Trevigue B&B is a true Cornish farmhouse oozing a deliciously cosy home-from-home vibe. This winter, we have been working hard to give it a little extra “vah-vah-voom” with some seriously stylish interior renovations. The new rooms are now ready to be unveiled for the coming season and we can’t wait to show you the fruits of our labour! Could Trevigue be the most stylish B&B in Cornwall?
Trevigue Farmhouse bed and breakfast boasts 200 glorious acres and has been tenanted from the National Trust for 40 years. It sits upon the impressive cliffs which rise majestically above the unspoilt Strangles beach which was the haunt of smugglers in times past and more recently of the famous author, Thomas Hardy. Our stunning farmhouse bed and breakfast near Bude is steeped in ancient history, a fact which can easily be forgotten when relaxing in one of the bright bedrooms or enjoying a pamper in a contemporary en suite bathroom. The farm has been farmed since before the Norman Conquest and is mentioned in the Doomsday book but now, peppered with discreet mod cons, luxury linens and interesting artefacts, the rooms and living areas all throughout this stylish B&B in Cornwall have a style which wouldn’t look out of place in the pages of a glossy interiors magazine.
The Bedroom Makeover
This winter we set ourselves the task of refurbishing two of the B&B bedrooms. Each of the four bedrooms here at Trevigue B&B is named after a point on the cliffs between Trevigue and Crackington Haven beach 1.5 miles away. All bedrooms boast fine white bed linen, fluffy duvets and exquisite pocket-sprung beds as standard, but we felt that the décor needed freshening on two of the rooms so that we can continue to exceed expectations of our guests. Here’s what we did…
Little Cam Room
First up was Little Cam. This cosy twin room sleeps two and has a beamed ceiling, large 6 ft zip-and-link pocket sprung bed and pastoral views looking out across the rolling countryside. Probably the most exciting part of the renovations of this room was when we uncovered the gorgeous original pine floorboards- we were so happy to be able to strip them back and continue the clean lines which carry throughout the rest of the house. We dressed the windows with seriously thick lined curtains to provide a stylish yet practical addition to this peaceful bedroom (not everyone wants to be awoken with the early morning Cornish sunshine streaming through the window!). The mustard-hued ticking stripe on the curtain fabric marries beautifully with the daffodil-inspired bed linen from Cornish company Seasalt and we think it really brings a joyful cheeriness to this beautiful bedroom. Can you spot the pineapples? The retro wall lights carry a fun pineapple motif which we thought very apt so that guests can enjoy pineapples at night and pineapples at breakfast! This touch of vintage glam is a cheeky wink to the tropical interiors trend that is seeing a surge in popularity at the moment, and we think they’re fruitily bootiful!
As a family we are passionate about natural living and looking after the earth; conservation is core to our farming methods, and slow locally-produced food is a deciding factor when choosing our menus. So it was with great delight that we found a company in nearby Devon who make beautiful, soft, handwoven rugs and textiles from yarn spun entirely from recycled plastic bottles. With over 30 billion plastic bottles finding their way into our seas each year and over 90% of all marine birds having plastic deposits in their stomachs, Weaver Green looks at creative and useful ways of recycling plastic bottles and making them into valuable and beautiful additions to our homes. The striped bed throw adorning the bed in Little Cam really finishes the look of the room, and we love that it is as ethical and sustainable as it is beautiful.
The en suite bedroom adjoining Little Cam has been updated with a luxury walk-in shower and quirky lime green mirror to add a splash of colour. The light bounces off the glossy white Metro tiles lining the walls, making this cute en suite seem so much larger and more welcoming. We’re confident that you’ll love it as much as we do!
Penkenna is a gorgeously bright and airy room benefiting from dual aspect windows to bring about a lovely light and
airy ambiance. Guests can enjoy the views out onto the ancient courtyard on one side and look out towards the fields and on to sea from the other. We created more of a classic seaside theme for Penkenna’s renovation, with white beams, reclaimed wooden floors, and again Sea Salt Cornish bed linen. The colour palette harnesses inspiration from the coast right on our doorstep; sandy neutrals combine with watery blues to reflect the beaches, whilst occasional splashes of yellow celebrates the Cornish sunshine in springtime.
The characterful en suite bathroom with walk-in shower has fresh blue Moroccan-style tiles and a clapperboard finish which carries on the nautical theme. We always try to support our local creatives and so the glass shoaling fish and aqua glass panels from local artist Jo Downs brings the natural beauty of the ocean into the living space, creating a beautiful feature. We have loved Jo’s work for ages; her advanced fusion techniques and abstract designs display great individuality and depth whilst drawing inspiration from the beautiful coastal landscape all around us. Penkenna is now looking bright and spritely, and is ready to welcome guests for Easter and into summer.
A Stylish B&B in Cornwall
While retaining its historic feel with flagstone slate floors, oak beamed ceilings and great open fireplaces with roaring log burning fires, Trevigue also manages to have a warm and friendly feel made personal with our carefully chosen pictures and fine furniture. The interiors at Trevigue encourage you to leave your troubles behind and revel in the peace and tranquillity found here in excess. We can’t wait to welcome you to our beautifully stylish B&B in Cornwall, get in touch to book now!