Trenarlett Farm is in a wonderfully tranquil spot in the heart of rural Cornwall. Dickins Cottage was recently converted from a cattle barn into luxury accommodation, top quality with 'eco' credentials to boot. Beautifully restored and appointed it is set on the sunny side of the valley above the River Camel (access for fishing may be available by arrangement). Extremely spacious and well equipped, with large comfortable beds and sofas, underfloor heating and bedroom suites at each end, Dickins' has everything you need for a relaxing break, be it with family or friends. Independent from the farm and each other, a combination of cottages could be booked together for larger parties and the Farmhouse offers Bed and Breakfast - handy for extended stays, or for anyone wishing to join you just for a few days. The surrounding villages offer a range of friendly pubs serving food and wildlife lovers, birdwatchers, keen walkers and cyclists will be in their element with the wilds of Bodmin Moor and the famous Camel Trail practically on the doorstep. Those feeling really energetic can reach Padstow along the Trail, so bringing bikes is definitely worth it (but they can be hired locally). Just 10 minutes' drive from the A30 and 5 from the Atlantic Highway (A39) you are well placed to enjoy the whole county. The coast path, numerous beaches, Padstow, Port Isaac, Tintagel, Boscatle, Polzeath, Eden and much more are all there waiting to be explored. See also Barney's Cottage, Hetty's, Ben's Barn and The Snug. Check out additional services available via the owners.
Kitchen/Diner: Fridge, freezer, small range style electric cooker, ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave, slow-cooker, washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: Superking bed (6' - may be unlinked to become twin 3'), wardrobe, dressing table and bedside cabinets En suite Bathroom: Bath (thermostatic shower over), w.c., basin.
Lounge: TV, DVD player, woodburner, 3 steps (can be avoided using sloping path outdoors) to
Bedroom 2: Twin beds (3' - may be linked together to make 6' superking), wardrobe, dressing table, bedside cabinets, external door. En suite Wetroom: Thermostatic shower, w.c., basin.
GARDEN & PARKING: Parking for 2 cars. Fully enclosed garden, slate paved and gravel from main front entrance up steps to lawned side garden with garden furtiture and barbecue. Further pretty open courtyard area to front with seating and pergolas. Covered area for bikes/hanging wetsuites/storing surfboards etc.
Changeover Day: Friday - arrival - 4:00pm - departure - 10:00am
Pets Welcome: £20 per pet per week Information about bringing your pet
Power and Heat: Electricity and oil included in rent; oil fired hot water/underfloor heating, heated towel rail bathroom, woodburning stove lounge.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided (please bring your own beach towels); Please order linked or unlinked beds in advance.
Baby Equipment: Travel cot (linen not included) available on request; other equipment may be hired - see hire page.
Shop: 1.5 mls Pub: 1.5 mls
The cottage is designed with wheelchair users or those with limited mobility in mind and some additional facilities can be provided. The owner is happy to discuss your individual requirements to help you decide if it is suitable for you.
NOTES: No smoking. WiFi provided. Important information about internet usage. Call box 1.5 mls, mobile reception varies. Information about mobile phone coverage.
- Friday Changeover day
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Sleeps 4
- 3 Pets allowed
- WiFi Available
- Bed Linen Included
- 1.5 miles to a pub
- Countryside Views
- Towels Included
- Gold Star Award
- Travel cot
- 1.7 miles to a restaurant
- 12 miles to a beach
- Fire or Stove
- Washing Machine
- Tumble dryer
- Ground Floor Accommodation
- Disabled Facilities
If ever there was a place to fully appreciate the stark beauty of the Cornish landscape, Bodmin Moor has to be it. With endless sweeping vistas in every direction, tumbled outcrops of granite, and inviting paths and tracks to explore, this area of Cornwall is a walker's paradise. The famous Jamaica Inn is sited here, with all its literary and historical associations. With plenty of sheep and moorland ponies wandering freely (be sure to keep your dog under control!) you can almost imagine you have been transported back to those bygone days. More recently, of course, the moor was used extensively for filming on the new adaptation of Poldark. When the dashing Mr Poldark gallops across your screen, you may well be seeing the scenery of the moor in the background. A large part of the moor has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. This region also has its fair share of Arthurian legends, another facet which lends a mysterious air to the landscape, and an extra depth to Cornwall's rich and varied history, and of course who can forget the rumours of the Beast of Bodmin Moor? The many other attractions, including the National Trust's Lanhydrock House, the verdant and flourishing Tamar Valley, historic sites such as castles, the Bodmin and Wenford Railway, and plenty of evidence of Cornwall's mining legacy, make this area a must-see.
