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5 Star Top Floor City Centre Modern Apartment Sleeps Up To 4 In 2 Bedrooms

Bedrooms 2
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Truro, Cornwall, England - Walk Straight Into The City Centre. Free dedicated parking. Wide view across rooftops over city.

Enjoy the comfort, extra space and privacy in a whole apartment. Phone for details: 01208 863552.

Tretop In Truro. Five Star City Centre Self Catering Apartment. Cornwall - Not just Coast and Cottages, you can also have Town and Country. If you thought Cornwall was all quaint country cottages and surfing beaches, you may be pleased to find a comfortable alternative in our luxury modern apartment. Truro is blessed location-wise. Situated in the heart of Cornwall, it is just nine miles from both the North Cornwall and South Cornwall coasts. In spite of its “inland” situation Truro was once a seaport and you can now travel by boat from the Town Quay to the famous seafaring town of Falmouth, home of the National Maritime Museum. From Falmouth there are passenger ferries to Mylor and St Mawes on the Roseland peninsular. More than enough choice to completely fill a car-free day, and leaving enough to do it all over again. The apartment is equipped to a very high standard. We aim for the highest level of satisfaction. Comments in our Visitors Book seem to endorse this.

Are you a Foodie? Truro, plus Falmouth and the adjacent Roseland Peninsular, have enough wonderful restaurants to keep you fed for a couple of weeks without having to go to the same place twice. And we are talking about value a well as quality; not many rip-off up-country over-hyped eateries here! Further afield, go to Rick Stein’s Fish Restaurants in Padstow, or Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen at Watergate Bay near Newquay, both world-famous eating venues and good value for the quality. In Rock you will find top chefs at the St Enodoc Hotel, The Dining Room and Tides at the Mariners Hotel, all excellent. Nathan Outlaw has moved to nearby Port Isaac. (You know Port Isaac, aka Port Wenn in the Doc Martin TV series).

A Culture Vulture? Truro has a magnificent Cathedral, the Royal County Museum, the Hall for Cornwall theatre with a fantastically varied programme, plus several galleries, and has a great variety of shops. The cliff-edge outdoor Minnack Theatre is within easy driving distance, as are St Ives and the Tate Gallery, and the world-class Eden Project. Everybody should visit Eden at least once. Access is easy from Truro to St Austell by rail, then a dedicated bus link. Are you well connected? We are, by road, rail and air. By road via M4 / M5/ A30; alternatively M3, A303, M5, and A30; by rail from London Paddington direct to Truro; and regional links to Newquay Airport. You really want beaches? Either coast provides a choice of almost every kind of beach. If you are a fan of the television lifeguard programme then Perranporth beach will be a must. There are also the surfing beaches of Newquay and the many family-friendly beaches on the south coast such as Swan Pool and Porthcurno. Just a little further away, you have the choice of Watergate Bay, Constantine Bay, Daymer Bay and Polzeath. When the wonderful British weather is a bit variable, it is often the case that the two coasts are enjoying completely opposite conditions! In which case, just go where the weather suits you. We have secure cycle storage at the apartment. As 90% of the traffic in Cornwall is on less than 10% of the roads, Cornwall is great for cycling. For easy cycling, go to the beautiful Camel Trail, the famous coastal and woodland traffic-free cycle route, especially inland from Wadebridge. And there are many other cycle routes.

Truro is at the heart of Poldark country. Poldark and mining are in the DNA of Cornwall, and vice-versa. The locations in the Poldark TV series are a pastiche of the West Country but Cornwall is at the heart of it all. We can introduce you to specific customised walking tours visiting some of the iconic scenery - many people will not realise that filming has happened here and moved on - or we can give you the position of some of the locations and you can explore for yourself.

There is so much to see and do in the heart of Cornwall that you will never have enough time.

