The library overlooks the garden and the west fieldThe slate-floored living room overlooks the west field and the garden. There's a woodburner-style stove in the fireplace


Entire home/flat

7 guests

4 Bedrooms

4 Beds


Entire home/flat

7 guests

4 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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About this listing

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.


The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £50
Security Deposit: £200
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

-Absolutely no smoking - even outside, sorry. No pets, either, as we are on farmland.

-We have recycling and composting facilities - please use them!

-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.

-Children are welcome (and they love the rural location), but be aware that the staircase is relatively steep and there are a few casement windows upstairs (bedroom 3, bathroom and the landing) that don't have child locks.

-Please note this isn't the only place we list Little Trentinney - and this isn't our main listing. We try to keep the calendar up to date but please check with me that the dates you're interested in are in fact free. Also please ignore the 2017 prices - we won't start 2017 bookings until summer 2016.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
7 nights minimum stay

3 Reviews


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Sarah User Profile
April 2016
It was a picture perfect. A beautiful place surrounded by cows and sheep invading our privacy :)

Samantha User Profile
March 2016
We loved the cottage! Is perfect - in an amazing location, surrounded by fields with lambs. We also had a little resident pheasant family :). The cottage is decorated perfectly, clean, cosy, well equipped. Was very painful to leave!

Sandrine User Profile
April 2014
Julia already knows it, the whole family fell in love with her cottage. This is a real gem in the middle of a wonderful landscape, there is something magic about it. The cottage is lovely and really well equipped, the decoration is high standard too. You live surrounded by cows and sheeps, and you are at a short drive of many places of interest around. If you do not fear being a bit far from everything for a week (we loved it), run to Little Trentinney. We hope to be back one day!

England, United Kingdom · Joined in April 2012
Julia User Profile

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?

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