Treworgey Farm faces south, overlooking the beautiful Looe River Valley, with rolling green countryside stretching to the river and Looe in the distance. The medieval Treworgey Manor burnt down centuries ago. The ancient bakery and stables remain, together with the later Georgian farmhouse, cottages, stone barns (first recorded on the 1840 tithe map, but undoubtedly older) and the pretty Victorian farm-workers' cottages. Adjoining is Coombe Farm, lower down this valley, with a sleepy tranquillity of its own, overlooking patchwork pastures grazed by sheep. Treworgey was once a flower farm. Today, wild flowers amass on the lane-side banks between Treworgey and Coombe, especially during spring and early summer.
Your Cottage Home
Your home for your holiday is just that – a home from home. We hope that we have thought of everything you need, but if not, please ask and we will do our best to help. The cottages have all been restored by us with the aim of keeping the original features - and the charm - of the buildings intact. Each cottage interior is different, with emphasis on its own original features but with the same high quality, comfort and attention to detail throughout. Local, natural materials have been used wherever possible. Inside, you will find log fires, seriously comfortable beds, both antique and contemporary furniture, ancient beams, table lamps, pictures and books. Laura Ashley or Sanderson fabrics and Farrow and Ball colours sit with modern (generally German) appliances. Top this off with a lovely view and your own private enclosed garden and you may never want to leave.
To have a look at each individual cottage, choose from the drop-down menus ‘1 Bed Cottages’, ‘2 Bed Cottages’, ‘3 Bed Cottages’ or ‘4 Bed Cottages’ and select the cottage of your choice.
Your Private Garden
Every cottage has its own private garden and we take particular pleasure in them, having reclaimed them from a wilderness and replanted them ourselves. Every year we plant more. In early spring an avalanche of snowdrops and daffodils is followed by roses, flowering shrubs, and colourful flowerbeds throughout the summer. Wisteria, honeysuckle and roses climb the cottage walls.
In the summer months your garden is equipped with good quality garden furniture, sun umbrella and a barbecue – for garden dining or just to sit and enjoy the view and the wildlife. Bird seed is available in the Information Room and many guests feed and watch the birds in their garden, especially in the winter months. There is a wealth of wildlife on Treworgey's 150 acres and we frequently see badgers and foxes only a short distance from the cottages, and numerous species of birds.
The Pool with a View
The heated outdoor pool is particularly popular because it is in such a stunning setting. It enjoys the spectacular view down the valley towards the Looe River and is a sheltered and gardened sun trap. The pool is heated to 28.4°C/83°F+, weather permitting and is open from mid-May to mid-September, and at other times according to the weather (and at our discretion). Most years we have kept the pool open well into October.
Comfortable sun loungers and tables and chairs offer space to soak up the sun. For young children there is a paddling pool beside the main pool, and a playpen is provided to keep the very young and inquisitive out of the pool while parents swim. The pool is popular even in the rain, because it is so warm. Parents can comfortably sit and watch children swim from the warmth of the summer house, which has changing facilities, floats, a playpen and a loo. There is also an honesty-box freezer where you can help yourselves to delicious local ice-cream – a real treat!
For swimming out of our pool’s season, the Lux Park Leisure Centre indoor pool in Liskeard (15 mins) is popular and has a water flume for the kids.
Riding Here on the Farm – Just for Treworgey Guests
We have a licensed riding school at Treworgey. We offer riding lessons, and some supervised hacking through the beautiful countryside around Treworgey. Riding is available every weekday morning until lunchtime. Lessons are taken in the 60m x 20m outdoor area which has an all weather surface.Beginners are warmly welcomed, as are the more experienced who want training in dressage and showjumping.
For more detailed information on riding at Treworgey, please visit the Riding page of this website.
We have an all-weather hard surfaced tennis court – again, with a lovely view. You are welcome to borrow rackets and balls from the Information Room at any time (please just put them back again afterwards!) – or of course to bring your own if you prefer.
If you would like to take the catering out of self-catering why not let Jane and Hanna do the shopping, chopping and cooking – home-cooked suppers, cakes and afternoon teas can be delivered to your cottage most days from Coombe Kitchen.
Grocery Deliveries and Local Produce
We have an honesty-box local produce stall beside the Information Room, stocked by Janice at Lower Killigorrick Farm, who can also organise a veg or meat box (with her own organic produce) for your arrival. You can also order all your groceries and local delicious Cornish food to await your arrival in your cottage from food4myholiday.com. If you would like to order groceries from one of the supermarkets, Tesco and Waitrose deliver to this area.
There is a wealth of good, independent local restaurants in the area. These range from the excellent village pub in Duloe (about a mile and a half away) to little restaurants showcasing local seafood and seasonal produce in Looe and the surrounding fishing villages.
For the current Coombe Kitchen menu, prices and ordering information, as well as more information about local produce, how to go about grocery deliveries and eating out locally, please visit the Food page.
Explore the Farm’s 150 Acres
Treworgey is set amid some of the most beautiful countryside Cornwall and the Southwest can offer and our own farm is no exception. There is a wealth of wildlife on Treworgey’s 150 acres and some super walks. We frequently see badgers and foxes only a short distance from the cottages, and numerous species of birds. We have sketch maps to guide you on walks around the farm (right from your garden gate) where you will find views of the river and out to sea all to yourselves. Here on the farm you’ll find space for children big and little alike to run through a field, fly a kite, build dams in a stream, climb trees or picnic in a wood. In season you will find blackberries, elderflower, hazelnuts, chestnuts, field mushrooms and sloes ripe for picking around the farm.
