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Little Trespettigue

(Ref. 1075168)

Altarnun, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent Location, Wonderful Cottage, Friendly Hosts and a perfect stay Thank you"

    Thank you for your review we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jul 2024

  • "Lovely little cottage , everything you need for a self-catering property, ideal for dog lovers as walks on your door step."

    Very peaceful , lots of birdlife and only the owners for neighbours, who are very pleasant.

    Thank you for the positive review we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jun 2024

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Had a really lovely peaceful week here. Everything was perfect,could not have asked for anything better. Simon and Beverly were really welcoming, making sure we had what we needed but they had thought of everything. Would definalty recommend and will hopefully go back. Excellent location to both north and south cornwall coasts.

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for the review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jun 2024

  • "Absolutely beautiful spot for travelling round Cornwall ."

    Idyllic cottage set in lovely surroundings. Host could not have been more helpful. Cottage was quiet and comfortable. We had a great holiday and have already recommended to family

    Thank you for the positive review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Jun 2024

  • "We had a wonderful 4 night stay."

    It suited the whole family. The best aspect was being able to walk just a few feet and be in the most beautiful Arboretum - Heaven! The cottage was great for 2 teenagers, a dog and tired parents. I just wish we could have spent a fortnight there!

    Thank you for the nice feedback and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Serena5.0May 2024

  • "Brilliant cottage with wonderful and helpful hosts."

    Simon and Beverley made sure we had a superb week from the generous welcome pack to the lovely farewell. So much to see and do within a short drive of the cottage and a perfect place for dogs. Oh and the weather, magnificent!

    We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had good weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0May 2024

  • "Had a brilliant week at this lovely cottage."

    Set in a lovely location and within driving distance to lots of attractions we could not of wished for a better location. The owners Simon and Beverley were the best hosts and left us a lovely welcome pack. Thank you both so much for our amazing holiday xx.

    We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage, beautiful location, the hosts were very welcoming, enjoyed the peace and quiet, and every day coming back to plenty of wood for log burner to finish the day off."

    Thank you for your nice comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our cottage. It is so nice to hear that other people enjoy this rural spot as much as we do. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sherida5.0Sep 2023

  • "Another great week spent at Little Trespettigue, a truly rural cottage set in beautiful surroundings in a beautiful part of Cornwall, near so many beautiful places on our "To See" list."

    Reviewed by Patricia4.1Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location to explore Cornwall with welcoming hosts."

    The woods behind the cottage were perfect for dog walking. The welcome pack was also a great addition after a long drive. Would definitely recommend and stay again.

    We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and took advantage of the countryside walks surrounding the cottage. We love it as well. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had an amazing time."

    The cottage owners were loveky. They left us a lovely welcome pack. The animals were also very friendly my son loved this. Location is a great base to visit attractions. I have already recommend this cottage to a friend.

    We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Cornwall and look forward to seeing your friends. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Aug 2023

  • "On arrival Simon and Beverly greeted us which was very welcoming."

    The holiday accommodation is like a home from home all the comfort you need and a little bundle of gifts left for us. We enjoyed our stay and met all their pets, from this location you can go anywhere in Cornwall

    We are pleased that had a safe trip home and glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. It gives us great encouragement that we are doing the right thing. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage is in a wonderful location ,couldn’t fault it ."

    Simon and Beverley were great hosts .Our dog Juke made friends with all the animals (dogs,cats,and horses) .We had a great time.If we visit Cornwall again we would definitely like our stay to be here.

    We pleased that you all enjoyed your stay with us and that Juke made lots of friends. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Little Trespettigue."

    Simon & Beverley made us very welcome. The cottage is in a lovely spot, a short walk into the woods and our dogs could wander about without us having to worry about the traffic. A very generous welcome pack was much appreciated.

    We are both pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Peaceful, quiet and close to forest land. I feel much more relaxed since I spent the time there. Will definitely book again.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Mar 2023

  • "If you love the countryside and have dogs this is the place for you, great walks ..."

    If you love the countryside and have dogs this is the place for you, great walks from your doorstep and amazing hosts who will help you with anything

    Reviewed by Shawn3.8Feb 2023

  • "We were looking for a rustic rural cottage and we certainly found this at Little Trespettigue It was everything we wished for yet only a couple of minutes drive off the A30 dual carriageway so no struggling down narrow Cornish lanes to find it."

    We were greeted with a great smile by our hosts and shown the lay of the land. Inside we found a very generous welcome pack and a glorious log burning fire which was soon lit making the cottage so cosy and warm. The cottage had everything needed for a comfortable stay. Our two dogs loved our walks into the forest that backs onto the land behind. We would certainly recommend Little Trespettigue to anyone who like us love the peace and quiet of really rural life.

    We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and were happy enough to book again. We both look forward to seeing you later in the season. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Jan 2023

  • "In need of some repairs and the garden wasn't secure from the owner's dogs"

    Your comments are appreciated and we are sorry that our dogs affected your stay with us. They are only 2 small terriers. If we had known we would have taken measures to keep them in. The property is located within our land which the cottage has complete access to. We feel by making the garden hedge totally dog secure it would take away the rural idyll of free-range seclusion and freedom. We are aware the property is in need of some repairs which are in hand for when it is closed for a week beginning 3 December. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil2.8Oct 2022

  • "An excellent cottage, owners are excellent"

    Thank you we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2022

  • "Amazing hoist."

    Simon and Beverly are very knowledgeable for walks, places to eat ect. The cottage and location is like a peace of heaven. Cottage is very well equipped. Not far from all the locations to visit. Must go and stay. Lovely treats when we arrived thank you both. Would definitely be visiting again.

    So nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, we are only too happy to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Sep 2022

  • "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.

    We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Jul 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.

    The track leading to the property has rustic charm and is part of the mystique which keeps the property secluded. It should be noted the drive is maintained on a regular basis to enable access by normal domestic vehicles. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gavin3.8Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    An ideal place for chilling out and enjoying this part of Cornwall. Pet friendly and very welcoming. Will definitely book again

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Mar 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 Philip5.0Mar 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 Mich5.0Feb 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 Stephan4.4Dec 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 Nicola5.0Dec 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 Melanie5.0Oct 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 Julie5.0Sep 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 Nigel5.0Sep 2021

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

    Perfect break away. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 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 Adrian4.7Jul 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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