Welcome to Cornwall It’s hard not to fall in love with Cornwall. It’s a place that catches your heart and draws you back time and time again. But of course you may already know that, perhaps you have happy memories of a childhood seaside holiday or have long been fuelling a passionate Cornish love affair. If you are planning a visit to Cornwall for the first time, prepare to fall in love with a place that will stay in your heart forever.
It isn’t just the magnificent landscape and countryside that makes Cornwall so special - we have an amazing history and heritage too. From our Celtic roots to the World Heritage Mining Sites and kaleidoscope of arts and cultural attractions – it’s all going on in Cornwall. Inspirational art collections, unique theatre and an annual schedule of memorable festivals and events to die for. Then there’s the gardens. Thanks to a mild, sub-tropical climate Spring arrives early in Cornwall. A riot of colour flourishes across Cornwall as the rest of the country is still feeling the chill. In 2016 we also have the second series of the hit BBC drama, Poldark, to look forward to. Set in and inspired by Cornwall, cameras rolled across the country
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offering plenty of places to make like Ross and Demelza and step onto the film set. Visit Botallack Mine in far west Cornwall, atmospheric Charlestown in the south or the wild and rugged Bodmin Moor for a taste of 18th Century Cornwall. Over the next few pages you’ll find lots of things to whet your appetite and inspire you to explore our beautiful county. We look forward to seeing you soon!
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF VISIT CORNWALL
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CONTENTS TAKE A DIFFERENT JOURNEY Jump on a bus or train to explore Cornwall or go green and cycle!
BBC’S POLDARK Go hunting for the beautiful locations used for filming the popular TV show.
CORNWALL SPECTACULAR! Cast your eye on an amazing performance in a different setting!
Unsure of how best to enjoy your time, look no further!
SECRET CORNWALL Uncover somewhere special in these unique locations!
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Bodmin Moor & Tamar Valley
Explore the rich history of the county at these great places.
THINGS TO DO
All Cornwall & Farm Accommodation
Delve into Cornwalls Past
Tuck into some local delicacies in some unusual spots…
WHERE TO STAY
Select from Cornwalls quality accommodation.
Useful Contacts And Getting Here
Discover the beautiful Scilly Isles with how to get there and what to do.
Explore Cornwall by bike, bus, train or on foot and youâ€™ll enjoy more than just a different perspective.
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The more relaxed pace will allow you to take in the scenery, make new discoveries and give you access to areas you might not have seen otherwise. You will also be helping to preserve the beautiful countryside and make some great savings too! Many visitor attractions offer fantastic discounts if you leave the car at home. DairyLand near Newquay offers a 15% reduction if you arrive by bike or public transport, and many National Trust properties and gardens also offer deals, such as a 10% discount voucher for use in the shop or restaurant at Lanhydrock near Bodmin. Plant lovers can enjoy a huge 50% discount on admission prices if you arrive by bus at Trebah Garden on the Helford River.
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The Clay Trail is a scenic 7-mile route from St Austell to the Eden Project. Hop on your bike and enjoy stunning views of St Austell Bay and the unique scenery of the disused china clay pits along the way. The Eden Project will also discount £4 per person for those arriving on two wheels! www.claytrails.co.uk Check out other cycle routes in Cornwall:
Branching off the main London to Penzance route are five fantastic little railway lines just waiting to be explored! The route from Liskeard to Looe takes you through a wooded valley and a picturesque estuary. A twentyminute train ride from St Erth to St Ives gives superb views as it snakes around golden bays. Joining the north and south of the county, the Atlantic Coast Line passes through woodland, nature reserves and china clay villages on its way to Newquay. Enjoy the peaceful scenery of the Fal Estuary on the Truro to Falmouth line. Following the Tamar River for much of its route, the Tamar Valley Line travels through glorious landscapes and riverside settings. www.gwr.com
OUR PICK OF WCOST-EFFECTIVE AND FUN WAYS TO SEE CORNWALL:
First Group bus routes operate countywide and an unlimited family day ticket, allowing any number of children, costs £20.
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The Cornwall Ride Ticket allows a family of four to travel on practically all the bus and train routes in the county for just £20 per day. (Available from bus and train stations)
First Group’s open-topped buses travel from Penzance via Land’s End to St Ives and back, perfect for enjoying Western Cornwall in the fresh air when the weather is fine!
Falmouth’s aptly named Mussel Card gives unlimited travel around the area by train, ferry or bus. Cardholders also get discounts at attractions, castles, shops, cafés and gardens.
Tips for cheaper travel
Poldark WHEAL COATES, ST AGNES
The long-awaited Drama was mainly shot in Cornwall. When the cast and crew filmed during the summers of 2014/2015 they caused quite a flurry of excitement. Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson were spotted up down the county.
Truro While Corsham in Wiltshire doubled as Truro for filming, the City itself was Winston Graham’s true inspiration for the story and was the location of choice for the world premiere of the series. Producers, writers and the headline cast joined lucky locals for an exclusive viewing of the first episode and won their first of many rave reviews.
PORTHGWARRA Once a thriving fishing cove, the beautiful Porthgwarra sits at the heart of St Aubyn Estates and boasts a peaceful existence with its days surrounded by wildflowers and birdlife. The tunnel cut through the rock makes it perfect for swimming and rock pooling while the South West Coast Path offers unsurpassed views. Stop in the Porthgwarra Cove Cafe (seasonal) or pack a traditional picnic for an 18th Century Poldark experience.
Bodmin Moor The cast and crew found themselves on Bodmin Moor for a large part of their time in Cornwall. Scenes featuring the exterior of Ross Poldark’s cottage, Nampara, were shot here along with many capturing the cast on horseback. With a rugged character and wild streak, Bodmin Moor provides the perfect backdrop to Poldark’s plot of passion and family dramatics.
BOTALLACK TO LEVANT Location managers couldn’t resist the rich mining heritage of the stretch of west Cornwall coast linking Botallack and Levant. Cameras rolled with Levant Mine playing the role of the fictional Tressiders Rolling Mill while Owles and Crowns near Botallack starred as Wheal Leisure.
Charlestown Charlestown near St Austell, famed for its collection of ships and traditional appearance, has long caught the attention of location managers and in some scenes plays the role of the principal town. As you wander along the side of the original Grade II Listed harbour complete with Tall Ships, you can almost imagine that you’ve been cast as an extra or have been transported to Graham Winston’s 18th Century setting.
PADSTOW AREA For some of the cliff scenes the filming action moved to the Padstow area. Fans of north Cornwall will recognise the spectacular views across the Camel Estuary and Tregirls beach, while the beauty of the wide sandy beach of Porthcothan is hard to miss in the scenes featuring Poldark’s fictional Nampara Cove.
St Agnes Head Another area that enjoyed a taste of Hollywood is St Agnes Head where iconic engine houses perch serenely on the cliff-tops offering a silent reminder of Cornwall’s mining heyday. A natural location choice, it doubles as Nampara Valley in the show.
Church Cove Gunwallow Church Cove Gunwallow on The Lizard relived its smuggling past when Aidan Turner and a hoard of other cast members and extras descended to film night-time ship wrecking scenes. While the events of the night highlight the nicer side of Turner’s character, the villagers don’t come off in such a good light - away from the cameras though and the scene on a normal day is much more peaceful. An attractive sandy cove overlooked by the tiny church of St Wynwallow.
Here is Visit Cornwall’s behind-the-scenes guide to the towns and beaches that took a turn in the spotlight:
ON THE ISLANDS Just twenty-eight miles west off Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly are a simple plane or boat trip away. Their unspoilt beauty offer a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday living.
Why Go? There are many reasons to visit these beautiful islands. Whether it’s to soak up the traditional way of life, uncover its history, marvel at the breath-taking scenery and subtropical plants and flowers through walking, cycling or sailing, or savour the tastes of fresh seafood and locally produced delicacies, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Once you’ve explored the shops, galleries and eateries of Hugh Town on St Mary’s, wander further afield on foot or by bike along quiet roads to discover more of what this lovely island has to offer.
Island Hopping Visit the other islands by catching one of the many boat services on offer and take advantage of the superb views of the archipelago afforded from the sea, or catch a glimpse of the famous Isles of Scilly puffins while you take in hidden coves, bird sanctuaries and uninhabited islands on a circular boat tour. Details of boat trips are posted on chalkboards and notice boards in prominent places around the islands, or contact Tourist Information for advice.
Travel Info To book tickets for the Isles of Scilly Travel Skybus or Scillonian III, visit www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk or phone 01736 334220. To discover more about the Isles of Scilly, where to stay, places to eat and what to see, go to: www.visitislesofscilly.com
Getting There The passenger ship, Scillonian III, departs from Penzance and takes 2 hours and 40 minutes to reach St Mary’s, Scilly’s main island, passing St Michael’s Mount and the famous Wolf Rock Lighthouse on its journey. Maximise your time on the islands by flying instead of catching the boat. Flights depart from Newquay and Land’s End.
Make a trip to the wonderful Isles of Scilly part of your next Cornwall holiday…
Former Prime Minister Lord Harold Wilson is buried in the peaceful churchyard at Old Town on the South Coast, where you’ll also discover many lovely places to eat. The lighthouse at Peninnis Head offers stunning views of the prominent rock formations of Pulpit Rock, Tooth Rock and
the ‘Sleeping Giant’. A slightly longer walk away, you’ll find Watermill Cove and Pelistry Beach, where at low tide you can walk across to Toll’s Island, and Porth Hellick Bay, a pretty cove with dramatic rock formations and a sheltered beach. Here a nature trail, famed for its abundance of native and migratory birds, stretches back to the tiny hamlet of Holy Vale. The Iron Age village at Halangy Down and Bronze Age tombs at Innisidgen give a fascinating insight of the islands’ ancient history.
CLOSE BY: Well worth a visit are Buzza Tower, originally a windmill but now home to a camera obscura and Museum of Curiosities, and the Old Lifeboat Station, packed with fascinating maritime history. At beautiful Porthmellon Beach you can hire kayaks and dinghies, and the 16th Century Garrison offers spectacular views across the archipelago.
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Cornwall is alive with art, music, theatre and heritage all through the year. Choose from thousands of shows, plays, concerts, exhibitions and festivals in all sorts of venues – sometimes quite unexpected!
Cornwall’s performing arts touring scheme, Carn To Cove, brings poetry, music, drama, stories and dance to local communities. Home grown theatre groups, children’s puppet shows, touring opera, international musicians and Edinburgh Fringe acts are just some of the diverse range of performers who visit chapels, sports centres and village halls across the county to entertain in over a hundred professional performances during the spring and autumn season.
Be a part of it:
Many performances in Cornwall can be enjoyed away from the traditional theatre format. Castles, gardens, tents and tin mines all make fantastic backdrops! In particular, catch Kneehigh performing in their travelling big top, the Asylum, Trebiggan Productions’ imaginative takes on Cornish tales and Miracle Theatre’s touring performances.
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DON’T MISS: For one week in spring, artists across the county welcome visitors into their workspaces for Open Studios Cornwall. Chat with artists, gain an insight into how they work and
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what inspires them and take part in the many workshops held all over Cornwall (28 May to 5 June 2016).
CORNISH CREATIONS: Krowji in Redruth is home to an eclectic community of painters, jewellers, furniture makers, ceramicists and textile artists who run a diverse selection of workshops throughout the year.
In St Blazey, Mid Cornwall Galleries showcase a beautiful collection of paintings, ceramics, wood and glass from emerging and established artists based in Cornwall.
The renowned St Ives School of Painting has been running classes since the 1930s. Take part in their weekly life drawing sessions or book in for a longer course to improve your oil painting and watercolour skills. Kids can also take part in a fun two-hour workshop.
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Join in at the Eden Sessions and the Port Eliot Festival, learn the steps of the furry dance at a village carnival, or experience the delights of one of the many flower festivals. Cheer on the rowers at a gripping coastal boat race and get a taste of rural life at one of Cornwall’s agricultural shows, whose dog and horse shows, displays of tractors, farm animals, local produce and crafts are always a big hit with all the family.
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Cornish Camping Thereâ€™s something special about camping; out goes the normal routine with the freedom of getting back to nature!
Cornwall can cater for all types of camping holidays, whether youâ€™re after a small, quiet campsite, a unique and exciting camping adventure or the family-friendly facilities of a large holiday park, all set in beautiful locations that are perfect for exploring the coastline and countryside.
GLAMPING: If you’re looking for a slightly different camping experience, Cornwall has some exciting alternatives!
Stay in a beautiful 1950s Airstream caravan at The Park in Mawgan Porth near Newquay. Oozing a retro vibe, each gleaming silver caravan is furnished with stylish American interiors and original fittings.
Hire an iconic VW camper from St Ives Bay Campers and take to the roads in a voyage of discovery!
Is there any better way to truly experience Cornwall’s breath taking countryside than under canvas?
At Bos Verbas, with sea views over the glittering beach of Praa Sands in West Cornwall, you can stay in pretty pastel painted Shepherd’s Huts based on a traditional 19th Century design and kitted out in a seaside theme.
Safari adventure: EAST CRINNIS
Set in beautiful countryside near Helston, Chymder Farm offers two safari tents raised up on wooden platforms and equipped with everything you’ll need for a slice of outdoor adventure.
Experience a taste of nomadic life in a Mongolian style yurt. With peaceful surroundings and superb views across the countryside, the yurts and East Crinnis Holiday Park near St Austell are perfect for family holidays. BOS VERBAS
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In a land so rich in history, Bodmin Moor showcases some of the area’s finest historical attractions.
The village of Minions is home of the Hurlers, some of the best preserved stone circles in the UK. According to legend the three Bronze Age circles represent men turned to stone by a local Saint as punishment for having a game of hurling on a Sunday. SAT NAV: PL14 5LL
Known locally as the Giant’s House, 5,000-year-old Trethevy Quoit, near St Cleer, is constructed from huge upright stones believed to have been used in ancient ceremonies.
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Nearby you’ll discover many ruined buildings once part of the huge mining industry that flourished in the 19th Century, and in the heritage centre near the village you can learn more about the area’s history.
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On a hill overlooking the River Fowey, Restormel Castle dates back to the 14th Century and was once the luxurious holiday destination for Edward The Black Prince. Walk the battlements and admire the wonderful countryside views. (ADMISSION CHARGE)
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Pencarrow House near Bodmin, dating back to the 18th Century, is still the home of the Molesworth-St Aubyn family who were involved in the founding of Lloyds Bank. Guided tours give access to the stately rooms and tea can be taken in the grounds.
Imposing stone towers in the rolling green countryside are silent reminders of Cornwall’s hugely important contribution to the development of world industry and commerce. The county’s tin and copper mining past was given global recognition in 2006 when World Heritage Status was granted to many areas to preserve it for future generations. Find out more
SAT NAV: PL14 6NG Cornwall’s most famous smugglers’ haunt and subject of Daphne du Maurier’s classic tale, The Jamaica Inn at Bolventor still offers food, drink and accommodation, as well as housing an impressive collection of smuggling artefacts.
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Must See: Learn first-hand about Cornwall’s mining history at Geevor Tin Mine at Pendeen, one of the last tin mines in the county to shut down operations. Now open as a visitor attraction, discover the Hard Rock Museum and take part in a hand-drilling session and a guided underground tour.
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Discover the beautiful 15th Century granite church at St Neot with its twelve stunning stained glass windows considered to be among the finest in the UK. The nearby Saxon holy well, said to have curative properties, is where legend has it that Saint Neot, a village resident more than a thousand years ago, miraculously brought two fried fish back to life.
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Combine the pleasure of delicious Cornish food with the discovery of a beautiful new locationâ€Ś
RELAX ON A RIVERBANK: The village of Lerryn can be found on a tributary of the River Fowey. Stepping stones lead across the gently flowing river to the ancient wood above Ethy Quay. SAT NAV: PL22 0PT FRONT COVER IMAGE:
HILLSIDE: Kit Hill, a country park near Callington, offers a fantastic circular path walk. At its summit, enjoy breath-taking views of the South Coast and surrounding countryside. SAT NAV: PL17 8HW
PICNIC IN THE PARK: For miles of cycle trails, parkland, buggy-friendly woodland walks and onsite barbecues, head for Tehidy Country Park near Camborne. SAT NAV: TR14 0EZ
ON A BEACH: The beautifully secluded Gunwalloe Church Cove on The Lizard is just the spot for sandcastle building and sea bathing. SAT NAV: TR12 7QE
GLORIOUS FOOD! Pack your hamper with some of these delicious local treats: Treveador Farm Dairy’s range of award-winning cheeses, including the Helford Blue, are made with milk from Alastair Rogers’ herd of Holstein Friesians, which graze near the Helford River.
