Pentire Farm House
nr Padstow, Cornwall+ Add to favourites
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Set just inland from Park Head, and overlooking the secluded valley running down to Porth Mear cove, Pentire Farm House is a traditional Cornish building. From its high vantage point, the house commands sweeping views over the surrounding countryside and down to the sea, and the lighthouse at Trevose Head in the distance is a distinctive landmark. There is easy access to the coast path and a number of lovely coastal walks. The Trust has three cottages here, the farmhouse itself, the adjoining Porth Mear Cottage and Skippers Cabin a few hundred yards away, offering peaceful and isolated accommodation within easy reach of some of the finest stretches of coastline and beaches in North Cornwall. All the cottages have large gardens with lovely views.
Porth Mear Cove is a rock pooling paradise and many rare birds can be sighted in this beautiful area. Porthcothan’s sandy beach is just a mile away; Mawgan Porth and Watergate three miles, making the location difficult to match.
The cottage's layout
- Ground floor
- porch, sitting room with solid-fuel stove, kitchen/dining room.
- First floor
- two bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed, 1 single), bathroom with shower over bath.
******from 01 January 2014 the sofabed will be removed from this cottage so it will have a maximum occupancy of 3 people.
Heating: Night storage heating and convector heating included.
Garden: Large garden with lovely views and a BBQ.
Parking: Designated parking space next to the adjoining Porth Mear cottage.
Logs/Charcoal: The fire will be laid for you on arrival with enough fuel to get you started. Pre-ordered fire starter kits and additional pre-ordered logs will be left in the cottage for guests upon arrival. Further purchases can be made by calling the Contact Centre during your stay.
Fire starter kit - 1 x bag eco-logs, 1 x net of eco kindling, 1 x box of eco-firelighters for £11.
Further supplies of eco-logs at £4.50 per bag, eco kindling £3.50 and eco-firelighters £3.50.
Offers: Free admission to Tintagel Old Post Office subject to seasonal opening hours.
Bicycle/canoe/kayak storage available upon request.
For any 2 night starting on a Friday, or 3 night starting on a Thursday, guests can benefit from a late Sunday departure time of 6pm, at no extra charge.
Local Suppliers: Guest discount offered to NT guests by outdoor activity providers Cornish Rock Tors www.CornishRockTors.com and Outdoor Adventure www.outdooradventure.co.uk
- Let starts
- Min stay
- Dogs allowed
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- Open fire / stove
- Beach nearby
- Coast nearby
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
- Double bed
- If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287
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.
- North Cornwall
The north coast is where the tremendous force of the Atlantic Ocean crashes against the mighty cliffs of Cornwall. With waves incessantly beating against the rocks below, the coast path provides some of the best walking in Europe and dramatic views.
North Cornwall also boasts several fine, sandy beaches, with the same massive rollers providing some of the best surfing in the country. The Trust has 22 holiday cottages and apartments in this wonderful part of the county including three at Park Head, a remote headland just a mile to the north of Bedruthan Steps but only six miles from Padstow, and three at Pentireglaze, close to the sandy beach of Polzeath. Further round the coast are the dramatically situated Doyden House and Castle and the picturesque hamlet of Port Quin. Port Isaac, Port Gaverne and Boscastle are all charming villages with lots of atmosphere and perfect as holiday bases.
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place to visit
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- South West Coast Path
- Eden Project.
- Bird watching
- horse riding
- water sports.
National Trust places to visit
- Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps
- Dramatic coastline with views over massive rock stacks
- Elizabethan manor house with fine interiors and delightful garden
- Magnificent late Victorian country house with extensive servants' quarters, gardens and wooded estate
- Tintagel Old Post Office
- One of the Trust's most delightful medieval buildings, enhanced by a cottage garden
- Trelissick Garden
- Tranquil varied garden in fabulous position, with a superb collection of tender and exotic plants
- Picturesque harbour and village on the north Cornish coast
Comments from past visitors
- June 2014
- January 2014
- October 2013
Damian, Denise & Archie Walton
Angela & Richard Athay-Hunt
Mervyn and Jan Janiga
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 0344 335 1287 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.