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“Pleasant to visit for an hour or two”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Trerice

Trerice
Ranked #9 of 58 things to do in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence
UK
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194 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Pleasant to visit for an hour or two”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

As NT members we visited Trerice while in the area. Perhaps we were spoilt by having previously visited Lanhydrock, but we didn't warm to this house as much. It has been altered considerably over time, which makes it difficult to imagine it as it would have been. The rooms are furnished and there are several pieces of interesting art to admire. I particularly enjoyed the embroidery/tapestry, with samples made by volunteers.

The gardens are pretty in the spring, with an orchard, a kitchen garden and some lawned areas with flower borders to explore. The cafe is huge, with additional setting outside. It's hard to imagine there being enough visitors to fill all those seats! There's also a gift shop and plant stall.

The volunteers were present in most rooms, and much as we appreciate them giving up their time, it would have been nice if more of them engaged with visitors (or gave out signals that they were happy to). Some seemed more like wardens than guides, which is a shame as they could really enhance the visitor experience beyond the printed guide we were given at the start of our tour, and which came to an abrupt end before we'd seen the last rooms.

It's definitely worth a visit if you're NT members and in the area.

Visited April 2013
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“Small but interesting house in tranquil setting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

As NT Members we visited whilst in the area. A pleasant and tranquil place with friendly guides. Some interesting paintings and artefacts and a beautiful tearoom with plenty of space. Some pretty outdoor areas and the usual shop.

Visited April 2013
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Newquay, United Kingdom
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“worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

We have visited Trerice a few times now and love it ! Although a small house in comparison to others it is still very interesting to view .With it being a smaller property you should take time to wander slowly and really take in all that it has to offer..something that you may not do in a more grandiose setting.All in all ,a lovely place to visit and reminisce the past.

Visited August 2012
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United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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“It was nice”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

We decided to treat ourselves in going to see this house as we're a fan of period drama & plus it was my friends birthday.

The weather wasn't the greatest so we couldn't go exploring the gardens which was a shame.

The house is lovely inside & you really get the feel of it, even with lots of noisy kids running about, so don't go in the school holidays if you don't fancy having to be around noisy, running about kids!

Loved the little gift shop & was surprised that it wasn't that expensive!

The one little thing I didn't like was the pushy sales person trying to sell us a membership at the start when we went to buy our tickets to have a look around the house. We clearly weren't interested & were backing away!

Other than that a nice house!

Visited April 2013
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Great Bookham, null, United Kingdom
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“A cold day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

We have not been here for a long time and it has changed quick a bit. Interesting house and an interesting history. The gardens have activities for you to try which is great for kids young and old. Good day out.

Visited March 2013
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