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Rural Cottage Idyll With Stunning Views In The Hills Below Port Isaac

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-Nov-2016
Cottage in St Endellion, Port Isaac, Cornwall: meticulously modernised, immersed in the landscape between Port Isaac and Polzeath

Sunday Times Travel Magazine's "Best British Cottage" (Jan 2016)! Also seen in the Guardian, Jaunted and Gloucestershire Life.

We call it the Cornwall of your dreams: a traditional stone cottage immersed in the beautiful landscape below Port Isaac. There's absolute privacy here - the nearest neighbours are a field away, access is via a private farm track, and the sweeping garden is all yours. Yet you're minutes away from Doc Martin's Port Isaac, surf spot Polzeath and the glorious beaches of Rock and Daymer Bay.

Little Trentinney is a traditional Cornish cottage from the early 19th century, but it's been completely modernised, so along with the traditional slate floors and roses over the door, we've got fine linens, ultra-modern bathrooms, and a mini library downstairs. And though it's blissfully secluded, you don't have to lose touch with the outside world - there's WiFi throughout the cottage, two flatscreen TV/DVDs, and an iPod dock in the library. There are four comfy bedrooms: three in the main cottage, sharing a spacious, ultra-modern bathroom, and a fourth, ensuite, in the gorgeous "Booley" building in the garden.

We've been lucky to have several journalists enjoy Little Trentinney so far: the Guardian named us one of its five "cool holiday cottages" in North Cornwall, and we were thrilled to be named best UK holiday cottage by the Sunday Times Travel Magazine in their "Best of the World" issue in January 2016. We've also been covered in Gloucestershire Life and Jaunted, a US website which has since been incorporated into Conde Nast Traveler USA.

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Note: we've had several spam enquiries recently - either fake bookings, automated enquiries or third party websites trying to 'sell on' Little Trentinney to unsuspecting guests - turns out it's not just guests who have to be careful! So in order to put all our minds at rest, I'd appreciate it if you can tell me a little bit about yourselves and your interest in our cottage when you get in touch. No need for an essay, and I don't want to be intrusive - it's just for reassurance all round that we're all who we say we are! Equally, please feel free to call us before sending any money. Thanks

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Notes on the cottage - for specifics, please see the individual sections or our full website, www.littletrentinney.co.uk

Little Trentinney is lovely year-round: blissful in summer, snug in winter, and with lamb-watching and fruit-picking in spring and autumn respectively. It sleeps 7 comfortably, but is equally cosy for couples - so it's really what you make of it.

It's a real rural idyll - fields on all four sides, the nearest neighbours a field away, and access via a half-mile private paved farm track from the nearest road.

Outside:

Little Trentinney is surrounded by unblemished countryside on all four sides. To the east, west and north are open fields populated by grazing sheep and cows. To the south is a small wooded valley and more fields beyond it. From autumn to early spring, you have 360-degree views of open landscape – unparalleled, even here in North Cornwall.

The large garden melts into the fields on all four sides, with an expansive lawn, flowerbed and two walnut trees which double as sunshades in summer. There’s an apple tree (blossoms in May, bears fruit in October) and a pear by the Booley.

Relax on our steamer chairs, around the teak dining table, by the barbecue or on the bench under the rose blossoms. If you have kids, let them run wild – you haven’t any neighbours to disturb, and the low stone walls separating the garden from the surrounding fields mean it’s perfect for safe rambling.

Cleaning / Towels / Linen:

Quality linen and towels (not beach towels) are included. A starter pack of essentials - and a cake from our local farm shop is included on arrival. The cottage is cleaned spotlessly before your arrival; midweek cleaning/linen change on request.

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Strictly no smoking and no pets, sorry.

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I grew up in Cornwall, spent much of my childhood in Little Trentinney and now live a couple of valleys away. My grandparents fell in love with the cottage in the 1960s - they went for a walk in the countryside and found it derelict - and bought it and moved here in the 1970s. It's a magical place - three generations of our family have enjoyed the magical views, beautiful garden and incomparable peace and quiet. While we've all lived here over the years and loved it, we took the decision to rent it out in 2011. I hope you get as much from it as we have.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Beautiful, wild spot, but so close to Padstow, Rock, Polzeath and Tintagel – a great location and the perfect antidote to city life. Lovely cottage, very well equipped and comfortable." Sussex, 2012



"The perfect holiday home that feels like home. We really appreciated the quality of everything – towels, bedding, furnishings, finish of the property. No amount of rain or cloud spoilt the wonderfully relaxed atmosphere of the house and garden. It cannot be faulted! Very special." Suffolk, 2013



"Immaculately maintained, extremely unique, and very private. Although my stay was brief, I find myself thinking about it nearly every day. I most enjoyed waking up and looking out across the fields, then having the sunset stream across the bed while reading at night. If you're lucky enough to stay on a clear night, the stars are incredible. Breakfast in the kitchen is so simple a pleasure, but little moments like this in a lovely setting was exactly what I was looking for." USA, 2013.
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

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Magical break

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Little Trentinney, such a lovely picture postcard place. Located in the middle of fields with only cows, sheep and pheasants for company, its an amazing location. Waking up to the amazing views across the fields is wonderful. Being only 1.5 miles from Port Issac (doc Martin country) and Wadebridge/Padstow/Rock on your doorstep gives plenty of options for days out. With Polzeath beach also up the road great for surfing. We enjoyed every minute of our two week stay and plan to return for family holidays in the future. A truly special cottage what ever the weather.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Little Trentinney

