 

The downstairs is open plan and comprises of a kitchen, dining and seating area with a log burner. There is a large circular atrium. The house has underfloor heating throughout.

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The History

The name of the property commemorates Ursula Dawson Scott.  She inherited the garden from Catherine Amy Dawson Scott, the founder of the international P.E.N. Club which to this day campaigns for political freedom for writers. Having connections to the Royal Family, Ursula used to exercise Edward VIII's greyhounds on the spectacular beach at the bottom of the lane, and it is reported that HM George V and Queen Mary made private visits. C.A. Dawson Scott was a novelist and literary salonniere who wrote frequently about Trevose Head. Ursula's Garden occupies the site of her writing studio, to which she would invite literary colleagues to stay and work. These included John Galsworthy, H.G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, Mary Renault, Dorothy Richardson: while Noel Coward would immortalise his hostess as Madame Arcati, in Blithe Spirit. A keen spiritualist, she latterly occupied a tent on the beach reading the Tarot. Her daughter in law Ursula was a student at the Slade. Leading painters of the day (Munnings, Hepworth, Leach, Hodgkins, Barry, Winifred Nicolson) visited whilst painting the coast, as well as more recent writers such as Causely, Russell and Betjeman. Her daughter Frances, a prima ballerina at the Rambert, entertained de Valois, Fonteyn and Macmillan.


Built in the style of Charles Voysey in 2012, winning awards and featured in several magazines, this spectacular Arts and Crafts style house offers generous and flexible accommodation.


Dogs welcome

Relaxing garden - a sun trap and you can hear the sea!

Sporting facilities nearby

Free Wifi


Weekly Housekeeping

The house is cleaned prior to arrival and beds are made up with crisp white linen.


Walking distance to Constantine Bay, and from there access to all the other bays along this beautiful stretch of coast (Porthcothan, Treyarnon, Boobys, Mother Ivy's and Trevone







The bustling harbour town is nearby with a variety of shops, restaurants and cafes.

Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan

Slightly further afield but a must visit.

Watergate Bay

A huge beach with an array of sporting activities on offer and places to eat.

Trevose Golf Club


A Championsghip course, the Headland 9 hole course and a Par 3 course, great for beginners.  There is also a swimming pool, tennis and padel courts and excellent restaurant with a terrace offering wonderful views over the golf course to the sea - perfect for sundowners. 


There are a number of local surf schools and surf hire shops and several beaches to suit all standards of surfing on the dootstep.

Camel Trail

Hire bikes from Padstow and cycle along the estuary to Wadebridge. 



What a wonderful house.  So near the beach!  Lots of long walks and fresh air near the sea.  Loved it!  Thank you for a brilliant stay! (Claire)

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