A traditional barn conversion set on the outside of a small cluster of cottages and neighbouring the beautiful St Gennys church.
This light, atmospheric cottage has a small enclosed lawn and garden to the rear with superb views of the sea and rugged, unspoilt cliffs to Widemouth Bay.
On entering the cottage through the large porch, the guest is soon within an open plan sitting room/kitchen with a slate floor and large rug, lovely 3 piece suite and open fire.
An oak staircase leads up to a spacious landing which has panoramic views over neighbouring farmland. A double and twin room are found each with wonderful views.
This cottage has the benefit of full central heating and an open fire. The nearest shop/general store is to be found at Wainhouse Corner (1½ - 2 miles), plus a Post Office, petrol station and pub. Alternatively a pub overlooking the beach can be found at Crackington Haven.
Trevigue has been described as a wildlife haven on many occasions by different eminent naturalists who frequently visit the farm.
The vast range of plants and animals to be found on the farm is largely a result of the contrasting environments of which Trevigue consists.
A large part of the farm is made up of coastal heathland, situated on the rugged and exposed cliffs, which rise to almost 750 feet at "High Cliff" (the highest in Cornwall).
Wild moorland ponies from Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor and traditional breeds of cattle together with feral goats are being used to graze the "undercliff" to create a more diverse habitat. Wild Thyme and Betony grow on the cliffs in abundance during the summer months - all helped by the reintroduction of stock grazing.
However the inland farm falls steeply to a sheltered, wooded valley inhabited by Roe Deer, Badgers, and Dormice. Many different species of butterfly (including Silver Washed Fritillary, Ringlet, Orange Tip and Speckled Wood) are also to be found.
The distinctive call/song of small birds such as Stone Chats, Linnets and Skylarks are often heard from the cliffs where food is available in abundance in the form of heathland insects.
Much of the farm is owned by the National Trust, and is managed in a highly sensitive manner in order to encourage the greatest biodiversity possible. Two private Nature Reserves are found containing many species of rare and common flora and fauna.
Three hundred and fifty acres of the 800 acre farm is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to the high wildlife value and unique geology (known as the Crackington Formation) and a number of spectacular faults - none more significant than the Rusey fault.
Heritage on the farm includes the 16th Century farmstead, the site of a Roman Signal Station, historical slate quarries and Bronze Age Barrows.
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