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Coachman's

St Nectan's Glen near Tintagel, Cornwall (Ref. 982)

4.5

Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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73 Customer Reviews

  • "All very good, we just didn't see any reference to reduced head height in the bedroom which was a bit tricky as muly husband is over 6."

    2. The cottage itself was perfect. Cosy, warm, fully equipped & great location. Have definitely told lots of others about it for a romantic get away.

    Reviewed by JoDec 2021

  • "It's in a brilliant location for walkers or runners"

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2021

  • "This is a very old cottage and most reviews say that it smells damp."

    It actually smells of wet woodland which is because of the area it is in, as the greenery there doesn’t seem to dry out even on a hot day.

    Reviewed by WendySep 2021

  • "Things didn't work in the cottage."

    . like the towel rail and the shower screen didn't shut properly and it was damp but apart from that is was lovely

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2021

  • "This was our second visit , we stayed 2 years ago in Millstream cottage but wanted a separate bedroom this time."

    It’s such a lovely location, nice and peaceful, always made to feel welcome by the owner, would go back again.

    Reviewed by AndreJul 2021

  • "Beautiful location by a stream and in a wood but there is lots of moisture in the air which gives the cottage a smell of damp; even on a 30 degree sunny week with all the windows and the door open."

    Stunning waterfall nearby; accessed via a private footpath for some of the way. Friendly knowledgeable owner on site. Downstairs is cosy and quaint, but the headroom in the bedroom is very limited; you need to bend over to get into/around the bed and I am only 5ft 6"! The stairs up are very steep so the bedroom would be no good for anyone with mobility/back issues. Bathroom looks newly re-furbished.

    Reviewed by WendyJul 2021

  • "A great little cottage, fully equipped and in a wonderful location."

    Quiet and peaceful with stunning grounds. I would recommend taking indoor footwear as the stairs are a tad steep and polished. The bedroom is…interesting. You would only be able to stand up if you were less than 5’6” tall! Slept like a log though Robin is an excellent host and made us most welcome. Top job and will look to return.

    Reviewed by NeilJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in amazing surrounding so quiet and peaceful We knew there was a height issue with the bedroom but didn’t realise the restrictions were quite as low The cottage has good supply of equipment and crockery We did not use the wood burner as the storage heater made the cottage warm and cozy."

    We walked up to the waterfall but didn’t wear wellies so had to barefoot paddle in the freezing water ! We would return but to one of the other cottages

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2020

  • "Stayed for a week for a quiet getaway on my own."

    It was very peaceful and thoroughly enjoyed the location, plenty of walking, and coastal path nearby offering spectacular views.Owners were on hand if I needed anything although the occasion didn't arise. As other reviewers not a lot of headspace in the bedroom so not ideal for tall people.

    Reviewed by CarolineSep 2020

  • "We enjoyed the peace and quiet and darkness which enabled us to see many more stars than we would have normally."

    Was a very relaxing stay. Will hopefully go back again.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "Amazing cottage in fantastic area."

    great place for 2 to enjoy a chilled break.

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2020

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful location , just a short walk up to St Nectans Glen waterfall ."

    Also many stunning coastal walks easily accessible from the Coachmans. We enjoyed our stay there , the kitchen and bathroom are in good order , the living area could do with an update to make it more comfortable , its just an assortment of old furniture both in the living room and bedroom . Okay for a quiet base for touring the area.

    Reviewed by AnnetteAug 2020

  • "Good location for the places we wanted to visit and quiet."

    On arrived, the Coach House appeared satisfactory and the owner was very welcoming and friendly.The bathroom was clean and acceptable. The kitchen looked clean and was usable but it was equipped an array of old, mis-matching of trays, cutlery and utensils. Although the walls in the lounge area were clean and bright, the furniture needs updating. The whole ambience of the room was spoiled by a rather old, grubby rug/runner? in front of the fireplace. The mezzanine had an assortment of “furniture”. The mattress was comfortable but the duvet/bedding needs replacing. There was an overall smell of damp in the cottage.

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2020

  • "Amazing location and nice host ."

    The cottage was brilliant , and made us feel like home . The little stream by the cottages was beautiful and felt so peaceful when sitting outside in the evenings. We lived the fact that there was a path from the cottage garden that lead to the forest and to Nectan's Glen . The little bench outside the cottage was great as we sat there star gazing in the evenings . The cottage came well equiped with cleanibg supplies , iron , ironing board and hoover . We would definitely love to come back .

    Reviewed by SandraAug 2020

  • "Pretty little stable conversion, cozy warm and well equipped."

    Loved staying here, the weather wasn't great during the week so missed the walks in the 20 acres. Very wet underfoot. The only downside to the cottage was the bedroom, the stairs were not for those with mobility problems and once up them the headroom wasn't great, we got dressed downstairs. The bed very warm and comfortable. Full size bathroom with an over the bath shower. Loads of very hot water. We met the owner on the first and last day but he was on hand next door if needed. Gated entrance to the drive so no passing traffic. Would really recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by LorraineDec 2019

  • "A good place to stay."

