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Rural Cottage Idyll With Stunning Views In The Hills Below Port Isaac

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage in St Endellion, Port Isaac, Cornwall: meticulously modernised, immersed in the landscape between Port Isaac & Polzeath

Sunday Times Travel Magazine's "Best British Cottage" (Jan 2016)! One of National Geographic Traveller's four picks for Cornwall accommodation (Sep 2016). Also seen in the Guardian (2014), Jaunted (2014) and Gloucestershire Life (2015).

We call it the Cornwall of your dreams: a traditional stone cottage immersed in the beautiful landscape below Port Isaac. There's absolute privacy here - the nearest neighbours are a field away, access is via a private farm track, and the sweeping garden is all yours. Yet you're minutes away from Doc Martin's Port Isaac, surf spot Polzeath and the glorious beaches of Rock and Daymer Bay.

Little Trentinney is a traditional Cornish cottage from the early 19th century, but it's been completely modernised, so along with the traditional slate floors and roses over the door, we've got fine linens, ultra-modern bathrooms, and a mini library downstairs. And though it's blissfully secluded, you don't have to lose touch with the outside world - there's WiFi throughout the cottage, two flatscreen TV/DVDs, and an iPod dock in the library. There are four comfy bedrooms: three in the main cottage, sharing a spacious, ultra-modern bathroom, and a fourth, ensuite, in the gorgeous "Booley" building in the garden.

We've been lucky to have several journalists enjoy Little Trentinney so far: the Guardian named us one of its five "cool holiday cottages" in North Cornwall, and we were thrilled to be named best UK holiday cottage by the Sunday Times Travel Magazine in their "Best of the World" issue in January 2016. We've also been covered in Gloucestershire Life and Jaunted, a US website which has since been incorporated into Conde Nast Traveler USA.

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Note: we've had several spam enquiries recently - either fake bookings, automated enquiries or third party websites trying to 'sell on' Little Trentinney to unsuspecting guests - turns out it's not just guests who have to be careful! So in order to put all our minds at rest, I'd appreciate it if you can tell me a little bit about yourselves and your interest in our cottage when you get in touch. No need for an essay, and I don't want to be intrusive - it's just for reassurance all round that we're all who we say we are! Equally, please feel free to call us before sending any money. Thanks

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Notes on the cottage - for specifics, please see the individual sections or our full website, www.littletrentinney.co.uk

Little Trentinney is lovely year-round: blissful in summer, snug in winter, and with lamb-watching and fruit-picking in spring and autumn respectively. It sleeps 7 comfortably, but is equally cosy for couples - so it's really what you make of it.

It's a real rural idyll - fields on all four sides, the nearest neighbours a field away, and access via a half-mile private paved farm track from the nearest road.

Outside:

Little Trentinney is surrounded by unblemished countryside on all four sides. To the east, west and north are open fields populated by grazing sheep and cows. To the south is a small wooded valley and more fields beyond it. From autumn to early spring, you have 360-degree views of open landscape – unparalleled, even here in North Cornwall.

The large garden melts into the fields on all four sides, with an expansive lawn, flowerbed and two walnut trees which double as sunshades in summer. There’s an apple tree (blossoms in May, bears fruit in October) and a pear by the Booley.

Relax on our steamer chairs, around the teak dining table, by the barbecue or on the bench under the rose blossoms. If you have kids, let them run wild – you haven’t any neighbours to disturb, and the low stone walls separating the garden from the surrounding fields mean it’s perfect for safe rambling.

Cleaning / Towels / Linen:

Quality linen and towels (not beach towels) are included. A starter pack of essentials - and a cake from our local farm shop is included on arrival. The cottage is cleaned spotlessly before your arrival; midweek cleaning/linen change on request.

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Strictly no smoking and no pets, sorry.

