St. YSE COTTAGE, Trethevy, near Tintagel, North Cornwall
- Sleeps 6/7
- Two double bedrooms, a twin bedroom and a ‘make up’ bed, which can take a child
- Distant sea views
- Sun Trap of a patio
- Three wood burning stoves
- Underfloor heating
- High Chair
- Travel Cot
- One well behaved dog allowed
A rural idyll St. Yse Cottage is an escape that lends itself to parents who want their children to have outdoor adventure and ‘secret’ passages in the woods, rather than paid entertainment, or to those who wish to be submersed in nature. With its own resident tawny owl, and badger set in the garden; roe deer that cross the lawn 2 metres from the conservatory, and almost daily sightings of sparrow hawks or peregrine falcons, it is ideal for nature aware guests.
St. Yse Cottage has been sympathetically renovated with the environment and conservation in mind and is an absolute sun trap, with sea views from the patio and amazing sunsets over the sea from the associated fields, planted with thousands of trees with the help of the Woodland Trust.
St. Yse Cottage offers, on the first floor, one double and one twin bedroom and family bathroom and on the ground floor, two sitting areas, large conservatory with dining and seating as well as kitchen/breakfast room. There is also a further double bedroom with en-suite shower room on the ground floor.
The house is well equipped, and the kitchen comprehensively so, has slate flooring and under floor heating, three wood burning stoves and triple glazing. There is a washing machine, dishwasher, high chair, WiFi, travel cot and flat screen TV with built in radio, CD and DVD player.
There is a wonderful garden to explore. It is steep in places so caution and the right footwear is needed (make a note for when you are packing!) and you can walk right down to the bottom of the valley. There is a climbing frame with slide for younger children and a hidden swing for older children. Please note that younger children will need to be kept an eye on in the garden because of the sloping of the land but there is some terracing of the garden where a ball can be kicked around and explorations for signs of wildlife. This is not a ‘neat and tidy’ garden but a garden that is for adventures!
Bring good walking shoes and/or wellies and if you do not own any wellies then St. Yse is probably not for you.
There are all number of places to visit a short distance from the cottage; nearby are Tintagel, Bossiney Cove beach (dog friendly all year round) and Boscastle (check out the award winning Farm shop and cafe!). There’s also surfing at Trebarwith Strand
Built over 100 years ago and on the edge of a long wooded valley, all of which is National Trust land.
St. Yse Cottage is in St Nectan’s Glen next to St Nectan’s Kieve, the fourth most spiritual site in England ahead of Glastonbury, and is on the confluence of lay lines. It, as a consequence, has a certain spiritual ‘je ne sais quoi’ that appeals to couples and larger groups looking for a spiritually cathartic break.
This lovely cottage affording great seclusion does come, however, at the cost of access via a fairly long rough track that we would consider is really only suited to four wheel drive vehicles, unless you are used to driving ‘off-road’ and are a particularly adventurous and careful driver. Please call the office on 01326 340153 if you wish to discuss any aspect of this property.