Trelissick House and Garden is a wonderful National Trust property situated near Feock on the Fal Estuary. It’s the perfect place to have a relaxing day out, with 30 acres of of gardens to explore with winding paths among woodland plants, hydrangeas and rhododendrons.
The wider estate includes dog friendly walks with five miles of paths to enjoy. There was an Iron Age settlement here, but the actual house was built in 1750 by John Lawrence, and has recently been left to the National Trust having been the country home of of various industrialists including the Copelands of the Spode Copeland China Works. The house has an important collection of Spode Copeland China.
The house is still being renovated by the National Trust and is very much a work in progress, and at present only the ground floor is open to the public. There is also a tea room and terrace with marvelous views out across the Fal estuary.
The estate also includes the Crofters cafe, interesting art gallery, gift shop and plants sales. There are also six holiday cottages to rent, including the water tower which resembles a fairy tale castle.
As you stroll around the garden you will spot the King Harry Ferry through the trees. The chain ferry was established in 1888 and connects the Roseland Peninsular with Truro and Falmouth avoiding a 27 mile road trip. There has been a ferry here for at least 500 years.
Trelissick Garden is easy to find, just outside of Truro on the Falmouth Road. Follow the signs for Feock and the gardens are on the right. Enjoy your visit!
For more info see – Trelissick Gardens