CLIFF-TOP: Towering St Agnes Head offers the perfect peaceful location for a lazy lunch. With stunning sea views, in summer enjoy the flower-filled heathland. SAT NAV: TR5 0ST
Richard and Fionagh Harding, of Norton Barton Farm near Bude, produce a delectable Cornish Charcuterie Duck Pate using home grown ingredients.
The Cornish Crisp Company makes gourmet crisps using only locally grown ‘Cornish taters’ with each pack sold contributing to Cornish charities.
From her kitchen in Cusgarne near Truro, Sue Hubble makes award-winning traditional chutneys. Try the lovely Hubble Red Onion Marmalade.
Mike Longman makes small batches of beautiful chocolate incorporating Cornish ingredients, such as Chocolarder Sea Salt Caramel Truffles, from his workshop in Penryn.
And to drink, try Knightor Madelaine Angevine White Wine from vintner James Thomas, who produces award-winning wine from grapes planted on the South Coast of Cornwall.
Microbreweries Cornwall’s comparatively recent rise of microbreweries is proud to offer a real taste of Cornwall with its exceptional beers, lagers and ciders. At Haywood Farm at St Mabyn near Wadebridge, Tom Bray has selected apple varieties that thrive in the Cornish climate on the family farm to create fine artisan cider. Pop in for a taste! www.haywoodfarmcider.co.uk As well as tasting tours, Des and Caron Archer at Padstow Brewery offer a full-day ‘Brewing Experience’ for those wishing to have a go at making their award-winning beer www.padstowbrewing.co.uk Take a superb behind-the-scenes tour of the family run Skinner’s Brewery in Truro, makers of top-quality beers and lagers themed around local folklore using 100% Cornish barley www.skinnersbrewery.com Visit the Driftwood Spars Pub at Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes to sample award-winning beers. www.driftwoodspars.co.uk
At their smokehouse in Warbstow, Coralie and Jon Short offer Tregida Smoked Mackerel, as well as other smoked fish, meat and cheese and freshly caught Cornish fish and seafood.
Pop your cheese on a delicious Da Bara Artisan Baguette, flavoursome bread with a proper crust produced by brothers Tim and Ben Hawkins at their bakery in Grampound Road.
Watery escapades: The Rame Peninsula, with its stretches of golden sand and rolling breakers, is a hub of outdoor activities from surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, fishing and diving to simply walking the coastal path and admiring some of the most beautiful views in the county.
GLIMPSING HISTORY: While thereâ€™s little left of 13th Century Penhallam Manor at Week St Mary near Bude, itâ€™s still well worth a visit for its original 900-year-old moat that still flows and its enchanting woodland surrounds. SAT NAV: EX22 6XW (FREE TO VISIT)
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Our favourite unique locations that can be found a little off the beaten track.
COASTAL HIGHLIGHTS: Head East from Bude on the South West Coast Path for some serious hiking. Said to be the most challenging stretch of the whole pathway, it will take you past stunning coves and staggering rock formations.
With its white sands and turquoise sea, Porth Joke is an idyllic, secluded cove on Cornwall’s North Coast, not far from the popular resort of Newquay. Backed by sand dunes and surrounded by lush green hills, at low tide you’ll find rock pools and caves.
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Dominated by the impressive Treffry Viaduct, the Luxuylan Valley offers miles of pretty walkways through dense, wildlife filled woodlands which bear the fading scars of the once thriving granite, copper and clay mining industry. SAT NAV: PL30 5EE
At Poltesco, a stone’s throw from Cornwall’s most southerly point, you’ll find a delightful, sheltered cove adorned with the multi-coloured serpentine pebbles the area is known for as well as a wealth of ruins that hint to its past. SAT NAV: TR12 7LR
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Climb Tregonning Hill near Penzance, the highest point in West Cornwall, for unparalleled views over Mounts Bay, the Lizard and beyond.
The enormous mound of Roche Rock, near the Eden Project, has an abandoned 14th Century chapel sitting on top. Steeped in legend and mystery, it featured in the 1980s cult horror film Omen III.
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BOHEMIAN feeling It’s perhaps the diversity of Calstock that makes it so appealing. Located in the Tamar Valley and dominated by a huge railway viaduct, this pretty village offers charming scenery alongside a wide programme of arts and music festivals and exhibitions. SAT NAV: PL18 9QA
Cornwall’s beaches are rated among the best in the UK and even the world. Thanks to our unique position on the UK’s South West peninsula, 80% of Cornwall is surrounded by the sea with the longest stretch of coastline in the UK at 476km.
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Rated the best beaches in the world PORTH LOE COVE
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Cornwall bathing waters score a 98% pass rate against tougher new EU standards. Tides and currents - when on the beach be aware of the tide times, especially high tide, as you might get caught off-guard unable to return the way you came and face the dangers of rocks, cliffs and strong underwater ‘rip’ currents.
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Nearly a third of Cornwall is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and includes some spectacular coast, the rugged uplands and tranquil wooded river valleys.
CONSERVE & ENHANCE The Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, one of 46 in the UK, is unique in that it consists of 12 separate geographical areas but is one single AONB. These sections include 10 stretches of Cornish coastline as well as the Camel Estuary and Bodmin Moor. Nearly 80% of the protected land is farmed and of course people live there, work there, travel through and, in large numbers, come to visit. The purpose of the AONB designation, enshrined in national law, is to â€˜conserve and enhance the landscape.
The Cornwall AONB has the same status and protection as a National Park. It is looked after by a partnership made up of Cornwall Council, voluntary bodies, landowners and communities. At the heart of the partnership approach is the Management Plan which states that the Cornwall AONB is an internationally and nationally important landscape valued for
But perhaps most important of all, the landscape that makes up the Cornwall AONB is in our trust. It is our duty to preserve, enhance and take care of it - for the generations to come.
Businesses often thrive in the most beautiful areas (and many would love to relocate to them). Fishing and the marine industries contribute to the character of the AONB and the landscape is often the inspiration for Cornwallâ€™s creative artists, writers and performers. Protecting the landscape enhances bio-diversity and ensures the survival of many rare species. And the AONB is home to many hugely important historic and archaeological sites while the geology is complex, fascinating and varied. So protecting and enhancing the landscape makes sound economic sense.
embodying the special character of Cornwall.
Take a boat trip along Cornwallâ€™s dramatic coastline to view picturesque coves, sandy bays and soaring cliffs while you look out for sea birds, dolphins, seals and other wildlife.
Have an adventure:
Horse riding, archery, orienteering, falconry, 4x4 safaris or surfing â€“ with so many exhilarating pursuits on offer, you may just discover a new passion!
If you fancy doing more than just admiring the pretty sail boats tacking along the coast, sign up for a sailing course and take to the waves.
BACK TO Nature:
The Cornwall Wildlife Trust arranges hundreds of amazing activities year-round, including rock pool rambles, wildlife photography days, guided walks and bat patrols, many free of charge.
With little light pollution, you’ll be able to enjoy dazzling views of the night sky on clear nights. Colliford Lake on Bodmin Moor and Marazion where the stars hang magically over St Michael’s Mount are well worth checking out, as is the Roseland Observatory near St Austell, which holds weekly star and sun gazing sessions suitable for the whole family. www.roselandobservatory.com
Busy fishing ports like Looe, Falmouth and Padstow offer a variety of fishing trips to suit your needs. Experienced local fisherman will happily take you out to find the best place to hook mackerel, bass, pollock and conger eels to name a few.
Take to the lakes:
Run by the South West Lakes Trust, Cornwall boasts three lakes offering action-packed fun both on and off the water. Safe from waves and currents, these lakes are the perfect location for trying out a new water sport under the watchful eye of a trained instructor. On the edge of Bodmin Moor five miles outside Liskeard, Siblyback Lake offers paddle boarding, wakeboarding and kayaking tuition, as well as a three mile perimeter path perfect for cycling, walking or even Segwaying! Stithians Lake, five miles south of Redruth, is great for dingy sailing and windsurfing and at Tamar Lakes, a 20 minute drive from the resort of Bude, you can hire pedalos, rowing boats and canoes.
Book sessions at www.swlakestrust.org.uk
ST MICHAEL’S MOUNT:
Explore the amazing island world of St Michael’s Mount and discover legend, myth and over a thousand years of incredible history. Stroll across the granite causeway where a legendary giant once walked and follow the footsteps of pilgrims. Boat hop to an island where modern life meets layers of history, discover a medieval castle, a sub-tropical paradise and a close-knit island community. Delve into the history of a fortress, a priory, a harbour and a home.
Accommodation FINDER Accommodation throughout the guide is conveniently arranged in four distinctive holiday areas:
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This breath-taking coastline, full of secluded bays and vast beaches, is a popular destination for surfers, cyclists and walkers, as well as those looking for a more relaxing pace to their holiday. The vibrant resorts of Bude, Perranporth and Newquay are perfect for family holidays, while those looking to catch some waves should head for Polzeath, Watergate Bay and Portreath. The picturesque coves of Port Isaac and St Agnes Marvel are fun to wander, and the spectacular scenery at Boscastle and Tintagel must be seen to be appreciated.
The wonders of West Cornwall are waiting to be explored. Visit England’s most Westerly point, Land’s End, the old stones on the moors of West Penwith, the artists’ paradise of St Ives, the brilliantly unique Minack Theatre at Porthcurno and the fishing communities of Newlyn, Cadgwith and Porthleven. Take the causeway to St Michael’s Mount to enjoy panoramic views across Mount’s Bay towards Penzance. Discover the beautiful Lizard Peninsula with its sheltered beaches, pretty villages and heathland area.
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In contrast to the North Coast, in the South you’ll find a gentler coastline with a mild, oceanic climate that supports lush, subtropical gardens. Explore the scenic estuaries of Helford, the Fowey and the Fal, as well as the pretty villages and harbours of Looe, Polperro and Mevagissey. The beautiful stretches of white sand at Whitsand, Gerrans and St Austell are great for seaside walks or a day at the beach, while the bustling waterfront communities of Falmouth and Fowey have much on offer.
In ruggedly beautiful scenery, discover craggy tors, standing stones, expanses of heather moorland, medieval farms and moorland villages. This designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty truly is a walkers’ paradise. By contrast, the Tamar Valley, now part of the World Heritage Site, is a wide wooded valley, rich in history and a haven for wildlife. Four ancient towns – Launceston, Tavistock, Callington and Saltash – can be found along the valley, as well as many historic houses and disused mines.
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In the heart of the UK’s most stunning county lies the great little city of Truro, which has everything you’d expect to find in a modern well connected city.
Truro As well as being historic, quirky and fun – a maze of cobbled quarters, streets that beg to be explored and magical mews full of hidden gems, Truro is littered with friendly pubs, coffee houses and new favourite hangouts to stumble upon and settle in. Funky restaurants and classy eateries – scores of which have all chosen to cluster here in a real buzz of a place that surprises and delights at every turn.
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Cornwall’s architecturally elegant business and shopping centre is where unique local independents and market traders rub shoulders with the usual national retailers you would expect to find in a bustling city. Add to this a growing band of cutting edge galleries dotted around, and this is what gives shopping in Truro a real eclectic feel with a creative vibe.
The multi-screen cinema is just a stone’s throw from The Hall for Cornwall – home to a constantly changing programme of the best in live entertainment featuring artistes who love coming to this county as much as you do. Then, there is the hugely engaging Royal Cornwall Museum telling stories of Cornwall and its fascinating history. Rising magnificently above it all, and not to be missed – because you can’t! – is the breathtaking architecture of the cathedral. Take a break from the hustle and bustle to spend some time absorbing the serenity of this magnificent building. Admire the stunning stained glass windows and gothic artwork, visit the coffee shop or relax and take a seat in the impressive nave and allow yourself to be captivated by the music of the choir or organist for a while. If you are looking to take time out, and want to enjoy some open space, Truro also offers beautifully kept parks and award winning gardens, which are easily accessible from the city centre, perfect for relaxing and letting the kids run free. With a splash of colour from the many beautifully maintained floral displays around every corner too – it’s a city that prides itself on its gardens and it breathes through its welcoming open spaces.
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The Cornish are proud of all their natural wonders, and rightly so, but they also know how to build a capital city too – and a visit to their county isn’t complete without a trip to visit a hidden jewel in the Cornish crown. The county’s capital city lies right at its heart – just a short five miles from the surfing haven of the north coast, and with some of the best sailing in the UK practically sitting on its south coast. Getting there is easy too, with nine city centre carparks and two new Park and Ride services. There are also well connected rail and bus stations, as well as a passenger ferry service to take you in and out of the city by boat along the river. So wherever you’re staying in Cornwall, the great little city of Truro is just a skip away.
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Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park M7 www.mountedgcumbe.gov.uk With a Grade 1 listed landscape, formal gardens, Tudor House, shops, crafts, café’s, activities and 10 miles of untouched coastline there’s something for everyone whatever the weather. The Park is free and open from 8am to dusk. The House is open seasonally – please check our website for times and dates before visiting. Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park, Mount Edgcumbe, Torpoint PL10 1HZ E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01752) 822236 F (01752) 822199
Caerhays Castle Gardens
Discover the excitement and nostalgia of steam travel with a journey back in time on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway - Cornwall's only full size railway still operated by Steam Locomotives.
Caerhays Castle Gardens, Gorran, St Austell PL26 6LY
01208 73555 www.bodminrailway.co.uk
Contact: The Estate Office Tel: 01872 501310
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Beautiful Georgian house and gardens. Café, children’s play area and gift shop.
Gardens open: 1st Mar-31st Oct ‘16 (Every Day) House, café, shop open: 20th Mar-29th Sept ‘16 (Sun-Thur, closed Fri/Sat) Guided tours of the house:11.15-15:00, every 45m
CHOOSING YOUR Accommodation From cosy self-catering cottages to first class hotels, the warm welcome of a farmhouse bed and breakfast or the fun and facilities of a holiday park, you’ll be spoilt for choice for somewhere to stay in the accommodation pages.
CHOOSING THE LOCATION
We’ve arranged accommodation in the geographical area to which it relates, e.g. All Cornwall, Farm Accommodation, South Coast, West Cornwall, Bodmin Moor and Tamar Valley, North Coast, and by accommodation type, e.g. hotel or self-catering, and geographically within that area. For a more precise location, we’ve included a map grid reference on each advertisement. For example, a map grid reference of K2 indicates that the property is in the Bude area of the North Coast.
HOW TO BOOK With high season accommodation much in demand, especially self-catering properties, we recommend booking as early as possible. Once you’ve made your choice, contact the accommodation establishment or agency directly. Please remember that, in Britain, a telephone booking or written confirmation is generally accepted as a legally binding contract. You may also be required to send a deposit, and this could be forfeited should you cancel your reservation.
READING THE ADVERTISEMENTS
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Caravans from £200-£900 pw Including gas and electricity
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These Symbols indicate some of the facilities offered by the accommodation. Logos indicate the recognised assessment scheme and tourism organisations to which the advertiser belongs. These logos are your guarantee of quality and are explained on the page opposite.
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National Accessible Scheme If you have particular mobility, visual or hearing needs, look out for the National Accessible Scheme logos. Properties and attractions displaying these symbols will have met the National Accessible Scheme criteria. David Bellamy Conservation Awards Awarded to parks which can demonstrate policies showing active concern for the environment. Three levels of excellence can be achieved: Gold, Silver and Bronze.
AA Yellow Star Guest Accommodation AA Gold Stars are awarded to the very best of Guest Accommodation within the 3, 4 and 5 star ratings.
The Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) Accredits a range of different types of accommodation providers on their efforts to reduce their impact on the environment. The Green Tourism Business Scheme grading information reflected in this publication was correct at the time of printing.