    Really interesting walks in all directions. Coastal path nearby. Warm, welcoming and well Insulated. Sleeping in loft area which is minimal space and low beams so not for anyone too tall

    Reviewed by MollieNov 2019

  • "Excellent cottage ideal location for what we wanted to do."

    Peace and quiet which we both enjoy No faults at all hope to go back in the future.

    Reviewed by GrahamAug 2019

  • "The cottage is detached along a private track, about 100 metres off the main road between Tintagel and Boscastle."

    There is little road noise. It is in a very attractive position at the head of St Nectan’s Glen; the start of a beautiful walk to the waterfall. Almost directly across the road is the footpath to Rocky Valley, a wonderful walk that opens out after one kilometre onto the sea and coastal footpath. Although it is possible to use footpaths to walk into Tintagel, we chose to travel in by car. Tintagel is about one mile away, while Boscastle is no more than about 3 miles. Even in early June, carparks were very busy but not full. The cottage is in a ideal place to visit this part of the Cornish coast. The coastal path is close. Padstow (45 minutes) and Port Isaac ( 30 minutes) are nearby and we were lucky enough to catch one of the free Friday night performances by Fishermans’ Friends on the beach at Port Isaac, We were received warmly by Mr Evans who resides in a neighbouring house. He gave us a useful introduction to the cottage and immediate surroundings. The weather unfortunately was very cool and wet for the time of year and we made use of the wood burning stove (3 day supply of wood) to supplement the radiators. It is a compact, clean, comfortable cottage and fine for two people. It has a good range of cooking facilities, proficient WiFi and TV, hot water in abundance, shower and bath. The bedroom however has low headroom and is cramped. It would be a particular challenge for anyone tall or with mobility issues. There is limited storage upstairs and it is supplemented by a wardrobe downstairs. Parking is adjacent to the cottage; a big bonus after some other cottages we have rented. We thoroughly enjoyed our one week in the cottage. The British weather tested the cottage (and ourselves), but it responded to the challenge with flying colours.

    Reviewed by DerekJun 2019

  • "Although it is set in lovely grounds with pretty walks."

    The big let down is the bedroom it was not really as described. It does say it has a low roof, but even I had problems and I'm only 5'4" My husband who is 5'10" really struggled. The bedroom itself had no room to get round the bed and you were bent double trying. We had to get dressed downstairs. The bathroom is nice but in the photos you cannot see how close it is to the living room. It leaves nothing to the imagination for anyone sat in the there. We did enjoy our holiday but would book either Mill Cottage or Miller's House next time.

    Reviewed by SheilaMay 2019

  • "Where the cottage is situated was quiet and incredibly beautiful."

    The cottage is picturesque. Internally it was comfortable and well equipped. The bedroom ceiling is low so if your tall it’s going to be difficult. The WiFi didn’t work for 4 days and the owner was away. But it was sorted quickly on return. The owner was very helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend this cottage. Overall we had a great holiday

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2019

  • "A beautifully kept and peaceful romantic retreat."

    Our second visit in five years and we were not disappointed. We spent our first Christmas together here and this year I proposed to my wife to be! Wonderful.

    Reviewed by LukeDec 2018

  • "Very nice place to stay owner very helpful showed us around the other cottages as well."

    In all a very relaxing holiday at a very nice place.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2018

  • "The holiday was great!"

    We booked with a minimum deposit and were given time to pay the balance. We then sat back and waited for the big day. Sykes sent us regular emails to update and remind us leading up to the holiday. It was a totally hassle free experience!

    Reviewed by JoeJun 2018

  • "We really enjoyed this cottage and its ambiance."

    But especially the setting - more could be made of this, and the walk up the valley to St Nectan's shrine now being developed, plus the short and delightful walk to the sea in the other direction. The position generally couldn't be better. One thought, the ivy is best removed at some stage from all the tall trees on the slopes, for eventually it kills them.

    Reviewed by MartinFeb 2017

  • "Had an absolutely wonderful time at the cottage."

    The grounds and the cottage exceeded our expectations, we are hoping to come back to the same place very soon. Found the owner extremely welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by RebeccaMar 2016

  • "The location was very good with some nice walks close by."

    It was a very quirky cottage as long as you are agile enough to climb a ladder to the bedroom. I did like the stable door as it enabled some of the heat out of the cottage from the storage heaters.

    Reviewed by BarbaraNov 2015

  • "We liked the charm and quirky character of the property."

    Reviewed by BarrieFeb 2014

  • "This is a great spot for walking the coast path and for surfing."