More Details

Property Manager
Julia
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
November 10, 2017

About Julia

I grew up in Cornwall, spent much of my childhood in Little Trentinney and now live a couple of valleys away. My grandparents fell in love with the cottage in the 1960s - they went for a walk in the countryside and found it derelict - and bought it and moved here in the 1970s. It's a magical place - three generations of our family have enjoyed the magical views, beautiful garden and incomparable peace and quiet. While we've all lived here over the years and loved it, we took the decision to rent it out in 2011. I hope you get as much from it as we have.

Julia purchased this cottage in 1960

Why Julia chose Port Isaac

You're so close to the coast here - Port Isaac, Polzeath and Rock are all nearby, and the nearest market town is trendy Wadebridge - but when you turn off the road onto the farm track, you're in another world. There are fields on all four sides, almost always used for grazing animals - so you're surrounded by lambs in the spring, and sheep and cattle the rest of the year. It's so quiet here that you can hear the animals cropping the grass and the stream flowing along the bottom of the valley - it's the perfect antidote to city life.

What makes this cottage unique

You'll have free run of the large garden (and its fruit trees!)

The surrounding farmland is owned by our neighbours, but there's a public footpath running through three of the fields, which will take you up to the coast at St Endellion and onto Port Isaac and Port Quin; or inland towards St Kew.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Beautiful, wild spot, but so close to Padstow, Rock, Polzeath and Tintagel – a great location and the perfect antidote to city life. Lovely cottage, very well equipped and comfortable." Sussex, 2012



"The perfect holiday home that feels like home. We really appreciated the quality of everything – towels, bedding, furnishings, finish of the property. No amount of rain or cloud spoilt the wonderfully relaxed atmosphere of the house and garden. It cannot be faulted! Very special." Suffolk, 2013



"Immaculately maintained, extremely unique, and very private. Although my stay was brief, I find myself thinking about it nearly every day. I most enjoyed waking up and looking out across the fields, then having the sunset stream across the bed while reading at night. If you're lucky enough to stay on a clear night, the stars are incredible. Breakfast in the kitchen is so simple a pleasure, but little moments like this in a lovely setting was exactly what I was looking for." USA, 2013.
Nov 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Newquay Cornwall Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Port Isaac
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Rock
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
St Kew Golf Club
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Bodmin Parkway
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
M5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
St Endellion
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Polzeath
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Port Isaac (fishing village): 2.5 miles

Polzeath (beach/surfing): 5 miles

Rock (beach/sailing): 5 miles

Daymer Bay (beach): 6 miles

Lundy Bay (beach): 4 miles

Tintagel/Boscastle (villages): 10 miles

Padstow (fishing village): 14 miles (or 5 miles to Rock, and take the ferry across the Camel Estuary)

Land’s End: 63 miles

Travel:

Bodmin Parkway railway station: 16 miles

Newquay Cornwall Airport: 19 miles

Cars are strongly recommended as public transport is very limited. Do let us know if you’re planning on hiring a car, as we can often negotiate special rates with the Hertz desk at Newquay Airport.

Distances:

St Endellion: 1 mile

Port Isaac: 2.5 miles

Polzeath: 5 miles

Rock: 5 miles

Daymer Bay: 6 miles

Lundy Bay: 4 miles

Tintagel: 10 miles

Wadebridge: 5.5 miles

Padstow: 14 miles (or 5 miles to Rock, and take the ferry across the Camel Estuary)

Bodmin Moor/Roughtor: 12.5 miles

Eden Project: 21 miles

Lost Gardens of Heligan: 28 miles

Truro: 30 miles

Tate St Ives: 51 miles

Land’s End: 63 miles

Further Details:

There are plenty of lovely farm shops around here - Trevathan (farm shop and PYO strawberry fields) is at St Endellion, a mile up the hill from the cottage. St Kew Harvest - a wonderful farm shop and bakery - is 3 miles away.

Of course Padstow and Rock have long been famous for food, but Port Isaac is quickly catching up with Nathan Outlaw's newest (and more affordable) restaurant which opened in 2013. Wadebridge is fantastic for coffee and cafes.

