CORNWALL GUIDE 2017
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Welcome to My Cornwall Foreword by Fern Britton.
On the Poldark Trail Go behind the scenes of the hit BBC One series of Poldark.
34. Cheers from Cornwall Home-grown Cornish tipples.
11. Cornwall Style Edit When in Cornwall, wear Cornwall.
36. Make a Splash at Jubilee Pool Jump into Penzance’s magnificent art deco lido.
12. In the Spotlight: Tate St Ives Find out what’s in store at this iconic gallery when it reopens in 2017.
38. Garden Glory Find the perfect garden for you.
14. Take a Piece of Cornwall Home Quality souvenirs to keep that Cornwall feeling long after your holiday ends.
44. Discover Truro Cornwall’s great little city.
16. Beach Guide Where to find the best beach for everything from building sandcastles to reading a book. 20. Make 2017 the Year You... Bucket-list inspiration. 22. My Cornwall Famous faces reveal their favourite things about Cornwall. 26. Unmissable Events Top events to plan your holiday around. 28. Explore Cornwall by Rail Step aboard a branch line for scenic way to get around Cornwall.
30. Holiday like a Local Insider tips from those in the know in Cornwall.
43. #lovecornwall Get social with us.
46. Between the Sunshine Rain doesn’t stop play in Cornwall… 47. Money Saving Tips Hold onto your money and enjoy Cornwall to the max. 49. Accommodation Finder Your guide to everything from cosy self-catering cottages to first class hotels. 73. Get in Touch All-important contacts for Visit Cornwall and Tourist Information Centres. 74. Getting Here Road, rail and air transport info.
Foreword by Fern Britton
WELCOME TO MY CORNWALL Cornwall is my inspiration for so many reasons. There’s a sense of peace, calm and beauty about the place which is so British, but heavenly too. I love splashing about by the shore, walking barefoot in the sand with my jeans turned up, and feeling the sea air against my skin –it’s revitalising! There are so many different nooks and crannies, and hidden corners in Cornwall too; it’s no wonder it’s such a favourite location for so many people. Cornwall is such a storybook place, it’s impossible not to write it into my stories, and be inspired by it too. It has this inherent sense of romance about the towns. Cornwall to me is a character; a living, breathing something that feeds me, my soul, my imagination. The blue skies, the grainy sand between your toes and the saltiness in your hair after being here a few days. I sleep well here, I smile more here. When you visit Cornwall something extra special stays with you long after you leave – and that’s what I hope I capture in my tales in Trevay. I want it to be like Cornwall. To be easy on the mind, for you to be as immersed in the story as you are with the place – and for it to have a happy ending of course. I love a tidy little ending where all the knots of the story come undone and tie beautifully together.
Reading is a bit like a holiday from your own life, and where else would I rather go on holiday than to the Cornish coast? I hope I leave a little bit of something with my readers when they finish that last page of my book – even if it’s an imagined ray of Cornish sunshine warming your back or the hankering for a Cornish pasty. I took great pleasure in imagining up my latest books, The Postcard and A Good Catch and spent too many hours at my desk tinkering with the stories until I feel they reflect a tiny piece of the magic that Cornwall holds for me. I hope you enjoy Cornwall as much as I do.
ON THE POLDARK TRAIL It’s an international hit and has catapulted Cornwall’s mining history into popular culture, Poldark is tantalising viewing. Go behind-the-scenes and discover the glistening blue waters, lush countryside and craggy cliffs that sashayed from the background to become the lead star of Poldark in the first two series.
Botallack to Levant Mine 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. 6
Truro/Charlestown Cornwall’s city of Truro is a central Poldark location; whether it’s Caroline Penvenen going there to shop or Ross to meet his banker, there’s rarely an episode without it being mentioned or visited. The city itself was Winston Graham’s inspiration when writing the novels but for the TV production filming took place in Charlestown, near St Austell, which is famed for its Grade II Listed harbour and collection of Tall Ships, while the street scenes were played out in Corsham in Wiltshire. Bodmin Moor Scenes featuring the exterior of Ross Poldark’s cottage, Nampara, were shot on Bodmin Moor 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.
Holywell Bay Holywell Bay and its iconic Gull Rock is a familiar backdrop in series two. Many of the characters are seen riding on horseback across the golden sands, most memorably the passionate gallops between Dwight and Caroline.
Perranporth Winston Graham lived in Perranporth in the original Nampara Lodge and wrote much of his literary works from a writing chalet nestled amongst the dunes overlooking the three-mile sweep of Perranporth beach. Visit today and hunt down the memorial bench and plaque in the spot of the chalet which has sadly long since burned down.
Porthgwarra With crystal clear waters and a remote beauty, the small cove of Porthgwarra at the heart of St Aubyn Estates in west Cornwall was the perfect setting for Ross’ famous skinny dipping scene in series one.
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IT WASN’T JUST THE CAMERAS THAT LOVED CORNWALL, THE CAST LOVED IT TOO... “It was simply stunning, we filmed at so many gorgeous locations. People know Poldark so well in Cornwall and are proud of it so we were welcomed all the time. It reminded me of home in Ireland, and it was great to be able to film there so much.”
“Cornwall is completely different to anywhere else. I love Botallack mines - it’s one of the most beautiful locations I’ve ever been on and probably ever will. There hasn’t been a set in Cornwall that I haven’t been blown away by – not literally thank goodness!” - Heida
Reed (Elizabeth Poldark)
Turner (Ross Poldark)
“I love Cornwall; it’s glorious and so much the heart of this show. Sometimes you forget the part it plays until you get there and suddenly everything makes sense. It’s just so lovely to see what it’s all about, to see the mines and the history of this story. “I enjoyed exploring all the different coves and beaches and the endless beautiful blue water. It is such a peaceful and relaxing place.”
Eleanor Tomlinson (Demelza Poldark)
“Cornwall is another character in the show and it is such a beautiful area of the country. It was easy for us to forget we were still in England as it almost has its own microclimate and when the weather is good you could be on the Mediterranean – it’s pretty extraordinary.” -
Kyle Soller (Francis Poldark)
“While filming in Cornwall I went swimming in the sea every day and if I ever had a day off I would go for massive walks along the cliffs in Treglos, or to St Michael’s Mount in Penzance.”
Bentall (Verity Poldark)
POLDARK INSPIRED MUST-DOâ€™S Try a Cornish pasty, the staple diet of miners Go underground at the TV series namesake, Poldark Mine poldarkmine.org.uk Relive the sights and smells of a Cornish miner at Levant Mine which plays Tressiders Rolling Mill in Poldark nationaltrust.org.uk/levant-mine-and-beam-engine Cross the wild and rugged Bodmin Moor on horseback with Hallagenna Riding hallagenna.co.uk Cycle the Mineral Tramway Mining Trail coast to coast and see the physical evidence of how the region was shaped by mining sustrans.org.uk/route/mineral-tramways-coast-coast Explore the dramatic coastal scenery of Poldark country with a walk along the South West Coast Path southwestcoastpath.org.uk/poldark-walks Visit the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site which encompasses 200 years of innovation, exciting visitor attractions and an amazing landscape cornish-mining.org.uk Go stream panning at Tolgus Tin Mill cornwall-gold.com Discover the cold dank cells of Bodmin Jail where Ross and Jim were incarcerated bodminjail.org
FILM LOCATION OF CHOICE... Cornwall has long been a TV and cinema favourite and boasts an acting CV to rival any A-list star. Hereâ€™s just a snapshot of the Cornish boltholes that you may have spotted on the small and big screen in recent years.
About Time (2013)
World War Z (2013)
St Austell Bay
Cornwall takes the lead role in this feel-good romcom set to the beautiful backdrop of Gorran Haven on the south Cornish coast.
Cameras rolled on-board RFA Argus and SD Salmoore in Falmouth harbour for the zombie thriller, World War Z, starring Brad Pitt. The ships were covered in wax to make them look like they were frozen!
Doc Martin (2001 - ongoing) Port Isaac Port Isaac in north Cornwall plays the fictional village of Portwenn in this long-running TV series starring Martin Clunes as a grumpy Doc.
Summer in February (2013) Lamorna Lamorna in far west Cornwall is the central location in Summer in February which is set on the eve of the outbreak of the Great War and tells the true story of the Lamorna outcrop of the Newlyn Artists Colony.
Alice in Wonderland (2010) Rame Peninsula and Charlestown Antony House on the Rame Peninsula and Charlestown harbour are home to Alice before she slips down to the animated world of the rabbit hole in this Tim Burton adaptation.
Die Another Day (2002) Eden Project and Holywell Beach In this James Bond action thriller the Eden Project was the perfect host to Pierce Brosnan as he abseiled through the centre of the Tropical Biome (aka an Icelandic diamond mine) and Holywell Beach doubled up as a North Korean beach. 10
CORNWALL STYLE EDIT When in Cornwall, wear Cornwall.
£25, Hager Vor 100% organic combed cotton t-shirt handprinted in Cornwall and inspired by the extreme lifestyle of the sea and rugged Cornish coastline.
£59.95, Seasalt Cornwall Flattering full skirted dress, in a unique Seasalt print inspired by Cornwall.
£55, Finisterre Classic chino shorts with just a bit of stretch, utilitarian details and an ultrasoft peached finish. Perfect for hopping on the bike to check the surf.
PERFECT ACCESSORIES FOR WHEN THE SUN GOES IN...
Long Seafolly Jacket
£110, Seasalt Cornwall
£125, Celtic and Co
Irresistible maritime raincoat inspired by traditional fisherman’s macs.
Toes stay snug in these shortie boots handmade in Cornwall from the finest British sheepskin.
Shower resistant jacket from the brand behind Cornwall’s original wetsuit.
A timeless beanie designed in Newquay for when the Cornish weather turns cool.
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT TATE ST IVES 2017 is the year itâ€™s all happening for Tate St Ives. Following an 18-month closure for exciting development works the doors are reopening to reveal incredible new spaces and inspirational exhibitions. Executive Director, Mark Osterfield, gives us the inside scoop on whatâ€™s in store. Tate St Ives is one of four galleries in the Tate family alongside Tate Britain, Tate Modern and Tate Liverpool. What led St Ives to be chosen as a host location? St Ives, a small town on the southwest coast, might seem an unlikely place for a major art gallery. However, its artistic connections go back to Victorian times when lots of artists came to St Ives to paint. The outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 meant artists such as Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Naum Gabo moved down from London. They were part of the modernist movement, making art to help people look at the world in a different way.
