Sunday Times Travel Magazine's "Best British Cottage" (Jan 2016)! One of National Geographic Traveller's four picks for Cornwall accommodation (Sep 2016). Also seen in the Guardian (2014), Jaunted (2014) and Gloucestershire Life (2015).
We call it the Cornwall of your dreams: a traditional stone cottage immersed in the beautiful landscape below Port Isaac. There's absolute privacy here - the nearest neighbours are a field away, access is via a private farm track, and the sweeping garden is all yours. Yet you're minutes away from Doc Martin's Port Isaac, surf spot Polzeath and the glorious beaches of Rock and Daymer Bay.
Little Trentinney is a traditional Cornish cottage from the early 19th century, but it's been completely modernised, so along with the traditional slate floors and roses over the door, we've got fine linens, ultra-modern bathrooms, and a mini library downstairs. And though it's blissfully secluded, you don't have to lose touch with the outside world - there's WiFi throughout the cottage, two flatscreen TV/DVDs, and an iPod dock in the library. There are four comfy bedrooms: three in the main cottage, sharing a spacious, ultra-modern bathroom, and a fourth, ensuite, in the gorgeous "Booley" building in the garden.
We've been lucky to have several journalists enjoy Little Trentinney so far: the Guardian named us one of its five "cool holiday cottages" in North Cornwall, and we were thrilled to be named best UK holiday cottage by the Sunday Times Travel Magazine in their "Best of the World" issue in January 2016. We've also been covered in Gloucestershire Life and Jaunted, a US website which has since been incorporated into Conde Nast Traveler USA.
Note: we've had several spam enquiries recently - either fake bookings, automated enquiries or third party websites trying to 'sell on' Little Trentinney to unsuspecting guests - turns out it's not just guests who have to be careful! So in order to put all our minds at rest, I'd appreciate it if you can tell me a little bit about yourselves and your interest in our cottage when you get in touch. No need for an essay, and I don't want to be intrusive - it's just for reassurance all round that we're all who we say we are! Equally, please feel free to call us before sending any money. Thanks
Notes on the cottage - for specifics, please see the individual sections or our full website, www.littletrentinney.co.uk
Little Trentinney is lovely year-round: blissful in summer, snug in winter, and with lamb-watching and fruit-picking in spring and autumn respectively. It sleeps 7 comfortably, but is equally cosy for couples - so it's really what you make of it.
It's a real rural idyll - fields on all four sides, the nearest neighbours a field away, and access via a half-mile private paved farm track from the nearest road.
Little Trentinney is surrounded by unblemished countryside on all four sides. To the east, west and north are open fields populated by grazing sheep and cows. To the south is a small wooded valley and more fields beyond it. From autumn to early spring, you have 360-degree views of open landscape – unparalleled, even here in North Cornwall.
The large garden melts into the fields on all four sides, with an expansive lawn, flowerbed and two walnut trees which double as sunshades in summer. There’s an apple tree (blossoms in May, bears fruit in October) and a pear by the Booley.
Relax on our steamer chairs, around the teak dining table, by the barbecue or on the bench under the rose blossoms. If you have kids, let them run wild – you haven’t any neighbours to disturb, and the low stone walls separating the garden from the surrounding fields mean it’s perfect for safe rambling.
Cleaning / Towels / Linen:
Quality linen and towels (not beach towels) are included. A starter pack of essentials - and a cake from our local farm shop is included on arrival. The cottage is cleaned spotlessly before your arrival; midweek cleaning/linen change on request.
Strictly no smoking and no pets, sorry.