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A STUNNING AWARD WINNING PROPERTY IN TREKNOW NEAR TREBARWITH STRAND & TINTAGEL

Kristine Kirby or Simon Gray

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Kristine Kirby or Simon Gray

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 1, 2015
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A STUNNING AWARD WINNING PROPERTY IN TREKNOW NEAR TREBARWITH STRAND & TINTAGEL

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Tintagel House Rental Photos and Description

2 doubles, 1 single, terrace, life guarded & dog friendly beach & SW Coast path

Just about 1/2 a mile on foot (or a minute by car) you find yourself at Trebarwith Strand beach, recognised as one of the best beaches in Cornwall, not just North Cornwall. In 2014 it received the 'Good Beach Guide' Recommendation for Excellent water quality! Additionally, it is one of the few beaches that is dog friendly year round.

NEW from 2014: Night Storage Heaters with instant convection heating added throughout to make the property more comfortable year round, and baseboard heaters added to additional rooms in the property.

Puffins is a lovely place to holiday in a fabulous location 400 metres from the cliff above Trebarwith Strand beach. It is a uniquely designed property which has won awards from RIBA and the Bristol Architecture Centre for architectural and sustainable design when it was built in 2000. It is a compact, relaxing gem of a house that has everything you need for a memorable holiday, set on the rugged North Cornwall coast. Puffins is ideal for 2 couples, or a small family. Please note we accept 4 guests maximum at Puffins, even though there are 3 bedrooms.

A compact, but comfortable open-plan living room / kitchen / dining area forms the heart of the property which has access directly on to an enclosed terrace through a full length glass wall, which is also the entrance to the property. This glass wall allows light to flood into the living space, bringing some of the amazing Cornish light inside for you. It also has full length curtains that can be drawn across it for privacy, or a sun awning that can be lowered down for shade.

The main room is lovely and warm with a wood-burning stove for those colder months. Natural light streams into the main corridor beyond through skylights. Each bedroom has lovely high window(s) that allow light and privacy. The kitchen has all the usual appliances plus a large fridge freezer, microwave and a washing machine. There is a BBQ on the sunny terrace plus table and chairs for 6 so you can enjoy outdoor meals -- perhaps even fish bought fresh that day. The terrace has a chimenea as well, so you can build a small fire outside to keep you warm during cool Cornish nights.

As Treknow is a small quiet hamlet just over a mile from Tintagel, cars may easily be parked on the road outside the house where there are no restrictions.

From the house it is a 8-10 minute walk down to the beach, via either the Coast Path, or just 1 minute down the road, which is excellent for swimming and surfing. If you have little ones, we suggest taking the car down, and parking in the car parks provided at Trebarwith Strand, as the path isn't flat, and the roads are narrow (single track with passing places)! It’s also an amazing place for walking, or just lazing about and reading or having a picnic.

For those who enjoy nature beyond the beach, bird watching along the cliffs is excellent and on nearby Davidstow Moor and Bodmin Moor there are some truly beautiful walks. The house has books and maps with information on both.

Puffins consists of the main room, three bedrooms (a main double, a smaller double and a single room; please note the single room is small and there is limited storage in that room) and a full bathroom (tub and power shower). On the terrace there is a retractable washing line which is a good place to dry wetsuits / swimsuits too. This is a great place for the little ones as the floor from house to terrace has no steps. No expense has been spared -- the main two beds are from Loaf and Warren Evans, and all bed linens are from Loaf (www.loaf.com). The furniture throughout is from Loaf, Neptune, French Connection or a few local boutiques , and is to a high standard. After all, Puffins is our retreat from the hustle and bustle of the world too, so we want to feel pampered there as well.

The house has unlimited wi-fi, a DVD / Blu Ray player, cable, a TV, an iPod dock and radio, books and all the things that would make a fun holiday for people of all ages. Puffins is ideal for 2-4 people (although there are beds for 5, please note we allow no more than 4 guests in Puffins Also, the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms are connected by a door between them both, which allows for extra room for bed 2 if it is two couples, and bedroom three can be used more as a dressing room.) If you have 2 children, one in the single bed in room 3, and one in the double in room 2 works out well.

