Cottage near Beach, in Crackington Haven, Cornwall, England - Breathtaking Views, Close to the Beach with lots of Faciltities Nearby
About Tim Mercer
Tim Mercer works in London and lives with his wife, Samantha and two children. Tim spent the first 20 years of his life in North Cornwall and has many happy childhood memories of the beautiful beach at Crackington Haven.
Tim Mercer purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Tim Mercer chose Saint Gennys
We bought the cottage to be near to family in Cornwall, to use as a home for family holidays and for surfing with our two young boys.
What makes this Cottage unique
Naturally I am biased but I do believe the bay at Crackington is one of the most beautiful on the Cornish coast and an absolute delight for children. The cottage is gorgeous and in a great location for exploring all of Cornwall. Rain or shine, we always leave feeling refreshed and rested.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
Perfect autumn break
Beautiful cosy cottage, fully equipped with everything you’d ever need. So much to do but try the walk through the woods to the beach that the owner recommends, great walk for the children and once we were back we settled in front of the wood burner for the night playing games. Very informative email received by the owner before we arrived with recommendations and info about the cottage. We will be sure to come back, we loved it. Thank you.
Comfortable cottage near great surfing beach
Set in a quite location at the top of the hill leading down to the ravine of Crackington Haven. A very comfortable little cottage, very well equipped and maintained. A great base for exploring the north Cornwall coastal area.
Staying at Tim’s cottage made a family holiday in Cornwall all the better. Fantastic cottage in a perfect location. I would definitely book again.
Reservation - HA ZD8MTM Property ID- 8037623 ( 22nd June - 29th June) Name : DAVIS
With regards to our stay last week in your "cosy , traditional Trevean Cottage", we feel we must comment on several issues that marred our stay. The photographs online are obviously from when you first refurbished the cottage - which was 2005, as we saw from the visitors book, from the faded red door as we entered, (after an 8 hour journey) our expectations were not met in any way. The whole place in our opinion is in need of a complete make-over. The table and chairs and the lounge furniture are past their best and are uncomfortable to sit on. The kitchen though adequate needs new crockery, cutlery, place mats and the cupboard door was missing. There was nowhere to store food and no evidence of any up to date PAT testing on electrical equipment, and indeed the iron is positively dangerous.
We could find no bin liners or any instructions relating to bin collection or rubbish recycling. No information of the local doctors , dentists - nearest hospitals etc, which is standard - surely.
The garden furniture and washing lines were covered in green mould - which we had to clean off before we could dry our wet-suits and towels.
You told us not to expect five star but we did expect decent wardrobes with proper hangers, and windows that we could see out of ; they can't have been cleaned for years. I appreciate that some of the windows are original but they can still be clean and painted. The double glazed ones had blown and need re glazing too. The bathroom was dated and had a musty smell. The second bedroom should only have one bed , which would give enough for room for a few home comforts - like a beside table and a lamp.The carpets too are past their best and though we expected some cobwebs and dust in an old cottage, it was excessive. The chair on the landing was so dirty , you should take a look at the back of it.
Then there is the aviary next door , which you do not mention. Wild birds are lovely in the countryside but the caged ones are not so nice at 5am in the morning..
Having said all this - we realise that absolutely everyone else that stays at Trevean is delighted with it , indeed it doesn't feel like we stayed in the same cottage.We can only conclude that our standards and expectations are higher than theirs.
A misleading review.
Clearly, this guest wanted the cottage to be something that it is not. I am informed that next year he will pay more and book a modern apartment with which he is accustomed and which will match his requirements better. Trevean cottage neither pretends, nor seeks to compare with a modern apartment.
Owners are here to help with your stay and will work to resolve any issues that arise. Owners can help from the outset - even where you feel you have booked the wrong property. It is in our interest to get things right for you. Guests who stay for a week generating a list of grievances to be submitted, fait accompli, after their holiday do nothing to help themselves. Many of this guest’s issues could have been resolved swiftly within the first hour of their stay had we been informed. Consequently, this review relies heavily upon the build-up of speculation and emotive exaggeration rather than objective, informed assessment. Unqualified, poorly informed opinions concerning electrical safety for example, have no place in a review.
No guest can presume to claim that their standards are higher than other guests. All our guests are highly discerning in their own unique evaluations of the cottage and I am happy to say that the majority, particularly those immediately prior to, and after this review, are delighted with it.
We sincerely respect all guests and all feed-back. This guest is no exception. This guest raised a few useful points that we have acted upon immediately. With our thanks to this guest’s review future guests now benefit from newly fitted carpets and freshly painted windows along with other improvements. With our apologies to regular guests the familiar, friendly, faded red front door has been repainted, albeit in a faded green!
LOVELY OLD COTTAGE
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Trevean Cottage in Higher Crackington. The property was clean and the double bed was very comfortable. We were within easy reach of the local beach at Crackington Haven and close to the pretty villages of Boscastle and Port Isaac. The Boscastle Farm Shop and Café is well worth a visit. For a change from the beach a walk up Rough Tor on Bodmin Moor offers fine views and will blow the cobwebs away.
Crackington Haven has a lovely, safe beach which is flanked by dramatic cliffs on each side. It has a number of rock pools to explore, is great for surfing and swimming. It takes a couple of minutes to drive down the hill to the beach.
Nearest airports are Newquay and Exeter. It is a one hour drive from Plymouth Port.
20 minutes drive to Bude and Camelford. One hour's drive to the Eden project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan.