Trevego is an old and magical place. We have spent the last couple of years bringing the house back to life, and now we would like to be able to travel a bit – especially to see our growing family of grandchildren – which is why we hope to find exactly the right people to care for our animals and this wonderful house.
Our Home & Location
Trevego is set in a working farm, so we are surrounded by cattle and sheep, with Dales ponies in the fields immediately around the house. The garden is mainly grass, with familiar Cornish shrubs like camellias and hydrangeas, and beyond the garden are the old outbuildings that served a prosperous agricultural life in years gone by.
The house itself was originally built before 1500, then extended in 1580, reconfigured in 1650, refurbished with the rest of the Boconnoc estate in the 18th century, and given a final overhaul at the end of the 19th century. Other than that, it hasn’t really been touched! It’s now a comfortable and very welcoming house, where you will have your own en suite shower room not far from your four-poster bed. You’ll get the idea from the photographs....
The nearest town is Lostwithiel, about three miles away, where you will find an excellent range of local shops, and even a Michelin-starred restaurant. And it’s got a lot of history too, from being a medieval Stannary town, to a Royalist stronghold in the Civil War, and then one of the main hubs for Brunel’s Great Western Railway.
Further afield, the south coast boasts idyllic beaches like Polridmouth and Lantic Bay, and towns like Looe, Fowey and Charlestown continue Cornwall’s maritime life. And even the north coast isn’t far away, making Tintagel, Port Isaac (Doc Martin’s Port Wenn), Polzeath and Padstow within easy reach. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
When you come to stay at Trevego, the only real responsibility is the animals. The dogs just need loads of affection, plus breakfast and supper of course, and they are now quite old enough (and lazy enough) not to demand long walks – unless you feel like it!
The cats, like all cats, will think of you as “staff”. They will demand food when necessary, and cuddles at any time. Usually all the time....
The birds don’t need cuddles, although Hagrid the gander does like having his chest scratched (but take care if he’s feeling frisky…). All they really need is to have their feeders topped up each day, and a regular supply of water. And the peacocks will tap on the front windows for their evening treat of a bowl of corn. You’ll get familiar with their musical hooting. + More info
June 2018 | Ali