Trelissick house - behind the facade

Explorer family playing on the Terrace of Trelissick house, Cornwall

Please be aware that the house is closed between Monday 19 and Thursday 29 November. It will be open once again during December for Christmas, open late until 7pm on selected evenings. From Tuesday 1 to Friday 18 January the house will close once again for conservation cleaning.  

Set atop sweeping countryside, Trelissick house is a striking sight with its neoclassical columns. Erected by Thomas Daniell in 1824, this facade represented wealth and status. With a more reserved interior, its true character as a relaxed space to enjoy the spectacular maritime views becomes apparent.

Trelissick House has rooms with magnifient views.
Trelissick House viewed from the river
Trelissick House has rooms with magnifient views.

Welcoming you into the house today are friendly and knowledgeable volunteers that bring Trelissick to life. The relaxed atmosphere is accented by the melodies from those playing the piano in the Drawing Room. Trelissick boasts its own group of talented volunteer pianists and visitors are welcome to play. This helps preserve the delightful ambiance of a residence in the country – the perfect space to unwind after days out across the estate. 

Trelissick isn't your typlical country house visit. With the ground floor having only been open to the public since 2014, the space is presented as rooms with a view. It is modestly furnished with plenty of space for visitors of all ages to use it at their leisure. With its simple and open layout, we encourage you to enjoy the exceptional maritime views which are the spectacle of Trelissick house. The East Library and Solarium are the best spaces to sit down and soak in the scenery. Popping into the house kitchen for a spot of tea or cake you’ll find another charming setting to pause and enjoy the ambiance. Settle down in the snug, the cosy area adjoining the kitchen and an ideal social space to take a break in comfort. 

Take in the view from inside the house
The view from inside Trelissick house, Cornwall
Take in the view from inside the house

The house as it stands today was originally built in 1755 and each family that has occupied it has lent their vision to its appearance and scale. With each successive owner adding floors and facades, the different layers of the house become an allegory for its patchwork history. While each family who resided here had different backgrounds, ventures and ideals, they all shared the same view which you can enjoy today.

Come and be part of the ebb and flow of life in this warm, welcoming family home.