A pretty walk down the hill is a very good pub, The Mill House Inn, with both a pub menu and an excellent restaurant. At the beach is The Port William, called by many ‘the best pub with a view over the sea in Cornwall’. It is a wonderful place to watch the sun going down and serves a wide range of different foods and snacks which are better than standard pub fare. It has both indoor and outdoor seating.

Additionally, in the summer the café next to the beach has fantastic homemade food and good coffee, and next to the Seagull Surf Shop they sell fresh made donuts.

The nearest shops are in Tintagel which is just over one mile away. Boscastle and Port Isaac are also close, where there are lots of different restaurants, pubs and shops. Rock is about a 20 minute drive away, and you can take the ferry across the Camel Estuary to Padstow from there, which is lovely for a day out. You can go sea-fishing and boating from any of these.

In Padstow you will find Rick Stein’s restaurants and cafés and his famous fish and chips. Rock also has the famous Nathan Outlaw's restaurant. There are bicycles are for hire in Wadebridge so you can cycle along the Camel trail or anywhere you like!

Like a bit more activity on your holiday? Then enjoy surfing at Trebarwith Strand or Polzeath, Tennis at Tintagel tennis courts, golf at St Endoc, skateboarding at the Tintagel Playing Fields, kayaking / coasteering / stand up paddling, cycling riding on the Camel Way, or why not even try some horse riding on the Moors?

There is so much more to do; the best way to find out about it all and experience it is to come to North Cornwall and stay at Puffins. We look forward to welcoming you!

**Saturday changeover. We are sorry, but only one dog allowed, up to 'medium' size (such as a labrador).

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kristine Kirby or Simon Gray (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 1, 2015

About Kristine Kirby or Simon Gray

Hi, we are Kristine & Simon, the rather lucky owners of Puffins. We are beach lovers (obviously) and love to come to Puffins to relax, explore and recharge. Even after many years of coming to Cornwall, we are still always finding new things to see and do. Whether it is winter or summer, Puffins is our perfect place. We hope you will find it as lovely and special as we do.

Kristine Kirby or Simon Gray purchased this house in 2013

Why Kristine Kirby or Simon Gray chose Tintagel

Good question! We live in a lovely Edwardian property most of the time, but were taken with the amazing architecture of Puffins, and the location, which we think is the best in the world. After many years of coming to North Cornwall for our own holidays, we decided to buy a little place that not only we could enjoy, but hopefully others as much as us. The house is filled with everything you need to feel at home, from a fully stocked kitchen, to books, games, and lots of local information to help you make the most of your stay.

What makes this house unique

The architecture and light of Puffins is so unique to us, but mostly we love North Cornwall. And Treknow is a lovely little village with a small pub, the South West Coast Path, one of the best beaches in Cornwall a 1 minute drive, or 5 minute walk away at Trebarwith Strand, and that is it. But while stores are only a bit more than mile away in Tintagel (and the amazing castle, and some of the best pasties on earth), you truly are in a beautiful, quiet village at Puffins. It isn't as overrun as Polzeath or Rock or Padstow, but all are close by, and this beach is a true find - the locals like to keep it to themselves! Perfect for sitting & relaxing, or taking some surf lessons, Treknow is ideally located in North Cornwall. And the historic village of Port Issac is about 6 miles away, a beautiful drive the whole way there.

However, with everything so close, you can be as active as you want, or as lazy as you desire, but no matter what you wish to be you are no more than 20 minutes from everywhere delightful in North Cornwall!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

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A stunning award winning property in Treknow near Trebarwith Strand & Tintagel
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
5

Stunning Property and Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Puffins for a week and had a lovely break. Every thought has been given to ensure that everything you could possibly need is provided, and the decor is to a very high standard. Kristine and Simon left fantastic information about the local area so we knew where to go for walks, visits and food. We loved taking the nearby coastal path to Tintagel, a very relaxing walk. Puffins is the perfect base for a North Cornwall visit!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, and found our tips helpful! We have always found it nice to have a few 'tried and tested' places our first days somewhere!
5

Simply lovely

  • 5 of 5

Great house with a tasteful furniture which perfectly matched our taste. Many little lovely things to discover in the house. High-value equipment. Books, games and DVDs to lend. Beach and an astonishing coast just a few minutes away. An excellent hub for many trips. Quiet.

