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History of Tredethick and the Cottages

Posted on: 9th August 2018

A brief history of Tredethick The earliest records of Tredethick go back over 700 years and the Reed family have been a part of  Tredethick for more than 100 years. Our beautiful courtyard cottages are converted from Victorian barns, while the granite quoin stones, running up the corners of the buildings, were salvaged from earlier […]

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Super Six Family Trips for June in Cornwall

Posted on: 17th March 2017

  June is my favourite month in Cornwall.  It’s glorious. Tumbling bluebells, campion and stitchwort in the hedgerow, decent weather (fingers crossed) and the coastline pretty much reserved for you. If you’re heading to Tredethick Farm Cottages, in this beautiful corner of Cornwall, at this time of year, here are six ideas for memorable family days […]

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Turning winter farm blues orange in Cornwall

Posted on: 12th January 2017

Brrrr January!  After plodding around the animals and the farm cottages on a soggy morning in Cornwall, I retreated to the sanctuary of an Aga-warmed farmhouse kitchen with the soothing tones of Radio 4. Marmalade is unctously beautiful – in colour and smell – January preserving therapy.  Here’s a recipe obtained from Sheba’s godmother Ali,  which she inherited […]

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Ten Facts About Plum and Crumble – our funny, furry pigs

Posted on: 22nd December 2016

Plum and Crumble, our friendly, furry piggies, arrived at Tredethick in 2010. They are twin sisters and thick as thieves, getting up to all sorts of mischief but always managing to save their bacon! They are Kune Kune pigs from New Zealand and have a docile and friendly nature, which means they love being with […]

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Winter stuff in Cornwall

Posted on: 18th November 2016

Truly, I love winter in Cornwall.  Okay, maybe not the drudgingly moist grey days and pubs shutting at 9pm, but I love the blowy beach days, the endless sky, the careless beauty of the landscape, the extreme hot chocolate…. I’ve noticed that winter beach excursions start with feeling like a just landed alien, then gradually […]

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Family Friendly Foraging

Posted on: 20th August 2015

 I find cooking a necessity rather than a pleasure. But preserving fulfils something primal in me. Tim and the children will attest that I am rarely happier than when boiling my shiny cauldron of a jam pan on our temperamental farmhouse Aga. Here’s a few summer recipes from produce we pick on and around Tredethick. […]

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Toddling Around – The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Posted on: 14th July 2015

The romantic story of the Sleeping Beauty gardens restored to their pre Great War grandeur may appeal to older visitors, but the Lost Gardens of Heligan is also an absolute delight for younger members of the family. Recent additions include the rope bridge across the Lost Valley, the poppy field, Horsemoor Hide(with live wildlife webcams […]

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