They, and younger artists such as Terry Frost and Peter Lanyon, made St Ives internationally known as a centre of modern art. Barbara Hepworth, a sculptor, lived and worked in St Ives until her death in 1975. Her house and studio became a museum celebrating her work. In 1980 Tate was given the museum to look after. By the middle of the decade the town decided a gallery should be built to show works by artists who had lived or worked in St Ives and asked Tate to work with them. Tate St Ives opened in 1993, showing temporary exhibitions of international modern and contemporary art, including works from the Tate collection.
What is it about St Ives that makes it so attractive to artists? An extraordinary landscape and quality of light. Back in the 19th century, St Ives also offered artists cheap studio space. We still have a thriving community of artists who live and work here, as well as art schools and galleries to inspire future artists. Tate St Ives temporarily closed to visitors after the 2015 summer show. What has been going on behind the scenes during this time? We’ve been transforming the gallery to create more space to show art and new spaces for events and activities.
modernist art in St Ives from 1920 to the 1980s. The new gallery will have a temporary exhibition by an internationally important British artist. The kids are in tow, what’s at Tate St Ives for them? We love families! We know that the best visits are when families can explore, discover and learn about art in a way that suits them. The much loved I Spy Tate free family trail will get them introduced to the spaces while activities based around the art on show will unleash everyone’s creative genius. Tell us something unexpected about Tate St Ives. The gallery was built on the site of a gasworks. At the curving entrance to the gallery, one of the walls is actually from a gas tower!
To do this, we’ve had major demolition and construction works. In the existing gallery we’ve been building new spaces for learning activities. The reopening will take place in two phases – when and what can we expect? On Friday 31 March 2017 the existing building reopens with a summer season of two exhibitions: • A rtists & the Ceramics Studio, 1920 - Today: From the rise of studio pottery in the 1910s to a number of new commissions by a young generation of UK-based artists, the exhibition traces the changing shape of the ceramics studio. • J essica Warboys is a young contemporary British artist. She uses large-scale paintings, films and performance to explore memories, personal or collective, from history, myth and fiction. The gallery will also celebrate the completion of new learning spaces, with a range of events and activities for all visitors. The existing gallery will look much the same as before, with the stained glass window designed by Patrick Heron in the Heron Mall and the gallery space with the huge curved window overlooking Porthmeor Beach. In autumn 2017 we open our amazing, vast, new gallery space, topped by a roof garden, which will enable us to show twice as much art. We’re also changing how we show art. In the original building a more permanent display of art will tell the story of
Visit to Tate St Ives complete, where do you recommend we go next? It has to be The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, then visit the Leach Pottery and take a walk and sketch tour of St Ives at the St Ives School of Art. We are lucky to have some brilliant commercial galleries in St Ives which are always worth a look.
TATE ST IVES IN NUMBERS
24 £12 MILLION years in St Ives
a year contributed to the economy of Cornwall
240,000 visitors per year
exhibitions to date
square metres of new exhibition space 13
St Michael’s Mount 1793 Collection Mug - £7.50 Bone china mug inspired by the design of a 1793 stoneware mug manufactured by Swansea Pottery in 1793 and bought at auction by Lord and Lady St Levan in 2013. See the original mug on display at St Michael’s Mount and take this one home! shop.stmichaelsmount.co.uk
TAKE A PIECE OF CORNWALL HOME Quality souvenirs to keep that Cornwall feeling long after your holiday ends.
Mackerel Cushion - £45 Treat your home to a dash of maritime chic with this hand printed linen cushion. creamcornwall.co.uk
The Great Cornish Food Book - £17.99 Full of fresh recipes, techniques, useful tips and inspirational stories from Cornwall’s superstar chefs and foodmakers. greatcornishfood.co.uk
Tea By The Sea Tea Cosy - £48 Keep your teapot nice and toasty with this nautical tea cosy handmade using freehand machine embroidery. It captures a real seaside feeling to ensure every cup of tea comes with a healthy glug of fresh Cornish sea air. poppytreffry.co.uk 14
Flip Flop Necklace - from £60 Embrace the beach lifestyle with this iconic necklace made from granite and Cornish Tolgus tin mixed with silver. Percentage of sales goes to Surfers Against Sewage. cornwall-gold.com
Colours of St Ives in acrylics by Helen Atkins - £275 Brighten your home with a vibrant piece of Cornish artwork. artspace-cornwall.co.uk
The Great Cream Robbery Children’s Book - £7.99 If you love Rodda’s Cornish Clotted Cream, you’ll love this tale that follows Merryn the Cat as she attempts to safeguard the cream from the clutches of the cunning cows! roddas.co.uk/creamrobbery
Tregothnan Classic Tea - from £4.15 The first tea grown in England hand-picked on the Tregothnan Estate in Cornwall. A consistent and awakening blend with the finest Assam, it is simply delicious with a bold, malty and full-bodied flavour. The perfect morning brew. tregothnan.co.uk
The Cornwall Towel £19.50 Wrap yourself up in Cornwall with one of these gorgeous towels. They’re light, fluffy and equally at home in the bathroom as they are on the beach! seakisses.co.uk
Stop by the Great Cornish Food Store, co-located with Waitrose in Truro, to stock up on local food and drink. It’s so delicious we bet it won’t last the journey home! greatcornishfood.co.uk/store
BEACH GUIDE If you visited a different beach every day in Cornwall, it would take you over ten months. Ten months and a few days to be exact, there are so many. Golden sands, white dunes, rocky coves and wide-open bays… they’re all wildly unique and the choice is generously vast. Which one will be your favourite?
Best For: Budding Builders Marazion Beach There is a scientific formula for the best type of sand for castle building, but let’s not get too technical. All we know is that the sand at Marazion is perfect for constructing a turreted Hogwarts affair, Dracula’s hideout or if you’re stuck for ideas just look out to sea and use the fairytale castle perched on St Michael’s Mount as your inspiration. 16
Best For: Dreamers Kynance Cove, The Lizard Turquoise waters and white sand. It’s all a bit exotic at Kynance, which could have you slumbering on the beach thinking you were somewhere in the Caribbean. Don’t forget to put a banana Daiquiri in the cool box.
Best For: Foodies Watergate Bay From ice creams and fish and chips on the beach to a full-blown eight-course taster menu at the Jamie Oliver inspired Fifteen Cornwall, this stylish bay has a pick of brilliant places to eat. Bring an empty belly and try them all!
Best For: Families Gyllyngvase, Falmouth Rock pools, bouncy castle, volley ball, watersports, lifeguard, café, car park, toilets – there’s not a lot that Gylly hasn’t got! Take a bucket and spade (or pick one up in the shop) and stay for the day.
Go to visitcornwall.com/ beaches for more inspiration.
Best For: Fashionistas Rock All the cool kids head to Rock, Cornwall’s well-heeled holiday haunt. The fine sandy beach is a catwalk for the latest in swimwear haute couture while the water is a millionaire’s playground with everything from sailing to water-skiing. Be sure to make your visit Instagram official with a #sunbathingselfie!
Best For: Dog Lovers
Best For: Bookworms
Polridmouth Cove near Fowey
Let your canine buddy feel the sand under his paws at the year-round dog friendly Sandymouth beach (on leads when RNLI lifeguards are on duty in the summer months 10am6pm). It’s perfect for playing fetch and getting in a little doggie paddle practice. Rover won’t want to go home!
Grab a copy of Daphne du Maurier’s novel Rebecca and trek down to the sheltered cove where the book is set. Spend the day thumbing the pages of this classic tale as the story unfolds around you.
Best For: Sea Swimmers Gorran Haven, Mevagissey As the name of the village implies, haven means a place of shelter and at this beach on the south coast you’ll find a safe sandy shoreline and a calm sea protected by the impressive 400-ft high Dodman Point peninsula.
Best For: Creatives Porthmeor, St Ives
Best For: Adrenaline Junkies Lusty Glaze, Newquay
Located right under the Tate St Ives, Porthmeor is where coast and art collide. Go from gallery to sand and create your very own piece of art from seaweed and other beach finds.
There’s an unspoken rule that you can’t step on the sand at Lusty Glaze without getting your heart rate pumping. Surfing, abseiling, jetskiing, tight-rope walking…this crescent of golden beach has got it all going on!
Best For: Wellness Seekers
Best For: Couples
Chapel Porth, St Agnes
Porthbeor, near St Mawes
To say that fresh sea air is, well, fresh is an understatement at Chapel Porth’s secluded beach. The rolling surf, the sea spray and the breeze coming off the ocean is the best natural therapy we can think of.
For a slice of together time seek out the long empty golden sands of Porthbeor, one of Cornwall’s finest hidden beaches. There are no nearby car parks and you’ll have to climb a stile, cross a field and navigate some steps to reach it but the solitude will be more than worth it.
Best For: Bounty Hunters Talland Bay, Looe Once a haunt of smugglers, the beach today reveals a different kind of bounty in a treasure trove of colourful seashells, pretty pebbles and bits of driftwood. Take a stroll and collect some souvenirs.
MAKE 2017 THE YEAR YOU... Amazing experiences, top class sights and memorable moments are at your fingertips in Cornwall. See how many of these bucket list ideas you can tick off before the year is out and add some more of your own.
Visit Porthcurno beach in west Cornwall – with turquoise waters and fine golden sand you’ll kick yourself for not having done it before! Take a dip in the Atlantic. If you’re a keen beach goer but do little more than splash along the shoreline make this the year you find a love of sea swimming. Go on, get those shoulders under! See the Eden Project like you’ve never seen it before by soaring over the biomes at up to 60mph on the SkyWire. Climb Rough Tor. With a summit 400m above sea level this Bodmin Moor landmark offers some of the best views in Cornwall. Jump on a plane or ferry to the mesmerising Isles of Scilly which lie just 35 miles off the coast of Cornwall. We promise you that your first visit won’t be your last. Follow in the footsteps of some of the greatest painters of the 19th and 20th century and be inspired by St Ives’ famous light with an art class overlooking the ocean. Visit the Rame Peninsula. Often overlooked, this hidden corner in south east Cornwall is somewhat of a secret. Go where the crowds don’t go to discover miles of unspoilt coast. See the sunset from the aptly named High Cliff at Crackington Haven near Bude, the highest point on the Cornish coast. Look out for the famous ‘green flash’ that occurs seconds before the sun sets.
