Port Quin Farm and the family

Port Quin farm Holidays is the collective name we have given to the two farms and our holiday accommodation. Scarrabine Farm has been in the Williams family since around 1880 and is now being farmed by the third and fourth generations. Trewint Farm was added to Scarrabine Farm around 40 years ago and now this and other smaller land purchases over the years, is what makes up the 360 acres we now farm from Trelights village out to the sea above Port Quin bay.

The family are lucky enough to all live on or around the farm. John Williams and his partner Zoe live at Trewint. John's children, Julia, Sam and Mark, and their children also live on or around the farm either down at Scarrabine or up at Trelights.

The current Farm team are: John at the helm; Mark second-in-command and brother; Sam (who is a bit of a part timer due to time spent managing the holiday cottages and running Cornish coast adventures. We also have two self employed farm workers to help with the work load at peak times.

We will always try and and show guests around the farm if anyone is interested. Please ask Sam, John or Mark while you are staying or let us know by email before you arrive.

Jan Is preparation time for lambing and making sure all the animals are kept clean and fed in the sheds and around the farm.

Feb/March Sees our busiest time with Lambing of the main sheep flock.

April is also very busy with sowing the spring crops ongoing stock feeding and the lambing of the 2nd flock of 200 younger females.

May/June is when we start to sell the lambs, shear all the sheep and also get the silage and hay crops in for the following winter.

July/August this is harvest time on the farm with the Oats and Barley being combined and brought in with the straw for the winter. This is also the time the Rams go back in with the Ewes to start the lambing cycle off once more!

September/October is when the harvest is finished and maintenance and general stock work is carried out also the winter crops are now sown. The rams are also put back in with the Ewes to start the lambing cycle off again!

November/December starts off nice and quiet but then gets very busy preparing for the lambing once more.

Whatever time of year you visit our cottages there will be something interesting to have a look at on the farm!

Aerial Photo of Port Quin Farm
Trewint farmhouse and cottages looking down towards Port Quin harbour and our Farmland
Walking Sheep
Mark williams age 5 moving sheep through Port Quin with a trusty bag of sweets and a stick!