Self-Catering These ratings reflect the overall quality of the property ranging from 1–5 stars. Individual Caravan Holiday Homes Includes Caravan Holiday Homes situated on Farms, Caravan Parks, etc, which are let by the owner as self-catering accommodation. Holiday, Touring Parks and Camping Parks These ratings reflect the overall quality of the park ranging from 1-5 stars / pennants.
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Welcome Awards These distinctive awards are granted to establishments that specialise in providing additional facilities, care and commitment to the needs of specific customer groups, such as Cyclists, Families, Walkers and those travelling with Pets. Look out for establishments with these awards.
Awards – Gold, Silver and Breakfast Awards are given to accommodation going that extra mile to make your stay extra special. Self-catering and serviced apartments along with Holiday, Touring & Camping Parks are able to achieve a Gold award only.
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Quality Accredited Agency Awarded by VisitEngland after an assessment of the office policies, practices and procedures. The Agency will have their own programme of inspections.
Cornwall Tourism Awards Highlights the quality, innovation and sheer hard work of tourism practitioners across Cornwall.
AA Rosette Ratings for Hotels with Restaurants. Recognising the quality and service of food.
Prices in this guide were sourced in 2015. Readers are strongly advised to check all prices when enquiring for accommodation, as the prices shown may vary from those in operation at the time of booking.
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All the accommodation featured in this publication has been quality assessed so you can make your choice confidently knowing that each establishment has been graded according to the quality on offer and complies with either VisitEngland and/or The AA. For further information, visit www.qualityintourism.com or www.theaa.com.
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All CORNWALL The agencies listed on this page provide accommodation throughout Cornwall.
Over 100 picturesque coastal, waterside and rural holiday cottages
Farm ACCOMMODATION Tregurnow Farm C9 www.lamorna.biz Victorian farmhouse with panoramic views across Mounts Bay. Luxury ensuite rooms. Delicious AGA cooked breakfasts. WiFi. Wonderful coastal walking, Lamorna Cove, Merry Maiden stones, Minack Theatre, Sennen and Porthcurno minutes away. Self-catering available. The perfect base to discover West Cornwall. Gordon & Edwina Jeffery, Tregurnow Farm, St Buryan, Penzance TR19 6BL E email@example.com T (01736) 810255
B&B from £40 pppn
Corran Farm H7 www.corranfarm.co.uk
Silver Award B&B on working farm next to Heligan Gardens near Mevagissey.
Tredinney Farm www.tredinneyfarm.co.uk
Superb holiday accommodation in rural and farm locations. With an excellent range of bed & breakfasts and farm cottages across the county.
Friendly, welcoming, relaxing and peaceful for Bed & Breakfast and self catering accommodation.
Trenestral Farm B&B G8
Mrs Kathy Lobb, Corran Farm, St Ewe, St Austell PL26 6ER E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01726) 842159 B&B from £30-£33 pppn
Rosemary Warren, Tredinney Farm, St. Buryan, Penzance TR19 6HX E email@example.com T (01736) 810352 From £250-£750 pw B&B from £40-£45 pn
FARM STAY SELF-CATERING AND B&B
William & Ann Palmer, Trenestral Farm, Ruanhighlanes, Truro TR2 5LX E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01872) 501259
www.trenestralfarm.co.uk Working farm, Roseland Peninsula B&B from £32 pppn ideal touring base. Families welcome Reductions for children in relaxed environment. 9u<Wh
Forget Me Not Holidays K4 www.forgetmenotfarmholidays.co.uk Superb location between Bodmin Moor and spectacular North Cornish coast. On family farm, surrounded by farmland/animals. Spacious yet warm and cosy, log fire and local produce welcome basket. Sheila Kempthorne, Trefrank, St. Clether, Launceston PL15 8QN E email@example.com T (01566) 86299 M 07790 453 229 From £290-£980 pw
SELF-CATERING FARM STAY
Crossing the border into Cornwall, you’ll find the twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand as the Tamar River meets the sea. The calm waters here are perfect for sailing and windsurfing and offer some of the best dive sites in the UK. Nearby is the wide golden expanse of Whitsand Bay, ideal for surfers and day-trippers alike.
The working port of Looe is just the place to buy freshly caught fish, as well as enjoy the mix of shops and eateries dotted around the town. Further along, wonder the traffic-free, narrow streets of Polperro towards the small harbour to admire the fisherman’s cottages, sail lofts and shops selling local crafts and treats. Take the Bodinnick Ferry across the Fowey River to the town of Fowey with its upmarket shops, trendy cafés and wonderful harbour. Upstream, hidden in a magical woodland setting, the village of Lerryn is said to have been the inspiration for Kenneth Grahame’s book, “The Wind in the Willows”. At the ancient town of Lostwithiel, once the capital of Cornwall, is a striking 12th Century castle built for Edward the Black Prince.
Stretching along the river on the immense Fal Estuary, St Mawes is a peaceful place to visit. Hard then to imagine that Henry VIII built its castle to protect against invasions from the sea! Take to the water on board one of the many ferries that cross the estuary and keep a look out for a multitude of wildlife. The climate is so mild here that tea bushes flourish a few miles away at the Tregothnan Estate.
Truro, at the head of the River Fal, showcases fine examples of Cornish architecture, such as the 19th Century Neo-Gothic cathedral, as well as many Victorian and Georgian buildings. Tempting boutiques, fine restaurants and fashionable bars make the city a shopper’s paradise.
The tall ships and rows of 18th Century cottages in Charlestown give a glimpse of a bygone era, while at Mevagissey, beyond St Austell and the ever-popular Eden Project, a scenic boat trip allows access to the hidden coves once used by smugglers.
Stretching from Rame Head to the Helford River, the South Coast of Cornwall is a tranquil blend of lush green countryside and a pretty coastline, scattered with hidden bays, traditional fishing villages and exotic gardens.
Home to the third largest natural deep water harbour in the world, the superb National Maritime Museum Cornwall and the well regarded creative multi-arts university, the town of Falmouth offers a delightful mix of grand hotels, modern apartments, shops and trendy eateries. Beyond to the Helford River lies an area famed for its impossible beauty and abundant wildlife.
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A refuge for rescued monkeys from all over the world, Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary in Looe is a fascinating and informative centre. Home to the biggest grey seal population in Cornwall, a boat trip around Looe Island is sure to provide some wonderful marine life viewing.
Located at the head of a quiet tidal creek amongst the wild flowers and wooded valley, Pont Quay is a perfect place to feed the local ducks while enjoying a picnic. For unforgettable views, walk from Menabilly, once the home of author Daphne Du Maurier, to the striking red and white striped Gribbin Head Tower. Standing over 80 feet tall, it helps ships navigate the treacherous coastline. Discover a tropical wonderland of oversized plants from right across the globe at the infamous Lost Gardens of Heligan. Cross the waters of the Helford Estuary on a passenger ferry to truly appreciate the scenery, and stop in at the renowned Ferry Boat Inn.
Diary DATES 02 - 03 April
CORNWALL SPRING FLOWER SHOW Boconnoc, Lostwithiel. One of the earliest shows in the gardening calendar, stunning displays of spring flowers, show gardens, trade stands, experts and food from around Cornwall are on offer.
FAL RIVER FESTIVAL Truro, Falmouth & Roseland Peninsula. A diverse mix of events all themed around the river allows visitors to engage with local life and discover some of its fascinating history.
www.falriverfestival.co.uk 14 – 20 August
FOWEY REGATTA This well-known regatta promises a fun-filled week for all the family, with events including yacht passage races, crabbing contests, a midweek Carnival and a mesmerising firework display over the harbour.
www.foweyroyalregatta.co.uk 23 – 25 September
LOOE MUSIC FESTIVAL With many big names performing at venues around the town, this festival prides itself on providing an eclectic mix of high-energy music.
www.looemusic.co.uk 23 – 25 September
GREAT CORNISH FOOD FESTIVAL Truro. A fabulous opportunity to taste and discover delicacies from all over the county while taking in chef demos and master classes.
www.greatcornishfood.co.uk/festival 13 – 16 October
FALMOUTH OYSTER FESTIVAL Celebrating the start of the oyster-dredging season, enjoy oysters galore, seafood, wine and local ale along with children’s activities, live music and a boat race.
Hannafore Point Hotel & Spa K6 www.hannaforepointhotel.com
Talland Bay Hotel K7 www.tallandbayhotel.co.uk www.trelaske.co.uk
The hotel is in a stunning waterfront location enjoying panoramic views across Looe Bay and the unspoiled Cornish coastline beyond. The majority of the comfortable en-suite accommodation have balconies and sea views. Head Chef, Gary Pollard, uses fresh local produce in mouth watering dishes with a wide range of choice. There is a superb indoor leisure facility with pool, spa and gymnasium.
Nestling quietly in 4 acres of gardens with free flat car parking. Voted No. 1 Hotel in Looe and 2nd in Cornwall on TripAdvisor. Two AA Rosettes for food excellence. Fruits, vegetables, herbs and leaves grown on-site. Run and managed by owners Ross and Hazel.
Hannafore Point Hotel, Marine Drive, West Looe PL13 2DG E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01503) 263273 F (01503) 263272
Trelaske Hotel & Restaurant, Polperro Road, Looe PL13 2JS E email@example.com T (01503) 262159 F (01503) 265360
B&B from £50 pppn DB&B from £62 pppn
B&B from £55-£60 pppn DB&B from £73.50-£90 pppn
Talland Bay Hotel, Porthallow, Looe PL13 2JB E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01503) 272667 F (01503) 272940 B&B from £120 prpn
COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL
Only five minutes from gorgeous uncrowded beaches, the Talland Bay Hotel provides guests with stunning sea views. The two AA Rosette restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a candlelit dinner in front of a roaring fire in Winter, or alfresco, overlooking the bay in the Summer.
A stylish, award-winning hotel, offering both a traditional and contemporary feel. Renowned for outstanding cuisine, courteous service and attention to detail. • Perfect for a relaxing, leisurely stay, within walking distance of the traditional fishing village of Mevagissey and Coastal Path. Close to The Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan. • Guest rooms, all en-suite, are light, airy and individually styled, most commanding magnificent sea views. • Facilities include: Restaurant • Lounge • Bar • Sun terrace • Car Park • Outdoor heated swimming pool. • Open year-round. •
Tremarne Hotel, Polkirt, Mevagissey PL26 6UY E email@example.com T (01726) 842213 F (01726) 843420
The multi award winning, 4 star The Alverton hotel is a stunning grade 11 listed building, discreetly hidden away in the heart of Truro yet conveniently located for both the north coast beaches and south coast sailing waters. Recently refurbished and with a contemporary restaurant serving fine cuisine The Alverton is an ideal place to eat, meet, sleep and wed in the City. Alverton Hotel, Tregolls Road, Truro TR1 1ZQ E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01872) 276633 Rooms from £129 prpn Meeting rooms available. Wedding License.
B&B from £51 pppn. 3 night DB&B mini break specials from £229 pp Luxury Garden Break and Romantic Breaks available
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Budock Vean is a 4 star country hotel near the Helford River, set in 65 acres of gardens and woodland. On site golf course, spa, indoor pool, hot tub, bar, AA Rosette restaurant, tennis, kayaking and boat trips. Be as active or as relaxed as you like! Budock Vean, Near Helford Passage, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5LG E email@example.com T (01326) 252100 B&B from £60 pppn DB&B from £78 pppn
Stunning sea views over Falmouth Bay and beach. • 16 en-suite bedrooms • Licensed bar • Resident’s lounge • Sun terrace • Car park • Freeview • WiFi • Just behind Gyllyngvase Beach • Close to the town, the National Maritime Museum and gardens Anacapri, Gyllyngvase Road, Falmouth TR11 4DJ E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01326) 311454 F (01326) 311474 B&B from £37.50 pppn
COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL
Trehaven Manor K6 www.trehaven.co.uk
Trelawne Hotel, Maenporth Road, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5HT E email@example.com T (01326) 250226 F (01326) 250909
Neil & Ella Hipkiss, Trehaven Manor, Station Road, East Looe PL13 1HN E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01503) 262028 F (01503) 265613
Penryn House, The Coombes, Polperro PL13 2RQ E email@example.com T (01503) 272157 F (01503) 273055
B&B from £36-£66 pppn Single occupancy discounts GUEST ACCOM
TOWNHOUSE ROOMS F7 www.trurotownhouse.com
The Townhouse Rooms is a friendly, flexible and relaxing place to stay, so our guests tell us! Central to all of Cornwall’s many attractions, walking distance from the train station and the centre of the beautiful cathedral City of Truro. The Townhouse Rooms, 20 Falmouth Road, Truro TR1 2HX E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01872) 277374 F (01872) 241666 B&B from £69-£99 Special rates for weekends and Winter GUEST ACCOM
Elerkey Guest House G8
www.penrynhouse.co.uk Lovely Victorian villa in a peaceful valley setting just 7 minutes walk to the harbour and coastal path. Recently renovated en-suite rooms with digital TV and hospitality trays. Friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Comfy lounge and bar. 40 minutes to Eden Project.
Trelawne has been owned and managed by the Gibbons family for over 41 years. Set in a beautiful, unspoilt corner of Cornwall, Trelawne is the perfect setting to relax and unwind, with our relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We offer unrivalled panoramic views over Falmouth Bay over to Rosemullion Headland. Rooms have either stunning sea views or attractive views of the hotel grounds and surrounding countryside. All include crisp, white cotton linen, en suite bathrooms and free view flat screen televisions. Delightful new contemporary rooms taking influence from our coastal and country palette. The refurbished restaurant offers fresh, seasonal and locally produced food and overlooks Falmouth Bay. Trelawne also offers a licensed bar and a comfortable guest lounge with pleasant views. The South Coast Path, Trebah and Glendurgan Gardens, Maenporth Beach and Helford River are just a short walk away.
B&B from £60 pppn DB&B from £80-£110 pppn
Discover Looe’s best kept secret. Set in an elevated position, Trehaven offers spectacular views over the ever-changing estuary and beyond. Beautiful en-suite accommodation with on-site parking. 5 minutes into town. Perfect base for exploring both Looe and rest of Cornwall.
The Vean is a luxury country house retreat situated in the heart of the World famous Caerhays Estate. Offering Gold Award, five star service in private and peaceful surroundings. Available for corporate events, pampering breaks, family occasions or weddings (fully licensed).
A warm welcome awaits everyone to our family run guest house, set in beautiful grounds in Veryan on the picturesque Roseland Peninsula. High standards of en-suite bed and breakfast accommodation. 1 mile to beaches and coastal paths. National Trust, Heligan and Eden Project close by.
The Vean, Caerhays Estate, Gorran, St Austell PL26 6LY E email@example.com T (01872) 501310
Mr P H & Mrs M Graver, Elerkey Guest House, Veryan, Truro TR2 5QA E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01872) 501261
B&B from £45.00 pppn
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Merchant House F7
Enjoy a city break with a difference, be greeted with homemade cake, wake up to a cooked breakfast, sleep in comfortable beds, walk the nearby Cornish coastline and warm up by the log burner, you can even bring Fido too!
A house of character, run by the same Cornish family for over 40 years offering room and breakfast. Free WiFi available. • Sea view and balcony rooms • Ground floor rooms • Car parking available • Sorry no dogs
Mrs Gail Jones, Rosemullion, Gyllyngvase Hill, Falmouth TR11 4DF E email@example.com T (01326) 314690
Polraen Country House, Sandplace, Looe PL13 1PJ E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01503) 263956
Merchant House, 49 Falmouth Road, Truro TR1 2HL E email@example.com T (01872) 272450
Polraen Country House K6 Historic country house in beautiful garden 3 minutes from Looe. Award winning quality en-suite accommodation, magnificent breakfasts, seasonal dinner/bar. Peaceful relaxing holiday base. Easy access from on-site parking with bus & scenic train to Looe, Polperro and beyond.
