"Trengwainton" Top 5 Page for this destination Cornwall Things to Do Tip by iandsmith

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  Blissful landscape to the sea
by iandsmith

As views go it was good, but not outstandingly panoramic; yet in the context of the day it was the most sublime thing we did. There's an aura about the terrace at Trengwainton that leads you to cast aside your malignant thoughts and drift into a conscious state of simmering ecstacy. A totally relaxed state of mind that sees your cares roll down the hill, following the autistic child that had run away from his carer while we were there and the carer had bolted in the same direction but, despite cries trying to gain his attention and turn him around, he raced onwards down the lawn towards Mounts Bay, ever becoming smaller as he distanced himself from those of us on the terrace.
The sight of his carer mounting a rescue bid, hurdling the ha ha as she went, failed to disturb our tranquility as we took in the world from our park bench seat. I mean, at my age what would have been the point? A dodgy knee, already swollen 40% larger than normal and aging limbs that are clearly not designed for the chasing of youth.
We were, at the time, engaged in conversation with a couple of local origin who were enlightening us on many topics, least of all their lack of travel. I said we'd been 100 miles up the road yesterday on a day trip and they remarked, "Ooh, ay, we don' go that far on our olidays".
Publicity blurb describes the scene thus:
"The garden is mostly inward-looking but from the lawns in front of the house there is a spectacular view of St Michael's Mount in the bay far below, framed by an arch of beech."

Directions: Near Penzance

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 11, 2005
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