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Tregoninny Farm and Woodland
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Tregoninny Farm and Woodland
Wiltshire, UK
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very run down. Beware - business has been sold - not as advertised.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2011

We stayed at the Tregoninny Farm & Woodland B & B on Sat 30th July 2011. I booked it on the recommendation of another B & B which was full (Spring Cottage B & B) and on looking at the photos on the web site - it looks idyllic and just what we wanted. However - immediately on arrival I realised that something was wrong. The hanging baskets that looked so wonderful on the photos on their web site were full of weeds, as were the flower boxes outside all the windows. There were broken flower pots on the floor where a car had reversed in to them a week or so before our arrival (so we were told later). The gardens have been left to overgrow, there are no lovely flowers in pots anywhere at all - in fact all the pots look a mess as they are just full of weeds. The pond looks an awful mess with pipes and parts lying all around the pond and grass beside it. The windows at the back are a terrible mess with paint flaking off. There was even a dirty broken casserole dish on the wall which remained there for our whole stay. It really was not as advertised at all and a real mess - such a shame as it could be absolutely wonderful.

The bed linen does not look anything like the pictures on the web site and smelt damp and stale - as did the serviettes we had at breakfast. The carpets in the large barn - where some of us stayed - are all marked with various stains and the bathrooms look very tired.

There are piles of furniture stacked up in the room next to the conservatory and generally mess all over the place. The lady who cleans – does leave the rooms very clean – so that’s not an issue and she works incredibly hard – you can see that.

I went to see Colin - the owner - to say how disappointed and embarrassed I was about the place as it was nothing like the pictures on the brochure I was holding up and showing him. To be fair - he was really honest and said he could understand if we wanted to move to elsewhere and apologised and said that he and his wife have separated and they've sold the business but it's taken a long time to go through. Hence the place has not been given the love and care it needs. As there were so many of us (a group of 9), there was no way we could find anything else at 2pm on a Saturday afternoon in school holidays - so we had to stay.

We all agreed that we would have to stay and just overlook the problems and try and make the most of the night we had there. We only stayed 1 night - I cancelled the 2nd night my family were going to stay on as I did not feel comfortable staying.

Colin did clear up the pots that were left broken and in pieces by the time we came back to the B & B that evening after a trip out - so he had tried to tidy up, but there is so much to do - it really will take a long time to knock it back in to shape. Even if there were some lovely flowers in the hanging baskets and window boxes - which don't cost the earth - it would have made a difference - but really - the place needs a huge amount of TLC again to bring it back up to what's being advertised on the web site.

We did stay for breakfast as that was included in our price - and to be fair - that was fine - nothing startling but just fine. The linen serviettes did smell awful though - again as if they'd been left damp. We did laugh about it as we drove out of the place - but - to be honest - it's not as advertised and people should be aware.

Once the new owners knock it in to shape - it will be back to a lovely looking B & B I am sure.

Good luck to Colin and I feel terrible about their situation and wish him and his family the best of luck in the future. But really felt I should warn other people who may be thinking of staying to not expect it to look as it does on their web site as it clearly does not any longer. A real shame.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank TracyB_Wiltshire
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Bristol
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2010

As a disabled male, i travelled to Tregoninny Farm on my own and awaited the arrival of my 2 daughters. I meet the carers from Taylors Care Company at the train station who were caring for myself while i was staying here. Upon arrival the both hoist's was found to be not working properly and the LOLER test was out of date by 2 years!!! Subsequently the 'farmer' removed the operating battery from the hoist. Taylors Care Company went out of their way too find a hoist that was working correctly. Without Taylors Care Company my holiday would of been ruined. I think Tregoninny Farm need to inprove and up date their brouchre to truley appeal to disabled people.

  • Stayed August 2010
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Andy_1960
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Huxley, Iowa
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2010

We spent a long weekend at Tregoninny with our family and some extended family. Both families had young children and we were easily housed in very comfortable rooms. The rooms were nicely decorated and had gorgeous views! The hosts were quick to greet us and make sure we were comfortable, offering us tea or wine as needed.

