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Beautiful Rural Old House, 20 minutes from Sea - near Padstow and Port Isaac

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in countryside outside Wadebridge, Cornwall, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom

Middle Treneague is an old stone house in a rural position just outside the historic market town of Wadebridge (five minutes by car or 20 minutes on foot). While parts of the building date from the 17th century, it was extended in the 19th century to become a working farm until the 1950’s. Charming, comfortable and characterful, rather than a pristine modern house, Middle Treneague is surrounded by open farmland and oak woods. It is a peaceful, private and secluded place. Lovely in all seasons. On wet Cornish days, (which sometimes happen even in summer)! the gas fired central heating warms up the house and the powerful wood burning stove soon makes the sitting room cosy. Large rambling gardens surround the house, with terraces on different levels, designed by the writer who lived there in the 1960's, planting yuccas, fig trees and old roses among the ruined walls

There's a small barn (called Owl House) in the grounds of the house - but the properties don't overlook each other. Bicycles can be hired nearby to explore the Camel Trail. The famous town of Padstow - with its many restaurants, and bustling harbour, is forty minutes away by bike, and twenty minutes by car. The sea can be reached in twenty minutes by car, on both sides of the Camel Estuary (For example New Polzeath for surfing, Trevone Bay and Daymer Bay.

Entering through a small hall you come into the dining room, looking onto the back garden in the oldest part of the house. It has beautiful old slate floors and is furnished with a painted french dresser, a Venetian mirror and a round antique wooden table seating six. A traditional farmhouse kitchen leads off this room, (new cooker fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave) with long wooden table. There are two sitting rooms, the smaller of which, the ‘Monks’ Room’, doubles as a TV room, while the larger one, known as the ‘White Room’, has a wood burning stove, and large windows looking over the garden. The ground floor has beamed ceilings, slate floors, and lovely old pieces of furniture. Of the three double bedrooms upstairs, the first has a king size bed (zip and link), the second a 4’6” bed, and the third has two large gold cane work beds - 3’6”x 7’ each. There are two bathrooms: a downstairs wet room and an upstairs bathroom with view towards the garden.

This old and characterful is stunningly beautiful on sunny days and in hot summer weather, but do bear in mind that it rains often in Cornwall and the weather can be damp and the skies grey. We have well serviced central heating to keep the house warm during those times.

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About Us

Anne Howeson
91 Cloudesley Road
N1 0EL London
VAT Reg No

Anne Howeson
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Anne Howeson

Hello, we are three sisters who let our much loved family cottage in Cornwall now and then (keeping it as a best kept secret). Middle Treneague has been in the family for many years, and has a personal quality untypical of many holiday cottages. We often use it ourselves during the summer months and are especially interested in renting it during the low seasons, but are open to enquiries for all other times.

Anne Howeson purchased this house in 1970

Why Anne Howeson chose Saint Breock

The nearby small town of Wadebridge is a traditional Cornish place, with many small and interesting local shops, a good cinema, several pubs and restaurants and the famous Camel trail for cycling to Padstow, which is bustling with eating and shopping opportunities, (Padstow is 20 minutes away by car from our house).The surrounding area is unspoilt and not too commercial, however, the Eden project and Lost Gardens of Heligan are fairly close and the sea is twenty minutes away in each direction, either side of the Camel estuary.

What makes this house unique

Lovely old house, absolute peace and quiet, big garden, greater spotted woodpeckers, and the sound of owls at night. Wadebridge is a twenty minute walk away, but when you're at the cottage it feels as though you're in the middle of nowhere. We are happy to discuss price - the most important thing for us is that people who stay at Middle Treneague will appreciate its special qualities.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint Breock in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • There are two bathrooms: a large bright downstairs wetroom, with slate floor, and an upstairs recently renovated bathroom (with bath), next door to one of the double bedrooms, with view towards the garden
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are three bedrooms upstairs. Two bedrooms have double beds, (one is zip and link and can be turned into a 5' double bed, or two singles) while the third (largest) has two 3'6" canework singles, and an extra single mattress for occasional use.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Utility Room: Middle Treneague is not ultra modern, but has tremendous charm. There is a washing machine - and an excellent washing line. All equipment has been replaced recently. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned thoroughly before every visit, and arrangements can be made to clean during a visit if needed. We don't usually supply linen/towels, but can do so if needed, at small extra charge.


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Beautiful Rural Old House, 20 minutes from Sea - near Padstow and Port Isaac
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

I loved my stay in Treneague

  • 5 of 5

This is a particularly charming house with a very pretty garden

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy to hear this, thank you. Wonderful to know that you enjoyed this special place as much as we do! Anne, June and Gil (the three sisters).
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A charming and beautiful rural house

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful stay at 'Middle Treneague'. The house is situated in a beautiful rural location, surrounded by a lovely garden and fields.Our two boys enjoyed watching and feeding the birds and we also heard the local owl residents! The house was warm and comfortable, the shower was great as was the bathroom. The beds were exceptionally comfy too.The kitchen was brilliantly well equipped, we enjoyed cooking on gas as we have a 'Rayburn' at home which isn't quite as instant! We enjoyed exploring the foothpaths around the house as well as venturing on the coastal paths at nearby Polzeath, Padstow and Rock. We would recommend this charming home to anyone wanting a tranquil break away. Many thanks Anne and family.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anna, We're so pleased you liked the house - our family have spent many happy times there and love to share its qualities of tranquility, simplicity and old fashioned charm with other people who like the same things. with our best wishes Anne, June and Gil.....
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Grimsby UK

