Shippon is a beautiful barn for couples near Port Isaac and Tintagel
Tredarrup Holiday Cottages
Graham and Lorraine Lay
About Graham and Lorraine Lay
Hi! We're Graham and Lorraine Lay and we fulfilled a lifelong dream to move to Cornwall when we bought Tredarrup Holiday Cottages near the coast of North Cornwall in January 2017. Born and brought up in London, we moved to rural Wiltshire in 1990 to bring up our children until we could finally retire from our jobs and move to the West Country. We get great personal satisfaction from always providing our guests with a superb experience, ensuring they go home with terrific memories of their time in Cornwall.
Graham and Lorraine Lay purchased this Cottage in 2017
Why Graham and Lorraine Lay chose Michaelstow
We've always dreamed of living in Cornwall, having holidayed here as children ourselves and enjoyed countless family holidays with our own three children. Cornwall has its own unique identity, which it is rightly proud of, and you're never far from the sea and the stunning coastline. The north coast where we are situated is wild and rugged, rich in myth and legend, whilst the gentler south coast, popular with sailors and tourists, is also within very easy reach. Bodmin Moor in the centre of Cornwall is popular with walkers and is rich in ancient history - watch out for The Beast of Bodmin Moor!
What makes this Cottage unique
After an extensive search we consider ourselves very lucky to have found Tredarrup. With stunning views across Cornwall, the property is 400 years old and unspoilt, with an abundance of original features and thick stone walls, which all contribute to it obtaining the highest possible star rating from VisitEngland. We fell in love immediately. The original conversions of this stunning Grade 2 Listed property were very well done and we have been able to build our own improvements to make these four unique cottages a luxurious, stylish and comfortable retreat for your holiday. Having stayed in countless self-catering properties ourselves over the last 30 years these are honestly the best cottages we have seen and we hope you'll feel the same!
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Fabulous, superbly appointed accommodation and perfectly located for the North Cornish coastline
Extremely friendly and helpful hosts who went out of their way to make you feel at home! Accommodation was of the highest specification. Clean, fresh, cosy and warm with all the amenities you need. Extremely comfortable and in a lovely country setting, with large enclosed paddock for my dogs. The extra touches were wonderful:- fresh baked cake on arrival, fresh bread, eggs from the resident chickens, milk and even dog treats and toys! Very highly recommended. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend at Tredarrup. Thank you!
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We're so pleased you enjoyed your weekend exploring the nearby beaches and your stay in Shippon. Thank you for staying with us and we very much hope to welcome you back soon! Lorraine and Graham.
Really enjoyed our stay in Shippon. Fantastic location to explore Cornwall. This cottage is to a very high standard and the welcome treats (freshly baked cake, bread and Cornish milk and butter) were delicious. There was even some treats for our dog Teddy as well. Really relaxing location!! We can’t wait to go back, we would thoroughly recommend this place.
A very cute barn conversion. Neat, clean and stylish. Will definitely stay again.
An absolutely beautiful property and region of Cornwall.
It was a pleasure to meet you and we're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us in Cornwall, exploring the beautiful coastline and making the most of the great surfing beaches here. We'd love to welcome you back in the future!
Shippon is lovely. Lots of welcoming touches are included which enhance ones stay. Roomy, very clean, with beautiful patio. Laundry facilities are great.
It was really lovely to meet both of you and we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Shippon and exploring all of Cornwall. We do hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the UK and if you ever venture across the pond again we'd love to see you!
A fantastic stay at a lovely cottage
My girlfriend & I stayed with Lorraine and Graham this last weekend and had a really lovely time. The cottage is finished to a really high standard with a great log burning fire and all the essentials you could need for a short stay. It’s a perfect distance to reach all of the north coast fishing villages and beaches. Couldn’t recommend it more highly and we’d love to return.
P.S. the chocolate brownie is hands down the best we’ve ever had!
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad you enjoyed your weekend in Cornwall and we very much hope to see you both again.
Lovely cottages clean, well kitted out, very remote down narrow country lanes ideal for Padstow and Newquay, Lorraine and Graham lovely hosts.
It was fantastic to meet you and we're glad you enjoyed exploring this lovely part of Cornwall. We hope to see you again in the future!
Tredarrup is ideally situated for exploring the nearby coast of North Cornwall and beyond. We're nestled in peaceful farmland, with fantastic views across Cornwall, but within easy reach of the Atlantic Highway - giving easy access to the numerous sandy beaches, fishing villages and moorland walks of Cornwall. St Teath, the local village, has a newsagent, grocery store and a friendly pub with good food and in the other direction is St. Tudy, with its renowned inn and restaurant featured in the Good Food Guide. Visit the sandy beaches at Polzeath, Trebarwith Strand, Daymer Bay, Rock, Crackington Haven and Widemouth Bay. Or spend a day in the foodie mecca of Padstow, with its Seven Bays for Seven Days. Try your hand at surfing, sea kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding or coasteering at nearby Port Gaverne. Stroll around Port Isaac, famous as Port Wenn in ITV's Doc Martin, or any of the other pretty local fishing villages such as Boscastle and Port Quin. Try sailing or fishing - both sea fishing and coarse fishing are available locally. Follow in Poldark's hoofprints with a horse ride across Bodmin Moor and visit the filming locations of both the Poldark and Rosamunde Pilcher novels. Cycle the beautiful, flat and traffic-free Camel Trail, just 3 miles away from your cottage. See the birthplace of King Arthur at nearby Tintagel. Walk the vast and haunting landscape of Bodmin Moor and the stunning South West Coast Path. Only 35 minutes away is the world famous Eden Project and a little further is The Lost Gardens of Heligan. St. Ives, the Minack Theatre, Lands End and Falmouth are all easily accessed for day trips as is the beautiful North coast of neighbouring Devon. One trip is never enough which is why our guests return to this beautiful part of the world year after year.