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Skippers Cabin is a traditional stone building; formerly a shepherd’s hut. Surrounded by countryside, the cabin commands an enviable position at the head of the secluded valley running down to Porth Mear cove, a rock poolers paradise. Porthcothan’s sandy beach is just a mile away; Mawgan Porth and Watergate three miles, making the location difficult to match.
With everything thoughtfully provided, this is a perfect base from which to enjoy coastal walks from your doorstep. On warm days, why not eat al fresco and rustle something up on the barbecue? Don't be surprised if inquisitively livestock come up to your window or to see the declining Corn Bunting population; birds which have suffered dramatic decline but are now benefiting from this area abundant with wildflowers. Watch for the barn owl!
The cottage's layout
- Ground floor
- Hallway, wetroom with shower, combined kichen/dining room/bedroom with double bed.
Heating: Oil filled radiators.
Garden: An enclosed garden with lovely views, a barbecue and picnic table.
Parking: Parking directly outside the cabin.
Please Note: This is a remote location with only our Bunkhouse close by. Some noise may be heard when our Bunkhouse is occupied.
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
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- Min stay
- Dogs allowed
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- Beach nearby
- Coast nearby
- Remote location
- 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
- January 2014
- January 2014
- May 2013
The Wise Family
- January 2013
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.