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Cleave Cottage

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7 Nights See prices

  • £650  to  £1300

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Short Breaks From

  • £115 p/night
    2 night min. (off peak only)

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£795 Sat, 11 Jun 2022
6 nights - Grab a lovely week or short break in Crackington.

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Cleave Cottage

Cleave Cottage is in a picturesque spot in the tiny hamlet of St Gennys, close to Crackington Haven. It's utterly charming, with three hundred years of history and character rolled into one beautiful stone holiday cottage with high ceilings, exposed beams, and the sort of character that only develops over time. Guests have the best of both worlds with stunning countryside walks and bike rides from the door and the gorgeous beaches of the North Cornwall coast, a five-minute drive, easy cycle or just over a mile's walk from the door. Cleave Cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms and, because it is child and pet-friendly, is perfect for couples or families.

Crackington Haven is a fantastic place for a holiday. No matter what the season, the cove and sheltering cliffs are always picture-perfect. It doesn't get as busy as nearby Widemouth Bay, and the smaller swells are suitable for swimmers and inexperienced surfers. Dogs are allowed all day long from October to mid-May and in the mornings and evenings during the summer months. The walk from the cottage to the beach is impressive, with native gorse and wildflowers covering the cliffs and contrasting beautifully with the sea that changes colours with the weather.

The cottage is close to 12th Century Tintagel Castle, expertly managed by English Heritage with dramatic scenery, a secret cave, and a mystical history. Tintagel village is also worth a visit for its galleries, potteries, shops and cafes. Although it is a tourist hot-spot, kids will love the Arthurian touches and the sweet shop where stock is handmade in the traditional way. Other places are the Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Camel Valley Vineyard, Pencarrow House, and the Bodmin and Wenford Railway. Treat yourself to a sublime seafood meal and adopt a lobster at the National Lobster Hatchery in Padstow. Newquay has a world-famous beach, an aquarium and a zoo, or you can go to the National Seal Sanctuary.

Cleave Cottage is set amongst six other dwellings at Cleave Farm, some of which are holiday accommodation and some are permanent residents, including the owners who are available for advice should it be required. The farm is up a mile long lane, secluded and very peaceful and tranquil, yet close to all that Cornwall and Devon has to offer. It is just 150 metres from the South West Coast Path and within easy reach of Bude where there are supermarkets and other amenities. Holiday bookings are available all year round.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Katy Zoeftig joined Independent Cottages in November 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • WiFi

Location (Cornwall)

Accommodation Comprises:

Cleave Cottage is a two-storey period cottage with many original features and an upside-down layout that takes in the pretty rural views. The farm was purchased by the owner's parents in the seventies who lovingly converted the old barns and ran them as holiday cottages for over forty years. Many guests return year after year.


  • Master bedroom with an original stone wall, exposed beams, a king-sized pine bedstead, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
  • Twin room with two single beds, original stonework and oak beams, and a chest of drawers.
  • Modern shower room with a walk-in shower, WC and a handbasin.


  • Open plan living area with a vaulted ceiling and multi-aspect windows that make the upstairs feel light and spacious in all weathers.
  • Seating area with a plump sofa, plush armchairs, a log burner and a TV. It's a lovely place to relax after a day's walking, sunbathing and sightseeing. An antique wooden dresser holds books and information about the local area as well as colourful crockery.
  • Kitchen/diner with fitted appliances that include a dishwasher, microwave, four-burner stove and a full-sized oven. Glazed doors open onto the patio with views of the paddock.

Outside: The private patio has a barbecue and seating area. Guests also have shared use of the wider grounds. There is off-street parking for two cars.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are provided. A travel cot is available on request. Guests to bring beach towels, dog towels, and cot bedding if required. Well-behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement and a weekly surcharge. Smoking is not permitted. Short breaks available out of peak season.

Cleave Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 21st May 2022 - Sat, 28th May 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sun, 29th May 2022 - Fri, 10th Jun 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 11th Jun 2022 - Fri, 24th Jun 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 25th Jun 2022 - Fri, 9th Sep 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 10th Sep 2022 - Fri, 30th Sep 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £390 - £450 | 3 nights: £585 - £645 | 4 nights: £780 - £840 | 5 nights: £975 - £995 | 6 nights: £995
Additional Notes: Please contact me for short break prices!

7 Nights

2 Nights

Sat, 1st Oct 2022 - Fri, 21st Oct 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2
Additional Notes: Please contact me for short break prices!

7 Nights

Min. 2 nights:
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Sat, 22nd Oct 2022 - Fri, 4th Nov 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Twin & 1 King)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7944 468431 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Katy Zoeftig
Member Since November 2021

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Cleave Cottage Noticeboard

Please contact me for last minute booking offers, short stay prices etc. You are welcome to bring a maximum of two dogs; there is a charge of £25 per dog per stay. You may use the washing machine and dryer, which are situated in an out-building and not in the cottage.

Last Minute Offers

Sat, 11 Jun 2022 for 6 nights, £795
Grab a lovely week or short break in Crackington.
Fri, 17 Jun 2022 for 2 nights, £395
Summer in Crackington....
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 for 2 nights, £420
Summer in Crackingotn Haven...

Cleave Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

  • Available
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* Calendar last updated: 23rd May 2022
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