    We used the bus service a lot and the drivers always dropped us at our doorstep! The lack of light pollution made the nights very dark and great for star gazing.

    Reviewed by ChrisDec 2013

  • "The cottage was beautiful so quaint and perfect for our needs."

    The garden with the waterfall was magnificent. We could not have asked for a more beautiful or perfect location for our holiday.

    Reviewed by IAug 2013

  • "A truly lovely place to stay."

    Would highly recommend it and would visit again. Beautiful surroundings and very peaceful. Very helpful host.

    Reviewed by CarlFeb 2013

  • "Cosy and quiet with a stream running through the garden, easy access to walks and the caretaker was very helpful."

    Reviewed by BAug 2012

  • "Superb location and the cottage was up to expectations."

    One of the most beautiful areas with woods, stream and a good walk to the coast. The manager was friendly and did not interfere.

    Reviewed by DuncanJul 2012

  • "The cottage is in a great location with a fantastic garden that has a river running through it."

    It was great that the owner left us to do as we wished but he was there if needed.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2012

  • "An excellent peaceful location within easy reach of lots of great places to see."

    Reviewed by NicholasJun 2012

  • "A very cosy cottage."

    All in all we had a very pleasant stay and we loved the wood burning stove to keep us warm.

    Reviewed by SimonMay 2012

  • "The gardens, the stream, the location, good parking space and cute from the outside."

    Reviewed by LuciaMar 2012

  • "The gardens and setting of the cottage were lovely."

    Reviewed by AnnaSep 2011

  • "Beautiful location and a wonderful little cottage!"

    Reviewed by CharlesAug 2011

  • "It was a beautiful location with such beautiful surroundings!"

    The stream is definitely worth including in some of the photos of the place. Truly peaceful and amazing. Many thanks for the recommendation.

    Reviewed by NitinApr 2011

  • "The cottage in its setting was awesome."

    The owner was very helpful.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2011

  • "Most beautiful setting, cosy cottage, lovely wood burner."

    Perfect and peaceful. Hope to return again very soon.

    Reviewed by HelenNov 2010

  • "EVERYTHING!"

    The memories have already become a haven of sublime days of warmth and peace of mind that will never fade or mellow in years to come and will be cherished forever.

    Reviewed by John & AngelaOct 2009

  • "A cosy cottage in a lovely setting."

    St Nectars Glen is a beautiful location and we could easily walk to the fantastic local beaches and Tintagel. The coastal path was very close and provided excellent walking to Boscastle, Port Isaac and beyond.

    Reviewed by ClareSep 2009

  • "I liked that the cottage was a converted stable, and was very old."

    The grounds were very nice. The area was also very good for walks and views.

    Reviewed by SallyJul 2009

  • "The cottage was very nice, the kitchen was well equipped and modern and the setting was brilliant"

    Reviewed by PaulineFeb 2009

  • "The cottage and grounds, out of this world!"

    Reviewed by KayJan 2009

  • "The location and setting of the cottage was great."

    We liked it all, even the power cut.

    Reviewed by AmandaJan 2009

  • "The scenic views near Tintagel and the beautiful location of the cottage in the valley."

    Reviewed by Sarah PenelopeOct 2008

  • "The tranquil setting."

    The local information pack, excellent access to local walks and modern kitchen area.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2008

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Ideal for those looking for a quiet base for their holiday.

    Reviewed by SamAug 2008

  • "It was set in beautiful surroundings and had great access to Tintagel and surrounding areas."

    Reviewed by SandraJan 2008

  • "The cottage was all we expected and more."

    Very well kept and the owner was helpful. A perfect little getaway and only a 10 minute walk to the beautiful coastal path. We loved it and would highly recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by MischaDec 2007

  • "The cottage was everything that I had hoped for."

    The description given on your website was accurate and the facilities were excellent. The location was also excellent. I would use this cottage again in the future without hesitation.

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2007

  • "The cottage is very comfortable and relaxing which is exactly what we needed."

    Although compact, the cottage was large enough for us and everything we needed was supplied. Thanks again. We'll use Sykes cottages in the future.

    Reviewed by BrianOct 2007

  • "Lovely quiet secluded valley setting but still convenient location for Tintagel."

    The owner was very friendly and helpful at all times. Scenic valley walks direct from the property.

    Mr ShuttleworthSep 2007

  • "Beautiful little cottage in lovely surroundings."

    Very helpful owner. Would recommend to anyone.

    Mrs PeacockJul 2007

  • "It was a nice stay and we could do a lot of wonderful things."

    Reviewed by ThomasJul 2007

  • "It was very peaceful and perfect for a get away from it all holiday."

    The log fire was good because although it wasn't particularly cold ,it was cloudy and grey in the evenings and this was a cheery feature. I liked the position of the cottage in the wooded valley and we were able to walk straight from the cottage to the coast path so often did not use the car.

