Discover and explore the grounds, woodlands, gardens, orchards, the lake and the delights of one of the finest Victorian Walled Kitchen Gardens in the South West.
Set in 20 acres of grounds, this privately owned and elegant country house, provides a dramatic and imposing impression, as it breaks into view, when approached by the eastern drive with its coloured borders interspersed with ancient granite staddle stones.
Attractive and colourful shrubs and a herbaceous border surround the house with rolling well kept lawns stretching southerly towards the lake with its water loving plants – giant gunnera umbrellas, arum lilies, and bamboo galore, with green fields beyond.
Our landscape suffered badly when the woodlands were damaged by the 1986 storm and devastated by the heartrending one of 25 January 1990. It has taken 8 years to remove the fallen trees and stumps, clear and level the site and replant. In aiming to restore the grounds as they would probably have looked over 100 years ago, we have planted over 15,000 trees.
Tresillian House is 15 minutes by car from Newquay Airport and 20 minutes from St Austell Railway station.
Tresillian is 270 miles from London by road travelling on motorways and dual carriageways all the way except the last three miles. Take the M4 to Bristol, then M5 South to Exeter and A30 towards Bodmin. Turn off the A30 at Summercourt and take A3058 north for 3 miles following signs for Newquay and Dairyland. The entrance to Tresillian is 200 yards after Dairyland on the left.