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Part 1 - How it all started....

Updated: Feb 7, 2022

Back in early 2019 - February to be exact - after 2 years of searching and disappointments, trying to find the right property (and a chain that wouldn't collapse), we finally found Trewithen Farmhouse and fell in love with it....


Approach to the farmhouse, down a 400 yard private lane...


Checking out the back of the house and the land to the south...


Located just outside the village of Laneast near Launceston, and with stunning views to the south towards Bodmin Moor and west towards the hills of Brown Willy and Rough Tor (pronounced 'Ro-Tor' by the locals), Trewithen Farm was formerly a100+ acre livestock farm. The last part of the farm to be sold, Trewithen Farmhouse came with 5 acres of south-facing gardens and pasture land.


But what really sold us were the views....


Across one of the fields, the view westward towards Brown Willy...


Looking south across the Laneast valley, early morning ...



And approaching sunset...



And the sun setting to the west... (taken a few months later after we built the greenhouse)


We liked it so much we bought it!

We moved in in May 2019 and after some months refurbishing the house we turned our attention to the land, and our dreams of setting up a glamping business. Why keep such views to ourselves? That would be greedy wouldn't it!!


So, our plan was to use the 2 acre field to the southwest of the house for this venture. It has a good existing private access lane, gently sloping pasture to the south, and the some epic views as the house....

View from the top of the field, looking south..


And to the west.... Rough Tor in the distance...


See its craggy top now..?


And to the south, across the Inney Valley towards Bodmin Moor...


So we made a plan... literally.. submitting Planning Permission in early 2021, for two luxury, eco-friendly glamping pods and associated works.



The Site Plan and proposed layout...

The design of pod we decided on - the 'Hampshire' with Side Entrance supplied by County Pods


After various loops and representations to Cornwall Council this was finally approved in the summer of 2021 - in between lockdowns....


Then the real work began!


TO BE CONTINUED





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