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Stunning Cottage with Sea View

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage near Beach, in Crackington Haven, Cornwall, England - Breathtaking Views, Close to the Beach with lots of Faciltities Nearby

The cottage is in the heart of Crackington Haven with stunning sea and rural views. It is full of character with an original slate floor which has underfloor heating,beams and a wood burner. Downstairs the cottage is open plan with a new,stylish kitchen, sitting and dining area. The kitchen has a dishwasher, hob and oven, microwave, Belfast style sink and fridge freezer. The sitting area has views to the front courtyard framed by sixteenth century barns and the rear patio doors leads on to a safe and secluded garden with views down to the sea from the garden. Upstairs has two beautifully decorated and designed bedrooms. One double bedroom with twin bedrooms in the second bedroom. The cottage is presented to a very high standard throughout and is well maintained and kept throughout the year. The cottage is lovely to stay in all year with each season offering something special. More photos & details can be viewed in the owners website, see the "contact owner" section below.

Property Manager
Tim Mercer
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 February, 2018

About Tim Mercer

Tim Mercer works in London and lives with his wife, Samantha and two children in Wimbledon. Tim spent the first 20 years of his life in North Cornwall and has many happy childhood memories of the beautiful beach at Crackington Haven.

Tim Mercer purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Tim Mercer chose Saint Gennys

We bought the cottage to be near to family in Cornwall, to use as a home for family holidays and for surfing with our two young boys.

What makes this cottage unique

Naturally I am biased but I do believe the bay at Crackington is one of the most beautiful on the Cornish coast and an absolute delight for children. The cottage is gorgeous and in a great location for exploring all of Cornwall. Rain or shine, we always leave feeling refreshed and rested.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Tim,

I've been meaning to write to you ever since we got back from our wonderful Cornish holiday at the beginning of June - but I never got around to it. I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your lovely cottage and the beautiful and superb location of Crackington Haven with the rest of the world, and in this case: with us! :-) We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and felt very much at home at Trevean Cottage. The place was really nice and cozy, and our two boys simply loved their bedroom, the garden, the books and games - everything, in fact. Thanks for providing towels and thanks to Lee for doing our laundry. I felt a little bad in the end with the storm washing up the mud and the shower breaking - I hope you won't remember us as the "Germans who wrecked the place"...

Cornwall, too, was wonderful! We explored the walk through the woods down to the beach that you described and the kids loved the two pigs and the pixie's path and the flowers and the solitude - it was perfect. Crackington Haven, Bude, Boscastle, Padstow... we saw it all and didn't want to leave. Also, thanks for giving the tip about Trebarwith Strand. That was simply stunning!

We're actually thinking of coming back next May (or maybe September). I already checked - it's still available. So, if you'll have us, we might be back soon. ;-)

One question, out of pure curiosity: What does "Trevean" mean?

In any case - thanks again for everything! Enjoy your summer!

Kind regards,

Jun 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Gennys in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 bathroom with bath and shower over, plus wc. Decorated to a high standard.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Travel cot is available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The property is highly suitable for children with many special facilities for children including cot, changing mats, bath mats, sun tents, games, blenders, children's cutlery plates and cups. Recently refurbished to a very high standard. Outside: The cottage has a safe and secluded garden with a stunning raised patio with views to the sea. There is a barbecue, outdoor furniture, sun chairs and plenty of outdoor games for children. There is also a front garden and enclosed courtyard. Cleaning / Linen / Maid service: Linen is included but towels are not. The property is cleaned every week.


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Stunning Cottage with Sea View
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 29 reviews

Beautiful and cosy cottage, stunning beach nearby, loved our weekend here

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here, the cottage is well equipped, very comfortable and brilliantly located with the shop next door and beach nearby too. Very quiet too. We especially enjoyed a walk at Boscaslte with a cream tea afterwards! Bude is nearby too as well as Tintagel which we would definately recommend a visit. We enjoyed a fantastic meal at The Port William pub in Trebarwith Strand, a lovely pub at the top of a cliff overlooking the sea. We hope to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in a stunning area - warm and cosy with a log burner and underfloor heating

  • 5 of 5

An ideal place to relax and unwind - warm, cosy and welcoming. Ideal for getting away from it all and the owner was so helpful in every way. It is ideal for families with young children with lots of games and books in house for youngsters to keep them amused as is it ideal for couples looking to escape and relax - can't wait to return

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic cosy cottage...5 stars!

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay and an ideal base for visiting the beautiful surrounding area.

We loved...the log burner, super garden, cosy feel, and helpful and responsive owner who answered any queries very promptly.

The cottage was well equipped and great for a romantic retreat or cosy friends/family get together.

We would highly recommend it for a getaway any time of the year. Plenty to do within a short distance or just hunker down in front of the log burner, put your feet up, and read your book.

We will be back to stay again at this little gem.

Thank you Tim.

Best, Julia and Fred

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well maintained and comfortable good location and owner very helpful.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great few days. The area is stuning and the cottage a great comfortable place for a base. Need to come back and explore some more.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Snug in a tempest

  • 5 of 5

I felt very at home here and would recommend the cottage for its comfort and for everything Tim has provided to make it warm and inviting. The property is intimate and set in an unspoiled part of England that connects with your soul. And the kitchen is modern, so up to date, in fact, that I couldn't get the hob working, but Tim sent me masses of information as well as his father- in- law to help out. The area is somewhat remote and the winds howled at night and it rained and, while I would have preferred at least one sunny day, I was not disappointed in my choice of places to stay. Crackington Haven, the cliffs and coastal walk, are spectacular. Debora Graves U.S.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb stay

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was the perfect getaway we were looking for. Very comfortable and quiet.

We had 3 sunny warm days and enjoyed these visiting some of the many pretty interesting villages.

A must is the walk to the waterfall at St Nectans even my 8 month pregnant daughter made the steep walk up and said it was worth it.

We will return to this part of Cornwall after falling in love with it.

Thank you Tim for the use of the cottage.


  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Crackington Haven has a lovely, safe beach which is flanked by dramatic cliffs on each side. It has a number of rock pools to explore, is great for surfing and swimming. It takes 1 minute to drive to the beach and is roughly a 20 minute walk.


Nearest airports are Newquay and Exeter. It is a one hour drive from Plymouth Port.


20 minutes drive to Bude, Padstow and Camelford. One hour's drive to the Eden project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £60

Booking Notes:
Booking forms are sent out for people wishing to book. 30% deposit is required with full payment 6 weeks before departure.
Online booking available - send text message requesting online booking to owner on 07538 420 104

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Short breaks from £43 per night.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.