Wonderful welcoming property. Very warm for winter breaks and so peaceful yet convenient location. This is our second visit to Dickins cottage. Mr D Milsom - 20th November 2017
Very comfortable. Good central location for cornwall. Mrs E Leighton - 13th November 2017
As a family we love this cottage, especially as both bedrooms have an ensuite,and our dog Hector has a wonderful fully enclosed garden. On both visits. Sophie has popped her head in to say hello. Just a lovely personal gesture. We can't rate this cottage high enough.Mrs J Smith - 9th October 2017
Comfortable, spacious, quiet situation on a farm close to amenities Mrs J Martin - 28th August 2017
Outstanding property, spotless and ample space. Fenced private gardenMrs Kim Shankland - 27th June 2017
Excellent property every thing you could want and more all the extra little touches owners could not do any more lovely couple will return .Mrs Angela Phillips - 14th November 2016
Beautiful property and location dealt with true professionalsMrs MM Mccarthy - 5th June 2016
We're very happy with both the property we visit and the service from Cornish Horizons. I can't think of anything that needs improving - thank you!Mrs C Lawson - 26th March 2016
Perfect location and fabulous cottage with all mod cons, would highly recommend.Mrs S Mcloughlin - 23rd February 2016
I would definitely book this holiday again but maybe for longer as there is so much to do and the property was exceedingly comfortable.Mrs Debbie Stock - 11th February 2016
Thank you to Sophy and Mike - terrific hosts who were incredibly flexible and went out of their way to make our stay as pleasant as possible.Mr Ben Veal - 8th February 2016
We had a great holiday. Excellent experience from booking to the accomodation. Will definitely return.Mr D Milsom - 12th October 2015
Mike and Sophy, the owners, are a lovely couple with excellent properties and grounds. No expense has been spared to make everything comfortable and well-equipped.Mrs D - 9th July 2015
We have just returned from an amazing 2 week stay at Dickins Cottage. It was a perfect base for our family holiday being located so close to many of the places we love in North Cornwall. The cottage is stunning, a home from home. It is immaculate. So clean it is as if no one has stayed there before you. The oven looked like it had never been cooked in. Very well equipped in every way. Everything has been thought about to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as it could possibly be. A completely secure garden made it perfect for our dog and excellent kennels located very close for doggy day care. The cottage is so peaceful in an idyllic rural location- waking up to the sound of birds each morning. The owners are lovely and extremely helpful. We would highly recommend this cottage and hope to return next year.Mrs R - 16th June 2015
We had a fantastic stay here with a couple of friends and our dogs. The cottage is beautiful and the surroundings so peaceful....the perfect ingredients for a relaxing holiday after a stressful time buying/selling houses. The owners are very helpful and there is so much to see and do in the area. Would thoroughly recommend a holiday here!Mrs L - 2nd May 2015
Our second visit to Dickins Cottage. Absolutely love it! It offers everything our family needs! Good location, quality-a-plenty and real comfort. We hope to be back again next year.Mrs C - 30th August 2014
Access Statement for Dickins Cottage
The property details provide you with details of on which floor the rooms will be found, how many bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, what width the beds are, etc. The following should be read in conjunction with the property details.
The information provided in this statement is intended to be as comprehensive as possible so that prospective occupants may make an informed decision as to the viability of this property for their purposes. However, since the information provided is sometimes the authors opinion and such matters as measurements cannot be relied on to be accurate to within 3 centimeters note that this access statement is for guidance only. Any information in this statement which is crucial for the purposes of your stay should be checked before proceeding with booking.
Accessibility Features at a glance
Transfer space next to WC (En suite Wet room) / toilet slightly raised and has a handrail (En suite Wet room)Chair with arms / A sturdy shower chair / A rise and recline chair
All of the above items may be available on request with prior notice
•We are part of an agency and bookings / enquiries can be made via email, fax or phone
•We can provide information in large print [or Braille] on request
Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
Approach: Country lane followed by made up farm track, suitable for normal cars
Parking area /drive: Concrete parking and gravel parking, compressed gravel drive
Allocated space: Yes, 2 if required
Distance from entrance door: 20 metres, though can use gravel area to drop off closer and directly onto paving.
