Treganhoe Farm Feather Down Farms

UK England South West England Cornwall Penzance

  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Beaches
  • Walking
Supremely comfortable safari tents in a supremely beautiful location at the south west tip of Cornwall

Treganhoe Farm is a beloved site - simply for its location, the place stands head and shoulders above the rest. Next door, where the farm boundary ends, a vast reservoir begins, its perimeter a haven for wildlife and birds. To the east, the beaches are a lengthy walk or a short drive away and the coastal landscape tumbles into quaint harbour villages like Mousehole – a treasure trove of narrow streets encircling a pearly cove. To the west, Atlantic-facing cliffs put on a magnificent water show as gigantic, crashing waves batter the rocks below, and aptly-named Land’s End stakes its marker as the most south-westerly point in all of mainland Britain.

For a working livestock farm that’s now in its third generation, the place doesn’t scrub up too badly at all. It’s part of the Feather Down collection; a mini-chain of boutique glamping sites which champion off-grid farm stays in roomy safari tents (which they aptly describe as 'canvas lodges'). Lit only by candles and oil lamps, the accommodation, provided by Feather Down, is invariably rustic and homely – with well-stocked kitchens, lovely log burners and cute kids’ cupboard bedrooms as particular highlights. And while the accommodation varies little from site to site, the farm experience is unique to each location and its farmer hosts.

At Treganhoe, those hosts are Sue and Ivor. They'll happily show you around and introduce the animals – though not each by name, which is understandable given there are 170 Holstein Friesian cows alone. They’re joined by sheep and pigs who are, in turn, accompanied by their babies in the spring and early summer. Time it right and you can while away hours on site bottle-feeding the lambs. Beyond the farm, the beaches will soak up the remainder of your time. There are plenty to choose from with Penzance’s Eastern Green Beach a particularly safe and popular spot. Or for an added wow factor try Lamorna Cove; rockier and far quieter than Penzance, it offers a wonderful hideaway from the crowds, a bit like Treganhoe Farm itself.

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Details

Facilities

The tent has an en suite bathroom with shower and basin and flushing toilet. There is a kitchenette with outdoor cooker, and canvas covered veranda along with a living space area with sofas, a dining table and the like. Regular Canvas Lodges are similar in style but do not feature en suite bathroom facilities, a BBQ or large veranda. Wood is supplied for heating and cooking along with a starter pack of candles and lamp oil. Towels and bedding are all provided. Campers shouldn't pass up the opportunity to have a farm tour, but there are also chickens around the lodges and coop where you can collect fresh eggs.

Suitable For

Kids, families, groups – yes. Campervans, caravans, tents, dogs and pets – no.

Nearby

Besides running wild in the meadow itself, the nearest activity is fly fishing (01736 786613) for trout and Arctic char down at Drift Reservoir (a 10-minute walk). For outstanding bird-watching, there is a hide maintained by Cornwall’s preservation society a 15-minute walk north west from Treganhoe. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars! It is a 15-minute drive to one of the prettiest fishing villages in Cornwall, Mousehole, where the tiny harbour is backed by a tiered settlement – home to a couple of great pubs. Or grab fish and chips and eat them, dangling your legs off the harbour wall. To the south it is 20 minutes to the amazing open-air Minack Theatre (01736 810181) or head north to National Trust owned Trengwainton House and Garden (01736 363148).

Food & Drink

There is an honesty shop on site selling local goods and the farm's own meat (when in stock). Pub-wise, the nearest spots are in Newlyn – try The Red Lion (01736 362012) or The Fisherman's Arms (01736 363399) – but picture perfect Mousehole is worth the extra couple of minutes in the car. The Ship Inn (01736 731234) is a great, harbourside, traditional stone pub.

Open

April–October

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The Owner Says

Treganhoe Farm has been farmed by the James Family for nearly 100 years. For much of that time the farm was predominantly dairy but the cattle you will find at Treganhoe now are mainly beef animals, along with some chickens and sheep.

Treganhoe is set within quiet and beautiful surroundings yet is only 1 mile from the A30 for easy access both to the farm and also to nearby beaches and other attractions.

Treganhoe is right next to Drift Reservoir which hosts fishing competitions and is popular amongst bird watchers having, on numerous occasions, attracted rare birds. Some years ago part of Treganhoe was purchased and flooded in order to make the reservoir as you see it now. When the water is very low you can sometimes see traces of gateposts and hedges.

Social Distancing Measures

All available accommodations will have private facilities. Our tents will be carefully cleaned, disinfected, and ventilated for you prior to your arrival.

If you or a family member are feeling sick or have been confirmed, we ask you to contact our booking office as soon as possible and for you to not come to our location. We will rebook your stay to another date.

Arrival and departure times have been amended for an extra cleaning routine

When you arrive at the farm, please send only one person to report to the farmer/host.

During your stay, outside visitors will not be allowed.

The pizza evening has been adapted or cancelled

The farm tour has been adapted or cancelled

This site offers our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Accommodation

En-suite Canvas Lodges

Canvas Lodge with en-suite shower

Safari tent Sleeps 6
We believe in simplicity, but rest assured you will not be sacrificing luxury when staying in our canvas lodges. At 45m2, our spacious lodges are placed in stunning locations and will meet your need for modern comfort and craving to be close to nature. The Canvas Lodge is suitable for 6 people, 5 adults and 1 child up to 12 years old.

Canvas Lodge with en-suite shower

Safari tent Sleeps 6
We believe in simplicity, but rest assured you will not be sacrificing luxury when staying in our canvas lodges. At 45m2, our spacious lodges are placed in stunning locations and will meet your need for modern comfort and craving to be close to nature. The Canvas Lodge is suitable for 6 people, 5 adults and 1 child up to 12 years old.

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Location

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Getting There

From Penzance take the A30 towards Land’s End. After about two miles you reach the hamlet of Drift, partway up the hill turn right towards Sancreed. Follow the narrow road past Drift Reservoir car park, Tregenhoe Farm is the next right turn after the reservoir. We cannot be reached by public transport.

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