Rock House is located in a small hamlet on the coast of North Cornwall a short amble from the South West Coast Path. The village of Trebarwith Strand with its famous surfing beach is within a few minutes walk and the Cornish section of the wonderful cliff path, which meanders for some 630 miles around the coast offering spectacular views and an uninterrupted walk from Minehead to Poole, is within a stone’s throw of the front door. Rock House is a beautiful old slate building with a traditional Cornish cottage feel. The house has a well equipped kitchen which is - like the rest of the house - cosy and stylish. The kitchen includes a good sized fridge freezer, two ovens, a microwave and electric hob. There is a full range of equipment and (if you're visiting in the colder months) a Rayburn stove which warms the cockles, dries socks, heats the water and bakes bread. Outside, a small lawned garden and a pretty, cloistered slate barbecue area is available.. perfect for those sunny summer evenings. The barbecue area incorporates an outside loo and utility room equipped with washing machine and dryer which can be made available for guests. The house also has cosy bathrooms, comfy beds and can be let complete with linen and towels.. We also offer complimentary toiletries, from the fabulous Arran Aromatics Feel Good range, to all our guests. Rock House is spacious and has three main bedrooms, the master bedroom with 5' double bed and adjoining ensuite shower room (with underfloor heating for those cold winter mornings), the guest room with another double and the children's room with two singles and a bunk. There is a travel cot for babies (although we do ask guests to bring their own baby linen) which will fit comfortably into any of the three bedrooms. The main bathroom - which has a bath, loo and washbasin - and the two double rooms have a wonderful view across the valley. There is a sitting room with comfy chairs and an open fire, which is also equipped with TV, DVD/BluRay, Stereo and a great collection of movies and books. A good sized dining room with the Rayburn stove in an inglenook, comfortably seats eight. Treknow, within an easy walk of Tintagel, is a small settlement of some 100 dwellings established it is said, in the early part of the 16th century to house the quarry workers who served the stone merchant vessels which landed at the nearby natural harbour. Rock House itself is reputed to be the home of quarry captain, “Captain Jack”. It is the second oldest house in the village and built of Cornish slate (no doubt from Captain Jack’s quarry) and is full of old fashioned charm. There are plenty of charming local pubs and restaurants within walking distance, including the spectacular “Port William’ perched above the beach with its entrancing views of the ocean. The North Cornwall coast is peppered with secluded coves, peaceful walks, great beaches, charming towns and fishing villages. Padstow, now renowned for its association with Rick Stein as much as for its pretty harbour, fishing fleet and winding lanes is within easy reach as is Port Isaac an historic village with a real Cornish feel and the filming location for ITV’s “Doctor Martin”. If you’re a keen walker, surfer, beach bum, foodie or real ale fan, there is no better place to find spectacular views, varied walks, charming pubs, restaurants and real relaxation and if you have a young family, there’s plenty to do within easy reach. Please note that Treknow Cottages maintains a no smoking policy in all accommodation.
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Cottage in Treknow, Tintagel, North Cornwall, England - Quiet Hamlet, 10 Minutes Walk To Beach, 5 To Coastal Path. Great Surf And Pubs
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About Kate Ayers
A family who love Cornwall, our dog and our house on the coast. We take pride in our homes and put a lot of love and effort into making sure they're homely, welcoming and comfortable.
Why Kate Ayers chose Treknow
The house is in a stunning location, close to everything we love, the coast, great beaches, super pubs and restaurants , amazing walks and exhilarating views.
What makes this Cottage unique
Peace.. fun, relaxation and togetherness. The local community is extremely welcoming and being there is a real home from home.
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Lovely location and very peaceful. Great for families.
We had a wonderful holiday. Enjoyed the wonderful books and the DVDs were appreciated by the children! Warm from the Rayburn which also dries washing nicely! Well equipped and spacious. Lots of character. I enjoyed washing up with a view over the valley. Loads of walks everywhere and beach amazingly close. Only quibble was there were no black bin bags for our rubbish and a lack of cleaning products when we wanted to leave it super-clean before we left. That is the only tiny thing I could think of. We loved it and would love to come back!
We are really delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at Rock House - we hope people will think of it as a home from home and hope that you will join our group of regular visitors. We will ensure there is a plentiful supply of black bin bags etc in future!
Lovely character house
The house was lovely, a very cosy and relaxing place to stay.
