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A STUNNING AWARD WINNING PROPERTY IN TREKNOW NEAR TREBARWITH STRAND & TINTAGEL

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Kristine Kirby or Simon Gray

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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A STUNNING AWARD WINNING PROPERTY IN TREKNOW NEAR TREBARWITH STRAND & TINTAGEL

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2 doubles, one single, terrace, near life guarded beach & SW Coast Path

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**Please note 3 nights are 60% of the weekly rate, and 4 nights are 70% of the weekly rate -- the rate chart only shows the weekly rate, so if you email us we will send you the quote for stays of 3 or 4 nights, or you can quickly figure it out -- but HomeAway doesn't show you the correct amount for a 3 or 4 night stay, so we don't want anyone feeling disappointed or misled!**

Puffins is a lovely place to holiday in a fabulous location 400 metres from the cliff above Trebarwith Strand beach. It is a uniquely designed property which has won awards from RIBA and the Bristol Architecture Centre for architectural and sustainable design when it was built in 2000. It is a compact, relaxing gem of a house that has everything you need for a memorable holiday, set on the rugged North Cornwall coast. Puffins is ideal for 2 couples, or a small family. Please note we accept 4 guests maximum at Puffins, even though there are 3 bedrooms.

A compact, but comfortable open-plan living room / kitchen / dining area forms the heart of the property which has access directly on to an enclosed terrace through a full length glass wall, which is also the entrance to the property. This glass wall allows light to flood into the living space, bringing some of the amazing Cornish light inside for you. It also has full length curtains that can be drawn across it for privacy, or a sun awning that can be lowered down for shade.

The main room is lovely and warm with a wood-burning stove for those colder months. Natural light streams into the main corridor beyond through skylights. Each bedroom has lovely high window(s) that allow light and privacy. The kitchen has all the usual appliances plus a large fridge freezer, microwave and a washing machine. There is a BBQ on the sunny terrace plus table and chairs for 6 so you can enjoy outdoor meals -- perhaps even fish bought fresh that day. The terrace has a chimenea as well, so you can build a small fire outside to keep you warm during cool Cornish nights.

As Treknow is a small quiet hamlet just over a mile from Tintagel, cars may easily be parked on the road outside the house where there are no restrictions.

From the house it is a 10 minute walk down to the beach, via either the Coast Path, or the road, which is excellent for swimming and surfing. If you have little ones, we suggest taking the car down, and parking in the car parks provided at Trebarwith Strand, as the path isn't flat, and the roads are narrow (single track with passing places)! It’s also an amazing place for walking, or just lazing about and reading or having a picnic.

For those who enjoy nature beyond the beach, bird watching along the cliffs is excellent and on nearby Davidstow Moor and Bodmin Moor there are some truly beautiful walks. The house has books and maps with information on both.

Puffins consists of the main room, three bedrooms (a main double, a smaller double and a single room; please note the single room is small and there is limited storage in that room) and a full bathroom (tub and power shower). On the terrace there is a retractable washing line which is a good place to dry wetsuits too. This is a great place for the little ones as the floor from house to terrace has no steps.

The house has unlimited wi-fi, a DVD / Blu Ray player, cable, a TV, an iPod dock and radio, books and all the things that would make a fun holiday for people of all ages. Puffins is ideal for 2-4 people (although there are beds for 5, we allow no more than 4 guests in Puffins, a child is best as it is a single smallish room, and it is on a raised platform. Also, the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms are connected by a door between them both.)

A pretty walk down the hill is a very good pub, The Mill House Inn, with both a pub menu and an excellent restaurant. At the beach is The Port William, called by many ‘the best pub with a view over the sea in Cornwall’. It is a wonderful place to watch the sun going down and serves a wide range of different foods and snacks. It has both indoor and outdoor seating.

Additionally, in the summer the café next to the beach has fantastic homemade food and good coffee, and next to the Seagull Surf Shop they sell fresh made donuts.

The nearest shops are in Tintagel which is just over one mile away. Boscastle and Port Isaac are also close, where there are lots of different restaurants, pubs and shops. Rock is about a 20 minute drive away, and you can take the ferry across the Camel Estuary to Padstow from there, which is lovely for a day out. You can go sea-fishing and boating from any of these.

In Padstow you will find Rick Stein’s restaurants and cafés and his famous fish and chips. Rock also has the famous Nathan Outlaw's restaurant. There are bicycles are for hire in Wadebridge so you can cycle along the Camel trail or anywhere you like!

Like a bit more activity on your holiday? Then enjoy surfing at Trebarwith Strand or Polzeath, Tennis at Tintagel tennis courts, golf at St Endoc, skateboarding at the Tintagel Playing Fields or why not even try some horse riding on the Moors?

