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Holiday home, Feock, Cornwall

Trebartha

Down by the waterside, this contemporary home boasts gorgeous views over Restronguet Creek.

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms Friday arrival Sorry no dogs
The Retreat

Trebartha is a well-loved family home that oozes waterside comfort and relaxation. It boasts sweeping views, a stunning large garden and a decadent hot tub. It’s in a truly special location at Feock overlooking Restronguet Creek on the River Fal, neatly tucked between the maritime town of Falmouth and the city of Truro. This is the perfect retreat for your tranquil Cornish escape.

Not planning on using the hot tub? Please let us know at least two weeks prior to your arrival, and we can arrange for this to be switched off and emptied. We will then refund you up to £160.

Trebartha is a home where you will find easy laid-back living in Feock by the River Fal. The idyllic garden and hot tub means you’ll be spending as much time outside as you do inside the home. The house is a great base for adventuring, and you’re never too far away from the independent shops and restaurants in Falmouth and Truro, and stunning walks around the verdant River Fal. 

Inside Trebartha

Approaching via quiet country roads, you arrive at Trebartha’s private driveway. Walking into the home, you are instantly drawn to the open plan kitchen/living/dining area, which all benefit from the showstopping views across the manicured garden and over Restronguet Creek. The kitchen is modern and well equipped, and a large window offers lots of light and pleasant views. The kitchen has a full height 50/50 split fridge freezer, induction hob, convection oven, a Nespresso coffee maker and a microwave.

Linked to your kitchen space is the stylish living room with three comfy sofas (seating seven people), all centred around a large smart TV and a wood burner to keep you cosy during the colder months. Behind the seating area is a dining area, with space for six people, and gorgeous panoramic views of the creek. All these ingredients creates a light, friendly and cosy space to make memories together with loved ones.

This home has three bedrooms on the ground floor, all connected by the main hallway. The principal bedroom is a super king, where you can wake up each morning to views of the creek. Bedroom two is a double, which has an ensuite with a walk-in shower and a skylight to provide the room with plenty of light. Bedroom three has a zip and link bed, which is defaulted as a twin room but can be made into a king on request. All rooms have wardrobes and/or other storage space. You will also have a family bathroom complete with a bath and a shower. Trebartha is equipped with a separate utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher.

The garden and surrounding area

Falmouth working boat, Forever Cornwall

Where do we start?! The garden at Trebartha is simply magnificent. There is a large lawn surrounded by beautiful floral borders, so you will struggle to tear yourself away to explore the surrounding area (but we recommend that you do!). You will find a hot tub, where you can live out indulgent evenings with a glass of bubbly. The top of hot tub is also level with the patio, ensuring you can easily enter/exit the inviting water. Tucked away at the end of the garden is your fire pit and comfy outdoor sofa. Here you can spend cosy evenings stargazing and toasting marshmallows. Completing your garden is a patio, along with a teak dining table, teak chairs for eight guests and a Weber barbecue for alfresco feasts.

You will be enchanted by Restonguet Creek and the surrounding River Fal area. The estuary is grand in its size, and has lots of tributaries and pretty villages to explore like Flushing, Mylor and St Just in Roseland. The area is also a haven for all things sailing — which is obvious when you see just how many moored boats are bobbing in the creek alone. Just a ten-minute walk from Trebartha is the village of Feock and the nearby Loe Beach, where you can hire paddleboards and kayaks. If you’re not feeling confident enough to hit the water by yourself, there are lessons available in sailing, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding.

Looking across the creek from Trebartha, you won’t miss the historic The Pandora Inn, an award-winning thatched pub that prides itself on using fresh, local produce, and only a short drive away. The inn was re-named in memory of the HMS Pandora, the naval ship sent to Tahiti to capture the mutineers of Captain Bligh’s Bounty.

A little further up the river you’ll find Trelissick, a National Trust garden and house which boasts 300 acres of woodland and countryside for you to explore. You can catch the King Harry Ferry (via car) from Trelissick, which will take you across the River Fal to The Roseland peninsula — where you can explore more of the south coast of Cornwall, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Be sure to stop at the picturesque St Mawes and the fishing village of Portscatho!

