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200 Years Old, Secluded Garden,Quiet Hamlet, Near Sandy Beaches, Moors And Shops

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 modern Bathrooms, modern Kitchen / Diner with Log Burner, Sitting Room with open Fire.Up to 6 adults. Free WiFi, Parking. Walk to the Pub and Shops

Tregoodwell Cottage is in the quiet square of Tregoodwell, off an unmade lane with parking just in front of the cottage. If the square gets a little congested and you have more than one car, there is space at the top end of Tregoodwell about 50 yards away. 200 years old, built as the local pub, the cottage is full of character with its original features combined with a modern kitchen, bathroom and en-suite. The kitchen/dining room is very well equipped with quartz worktops, a warming wood burner and a big table for all to gather around and a TV. The snug sitting room has white beams, comfortable seating and an open fire and TV. The turning staircase leads to the three individually styled bedrooms and the large family bathroom. The good sized garden is terraced and enclosed, safe for children to play in and the lower lawn is a real sun trap for alfresco eating. The peaceful hamlet of Tregoodwell is half a mile from the historic market town of Camelford, with its many shops, restaurants and pubs. Bodmin moor, Tintagel, Trebarwith strand and the harbour villages of Port Isaac and Boscastle are just a short drive away.

Changeover Day is Friday or Saturday in peak season, flexible at other times.

More Details

William Close
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2017

About William Close

My wife and I now have a grown up family. We have three children all of whom like staying at Tregoodwell Cottage when they can. We live in Bath, Somerset so it is quite easy for us to pop down for a short break.

William Close purchased this cottage in 2009

Why William Close chose North Cornwall

My wife and I have enjoyed holidays in North Cornwall since our early childhoods, and little has changed! Our fondest memories are of Trebarwith Strand, in my view the finest beach in the world with the sand washed at high tide so dogs allowed. Jumping from rock to rock on the beach as the tide comes in, watching waves crash against the cliff during a storm, walking along the cliff top Coastal Path, looking out across to Gull Rock whatever the weather. We remember the Walks on Bodmin Moor to the peak Rough Tor and having a picnic.

So when the time came to find a hideaway, Tregoodwell was the exact spot. A very short drive (or bicycle ride) to the moor and a 10 minute drive to Trebarwith, slightly more to Tintagel or Port Isaac or Padstow.

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet location yet within a 10 minute walk of the shops: Walk the dog straight across the fields from the cottage. Bring your bike and cycle to Bodmin Moor, along the National Cycle Route that skirts the western edge of the moor, or along the Camel Way. With an Ordnance Survey Map in one hand and a pack on your back, just head off. Choose one of a number of glorious beaches, which in the off season will be almost deserted. End the day in a nearby pub having excellent food. Explore mining history in the hills etc. etc. All within short drives of our cottage, or walking directly from the door.

We think that the cottage itself has everything you need for your holiday: after all, we use it ourselves whenever we can! Use it either as a base to do all these things, or just to relax in.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Recent guests left these comments in our Visitors Book this summer 2013:

We have had a brilliant week in Tregoodwell Cottage! We loved it. A real home from home and so clean and well equipped. We had everything and more that we could have needed. A great base for daily trips to various beaches. Thank you so much! We will definitely be back.

And from younger guests: " We have had a good holiday at this really good cottage. It might be the best holiday ever. Thank you.

And in summer 2012:

"A lovely cottage, definitely the nicest we've stayed in. Comfy beds too! Lovely garden, a real sun trap...... We hired bikes and cycled the Camel Trail. Lots of lovely walks and exploring at Tintagel and Boscastle. Wonderful coastal walk from Tintagel to Trebarwith Strand. We......had lovely weather all week and with such a comfortable and homely cottage to return to at the end of each day a wonderful holiday."
Sep 2010
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Mason's Arms in Camelford
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bowood Park
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Mason's Arms in Camelford
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Trebarwith Strand
Car: necessary


I take our dog each morning for a 10 minute walk into Camelford for the daily paper and a wander beside the River Camel. Camelford has a full range of shops, supermarket, pubs and restaurants.


Trebarwith Strand, Tregardock and Bossiney beaches are all large and sandy with cliffs behind and much to explore. They are covered at high tide so regularly cleaned and dog friendly! Driving time from the cottage is about 10 to 15 minutes. Tregardock and Bossiney then require a walk across fields - simply delightful. You can surf from Trebarwith and Tregardock.

Just a little further away are Daymer Bay and Polzeath. Very popular, family friendly and you can drive to the beach. Polzeath is well known for surfing.