Nothing tastes better than when you’ve caught your own supper. Join a fishing trip from any one of Cornwall’s harbours and make the experience even more authentic by cooking your catch on a BBQ back on shore. We can almost taste it! Walk the South West Coast Path. Ok, the whole 300 mile stretch around the coast of Cornwall may be a little over ambitious (unless you’ve got abut 3 weeks going spare!) but get yourself a good map and mark off sections as you do them. Love Cornish Cream Teas? Learn how to make one from scratch by joining a ‘Cornwall in Day’ cookery masterclass with Philleigh Way Cookery School. See a performance beneath the stars at the Minack Theatre. The 2017 performance schedule is a real showstopper! Play with Cornish fairies, piskies and spirits at the unspoilt and secret St Nectan’s Glen waterfall. Race the tide back to shore by walking the iconic St Michael Mount causeway. With the sea licking at your ankles, it’s a truly Cornish experience! Have that surf lesson you’ve always promised yourself but never quite got round to. There are surf schools right along the coast so there’s no excuse. Dine at one of Cornwall’s Michelin-star restaurants, there’s four to choose from; Driftwood in Portscatho, Paul Ainsworth at Number 6 in Padstow, Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen in Port Isaac and Restaurant Nathan Outlaw also in Port Isaac.
St Michaelâ€™s Mount
The Minack Theatre
Book a surf lesson
Make your own Cream Teas
Broadcaster, traveller and adventurer “When I am far away from home, in a foreign land I often dream of England. I close my eyes and I conjure up the perfect landscape. It has green rolling hills spilling onto rugged cliffs that soar from azure blue waters. Nearby, colourful fishing boats line a picture perfect harbour while seagulls wheel above. The air is rich with salt. The sun warms my bare arms. It is Cornwall.
I have always loved Cornwall, ever since I first visited St Ives as a young boy. I have since returned many times over the years. I have explored the rich depths of its coastline by free diving, scuba and even in a diving bell. I have sailed, kayaked and rowed gigs through the Atlantic waters and I have explored the many coves and bays along its breathtaking coastline. I have performed on the world’s greatest stage at the Minack Theatre hand hewn into the cliffs and I have pruned the weeds dangling from the precipitous walls of St Michael’s Mount. I have floated high above the Eden Project biomes in a hot air balloon holding the Olympic torch and I have furry danced through Helston. I have explored tales of pirates, mermaids and shipwrecks and walked much of Cornwall’s coastal path. I have sheltered from the rain and wind of Bodmin Moor and have been wild swimming. I can remember every detail of each encounter. You see Cornwall has a timelessness. It is dramatic, ethereal, mysterious, rugged and bewitching. She (I am sure she is feminine because I have never known beauty like hers) has the ability to make you believe Britain has an eternal, never ending summer. She takes you back to a simpler happier time. If I close my eyes I can see her now.”
“ “I have a home in Polzeath and with my husband and four children spend every school holiday there overlooking Hayle bay. Cornwall is very special to me as I grew up on the edge of Bodmin moor in Pensilva. I left Liskeard Comprehensive school at 16 to work on a London newspaper but carry Cornwall in my heart where ever I travel. I love the north Cornish coast but we have visited as much of the county as
a family as we can, from the magnificent church in the creek at St Just to the glorious cliffside open air Minack Theatre. But it’s the tiny beach at Greenaway, or Trebetherick as it is often known, that holds the most memories. I spent hours there as a child and now my family do the same on the beach searching out the small, delicate Cowrie shells we collect, we must have thousands now in jars around our home.”
“Ever since my first holiday in Cornwall as a child, I’ve been hooked. Even though I enjoy the rare good fortune to travel far and wide across the planet while pretending to work, I am still drawn to Cornwall time after time. I still believe the best way to arrive is by train with the Night Riviera Express hurrying you through the darkness to deliver you from the everyday to enchantment. “ 24
“One of my favourite places to visit in Cornwall is St Enodoc Church on the north coast. I catch the ferry to Rock from Padstow and walk across the dunes of Daymer Bay to this charming chapel that peeps out from the sands beneath Brea Hill. Some of the church’s architecture can be traced back to the 12th century. It’s also where Sir John Betjeman, one of my favourite poets, is buried. Betjeman was particularly fond of the church and penned ‘Sunday Afternoon Service in St. Enodoc Church’.“
Cornwall Spring Flower Show, Boconnoc, Lostwithiel
Grab your gaiters and walking hats for this fabulously friendly festival which extends across all of the islands of the Isles of Scilly with walks, runs, wildlife adventures and foraging experiences.
One of the earliest shows in Cornwall’s gardening calendar held in the magnificent grounds of Boconnoc estate. A fragrant celebration of Cornish garden mania that welcomes spring with floral displays, competitions, gardeners’ question time and live music.
Porthleven Food and Drink Festival A weekend of Cornish food, beer and bands in the little harbour town of Porthleven. Fill your shopping bags with Cornish food, eat yourself silly and drink until you are merry. Marquees on the quayside will be packed full of tasty treats, live music and cookery demonstrations, you might even spot the odd celebrity chef around too… porthlevenfoodfestival.com
UNMISSABLE EVENTS They’re creative, they’re spirited, they’re colourful and sometimes they’re slightly mad. Carnivals, regattas, food, surf, music…in Cornwall we don’t need much of an excuse to get together and have a good time. So all you have to do is join in - have fun!
6 May Helston Flora Day Say goodbye to darkness and hello to light by joining the townsfolk of Helston for this annual spring festival. When the big bass drum strikes the first beat of music at seven in the morning some eighty couples weave through the town in a rousing display of dance and tradition. Family dance, music and laughter from dawn till dusk. helstonfloraday.org.uk
Aspall Polo on the Beach, Watergate Bay
Back for a tenth year Aspall Polo on the Beach is Watergate Bay’s biggest and most exciting event. Combining world-class polo, equestrian displays, food and drink and live entertainment, this event is a masterpiece for spectators on every level. watergatebay.co.uk/polo
Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge
Fowey Festival of Words and Music
Join some of the world’s best selling authors for a weeklong celebration of literature themed talks, interviews, workshops and festivities in Fowey, the former home of Daphne du Maurier and celebrated authors Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch and Kenneth Grahame. Soak in the atmosphere and get the creative juices well and truly flowing. foweyfestival.com
An agricultural festival but so much more. Expect a glorious mix of livestock judging, dog shows, arts and crafts, Cornish food and drink, music and spectacular entertainment. What’s not on the bill at this three-day festival? royalcornwallshow.org
Port Eliot Festival
Join an eclectic mix of celebrities, art lovers, foodies, party animals and bookworms for this annual literary festival come supped up garden party in the stunning surroundings of Port Eliot stately house and woodland park. porteliotfestival.com
4–13 August Falmouth Week
From what started out as a traditional sailing regatta, Falmouth Week has grown to become ten full days of fun both on and off the water. Yachts and dayboats race across the famed sailing waters while party nights, markets and family entertainment create a tangible buzz throughout the town. There are also spectacular fireworks and a display from the awe-inspiring Red Arrows. falmouthweek.co.uk
Newlyn Fish Festival
As the UK’s biggest surf, skate and music festival, Boardmasters has earned itself legendary status. Watch the surf, skate and BMX action at Fistral and move to Watergate Bay for eight stages of music, rides, food stalls, bars and barrel-loads more. One for the cool kids and the cool at heart!
A whole day dedicated in honour of Cornish seafood and where better to play host than Britain’s premier fishing port! Grab your spot on Newlyn harbour for cookery demos, children’s entertainment and a chance to sample and take home fresh-from-the-sea Cornish seafood.
Boardmasters Surf, Skate and Music Festival, Newquay and Watergate Bay
22–24 September Great Cornish Food Festival, Truro Welcoming the great and good, as well as the small and fabulous, of Cornwall’s culinary world, this three-day festival of Cornish goodness is one big excuse to tuck-in and indulge. See foodie heroes do their thing, sample delicious treats and learn about the magnificence of Cornwall food and drink. greatcornishfood.co.uk/festival
St Ives September Festival At the epicentre of all things arty in Cornwall, St Ives stages a festival packed with music ranging from folk to rock, performances from stand up to live theatre along with plenty of films, art exhibitions, drop in painting classes, frivolous walking tours and the odd male voice choir. stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk
29 September – 1 October Looe Music Festival
Late summer music festival in a dramatic, magical location. Visit for the day, or stay all weekend. Past line-ups have included Land of the Giants, Jools Holland, The Proclaimers and Red Hot Chilli Pipers. looemusic.co.uk
12–15 October Falmouth Oyster Festival Timed to coincide with the start of the oyster harvesting season in the Fal and Helford River estuaries, the festival celebrates all that’s wonderful about Cornish seafood with cookery demos, craft stalls, oyster and seafood bars, a fantastic music line up and children’s activities. falmouthoysterfestival.co.uk
Padstow Christmas Festival A Christmas festival with a foodie twist. Get your hands on Cornwall’s finest foodstuffs see celebrity chef demos and take your pick from stalls laden with festive gifts.
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EXPLORE CORNWALL BY RAIL Leave the car at home and explore Cornwall by train. Our branch lines enjoy stunning coastal views and pass through rolling green countryside en-route to picturesque villages, fabulous beaches and historic market towns. They go right to the heart of a destination and offer a scenic way to get around Cornwall with minimum fuss and maximum enjoyment. Step aboard…
The St Ives Bay Line St Erth - St Ives The Journey: Prepare to be wowed for the St Ives Bay Line is one of the most scenic train journeys in Britain. Taking 15 short but spectacular minutes it starts out in St Erth (main line train station) and sweeps along the coast, past the golden sands of Hayle Towans and Carbis Bay before arriving in St Ives. Get the camera ready - for the best views bagsie a window seat on the right hand side of the train. Trust us, you’ll be glad you did! The Destination: St Ives is a seemingly subtropical oasis where the beaches are golden, the vegetation is lush and the light piercingly bright. Head for the beach, explore the harbour or wander the shops and art galleries. The Cost: £4 off-peak day return
The Looe Valley Line Liskeard - Looe The Journey: Linking the bustling market town of Liskeard (main line station) and the picturesque fishing port of Looe, the Looe Valley Line is full of beautiful views. Heavily wooded valleys teaming with wildlife open up to glorious estuary views as the river meets the sea. Look out for wading birds at low tide such as Litte egrets, Grey herons, Oystercatchers and Curlews. The Destination: Once in Looe, there is plenty to explore. Safe beaches, a thriving town, busy fishing port and a maze of narrow streets full of lovely independent shops and pubs. The Cost: £4.40 off-peak day return 28
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The Atlantic Coast Line Par – Newquay The Journey: Travelling through the beautiful Luxulyan Valley, across the Goss Moor and finally glimpsing views of the ocean, the Atlantic Coast Line is an idyllic way to arrive in the heart of Newquay ready to hit the beach. The Destination: Perched on Cornwall’s Atlantic cliffs and bordered by 7 miles of glorious golden sandy beaches, Newquay is a bustling town with some of Europe’s best surfing conditions. Both trendy and family-friendly, it’s got a heart as big as its character. The Cost: £4.90 off-peak day return
The Tamar Valley Line Plymouth – Gunnislake The Journey: Leaving the city of Plymouth (main line station) behind this 45 minute journey skirts the edge of the magnificent River Tamar and quickly becomes immersed in beautiful views. The highlight of the journey is when the train, at 120 feet high, crosses the Calstock viaduct which links Devon and Cornwall. Look closely out of the window and see the National Trust house Cotehele nestled in the woods. The Destination: The large village of Gunnislake lies within the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Beauty and in its heyday was part of the great mining boom of the nineteenth century. Discover remnants of the area’s industrial past and enjoy nearby Calstock and Cotehele House. The Cost: £5.80 off-peak day return
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Truro – Falmouth The Journey: Heading out of the city of Truro (main line station) with its impressive gothic cathedral and back streets full of independent shops, the Maritime Line bounds coastward passing through the village of Perranwell and historic Penryn. In Falmouth there’s a choice of three stops putting passengers in striking distance of gorgeous beaches and harbour views. The Destination: Based around a thriving harbour, Falmouth is gateway to the beautiful Fal River which runs through an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The town is famous for its creative buzz, maritime legacy and coastal culture and is a hub for watersports on its sheltered waters – sailing anyone? The Cost: £4.40 off-peak day return
Start the Holiday Early!