B&B from £45-£115 prpn Open 28th Dec-21st Dec (inclusive)
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B&B from £35-£56 pppn Family room from £90 pn
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Tidal Court K6
Small family run guesthouse on level, less than one minute from harbour, ferry and bus. Twin, double and family en-suite rooms. Colour TV, tea/coffee facilities. Full English breakfast. Parking nearby. A warm welcome assured. Mrs Bridget Hocking, Tidal Court, 3 Church Street, West Looe PL13 2EX E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01503) 263695
Portscatho Holidays G8
Pebble House H7
Feel at home in the boutique and contemporary surroundings of our luxury, adults only Guest House that our well travelled guests tell us exceed many 5 star hotels with jaw dropping sea views and extraordinary coastal walks. Fantastic service and meticulous attention to detail top the Pebble House experience off. It’s a bit like staying in a cosy private home with brilliant house staff. Pebble House, Polkirt Hill, Mevagissey, St. Austell PL26 6UX E email@example.com T (01726) 844466 B&B from £120-215 pn
B&B from £25 pppn
We offer a wide selection of properties from converted stables to large luxury homes,including properties with sea views, BBQ, Wi-Fi, parking, cots & highchairs, hot tubs, swimming pools, Aga’s, fires and wood burning stoves. Many properties also accept pets. Portscatho Holidays, 4 The Quay, St Mawes, Truro TR2 5DG E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01326) 270900 Facebook www.facebook.com/portscathoholidays Twitter @portscathohols From £320-£4800 per week
Polgreen Farm H7
Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty between the Eden Project and Heligan Gardens. Quality B&B accommodation with ample parking and gardens to relax in. Very quiet location. Cornish Way Leisure Trail adjoining farm. All rooms with private facilities, television and beverage tray. Mrs Liz Berryman, Polgreen Farm, London Apprentice, St Austell, PL26 7AP. E email@example.com T/F (01726) 75151
Lovely Edwardian house. Rail/coach station 5 minutes walk. Ideally situated for Eden and Gardens of Heligan. Own parking. Non-smoking. Friendly welcome.
B&B From £34 pppn
Bodrean Manor Farm F7
3 to 5
Dianne Knight, 16 Poltair Road, St Austell PL25 4LT E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01726) 61669 B&B from £26 pppn
Michele & Andy Marsh, Bodrean Manor Farm, Trispen, Truro TR4 9AG E email@example.com M 07970 955857
Beautiful house and gardens, central location, near to Truro and the coasts.
B&B from £76 prpn
West Quay K6 SOUTH COAST
Delightful 2 bedroom flat overlooking harbour. Sleeps 4 (adults only).
Mrs R Beer, 5 Iwerne Close, Muscliffe Park, Bournemouth, Dorset BH9 3PW E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01202) 517329 From £235-£505 pw
Downderry, Nr Looe L6
Nicholas Burns, 30 Endsleigh Road, Oreston, Plymouth, Devon PL9 7LR E email@example.com www.thechaletatdownderry.co.uk T (01752) 404750 The Chalet. Sleeps two. Quiet From £250-£350 pw secluded position. Balcony with excellent sea views. SELF-CATERING z!?@
Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park M7
Set in 860 acres of Grade 1 listed landscape on the Rame Peninsula the gateway between Devon and Cornwall. Recently renovated to a high standard, Cremyll Lodge is a one bedroom property and Horseshoe Cottage has two bedrooms, each property sleeps up to four guests. Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park, Mount Edgcumbe, Torpoint PL10 1HZ E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01752) 822236 F 01752 822199 From £542-£1597pw
Spacious apartment, centre of town. Overlooking harbour. Fully equipped, sleeps 2-6.
Harbourside Holiday Flats K6
www.visitcornwall.com/harbourside-holiday-flats Situated West Looe Quay. Accommodating 4 persons max. Linen. Personally supervised. No pets. Children over 12 years. Limited parking.
Holidays: Deerpark, Herodsfoot, Forest Holidays: Forest Liskeard PL14 4QY Deerpark K6 E email@example.com www.forestholidays.co.uk Enter code CORNGUIDE to get 10% off when booking online. Expires 31/12/16
T 03330 110495 From £295 pw
Tonia Lewis, Sentosa, Tregarrick, Looe PL13 2SD E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01503) 262205/265377 From £300-£650 pw
W H & E N Pope, No 2 The Follies, Hannafore Road, West Looe PL13 2BY E email@example.com T (01503) 262926
Tremaine Green K6 www.tremainegreen.co.uk
A hamlet of beautiful traditional Cornish craftsmen’s cottages, fully modernised and equipped. • For families, romantic breaks, log fires • Relax in award-winning grounds • NT coast, beaches, Looe, Fowey - 5 miles, Eden - 18 miles. Penny & Justin Spreckley, Tremaine Green, Pelynt, Looe PL13 2LT E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01503) 220333 F (01503) 220633
From £285 pw
3 bed: £336-£1144 2 bed: £264-£917 1 bed: £233-£579
One of our views
Fowey Valley J6
Mrs C Edward-Collins, Lanwithan, Lostwithiel PL22 0LA www.lanwithancottages.co.uk E email@example.com T (01208) 872444 F (01208) 872444 From £270-£990 pw Manor estate and waterside cottages. Beautiful grounds and walks. Easy central location. SELF-CATERING z;Wh`
3 to 4
Penquite Farm J6
Crumplehorn Cottages K6/7
Spectacular location in peaceful scenic countryside offering magnificent views over the Fowey River Valley. Superior quality, spacious 4* & 5* Gold accommodation. Sleeps 4, 6 and 10 persons. WiFi, animal feeding, large private gardens, BBQ’s, games room, ample parking. Ideally located, perfect for couples and families.
Delightful Cornish cottages nestling in the coastal resorts of Polperro and Looe. Traditional beamed ceilings, log fires, tranquil gardens, suntrap patios and on-site private parking, situated either streamside or with spectacular sea views. The perfect location to explore Cornwall.
Mrs Ruth Varco, Penquite Farm, Golant, Fowey PL23 1LB E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01726) 833319 F (01726) 833319
Crumplehorn Cottages, c/o St Ronans, Portuan Road, West Looe PL13 2DW E email@example.com T (01503) 265143
From £300-£1490 pw Short breaks out of season
4 to 5 SELF-CATERING
Cosy Nook Bungalow H7 www.visitcornwall.com/cosy-nook Centre of village, close to harbour, shops and restaurants. Private parking, sleeps 4, personally supervised. Close to Heligan Gardens and Eden.
3 The Saltings www.asnewbold.co.uk H7 Charming cottage with courtyard garden in central Mevagissey (sleeps 6 + cot).
These superb cottages sleep 2-4, set in some of the most picturesque countryside and unspoilt stretches of South Cornwall coast. Ideal if you are looking for a ‘get away from it all’ holiday and value peace and tranquility. Theresa Dennett, Talehay Farm, Pelynt, Looe PL13 2LT E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01503) 220252
From £215-£899 pw Short breaks from £150
From £210 pw
Mrs E S Rundle, Cosy Nook, Valley Road, Mevagissey, St Austell PL26 6SB T (01726) 843565 From £300-£470 pw
Alison & Steve Newbold, 2 Chara Place, Chiswick, London W4 3DN E email@example.com T 020 8747 4873 M 07791 475864 From £325 pw (low season) to £700 pw (high season)
Mrs M Richards, Pulla Farm, Pulla Cross, Frogpool, Truro TR4 8SA www.pullafarmholidays.co.uk F8 E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01872) 863143 Quiet, spacious country retreat. From £240 pw, all inclusive Central to north and south coasts. Off-peak short break discounts Sleeps 2-4. SELF-CATERING 9-@;W
www.visitcornwall.com/ lookout-apartments Two waterside apartments. Quiet position on harbour. Level access. Sleeps four. Parking.
Mrs J R Moor, 17 Higher Well Park, Mevagissey, St Austell PL26 6XA E email@example.com T (01726) 843641/843394 From £275-£550 pw
Refresh, Relax And Unwind H6
From £200-£860 pw 4 to 5
Anita & Andrew Higman, Higher Menadew Farm Cottages, St Austell PL26 8QW E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01726) 850310
Superb country cottages with fabulous facilities located in From £350-£1729 pw peaceful Cornish countryside. Close to Eden, Heligan, both Short breaks: mainly out of season coasts, Fowey, Charlestown. SELF-CATERING ;WT
4 to 5
Anchorage Apartments F8 www.anchorageapartments.co.uk
Pampaluna Cottages F8
Mr & Mrs B Lawrence, 1 Pampaluna, Corpascus, Mabe, Penryn TR10 9JB E email@example.com T (01326) 373203
Bell Cottage F8
Mrs Penny Snow, The Bell House, Kernick Park, Penryn TR10 9DG E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01326) 376466
G, P & J Cain, Anchorage Apartments, Gyllyngvase Road, Falmouth TR11 4DJ E email@example.com T (01326) 312164 M 07884 226704
From £268 (low season) to £494 (high season) pw
From £240-£600 per apartment per week
Quality one and two bedroom apartments sleeping up to 5 persons. Most enjoy superb sea views. Only 110 yards from the beach yet close to the town, harbour, station, gardens, entertainment at the Princess Pavilion and the National Maritime Museum. Ample car parking. An ideal touring centre. Open all year. French and German spoken.
www.pampaluna.co.uk From £200-£440 pw Two character cottages. One with woodburner. Off-road parking. Garden. Non-smoking. Central location. z9@^;
www.bellcottagecornwall.co.uk Single storey cottage. Spacious comfortable, sleeps 2. Garden, parking, peaceful location.
Jean Primrose, Kinbrae, Gyllyngvase Road, Falmouth TR11 4DJ E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01326) 315529
Ideally situated 200 yards from beach. Town and harbour close by.
From £230-£490 pw
Falmouth F8 www.visitcornwall.com/ captains-lookout
The Valley F8
www.thevalleycornwall.co.uk Cornwall’s secret retreat. Luxury self-catering cottages centrally located in a beautiful Cornish Valley. The perfect way to explore and relax.
Bay View F8
Mark Fishwick, Captain’s Lookout, 3 Gyllyng Street, Falmouth TR11 3EJ E email@example.com T (01326) 312651 M 07845 909049
‘Captain’s Lookout’, sleeps 4, From £270-£635 pw panoramic harbour views. Convenient for shops, waterfront and beaches. z9--;
100 yards from Falmouth’s main sandy beach. Off-road parking. Sea views.
From £525-£2215 pw
Mrs Julie Walker, Bay View, Gyllyngvase Road, Falmouth TR11 4DJ E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01326) 312429 From £260-£560 pw
The Valley, Bissoe Road, Carnon Downs, Truro TR3 6LQ E email@example.com T (01872) 862194
www.nanjeath.co.uk Listed farmstead with idyllic, cottages of great charm, in picturesque, central location.
Peter & Jill Sandercock, Nanjeath Farm, Lanjeth, St Austell PL26 7TN E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01726) 70666
Nanjeath Farm H6/7
Bosinver Farm Cottages H7
Winner of Visit England’s Gold Award for best Self-Catering in England 2015. Stylish, unique, individual cottages and luxury eco-house with hot-tub, wildflower meadows, lake and woodland - there’s plenty of space for families to relax at Bosinver. Indoor pool, pony rides, zip wire, play barn, WiFi, Wild Kids club all included. Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award. Bosinver Farm Cottages, Trelowth, St Austell PL26 7DT E email@example.com T (01726) 72128 F (01726) 72128
5 star Gold Award luxury holiday homes (sleep 6) + 4 star traditional cottages (sleep 2-8, pet friendly) in the grounds of 4 star country house hotel by the Helford River. On site: golf course, Natural Health Spa, swimming pool, bar, restaurant, tennis, kayaking & boat trips. Perfectly peaceful!
From £440 pw (low) to £3800 pw (high)
Budock Vean Hotel, Helford Passage, Mawnan Smith, Nr Falmouth TR11 5LG E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01326) 252100
From £470-£2180 per week
4 to 5
Comfortable, fully equipped bungalow, peacefully located in Gorran Haven. Sleeps 4. Large garden with 2 patios. Private, on-site parking. 150 yards from beach and South West Coast Path. Near Heligan, Caerhays and Eden. Personally supervised and maintained. Sorry no pets.
Mrs Helena Payne, Trevell, 7 Trelispen Park, Gorran Haven, St Austell PL26 6HT E email@example.com T (01726) 842546
Historic coastal leisure resort overlooking the sandy beaches of Whitsand Bay. A few miles west of Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City and East of Looe. Luxurious well appointed lodges all with the finest views in the west! A quiet, picturesque corner of Cornwall discovered only by the discerning, seeking tranquility within a beautiful surrounding.
From £220-£600 pw (March-October inclusive)
Whitsand Bay Fort, Millbrook, Torpoint PL10 1JZ E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01752) 822597 From £379-£1159 per week
Melody Farm Shepherds Huts F8
Higher Trewithen E8 www.trewithen.com
Enjoy a stay at Melody Farm Shepherds Huts, a luxury eco retreat in a peaceful corner of Cornwall - perfect for people seeking peace, quiet and seclusion. Set in the grounds of The Emerald, enjoy 5 acres of beautiful gardens and an indoor heated swimming pool. Close to Falmouth, Truro, beaches, pubs and restaurants. Luxury Cornish Glamping at it’s best. Tim Kemp, Melody Farm, Chyreen Lane, Quenchwell, Carnon Downs, Truro TR3 6LN E email@example.com M 07590 211144
From £630-£840 pw
Radar Station Cottage M7 www.whitsandbayholidays.co.uk
Attractive converted cottages/apartments sleeping 2-8, delightfully situated deep in the Cornish countryside. Central location, ideal for both North and South Coasts and for exploring Cornwall. Easy walk to village pub and shop. Well behaved dogs welcome.
On the Roseland Peninsula, the Trewince Manor Estate set in 26 acres is an oasis of beauty and calm. Offering self catering holiday lodges, many with sea views. Includes complimentary access to indoor heated swimming pool, spa pool and sauna.
Neil Pardoe, Higher Trewithen, Stithians, Truro TR3 7DR E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01209) 860863 M 07966 794562 From £210-£800 pw
Trewince Holiday Lodges, Portscatho, Truro TR2 5ET E email@example.com T (01872) 580289
From £467 pw
Summer Valley Touring Park F7 www.summervalley.co.uk Caravan, camping park and accommodation in Truro. Centrally located for beaches and attractions.
Trethem Mill G8 www.trethem.com
Cornwall and South West “Caravan Park of the Year” 2014/15.
Trelispen, Gorran Haven H8
From £13.50 pn Open March-November
CAMPING & TOURING PARK
Trethem Mill Touring Park, St Just-in-Roseland, Truro TR2 5JF E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01872) 580504
Caravans/tents/tourers from £14-£35 pn
Tents/Tourers/ Motorhomes £20-£28
CAMPING & TOURING PARK
Quiet rural site near safe sandy beaches, impressive cliff scenery and coastal footpath. Friendly atmosphere.
River Valley Holiday Park, London Apprentice, St Austell PL26 7AP www.rivervalleyholidaypark.co.uk E email@example.com T (01726) 73533 Two miles from the beach, static Caravans from £200-£700 pw caravans and sheltered touring Tents/Tourers from £14-£35 pn available. Wq`,)
St Margaret’s offers a choice of quality holiday accommodation set in the heart of Cornwall. Twenty nine self-catering holiday lodges and a superbly restored Engine House nestle in six acres of peaceful parkland with an abundance of wildlife.
The railway belongs to the region it serves.
Award-winning family park within walking distance to large beach, Eden Project & Poldark’s Charlestown. Graded 5 pennant Gold by the AA in 2015. Outdoor heated swimming pools, crazy golf, playgrounds, shop, cafeteria, free wifi, entertainment in high seasons. Carlyon Bay Camping Park, Cypress Avenue, Carlyon Bay, St. Austell PL25 3RE E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01726) 812735 HOLIDAY, TOURING & CAMPING PARK
Little Winnick Touring Park, Little Winnick H7 Pentewan, St Austell PL26 6DL www.littlewinnick.co.uk
Excellent facilities, great location and a warm welcome - the perfect Cornish escape.
Tents/Tourers from £12-£18 pn
River Valley H7
Carlyon Bay Caravan & Camping H7
Summer Valley Touring Park, Allet, Shortlanesend, Truro TR4 9DW E email@example.com T (01872) 277878
Whitsand Bay Fort, Millbrook, Torpoint PL10 1JZ E enquiries@whisandbayholidays T (01752) 822597 From £379-£1159 per week
HOLIDAY, TOURING & CAMPING PARK
Trelispen Caravan & Camping Park, The Roseland Institute, Gorran, St Austell PL26 6NR E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01726) 843501 F (01726) 843501
The Radar Cottage presents breathtaking views in all directions as well as guaranteed seclusion. Standing imperiously over the bay overlooking the sandy beaches, this cottage is luxuriously fitted out with everything you’d possibly need for a fantastic family break or holiday.
