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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Cottage retains many characterful features including an original slate floor with under floor heating. Ideal for a family with 2 children or 3 adults. Downstairs the cottage is open plan with a new stylish kitchen, sitting and dining area: The kitchen has a dishwasher, hob and oven, microwave Belfast style sink and fridge freezer.
The sitting area has views to the front courtyard which has a glorious hydrangea and the rear patio door leads on to safe and secluded garden with views down to the sea from the end of the garden. Upstairs has two bedrooms. One double bedroom and twin beds in the second bedroom. Bedlinen is supplied throughout with matching decor.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors|
Beautiful private garden with lawn and terrace overlooking sea and fields. Wonderful children's playground with swings, slides and climbing frames opposite the cottage. Absolutely stunning coastal scenary, minutes from glorious beach.
About this location
The Cornwall region
Crackington Haven is a delightful unspoilt cove nestling in the dramatic cliffs of the North Cornish Coast. This is an exhilarating stretch of coast with inland paths through fields and woods. The stiff climbs and steep descents are amply rewarded with magnificent views stretching from Lundy to Tintagel.
Crackington Haven is one of the most beautiful coves on the North Cornish coast and is well worth a visit at any time of the year. The scenery is as dramatic in the winter as it is in the summer and the cottage is always warm and friendly.
Unlike many holiday cottages out of season Trevean cottage has been furnished and equipped specifically with the winter months in mind. Traditional 16th century slate flagstones have been sensitively re-laid over an under floor heating system to keep the cottage warm and dry all year round and the log burning stove adds a touch of traditional warmth and romance. The furnishings have been selected to provide a real sense of home from home and the kitchen equipped for the best of home cooking. The lighting throughout has been designed to reflect a variety of moods and to bring out a convincing blend of contemporary and traditional. Upstairs the bedrooms boast high quality designer linen and the beautifully appointed bathroom is a lovely place to laze in plenty of piping hot, soft water. Outside is a lockable barn for surfboards, canoes, bikes and other outdoor equipment that visitors may wish to bring.
Crackington Haven is at the centre of one of the most spectacular stretches of coastline found in Cornwall. Dramatic cliffs rise and fall from the foaming Atlantic providing a truly awesome backdrop to the coastal path as it winds its way through the bracken, heathers and gorse blossoms. This is an area renowned by walkers, revered by naturalists and adored by all those who just simply want to get away from it all. Visitors tend to come back year after year which is not surprising given the sheer splendor of nature at its finest in an area preserved from the demands of modern day life.
Without doubt the summer months at Crackington provide a miniature heaven for families and beach lovers but for those able to visit outside the main holiday season the beauty of this area should not be missed. Due to its southerly aspect and always tempered by the Atlantic the climate in this area of Cornwall tends to be warmer than other parts of the UK outside of the summer months. This is particularly noticeable from September through to December when the warm waters of the Mexican Gulf Stream reach our shores on the North coast of Cornwall. For this reason surfers tend to dominate the uncrowded waves in October but their spectacular efforts can be quite entertaining for the casual observer viewing from the pub terrace which overlooks the beach. The warmer climate also tends to ensure that ornithologists see the last staging post of many migratory birds before their winter exodus.
The protected valleys around the coast exhibit their own micro climate with some of the last flourishes of summer and the first flushes of spring and being riddled with footpaths provide a walkers’ paradise. The woods around Crackington are bursting with blackberries rosehips and hazelnuts in the autumn and carpeted with bluebells, daffodils, primroses and violets in the spring. All valleys end at the sea where the land abruptly turns to gorse, heathers, tamarisk and a variety of wild costal flowers and lichens (which only grow in very clean air).
From February through to April the nutty aroma of fresh gorse blossom mixed with sea air serves a heady cocktail to the senses for those who venture along the cliff paths. After just one day you will be surprised how your skin begins to tingle and glow and pleasantly surprised at how sleep becomes deeper and more satisfying. On the subject of skin visitors should be warned that the light can be particularly strong in this area and sensible precautions need to be observed from February through to the end of October. Those that enjoy a sun tan are likely to find that Cornwall provides a more indelible colour than most Mediterranean countries; one only has to look at the locals to know this.
For the photographer and artist light is the key. During the summer months the light is very strong. Undoubtedly, the best time of year to photograph the stunning scenery in this area is between September and April. The vast majority of photographs used for our website were shot during the winter months including the cover photo of the sea which was taken on Christmas Day.
Cornwall has an immense array of attractions for visitors throughout the year and being a relatively narrow county, coast to coast, everything lies within easy driving distance. The cottage has an information box dedicated to local attractions for those who wish to venture away from the immediate area. Always worth a mention though are the world famous Eden Project, Jamaica Inn, Rick Stein’s Restaurant, Newquay (World surfing championships), the Lost Gardens of Helligan and the Tate at St Ives. All within 20 – 60 minutes drive. Besides the main attractions a myriad of smaller venues await from obscure museums such as the shipwreck museum at Polpero to working tin mines, aquariums, zoos, National Trust Houses and Gardens, Art galleries, quaint fishing villages and of course the natural granite sculptures of Bodmin Moor.
Tea by the Fire
Guests who prefer to stay within the area have recommended the walk to the pretty local church which was built in Norman times on a pre-Christian site overlooking the sea, or the walk down Lovers Lane to the beach followed by a drink at the pub or even a walk across the cliffs to Boscastle catching the local bus home which drops you outside the cottage. Others like the short trip to Tintagel, a walk around King Arthur’s Castle followed by homemade cakes and tea served on crisp linen tablecloths around an open fire in Lewis’ tea rooms.
