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Elizabethan manor house with fine interiors and delightful garden

An intimate Elizabethan manor and a Cornish gem, Trerice remains little changed by the advances in building fashions over the centuries, thanks to long periods under absentee owners.

Today the renowned stillness and tranquillity of Trerice is much prized by visitors.

This silence is occasionally pierced by curious lilts of Tudor music or shouts of excitement from the Bowling Green (surely you will want to try a game of Kayling or Slapcock?), bringing back some of the bustle and noise that must have typified its time as a busy manor house.

Small but mighty

It's easy to lose yourself in this small yet enchanting place. Enjoy the tranquility of Trerice, just a stone's throw from Newquay yet nestled in a peaceful corner of rural Cornwall. Discover the stories of a house and its grounds,steeped in history, an estate diminished by time but as beguiling as ever.

Tudortastic August

1 - 31 August, 11am - 4pm

Step back into Tudor times with lots of fun activities. Don’t miss the costume days, Tudor dancing, shield making and try your hand at hobby horse jousting .

Tudor costume day

Families dressed up on one of our regular costume days

31 August, 11am - 4pm

Step back in time to sixteenth century Cornwall with Trerice costume group.  Try on recreated Tudor clothes and have your photograph taken behind our giant frame.

Tudor banquets

31 October, 7-10pm, £30 per person

  • a four-course banquet with authentic revelry in the historic setting of Trerice barn
  • For more information or to book, ring 01637 875404


Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark and Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza Carne

Trerice was Winston Graham’s inspiration for writing Poldark, and his inspiration for Trenwith. In the BBC’s 1970s TV version Trerice was used as the back drop for Elizabeth’s’ house and as a film location. Winston himself also visited Trerice when it was owned by Somerset de Chair.

Stay a little longer

If you have enjoyed your time here, why not book a holiday and stay a little longer?

The West Wing at Trerice, is a first floor apartment that sleeps two with one bedroom.