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  • Centrally located in unspoiled Cornish countryside
  • Major tourist attractions and amazing beaches within easy reach
  • Situated on a 3.5 acre smallholding set around our Grade II listed farmhouse
  • Kids of all ages love our friendly ponies, sheep, alpacas & chickens
  • Sympathetically converted historic barns
  • Private gardens to all holiday homes
  • Well-behaved pets welcome


Trethellan View

Sleeps 8 + Cot

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Trethellan Cottage

Sleeps 4 + Cot

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Trethellan Lodge

Sleeps 2 + Cot

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Cornwall has something for everyone; beaches, gardens, tourist attractions, walking, heritage and some great places to eat out. All our cottages are supplied with comprehensive tourist information to help you plan your holiday, but here are a few of our own recommendations:

www.cornwalltouristpass.com Buy a family pass before you come to Cornwall and enjoy discounts on popular attractions.

www.cornwallculture.co.uk Events listings, art exhibitions, performances etc.

www.diningincornwall.com Exstensive Information on eating out in Cornwall.

www.visitcornwall.co.uk The official website of the Cornish Tourist Board with comprehensive listings of events, tourist attractions and food and drink.

www.insidecornwall.co.uk An online magazine with arts and events listings.

Stithians Lake (www.swlakestrust.org.uk ) is one mile away. Fly fishing for trout, sailing, windsurfing and canoeing is available. If you’re feeling energetic you can walk or cycle around the lake (5 miles) and reward yourself at the award winning Golden Lion Inn and Lakeside Restaurant (www.golden-lion-inn.co.uk)

Gwennap Pit is an open-air, amphitheatre style pit made famous by visits from the preacher John Wesley in the 1800’s (www.cornish-mining.org.uk)

Kennal Vale Nature Reserve is a picturesque wooded valley with the remains of a 19th Century gunpowder works still in evidence (www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk)

Of course there are many wonderful beaches in Cornwall, but here are a few of our favourites, located within a 30 minute drive:

Porthtowan: located on the North Coast, a good surfers beach with a children’s play area and great café/bar, “The Blue Bar” (www.lookaroundcornwall.com)

Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth
: Situated on the outskirts of Falmouth, a pleasant sandy beach with good parking and refreshments nearby. (www.cornwallbeachguide.co.uk)

Carbis Bay (near St Ives): Our favourite! Beautiful turquoise sea and a large, sheltered, sandy beach. (www.cornwall-beaches.co.uk)

Crantock Beach, Newquay: Newquay has some wonderful beaches which are popular with surfers and families. Crantock is a quieter beach just outside Newquay

The Eden Project (near St Austell): Eden is internationally renowned and highly recommended. There are seasonal events such as an ice-rink, bulb mania and the Eden Sessions (summer concerts). (www.edenproject.com)

Paradise Park, Hayle: is a great family day out with a wide range of exotic birds and other animals and a big indoor playbarn. The bird displays are well worth watching.  (www.paradisepark.org.uk)

Crealy Adventure Park (near Wadebridge): is a fun park with rides, adventure play areas and farm animals. A definite favourite with our kids! (www.crealy.co.uk)

Newquay Zoo : is a good day out for children and adults alike with lots to see
and learn (www.newquayzoo.org.uk)

Minack Theatre, (Porthcurno): is an amazing open-air theatre built virtually single-handedly by one woman. Can be visited by day to explore, or visit in the evening and enjoy one of the summer performances. Also close to the picturesque Porthcurno beach(www.minack.com)

The mild climate in Cornwall means that there are numerous wonderful gardens hosting a variety of sub-tropical plants. There are a number of National Trust properties in Cornwall; a few local ones are: Trelissick, Glendurgan and Trerice. www.greatgardensofcornwall.co.uk and www.nationaltrust.org.uk).

Other recommended places are the Lost Gardens of Heligan (www.heligan.com), Trebah( www.trebah-garden.co.uk) and Trevarno (www.trevarno.co.uk)


“Lovely location, very quiet.Everything needed was supplied. Off the beaten track yet still a fantastic location for seeing all that’s great about Cornwall.”

James, Bedfordshire, England

“My granddaughter loved the animals – so with a lovely house, lovely surroundings and a great holiday, we will definitely be returning”

Paula, Worcestershire, England

“The barn has everything you need and is so quiet you can’t fail to get a good night’s sleep.”

Margaret, Hampshire, England

“The place not only contained all necessities we needed for a longer stay but was filled with lots of nice things (books, DVDs, games, toys).  We want to thank our host very much and look forward to another visit!”

Max, Leipzig, Germany

“Great place to stay in a beautiful location. Very convenient, close to everything, yet very peaceful. Excellent value for money.”

Eugene, London, England

“Perfect location and beautiful setting for a lovely quaint and cosy barn. Iain and Julia are amazing hosts and we will be sure to stay again in the future!”

Joanna, Wiltshire, England

“There was plenty for the kids to do and they could go off exploring in a safe environment and a short walk away there was a rope swing over a creek. Definitely recommended!”

Bruce, Western Australia

“Iain and his whole family made our stay unforgetable. We highly recommend this place!”

Tobias, Saarbrücken, Germany

“Well presented, spotlessly clean and charming.  Highly recommend this Cornish accommodation!”

Mark, Warwickshire, England

“Fantastic cottage to stay in, very clean and roomy. A very relaxing place to stay, and I would love to use again!”

Joanna, Kent, England

“A lot of thought has gone into making this a holiday destination not to be missed. The hosts were very amenable and on hand should you require anything but not ‘hovering’ around if you know what I mean. We all really enjoyed our stay and will definitely return.”

Neil, Worcestershire, England

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