Little Trentinney sleeps seven, but as a traditional cottage it’s equally cosy for smaller groups. The main house holds three bedrooms, and the fourth is located in the ‘Booley’ – a small, slate-and-stone building modelled on an ancient Cornish granary. With a king bed, DVD player and ensuite bathroom, it’s a self-contained nest – perfect for couples or older children who want their own space.
With its original slate floors, period features and rambling roses over the door, Little Trentinney is your quintessential Cornish cottage; but we’ve updated it with the fixtures, fittings and creature comforts you need for a high tech 21st-century stay. All downstairs rooms other than the kitchen have electric heating; the sitting room also has a woodburner-type stove in the original fireplace. The downstairs flooring is original Delabole slate, other than in the Library. The WiFi reaches throughout.
Kitchen: Well-equipped kitchen, with Neff oven and ceramic hob, full-size dishwasher, microwave and large stainless steel fridge-freezer. The fittings are modern but the feel is traditional, with wooden fixtures, original slate floors from nearby Delabole, and a stable door, opening onto the back garden and north field beyond. Two windows, overlooking the gravel drive/east field, and back garden/north field respectively.
Dining Room: Leading on from the kitchen, with a table and four chairs, wooden settle seating three people, original clome oven and two windows with inbuilt seats overlooking the west and north fields. Delabole slate floors. The wireless router is located here, though WiFi reaches all over the house. Electric night storage heater with afternoon boost.
Sitting Room: Three-seater sofa, two armchairs, woodburner-effect electric stove in the original fireplace and a window seat overlooking the garden and west field. Delabole slate floors with vintage Irish ‘rag rug’. The front door opens from here onto the main lawn, and the fields beyond. Electric night storage heater with afternoon boost.
Library (featured at top): Two-seater sofa, armchair, wooden carver chair and a window seat overlooking the garden and west field. There’s a 32” flatscreen TV and DVD player, iPod dock and small library of books (fiction, children’s and Cornish interest) and DVDs on either side of the original fireplace. Wooden floor with woollen rug; one window, overlooking the garden and west field. Electric night storage heater with afternoon boost.
Welcome to our sun-drenched first floor bedrooms, which make the most of Little Trentinney’s incomparable views with large windows – most with inbuilt seats – on all sides. The entire floor, other than the bathroom, is carpeted with soft pile; and comfortable beds, fine Egyptian cotton linen and an abundance of large, fluffy towels are standard in the rooms. There’s an electric panel heater in each room so things stay toasty throughout the year, and the WiFi reaches throughout.
Bedroom One: Double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, and a stylish modern armchair facing out over the west field. This is a glorious room – its three windows on two sides of the house (overlooking the south-facing garden and the west field) mean it’s always sun-saturated. The views stretch across miles of undulating, unspoilt countryside – you can see as far as St Breock Downs, beyond Wadebridge, from the bed. Two built-in window seats, facing the garden.
Bedroom Two: King size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and a lovely leather “campaign chair” (like a director’s chair). There’s one window, with inbuilt seat, overlooking the garden and – sideways – the west field). This room really comes into its own in winter, when the view southwards stretches beyond Tregellist, on the opposite hill, to the village of St Mabyn and its ancient church, a 15-minute drive away on the other side of the valley.
Bedroom Three: Single bed, chest of drawers and two windows – one overlooking the west field, towards Wadebridge and the Downs, and the other, with inbuilt seat, facing the north field, towards St Endellion. Despite its dinky size, this is a little jewel of a room – with its windows on two sides, both overlooking fields rather than the garden, you feel completely absorbed into the landscape.
Bathroom: Ultra-modern, spacious bathroom with a large, glass-walled power shower, bath with handheld shower, and ‘floating’ wall-hung basin and toilet. Tiled floor, with a Delabole slate window seat overlooking the north field. Slick but cosy with hotel level comforts like dimmable lights, a heated towel rail and cult Dr Bronner soaps. There’s an incredible view from the shower, so feel free to leave the blind up – the only neighbours to scare are the sheep!
Part hobbit house, part Puglian ‘trullo’, the Booley is a small, square slate-clad building with a square-hipped (pyramid) roof, across the garden from the main cottage. Up the slate steps and through the stable door is a self-contained bedroom and bathroom, with wooden flooring. There is WiFi reception here – just – but you’ll get a better signal in the garden nearer the cottage itself.
King size bed, wardrobe, chair and flatscreen TV set up with DVD player (no TV channels). Through a door and down two steps lies the ensuite bathroom with cubicle shower, basin and toilet. The bedroom has windows on three sides overlooking the main cottage, garden and west field; while the bathroom has a small window and a door opening out onto our private farm track and the east field. It’s popular with kids – especially older ones, who want their own space. It also makes a gorgeous little love nest – the beamed, pyramid roof and stable door opening onto the garden and west field provide your romance quotient.
3 bedrooms + bathroom (main cottage)
Self-contained ensuite bedroom (Booley)
3+ vehicle parking WiFi TVs and DVD players
Large enclosed garden
Washer & dryer
Outside shower for wetsuit
Compost & recycling
Sorry, no pets