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.
PLEASE NOTE TUESDAY AM is RUBBISH COLLECTION, SO YOU MUST TAKE THE BIN OUT OF THE CABINET AND PUT IT ON THE ROAD RIGHT IN FRONT OF IT ON MONDAY NIGHTS. THIS IS MANDATORY! If our cleaners advise they have arrived to find a full bin, then you may be charged £50 to recoup our fine from the council and the extra cost from the cleaners to deal with this. Sorry to type in caps, but this is getting ignored, and either kind guests are taking rubbish to the tips, or the cleaners do and charge us more. (Ref 3808464 with council).
As Treknow is a small quiet hamlet just over a mile from Tintagel, with no shops, cars may easily be parked on the road outside the house where there are no restrictions.
From the house, it is an 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 (the 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 anything BUT wetsuits / swimsuits. They are too heavy for the drying line, but putting them on chairs, the fence, etc gives them an excellent place to dry in the bright sun the patio gets. 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 (over the age of 6 or 7 only), 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. They also do live music some nights. At the beach is The Port William Inn, 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 freshly made doughnuts.
The nearest shops are in Tintagel which is just over one mile away, and then Camelford and Wadebridge if you wish to do a larger shop. 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!
For hot water in the bathroom make sure the wall mounted unit next to the display is on, hit 'boost' 1x for about 1 hour hot water or 2x for about 2 hours. Hitting boost 3 times cancels the request. Ensure the power is on & we suggest hitting boost 1x at night so you have more hot water in the morning & it is cheaper to do it then.
**Saturday changeover. Usually, only one dog allowed, enquire if more than one dog.