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

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

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Tintagel - Puffins

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

NEW from July 2014: Night Storage Heaters with instant convection heating added throughout to make the property more comfortable year round.

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In weeks that are marked ' 3 night minimum' we allow 3 or 4 night minimum' - just add the extra night rate on for a 3 night stay to see the 4 night rate.

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:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Kristine Kirby or Simon Gray (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Kristine Kirby or Simon Gray

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

Why Kristine Kirby or Simon Gray chose Tintagel

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.

What makes this house unique

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. It isn't as overrun as Polzeath or Rock or Padstow, but all are close by, and this beach is a true find - the locals like to keep it to themselves! Perfect for sitting & relaxing, or taking some surf lessons, Treknow is ideally located in North Cornwall. And the historic village of Port Issac is about 6 miles away, a beautiful drive the whole way there.

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!

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

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A stunning award winning property in Treknow near Trebarwith Strand & Tintagel
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
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A stunning award winning property in Treknow near Trebarwith Strand & Tintagel
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1069482
+44 07825919493
Tintagel North Cornwall
5

Simply lovely

  • 5 out of 5
Great house with a tasteful furniture which perfectly matched our taste. Many little lovely things to discover in the house. High-value equipment. Books, games and DVDs to lend. Beach and an astonishing coast just a few minutes away. A perfect place to enjoy one's holidays.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely comments - we are glad you found the house and the location the perfect place for a holiday! We think there is no better beach in Cornwall than ours up the road, Trebarwith Strand.
business
A stunning award winning property in Treknow near Trebarwith Strand & Tintagel
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1069482
+44 07825919493
Tintagel North Cornwall
5

What a beautiful place...

  • 5 out of 5
Puffins is a really lovely, individual property in a peaceful little village. The decor is lovely and the standard of furnishings, bedding and kitchen equipment is great - far better than your usual holiday rental. Everything in Puffins has been considered to make your stay there more comfortable and enjoyable.
Kristine and Simon's recommendations of where to eat, drink and visit were really useful and helped us enjoy a lovely, relaxing week in North Cornwall.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad our recommendations helped - we find it is nice to land on holiday and feel you have a bit of local knowledge. And we continue to be pleased that guests notice that we went above & beyond when kitting out Puffins. It is our holiday getaway too, and holidays are made to feel comfortable and a bit pampered on. We are chuffed that you had such a lovely time.
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A stunning award winning property in Treknow near Trebarwith Strand & Tintagel
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1069482
+44 07825919493
Tintagel North Cornwall
5

lovely house in Cornwall

  • 5 out of 5
It was a great time at Puffins!! And a beautiful thing is to notice that someone with passion and heart has arranged a home like this. We love it.
The only thing was the wheather that wasn`t so good as expected, especially the temperature. But so we saw a lot of places in Cornwall and we made many walks with our Dogs.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words about the house - it is our oasis when we get away, and assumed it would be for others, so didn't kit it out only with bare basics. Apologies for the Cornish weather, it can be a bit temperamental, but we just get on with it, as it sounds you did! Hopefully you will come back and experience Cornwall and Puffins in the sun! Although we love it even in the winter, with a wood fire going (and the new heating turned on). But it can be gloriously warm in Cornwall, so you will have to come back so she can show off her better side!
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A stunning award winning property in Treknow near Trebarwith Strand & Tintagel
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1069482
+44 07825919493
Tintagel North Cornwall
5

Real home from home.

  • 5 out of 5
Puffins was a really well equipped home with high quality furnishings and good quality kitchen equipment, sharp knives! Etc. The bed was really comfortable with lovely linen .We found the design and decor very relaxing. The location was close to the coastal path and other paths down to the beach. We certainly felt fitter at the end of our stay!
All the information provided was excellent and we would recommend a stay in Treknow.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you found the house well-equipped, and that the decor was high quality and relaxing. We tried to create an oasis so it truly felt like you were away from the day to day, and could enjoy the beauty of North Cornwall. Those paths do give you a workout? Not much flat ground in Cornwall, but hopefully you agree every step was worth it!
business
A stunning award winning property in Treknow near Trebarwith Strand & Tintagel
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1069482
+44 07825919493
Tintagel North Cornwall
5

Just fantastic

  • 5 out of 5
We had a wonderful stay at Puffins. The house is just fantastic, beautifully furnished with everything you could need. You can see how much love and care has gone into the house and the little touches are so lovely. We travel a lot and with children hire a lot of houses and it's very rare to find a house that's had so much thought put into it. We absolutely loved the area. Trebarwith beach is gorgeous and a stunning 20 min walk along the coast path from the house. I don't think I have ever seen my children, or the dog, so happy and exhausted! We will definitely be coming back.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you loved the 'little touches'. Having rented many houses ourselves for holidays, some always felt sparse, and done to the bare minimum. We always enjoyed ones that had a bit more personality, and wanted to add that to Puffins. Holidays are meant to make you feel relaxed and special, and reflect their locale. According to you, we did it! Your review chuffed us to bits. We always want people to feel at home from the moment the arrive, and enjoy all North Cornwall has to offer. Sounds like it was a resounding success for your family. Look forward to having you again!
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A stunning award winning property in Treknow near Trebarwith Strand & Tintagel
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1069482
+44 07825919493
Tintagel North Cornwall
5

Would stay here again

  • 5 out of 5
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.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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Location

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

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Tintagel, North Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
September
6 Sep 2014 - 26 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
£410
for 7 nights
£410
 
 
October
27 Sep 2014 - 23 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
£280
for 3 nights
From
£93
£400
 
 
October Half Term
24 Oct 2014 - 7 Nov 2014
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
November/December
8 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
£262
for 3 nights
From
£88
£375
 
 
Christmas Week
20 Dec 2014 - 26 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
New Year's Holiday
27 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
Winter / New Years
4 Jan 2015 - 9 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
£290
for 3 nights
From
£97
£415
 
 
Winter
10 Jan 2015 - 13 Feb 2015
3 night minimum stay
£252
for 3 nights
From
£84
£360
 
 
Spring Half Term
14 Feb 2015 - 20 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
£420
for 7 nights
£420
 
 
Late Winter/Early Spring
21 Feb 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
3 night minimum stay
£267
for 3 nights
From
£89
£380
 
 
Easter
28 Mar 2015 - 10 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
£465
for 7 nights
£465
 
 
Mid April
11 Apr 2015 - 24 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£105
£450
 
 
Late Spring
25 Apr 2015 - 22 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
£357
for 3 nights
From
£119
£510
 
 
May Half Term
23 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Early Summer Holidays
30 May 2015 - 3 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Summer Holidays
4 Jul 2015 - 17 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
£710
for 7 nights
£710
 
 
High Summer Holidays
18 Jul 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
£865
for 7 nights
£865
 
 
Late Summer Week
29 Aug 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£680
for 7 nights
£680
 
 
September
5 Sep 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
£294
for 3 nights
From
£98
£420
 
 
October
3 Oct 2015 - 23 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
£284
for 3 nights
From
£94
£405
 
 
October Half Term
24 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
November/December
1 Nov 2015 - 19 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
£267
for 3 nights
From
£89
£380
 
 
Christmas Week
20 Dec 2015 - 26 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
New Years Holiday
27 Dec 2015 - 2 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £25
Notes ***3 NIGHT RATES LISTED ABOVE, YOU CAN ADD A 4TH NIGHT BY ADDING THE ADD'L NITE 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.**

Cancellation Policy

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

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:
  • Historic
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
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:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • non smoking only
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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