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Trebarwith. Little Ruffo, Unusual property, quiet location and lovely sea views

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights


About the property

LITTLE RUFFO is an architecturally designed modern family beach cottage. The cottage was designed in 1959 by the present owners uncle; it has recently undergone a refurbishment sympathetic to the original design.

Commanding a prime sunny spot on a private road with sea views, 400 metres from the beach at Trebarwith Strand, and access to the South West Coastal Path. Little Ruffo is perfect for a seaside holiday appealing to families, couples, and walkers alike.

To sleep up to eight people in four bedrooms (two with double beds, two with bunk beds).

There is a large, bright and airy lounge/diner with large panoramic windows overlooking the valley and sliding patio doors which open to an enclosed patio for alfresco dining or just relaxing, taking in the stunning views of the Sea and Gull Rock.

The lounge area has comfortable seating for 8, for your entertainment there is a TV with Freesat and a Blu-Ray/DVD player with access to On Demand services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime.

A selection of DVD’s, books and games are also available.

Free Internet access is provided.

The kitchen incorporates all mod cons including microwave, ceramic hob, fan-assist oven and dishwasher. There is also a small utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing facilities

There is a family bathroom upstairs with wc and downstairs a shower room with separate wc.

Outside there is a large enclosed patio area with seating and a charcoal BBQ

There is parking suitable for 1 family car.

Heating is provided by the latest fitted electric energy smart oil radiators and towel rails.

Electric to be paid for via meter reading.

From November 1st all heating and electricity is included in the price.

Pets welcome at no extra charge (owners will be held responsible for any damage).

Bedlinen is provided along with house towels (not beach towels).

There are several steps up to the property which may make it unsuitable for the very elderly or infirm.

There is a security/damage/extra cleaning deposit of £100 per visit which will be refunded in full when the property is left in good order. We hope that guests appreciate this is charged due to the high standard of accommodation provided.

More Details

Property Manager
Jayne Warton
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tintagel in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Please leave property clean and tidy and follow departure advice provided in property.
  • Pets are not to be left unattended in property unless caged.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , upstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , downstairs shower room with separate toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , bunk beds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , bunk beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Trebarwith. Little Ruffo, Unusual property, quiet location and lovely sea views
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Fabulous holiday, great location and the weather was lovely.

  • 5 of 5

Great little cottage, lovely, bright and airy, comfortable beds, well equipped with fantastic views to the sea. The small garden was perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine watching the sun go down over the sea. The area is good for

walking, the walk from Trebarwith to Tintagel has spectacular views.The beach is literally on the doorstep and there are lots of great places to eat and drink, the Port William and the Mill House both good, and in Tintagel we can highly recommend Charlie’s for lovely food with great friendly service. Boscastle farm shop is another very good place to eat and buy produce. Great cottage, great holiday and great weather, we would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great comments and glad you enjoyed
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Warming, welcoming with excellent facilities!

  • 5 of 5

On arrival at the property our whole party was impressed with the layout and feel of Little Ruffo. The property was warm and very clean this immediately made it feel welcoming. The views from the property of the bay and Gull Island are breathtaking from many parts of the cottage.

We cooked several meals at the property and all commented on the excellent facilities, utensils and crockery which made self catering much less of chore. On arrival there was fresh milk, tea, coffee and sugar which along with a warm house made it feel a real home from home.

The bedrooms are decorated tastefully, the bathroom and shower room are clean, well decorated and when a larger group is staying give great options for privacy. The property comfortably hosts two families of four and there is a great TV package if you you are relaxing after a day walking.

The location is ideal, as I previously have said there are stunning views and in the summer an enclosed patio'd area with BBQ would be the perfect place to BBQ lunch or dinner.

The local pub the Port William is a great place to eat or enjoy a drink either by the fire in winter or on a terrace over looking the bay in the warm months.

The cottage is perfectly placed to join the coastal path and the walk to Tintagel is awesome (approx 2 miles) over the cliffs, you can even push on to Boscastle the picturesque fishing village.

