Burgess - Self catering holiday cottage, Redruth, Cornwall, England - Sleeps 4
Trengove Farm with its listed farmhouse and buildings is surrounded by open fields and is ideally positioned between the old tin mining village of Illogan and the harbour side village of Portreath. Trengove is a working farm and retains all the charm of a bygone era whilst enjoying all the amenities of today.
The house, dates back to the early 1600ís and is full of character, with beautiful stained-glass windows, huge granite fireplaces, original staircases and beamed ceilings. It was also the home of a notorious 19th century smuggler, William Burgess, who was reputed to be the illegitimate son of Francis Bassett, Lord Dedunstanville of the Tehidy Estate.
Much of the charm and interest of the main building exists within the farm buildings that surround the farmhouse. These have been sympathetically renovated with extensive use of natural materials and are tastefully furnished to a high standard. The Roundhouse is a particularly interesting restoration of an old farm building and is a fine example of the care and attention to detail that has been invested in retaining the essential Cornish character of the buildings.
The farm is ideally situated to take advantage of both the coast and countryside, a choice of footpaths from the farm, either through a pleasant wooded valley or across open fields, leads down to Portreath with its sandy beach, or to some of the most spectacular Cliffside scenery in the country. Situated near to the entrance of the farm is Tehidy Country Park, a tranquil 250 acre site of woodland, lakes, footpaths and cycle trails as well as an impressive golf course.
The proximity of the A30 trunk road makes other areas and towns easily accessible. St. Ives and Falmouth are 25 minutes drive, The Lizard, Padstow and the renowned Eden Project are about 50 minutes, while the county town of Truro with its cathedral and high street shops is but twenty minutes away. Indoor swimming, go-karting, bowling and other games are available locally. Illogan and Portreath have a selection of shops, pubs, and restaurants. The closest supermarket is just two miles away.
- Beach Nearby
- Near Pub/Restaurant
- Garden/Outside Area
- Bike Storage
- Internet Access
- Golf Facilities Nearby
- Off-Road Parking
- Washing Machine
- Tumble Dryer
- Kingsize Bed
Burgess is named after the old smuggler that lived at Trengove. This is a sunny bright single storey cottage overlooking the central lawn and flower bed in the courtyard. The property can be entered through the back door which is only a few yards from the car park. This leads into a carpeted passageway which takes you into the rest of the property.
The living area has attractive wood effect flooring with two comfortable settees, coffee table and colour television. The kitchen/dining area has cupboards with striking tabasco coloured doors and a beech trim, where four people can comfortably sit at a locally made pine table. An arched doorway leads out of the living area on to the open, predominantly south facing patio courtyard.
The compact bathroom has a bath with a shower, toilet, washbasin and heated towel rail. On either side of this are two bedrooms, carpeted throughout, one with twin beds and the other with a double bed. An interesting feature of this cottage are the two tiny apertures with hand painted stained glass windows.
Low Season from £300
Mid Season from £425
High Season from £520
Peak Season £575
Star Rating: 4 Star
Changeover Day: Saturday
Cheque, Credit Card, Bank Transfer
Sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms (Double, Twin)