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Tregonhawke Farmhouse

(Ref. 976430)

Millbrook, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 12 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "We were blown away by our stay here."

    Every single one of us had something we loved about the farm house. The garden is absolutely beautiful and big enough for your family to run around and play. There are so many rooms, which helps as your family don’t end up fighting over who gets which room :-) Having two front rooms is a blessing for many reasons. I honestly have nothing negative to say, it truly was the most magical stay. It feels like a home from home, one that we didn’t want to leave. Thank you for making our stay perfect.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0May 2024

  • "The farmhouse was easy to find and really convenient for everything we wanted."

    Although quite basic inside it was perfect for what we wanted and once we were in and had unpacked it felt like home. Wonderful log burner, we got through a lot of logs! It would be nice to have a bit more furniture in the bedrooms, mirrors, dressing table, shelves or just a chest of drawers so we could put things away and a few rugs would be nice as the weather wasn't that great and it started to get a bit chilly and damp. Kitchen really well equipped, kettle a bit leaky! A fabulous holiday with friends and a nice place to stay. Great that we had the free parking places at the top of the hill so we could use the beach - which is AMAZING! Highly recommend the surf lessons.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback for us and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. We are always looking for ways to improve things so we have taken your advice and added a dressing table/work station to some of the bedrooms. Each bedroom is equipped with plenty of drawers and wardrobe space, so this was already addressed but we have added more rugs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa3.4Aug 2023

  • "We stayed here for one week, 8 adults and 3 children."

    The place was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. We all enjoyed ourselves. Lovely family house.

    Thank you Elaine we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday here and really enjoyed meeting you all. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely old farmhouse in a nice setting ."

    Enough crockery and pans to cook for a big group. We were visited by two frogs about the size of a moth.They don’t do any harm. Maybe if people don’t like them some cheap solar lights by the doors would deter them. Approached by narrow winding roads with hedgerows, There is ample parking space on site we had four cars. You would have to drive if you need supplies or go for a day out. Roads so narrow you have to back down to allow oncoming cars to get past. Nearby beach is a challenge a deep incline to reach, a little cafe but no WC. Despite this we had quality time as a large family. Eight adults three children .

    Reviewed by Mary3.4Aug 2023

  • "Lovely place and very friendly helpful owners."

    Everything you need there to enjoy your stay. The beach close by is amazing but is a hike to get up and down the steps, great that 2 parking spaces are available from the owners. Other places near by to enjoy.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property was large so perfect for our annual family holiday however in comparison to other properties it left a lot to be desired."

    There was an immediate damp / musky smell in the living spaces and bedroom cupboards, and the carpets weren’t clean which was a concern as we had a toddler with us. When we arrived the house was basically empty save for a toilet roll in each bathroom and some hand towels. As the check in wasn’t until 4pm we assumed (as seen in other properties) a small welcome package of a handful of tea bags / coffee and some milk but there was nothing. From experience, we have expected at least the bare essentials for the first night especially when some of the party were travelling +6 hours by car. We had to buy hand soap for every bathroom, milk, sugar, salt, pepper, tea towels, dishwasher tablets, washing machine pods, dish soap, anti bacterial cleaning spray, sponges, bin bags, and cling film. We weren’t aware the garden was shared and felt overlooked by the people living in the attached / neighbouring property. However, the owners were nearby and helpful for anything that was needed which was handy and re-assuring, but definitely needed considering there was only one key available despite the booking being for 11 people. Finally, one of the houses locally had multiple dogs with almost constant barking and left dog mess frequently in the shared parking area which had to be cleaned up by our party. All of this took the shine from the holiday and we come to Cornwall every year but we won’t re-book this property which is a massive shame because it has the potential to be a beautiful holiday home / let.

    Reviewed by Emily3.1Jul 2023

  • "Second visit in 5 years."

    Really enjoyed our stay but feel we needed chairs for garden (like last time) hand soap in all bathrooms, salt and pepper and basic cooking ingredients. We also missed toys and games for the kids but having said that will definitely come back again

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Jun 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Tregonhawke Farmhouse."

