Ideal for family groups.
There are 2 sitting rooms each with its own television and a large range of books.
(A warm sanctuary during the Autumn and winter months.)
Please note large discounts are available for late availability and small numbers/low occupancy using the house; please e'mail for more information.
During peak season (i.e. school holidays) Woodgate is normally a Friday Changeover. This can often be varied during quieter times of the year.
Regarding discounts, please enquire directly with myself and I will be more than happy to provide you with a personalized quote.
A spacious and characterful farmhouse, built in the 1920’s ; adjacent to 10 acres of ancient woodland.
Each room overlooks staggering views of a woodland valley and beyond this, far reaching hills and farmland – a spectacular position, very near to the South West Coastpath.
There is a large, sloping garden
A huge patio area outside this large house has garden furniture & a barbecue
The stairs from the hallway lead up to the four bedrooms, one bathroom with bath and shower and a separate W.C. Two of the rooms (doubles) have en-suite shower and W.C. The other two rooms are twins.
There is full central heating for the cooler months and mornings/evenings.
This house has been completely refurbished and landscaped in recent years and is a very luxurious holiday home. Owls can be heard hooting at night, whilst Roe Deer and Badgers can be seen from the comfort of the house looking out onto neighbouring National Trust land.
Free Wifi access is available.
The front porch leads into a hallway, to the left a large comfortable sitting room with a colour T.V., and to the right a second sitting room with a colour T.V. and open Victorian fire.
Leading on is a dining room with a large window overlooking the magnificent views. An open doorway reveals a spacious kitchen with an electric cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine etc.
Trevigue has been described as a wildlife haven on many occasions by different eminent naturalists who frequently visit the farm.
The vast range of plants and animals to be found on the farm is largely a result of the contrasting environments of which Trevigue consists.
A large part of the farm is made up of coastal heathland, situated on the rugged and exposed cliffs, which rise to almost 750 feet at “High Cliff” (the highest in Cornwall).
Wild thyme and betony grow on the cliffs in abundance during the summer months – all helped by the reintroduction of stock grazing.
However the inland farm falls steeply to a sheltered, wooded valley inhabited by roe deer, badgers, and dormice. Many different species of butterfly (including Silver Washed Fritillary, Ringlet, Orange Tip and Speckled Wood) are also to be found.
The distinctive call/song of small birds such as stone chats, linnets and skylarks are often heard from the cliffs where food is available in abundance in the form of heathland insects.
Much of the farm is owned by the National Trust, and is managed in a highly sensitive manner in order to encourage the greatest biodiversity possible. Two private Nature Reserves are found containing many species of rare and common flora and fauna.
Three hundred and fifty acres of the 800 acre farm is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to the high wildlife value and unique geology (known as the Crackington Formation) and a number of spectacular faults – none more significant than the Rusey fault.
Heritage on the farm includes the 16th Century farmstead, the site of a Roman Signal Station.
Join a small group of like minded people on a spectacular North Cornish coastal farm to observe an array of wildlife and learn about the sensitive conservation management taking place on this special farm and have guided access into 2 large reserves.
Take part in an exciting nocturnal nature trail where we regularly have close encounters with badgers.
Much wildlife may be seen including birds of prey, seals, badgers and dormice, basking sharks and dolphins.
Wild flora and fauna at Trevigue is abundant throughout the year – here is a brief guide to what you might be most likely to see:
During the winter months i.e. mid September to late March, spectacular wildlife is to be seen.
White coated seal pups can be seen on the beaches, suckling their mothers during the Autumn months.
Badgers are easily observed right up until the end of the year. (May to November is the best time)
Spring/late winter and early summer is a fantastic time to see the hedges, verges and ancient woodland around the farm alive with flowers. From late January (snow drops), February (daffodils), March (primroses), April (bluebells)
Swallows seem to return earlier each year and are numerous by mid/late April.
Great fun is also to be had looking for young badger cubs who are venturing above ground and are more bold than their wary older relatives.
Mid-summer is my favourite time of year with badger cubs at their most confident and curious; together with the remarkable spectacle of the numerous fluorescent green lights of glow worms.
In recent years Francis and his guests have observed more basking sharks than ever before from the cliff tops – another sign of Global Warming, as they follow plankton further north. (May – September is the best time to see sharks).
During early Summer many wonderful sea birds, including guillemotts, razorbills and puffins are to be found in the immediate area.
Another spectacle of summer is the sight of roe deer bucks chasing does during the rutting season.
A secluded beach – “The Strangles” is located below the farm and a walk to see the unique geology of the area including spectacular sea stacks and wave cut arches, plus the strong possibility of grey seals and dolphins is recommended. A chance to experience this mysterious beach. A fascinating walk down the path to this beautiful and unspoilt beach. Spectacular geological formations, caves and archways. Learn of shipwrecks and smuggling both in ancient and recent times.