Treargel is the Cornish name for a home of retreat. Treargel can be found at Hendersick Barn, Portlooe, near Looe, Cornwall, UK. Treargel provides accommodation and hospitality for people needing or wishing to get away from daily life, as well as an opportunity to re-engage with creation for a while. It is in a beautiful and peaceful setting which assists the restoration of mind, body and soul.
The Byre is a self contained barn which is part of Hendersick Farm, a group of residential barns. We think is a gorgeous place to live and thus to stay. You may be woken by sheep and birds but probably not much else. The property consists of 2 bedrooms (one double and one cabin room with hand made bunks THE CABIN BUNKS ARE ONLY SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN sized 170cm x 70cm), a bathroom and a large open plan lounge kitchen diner. It has electric heaters as well as a wood burning fire. Outside there is a patio with uninterrupted views of the fields going down to the coast as well as a patio area below.
The Byre comes with its own parking space and a balcony and patio area. The path to the coastal path is at the end of the farm track. We measured it and it is around 1 km from the front door to the South West Coastal Path. Access is all hours and will be arranged prior to arrival.
Interaction with guests
We live at the Barn and our housekeeper Jane will be available during your stay. Retreat services are offered and can be arranged at additional cost in consultation with us.
Other things to note
It is quite hilly. The beach is about a ten min walk down the hill but takes around 30 mins to get back up. It takes us about 35-40 minutes to walk into Looe, a bit longer to Polperro. The closest pub is a mile away but it is a 35 min walk along the lanes and a long journey back.
Weather: Cornish weather is unpredictable – it is suggested that you bring all weather gear and layers.
Proximity to civilisation: We are about one mile down and uphill to the closest shop. There are none within easy walking distance so if you are self-catering you may wish to shop before you arrive/on the way or arrange for a food delivery to The Barn for the day of your arrival.
The Byre has a hairdryer and superfast broadband wifi with a smart TV (netflix, BBC iplayer etc).
Towels and Bedding: are provided
As we are running Treargel as a retreat, it will more suit those who need some space and time out rather than anyone wishing for a wild time!
As Hendersick Farm is residential and the Byre is the only property on site which is available for short term bookings we particularly like to welcome guests who are willing to respect the peace and tranquility we love.
Artie, my husband, and I moved to Looe from Melbourne in 2015. Our vision for Treargel Retreats is to provide a place of retreat for those in full or part time Christian ministry, and more generally for those who care for others, with little time or resource to take time out for themselves. Treargel is open to those of all faiths and none.