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Luxury cottages set in the sustainably managed Trelowarren Estate with heating via a biomass boiler using wood from the estate, an ozone pool, tap water fed by the estate’s springs and delicious local foods served at an award winning restaurant.

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Rooms: 6xDouble, 50xTwin/Double, 13xDouble Sofabed, 3xDouble Bunk

7 days Low Season range: £450 for 4-6 people, £950 for 8-10 people. High Season range: £1660 for 4-6 people to £2650 for 8-10 people

Meals: **AA Rosette Restaurant
Open: Year round (including Christmas)
Address: Trelowarren Estate, Helston, , Cornwall, TR12 6AF
reviewed by greentraveller

Why we've chosen Trelowarren

Staying at the historic 600 year old Cornish estate you will be able to step straight out of your cottage directly into the 1000 acres of serene pasture and woodland which surround your own garden area.

Follow the bosky, winding path to the Helford River which inspired Daphne Du Maurier to write Frenchman’s Creek; enjoy Rococo gardens designed by Dionysus Williams (under restoration); visit the ancient Halliggye Fogou, a mysterious neolithic chamber.

Choose from a selection of properties; delightful old-fashioned cottages restored to the highest standards; award winning conversions of the old estate buildings; or newly built eco-friendly houses. All are heated by our Bio-mass boiler and benefit from tap water fed by the estate springs. We welcome children (and dogs!) and each property has a child-friendly garden.

We are proud to provide the main exhibition and retail space for the Cornwall Crafts Association Gallery and Shop, which are located in the estate’s Georgian stable-block. The gallery houses a changing portfolio of multi-media crafts, including pottery and ceramics, textiles, jewellery, sculpture and furniture.

Also in the stable yard is our award winning New Yard Restaurant, where you can enjoy locally sourced, delicious 2* food. Or order picnic lunches and homemade pizzas baked in our wood-fired oven, for your trips around the glorious Lizard Peninsula and county of Cornwall. Alternatively, spend the day on the estate enjoying our all-weather tennis court, swimming pool and glorious walks.

Our swimming pool is located within the old walled garden, which is a natural suntrap. The pool combines the latest green technology with organic construction materials. Lined with river pebbles, it is largely surrounded by natural decking and features a separate children’s pool. We try to keep it at a constant 28-degrees Celsius (82 Fahrenheit) from mid March to the end of October by the same carbon-neutral system that heats the houses.

While you are at Trelowarren you will of course enjoy the exceptional comfort, warmth and the stylish finish in our houses - but don't be deceived. You can be comfortable and green.

>> With a thousand acres of land, woodland and foreshore, the ancient Trelowarren estate on Cornwall's Helford River, is hosting a Land to Table event.  The New Yard Restaurant's new head chef Jeff Robinson will be marking the seasons with estate guests and expert forager Zoe Hawes, gathering such wild delicacies as fungi and herbs, wild watercress and three-cornered-leek, kelp and sea lettuce, along with home grown tomatoes, 15 types of apple and other seasonal fruit and veg.

All this bounty will be added to Trelowarren's gorgeous variety of ethically raised, locally sourced ingredients to turn into “Land to Table” foraged feasts on the Saturdays of March 18, May 13 and October 7 2017. At a cost of £95 per person, from 11am to 3pm guests staying in the estate's luxury holiday cottages are welcome as well as day visitors.

Anna ShepardReviewed by Anna Shepard:

"The accommodation and grounds are gorgeous - I'm sure that being able to build up a long-term relationship with the place would be deeply rewarding. It’s fantastic for families, too, as children can explore the woods and run wild together, while their parents relax by the pool."

Read Anna Shepard's full review of Trelowarren

Why is this a greener holiday?

To truly minimise the environmental impact, guests are encouraged to arrive by public transport: the train station is Falmouth. From there, when available the owners can collect guests from the station by prior arrangement. Onsite the owners have taken a number of green measures to reduce the environmental impact of their tourism business and contribute positively to their surroundings.

Top eco features at Trelowarren

  • Biomass boiler fuelled by host's own wood

  • Water from very own springs so no need for plastic packaging or chemicals

  • Recycles as much as possible

  • Built using natural materials



Trelowarren, Cornwall, England
Nearest train station: Falmouth Rail Station

Directions from station:
From Falmouth take the A394 to Helston, follow signs to Culdrose, after Culdrose turn left at the roundabout. Follow signs to Garras, turn right at the Mawgan memorial and left almost immediately after Garras School. By car, it's approximately 40 mins, or please call to arrange collection.

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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