  • 5 of 5

Delightful cottage. Clean, well equipped and maintained. Owners are on hand if need be, but otherwise leave you to enjoy your stay - they are helpful and friendly and clearly want you to enjoy your stay, leaving a welcome pack of goodies. The cottage itself is comfortable, and is in an exceptionally secluded, beautiful and peaceful location, yet within very easy access to a host of local attractions, services and the North Cornwall coast. It is an absolute gem and highly highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Location

From the Owner

You're so close to the coast here - Port Isaac, Polzeath and Rock are all nearby, and the nearest market town is trendy Wadebridge - but when you turn off the road onto the farm track, you're in another world. There are fields on all four sides, almost always used for grazing animals - so you're surrounded by lambs in the spring, and sheep and cattle the rest of the year. It's so quiet here that you can hear the animals cropping the grass and the stream flowing along the bottom of the valley - it's the perfect antidote to city life.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Port Isaac (fishing village): 2.5 miles

Polzeath (beach/surfing): 5 miles

Rock (beach/sailing): 5 miles

Daymer Bay (beach): 6 miles

Lundy Bay (beach): 4 miles

Tintagel/Boscastle (villages): 10 miles

Padstow (fishing village): 14 miles (or 5 miles to Rock, and take the ferry across the Camel Estuary)

Land’s End: 63 miles

Travel:

Bodmin Parkway railway station: 16 miles

Newquay Cornwall Airport: 19 miles

Cars are strongly recommended as public transport is very limited. Do let us know if you’re planning on hiring a car, as we can often negotiate special rates with the Hertz desk at Newquay Airport.

Distances:

St Endellion: 1 mile

Port Isaac: 2.5 miles

Polzeath: 5 miles

Rock: 5 miles

Daymer Bay: 6 miles

Lundy Bay: 4 miles

Tintagel: 10 miles

Wadebridge: 5.5 miles

Padstow: 14 miles (or 5 miles to Rock, and take the ferry across the Camel Estuary)

Bodmin Moor/Roughtor: 12.5 miles

Eden Project: 21 miles

Lost Gardens of Heligan: 28 miles

Truro: 30 miles

Tate St Ives: 51 miles

Land’s End: 63 miles

Further Details:

There are plenty of lovely farm shops around here - Trevathan (farm shop and PYO strawberry fields) is at St Endellion, a mile up the hill from the cottage. St Kew Harvest - a wonderful farm shop and bakery - is 3 miles away.

Of course Padstow and Rock have long been famous for food, but Port Isaac is quickly catching up with Nathan Outlaw's newest (and more affordable) restaurant which opened in 2013. Wadebridge is fantastic for coffee and cafes.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Q
28 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
R
16 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
1
6 Jan 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£770
for 7 nights
£770
 
 
2
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
3
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£770
for 7 nights
£770
 
 
4
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
5
2 Jun 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
6
23 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
7
30 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
8
7 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
9
21 Jul 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
10
25 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
11
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
12
15 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
13
22 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
14
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
15
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
16
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Changeover Day:
Friday, though we can sometimes be flexible. Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am (can sometimes be extended if there are no incoming guests).



We also require a security deposit of £100 for any damage or extra cleaning incurred. This is easiest as a cheque, which we'll return after your stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

You'll have free run of the large garden (and its fruit trees!) The surrounding farmland is owned by our neighbours, but there's a public footpath running through three of the fields, which will take you up to the coast at St Endellion and onto Port Isaac and Port Quin; or inland towards St Kew.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ultra-modern and spacious main bathroom with large shower cubicle, bath with hand shower, and 'floating' wc and basin. Ensuite shower room to bedroom 4 with shower cubicle and wc. The Booley is self-contained and perfect for couples or older kids.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Bedroom 1 with double bed and 3 windows
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Bedroom 2 with king bed and 1 window
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed, Bedroom 3 with single bed and 2 windows
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, King bed, 3 windows in ensuite 'hobbit house' in the garden
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and 3 windows Bedroom 2 with king bed and 1 window Bedroom 3 with single bed and 2 windows Bedroom 4 with king bed and 3 windows in separate ensuite 'hobbit house' in the garden All bedrooms overlook the surrounding fields. Bedrooms are sunny year-round and equipped with high spec John Lewis linens and plenty of storage space. The Booley is completely self-contained with ensuite, DVD player and independent access - a love nest/kids' den as you see fit. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Quality linen and towels (not beach towels) are included. The cottage is cleaned spotlessly before your arrival; midweek cleaning/linen change on request.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Little Trentinney is lovely year-round: blissful in summer, snug in winter, and with lamb-watching and fruit-picking in spring and autumn respectively. It sleeps 7 comfortably, but is equally cosy for couples - so it's really what you make of it. Although it's been modernised to high standards, this is an early 19th-century cottage and retains original features like Delabole slate floors and stable doors. It's a real rural idyll - fields on all four sides, the nearest neighbours a field away, and access via a half-mile private paved farm track from the nearest road. Little Trentinney is surrounded by unblemished countryside on all four sides. To the east, west and north are open fields populated by grazing sheep and cows. To the south is a small wooded valley and more fields beyond it. From autumn to early spring, you have 360-degree views of open landscape – unparalleled, even here in North Cornwall.

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