Arrive to your fully prepared cottage with milk in the fridge, a lit wood-burner, toys and games for your children. Marvel at the Cornish Gardens, explore a coastal trail, relax in your cottage, walk your dog at Polkerris beach or eat pizza at Sam's restaurant, all within 10 minutes drive. Within walking is the Eden Project and ice skating-rink, historic Charlestown harbour, the China Clay trails, and the secluded Luxulyan valley with her ancient leats and mining relics – an ideal exploration for you and your pets. Dine at Rick Steins in Padstow within 40 minutes, walk on the moor or simply play tennis at Tregrehan Garden. Surf within 40 minutes at Fistral, Watergate or Polzeath beach. Forget the car, take a day excursion by train to St Ives. So much to do!
Tregrehan Garden and Cottages
Short breaks Our pet friendly two bedroom cottage, the Gamekeeper's, offers a reduction for a couple only plus pet. We also have a single occupancy rate
WiFi Cottage payment can now be made online using a credit or dedit card, with secure hosting
At the end of the lime tree alley the road passes through the woods and directs you into a large courtyard. Guarding the entrance to this courtyard sits the Gamekeeper's Cottage. The Gamekeeper's is one of five honest and very comfortable accommodations within the garden. Mary Long, daughter of the Gamekeeper, married G.C Carlyon in 1856 and emigrated to New Zealand. Their son Arthur Spry Gwavas Carlyon born in New Zealand, one of five children, inherited the estate from his brother Jovey. Their offspring continue as caretakers of the Tregrehan Estate today
Autumn / Winter breaks, wood included and the wood-burners are lit for your arrival
Cut from pink stone mined locally in the mid 19th century these Grade II listed cottages lie to the north and west side of the cobbled courtyard. Traditional wood and stone wall techniques are used to retain Tregrehan's architectural heritage
Each cottage has been thoughtfully designed with a private outlook and enclosed garden. To the north and adjacent to the Gamekeeper's Cottage and over the three-bayed carriage house, the remnants of the grain mill flank the Coach House and the Spry's Cottages. The Spry's conservatory was built as a very ornate piggery in the 1850's. The courtyard of the Coach House is surrounded by archways on 3 sides deigned to create an attractive cloister-like effect, fashionable in the Reptonian style. These were cowhouses
Pets are very welcome in the Coach House and the Gamekeeper's cottages
On the west side of the courtyard, the Mews and the Old Stables were converted from the stables. This fine gabled building was largely built in 1836 by William Carlyon. The Old Stables spans the first floor of the building and is reached by a western entrance and garden. The Mews, like the Gamekeeper's, is entered from within the courtyard and retains its original 22-light sash windows and most of the stalling timbers internally.
Changeover day is Friday (the Old Stables, Coach House and the Spry's), Thursday (Gamekeeper's and the Mews) or Monday (the Mews) 4 pm arrival and 10am departure. Out of season the changeover day is flexible
Energy conservation and recycling. To help reduce our carbon footprint we have replaced and double lined curtains throughout the cottages. All ceilings are fully insulated. In the Mews, the bathroom ceiling has been lowered to reduce it's heating requirements. Water heaters have been upgraded. Some windows are internally glazed. A total of 12kw solar energy supplements the cottage electricity
Electricity costs are included in the rent, however, we do urge you to be responsible and use the heating wisely. As a general guide if you prefer to dress without seasonal adjustment, then we do not advise you to stay with us in the winter months. Please use the curtains and wood burners
The council recycles glass bottles and jars, tin cans, paper and cardboard, plastic bottles only. Recycling bags are located at all cottages. Compost bin available on request