In a deed dated 1333 Trenake was spelt Trenahek. In 1535, just before the Dissolution of the monasteries it is thought Richard Gill, the last Abbot of Newenham Abbey, retreated to Trenake to live. In 1616 A son or grandson of Richard called William Gill left the poor of Pelynt 20 shillings a year for life, which was to come out of Trenake. Trenake is situated halfway between the historic fishing ports of Looe and Polperro, and just 4 miles from the coastal path with it breath taking scenery. The farm has been in our family for the past 5 generations.
We have been taking bed and breakfast guests in this grade 2 listed farmhouse for over 70 yrs. Mrs Viola Philp started B&B with evening meal in the early 1940s, in fact she bought the very first brand new tractor the farm ever had with a year’s takings !!! Bearing in mind that the tractors on the farm today cost about £70,000 that’s a record I think she will continue to hold !! Back then families would come to stay for a one or two weeks full board holiday and often stayed around the farm all day.
Today our guests still stay a week or more, many returning year after year, but others come for a shorter break to enjoy all the very best South East Cornwall has to offer.