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Trengrove Cottage at Trefanny Hill House near Looe - Family Holiday Cottage! – Home 1335395 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Trengrove Cottage at Trefanny Hill House near Looe - Family Holiday Cottage! – Home 1335395

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 43 reviews

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


➤ Classic Cottage situated in a peaceful, picturesque Cornish hamlet. Relax in Cornish countryside, surrounded by beautiful walks!

➤ Great location from which to visit the Eden Project, Tintagel Castle, many National Trust houses and gardens plus all the natural beauty Cornwall has to offer!

➤ Nearby quaint fishing villages Looe, Fowey and Polperro and the South West Coast Path with breathtaking scenery, beaches, cliffs and coves!

➤ Great for a family holiday or for groups of friends!

➤ Large sunny garden!

➤ Pets welcome (by prior arrangement)!


➤ TRENGROVE is a classic Cornish cottage - built in 1890 for the local schoolmistress - very cosy, welcoming and comfortable, great for a family holiday or for a group of friends. Traditional yet with all the modern conveniences: WiFi, central heating, wood burner, TV/DVD/radio (also in bedrooms) and a BOSE SoundLink to enjoy your music. It has a fully equipped kitchen, a family bathroom and three bedrooms, one ensuite. There is a wide selection of games and DVDs, a lovely south facing furnished garden and private parking for two cars.

The bright, south facing, centrally heated ground floor is open plan looking out onto the front garden which is secluded, sunny and peaceful with plenty of room for games or to simply relax. There is a modern fitted kitchen including: cooker/grill, induction hob, microwave, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, toaster, blender/smoothie maker. We are keen cooks so the kitchen is well designed and equipped to a high standard, with much more than expected from a holiday cottage. A selection of cookery books provides inspiration to cook up a Cornish feast for friends or family with the great regional produce available in the local farm shops and butchers, and of course from the fish and seafood market at the nearby fishing harbour in Looe, where the fishermen land their catches daily.

The sitting room has a wood burner, comfortable seating for six (two sofas and an armchair) and solid oak flooring. For your entertainment there is a smart television (apps include Netflix, BBC iPlayer, All4, etc) with built-in DVD player, and a portable BOSE SoundLink Mini music speaker with great sound quality (simply link to smart devices via Bluetooth or AUX cable). The wide ranging DVD collection has around 200 choices - something for everyone!

The dining area comfortably seats six people, it has a feature fireplace with original ornamental cloam oven. Dimmable lighting throughout the gound floor lends a cosy atmosphere for evenings by the fire. Also on the ground floor, is a fully fitted, family bathroom including bath, toilet, shower, heated towel rail and toothbrush/shaver sockets. There are USB sockets to charge your devices in the kitchen, dining area and sitting room.

There are three centrally heated, fully carpeted, bedrooms on the upper floor, two doubles (one en suite with toilet, shower, wash basin, toothbrush/shaver socket and heated towel-rail) and a twin with bunk beds. The double rooms are bright, south facing at the front of the house, and have their original feature fireplaces, now ornamental. All bedrooms are fitted with TV/DVD player, bedside tables and lamps, USB sockets to charge your devices, wardrobes and chests of drawers.

Stair gates are fitted at the top and foot of the stairs. Egyptian cotton towels and bathrobes are included, a hairdryer is also provided.



Short Break check-in & out days are MONDAY or FRIDAY.

Short Breaks should begin and end on a MONDAY or FRIDAY.


October to 14. June

3 Night Minimum!

Friday to Monday


Monday to Friday

Weekly bookings from Monday or Friday


14. June to end of September

Weekly stays only!

Friday Changeover.

▪︎ CHRISTMAS 2019:

Friday 20. to 27. Dec - 7 Night Minimum!

▪︎ NEW YEAR 2019/20:

Friday 27. Dec to 2. Jan - 6 Night Minimum!


We have a self check-in/out system, which means you are not restricted and can arrive at whatever time suits you. When booking we send you a key code for access to Trengrove Cottage. The keys are in a key-safe by the door, simply enter the code to open it.

▪︎ Always leave the key in the key-safe when going out, we may need access in an emergency, and this also prevents keys getting lost.

▪︎ Check-In from 16:00 / Check-Out before 10:00.

Trengrove has a detailed Guest Manual full of useful information about the cottage itself and local tips, shopping, dining, etc. It should answer any questions you may have to help you make the most of your stay. It also contains our House Rules, please take the time to read through them. Thank you!

There is also an illustrated guide book ‘Our Cornwall’ we have written specifically for Trengrove’s guests, with a history of the hamlet and information about our favourite places to visit, historical sites, natural beauty spots, points of interest, with hints and tips for walkers, beaches, insider knowledge, etc, it will provide inspiration to explore and discover the wonders of Cornwall!

Our team live locally and we are available via email or telephone should you need us. Otherwise we will leave you in peace, undisturbed to enjoy a cosy cottage and explore Looe and its charming surroundings.


