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Atlantic Rest Natural Burial

Family Testimonial

Added at 18:57 on 09 July 2021
It was very touching to receive this yesterday from Elizabeth's Son - thank you. 

A few weeks before she died, when that inevitable outcome appeared to be approaching sooner than later, my mothers eyes lit up when I mentioned the possibility of a woodland burial near a favourite haunt of hers, the North Coast of Cornwall.


When the time came and I placed a call to Atlantic Rest, I immediately sensed that we would be very well looked after from start to finish, with the potentially challenging task of laying our dear mother to rest.


My initial feelings were proved correct a thousandfold!  Sheridon proved to be both compassionate and competent in how she guided us through the process, in a way both unhurried, yet mindful of the need to get the matter resolved in a timely manner.


A visit to the site where we met Sheridon for the first time, met all our aspirations for both the arrangements leading to the burial and the place for our mother’s final resting place; a well maintained, elevated site, surrounded by wild flowers, woodland and with distant views of her much loved Atlantic Coast, perfect!


When the day came for the burial, once again we felt so well looked after, every aspect covered, including enough spades for us siblings to join in with the final burial process!


And looking ahead, we know that what is left of our dear mother will be lovingly cared for, with wild flowers and a locally sourced tree to be provided at the spot.


A place where we, friends and relatives, can visit, to share fond memories, while enjoying the beautiful surroundings.  Thank you, Sheridon and your team.


If you are visiting our website because you are due to attend a burial with us - please read the following.


Thank you for reading, we understand that this may be a difficult time for you but please read to the end as it will benefit your overall experience on the day.


There will be two temporary signs out in Woolley, the first is a floor sign that indicates you need to turn left, this is a black and orange sign.  You will then reach our banner that will be at the end of the lane.


Parking is limited at Atlantic Rest. If you know that there is likely to be a high number of people attending the burial - please arrange to car share. This doesn’t need to mean from your start point; but can be done from very near your destination.  There is a very large lay-by just after you turn off of the main A39 into Woolley.  Please park there if necessary, and ride down to the site with others.


Please do not in any circumstances drive into Woolley and leave your vehicle on the green (where the first sign is) or on any verges nearby - we have a good relationship with the locals, that we need to maintain.


When you get to the end of the lane, please stop and wind your window down to receive instructions of how and where to park your vehicle.  We manage the parking as best we can but it does require your cooperation.  We ask people to reverse park where possible, so that you can all easily filter out when it is time to leave.


We do have overflow car parking but it is limited.


When parked and congregating with others, please be mindful of other vehicles manoeuvring.


There is a gravel path through the main part of Penlow but you will likely need to walk on the grass too. Please note that high heels will sink.


If you require assistance with mobility - we do have a scooter that we can use for you.  You will only need to sit on it and we will operate the scooter.  Please call in advance if this is required - 07775 726 907.


Thank you for bearing with, and reading this till the end.


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