Cornwall has something for everyone; beaches, gardens, tourist attractions, walking, heritage and some great places to eat out. All our cottages are supplied with comprehensive tourist information to help you plan your holiday, but here are a few of our own recommendations:
www.cornwalltouristpass.com Buy a family pass before you come to Cornwall and enjoy discounts on popular attractions.
www.cornwallculture.co.uk Events listings, art exhibitions, performances etc.
www.diningincornwall.com Exstensive Information on eating out in Cornwall.
www.visitcornwall.co.uk The official website of the Cornish Tourist Board with comprehensive listings of events, tourist attractions and food and drink.
www.insidecornwall.co.uk An online magazine with arts and events listings.
Stithians Lake (www.swlakestrust.org.uk ) is one mile away. Fly fishing for trout, sailing, windsurfing and canoeing is available. If you’re feeling energetic you can walk or cycle around the lake (5 miles) and reward yourself at the award winning Golden Lion Inn and Lakeside Restaurant (www.golden-lion-inn.co.uk)
Gwennap Pit is an open-air, amphitheatre style pit made famous by visits from the preacher John Wesley in the 1800’s (www.cornish-mining.org.uk)
Kennal Vale Nature Reserve is a picturesque wooded valley with the remains of a 19th Century gunpowder works still in evidence (www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk)
Of course there are many wonderful beaches in Cornwall, but here are a few of our favourites, located within a 30 minute drive:
Porthtowan: located on the North Coast, a good surfers beach with a children’s play area and great café/bar, “The Blue Bar” (www.lookaroundcornwall.com)
Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth: Situated on the outskirts of Falmouth, a pleasant sandy beach with good parking and refreshments nearby. (www.cornwallbeachguide.co.uk)
Carbis Bay (near St Ives): Our favourite! Beautiful turquoise sea and a large, sheltered, sandy beach. (www.cornwall-beaches.co.uk)
Crantock Beach, Newquay: Newquay has some wonderful beaches which are popular with surfers and families. Crantock is a quieter beach just outside Newquay
The Eden Project (near St Austell): Eden is internationally renowned and highly recommended. There are seasonal events such as an ice-rink, bulb mania and the Eden Sessions (summer concerts). (www.edenproject.com)
Paradise Park, Hayle: is a great family day out with a wide range of exotic birds and other animals and a big indoor playbarn. The bird displays are well worth watching. (www.paradisepark.org.uk)
Crealy Adventure Park (near Wadebridge): is a fun park with rides, adventure play areas and farm animals. A definite favourite with our kids! (www.crealy.co.uk)
Newquay Zoo : is a good day out for children and adults alike with lots to see
and learn (www.newquayzoo.org.uk)
Minack Theatre, (Porthcurno): is an amazing open-air theatre built virtually single-handedly by one woman. Can be visited by day to explore, or visit in the evening and enjoy one of the summer performances. Also close to the picturesque Porthcurno beach(www.minack.com)
The mild climate in Cornwall means that there are numerous wonderful gardens hosting a variety of sub-tropical plants. There are a number of National Trust properties in Cornwall; a few local ones are: Trelissick, Glendurgan and Trerice. www.greatgardensofcornwall.co.uk and www.nationaltrust.org.uk).
Other recommended places are the Lost Gardens of Heligan (www.heligan.com), Trebah( www.trebah-garden.co.uk) and Trevarno (www.trevarno.co.uk)