|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Pollywinky Cottage has been tastefully decorated and updated, ideal for family beach holiday or cosy short break. With a pretty enclosed front lawn and back yard, it is suitable for families of all ages. Situated on a quiet no-through lane with lovely views across fields. An idyllic 10 min walk down through fields and by a stream leads to Trebarwith Strand beach with golden sands and excellent surfing in summer, rolling waves and rocks in winter. The Coastal Path is only 5 mins walk and Pollywinky's location makes exploring North Cornwall easy. Legendary Tintagel is 1 mile away and the Camel Estuary and its many surrounding beaches 30 mins drive. The popular Port William pub overlooking the sea, and the gourmet Mill House Inn serving great food, are both within easy walking distance. The cottage has gas central heating, a wood burning stove and wireless broadband. High quality linen and towels are provided. There is parking outside for 1 car. We have stayed in many rental properties ourselves and have created a comfortable, family-friendly cottage with an attractive interior. Information on the local area and maps supplied.
Short breaks: Pollywinky is ideal for a short relaxing break during the quieter periods of the year:
- full central heating for a cosy autumn/spring break included in the cost;
- large wood-burning stove in sitting room with a basket of logs provided;
- continuous supply of hot water for after a surf of winter walk;
- 5 minutes' walk from the North Cornwall coastal path and stunning cliff top views;
- walking distance from 2 great inns - the Port William, overlooking the sea at Trebarwith Strand and the Mill House Inn, recently acclaimed by Rick Stein;
- close to coffee bars and cafes of Tintagel;
- 30 minutes to picturesque Padstow and its great food and restaurants;
- ideal base to discover Cornwall with its seaside villages, wild beaches, moorland and coastal walks, historic houses, beautiful gardens and all the well-known attractions such as the Eden Project;
- full information on the local area and wider Cornwall provided;
- free wireless broadband access/ipod speakers/dvds/games/books
- welcome pack
We are a family of five living in Bristol and bought Pollywinky when the children were only 6, 4 and 0. James publishes stationery and Anna teaches environmental education to school children. We love North Cornwall and have got to know it well over the years. We all enjoy surfing, being on the beach, walking, riding and cycling when we are down at Pollywinky and visit the Port William pub at least once during our visit to enjoy the view of the waves and surfers, the coffee and food!
James or Anna Stevens purchased this cottage in 2006
Pollywinky is a great place to get a way from it all. It is located in a sweet Cornish lane with other houses on either side overlooking several fields where children can play, on the edge of the village. It is an attractive cottage with a pretty garden and back yard. It is a ten minute walk to the local beach where there is a popular pub and cafe, and is only minutes from the South West Costal Path for walking or running. We can access plenty of beaches for swimming, surfing and rock-pooling from here as well as get to places of interest. It ticked all the boxes for us.
Peace and quiet, beautiful countryside and beaches.
We had a wonderful week in this lovely and comfortable cottage. Thank you very much! (Only one day rain!!).
A gorgeous cottage down a tiny lane, which we found easier reversing the car up to as there was no room to turn around and drive back out. The cottage was very clean, cosy and welcoming. There were a few areas that needed a little attention, but these details were by no means detrimental to the enjoyment we experienced staying at Pollywinky. We had some biscuits and saffron cake waiting for us when we arrived which was a nice touch. The cottage is FULLY furnished, with just about everything you'd need for a self catering holiday. A short walk to either pub, but not necessarily easy due to the hilly terrain, but still worthwhile though. Food and service is good in the Port William, we didn't eat in the Mill House but steak night was fully booked so food must be good there too. The location of the cottage is such that you can walk to Tintagel and back, either along the coastal path or by the lanes. I recommend the coastal path as the Cornish coast is stunningly beautiful. Either way is pretty easy as Tintagel is only about a mile or so away and the hills are quite forgiving. Trebarwith Strand is a great little beach to explore and climb rocks, just watch out for the tide. All in all it's a great base to explore North Cornwall and all of our party were sad to leave.
We've been coming here every year for six years now. Lovely little cottage in a quiet and scenic location. The living room is comfy and has games and DVDs. The kitchen is well-stocked and they leave fresh bread and milk in there. The beds are cosy and the main room has a great view over the valley. Only a short walk in one direction to Trebarwith Strand or one of the two excellent pubs nearby.
