Frequently asked questions
What do I need to bring?
Bedlinen is provided as are hand-towels, bath towels and face cloths. Please bring your own beach towels as ours are not to be taken out of the cottages. If using our travel cots we do not provide cot linen, blankets etc so please bring these with you. In the kitchen we provide tea-towels, an oven-glove and kitchen roll. We also provide salt and pepper, olive oil, tinfoil and cling-film, washing-up liquid and a sponge. All our cottages are self-catering - we provide a small amount of the following to last a day or two after which you will need to provide your own: tea, ground coffee, sugar, Lavazza 'A Modo Mio' coffee pods, dishwasher tablets, loo roll, soap and toiletries. Our tap water comes from our own private supply and tastes delicious so there's no need to bring bottled water.
What's in my welcome pack?
Subject to availability your welcome pack will include a pint of Cornish milk, a pack of Cornish butter, half a dozen eggs from our hens and a home-made cake and loaf of bread. Please advise us on booking if you have any special dietary requirements and we will do our best to provide substitutions.
Do you have laundry facilities?
We have a shared utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer and clothes racks. We raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and have a suggested donation of £1 per use of each of the washing and drying facilities. Please help us raise money for this vital organisation that helps keep us all safe on our beaches and in the water. If you fancy a holiday from domestic duties, we can arrange for a local company to collect your washing and drop it off again for a cost of £10 per large bag. If staying longer than 7 days we provide a free weekly change of bedlinen and towels. Additional changes can be provided if required at a cost of £16 per super-king-size, £14 per king-size, £12 per double and £10 per single. Additional changes of towels can be provided at a cost of £6 per bath sheet, £3 per hand-towel and £1 per face-cloth.
Do you provide a housekeeping service?
If you would like your cottage cleaned during your stay this may be arranged with a day or two's notice. The cost varies according to the size of the cottage - Mill Barn £75, Stable Cottage £50, Shippon and the Wagon £30. Please tidy your belongings before you go out for the day so that we have access to clean and make beds.
Do you provide meals?
A local company, Angels in the Kitchen, produce delicious, excellent quality home-cooked meals, using fresh, local ingredients, which are then frozen and delivered to Tredarrup ready for you to pop in the oven once you've unpacked or returned from a day out. They can also provide a private chef service if you would like a restaurant quality meal with family or friends without having to worry about babysitters, who's driving or booking taxis. Please see their website www.angelsinthekitchen.co.uk for full details.
Can I have my shopping delivered?
Absolutely. No need to waste valuable holiday time trawling round the supermarket when you can shop before you leave home. A local farm shop, who sell delicious Cornish produce as well as everyday essentials, will deliver your shop to us on the day of your arrival - see www. food4myholiday.com for details. In addition Waitrose, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Asda all deliver to Tredarrup and we are happy to take delivery for you on the day of your arrival. Please advise us of your delivery time slot in advance if this is the case. We advise booking your delivery slot a few weeks in advance of your holiday during peak periods as they do get booked up. Guests are welcome to organise other deliveries, such as Amazon etc, during their stay however please be aware that, although we live on-site, we are not here all day so if your delivery needs to be signed for please either arrange for a time when you will be here or arrange with us in advance if you would like us to take delivery for you.
What's the internet and phone signal like?
We have super-fast fibre broadband at Tredarrup and this is available in the main living/kitchen/dining areas of all the cottages. However due to the thick stone walls it can be difficult to get signal in the bedrooms. Mobile reception is generally very good: Three, BT Mobile, O2 and EE have good 3G coverage. Again however, due to the thick stone walls, indoor coverage can be variable depending on where you are in the property. Vodafone seems to be the only network that has very patchy coverage in this area.
Are dogs allowed?
Assistance dogs are very welcome at Tredarrup at no additional cost - please advise us when booking if you are planning to bring an assistance dog. We welcome 3 dogs in Stable Cottage and 2 in Shippon at a cost of £25 per dog per week/short stay. Sorry, but we no longer accept dogs in Mill Barn and The Wagon. Dogs must not be left unattended in the cottages at any time and must not be allowed on the furniture. There is a large paddock for them to enjoy and where they can run off-lead but they must be kept on a lead in the shared garden area, courtyard and parking area.