Night Riviera Sleeper
Travel to Cornwall by rail and make the journey part of the holiday adventure. Read a book, plug-in to the free onboard WiFi or ogle at the beautiful scenery (the sweep through Dawlish Warren is a real highlight). Time it right and you could even dine on amazing food with the Pullman Dining experience!
*Correct at time of publication for journeys made from 2nd January 2017. GWR reserve the right to alter the fare during 2017.
Go to bed in London, wake up in Cornwall. Travel overnight between London Paddington and Penzance on the atmospheric Great Western Railway Night Riviera Sleeper - quite possibly the most romantic way to travel to Cornwall! Enjoy a drink in the bar before retreating to your private cabin and be rocked to sleep by the rhythm of the tracks. Wake up in Cornwall refreshed and ready for a full day of exploring. From £169 for two sharing as a one way inclusive package.
HOLIDAY LIKE A LOCAL Whether you’re in Cornwall for just a few days, a week or even longer, don’t just visit; get under the skin of Cornwall and be part of it. Live the lifestyle, stray from the tourist trail and discover what makes Cornwall tick. Those in the know from across Cornwall share their secret loves and must-do’s.
FOR PHOTOGRAPHER, MATT JESSOP, IT’S ALL ABOUT MAKING THE MOST OF THE WEATHER: 30
“One thing you can be certain of in a ‘coastal county’ is changeable weather. As a photographer, living and working here, this can frustrate any shoot but by giving yourself a little extra time to stick around it can also be incredibly rewarding. VISITCORNWALL.COM
Earlier this year, while shooting at one of my favourite locations, I arrived at Tintagel Castle and Church just as the light flattened with an overcast sky. However within an hour the scene changed into one of dramatic dark clouds and blasts of sunlight, followed by a brilliant blue sky and turquoise sea.”
ALEX GREEN FROM THE SOUTH WEST COAST PATH TEAM SAYS EXPLORE BY FOOT: “The coastline of Cornwall is inextricably linked with the history and heritage of its people, who have lived and worked in the space where land meets the sea for millennia. The best way to explore it is on foot, following the old coastguards and smugglers routes of the South West Coast Path. From fisherman’s tales to the tin miners’ troubles, stories abound along with 300 miles of stunning coastal scenery.”
IT’S CULTURE FIRST FOR CHARLIE GRAY OF CORNWALL365.ORG.UK “Sometimes the best experiences in Cornwall are those that are unexpected; ones that you stumble upon and throw you head first into Cornish culture. It may be a performance from one of our renowned theatre companies who often pop up in unusual places: a mine, a garden, a preaching pit, woodland and village halls. You could discover an up-and-coming musician as they bring tucked-away pubs and harbour walls alive with their own unique creative spin, be lucky enough to join an intimate studio opening or perhaps catch a contemporary craft fair. The trouble with Cornwall is that there’s just too much to do…but scratch below the surface and there’s even more!”
DEBORAH BODEN FROM CORNISH MINING WHS HAS A SOFT SPOT FOR COTEHELE HOUSE: “Cotehele is a wonderfully preserved Tudor house, situated deep within the Tamar Valley, a breathtaking landscape that is as diverse as it is historically important. A less well-known aspect of the Cotehele estate is it’s pivotal role in the mining industry. Alongside sensitively planted terraces, ‘Valley Garden’, dovecote and orchards, the wider estate is the home of the restored Tamar sailing barge Shamrock, whilst the quayside Discovery Centre tells the story of the role of the Tamar river in shaping the way of life in the Valley. There are miles of countryside walks, including a route to the attractive riverside village of Calstock, to explore one of Cornwall’s hidden gems.”
SARAH FERRIE FROM CORNWALL MUSEUMS PARTNERSHIP LOVES TO SEEK OUT HIDDEN GEMS: “We love visiting Wheal Martyn near St Austell – it’s a proper hidden gem, a mix of industrial heritage and country park with heaps of space for the children to run around. It tells you all about Cornwall’s clay industry and the place is packed with vintage vehicles, there’s a Victorian water wheel, an adventure trail, a proper working clay pit and a great little café too.” VISITCORNWALL.COM
“The sunsets in Newquay are some of the best in Cornwall. Head to the beach or find a grassy spot on the cliff path and prepare to be wowed by the coastal horizon as the evening crowns the day with a magical finale. Take a rug and pack a picnic without forgetting something bubbly to maximise the romance!”
“Many people call South East Cornwall the forgotten corner but once you have been there you will never forget it. From the amazing Rame Peninsula with the twin villages of Cawsand and Kingsand to the amazing world-class beaches along Whitsand, through to Looe, Polperro and the hinterland of rolling beautiful countryside there is so much to do.”
“As beach-life winds down at the end of the day, Cornwall is just warming up for the evening. It’s all about coming off the beach and chilling out with friends, family and good food. There are some really cool rustic affairs popping up on cliff tops and in atmospheric gardens across the county, A real fave are the feast nights at the Hidden Hut on Porthcurnik beach. They’re like a big family picnic – you take the plates, cutlery and wine, and in the grand outdoors, they’ll cook-up the feasts right before your eyes!”
CHEERS FROM CORNWALL There’s a wealth of local drink producers across Cornwall, from centuries-old family breweries to small vineyards who transform their own grapes into award-winning wines. Here are a few worth looking out for.
Sharp’s Brewery Rock
Sharp’s Brewery is a modern brewer of cask beer. Since its foundation in 1994 in Rock the Brewery has grown rapidly to become the largest brewer of cask beer in the South West and brewer of Doom Bar, one of the UK’s fastest growing beer brands.
Tarquin’s Gin St Ervan, Nr Wadebridge
A small, independent distillery specialising in handcrafting gin in tiny batches the good oldfashioned way. At the heart of their process lie three copper pot stills, Tamara, Senara and Ferrara!
Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm
Penhallow, Nr Newquay
Deep in the heart of the Cornish countryside near Newquay, Healeys has been making the most of their orchards for over 25 years by producing an award winning range of ciders, wines, spirits. Home of Rattler Cornish Cloudy Cyder. Tours available year-round. thecornishcyderfarm.co.uk
Driftwood Spars Brewery Trevaunance Cove, Nr St Agnes
Established in 2000, this microbrewery is part of the Driftwood Spars pub and B&B and probably has the best sea views of any brewery. Among its broad range of handcrafted beers is Cornwall’s first gluten free variety. Tours and brew day experiences available year-round. driftwoodsparsbrewery.com
Polgoon Vineyard & Orchard is an awardwinning producer of Cornish wines, cider and fruit juices. It’s set on 23 acres of glorious south-facing vineyards and orchards. Tours available March to September.
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St Austell Brewery St Austell
St Austell Brewery has been brewing beer and real ale in Cornwall since 1851 and runs over 170 of the most popular pubs in the South West. Beers include award winning bottled and cask ales such as Tribute, Proper Job, Smugglers, Admiral’s Ale, Clouded Yellow, HSD, Dartmoor Best, Trelawny and Korev. Tours available year-round.
A multi-award winning range of ales and lager - including the famous Betty Stoggs, Queen of Cornish ales produced in the city of Truro. ‘It’s what the Cornish drink’. Tours available year-round.
Knightor Winery and Restaurant Trethurgy, Nr St Austell
Winery and restaurant located above St Austell Bay where still and sparkling wines are produced from the grapes of their own vineyards located on the Roseland and Whitsand Bay. The restaurant serves fresh local produce with a Mediterranean influence. Tours available April to October.
Camel Valley has been producing award-winning, world-class wines in a beautiful corner of Cornwall since 1989. What is it that makes their wines so good? An idyllic setting near the famous Camel River; excellent grapes that perfectly suit the soil and climate; a respect for traditional vineyard practices combined with a modern approach to wine making and, most importantly, a passion for creating wines. Tours available March to October (plus February half-term)
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Words by Martin Nixon
MAKE A SPLASH AT JUBILEE POOL Last year Penzance welcomed the reopening of the magnificent Jubilee Pool following a £3m restoration. Now resplendent in all its former glory this art deco lido has become a must-visit for everyone from dawn dippers and action seekers to fun-filled families and those just wanting to soak up the atmosphere. Nothing quite describes the wonder that is swimming in a vast art deco lido. Like most unusual pursuits you simply have to try it. And luckily, here in Cornwall we can boast what is now considered to be the finest example of a prewar lido anywhere in the world - the magnificent Jubilee Pool in Penzance. Described as one of the most unusual and pleasingly designed lidos in the UK, the Jubilee Pool was designed in the early 1930s by Captain F Latham, the Borough Engineer. The pool was opened with great celebration in May 1935, the year of King George V’s Silver Jubilee. The Pool was built upon a traditional bathing spot near the harbour at Penzance. Cleverly designed to cope with
the ferocity of the Cornish seas, the pool is triangular in shape yet with gentle curves making it a most pleasant environment. In many respects it is the perfect modernist beach - albeit without sand, but the elegance of the lido’s streamlined curves and the wide white terraces, ideal for sunbathing, result in many visitors staying all day long and then returning again and again. Of course being seawater the water can be bracing at first, but typically it’s at least 5 degrees warmer than the sea and if you’re still a bit wary no one will mind if you wear a wetsuit. If a swim doesn’t appeal, you could happily spend a day relaxing on the terraces watching others partake in the waters. The children’s pool is a particularly popular place for toddlers to spend a splashy few hours.
