The Local Area

Cornwall has much to offer, from beautiful beaches and coast line to wooded valleys and rugged moorlands. With a rich and long cultural heritage it is a distinct part of Britain.

We are situated within 5 miles of the historic fishing ports of Looe, Polperro and Fowey on the South East coast of Cornwall and ideally situated to explore this beautiful part of the world. Whether you are into outdoor activities or more relaxed breaks there's something for everyone. Just a few of our nearby attractions are the fantastic Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan and NT Lanhydrock House. The Camel Trail and Cardinham Woods cycle trails are nearby and shark fishing trips and diving are available from Looe. If festivals are your thing we have The Fowey Festival of Words & Music (previously the Du Maurier Festival) in May, The Looe Music Festival (September), Fowey Regatta (August) and the Port Elliot Festival (July).

Recommended Visitor Attractions

Eden Project

Lost Gardens of Heligan

Lanhydrock House

Monkey Sanctuary

Boconnoc House

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

Talons Owlimate Experience

Outdoor Activities

Camel Trail

Cycle Hire at Lanhydrock House

Shark Fishing

Siblyback Lake Water Sports

Cardinham Woods

Nature & Wildlife

Cornwall Bird Watching & Preservation Society

RSPB Cornwall

Favourite Walks

Golitha Falls – Beautiful walk next to the river Fowey through woodland where Wind in the Willows was written. Great for dog walking.

Talland Bay to Polperro Walk- A beautiful coastal walk along the south west coastal path. Length 2-3miles each way.

Lantic Bay to Polruan Walk - Stunning views along the south west coastal path. Circular walk possible back to National Trust Car Park at Lantic Bay.

Lerryn Walk – Beautiful walks along the Lerryn river through woodland to the Fowey river and beyond.

Places to Visit 

Looe – Lovely picturesque fishing port. Still has daily fish market which sells to restaurants all over Europe. Beach. Plenty of boat and fishing trips. Popular music festival in September. 5 miles.

Lostwithiel – Old capital of Cornwall and a lot of antique shops and history. 5 miles

Polperro – Quintessential Cornish fishing village with harbour. Great pubs and restaurants. 5 miles

Lerryn – Beautiful village set on the Lerryn river. Terrific walks along the river through woodland which was the inspiration for the Wind in the Willows book. A Steam boat trip to Fowey is available in summer. Canoeing from car park when tide is in. 2 miles

Fowey – Very pretty historic sea port. Home to author Daphne Du Maurier and where a lot of her books were based like Rebecca, House on the Strand and The Birds. Great pubs and restaurants and Fowey Regatta in mid August hosts the Red Arrows aerial display team. Fantastic views of this from the hills. Fowey Literature Festival in May includes talks, bands and plays. 5 miles

Truro – Capital of Cornwall and a beautiful city with wonderful twin tower cathedral. Great for bars, restaurants and shopping. A terrific free county museum giving the history of Cornwall. Lots to see and do. 35 miles

Charlestown – Pristine and picturesque example of a late Georgian working port. The harbour has appeared in numerous films and TV series including Poldark and Pirates of the Caribbean. 12 miles

Bodmin – Has its famous Victorian Prison open to visitors. Also home to Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway which runs old steam trains to and from Bodmin Parkway train station. Cornwall’s Regimental Museum is just next to the steam railway and is well worth a visit. Bodmin is also at the end of the Camel Trail which is an old railway converted to a cycle and pathway which runs to Wadebridge and Padstow. 12 miles

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