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Little Trespettigue

Altarnun, Cornwall (Ref. 1075168)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Property was as described, but its setting and views were beyond expectations, a little corner of heaven."

    The hosts were lovely, welcoming and full of guidance for local area without being intrusive. We were invited to share a birthday celebration with them, thank you, it was lovely. Our two dogs had a great time, with plenty of walks on the doorstep. Thank you for making our holiday special.

    Reviewed by CarolynJul 2022

  • "Great location for visiting all parts of Cornwall as central and only a minute away from the A30."

    However, you wouldn't know it was that close to the road as the house itself was in a lovely peaceful hollow with forest walks from the door. House itself decently equipped and was cosy to stay in. Owners live on site and were friendly but unobtrusive. I did not realise when I booked quite how uneven and potholed the track to the house is as I only have a small car but it coped ok if you took it very slowly.

    Reviewed by GavinApr 2022

  • "Best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in."

    Wonderful hosts, nothing too much trouble. Invited to Farmhouse (including dog) for a birthday drink- even gave Philip a birthday card . Cottage warm and really well equipped. We will be back!

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2022

  • "We spent an amazing 5 nights at Little Trespettigue (5adults and 2 dogs)."

    Property is in a wonderful location, with many walks from the doorstep which we took advantage of, including a walk through the forest to the local pub in Altarnun....very friendly. Tintagel Castle, the Eden Project and beautiful coastal path walks (especially Lantic Bay) are not too far away and well worth the effort. We spent all of our days out and about returning to Little Trespettigue lighting the wood burner and cooking together on an evening....just perfect for us. The hosts are very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the local area and will make you feel very welcome. We would definitely recommend a stay at Little Trespettigue.

    Reviewed by MichFeb 2022

  • "We were very, very happy renting Little Trespettigue for a week over the New Year."

    As parents, we loved it, and so did our two girls, especially due to the many birds, dogs, cats, horses and sheep, lots of life to enjoy seeing around, and the huge forest to explore just nearby! We absolutely enjoyed having a fireplace to set alight at the end of every wet and cold day. We were surprised by the facilities (especially for cooking) provided, we are so used to not having useful pans that we always bring our own, and this time that was absolutely not necessary! One thing that we could perhaps suggest to improve: waste management (e.g. green/brown, blue, black bins, ashes), although this must probably be dealt with at the community level if no facilities to separately collect these are presently provided. Simon (unfortunately Beverly was not around when we were there) was extremely friendly and helpful and we were very impressed by the generous welcome pack.

    Reviewed by StephanDec 2021

  • "As a family of five, we stayed at Little Trespettigue over the Christmas period and found it was perfect for the occasion."

    The cottage is lovely and the owner had kindly left us essentials on arrival which were generous. A Christmas tree and other tasteful decorations had been added, which were also a pleasant touch. The views from the cottage are wonderful, especially from the shower room and the cottage itself is well equipped, comfortable and provides everything needed. The setting of the cottage is perfect if you enjoy being out in nature and like peace and quiet. The woodland walks which are accessible from the back of the garden are very enjoyable and we just wish that we'd had more time to explore. The owner of the property named Simon is extremely helpful and welcoming and made us feel at home. It was a pleasure to meet him. .

    Reviewed by NicolaDec 2021

  • "We absolutely loved the Cottage, location and the wonderful owners who were very generous with their time, help and welcome pack."

    This is a perfect base to explore the area both on foot and by car, returning to the tranquility of the Cottage. The Cottage was well equipped, beds were very comfortable with fresh linen and a lovely modern shower. Thank you for an amazing week.

    Reviewed by MelanieOct 2021

  • "The hosts Simon and Beverley were so helpful and made us feel really welcome."

    Cottage was very well equipted. Nice walks directly out of the back of the cottage.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2021

  • "Lovly cottage, nice rural setting, superb hosts."

    owners could not have been more helpful. if something was not quite right they rectified it. everything you needed provided. Welcome pack was more than generous. A short walk from the garden leads you to beautiful woodland walks.

    Reviewed by NSep 2021

  • "Beautiful and peaceful surroundings, very friendly and helpful owners."

    Perfect break away. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2021

  • "The cottage was clean and tidy, everything we needed was there for a nice holiday, we all enjoyed our stay there, the single bed was a little squeeky, but did not affect sleep, you couldnt of asked for nicer owners they where both so nice, if we needed anything they was there straight away, i would defo stay there again, beautiful surroundings, peace and quiet, we loved it."

    Reviewed by AdrianJul 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x doubles, 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • External utility
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, seating and access to woods
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 2.9 miles
  • Note: There is a shallow pond in the garden, children must be supervised

The property

Set in the encompassing landscapes of Bodmin Moor Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is this charming barn conversion.

Little Trespettigue is perfect for families with children and pets who enjoy tranquil walking holidays.

The property sits at the end of a long bridge track, surrounded by idyllic woodland views, boasting a walkway straight over to the nearby forest.

Step right into your own fairy tale as you stroll around the grounds and relax to the sound of the babbling brook and tweeting birds, an ideal spot to reflect on the days passed.

Inside, you'll find a homely open-plan living space which houses an amply-equipped kitchen for home cooking, a family dining table and a beautiful lounge space with a roaring woodburning stove and TV for your comfort.

Retreat to the first floor where you'll find scenic views from each bedroom window, comprising two doubles and a single, served by a contemporary shower room.

There's also an external utility for guest use which features a washing machine and tumble dryer.

The picturesque village of Altarnun boasts a local shop and pub to keep you well fed during your stay, before meandering around the charming stone cottages and babbling brook.

Explore the natural beauty of the Bodmin Moors, home to rugged woodland, flowing waters and awe-inspiring landscapes alongside Stripple Stones, King Arthur's Hall, The Cheesewring (Stowes Hill), Garrow Tor Prehistoric House, and Jubilee Rock to name a few.

Venture into Launceston, the former capital of Cornwall, boasting a wealth of amenities to suit your needs, whilst the harbour village of Boscastle is perfect for a romantic afternoon of exploration.

Alternatively, travel towards the bustling town centre of Bodmin and discover historic attractions at the Town Museum, Bodmin Jail, National Trust's Lanhydrock, as well as a plethora of shops, pubs, cafés, restaurants, and bars.

Other attractions worth a visit include Camel Creek Adventure Park, Carnglaze Caverns, Pencarrow House & Garden, Porfell Wildlife Park & Sanctuary, and the coastal villages of Tintagel and Port Isaac.

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About the location


Launceston 8 miles; Boscastle 14 miles; Port Isaac 18 miles.

A very pretty village on the edge of Bodmin Moor, located close to the A30, making it the perfect base from which to tour the many visitor attractions within easy reach. Altarnun itself boasts quaint stone cottages, a stream running through the village, a lovely old church, and a traditional country pub. After a long day exploring the stunning countryside around Bodmin Moor this is an ideal place in which to unwind. Explore four unique villages, Boscastle, Tintagel, Port Isaac and Crackington Haven, each situated along the dramatic unspoiled coastline of North Cornwall. Port Isaac, a filming location in Doc Martin, is a busy port where you can still watch the fishermen hard at work. Walking and cycling are popular activities in this area and there are beautiful churches and historic buildings to discover. Venture a little further afield and walk the high tors of Bodmin Moor, surf the waves of the North Cornish coast, sample the delights of the Eden Project or take a cruise from Truro down the misty reaches of the River Fal to Falmouth. There's something for everyone nearby, from moors and river valleys to beaches and harbours, stately homes and museums to potteries and galleries.

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