During the trip our two year old became sick and Colin and others were quick to ask what we might need to make her feel better. While the area is quite isolated, the children enjoyed exploring the farm by foot. It is perfectly situated for visiting all the sites in Cornwall. The drive is gravel but definitely manageable and quite lovely during the spring when we were there.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank suzy1011
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
127 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2010

Highly recommended for location and value for money.

Rooms more than adequate and a great breakfast.

Location provides peace and quiet with terrific views well worth braving the driveway for.

Genuine and friendly owner.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank OldP
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Budmouth
Level Contributor
56 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2010

Reading previous reviews, I wondered if this was the same place, as it's obviously fallen a long way.

We were pleasantly welcomed, and shown to our room. Very basic, no wardrobe, just a hanging rail. The TV was plugged into an extension lead, the cable of which appeared through the ceiling and was stapled to the wall. The bathroom was opposite the room across the corridor. Horror of horrors, we had to share it with all the other rooms on that floor! As there were so many of using it, we were constantly running out of loo roll and having to go and ask for more. The room was clean, the beds were pushed together to make a double but the head board was loose, so every movement caused it to bang against the wall - anything more strenuous than turning over in bed was out of the question..... There were tea making facilities, which were not replenished in the two days we stayed, nor was the room made up.

There was a beautiful conservatory looking out over a fabulous view where it would have been very pleasant to sit and chat and read with a cuppa but as the tea room was closed, we had to leave to get any refreshments. People were going in to town, and coming back with bags of supermarket food and eating it in the conservatory! There were a lot of guests, they could have made themselves a fortune selling food and drinks but didn't seem too bothered.

They really should do something about that drive, it's positively dangerous! Nearly a mile of loose stones and extremely muddy with a deep drop on one side, and very few places to pass if anyone comes the other way. A guest got stuck in the mud and had to be towed out by the owner, and sank so far down that it caused damage to the underneath of his car. Not so good for the able-bodied, but what if it had been one of the disabled guests?

The place seemed to be run by two chaps on their own with a lady and another chap who appeared sporadically. They need more staff, obviously.

We needed a cab, so I went down to ask if someone could call us one. We were grumpily given a card, and told that they left the cards on view so that we could call them for ourselves. I pointed out that as there was no mobile coverage, we couldn't, so I was allowed to use the 'phone in the kitchen. It was so filthy that I didn't actually want to touch it.

Having said all that, the facilities for the disabled were fantastic, and highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank budmouthbabe
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Birmingham UK
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2008

The farm had not been our initial first choice for a place to stay as we were aiming to go to the Eden Project but we were absolutely delighted. After navigating the beautiful but rather imposing off road track for nearly a mile to the house, we were met by a wonderfully welcoming host. He offered us drinks and the opportunity to sit in the stunning conservatory while we acclimatised ourselves. The drive isn't for the feint hearted but it really is worth it. When you get to the end, it feels like you're in the middle of nowhere.

We stayed in a regular double en suite room. The former out-buildings have been converted to be the bed and breakfast rooms so each feels more like a self-contained apartment and each has it's own private entrance. The centre has also been very thoughtfully designed for those with mobility difficulties. Neither of us found those adaptations to be intrusive in the space and the walk in shower was lovely. There was also a bath so we benefited from both options.

The breakfasts were very nice and the family who run the site are more than welcoming to all. It's well worth a visit, the views are worth seeing on their own!

  • Liked — The accommodation and welcome from the staff
  • Disliked — The drive - but it's not prohibitive
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
Helpful?
Thank DevonJo
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UK
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2008

We stayed in a spacious suite comprising of: a master bedroom (complete with beams and high ceilings); a single bedroom; bathroom with shower over bath; and well equipped lounge.

The breakfast was substantial and very good quality. The choice of cereals was particularly amazing and the full English breakfast was served hot and fresh every day.

We found this B&B excellent value for money and would return here again. The driveway up to the farm is quite long (a mile) and has work still to be done, therefore, slow, careful driving would be advised.

  • Liked — overall comfort
  • Disliked — driveway
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank lyonshaw
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Property: Tregoninny Farm and Woodland
Address: Tresillian TR2 4AR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Tresillian
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Tresillian
Number of rooms: 11
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Tregoninny Farm And Woodland Tresillian, Cornwall

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