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Tents/Tourers from £10 pn
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St Margaret’s Park, Polgooth, St Austell PL26 7AX E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01726) 74283
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Lodges from £180–£935 pw
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to its former glory. Learn how we’re Building GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY IS BACK
The western most tip of the country revels in a sense of individuality, which can be felt through the captivating scenery, ancient heritage and vibrant communities.
Jutting out to sea, the Lizard Peninsula offers a change of scenery and a haven for exceptional plants and flowers. The beautiful beach of Praa Sands is a perfect seaside destination for families, and at Porthleven you’ll find local crafts on sale, as well as restaurants specialising in freshly caught seafood. Kynance Cove is a white sandy bay with stunningly clear water and surrounded by rocky outcrops. While you’re here, find out about Cornwall’s role in worldwide communication at the Marconi Centre at Poldhu Cove.
Dotted with kite surfers and paragliders, Hayle’s vast golden sands sweep around the bay where you can spot St Ives in the distance. A firm favourite with artists for decades due to the light and landscape of the area, this pretty little town is bustling with shops, eateries and plenty of art galleries and studios, as well as the iconic Tate St Ives museum.
On the road west you’ll meander through a staggeringly beautiful landscape and past tiny moorland hamlets. Zennor is one of the richest areas of archaeological remains in Europe, boasting Neolithic quoits, burial chambers and stone circles, and St Just was at the hub of the copper and tin mining boom in the 19th Century.
Inland at the well-preserved Iron Age villages of Chysauster and Carneuny, explore the courtyards and terraced gardens for a sense of time gone by before heading on to the wonderfully dramatic landscape of Cape Cornwall and Land’s End.
The laidback town of Sennen is worth a stop; it retains its old fishing port charm while embracing its status as a great surfing destination. At Porthgwarra you’ll find lofty rock stacks, steep slipways and mysterious tunnels bored into the rocks, while at Porthcurno gorgeous sandy beaches await. The small harbour and pretty narrow streets of Mousehole earned it the description of the ‘loveliest village in England’ by Dylan Thomas. Across the bay you’ll catch a glimpse of the distinctive shape of St Michael’s Mount with its fairy tale castle. The lively seaside town of Penzance is dotted with fine Regency and Georgian buildings along with a number of museums and galleries and a gorgeous Art Deco swimming pool on the seafront. Perhaps best known for the famous floral dance that takes place every May, Helston is also home to the oldest private brewery in the UK. Sample their famous Spingo at the Blue Anchor Inn.
Other notable places to visit include the delightfully quaint Cadgwith with its tiny thatched cottages, the semi-circular village of Coverack overlooking the sea and St Keverne, whose central square hosts male voice choirs and brass bands in summer performances.
Diary DATES 16 - 17 April
PORTHLEVEN FOOD FESTIVAL Cornish food and drink, producers, cookery demos and children’s activities, live music and entertainment can all be enjoyed at this fun festival.
www.porthlevenfoodfestival.co.uk 7 May
HELSTON FLORA DAY
Decked in greenery, flowers and flags, Helston comes alive as the five Furry dances for which Flora day is famous wind their way through the town.
Experience the exhilaration of standing on the most southerly tip of the UK mainland at Lizard Point. Watch the ships go by and the turbulent seas below from this cliff top vantage point. Bottlenose, Common and Risso dolphins and mighty basking sharks can all be spotted in the wide bay off the beach at Coverack, a renowned playground for aquatic mammals. The 3,000 year old monument of Men-an-Tol is said to have healing properties, and that by passing through the granite slab’s hole nine times a multitude of aches and pains will be cured. At Levant Mine, a few miles from Land’s End, is the only Cornish beam engine in the world that is still in steam on its original mine site. Discover the art and heritage of West Cornwall at Penlee House Gallery and Museum in Penzance, where paintings by Stanhope Forbes and Laura Knight, old photos, textiles, sculptures and local history are all on display. In its uniquely stunning location, the Minack Theatre at Porthcurno is a magical venue for a variety of productions and also houses a museum documenting its fascinating history.
23 - 28 June
GOLOWAN FESTIVAL, PENZANCE Celebrating the traditional midsummer feast of St John, it includes The Golowan Band, Serpent Dances, Mazey Day, The Quay Fair and more.
www.golowan.org 02 -16 July
LAFROWDA, ST JUST A celebration of entertainment and the arts, with live music, street theatre, processions, stalls and children’s entertainment.
www.lafrowda-festival.co.uk 29 August
NEWLYN FISH FESTIVAL What better place to celebrate all things fishy than in one of Britain’s most distinctive fishing villages, where you can enjoy seafood, live entertainment and bidding at the seafood auction.
www.newlynfishfestival.org.uk TBC December
MONTOL FESTIVAL, PENZANCE Beautiful arts and community festival evoking Cornish Christmas and midwinter traditions with lantern and mask making workshops, strolling bands, carol services, an arts and crafts fair, storytelling and late night shopping.
Situated on the seafront, with breathtaking panoramic views of Mount’s Bay across to the Lizard, this Victorian building offers charming en-suite sea view accommodation. Indulge and relax with walks on the promenade and after dusk unwind in our lounges.
Sandbank House dates back to 1898 and is nestled in a peaceful conservation area on the eastern side of St. Ives Bay, with three miles of golden beaches and sand dunes to explore
Mullion Cove Hotel, Mullion Cove, The Lizard TR12 7EP E email@example.com T (01326) 240328 F (01326) 240998
The Beachfield Hotel, Promenade, Penzance TR18 4NW E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01736) 362067 F (01736) 331100
B&B from £100-£300 prpn
B&B from £59.50-£87.50
Mrs Lynne Bowden, Carlill, 9 Porthminster Terrace, St Ives TR26 2DQ E email@example.com T (01736) 796738
Highly recommended. Modern B&B from £30 pppn en-suite rooms. 5 mins beach, town, bus, rail. Sea views. Parking. <W<x
The Mustard Tree D8 www.stivesbnb.co.uk
John & Anne Hammond, The Mustard Tree, St Ives Road, Carbis Bay, St Ives TR26 2JX E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01736) 795677
The Mustard Tree is a quality guest B&B from £36-£47 pppn house overlooking St Ives Bay.
Sandbank, 51 Upton Towans, Hayle TR27 5BL E email@example.com T (01736) 752820
www.theoldcounthouse-stives.co.uk Delightful guest house, full of character, with unique history in quiet location overlooking town and bay. Two minutes from Leisure Centre. Beautiful en-suite rooms with sea views. Four-poster with spa bath. Conservatory/sauna/patio. Private parking. No pets or children. Mrs Cheryl Canning, The Old Count House, Trenwith Square, St Ives TR26 1DQ E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01736) 795369
B&B from £115-£130 pn Open Mar-Oct.
B&B from £45-£60 pppn B&B from £300-£400 pw
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Mount View C8 www.visitcornwall.com/ mount-view-inn
Small family run business. Ideal base for exploring West Cornwall, access to Isles of Scilly.
Mrs D Capper, Mount View, Long Rock, Penzance TR20 8JJ E email@example.com T (01736) 710416 F (01736) 710416 Standard from £25 pppn En-suite from £30 pppn
Mr Matt Martens, Cornerways, 5 Leskinnick Street, Penzance TR18 2HA www.cornerways-penzance.co.uk E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01736) 364645 M 07582 722510 Close bus/rail stations. Centrally B&B from £40-£43 pppn located. High standard en-suite rooms. Ideal touring base.
CARBIS BAY HOTEL & ESTATE
“The only hotel & spa in Britain with its own private Blue Flag beach”
In harmony with nature
Individually designed rooms
25 acres of golden sands
LUXURY HOTEL & SPA
Luxury spa facilities
Hotel on the beach
Sunseeker motor yacht
Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate, Carbis Bay, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2NP 01736 795311 email@example.com www.carbisbayhotel.co.uk
Magnificent cliff top location above Mullion Harbour, wonderful harbour and coastal views, a haven of peace and relaxation. Fine wines and excellent food using the very best fresh local produce. The welcome is warm and sincere, the service professional yet relaxed.
The Old Count House (c.1825) C8
The Beachfield Hotel C9
Mullion Cove Hotel E10
Holidays to remember
Tregenna Castle has a huge range of facilities and amenities that make it a great choice for a perfect holiday whatever the time of year. Just a 15 minute walk from St Ives town and the golden beaches, Tregenna is in the ideal location. • 81 hotel rooms to include an abundance of spacious family rooms. • 70 unique self catering properties located on the 72 acre estate. • Castle Kids activities club and nursery rated outstanding by Ofsted 2015. • Excellent Leisure facilities .
• Ideal location to explore all of Cornwall’s fantastic attractions all year round. /tregenna.castle
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Bosavern House B9
www.bosavern.com Charming 17th Century house, close to Land’s End. Coastal and moorland views.
Mr & Mrs A Collinson, Bosavern House, St Just in Penwith, Penzance TR19 7RD E email@example.com T (01736) 788301 B&B from £42 pppn
Sea Breeze, 5 Higher Trewidden Road, C8 The Belyars, St Ives TR26 2DP
E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01736) 797549 Overlooking St Ives and the Atlantic B&B from £49 pppn Ocean, quiet location, friendly relaxed Balconies & great sea views atmosphere, private parking.
St Cyr’s House, Treen B9
www.furthestwest.com Attractive property, idyllic location for glorious walks, Minack Theatre, magical Porthcurno Bay.
Trenance Farm E10
Rural location close to beaches, village & cove. Pets welcome. Short breaks.
Higher Carthew Farm E8 www.highercarthewfarm.co.uk
Mr & Mrs R A George, The Meadows, Treen, St Levan, Penzance TR19 6LQ E email@example.com T (01736) 810452
Mullion Cove Luxury Harbour Apartments E10
Trevarthian Holiday Homes, Marazion D9 www.trevarthian.co.uk
From £285-£1000 pw
Superbly situated on the quayside in Mullion Cove – one of Cornwall’s oldest and most romantic fishing harbours. Having undergone intensive refurbishment each of the four apartments has been upgraded to luxury standard to create high quality and luxurious self-catering units. Mullion Cove Luxury Harbour Apartments, Mullion Cove, The Lizard TR12 7ES E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01326) 240328 F (01326) 240998
From £395-£1295 per week, short breaks available out of season
z@;Wh RP & J Tyler-Street, Trenance Farm Cottages, Mullion, Helston, Lizard Peninsular TR12 7HB E email@example.com T (01326) 240639
From £240-£960 per week
3 to 4
Broom Farm D9
www.visitcornwall.com/broom-farm-cottage Near Marazion, ideally situated for exploring Mid to West Cornwall. A detached, stone barn conversion. The en-suite bedroom sleeps 2. Relax on the patio, enjoying the peaceful meadow or walk the mile to Prussia Cove and enjoy beautiful coastal walks. Mrs J Markham, Broom Farm, Packet Lane, Rosudgeon, Penzance TR20 9QD E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01736) 763738
www.visitcornwall.com or call 01872 261735
Trevarthian Holiday Homes, Trevarthian House, West End, Marazion TR17 0EG E email@example.com T (01736) 710100 F (01736) 710111
From £665-£2205 pw
Jane Dunstan, Higher Carthew Farm, Wendron, Helston TR13 0JB E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01209) 831362 M 07967 141323
Perfectly situated for couples, our From £310-£575 pw four spacious one bedroomed barns offer tranquillity. z9@;W
Quality self-catering cottages and apartments in beautiful Marazion. All located opposite the large sandy beach and St Michael’s Mount. Next to children’s playground, village pubs, restaurants, galleries, shops, bus-stops. Excellent location. Free Wi-Fi and parking. Family owned and supervised.
From £210-£420 pw
Detached two bedroom bungalow, From £230-£485 pw large garden, rural valley. Convenient Reductions 2 persons low season beaches, coastal walks. SELF-CATERING z@Wh`
3 to 4
Porthleven Holiday Cottages, Celtic House, Harbour Head, Porthleven TR13 9JY E email@example.com www.porthlevenholidaycottages.co.uk T (01326) 574270 32 lovely properties on and around From £345-£2000 pw the picturesque harbour, most with Inclusive price sea views. zV@Wh
Porthleven Cottages D9
Tregew Holiday Bungalows D9
Porthleven D9 Holiday Cottages
www.porth-leven.co.uk Eight properties overlooking beach and around cliff top. Outstanding sea views. Parking.
Sandbank Holidays www.sandbank-holidays.co.uk
Nestled in the sand dunes of St. Ives Bay, surrounded by National Trust conservation areas, with direct access to the coastal road and A30, Sandbank is in an ideal location, whatever your personal holiday passion. Chris Merriman, Sandbank Holiday Flats, 51 Upton Towans, Hayle TR27 5BL E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01736) 752594 From £245-£981 pw Open April-October inc
Fisherman’s cottage, sleeps 4, near village centre, harbour, pubs, beaches. Children welcome.
Allen’s Holidays, Loe Bar Road, Porthleven TR13 9EN E email@example.com T (01326) 562222
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Penzance Seafront Cottage C9
Bal-Red Bungalow Lamorna Cove C9
Granite character cottage on Penzance Promenade. 25 yards from sea. Panoramic views across Mount’s Bay. The renovated cottage has 3 bedrooms. Sleeps 1 to 6 persons. TV, heating, equipped kitchen, shower, bath, garden, garage.
Well equipped bungalow sleeping four. One double, one twin. Situated near harbour with cliff walks close by. Linen and towels supplied. Digital TV, DVD and CD player available. Parking. Metered electricity (£1 coins). Well behaved pets by arrangement. Open all year.
Mrs Maureen Blewett, 5 Reens Road, Heamoor, Penzance TR18 3HP E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01736) 361741
Sarah Daniel, Sarah’s Cottage, Lamorna, Penzance TR19 6XJ T (01736) 731227
Gillian Oxford, 70 Holden Road, London N12 7DY E email@example.com T 020 8445 0090 M 07940 162406 From £240-£480 pw
Mr R Pool, “Tregew”, Rose-Hill, Marazion TR17 0HB T (01736) 710247
www.tregew-marazion.co.uk Two bungalows, magnificent views From £235-£575 pw St Michael’s Mount and Bay. Sleeps 2/3 each. Parking. Brochure. zt@^`
From £195-£645 pw Low season short breaks
From £380-£700 pw
The Lookout, Treen www.lookoutcottage.co.uk
Former coastguard cottage, sleeping 6, offering excellent spacious 3 bed family accommodation. Freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer. Enclosed rear garden ideal for pets/ children. Set in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - ideal for walking. Close to Minack Theatre, coves, beaches. Mrs B Ottway, 4 Woodpecker Avenue, Midsomer Norton, Bath BA3 4NN E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01761) 410185
From £200-£420 pw
From £395-£725 pw
Osborne, Trevalgan Holiday Farm, Trevalgan Holiday StRussell Ives TR26 3BJ Farm C8 E email@example.com www.trevalgan.co.uk Child friendly, working farm near St Ives. Stunning coastal location, great walks.
T (01736) 796529
From £310-£820 pw Short breaks available at discount
Mrs C Lawson-Smith, 42 Chenhalls Road, St Erth, Hayle TR27 6HJ adjoining Wisteria Cottage, St Erth E firstname.lastname@example.org www.visitcornwall.com/trehaven T (01736) 753476 Cosy bungalow (4). Picture window. From £120-£370 pw Lovely outlook onto ‘secret’ garden, streams. St Ives nearby. SELF-CATERING z9t@;
Land’s End Vineries B9
www.visitcornwall.com/ lands-end-vineries Comfortable family accommodation on quiet, attractively landscaped site, situated in open countryside. Close to beaches, coves, coastal path. Between Land’s End and Porthcurno. Minack Theatre and local shops within five minutes drive. On bus route to Land’s End and Penzance. Mr & Mrs I Sutton, Land’s End Vineries, Poljigga, St Levan, Penzance TR19 6LT E email@example.com T (01736) 871676 From £250-£480 pw
Fern Cottage, Treen B9
St Ives C8
www.visitcornwall.com/ stives-holiday-flat For two people, sea views from front From £100-£440 pw of property. Adults only property. Open May to October. z!t
Lelant Downs D8 www.visitcornwall.com/ coombe-cottage-caravan
Privately owned, 2 bedroom, fully equipped mobile home. Peacefully situated, near beaches. Ian Norbury, 47 Parkside Drive, Watford, Hertfordshire WD17 3AU E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01923) 223013
homepage.ntlworld.com/ian.norbury/ From £360-£1100 pw Picturesque character cottage in Treen. Access to spectacular beaches and coastal scenery. z@;W`
St Ives centre - 25 yards harbour and beach. Five super flats and three pretty fisherman’s cottages nearby. Sleeping 2-5 persons. Car parking. Also flat on Porthminster Point with fantastic views. Short breaks Nov to Apr at very reasonable rates (£180 for 2 persons for 3 nights).
