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Trengrove Cottage at Hill House

from £29 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5 Score from 11 reviews

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Welcome to Trengrove Cottage at Hill House!

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden




Trengrove sits on a south facing hillside, not far from Looe on Cornwall's stunning south coast, in a romantic hamlet overlooking a beautiful valley above a tributary of the West Looe river, surrounded by history and local attractions...

Lose yourself in the peaceful Cornish countryside. Beautiful walks (dogs welcome by prior arrangement), multi-fuel stove, secluded location, peaceful, cosy cottage atmosphere with all the modern conveniences including central heating and complimentary wireless internet.

Formerly known simply as Hill House, Trengrove was built around 1890 as accommodation for the local schoolmistress. The ground floor is open plan with central heating, a fully equipped kitchen (including double cooker/grill, induction hob, microwave, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, toaster), a dining area with a solid oak table to comfortably seat six people, an antique pine dresser and feature fireplace (unused) with original cloam oven.

The bright south facing sitting room has a wood and coal burning stove, television with DVD player. There's also a ground floor family bathroom with bath, shower, heated towel rail and toilet. Egyptian white cotton towels are provided.

There are three bedrooms on the upper floor, two doubles (one en-suite with toilet, shower, wash basin and heated towel-rail) and a twin with bunk beds. The double rooms are bright, south facing at the front of the house, have their original feature fireplaces (now ornamental) and Egyptian cotton bathrobes.

All rooms are fully carpeted, with central heating, bedside tables and lamps, wardrobes, and chests of drawers. Stair gates are fitted at the top and foot of the stairs. Hot water bottles, Egyptian cotton towels and bathrobes and a hairdryer are also provided.

The beautiful, secluded and peaceful garden is south facing with garden furniture, a washing line, a barbecue and plenty of room for games, or to simply relax. There is an extensive, free DVD library, (feel free to swap with your neighbours at Trevenna Cottage).

Guests have full access to the house, their own private garden, free off-road parking and stunning woodlands in which to wander...

You'll find a Welcome Manual in your cottage full of information and tips for your stay. Unless you need us, we'll leave you in peace, undisturbed to enjoy a cosy cottage, lovely tranquil garden and charming surroundings.

Hill House is in a secluded location, at least 1.5 miles (30-40 minute walk) from Pelynt, the nearest village. There is a local bus service from Pelynt. We recommend that our guests use a car when staying with us. 

Once you've booked and we're able to be in direct contact we'll email you a link to an online map with our list of restaurants, pubs, shopping tips, beaches, places of interest etc, as well as a pdf file with directions for you to print out.




Same secluded location as Trengrove, with private garden, free off-street parking, central heating, multi fuel stove, TV/DVD, fully equipped kitchen, free wireless internet.



Only 6 miles from Hill House in the heart of West Looe's old town. A two minute walk from the beach, harbour and fishing quay. With restaurants, pubs, cafes, shopping, fish market and amenities on the doorstep. Central heating, TV/DVD in sitting room and bedroom, fully equipped kitchen and free wireless internet.

Both cottages are also listed here at Holiday Lettings!


Please note:




- FRIDAY 03 OCTOBER 2014 to FRIDAY 03 JULY 2015

Short breaks available as follows:

3 night Weekend Break - Friday to Monday

4 night Mid-Week Break - Monday to Friday

Weekly bookings: Friday to Friday OR Monday to Monday


Weekly Bookings Only: Friday to Friday

(Contact us for Last Minute Short Breaks)


Short breaks available as follows:

3 night Weekend Break - Friday to Monday

4 night Mid-Week Break - Monday to Friday

Weekly bookings: Friday to Friday OR Monday to Monday

- CHRISTMAS 2015: 21 DEC - 28 DEC 15

- NEW YEAR 2015/16: 28 DEC - 04. JAN 16


We recommend our guests use a car. Free off-road, private parking space is available at the cottage.

We will forward you a pdf file with driving directions and a local map which we STRONGLY recommend you print and use. Satellite Navigation with postcode input is highly unreliable in the country lanes where streets do not have listed names, and a single postcode covers a large area!

There is no public transport 'on the doorstep'. There is a bus service from the nearest village Pelynt, which is approx 40 minutes walk.

The nearest train stations are Looe (6 miles) and Liskeard (7 miles). Taxis are available at both stations. Liskeard station is on the main London Paddington to Penzance line, with many trains everyday. Looe station is a branch line (very scenic) which connects with the main line at Liskeard.


Newquay 26 miles

Exeter 70 miles

Bristol 134 miles

Cardiff 184 miles

Heathrow 217 miles

Gatwick 232 miles

Luton 239 miles

Stansted 262 miles


We welcome dogs at Hill House, the area is dog lover's paradise, and well behaved pets are more than welcome here by prior arrangement, provided that they are not allowed in the bedrooms (stair gates are provided), bathrooms or on any of the furniture. Please bring bedding, bowls and towels etc. for your pet. We ask that you never, under any circumstances, leave them alone in the cottage or garden whilst you are out or allow them to be noisy or annoy other guests. There are many superb walks from the cottage for both dogs and their owners. PLEASE REMEMBER: This is a farming area and there is livestock in the neighbouring fields, do not allow your dog out on its own, and do not allow it to harass the animals. We also request that owners clear up thoroughly after their pets, including poop-scooping the garden and disposing of waste appropriately; securely tied in a plastic bag. There is a charge of £15 per dog. Please let us know when booking if you are bringing a canine friend! Thank you.