Lovely house in lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely house situaued a short drive from the town. It has a rural outlook and was perfect for us with a family around us. the house is an old cornish farmhouse and has lovely slate floors which are a little uneven but in character for the house. It was clean and comfortable but not a pristine modern house which suited us very well indeed. All services were as advertised and the arrangements were flexible as we had to change dates a little. I would recommend this house as a comfortable base for a family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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great family holiday

  • 4 of 5

We have just come back from a really lovely stay at the Treanague cottage. We have been to Cornwall many times and stayed in different locations and types of property. We are two adults and my two daughters. What made the cottage so suitable for us was it is close to Wadebridge but on arrival is so secluded and quiet. On arrival it was very clean and welcoming, so many different views, a lot of history in the house and a real feeling of being away from it all. In particular, sitting in the cream lounge with the large picture window was lovely, and in the evenings we would sit together as a family without the TV (which is in the smaller room) which was very relaxing, when it was cold we had the log burner. One of the owners Anne was very helpful in describing the property and extremely friendly when I spoke with her. It was perfect for us as we bought our bikes and could ride down into Wadebridge which is fairly close in order to join the Camel Trail, however the hill back is a challenge; I took pleasure in overtaking my 10 year old nephew to get to the top as he pushed his bike up the hill. The beach is a drive away but I really enjoyed the peace and quiet and the fact that you really can hear the owls hooting at night! There are low door frames, my husband is 6ft 2 and we had to administer frozen peas to his bumped head twice! Overall we had a really memorable happy family holiday, I would recommend to friends. Thanks Anne we had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our holiday, the weather was great and we spent our time doing our usual trips to Daymer Bay via St Enodoc GC, Padstow, Rock, Harlyn Bay and this year for the first time Crealy Adventure Park! Our grandson (age 2 1/2) really enjoyed himself at the Park and we did too! The house was perfect for our family of five and our grandson enjoyed running around the gardens and seeing the cows, just over the fence. In the evening it was nice to relax in the White Room with a couple of logs on the woodburner.

We hope to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful cottage in a tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5

When my family and I arrived at Middle Treneague we were immediately impressed by its truly magical timeless quality and by its tranquil rural setting. The listing description of the property was accurate with regard to its location, layout and facilities. Although surrounded by very attractive gardens, amidst beautiful countryside, the cottage was only a few minutes drive out of Wadebridge and very conveniently situated for the shops and local amenities.

The cottage itself was very clean, well maintained and had a wealth of original features. There was everything there that you could possibly require and most of the kitchen appliances were new. We were particularly impressed with the 'space' that this cottage afforded us. The rooms were large and there was plenty of storage both inside and out. For example we took our 3 bikes and could lock them up under cover at the side of the cottage.

We actually used our bikes quite a lot as the cottage is so close to the Camel Trail. The trail down to Padstow is well worth a visit either by bike or on foot. The scenery is outstanding and when you arrive in Padstow there are lots of restaurants to choose from. What we did enjoy in Padstow was our trip round the bay in a beautifully restored speedboat - brilliant and worth the ?6 cost. We were also pleased with the location of the cottage as we have a 10year old son and Crealy Adventure Park is only a few miles away - and the entrance tickets can be used all week!

Although we live in the SW of England we had never taken a holiday in this part of Cornwall before. The coastline there is really spectacular and the beaches suitable for all ages, particularly if you like surfing. We personally preferred the more gentle activities although this area was extremely popular with the younger 'surfing' people.

Our week in Middle Treneague turned out to be one of the best holidays we have had in recent years and we shall certainly return again. It is the attraction of the cottage that we like most of all - playing croquet on the extensive lawns, watching the wide variety of birds visiting the garden, including woodpeckers which we saw on several occasions to the owls hooting each night.

Before our holiday the owners of the cottage gave us lots of useful information and answered any queries. They have been very friendly and helpful and made sure that everything was in place for our stay.

I can thoroughly recommend this beautiful cottage without any reservations.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you had such a special time, thank you for writing with such enthusiasm about our much loved cottage. Hope to see you again before long! all best The three sisters
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Bodmin Parkway - 4 hours Paddington
Car: necessary


Beaches. both sides of the Camel estuary from wadebridge are within twenty minuts drive.


Newquay Airport half an hour away by car.

Directions : Crossing old bridge at Wadebridge, turn left at mini roundabout, past cinema, across next mini roundabout up Trevanion Road. Uphill for approximately quarter of a mile past houses each side. Road sign, left, indicates approaching right hand turn. Take this sharp right hand turn (road sign says 'Wadebridge'). Stay on winding country lane, past bungalows, to small junction. Straight ahead: 5 bar wooden gate marked 'Owl House/Middle Treneague.


Lost gardens of Heligan

The Eden project


St ives


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint Breock, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 12
3 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 13
1 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 14
21 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 15
9 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 16
22 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
20 Oct 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please discuss on phone

Changeover Day:
During high season our changeover day is Saturday (July to end September) other times more flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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