Trewan Hall Camping gets Gold
Hall holds a GOLD award by The David Bellamy Conservation Award
Parks are assessed on a number of factors, the cultivation of flora
and fauna, the creation of habitats designed to encourage a variety
of wildlife on to the park, recycling and waste management policies,
links with the local community and the use of local materials and
craftsmen are also taken into consideration.
In 1961 the estate was acquired in a very dilapidated and run down
state. The company was formed with the primary purpose of restoring
and enhancing the land and buildings. The nature of the area is
strongly agricultural and all development and maintenance is carried
out with these criteria in mind.
The original buildings, which have mostly been modified
for campers, have been restored in the vernacular style using local
materials. New buildings likewise, or sympathetically. Great care
is taken to keep the character; for example, we retain our ancient
Restoration of the land, which includes 14 acres
of woodlands and amenity, has been tended with an eye to the agricultural
heritage. Plants, shrubs and trees have been selected to be appropriate
rather than merely ornamental or decorative. There is little in
the way of positive inducements to wildlife but efforts are made
not to disturb. We have no owl boxes but many owls.
It will be apparent that the ratio of campers to
‘environmental area’ is very high on this site.
Quote from David Bellamy
I was particularly pleased to see that you have
met your own very high standards yet again and that your gardens
and grounds remain 'exceptional'. Well done ... you deserve hearty
congratulations for everything you have done.
David Bellamy - 2015
Quote from the Assessor
This is a very well managed family run camp site
and it was a pleasure to visit. The site has had a gold award
for the past 15 years and very deservedly so - a tremendous amount
of attention to detail is evident throughout the park in every
Development has taken place in a subtle, environmentally
sensitive manner to enhance visitor pleasure alongside remaining
commercially competitive ... the grounds and gardens are excellent
and reflect the knowledge and skill of a passionate gardener.
The grounds are a real highlight and provide a beautiful
setting for visitors.
Areas of particular interest
- Wild areas including hedgerows and grassland.
- Management of woodlands including firewood, chipping and the
manufacture of charcoal (available in shop for barbeques).
- Recycling paper, cardboard, plastic, cans and glass.
- Energy saving light fittings, solar heating, large PV Solar
Array and minimal light pollution to enhance the view of the stars.
- A large bug hotel near the Hall available for our all year round
visitors - see below.