Last weekend I had a wintry weekend away in North Cornwall to celebrate my friend Cynthia’s 30th birthday. It was great to spend some time with my Uni mates who I see far too little of since relocating to Cardiff. Our time together was spent eating, drinking, walking and engaging in organised fun.
The location for the festivities was a self-catering property tucked in a picturesque valley on the edge of Bodmin Moor. Having opened this year, Tregulland is an uber-stylish, state of art, eco-friendly, farm conversion. Targeted squarely towards large groups of discerning adults, the whole place has the feeling of a rural Primrose Hill. I could easily imagine Jude, Davinia, Sadie and Rhys decamping for the weekend and kicking back amongst the shabby chic menagerie of modern design and restored antique furniture.
Our party had booked out both the cottage (sleeps 12) and the barn (sleeps 10). Each bedroom is individually designed to a 5 star standard, with softer than soft linen, an en-suite bathroom and invigorating StKitts Herbery toiletries.
With such a large number of people holidaying in one place, it’s easy to imagine that things could have been a little claustrophobic. However Tregulland is so epically spacious that it was easy to hide away in one of the many cozy nooks with a blanket and book in hand.
When we were feeling sociable, the grand dining room in The Cottage comfortably sat our whole party of 20 people. The all bases covered kitchen facilities even made cooking for everyone as relative a breeze as catering for that many people ever can be.
To cap off this epitome of bohemian hedonism there are a couple of other very special facilities at Tregulland.
The super cool Granary sitting room with its vaulted ceiling played host to the evening’s shenanigans and an afternoon film screening in front of the huge projector screen.
The UK’s first indoor fresh water pool was great for a relaxing dip. Finally, the outdoor wood fired hot tub played host to an ostentatious late night champagne guzzling session.
Starting at around £3,700 for a weekend break or £6,000 for both properties Tregulland certainly isn’t cheap. But for accommodation on a par with a 5 star hotel, £336 per couple for a weekend break or £545 per couple for a week is only moderately eye-watering. If you’re planning on organising a group getaway and want to have a taste of how the 1% live then you could do far worse than Occupying Tregulland.
Tregulland Cottage and Barns, St Clether, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8QW