    It was very comfortable, with lots of room to spread out, and is very well stocked with everything needed for a larger group (plenty of cutlery, dishes, glasses, etc.). It is in a great location with a wide variety of activities in close proximity, and the garden at the Farmhouse is a wonderful spot to enjoy some quieter moment (with lots of room for children and dogs to run around safely). Mark and Rebecca were available for any questions and were happy to provide beach and pub recommendations when asked. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Jun 2023

  • "A musky, stinky, tired and tacky Farmhouse with little to be desired but the grounds it is set in."

    Ill equipped for disabled users due to 2 steps from the kitchen into the disabled bedroom, sitting room and living room (which are not detailed on the advert). The farmhouse is tired and in desperate need of updating. Marks on the walls, carpets and floors. An open grid in the downstairs bedroom made the room smell mouldy. Open cavities in the skirting boards which allowed frogs to visit. Carpets stained and grubby looking, beds old and uncomfortable. Sofas sagging and dirty. Floors unswept. Kitchen table was tacky to the touch. And made worse by the fact there was no cleaning products to maintain the property during our stay. Simple things like kitchen spray, bin bags, salt and pepper and oil were missing. WiFi wasn’t very strong unless sat in the kitchen next to the router. Although physically close, the nearest shop was down a long and winding 60mph road with no footpaths. Which was dangerous with a disabled person and small children. The owners live directly opposite the property which we found intrusive. They have several large dogs which barked often. Overall very disappointing given the lack of cleanliness and lack of provision for disabled guests. We would not visit here again for free.

    Tregonhawke Farmhouse is a listed building and as such cannot be materially altered. There are no carpets nor are there open cavities in the skirting boards so I believe that if a frog did come inside, it was as a result of the doors being left open. The quarter of a mile in length, flat road to the village that you refer to is a typical Cornish country lane. Very sadly I think this feedback was a bitter attack brought about by the guests being asked not to leave their dogs unattended in the property when they went out for the day. Their dogs were howling and scratching at the wooden door. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalie1.6May 2023

  • "We hired Tregonhawke Farm for my husband's 50th birthday celebration weekend."

    We had multiple generations staying ranging from 1 to 80 years! The house was perfect for our needs. Spacious enough to give everyone enough room but the lovely Farmhouse Kitchen provided a great cosy, communal area and was well equipped. Also, high chairs and cots provided by the owners. The garden is beautiful and gets sun for most of the day, fortunately we were blessed with good weather. Also very quiet and peaceful. This is a beautiful, undiscovered part of Cornwall. Rame Head is a two mile walk along the coastal path from Tregonhawke and is stunning. Also, great walks around Mount Edgecumbe. Would also recommend Kingsand/Cawsand for a pint and The Canteen at Maker Heights for food. Thank you to Rebecca and family for hosting us - a great weekend, would definately recommend Tregonhawke Farmhouse

    Thank you Meme. it's lovely to hear the house suited you all and that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Meme4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely location."

    House on arrival was not in a great state of cleanliness. Kitchen cupboards were unclean and the glasses weren’t all clean. Dishwasher came in handy for this. Beds were super comfy and the bedding was spotless. You get what you pay for and for the price of the cottage I think it was very fair. We had a great family get together but a thorough clean would make all the difference. Our mother had a fall whilst there and a first aid kit would have been invaluable.

    Reviewed by Sarah2.8Mar 2023

  • "Great stay, perfect for a family group."

    Offered a flexibility of accommodation that suited everyones needs. Kitchen very well stocked with everything needed. Very well situated in a beautiful area and very close to the coast. Only negative was that some plates had the remains of food on them and the trays in the oven were extremely greasy. This could have been easily remedied if a small amount of washing up liquid and three dishwasher tablets for the three nights we stayed were provided along with a disposable dishcloth. However, we still had a fabulous time and would recommend the farm without hesitation.

    Thank you for your feedback. Although we have cleaning strong protocol in place we are sorry to hear they failed on this occasion. Upon your suggestion, we now leave washing up materials for guests and have new and fantastic housekeepers. We are pleased to hear you had a lovely holiday and hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary4.1Feb 2023

  • "The Cottage was fabulous!"

    Loved the layout, so much room ! Lovely and clean. The different coloured blankets to match each room looked great and really added to the welcoming feeling . Thank you, we had a wonderful week

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Oct 2022

  • "I could find no fault with this lovely farmhouse!"

