Wearranged several outings with my cousin's family enabling my uncle to enjoy precious grandchildren time. We had fun building sandcastles at the beach together, spent an active day kite flying at Truro park and went for a little ramble down local country lanes.
I have just returned from a wonderful week of sun, sea, sand, family, friends and beautiful coastal walks in Cornwall.
I took my two youngest and my uncle for a week on the Roseland Peninsula, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The prime motive was to help my uncle visit his son's family in Truro and especially enable him to meet his grand-daughter for the first time.
My search list for accommodation included something suitable for a Wednesday to Wednesday stay as I needed to return in time for my daughter's A level results. I also wanted to avoid the peak holiday weekend traffic. Furthermore, I wanted to be within easy reach of Truro to visit my cousin. It would also be a bonus to be nearby to some family friends who were holidaying on Cornwall's Roseland Peninsula. Trenona farmhouse ticked all the boxes and fortunately had availability. I booked and then looked forward to our holiday at the farmhouse B & B- no cooking or washing up for a whole week!
We arrived to a friendly welcome and all the essentials for a holiday stay. It proved to be a great choice. It is surrounded by picturesque fields, within a few minutes drive from beautiful unspoilt coastal paths and coves but only about 20 minutes from Truro. There are four rooms and we occupied half of them but it was lovely to meet all the other holiday-makers around the large farmhouse dinning table each morning at breakfast. My youngest, in true teenage style, only managed to get up once in the week in-time for breakfast but we were able to take him up toast to keep him going until lunch time.
Trenona Farm Fcats: It has 250 beef cattle and a few sheep, 90 acres of cereal crops and the farmhouse is a very welcoming B &B
Trenona Farmhouse B & B
The Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall
I was happy that my eldest was staying just down the road with his girl-friend and her family for a long weekend. The two familes of assorted generations met up for several fun days of kayaking and swimming with smatterings of Olympic games watching and Team GB cheering too. They cooked us some tasty BBQ fayre at their caravan site and we reciprocated with pasties and a Fish and Chip Supper. Whilst the children played together I managed to have time to amble along the coast with my uncle, who is an avid walker and bird-watcher.
Fabulous Coastal Walks and fun with friends at the beach
Farm views from the bedroom window
Each evening we returned to Trenona farmhouse pleasantly tired from an active day and the fresh sea air. It was a peaceful retreat.
The Roseland is a stunningly beautiful area and it has to be said my uncle and I did have a peep in the estate agents windows. After all, who wouldn't want to wake-up morning surrounded by natures best- sun, sea and farmland?
However, it was sadly only a holiday and we had to say goodbye to Pamela, our farmhouse hostess for the week but with the desire for a return visit for more of the same.
Outside our farmhouse home for the week