Cornwall LivingIssue #93

Magnificent manor

Experience the beauty of Trereife House, a Grade II listed manor house and estate located in Penzance.

The centuries old manor house of Trereife has been lovingly restored by the 7th generation of the family and current owners. The present owner, Tim Le Grice, descends from Charles Valentine Le Grice who arrived at Trereife in 1798. Luckily for us, the estate is now open to the public throughout the year, providing unique bed and breakfast accommodation, a stunning wedding venue or a stand-out events space. 

Whatever your interest is, we look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful and much loved home.

With four beautiful bed and breakfast rooms to choose from, you too can access the profound beauty of Trereife. The country house breakfast is reason to stay in itself, featuring homemade bread, homemade medlar jelly from trees found on the estate and locally sourced meat. Or, if you prefer to fend for yourselves on holiday, you also have the option to stay in one of the self-catering apartments. We hear from Tim’s son, Peter, who tells us: “The location affords easy access to the beaches and the many other holiday attractions Cornwall provides. We are also a convenient stop-off before a trip to the Isles of Scilly or an evening at The Minack Theatre.” The estate even offers parking at a small fee to visitors who are heading to the Isles of Scilly, so you can be sure of your car’s safety while you’re away. 

As well as being able to experience Trereife through a stay in one of the gorgeous bedrooms, you can also book on to one of the house tours led by Tim, giving you the chance to learn about the estate’s history. And for even more of an overview of the estate, you can read Tim’s book, Trereife, soon to be published.

Like the house, the garden has a story to tell. “There are several different varieties of medlar fruit in the gardens,” says Peter. “The crop is harvested in mid-autumn and used to make medlar jelly to have with cold meats and on toast.” The estate serves its jelly at breakfast and it’s also available to buy in jars to take home. “Whatever your interest is,” Tim finishes, “we look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful and much loved home.”

Head to Trereife on 7th and 8th December for the ‘Christmas at Trereife’ fair. With seasonal shopping and festive food and drink served in the café courtyard, adult entry is just £2 and children can attend for free.

01736 362750

"Whatever your interest is, we look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful and much loved home.”