Cheriton Self-Catering, Cheriton House, Market Place, St Ives TR26 1RZ E email@example.com T (01736) 795083
Coombe Cottage, Trencrom Hill, Lelant Downs, Hayle TR27 6NW E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01736) 740445
From £295-£795 pw
From £175-£350 pw Friday to Friday
Cheriton Self-Catering Flats & Cottages C8 www.cheritonselfcatering.com
Marilyn Harry, 32 Porthia Road, St Ives TR26 2JB E email@example.com T (01736) 794986
Wheal Trenwith C8
Kenneth Canning, Wheal Trenwith, 1a Trenwith Square, St Ives TR26 1DQ E firstname.lastname@example.org www.whealtrenwith-stives.co.uk M 07976 380672 Beautiful studio apartment, sleeps From £330-£575 per week two. Parking. Quiet location, magnificent views. Adults only. SELF-CATERING z@W
www.mudgeonvean.co.uk 4 cosy cottages on small 18C farm. From £275-£800 pw Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Short breaks £200-£325 Near the Helford River. @W>`
Brian & Elizabeth Jackson, Dromona, Reskadinnick, Camborne TR14 0BH E email@example.com T (01209) 713644
Mudgeon Vean Farm Holiday Cottages, St Martin, Helston TR12 6DB E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01326) 231341
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Sennen Cove B9 01872 261735
Spectacular sea views. Yards from beautiful sandy beach. Riviera - two spacious apartments.
Deveral House www.deveralhouse.co.uk
Rural farmhouse, sleeps 8. 3 bedrooms. Near St Ives Bay. Large gardens. Parking. Rayburn.
Silver Sands E/F10
www.silversandsholidaypark.co.uk Enjoy a peaceful, relaxing holiday in our tranquil park. Deluxe lodge, holiday caravans & touring/ motorhomes/tenting pitches are spaciously separated by shrubs/trees for privacy. Just 1 km walk thru the Lizard Nature Reserve to family sandy beaches. Dogs welcome. Easy access to Coast Path. David Bellamy Gold Award. Silver Sands Holiday Park, Gwendreath, Kennack Sands, Ruan Minor, Helston TR12 7LZ E email@example.com T (01326) 290631 M 07955 004808
Mr & Mrs R A George, The Meadows, Treen, St Levan, Penzance TR19 6LQ E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01736) 810452 From £360-£990 per week, short breaks negotiable out of season
Cardinney Caravan & Camping Park, Crows-an-Wra, Penzance TR19 6HX www.cardinney-camping-park.co.uk E email@example.com T (01736) 810880 Fairly flat landscaped site. Centrally Camping from £11 placed in the Land’s End Peninsula. Serviced from £15.50
Ruth Trewhella, Wheal Providence, 14 Deveral Road, Fraddam, Hayle TR27 5EP E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01736) 850730 From £300-£780 pw
www.seaviewcaravanpark.com Family run park with outstanding views. 6 berth caravans and 4 berth chalets available. Excellent facilities including indoor heated pool, bar and launderette. Peace and tranquility. Short walk to Kennack Sands beach. Cottage and cabins available. Seymour Family, Seaview Holiday Park, Gwendreath, Kennack Sands, Ruan Minor, Helston TR12 7LZ E email@example.com T (01326) 290635 F (01326) 290635
Holiday homes from £199-£599 pw Tents/Tourers from £13-£23.50pn
Caravans from £220-£638 per week Cabin From £286-£610 per week Cottage From £297-£627 per week Chalets from £181-£ 368 per week
www.caravanparkcornwall.com Countryside caravan and camping park set in 12 acres in West Cornwall.
Boscrege Caravan & Camping Park, Ashton, Helston TR13 9TG E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01736) 762231 F (01736) 762152
Statics £165-£975 pw. Tents/Tourers £15-£22. Short breaks available
Higher Trevaskis D8 www.highertrevaskiscaravanpark.co.uk Big enough to cope, small enough to care! Friendly secluded family run countryside park. Well placed for local beaches, attractions. Terraced level well drained pitches in small enclosures to ensure privacy. Magnificent views. Designated play areas. Renowned spotlessly clean facilities. Higher Trevaskis Caravan & Camping Park, Gwinear Road, Connor Downs, Hayle TR27 5JQ T (01209) 831736 Tents/Tourers from £14-£22
Atlantic Coast Holiday Park D8
Beachside is a family holiday park set amidst sand dunes on one of the country’s finest golden sandy beaches, in the famous St Ives Bay. With a range of accommodation and touring pitches, our location is ideally situated in West Cornwall for a touring and beach holiday.
Peaceful park providing excellent caravan holidays and facilities. Short stroll to Gwithian beach, perfect for bathing, surfing and rockpooling. Nearby National Trust owned Godrevy Point has a lighthouse and offers wonderful walking, fishing and dolphin spotting. Static caravans for sale.
Beachside Holiday Park, Hayle TR27 5AW E email@example.com T (01736) 753080 F (01736) 757252
Atlantic Coast Holiday Park, 53 Upton Towans, Gwithian, Hayle TR27 5BL E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01736) 752071 F (01736) 758100
Holiday homes from £230–£1245 per week Tents/Tourers from £12–£41 per night
Caravans from £272-£929 per week Tents/Tourers from £26-£37 per night Open 1st March - January inclusive
www.bonevalleyholidaypark.co.uk This small quiet sheltered family run site is ideal for exploring the countryside and coast of West Cornwall. Campers kitchen.
Bone Valley Holiday Park, Heamoor, Penzance TR20 8UJ E email@example.com T (01736) 360313
Tents/Tourers/Motorhomes from £9.50 pn Caravans from £225 per week
Wh`C) Poldown Caravan & Camping Park, Carleen, Helston TR13 9NN E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01326) 574560
www.poldown.co.uk Small park nr Porthleven & Praa Sands. Tents/Tourers £13-£18 Caravans £17-£22 pn or £200-£600 pw Superb holiday caravans & touring facilities. Central for beaches & day trips. Wh,CS)
Franchis Holiday Park
Franchis Holiday Park, Cury Cross Lanes, Near Mullion, Helston TR12 7AZ E10 E email@example.com www.franchis.co.uk T (01326) 240301 Quiet, friendly, family-run park just Bungalows from £280 pw Tents/Tourers from £11 a short drive away from Mullion. 57 pitches & 3 bungalows for hire. Wh`C)
HOLIDAY, TOURING & CAMPING PARK
Treglisson Touring Park
Treglisson, a quiet, sheltered, family centered park, rural but just 5 minutes away from the beaches of St Ives Bay.
Higher Penderleath C8 www.penderleath.co.uk
Stephen Reeves, Treglisson, Wheal Alfred Road, Hayle TR27 5JT E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01736) 753141 Tents/Tourers/Motorhomes from £11-19 pn
QW>h) Higher Penderleath Caravan & Camping Park, Towednack, St Ives TR26 3AF E email@example.com T (01736) 798403 M 07840 208542 Tents/Tourers from £15-£27 pn
Tents, caravans and motorhomes 2 miles from St Ives.
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www.motheriveysbay.com Trevose Head, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8SL
caravan & camping park
Award winning Family run park. Located midway along the South Coast of Cornwall between Charlestown and Fowey. Set in over 30 acres of meadows and mature woodlands. 180 touring pitches (no static caravans). Footpath to large sandy beach. Free heated outdoor swimming pools. Free entertainment in high season. Free WiFi. Close to championship golf course. 2.5km from the Eden Project.
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For magical holiday memories, stay with us at Trevella Holiday Park near Newquay
Discover Polperro, Looe on Cornwall’s south coast at your own pace
• 5* holiday park close to the fantastic beaches of Crantock and Newquay • Luxury caravans for hire & sale • Ready tents and safari tents for hire • Superb touring & camping facilities • Play areas, café, takeaway & launderette • Heated outdoor swimming pool • Fishing lakes with free fishing • Free Ranger activities for the kids during the school summer holidays
• 4 star holiday park nestled in peaceful Cornish countryside • Views to Talland Bay • Holiday bungalows, chalets and caravans • Play areas, children’s club, entertainment complex, takeaway & laundrette • Nightly family entertainment, resident entertainer • Indoor heated swimming pool • Sauna, steam room and spa bath • Sun terrace
To book your short break or holiday
To book your short break or holiday Tel: 01637 830 308 or visit trevella.co.uk
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Caravan and Camping in glorious Cornwall
2012 BEST SMALL SITE
Camping: Touring: Motor Homes: Holiday Homes Level Pitches: Electric Hook-ups: Hard Standings Nearby Beaches: Surfing: Cycling: Free WiFi
VOTED BEST SMALL SITE IN UK 2012 BEST FAMILY SITE IN UK 2013 REGIONAL WINNER 2013, 2014 AND 2015
OPEN ALL YEAR
A multi-award winning site set in a wooded valley, close to sandy beaches cycle routes, walks gardens & historic sites.
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Rejerrah, Newquay, Cornwall TR8 5QJ - 01872 572407
Address: Newquay, Cornwall TR8 4JN
Heated swimming pool
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Treloy golf course nearby
Buffeted by Atlantic waves, Cornwall’s North Coast is a seventy-mile expanse of cliffs, bays, beaches and clusters of seaside villages and towns. A big draw for water sports enthusiasts, it’s equally appealing for all kinds of holiday.
Rounding the corner from the Penwith Peninsula and heading east, the coastline is exposed to the full force of the Atlantic. In Portreath the harbour wall helps to shape a perfect surfing wave known as ‘The Vortex’. In contrast, the concealed beach at Chapel Porth, just a couple of miles further along, provides the perfect spot to relax while listening to the roar of the sea. Inland at St Agnes you’ll find quaint shops and pubs, and the town makes a good starting point for exploring parts of the coastal footpath.
The three miles of golden sand, big surf and pretty sand dunes make popular Perranporth a great example of the fantastic beaches to be found on the North Coast. Walk the beach, relax on the sand or grab a drink in one of the beachside cafés. If you’re after something a little quieter Crantock beach, on the River Gannel estuary, is a lovely spot for a picnic. Newquay, perhaps one of the best-known destinations in the county and proud surf capital of Britain, is a wonderful mix of vibrant resort and beautiful scenery. The town is brimming with shops, cafes and restaurants, and is considered to be the cultural and festival centre of Cornwall, while its beaches are some of the finest around.
Head to nearby Watergate Bay, where at the Extreme Academy you can learn all manner of water sports, while the gentle waves at Mawgan Porth make it a perfect place to learn to surf. High on the cliffs, the views from the top of Bedruthan Steps are spectacular, and equally breath taking is the crescent shaped beach at Harlyn Bay. Inland on the Camel River estuary, Wadebridge provides for all your retail needs, be they picnic treats, general provisions or surf gear. Renowned for its fashionable shops and eateries, Padstow is a lovely place to spend the day. Take the ferry across to Rock and enjoy both sides of this beautiful estuary. Perfect conditions at Polzeath make it a surfer’s paradise, popular with both participants and spectators. Many of the little seaside towns along this stretch of coast are well worth visiting, such as Trebarwith Strand, formerly a port for shipping the area’s abundant slate. Tintagel, steeped in Arthurian legend, is home to Merlin’s Cave and the stunning ruins of a 13th Century castle, said to be the birthplace of King Arthur.
Delabole’s 600-year-old slate quarry boasts the largest man-made hole in Europe, which plunges 400 feet down into solid rock and measures a mile and a half in circumference. Messages and offerings are left on rock ledges at the sixty-foot waterfall at St Nectan’s Glen, a place of spiritual healing since pre-Christian times. Fabulous views, rolling fairways and firm greens all help to make St Enodoc near Rock one of the finest links golf courses in the UK, earning it the ranking of 55th in the world.
The five and a half mile stretch of the Camel Trail between Wadebridge to Padstow is best enjoyed by bike (available to hire at either end). Climb the highest cliff in Cornwall near the strangely named Strangles Beach between Bude and Boscastle, towering at an impressive 742 feet. The award-winning Camel Valley Vineyard near Wadebridge offers a fascinating tasting tour.
TREVITHICK DAY, CAMBORNE Steam engines, singing, dancing and parades are on offer as the town remembers local engineering genius and inventor Richard Trevithick (1771-1833)
09 - 11 June
ROYAL CORNWALL SHOW, WADEBRIDGE The county’s biggest annual event, the Royal Cornwall Show is packed with exhibits, activities, competitions, information, shopping and the best in food and farming.
www.royalcornwallshow.org 09 - 11 September
POLO ON THE BEACH, WATERGATE BAY A weekend of events, entertainment and music, highlighted with an exhibition polo match between two teams of top international players. Free to attend.
09 - 11 September
REDRUTH MINING & PASTY FESTIVAL Celebrating the iconic pasty and encompassing the mining history that it is bound with.
16 - 18 September
NEWQUAY FISH FESTIVAL Sample delicious fish dishes, watch cookery demonstrations and enjoy varied and lively entertainment.
www.newquayfishfestival.co.uk TBC October
BOSCASTLE FOOD, ARTS & CRAFT FESTIVAL
With its charming harbour and traditional fisherman’s cottages, Boscastle’s setting is hard to beat, while at Crackington Haven the famous colourful chevron rock formations start to appear creating a small cove. Near the border with Devon, Bude combines spectacular beaches, great surf and an attractive town to form a welcoming seaside resort.
Local produce and crafts, cookery demonstrations, art exhibitions and more – fun for all the family!
PADSTOW CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL Padstow transforms into a magical setting with an array of seasonal treats from Christmas lights and decorations to fireworks and festive food.
Situated high on southerly slopes of St Agnes Beacon, spectacular views, beautiful quiet surroundings, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, perfect base for exploring Cornwall, close to SW Coast Path, smart, bright, modern bedrooms, stunning panorama from the restaurant, licensed bar.
The Penventon Park Hotel is a charming Georgian mansion house in Redruth, Cornwall. Privately owned and run by the Pascoe family for over 45 years this luxury 3* hotel is centrally positioned close to all that Cornwall offers. Penventon Park Hotel, West End, Redruth TR15 1TE E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01209) 203000 F (01209) 203001
Goonvrea Road, St Agnes TR5 0NW E email@example.com T (01872) 552318 B&B from £45 pppn DB&B from £62 pppn
B&B from £70 DB&B from £97
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St Moritz Hotel
If St Moritz evokes a stylish Winter wonderland, that’s fine by the owners of this coolly sophisticated hotel, as alluring in Winter as it is in Summer. From October to March, Cornwall is at its understated best, when you can explore the great, windswept beaches, or simply curl up by a roaring fire. Rooms and suites are modern, sassy and deeply comfortable. Book a King Room and a stripy poolside beach hut is yours too. When you’ve tired of the great outdoors, dive into the gorgeous Cowshed Spa and perk up again in the hotel’s buzzing restaurant, where the team deliver the freshest of local produce from an open kitchen.
