Welcome one and all to our innovative new holiday properties in Cornwall.
We’re very proud of what has been achieved here at Trevassack Lake, just ten minutes outside of Helston on the Lizard peninsula. If you’d seen the gargantuan task presented to Children’s Sailing Trust when they purchased the abandoned quarry in 2019, you’d be proud of the transformation too.
Let’s start at the beginning.
Children's Sailing Trust
Children’s Sailing Trust (formerly known as Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust) began back in 1997, when founder John Green MBE wanted to afford all the children of Cornwall the same sailing opportunities he had the good fortune to enjoy when he was growing up. Ever since, CST has subsidised the cost of getting out on the water for thousands of local school children, helping them grow in confidence, competence and resilience.
Fast forward to 2019 and the Trust knew they needed to expand their offering, become more self-sustaining to continue providing as many opportunities as possible, and to develop the accessible facilities for less able-bodied people. So, they bought Trevassack Quarry.
The site at Trevassack is 26 acres in total, 10 of which are the fresh water lake, the rest being sensitively developed to include a watersports centre, lakeside café, CST HQ and of course… Trevassack Holidays.
Trevassack Holidays is a purpose-built, architect-designed collection of 6 holiday properties here at Trevassack Lake. The whole site has been built with accessibility and sustainability in mind, and was funded by many charitable trusts, grants and funding.
The remote location required out-of-the-box thinking, with the project being nominated for several construction awards for CST and Brady Construction, to create a hub run on solar power and ground source heat – even the water supply comes from our very own lake.
The properties themselves are incredibly modern, spacious and comfortable, with all the mod-cons including under-floor heating and private hot tubs; three large, single-storey houses and three converted container cabins a nestled in their own individual garden spaces, all in view of the beauty of the lake.
Trevassack Holiday Cottages
Bradbury House was built thanks to the funding from its namesake, The Bradbury Foundation, and is the closest to the water. It is also our most accessible property with integrated ceiling hoist, profiling beds, adjustable kitchen, large wet-rooms and more (equipment can be removed if not required).
Clare Milne House is also fully accessible, perched up the slope for a view over the lake and accessed both by the main path or a wheelchair lift. This holiday cottage was made possible thanks to its namesake, The Clare Milne Trust, Clare being the disabled granddaughter or children’s author, A.A. Milne (of Winnie the Pooh fame).
Lizard House was funded in part by the Coastal Communities Fund and so we named it after the lovely peninsula we’re located on. This property has less of the accessible features as standard (but available on request) but welcomes the four-legged member of your family with the garden fully enclosed.
Our three cabins have been cleverly converted from two large containers per property, providing cosy and spacious, family friendly accommodation.
Both Serpentine Cabin and Calcite Cabin are dog-friendly holiday homes, with strong fencing enclosing their large gardens, complete with full width, floor-level decks and sunken hot tub. Quartz Cabin is resplendent between them, with the open frontage affording a clear view down to the water. All have our luxurious standards of high quality furniture, wide doorways, level access throughout, underfloor heating and their own hot tubs making for a short break or longer holiday where you can truly relax and experience the beauty of the Cornish countryside in style.
Plus, if you want to get out on the water, guests receive a 15% discount on activities such as kayaking, paddleboards, swimming etc. Or you could just appreciate the glory of the lake from dry land by chilling out in the waterside café…