We were expecting some changes, especially as our last stay was 40 years ago!! But there were enough familiar original features to remind us of some lovely memories.My family and I took a wonderful trip down memory lane to stay in the charming Pollywinky Cottage, the venue for several regular adventures for us in the 1970's. This little cottage has lost none of its magic and is still the perfect base for pirating or pixie hunting adventures. Thankyou James for being so accommodating and helping to remind us how special North Cornwall is. I was informed it was the ' best 50th birthday present ever!!'
What a perfect place, located near Port Issac and Tintagel and not far from St Ives. Clean, roomy and so cozy! We arrived to fresh milk, tea and scones. I would highly recommend this house.
Although Treknow has no shops we liked being in a 'real' Cornish vilage. The cottage is lovely and the room sizes are good. We were 6 adults with 8 month old twins and we found everything we needed in the cottage - especially the kitchen which is very well equippped. However having only one bathroom and no separate loo meant we had to be very organised with showers and using the toilet! If only 4 people were staying there one obviously would not have the same problem. The shower was very good and always hot despite the number of people using it.
Like many previous reviewers we did find the parking( we had 3 cars between us) very awkward. Even the space outside the cottage can be difficult to manoeuvre in and out of as people park in the layby opposite. My son used the car park space outside the cottage so he could load the twins in and out and we had to park up the road where we could find a space. This did make it difficult at times as we had to cart things up and down the road especially on the day we moved out.
We loved the location. The walk down to Trebarwith Sands is lovely and also being so close to the coastal path. We walked to Tintangel and found the cottage a good base to visit Boscastle, Polzeath and Nectan's Waterfall.
We had mixed weather but it was warm so we had no need to use the log burner but did put on the heating as the cottage did feel quite damp especially in the kitchen and food items put in the cupboard got damp.
The settees are very 'sticky'! We found that when we sat down in them our clothes stuck and we had to peel ourselves off! We ended up putting the rugs/ throws on them which was much better but they stuck to the leather/plastic? when we took them off. The two double beds were very comfy but one of the single beds in the smaller room was uncomfy - one of the slats is broken and the mattress dips in the centre. This is probably never a problem as children presumably sleep in that room whereas in our instance it was our grown up daughter and son- in- law!
We found the listing description very accurate, the property is well maintained and feels like a family home. It was clean and well maintained and the cleaner on the day of our departure was very punctual but kindly gave us an extra 30 minutes to vacate the property. The owners provided excellent service and details for us. We all ate at The Port William Inn one evening - lovely position with beautiful views. However not a great choice if you are vegetarian.
This was our second visit to Pollywinky (first in Summer 2012) and it's just as we remember. The house is well situated in a quiet location - only 10 minutes walk from Trebarwith Strand (the beach) and also a very nice pub (Port William). Pollywinky is well equipped with everything you might need for a week or two stay.
I'm sure we'll return again...
Pollywinky is located in the quiet hamlet of Treknow 10 mins idyllic walk from Trebarwith Strand. In summer the beach is wide and sandy and available for 6 hours over the low tide period, with some of the best surfing in Cornwall. It is ideal for families and lifeguards are on duty from May till Sept. The Coastal Path with its outstanding walking and spectacular views is 500 yards from the cottage. Other nearby beaches are at Polzeath, a surfer's paradise and Daymer Bay, home of John Betjemen and St Enodoc Church. Mystical Tintagel, with King Arthur's castle ruins and the Round Table is 1 mile away. The sweet harbour village of Port Isaac is within easy reach as is Padstow, via the ferry at Rock or 30 mins by car. Nearby places of interest are the grand houses of Pencarrow and Lanhydrock and the Eden Project - 45 mins drive. There is golf at Trethorne Golf Club, sailing and water sports at Rock, cycling and nature on the Camel Trail, fishing in Padstow and riding nearby. Info supplied.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
A 50% deposit is required to confirm a booking. Rental charges include cleaning, car parking, electricity, central heating, linen and towels and initial fuel for the wood burning stove.
Short breaks are available over quieter periods with a minimum booking of 3 nights required. We normally let Saturday to Saturday for full week breaks, but are nearly always able to accommodate other start days.