Trevina House

Trevina  is a traditional Cornish granite farmhouse nestling in a secluded wooded valley on the edge of Bodmin Moor. Set in 14 acres of beautiful gardens, woods and meadows all of which is accessible to guests so you can have your very own piece of rural Cornwall.

With 5 bedrooms in the main house, a 6th bedroom in the adjoining Cottage and the Music room doubles as a 7th bedroom Trevina House & Cottage comfortably sleeps up to 15 people. With four reception rooms, two adjoining kitchens plus extensive gardens and grounds there is plenty of room for everyone to find their perfect Cornwall.

Feel free to give us a call on 01579 321359 or Click here for further details on availability and make a booking.

Kitchens: Old Dairy Kitchen and the Main Farmhouse Kitchen

The domestic part of the original Victorian farmhouse is found through the three doors off the back porch (commonly used as the main entrance). To the left of the porch is the old dairy, now a second kitchen with an electric aga, 1930’s dressers, breakfast table and additional storage. The old dairy retains its original slate floor and ceiling game hanging hooks. To the right of the porch is the main farmhouse kitchen, a sustainable wood burning range cooker,  warm peach panelling, a high beamed ceiling  with a beautiful wooden sheila’s maid clothes dryer.

Both retain the feel and charm of traditional farmouse kitchens but with all the luxuries and high spec you would expect. The main farmhouse kitchen’s  wood cooking range provides alternative ‘sustainable’ cooking & hot water as well as central heating for the house. But don’t worry if loading the fire is not for you, House Service includes lighting of the range twice a day to keep you warm with plenty of hot water and there is of course the electric Aga ‘Rangemaster’ in the Old Dairy Kitchen for your convienience.

Victorian Dinning Room

With golden colours, settles, chiffonier, linen dresser and gorgeous original slate floors there is the feel of a solid farmhouse style. Original art work, antiques & memories of ancestors complete the setting. The four leaf teak dinning table and additional tabling comfortably sits all our guests to dinner.

Victorian Dinning Room

 The Library

The front hall leads off the dining room and the first door on the right leads to a ‘snug’ style library. With working cast Victorian fireplace (we only burn seasoned dry hardwood logs & blocks, all included ) and floor to ceiling bookcases, comfortable leather seating, this is the place for an intimate tete a tete. The cushioned window seat overlooks the beautiful front alpine patio and lawn. The discretely placed TV and music system behind wooden doors allow this room to retain its old world charm with modern entertainments.

With some 2000 reference books on subjects as diverse as Quantum mechanics to flower arranging. There are a 1000 or so fiction books in the study across the hall. There is something for everyone to curl up in a chair in front of the fire, or take to bed.

The Art Deco Study

To the left of the front hall is the Study. Panelled, with stripped wood floor & sparsely furnished in an Art Deco style, a desk,

couple of easy chairs, a room for contemplation. The room was once used as an art studio and a couple of easels stand ready to be put to use. There is a free WiFi connection with what passes in this quiet backwater as Broadband….it will do to read e mails, the newspapers & google, but don’t expect to stream or download films, you’re in the country now!

A door at the back of the study leads via a ‘secret’ passage into the music room.

Music Room

We have been told that in the 1930′s & 40′s the house was owned by a London socialite as a weekend retreat and was the scene of many a musical soiree. The baby grand piano is tuned and ready to be played and there is even an old wind up gramophone to play some records.

However, for more current entertainment the 42” HD TV is linked to satelite . Free wifi, a Nintendo Wii games console, and a substantial DVD and Games library. So after a day exploring the moors, chilling on the beach or absorbed in Cornish culture you can come home to your choice of entertainment.

The Music Room also doubles as another bedroom, with an exceedingly comfy double sofa bed. French windows open out onto a sheltered intimate patio overlooking the garden and wooded valley.

Something For Everyone

With four separate reception rooms, two kitchens/breakfast room plus 14 acres of grounds there is ample space for a large party to have some farmhouse charm, quiet contemplation or modern entertainment, all at once. The Sky multi room and DVD players in both the Music Room and The Library allows those of a house party with differing entertainment tastes to get what they want. There is always a quiet spot far enough away for solitude, peace and quiet.

Hall & Porch Conservatory

On sunny days, any time of the year, it is lovely to open the large front door and let the sunlight stream in through the Victorian plant conservatory porch. There is a large collection of traditional woodworking tools to be examined. A Great Grandfather was a Cabinet maker before WW1 and his in

herited tools form the basis of the collection.


The main farmhouse has 5 bedrooms on the first floor with three retaining their beautiful original fireplaces, though not useable. Three of the bedrooms are double (one of which is super king ). One twin room and a family room having a double and single bed. Two of the double rooms are en-suite and two others have sinks. There is a seperate family bathroom.

On the ground floor within Housekeeper’s Cottage is a further double bedroom overlooking the rear meditterain courtyard and the music room doubles as a 7th bedroom with a comfy double sofa bed. Housekeepers also has a downstairs shower room and toilet. With 15 guests, there is always going to be one person hopping at the door. No worries, the traditional outside privy remains (updated of course with flush and hot water!).

Fresh bed linen and towels at the start of your stay is all included in the price along with a welcome hamper and wood for the fires. Where booked for more than a week a change of bedding & towels will be available.

Outside Space

Trevina House is set in 14 acres of gardens and woodlands that are all open to guests, for full details take a look at Trevina grounds. Immediately around the house is the house garden with cobbled and gravel paths and secluded garden ‘rooms’. To the front of the house there is the alpine garden and the pathway down to the woods and meadows. To the side of the House there is a large shaded lawn and cobbled scented paths and secluded little seating spots. To the rear there is a large mediterranean patio, ideal for your morning cup of tea.

Parking and Access

Parking is available on the drive for up to four cars and additional parking is available in the top field for more cars. Please park on the House side of the drive as we need to allow for free access to our good neighbours in the Barns at the top of the drive. Access to the House and Cottage is down a gravel path with some steps.

Guests please, please note that acceess is down a very steep hill and along a narrow single track lane with right angle bends…you will not get a Winnibago or towed caravan here!!!!


Trevina House & Housekeeper’s Cottage are surrounded by unspoilt countryside from another age, woods & meadows sloping away to the deep delved  Loveney Valley, one of Cornwall’s many hidden treasures. With no major roads within earshot, we are nonetheless easily accessible (A38 -3 miles; A30 4 miles; Bodmin Parkway mainline station 7 miles & Newquay airport 35 minutes drive). Indeed the noisiest thing to disturb the solitude are buzzards mewing while riding the moorland thermals, cattle or sheep grazing in an adjoining meadow, owls calling from the darkening woods, and if the wind is from the south, the hours chimed from St Neot Church, a mile away and 200′ below us (bell ringing Wednesday evening).




2 Responses to Trevina House

  1. Tom Fletcher says:

    I have known Sue for about ten years and visited the property about nine years ago when they were in the midst of renovation. From the website I can see that their efforts have certainly not been in vain. I am sure that anyone booking to stay at Trevina will receive a very warm welcome and have a relaxed and enjoyable stay. I will be recommending them to my family and freinds without hesitation.

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