In summary: A perfect place to enjoy one's holidays.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Simply lovely

  • 5 of 5

Great house with a tasteful furniture which perfectly matched our taste. Many little lovely things to discover in the house. High-value equipment. Books, games and DVDs to lend. Beach and an astonishing coast just a few minutes away. A perfect place to enjoy one's holidays.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely comments - we are glad you found the house and the location the perfect place for a holiday! We think there is no better beach in Cornwall than ours up the road, Trebarwith Strand.
5

What a beautiful place...

  • 5 of 5

Puffins is a really lovely, individual property in a peaceful little village. The decor is lovely and the standard of furnishings, bedding and kitchen equipment is great - far better than your usual holiday rental. Everything in Puffins has been considered to make your stay there more comfortable and enjoyable.

Kristine and Simon's recommendations of where to eat, drink and visit were really useful and helped us enjoy a lovely, relaxing week in North Cornwall.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad our recommendations helped - we find it is nice to land on holiday and feel you have a bit of local knowledge. And we continue to be pleased that guests notice that we went above & beyond when kitting out Puffins. It is our holiday getaway too, and holidays are made to feel comfortable and a bit pampered on. We are chuffed that you had such a lovely time.
5

lovely house in Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

It was a great time at Puffins!! And a beautiful thing is to notice that someone with passion and heart has arranged a home like this. We love it.

The only thing was the wheather that wasn`t so good as expected, especially the temperature. But so we saw a lot of places in Cornwall and we made many walks with our Dogs.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words about the house - it is our oasis when we get away, and assumed it would be for others, so didn't kit it out only with bare basics. Apologies for the Cornish weather, it can be a bit temperamental, but we just get on with it, as it sounds you did! Hopefully you will come back and experience Cornwall and Puffins in the sun! Although we love it even in the winter, with a wood fire going (and the new heating turned on). But it can be gloriously warm in Cornwall, so you will have to come back so she can show off her better side!
5

Real home from home.

  • 5 of 5

Puffins was a really well equipped home with high quality furnishings and good quality kitchen equipment, sharp knives! Etc. The bed was really comfortable with lovely linen .We found the design and decor very relaxing. The location was close to the coastal path and other paths down to the beach. We certainly felt fitter at the end of our stay!

All the information provided was excellent and we would recommend a stay in Treknow.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you found the house well-equipped, and that the decor was high quality and relaxing. We tried to create an oasis so it truly felt like you were away from the day to day, and could enjoy the beauty of North Cornwall. Those paths do give you a workout? Not much flat ground in Cornwall, but hopefully you agree every step was worth it!

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Newquay
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
The Port William Inn
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Rock-Padstow
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Bowood Park
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Bodmin
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Mill House Inn
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Trebarwith Strand
Car: necessary

Puffins is the perfect base from which you can explore all that North Cornwall has to offer quite easily, or the house that will be your holiday haven, filled with lots of luxurious little touches, and you can spend your days relaxing, going from the house to the stunning beach at Trebarwith Strand, and never needing anything more.

It is 2-minute walk to the beautiful South West Coast Path, which is 630 miles long and covering several counties in England. But you can choose to walk only a mile or two on it to see beautiful sunsets, amazing cliffs and natural fauna – and end your walk with a drink at a pub. Lonely Planet has voted it one of the best walks in the world, and it is on your doorstep. We have several books in the house that suggest walks of different lengths and levels of difficult that you are welcome to use during your time at Puffins. Or you could go inland and walk on Bodmin Moor, which has its own unique feel.

A 5-minute walk from the house down one of several paths will lead you to what is known to be one of the best beaches in Cornwall – Trebarwith Strand. (Or, if you are in your car and this is recommended if you have children and all their bits, it is a 1-minute drive!)

Standing majestically a few hundred yards out from Trebarwith Strand beach is Gull Rock, which has been photographed and painted thousands of times, but always looks different. The beach is one of the few that is Lifeguarded in Cornwall, and it is done by the RNLI from mid-May until the end of September. It is also dog-friendly year round, and known for its excellent surfing. If you are interested, you can even take surf lessons right on the beach! During high tide, the sea covers the rocks and gully you walk down to reach the beach, but when the tide is out there is a stunning mile of golden sand below.

