The Cottage

A 5-star gold Country Chic Retreat

The Cottage

Full Description

JUST FOR TWO. This country chic cottage, close to the North Cornwall coast provides spacious, high quality, accommodation with the luxury of lots of space and modern facilities.
No specific changeover days so you can book 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10…. night stays at your convenience.
+ As featured in Good Homes and 25 Beautiful Homes
+ 110+ 5* Reviews
+ A master bedroom suite with a large en-suite bathroom including roll top bath, walk-in-shower, twin basins and LED mood lighting plus an en-suite dressing room/nursery
+ Enclosed garden min 90cm
+ Private parking
+ downstairs wet-room
+ 650gsm towels and bathrobes
+ A tranquil hamlet setting near Bude, Port Isaac, Boscastle, Tintagel, Polzeath
+ 10-15mins drive to the nearest beaches
+ Privacy and seclusion, away from the madding crowds
+ Dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
+ Large sitting room with mood lighting, Smart TV and DVD player
+ Wood burner
+ Large kitchen/diner with American style fridge/freezer
+ Infant/Toddler/dog friendly
+ Up to 3 dogs welcome
+ Forest and moorland walks nearby
+ Dog friendly pub and nearest shop within 5 min drive
+ Year round dog friendly beaches a short drive
+ FREE unlimited WiFi
+ Only 1-hour drive from Exeter

Telephone Number

07768 002222

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Wi-fi Internet Access

Available free of charge

Cot and High Chair

Available free of charge


Within a 10 minute drive


Within a short drive

Scenic Walks

Direct from the door

Real Fire

Wood Burning Stove

Historical Connection

The Warbstow Parish map of 1841 clearly shows The Cottage sited in the middle of the hamlet of Trelash with no apparent boundary or village green. Deed documents date back into the 1700’s. Having waited many years for it to come onto the market I purchased The Cottage in October 2009, when many had viewed and dismissed it due to its terrible state of repair.

The cottage had been in the Fry family for hundred’s of years. The Fry’s were a religious family, with Samuel Fry becoming a Reverend of the Methodist faith. During the Fry ownership, in the early-mid 1900’s my Aunt Lucy rented the cottage for some years, before Muriel Fry (married to Bill Baker, a small holder) took over occupancy and brought up their three girls. Cows were milked on site and calves were reared and housed in a galvanize shed situated on the village green adjacent to the Cottage. A 1963 aerial photograph shows the shed on the green. The cottage remained in the Fry family until 1992, when it was sold. Sadly, the new owner allowed the cottage to deteriorate significantly during his 17-year ownership.

Early use of The Cottage has included a farm labourer's home and a public-house providing alcoholic beverage to the local railway workers. When the Launceston to Camelford, 16 mile section, of the North Cornwall railway line was under construction in the late 1800’s The Cottage served as a Public House for the railway workers, one of which was my Grandfather. Granfer Bolt was a supervisor on the Tresmeer to Otterham Station section which was completed on the 14th August 1893. He continued to maintain this section of the line until his retirement. Beeching eventually closed the North Cornwall line, which was primarily built to bring tourism to the area and provide important commercial connections, particularly to Padstow and Wadebridge, in 1966.

Having been brought up on Trelash Farm, in the neighbouring farmhouse, I have personally known The Cottage all my life.