A guide book from 1938 tells us that: “In many respects the design is unique architecturally, partly from a point of view of necessity in conforming with existing conditions of wave elements and rocks which controlled the outline. Streamlines have been used to the greatest advantage in meeting the direction of the storm waves, while a Cubist style has been adopted in the interior in providing diving platforms and steps... The whole pool is surrounded by high streamlined sea walls terraced up within the interior so as to give aspect and effect. They also serve to strengthen the structure.” These walls also protect
swimmers from strong, offshore winds and form terraces for spectators.
A NEW BEGINNING Twenty years later in February 2014, severe storms caused serious structural damage. The Friends persuaded local stakeholders to support the repair and restoration of this much loved building, with the overwhelming backing of the wider community. Cornwall Council and local councillors were also supportive and as a result an application for government funding via the Coastal Communities programme by Cornwall Council was successful.
Partnership’s Regional Growth Fund, Tempus Leisure, Penzance Town Council and The Friends of Jubilee Pool. In May 2016, Jubilee Pool reopened its doors having been closed to the public for two seasons.
The Coastal Communities Fund granted Cornwall Council £1.95m as a part of a repair and restoration project totalling £2.94m. Match funding was provided by Cornwall Council, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise
The pool was a popular amenity for over 50 years. However, by 1992 it had become dilapidated to the extent that its future operation was in doubt. Fortunately a retired local architect, the late John Clarke, recognised the pool’s importance and came to the rescue. He formed The Friends of Jubilee Pool with other local supporters, and thanks to his direct input the pool was listed. In the following two years John worked voluntarily to secure essential grant funding which enabled the pool to survive.
Over 40,000 visitors flocked to the Jubilee Pool last summer, enjoying a range of activities from swimming to stand-up paddle boarding, concerts to energetic aquathlons. It’s also a perfect excuse to visit the delightful town of Penzance, gateway to the spectacular Penwith peninsula with its art galleries, great food scene and extraordinary views over magnificent Mount’s Bay. Jubilee Pool is an absolute must-see on your next visit, so see you here soon! jubileepool.co.uk
Dogs If Rover has never sniffed a sweet smelling butterfly bush or tickled his nose on skunk cabbage then give him a nature lesson at Trebah Garden near Falmouth. Dogs on leads are welcome to visit the gardens and private beach, where your four legged friend will get a sensory overload amongst the enormous collection of subtropical plants and trees. Water bowls are available outside the Visitor Centre and complimentary poop scoops are available to dog owners on arrival. trebahgarden.co.uk 38
GARDEN GLORY Enjoying the warmth of the Gulf Stream, the magical gardens in Cornwall are home to a wealth of exciting, rare and beautiful plants and trees. From wild woodland to neatly manicured lawns, from the small and unusual to large and famous. We pick out a few of Cornwall’ s glorious gardens that you’ll love. Whether you want to get all starry-eyed under a canopy of palms, learn how to plant out your own garden at home or simply take the dog for a walk, you’ll find the perfect garden to suit your mood.
Plantsmen Burncoose gardens and nursery near Redruth is nirvana to anyone with the slightest suggestion of a green finger. The 30 acre garden made up of formal and woodland sections features a stunning array of plants from natural favourites like bluebells, daffodils, primroses, snowdrops and wild violets to camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons, as well as over twenty species of bamboo. After you’ve wandered around the garden, browse the 3,500 varieties of plants, trees and shrubs available in the nursery and plan the spectacular future of your own garden. burncoose.co.uk
Kids Potager Garden on the Helford Estuary is a perfect place for kids to see real food being grown in the organic fruit tree and vegetable plots. For energetic fun, there’s table tennis in the glass house, swing ball and badminton on the grass and they’ll also enjoy the hammocks, giant Jenga, boules, the life-size upside down wooden Potager man and ransacking the strawberry beds! The cafe serves up homemade vegetarian dishes too, so everyone can sample some of the fresh produce grown in the garden. potagergarden.org
Romantics Just the name, Hidden Valley, an intimate four acre garden near Par, is enough to get the pulse racing a little more. Nestled in the middle of rolling countryside the garden has many secluded areas where getting all romantic seems the natural thing to do. Stroll hand in hand past the colourful herbaceous and cottage garden beds, steal a kiss at the ‘hot’ border with the scorching colours of dahlias, clematis and agapanthus, linger a while in the pond garden and make a loving wish at the Fairy Well. hiddenvalleygardens.co.uk
Art Lovers Cascading down the hillside with dazzling views over St Michael’s Mount, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens is a new member of Cornwall’s garden elite. Planted out with Mediterranean and desert species the eleven acre garden incorporates contemporary works of art that harmonize with the planting and complement the dramatic setting. tremenheere.co.uk
BRITAIN’S BLOOMS: THE CORNISH COLLECTIONS Cornwall’s horticultural importance is illustrated with a number of National Plant Collections held at gardens around the county. Mount Edgcumbe near Saltash is home to 1,000 different kinds of camellias which are best seen from February into spring while not far away at Antony House you’ll find the national collection of day lilies, particularly showy during the summer. Magnolias are the stars at Caerhays Castle on the south coast which are magnificent in spring and over 16,000 multi-coloured varieties of dahlias have a home at Varfell Farm near Penzance.
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DISCOVER TRURO 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. visittruro.org.uk 01872 274555 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. 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.
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.
BETWEEN THE SUNSHINE! It’s a truth universally acknowledged that the sun doesn’t always shine in Cornwall, but frankly, who cares? It doesn’t seem to stop visitors to the county enjoying the beautiful surroundings, relaxed atmosphere and heritage even if it is sometimes framed by grey clouds and drizzle. So whatever the weather or the time of year, there’s no need to let rain stop play. The first piece of advice would be to get up and get out in that drizzle (or mizzle as we say in Cornwall) and head to the beach. Skip or stroll along the soft sand at somewhere like Daymer Bay near Padstow and just breathe in that glorious fresh sea air. Get one of those beach tent affairs, sit in it, unwrap a red hot pasty and chuckle to yourselves. You’ll do it anyway so we might as well give you heads up on that one. We always like it as autumn turns to winter when storm watching is a great way to see nature in all its glory. Gales whip up a giant swell, huge rollers crash on the shore and nature puts on a spectacular show. It’s best to see it all unfold from a cosy café on the coast while you snuggle up and enjoy a hot chocolate. You could also wrap up well and go as far south as you can get without getting wet, apart from the drizzle that is, and stand at Lizard Point and hold on tight. The sea here is what we call ‘quite rough’ and is totally mesmerising. You might get a little emotional being that close to something so primeval, natural and wild. We know we have and we’re not ashamed.
This might sound a bit obvious, but the best thing to do when it’s raining is to get even wetter. Cornwall is renowned for its surfing beaches and it doesn’t matter if you’re a total beginner or a pro, all you have to do is put on a wetsuit, grab a board, dive in the surf and let those rollers carry you back to shore. Be sure to hook up with an instructor to master the technique and stay safe! Ok, we’ve mentioned it may be wet outside but inside it’s great fun at Cornwall’s many indoor play areas. When the dark clouds gather let the kids run riot at Trethorne Leisure Park near Launceston where they can have loads of fun in the ball pools and on the assault course. At One2Eleven in Helston kids will have a blast on the hyperglide slide and trying to dodge the cannon shooters while at Kidzworld in St Austell there’s even an indoor beach at Smugglers Cove, climbing games and a sensory soft play area for the really tiny ones.
If the sea just looks a tad uninviting then in the safety of a leisure pool - you’ll find loads dotted around the county - you can go wet and wild on wave machines, river rapid rides and flumes. It’ll be just as much fun but without the sandy feet. How about seeing the wet stuff from a different angle? While you stay dry at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth discover all about Cornwall’s deep sea heritage. At the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay come face to face with a real life shark and see what really lurks in the seas around Cornwall and for something a little steamier go along to the Eden Project and warm up in the tropical Biome. As you wander the steamy paths and get brushed in the face by lush palm fronds it won’t be long before you’ll forget it’s really chilly outside. We love it!
MONEY SAVING TIPS Hold onto your money and enjoy Cornwall to the max.
Return for free
Take advantage of ‘pay once and return again (and again)’ special offers at visitor attractions. The National Maritime Museum Cornwall leads the way with this offer with unlimited entry for a whole year thrown in on the purchase of a single ticket!
Check out visitcornwall.com/offers
… for special offers across restaurants, attractions, activities and accommodation, as well as tempting late availability.
Get your tickets online
Look out for money-off vouchers …in the local papers and in promotional leaflets.
Spend your points
Cash-in the points that you have earned on your shopping at the likes of Sainsbury’s and Tesco by exchanging them for attraction tickets. There’s lots of great offers up for grabs, including adult entry to the Eden Project in exchange for just £8 worth of Tesco Clubcard vouchers or 3,760 Nectar points.
Make the most of your memberships
Plan ahead and buy your attraction tickets online before visiting. You can save up to 20% and beat the queues.
Members of the National Trust and English Heritage can take their pick of sites to visit in Cornwall. National Trust members also get free car parking at many coastal spots!
Use your Mussel
Visit attractions by public transport
If you’re visiting the Fal River area get yourself a Mussel Card for unlimited travel by train, ferry or bus, as well as discounts at attractions, castles, shops, cafes and gardens. falriver.co.uk
Want to visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project? Opt for a joint ticket and save 10% on standard entry.
Visit in a group
Round up your friends and family and benefit from group discounts offered by many attractions for parties starting from as little as 10 people.
Get a ticket to ride
A family of four can travel on all train and most bus routes in the county for just £20 per day with a Cornwall Ride Ticket. You’ll save money and get to see parts of the county hidden by road. cornwall.gov.uk
More often than not you’ll be rewarded with a discount on entry. There’s a huge 50% off at Trebah Garden for those that arrive by bus.
…to be the first to hear about late availability and special offers.
Park with a Rover
If you’re exploring Cornwall for a week or more you may save money on car parking with a Rover ticket. It lets you park in most (but not all) Cornwall Council long stay car parks for a single payment. cornwall.gov.uk And on the subject of parking, don’t be tempted to risk not getting a ticket, even if you’re only parking for a few minutes. You could find yourself with a fine!
Look out for Book Direct offers on visitcornwall.com
When it comes to accommodation it pays to book direct. Guests who make reservations via an accommodation provider’s own website, or by email or phone, normally get a better deal than those that use a third party booking website. It could be a room upgrade, complimentary extra on arrival or perhaps a free night and is made possible because hotels, B&B’s etc are able to cut out costly middlemen.
