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St Nectan's Glen near Tintagel, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely little cottage in a beautiful valley."

    Rain didn’t prevent walking and indeed made St Nectern’s Glen waterfall, a short walk up the valley, even more impressive. Cottage was clean and cosy and the wood burning stove made for warm evenings.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2024

  • "We felt that the sleeping area was very claustrophobic."

    You could not sit up in bed or stand upright at any point in the sleeping area. This meant crawling from one side of the bed to the other whilst bent double. The stairs were very steep and narrow and could be dangerous in the middle of the night if you needed to go downstairs to the toilet. We do not think this is suitable for older people who may have mobility issues. However the location was stunning and if only it hadnt rained all the time we could have spent a lot of time in the grounds.

    Reviewed by Pat2.2Jul 2023

  • "It was exactly what I needed!"

    Lovely quiet surroundings and close to the sea! The cottage is set in beautiful spacious surroundings.

    Reviewed by Griet5.0Jul 2023

  • "I love this little character cottage and have stayed here twice and would stay again."

    Reviewed by Corrina4.1May 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage, full of character."

    Well positioned for coastal walks which were my particular focus. Definitely worth a re-visit.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "My husband and I had a lovely stay in Coachmans cottage It was perfect for us."

    The owner was very nice,and made us feel welcome I will certainly recommend my family and friends to stay here. It was a home from home. The surroundings were beautiful We couldn't ask for anything more Thank you Mrs Wainwright

    Reviewed by Mrs Anne5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage in a beautiful setting."

    The area is ideal for exploring Cornwall, the local countryside and coastal walks were stunning.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.1Sep 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at coachmans."

    The only drawback being the height and size of the bedroom (which we were prepared for from other reviews) but even though we aren't terribly tall it was still a bit cramped. I did have to buy a feather duster to get rid of the cobwebs in the bedroom beams. Other reviews had said the heater in the bathroom didn't work - we found it worked fine. The cottage was very well equipped and clean. The location is amazing and perfectly placed for walks on the north cornwall coast.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.4Aug 2022

  • "Sleeping area small, new pillows and bedding, no towels supplied."

    Location very beautiful and fire makes it a cosy stay

    Reviewed by Stuart3.1Jun 2022

  • "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 Jo4.4Dec 2021

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

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Sep 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 Wendy4.7Sep 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 Rebecca3.8Aug 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 Andre5.0Jul 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 Wendy4.7Jul 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 Neil4.7Jun 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 Christine4.4Oct 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 Caroline4.4Sep 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 David5.0Sep 2020

  • "Amazing cottage in fantastic area."

    great place for 2 to enjoy a chilled break.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 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 Annette3.4Aug 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 Christine3.1Aug 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 Sandra5.0Aug 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 Lorraine5.0Dec 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 Mollie4.7Nov 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 Graham5.0Aug 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 Derek4.1Jun 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 James3.1May 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 David4.1Apr 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 Luke5.0Dec 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 Anthony5.0Jun 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 Joe4.4Jun 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 Martin4.8Feb 2017

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  • 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
  • Off road parking space for one car (per property)
  • 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: Charging of electric vehicles is not permitted at the property

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.

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!

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

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About the location


Camelford 5.9 miles; Wadebridge 13 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.

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Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150.
Please Note: This property is unable to accept bookings for less than 3 nights.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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