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Old Kiddlywink

(Ref. 1040721)

Tresean near Cubert, Cornwall Show on map


  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 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
  • Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful cottage very well equipped."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there .

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had such a lovely stay in this beautiful character cottage."

    Old Kiddlywink has a really special feel to it. It's oozing with character, has some stunning original features and has been renovated to a high standard. The decor is beautiful, in keeping with the style of the cottage yet has a contemporary edge. We loved the artwork! It is very well equipped with everything we needed and more. Very cosy and comfortable. I would highly recommend a stay here, quiet location within easy reach of some of the most stunning places that Cornwall has to offer.

    Reviewed by Tracy4.7Jul 2023

  • "Old Kiddlywink is a sweet cottage and we had a great holiday."

    The main issue I have is the price of the accommodation. We’ve stayed at similar properties in the area (the Orchard & Great Western Farmhouse) for many years and as Old Kiddlywink was more expensive and in a less convenient location, we were expecting a high standard of accommodation and it’s not. It’s also not suitable for 8 people as it has only one fully functioning WC, but as there is only two of us that is not an issue for us.

    Reviewed by Alison3.4Sep 2022

  • "A wonderful cottage, so homely and such great energy about the place."

    Lots of books and games to entertain all ages. Loved the flow of the living space and the garden was such a bonus. Kitchen was a dream, so well equipped and practical - now badgering my hubby for SMEG appliances! Slept so well in the double bed and loved the spacious bathroom plus the downstairs shower room was perfect for after our beach days. The dining space was perfect, very sociable and loved the big table for board games and craft in the evenings. Possible improvements: Single bed upstairs needs oiling as super squeaky and needs a mattress topper as hard and lumpy. We used some blankets under the sheet. Would have loved some recycling, drove all round Newquay looking for a recycling station to no avail. Kitchen floor was not clean and needed a good scrub on arrival. A bigger frying pan would be nice. All in all we absolutely loved this property, the thought and care the owners have given to making it homely and decorating it ❤️ The dog loved the cool flagstone floor to sleep on during the hot nights too.

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Aug 2022

  • "This is a lovely cosy cottage in a great location."

    The house is well equipped with everything we needed for a week in October. We enjoyed exploring Cornwall but decided our favourite places were right on the doorstep, short walks to Holywell, Polly Joke and Crantock beaches. The village of Cubert really does have the best pasties and the fish and chips were great. Thanks for a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2020

  • "Really lovely cottage, garden is bigger than expected and more outside space for eating ."

    It was lovely to sit in garden and have an evening meal. Such a good location for exploring all the beautiful beaches. Good location to be able to get to supermarkets etc

    Reviewed by Sally4.1Aug 2020

  • "Old Kiddlywink is a charming house in a tranquil spot."

    The house was extremely well equipped for our group of 6 (including 4 twenty-somethings), with especially lovely bathrooms. Having such a spacious garden was a bonus with its many different areas to sit and relax - and dry the wetsuits. We spent our days exploring lovely walks or driving a short distance to numerous surfing beaches. The DVD collection also rates a mention!

    Reviewed by Henrietta5.0Aug 2020

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x ground-floor twin, 1 x single, 1 x pull-out bed
  • Bathroom with free-standing bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining Room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with 2 x woodburning stoves
  • Rangemaster electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, coffee machine
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with furniture and decking
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.7 miles, beach 1.4 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: The pull-out bed is suitable for children/teenagers

The property

Settled in the quiet hamlet of Tresean, a stone's throw from the village of Cubert and the beaches of Porth Joke, Crantock and Holywell, is this Cornish gem of a cottage, Old Kiddlywink.

Offering a traditional and quaint exterior, head inside to discover beautifully-furnished accommodation for eight, with a charming mix of contemporary and rustic, you will soon feel right at home.

Through the pretty front garden to the front door, you are welcomed into the open-plan living and dining rooms settled either side of the staircase; to either end of the room you can enjoy warmth from the woodburning stoves lying within classic Cornish stone fireplaces, with the sitting area boasting a range of plush seating to sink into after a busy day out and about.

Take your seats at the farmhouse-style dining table and chairs and relish the quality time spent with your loved ones.

The dining area leads to the ground-floor twin bedroom, with antique black and gold metal bed frames in-keeping with the vintage-style theme, a lovely space to wind down in and perfect for those with limited mobility.

The ground-floor bedroom has a door into the rear garden and its only little seating area.

Head back through the sitting area and into the country, beamed kitchen complete with Smeg fridge/freezer, kettle and toaster, Rangemaster electric range, Nespresso coffee machine and a dishwasher and washing machine for those sandy swimsuits.

Completing the ground-floor is the gleaming shower room hosting a walk-in shower to serve the ground-floor bedroom.

Travel beneath the exposed characterful beams and up the stairs to discover the rest of the bedrooms, with one king, one double and one single bedroom, all decorated thoughtfully with quality furnishings, some vintage and antique, to house your belongings allowing you to feel settled.

The family bathroom on this floor, boasts a stunning cast iron freestanding bath where you can enjoy moments of relaxation with a long soak, as well as a sleek walk-in shower.

From here open the door on to a private decked area, lay on a sun bed on a sunny afternoon and soak up the rays with a refreshing drink in hand.

When you're ready to start preparing for an evening out, simply step back into the bathroom and begin to freshen up!

The village of Cubert is just a short walk and has small shop for all your daily needs, local pub, The Anvil, serving great food, a fish and chip shop and super bakery serving some of Cornwall’s best Cornish Pasties.

Golf lovers are spoilt for choice, the closest course being Holywell Bay, where an 18-hole course has an exquisite backdrop of ocean views.

With a mini-golf course to it means the little ones or novices can also have fun.

A short walk over Cubert Common takes you to Porth Joke, Holywell Bay and Crantock beaches, where clear blue waters can be paddled in before relaxing on the golden sands.

First class surf schools are at Crantock and Holywell Bay, catering for all abilities from complete beginners to advanced surfers looking for further guidance, it makes for a memorable holiday activity.

Test out your skills after one of these sessions at one of Newquay's most favoured beaches, Fistral Beach, pulling in awesome waves from the Cribbar Reef, you can have a go or simply watch and be mesmerised as the pros practice too.

Newquay is not only home to a bustling surf and nightlife scene but a host of fun activities too, visit the Newquay Zoo where exotic animals live within the lovely Trenance Park, marvel at the marine life in Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay, and be encompassed by all things pirates in Pirate's Quest Newquay where a pirate-themed walk-through will take you back to another time!

The stunning Crantock Beach is not to be missed, this National Trust area is an expanse of golden sand and is dog-friendly all year round so you can delight in walks along the shores with your canine companion and back along the coast path to Tresean.

Find a hidden gem in the Cornish hamlet of Tresean at Old Kiddlywink.

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About the location


  • Perranporth 3.5 miles
  • Newquay 4.5 miles
  • Truro 10.5

Tucked peacefully away from the north Cornwall coast is this charming little village. Cubert, with its 14th century church, also boasts a convenience store/Post Office, a fish and chip shop, a gastropub and a café which all help to make it the wonderful holiday base that it is. From here, you can reach some of Cornwall's most wonderful attractions. Along the coast, Cubert sits in between the beautiful surfing centre of Newquay and the idyllic seaside resort of Perranporth - both of these destinations will promise an unforgettable day trip as they offer a wealth of different amenities and activities tied together with their own individual charm. Take a trip inland to visit the spectacular city of Truro with its plethora of first-class eating, shopping and dining spots.