The property is set about 1.2 miles inland from the tidal beach at Trebarwith Strand, and about 3 miles south of Tintagel, and the north Cornish Coastline and South West Coastal Footpath, with landmarks including Port Isaac, Polzeath, Trebarwith Strand and Boscastle all within easy reach. The contrast between the towering cliffs and sandy beaches is quite awe-inspiring, with Atlantic rollers providing some of the best surfing in the British Isles.
Delabole has a range of everyday facilities, whilst the picturesque fishing village of Port Isaac, with its sandy harbour, is about 5 miles to the south providing an excellent selection of pubs, shops and restaurants, including two owned by Nathan Outlaw. Further afield is the fashionable market town of Wadebridge, at about 9.5 miles, which sits beside the River Camel, and has a wide variety of shopping, leisure and schooling facilities.
Communications to this part of Cornwall are excellent, with the main A30 trunk road within 20 miles at Launceston and mainline railway station at Bodmin Parkway, about 20 miles to the south.
There are daily flights to London and many other UK and European destinations from Newquay Airport, further down the north Cornish coast, with another airport at Exeter.
Dating from the mid-1800s, the property, which is not-Listed, retains a wealth of traditional features including its Delabole slate hung roof, exposed timber beams and unusual pigeon roosting holes on the front façade.
In recent years, the cottage has been modernised and extended by the present owners to create a comfortable and adaptable home including a conservatory and ground floor bedroom suite.
Enter through the front porch into the kitchen, a double aspect room with original flagstones and beams. With fitted cupboards and an electric Everhot range, this is a good, practical kitchen. In a wide hearth at the far end is a Italian wood fired stove. A small window with a view of the sea is a nice feature. A large family table fits well in the centre of the room.
A hall leads to the utility area and a bedroom beyond with a window to the side garden. There is an en suite shower room and a very spacious storage cupboard. The modern bedroom extension is a light and spacious en suite room, with a sea view and patio doors onto the side patio allowing a separate entrance, convenient for guests. From the kitchen five slate steps lead down to the living room: beamed and with a Karndean floor, this is a comfortable, warm room. Adjoining is an office.
A glazed door opens into the impressive conservatory. The vantage point of the house is maximised with views on all sides. A wood burner ensures warmth in the winter and a view of the sunset can be enjoyed from here all year round. Turning wooden stairs lead to a landing and the first-floor bedrooms. There is a double room, with built in storage, open beams, a high ceiling and a Velux allowing more natural light.
The principal bedroom has a beautiful view west, of Tintagel and the ocean, and a south facing window. With a high ceiling and A frame beams this is a spacious room and in addition has an ensuite shower room. Down steps from the landing is the family bathroom with heated towel rail and under-eave storage. Opposite is the room that is currently a dressing room but could easily become a bedroom. It has a whole wall of deep fitted wardrobes and a wide Velux window.
Outside, the property is approached via a gravel track from the shared farm lane, which dips down to Trenouth Farm Cottage, passing the small meadow. Situated as it is on the side of a hill the land slopes away from the house and is perfect for grazing. All around the house is a wide slate paved path with patios, perfect for summer barbecues.
The garden at the side of the house leads to a double stable block and from there into the larger field. There is a boiler room and the water filtration system from the borehole. On the opposite side is a level croquet lawn, possibly the most spectacularly sited in Cornwall.
DIRECTIONS - Travelling on the B3314, proceed out of Delabole towards Slaughter Bridge, turning onto Trebarwith Road left at Rockhead Cross. Trenouth is the second farm entrance on the right, drive to the end and keep right into Trenouth Farm Cottage.
DISTANCES: Tintagel about 3.3 miles, Camelford about 4 miles, Polzeath about 11 miles, Wadebridge about 11.5 miles, Launceston about 20 miles.