For those of you who want tro cram everything into your holiday, and have a yearning to visit the Isles of Scilly, Tretop is an ideal location for a stopover. The final leg from Cornwall to St Marys, whether on the Scillonian ferry or from Land's End airstrip, is best experienced after you have rested for three days or a week in Truro. The transition from a bijou city to sub-tropical islands in the Atlantic off the coast of Cornwall will enhance your enjoyment of both. (We often get guests who live on Scilly, who enjoy the city break!)

So whatever your reason, come and enjoy the comfort and privacy of Tretop in Truro.

More Details

Brian Budden
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018

About Brian Budden

Estelle and Brian are Cornwall residents. We love Truro, it is a wonderful bijou city which we think you will like, too.

We like to experience Tretop ourselves, when it is not actuaally booked, to go to the theatre (Hall for Cornwall, Burrell theatre, the Minack) or concerts in the cathedral, Christmas shopping, or just a long lazy weekend.

Brian Budden purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Brian Budden chose Truro

We bought this apartment because it is so close to Truro city centre, with all its wonderful facilities, shops, restaurants, galleries, etc. It is such a vibrant and cultured place. There is never enough time for us to see everything when we stay at Tretop in Truro.

What makes this apartment unique

Apart from a rather expensive hotel, we do not think that there is anywhere more convenient for Truro city centre.

Theatre, cinema, museum, cathedral, galleries, coffee sops, markets, bars, restaurants; Truro has them all, within walking distance of Tretop.

Tretop is very comfortable and is rated 5 Star by the AA. We believe we are as good as a hotel with much more privacy and actually less expensive than a decent B&B.

Dedicated free parking for one car, with close proximity to all transport links, if you don't want to drive, means that you will be well connected in Truro.

Tretop has panoramic views over the rooftop of Truro, over the Old City hospital and past the spires of Truro Cathedral, right across the city. They say that you can rate a city view by how many trees you can see from your window - we have thousands!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Truro in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • river
  • town
  • Lift
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath, electric shower over bath, wc, heated towel rail, basin, storage cupboard, mirrored wall over basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Electrically powered bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Electrically controlled beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps Four in Two Bedrooms. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom One with double electrically-controlled bed (which can be divided into two singles by prior arrangement). Colour television. Bedroom Two with two single beds, again electrically-controlled. Very, very comfortable! Also with colour television.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Rated 5 Star by AA Inspection. For full information about Tretop in Truro please visit or phone Brian and Estelle on 01208 863552 Outside: One free dedicated parking place included. Level access from your car to the apartment with no steps. For those who prefer to use stairs, there are eight flights of eight steps of light & bright easy-going stairs from the lower-ground floor car park level up to the apartment. Excellent easy no-cost exercise! The Truro Health Centre is adjacent to the apartment block with a Boots Pharmacy in-house. There are GPs and emergency dental care in the health centre. (Not your usual 'outside facility', true, but could be very useful, if you need it! Worth mentioning, anyway.) Buses go from the Health Centre to the main Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske and the adjacent private Duchy Hospital. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding and linen included. Housekeeper service available as an extra if required, by arrangement. Free wi-fi (19MB/sec at last test!) BT landline telephone included (calls to UK landlines free up to 1 hour). BT Vision with digital recording. Other: Secure shared bike store with security lock.


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5 Star Top Floor City Centre Modern Apartment Sleeps Up To 4 In 2 Bedrooms
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Excellent flat in a fab location

  • 5 of 5

The flat is very well furnished, and extremely well equipped. The furnishings are to a high spec and the flat itself is spacious and easily accommodate our family of four. The flat is extremely well located, all of three minutes work to the very centre of Truro and twenty minutes drive to some fabulous beaches on the north coast. Would definitely visit it again when we return to Cornwall :)

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Tretop. We chose it for its central location as a great base for the best bits of Cornwall. So glad our efforts are appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Quiet and very comfy

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location in the heart of a friendly little city.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect for a Truro City Break - home from home except the bed in the apartment was even more comfortable than the one at home! Lovely to wake up to sunrise over the Cathedral Spires. This is the perfect base for exploring the south-west of Cornwall. Thank-you!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you were so comfortable staying in Tretop. Our electric beds do help to make it a most relaxing stay.
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A good place to stay

  • 4 of 5

We found Tretop ideal. Clean and comfortable, it had everything we needed. (Except, perhaps, some space somewhere in a kitchen cupboard to keep food items unsuitable for the fridge!)

