House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 11
Large idyllic grade II listed Cornish cottage, featured in The Times and Cornwall Life magazine. Five bedrooms, three reception rooms, front and rear gardens, meadow. Located in a quiet hamlet, close to the spectacular Atlantic coastline, Port Isaac’s ancient fishing village, and Trebarwith Strand or Polzeath’s surfing beaches.
Two real fires, granite fireplace, Aga. Pub 15 min walk. Ideal for surfers, walkers, golfers, families.
Sympathetically restored to a high standard, this gorgeous 16th century hideaway provides the perfect base from which to explore the treasures of the north Atlantic coast, from Rock and Polzeath, to Port Isaac, Trebarwith Strand and beyond. Set back from a quiet lane, the house is hidden from the hamlet’s handful of cottages behind the delightful south-facing walled cottage garden, while a lovely rear lawn and a neighbouring secluded meadow offer plenty of room for kids to roam free while adults relax.
Inside the house are original slate floors and sea grass carpets, a cast-iron claw foot bath, solid French oak dining tables, thick firm mattresses with white 100% cotton bedlinen, vintage curtains and fabrics. The ancient thick stone walls come with sloping floorboards, oak beams, exposed stone walls, and window seats. Unwind by a wood burning stove in the large living room, or another set in a granite fireplace in the dining room. The snug has a cloam oven set into another inglenook. The double height kitchen has an Aga plus electric built-in oven, large fridge/freezer and two dishwashers; fully equipped.
The house is warm in winter as well as summer. Plenty of book, games and wifi. Parking for three cars.
A 15 minute walk takes you to the village of St Teath, with its fine local ales and good food, as well as a shop, church and old clock tower.
The house is ideally located for visits to Port Isaac, Padstow, or King Arthur’s Tintagel Castle; walks along the coast paths or on the wilds of Bodmin moor; and family excursions further afield to The Blue Reef Aquarium or Eden Project. See below for more.
Comments from the guest book:
“We have all thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this magical cottage. So dark and quiet at night, and close to everywhere we wished to go.” H family, Sept 2012.
“We have had a wonderful holiday in Cornwall. The house is beautiful and set up to accommodate our two families with ease. You have thought of everything. Our children loved the games, toys and space to run around. The adults loved the peace and quiet and abundance of wine glasses (!) enjoyed in the garden. Cornwall is magnificent and the recommendations in your book led us to fantastic beaches and adventures.” S family & B family, July 2012.
“A beautiful old house and garden combined with all mod cons.” P&L family, July 2012.
“A beautiful place; a home with a heart. We were blessed to have family and friends with us and our wedding day in the garden will stay with us forever. Thank you for our welcome.” SS, May 2012.
“Great house, lovely location, central to everything. Will come again.” C family, June 2011.
“A charming house with a lovely welcoming atmosphere. Great location for visiting lots of beautiful places - we've collected lots of wonderful memories!” D family, May 2011.
“We had a wonderful time visiting the beaches and the Royal Cornwall Show! A lovely house, especially fun for our seven children!” W family, June 2011.
“An Enid Blyton holiday close to the sea,” P family, July 2011.
“Had a fantastic week in Aaron’s. House is absolutely wonderful and well catered. Spent lovely days in Padstow, Port Isaac, Fowey, Boscastle and Tintagel. Thanks for the idyllic Cornish holiday.” E family, Sept 2011.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tregardock (or Trebarwith Strand or Polzeath) 3.7 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 30 km, Nearest railway: Bodmin Parkway 27 km|
|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|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (5), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 11, Lounge seats for 11|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Ground floor: Entrance to hall. Dining room with wood burner. Snug with cloam oven (beautiful to look at but not in use!) and tv/dvd. Kitchen. Bedroom 1 with 5’ bed and en-suite bathroom – bath with shower over and WC. Bedroom 2 single with pull out single bed beneath (solid and comfortable - suitable for adults as well as children). WC. Bathroom – bath with shower and WC.
First floor: Access via kitchen to: Sitting room with wood burner, tv/dvd, table football, Wii, digital piano (Yamaha clavinova CLP). Access via hall to: Bedroom 3 with 5’ bed. Bedroom 4 double and single. Bedroom 5 bunk beds.
Plenty of books and games, 2 tv/dvds, Wii, table football, digital piano, ipod dock/speakers, 2 free baskets of logs on arrival.
Other amenities: Wireless broadband. Freezer, 2 dishwashers, tumble dryer. Bed linen and towels provided. Landline for incoming and local outgoing calls. Heating, electricity, linen and cleaning all included.
|Further details outdoors|
Neighbouring private meadow for guests’ use, as well as the front and rear gardens. The walled front garden has tables and seating, plus barbeque.
Activities nearby include: surfing, cycling, walking, golf, water sports.
Nearby attractions include: many many gorgeous beaches (surfing at Polzeath or Trebarwith Strand); golf clubs at Rock, St Kew or Camelford (230 acres); King Arthur’s castle at Tintagel; Port Isaac’s ancient fishing village; cycle the Camel Trail from Wadebridge to Padstow; water sports in Rock; ferry from Rock to Padstow; Bodmin Jail (family attraction!); Cornwall Crealy Adventure Park; and many others.
Linen and towels are provided. Please bring your own beach towels.
The West Country region
However you want to spend your leisure time while on holiday in Cornwall, the county pretty much has it covered (except maybe for skiing!). There are tourist attractions to suit all age groups from families to grandparents, and of every sort from beaches to stately homes and gardens to full throttle fun parks.
The activities you can do in Cornwall can be as genteel as walking or bird watching to the extremes of kite surfing and coasteering. There is every type of event from surf festivals to exhibitions to music festivals.
There are over 300 beaches to choose from. For centuries fishermen and even the odd pirate have reaped the benefit of the rugged coastline, which today is a haunt for people who surf, scuba dive, sail or just simply lie on the sand and watch the clouds drift by.
The beautiful beach at Trebarwith Strand is a 10 minute drive. Excellent surfing, rock pools and a pub on the top of the spectacular cliffs.
Polzeath beach is a 15 minute drive. Huge sandy beaches, ideal for surfing and sand castles.
Daymer Bay’s sand dunes - popular with young families.
Rock has great water sports facilities, including water skiing, sailing and canoeing.
This side of Padstow, there are other beaches at Crackington Haven, Lundy and Epphaven, as well as beaches at the end of cliff walks at Bossiney and Tregardock. Beaches south of Padstow include Trevone, Constantine, Treyarnon, Harlyn and Porthcothan. Enjoy exploring!
Port Isaac – tiny ancient fishing port, where Doc Martin is filmed and the Fisherman’s Friends singers are based.
Wadebridge - market town, including cinema, restaurants and galleries. Hire cycles from the start of the Camel Trail, and cycle to Padstow along the river.
Padstow – old fishing harbour, known for Rick Stein’s restaurants. Enjoy taking the foot ferry from Rock to Padstow for a quick hop across the estuary.
Walk from Camelford to the top of Rough Tor (one of the peaks of Bodmin Moor). On the slopes leading up to Rough Tor are stone circles which are the remains of a Bronze Age settlement. Four miles distant is Brown Willy, reaching 1,375ft and the highest point in Cornwall.
The South West coast path from any beach along the top of the cliffs is fantastic, and covers the whole of the Cornish coast.
The house is ideally located for visiting the Royal Cornwall show, the Camelford show, and the St Endellion music festival, among others.