Trehudreth - Nic & Lucy
We love our home, our land and our animals - and lavish affection on all of it. We think it is really rather a beautiful little patch of paradise. Lucy works full-time as a carer and mentor for children with emotional difficulties, Nic is a full-time professional ecologist for the Cornwall Wildlife Trust. We manage our 14 acres of land specifically for its nature conservation and landscape interest and to inspire and educate people about the natural world.
Our Home & Location
Our patch and the 450 year old Trehudreth Cottage we call home is nestled in a steep-sided sheltered valley on the edge of the beautiful Bodmin Moor natural area and AONB.
The cottage is cosy and bright, but luxurious and snugg with a maintenance free oil cast iron range alight all year long warming the two foot thick granite walls, and real fires to be fed with our own supply of Cornish firewood stacked neatly in one of our two wooden haybarns....
Cloaked with ancient woodlands dripping with luxuriant rare mosses and flower-filled species-rich wildflower meadows, our land supports Otters, rare bats and butterflies - an oasis of calm right in the very heart of Cornwall, with easy access to its wild and windswept north coast white sand beaches or the calm, sheltered bays of the south coast. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Our home is a pleasure to be in and we love it, so will you. The animals are part of our home and whilst each one is eclectic, they are all adorable.
The Pointer puppies need feeding twice daily and keeping an eye on and should never be let off their leads together outside of our 1 acre garden but love being walked through the nearby Woodland Trust reserve or to the nearby CAMRA pub. Darwin is a cuddle machine and needs to give and receive lots of hugs; Wallace is the brains of the outfit and needs company and shared playing with his extensive ball collection!...
The ginger kitten is old and wise, needs feeding twice daily (though he will argue otherwise) with the odd stroke and pick up.
The Kunekune piggies are the easiest of all but thrive on company and you will definitely fall in love with them on their breakfast or dinner visits in any case.
Our Highland cattle need no special care except for the winter months, when the lovely ladies would appreciate soft warm hay from the well-stocked hay bans.
In the summer months, the underground orchid room needs watering, but easy-peasy instructions will be left and you'll want to linger and lounge in there for most of your time in any case...
Outside, the 14 acres of land looks after itself but we'd be grateful for a quick mow of the garden lawn to avoid a jungle to come back to. + More info
October 2018 | Elizabeth