Things we love

There is certainly a lot you will love about Trebartha, it’s impossible to pick just one standout feature. You will love its fantastic location, a quiet corner of the world that’s easy to unwind but still very well connected. If you do feel like returning to civilisation, you will be a ten-minute drive to the “big city” of Truro, where you can explore the shops and magnificent cathedral. The maritime centre of the River Fal, Falmouth, is also just a 25 minute drive or a scenic passenger ferry from Trelissick. Whatever you’re looking for from a holiday, you have it all on your doorstep.

And when you return from your Cornish adventures, you can unwind in Trebartha — tailored-made for relaxed creek-side living. The kitchen and living area is perfect for hosting everyone in your clan together, whether that’s cooking (and eating) a stellar holiday meal, flopping on the comfy sofas or basking in the heat from the woodburner. You will also adore Trebartha’s extensive garden, a space to soak up the Cornish sunshine and views during the day, and star-gaze from the hot tub at night. Whether you’re hosting friends or family in Trebartha, we’re sure you’ll make memories of a lifetime, and find serenity among the boats and banks of the River Fal.

The best Cornwall staycation
What an amazing stay! We could not have asked for a more perfect house - stunning views, enjoying drinks by the fire pit and spending evenings in the hot tub. This place has everything you could wish for and more. We have had the best Cornwall staycation.
The Ekbery Family — July 2021
Features

Retreat Features

  • Stunning views of Restronguet Creek
  • A short drive to Truro and Falmouth
  • A hot tub and fire pit
  • A spacious garden
  • A wood burner for the colder months
  • A quiet spot on the River Fal
SLEEPING
Principal bedroom: super king bed
Bedroom two: double bed with en suite
Bedroom three: twin beds consisting of two 2'6" x 6'3" single beds (can be made into a king upon request)

All bed linen and bath towels provided
COOKING & DINING
Well equipped kitchen with a 50/50 split fridge freezer, convection oven, a Nespresso coffee maker and microwave
LIVING & RELAXING
Living area with two sofas, large smart TV and wood burner
BATHROOM
Family bathroom with bath
Bedroom two has an en suite
PARKING
Private parking for two cars
OUTDOORS
Spacious garden with river views, a dining area, hot tub and fire pit.
BABIES & TODDLERS
Travel cot and highchair on request (cot linen on request)
PETS
Sorry no dogs
HEATING
Central heating
Wood burner
ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES
Friday standard changeover
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am
ACCESSIBILITY
Exterior steps with handrail
Single floor property
Access to bedroom on groundfloor
Location

FEOCK

Feock is nestled in a beautiful corner of the River Fal, on the tranquil Restronguet creek. Back in the day, this was an important artery for shipping tin and copper out the small port of Devoran. Today it is a quiet corner of bobbing leisure boats, verdant riverbanks and abundant fauna — a perfect place to escape and forget the wider world!

Travel times

  • Trebartha is about four miles from the nearest station in Perranwell. This is a branch line off the mainline, and you will alight in Truro. Regular and convenient services run from all over the UK.
  • Feock is approximately six miles from Truro. Driving time from London is just over five hours in normal traffic, while Exeter is around two hours away.

Things we love

  • This is a tucked away place, away from the crowds
  • You're very close to bustling places like Truro and Falmouth
  • A haven for lovers of the sea
  • Close to the King Harry Ferry for quick access to The Roseland
  • Beautiful gardens and a hot tub for all seasons

The Feock guide

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Rambling around the creek

The four-mile stretch of water on the upper reaches of the Fal Estuary is known as the Carrick Roads and links Falmouth and Truro. Its tributaries, creeks and narrow inlets are lined with meandering footpaths providing brilliant walking with spectacular scenery, particularly around Mylor and Restronguet Creek, and you’re never too far from a hidden cove or waterside pub, like the 13th-century, thatched Pandora Inn, where you can watch the world sail past from the terrace.

