Local Area Information

Visit Cornwall

The cottage's central location makes it ideal for accessing all that Cornwall has to offer, from the surfing beaches in the North, to the picturesque fishing villages of the south.

Here are just some of the areas to visit.  Alternatively, if you prefer to get away from the tourist trail, there are plenty of great walks and bike rides in the area. 


Newquay on the Atlantic coast (14 miles), known for its golden surf beaches and lively atmosphere. It is a trendy holiday resort for surfers as well as families and offers something for everyone.

Fistral beach (15 miles) - a stunning stretch of beach backed by high cliffs and sand dunes, Fistral is the playground for hundreds of enthusiasts who flock to the beach to get a fix of the big waves

Watergate Bay (14.5 miles) - The two miles of golden sand and azure sea make this a fantastic beach for all ages and abilities. There are plenty of rock pools for the children to play in as well as designated safe swimming areas in the sea. The beach is patrolled by RNLI Lifeguards during the summer months. Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall restaurant directly overlooks the bay.

Padstow (14 miles) - is a lovely fishing port, well known for Rick Stein's fish and chips. It is situated on the River Camel Estuary and is a great place for cycling - the Camel Cycle Trail starts and ends here, don't forget to sample the local wine.

Bodmin Moor (12 miles) - A World Heritage site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is steeped in history and folklore. A brilliant and scenic place for walking and riding with over 150 square miles to explore, it's Cornwall at is wildest.

Looe (29 miles) - a picturesque fishing port that makes a great day out. Plenty to do including time on the beach, pedallos, crabbing from the harbour wall, a trip to Looe Island and a variety of tourist shops and great eateries.

Eden Project (12 miles) - Eden Project is a dramatic global garden housed in tropical biomes that have received international acclaim. The Rainforest dome is the largest greenhouse in the world. Winner of a host of tourism awards, there is plenty to do for the day for all ages.

Cardinham Woods (10 miles) - a beautiful mixed woodland, popular with local dog walkers, cyclists, and horse riders. Waymarked trails will take you deep into the woods to discover stunning viewpoints and an intriguing history, and Woods Cafe will help you refuel after your adventure.

Lost Gardens of Heligan (5.5 miles) is one of the most mysterious estates in England. At the end of the nineteenth century it was at its zenith, but only a few years later bramble and ivy were already drawing a green veil over this “Sleeping Beauty”. In the 1990's, after decades of neglect, it was finally brought back to its former glory. Over 200 acres to explore.


  • Country smallholding location, great views, peace and quiet