Booking a cottage – a choice of 5 great cottages
How can I book?
One option is to do it online. Having selected the cottage, simply click on the date/price on the calendar and it will start the process. Alternatively telephone or e-mail the owner who will give all the help required. There’s information on our Availability page.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes if you make an online booking, usually via PayPal account. If this isn’t convenient, many guests use Internet or telephone banking to pay by bank transfer – and a cheque is another option.
How do I book more than one cottage so we can have a family gathering?
Firstly, because we do not have any communal facilities, it’s our normal practice to accept a ‘group’ booking for no more than two cottages. The best way is to select the properties that suit, check that they are both available; please telephone Katherine on 01628 675620 or email us with your request.
I can’t get away for a whole week, how much is a short break?
Short breaks are available usually out-of-season (about October to March) at a fixed percentage of the advertised weekly price. 60% for three nights (minimum); 70% for four; 80% for five; 90% for six. Do enquire about other dates if the calendar shows availability.
What are the pool opening times?
They vary throughout the year, staying open later in the summer. A guide to pool opening dates and times is on this page – and times of opening and closing are displayed on the entrance door of the pool.
Do you provide towels?
Towels are provided without charge in all cottages for guests of 3 yrs of age and above.
I see that you offer WiFi. Is there a computer available to use to save me bringing one?
Sorry no, but an Internet service is available at the local library and several shops and cafés in Bude.
Can I arrange delivery of groceries via my online retailer?
Asda, Tesco and Waitrose all deliver to Bude, though as you will be aware, you will need to make sure that someone will be in to accept delivery. A better option to have an initial supply of groceries and other essentials placed in your cottage ready for your arrival. See details on our Food Services page.
Do you have Sky TV service?
Sorry no – but all cottages have TVs with Freeview
One of our family has a mobility problem, although he doesn’t need a wheelchair. Are your cottages suitable?
It depends. Linhay (4) has completely level access; Blackberry (4), Bramblewood (6) and Briar Patch (6), are bungalow-style but involve a few steps from the car park. Chestnut (6) is two-storey properties with internal stairs. Each cottage has a detailed Access Statement.
It’s my son’s/daughter’s birthday while we are on holiday; can we get post delivered to the cottage?
Yes, just make sure their name is on the envelope and the full postal address ie Name of cottage, Trevalgas Cottages, Stone Hill, Poughill, Bude, Cornwall EX23 9HH
My child is learning to ride a bike; is it worth me bringing it and is there anywhere suitable on site?
A slightly tricky one this. Yes, the Trevlagas site is off the public highway, but all cottages have nearby parking spaces off the access road, so some cycling, under supervision, is possible. For less experienced cyclists (or those with limited energy) there is a popular (and mostly flat) 2-mile cycle path from Bude town centre to Marhamchurch, but be aware that it’s uphill getting back to Trevalgas! There’s a lot more information about cycles routes in Cornwall and North Devon on our Cycling page
Out and About
How close are the beaches – and how many beaches are there within a 5 mile radius?
North Cornwall is famous for its beaches. The nearest beaches are in Bude – just over 1½ miles away. Summerleaze is the largest, Crooklets is more compact and the beach at Northcott Mouth is a favourite for many guests. South from Bude is Widemouth Bay and to the north there is a delightful small beach at Duckpool and a huge beach at Sandymouth. All are good for surfing (wind/waves permitting) and all have nearby car parks. There is a handy map on our Beaches page showing the location of these beaches in relation to Trevalgas
Are the beaches safe to swim from?
Probably as safe as most other good beaches, assuming swimmers act responsibly. The beaches are manned by RNLI guards in the summer months. In addition, alongside Summerleaze beach we have the Bude Sea Pool, topped up twice a day by the Atlantic, and ideal if you want to swim lengths. See our Out & About page for more information.
It’s a special birthday for my husband/wife while we are at Trevalgas, can you recommend a suitable restaurant for dinner?
There are many good eating places in the area and from past experience, we suggest you contact the cottage owner nearer to the time for specific advice to suit you and your party’s preferences.
How far away are the Eden Project and Rick Stein’s Padstow restaurants?
It’s only about 45 miles and takes around 75 minutes to get to the Eden Project, assuming normal traffic conditions. Padstow is nearer (36 miles) and it should take around 50 mins.