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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Located between some of North Cornwall's finest Sandy Beaches and Bodmin Moor, families and friends will find Tregoodwell Cottage an excellent base for holidaying. Picnics and Surfing on the beaches, cliff top walking and the stunning scenery of the moor are all close by.
A National Cycle Route that skirts the moor and the Camel Trail are very near so bring your bikes. Nearby attractions include King Arthur's Castle at Tintagel, Port Isaac is seven miles and the Eden Project is not far. An 18 hole Golf Course is just two miles away.
Our Cottage, with Parking right in front, dates from the 18th century when it was the village pub. Downstairs there is now a modern and well equipped Kitchen and a Dining Area with a large wooden table for all to gather round, in front of a wood Burner. Opposite across the hall is a snug Sitting Room with a beamed ceiling, and open log fire. Both rooms have a TV. The Utility Room has a Fridge, Freezer, Washing Machine and Dryer and the oil fired boiler that heats the house.
Up the spiralling stairs are the three bedrooms and modern tiled bathroom, with accommodation for up to 6 persons plus baby. The Master Bedroom has a double bed and an en suite modern tiled shower room with hand basin and toilet. The second Double room and the Twin bedded room share the family Bathroom which has both a bath and shower.
Outside the small front garden and good sized terraced rear garden are both enclosed. The rear garden has a sun trap of a patio on the lower level and lawn on the upper level, safe for children to play on.
The market town of Camelford with its full range of shops, pubs and restaurants is a short walk. A 20 minute round trip to the newsagents is a good way to start the day, and no worries about running out of anything.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Trebarwith 9 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Bodmin 23 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
The modern Kitchen has quartz work surfaces and looks out over the Garden. The kitchen range now has a wood burner which belts out heat, but the old Cloam Oven (for making bread) is still there, alas not now usable.
At the other end of the room from the kitchen is the dining area also with a comfy sofa and TV. So you can all be together in the Kitchen / Dining Room or use the snug Sitting Room with its sofa and chairs and a bigger TV with the Blue Ray player. The TVs have Freeview.
Please feel free to read any of our books but we just ask that you replace them.
|Further details outdoors|
The enclosed rear lawn is good for children (and grown ups) to play on, or to sit out on a nice summer day and watch the clouds or stars go by.
Everyone can sit round the wooden Garden Table on the patio and enjoy al fresco eating. We don't provide a BBQ, but single use BBQs are available in Camelford from the Co-op or Hardware shop. Please don't burn the grass!
Depending on the time of year you might find Rhubarb, Raspberries, Blueberries or Apples. We don't want them to go to waste so please help yourself.
All linen and house towels are provided. Please bring your own beach towels and leave house towels in the house. There are quite a few books in the house and we would be obliged if you don't take them off the property.
Electricity and fuel costs are included, as is Wifi. We provide an initial supply of logs, after which you can purchase more from the shops in Camelford or from our housekeeper.
About this location
The Cornwall region
North Cornwall has remained largely unchanged for 50 years and has many unspoilt beaches and natural countryside with much to explore.
Cornwall used to be a rich mining and quarrying area and the evidence of these activities is today very much part of the beauty of the landscape. The Cornish have tried to mine almost everything here, with Tin and Slate being the most obvious: the old Beam Engine Houses are iconic landmarks, with one beside the road down to Trebarwith Strand.
Places of interest within a comfortable day trip to the south include the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligon, Charlestown Harbour with its resident Tall Ships and the surfing beaches of Newquay. In fact, because of the improved roads, all of South Cornwall is accessible including St Ives and Penzance. To the north is Bude which boasts a very fine beach.
Legend has it that King Arthur had his fortress here and his Castle on the cliffs by Tintagel, about 15 minutes away is one of the great places to visit. Just a couple of miles from our cottage there was a battle fought in the 7th century when the Saxon invaders finally defeated the Celts at a place now called Slaughterbridge: you can visit the Arthurian Centre here and see the battlefield.
Just north of Tintagel is Boscastle, an historic fishing village with a picturesque harbour that suffered flash floods some years ago. It is well worth visiting with good cafes, pubs and shops and a Museum of Witchcraft for the fearless.
Camelford itself has a Leisure Centre with a good size Swimming Pool and there is a park with a children's play ground. An Equestrian Centre and Golf Courses are nearby.
Whatever the weather, the Coastal Path gives the opportunity for exciting walking, fantastic views on a sunny day or the sight and sound of waves crashing against the cliffs below when it is windier.
We provide much local information with suggestions of activities and things to do.
There are many Sandy Beaches nearby. Trebarwith Strand and Tregardock are the nearest, a few minutes drive, where you can also surf. Just slightly further are Bossiney and Lundy Bay. Nearby on the coast is Port Quin where you can go Coasteering, Port Gaverne where there is a good Pub, and then Port Issac that lovely and still unspoilt fishing village only about 20minutes away.
There are other traditional village pubs within lunching or dinner distance and we have information on them in our cottage.
A favourite trip is to drive to Rock, about 20 minutes, and catch the little ferry across the estuary to Padstow. Rick Stein has helped to make Padstow a place to visit just for the food, but there are good shops here too.
Bodmin Moor is on our doorstep. A 5 minute drive takes you to the edge of the moor where you can park up and set off for with a back pack for Rough Tor or further afield. We go for walks from the front door down the River Camel, across fields to Advent Church, or to the old Davidstow Airfield used in the second World War with a museum that is worth a visit.
If you have bikes, then you can bike to the National Cycle Route from the cottage or hire them at Wadebridge and cycle the Camel Way to Padstow.
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28 Oct 2013
Lovely cottage in good location for touring this part of Cornwall.Easy walk into camelford for shopping etc. Very well equipped and warm. Really attractive house, good standard of furnishings, had e… More
We were really sorry that you were unable to use the Wifi, but very glad that despite that and some inclement weather - which almost certainly caused the phone line fault -you enjoyed staying at Tregoodwell Cottage. It did take BT their full 3 days to fix it but by then I think the weather had improved anyway so you probably didn't have such a need for the Wifi. Do come again.
23 Apr 2013
"Cosy and comfortable - excellent location"
I have lots of family in the Camelford area so booked this cottage via a holiday rentals website.The cottage is located in a small, very peaceful and quiet little hamlet literally just outside Camelfo… More
We are very pleased that our guests enjoyed their time at Tregoodwell Cottage and wish to return. Responding to the points raised:
There should have been adequate linen provided, the bathroom should have had a bath mat and the fire grates should of course have been cleaned. We will address these matters.
We had provided a Wok instead of a frying pan but understand that some people would prefer a conventional frying pan which we will now provide. Regarding the outdoor chairs, to be honest we had not anticipated warm enough weather and they were in the shed by the patio. With spring more or less here now we will put them out for guests' use.
Concerning the hot water, I suspect the guests had found that the Combi-Boiler's 12 gallon hot water tank runs out when you run a bath, but only for a couple of minutes. Then the hot water is replenished so it need not be a problem. Both the shower room and bathroom are well heated with central heated radiators and towel rails which also have a "Summer" heating facility. We are not sure why the guests seemed to have a problem here.
The only point we cannot really do much about is the removal of the rubbish. Unfortunately we do ask guests to take away with them any rubbish left as otherwise the housekeeper usually has to make a 30 mile round trip to the nearest recycling centre, the far side of Bodmin or Bude. Tregoodwell Cottage is an excellent location for many things but not recycling centres!
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