The farm’s colour scene changes throughout the year. Spring usually comes a lot earlier in Cornwall! By the end of January we have Treworgey’s flowers: snowdrops. Thousands of them line the banks, paths and streams, left over from the days when Treworgey was a small flower farm, sending snowdrops and daffodils ‘up country’ to Covent Garden. The early double daffodils come in February. In March and April we have our own daffodils that we plant each year and camellias and rhododendrons - not to mention the abundance of wild flowers (including our magnificent bluebell wood) for which Cornwall is so well known. By mid-summer, rambling and climbing roses abound, and many are still flowering well into November.
Indoor and Outdoor Play
Our playroom has a fantastic hand-painted mural and a selection of big and small toys, table tennis and pool. Near the tennis court we also now have our ‘indoor beach’ – great if you experience some wet weather. This is a big sandy space with a net for volley or badminton and buckets and spades for the younger users too.
Outside, we have a playground with a log climbing frame, swing, slide and ropes, a sandpit and a Wendy House. Parents, sitting at the garden bench in the playground, can watch over youngsters and at the same time chat and enjoy the fantastic view. Nearby there are our pet rabbits and guinea pigs and also a really big sandpit with ride on diggers and tractors.
At the Information Room you can also borrow DVDs and board games to take back to the comfort of your cottage, tennis and badminton rackets to take to the court or the indoor beach, and wildlife quizzes and sketch maps for walks around the farm.
And of course there are the swimming pool, the riding school and our friendly animals to enjoy too.
We have a small menagerie of friendly animals for you to meet and animal feed-ups happen at 8.30am every weekday in the school holidays – and everyone is welcome to join in! (If you are here outside the holidays and would like to be involved in animal feeding-times please just come and see us.)
Our animals include Demelza the Kune Kune pig (who loves apples and carrots and a scratch on the tummy) and her best friend Florence the tame (bottle-reared) sheep, the ducks, chickens and Bert the guinea fowl (who love bread, and who may even lay an egg or two for you), Elsa, Trouble and Strife the goats (who love a friendly stroke), our pet guinea-pigs and rabbits (who love to be hand-fed fresh grass), Smokey and Bandit the stable cats (who will follow you home if you’re too nice to them!), a small flock of Jacob sheep and, in spring time, their very sweet brown and white lambs, and of course Bee, our little Lakeland Terrier-Poodle cross who you will see scampering about and sunbathing outside the office.
We also have about twenty horses and ponies. ‘About twenty’ because, apart from our riding school, we also have our own small eventing and breeding yard here. Each year we usually have at least one foal – some guests have even seen a foal born here!
Information Room & WiFi
Our Information Room is stacked with books, maps, timetables, leaflets and personal recommendations about the area. You’ll also find books on Cornwall and local wildlife, as well as magazines and there’s a sofa to sit and peruse and a log burner to keep you cosy. The DVD library, tennis rackets, badminton rackets and board games can also be borrowed from here at any time and we have Treworgey postcards, a small selection of ‘eco’ products (such as washing powder) and bird seed for sale with an honesty box system. Next door you’ll find Janice’s local produce stall stacked with jams, chutneys, her own vegetables and meat and sometimes even her own home-made cakes and ice cream – again available for you to help yourselves and use the honesty box 24 hours a day.
The Info Room has WiFi and a guests’ computer for you to use too. All the cottages also have WiFi for your use. Please bear in mind that we are a long way from the exchange with a rural internet speed.
In the beginning ...
In 1977, just back from honeymoon, we struck luck! We found and bought part of Treworgey Farm, then deserted and running to ruin amongst some of the loveliest scenery in Cornwall. We restored the cottages ourselves, refurbishing them with local materials, some family antique furniture and much anxious hunting through antique shops. We gradually bought the rest of Treworgey over a period of 30 years along with Coombe Farm, a charming farmstead several hundred years old, just 10 minutes walk along the lane, and we refurbished it in the same way, as we continue to do year by year.
Our three children, Jo, Holly and Alistair, are very privileged to have been brought up here and, until university, they had never lived anywhere else! Now Jo and her husband Alec have come home to take on much of the running of Treworgey and in 2010 they were married here too.
For pictures and more information about us and Treworgey's history, please click on the 'About us' picture link box to the right of this page.
We look forward to welcoming you to Treworgey. Linda & Bevis Wright and Jo & Alec Laing
For all Treworgey Guests 5 Star cottage with log fire and lovely views.
What our visitors have to say:
"Every year we think the cottage can't be improved upon, yet every year we find it has! Linda and Bevis (and Jo and Alec) do you every rest! Thank you as always for making it so exceptional."RICHARD AND LINDSEY ADAMS
"After countless visits, (we first stayed here in 1978) another wonderful stay. It just gets better. Very comfortable bed. Loved feeding the birds in the garden again. Scenery beautiful as ever. Be back soon."BARBARA AND DEREK LOWE
"Many visits to Treworgey over the last 30 years. Linda and Bevis have done so much here since the early years when they lived in the very small caravan, which was their home and booking office. It is always a pleasure to return and see the progress th ANNE AND DAVID MUNNINGS