Bumblebee Farm

Beautiful Grade II listed eco farmhouse set in 3 acres of wildlife friendly habitat on the edge of a thriving village. Walking distance to the beach & mainline train station. 4 miles from Fowey.


Bumblebee Farm is a beautiful Grade II listed eco farmhouse set in 3 acres of wildlife friendly habitat on the edge of Tywardreath, a thriving little village just a quarter of a mile from the sea and coastal path. It is the home of Brigit Strawbridge, whose dream is to turn it into the UK’s first Wild Bee Sanctuary and Centre of Education for all things wild and wonderful.
We are located within walking distance of a mainline railway station (Par) making Bumblebee Farm an ideal place to stay for those who are travelling without a car. For cyclists we are situated very close to cycle route 2 and 3. Fowey, a gorgeous Cornish seaside town complete with narrow winding streets and tremendous sea views, is 4 miles away and easily accessible by bus. Fowey offers sailing and boat excursions, literary and food festivals, and a fantastic selection of cafes and restaurants.
We are also only 3 miles from the Eden Project, 11 miles from The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the fishing port of Mevagissey, and just a stone’s throw from the magical and historical Luxulyan Valley. Bumblebee Farm is an ideal place for cyclists, walkers, foodies, gardeners, and nature enthusiasts to base themselves whilst they explore the south coast of Cornwall.
The farmhouse is one of the few houses in Tywardreath that claims to have inspired Daphne du Maurier’s book ‘The House on the Strand’. In fact this part of Cornwall is known as ‘Du Maurier County’. Parts of the building date back to the 12th century and many of the huge granite stones that have been used to extend it over the years have come from the priory that used to be situated in our top paddock before the dissolution of the monasteries in the mid 16th century. The sense of history in both the house and on the land is almost tangible!
Our guest rooms are situated in the most historic part of the farmhouse. Each has its own bathroom and has been decorated and furnished using eco-paints, reclaimed furniture and organic cotton or bamboo bedding. A stay at Bumblebee Farm is guaranteed to make you feel wonderfully relaxed, nurtured and pampered.
To enhance the ‘getting away from it all’ experience we have chosen not to include televisions in the bedrooms. However if you really can’t survive without watching the cup final or your favourite soap, we are very happy for guests to watch the TV in the family room downstairs. Each bedroom has its own Roberts radio and wi-fi connection.
Breakfast: is in the farmhouse kitchen, or can be taken outside in the garden on nice sunny days. Check website for our menu.
Lunch: We can provide a variety of delicious home made ‘posh’ pasties if you would like a packed lunch.
Supper: If you ask in advance we are usually able to provide supper from £12 per head.
We also offer a number of courses, workshops and events, all designed to help bring people closer to nature and to encourage a healthy, low impact and earth friendly way of living. Check our website for details.

Bumblebee Farm is only 0.5 miles from the nearest mainline train station at Par. Trains run direct to Par from London and Edinburgh. Turn right out of the station, then take the first left up Tehidy Road. At the top of Tehidy Road you’ll enter the village of Tywardreath, and will see a church in front of you. Take the lane immediately on the right before the church, that runs downhill with the church on your left and a bungalow on your right. At the end of the lane you’ll find Bumblebee Farm. This is a 2 minute drive or a 10 to 15 minute walk from Par station.

Bumblebee Farm is situated in the village of Tywardreath on the South Coast of Cornwall near St Austell. From the M5, you will need to connect with the A390 via either Plymouth or Exeter and Bodmin. From the A390, take the B3269 towards Fowey. The right turn to Tywardreath is well sign-posted. When you reach Tywardreath, look for the church in the centre of the village. There’s a lane immediately on the left after the church that runs downhill between the churchyard and a bungalow. Drive down to the end of the lane and you’ve reached Bumblebee Farm.

3 bedrooms
Bedroom 1
£85 per night. Beautiful double room with views across the valley and en-suite shower.
Bedroom 2
£85 per night. Large double room with its own separate bathroom containing a nice big bath and a walk-in shower.
Bedroom 3 – Garden Room £65 per night or £35 single occupancy. Log cabin in a secluded corner of the garden, with a separate shower room. The log cabin is just big enough for a double bed, a few pieces of furniture and tea/coffee making facilities – but has its own pretty outside area complete with a fire pit for you to cook your own meals if you wish.


  • Parking
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Bike Washing
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Breakfast
  • Evening Meals

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