Chy-an-Oula (2-bedroom split level cottage)


Degembris Farm house and Cottages, St Newlyn East, Nr Newquay, Cornwall


Chy-an-Oula is taken from the Cornish meaning for ‘Owls House’. This lovingly converted barn is the perfect complement to its surroundings.

With its high ceilings and exposed wooden beams, the cottage retains all of its original charm while being beautifully decorated and renovated with everything your family will need to enjoy a fantastic holiday in Cornwall.

Chy-an-Oula has 2 extremely spacious bedrooms, the double room has enough room to fit a cot for any family that have young children with them, and the twin room has Zip-and-Link beds that can be made up as 2 singles or as a king-size double depending on your family’s needs.

The living and kitchen area are at the top of the stairs, meaning that you can enjoy the fabulous views from the comfort of your chair.

The family bathroom is on the ground floor and includes a full-size bath and separate shower cubicle.

The cottage has an open plan living room and kitchen that is bright and open. There is a log burner effect fireplace giving the cottage a cosy feel whatever the weather making this the perfect place to unwind and revel in the peaceful surroundings.

An ideal location from which to explore the many activities Cornwall has to offer.

The stunning countryside is set off by the recent addition of a glorious lake, also it is great for a morning stroll or to relax by in the evening sun or simply enjoy the view while relaxing on the patio area and to enhance your visit to Chy-an-Oula, our country trail offers the opportunity to explore the surroundings and also see nature up close and personal.

Things you may need to know.

We understand that some families may require additional safety and security features. Here you will find some helpful information about the security features of Chy-an-Oula.

  • Key locks on doors and windows with removable keys (see photos).
  • New fire regulations regarding external doors may mean that the holiday home Is not suitable for disabled people
  • No enclosed garden.
  • The farmhouse s also a B&B so cars do drive around the cottage ground to access it.
  • There is a large field opposite the cottages that belongs to the farm and is able to be used by guests and leads on from the gravelled carpark.
  • Large manmade lake in the field opposite.
  • Owners live on site and are friendly and approachable and happy to help with any questions or requests.
    Stair gates available.

The Spectrum Set-up

This accommodation has been visited and has met our criteria to ensure suitability for a family with a child or children on the spectrum.  Take a look at our criteria list and find out more about what equipment will be available and how we prepare all our properties for your stay here.

More information

Nature Trail – Established many years ago, our farm trail originally spanned two working farms and enabled guests to experience all the fun of the farm. Still encompassing both farms it has now developed into a country trail as the work has changed and accommodation provision is at the forefront.Giving you the chance to explore your surroundings during your stay, be it skipping through bluebells, kicking the leaves or discovering wonderful wildlife, the trail brings nature to your doorstep.

The Lake – A fairly recent addition at Degembris, our lake enhances the already stunning countryside views. It has blended into the landscape beautifully and looks as though it’s always been there. Another bonus is the attraction of a wide variety of wildlife from the deers that come out of the woods to drink to the many dragonflies.

Since it’s creation in 2015, it has been a topic of great discussion especially as we discover that so many of our guests love fishing.
Watch this space for more developments!

Wildlife – An on-going project at Degembris, to encourage a wide variety of native wildlife to our little patch. Since stopping our more intensive farming several years ago we have found many different visitors are showing their faces.

Among our regulars are red deer’s emerging from the woods to take a drink at the lake, a heron taking a dip, barn owls on a dusk fly past, along with bees and dragonflies to name just a few.

We’re hoping to encourage many more species in the future, what will you spot while you’re here?

Local Amenities and Places to Visit

The Fox’s Revenge, Summercourt TR8 5AF
The Fox’s Revenge is located just off the A30 near Summercourt. A pub with a vibrant atmosphere and stunning food, open from 9am until 11pm every day. The Fox is an outstanding venue for food, music, outdoor movies, weddings and so much more. Relax, enjoy some fine pub dining and soak in the atmosphere.

L George Butchers, Newlyn East TR8 5LQ
Our St Newlyn East Shop has been the home of L. George since 1912, continuing its traditional butcher service to this very day. We can cut to order and offer a wide range of produce. We offer great choice, whether you require roasting joints, sliced cuts, sausages or burgers. Using our own recipes, we can infuse meats with herbs, fruits or vegetables for a range of exciting tastes.

