1 Trethawle Farm Cottages
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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This old, stone semi-detached cottage is situated on a working Cornish farm close to Liskeard (3 miles) and the traditional fishing harbours of Looe (8 miles) and Polperro (12 miles). The cottage is one of the original buildings of Trethawle, a tranquil hamlet comprising 8 residential properties at the end of a no through road. With excellent access, half a mile from the A38, Trethawle is ideally located for visiting all areas of Cornwall and east Devon.
The cottage retains many original features including fireplaces, exposed beams and stonework. The farmhouse style kitchen, with an old fireplace, cloam oven and rayburn is a light and comfortable place to be with a dining table and window seat. From the kitchen there is a split level lounge, with a wood-burner (logs supplied in wood shed) and French doors opening onto the spacious, secluded garden. The TV has freeview and guests may use the DVDs, CDs and games stored in the corner cupboard. Wifi is available for guests.
Stairs lead from the lounge up to three bedrooms (one double, one with bunks and one single) and a contemporary family bathroom with toilet, basin, bath and shower. Downstairs there is a study which can easily be used as an extra bedroom. It has a folding single bed for a sixth guest. (Please note that this room also contains an extra small fridge and a small freezer).
As the cottage is located on a no through road with a large enclosed garden it is suitable for children of all ages. There is space in the third bedroom or the study (if not used by a sixth guest) for a travel cot. Guests are requested to bring their own travel cot if required. Please note that the stairs have open access from both the lounge and the upstairs landing. The lawned garden is spacious and landscaped in a simple style. Young children may kick a ball without fear of damaging flower beds! The garden has a wooden table and chairs seating six and small BBQ for guests use. Extra garden chairs and a hammock are also available.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 51 km, Nearest railway: Liskeard 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The West Country region
Cornwall and Devon are renowned for stunning coastlines, beautiful sandy beaches, pretty coves and fishing villages, twisting country lanes and wild moors. The region is steeped in history with a rich maritime and mining heritage and is also a haven for lovers of contemporary arts, crafts and fine food. An ideal spot for families wishing to get sandy as well as those wanting to walk, cycle, fish, surf, or simply wander through cobbled streets once frequented by smugglers.
Liskeard is ideally located to explore this region as it is easily possible to visit the south and north coasts, the western tip of Cornwall or the east of Devon on a day trip. A recent survey in 'The Times' ranked Liskeard as the 12th best town. Bodmin Moor is a ten minute drive, and the nearest beaches at Looe or Seaton are a twenty minute drive.
Liskeard is an historic Charter Town located just south of Bodmin Moor. The traditional weekly cattle market continues to run every Thursday and a more recent pannier market takes place on The Parade twice a month. King Charles The First once took refuge in one of the Parade buildings, Stuart House, which is now open to the public. Only a 5 minute drive from Trethawle, Liskeard has a museum and tourist information centre, a variety of independent shops including a fish shop selling locally caught fish and two major supermarkets. There is also a leisure centre with a family swimming pool (with flume), gym , squash and tennis courts.
Trethawle is an ideal base for exploring the south east corner of Cornwall where you can investigate the legacy of mining on the moor at Minions in the morning and take a boat trip from Looe to Polperro in the afternoon. (Beware, you may bump into a pirate!) Leave the car behind for the day and take the 20 minute train ride from Liskeard to Looe through the beautiful Looe River Valley.
Have a lazy day on the sweeping, sandy beach at Whitsand Bay or take in the views and look out for hidden coves from a walk along the coast path. Take a leafy walk through Kilminorth Woods in Looe or at Golitha Falls north of Liskeard. There are many opportunities locally to go horseriding, fishing, boating, cycling, windsurfing, go-karting, coasteering and wakeboarding or to play tennis or golf.
Choose from the great restaurants, cafes, and pubs in the area serving locally sourced food, often produced by award winning chefs and many featuring live music. Take an evening stroll through one of the fishing harbours and listen to a fisherman's choir. For a unique theatre experience visit Sterts Open Air Theatre at Upton Cross (20 min from Liskeard) where an amphitheatre has been created on the moor.
A day trip will take you to the National Trust properties at Cotehele or Lanhydrock, The Eden Project or The Lost Gardens of Heligan. Or combine a trip to Mount Edgcumbe Park with a ferry ride across the Tamar River to the naval city of Plymouth. Once there you can visit the historic Barbican area of the City and Plymouth Hoe where Sir Francis Drake played bowls.
The closest north coast beach is only a 45 minute drive away and a 20 minute drive to Bodmin will take you to the Camel Trail, a cycle path which leads all the way to Padstow. Further afield there are many other choices including Tintagel Castle, St Michaels Mount, The Minack Theatre, Lands End and the cathedral City of Truro.
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19 Aug 2013
"Excellent rural cottage in a great location."
We have just returned from a wonderful week in this lovely cottage. It always bodes well when you arrive to find a Cornish cream tea and milk in the fridge and indeed the owners have seen to every det… More
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