Smugglers Cottage

What to Expect

This single cottage on a bend in the road outside Trebarwith Strand is perfect for a romantic break on the Cornish coast, with one four-legged friend for extra company.

Its seaside location gives unbroken views of the Atlantic, while its site just away from the village provides that little bit more privacy. Enjoy the log burner in peace with no hassle from mobile phones.

Enjoy beach and clifftop walks along the AONB, visit Tintagel – legendary birthplace of King Arthur – and explore the wild, unspoilt landscape of Bodmin Moor, all with the legendary north Cornish coastline as a backdrop.

At A Glance

Seaside location
Original cottage
All ground floor
Next to village
Open plan
Log burner


Seasonal cafe
Smart tv + wifi
Landline only
On road parking
Shop 2 miles
Pub ¼ mile

About Smugglers Cottage

Sleeping just two, all on the ground floor, with just one step up into the cottage, one king-size double bedroom, and a shower room with shower, wash hand basin and WC.

Open plan living, dining and kitchen area with a paved floor for muddy boots and paw prints, big comfy sofa and wicker armchair around the central rug, wood burner and big, flat-screen smart tv which works off the internet; there’s no tv signal or mobile coverage.

There is a council ran on-street parking scheme in and around the village, which is a couple of hundred yards away. The sea is right on your front doorstep, and the cottage is hidden between the roadside and the rocky coast edge.

Map of Area

Things To Do in Tintagel

The Strand area is a section of the coastline near Trebarwith and has its own small village. Here you can pop into the pub for a drink and take in the natural beauty – the entire area is part of the Heritage Coast AONB. The north Cornwall coast is famously craggy, and romantic walks (with the dog) are often best taken when the tide is out. Walk or drive up to the clifftop and pick up the South West Coast Path. A short bracing walk north takes you to Tintagel, a tiny island dominated by its ruined castle, which is said to be the birthplace of King Arthur. Also on the island are the caves where Merlin is said to have made his home.

A walk southwards down the Path takes you to historic Dannonchapel, then onwards to Port Isaac and the National Trust’s Pentire Point and Polzeath Beach. Head across the bay to Padstow, and enjoy some fantastic seafood and other cuisines, perhaps courtesy of Rick Stein’s famous restaurant. A short drive further down the coast takes you to Newquay, the surfers’ mecca, where all kinds of water and wild sports are there for the adventurous to enjoy, while the dog laps up the fun of the seaside.

Head inland and discover Bodmin Moor, home to Brown Willy, Cornwall’s highest point, from where you can see the Atlantic coast and endless countryside. Follow the streams in any direction, but look out for Jamaica Inn, a great place to stop off for something to eat and drink right in the middle of the moor.

Last Word

The cottage’s size and location really make it feel like its name, and you can hole up away from the outside world, without even the distractions of mobile phones to spoil your special time. With the beach just outside, however, and a dog along for company, you’re sure to want to get out and explore the fantastic north Cornish coast, starting with Trebarwith Strand, which is just around the corner. Follow the South West Coast path north or south and enjoy the spectacular scenery.

Try the legendary seafood and world cuisines at Padstow while looking out over the bay and the Atlantic Ocean beyond for a romantic meal. Meanwhile, walkers, hikers, bikers and surfers will love the opportunities for sport and relaxation all along the coast here, from Newquay in the south to Bude in the north. Along the way, get lost in the mysticism of Tintagel and King Arthur’s legend, perfectly at home here in Cornwall.

After a day out and about, come home to your hidden cottage and snuggle up beside the wood burner with the dog; talk about the day’s adventures and plan another one for tomorrow.
Smugglers Cottage
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