The Cottage

The Cottage

5star Country Chic Retreat for Couples, Infant and Dogs

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The Cottage is a luxury 5 star GOLD awarded cottage with a 100% Cleanliness record. This country chic holiday cottage is situated in a sleepy Cornish hamlet only 10min drive to the North Cornwall coast at Boscastle and Crackington Haven, 20 mins to Widemouth Bay and Bude and 30 mins to Port Isaac. With a stylish Master ensuite bedroom suite and downstairs wet-room.
++ Up to 3 dogs are welcome to stay at a charge of £5/dog/nt.
++ Romantically styled with nostalgic overtones, The Cottage provides luxury self-catering accommodation for new parents and couples.
++ This Cornish Cottage provides: High quality, luxury, 5 star GOLD accommodation and a 100% Cleanliness award from Quality in Tourism for Visit England.
++ The Cottage has featured in 25 Beautiful Homes and Good Homes magazines plus two other international interior design magazines.
++ It provides a spacious master bedroom suite comprising king bed, dressing room and large ensuite bathroom with Victorian style claw-foot free standing bath, walk-in shower and twin basins.
++ Downstairs is a spacious entrance porch, large kitchen/diner, sitting room, snug, laundry and wet-room. You will find a 47” Smart TV with Blue-tooth sound bar and DVD player in the sitting room, plus a wood burning stove for Autumnal, Winter and Spring evenings and a Smart TV plus a booth-tooth connectable radio in the Kitchen/diner.
++ Practical facilities include an American style fridge freezer with ice and water dispenser, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, Wood-burner, Free unlimited WiFi, Enclosed rear garden, Outside sink, taps and hoses for dog and boot washing.
++ The location provides woodland and moorland walks nearby, renowned Cornish coastal footpaths and cycle trails, close proximity to famous haunts: Tintagel, Port Isaac, Polzeath, Bude, Rock and Padstow plus lots of country and coastal pubs.
++ Nearest dog and child friendly pub 1.4 miles (3mins drive). Dog friendly beaches 10mins drive.
++ Fine dining at Nathan Outlaw’s 2 Michelin star restaurant at Port Isaac.
++ Off-road private parking.
Those who stay at The Cottage leave in awe of North Cornwall, vowing to return – and do!
++ A comment from a recent guest sums it up perfectly : “The house itself is immaculate, space and decoration to die for (before I even mention the master en-suite. It’s simply perfection). There is NOTHING that could be improved about the house, the location is perfect for exploring North Cornwall too, so many gorgeous places on the doorstep and the fantastic house book just sets you up for great days and nights out or evenings in – thank you so much Jakki for sharing your wonderful home – off to look for winter breaks with you right now!”

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Wi-fi Internet Access

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Cot and High Chair

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Within a 10 minute drive


Within a short drive

Scenic Walks

Direct from the door

Real Fire

Wood Burning Stove

Historical Connection

The Warbstow Parish map of 1841 clearly shows The Cottage sited in the middle of the hamlet of Trelash with no apparent boundary or village green. Deed documents date back into the 1700’s. Having waited many years for it to come onto the market I purchased The Cottage in October 2009, when many had viewed and dismissed it due to its terrible state of repair.

The cottage had been in the Fry family for hundred’s of years. The Fry’s were a religious family, with Samuel Fry becoming a Reverend of the Methodist faith. During the Fry ownership, in the early-mid 1900’s my Aunt Lucy rented the cottage for some years, before Muriel Fry (married to Bill Baker, a small holder) took over occupancy and brought up their three girls. Cows were milked on site and calves were reared and housed in a galvanize shed situated on the village green adjacent to the Cottage. A 1963 aerial photograph shows the shed on the green. The cottage remained in the Fry family until 1992, when it was sold. Sadly, the new owner allowed the cottage to deteriorate significantly during his 17-year ownership.

Previous uses include providing alcoholic beverage to the local railway workers. When the Launceston to Camelford, 16 mile section, of the North Cornwall railway line was under construction in the late 1800’s The Cottage served as a Public House for the railway workers, one of which was my Grandfather. Granfer Bolt was a supervisor on the Tresmeer to Otterham Station section which was completed on the 14th August 1893. He continued to maintain this section of the line until his retirement. Beeching eventually closed the North Cornwall line, which was primarily built to bring tourism to the area and provide important commercial connections, particularly to Padstow and Wadebridge, in 1966.

Having been brought up on Trelash Farm, in the neighbouring farmhouse, I have personally known The Cottage all my life.