Amenities

Port Isaac Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Ultra-modern and spacious main bathroom with large shower cubicle, bath with hand shower, and 'floating' wc and basin. Ensuite shower room to bedroom 4 with shower cubicle and wc. The Booley is self-contained and perfect for couples or older kids.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bedroom 1 with double bed and 3 windows
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Bedroom 2 with king bed and 1 window
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Bedroom 3 with single bed and 2 windows
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , King bed, 3 windows in ensuite 'hobbit house' in the garden
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and 3 windows Bedroom 2 with king bed and 1 window Bedroom 3 with single bed and 2 windows Bedroom 4 with king bed and 3 windows in separate ensuite 'hobbit house' in the garden All bedrooms overlook the surrounding fields. Bedrooms are sunny year-round and equipped with high spec John Lewis linens and plenty of storage space. The Booley is completely self-contained with ensuite, DVD player and independent access - a love nest/kids' den as you see fit. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Quality linen and towels (not beach towels) are included. The cottage is cleaned spotlessly before your arrival; midweek cleaning/linen change on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Little Trentinney is lovely year-round: blissful in summer, snug in winter, and with lamb-watching and fruit-picking in spring and autumn respectively. It sleeps 7 comfortably, but is equally cosy for couples - so it's really what you make of it. Although it's been modernised to high standards, this is an early 19th-century cottage and retains original features like Delabole slate floors and stable doors. It's a real rural idyll - fields on all four sides, the nearest neighbours a field away, and access via a half-mile private paved farm track from the nearest road. Little Trentinney is surrounded by unblemished countryside on all four sides. To the east, west and north are open fields populated by grazing sheep and cows. To the south is a small wooded valley and more fields beyond it. From autumn to early spring, you have 360-degree views of open landscape – unparalleled, even here in North Cornwall.

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Rural Cottage Idyll With Stunning Views In The Hills Below Port Isaac
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK
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Beautiful remote cottage - whats not to love

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in September just after the schools went back, so very peaceful Cornwall. Weather was not so kind but we had enjoyable days out walking the coastal path and visiting various nearby ports. We loved Port Isaac and Padstow. The cottage is truly lovely and very remote from anyone which makes a change from busy Kent. The views from the sunny bedrooms is to die for and we had a family evening watching TV in the cosy 2nd lounge. Cooked all our meals and ate like Kings including blackberries and apples picked in the garden. The Booley was fit for two of our youngsters who enjoyed a little independence.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Magical break

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Little Trentinney, such a lovely picture postcard place. Located in the middle of fields with only cows, sheep and pheasants for company, its an amazing location. Waking up to the amazing views across the fields is wonderful. Being only 1.5 miles from Port Issac (doc Martin country) and Wadebridge/Padstow/Rock on your doorstep gives plenty of options for days out. With Polzeath beach also up the road great for surfing. We enjoyed every minute of our two week stay and plan to return for family holidays in the future. A truly special cottage what ever the weather.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Little Trentinney

  • 5 of 5

Delightful cottage. Clean, well equipped and maintained. Owners are on hand if need be, but otherwise leave you to enjoy your stay - they are helpful and friendly and clearly want you to enjoy your stay, leaving a welcome pack of goodies. The cottage itself is comfortable, and is in an exceptionally secluded, beautiful and peaceful location, yet within very easy access to a host of local attractions, services and the North Cornwall coast. It is an absolute gem and highly highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $267.67

PLEASE DON'T SEND ANY MONEY TO OWNERS DIRECT WITHOUT CHECKING BEFOREHAND - OD has changed the way it handles reservation requests, and is adding fees of 10% and taxes to your total. We only take payment directly, and don't consider a booking confirmed until we've received the deposit. Please check with us before you make any payment - we're just trying to save you money and are happy to chat on the phone to put your minds at rest about our legitimacy.


Changeover Day:
Friday, though we can sometimes be flexible. Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am (can sometimes be extended if there are no incoming guests).



We also require a security deposit of £100 for any damage or extra cleaning incurred. This is easiest as a cheque, which we'll return after your stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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