At low tide you can explore the caves – known locally as the Port William Beach, and to the right you find Lil Cove, with rock pools and cool rock formations. You need a tide-table to know the right time to be there, and we keep one in the house for guests, as well as a tide-clock on the exterior wall of the house, just next to the door on the patio. You might be able to guess we love the beach from how much we have gone on about it, but it is a truly special, one of a kind beach.

If you want to explore the area a bit more, you have Boscastle a short drive away, which was infamously destroyed in 2004, but has come back better than ever, and wandering along there and seeing the fantastic architecture and out to the harbor is a great walk. We love the Boscastle Farm Shop, just up the hill from the town, for breakfast, and it has a stunning view over the Atlantic, and sells locally produced and grown food.

Port Issac is a short drive away, and known for being the setting for TV’s Doc Martin show, but it offers so much more. Unique galleries, centuries old pubs, and an active fishing village are what you will find. With its tight little lanes, it is perfect for an afternoon out, and finishing up with a drink in one of the fine establishments, or a meal.

You can also cycle the Camel Trail, and we can recommend several places that offer cycle hire. Or you can take the Black Tor ferry from Rock to Padstow, which is about 20 minutes to Rock, and enjoy all that Padstow has to offer, from small artisan shops like Jo Downs, to Rick Stein’s restaurants and patisserie. If golf is your thing, the course at St Endoc in Rock is award winning, and many places offer kite surfing, kayaking, coasteering, and more.

If you are a foodie, we are blessed with some of the best world-class restaurants, from Nathan Outlaw’s 2 Michelin Star restaurant in Rock, Paul Ainsworth Number Six Michelin Star restaurant, and many many more – and we have yet to find a bad restaurant in Cornwall, Michelin starred or not!

We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention Tintagel Castle, rumoured to be where King Arthur ruled, or the beautiful and unspoilt St Nectan’s Glen, both under a 5-minute drive away. The Glen is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and you can walk to the waterfall & hermitage through ancient woodland, which has also been appointed a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to the rate specimens of plants. After your walk, you can stop and have a spot of tea and a bit of cake at their café to prepare you for the (not very long) walk back out.

Treknow and the surrounding area have something for everyone, whether your idea of a holiday is total relaxation, or filled with activity, and Puffins is the perfect base! We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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Rates & Availability

From £66 Per night

Tintagel House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Winter/Early Spring
Feb 21 2015 - Mar 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
£99
£395
 
 
Easter
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
£465
 
 
Mid April
Apr 11 2015 - Apr 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
£105
£450
 
 
Late Spring
Apr 25 2015 - May 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
£119
£510
 
 
May Half Term
May 23 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
£550
 
 
Early Summer Holidays
May 30 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
£650
 
 
Summer Holidays
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
£710
 
 
High Summer Holidays
Jul 18 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
£865
 
 
Late Summer Week
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
£680
 
 
September
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
£98
£420
 
 
October
Oct 3 2015 - Oct 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
£94
£405
 
 
October Half Term
Oct 24 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
£650
 
 
November/December
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
£99
£395
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 20 2015 - Dec 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
£550
 
 
New Years Holiday
Dec 27 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
£550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £150
Pet Fee £50
Notes ***3 NIGHT RATES LISTED ABOVE, YOU CAN ADD A 4TH NIGHT BY ADDING THE ADD'L NIGHT RATE!***
Please note that a 3 or 4 night stay will incur an additional £50 cleaning fee.

Note: 50% deposit secures your booking, security deposit of £100 required, balance due 50 days prior to arrival, if arrival is less than that, 100% at time of booking. **Payment by BACS or by Credit Card.**

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Amenities

Tintagel House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 625 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , power shower with waterfall showerhead
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Please note the 3rd bedroom is a single. Therefore, 4 is the right number of guests for Puffins, and all we will allow. However, the 3rd bedroom makes for an excellent wardrobe / storage room. The 3rd bedroom is connected by a doorway to the 2nd double room, so if you have two children, it does work to have a child in each, so they are not sharing a bed. However, please note the single bed is on a raised platform and not ideal for elderly or very young guests.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The patio area is perfect to be enjoyed on beautiful sunny days or for grilling in the evenings. The beautiful modern architecture is bright with high ceilings and skylights, so you can see the lovely colours of the Cornish sky or all the stars at night. Puffins has won awards from the Royal Institute Of British Architects.

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