There is so much more to do; the best way to find out about it all and experience it is to come to North Cornwall and stay at Puffins. We look forward to welcoming you!

**Saturday changeover. We are sorry, but only one dog allowed, up to 'medium' size (such as a labrador).

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Kristine Kirby or Simon Gray

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Hi, we are Kristine & Simon, the rather lucky owners of Puffins. We are beach lovers (obviously) and love to come to Puffins to relax, explore and recharge. Even after many years of coming to Cornwall, we are still always finding new things to see and do. Whether it is winter or summer, Puffins is our perfect place. We hope you will find it as lovely and special as we do.

Kristine Kirby or Simon Gray purchased this house in 2013

Good question! We live in a lovely Edwardian property most of the time, but were taken with the amazing architecture of Puffins, and the location, which we think is the best in the world. After many years of coming to North Cornwall for our own holidays, we decided to buy a little place that not only we could enjoy, but hopefully others as much as us. The house is filled with everything you need to feel at home, from a fully stocked kitchen, to books, games, and lots of local information to help you make the most of your stay.

The architecture and light of Puffins is so unique to us, but mostly we love North Cornwall. And Treknow is a lovely little village with a small pub, the South West Coast Path, one of the best beaches in Cornwall, and that is it. But while stores are only a bit more than mile away in Tintagel (and the amazing castle, and some of the best pasties on earth), you truly are in a beautiful, quiet village at Puffins.

However, with everything so close, you can be as active as you want, or as lazy as you desire, but no matter what you wish to be you are no more than 20 minutes from everywhere delightful in North Cornwall!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday house rental in Tintagel, United Kingdom

A stunning award winning property in Treknow near Trebarwith Strand & Tintagel
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
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A stunning award winning property in Treknow near Trebarwith Strand & Tintagel
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1069482
+44 (0)7825919493
Tintagel North Cornwall
5

Would stay here again

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
Once we found the property it was easy to park and the keys were obviously located, but it was a tad difficult to remove them from the lock box. It was jammed ever so slightly.

But when we got in the property it was clean and tidy and it made a great first impression.

The bedding in all the dwellings was high quality and the property was nice and quiet.

The entertainment facilities - BluRay player, YouView, TV, iPod player - were good and all the kitchen stuff was quality.

The whole property was very pretty and it was excellent value. I would score it a 9/10 and would definitely stay there again.
Owner's Response: Thanks for letting us know about the lock box, we will look into it. So glad you found it having lots required for a good stay, and that you would stay again! If you do, be sure to email us, as we do offer a discount for returning guests. Cheers, Kristine
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A stunning award winning property in Treknow near Trebarwith Strand & Tintagel
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1069482
+44 (0)7825919493
Tintagel North Cornwall
5

Superb house cosy house.

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
Excellent location. Beautifully decorated. Very comfortable beds. Had some lovely evenings in sat in front the log burner. Ideal for travelling the North Cornwall coastline. Would love to stay again. Couldn't of been better.
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review -- we are a bit particular about wanting comfy beds, and hate nothing more than cheap beds in a rental property, so glad to see they were noted and enjoyed! The log burner always makes for a great evening, especially with a glass of wine or whiskey, we find. So glad you had a good trip, and we hope to see you again!
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A stunning award winning property in Treknow near Trebarwith Strand & Tintagel
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1069482
+44 (0)7825919493
Tintagel North Cornwall
5

Fantastic property, best location - TOP!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
Puffins is simply said amazing. A great location, decorated with care and feels like a lovely home away from home.

We spent a long weekend there with our 2 year old son and had a great time. The location is great for walking and heading down to the beach in just a few minutes. We will surely return!
Owner's Response: Glad to hear it feels like a home away from home -- we think that is what the best holiday let's should be like. And glad to hear you would like to return; if you do, please remember we offer a discount for returning guests!
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A stunning award winning property in Treknow near Trebarwith Strand & Tintagel
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1069482
+44 (0)7825919493
Tintagel North Cornwall
5

Perfect

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
We had a wonderful week in the house. All we needed was available and for 4 people it was a great place to relax.
The small village make it possible to get in contact with locals - rarely turists.
5 minutes walk to the public path along the coast and to our favorite "sunset-place"
A great thanks to the owners - we would be happy to return to the house again.
Owner's Response: Thanks so much -- your review made us smile! Those are some of our favourite things about Puffins too.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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A stunning award winning property in Treknow near Trebarwith Strand & Tintagel
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1069482
+44 (0)7825919493
Tintagel North Cornwall
4

Clean, accommodating & great base

Clean, accommodating & great base
  • 4 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
Quiet, peaceful, great base. Lovely, interesting fun footpath walk to the beach & also to the nearest pub & restaurant. Also a good walk to Tintagel, the local village. No need to use the car every day. Good contact with the owners.
Owner's Response: Hi Michelle,

So glad you liked it, and found it a great base. Hope you had a safe trip home!