Don’t forget to pack your binoculars — the wooded shorelines are a haven for birdlife: cormorants, curlews, oystercatchers and other waders are all regulars to these parts, and you’ll often spot seals and dolphins playing about in the water too. Pill Creek, just around the headland from Loe Beach in Mylor, is a great place to spot black-faced gulls — several hundred roost here at high tide.

Falmouth working boat, Forever Cornwall

Messing about on the water

The Carrick Roads has some of the best sailing in the UK thanks to its sheltered waters and stunning backdrop of lush green woodland peppered with castles, creekside villages and tiny coves. Boats, for both novices and competent sailors alike, can be rented in Mylor. The area is geared towards sailing and many of the regions highlights, such as the Pandora Inn and Trelissick House and Gardens, have their own pontoons for visitors arriving by water.

If you’re happier with paddle in hand, there are plenty of places to rent out kayaks, canoes and paddleboards so you can explore the creeks under your own steam. Discover pretty villages, coastal forts, wooded inlets, stately waterside villas with gardens that run down to the water, and secluded beaches — perfect for paddling ashore for a picnic or barbecue.

Hidden history

At the head of the Fal Estuary, the National Trust’s Trelissick House  is one of the area’s must-sees. Set on its own peninsula, the 18th-century pile sits within a 300-acre estate filled with exotic and rare shrubs, with far-reaching views down the Fal Estuary to Falmouth and miles of walking routes through ancient woodland.

Truro, affectionately known as ‘Our Great Little City’ by locals, is a great place to soak up some Cornish heritage. The beautiful spires of the city’s neo-Gothic cathedral soar above the cobbled streets; here you’ll find independent shops and galleries hidden amongst its narrow alleyways. The Royal Cornwall Museum is the place to go for some local culture, covering everything from art and antiquities to archaeology and natural history.

Beaches

Loe Beach

Looking out across the Carrick Roads towards St Mawes and the Roseland Peninsula, Loe Beach is a popular spot to launch kayaks, paddleboards, dinghies and other small craft, which can be hired from Loe Beach Watersports — they run lessons too as well as a kids’ clubs. It’s also a great spot for fishing from the rocks. The pretty beach cafe at the foot of the cliffs serves a range of locally-sourced food and home-cooked food, including homemade cakes, Callestick ice cream and Cornish coffee.

Roseland Peninsula beaches

The National Trust-owed beach of Porthcurnick is a good choice if you’re with children — the rockpools are brilliant for foraging, plus it’s dog-friendly all year round. The secluded, sandy beach of Pendower is backed by dunes and is good for watersports, from canoeing to snorkeling. It’s also on The Cornish Way from Land’s End to Bude, so the beach makes a good stop off for those passing by on two wheels. Towan is a pretty crescent-shaped sand and shingle beach, fringed by grass covered dunes and is fantastic at low tide when the rockpools are revealed. Carne is one part of a massive beach on the Roseland Peninsula — at low tide, this beach links with Pendower to form a mile-long stretch of white sand fringed by turquoise seas. Portscatho is a predominantly rocky beach with sandy patches. At low tide, you can walk to the neighbouring beach of Porthcurnick.

Beach near Porthtowan holiday cottages by Forever Conrwall

North coast beaches

The rugged north coast is classic Cornwall, a dramatic coastline sprinkled with long sandy beaches and year-round surf, attracting bucket-and-spade families, surfers, wild swimmers and everyone in between. Gwithian’s rolling waves and golden sands are a watersports lover’s paradise, a three-mile stretch of golden sand from Ives Bay to the Hayle Estuary. Porthtowan beach a little further north has Blue Flag status so is great for children, whilst the beaches around Newquay — Fistral and Watergate Bay in particular — have some of the best surf in the country.

Food & drink

Pubs and restaurants

A historic pub hidden up Restronguet Creek right on the water, the fabulous Pandora Inn is something of a local institution; in summer, tables on the pontoons fill up with families, walkers and sea-going folk — there’s a private pontoon for those arriving by water. Once a hangout for smugglers, the thatched Punchbowl and Ladle in Feock has recently had a revamp and serves classic pub grub — their Sunday roasts are particularly popular. Heading over to Mylor harbour, dog-friendly Castaways is a relaxed little restaurant serving good, bistro-style food and seasonal specials, as well as Cornish ales and craft beers. The Old Quay Inn in Devoran is a traditional Cornish pub, popular with walkers and cyclists on their way to Portreath on the Bissoe Trail.

