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Trelowarren is unique

On the south bank of the Helford River that was made famous by Daphne du Maurier’s novel Frenchman’s Creek, this is the historic estate that inspired her iconic tale of handsome smugglers, secret assignations in wooded creeks and political intrigue. She called Trelowarren, ‘a jewel’ and here it still is – your invitation to a Cornish holiday in the heart of a 1000 acres of beauty and tranquillity.

Coming to Trelowarren is more than booking a standard self-catering holiday cottage; it is the opportunity to slow down and re-connect. We have a number of 5* self-catering cottages (all designed with sustainability in mind), a heated ozone pool, tennis court and gym, the New Yard Restaurant, an independent art gallery, and all situated on the stunning Lizard peninsula in the heart of Cornwall.

And while you are staying with us the three thousand years of Cornish Trelowarren history is all around you.

Trelowarren is living history, not corporate heritage. We want to maintain a traditional working estate that people can share with us.

A short walk around the heart of the estate will take you, like a bear hunt, past the Turret (a folly that resembles part of a medieval fortification), up the Mount (built to admire the views across the Lizard), through an iron-age fort (one of the longest continually occupied sites in Northern Europe), down the Fogou (a neolithic chamber) up the drive and back to the Restoration Gates (built by the Vyvyans in 1660 to mark the Restoration of the Monarchy).

My family has lived here for almost six hundred years and I am determined that future generations of both my own family and visitors from around the world enjoy it as it was meant to be enjoyed – an unspoiled and peaceful community.”
— Sir Ferrers Vyvyan

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