Most importantly, as we did not have a car with us the property provided easy access to Truro and all it's amenities.

We will certainly consider staying there again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you found Tretop an ideal place to stay. Future guests will be pleased to know that the kitchen is comprehensively equipped. Not everybody wants to eat out every night, so if you enjoy cooking, even on holiday, we have the facilities and freedom for you to do this. There are two cupboards suitable for food storage. Perhaps the previous guest may have re-arranged the storage of all the crockery, bowls and utensils? You are free use the kitchen as it suits you.
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Excellent flat in excellent condition

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic flat in excellent condition - highly recommended and great communication with the owner at every stage. We were very happy indeed!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious stay in Truro

  • 5 of 5

We can totally endorse all reviews above - all has already been said. We really appreciated Sue's welcome when we arrived late one evening after a 17-hour train ride from Nice. We stayed for two weeks so had plenty of time to explore Truro and surrounding areas. The FirstKernow weekly bus pass at 25 € was a find.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gunnar Very many thanks for your kind words. Perhaps we will have the opportunity to welcome you at Tretop again. Kind regards Brian and Estelle
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Newquay International
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Several !
Nearest Ferry
0.75 Miles
Truro-Falmouth by Enterprise Ferries
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Truro Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.75 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
A39 Atlantic Highway (Trunk road). Then A30
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Many within 1mile
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Dry ski slope being built.
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
North and South Cornwall coasts
Car: not necessary


Truro is an ancient port with its own drying harbour. It is situated equidistant from the North and South coasts (just nine miles from each) and between the Roseland and Lizard peninsular. There is a regular boat service from Truro Town Quay via Enterprise Boats to Falmouth, St Mawes and Trelissick Gardens. North coast beaches include Perranporth, St Ives, Watergate Bay, etc. South coast options include Helford, Swan Pool, Gerrans Bay, St Michael's Mount etc etc. Too many options to list!


Newquay Airport is about 15 miles away.

Truro main-line Rail station is a ten minute walk, as is the main bus station at Lemon Quay (but in the opposite direction).

The main line is from Paddington, London to Penzance with all trains stopping at Truro. There is a lovely branch line to Falmouth. Leave the car at Tretop.

Local buses connect to all parts of Cornwall. National Express coaches from London, Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Newquay and Penzance all call at Truro.


You will already be located within easy walking distance of Truro City Centre. If driving and it is 'rush hour', you will be leaving when everybody is arriving, so you will not be held up with the usual city centre traffic.

Truro is almost the geographical centre of Cornwall, so everywhere is easily accessible.

Further Details:

Truro has recently been voted "The best city in Britain". Compared with most other cities, it is tiny! But it has everything you could want; all the facilities, shopping, restaurants and culture you could wish for in a relaxing holiday.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Truro, Cornwall

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Tretop is available from 3 days to 3 months, subject to other bookings. We are very flexible; you can start or finish on any day to suit yourself. For example, many people like to start and finish mid-week, to avoid busy travelling periods and ensure a full week-end of relaxation. We are happy to arrange any number of days, with any start or finish date. So much choice; so many decisions. Be the first to book, to get your ideal dates.

Changeover Day:
We are totally flexible. All we ask is that you vacate by 10.00am on day of departure so that we can give our new guests access at 3.00pm the same day.

Notes on prices:
Last minute Spring Specials: Extra nights free: Five nights for the price of four, six nights for the price of five, seven nights for the price of six. Fourteen nights for the price of twelve.
Please call for latest availability. Telephone 01208 863552.
You will find that our prices are more competitive than a B&B! - with more privacy and facilities.
Make sure you check out the Hall For Cornwall theatre programme - there are some wonderful shows all the year round.
Also, look out for a wide variety of events at Truro Cathedral.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.