GUEST BLOG FROM MY SISTER, KATHY NIBLETT
Trelowarren is unique. On the south bank of the Helford River in Cornwall, that was made famous by Daphne du Maurier’s novel Frenchman’s Creek, this is the historic estate that inspired her iconic tale of handsome smugglers, secret assignations in wooded creeks and political intrigue. She called Trelowarren, ‘a jewel’
A short walk around the heart of the estate will take you past the Turret (a folly that resembles part of a medieval fortification), up the Mount (built to admire the views across the Lizard), through an iron-age fort (one of the longest continually occupied sites in Northern Europe), down the Fogou (a neolithic chamber) up the drive and back to the Restoration Gates (built by the Vyvyans in 1660 to mark the Restoration of the Monarchy).
Gunnera in the Trelowarren estate