For those who like to cook at home fresh, organic meat can be bought direct from the farm in Crackington and a little further along the coast road to Bude fresh, locally caught fish is available during the week. Alternatively, basic provisions are available 7 days a week at the Post Office next door and a wider choice can be found in Morrison’s supermarket in Bude which is only 15 minutes drive away.
Visitors to Trevean cottage find it an easy place in which to relax. It is not just a holiday cottage it is truly a home. Some guests rarely venture away from the cottage preferring to sit in the pretty back garden overlooking the sea, the cows in the field and the rookery in the valley. Trevean cottage offers the perfect escape, away from it all where you can return to normal life knowing that you really have had a holiday.
Oh, and if you do go, the resident seagull who perches on the chimney top is called Sidney. If you feed him he will tap his beak on the window to wake you up for breakfast!
Crackington provides the perfect spot for walking, enjoying beautiful beaches and stunning scenery. As well as a number of interesting walks on your doorstep there are a host of things to do from horse riding to the full amenities and shops at Bude only 20 minutes away. Padstow with its many Rick Stein eateries is only half an hour away and there you can hire a bike and follow the Camel Trail. The moors are a twenty minute drive where you can stop off at the famous Jamaica Inn. The Eden project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are both just under an hour.
The village of Higher Crackington Haven has a post office stores and down at the cove there are two beach café’s and a pub where you can eat and drink overlooking the sea.
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30 Dec 2014
"An idealic retreat ,the perfect 'get away'"
This was the most perfect little Cornish Cottage with all that you would need for a relaxing break .The only thing missing were Champagne glasses ! .Very peaceful location with very helpful neighbour… More
5 Nov 2014
"Very cosy and traditional"
Thank you, very nice stay, everything on hand especially with a dishwasher! Beautiful fireplace but very warm & cosy with underfloor heating.Great location for exploring all the popular places ie Bosc… More
1 Sep 2014
Like a sort of homecoming - just arrived we've found comfortable ambience. The interior is complete and practicable. The garden give the privacy we liked, the shop of Mike and Justine in direct n… More
27 Jul 2014
Just come back from a weeks stay at this beautiful cottage. Tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Every thing we needed was there and the kids loved the board games and Lego! My husbands certainl… More
12 Oct 2013
"Lovely cottage in beautiful location"
I had a wonderful time in Crackington Haven with my toddler. The cottage was warm and cosy with all the kit required to cater for a small person. We spent many hours in the lovely play park across the… More
25 May 2013
"This cottage is a gem set in a beautiful location!"
I stayed here with my wife and two very young children in May 2013. We had a fabulous time and absolutely loved this cottage. It is a great spot from which to explore places like Boscastle, Tintagel (the castle is a must - King Arthur!) and Bude. Crackington Haven itself is a lovely quaint village. It is a perfect mixture of rural countryside and the coast.
We stayed for a week but wish it had been longer. The garden is just gorgeous and at the end of the garden is a view down to the sea which results in some amazing late evening sunsets. The cottage inside is just wonderful, tastefully decorated but also with the cosy feel that makes you feel like you are in a quaint cottage.
We were sad to leave, which is always a great indicator of how good the holiday and accommodation has been. All, in all, a 10 out of 10. Thank you.
23 Mar 2013
"Warm and cozy cottage in a lovely location"
We loved staying in this lovely well-equipped little cottage. The owner Tim was very friendly and helpful with lots of suggestions about where to visit and information on the cottage, etc. With underfloor heating and the woodburner it was always very warm and cozy no matter how cold and wet it was outside.
There's a very pretty garden with a bench at the end with beautiful far-reaching views to the sea. It's in a good location in the hamlet of Higher Crackington, a mile or so down a steep and in places quite narrow lane to the sea at Crackington Haven where there are two cafes and a pub with a lovely outlook over the beach and cliffs. We didn't eat there so can't comment on the quality of the food, but the beer was good! The village post office/general store is right next door to the cottage, which we found very useful indeed.
The unspoilt fishing village of Boscastle is only a few miles down the road where there are two great pubs and other places to eat. If you enjoy walking, there are some great stretches of the south west coastal path nearby. We particularly like walking the section from Boscastle through Tintagel to Trebarwith Strand.
All in all a great place to stay and explore this beautiful part of north Cornwall.
18 Feb 2013
"Beautiful cozy cottage"
Just returned from a lovely holiday in a very homely and cozy cottage, was very clean and nice and warm - plus lots of information and advice on the area was left out for us. The area was very picturesque with beautiful views from the garden and a great location from which to explore North Cornwall from !
I will definitely be recommending the cottage to family and friends !
13 Feb 2013
"Home from home"
My wife and I spent the whole of January in this delightful cottage, which proved to be everything we had expected. The cottage is extremely well equipped and the underfloor heating made our stay so comfortable. We never had any need to resort to the wood burner, as the underfloor heating made the cottage seem like it was situated in Mediterranean climes.
The only downside we already knew about prior to booking, namely the absence of a washing machine, which would have been better for us than the installed dishwasher. Having said that I can understand that for most people, who would probably only be staying one week or two maximum, the dishwasher would be the preferred option.
The wi-fi included in the price was very welcome, as we were to be away from family and friends for 4 weeks. We even managed to find and book tickets online for the Rebel Cinema, situated only a few miles from the cottage "en pleine campagne", and which proved to be a little gem.
The cottage is next door to the Post Office in Higher Crackington, which is very useful indeed.
We had a lovely month in Crackington Haven and will be returning next year,
3 Jan 2013
"Cosy and Lovely!"
We stayed at Trevean Cottage for 5 days and 4 nights. This is a cottage in the little village of Higher Crackington, a mere 20-minute drive from Bude. It is a quiet, lovely and very cosy cottage. The owner, Tim, was extremely helpful and friendly. We will definitely be back!
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