“History comes to life in this super-chic and tranquil new B&B; romance guaranteed”
The rooms are named after local beaches. We stayed in stunning Porthilly, not the largest, but certainly the most romantic. We loved sitting on the pretty window seat with homemade shortbread and fresh coffee, and the double-aspect views were enchanting. But it was the enormous ensuite that really stole our hearts - who can argue with a walk-in shower and a freestanding tub?
The largest room, Daymer, also has a freestanding tub, and is full of original features: a cast-iron fireplace, characterful panelled walls and a mirrored dressing area. Greenaway, housed in Trewornan’s old chapel, has lofty ceilings, a quirky shower room and heavenly eco-friendly products. Despite being the cosiest, Lundy is no compromise. Lawn views and a rainfall shower are accented by an OS map of Cornwall and a unique bathroom feature: the rope that tolls the house’s rooftop bells!
Trevone was added since our visit, but we look forward to viewing this latest offering very soon.
Try to nab the breakfast room's window table - light pours in through the huge sash and you’ll have the best chance of spotting hares and buzzards. We started light with fresh fruit, sweet compote and yoghurt, before revelling in eggs Benedict with a mustardy hollandaise, and smoked salmon with scrambled eggs and fresh chives.
Being so close to Rock and Padstow (or, as locals call it, Padstein), Trewornan is ideal for a foodie weekend. As well as the Rick Stein empire, you’re within easy reach of Nathan Outlaw’s Michelin-starred restaurant and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen. Paul and Lesley also have a wealth of local recommendations beyond the big names and can book taxis if you don't want to drive.
In keeping with the spoiling vibe, you'll get a complimentary cream tea on arrival (jam first in these parts). Oh, and although there’s in-room Evian, do try the home-bottled water, fresh from Trewornan’s own well.