We recently stayed at "Braddon" one of these CSMA owned self-catering cottages. Braddon is a spacious two bed roomed cottage sleeping four people. Treworgie Barton is very easy to find, and located in St Gennys, just off the A39 Atlantic Highway. Reception was welcoming and mercifully brief. The property is generally well looked after with a few flowers and neatly mown lawns. Plentiful parking on a good concreted area behind the cottages made for easy unloading. Towels and Bedding are provided, though the towels are not changed during the week.
The rural location is perfect, very pretty, very quiet, relaxing and peaceful, and surrounded by beautiful rolling farmland. It's just a short journey from Bude, Boscastle, Tintagel and Crackington Haven. The St Nectan's Glen Waterfall is also nearby and well worth a visit, though I managed to resist the urge to go tree-hugging. Crackington Haven is the perfect beach as it has something for everyone, lots of soft sand, fascinating rock-pools, a cave, surfing, lots of parking, excellent coastal path walks, and good facilities and refreshment outlets.
Braddon is well equipped but a little let down by the very average standard of cleanliness which could be better. On arrival there were some dirty plates, lots of crumbs under the toaster, and from the dust and debris present on the windows & cills it was clear that the windows had not been cleaned inside for some time. The shower was excellent, a good temperature and powerful, though the wall-tiles beside the bath need replacement as they are cracking and bulging away from the wall. There is ample wardrobe hanging space. Free Wi-Fi is provided on site, but the connection from Braddon is so abysmally slow that it was useless for YouTube music videos and was only suitable for checking Email, a Wi-Fi repeater is required, or preferably a LAN connection.
A very good decking patio is provided to the rear with a rural view, but this is spoiled as the bushes behind the property are untrimmed and obscure much of the view unless you choose to stand up. This is a shame as through a fold in the hills the sea and cliff-top satellite dishes beyond Bude can be seen in the distance. Braddon has a very efficient heating system, we needed it on a couple of mornings even in August, and the cottage is warm and free of drafts despite it's hilltop location.
The Byre was a huge let-down. When we read that it had "a selection of indoor games" our 14 year old was (perhaps over optimistically) expecting a Playstation or perhaps a Wi, but what she found was a large building converted to an indoor play area for very young children with a few simple games, skittles and a table tennis table.
The Nearest pub is The Old Wainhouse Inn but the menu is both limited and expensive, however their take-aways are available up to 21:30, they are simple (pasties, burgers, fish, sausages & chips etc) but useful as a snack. The Post Office/Grocery store at Wainhouse Corner stocks a limited range of essential foodstuffs and closes at 17:00.
North Cornwall is a superb location when the sun shines, but in wet weather there was little in the area to interest both my wife and I and our teenage daughter. I refuse point blank to spend my hard earned holiday toiling behind a steering wheel and burning expensive fuel driving all over the south west. Car-parking fees in the areas in North Cornwall known for "milking the tourists" are at least £4.80 for the day. During our stay it felt as though we must have contributed enough to NCDC to build a Sports Centre at least!
We walked some sections of the South West Coastal path, all high cliffs, jagged rocks and breaking waves, a sailing ships graveyard in earlier times. Bude is wonderful with interesting walks in all directions plus a huge beach. Though very touristy, Tintagel and Boscastle are well worth visiting and both took much longer to visit than we had anticipated. Don't forget to visit the Pengenna Pasties shops in Bude and Tintagel, you can watch them being made and they will be the best pasties you have ever tasted. We really enjoyed our stay at Treworgie, despite some very mixed weather, and with a little tweaking it could be much improved.
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