Things to see and do at Trerice

Visitors at the east front of Trerice, Cornwall

Trerice is packed with history: over 400 years of good times and bad times.

Trerice spent nearly a hundred years without part of the delightful facade until the Elton family recreated the North Wing as tenants of the National Trust. Find out how this part of the building came to fall and rise again.
Where domestic houses have their garages Trerice has its barn. Of almost equal size to the house, this lofty space was once opened up for separating grain from chaff and for storing the harvest. Today the theme of food continues with the use of this fascinating building as a barn restaurant.

The Vegtable garden

Inspired by engravings of gardeners growing vegetables over 400 years ago, our  vegtable garden is the place for herbs, old-fashioned salads and even purple carrots.
The many levels in the garden at Trerice give excellent views to both the house and the distant landscape. They're also clues to many different uses and layouts over the course of time.

Stay a little longer

If you’ve enjoyed your time here, why not book a holiday and stay longer?
The West Wing at Trerice is a first floor that sleeps two with one bedroom.
Visit the National Trust's holiday website.

Don't miss

  • An opportunity to see some rooms in a completely different light
  • Spotting craftsmen's mistakes in the fireplace overmantel
  • Enjoying the views from the top of the kayling lawn
  • Relaxing in our Barn Restaurant while eating some of our locally produced lunches and delicious cakes

Ready for an adventure?

From family trails, to seasonal activities there are lots of things for families to enjoy doing together.


Due to the small nature of our garden we only allow dogs in the car park. There are local dog walks at Holywell and Crantock near Newquay.