If you would like we can organise logs, coal, kindling and firelighters for your arrival. The cost is £20, which includes 1 bag of house coal, 1 bag of logs, 1 bag of kindling and firelighters. If you need further supplies you can buy them from both local shops in Pelynt village and most local petrol stations, prices are generally higher at the petrol stations. Be sure the logs and coal you buy are suitable for a multi-fuel stove!

Please let us know when booking if you would like us to organise your stove.

If using the multi-fuel stove please BE SURE to read the section 'Multi-Fuel Stove...' in the Welcome Manual in your cottage. The stove should only be stocked with seasoned logs and certain coals: please check! No other materials should be used/burnt in the stove!


We love cooking! Time together on holiday in the kitchen with friends, music and a bottle of wine, cooking with the family, or preparing a romantic dinner for two is great fun, and we try to support that with a well equipped and stocked kitchen. We keep a small larder of cooking basics, such as herbs, spices, salt, peppercorns, olive oil, vinegar, stock cubes, flour, sugar etc, as well as supplies such as tea, coffee, freezer bags, foil, grease proof paper, cling film and cleaning items. All the things you need on a self-catering holiday but don't necessarily want to bring with you or buy and carry home. 

We do not charge for this, and cannot guarantee these items will definitely be available, everything is simply what we and our guests buy and leave for others to enjoy, please feel free to use the store and add to it. If we all in someway replenish what we use, donate a replacement, or simply add something else to the larder, we can all enjoy the benefit now and next time!


If you would like to barbecue during your stay please let us know and we'll put one in the garden for you with cooking utensils. Please refer to the Welcome Manual before using the barbecue! The cleaning fee covers general house cleaning and laundry costs, our clean team are not responsible for the barbecue. To avoid a deduction from your deposit to cover extra cleaning costs we politely ask that you leave the barbecue as you would expect to find it. Thank you.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Talland Bay (Picturesque bay, with parking and two cafes, but not over crowded) 7 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 2.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay 46 km, Nearest railway: Liskeard 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
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, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, 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 Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Cornwall region

There are a wealth of local attractions easily accessible from Trengrove Cottage including; Talland Bay, the picturesque fishing ports of Looe (see below) and Polperro, The Wolly Monkey Sanctuary, the internationally renowned Eden Project, Tate Gallery St Ives, several National Trust properties, including Lanhydrock, Cotehele and Antony House as well as beautifully rugged Bodmin Moor and a variety of beautiful , sandy beaches, bays and the South West Coastal Path skirting the hidden coves such as Lantic Bay and Lantivet Bay, along our stunning Cornish coastline.

Once booked we will send you a link to an online map with scores of tips for restaurants, pubs, cafes, beaches, places of interest, walks, shopping etc.


Trengrove Cottage at Hill House is part of Trefanny Hill hamlet which consists of about a dozen picturesque cottages between the villages of Pelynt and Duloe. It is a beautiful, quiet location, secluded and perfect for country walks with its stunning surrounding countryside.

The nearest town to Trefanny Hill is the ancient fishing port Looe (6 miles) which remains a fishing town, and several fish dealers operate from the docks of East Looe. With its fleet of small fishing boats returning their catches to port daily, Looe has a reputation for producing excellent fresh fish. The town is also a centre for shark fishing, and is the home of the Shark Angling Club of Great Britain.

Looe's main business today is tourism, with much of the town given over to hotels, guest houses and holiday homes, along with a large number of pubs, restaurants, and shops selling beach equipment, ice cream and Cornish pasties. Inland from Looe lie many camping and caravan sites, as well as a famous Woolly monkey sanctuary. Other local attractions include the beaches, sailing, fishing and diving, and spectacular coastal walks (especially that via Talland to Polperro. Several stately homes, including Antony House, Cotehele, Mount Edgcumbe, and Lanhydrock House, as well as the Eden Project near St Austell may be visited by tourists who can travel by car.

Outside the busy summer months, the town remains a centre for shopping and entertainment for local villagers. There is a tradition of the townsfolk wearing fancy dress on New Year's Eve, when the streets are thronged with revellers in inventive outfits. Looe has been on the list of the top 10 places in the UK to celebrate New Year.

Looe is being regenerated, like many other ports, to serve as a small cargo port. On the high ground north of East and West Looe there are many modern houses and a recreational area called 'The Downs'.

