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Trevenna Cottage at Hill House

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 12 reviews

from £40 /night

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Welcome to Trevenna!

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden




Hill House sits on a south facing hillside, not far from the ancient fishing port 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 only), multi-fuel stove, secluded location, peaceful, cosy cottage atmosphere with all the modern conveniences including central heating and complimentary wireless internet.

Trevenna has a large and very cosy double bedroom, with four poster bed, direct access to the enclosed garden and an en suite with separate shower and bath, Egyptian white cotton towels and bathrobes. The kitchen, sitting room and dining area is an open plan design. The kitchen is fully equipped (incl. cooker/grill, induction hob, microwave, washer/dryer, fridge-freezer). There is an extensive DVD library (feel free to swap with the neighbours in Trengrove Cottage), a multi-fuel stove for logs and coal, comfortable sofa and armchair, television with DVD player and a selection of games.

French doors lead onto the spacious furnished patio and garden. The secluded peaceful garden has plenty of room for games or to simply relax. Garden furniture, a barbecue and washing line are also provided. You'll find fresh herbs; rosemary, sage and thyme growing between the roses along the south facing garden wall.

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.



Trengrove at Hill House (sleeps 6)

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


The Boathouse in the Heart of Looe (sleeps 2)

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!


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.

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 bedroom, bathroom 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 £17, 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!


There is a portable barbecue in the garden. You'll find utensils specifically for the barbecue in the kitchen. Be sure to empty the barbecue completely and clean it throughly after use, including the grate. Please, leave it as you would expect to find it. Thanks!

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Talland Bay (Picturesque bay, with parking and two cafes, but not over crowded) 7.5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 2.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay 46 km, Nearest railway: Liskeard 10 km
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, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Wheelchair users

About this location

The Cornwall region

There are a wealth of local attractions easily accessible from Trevenna 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.


Trevenna 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 times 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.

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10 Nov 2014


"A beautiful cottage tucked away in nature"

The stay at Trevenna Cottage at Hill House was a memorable trip to Cornwall and the first of I hope several. From the very beginning had a very positive experience with the booking as Ian was very hel… More

27 May 2014


"Can't wait for another visit"

Had a great weekend break in this cute cottage. Comfy four poster bed, wood burning stove and glorious enclosed garden made for a truly chilled out time. We took our dogs along and hardly saw them ! A… More

13 May 2014


"Beautiful Retreat for small family or romantic break!"

Trevenna cottage was everything it promised to be. We spent a week here on our honeymoon. The cottage is beautiful and perfect for a romantic break for 2. The kitchen facilities were fantastic and we … More

28 Apr 2014


"Idyllic Cornwall far from the madding crowd"

Ian is a fantastic host - he anticipates everything you could possibly need. My boyfriend and I found Trevenna to be well equipped and the perfect getaway cottage. We felt perfectly at home and all th… More

23 Apr 2014


"Absolutely brilliant"

Fantastic, lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Ian's communication and help before and throughout our stay was incredible, one of our best ever renting experiences.… More

13 Apr 2014


"Utterly lush!"

When I saw this cottage I had to stay in it even though I had to find another holiday cottage for the second half of the week due to availability, I am not surprised it was booked up, with the peace a… More

26 Mar 2014


"Cosy cottage & idyllic setting"

We had a lovely holiday at the Trevenna Cottage at Hill House. The owner was excellent at communicating with us before hand, letting us know how to get there and answering our questions promptly.It w… More

14 Mar 2014


"A de-stressing retreat in the middle of nowhere but a 20 min drive into Looe"

A beautiful place just outside Looe. You do need to use your car though. Very cosy with a real fire which was the best thing ever. A very comfortable cottage. The only down side was the very slow flow… More

Thank you so much for your very kind review, and drawing our attention to the shower, which has now been fixed. Part of Trevenna's beauty is its seclusion, and hence it is a little hard to find. We send all our guests printable directions, with photographs, which we advise them to use. Many guests have commented on how precise and helpful our directions are. Unfortunately SatNavs using postcodes and street addresses cannot be relied upon in the countryside.
The distance to Looe is only seven miles, and usually takes me approximately 10 mins, I hope you found the direct route?
We have now had multi-fuel stoves for logs and coal fitted in both Trengrove and Trevenna, which are even more cosy and warm than the open fire.
Once again, many thanks, and we hope to welcome you back to Trevenna again some day!

9 Mar 2014



Das Cottage war von Berlin aus erstaunlich schnell & günstig zu erreichen, Flug nach Bristol & von da aus zwei Autostunden durch eine zum Teil atemberaubend schöne Landschaft. Selbst Rosamunde Pilch… More

5 Mar 2014


"Perfekter Urlaub"

Es war ein rundum perfekter Urlaub. Angefangen von der Organisation, bis hin zum Haus selbst, sehr liebevoll eingerichtet, die Landschaft ist atemberaubend schön. Mein Freunde und ich freuen uns scho… More

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