We weren’t sure if we would manage a festive day out this year, what with how this year has been. We did manage to find a little bit of Christmas at Trerice; so headed there for a little walk this week!
Christmas at some of the local National Trust properties; is such a wonderful thing to experience. In the past we have visited Lanhydrock and Trelissick to see the decorations.
Trerice is an Elizabethan Manor House in Kestle Mill near Newquay; we have visited before; but I’ve never been at Christmas time. Though of course this year was quite different! There were still some pretty decorations; and it was nice to have a break away from work and home before Christmas.
You can read more about Trerice in this post.
In previous years, I have wanted to experience Christmas at Trerice as; as well as pretty decorations; they do some creative workshops including wreath making, and other festive crafts. So I am hoping I’ll still get to do this at some point in the future.
Christmas at Trerice
It was quite a drizzly miserable day when we arrived at Trerice. We decided to head to the house first, hoping the rain would clear through; for a little walk around the garden later.
The great hall was decorated with a beautiful tree, and garlands; as usual the staff and volunteers were really friendly and full of knowledge; they are around throughout the house which is really nice! It’s always worth stopping for a chat!
We headed through the house; enjoying the warm festive decor. this actually finishes today; so sadly you’ll have to live vicariously through me. So I hope you like the photos I snapped as I walked around.
I adored all the decor, it was so simple but very festive and pretty!
What I love about Trerice is; as you walk through the house, you experience the old Elizabethan era; and continue through to the 50’s; when the Arundell family were still living in the house. This is such a cosy drawing room, made even more cosy with the decorating!
Check out last Christmas at Lanhydrock here.
Thankfully; we were lucky with the weather after our wander, and slowly walked around the grounds a little enjoying the views; before stopping in the barn restaurant for a drink and some cake.
Needing to walk off lunch; we then took a little stroll around the Elizabethan knot garden, before heading out.
We weren’t at Trerice for very long; probably a little under two hours, but it was so nice to escape the norm for a little while.
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