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.
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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.
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.
So many good things to say about this marvelous stone cottage near the sea. It is just so charming yet also quite comfortable. The newly done up kitchen is pretty and nice to cook in. The upstairs bedrooms are freshly painted and fun with a nautical decor. The stone on the floor with radiant heat underneath is pleasant to walk on. The mattress with soft cotton bedding provided a good night's sleep.
A bonus is the proximity to public transportation. The bus stop is just across the street and takes you to all the local areas with their fun shops and beaches.....Crackington Haven, Boscastle, Tintagel and beyond. I enjoyed them all and marveled at the gorgeous cliffs with the ocean below. The stones on the beach are quite beautiful if you like
beachcombing. There is no direct access to the beach from the cottage but the bus takes you there in only 7 minutes.
When I first arrived, there was a tea cake and basket of coffees, teas, and cocoa waiting. The cottage was sparkling clean. The owner made it very easy to find the location, check in and get settled. I stayed a week. It didn't seem long enough! I would love to return for a longer amount of time in the future. Thank you Tim and Lee and Lee's Mum (for the tea cake) . Thank you also to Jean and Jerry for the lovely evening visit.... a treasured memory.
Lovely Cornish Cottage
Delightful cottage in a quiet location, minutes from the coast and a nice pub, and beautiful sunsets. The sort of cottage we'd return to without hesitation.
Such a charming cottage
My sisters and I spent 5 days in Cornwall and stayed at this lovely little cottage in St.Gennys. It was perfect for us. Warm and cozy. The parking was tricky as our rental car was bigger than I had hoped, but that was the only downside. The area is beautiful and the house was centrally located for all of the places we wanted to see including Tintagel, Boscastle, Bude and St. Isaacs. Thanks for a lovely stay.
Home from Home
Thank you for such a lovely stay. This was certainly a home from home. The cottage was clean and very comfortable. The under floor heating was lovely and the log burner made the cottage very cosy. The area is very tranquil. We found it a perfect spot to travel as it is close the the A30 and A39. The Bay is a must see as well as Boscastle only a 10 minutes drive from the Cottage. We will be back!
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.