A cobbled courtyard farm tucked into Cornwall’s finest cliffs
Dating back to the 16th century, this is a working farm within five minutes stroll of what feels a private beach. While surfers flock to neigbouring Crackington Haven, Strangles Beech is invariably deserted, with magnificent surfing breaks sweeping warm Gulf Stream waters onto miles of untouched sands. The farm itself is all but organic, with pedigree cattle slowly grazing on heather and free-range chickens roaming the grounds and laying your breakfast. Farmed by the same family for three generations, it’s an atmospheric refuge of flagstone floors, cosy log-burning stoves and exposed oak beams. Thanks to a warm-as-toast Cornish welcome, this is a fantastic place to experience North Cornwall in all its natural grandeur and beauty.
There are four guest bedrooms, each named after points on the cliffs between Trevigue and Crackington Haven, a mere pebble’s throw along the coast. In three guest rooms beds are superking – easily made up as twins on request – while the fourth has a king-sized bed. All are furnished with crisp white linens, fluffy duvets, en-suite facilities, and Freeview TVs while two rooms also have retro radios. As befits such an ancient building the rooms are all different with their own character, mixing period facilities with very modern comforts. The largest guest bedroom, Highcliff, can be made up to sleep three with a further 3″ bed, while the smallest, Little Cam, provides tremendous value when you factor in the quality of your breakfast.
Remember the phrase ‘Breakfast like a King, lunch like a Prince, and dine like a pauper’? At Trevigue Farm they take that to the logical extension. The breakfast is a feast with a wide choice of delicacies, including smoked salmon or aga-cooked creamy porridge topped with fresh fruits, agave syrup and seeds, as well as the classic Full English. And that’s it. For lunch and supper Crackington Haven and Boscastle are close by, but there’s also a lovely sitting room, often warmed by a log fire, for the exclusive use of guests – and, of course, wifi throughout. Trevigue Farm welcomes children over eight.
- Building of Historical Interest
- Children by Arrangement
- Free Wifi
- Bird Watching
- Places of Historical Interest
- Water Activities
- Opening Times: open all year
- Tel: +44 (0) 1840 230 492
- Mob: +44 (0)7534 937 817
- Price Range: from £80
Rates for two people sharing, including breakfast
Highcliff Room (can sleep three on request) - from £119
Penkenna Room - from £94
Big Cam Room - from £110
Little Cam Room - from £80
Trevigue Farm is set just off the South West coast path, a five-minute walk from Strangles Beach and in easy walking range - just over a mile - from Crackington Haven where you'll find shops, tea-rooms and a pub, Boscastle is close by in the other direction, while for more amenities the towns of Bude and Launceston are 20 minutes drive.
AA Dinner Award 2016, AA 5 Star Guest Accommodation Gold 2016, AA Breakfast Award 2015
Gayle & Henry Crocker
- Bio : Your hosts here are Gayle and Henry Crocker, who farm this National Trust farm that is also home to their three children. It's a warm and hospitable place in a beautiful location, with the lulling sound of waves, the calls of seabirds and the gentle moos of contented cattle forming a symphony of sound that soothes and rejuvenates. And as you're sat in the ancient courtyard enjoying your morning coffee you'll see that this is just the way you like it.