Book direct with the Fistral Beach Hotel & Spa in Newquay to enjoy stunning sea views, laid back luxury and contemporary beach style, complete with a complimentary cocktail in hand – beachside bliss! Book direct with the luxury Budock Vean Hotel on the tranquil Helford River in south Cornwall and enjoy a four course dinner for a snip at £18, a saving of more than 50%.
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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 following accommodation pages.
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We have arranged accommodation according to the geographical area in which it is located South Coast, West Cornwall, North Coast, Bodmin Moor & Tamar Valley or All Cornwall and Farm Accommodation - and by accommodation type, eg. hotel or self–catering. For a more precise location there is a map grid reference on each advertisement which relates to the map on page 75. For example, a map grid reference of K2 indicates that the property is in the Bude area of the North Coast.
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.
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FARM ACCOMMODATION Superb holiday accommodation in rural and farm locations across the country. Corran Farm H7 www.corranfarm.co.uk
Silver Award B&B on working farm next to Heligan Gardens near Mevagissey.
Mrs Kathy Lobb, Corran Farm, St Ewe, St Austell PL26 6ER E email@example.com T (01726) 842159 B&B from £31 - £34 pppn
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SOUTH COAST 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. 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, wander 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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Hannafore Point Hotel and Spa www.budockvean.co.uk
www.hannaforepointhotel.com 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. Hannafore Point Hotel, Marine Drive, West Looe PL13 2DG E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01503) 263273 F (01503) 263272
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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 Hotel, Near Helford Passage, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5LG E email@example.com T (01326) 252100
B&B from £55-£60 pppn DB&B from £73.50-£90 pppn
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 to Rosemullion Headland. Trelawne Hotel, Maenporth Road, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5HT E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01326) 250226 F (01326) 250909 B&B from £60 pppn DB&B from £80-£110 pppn
Elerkey Guest House G8
Merchant House F7
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.
• 7-10 minute walk to city centre • Free parking • Free fast wifi • Free English Breakfast • Free tea and Homemade cake on arrival • Licensed bar and we welcome takeaways • Guest launderette and drying room for wet kit • Dog friendly • Outside doggie shower
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
Elerkey Guest House, Veryan, Truro TR2 5QA E email@example.com T (01872) 501261
Merchant House, 49 Falmouth Road, Truro TR1 2HL E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01872) 272450
Mrs Gail Jones, Rosemullion, Gyllyngvase Hill, Falmouth, TR11 4DF E email@example.com T (01326) 314690
B&B from £35 - £80 pppn Reduced tariff for children
B&B from £55-£150 prpn Open 27th Dec - 23rd Dec (inclusive)
B&B from £38 - £49.50 pppn
TOWNHOUSE ROOMS F7
Trehaven Manor K6
Tidal Court K6
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.
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
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.
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.
The Townhouse Rooms, 20 Falmouth Road, Truro TR1 2HX E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01872) 277374 F (01872) 241666
Neil & Ella Hipkiss, Trehaven Manor, Station Road, East Looe PL13 1HN E email@example.com T (01503) 262028 F (01503) 265613
Penryn House, The Coombes, Polperro PL13 2RQ E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01503) 272157 F (01503) 273055
Mrs Bridget Hocking, Tidal Court, 3 Church Street, West Looe PL13 2EX E email@example.com T (01503) 263695
B&B from £59 - £99 Special rates for weekends and Winter
B&B from £37 - £68 pppn Single occupancy discounts
B&B from £45 prpn
B&B from £25 pppn
www.caerhays.co.uk 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 beaks, family occasions or weddings (fully licensed). The Vean, Caerhays Estate, Gorran, St Austell PL26 6LY E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01872) 501310
Penpillick, nr Fowey Peaceful location with outstanding views across woodlands and fields, reaching down to the sea. 10 stone built cottages with indoor swimming pool, just 3 miles from Eden Project and St Austell Bay. Open all year. FREE night offers for stays of 4 nights or more! Telephone 01637 839544
B&B from £82 per person
Polraen Country House, Sandplace, Looe PL13 1PJ E email@example.com T (01503) 263965
West Quay K6
Mrs R Beer, 5 Iwerne Close, Muscliffe Park, Bournemouth, Dorset BH9 3PW E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01202) 517329
Wringford Cottages, Hat Lane, Cawsand, Torpoint PL10 1LE E email@example.com T (01752) 822287
From £290 - £1700 pw
Six cottages sleep up to 40, heated Sleeps 2-11 pool, lovely beaches/walks, AONB. zW>h
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Wringford Cottages M7
From £275 - £360 pw
Delightful 2 bedroom flat overlooking harbour. Sleeps 4 (adults only).
Historic country house in idyllic convenient setting 3 minutes from Looe. Easy access from onsite parking, bus/Looe Valley train, licensed bar and unique ‘dine at home’ service. Our quality ensuite accommodation and award-winning family-run hospitality provide the perfect holiday base.
Nicholas Burns, 30 Endsleigh Road, Oreston, Plymouth, Devon PL9 7LR E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01752) 404750
The Chalet. Sleeps two. Quiet secluded position. Balcony with excellent sea views.
Polraen Country House K6
B&B from £35 - £56 pppn Family room from £90 pn
4 nights £375 - £780 7 nights £500 - £1300
Downderry, Nr Looe L6
Green Acres Cottages
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.
Mrs E S Rundle, Cosy Nook, Valley Road, Mevagissey, St Austell PL26 6SB T (01726) 843565 From £300 - £470
Nanjeath Farm H6/7
Peter & Jill Sandercock, Nanjeath Farm, Lanjeth, St Austell PL26 7TN E email@example.com T (01726) 70666
Listed farmstead with idyllic, cottages of great charm, in picturesque, central location.
From £200 - £860 pw
4 to 5
Pampaluna F8 www.pampaluna.co.uk
Two character cottages. One with woodburner. Off-road parking. Garden. Non-smoking. Central location
3 The Saltings H7 www.asnewbold.co.uk
Charming cottage with courtyard garden. Central Mevagissey (Sleeps 4-6 + cot)
Mr & Mrs B Lawrence, 1 Pampaluna, Corpascus, Mabe, Penryn TR10 9JB E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01326) 373203 From £210 - £450pw
From £300 pw (low season) to £750 pw (high season)
Bell Cottage F8 www.bellcottagecornwall.com
Comfortable,spacious cottage on one level in attractive courtyard setting. Private parking. Garden. 3 miles from Falmouth. Sleeps 2.
Mrs Penny Snow, The Bell House, Kernick Park, Penryn TR10 9DG E email@example.com T (01326) 376466 From £273 (low season) to £483 (high season) pw
Crumplehorn Cottages K6/7
Stylish, unique, individual Gold award-winning 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. Close to the Eden Project and Heligan Gardens.
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.
Alison & Steve Newbold, 2 Chara Place, Chiswick, London W4 3DN E firstname.lastname@example.org T 020 8747 4873 M 07791 475864
Bosinver Farm Cottages H7
Bosinver Farm Cottages, Trelowth, St Austell PL26 7DT E email@example.com T (01726) 72128 6 2017
From £450 pw (low) to £3990 pw (high)
From £215 - £1020 pw Short breaks from £170
‘Captain’s Lookout’, sleeps 4, From £275-£645 pw panoramic harbour views. Convenient for shops, waterfront and beaches. z9--;
Anchorage Apartments F8 www.anchorageapartments.co.uk
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.
5 star Gold Award luxury holiday homes (sleep 6-8) + 4 star traditional cottages (sleep 2-8, pet friendy) in the grounds of a 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. Budock Vean Hotel, Near Helford Passage, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5LG E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01326) 252100 4 to 5
W H & E N Pope, No 2 The Follies, Hannfore Road, West Looe PL13 2BY E email@example.com T (01503) 262926 From £285 pw
Higher Menadew Farm B9
Per week from £315 (low season) to £620 (high season)
Treworgey Farm, Duloe, Liskeard PL14 4PP E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01503) 262730
Harbourside Holiday Flats K6
G, P & J Cain, Anchorage Apartments, Gyllyngvase Road, Falmouth TR11 4DJ E email@example.com T (01326) 312164 M 07884 226704
From £220 - £620 pw (March - October inclusive)
Winner of the national award for Best Self Catering Provider 2016. Beautifully restored period cottages with spectacular views, stylish interiors and private gardens. Fantastic facilities including fully-licensed riding school, pool, tennis and play areas. Children’s clubs and daily animal feeling.
From £387 - £3850 per week
From £470 - £2180 per week
Treworgey Cottages K6
Gold Award cottages, fabulous facilities, peaceful countryside. Close to coasts, Eden, Heligan.
Mark Fishwick, Captain’s Lookout, 3 Gyllyng Street, Falmouth TR11 3EJ E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01326) 874137 M 07845 909049
Crumplehorn Cottages, c/o St Ronans, Portuan Road, West Looe PL13 2DW E email@example.com T (01503) 265143
Overlooking Harbour. Accommodation 4 max. (Adults only). Linen. No pets. Parking nearby. zVt^;
Anita & Andrew Higman, Higher Menadew Farm Cottages, St Austell PL26 8QW E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01726) 850310
From £350 - £1799 pw Short breaks
4 to 5
Mevagissey H7 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 - £525 pw
Anneth Lowen F8
www.oakroyd.com Three star, Gold award bungalow in peaceful location in Gorran Haven. Sleeps 4. All towels and bedlinen included. Large garden with 2 patios. Private onsite parking. 150 yards from coast path, beach and shops. Near Heligan, Caerhays and Eden. Mrs Helena Payne, Trevell, 7 Trelispen Park, Gorran Haven, St Austell PL26 6HT E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01726) 842546 GOLD
Quiet, spacious country retreat. Central to north and south coasts. Sleeps 2-4
From £240 pw, all inclusive Off-peak short break discounts
Tonia Lewis, Sentosa, Tregarrick, Looe PL13 2SD E email@example.com T (01503) 262205/265377
Mrs M Richards, Pulla Farm, Pulla Cross, Frogpool, Truro TR4 8SA E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01872) 863143
Spacious apartment, centre of town. From £400 - £700 pw Overlooking harbour. Fully equipped, sleeps 2–6. zt@;
Bay View F8
Portscatho Holidays G8
Tremaine Green K6
Penquite Farm J6
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 email@example.com T (01326) 270900 Facebook facebook.com/portscathoholidays Twitter @portscathohols
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
Spectacular location in peaceful scenic countryside offering magnificent views of 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. Indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub.
