Tired of the city? Need to recharge your batteries away from the urban rush? Looking for a romantic, get away from it all destination that's o? If North Cornwall beckons, then come to Crackington Haven. Trewarden lies off the beaten track.
Trewarden lies on the side of a tranquil, wooded valley just under two miles from the beach. Only a quarter of a mile from Crackington Village Stores and Post Office which provides everything from fine wine, home-made curries, Cornish specialities to sundried tomatoes...
With self-contained guest quarters, Trewarden can ideally accommodate a couple. There is a double bedroom with a luxurious King-sized bed, and en suite bathroom with underfloor heating, and shower. The sitting room has a comfy sofa (which is also a sofa bed) and cosy gas log fire. There is state of the art fibre-optic broadband Wi-Fi, a radio, iPod jack, CD/DVD player and Free Sat TV, to entertain you after the invigorating cliff top walks and surfing opportunities for which the neighbourhood is so famous. For dog owners there are two fields surrounded by woods for them to roam freely, as well as the network of National Trust footpaths that criss-cross the area between Crackington to Boscastle - now famous on account of the massive flood.
There is a small kitchen comprising an electric cooker, with grill and oven, kettle, microwave, toaster, blender, and a capacious fridge-freezer so you can do your shopping in one go.
Although we offer self-catering holiday accommodation, guests may like to take advantage of the delicious Full English Breakfast available from the Cabin Cafe by the beach at the Haven. They do scrumptious salads for lunch too. Our local pub next to the beach, The Coombe Barton, provides delicious fish and chips and has a fine selection or beers and wine to accompany their amazing Sunday Carvery. For dining out, try The Wainhouse Pub, or the cosy Horseshoe Inn, or Trevigue Farm Restaurant, just up the road from here towards High Cliff.
For further afield, (booking essential) try the River Life Cafe and Bank at Bude Tapas Bar on the river banks just outside Bude, which are quite simply breathtaking for the delicious food they offer. There is also Elements and the Bay View in Widemouth Bay. (See the guidebook on this site for more details).
In addition to Crackington, we are also close to the beaches of Widemouth Bay and Trebarwith (OK for dogs), which are among the best surfing spots and coastal walks on the North Coast of Cornwall.
Should you wish to visit from September to May when beaches might not appeal, there are loads of things to do: the breath-taking waterfall at St Nectan's Glen; Pencarrow House and Gardens; the Eden Project; Padstow with its Rick Stein eateries is not far away; the Camel Estuary with its bicycling trails from Wadebridge to Padstow; Bodmin Moor for bracing walks to Rough Tor near Camelford. Bude has fabulous shops for informal clothes - Fat Face and Enchanted - and a department store, Wroes, with amazing bargains in Winter in its ranges of clothes from Sea Salt, Crew Clothing, Laura Ashley and Joules.
And there's also the fabulous, fully equipped Rebel Cinema at Poundstock 15 minutes away showing the latest movies....
Whatever the weather, there is always something to do, somewhere to go...
Guests have access to their own private decking and can wander through the garden up to the fields where a dog can take exercise.
Interaction with Guests
Interaction with guests is as much as is desired by guests. Some guests like to be entirely private and others to have more interaction.
Public transport is sketchy so bringing your own car is desirable.
Please leave the Guest House as you find it.
Please bring your own beach towels, as our towels for the house only.
Dog owners, please bring twenty pounds per dog, and a dog-basket. Please don't allow the dog on the bed, and bring some sort of protective covering for the sofa. Please don't leave your dogs alone in the Guest House.
Pretty cottage with a big comfy bed. Bit cold to start with but Annabel was lovely in sorting out the heating so we had a cozy stay.
We had a lovely time staying at Trewarden over the New Year. The cottage was very warm and cosy and had everything we needed. Annabel was very welcoming and helpful. We would happily recommend staying in this delightful little cottage.
Annabel was very welcoming. It was good to know she was nearby but gave us privacy on our trip. The cottage was lovely and exactly what we hoped for. Thanks very much!
We were met as planned and shown through the cottage. Our host made us feel most welcome and encouraged us to seek them out if we had any further queries. The cottage is exactly what we wanted after being on the road for a month. A great bed, excellent shower and bathroom, a comfortable lounge and very functional kitchen. The location is perfect for exploring and walking the fantastic north Cornish coast.
Wonderful bolt hole, in a lovely private setting, to enjoy the marvellous Cornish countryside at any time of the year. Made to feel very welcome, with a bottle of wine left for us in the fridge on arrival.
Accommodation perfect for two, with one of the most comfortable beds imaginable. Central heating and living flame gas fire makes for cozy nights in when the weather turns colder.
Crackington Haven one of those beaches you love to discover - so, so pretty. Great walking country. A sheer delight.
We had a fantastic three nights at Annabel's cottage. Having never been to the area before we were glad of the host's local knowledge, and the fresh flowers and chilled bottle of wine were a really nice touch!
The cottage is beautifully done out and a world away from our busy house in Bristol. The only sound we could hear from the bedroom was a few neighbouring cows mooing.
I would 100% recommend this place for couples looking for a weekend away.
Annabel made us feel very welcome and was very helpful. The guest house is set in a beautiful location, so quiet and peaceful. Tucked away but near enough to many places to explore both coast, towns and countryside. The house was very cosy and comfortable and had everything you needed to make your stay enjoyable. The local stores are just a short walk away everyone was so helpful. Definitely recommended as a place to stay
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I am a part-time photographer, living in Cornwall but also from London. I love landscape and portrait photography and like living near the rugged North Cornish coastline where there are so many photographic opportunities.