There is loads to do locally such as walking, surfing, or visiting the many stunning villages. I would suggest a visit to the newly opened Tintagel Brewery.

This is a wonderful part of the world and Trebarwith Strand is a hidden gem, staying at Little Ruffo just seems to make your stay even better.

I dealt with Jayne Warton the owner and found her helpful, friendly and professional.

Shaun W

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments - I'm so pleased you had a good stay during a pretty chilly weekend! Hope to see you back again soon.
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Modern comfortable cottage with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Family of 4 with 2 dogs had a fantastic stay here. 5 mins from everything, thebeach ( dog friendly), the Pub ( dog friendly with fab food) & a few shops & cafe.

Stunning coastpath walk to Tintagel from here too.

The cottage provides everything you need, home from home including wifi & netflix.

We had a lovely stay, totally chilled out.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your welcome comments. As you know the house has been totally refurbished during the last winter and we are pleased to know that it is appreciated. Hope you can visit again soon.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Port William
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bowood Park Camelford
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Bodmin Parkway
Nearest Motorway
60 Miles
M5 Exeter
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mill House Inn
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Trebarwith Strand
Car: recommended


Tintagel is a small holiday town famous for King Arthur’s castle and offers much in the way of historic interest. There are several shops here and many pubs and cafes offering a good selection of places to eat out. And of course the Old Post Office which is a fascinating glimpse into a past way of life.

Little Ruffo situated in the small village of Trebarwith Strand about 3 miles from Tintagel by road and connected by the coastal path, which surrounds Cornwall. The coast path is easily accessible offering lovely walks with beautiful cliff scenery. Trebarwith is a valley with one road leading to a sandy beach. There are two car parks making this beach easy to get to. At high tide, the beach is completely covered ensuring up to a mile of clean sand at low tide. There are two pubs in Trebarwith both offering good meals. The Port William overlooks the bay and the Mill House is set in a wooded valley.

There are several good sandy beaches within easy driving distance, Daymer Bay, Polzeath, Bude and Widemouth Bay to name but a few. Boscastle and Port Isaac offer fishing and sailing trips. Excellent golf facilities exist in nearby Camelford, Rock and Launceston. Cycle along the Camel Trail (cycle hire available in Wadebridge and Padstow). Visit the wonderful Eden Project, about 45 minutes by road. There are a host of tourist attractions all within easy reach for days out from Lands End to West Devon, and Bodmin Moor is only five miles away.

Art lovers will enjoy the many local craft centres and the Tate Gallery at St. Ives.

History addicts will run out of time before exploring all the churches and museums.

Literature fans can enjoy finding out about Thomas Hardy’s and Daphne du Maurier’s links with this part of the country.

For a selection of walking routes in the area have a look at

Or you could just spend all day on the beach!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Tintagel, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
mid July
14 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
oct half term
20 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
nov dec
3 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
xmas new year
21 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Let weekly from end of May to end of October with Saturday change over day.
Generally 3 nights minimum let at other times.

Xmas 2017 available from £1100 for 4 nights (must include 24 and 25 December), extra nights by arrangement.
New Year 2017/2018 available from £1100 for 3 nights (must include 31 December), extra nights by arrangement.

Easter 2018
30 March - 6 April (Good Friday to following Friday 7 nights) £1150
7 - 14 April (Saturday to Saturday 7 nights) £900

Xmas 2018 available from £1100 for 4 nights (must include 24 and 25 December), extra nights by arrangement.
New Year 2018/2019 available from £1100 for 3 nights (must include 31 December), extra nights by arrangement.

Deposit on booking 30%. Balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival.


Cancellations by visitor - we urge guests to take a cancellation insurance policy. Cancellations must be notified in writing (email is acceptable). Payments already made by the guest will only be refunded if the dates can be relet. You are still liable to pay the balance due at the date required even if you cancel beforehand. We reserve the right to charge an administration fee of £20 for each refund made.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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