About This Listing
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 off the beaten track? If North Cornwall beckons, then do come to Trewarden, Crackington Haven.
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 Wi-Fi Broadband , 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.
Beautiful cottage - very well equipped and super cost! Annabel was an extremely thoughtful and helpful host. Thoroughly recommended!
We had a really relaxing time in Trewarden Cottage. Totally chilled, in a beautiful environment. Everyone seems to rave about the bed - and rightly so. Super comfy and huge, just what was needed after a day out and about walking. The kitchen is small but perfectly formed with everything necessary to cook a full dinner if you want. If you want somewhere a bit remote, but in easy driving distance of some fantastic locations then this is the place for you.
Made to feel very welcome by Annabel at this great cottage. Lovely place all as described; well appointed, secluded, well situated for exploring that part of the north Cornish coast. Annabel was very helpful to us by recommending good places to visit, particularly photographically as that is my husband's great interest! Hoping to return here soon - only thing we might have wished for is better weather, but that did not stop us enjoying ourselves.
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.
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About the Host, Annabel
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.
This has everything you need to avoid the cumbersome supermarket shop...from Cornish delicacies, good wine and beer to sun-dried tomatoes, fine coffee and tea!Crackington Haven EX23 0JL
Delicous Sunday Carvery and very good menu for those who want quality pub food. Warm fires and dog friendly.Wainhouse Corner Bude Cornwall EX23 0BA
Set in medieval farmhouse, good food, friendly service and near to the fabulous Strangles National Trust Beach which is definitely worth a visit.Bude Cornwall EX23 0LQ
Friendly service, delicious breakfast and scrumptious beach lunches - especially the salads and cappuccinos.Crackington Haven Bude Cornwall EX23 0JG
Our local pub with friendly service, try the fish and chips or Sunday Carvery.Crackington Haven EX23 0JG
Cosy, local pub serving basic food and drinks, right off the beaten track. Perfect for a quiet meal in front of the fire or outside in the gardenCamelford Cornwall PL32 9ST
Delicious Restaurant and Cafe and excellent place to find locally sourced fruit and veg and home reared meat. Breathtaking setting on the cliff tops near the cliff path to Boscastle.Boscastle PL35 0HH
A quaint, historic fishing harbour, made famous by the flood and subsequent restoration. Very picturesque and definitely worth a visit.Boscastle England PL35
Excellent, varied, oriental-leaning menu, with fantastic local recommendations. Book first to avoid disappointment...Widemouth Bay EX23 0AW
A good place to go after a morning of surfing at Widemouth.
Wonderful collection of home produced herbs and soaps, creams, oils and bath goodies. The chocolate peppermint fondants are awesome!Camelford Cornwall PL32 9XH
Good for Pasta, Pizza and panoramic views from the terrace over Widemouth Bay.Marine Drive Widemouth Bay Cornwall EX23 0LZ
Outstandingly good food at reasonable prices, dinner needs to be booked in advance. Lunch is also scrummy but menu more limited. Tapas at the Bank is particularly good: calamari are excellentBude EX238TF
Fabulous setting for lovers of ancient Celtic myth and legend. Clifftop stronghold of Arthur and his knights....The site is picturesque and well worth the climb..Bossiney Road Tintagel Cornwall PL34 0HE
Nomada Restaurant at the Beach at Bude.Lovely setting with panoramic views over the Bay. Great selection of food...exquisite teriyaki beef...book first to avoid disappointment.EX23 8HJ
Wonderful setting, delicious food, certainly worth a visit.Trebarwith Strand Tintagel Cornwall PL34 0HB
Made famous by Doc Martin, it now boasts some fabulous seafood (email hidden)finitely worth a visit.Port Isaac England
Farm shop just outside Launceston on the way to us, stock up on fabulous, freshly grown produce. Not for the tight budget however...Lifton, Devon PL16 0DE
Beautiful house with stunning garden, lake and long rhodendron-lined drive. Perfect for a days outing near Wadebridge.Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 3AG
Definitely worth a visit if youre visiting the fabulous sandy Daymer Bay near Polzeath/ Wadebridge. Great food, superb views.PL27 7QQ