Cottage in countryside outside Wadebridge, near Padstow, Cornwall
Middle Treneague is a characterful old stone cottage in a rural position just outside Wadebridge. (approximately 20 minutes walk). There's a small barn in the grounds of the house - called Owl 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). Middle Treneague dates from the 17th century but was extended in the 19th century. It was a working farm until a writer moved there in the mid 20th century. He designed the delightful rambling gardens, built terraces and stone steps, and planted yuccas and fig trees among its ruined walls, to create a peaceful and secluded place.
After entering Middle Treneague through a small hall (with coat cupboard), you come into the dining room. This has beautiful old slate slabs on the floor and is furnished with a painted French Dresser, a Venetian mirror, and round antique wooden table seating six.
Top Traveller Review
Lovely house in lovely setting
About the Owner
Hello, we are three sisters who have decided to let our much loved cottage in Cornwall now and then. It 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 about all other times.
4.5 based on 4 holidaymaker reviews
Lovely house in lovely setting
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.
great family holiday
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.
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.
A beautiful cottage in a tranquil setting
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.
From the Owner
“The cottage was bought by our aunts in the 1970's. The nearby town of Wadebridge is unpretentious, with many small and interesting local shops, a good cinema, several pubs and restaurants and the famous Camel trail for cycling to Padstow. The surrounding area is unspoilt and not too commercial. 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.”
Activity and Interests
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
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Please discuss on phone
During high season our changeover day is Saturday (July to end September) other times more flexible.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“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 it feels as if you are in the middle of nowhere.”
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- near the sea
- bird watching
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- 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
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- 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.
- Golf ...
- Utility Room: Middle Treneague is not ultra modern, but has tremendous charm. There is a washing machine, but no tumble drier - (there's a good 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.