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Hotels vs Holiday Cottages

Trevigue B&BIf luxury and relaxation are top of your agenda when it comes to a well-earned break in North Cornwall, then don’t assume that you have to check into a hotel. Holiday cottages in North Cornwall offer so much more freedom and character than a run-of-the-mill hotel, and you certainly won’t find yourself jostling for a space in the breakfast queue. Self-catering holiday cottages offer an unrivalled warmth and connection to the local area with comfortable and stylish interiors where you can truly kick back. Our happy guests tell us that renting our holiday cottage in North Cornwall helps them to experience Cornish life by walking in the shoes of a local and they love the opportunity to relax in privacy. Hotels just don’t have the authentic home-from-home vibe that savvy travellers crave!  Why book a hotel when holiday cottages in North Cornwall offer so much more?

5 Reasons Why Holiday Cottages in North Cornwall are the Savvy Traveller’s Choice


If you crave the peace and quiet that comes hand-in-hand with a Cornish coastal break, a North Cornwall holiday cottage is the choice for you. Forget the hustle and bustle of a busy hotel foyer and instead imagine unlocking the door of your very own holiday cottage, dropping your bags and excitedly running to explore what will be your home for the coming week. Stepping out of your shoes and not putting them on again until the end of your holiday is an unbridled joy which can’t be matched (sandy toes are guaranteed!).


holiday cottage in north cornwallWhen staying in a hotel you are bound by the restraints imposed upon guests such as restaurant opening times and late-night access restrictions. Want to eat breakfast at midday? Or perhaps the children like to eat their main meal at 5pm but you prefer to wait until they’re in bed? No problem. Self-catering accommodation has none of these constraints and offers you the flexibility to come and go as you please whilst setting your own holiday timetable. Having a beautiful farmhouse kitchen bedecked with top-of-the-range appliances and traditional Aga in which to create lip-smacking dishes for all the family is a true luxury. And if you don’t feel like cooking, when enjoying a self-catering stay at our holiday cottage there are a wealth of world-class restaurants on your doorstep.


When staying in a hotel you have one hotel room in which to spend your holiday and that is the only private space afforded to you. When staying in a self-catering cottage in North Cornwall such as Trevigue, guests benefit from space a-plenty! The cottage has a large private family-sized garden with far-reaching views over patchwork fields and an ancient wooded valley, a stylish lounge complete with crackling fire, two well-appointed bathrooms for pampering, and three bedrooms in which to look out upon gloriously unspoilt views across the countryside. It doesn’t get much better than that.


A self-catering holiday cottage is a great option for families who want to enjoy some quality time together. Especially if you have little ones, a holiday cottage offers peace of mind so you can kick back and relax after bedtime, safe in the knowledge that they are just a room or two away snoozing soundly. If Granny and Grandad want to come too there’s plenty of room for all (and they can babysit whilst you sneak out to the local eatery for some long-awaited ‘us’ time)! Nostalgic holidays filled with game-playing, home cooking and blow-the-cobwebs-away windy walks have never looked so good as they do at this North Cornwall holiday cottage by the sea.


Holiday cottages are usually found off-the-beaten-track in beautiful surroundings, and Trevigue holiday cottage is no exception. Hotels are commonly located in easily-accessible locations which means that airports, busy roads and town centres are all in within striking distance. If you prefer a slice of the quiet life away from the constant buzz and hum of modern life, a North Cornwall holiday cottage tucked into the cliffs above Crackington Haven is just what the doctor ordered. Trevigue cottage is reached by coming off the quiet coastal road down a private gravel drive that runs past the old 16th century farmhouse; with farm animals as your nearest neighbours, this old farm cottage is an ambrosial dream come true.

So there it is, our thoughts on why holiday cottages in North Cornwall are the savvy traveller’s choice over a hotel every time. We can’t wait to welcome you to our holiday cottage! Please do get in touch to enquire about available dates and prices. Happy holiday!

Trevigue x