If you could picture your dream holiday destination, what would it look like?
Well, I’m hoping it’s a lot like Higher Trewithen Holiday Cottages.
We’re Simon and Maria Millen. In 2016 we were fortunate enough to be able to leave the hustle and bustle in Morden and move to Cornwall to turn our hand to running Higher Trewithen Holiday Cottages.
Everyone thought we had gone a bit mad.
They still do.
But, as you will see, Higher Trewithen is a very special place…
From the moment you arrive you will notice how peaceful it is at Higher Trewithen; it’s a place where you can appreciate the sounds of birdsong again, reconnect with nature and each other.
We strive to embrace and enhance the oasis of calm that surrounds Higher Trewithen to provide a retreat from the busyness of everyday life. A place where you can enjoy the comforts of home surrounded by the stunning picturesque Cornish countryside.
Let us be straight though.
This was a complete u-turn on our previous careers in facilities management and teaching so taking on a project like this wasn’t without its problems…
After three years of making improvements to our grounds, the gardens were looking stunning! We were just starting to make headway on our new children’s play area.
Then, in March of 2019, we were alerted to the fact that we had a major water leak on two of our 5 water mains. Leak detection didn’t work, as there are too many pipes to isolate and identify the leaking water.
Therefore, the only way to find the leak was to dig trenches following along the pipelines, from the two water mains, until we found the leak. We had trenches running though our garden, all along our driveway and through our communal courtyard.
It was back breaking work to fix but we got over it…just.
We repaired the leaks, filled the trenches and restored our gardens for you all the enjoy. It was wonderful to see so many people enjoying the gardens that Easter and on through the summer.
Seeing couples enjoying a glass of wine, after a busy day exploring Cornwall or families enjoying dinner together in the late afternoon sun was wonderful! Higher Trewithen was healed and looking even more beautiful than before.
Of course, we’re a little biased so instead let me set the scene for you.
Imagine sitting outside with your early morning coffee or tea, enjoying the warmth of the early morning sun on your skin. The only sounds you can hear is the breeze through the trees and the gentle twittering of songbirds greeting the start of a new day.
Maybe you’ll spend the day getting away from it all strolling along with your loved ones, maybe your dog, on one of the public footpaths around Higher Trewithen. You decide to enjoy a beautifully prepared meal, made using the freshest local ingredients, at one of the two fantastic local pubs, just a few minutes from your door.
Or perhaps you’ll take a few hours to explore Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm. Here you learn how Cornwall’s award-winning brews are made and you get to taste them all too! You try their range of fruit juices, jams, chutneys and award-winning whiskey; maybe you buy a few to take home. You meet a range of very friendly farm animals and enjoy a much-needed lunch or cuppa in the restaurant. It’s a great day out for all the family!
Now, Higher Trewithen Holiday Cottages has everything you’ll need to wind down and unplug if only for a few days.
Me and Simon are not bragging, of course, we just love Higher Trewithen and we want to share our lovely little patch of Cornwall with you.
We all work so hard, everyday. We’re always so busy that we forget to spend time with our loved ones or just with ourselves. It’s important to take time to stop and do nothing. Give yourself permission to do nothing; we think you deserve it!
Can I ask you to do one last thing?
So get a date in your mind which would be perfect for a weekend away, a well deserved holiday or perhaps you’ve been meaning to visit family and friends that you haven’t seen for years.
Got it? Great!
Now, give yourself a treat and click here to see if one of our properties are available.
We can’t wait to welcome you to Higher Trewithen soon.
Our bookings charts are “live” so you can check availability at any time – See the Cottages & Apartments page.