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2007

  • "Superb location, very quiet with good access to well-signed footpaths."

    Lots of wild life. Reasonably close to amenities in Boscastle and Tintagel.

    Reviewed by RonnieMay 2007

  • "I really enjoyed that peaceful cottage."

    A beautiful place to take a rest. It was a brilliant visit.

    Reviewed by SibelFeb 2007

  • "We had an excellent holiday."

    The cottage was just what we had expected. It was small and cosy and it felt like home from home. It was surrounded by some wonderful scenery and we would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by KNov 2006

  • "Quiet location - cosy and comfortable with excellent garden and local walks."

    Within walking distance of pubs and restaurants.

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2006

  • "Peace, tranquility and a perfect cosy retreat to return to each evening."

    it felt just like home. We shall return again next year (our third visit).

    Reviewed by Paul & LindaSep 2006

  • "A very peaceful cottage to spend a week and chill out."

    Reviewed by D CSep 2006

  • "Excellent walking area."

    Very peaceful setting.

    Reviewed by MandyJun 2006

  • "Peace and quite, beautiful surroundings and friendly locals, the manager was very helpful when called upon and non-intrusive."

    Reviewed by ClaireMay 2006

  • "Great location at a good price."

    All amenities provided. Friendly owner. All-in-all a pleasant experience.

    Reviewed by RayApr 2006

  • "Very well located."

    Comfortable accommodation. Lovely surroundings. Helpful proprietor. Will be returning. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by RayOct 2005

  • "The grounds are superb, wonderful landscape gardens with private access to a public footpath."

    Great access to Tintagel and Boscastle by foot or car. A brilliant holiday.

    Reviewed by PhillipJun 2005

  • "Great for a quiet break."

    Reviewed by PatrickFeb 2005

  • "Although it was winter time, the cottage was very cosy."

    The owner was very welcoming and helpful. The area was stunningly beautiful and everyone in Cornwall seems so nice, quite literally they go out of their way to say hello. Peace, quiet, a fantastic place to unwind.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJan 2005

  • "The cottage was ideally situated next to the stream and within easy walking distance to the coastal path."

    Location created a wonderful feeling of calm and well being.

    Reviewed by EstherSep 2004

  • "We had a great week - gorgeous cottage in wonderful surroundings."

    Reviewed by VictoriaFeb 2004

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Halgabron Mill

Tintagel 1 mile. This one time corn mill is situated in atmospheric St Nectan’s Glen, a densely wooded valley and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, sat between the villages of Tintagel and Boscastle. Set in 20 acres of garden and woodland, the cottages have been converted from the former mill buildings and millworkers’ homes - each individually designed to retain their character. Visitors will enjoy the woodland, lawns and sitting areas next to the old mill stream. The perfect base for a restful holiday!

The property

Tintagel 1 mile. Perfect for two.

A cosy, unique cottage in a fabulous setting with open plan sitting room and diner with a mezzanine bedroom.

With its exposed stonework, wooden beams and wood burning stove, this is the perfect hideaway for summer and winter.

Cosy up next to the fire in the cooler months and relax in the unique bedroom which is under the vaulted roof accessed via a staircase with handrails.

Both the perfect touring base for discovering the delights of north Cornwall or for snuggling down with a good book after a long country walk or a stroll through the owner's stunning 20 acres of garden and woodland.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 980, 981 and 983, together they sleep 13.

Summary

  • Mezzanine double bedroom with limited headroom, due to vaulted roof
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove in stone fireplace.
  • Night storage heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, TV with FreeSat and Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer in communal utility room
  • Starter pack of fuel provided for woodburning stove, extra logs available at £4 per bag
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Towels not provided
  • Ample off road parking
  • Shared use of lawned garden and patio with garden furniture and stream
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1 mile
  • Note: No babies/children
  • Note: Check-in time from 5.30pm. Charging of electric vehicles is not permitted at the property Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

TINTAGEL

Camelford 6 miles; Wadebridge 12 miles.

Tintagel, home of the legendary King Arthur’s Castle, whose ruins dominate the cliffside just outside the village, is a popular but not overcrowded tourist destination. The surrounding area is dominated by the sea, rocky coves and stunning scenery. Several beaches, including nearby Trebarwith Strand and Bossiney Cove, are within easy reach and surfing is the main attraction for those who love the water. Tintagel has several pubs and restaurants and the Old Post Office (National Trust) is a must. For the energetic, the SW Coast Path passes through the village and in both directions it winds its way along the cliffs and down to the water’s edge through dramatic countryside. Head north along the path and in 2.5 miles is the beautiful village of Boscastle with its quaint quay and village pubs for refreshment. Further afield are the surfing meccas of Newquay and Bude, with their resort attractions, while the open spaces of Bodmin Moor, the Eden Project, Padstow and the Camel Estuary are all within a 40-minute drive.

Region Information

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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