Crossways Londis, St Newlyn East TR8 5LF
Pop down today to Crossways, your local Londis for a wide range of everyday essentials. This includes confectionery, beers, wine and spirits, top-up grocery items fresh produce and local products. With flexible opening hours, friendly independent retailers and great deals on big brand products, we have everything you need conveniently on your doorstep.

Trevilley Farm Shop, Lane TR8 4PX
We are a working family farm with on-site farm shop. In the shop, we make our own jams, marmalades, chutneys and pickles, as well as a wide variety of produce made on a daily basis. This includes bread, Cornish pasties (in some peoples’ opinions, the best you will ever have!), pies, quiches, sausage rolls, cake and much more! Aside from this, we sell produce from over 50 suppliers.

Asda Newquay 3.5 miles from the cottage and offer a delivery service direct to the farm (Oakleigh Terrace TR7 1RN)
Morrisons Newquay 2.63 miles away and offer delivery service (Treloggan Road TR7 2GZ)
Tesco Superstore Truro 7.8 miles away (Garras Warf TR1 2TN)

As a county Cornwall boasts the longest stretch of coastline in the UK with almost 435mi/700Km of stunning coastal scenery including more than 300 beaches. From the rugged North famous for it’s surfing and huge expanses of golden sand, to the more gentle South with hidden coves and tranquil creeks.

Treyarnon Beach 35 mins away –  Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide Recommended 2017 – Excellent water quality
A lovely clean, north-west facing, sandy beach surrounded by low cliffs and backed by sand dunes. This popular family beach offers an expanse of fine sand at low water with plenty of nooks to discover. It is a short walk around the point from Constantine Bay to the north.This surf spot is popular from mid to high tide.

Fistral Beach 20 mins away – Say the word Fistral to any avid surfer and you can guarantee their eyes will widen in awe
As one of the world’s top surfing destinations, backed by high cliffs and sand dunes, Fistral is the playground for hundreds of enthusiasts who flock to the beach to get a fix of the big waves. All the big UK surf competitions take place here including the Famous Night Surf, Boardmasters Surf Championships, National Surf Championships, the Groms plus many more… so if you’re a gung-ho pro or a just a timid beginner, this is the ideal place for you to show off or take your first tentative dip in the ocean.

Porth Joke Beach 19 mins away –  A small attractive cove, also known as Poly Joke, that is north-west facing and less busy than other beaches nearby. The beach is a 15 minute walk from the nearest parking – there is a National Trust car park on Cubert Common or private pay & displays at West Pentire. Porth Joke is excellent for rockpooling and has caves to explore. The beach is also suitable for swimming, bodyboarding, surfing and fishing. Sheep graze in the dunes behind the beach so we would ask anyone walking their dog to take extra care in this area.

Included in your stay

Sensory equipment and toys as part of our Spectrum Pack including –

  • A selection of handheld fidget toys
  • Light projectors
  • Easy hold mirrors
  • A range of sensory tactile toys
  • Visual resource pack

TV, DVD player, CD player and radio and Wifi. Fresh bed linen with beds made up for arrival.

Before and During your Stay

We understand that preparing an autistic person for a holiday can be challenging. At spectrum holidays we are always looking for ways to make this process easier for our families. We have visited each of the holiday homes personally and have put together a social story for each one. Just let us know how we can best support you in your holiday preparation and we will create personalised visual countdown calendar or timetable for you!

Inside the holiday homes you will find a set of visuals to help support you while on holiday, there is also a “now, next, later” travel keyring to take out and about with you as well as some information about the local area.

We work closely with all of our holiday home owners so there will always be someone available to help should you have any problems during your holiday. Please contact Spectrum Holidays in the first instance with any queries or issues and if applicable we will contact the holiday home owner on your behalf. We can also provide information on the surrounding area, local amenities or visitor attractions


A 25% deposit is required to secure your chosen dates and full payment is due 4 weeks before arrival.

7 night minimum stay during Summer, 3 4 or 7 nights available at other times.

For up to date availability and pricing or to make a booking please contact us.

please read full booking terms here