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Part of the old farming settlement of Triggabrowne, Fortescue is one of several farm buildings converted into comfortable holiday cottages. It is a substantial and traditional stone and slate barn adjoining Pitt cottage. Both have superb views over miles of unspoilt open countryside and working farmland. Fortescue has its sitting room on the first floor to make the most of them. There are lawns around both cottages, perfect both for games and lounging alike. Or if you fancy dining al fresco there is a stone barbecue overlooking the orchard in front of the cottage. Watch out for the barn owl!
A short walk from the cottage takes you to Pencarrow Head with its stunning coastal view which is the jewel of this uncrowded part of Cornwall. The unspoilt beauty of Lantic Bay awaits those who are willing to make the steep descent to the beach.
Fortescue is an ideal base from which to explore the coast and countryside, the South West Coast path takes you to the villages of Polperro or Polruan. The charm and bustle of Fowey is a short ferry ride away, with shops, restaurants, pubs you will be spoiled for choice.
The cottage's layout
- Ground floor
- three bedrooms (1 double with 5\' bed, 1 double with 6\' bed which can also be a twin on request, 1 twin), bathroom with shower over bath.
- First floor
- hall, sitting room with solid-fuel stove, kitchen/diner, cloakroom with lavatory.
Heating: Night storage heating and convector heating included.
Garden: There is an orchard to the front of the property, however the large grassy garden is shared with the other cottages.
Parking: Parking is situated in the communual farmyard car parking area, with space enough for two cars.
Please Note: that the cobbled ramp leading to the cottage is slippery when wet.
Offers: For any 2 night starting on a Friday, or 3 night starting on a Thursday, guests can benefit from a late departure time on the Sunday of 6pm, at no extra charge.
Logs/Charcoal: Environmentally friendly briquettes for use on the fire and charcoal for the barbecue can be purchased at the cottages.
- Let starts
- Min stay
- Dogs allowed
- Cottage ref
- Open Fire / Stove
- Beach nearby
- Coast nearby
- Shared Tumble Dryer
- Shared Washing Machine
- Double bed
- If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0844 800 20 70
Things to see and do nearby
- South West England
The South West region is probably England's most well-known holiday hotspot, being home to some of the most famous seaside resorts. Pretty villages and harbours in Cornwall, many with sweeping sandy beaches, such as St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to name but a few, give way to sophisticated seaside resorts in Devon and Dorset which include Bournemouth, Torquay and Ilfracombe. The history of this region is unrivalled; Wiltshire's spectacular downland and the stone circles at Avebury and Stonehenge, through Hardy's Dorset, dramatic Dartmoor and gentler Exmoor, to the mining landscapes of Cornwall and West Devon, which are now recognised as being of international significance, having been awarded World Heritage Site status in 2006. The Trust protects 370 miles of the coastline in Devon and Cornwall and, wherever you are in the two far western counties, you're never more than 25 miles from the sea. As well as this peninsula, the Trust also cares for much of the countryside in Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset and a wide array of fascinating properties to visit and explore. Not surprisingly, perhaps, this area is also home to the widest selection of National Trust holiday cottages.
- South Cornwall
In places rugged and remote, in others tranquil and picturesque, much of the south Cornwall coast is still surprisingly unspoilt, as many parts can only be reached along narrow lanes winding through lush farmland and woodland towards the sea. Either climbing down on foot or drifting along in a small boat, visitors can explore and enjoy the cliffs, coves, beaches and quaint fishing villages that are Daphne du Maurier Country. The Trust has a host of holiday cottages in this area that are wonderful away-from-it-all hideaways for families and friends. For instance, there is Bosloe; an imposing country house set in extensive grounds above the Helford River, divided into three spacious holiday homes and with a former gardenerâ€™s cottage, The Bothy, hidden in the gardens. Further on around the coast is the glorious Trelissick Garden with five delightful holiday homes on the estate and former officersâ€™ quarters on St Anthony Head now converted for holiday use.
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- Holiday cottage
place to visit
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- Daphne du Maurier Festival
- passenger ferry to Fowey from nearby Polruan
- Monkey Sanctuary
- Eden Project
- Horse riding
National Trust places to visit
- Magnificent late Victorian country house with extensive servants' quarters, gardens and wooded estate
- Superb early 18th-century house set in parkland and fine gardens
- Tudor house with superb collections of textiles, armour and furniture, set in extensive grounds
- Elizabethan manor house with fine interiors and delightful garden
- Trelissick Garden
- Tranquil varied garden in fabulous position, with a superb collection of tender and exotic plants
- Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps
- Dramatic coastline with views over massive rock stacks
Comments from past visitors
- April 2009
What it will cost
- VAT at the current rate
- Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
(not included in the price table above)
- A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
- Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0844 800 2070 or email email@example.com to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
- As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.