    It was extremely comfortable and well equipped. We had a bit of trouble lighting the log burner but Rebecca sent someone who remedied that and afterwards it was fine. Very cosy! It is quite isolated which suited us very well but might be a consideration for families with small children. Thank you to the hosts for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2022

  • "The only down side was the standard of cleanliness in certain areas."

    We found sweet wrappers under the sofas in the main living room & a food residue in a number of the cooking pots & pans.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback. It was a pity that you did not make us aware of any issues during your stay, as we would have done our very best to rectify them for you at the time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon4.4Aug 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay."

    Only downside was the internet frequently dropping out, which was a full on crisis for the teenagers!!! It also meant that the TV was pretty hopeless, especially in the larger sitting room. Enjoyed the BBQ! Kitchen well stocked with everything we could possibly need. All rooms clean, airy and pleasant. Garden safe and peaceful - most noise was from birds and sheep!

    We’re very glad you enjoyed your stay with us. BT Openreach was working to rectify a problem in the area. Thank you for your lovely comments about the house; we really appreciate them. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning house and owners are so friendly and helpful."

    Had more than we needed and was so homely for us. Perfect location within walking distance of the local village (which has necessities and lovely little coffee shops/tea rooms). Also very close to a lovely coastal front with private access to a car park provided by owners. Will definitely want to book again!

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Jun 2022

  • "Loved our stay, beautiful home in beautiful countryside."

    Thank you

    Thank you very much for taking the time to feed back to us. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope we may welcome you back one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0May 2022

  • "Overall very good."

    only drawback was very slow broadband

    Thank you for your feedback Craig. Once we were out of contract we upgraded to the fastest available in order to improve this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig4.7Dec 2021

  • "We had a fabulous time the location was Superb we would love to return back one day."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Cathryn5.0Sep 2021

  • "A nice house with plenty of space."

    Nice garden and quiet. The beach isn't far away and shops and pub only 15 minute walk. WiFi wasn't great especially with teenagers, stopped working and slow. There is a slight smell of damp which wasn't a problem for us. After saying that I enjoyed it.

    Reviewed by Jon4.1Sep 2021

  • "Hi, had a brilliant family holiday, fantastic place, great for exploring, thank you very much."

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Aug 2021

  • "Tregonhawke farmhouse is beautiful, well equipped, home from home."

    Had an amazing family holiday 9 adults and 4 grandchildren

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2021

  • "Damp accommodation that does not match the description or pictures on the site."

    Lights not working on the landing, kitchen equipment was dirty and on stripping the beds as advised, the horror of badly stained mattresses. I will be following this up with an official complaint as this is not anywhere near a 4 star property which it is advertised as. Also a health hazard due to the bat colony that roost in the neighbouring building and the bat droppings they deposit in abundance . Would be problem but it is at the entrance to the property which means you are walking it directly into the kitchen.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, we take this very seriously. Please accept our apologies for the presence of bat droppings. We do indeed have bats roosting under the eaves of the adjacent property and we clean the droppings away regularly, but will do this more frequently following your comments. As you know, bats are a protected species, and we are unable to move them. With regard to your other comments, we were unaware there was an issue with the mattress, and surprised as it has recently been replaced. We will of course rectify this asap and thank you for bringing this to our attention. We do check the lights on changeover so I can only apologise if this bulb was missed. Finally, heating is available and we hope that guests will feel free to use this to feel comfortable during their stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa1.9Jun 2021

  • "Charming lovely old farm house full of character and nooks and crannies."

    Beautiful sea views not far from the house which boasts a large peaceful garden.

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.1Sep 2020

  • "The owners of the property were very nice people and extremely approachable."

    Reviewed by Keith3.4Sep 2020

  • "Apart from all the issues leading up to the holiday (communication with Sykes) the cottage seemed great on arrival."

    Unfortunately it soon became clear that the floors downstairs although had been washed (they were still wet) and smelt clean, were in fact filthy. After wiping up a spilt drink, the cloth turned black! It was then the same when we wiped the kitchen table- dirty again! If the place had taken nine hours to clean, this shouldn't have happened, not should we have found playing cards and Lego under one if the sofas in the playroom. There was a feeling of damp in most of the rooms and as the week went on, the damp smell got worse and the books we'd left in the play room were actually damp right through by the time we left. It was such a shame as the cottage was a great size and great location and we would have booked again, but I can't expect my parents and children to stay in such a damp house. It really needs sorting out!