There is a wealth of local attractions easily accessible from Trengrove including: Talland Bay, the picturesque fishing ports of Looe, Fowey and Polperro, the Woolly Monkey Sanctuary, the internationally renowned Eden Project, Tate Gallery St Ives and Tintagel Castle, steeped in legend and mystery, it is said to be the birthplace of King Arthur, where you can still visit wizard Merlin's Cave. Also the many filming locations seen in the BBC’s Poldark production, and the beautiful fishing village Port Isaac in north Cornwall which plays the fictional village of Portwenn in ITV's much loved Doc Martin series.

Several stately homes and gardens including; Lanhydrock, Cotehele, Mount Edgcumbe, Port Eliot and Antony House can be easily reached from here, as well as rugged Bodmin Moor and a variety of beautiful, sandy beaches, bays and hidden coves skirting our stunning Cornish coastline. Other local attractions include sailing, fishing and diving, and spectacular walks, particularly on the South West Coast Path, especially westwards via Talland Bay over Polperro, Lantic Bay, Lantivet Bay and Polruan to Fowey. Adrenalin junkies can race at the go-karting track, try out the zip wire or the giant swing at the nearby Adrenalin Quarry! See our Guest Manual for more details.

The nearest villages are Pelynt 1½ miles and Duloe 2½ miles. Pelynt has two very good grocery shops, a post office, church and The Jubilee Inn pub. Duloe is interesting for its stone circle made up of eight bright white quartzite stones placed in an oval shaped circle. Stones vary in height, the largest on the south being over 12 tons and 2.65 metres (8.7 ft) high. The dimensions in a north–south direction are 11.9 metres (39 ft) by 10.7 metres (35 ft). Its original width is unknown as it was moved in 1861 due to an intersecting hedge. Two of the stones were broken in the manoeuvre. It was also claimed that a bronze age urn full of bones was smashed after being found under one of the stones and allegedly crumbled into the air. It can be accessed near Duloe village on the B3254, signposted on the west of the road in a field. Also in Duloe is The Plough, a delightful, award wining, Cornish pub serving simple, honest cuisine, real ales and wines.

Six miles away is Looe a very quaint and pretty, coastal town and fishing port. 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.

The town centres around a small harbour and along the steep-sided valley of the River Looe which flows between East and West Looe to the sea beside a sandy beach. Off shore to the west, opposite the stonier Hannafore Beach, lies the idyllic St George's Island, otherwise known as Looe Island. Looe's main business today is tourism with a large number of pubs, cafés, restaurants, and shops.

East Looe centres on its broad sandy beach with the distinctive Banjo Pier. Stretching back from here is a grid of narrow streets forming the ancient centre of the town, packed with many small shops, cafés, 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 beautiful Looe Valley branch line to Liskeard, well worth a return ticket! At Liskeard, the line connects with the main Plymouth to Penzance Great Western main line to Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton, Bristol and London Paddington.

West Looe spreads west from the bridge on the Polperro Road and along the waterfront south of the bridge are restaurants, pubs and pretty cottages leading 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. Beyond lies a coastal path leading to the hamlets of Porthallow and Talland, and from there on to Polperro.

On New Year's Eve, Looe has a surprisingly large celebration; it is on the list of top 10 places in the UK to celebrate the New Year. 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.


Pelynt village (1½ miles) has two very good grocery shops, both with convenient parking. Boxall’s Spar Shop and Post Office is in the centre of the village selling a wide range of chilled and organic produce, including local cheeses, hams, lots of other delicatessen products, groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh herbs, toiletries, newspapers, magazines, wines, spirits, hot snacks and stationery. It also has a post office and cash machine. Opening times are Monday to Saturday 7.30 am until 9pm and Sunday 9am until 6pm.

Pelynt Stores & O’Keeffe’s Traditional Family Butchers, is just opposite the church, behind the Old School. It has an excellent family run butchers (delicious, self-made, award winning sausages!) and stocks a wide range of groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables, hot snacks, beers and wines, etc. Opening times are Monday to Saturday 5am until 7pm and Sunday 8am until 6pm.

Therare also various excellent shopping opportunities in Looe (6 miles). For great fresh fish and seafood direct from the quay go to Pengellys fish market on Buller Quay (which leads from the short stay car park). Also on Buller Quay is Quayside Fresh a farm shop and post office, selling a great range of local farm-fresh vegetables, salad and fruits as well as dairy produce, bread, drinks and a wide range of groceries.

Also in Looe are two Co-Op stores, various bakers (we recommend Sarah’s!), a Boots Chemist and banks.

Supermarkets: There is a Morrisons supermarket in Liskeard (7½ miles) , ASDA and Sainsbury’s in Bodmin (14 miles) and an excellent Waitrose in Saltash (18 miles).

For a wide range of quality international wines we recommend Waitrose and Morrisons.


