Set deep in the beautiful Cornish countryside, Trescowthick is a real escape from the crowds, whilst being less than 3 miles to some of the county’s best beaches - most notably Crantock, Holywell Bay and the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty of the Gannel estuary in Newquay. Trescowthick Barn is a Grade II listed, detached barn conversion, whilst Trescowthick Stables is an attractive holiday home, all on one level, and was once the stables to Trescowthick Barn, which is located next door.
The area is full of tourist attractions, both man-made and natural. Amongst the best are Creally Adventure Park, Lapps Valley Steam Railway, Dairyland, Newquay Zoo, National Trust owned Trerice House and Gardens, through to the beautiful beaches of Newquay, the dunes at Holywell Bay and Perranporth and the tranquil Gannel Estuary. The Gannel is a firm favourite with birdwatchers, kayakers and windsurfers and a perfect place for a walk with the dogs and a picnic.
Newquay with its surfing culture is within 4 miles and guests can enjoy discounted surf hire and lessons. Try your hand at this exhilarating sport with local surf coaches. Horse riding, deep sea fishing trips, kayaking and sightseeing trips are all available in and around Newquay. The famous Fistral Beach provides everything you need for that quintessential ingredient of any beach holiday, crabbing and rock pooling, followed by a beach barbecue as the sun sets out to sea. Just a few miles up the coast you will find Watergate Bay, home to Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall restaurant and a watersports centre, plus a mile of golden sand backed by dramatic cliffs that make this area so unique.
Further along the coast road will bring you to Padstow, home to the gastronomic empire of Rick Stein including his fish and chip shop, where you have to get there early to avoid the queues. Padstow, with its quaint working harbour and narrow cobbled streets that all gravitate back the harbour, are awash with craft and gift shops, galleries and cafés and a real must for all that visit the area. The Camel Trail starts here and bike hire is plentiful at the start. The Eden project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Ives, Port Isaac, home to TV’s ’Doc Martin’, Fowey, and Truro, the county capital are all easily reached from Trescowthick and are all a must to enjoy the diverse aspects of this historic county. Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles. Trescowthick Barn and Trescowthick Stables can be booked together to accommodate up to 16 guests.
We had an excellent time at Trescothick Barn. Would recommend to anyone else visiting Newquay.
Our stay September, 2019
The cottage was advertised as dog friendly but the garden was open on to a horse paddock. Also neighbours 2 angry golden labradors charged into garden on two occasions frightening our dog and barking aggressively at my elderly mother.