Bullpen Cottage

Built in the 17th century and originally a bullpen, Bullpen Cottage is both a rural and coastal, luxurious retreat in North Cornwall.

Set in the beautiful Porth Valley near Watergate Bay, in the peaceful hamlet of Lower Trewince Farm, Bullpen Cottage is less than a five minute drive to the spectacular Cornish beaches of Porth, Whipsiderry and Watergate Bay.

Whilst Bullpen is in both a rural and coastal setting, surrounded by rolling hillside, wildlife and birds, the cottage is only 3 miles from central Newquay and the famous Fistral Beach, renowned for its surfing. Newquay airport is only a ten minute drive away and with the A30 within a few miles distance, Bullpen is situated perfectly for venturing off to other Cornish destinations for those days out.

2 Bedrooms

sleeps 4 guests


  • BT Infinity broadband
  • Smart TV
  • Log burner
  • Central heating
  • Spectacular views
  • Fresh water supply
    bored from the property

2 Double bedrooms

One of the double rooms has a zip & link bed, if you wish to have that room set up as a twin. Please let us know when you book, otherwise it will be set up as a double bed as standard.

1 Bathroom

  • Large walk in shower & bath
  • Linen and towels

Cook, dine, relax

The property

Unique cottage with quality fixtures & fittings

Bullpen Cottage has been luxuriously renovated this year to ensure your stay is perfect. With a fully equipped new kitchen, you can open the doors to extend your dining outside in the fresh air, barbeque day and night on the south facing deck or on those colder days, cook up a storm or bake some delicious homemade treats before retreating to cosy up in the lounge in front of the log fire.



  • Rangemaster - kitchen range
  • Fridge freezer (Fisher & Paykel)
  • Dishwasher (Fisher & Paykel)
  • Washer/dryer

Safety features

  • Smoke detector
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit

Sun deck & courtyard

  • Walled, south facing suntrap
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor shower
  • Outdoor seating dining & lighting
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The local area


Bullpen Cottage is uniquely set among the green rolling hills of the pretty Porth Valley yet is still only 1.5 miles from the beach. Rich in wildlife from horses, sheep, deer, rabbits, foxes, ducks, butterflies, birds and more. It’s a ideal spot to observe some of nature’s finest in their natural environment.

With tree lined lanes on your doorstep you can explore on foot the walks to the beaches, local pubs, shops or nearby villages.

This is an ideal location; leading to nearby beautiful beaches, pubs, shops and other villages. It all just depends on how far you want to walk. Please click on the tab below for more information and estimated timings.

Beaches | Walking | Surf

Porth Beach

Family friendly, golden sand beach. Dog friendly from October through to the end March. Local amenities. Walking: 25 – 30 mins along quiet tree lined country lanes into Porth itself which is then paved next to the road. Fairly hilly.

Whipsiderry Beach

Secluded beach, good to escape summer crowds. Limited parking at the side of the road. Walking: 20-25 mins walk through quiet tree lined country lanes (fairly hilly) and across the road at the end of the lane. Then many steps await you to access the beach. Surf: A beach break favouring lefts & protected from south-west winds, works on low to mid-tide.

Watergate Bay

A beautiful long stretch of golden sand beach with a backdrop of cliffs. Dog friendly all year round. Amenities include restaurants and bistros (Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, both Zachary’s and The Living Space at the Watergate Bay Hotel and The Beach Hut), a pub, surf shop, surf schools, ample parking. Walking: 30 mins through quiet tree lined country lanes passing through the local farm followed by walking along the main road for 500 metres before you can join the coastal footpath above the beach. Surf: Long stretch of fun beachbreaks, popular also with kite surfers.

Fistral Beach

Long stretch of golden sand beach close to the centre of Newquay. Surf centre and all facilities on the beach including restaurants and bars. Dog friendly all year round. Can be busy in the summer. Site of the World Qualifying Series surf event and many other competitions throughout the year. Surf: Beachbreak peak, usually bigger at the North end than South Fistral.More nearby beaches …

• Little Fistral


• Great Western

• Tolcarne

• Lusty Glaze

Mawgan Porth


Beach guide >

Surf guide >

Walking tours >

National Trust

Parks close by include the spectacular Bedruthan Steps & Trerice and Trelissick Gardens, which are just a short drive away.

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There is an abundance of great eateries locally any time of the day, whether it be overlooking the sea and the sand, in a local Cornish village or in the hustle and bustle of nearby Newquay or further afield still. We’ve listed just some of our favourites below but there are many more depending on whether you want a family friendly traditional pub with local ales to more modern bars with gin and locally brewed ales.

We love living in Cornwall and we want you to have an amazing time here too. We are happy to help you arrange any aspects of your stay from surf board hire, restaurant bookings and having tried and tested most things ourselves, we can give you the locals’ recommendations too. Please find a few of our recommendations listed below and if you have any special requests; send us a message or ask us when you arrive.

Watergate Bay

The Beach Hut

Great for an extreme hot chocolate after a walk on the beach or breakfast, lunch or dinner overlooking the bay.

Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen

Breakfast, lunch, dinner or cocktails, overlooking Watergate Bay.


Restaurant within the Watergate Bay Hotel.

The Living Space

Relaxed restaurant within the Watergate Bay hotel overlooking the beach.

Wax (pub)

Serving food all day. Sea views from the upper outside decking.


Bush Pepper

Australian owned and inspired restaurant in Newquay and one of our personal favourites for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Great food.

The Garden

Set in Trenance Gardens near the boating lake in Newquay, The Garden offer breakfast, lunch and amazing cake for afternoon tea.


Restaurant overlooking the boating lake in Newquay. Great for any meal of the day.

Lewinnick Lodge

Restaurant on the Pentire Headland overlooking the sea. with views across to Fistral.

Lusty Glaze

Restaurant on the beach, accessible via many steps down to the beach from the cliff top. Dog menu available too on certain days.


• 55 yards • Lewinnick Lodge • The Red Lion • The Carnmarth

Mawgan Porth

Scott & Babs (Retorrick Mill)

Quirky bar and great food, set in the valley, a mile and a half behind Mawgan Porth beach.


Seafood restaurant overlooking the beach.

Gusto at the Park

Breakfast lunch and dinner, casual dining.


With Newquay just a ten minute drive from Bullpen Cottage, everything else you may need is available nearby. This includes several large supermarkets, local butchers and bakeries and many other shops specialising in local produce & crafts.