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Stunning uninterrupted moorland views over lake and Rough Tor

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cosy one bedroomed getaway minutes drive from the beautiful North Cornish coast

Mabel's Cottage offers a delightful rural retreat located on the edge of the moors and yet is only a few miles from the beautiful North Cornish coastline. The well known Port Isaac, Tintagel and Boscastle are all close by, along with the beautiful beach at Trebarwith Strand, and wonderful walks such as the Camel trail and St Necten's Glen to name but a few!

Climb the Tor, meet the local sheep, cows, chickens and ponies, listen to the birdsong. We have swallows nesting in the summer and the famous starling murmurations fly overhead twice a day from late September until early spring. A real sight to behold!

We welcome one well behaved small to medium sized dog, so with access to the moors and our own field to play in, your pet can enjoy your holiday too!

More Details

John and Wendy
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

Why John and Wendy chose Advent

From the minute we saw this 150 year old converted barn we fell in love with it. We really do have the best of both worlds.. from the stunning views over Roughtor, lake and moorland, to the close proximity of the rugged north Cornish coastline with its quaint fishing villages and wonderful surfing beaches.

If it is a peaceful and quiet retreat you are looking for then Mabel's Cottage is the place to be.

We love it here and hope you will too.


Advent Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Please note: Dogs must be supervised by yourselves on the premises. Please do not allow them on the furniture. Mabel's Cottage is strictly non smoking
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large modern shower,
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Cot can be provided upon request at booking
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
The owners, John and Wendy, live in the main barn and are on hand to ensure your holiday runs smoothly. However , we will respect your privacy so that you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity on offer at Mabel's Cottage and look forward to meeting you!


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Stunning uninterrupted moorland views over lake and Rough Tor
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

What a Gem !!

  • 5 of 5

This comfy warm detached barn conversion is a little gem and worth more than 5 stars , It is nestled away from the hustle and bustle of the busy places yet conveniently placed as a fantastic base to explore the rugged North Cornwall coast and its famous beaches.

From your cosy seating in the conservatory with Tv, Your view is amazing and looking out onto outstanding scenery overlooking the lake towards the Tor and fields surrounded by sheep. Put some bird nuts out and an abundance of wildlife appear as if waiting in the hedgerows, At night the stars are amazing. Our small dog Basil loved the freedom of the large garden, and for the out of season couple, It has an excellent heating system for all year round use as a get away to recharge your batteries, the bed is extremely comfy , the bathroom and shower is top notch, Kitchen well appointed not that we used much bar having breakfast as we treated ourselves to the local various eateries in the nearby villages and towns. We found the owners John and Wendy to be extremely accommodating, lovely and friendly people, who respect your privacy and made us feel very welcome.

In a nutshell I would highly recommend Tor view whole heartedly and we will be returning without doubt as the standard of accommodation, location, peacefulness and views are fabulous…..

Andy and Alison Brown .

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Andy and Alison, what a nice review to have received, it was equally nice to have met you both and indeed Basil and that you enjoyed your stay here. The flowers you gave was a nice gesture, and as for the cakes you left......I didn't really tell Wendy as I ate them before she found out LOL!! We hope that all goes well with your Daughter Katie and indeed the birth of your granddaughter, please keep in touch and let us know. look forward to seeing you all again in the future. John and Wendy
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Mabels cottage Ideal spot from which to explore North Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

Property renovated to a very high standard, equipped with everything you could need for a comfortable stay. Lovely garden area with furniture and barbecue weather permitting. From the sofa in the conservatory you can see out across the garden over the lake to the hills and rough tor beyond.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage in lovely location loved everything about it! Very relaxing .

  • 5 of 5

Lovely location, beautiful views everything you could wish for on holiday! Very well presented well equipped cottage and we had great time! Can easily get to lots of places and tour Cornwall! Couldn’t have been better!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing, restorative and fabulous

  • 5 of 5

We're always a little worried about a new property having had some bad experiences and this cottage sounded too good to be true, but it wasn't, immaculately clean with little extras that really help like tea, coffee, sugar and a cream tea and pint of milk in the fridge. The view is amazing, the owners are friendly and helpful but discreet. The bed is firm but comfortable and the shower is great. We had perfect weather which always helps but i think it would be lovely at any time of year. Can't praise this cottage enough.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thanks John and Wendy. We had a fantastic week at Mable's Cottage. The bed was comfortable the views were out of this world. With being disabled the door ways were great for my walker. The shower was really good big enough to get my stool in. We would recommend it to anyone. Thanks Geoff and Cheryl

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect Cornish countryside retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved this little place for two full weeks of slow living. Decorated tastefully in shades of stone and sand, the whole place felt restful and fitting for the stunning setting. It was fitted out to the highest standards too. Everything provided was great quality, from crisp bed linen on a fantastic mattress to gorgeous toiletries from the nearby St Kitts herbery in the shower. Sadly we can't replicate the bathroom at home, but we did go to St Kitts to buy some rosemary & bergamot shower gel.

It was really well located for trips out to explore the wonders of North Cornwall and there was a wealth of stuff on the doorstep - I'm not sure Cornish beaches come any better than the nearby beach at Trebarthwith Strand: it was perfection for pootling around peering into rock pools when the weather was cooler and for swimming on a hot day.

But we were happy staying in and around the property too, and spent plenty time relaxing in the garden with a glass of wine, a good book and that spectacular view of the reservoir, as well as running & walking the country lanes and identifying more species of wildflowers/butterflies/damselflies than we've ever seen before.

The hosts were friendly and generous with their bounty, leaving us to enjoy their garden in privacy, and giving us new-laid bantam eggs, gooseberries, blackcurrants and redcurrant from their bushes as well as all the help and advice we needed.

Wholeheartedly recommend this place for a couple who love a rural idyll and appreciate a tranquil bolt-hole after a day exploring the busy tourist attractions on the coast.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Jo and John , for such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here! Thank you for being such nice guests, and for leaving the cottage so beautifully clean. We hope to see you again in the future. All the best, John and Wendy
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Newquay Airport
Nearest Ferry
37 Miles
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Bodmin parkway station
Nearest Motorway
63 Miles
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Trebarwith Strand
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25.5
Refundable Damage Deposit $127.49

Mabel's Cottage is strictly non smoking. Owners John and Wendy live on site and are on hand to ensure your holiday runs smoothly. We look forward to meeting you, but are happy to respect your privacy allowing you to enjoy the peace of our tranquil setting. Please note, whilst you are welcome to bring your dog to Mabel's Cottage, we cannot accept responsibility for them in any way. We request you therefore do not leave them unattended within the grounds. Please do not allow your pet on the furniture.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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