Treknow is a small village situated in the parish of Tintagel on the north coast of Cornwall. The village consists mainly of old cottages, which are only a mile away from the sandy surfing beach of Trebarwith Strand and overlooked by the coastal path. Camelford on the River Camel is six miles away and has a leisure centre, golf, shops, pubs, horse riding and restaurants.
The face of tourism and the type of accommodation required has changed throughout Scotland, England and Wales especially in the West Country. At one time visitors took long holidays and stayed in hotels, guest houses and bed and breakfast (b&b) establishments, but these days short breaks, camping and self-catering are more popular, especially holiday cottages. The tourist information offices and estate agents receive thousands of enquiries about rental properties each year.
Treknow cottages are ideal for relaxing or exploring the whole of Cornwall. The historic buildings at Tintagel need more than a days visit as there is the castle ruins, Hall of Chivalery, the Chapel of Our Lady Fontevrault and the Old Post Office. So its great to have a comfortable holiday cottage to take leisurely walks to explore the beautiful scenery and places of interest. Other interesting hamlets close to your holiday cottage include Trewarmett and Tregatta.
St Nectan's Glen is a waterfall reachable only by foot. It is bordered by a peaceful wooded valley and has been portrayed as one of the top ten foremost spiritual sites in this country. Multi faiths have walked this path to bathe in the waterfall. Holiday homes in Treknow are a special place to return to each evening and spread the maps to plan the following day.
Cornish cottages make an ideal base for all activities. You can hire bicycles in Padstow or Wadebridge to cycle the Camel Trail. The Bicycle Museum at the old Camelford station has an impressive collection of memorabilia. The Hidden Valley at Tredidon near Launceston is fun for all with a model railway and crystal treasure hunt. Train enthusiasts will love the Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway.
Crealys Adventure Park between Wadebridge and St Columb has farm attractions and wildlife, as does Brocklands near Bude. When it comes to beaches you are really spoilt for choice. the local beach at Trebarwith Strand, Polzeath with its surfing, kite surfing and body boarding, Daymer Bay, Tregardock, Port Isaac, the Strangle, Port Quin and Port Gaverne. There are a number of boats and sea-fishing trips available from Padstow and the Rock Ferry is a delightful way to travel to Padstow to Rick Stein's seafood restaurant.
The Eden Project is an astonishing horticultural venture near St Austell with high- tech biomes, which provide for different climates. Minack is an open-air theatre carved from the cliffs at Porthcurno near Penzance. There are numerous art galleries and gardens to visit and other towns not to be missed include Looe and Polperro, Boscastle, Newquay, Perranporth, Truro and Falmouth.
The Cornish weather is mild, which makes it ideal for early and late breaks. The North Cornwall coast and can feel quite chilly when the north wind blows.
The airports at Plymouth and Newquay serve Tintagel, as does the mainline railway at Bodmin Parkway. Western Greyhound buses operate in Bude, Wadebridge and Bodmin, but only run to Treknow in the summer.