When we left Trereife after a three night stay, I wrote in the visitors' book "Wonderful house, lovely family, a real find", and it's all that and a bit more - something special. Our room - more a suite actually, was Coleridge. Large, bright and airy with lovely views across the parterre and grounds, with a distant view of the sea. The bathroom, again a pretty fair size, was well decorated and finished. The bed was a large double and very comfortable. The thing to acknowledge about Trereife is that it is still very much a family home, it is comfortably furnished as such, and well used and loved antiques abound. It is not a five star, boutique type hotel and doesn't set out to be. Look elsewhere if that's what you're after.
What you are assured of is a warm welcome, informality, the chance to meet interesting fellow visitors while enjoying a very substantial breakfast in the splendid dining room. The Le Grice family are proud of the house and its history and Tim Le Grice will be delighted to give a guided tour and potted history. The house is still being refurbished, a bit at a time. This does not mean disruption for guests. As with all old properties, it's a constant work in progress. We wish the family every success with what is a new venture for them. They certainly deserve to succeed. We'll be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Trereife House (pronounced Treave), a beautiful centuries old family owned Estate, steeped in history, is being lovingly restored by the 7th generation family and is now open to the public. The house and grounds offer an unforgettable setting for almost any occasion, warmly hosted by the Le Grice family, Tim, Liz, Georgie and Pete and their faithful hound Duke. The predominantly Queen Anne Manor House, which in parts dates back to the reign of Elizabeth 1, and the formal gardens, are set in rolling grounds, in the stunning countryside just outside Penzance, South West Cornwall. The location affords easy access to the beaches and the many other holiday attractions Cornwall provides, as well as a quiet retreat in the country, we have easy access to the main trunk roads and railway connections and Newquay airport is also within easy striking distance. We offer self-catering holidays on the estate, and bed and breakfast in our Queen Anne Manor and converted courtyard block. We regularly host country fairs, concerts, functions and other events and provide a unique setting and facilities for unforgettable weddings and other important occasions. The Estate also boasts home produce, a well known horse breeding stable and many other country family holiday pursuits suitable for all ages, as well as a treasure trove of history to explore. Whatever your interest we look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful much loved home, and to hosting whatever occasion you may wish to book, subject to availability. Join our mailing list to stay up to date with our exciting projects for 2012. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Trereife House Penzance, Cornwall