2015 was Trewan Hall's Golden Anniversary
Camping at Trewan Hall since 1965
Our parents, Denis and Phyllis Hill, moved to Trewan in 1961 with 4 young daughters under the age of 5. Their aim was to restore the House and grounds whilst enjoying living and bringing up their children in a beautiful part of the world.
It took a few years to work out the best way to earn an income to help achieve their goal. The campsite opened in April 1965, a few days before Matthew was born, in conjunction with the, then, Camping Club of GB and Ireland Ltd. With their help and support the campsite became established but it was our parents' hard work and vision that enabled the barns and buildings to develop into what is now an integral part of the site. Our mother was the driving force behind the garden restoration whilst our father put his building skills into practice and learnt to manage the estate.
Many people have worked at Trewan over the years and we recognise that they all came to love the place as we do and helped us to develop it into a campsite that thousands of visitors have enjoyed these last 50 years.
Mr and Mrs Hill still live in the Main Hall, retired now. Judith, Joanna and Matthew run the business with every intention of carrying on in the same way whilst Rachel and Martha take an active interest in all that goes on. We hope many more visitors will enjoy their holidays here at Trewan over the coming years.
An old engraving of Trewan Hall.
An old photograph showing 'Pump House' to the left - circa 1962/4.
Ice cream van outside the stone mansion showing Phyllis Hill and
some children (who now run Trewan Hall) - circa 1960s.
The donkey Pinky with Phyllis Hill leading her in Barn Park field - circa early 1960s.
Denis and Phyllis Hill.
Denis and Phyllis Hill in the barn receiving an album celebrating our 25th anniversary.