All the way along this stretch of the North Cornish Coast is the coastal path, taking you to all these beaches, hidden coves with old slate quarries and much more.


Tintagel with King Arthur's Castle, Boscastle with its atmospheric harbour, Port Isaac for Dr Martin and fresh crab, Port Quinn for coasteering are all a short drive from Tregoodwell.


Tregoodwell hamlet is near the edge of Bodmin Moor with hiking and a 20 minute walk to Rough Tor, the extinct (luckily) volcano, from the nearby car park. You can cycle from our door to the National Cycle route skirting the moor to the highest pub in the area for a good meal or deserved refreshments. Just a bit further afield is the Camel Way, the old railway line now a cycle path from Bodmin, Wadebridge to Padstow.


You have a huge choice of places to visit on a day trip and we provide much information in the cottage. Here are some ideas.

We usually take the ferry from Rock across the Camel Estuary to Padstow with its fishing harbour, shopping time and restaurants.

The Eden Project with its bio-domes is good for the family. Newquay has surfing beaches and many attractions nearby.

St Ives, Land's End, Fowey and other South Cornwall towns are within reach.


Port Isaac: 8 miles. Port Gaverne (Pub): 7.5 miles. Port Quinn: 7 miles. Tintagel: 6 miles. King Arthur's Castle, Tintagel: 6 miles. Arthurian Centre, Slaughterbridge: 2 miles. Boscastle: 6 miles. Delabole: 3 miles. Bodmin Moor: 2 miles. St Kew: 7 miles. Wadebridge: 10 miles. Rock: 10 miles. Polzeath Beach: 10 miles. Daymer Bay: 10 miles. Padstow: 15 miles, or 10 miles plus the ferry across the estuary.

Newquay: 20 miles. Equestrian Centre 1.5 miles. Crackington Haven: 10 miles. Bude: 15 miles.


Besides the Sandy Beaches, Walks and Harbour villages, there is much to explore from Tregoodwell. Interested in HISTORY? Visit the site of King Arthur's defeat and final battle at Slaughterbridge or King Arthur's Castle at Tintagel. Interested in our INDUSTRIAL PAST? See the old Slate Quarries and Beam Engine Houses that decorate the landscape, and the old Jetties and Quays where the mined Slate was shipped away. Interested in working MINES? Pay a visit to nearby Delabole which has the deepest open worked pit in Europe. At the end (or in the middle!) of the day have a good PUB MEAL in St Kew, Port Gaverne, Port Isaac or Trebarwith. Camelford itself has a Leisure Centre with a 20m SWIMMING POOL, a museum, art gallery and TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE. . North Cornwall boasts many lovely old CHURCHES and several are within walking distance or a short drive away, often in lovely romantic settings. We have a few photos on this site to give you a flavour of the countryside.. Although beyond "North Cornwall", Lundy Island and Clovelly to the North, the Eden Project, Charles Town Harbour with its Tall Ships and Newquay to the south are all accessible as day trips. We also love Cornwall in the autumn and winter when things are a bit quieter and other than being a bit cooler and damper underfoot, everything is much the same. The walks, the beaches, the pubs. And the added benefit of those lovely snug evenings in front of a log fire, reading, playing cards or dare we mention it, watching the telly.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Camelford in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • En Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En Suite to the Master Bedroom. Has a Hand Basin
    Downstairs Toilet - Toilet
    Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Family Bathroom
  • The modern en-suite shower room, with tiles to wall and floor, has a power shower, hand basin and toilet. The large family bathroom has a big bath, a power shower over, hand basin and toilet. Both rooms have radiators for summer use. The utility room downstairs has a toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Master Bedroom with modern en suite shower room.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Uses Family Bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Cot available on request. Uses Family Bathroom.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Plus Cot Notes on bedrooms: The Master Bedroom has a double bed, a modern en-suite Shower room with Hand Basin and Toilet, a Wardrobe and Table with drawers. The second bedroom has a double bed, a Vintage Wardrobe and a chest of Drawers. The third bedroom has twin beds, Chest of Drawers and a clothes hanging rail. All bedrooms are traditionally, and individually, furnished with chest of drawers, wardrobes, tables and chairs and are centrally heated.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The cottage has full thermostatically controlled oil fired central heating throughout, in all bedrooms, bathrooms, the hall and living rooms. The cupboard under the stairs has the cot and high chair. If you use them it would be much appreciated if you could clean them and put them back before you leave. A smallish well behaved dog is very welcome, but strictly not upstairs or on sofas please. We also ask if you can be careful to remove evidence from the garden when you leave Tregoodwell Cottage. Many thanks. Outside: The front garden has a small lawned area surrounded by borders with shrubs and bulbs. Birds love these shrubs and you can watch them through the window when having breakfast. The rear garden can be accessed through the cottage back door and also from up the pathway to the side gate. The garden is private and terraced with the lower lawn beside the house with table and chairs in a sun trapped corner. Perfect for alfresco eating using the garden furniture we provide. The upper lawn is a good size surrounded by shrubs and trees.The whole garden is enclosed. Depending on when you might be staying, there is rhubarb, blueberries, raspberries and apples to be eaten. So it is ideal for children to play in and for sitting out and watching the clouds go by or to do a bit of star gazing. Utility Room: Here is the boiler, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer, the ironing board, iron and brooms. There is space to dry clothes and store boots, in the unlikely event of inclement weather. In the Hall there are plenty of hooks to hang your coats. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. The property is cleaned before and after each stay and, if staying for multiple weeks, at the end of the week by arrangement with our housekeeper. Please do not take our towels to the beach, so bring your own beach towels. Other: The front door leads into the Hallway then through to the back door and garden. As this is our own holiday home, you will find lots of our books which you are welcome to read but please don't take them off the property or home by mistake!


