Trelowth, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 7DT Email Us 01726 72128
Trelowth, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 7DT
Email Us 01726 72128

01726 72128

Trelowth, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 7DT

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Woodfired Canteen at Heligan Gardens

The Lost Gardens of Heligan have teamed up with Woodfired Canteen to offer guests a very special outdoor dining experience. I was lucky to be amongst the first diners to eat in their wonderful new outdoor building, with a magnificent long table and benches made by Heligan craftsmen.

We were welcomed by Kayla, Heligan’s catering manager and made our way to the Italian garden where chefs were busily creating our starter – Early Heligan new potatoes smoked over the wood fire and a cider rarebit to dip  for home made crusty bread and Heligan asparagus. This was served with Heligan vodka with rhubarb and ginger.

Foraging expert, Emma Gunn from ‘Never Mind the Burdocks’  gave us a brief talk about her passion for wild food and the foraging walks she leads around Heligan gardens and woods, which can be booked online at

Soon it was time to assemble around the long table, beautifully decorated with hedgerow flowers. Chef Ben Quinn was busy directing operations at the barbecues and his team looking after us were both helpful and knowledgeable.

Our main course was Heligan sirloin of beef, put lentils and vegetables from their garden, followed by rhubarb and ginger posset, all of which were absolutely delicious.

Ben is obviously passionate about cooking great food from quality ingredients sourced locally. He is one of a growing band of like minded chefs in Cornwall endorsing the wonderful produce available from local farms and how good fresh food tastes.

Heligan have more feast nights planned through the summer. Details can be found on their website
I shall certainly be coming back for more ……

You can find out more about Never Mind The Burdocks at and Woodfired Canteen at

Enjoy a break in Cornwall

If you would like to enjoy a  break in Cornwall, we’ve got a range of cottages which sleep 4-12 people – find out more and check availability.

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In line with the Government’s announcement on 22nd February of their proposed roadmap out of lockdown, we are hoping to be able to reopen our doors to guests in April (at the earliest 12th April).

We will be in touch with any guests affected by the roadmap timetable soon to discuss your options which will include moving your stay to a future date or a refund. We would respectfully ask that you bear with us and wait for us to get in touch with you, as we are awaiting further more detailed guidance from the tourism industry professional bodies as to what the announcements exactly mean for self-catering holidays.

Please note our booking system is now open for stays into 2022. 

  • Our availability grid is live and we are now fully booked for the 2021 summer school holidays 
  • We do not have a cancellation list but any lastminute availability due to cancellations will be posted on our facebook page 

Our Covid cancellation policy is detailed on our Social Distancing and Covid 19 Safety page