The History of a Cornish Farmhouse
One fateful day in 1975, the Crocker family were visiting Cornwall when they happened upon a 16th century tumbledown farm in Crackington Haven. Mrs Crocker had been watching the original Poldark series on television and had fallen in love with the wild nature and romantic images conjured up by the dramatic North Cornish coastline and, even though rats ran free and modern-day conveniences like electricity were scarce, she spotted a sparkle of potential in this National Trust-owned farmstead. The Crockers fell in love with the breath-taking coastal location of Trevigue along with the very special ambiance found in this corner of Cornwall, so the family moved in and the story of this true Cornish farmhouse began.
A Coastal B&B in North Cornwall
The family adored their clifftop farmhouse in Crackington and quickly set about making it their home. For many years the Crockers and their five boys lived and worked the farm above Strangles beach, enjoying the unique position and welcoming visitors to share it with them by letting out some of the rooms as a farmhouse B&B. Cornish farmhouses are synonymous with hospitality and it’s not unusual for neighbours and passers-by to pop into a local farmhouse for a comforting drink, some home-cooked supper and a friendly welcome. Guests adored the authentic Cornish family life they could experience when staying at Trevigue Farm B&B and soon, the traditional Cornish B&B farmhouse grew so popular that the family decided to open up one of the cottages on the farm for use as a holiday cottage too. The business thrived and the whole family worked together to farm the land, welcome guests and offer hearty home-cooked meals.
Stylish Farmhouse Accommodation in Cornwall
Henry Crocker was the youngest of the five sons and had always worked with his brothers and parents to run the family farm. Time evolved and the brothers gradually moved to the neighbouring villages to raise their own families,
whilst Henry and his wife Gayle took more of an active role in the farm and managing the holiday lets and weddings held at Trevigue. In 2013 Henry’s ageing parents took a backstep and retired from the day-to-day running of the farm completely, leaving Henry, Gayle, and their three children to take the reins. They threw themselves into renovating the holiday cottage and B&B, breathing new life into the properties with a three-year renovation project which included new bathrooms, reclaimed floorboards, Nespresso coffee machines, fine linens, plasma TVs and all the little luxuries modern-day guests expect from a beautiful holiday cottage in Cornwall.
Trevigue Farmhouse Crackington Haven
The new generation of Crockers are passionate about carrying on the Trevigue Farm name; they are fiercely proud of what their family have created here on their clifftop in Crackington Haven and have finely-honed the family business to ensure its continued success. These dramatic and breath-taking cliffs above Strangles beach famously provided inspiration for the poet Thomas Hardy, and there is more than something a little poetic about the fact that Henry’s suckler herd of Ruby Reds have just had their first calves at the same time that the new generation of the Crocker family launch their new website and business model to take Trevigue Farm into the future. They look forward to offering a hearty Cornish welcome, home-cooked Cornish meals made from ‘slow’ locally-sourced seasonal produce, and the promise that your Cornish holiday by the sea will be one that you are inspired to write home about…