St Moritz Hotel, Trebetherick, Wadebridge PL27 6SD E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01208) 862242 F (01208) 862262 Doubles from £120
Rose in Vale Country House Hotel E7
King Arthur’s Arms Inn H3
Rose in Vale is a luxury four star hotel dating from the 18th century, hidden away in its own wooded valley just outside the picturesque village of Mithian on the North Cornish Coast near St Agnes. Rose In Vale Country House Hotel, Mithian, St Agnes TR5 0QD E email@example.com T (01872) 552202
Open all year, King Arthur’s Arms Inn offers comfortable bed and breakfast, this includes 5 wheelchair accessible rooms. The castle ruins, coastal footpath and the Old Post Office are nearby. Good food is served from 9am-9pm, winter hours may apply. Jerome Dangar, King Arthur’s Arms Inn, Fore Street, Tintagel PL34 0DA E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01840) 770831
B&B from £65-£142. D,B&B from £75-£170. No Children U12
COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL
B&B from £30 pppn
Hepworth F6 NORTH CORNWALL
www.hepworthnewquay.co.uk Hepworth@Newquay, luxury bed and breakfast, modern hotel class service, large rooms superking beds, roll top baths steam sauna showers, suite rooms, double rooms, stylish with relaxed ambience, high quality food, cooked to order amazing menu, vegetarian/celiac/vegan, amenities nearby. Carol Bane, Hepworth Bed & Breakfast, 27 Edgcumbe Avenue, Newquay TR7 2NJ E email@example.com T (01637) 873686 Facebook Hepworth guest accommodation
B&B from £30-£120
F6 www.tirchonaill.co.uk Quality guest house accommodation. Warm Celtic welcome. Few minutes from town centre, Towan/ Fistral beaches, harbour, golf course, gardens. Ideal base for touring Cornwall. Large spacious en-suite family, twin/double bedrooms - splendid views of the sea/coastline. Freshly cooked breakfasts. Parking. Mrs B Watts, Tir Chonaill, 106 Mount Wise, Newquay TR7 1QP E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01637) 876492
Lovely old house, lawned garden, parking. Cliff walks and surfing beaches nearby.
Jane Parker, Little Roseveth, Tregavethan, Truro TR4 9ES E email@example.com T (01872) 262392
Luxury farmhouse B&B. Local/home B&B £90 prpn (double/twin) £60 single occupancy. produced food. Easy access to all of Cornwall. z9uW
Tredower Barton H4
Dorothy Gill-Carey, Penkerris, Penwinnick Road, St Agnes TR5 0PA E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01872) 552262 B&B from £25-£45 pppn
Mrs J L Lloyd, Harrington Guest House, 25 Tolcarne Road, Newquay TR7 2NQ E email@example.com www.harringtonguesthouse.com T (01637) 873581 Harrington is centrally located in B&B from £23-£35 pn Newquay, we offer clean tastefully B&B from £140-£180 pw decorated rooms. GUEST HOUSE <WL
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B&B from £35-£50 pppn B&B weekly £240-£275 pp
Barbara Dally, Tredower Barton, St Minver, Nr Wadebridge PL27 6RG E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01208) 813501 From £32 pppn
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The Old Coach House J3
Relax in beautiful 300 year old coach house set in ancient harbour village with views of coast. Tastefully furnished en-suite rooms. Breakfast is served in conservatory overlooking patio and large mature garden. Private parking. Nearby restaurants/ pubs. Warm Cornish welcome.
Farmer James Farm Holidays H4
Goonown Barn Cottages E7
Your local holiday lettings expert, Duchy Holidays has over 20 years’ experience and more than 140 self-catering properties to choose from in and around the Perranporth and St Agnes area for 2-14 people, from traditional Cornish cottages to contemporary beachside apartments.
Stay in delightful, well-equipped cottages with stunning countryside views and friendly animals all around. Fabulous location for spectacular beaches, walks and restaurants. Plenty to do nearby surfing, riding, cycling or shopping - endless possibilities! Help Farmer James or simply relax.
Situated in the friendly village of St Agnes. 3 attractive units in a converted barn, rebuilt to a high standard. Sleeps 4/5, open beams throughout, patio area, ample parking. Central for exploring scenic Cornwall. Easy walk to local shops, amenities and beaches.
Duchy Holidays, Westcott House, St Piran’s Road, Perranporth TR6 0BH E email@example.com T (01872) 572971 F (01872) 571077
James & Tracy Wilson, Higher Trevinnick Farm, St Kew, Port Isaac PL30 3HP E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01208) 880245 M 07866 517645
Mrs D Butson, Goonown Farmhouse, St Agnes TR5 0XG E email@example.com T (01872) 553654
B&B from £37.50-£44 pppn Open Mar-Nov. Child reductions.
From £185-£1920 pw Short breaks available
From £300-£1180 pw
From £340-£670 pw
Geoff & Jackie Horwell, The Old Coach House, Tintagel Road, Boscastle PL35 0AS E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01840) 250398
Bosayne Guest House H3
Bosayne is a friendly family run B&B in Tintagel. There are fantastic sea views to the front and rolling countryside views to the rear of the house. Metres from the South West Coast Path with an easy 3 minute walk to Tintagel village.
B&B from £33-£70
Yellow Sands G4 Apts & House www.yellowsands.net High quality accommodation with stunning sea views. Superb beach within 200 yards.
From £290-£1775 pw
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Wendy O’Reilly-Hunt, 39 West Mills Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1SP E email@example.com www.visitcornwall.com/chalet-201 T (01305) 265487 2 bedroom chalet, peaceful setting, From £275-£500 pw Open April-October fully equipped, high standards throughout. No pets. z9!?tWZ>`S SELF-CATERING
Mr M Dakin, Yellow Sands, Harlyn Bay, Padstow PL28 8SE E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01208) 895022
Trevathan Farm H4
Bosayne, Atlantic Road, Tintagel PL34 0DE E email@example.com T (01840) 770514
From £280 pw (low) From £1600 pw (high)
Beautiful cottages set on our working family farm, friendly animals, trailer rides, play areas, fishing lake and games room. Each cottage has its own garden and panoramic countryside views. All are tastefully furnished sleeping between 2 and 8. Beaches, surfing and golf within 3 miles. Mark & Jo Symons, Trevathan Farm, St Endellion, Port Isaac PL29 3TT E firstname.lastname@example.org T/F (01208) 880248
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Beachcombers Apartments E7
Rosehill Lodges on the Cornish Coast. Balance, space and room to breathe. Rosehill offers luxurious accommodation in a superb coastal village location. • • • • • •
Hot Tub Spa with each lodge. Wi Fi superfast fibre broadband. Super king-size beds and log burners. Large glass covered decking for dining al-fresco. Blue Flag beach, bars and restaurants just five minutes level walk from your lodge. Grass roofs, solar panels and bespoke Cornish timber hand built lodges compliment this exclusive woodland valley environment.
Located just 100yds from the beach. A choice of 3 well appointed villas all with 2 bedrooms. Dogs are welcome in 2 villas.
John Barrow, Rosehill Lodges, Porthtowan, Truro TR4 8AR E email@example.com T (01209) 891920 F (01209) 891935 From £525-£2262 per week 10 units sleeping up to 6. Short breaks available.
Hidden Valley Gardens
Peter Howard, Hidden Valley Gardens, Treesmill, Par PL24 2TU J6 E firstname.lastname@example.org www.hiddenvalleygardens.co.uk T (01208) 873225 For garden lovers seeking restful, From £300-£460 pw romantic accommodation in Awardwinning Garden. Excellent reviews. zutWL SELF-CATERING
www.trengovefarm.co.uk Charming, well-equipped country cottages, close to the sea and countryside park.
Trentinney Farm Cottages H4
Superbly located, virtually on the beach. A select complex of just 12 contemporary apartments all with 2 or 3 bedrooms. Dogs are welcome in 2 apartments.
From £320-£915 pw
4 to 5
Helen Shopland, Ta Mill, St Clether, Launceston PL15 8PS www.tamill.co.uk Secluded rural hideaway, stone and E email@example.com slate cottages and individual lodges T (01840) 261797 M 07778 961819 with valley views. Nature trail, ponds, From £260-£1515 pw (house sleeps 9) hot tub and swim spa. Coast 7 miles. Short breaks from £108 (2 nights min) Accessible - NAS M2 assessed. z-@W` SELF-CATERING
Bay Retreat Villas St Merryn near Padstow 3 to 4
Meadow Rise G6 www.cornishholiday.info
Cosy modern 2 bedroomed house in a quiet village location. An ideal base for all sightseeing and beach holidays. Padstow and Newquay less than 10 miles away. The area is surrounded by stunning sandy beaches all within easy driving distances. Mrs H Grimsey, 24 Valley Mead, Anna Valley, Andover, SP11 7SB E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01264) 335527 M 07881 623483
Ta Mill K4
From £225-£525 pw Short breaks available on request
Porth Veor Villas Set in the Porth Veor hotel grounds with heated swimming pool (open Apr-Oct) all with 2 or 3 bedrooms and just a few minutes stroll down to the sandy beach.
Richard & Alison Mably, Trentinney Farm, St Endellion, Port Isaac PL29 3TS E email@example.com T (01208) 880564
www.trentinney.co.uk An idyllic peaceful rural setting with From £290-£790 pw outstanding views. June £350 pw. WiFi. V-@;W
Lindsey Richards, Trengove Farm, Cot Road, Illogan, Redruth TR16 4PS E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01209) 843008
Beach House Apartments
Superbly located between Newquay and Padstow and just 200 yards from the magnificent mile long beach. Wide choice of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments plus penthouses.
Just 4 miles from Padstow and within easy reach of 7 bays. All villas in this contemporary holiday complex have 2 bedrooms and dogs are welcome in selected villas.
All properties have free Wifi. FREE night offers for stays of 4 nights or more! Central reservations Porth Veor Manor Telephone 01637 873274 Email email@example.com
Quarryman’s Cottages H5
Beaver Cottages H3
Furnished and decorated to highest standards. Fitted kitchen, en-suite bedrooms, own garden. Plenty of parking, quiet position, surrounded by fields, 3 minutes to coastal path. Children and dogs welcome. Sleep up to 6. Brochure with pleasure.
Overlooking the Camel Estuary between bustling little Wadebridge and the historic fishing village of Padstow, these cosy cottages surround a stone-flagged courtyard. Tastefully decorated and well-equipped. Within 300 yards of Camel Trail. Bike hire available in Wadebridge.
Mr & Mrs A Luckin, Beaver Cottages, Tregatta, Tintagel PL34 0DY E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01840) 770265
Huw Jenkins, Criafol, 17 Granville Terrace, Mountain Ash, Glamorgan CF45 4AL E email@example.com M 07866 386611
Boscastle Holiday Cottages J3
www.boscastleholidays.co.uk Peaceful luxury 3 bedroom detached bungalow, sleeping 2-8. Lovely views. Two cosy cottages sleeping 2-4. Tranquil country bungalow, sea views, sleeping 4. Sunny gardens, log fires. Spectacular coast path, harbour, country walks, bird watching. Beaches, moors, riding, golf, fishing nearby. Open all year. Mrs Jennifer Congdon, Tremorle, Boscastle PL35 0BU E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01840) 250233 M 07968 172506
Hentervene Park J3 www.hentervene.co.uk
Peaceful family park on the stunning North Cornish Coastline. Sheltered spot in an area of outstanding natural beauty with a David Bellamy Gold Award for conservation. Luxury lodges and caravans to hire/ buy. A friendly safe environment. Open all year. Hentervene Park, Crackington Haven, Bude EX23 0LF E email@example.com T (01840) 230365
Low season £200 High season £600 Special rates for couples/weekends
From £160-£500 pw depending on number of occupants
Weekly from £199 (low), £315 (mid) to £1355 (peak), short breaks from £150
From £345-£950 pw
Angela & David Clark, Darrynane, St Breward, Bodmin PL30 4LZ E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01208) 850885
St Mabyn Holiday Park H5
St Mabyn Holiday Park, Longstone Road, St Mabyn, Bodmin PL30 3BY E email@example.com T (01208) 841677
Mrs E M Broad, “Davina”, Trevillett, Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34 0HL E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01840) 770217 F (01840) 770217
Tehidy Holiday E7 Park
R Barnes, Tehidy Holiday Park, Harris Mill, Redruth TR16 4JQ E email@example.com T (01209) 216489
www.stmabynholidaypark.co.uk Accommodation, camping, caravanning, Statics from £200-£780 pw heated swimming pool, award-winning Tents/Tourers from £10-£26 facilities, picturesque rural wonder. WhS)
www.darrynane.co.uk Four detached pet friendly From £185-£850 pw self-catering cottages, sleeping 2-6, open all year. z-@Wh
Tregeath Cottage J3 www.tregeath-holiday-cottage-tintagel.co.uk/ Detached modernised cottage, quiet parish road, on outskirts of Tintagel. Built of stone and slate. Cliff walks near by.
www.tehidy.co.uk Multi award winning Holiday Park located between St. Ives and St. Agnes in Cornwall.
From £160-£450 pw
From £270-£800pw Tents/caravans/tourers £14-£23pn
Trevarth Holiday Park F7
Trevarth is a small well-kept family run park excellently situated for North and South Coasts. Our caravan holiday homes are modern with all main services, tourers and campers are well catered for with level pitches, some sheltered with ample hook-ups. John Goldring, Trevarth Holiday Park, Blackwater, Truro TR4 8HR E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01872) 560266 Caravans from £195-£700 pw Tents/Tourers from £13.50-£21 pn
Chiverton Park E7 www.chivertonpark.co.uk Ideally situated in the heart of glorious countryside, providing a high standard of accommodation in peaceful surroundings. Situated just a short drive from the rugged grandeur and beauty of the North Cornish coast with its breathtaking views and stunning beaches. Chiverton Park, Blackwater, Truro TR4 8HS E email@example.com T (01872) 560667
Perran Springs Holiday Park F6 www.perransprings.co.uk Family park with three fishing lakes. Eurotents, Glamping Pods, Caravan Holiday Homes.
Caravans from £250-£750 pw Tourers from £20-£33 pn
Small family park. Ideal touring base. Adventure playground. Games field. Disabled facilities.
Perran Springs Holiday Park, Goonhavern, Truro TR4 9QG E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01872) 540568 Tents/caravans/tourers £17.50-29 pn 98 pitches available
h`CS) Cambrose Touring Park, Portreath Road, Redruth TR16 4HT E email@example.com T (01209) 890747 Tents/Tourers from £11-£18.50 pn
CAMPING & TOURING PARK
Polzeath Beach Holiday Park G4 www.polzeathbeachholidaypark.com Enjoy a family holiday on this small sheltered site just 300 yards from one of the finest surfing beaches in North Cornwall. We are also part of the village. In fact, once here, you need not use your car again until your departure. All the modern luxury caravans are fully serviced. Ring, write or email for free brochure. Polzeath Beach Holiday Park, Trenant Nook, Polzeath PL27 6ST E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01208) 863320 Caravans from £200-£900 pw Including gas and electricity
Beacon Cottage Farm E7
Trethiggey F6 www.trethiggey.co.uk
Set in lush countryside a short drive from the beaches, this park offers holiday homes, camping, touring, bar, restaurant, shop, games room, fishing and spotless shower blocks. WiFi covers entire park. David Bellamy Gold Award, AA 4 Pennants. Trethiggey Holiday Park, Quintrell Downs, Newquay TR8 4QR E email@example.com T (01637) 877672 F (01637) 879706 Holiday homes £200-£745. Camping £4.85-£8.20 Child £1.50-£5.65
HOLIDAY, TOURING & CAMPING PARK
HOLIDAY, TOURING & CAMPING PARK
Jane Sawle, Beacon Cottage Farm Holidays, Beacon Drive, St Agnes TR5 0NU E firstname.lastname@example.org www.beaconcottagefarmholidays.co.uk T (01872) 552347 Small secluded park. 10 minutes Tents/Tourers from £18-£24 pn (inc 2 people) + car walk to Chapel Porth beach. CAMPING & Spectacular sea views. TOURING PARK >hW`,C)
Trewan Hall G5 www.trewan-hall.co.uk
Campsite on old Cornish estate. 25m swimming pool. 4 miles from coast.
Trewan Hall Caravan & Camping, St Columb TR9 6DB E email@example.com T (01637) 880261
Tents/Tourers/Motorhomes from £7-£11 pp (Adult). Children from £3.50-£6 pp (5-15yr)
Hengar Manor Country Park J4 www.hengarmanor.co.uk
Set in the heart of North Cornwall, our 35 acre country park features self-catering lodges. Guests are able to use the following free facilities: • Superb indoor swimming pool • Restaurants and bars • Fishing lakes • Tennis courts • Spa treatment rooms
Lodges from £205-£519 pw
Nestled in a small hamlet on the North Cornwall Coast close to Crantock, our peaceful holiday park is in a rural setting. Ideal for those who like a haven of quiet and tranquillity, off the beaten track, but still within easy reach of the beaches. The golden sands of Crantock and Holywell are within 1.5 miles. We have 14 generously spaced letting static caravans and no noisy clubhouse, our villages offer quaint thatched pubs and village stores. Families and couples only.
