Families are rarely simple. Perhaps your sister has a dodgy leg and your new dog is an escape artist. Or maybe your daughter has adopted a tortoise that she can’t go on holiday without, and your mother needs to sleep downstairs. Even if you know Treworgey is the place for you, it can be tricky trying to work out which of our 15 cottages would be the best one for you - they’re all very different, and each private garden is different too.
If you’d like to chat to us, we would love to talk through your needs on the phone and recommend the best option for you. But you might be reading this at 2am while rocking a baby (please don’t call now), or perhaps you haven’t quite got your head around your requirements yet. This blog post will give you a quick guide as to which cottages are best for different needs:
Best for big or energetic dogs
Orchard (sleeps 2) - a good-sized garden for running about, and conservatory/dining room as you enter, with underfloor heating and a door to the rest of the cottage: a perfect place for wet dogs to dry off!
Geoff’s (sleeps 8) – big, 3-tiered garden
Secret Garden (sleeps 5) – huge garden with high walls – no chance of jumping out!
Lois (sleeps 2) – good sized garden and right beside the huge dog-paddock
Best for small pets
Well (sleeps 2) - a wall all the way around, and no giant shrubs in which to loose your tortoise or rabbit
Honeysuckle (sleeps 2) – very secure garden with no steps, drops or big shrubs
Best for riding fanatics
Jasmine (sleeps 4) – the nearest cottage to the stables! Kids can run up the gravel drive from here to the stables without going on the lane
Geoff’s Barn (sleeps 8) – a shortcut through Geoff’s private garden brings kids out opposite the stables – no need to go on the lane
River Barn (sleeps 6) – upstairs windows overlook the riding arena – great entertainment in the mornings
Best for light sleepers
Fortunately, all our cottages are pretty sound proof, having thick stone walls, but the absolute winners on peace and quiet are:
Orchard (sleeps 2) – ½ a mile from the other cottages, with only us (the family) as neighbours, and we take great care to be respectful ones.
Honeysuckle (sleeps 2) – right at one end of the collection of cottages, furthest from play areas and the riding school… the only sounds usually heard here are birdsong and the stream.
Best for limited mobility
Orchard (sleeps 2) -parking right outside the garden gate, level approach, whole cottage on one level with no steps
Well (sleeps 2) – all on one level, parking just at one end of the cottage (though there’s a slope to reach the door and 3 steps inside the cottage)
Lois (sleeps 2) – all on one level with no steps, very level garden, parking right outside garden gate. To reach the office and facilities does involve a short gravel drive.
Trelugas (sleeps 5) – more or less on one level (some internal steps and 2 to enter, but ramps can be provided). Parking right outside the door for those with mobility difficulties.
Best for energetic kids
All our cottages, apart from Orchard, are within a moment’s walk of all our fantastic facilities for kids, and many children spend all day outside around Treworgey, just going into their cottages for meal times! But here are a few exceptionally good ones…
Geoff’s Barn (sleeps 8) – big garden which has a back gate out to the tennis court, riding stables, indoor beach and small animals area.
Secret Garden (sleeps 5) – huge safe garden, very close to the pool
Laurel and Elm (each sleeps 4) – closest cottages to the pool (and spa pool)
Best for garden privacy
When designing our gardens, we have taken great care to ensure that each and every one is as private as possible using the lay of the land, walls, plants and positioning of windows and garden furniture. Below are some that are particularly private:
Orchard (sleeps 2) - ½ a mile from the other cottages, with only us (the family) as neighbours, and we take great care to be respectful ones. No other cottage overlooks or adjoins with your garden.
Secret Garden (sleeps 5) – the (huge) kitchen garden of the original Treworgey Manor (which burnt down), this is completely private
Geoff’s Barn (sleeps 8) – not overlooked by anyone, 3 tiers of garden with great views
Best for views
Trelawney (sleeps 6) – amazing views from the master bedroom (loads of windows), patio and sitting room
River Barn (sleeps 6) – named for it’s view of the river
Farmhouse (sleeps 11) – the overall winner on views: 3 bedrooms and 2 reception rooms look straight over the valley with big windows
Laurel (sleeps 4) – great views from master bedroom and sitting room
Elm (sleeps 4) - great views from master bedroom and sitting room