Beautiful Trelissick at Christmas.
We’ve had our National Trust passes for ages now, but still haven’t gotten around to visiting all of the National Trust properties in Cornwall. Last week I went to Trelissick for the first time with one of my sisters for lunch. I am so pleased that the first time I saw Trelissick was at Christmas time.
Walking from the car park, there were fairy lights all along the path. I can imagine that it looks beautiful there in the evenings. I fell a little bit in love with this Christmas tree lined entrance way.
We only walked for about an hour around the gardens, but there were so many different plants and trees to see. Beautiful paths and stunning views.
From wooded areas where squirrels were popping up from everywhere, to beautiful views over the river. Even on a grey day Trelissick is ridiculously beautiful.
We didn’t go into the house itself, as it wasn’t open at the time. The house isn’t always open, so if you plan to visit, it’s a good idea to check on the National Trust website to see if it is open.
I need to revisit so that I can see inside of the house, as it looks beautiful from the outside. I have never visited a National Trust property at Christmas and after visiting Trelissick, I think I’ve been missing out all this time!
The whole place had lights everywhere and Christmas trees decorated. It really made me smile walking around and really made everything seem wonderfully festive. Even the stables had lights around them and apparently on some evenings around Christmas time, there are reindeer there as well.
There was even a Christmas trail for children to do. In the hour that my sister and I walked, we barely touched the surface of the walks around the stunning National Trust property. There is actually a beach that you can walk to, orchards and more. I really can not wait to go back again.
We had lunch in the very modern and welcoming Crofters Cafe. We both went for delicious paninis and the staff were really friendly. I would definitely recommend popping in for lunch.
I suspect I will be writing about Trelissick in 2017, as I am definitely going back to explore more and see inside that imposing yet beautiful house.
We have visited a lot of National Trust properties in the last year or two, including Arlington Court, Lanhydrock (one of my favourites), Dunster Castle and St Michael’s Mount. Trelissick is definitely one of my new favourites and I can’t wait to discover new National Trust places.
I’m on a mission in 2017 to visit all of the ones in Cornwall at least! What is your favourite National Trust place?
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