Cafes

For doorstop sandwiches, delicious soups and fabulous cream teas, try Linden Hey Garden Tea Rooms, just spitting distance from Trelissick. The delightful kitchen cafe at Trelissick in the old stables serves delicious home-cooked food and drinks. There’s a wooden play area for children next to the outside benches so you can keep an eye on the children while you tuck in. When it comes to beach cafes, they don’t get much better than the cafe at Loe Beach, occupying an idyllic spot at the foot of the cliffs right on the sand. Those exploring by boat should head for Mylor Cafe in the harbour with its happy vibes and sunny terrace.

Eating out in Truro

Quirky Hub Box Truro serves American street food from its base in an old chapel. Expect retro interiors, cheerful staff, DJs and cocktails at the weekends. The Cornish Vegan sells delicious plant-based meals — there’s a small courtyard garden for sunny lunches. It’s also dog-friendly and does takeaways for lunches on the go. In the heart of the city, Sabzi (meaning ‘herb’ in Farsi — the chef hails from Iran) serves up colourful salads and fresh juices from its deli/takeaway. If it’s seafood you’re after, head to Hooked Restaurant & Bar for topnotch food and service in an intimate restaurant setting. Set in a beautiful water garden on the outskirts of Truro, Penrose Kitchen is the place to go for fine dining in an atmospheric, rural setting. Their sustainable approach has won them many awards.

Harbour Lights, Falmouth, Forever Cornwall

Eating out in Falmouth

Falmouth is heaving with amazing places to eat. The Harbour Lights restaurant in the centre of town dishes up award-winning fish and chips (possibly the best in the country), whilst The Working Boat has stunning harbour-facing views. For cafes, head to Good Vibes Cafe, a bustling place serving fresh and tasty breakfasts and lunches (they also host popular vegan nights), or Stones Bakery and Cafe at the top of town. For seafood, you can’t beat Indidog, which has sweeping views of the water, or the tiny Verdant Seafood Bar hidden in a basement off the main drag. On the other side of town, the ever-popular Gylly Beach Cafe serves up fabulous food right on one of Falmouth’s favourite beaches.

Things to do

King Harry Ferry and exploring the Roseland Peninsula

This Fal River chain ferry by Trelissick connects Feock with the Roseland Peninsula and saving visitors the alternative 27-mile round trip via Truro (which amounts to 5 million miles a year!) Named after a small local chapel dedicated to King Henry VI, the ferry leaves every 20 minutes year-round and gives glorious views down the estuary. Once on the Roseland Peninsula, find hidden beaches, coastal walks, scenic headlands and brilliant places to eat and drink, like the Hidden Hut on Porthcurnick beach.

Trelissick

The beautiful National Trust house and gardens at Trelissick on the upper reaches of the Fal Estuary towards Truro is home to collections of exotic plants and rhododendrons, all set within extensive parkland which extends down to the water, plus a private beach, a riverside fort, orchards and secluded oak woodlands that line the water’s edge — there’s a network of footpaths to amble along. The brilliant cafe housed in the old stables sells delicious homemade food, and don’t miss the second-hand bookshop next door and the art gallery, which exhibits work by local artists.

Truro

A city isn’t usually the sort of place you visit to escape the crowds, but Truro is a good bet if you’re seeking some peak-season calm, or looking to swot up on local Cornish history. Despite being off the tourist map, there’s plenty to entertain visitors, such as the beautiful cathedral with its three spires, the fascinating Royal Cornwall Museum, and a whole host of cafes, galleries and independent shops. It’s easy to forget that the city is at the head of Truro River, and as such is only a mile’s walk from the riverside village of Malpas, the starting point of a lovely circular walk which takes you up the Tresillian River towards St Clement.

