Have just returned from a short stay (2 nights) in the Tregurnow farmhouse B&B. We were welcomed by the very genial hosts and treated to a cup of tea and home-made cake on arrival, which was very nice. Not so nice was the odd odour which greeted us, a kind of cross between fly spray, wet dog and burnt cooking oil, which was to linger in the house throughout our stay. Luckily our room didn't have the same whiff about it. We had a large twin room (one single and one double bed) with ensuite shower room. The room was clean and comfortable, though the beds were both quite short - I'm 5' 11" and just about managed - anyone taller would struggle! The beds were comfy and the bedding was of a good standard. The TV in the room was too small and the light fittings (bakelite, would you believe) were, worryingly, a bit loose. Also a main bulb needed replacing, which meant the room was a little dark. Information on the B&B itself and the surrounding area, places to eat, etc. were a little scant and when asked about places to eat, the hosts could have been a little more helpful. We went out and explored ourselves and found a couple of places close by that were OK to eat in. Back to the room - The ensuite was clean and tiled from floor to ceiling, but not very modern - the shower was a bit askew and rather old fashioned, however it worked OK. The cold tap dripped incessantly and couldn't be stopped. One issue was temperature - our room and the ensuite itself were both freezing (mid Feb) despite the room heater being on all the time! The ensuite had no heating at all. A lack of mobile phone signal was irritating, but not the hosts fault, though the lack of WIFI in the house was annoying and could have been sorted out - this is the 21st century, though perhaps not in Cornwall! Breakfasts both days was traditional and ample but sadly overcooked - I think the hosts cook the breakfast for 08:30 and if you are not there on time, it sits in the Aga oven waiting for you. Overall, although Tregurnow Farmhouse describes itself as a 'luxury' B&B, I think its definition of luxury is probably rooted in the late 60's or early 70's - by todays standards Tregurnow Farmhouse B&B is altogether more average than luxury!
- Also Known As:
- Tregurnow Farmhouse St Buryan, Cornwall