Approach to entrance door: Paving only, with an upward slope if use closer drop off. Mix of gravel and paving if using main parking space
There are no steps
Inside the property
Main Entrance & Reception
Entrance door: Double doors (1800 wide) with no steps at the entrance
There is a mobility threshold only, suitable for wheelchairs
Entrance into Kitchen/dining room, Lounge off to left and bedroom 1 to right.
850 Wide door direct to bedroom 2 just 3 metres from drop off space
Entrance into Bedroom 2 with wetroom off and 3 steps with rail up to lounge
The Kitchen is open plan with the dining room
Worktops, hob and sink all standard height of c. 900mm
Oven: Under worktop, range style
Oven doors: Side opening, grill compartment is pull down
Sink taps: Easy Levers
Free space between units: Spacious
Lighting: Spot lights and lights above worktops
Fridge: Under worktop: Capacity 4.6 litres
Freezer: Under worktop: Capacity 3.6 litres
The Dining room is open plan with the kitchen
Table legs: On each corner of 1500 x 850 wooden table
Chairs / bench: Moveable, 4 farmhouse style wooden chairs and 1 wooden bench seat c. 1200 wide. Chair with arms available on request.
Free space between walls / furniture: Guests may wish to adjust the table position slightly into the room to gain extra space around it, there is ample room to do so.
Bed height floor to top of mattress c 65cm or 26"
Duvets and pillows: Quality synthetic (anti allergy)
Aerial point for additional TV if you bring one
Free space between furniture: Very spacious
Can bed(s) be easily moved? If necessary they are not that heavy and are on gliders
En suite Bathroom 1
Bath: No hand rails
Shower Is of over bath type, no grab rails
Shower controls accessibility: Chest height when standing in bath - or reach over bath
Basin and bath taps: Lever tap to sink, lever controls to bath/shower
Free space in bathroom: Not huge but not cramped or difficult
Toilet transfer space: Possible but this bathroom not ideal for wheelchair user
The Lounge is open plan with the kitchen/dining room
Upholstered seating: Large corner group sofa and additional 2 seater matching
Seat heights: Standard height furniture. A rise and recline chair may be available on request with prior notice.
Free space between furniture: Spacious room but likely to adjust positions if wheelchair in use
TV with remote control (rc) Incorporating teletext, freeview and radio channels DVD/CD player with r/c
Bed height floor to top of mattress: c. 65cm or 26"
Duvets and pillows: Good quality synthetic (anti allergy)
Aerial point for additional tv if you bring one
Free space between furniture: Very spacious
Can bed(s) be easily moved? If necessary they are not that heavy and are on gliders
En suite Wet Room
Shower: Level wet room style with safety flooring and grab rail
Shower controls accessibility: Lowish chest height - reachable from a chair
A sturdy shower chair is available on request with prior notice
Taps: Lever controls to sink and shower
Free space in bathroom: Quite spacious, fine for wheelchair access
Access to sink: Sink is semi-pedestal to allow close access in a chair
Toilet transfer space: Possible from right side. Grab rail fitted and slightly raised toilet.
Grounds and Gardens
Lawn: Private enclosed garden to side is up several steps then level. There is also a central flat lawned area to front with level access
Patio: Level paved area to front, also paved area in private garden
Paths: Sloping paved path from front patio to drop off and parking areas.
Exit to Garden: Main double doors with mobility threshold, handgate on to private area.
Easy accessibility of garden: Only the areas to the front are accessible in a wheelchair
The private garden may be accessible for those with limited mobility
Mobile telephone reception in some parts of Cornwall is very patchy and may depend on your service provider. Please telephone them before you leave to find out likely coverage for the area, though reception at Trenarlett is generally reasonable.
Services to visitors with hearing impairment: None specifically
Services to visitors with visual impairment
Large print information available on request
Agency Contact details:
Cornish Horizons, The Cottage, 19 New Street, Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8EA
Telephone: 01841 533 331
Fax: 01841 533933
We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve. If you have any comments on this access statement please contact the Property Manager at Cornish Horizons.
Created: April 2013
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