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Doyden House was built by Captain Herbert Latimer Conor, a former prison governor, at the beginning of the 20th century. He chose the location as his retirement home for its panoramic ocean views across Lundy Bay towards the Rumps. Whilst Polzeath, Rock and Port Isaac are all within 5 miles, Doyden House enjoys a peaceful location away from the crowds. For uninterrupted views of the ocean and immediate access to the coast path, look no further. The house now comprises four spacious apartments, arranged over two floors, all with magnificent sea views. The lawn around the house is perfect for soaking up the sun and the views on summer days, but the real fires in each of the apartments will add a warm and comforting touch on those days when the Atlantic storms lash the coast.

Conor is a comfortable, ground floor apartment with the benefit of its own small, grassed area just above the cottage. The view from the sitting room unfolds across headland and down to the coast with Pentire Head in the distance. Within the same building as Conor you’ll also find our other holiday cottages Rumps, Carnweather and Mouls.

The inlet of Port Quin bay, a rockpooler’s paradise, is just a short walk away. The popular beaches of Rock, Polzeath, Port Isaac are all within 4 miles.

Port Isaac, Polzeath, Rock and Padstow offer an array of shops, art galleries and restaurants whilst Doyden House enjoys a peaceful location away from the crowds. Some say this is the most spectacular coastline in North Cornwall.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Hall, sitting/dining room with open fire, kitchen, double bedroom (with 5' bed), bathroom with separate shower cubicle.
Visitor notes

Heating: Electrorad eco heating, night store heating and convector heating included

Parking: Ample, level parking outside Doyden House.

Garden: Conor has a shared grassed area at the rear of the cottage.

Telephone: Guests can use telephone to make outgoing calls, please note that it does not accept incoming calls.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm.

Free entry to Tintagel Old Post Office on production of booking details subject to seasonal opening hours.

Logs/Charcoal: Environmentally friendly briquettes for use on the fire can be bought at the time of booking or whilst at the cottage.

Local suppliers: Discount offered to National Trust guests for these outdoor activity providers offering kayaking, surfing, coasteering and much more Cornish Rock Tors and Outdoor Adventures.

Cottage details
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Single storey
  • Cot
  • Shared telephone
  • Shared tumble dryer
  • Shared washing machine
  • Television
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer


Things to see and do nearby

A magnolia blooming at Trengwainton Garden, Cornwall © Stephen Robson

Cornwall may be steeped in Celtic history yet it also offers the uncomplicated joy of a day spent by the sea. From the picture-box charms of the villages and towns of St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to the raw natural beauty of the coast, one trip to this part of the world is often just the start of many more. Remember to pack some good walking boots and you will be set for life!

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  • South West Coast Path
  • Wadebridge
  • Bird watching
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • coasteering
  • kayaking
  • surfing.
National Trust places to visit
Tintagel Old Post Office
Tintagel Old Post Office One of the Trust's most delightful medieval buildings, enhanced by a cottage garden
Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps
Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps Dramatic coastline with views over massive rock stacks
Boscastle Picturesque harbour and village on the north Cornish coast
Lanhydrock Magnificent late Victorian country house with extensive servants' quarters, gardens and wooded estate
Trerice Elizabethan manor house with fine interiors and delightful garden
Lawrence House
Lawrence House Beautiful Georgian town house


Comments from past visitors

  • Ms C Tasker
    • October 2016
    • Somerset

    The location was so much more than we expected, uninterrupted, heartbreakingly beautiful views of the sea & sky. We knew we were in heaven even before we got out of the car. We watched sunrises & sunsets. We could hear & see the ocean from the window. Our first holiday, just the two of us. We'll remember it for ever. It almost broke my heart to leave.

  • Anonymous
    • September 2016
    • Unknown
    Excellent property

    The position of the property was excellent and so was the way it was maintained and cleaned. We had all we needed to enjoy our holiday including great weather.

  • Mr Sanderson
    • March 2016
    • Dorset
    Exceeded expectations

    The welcome tray was a delight to find, as were the local maps, rucksack, picnic blanket and so on, everything we needed was in the cottage. The fresh flowers were also lovely. The position of the cottage was breath taking and exceeded expectations.

  • Anonymous
    • December 2015
    • Unknown
    Beautiful location

    Beautiful location, even with winter storms. Generally the NT cottages are a bit expensive as I'm on my own but this December offer was exceptional value. Very good presentation and helpful caretaker.

  • Mr Beard
    • December 2015
    • Hampshire
    Made enjoyable...

    Fantastic quality house and superb location.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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