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Check in time is not before 4.30pm to give sufficient time to ensure the house is cleaned and prepared for you, and the cleaning staff have left the property.

Nick will contact you prior to arrival, usually the day before, to let you know the key safe code. If you have any queries in advance please text or call him on 07715 456388.

The postcode is TR7 1EA.

The garage is in the North corner of Island Crescent. If you use www.what3, the garage is at ““.

The one-way route round the town of Newquay is not straightforward and there are two routes to Island Crescent, one of which takes you over a slightly-intimidating-first-time narrow bridge on Bridge Road. Most SatNavs should navigate you to Island Crescent without having to face the narrow bridge, but if in doubt the following directions will safely avoid this:

Driving directions from the M5:

– At junction 31, use the left 2 lanes to take the A30 exit to Bodmin/Okehampton. Continue on the A30 for 74 miles.

– Take the A39/B3279 ramp to Newquay/A392/Airport/St Colomb/St Dennis/Indian Queens.

– At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A39.

– At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A392.

– At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Treloggan Road.

– Go through 3 roundabouts.

– At the roundabout, continue straight onto Treninnick Hill.

– At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Edgcumbe Ave/A3058. Immediately, at the second roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Trenance Road. (Essentially you are going straight across this double roundabout.)

– Turn left at Lanhenvor Avenue.

– Turn right onto Mount Wise.

– Turn left onto Marcus Hill.

– Turn right onto Manor Road.

– Turn left onto Trebarwith Crescent.

– Turn left onto Island Crescent.

– Follow the road round the first right hand bend (spotting The Island!), continue to the second right hand bend, and the garage is on the left on that bend, with a green double door.

Parking: unusually for this area of Newquay, we have garage parking for two cars a short distance from the house, on Island Crescent. The double garage door is electric and is opened by pressing the key fob which can be found in the key safe. The garage is high enough to take most types of car including people carriers: garage height clearance is a shade over 2 metres; garage width is 5.10 metres; garage length is 5.15 metres.In addition, there is on street parking on Island Crescent, although at busy times it is not always easy to find a space especially in the summer. As an alternative there are municipal car parks in the centre of town.

Key safe: on the wall to the left of the garage. Nick will have given you the code before arrival. In here you will find the fob to open the electric garage door as well as the house keys.

Charging: there is a standard 13A power socket in the garage which you are welcome to use if you need to charge your electric car.

Access: once you have parked, walk back down Island Crescent and after 30 metres turn right at the small triangular green, following the path which leads to steps down. If it’s after dusk it may be very dark down this short path, so you may be more comfortable with a torch or phone light, but in any event you should be OK once you reach the steps when a wall light comes on. After going down about 20 steps you will come to a green door marked ‘private’ which leads to the house. The handle on the outside does not turn: just turn the key and push the door.

If you use www.what3, the green door is at “rejoiced.daily.squeezed“.

Go through the green door. The ‘across the bridge walk’ doesn’t lose its magic whether crossing to The Island for the first or the fiftieth time, as the ever-changing vista is mesmerising! There is a bounce to the bridge, which is exacerbated in high winds and stormy conditions. Don’t worry, we have had the bridge thoroughly tested and it has passed with flying colours, but please do observe the maximum of four on the bridge and of course don’t let children play on it. The bridge and paths can be slippery if it is wet, and/or windy when the leaves come down, so please be careful and use the handrail.

If it is still daylight feel free to signal your arrival at the house by hoisting the flag of your choice!

Early arrival: sorry, we have stopped being able to be flexible with guests arriving early, to make sure our cleaners always have time to clean thoroughly.  Your best bet is to park the car and explore the nearby beaches, harbour, cafes or other “things to do” in this guide. There is plenty within 5 minutes’ walk. The harbour (the “new quay”) itself is two minutes away across the beach at low tide and has centuries of history, so is a good introduction to Newquay. If the weather is poor, the Aquarium on the promenade just below The Island is a good place to spend a couple of hours. The house should be cleaned and ready for you by 4.30pm.