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 together with other smaller land purchase 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 that all live on or around the farm consists of John Williams his partner Zoe and John's children Julia, Sam and Mark. The next generation in Julia's and her husband Kevin's children Ollie and Millie are already getting stuck in helping to feed the sheep at ages 3 and 5!

The current Farm team are John at the helm, Mark now back from the Royal engineers to be the 2nd in command and Sam, who because of running Cornish coast adventures now only works during the winter and other busy periods.

We also have two self employed farm workers to help with the work load.

We try and run a free farm tour every Tuesday morning when we have guests so pleas ask about this when booking your holiday.

Jan-Feb sees our busiest time with Lambing of the main flock

March/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.

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

Basically 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!