Trevince is soon to be transformed into a fabulous Cornish shopping experience with a country house Christmas feel.
From a lost medieval house to a modest Elizabethan country house to a grand redevelopment, Trevince has certainly seen its fair share of architectural changes over the years.
Set in 270 acres of farm and woodland near Redruth, Trevince is adjacent to the ‘richest square mile in the world’, coined in the 19th century when the area was rich in copper. After a redevelopment by Cornish architect James Piers St Aubyn in 1866, the estate now stands proudly overlooking St Wennapa’s Church. The sweeping driveway brings you to a classical portico entrance and illustrates the grandeur of the place.
The Trevince estate has roots deep in history and has been in the same family for over 20 generations. However, current owners Richard and Trish Stone have their sights set firmly on the future, with big plans to develop the site into a destination shopping experience, a café featuring Cornish food products, artisan workshops, garden walks and outdoor performance areas.
“Trevince comes alive when it’s full of people, and we are privileged to be able to share Trevince with the community”, says Richard Stone, who took over the property from his parents ten years ago.
Their ambitious ten-year plan will transform the current estate and gardens into a special country house experience that the Stones can share with the public. This winter, the family will launch their new project, A Country House Christmas, which sees the gothic-style hall, Adam-style drawing room and cosy library turn into a retail event specifically for Christmas shopping in a relaxed environment.
Showcasing local silversmiths and textile artists as well as unique gifts from Britain, Europe and North America, the event takes place from 25th to 27th November and again from 2nd to 4th December. “Trevince looks its best at Christmas”, says Trish, “we want people to enjoy the country house Christmas experience as much as we do.”
The café at Trevince will be serving delicious coffees and teas, light lunch and afternoon tea for visitors to the
Gwennap, Redruth TR16 6BA