Nery purchased the historic gold miners land in 1973, and the building of the house was a labour of love involving endless hours of planning, building and collecting rocks for the gardens and walls. In the last few years Nery has redecorated and refurbished the whole of the house and has enjoyed making the curtains and bed spreads, adding her feminine touches.
Michael was a fruit grower and is a very keen skier and fly fisherman. His horticultural abilities are evident in the garden. Beautiful rose gardens, shady conifers, and a hillside garden, where paths wander through trees. There are many shady corners with furniture to relax in, and enjoy fabulous views. The garden keeps evolving as Nery’s ideas keep flowing, including an easy access track to our private beach on the river below.
Bed and Breakfast has been a way of life for Nery and Michael since 1979. Over the past dozen or so years Trelawn has become a very popular wedding venue. This has just come about by Nery’s natural ability in helping organise the private functions. “If we are not hosting guests or helping out with weddings, we are traveling and enjoying experiences ourselves. This year we visited the Persian area. We plan to see Sri Lanka this summer.
Both of us enjoy talking about travel and sharing the many albums and travel books that we have made and collected”.
The house is large, so you have plenty of space for privacy if you wish. There are several communal areas for group gatherings, on the patios and around the log fire.
We say to people “Please make yourself at home”.
Most people choose the self contained cottages with the small kitchens. There is a gas bar-be-que for Queenstown’s balmy summer evenings. Surrounded by trees, you can hear and see the local bird life.
Trelawn Place offers pet friendly accommodation in the cottage and the Apartment, we are also gay friendly.