Kind Regards,
Kristine
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Newquay
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Rock-Padstow
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Bodmin
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Trebarwith Strand
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
The Port William Inn
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Bowood Park
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Mill House Inn
Car: necessary

Swimming on the lifeguarded beach at Trebarwith Strand

Surfing & surfing lessons at Trebarwith Strand

Walking along the SouthWest Coast path, a 3 minute walk from the house

Bird watching

Tintagel Castle (the home of King Arthur), 2 miles away

Port Isaac, where Doc Martin is filmed

Sea-fishing at Port Isaac and Boscastle

St Nectar's Glen, famous from King Arthur's legend

Rock & Padstow, famous for the cooking of Nathan Outlaw & Rick Stein

Walking on Bodmin Moor, a short drive away

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday house in Tintagel, North Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Easter Holidays
19 Apr 2014 - 25 Apr 2014
£460
7 nights
 
 
Late Spring
26 Apr 2014 - 23 May 2014
£500
3 nights
 
 
May Half Term
24 May 2014 - 30 May 2014
£540
7 nights
 
 
Early Summer Holidays
31 May 2014 - 4 Jul 2014
£625
7 nights
 
 
Summer Holidays
5 Jul 2014 - 18 Jul 2014
£700
7 nights
 
 
High Summer Holidays
19 Jul 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
£850
7 nights
 
 
Late Summer Week
30 Aug 2014 - 5 Sep 2014
£675
7 nights
 
 
September
6 Sep 2014 - 26 Sep 2014
£410
7 nights
 
 
October
27 Sep 2014 - 23 Oct 2014
£400
3 nights
 
 
October Half Term
24 Oct 2014 - 7 Nov 2014
£650
7 nights
 
 
November/December
8 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
£375
3 nights
 
 
Christmas Week
20 Dec 2014 - 26 Dec 2014
£675
7 nights
 
 
New Year's Holiday
27 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
£675
7 nights
 
 
Winter / New Years
4 Jan 2015 - 9 Jan 2015
£415
3 nights
 
 
Winter
10 Jan 2015 - 13 Feb 2015
£360
3 nights
 
 
Spring Half Term
14 Feb 2015 - 20 Feb 2015
£420
7 nights
 
 
Late Winter/Early Spring
21 Feb 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
£380
3 nights
 
 
Easter
28 Mar 2015 - 10 Apr 2015
£465
7 nights
 
 
Mid April
11 Apr 2015 - 24 Apr 2015
£450
3 nights
 
 
Late Spring
25 Apr 2015 - 22 May 2015
£510
3 nights
 
 
May Half Term
23 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
£550
7 nights
 
 
Early Summer Holidays
30 May 2015 - 3 Jul 2015
£650
7 nights
 
 
Summer Holidays
4 Jul 2015 - 17 Jul 2015
£710
7 nights
 
 
High Summer Holidays
18 Jul 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
£865
7 nights
 
 
Late Summer Week
29 Aug 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
£680
7 nights
 
 
September
5 Sep 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
£420
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit £100.00
Pet Fee £25.00
Notes *******3 nights 60% of weekly rate, 4 nights 70% of weekly rate!*******
Note: 50% deposit secures your booking, security deposit of £100 required, balance due 50 days prior to arrival, if arrival is less than that, 100% at time of booking. **Payment by BACS or by Credit Card.** Please email to ask about stays of less than 7 days!

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tintagel in North Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 625 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , power shower with waterfall showerhead
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Please note the 3rd bedroom is a single. Therefore, 4 is the right number of guests for Puffins, and all we will allow. However, the 3rd bedroom makes for an excellent wardrobe / storage room. The 3rd bedroom is connected by a doorway to the 2nd double room, so if you have two children, it does work to have a child in each, so they are not sharing a bed. However, please note the single bed is on a raised platform and not ideal for elderly or very young guests.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • ruins
  • marina
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • bay fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The patio area is perfect to be enjoyed on beautiful sunny days or for grilling in the evenings. The beautiful modern architecture is bright with high ceilings and skylights, so you can see the lovely colours of the Cornish sky or all the stars at night. Puffins has won awards from the Royal Institute Of British Architects.
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