    Reviewed by Louise3.1Aug 2020

  • "Despite not being permitted into the property till 6pm due to the understandable extra cleaning required during these Covid 19 times, there were a number of issues with overall cleanliness especially with kitchen utensils needing to be washed before use."

    The owners were very helpful and provided very useful information on arrival. The enclosed garden was a massive hit for all the children and indeed the whole family. The local beach is stunning and the reserved parking at the top of the hill was a blessing. Edgcumbe Park is a must to visit and provided hours of entertainment for the whole family.

    Reviewed by Gordon4.1Aug 2020

  • "We had such a wonderful time in this beautiful house."

    big and comfortable for 2 families with 5 children ranging in age, lovely situated with an easy access to a unique beach and a nearby village. the host is very nice. highly recommended!!!

    Reviewed by Avital4.7Jul 2020

  • "The farm house was ideal for the family ( 12 in total with 6 children, five of whom were 7 and under)."

    The garden was large and safe for the children to play in and for all of us to sit and relax. The children loved playing in it . The dedicated car parking for Tregonhawke Farmhouse, at the top of Donkey Lane, was a bonus- a number of cars parked incorrectly on the road at the top of Treganhawke bay, were given parking tickets!!! A small suggestion would be the provision of a second TV somewhere in the house. The TV with DVD in the playroom was great for the children but no free view available on it and WiFi could be improved. However the weather was lovely and little tv watching was carried out. Free fishing, as advertised when we booked, was not available.

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Jul 2020

  • "The farmhouse is perfect for large families,Ten of us went, three generations including four children between five and thirteen and a dog."

    A lovely location, good kitchen facilities and a boot room. We loved it.

    Reviewed by Lois5.0Oct 2019

  • "We were a group of six friends on a walking holiday."

    We all wanted our own beds, if not our own bedrooms. Tregonhawke gave us plenty of space, good bathrooms facilities and an excellent kitchen for our communal cooking. There was good parking, plenty of hot water and a TV which worked without resorting to multiple controls! The only downside was the lack of a drying room for our ( very) wet walking gear at the end of the day and no central heating controls, other than a thermostat which did not seem to activate the heating.

    The heating is set on auto at 21 degrees. The property has a tumble drier and there is a line outside. The owners live on site and are happy assist guests to make any adjustments which may be required. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gill4.4Sep 2019

  • "The location was perfect for those that like walking."

    Nearby was a pleasant small town with two pubs, two restaurants & shops plus wonderful beach accessed by a steep narrow hill up & then down to the sea. This property is unsuitable for the disabled.

    Reviewed by Angela4.1Sep 2019

  • "We enjoyed our stay in the farmhouse and had a lovely week."

    Its a secluded position on a farm. The free parking near the beach was very useful. The fishing lake was peaceful and quiet.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Aug 2019

  • "This property was amazing and exactly what we needed as a mixed family group!"

    Reviewed by Kate4.4Jun 2019

  • "This was our fourth visit to this property."

    The house is spacious and homely, with more than enough room for our group of nine adults and two children. The location is simply stunning and near to local amenities and great beaches.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2019

  • "Our family (6 adults and 3 children) stayed at Tregonhawke to celebrate a special birthday."

    The farmhouse is spacious and comfortable and we enjoyed our stay there. The children enjoyed playing in the lovely garden and we all enjoyed the walk to the nearby lake. The beach is a short drive away and it was good to be able to use parking spaces reserved for Tregonhawke guests. The owners were very friendly and available to help with any problems.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey4.7May 2019

  • "The farmhouse was absolutely perfect for our group of 13!"

    It was spacious, warm and contained everything you could possibly need. The kids (age 2-7) especially loved having their own 'kids tv/play room'. It's also in a very pretty setting with a secure garden. Amazing beach close by, (steep walk down but worth it) free parking in owners field. Mount Edgcumbe House is 10 minutes away and a great place to walk, bike ride and take in amazing views. The owners are wonderfully friendly and helpful. I would 100% recommend this accommodation to large groups, especially with kids. Excellent!!!