100 metres from the beach. Off road parking. One and two bedroom apartments sleeping up to 5. All fully furnished and equipped with everything needed. Close to the town, events square, harbour and Princess pavilion for great entertainment and food.
Mrs Ruth Varco, Penquite Farm, Golant, Fowey PL23 1LB E email@example.com T (01726) 833319 F (01726) 833319
Mrs Julie Walker, Bay View, Gyllyngvase Road, Falmouth TR11 4DJ E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01326) 312429
3 bed: £344 - £1176 2 bed: £272 - £945 1 bed: £246 - £569
From £320 - £4800 per week
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From £300 - £1520 pw Short breaks out of season
From £260- £600 per week
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G8 www.trewince.com On the Roseland Peninsula, the Trewince Manor Estate set in 26 acres is an oasis of beauty and calm. Offering self catering lodges, many with sea views. Includes complimentary access to indoor heated swimming pool, spa pool and sauna. Final phase of lodges now being built. Contact us about investment opportunities. From £481 pw
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Two miles from the beach, static caravans and sheltered touring available.
Trethem Mill G8 www.trethem.com
Family owned, multi award winning luxury for caravans, motorhomes and tents.
River Valley Holiday Park, London Apprentice, St Austell PL26 7AP E email@example.com T (01726) 73533 Caravans from £200 - £800 pw Tents/Tourers from £14 - £36 pn
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Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with tidal creeks, sandy beaches and rolling countryside Whitsand Bay Fort is a truly breathtaking place to explore and relax in. From luxurious lodges with hot tubs under the stars to fully serviced camping and caravanning pitches we have something to suit everybody. Facilities include indoor heated pool, café, bar & historic vaulted restaurant. Whitsand Bay Fort, Millbrook, Torpoint PL10 1JZ E email@example.com T (01752) 822597
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Luxury lodges available from £420 per week
WEST CORNWALL The westernmost tip of Cornwall revels in a sense of individuality, which can be felt through the captivating scenery, ancient heritage and vibrant communities. 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 gallery. 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 Carn Euny, 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 village 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.
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. 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.
Highly recommended. Modern en-suiite rooms. 5 mins beaach, town, bus, rail. Sea views. Parking.
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Mullion Cove Hotel E10 www.mullion-cove.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.
Small family run business. Ideal base for exploring, access to Isles of Scilly.
Bosavern House B9 www.bosavern.com
Charming 17th Century house, close to Land’s End. Coastal and moorland views
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Close bus/rail stations. Centrally located. High standard en-suite rooms. Ideal touring base.
Unique history. En-suite rooms overlooking bay. 5 mins walk to town. Parking. Adults only.
B&B from £35 pppn
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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 Cover and enjoy beautiful coastal walks. Mrs J Markham, Broom Farm, Packet Lane, Rosudgeon, Penzance TR20 9QD E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01736) 763738
Mrs Cheryl Canning, The Old Count House, Trenwith Square, St Ives TR26 1DQ E email@example.com T (01736) 795369
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. Sarah’s Daniel, Sarah’s Cottage, Lamorna Penzance TR19 6XJ T (01736) 731227
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Bal-Red Bungalow Lamorna Cove C9 www.visitcornwall.com/bal-red
Mr & Mrs A Collinson, Bosavern House, St Just in Penwith, Penzance TR19 7RD E email@example.com T (01736) 788301
Sea Breeze, 5 Higher Trewidden Road, The Belyars, St Ives TR26 2DP E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01736) 797549
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Mrs Lynne Bowden, Carlill, 9 Porthminster Terrace, St Ives TR26 2DQ E email@example.com T (01736) 796738
From £210 - £420 pw
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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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St Ives C8 www.visitcornwall.com/ stives-holiday-flat
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Penzance Seafront Cottage 25 yards from sea. Panoramic views over Mounts Bay. Garage.
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From £180 - £440 pw
Mrs Maureen Blewett, 5 Reens Road, Heamoor, Penzance TR18 3HP E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01736) 361741 From £380 - £850 pw
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Beautiful holiday cottages around the Lizard Peninsula
Lelant Downs D8 www.visitcornwall.com/ coombe-cottage-caravan
Privately owned, 2 bedroom, fully equipped mobile home. Peacefully situated, near beaches.
Porthleven Cottages D9 www.porth-leven.co.uk
Beautiful studio apartment, sleeps two. Parking. Quiet location, magnificent views. Adults only.
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Russell Osborne, Trevalgan Holiday Farm, St Ives TR26 3BJ E email@example.com T (01736) 796529
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Kenneth Canning, Wheal Trenwith, 1a Trenwith Square, St Ives TR26 1DQ E firstname.lastname@example.org M 07976 380672
From £330 - £575 per week
Comfortable family accommodation on quiet, attractively landscaped site, situated in open countryside. Close to beaches, coves, coastal path. Between Land’s End and Porthcurno. Mimack 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 - £500 pw
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Eight properties overlooking beach and around cliff top. Outstanding sea views. Parking.
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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, 50, Watts Corner, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8FD E firstname.lastname@example.org T 07713 328029
Two bungalows, magnificent views From £235 - £575 pw St Michael’s Mount and Bay. Sleeps 2/3 each. Parking. Brochure. zt@^`
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The Lookout, Treen B9
Mrs C Lawson-Smith, 42 Chenhalls Road, St Erth, Hayle TR27 6HJ E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01736) 753476
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Boscrege D9 www.caravanparkcornwall.com
Boscrege Caravan & Camping Park, Ashton, Helston TR13 9TG E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01736) 762231 F (01736) 762152
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Beachside Holiday Park
www.treglisson.co.uk Treglisson, a quiet, sheltered, family centered park, rural but just 5 minutes away from the beaches of St Ives Bay.
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.
Family run park with outstanding views. 6 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, Gwndreath, Kennack Sands, Ruan Minor, Helston TR12 7LZ E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01326) 290635 F (01326) 290635
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Franchis Holiday Park E10 www.franchis.co.uk Quiet, family owned rural park with just 40 pitches situated just 5 miles onto the Lizard Peninsula. Holiday homes now for sale at ‘The Meadow’: our small, quality development of just 14 lodges in a tranquil & secluded, tree-lined field. Franchis Holiday Park, Cury Cross Lanes, Near Mullion, Helston TR12 7AZ E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01326) 240301
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Meadow Lakes Holiday Park Nr. Mevagissey, Cornwall
The perfect base to explore Cornwall!
Set in the picturesque Cornish Countryside | Accommodation to suit all budgets Tenting & Touring Pitches | Pet Friendly | Outdoor & Indoor Play Areas Onsite Shop | Four Coarse Fishing Lakes Heated Outdoor Pool & much more!
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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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NORTH COAST Buffeted by Atlantic waves, Cornwall’s North Coast is a seventymile 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, VISITCORNWALL.COM
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. 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. 65
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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. Geoff & Jackie Horwell, The Old Coach House, Tintagel Road, Boscastle PL35 0AS E email@example.com T (01840) 250398
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Enjoy a luxury break at our B&B, close to beautiful Boscastle harbour, shops, restaurants and the magnificent coastal path. We have 7 attractive en-suite bedrooms with a comfortable guests’ lounge and spacious breakfast dining room. Private car park.
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Porth Elevated position overlooking the beach this charming 19th century manor is a tranquil haven only 1 mile from Newquay. Bar, restaurant, conservatory, heated pool (Apr-Oct) and sun terraces.
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B&B from £45 pppn DB&B from £62 pppn
Porth Veor Manor Hotel
Dorothy Gill-Carey, Penkerris, Penwinnick Road, St Agnes TR5 0PA E email@example.com T (01872) 552262
Rosehill Lodges on the Cornish Coast. Rosehill Lodges on the Cornish Coast. Balance,space spaceandandroom room breathe.Rosehill Rosehilloffers offersluxurious luxurious accommodation a superb Balance, to to breathe. accommodation in ainsuperb coastalvillage villagelocation. location. coastal • Hot Tub Spa with each lodge. • • Wi Fi Hotsuperfast Tub Spa fibre with each lodge. broadband. • • Super Wi Fi superfast fibreand broadband. king-size beds log burners • • Large Super king-size and log glass coveredbeds decking for burners. dining al-fresco. • • BlueLarge decking for dining Flag glass beach,covered bars and restaurants justal-fresco. five minutes level walk from your lodge. • • Grass Blueroofs, Flag solar beach,panels bars and just five minutes fromcompliment your lodge.this and restaurants bespoke Cornish timber handlevel builtwalk lodges • exclusive Grass roofs, solar panels and bespoke Cornish timber hand built lodges compliment this woodland valley environment woodlandLodges, valley environment. John exclusive Barrow, Rosehill Porthtowan, Truro TR4 8AR E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01209) 891920 F (01209) John Barrow, Rosehill Lodges, Porthtowan, Truro TR4 8AR 891935 From £537 - £2296 per week
E 10 email@example.com T (01209) 891920 F (01209) 891935 units sleeping up to 6. Short breaks available.
B&B from £25 - £35 pppn Variable single room supplement
Rosehill Lodges Lodges Rosehill www.rosehilllodges.com
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St Merryn, Nr Padstow G5 www.visitcornwall.com/chalet-201
Wendy O’Reilly Hunt, 39 West Mills Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1SP E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01305) 265487
2 bedroom chalet, peaceful setting, From £275 - £600pw fully equipped, high standards Open April - October throughout. No pets. z?t`S@
Sharon Keast, Yellow Sands Holiday Cottages, Harlyn Bay, Padstow PL28 8SE E email@example.com T (01637) 881548
Yellow Sands Cottages G5 www.yellowsands.co.uk Holiday cottages 2.5 miles Padstow. Short stroll to Harlyn Bay sandy shore! Local proprietors, quiet location, an idyllic holiday base.
From £350 - £1200 pw
www.tregeath-holiday-cottage-tintagel.co.uk Detached modernised cottage, quiet parish road, on outskirts of Tintagel. Built of stone and slate. Cliff walks nearby.
From £170 - £460 pw
Charming, well-equipped country cottages, close to the sea and countryside park.
Whalesborough Cottages & Spa K2
Goonown Barn Cottages E7
www.whalesborough.co.uk Whalesborough Cottages and Spa is an award winning holiday complex near Bude,Cornwall,voted best coastal resort in Britain 2015. Luxury five star cottages sleeping from 2 – 10 people. Dog Friendly with Indoor Pool,Spa,gym,Outdoor Pool,Games Barn,Tennis Courts and Café/Bistro. Walks to the beach and into Bude along the canal. Great for all ages and groups,
Mrs E M Broad, “Davina”, Trevillett, Tintagel PL34 0HL E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01840) 770217 F (01840) 770217
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3 idyllic character cottages set in a tranquil location.