East Looe

East Looe centres on its broad sandy beach, with the distinctive Banjo Pier, creation of Joseph Thomas, a new lifeboat station and St Mary's Church. Stretching back from here is a grid of narrow streets forming the main business area of the town, packed with many small shops, restaurants and pubs, and the Old Guildhall, now a museum. Along the estuary lies the quay, with several fish dealers. Towards the bridge lies the Victorian Guildhall, and just north of the bridge the railway station. This is the terminus of the Looe Valley branch line to Liskeard (at Liskeard, the line connects with the main Plymouth to Penzance Great Western Main Line).

On the hilltop above East Looe lies Shutta, and beyond that the Sunrising housing estate and Looe Community School. Along the cliffs to the east is Plaidy Beach, and further on the bay and village of Millendreath with another beach.

West Looe

West Looe spreads west from the bridge on the Polperro Road towards Sclerder, and along the river south of the bridge, with hotels, restaurants and boarding houses along the waterfront and houses climbing the perilous cliff above, towards a cluster of shops and businesses and the Church of St Nicholas.

Further south along the coast road is Hannafore Point, marking the edge of Looe Harbour, with to the west the wide, stony Hannafore beach, facing across a narrow channel to Looe Island (officially called St. George's Island). Slightly inland is the hamlet of Portlooe. Beyond lies a coastal path leading to the hamlets of Porthallow and Talland, and from there on to Polperro. Two towers mark one end of a nautical measured mile, the other end is marked by two towers near Talland Bay.

New Year's celebration

On New Year's Eve, Looe has a surprisingly large celebration. The small fishing town, usually quiet in winter, due to the largely seasonal economy, is host to an influx of visitors. People flock the streets in their hundreds, wearing fancy dress, a tradition upheld by all ages. The crowds begin the evening in the town and slowly move towards the seafront for a fireworks display, and the announcement of the new year.


We have two excellent general stores in Pelynt village. Boxall's Spar Shop in the centre of the village sells just about everything including; groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables, toiletries, newspapers, magazines, wines, spirits and stationary. It also has a cash machine and a post office.

Opening times: 9am until 9pm Monday to Saturday, and 9am until 6pm on Sundays.

Joe O'Keeffe's Pelynt Stores, behind the Old School, has an excellent butchers and also stocks a wide range of groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables, diary products etc.

Opening times: 7am until 7pm Monday to Saturday and 8am until 2pm on Sundays.

Opening time for both stores can vary over Public Holidays.

There is a Morrison's supermarket in Liskeard, ASDA and Sainsbury's in Bodmin and a Waitrose in Saltash.

Hill House is in a secluded location, at least 1.5 miles (30-40 minute walk) from Pelynt, the nearest village. There is a local bus service from Pelynt. We recommend that our guests use a car when staying with us.

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10 Nov 2014


"Comfortable cottage with beautiful surroundings"

We stayed in Ian's cottage for 3 nights. It was the perfect location for a short weekend break, with lots of lovely places nearby to visit. The cottage itself has beautiful traditional features b… More

1 Oct 2014


"Loved it!"

We've just returned from a long weekend at Trengrove with my two dogs and some friends. It is a truly beautiful house with history & period features but will all the modern home comforts you coul… More

29 Sep 2014


"Memorable holiday in Cornwall"

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at Trefanny Hill House. Our accommodation was very comfortable and everything we needed was on hand. The information provided for us regarding directions and lo… More

16 Sep 2014


"Simply Beautiful!"

We stayed at Hill House Trengrove for 4 days with my husband and two younger children aged 14 and 11. The cottage has been renovated by the new owners and all I can say is wow! What a change to the ap… More

16 Sep 2014


"einfach nur erholsam"

Wir waren im August für 10 Tage in diesem typisch englischen Landhaus. Die Fotos sagen alles, es ist wirklich wie abgebildet.Die Küche ist perfekt mit neuen Geräten ausgestattet, es gibt eine klein… More

16 Sep 2014


"angolo di paradiso"

ll Trengrove Cottage é un angolo di paradiso! il cottage é splendido, la sua localizzazione assolutamente da favola con pochissima distanza da le più belle località della Cornovaglia! Sembra di vi… More

11 Aug 2014


"Lovely peaceful holiday cottage"

I stayed here with my mum (a spritely 80 year old) and sister and we really enjoyed our 3 day girls break. The cottage was just as described on the website and had a lovely atmosphere - very homely. T… More

4 Aug 2014


"Lovely homely cottage"

We stayed here with our two boys and had a fabulous time. There is plenty to do nearby, we wished we could have stayed for longer. The cottage itself is well equipped and a home from home. The garden … More

11 Jun 2014


"Well kept cottage in convenient yet very quiet location"

We booked to stay in Trengrove Cottage through Airbnb, which we'd never used before, but it was a wholly positive experience. The cottage feels quite remote, down very lush Cornish lanes, yet the… More

17 Apr 2014


"Terrific Trengrove!"

I have just got home from a fabulous week at Trengrove - what a wonderful place! Ian and Derek were superb hosts - excellent communication, and instant response to questions. Trengrove is so beautiful… More

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