Friday, 6 June 2014

Trevoole, a little gem in the heart of Cornwall

Purely in the interest of research for our new garden, I paid a visit to Trevoole today.  I absolutely love this place, (and I'm not being paid to say this)  It has just the right balance of wild, overgrown areas and semi formal areas, wild flowers alongside formal showy flowers.  Areas that look like they have been abandoned and left alone to do their own thing, but are actually very cleverly designed.  Old buckets in a row, jam jar candle holders hanging from trees, old granite cottages,  and glass houses that appear to have seen better days.  Fans of shabby chic will love this place, but the beauty of it is that they are genuine vintage finds, and there is a little shop where you can buy all sorts of fascinating bits of history.  There is also a plant shop, so I will have to visit again when the garden is finished.

Of course, we couldn't resist the lovely little cafe for coffee and cake. (including a gluten free cake luckily, or I would have been very upset) There is soon to be a new larger cafe which I am sure will be just as lovely.

They also run workshops here, this is where I learned how to make rag rugs.

I had never seen these before, but will be looking for some to add to the garden, such cheerful little flowers.

I love this, but I'm sure the OH would just see it as a load of old buckets making the place untidy

Old Cornish cottages built out of granite are warm in the winter and cool in the summer.  Before we moved to a new house, we lived in a lovely old miners cottage with thick granite walls, it even had the coffin hatch still in the ceiling.

An infants food warmer, no microwaves back then.

Here's a link to Trevoole  as I have said, I'm not being paid for this, I actually don't even know who owns it.  It's a beautiful place that I don't want you missing out on if you visit Cornwall and like me have a love of quirky little places.

Chickpea x


  1. Lovely set of photos sue. It is open on Thursdays and Fridays now through the summer and also extra days when it is the garden exhibition days. Can't remember the name of that.

  2. Thank you Marianne, we will have to go there again soon. It has really inspired me, only wish the weather was better so I can get out in the garden and plant some more flowers.

  3. Be careful of the poached egg plant. It seeds itself everywhere and took us 3 years to be rid of it. By then, it was in all our neighbours gardens, sigh...

  4. Thanks for the tip Dc, think i'll give them a miss, I'm already battling with something in our front flowerbed. I keep digging up all the bulbs every year but the little horrors keep reproducing and springing up again. I don't know what they are or where they came from.


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