Trereife

Penzance, Cornwall

This ‘fantastic, large family home’ was repurposed a decade ago as a B&B and popular wedding venue by its owners, the Le Grice family, who have lived at Treave for seven generations. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

This ‘fantastic, large family home’ was repurposed a decade ago as a B&B and popular wedding venue by its owners, the Le Grice family, who have lived here for seven generations. The splendid gardens are open for guided tours (there’s a new tea room this year), as is the house – Elizabethan with Queen Anne additions – in which there are four guest bedrooms, each named after a 19th-century literary figure (associate of the first family member to live here). Rooms vary in size: Wordsworth and Coleridge on the first floor are particularly spacious, with a rather grand wall-canopied king- or super-king-size bed and views over the garden. Coleridge also has a roll-top bath. Hazlitt and Southey, both on the ground floor with courtyard access, are simpler and, in Hazlitt’s case, smaller with no view. Two courtyard self-catering apartments have been created (breakfast available) and for glampers there’s a bell tent in the walled garden. A ‘great breakfast’ – fruit salad followed by full English, perhaps, or toast with Lizzie Le Grice’s famous medlar jelly – is eaten at a communal table. ‘No fancy touches but everything you need,’ comments more than one satisfied reviewer. (ME)

Hotel details

Address

Penzance
Cornwall
TR20 8TJ
England

Telephone

01736 362750

Bedrooms

4. 2 on ground floor, plus 
2 self-catering apartments, and bell tent for glamping.

Open

1 March–end Nov.

Facilities

sitting room (honesty bar), dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 5-acre grounds (parterres, walled garden, woodland), parking, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in ground-floor bedrooms, not in public rooms (£15 per stay).

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £80–£160. Min. 2-night stay June–Sept and for self-catering.