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200 Years Old, Secluded Garden,Quiet Hamlet, Near Sandy Beaches, Moors And Shops
average rating of 4.6 based on 6 reviews

Fabulous character cottage, well-equipped, clean and dog-secure garden!

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this cottage. The kitchen is well-equipped, everything is clean and tidy, and the garden is definitely secure for a dog. Trebarwith Strand is an amazing beach just a few minutes' drive away, and we also loved St Nectan's Glen waterfall - perhaps a less well-known attraction. The Masons Arms in Camelford is a good family pub, very accommodating.

We would thoroughly recommend a stay at Tregoodwell Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write a review about your stay in Tregoodwell Cottage. Yes, Trebarwith Strand is a fabulous beach and both Fiona and I have strong childhood memories.
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Comfortable and clean cottage in very quiet hamlet off the beaten track

  • 5 of 5

Lovely old cottage in small square in Treegoodwell. Clean and spacious with a totally enclosed and safe garden for our dog escapists! A great base for exploring all that beautiful Cornwall has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Very clean on arrival. Plenty of space and very well equipped. Good sized enclosed rear garden and gated front, so very safe for small children and dogs. Always a concern when booking "pet friendly" places that it will smell of dog - absolutely not the case here. Teabags, milk and biscuits left out for our arrival. Ideall location for visiting Rock, Padstow, Port Isaac etc, although if you are forced to have holidays in the school holidays as I am, be prepared to get to these places early! Lots of decent local walks with the dog and excellent fish and chips from the local chippy. We had a minor issue with the heating and the front door lock ( we were trapped inside!!) but the housekeeper was there very quickly to help us out. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed staying in Tregoodwell Cottage. Many apologies about the faulty lock, it was very old and we should have replaced it before, but we have now. Do come again!
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Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

Myself, my husband, 2 girls, two good friends with their daughter (who was a baby in a cot) and their dog. We were all amazed at how much space we had despite being the maximum occupancy, the kitchen was so well equipped far better than I have ever found in rented cottages before. There are games and books available to utilitise and the real fires were very much appreciated at the time we were there.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a good time in Tregoodwell Cottage and please come again!
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Cornish Gem

  • 5 of 5

First class family holiday accommodation. A very clean and well appointed house in a very friendly and quite area. Ideal for visiting most tourist attractions, Eden Project in easy reach.

Local shops, take-a-ways,Pubs and eating places also within a short distance .

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed staying at Tregoodwell Cottage and we will pass your comments onto our housekeeper Paula, who keeps it all clean and tidy. Do come again! William & Fiona Close
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Camelford, 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
Early Autumn
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas & New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
After you have made contact with us and checked out more information on our own web site www.number15tregoodwell.co.uk, we will take debit or credit card details and a 25% deposit. Alternatively you may pay by bank transfer. Full information on booking and payment is also given on the web site. On receipt of full payment, 6 weeks prior to arrival, we email directions and any further instructions. Please just contact us by phone or email. Changeover Day is Friday

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Departure strictly by 10.00am and Arrival strictly from 3.00pm.

Notes on prices:
At certain off season times we may accept a short break stay, by offering a discount off the normal weekly rate.
We charge £25 extra for a well behaved pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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