Well behaved dogs are welcome STRICTLY BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ONLY!! There is a surcharge of £20 per dog, per stay. Maximum 2 dogs. Please ask us when booking if you would like to bring your dog.


If you would like to order logs, kindling and firelighters for your arrival the cost is £20. The supply should last 3-4 evenings depending on usage. If you need further supplies you can buy them from both local shops in Pelynt village. Please let us know when booking if you would like us to organise your logs.


We are keen cooks, so Trengrove has a very well equipped and stocked kitchen with a wide selection of recipe books. We keep a 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, aluminium foil, greaseproof 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!



Cosy, romantic cottage, perfect for an anniversary or birthday celebration. Same secluded location as Trengrove, with private garden and parking, central heating, wood burner, TV/DVD, fully equipped kitchen, wifi.


In the heart of Looe's old town. Cosy, romantic cottage for an anniversary or birthday celebration. Perfect loaction for keen walkers. A two minute walk from the beach, harbour, fishing quay and picturesque coast path. 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 wifi.

Both listed here at TripAdvisor or contact us for more details!

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: Bunk Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

➤ LOCATION Trengrove Cottage is in a secluded location 1½ miles from the nearest village Pelynt. There is no public transport 'on the doorstep'. There is a bus service from Pelynt, which is approx. 40 minutes walk. We strongly recommend our guests use a car when staying here.

Interaction with guest

➤ KEYS, CHECK-IN/OUT We have a self check-in/out system, which means you are not restricted and can arrive at whatever time suits you. When booking we send you a key code for access to Trengrove Cottage. The keys are in a key-safe by the door, simply enter the code to open it. ▪︎ Always leave the key in the key-safe when going out, we may need access in an emergency, and this also prevents keys getting lost. ▪︎ Check-In from 16:00 / Check-Out before 10:00. Our team live locally and we are available via email or telephone should you need us. Otherwise we will leave you in peace, undisturbed to enjoy a cosy cottage and explore Looe and its charming surroundings.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £100.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

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House rules

Please take the time to read through the Guest Manual on arrival it contains some house rules we kindly ask you to comply with, and also tips to help you make the most of your stay.
We welcome well behaved dogs by PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ONLY! There is a surcharge of £20 per dog, (maximum 2 dogs) which is taken separately to the booking.


About the owner

Ian D.
Average reply time:
37 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
25 Mar 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, German

This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 22 Jan 2014. Located in Looe, it has 43 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £722 to £1363.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Mar 2019.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 43 reviews Excellent
43 reviews

Very Good

“Far away from everything”

Reviewed 24 Aug 2017

It was a nice quiet place with sheeps and birds. Only the barking Dogs in the morning disturbed me. I missed a welcome by the owner. A Sign "Hill House" by the Corner to the Street would be helpfull to find the house. A better discription of the essentials (bathroom and kitchen) would be nice. The saftey box for the house key seems to get broken quit easy. A wardrobe was not availible. A better discription to seperate the waste could help. At least one electricity adapter for the UK to the EU Electricitysystem is necessary. The Radiator in the bath room is very hot. We hope this facts give you an assistance.

Owner's reply: Dear Hermann, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. In spite of the 4 stars you seem to only mention some negative and slightly confusing items which for the benefit of other potential guests, who have not yet had the chance to read our other reviews, we would like to clarify… I’m afraid the sound of distant farm dogs is part of country life along with the bleating sheep and birdsong. Regarding directions. As the cottage is in a secluded hamlet and SatNav is unreliable in the countryside we send every guest very accurate directions with photographs which clearly describe the way, and we stress they should print and use these directions. ‘A better description of the essentials (bathroom and kitchen)’. All the essentials provided are listed online in the cottage description. We have never had a problem with the key safe, we have checked it, it is in full working order and the key was locked in it correctly when you left. ‘A wardrobe was not available’. There is a wardrobe in every bedroom. But perhaps this is a translation error of the German ‘Garderobe’ (or ‘Flurgarderobe’?) as in coat rack? If so, this is something we are aware of and when the ground floor refurbishment (including a new kitchen) is completed in November we will be adding one. Electricity adaptors. There are two such adaptors supplied for guests in the drawer, although the majority of guests coming from overseas tend to bring there own. ‘The radiator in the bathroom is very hot’. There are warnings in the cottage and all information is included in the Guest Manual. I am sorry you feel a personal welcome was missed, we operate a self check-in. Apologies but as we do not live on site and arrival times vary we simply cannot be there to welcome all our guests. We do however contact every guest the morning after arrival to check all is well. Our manager called at the cottage during your visit to check you were happy and enjoying your stay, providing the opportunity to air any concerns. He also explained he would take care of the waste and you need not concern yourself about it. Once again many thanks for taking the time to write a review. It certainly was a pleasure for us to host you and your family. Myself and the team all sincerely hope you took home some positive and happy memories of your time with us. Kindest regards, Ian & the Team

Review 1-10 of 43


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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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