Paddle power

Exploring the creeks and inlets by kayak, stand-up paddleboard or boat has to be up there as one of the best things to do in the region. Loe Beach Watersports provides lessons in dinghy sailing to novices, as well as kayak, SUP and windsurf hire, whilst Mylor Beach Hire rents out a range of vessels, from motorboats to traditional Cornish shrimpers. We highly recommend paddling from Loe beach across to the Pandora Inn (about a mile or so) for lunch in the sun!

Ferry from Trelissick to Falmouth

Running seven days a week from the gardens at Trelissick to Falmouth via St Mawes and back again, the Enterprise traditional ferries are a great way to absorb the scenery without lifting a paddle. You’ll pass castles, wooded valleys, historic homes, amazing wildlife (dolphins, seals and wading birds in the water, fallow deer on land). The friendly and knowledgable crew give guided commentaries and will point out places of interest along the way.

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The Bissoe Trail

This easy 11-mile coast to coast route links the pretty creekside village of Devoran and Portreath Beach on the north coast. Starting at the friendly Bissoe Bike Hire Cafe (which serves hot drinks, snacks and light lunches), the flat and mostly off-road path follows an old railway line (once used as a mineral tramway for the copper mines around Redruth) and is a popular route for families, walkers and runners. There are several cafes and pubs along the route, and make sure you take your swimmers — a dip in the sea at the other end is a must.

Guests Say
  • Amazing accommodation

    What a fab week we had had! Amazing accommodation - the hot tub has been in use every day! Stunning views, gorgeous garden and amazing adventures every day. Carne beach was great for swimming - not so cold! Hired kayaks from Loe beach - great fun exploring. Lovely food at the Pandora Inn. Thanks for letting us stay in such a lovely place.

    The Benham Family – August 2022
  • Absolutely charming

    Can we move in?! Best accommodation we have stayed in. Absolutely charming. Many thanks.

    The Wilson Family — August 2022
  • We felt so at home with everything catered for

    Trebartha, well where do we start? Amazing, breathtaking views to die for! The garden is so pretty and for a keen gardener...a real treat and feast for the eyes. We really felt so at home with everything catered for and thought about for a family! The hot tub offered hours of fun for all. Within a short drive are so many things to do and see. One of our favourite being Gyllyngvase, as sandy in parts with brilliant rock pools to explore with the kids. We have certainly made some fantastic memories we will treasure forever and look forward to making more on our return to this wonderful place.

    Davina, Barry, Sienna, Dylan & Ruari — July 2022
  • Such a convenient location

    We felt incredibly lucky to stay in this magical home. Thank you so much for sharing this corner of the world with us - especially loved the beautiful garden, hot tub, views, well-equipped kitchen, comfy beds, quality linen and everything was spotlessly clean. Such a convenient location close to lots of attractions and we were spoilt with the weather too. Thank you!

    Karen & Family — May 2022
  • What a view to wake up to!

    What a view to wake up to, I could look at it forever! A lovely, cosy and very comfortable house, very well equipped and peaceful. Loe Beach was beautiful and we enjoyed walking down to the point. A lovely part of Cornwall - we'll be back in warmer months to go for a dip.

    The De Nardis — October 2021
  • So beautifully situated

    We are already discussing a return visit. We had an amazing week and managed to pack so much in. The house is so beautifully situated - it is hard to leave that view behind. Loe beach is just moments away and has all the water sports you could want. We shall be back! Hugely comfortable beds and the softest towels, we felt very spoilt.

    Andrew, Izzy, Clemency & Toby — August 2021
  • What an amazing stay!

    What an amazing stay! We could not have asked for a more perfect house - stunning views, enjoying drinks by the fire pit and spending evenings in the hot tub. This place has everything you could wish for and more. We have had the best Cornwall staycation. We had some delicious fish and chips from Harbour View in Falmouth. If you're looking for a good fishmonger to cook your own seafood dinner we can recommend Seabourne Fish. Spent our final night at Star and Garter. Again, highly recommend.

    The Ekbery Family — July 2021
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