Home to the Le Grice family for seven generations, Trereife House and Gardens is now open to the public and available for unforgettable weddings and tranquil getaways.
With the often rugged beauty of Cornwall drawing visitors from near and far, it is a true delight to stumble across a country house. They provide a stunning contrast to the wild scenery surrounding them, with their lovingly restored architecture and expertly kept gardens.
One such example is the handsome Trereife House and Gardens on the outskirts of Newlyn and Penzance – make sure you pronounce it Treave so that you blend in with the locals! In the six years since its appearance on the Channel 4 series, Country House Rescue, Trereife has become a successful bed and breakfast and a stunning location for weddings and events.
Until October, the gardens are now open on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday afternoons, with house tours at 2pm. The best part is, admission to the gardens costs just £3 per adult and £1 per child. For tea and a tour, it’s only £10!
The history of Trereife House is fascinating. The Queen Anne front is actually the back of an Elizabethan farmhouse, which can be seen from the cobbled courtyard to the rear. Overlooking this are two self-catering apartments and Trereife also offers bed and breakfast. The gardens include formal and informal areas and provide a peaceful haven in which to wander and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The walled garden contains medlar trees, the fruits of which are used to make jam. What’s more, the former tennis lawn is the perfect spot for a marquee, with Mount’s Bay visible in the distance.
So, whether you want to spend the afternoon exploring the grounds with a cake and coffee, fancy a relaxing break in the heart of west Penwith or want to hold your special day amidst elegance and romance, Trereife is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered.
TREREIFE HOUSE & GARDENS
Penzance TR20 8TJ