Mike & Terri Smith, Treworgans Holiday Park, Cubert, Newquay TR8 5HH E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01637) 830200 Caravans from £320–£770 per week HOLIDAY PARK
Padstow Touring Park G4
Padstow Touring Park, Padstow PL28 8LE E email@example.com T (01841) 532061
Budemeadows Touring Park K2 www.budemeadows.com
Budemeadows Touring Park, Widemouth Bay, Bude EX23 0NA E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01288) 361646
Great family site close to beaches at Bude and Widemouth. Open all year.
www.padstowtouringpark.co.uk Award-winning. Padstow one mile, Tents/Tourers from £12.50-£36 footpath access. Beaches two miles. Major credit cards Open all year. >hC
Tents/Tourers from £18 (low) and £30.50 (high) (Two adults-with electric)
Treworgans Holiday Park
Hengar Manor Country Park, St Tudy, Bodmin PL30 3PL E email@example.com T (01208) 850382 F (01208) 850722
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Edgcumbe Avenue, Newquay, Cornwall. TR7 2JY Telephone: 01637 873447 Fax: 01637 852677
email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.trenanceholidaypark.co.uk
DIAL-A-BROCHURE FREEPHONE 0500 131243
Presingoll Farm E7 www.presingollfarm.co.uk Family site. Ideal for walking the coastal path. Close to sandy beaches. Extensive views of the North Cornish Coast.
Tregavone Farm Touring Park G5
www.tregavonefarm.co.uk Quiet family run site with unspoilt country views. 2 miles from Padstow and beaches. Modern toilet and shower block. Level and grassy pitches.
Mrs P Williams, Presingoll Farm Touring Park, St Agnes TR5 0PB E email@example.com T (01872) 552333
www.visitcornwall.com or call 01872 261735
Adults £7.50 pppn Children £1.50 pppn (age 4-16 inc)
zQ!?>hC`)SL John & Ethel Dennis, Tregavone Farm Touring Park, St Merryn, Padstow PL28 8JZ E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01841) 520148
Caravan & Camping Park, Trevean Caravan Trevean St Merryn, Padstow PL28 8PR & Camping Park G5 E email@example.com
Tents/Tourers from £10
www.treveancaravanandcamping.net T (01841) 520772 F (01841) 520772 Friendly park near North Cornwall Caravans from £200-£500 pw Tents/Tourers from £10 Coast. Luxury caravans. Baby
changing. Disabled facilities.
HOLIDAY, TOURING & CAMPING PARK
Sun Haven Valley Country Holiday Park
www.sunhavenvalley.com Sun Haven Valley is set in scenic countryside on one of the quieter stretches of the North Cornwall Coast; a tranquil family site with NO clubhouse, NO bar and a strict silence after 10:30pm policy. Surrounded by farmland the site is a short woodland walk from Mawgan Porth beach with it’s white acres of soft sand, rock pools and caves. Just 8 miles from Padstow and 5 miles from Newquay. Sun Haven is a good central base for touring Cornwall.
Facilities include “five star” award-winning toilet block, small shop, children’s play area, TV/games room and a tourist information room. Sun Haven Valley Holiday Park, Mawgan Porth, Newquay TR8 4BQ E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01637) 860373 / 0800 6346744 Units from £299-£1026 per week (39 units sleeping 4-6) Caravans/tourers from £19-£36.50 per night Tents from £14.50-£36.50 per night Open all year
Headland Caravan & Camping Park H3
Carnevas Holiday Park G5
A peaceful family run park on one of the most beautiful stretches of the North Cornwall coast. 2 to 8 berth holiday caravans in King Arthur’s mystical village of Tintagel. Close to all attractions. Tourers and campers most welcome. Send for brochure.
Situated in unspoilt countryside between Porthcothan and Treyarnon Bay. Ideal for swimming or surfing. Trevose golf course nearby. We are pleased to offer: • Modern caravans • Holiday chalets • Touring caravan, motorhome and tent pitches.
The Headland Caravan & Camping Park, Atlantic Road, Tintagel PL34 0DE E email@example.com T (01840) 770239 F (01840) 770925
The Pawley & Brewer Family, Carnevas Farm, St Merryn, Padstow PL28 8PN E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01841) 520230 F (01841) 520230
Caravans from £260-£660 pw (2015) Tents/Tourers from £13-£25 (2015)
Bungalows/Caravans £260-£700 pw Tents/Tourers from £11.50
TOURING & CAMPING PARK Wxh`,CS) HOLIDAY,
Harlyn Sands G4
Upper Lynstone K2
STRICTLY FAMILIES ONLY. Enjoy a bucket and spade holiday. • Top family entertainment • Luxurious accommodation • Indoor fun pool, small charge applies • Shop • Kids’ club • Children’s activities • Launderette and shower block. Please note entertainment and kids’ club run in peak weeks. Harlyn Sands Holiday Park, Lighthouse Road, Trevose Head, Padstow PL28 8SQ E email@example.com T (01841) 520720
A quiet family run park approx ¾ of a mile from the beach and town centre. Modern caravans, camping, electric hook-ups. Shop, laundry, play area, families and couples only. Enjoy the beauty of the coastal path leading from our park.
Upper Lynstone C&C Park, Lynstone Road, Bude EX23 0LP E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01288) 352017 F (01288) 359034
Holiday homes from £100-£950 pw Camping from £10-£38 pn
Caravans from £240-£600 pw Tents/Tourers from £15-£24
HOLIDAY, TOURING & CAMPING PARK
AND THE TAMAR VALLEY
Discover the dramatic contrast between wild and rugged Bodmin Moor and the lush green hills of The Tamar Valley.
One hundred and fifty square miles of beautiful, wind swept moorland provides the setting for excellent walks and boundless opportunities to uncover just what makes this area such a treasure. The importance of the moor has earned it a number of designations including an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and World Heritage Site status in recognition of its 4,000-year-old tin mining industry. Most of the moor has been declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The ancient Cornish capital of Launceston on the edge of the moor, with its narrow streets and 1000-year-old castle, offers a good selection of shops, a market in the town square and some delightful art galleries. Nearby, Hallworthy’s busy market is bursting with local produce and weekly livestock auctions.
to be found in the area, a 12th Century church at Temple was originally built by the Knights Templers for travellers on pilgrimage to Ireland. The town of Bodmin is a good spot to base yourself to explore the surrounding area, and is also the starting point of the Camel Trail cycle trail that leads all the way to Padstow. Five miles away, the village of Blisland has a fine Norman church, pretty stone houses and award-winning pub on the village green from where you can access the edge of the moor.
The sheltered setting and gentle climate of the Tamar Valley allows for a rich and diverse vegetation and it’s easy to see why it has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Lying on the banks of the slow moving Tamar River, the picturesque village of Calstock hosts a multitude of fairs, festivals and art exhibitions throughout the year. The area’s prosperous farming heritage can still be enjoyed
through an amazing array of produce such as fresh vegetables, soft fruits and flowers that are often sold on the roadside, and at Cothele House you can learn about the area’s historic commerce in a fascinating museum. This stunning estuary is a haven for wildlife and is best appreciated from the water on a boat trip or even explored by canoe.
Liskeard, a busy market town, lies at the gateway to the moor a few miles inland from the South Coast. Here 19th Century buildings give a glimpse of the town’s prosperous past, once a centre for the mining industry. Beyond, hallmarks of human habitation in a wild land that stretch back 6,000 years include burial chambers, ancient stones and holy wells, like the fine example at the village of St Cleer. Made famous by Daphne du Maurier’s novel, the Jamaica Inn at Bolventor is an imposing sight in a bleak landscape. Just one of the historical wonders
BODMIN MOOR AND THE TAMAR VALLEY
BODMIN MOOR AND THE TAMAR VALLEY
Diary DATES 03 – 05 June
CHARLES CAUSLEY FESTIVAL, LAUNCESTON Celebrating the life of Launceston poet Charles Causley, this festival includes a guided walk, visiting authors, an exhibition, music, talks, poetry readings, book signings and traditional market.
SALTASH REGATTA & WATERSIDE FESTIVAL visitcornwall.com 64
Water and shore based activities and events, such as gig racing, a craft fair, continental market, music and entertainment.
Further north, Camelford is believed by some to be the location of the ancient court of Camelot. Here Arthurian legend begins to creep in; a stone at nearby Slaughterbridge marks the spot where King Arthur reputedly fell in his last battle. From the top of Cornwall’s two highest peaks, Rough Tor and Brown Willy, the views are simply breath taking as you look down over a land dotted with ancient buildings, standing stones and medieval farms.
HIGHLIGHTS The Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre near Launceston offers fantastic wildlife encounters, where wallabies, free roaming fallow deer and otters are amongst the animals in residence.
28 - 31 July
PORT ELIOT FESTIVAL, ST GERMANS A celebration of music, imagination, words, nature, food, fashion, flowers, laughter and fun set in the Port Eliot estate’s stunning grounds.
CALLINGTON HONEY FAIR One of the largest street fairs in Cornwall, see Callington filled with stalls, a fun fair and plenty of honey in this friendly community event.
www.callingtonlions.org.uk 27th - 30th October
CALSTOCK JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL Bands and soloists showcase as many different kinds of jazz and blues as they can cram into one weekend in intimate venues around this pretty riverside town.
LISKEARD LIGHTS UP! With entertainment and markets during the day, the town gathers for a lantern parade and carols as darkness falls.
These are just some of the events in Cornwall for 2016, details correct at time of going to press. For updates and more detailed information visit www.visitcornwall.com
P Murnaghan, Cider Cottage, Woodhill Manor, Cider Cottage K5 LLiskeard PL14 6RD www.cidercottage.com
Tranquil self-catering countryside cottage. Sleeps 2-5. Only 25 minutes from the sea.
E email@example.com T (01579) 340904 From £425-£785 pw Open March-October
HOLIDAYS & HOLIDAY HOME SALES
A beautiful lodge or caravan at Hoburne Doublebois – for a holiday or years of enjoyment Set in 64 acres of secluded calm and tranquility, Hoburne Doublebois Holiday Park is the perfect base from which to discover the history, shops, eateries and stunning coast that Cornwall has to offer. Within easy reach of more than 250 attractions, HOBURNE LOGO - UPDATED WITH ACCENT FONT BENEATH AS OWNERSHIP you can enjoy every possible option for a fantastic day out.
hoburne.com/doublebois 0844 288 1945 Hoburne Doublebois, Dobwalls Nr. Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 6LD
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By road The M4, M5 and M6 motorways have made travel to Cornwall simple and straightforward, while within Cornwall itself, the two major holiday routes, the A30 and A38 continue to improve, with fast dual carriageways as far as Carland Cross, Mitchell, and most of the way to Penzance. Follow the M5 to Exeter, after which you will take either the A30 or A38 into Cornwall, depending on your final destination. Alternatively, if you enter Cornwall via North Devon, then there is the Atlantic Highway, the A39, which you can join at junction 27 on the M5. By rail Cornwall has main line stations at Saltash, St Germans, Menheniot, Liskeard, Bodmin Parkway, Lostwithiel, Par, St Austell, Truro, Redruth, Camborne, Hayle, St Erth and Penzance. There are also branch lines to Gunnislake, Looe, Newquay, Falmouth, St Ives and ‘bus branch lines’ to The Eden Project from St Austell Station and Helston from Redruth Station. For National Rail Enquiries – train times and information 08457 48 49 50. The Night Riviera Sleeper is a refreshing way to travel between London Paddington and Cornwall, getting you to your destination early in the morning after you have had a relaxing night’s sleep. The Sleeper operates Sunday to Friday between London Paddington and Penzance. The Sleeper departs from London Paddington at 23:45* and arrives in Penzance at 07.53* the following morning. From Penzance the Sleeper departs at 21:45* and arrives in London Paddington at 05:23* the following morning. The Sleeper does not operate on Saturday nights. Please note: On Sundays this service departs Penzance at 21:15* and from London at 23:50*. For up-to-date information on timings and tickets, please visit www.gwr.com (*please check website for 2016 timings)
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By coach National Express www.nationalexpress.com and Megabus www.megabus.com operate coach routes into Cornwall. Public transport information for Cornwall can be obtained from Traveline by calling 0871 200 2233 or log on to www.traveline.info or from Cornwall Council www.cornwallpublictransport.info.
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Cardinham Minions St Neot Mount Dobwalls
ST AUSTELL Probus St Ewe
Ruanhighlanes Philleigh Portloe Veryan Feock Portscatho Penryn St Mawes
Golant Carlyon Bay
PLYMOUTH Downderry Torpoint Kingsand Cawsand
Mevagissey Gorran Haven
ISLES OF SCILLY
Coverack Kennack Sands Cadgwith
Kynance Cove Lizard
FALMOUTH HELSTON Gweek Mawnan Smith
BODMIN MOOR & TAMAR VALLEY Gunnislake
St Columb Major
St Breward Bolventor
St Newlyn East
Port Isaac Polzeath
Boscastle Tintagel Trebarwith Strand Delabole
Mawgan Porth Watergate Bay
Fly with Skybus the ‘island’s own airline’ from Land’s End, Newquay and Exeter airports. Day trips to the island are also available from Land’s End and Newquay Cornwall Airport or sail on the Scillonian from Penzance Harbour. Please check the website www.islesofscilly-travel. co.uk or call for further details and special offers 01736 334220.Constantine Bay
Front cover The Minack Theatre by Greg Blundell
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By air Newquay Cornwall Airport is served by several key airlines, Ryanair, easyJet, Flybe, germanwings and Skybus. During the Summer months routes operate to Newquay from numerous regional airports up and down the UK, making the journey to the South West for business or pleasure more accessible (all year- round routes also operate from a few key locations). For details on schedules and operating routes visit www.newquaycornwallairport.com. Flying to Cornwall offers an attractive alternative to the long and sometimes frustrating journey by train or car, our aim is to get you here quicker and with less hassle.
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this guide, CDM (Part of the Carrier Group) can accept no liability for errors, omissions or any inconvenience arising therefrom. Readers are advised to check all prices when enquiring for accommodation, as prices may vary from those quoted in the advertisements.
So much to discover even more to enjoy
7 night holidays
With eight award winning parks set in the most stunning country, coastal and woodland locations, when it comes to staying in Cornwall, Parkdean’s got it covered! Quality caravan and lodge accommodation Beds made on arrival FREE heated indoor and outdoor pools Adventure play areas
FREE kids’ clubs and family entertainment Restaurants, bars and cafes Activities such as kayaking and archery Great touring and camping facilities
£189* Short breaks from only
All our Cornish parks have received national 4 star grading
£99* 3 or 4 nights
TOURING & CAMPING PARK
MULLION A lively park in a pretty countryside location with Blue Flag beaches, fishing coves and coastal walks nearby.
SEA ACRES Enjoy stunning sea views at this cliff top location. Dive straight in with 5 star PADI scuba diving lessons on park.
LOOE BAY A choice of fantastic facilities, plus just one mile from the quaint harbour and glorious sandy beach.
TOURING & CAMPING PARK
HOLYWELL BAY Nestled in the stunning Ellenglaze Valley, just a short stroll from the beach, plus direct access to the South West coastal path.
WHITE ACRES Set in beautiful rolling countryside and close to nearby Newquay, it’s the perfect base for families exploring Cornwall.
TOURING & CAMPING PARK
ST. MINVER Set in the grounds of an old manor house with idyllic woodland walks, beaches and ports nearby.
NEWQUAY Make sure you pack your bucket and spade, as with 11 beaches close by you’ll be spoilt for choice.
For your FREE brochure and our latest deals visit parkdean.com or call 0344 335 3755 *Prices shown are based on 2015 brochure pricing for up to 4 sharing at Mullion Holiday Park. Facilities vary by park, please check when booking.
CRANTOCK BEACH A peaceful park with amazing sea views, just a ten-minute walk to Crantock Beach and only four miles from bustling Newquay.