Treworgey Manor was the home of Richard Kendall in 1620 and the home of the Williams family in 1748. The medieval manor house burnt down centuries ago but the ancient bakery and stables remain. The later Georgian farmhouse, cottages and accompanying stone barns (first recorded on the 1840 tithe map) and the pretty Victorian farmworkers' cottages have been slowly restored by our family over the past 40 years. Treworgey remains a tranquil haven overlooking the beautiful Looe River Valley.
Some of the cottages are named for their historical purpose; you might guess, for example, what you'd find underneath Well Cottage, and the huge garden belonging to Secret Garden Cottage used to be the kitchen garden for the manor house. We discovered its original walls buried beneath a tangle of plants and earth.
Adjoining is Coombe Farm lower down the valley, with a sleepy tranquillity of its own, gazing over patchwork pastures. Coombe was built in the 17th Century and before we bought it in 1977 it was a tiny dairy farm with just 60 acres.
In the decades since they first arrived in 1977, Linda and Bevis have turned Treworgey and Coombe's derelict but beautiful stone buildings into the cottages you see and stay in today, taking great care to protect the local vernacular of the buildings and to keep their original character.
Our three children grew up here, clambering around the building sites and 'helping' the team as they work.. a tradition that Holly and Andy's children continue now.
Our daughter Jo and her husband Alec lived and worked with us at Treworgey for 5 years before moving to Alec's family home in Scotland. Our other daughter Holly and her husband Andy moved back from London and took up the mantle in 2013.
In 2021, the family bought Leyland, a run-down farmhouse just that adjoins Treworgey farm by a field. Old age and ill health had prevented the previous owner from keeping up the lovey house and gardens, but with careful work we uncovered a beautiful house from the mass of climbing plants, that was originally restored in the 70s by our friends the Haliday family. They had also laid the foundations for beautiful rambling gardens that Linda has brought back to life.
What our Treworgey guests have to say:
"Many visits to Treworgey over the last 30 years. Linda and Bevis have done so much here since the early years when they lived in the very small caravan, which was their home and booking office. It is always a pleasure to return and see the progress they have made. ANNE AND DAVID MUNNINGS
"Every year we think the cottage can't be improved upon, yet every year we find it has! Linda and Bevis (and Jo and Alec) do you every rest! Thank you as always for making it so exceptional."RICHARD AND LINDSEY ADAMS
"After countless visits, (we first stayed here in 1978) another wonderful stay. It just gets better. Very comfortable bed. Loved feeding the birds in the garden again. Scenery beautiful as ever. Be back soon."BARBARA AND DEREK LOWE