    Reviewed by Debbie4.4Oct 2018

  • "Fantastic large rural cottage perfect for the large family group."

    Located in a quiet country settling but close to village shops and pubs. Excellent fishing on the estate was a bonus.

    Reviewed by Martyn4.7Sep 2018

  • "Comfortable, welcoming house, good size, good location - within walking distance of beach and village."

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2018

  • "The house was very homey and comfy."

    The only thing it lacked was a pair of kitchen scissors!! Could've done with them on several occasions.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Aug 2018

  • "In most respects Tregonhawke was ideal for our family group of 10 including 3 children aged 6 to 8."

    The house is amply equipped with cutlery, crockery and utensils although we wished there was a larger saucepan for cooking purposes. The house was spacious and meant that everyone could find a quiet area if needed and the children enjoyed the playroom. My main suggestion, which will be easy to do, is to improve the wi-fi connectivity around the house by using extenders. We found that having internet availability only in the kitchen was inconvenient. The location is extremely quiet with excellent garden space for the children to play. On the few occasions we needed advice from the owners we found them friendly and helpful. Overall, we were very satisfied.

    Reviewed by Clifton4.4Jul 2018

  • "Farmhouse was wonderful."

    All 10 adults 2 children and 2 infants fitted in with plenty of room for everyone. All enjoyed their holiday saying best ever. Owner lived next door and was very friendly and helpful

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2018

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  • Six bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x double, 2 x twin, 1 x single, 1 x family room with double and single beds
  • Two bathrooms with bath, basin and WC, one with shower over
  • Sitting room with wood burner, kitchen with dining area, separate TV room
  • Shower-room
  • Basin and WC.
  • Central heating with wood burner
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc.Bed linen inc in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for four cars
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350

The property

A ten minute lane walk from Millbrook and from the big sandy beach at Whitsand Bay via a cliff path is Tregonhawke Farmhouse, the origins of which go back to the 16th cent.

It is set over two levels and has been a family home for generations surviving much turbulent history.

Enter from the garden through the porch, kicking off your coats and boots as you go into the big fitted farmhouse kitchen with table, chairs and benches in the middle; walk through to the equally big living room with wood burner and then across a slate-floored hall to a second sitting room with TV.

This room leads through to a double bedroom with door to garden.

At ground level is a shower-room and separate toilet.

Head up the stairs to five more bedrooms – a double with a single, a double, a twin with low door lintel, another twin, and a single – all very individual and prettily done.

Two family bathrooms.

To one side is a very pretty, enclosed garden with large lawn, garden furniture and BBQ.

Mature trees and farmland surround it and about a three minutes walk away there is a coarse fishing lake (carp, tench, roach, rudd, bream and perch – some as large as 25lbs!).

Absolutely great for large family group or groups of friends.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Whitsand Bay 1 mile; Plymouth 8 miles.

Set in a bowl of hills at the head of a tidal creek that leads to the Hamoaze, opposite the great naval city of Plymouth, Millbrook is located on the Rame Peninsula, "Cornwall's Forgotten Corner". Bounded by the Lynher and Tamar rivers, the Hamoaze and the sea, the area is deeply rural and designated as one of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has a good range of shops and pubs, while close by are the pretty coastal villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, from which a ferry will take you to Plymouth. Along the southern edges of the peninsula are miles of beautiful walks with glorious views of Rame Head. Just a mile south of Millbrook lies Whitsand Bay with its miles of uncrowded sandy RNLI patrolled beach and dramatic cliffs. A superb base for discovering the wild side of Cornwall.

Note: Beach parking available in owner's field above Whitsand Bay, by arrangement.

'Day care' for dogs available.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350

Note: No Stag or Hen parties

Fishing at the lake will no longer be free to guests. We are restricting fishing to 5 paying customers with nobody else accompanying. Booking and payment for fishing (£10 per person per day with access only between 0800 and 1800 hours) must be made in advance. There will be no refund of payment if the person decides to cancel.

Note: The 'Children's Room' listed on the floor plan is now a 2nd sitting/TV room.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas