In Treknow, four Victorian terraced houses perched high with terrific views down the Trebarwith Strand beach valley through big bay windows. We let two. The houses are on three levels with about 10 steps from the lane up to their front doors. At the back, each has a long, enclosed garden (table/chairs) on various levels, with a gate at the top leading to a back lane and parking. A few hundred yards down the lane, a good food pub/restaurant (remember torch!). Friendly all-year-round family houses, well placed for beach, walking and exploring north Cornwall. Not suitable for people with limited mobility. Heatherdale is end-of-terrace and bright and welcoming with lovely touches of colour and interest from prints, pictures and well chosen furniture. From the steeply sloping, lawned front garden, step up to porch with plenty of space for boots/beach paraphernalia. Another step up to living room (woodburner, TV/DVD) with large bay window with valley view and sea glimpses. Smart L-shaped kitchen/dining room (slimline dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric oven/induction hob). Back door to garden, outhouse (washing machine, tumble drier, storage for surfboards). Steep stairs (stairgates) from living room up to a very pretty double bedroom (5' bed) with bay window and lovely rural views seaward. Bathroom (suite, shower over bath). Further narrow and steep stairs (stairgates) up to a large bright bedroom under the eaves with three single beds, TV/DVD and good views.
Treknow: hamlet of mostly old cottages, a mile from the fine sand/surf beach of Trebarwith Strand. Tintagel, about 1 mile. Superb coastal walks. Golf, leisure centre and riding at Camelford (small town, pubs, shops, restaurant on the River Camel), 6 miles.
Over three floors. Two bedrooms: a king size double and a bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC on the first floor, and a further room with three beds on the second floor. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with wood burning stove.
TREKNOW Boscastle 4.9 miles; Padstow 19.9 miles This small village and civil parish lies on the north coast of Cornwall in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, some four miles north-west of Camelford. It boasts a slate quarrying history and was also once home to a small copper mine in the latter years of the 18th century. It has a village hall and small hotel, yet there is plenty to see and do in the surrounding area, which is dominated by glistening waters, rocky coves and spectacular scenery each way you turn. Tintagel, home of the legendary King Arthur’s Castle, is merely a stone's throw away, a popular but not overcrowded tourist destination. Several beaches, including nearby Trebarwith Strand and Bossiney Cove, are within easy reach and surfing is the main attraction for those who love the water. It is littered with pubs and restaurants and the Old Post Office (National Trust) is a must for any visitor. The South West Coast Path passes through the village and in both directions, it winds its way along the cliffs, down to the water’s edge through dramatic countryside. Head north along the path and in 2.5 miles is the pretty village of Boscastle with its narrow valley leading down towards the raging sea. Further afield are the surfing meccas of Newquay and Bude. The vast landscapes of Bodmin Moor, the largest indoor rainforest at the Eden Project and the Camel Estuary are all within a 40-minute drive, plus the colourful harbour at Padstow beckons with traditional pubs and delicious seafood.
This property offers the following short breaks: