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Trevalba Cottage

(Ref. 1103095)

Albaston near Gunnislake, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Modern kitchen and bathroom was great in a traditional cottage - a more up to ..."

    Modern kitchen and bathroom was great in a traditional cottage - a more up to date TV would make all the difference on a rainy day(s)

    Reviewed by Gayle4.4Apr 2024

  • "Enjoyed our week stay despite some indifferent weather."

    The cottage is spacious well equipped and tastefully furnished. Our only regret is not being able to make full use of the garden which I'm sure would be a great way to spend your evenings weather permitting. The owners Richard and Carol provide a lovely welcoming variety of niceties and should you require anything are available during your stay. We would recommend this property to anyone with a family and pets such as ourselves. Feedback left by Jackie, Dave, daughter Nikki, Warren and Theo the grandkids and Aggie and Maggie our dogs.

    Thank you so much for your very kind and upbeat comments in spite of the awful weather you had last week. Just goes to show how ideally placed we are if the weather doesn’t behave! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had an unforgettable Christmas holiday thanks to Richard and Carol."

    There was a great Christmas decoration and tree especially for us , enough wood for the fireplace for our stay, which made the house even more cosy . The home was very nice , clean and comfortable. The owners had left us delicious Cornish welcome goodies and they were so kind and very helpful. Good location and many interesting places to visit around. Thank you for a great stay.

    Thank you for your kind comments . We do make an enormous effort to make your stay with us special. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rositsa5.0Dec 2023

  • "This home was very well prepared and extremely clean, the owners have put a lot of effort in to welcome visitors."

    We have to lose a star in our review for 2 reasons, parking is a nightmare across a road with few spaces available, and having dogs in such a cared for property we felt unable to have them in the lounge with us (as they are used to doing at home) in case they left too many hairs around..

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Oct 2023

  • "A truly lovely cottage."

    Everything there that you could need. Lovely well kept garden which was nice to sit in and safe for the dogs. Owners left us so many good things, and they kept in touch to check all was ok. So comfortable and cosy, our only grouse was the lack of a light on the landing which was very dark and close to bedroom door and top stair. Also the road could be a problem to some, although not busy but had very fast traffic. However, would not stop us from returning. A great holiday.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. You will be pleased to know I have put the landing light on the to do list! We are always grateful to people who recognise the efforts we put in and Carol’s attention to detail and finishing touches. Thanks again for such nice feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage that was a great base to explore Devon and Cornwall."

    Well equipped with everything you need, clean and comfortable. Host provided a cream tea and the basics (bread, butter, milk, etc) which was a really nice touch. Our family of four had a great time. Would definitely stay again.

    Wow! Such kind comments. Trevalba is ideally suited to those who want to see Devon and Cornwall away from the usual tourist trail. Walkers, hikers, cyclists find it ideal as a base. Would be lovely to see you again and thanks once more for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tamsin5.0Aug 2023

  • "When we arrived at our holiday cottage it was beautiful."

    In a very quiet setting and with an enclosed garden, perfect for our girls to play in, that is not overlooked. Richard and Carol had left us the most perfect welcoming gift, which went down very well after a long drive. The house is clean and very well equipped, it is comfortable, warm and after a long day jumping waves on sandy beaches the shower is absolutely divine. Richard and Carol were in touch with us, just to make sure we were enjoying our stay, nothing was too much for them. They clearly care about each person's stay at this beautiful holiday cottage. I would highly recommend this property and hope to stay again in the future.

    Thanks for your lovely comments. Yes we do care deeply for every one of our guests who entrust us with their holiday arrangements. We aim to achieve total satisfaction as the majority of our feedback shows. Carol and I often spend 3 hours on a changeover day so 6 hours in total making sure everything is immaculate and how you should expect. It would be great to see you again one day and the welcome will be just as warm! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kat5.0Aug 2023

  • "A truly lovely place to have a holiday."

    Very comfortable and welcoming. I couldn't fault it. I will definitely be visiting again.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent holiday cottage with lovely garden and decor."

    Well equipped with everything you need and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Beverley4.7Jul 2023

  • "A lovely welcome package, the cream tea was amazing."

    A wonderfully clean and welcoming cottage with everything you could need. The whole property felt well maintained and the was also new shower suite. Also a good size secure garden garden. Richard kept in touch to make sure we settled in and on hand for anything that we may have required. The Rifle Volunteer bar and restaurant 5 minutes drive away does excellent food and a good selection.

    Thank you for your positive comments. It’s a shame the Rifle Volunteer is not a little closer. Although a 15 minute walk each side of one of their meals and some of Cornwall’s best ales is probably essential! We always try to maintain an 5 star attitude to ensure our guests have a more than positive experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great location."

    Cottage is outstanding had everything you need. Extra touches are brilliant. Cannot wait to go back.

    And cannot wait to have you back! Lovely comments thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Well maintained. Ideal position for touring round. Good pubs and food nearby. Secure garden for us was a must and this did not disappoint. Perfect for our 2 dogs. Would recommend.

    Sounds like an ideal location for you. Thanks for your feedback particularly in when people are so focused on value for money. We treat all of our guests alike and our 5 star attitude has gained an award certificate this year for us. Come back soon ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by S5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage amazing little touches with cream tea, croissants,milk, butter, apple juice, tea,coffee & sugar all waiting for us on arrival."

    The host Richard & Carole were brilliant ensuring we wanted for nothing. Make sure you try the rifle volunteer pub during any stays here.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Trevalba Cottage ."

    A real home from home , spotlessly clean , everything was perfect . Richard and Carol checked in with us to make sure all was fine when we arrived , a lovely welcome pack which was very much appreciated. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2023

  • "Nous avons loué Trevalba cottage pendant une semaine en avril 2023 (3 adultes)."

    Richard et Carol ont mis beaucoup d'eux mêmes dans ce cottage typiquement anglais: petits coussins cousus en patchwork assortis aux rideaux, serviette pour essuyer les pattes du chien, fleurs dans chaque pièce, sans compter le lait, le pain, le fromage, les scones, le vin que nous trouvons à l'arrivée ! Nous n'avons manqué de rien et le contact avec les propriétaires (SMS) était très cordial. Les poêles apportent un plus même si le chauffage rend de toute façon la maison très confortable. La salle de bain est plutôt petite mais la douche est très bien. Les lits sont assez fermes mais nous avons bien dormi. Tout est très propre. Nous recommandons ce cottage pour explorer le Dartmoor mais aussi les maisons du National Trust des environs ainsi que Plymouth.

    Thank you or should I say merci beaucoup for your kind comments! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Violaine5.0Apr 2023

  • "Grate Host, Lovely couple."

    Well looked after cottage, a very peaceful and pleasant place to stay. Honestly my family want to go back .Although it rained some days while we were there but it was extremely comfortable. Well done Richard and Carol. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Christian5.0Apr 2023

  • "In general the cottage was good and the host was very attentive and supportive, so we were very happy and thought it was value for money."

    Just three observations: 1. the first floor landing could do with a light. 2. it would be handy to have a clothes maid for drying indoors when the weather is bad. 3. I would suggest that there is a second full length hand rail to the stairs or possibly extend the additional short chrome hand rail.

    Reviewed by David4.1Mar 2023

  • "This cottage was absolutely perfect in situation for exploring an area of Cornwall and Devon we havent been to."

    The cottage is beautifully presented and has everything you would need and we were lucky enough to have our breakfast in the quaint cottage garden on a couple of occasions. The bedrooms were perfect for ourselves and 2 teenage grandchildren, the bed soooohhh comfortable. Would definitely stay again and highly recommend it yo anyone wanting to explore Corneall. Richard and Carol could not be more helpful and the welcome pack was excellent. A great stay

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful, clean property, everything you will need, home from home, owners very attentive."

    Reviewed by Iris5.0Sep 2022

  • "I was a bit worried about a previous review saying that Richard and Carol make you really welcome because that sounded like they were on site or nearby and I wasn't sure how I felt about that but it is testament to their commitment to giving you a fabulous holiday that they are the most lovely & welcoming people you will never meet!"

    It is a real skill & gift they have for making you feel like a valued guest and letting you know your concerns are their concerns without it being claustrophobic. The cottage is, as the other reviews say, just perfect. It is comfy and has everything you need. The DVD selection pleased our tricky teens as well as us boring middle aged folk. I did a reasonable amount of cooking, had everything I needed and it is great kitchen - enough space to prep but you haven't run a marathon when you've finished. The welcome goodies were a delight as well as bits like hand wash and washing up liquid that you don't always get. A home from home? Yes, but cleaner! I actually came away wishing I could meet Richard and Carol to thank them properly, in person! Thank you for a great stay!