Lovely cottage in a special part of Cornwall
Tucked away in a small hamlet, the Rock House is a very welcoming and comfortable cottage which was spotless. Great library of DVDs. The area is lovely and it is a 10 minute walk from the beach. Great beach with a pub and cafe. Lots of good eating places nearby and great costal walks. Kate, the owner, was very helpful and answered emails quickly. Kim met us on site and was on call if we had a problem. For us the only downsides were that there wasnt a dishwasher or wifi. Apart from that it was a great place to stay.
A wonderful stay
Rock House is a wonderful place to be. It is perfectly situated in a tranquil and peaceful scenery in Cornwall. You can go on walks along the coastal line, to Tintagel or to the beach. The house itself is very charming and spacious and provides you with everything you need for your daily life. Thank you.
Exceeded all expectations
The photos on the site don't really do this house justice. After a week in Treknow, I am convinced it is far and away the best property in the village. The house was spotlessly clean and is equipped with everything a family might want on holiday ...but it doesn't "feel" like a holiday home...it just feels like a home. Communication with the owner via this site was perfect and Kim, the caretaker, gave us a very warm welcome. Parking for 3 cars (we even managed to get a 4th in when friends came to visit us) is no mean feat in Cornwall and that in itself made our holiday much easier. The outdoor space is very well planned. It was easy to walk to and from Trebarwith and basic shopping needs could be met in Tintagel (5 mins away by car). We will definitely try and book here again ....we were sad to leave and can't wait to come back.
Great 2-family holiday!
We had a perfect holiday here in Treknow with close friends, eight of us sharing the house. We had a very friendly welcome from Kim, who was so kind even though we were very late in arriving due to terrible traffic on the M5. The house had so much charm, and everyone had enough space. We loved how the house was in such a quiet village (no sounds at night except birds and bleating lambs), yet how it was also such an easy walk down through two meadows to the beautiful beach. We were able to walk down to the beach once or twice a day, even carrying a two-year-old. It was also an ideal location to walk in two lovely directions along the coastal path, and we walked with the four young children over to the castle at Tintagel. Although we also enjoyed walks over at St. Nectan's Glen and in the picturesque Valency Valley, we liked the house so much that we rarely left except for excursions to the water. Thanks, Kate and Kim, for your attention to all the details to make this such a memorable and special stay!
Coast/Beach: Rock House is situated above a large, sandy beach at Trebarwith Strand: 10 minutes' walk down the valley, 3 minutes should you chose to drive, with ample parking (dogs allowed, even in summer). Other great beaches in easy reach include: Polzeath (12 miles) and Daymer Bay (13 miles). Travel: Newquay airport: 24 miles Bodmin Parkway station: 21 miles Use of car recommended Distances: Tintagel village and Castle - 1 mile Delabole - 2.4 miles Port Isaac - 8.5 miles Wadebridge - 12.5 miles Padstow - 20 miles Eden Project - 26 miles Further Details: Tintagel has at least two cashpoint machines, a great local butcher and two small supermarkets whilst banks and a large Tesco can be found in Wadebridge. The old fish cellars in Port Isaac have a fresh selection of local and imported seafood and Padstow's Rick Stein Deli provides excellent pies, pasties etc. There are some excellent eateries locally. Within a short walk the Mill House Inn offers great local fine dining fare and the Port William, overlooking the beach does great pub grub. Tintagel has many pubs, a fish and chip shop and Indian restaurant and further afield, you can dine at Nathan Outlaw's place in Rock. Padstow with it's various Rick Stein outlets is a great food destination and there are super places in Port Isaac, Wadebridge, Camelford and Rock. Staying at Rock House you are ideally placed to visit the many local attractions. Here’s a few: Bike Hire, it’s great fun to ride along the many cycle only paths such as from Wadebridge to Padstow. The Hidden Valley with the "Crystal Treasure Hunt" is stimulating, educational and fun. Bodmin & Wenford Railway is open all year with "Santa Steamings" at Christmas. For the older, more energetic ones, Crealys is a white knuckle adventure park. As well as the excellent local surf and sand beach at Trebarwith, beaches can be found at Polzeath, Daymer Bay, Tregardock, The Strangles, and in countless coves. A number of boats offer sea trips and fishing as well as island birdwatching. Close to home is Tintagel (King Arthur’s) Castle. The Eden Project's high-tech domes provide for different climates in which the world's most interesting plants and habitats can be found. Decorating your house and village for Christmas is something of a tradition in Cornwall. You'll enjoy seeing the local ones but for a knock your socks off experience, see the Mousehole Christmas lights! Other attractions; The Lost Gardens of Heligan, St. Nectan's Glen, St. Michaels' Mount, Launceston & Pendennis Castles.. to name a few.