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Rural retreat near Port Isaac

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7 guests4 bedrooms4 beds2 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
I 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.

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO "THINGS TO NOTE" FOR BOOKING DETAILS - INCLUDING SHORT BREAKS! THANKS

The space
Four comfy bedrooms, 21st-century mod-cons and a large garden - just you and the sheep.

Little Trentinney is a traditional Cornish cottage, 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. Although its location is blissfully secluded, you don't have to lose touch with the outside world - there's WiFi throughout the cottage, two flatscreen TVs and DVD players, and an iPod dock in the library.

Downstairs are the kitchen, dining room, living room and library. Upstairs are three cosy bedrooms (one double bed, one king, one single) and the modern shared bathroom (with separate bath and shower).

Out in the garden is the fourth bedroom - the self-contained "Booley", or as guests sometimes call it, the hobbit house - a little building modelled on an ancient Cornish granary, with a pyramid roof. In there you'll find a king bed and ensuite shower room - it works equally well as a love nest or a den for teenagers. In fact, the whole property is what you make of it - it's cosy enough for couples, but there's room for up to 7. In fact, most of our guests are either couples or big family groups.

All the rooms at Little Trentinney look out over one or more of the surrounding fields, and all have inbuilt window seats and nooks, where you can hole up and take in the 360-degree views. The cottage sits in an AGLV (Area of Great Landscape Value), and borders the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that runs along the North Cornwall coast.

Guest access
You have the run of the property here (not even the fields are off limits, because there's a public footpath running through two of them). As well as the cottage and Booley, there's a large garden (enclosed with low walls, so suitable for kids), and a utility building with a washing machine, dryer, belfast sink and outside shower (to hose down your wetsuits, though nothing's stopping you having an alfresco shower yourselves). There's a large outdoor BBQ in the garden.

If you're into hiking, the footpath will take you through our neighbour's farmland up to St Endellion (the nearest hamlet, where there's a farm shop and PYO strawberries) and across to the coast - Port Quin and Port Isaac are the nearest villages. We also have fruit trees - apples and pears - and there are blackberry bushes along the track to the farmyard, so feel free to pick what you like.

Other things to note
One fun thing - we have a link with King Arthur! Cornish legend says that the 'Lord of Trentinney' killed the cow of Endelienta, the local saint, who happened to be the niece of King Arthur. Bad move - Arthur was outraged and murdered Trentinney with Excalibur, no less.

In other celeb news, Port Isaac (2.5 miles away) is of course the setting for Doc Martin. Although after a day with the crowds in the village, you'll likely be glad to escape back here...

Little Trentinney is wonderful year-round for recharging, relaxing, meditating, or just setting the kids loose. Think of it as your bolthole from real life.

THINGS TO NOTE:
-We have a week-long minimum stay for the majority of the year. This runs Friday to Friday, and we have to stick to that changeover day I'm afraid.
-We can consider shorter breaks if it's at short notice (less than a month off), or off season (the season runs April-October), or if for some reason we have fewer nights available - though in those cases the nightly rate will be higher than what's shown on here (as Airbnb can only show the weekly rates, broken down by day). Message me if you're interested, and I can send you more details.
I 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.

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Port Isaac, Cornwall, United Kingdom

As I said, the location is very rural - the nearest neighbours are across the field, and I live a couple of miles away - so it's all about peace and privacy. Access is via a concrete farm track that turns into a private paved lane to the cottage - it's about half a mile along here from the nearest road. The farm track was repaved in 2014 so although it's not smooth tarmac, it's better than some of the country lanes outside.
As I said, the location is very rural - the nearest neighbours are across the field, and I live a couple of miles away - so it's all about peace and privacy. Access is via a concrete farm track that turns into…

Hosted by Julia

Joined in April 2012
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I'm from Cornwall, the most beautiful place in the world, though I also have a soft spot for the great American outdoors (that's my excuse for having spent 2 years in Vegas). I'm a writer, I travel all the time for work, and of course I love Airbnb. Who doesn't?
I'm from Cornwall, the most beautiful place in the world, though I also have a soft spot for the great American outdoors (that's my excuse for having spent 2 years in Vegas). I'm a…
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