    Reviewed by Clair5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property is a real home from home."

    It has a lovely new kitchen with everything you'll need. The bathroom is also new with a lovely powerful shower. The bedrooms are all decent sizes for a cottage with comfy beds. The owners Richard and Carol can't do enough to make you feel welcome. They left a lovely array of essential food items upon arrival and if you have any issues they will resolve them. We had a fabulous holiday in an idyllic location.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2022

  • "Had a fabulous week at this lovely cottage with my husband two children and our dog, Hugo."

    The cottage has everything you need and is like home from home. It has a very welcoming feel to the place and we loved sitting in the garden in the late evening having spent the day at the beach, making use of the BBQ. We used the cottage as a base and preferred to travel to Newquay and Padstow so didn't explore Gunnislake itself but the cottage was perfect for us. We loved the fresh flowers in the window and fresh scones with the little welcome pack. Would definitely stay there again ! Thankyou again to the owners that checked on us during our stay to make sure everything was OK.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with an open fire
  • Central heating with woodburning stove and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Free roadside parking
  • Enclosed walled rear garden with lawn, patio, gravel, furniture and barbecue
  • Secure storage for bikes and sports equipment
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, no large breeds
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Please note: This property is a holiday let and does not take commercial bookings for workers.

The property

Gunnislake 1.1 miles.

Tucked away in the idyllic hamlet of Albaston near Gunnislake, Cornwall, is this lovely three-bedroom terraced cottage, Trevalba Cottage.

Enjoying a superb location within the Tamar Valley AONB, with fifteen National Trust sites within an hour's drive, and with easy access to local amenities, Trevalba Cottage is a fantastic choice for a group or family of five.

Be welcomed into the light and airy sitting room, where you can look forward to relaxing on the plush seating in front of your favourite show on the TV, as your pooches snuggle up in front of the crackling open fire.

Rustle up tasty dishes for your loved ones in the well-equipped kitchen, with handy utility just off, ready to enjoy at the dining table for six as you recount the days adventures to the backdrop of an alluring woodburning stove.

On warmer days, you can fire up the barbecue out in the rear enclosed walled garden and indulge in a spot of alfresco dining.

After dinner, continue up to the first floor, where you will find three tastefully decorated bedrooms, a double, twin and a single, all of which are served by a well-appointed shower room.

For your local amenities, you are well-catered for in Gunnislake, where you can dine at The Rising Sun, enjoy leisurely strolls along the River Tamar, stock up on essentials at the convenience store, or embark on a scenic hike or bike ride on one of many beautiful walking trails available right from your doorstep.

Next stop is Calstock, where you will find the welcoming eateries of The Tamar Inn and The Boot Inn, the Calstock Viaduct, and the stunning 19th-century National Trust site of Cotehele.

Continue onto Tavistock, where you can test out your swing at the excellent Tavistock Golf Club, dine at The Trout and Tipple, tour Tavistock Museum, or visit the popular pannier market.

Further afield, you will discover Plymouth, home to the National Marine Aquarium, National Trust Saltram, The Box, Thetare Royal, Royal William Yard and Plymouth Gin Distillery.

All this and more awaits at Trevalba Cottage.

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About the location


Tavistock 5 miles; Plymouth 18 miles.

The small rural village of Gunnislake lies on the steeply wooded banks of the River Tamar. It has village pubs and a small selection of shops. Notably, the village sits at one end of the scenic Tamar Valley Railway - with regular services along the river bank to Plymouth. The area is perfect for exploring Dartmoor, the south and north coast beaches and the attractions of Cornwall’s far west. Close to hand, the Dartmoor town of Tavistock with its pannier market, pubs and restaurants is a must, as well as the popular fishing village of Calstock, renowned for its crafts and festivals, while the Donkey Sanctuary and Cotehele House and Gardens (NT) are just 10 minutes away. Enjoy a round of golf at St Mellion (8 miles), explore the restored Victorian mining village at Morwellham Quay (4 miles), search for otters and deer along the Tamar Valley footpath, visit the National Trust owned Lydford Gorge, or take a trip to the beach and picturesque harbour at Looe (25 miles) - there’s something for everyone. For something really different, why not ride the scenic Tamar Valley Railway into Plymouth and spend the day in the fabulous Marine Aquarium or strolling the historic Plymouth Hoe?

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Please note: This property is a holiday let and does not take commercial bookings for workers.
Two well-behaved dogs welcome, no large breeds

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas