Cornwall LivingIssue #76
We catch up with Selina and Jason, founders of Trecombe Lakes, who tell us all about their story so far.
For Selina and Jason, founders of Trecombe Lakes, moving to Cornwall was a completely new chapter. Moving from east Sussex with three young boys, the pair had no idea where they were going to live or what they were going to do, however they knew that they wanted to launch their own business within the travel industry.
“We revisited the overgrown site that is now Trecombe Lakes and decided ‘this could be the one’.”
After a long search, and after losing one property when it fell through the day before exchanging, the couple came across some land and lakes near Constantine. “We went to have a look on a cold wet day in March 2012. It was a nightmare to even find as the whole site was overgrown and to start with, we totally discounted it as an option as it looked like too big a job.”
Around this time they decided to take a family break, staying in a camping pod. Roughly the size of a four-man tent, they had to bring all their own camping equipment, which, with three young boys, involved a lot of gear! “This got us thinking about designing our own fully-equipped pods that would be large enough to fit a kitchen and separate bathroom. We revisited the overgrown site that is now Trecombe Lakes and decided ‘this could be the one’.”
Selina and Jason have a number of years’ experience running their own companies, and they’ve also done their fair share of camping, having had some good and some not-so-good experiences. “That’s why we think Trecombe Lakes works so well, as you can experience the whole ambience of camping, with fire pits and barbeques, while having the comfort of a proper bed, your own shower and toilet!”
The rest, as they say, is history, and even now, the pair strives to push the business forward. In fact, they recently announced the completion of the first of six Eco Lakeside Lodges. This modular holiday home has been built with style, comfort and strong green credentials, and includes a log-fired Swedish hot tub on the decking, giving visitors that extra-indulgent option, perfect for special occasions where you want to relax and rejuvenate in the pinnacle of luxury.
Did you know?
The lakes at Trecombe are thought to have been blown out with explosives around 40 years ago. One local farmer tells Selina and Jason that he can remember the debris and dust falling on his farm!
"We revisited the overgrown site that is now Trecombe Lakes and decided ‘this could be the one’."