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Horseshoe Cottage

Delabole near Tintagel, Cornwall (Ref. 923694)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Clare B
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    “Beautiful, Cosy Cottage - Perfect Base from which to Explore Cornwall”

    This was our third visit in three consecutive years. We love the area and Horseshoe Cottage is a beautiful cottage that is full of character and cosiness. ...

    This was our third visit in three consecutive years. We love the area and Horseshoe Cottage is a beautiful cottage that is full of character and cosiness. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay and the owners go the extra mile to make you feel welcome, including a welcome hamper of goodies in the kitchen and a starter pack of logs for the fire. It is the perfect base from which to explore Cornwall and has the added bonus of a great pub at the top of the road that does great food and drink at reasonable prices. We would recommend Horseshoe in a heartbeat, hence we have been three times and are already thinking of when we can book for next year. This year we took friends and they loved it too.


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Perfectly located for touring the dramatic coastline of North Cornwall, this cosy yet spacious 250-year-old cottage is set in the village of Delabole, just one mile from the coast and six miles from Port Isaac.

Immediately on entering Horseshoe Cottage, you sense its history and character through its beamed ceilings, slate floors, open fire and woodburner.

Beautifully furnished throughout, there are two individual bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs, whilst downstairs you will find a well-equipped kitchen with slate floors and a log burner, plus a spacious, comfortable sitting room with an open fire and a dining area.

A small patio area, The Herbery, is at the side of the cottage and a real suntrap, perfect for a drink at the end of the day.

Delabole lies within Cornwall’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is, itself, steeped in history.

It has a King George V playing field and is home to the oldest working slate quarry in the world, where tours are available.

Close by is Treligga Downs, which afford the most amazing views both up and down the coast, and the surfing beach at Tregardock, which is well worth the walk.

One must-visit is the village of Port Isaac, a short drive away, made famous by the filming of TV's Doc Martin, and frequently used as a set for the Poldark series.

With a range of Cornwall's best beaches all within a short drive, and ample opportunities for walking, cycling, golf and fishing, Horseshoe Cottage is the ideal base for a holiday in this historic area of Cornwall, at any time of year.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with woodburner. Sitting room with dining area and open fire.


  • Electric storage heaters with woodburner and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, PlayStation 3, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free off road parking for 2 cars in nearby car park 20 yards away
  • Loading/unloading outside property
  • Patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: TV has access to Netflix, but you must have your own account

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About the location


Tintagel 3.5 miles; Camelford 5 miles; Port Isaac 6 miles.

At one time the producer of the world’s best quality building and ornamental slate, this now sleepy village is just 2.5 miles from the high cliffs and dramatic scenery of the north Cornish coastline. Perfectly placed for walking the South West coastal path, exploring the high places of nearby Bodmin Moor, or for lazing on the beach at nearby Trebarwith Strand, it’s a well-placed holiday base. The peaceful harbour village of Port Isaac and the town of Tintagel, with its tourist attractions and King Arthur’s legendary castle, are both a short drive, while the stunning surfing beach at Polzeath is a mere nine miles away. Slaughtersbridge, where King Arthur reputedly fought his last battle, is five minutes away and a drive north along the coast takes in the beautiful cove at Crackington Haven. An area away from the main tourist crowds, but very central to a vast array of places and activities. Delabole Quarry itself is just down the road and is an interesting tourist attraction with stunning views. It is the gateway to great countryside walks.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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