My husband, my dog and I recently spent a week in Little Trenoweth Cottage, and we had an absolutely wonderful time.
The cottage is a brilliant size with adequate living space, kitchen and bathroom. It was very clean and tidy on arrival with no complaints found and we arrived to fresh flowers and some scrummy local biscuits which was a lovely treat. We also met Lisa (I believe the cottage owner) who was perfectly polite and efficient and very helpful on arrival.
The cottage is perfectly placed being only a 5 minute walk from the South West Coast Path and a good number of places to eat and drink. We undertook several long walks right from the front door of the cottage and were treated to perfect weather every day. The cottage has a perfectly equipped kitchen with everything a good cook would need to create a decent meal for many, and the heating system is phenomenal, if we got chilly, within 5 minutes the whole house was toasty warm. The whole time we were there, I don’t think we heard a peep from the outside world, it is so very quiet and peaceful.
The outdoor space you have access to is also fantastic as you have a garden out front and out back. In the summer I can imagine sitting in the front garden and watching the sun go down would be breath taking. We had hot water on tap, and everything in the cottage was perfectly functional throughout our week long stay.
We ate at several of the very local pub/restaurants including Housel Bay Hotel, The Witchball and The Top House, all served good food with reasonable service. The local store on the corner doesn’t have a great selection of food items, we found our essentials at the Cow Shed which is a 5 minute walk from the cottage. There are several tourist souvenir shops in town as well as a wonderful pasty shop. Within a short drive we also ate at the Mullion Cove Hotel and the Halzephron Inn both of which served very good food with good service.
If you have a car, our top recommendation for eating is The Ship Inn and Old Courthouse in Mawgan, it’s about a 20 minute drive from the cottage, but worth every minute and every mile. The 2 meals we had here were the least expensive of the trip, with by far the best menu and quality of food and the best service we’ve experienced in years.
In summary, we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this cottage and The Lizard peninsula to anyone!