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Carole Rees

Carole Rees

Originally from West Sussex, Carole has lived in Cornwall for twelve years (so can almost be counted as a local!). After a career in the TV news industry in London, she now looks after guests at Trevornick on reception and as part of the bookings team. She’s married to Paul, the new manager of Holywell Golf Club and as well as being a top baker of cakes and muffins, enjoys beach walks with her black labrador Tali.

What’s your daily role at Trevornick?
No two days are the same. One day I can be calling regular customers to update them about improvements to the site over the winter and then at Easter I will be checking in guests at reception and helping with queries. You might even get to talk to me on the phone today!

What’s it like working at Trevornick?
Fun! Hectic! Slightly mad at times but sometimes there is cake! It’s a beautiful location so what’s not to like?

Why did you decide to become part of the Trevornick family?
I started here last summer on a part-time basis and I think that they must like me as they asked me to stay. I love the buzz in the summer, the face to face contact with customers and the relaxed family atmosphere here.

Favourite thing to do at Trevornick?
It sounds cheesey but I love pulling into work on a sunny morning, looking down the tree-lined drive to the fields and sea beyond. The view catches me every time and you you really feel that holiday spirit start at the top of the drive.

Favourite thing to do in Holywell and the surroundings?
I live in Newquay but I am a regular visitor to Holywell Bay with my dog, Tali. i love that so much of this part of Cornwall is dog friendly – even the pubs. Last year I walked the cliffs at Polly Joe and watched a colony of seals playing with their pups in the water which was magical.

Favourite place in Cornwall?
Cornwall has so many lovely places but my personal piece of heaven is the River Gannel in Newquay that flows up to Crantock. It’s a hidden gem for dog walkers, kids and nature lovers but shhhh keep it to yourself!

If you have kids, what’s their favourite thing to do here?
My friend’s kids are always just happy playing on the sandy beaches and bodyboarding. It’s a timeless pleasure, no  matter how old you are.

Top local tip for visitors?
We can tell if people are local because all locals say hello to each other so next time you go walking, say Hi to everyone you meet – that’s how you become local.

Any other secret gems to share?
At Crantock beach, if you find the caves, look for the beautiful carving of a young lady and her horse. Apparently they were lost to sea when the tide came in unexpectedly and her heartbroken lover carved her portrait and wrote her a lovely verse – see if you can find it the next time you visit. 

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