Lindsey Richards, Trengove Farm, Cot Road, Illogan, Redruth TR16 4PS E email@example.com T (01209) 843008 From £340 - £930 pw
4 to 5
Aspects Holidays E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01736) 754242 From £345 - £756 pw
Meadow Rise G6
James Proudfoot, Marhamchurch, Bude EX32 0JD E email@example.com T (01288) 361676
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. Mrs H Grimsey, 24 Valley Mead, Anna Valley, Andover SP11 7SB E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01264) 335527 M 07881 623483
From £500 - £3950 pw 20 units sleeping 2-10 SELF-CATERING
Angela Clark, Darrynane, St Breward, Bodmin PL30 4LZ E email@example.com www.cornwallcottageforholidays.com T (01208) 850885 Four detached pet friendly From £185 - £850pw self-catering cottages, sleeping 2-6, open all year. SELF CATERING z-@Wh
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Lanjew Holidays H5 www.lanjewholidays.co.uk
Five delightful properties in village or rural locations. Sleeps 2-8. Private gardens.
Elaine Biddick, Lanjew Farm, Withiel, Bodmin PL30 5PB E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01726) 890214 M 07845 463095 From £420 - £2400
4 star coastal properties
Quarryman’s Cottages H5
Ta Mill K4
www.tamill.co.uk Secluded rural hideaway of cottages and lodges in peaceful valley. Absorb the natural beauty and tranquility along the nature trail. Games room, swim spa, hot tub & Wi-Fi. Coast 7 miles. Excellent location for Devon and Cornwall. Accessible - NAS M2 assessed. Exclusive hire for Weddings or events.
Overlooking the Camel Estuary between bustling little Wadebridge and the historic fishing village of Padstow, these cosy cottages surround a stoneflagged courtyard. Tastefully decorated and wellequipped. Within 300 yards of Camel Trail. Bike hire available in Wadebridge.
Helen Shopland, Ta Mill, St Clether, Launceston PL15 8PS E email@example.com T (01840) 261797 M 07778 961819
Huw Jenkins, Criafol, 17 Granville Terrace, Mountin Ash, Glamorgan CF45 4AL E firstname.lastname@example.org M 07866 386611
From £275-£1650 pw (house sleeps 9) Short breaks from £122 (2 nights min)
Low season £200 High season £600 Special rates for couples/weekends
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Trentinney Farm Cottages H4
This award winning collection of eight villas and four apartments has been equipped and furnished to a very high standard and is available on a self catering, bed and breakfast or half board basis.
These stylish, modern and well-appointed apartments are part of a select complex of just twelve properties. They enjoy a superb location virtually on the beach in Porth and just 200 yards from our hotel
Richard & Alison Mably, Trentinney Farm, St Endellion, Port Isaac PL29 3TS E email@example.com T (01208) 880564
From £300 - £810 pw
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Porth Veor Manor Villas & Apartments
200 yards from the mile long sandy beach of Watergate Bay, this superb complex features a choice of attractive one or two bedroom apartments, plus penthouses, all with patio or balcony, and many with sea view.
Hentervene Park J3 www.hentervene.co.uk Hentervene is a small, tranquil, award winning park on the lovely coast of North Cornwall. We offer superb quality caravans and lodges to buy or to let all year round. Easy access to the many delights Cornwall has on offer.
Hentervene Park, Crackington Haven, Bude EX23 0LF E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01840) 230365 From £294 - £1100 pw
Farmer James Farm Holidays H4
Stay in award-winning, superbly-equipped cottages with stunning countryside views and friendly animals all around. Fabulous location for spectacular beaches, walks and pubs. Plenty to do nearby – surfing, riding, cycling or shopping – endless possibilities. Help Farmer James or simply relax.
St Merryn, near Padstow
James & Tracy Wilson, Higher Trevinnick Farm, St Kew, Port Isaac PL30 3HP E email@example.com T (01208) 880245 M 07866 517645
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From £300 pw (low) From £1100 pw (high)
FREE night offers for stays of 4 nights or more! Central reservations Telephone 01637 873274 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Trewan Hall G5 www.trewan-hall.co.uk
Campsite on old Cornish estate. 25m swimming pool. 4 miles from coast.
Treworgans Holiday Park F6
Nestled in a small hamlet on the North Cornwall Coast our peaceful park is in a beautiful rural setting and only 1.5 miles away from the golden sands of Crantock and Holywell (Poldark series 2). In addition to our generously spaced letting caravans we now have a new large 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, house. We have no noisy clubhouse on site and our village offers quaint thatched pubs and village stores. Familes and couples only. Free Wifi in all accommodation.
Small family park. Ideal touring base. Adventure playground. Games field. Disabled facilities.
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. Guest are able to use the following free facilities: • Superb indoor swimming pool • Restaurants and bars • Fishing lakes • Tennis courts • Spa treatment rooms
Cambrose Touring Park, Portreath Road, Redruth TR16 4HT E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01209) 890747 Tents/Tourers from £12 - £19pn
(Adult). Children from £3.50-£6.60pp (3-15yr)
Lodges from £215 - £719 pw
Caravans from £360 - £790 per week
Tents/Tourers/Motorhomes from £7-£12pp
Hengar Manor Country Park, St Tudy, Bodmin PL30 3PL E email@example.com T (01208) 850382
Mike & Terri Smith, Treworgans Holiday Park, Cubert, Newquay TR8 5HH E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01637) 830200 z!?<tW>h`CSL
Trewan Hall Caravan & Camping, St Columb TR9 6DB E email@example.com T (01637) 880261
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Trevean Caravan & Camping Park G5
Trevean Caravan & Camping Park, St Merryn, Padstow PL28 8PR E firstname.lastname@example.org www.treveancaravanandcamping.net T (01841) 520772 F (01841) 520772 Friendly park near North Cornwall Caravans from £270 - £600 pw Tents/Tourers from 12 Coast. Luxury caravans. Baby HOLIDAY, TOURING changing. Disabled facilities. & CAMPING PARK VWC)
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Trethiggey F6 www.trethiggey.co.uk
www.padstowtouringpark.co.uk www.padstowtouringpark.co.uk £12.50 - £36 Award-winning. Padstow Padstow one one mile, mile, Tents/Tourers Tents/Tourersfrom from £12.50-£36 Majorcredit creditcards cards footpath access. Beaches Beaches two two miles. miles. Major year Open all year. >hC
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.
Trevarth Holiday Park F7 www.trevarth.co.uk
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.
Holiday homes £200 - £745 Camping £4.85 - £8.20 Child £1.50 - £5.65
St Mabyn Holiday Park H5 www.stmabynholidaypark.co.uk
John Goldring, Trevarth Holiday Park, Blackwater, Truro TR4 8HR E firstname.lastname@example.org HOLIDAY, TOURING T (01872) 560266 & CAMPING PARK
Caravans from £200 - £720 pw Tents/Tourers from £13.50 - £22 pn
Trethiggey Holiday Park, Quintrell Downs, Newquay TR8 4QR E email@example.com T (01637) 877672 HOLIDAY, TOURING F (01637) 879706 & CAMPING PARK
Accommodation, camping, caravanning, Statics from £200 - £780 pw heated swimming pool, award-winning Tents/Tourers from £10 - £26 facilities, picturesque rural wonder WhS)
Tregavone Farm Touring Park G5
John & Ethel Dennis, Tregavone Farm Touring Park, St Merryn, Padstow PL28 8JZ E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01841) 520148
www.tregavonefarm.co.uk Quiet family run site with unspoilt country view. 2 miles from Padstow and beaches. Modern toilet and shower block. Level and grassy pitches.
Tents/Tourers from £10
Mrs P Williams, Presingoll Farm Touring Park, St Agnes TR5 0PB E email@example.com T (01872) 552333
Presingoll Farm E7 www.presingollfarm.com
Carnevas Holiday Park G5
Chiverton Park E7
Situated in unspoilt countryside between Portcothan and Treyamon 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.
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.
The Pawley & Brewer Family, Carnevas Farm, St Merryn, Padstow PL28 8PN E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01841) 520230 F (01841) 520230
Chiverton Park, Blackwater, Truro TR4 8HS E email@example.com T (01872) 560667
Bungalows/Caravans £260-£700 pw Tents/Tourers from £12
Caravans from £260-£800 pw Tourers from £20-£30 pn
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Family site ideal for walking the coastal path. Close to sandy beaches. Extensive views of the North Cornish Coast.
www.headlandcaravanpark.co.uk 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. The Headland Caravan & Camping Park, Atlantic Road, Tintagel PL34 0DE E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01840) 770239 F (01840) 770925 Caravans from £280-£685 pw Tents/Tourers from £15-£27
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Upper Lynstone K2 A quiet family run park approx 3/4 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.
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Caravans from £250 - £625 pw Tents/Tourers from £15.50 - £25 pn
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St Mabyn Holiday Park, Longstone Road, St Mabyn, Bodmin PL30 3BY E email@example.com T (01208) 841677
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Upper Lynstone C&C Park, Lynstone Road, Bude EX23 0LP E firstname.lastname@example.org T (01288) 352017 F (01288) 359034 HOLIDAY, TOURING & CAMPING PARK
With beautiful views of the countryside Carvynick is situated on the outskirts of Newquay. Oﬀering ﬁve star With beautiful views of the countryside Carvynick is situated on the outskirts of Newquay. Oﬀering ﬁve star pitches and accommodation, spa and leisure facilities. As well as their outstanding onsite restaurant. pitches and accommodation, spa and leisure facilities. As well as their outstanding onsite restaurant. Just ﬁve miles to Newquay town Carvynick is situated in the perfect location. Oﬀering you easy access onto Just ﬁve miles to Newquay town Carvynick is situated in the perfect location. Oﬀering you easy access onto the A30 to venture oﬀ and explore all that Cornwall has to oﬀer. If you want to venture oﬀ site whilst at the A30 to venture oﬀ and explore all that Cornwall has to oﬀer. If you want to venture oﬀ site whilst at Carvynick why not enjoy a walk and experience the picturesque Countryside and the dramatic Coast line Carvynick why not enjoy a walk and experience the picturesque Countryside and the dramatic Coast line Cornwall has to oﬀer. Cornwall has to oﬀer.
Touring Pitches Touring Pitches
Carvynick has a road leading through the pitches which is well lit at night to ﬁnd Carvynick has a road leading through the pitches which is well lit at night to ﬁnd your pitch on one of our 48 5* all weather spacious pitches for you to bring along your pitch on one of our 48 5* all weather spacious pitches for you to bring along your RV’s, caravans and motor homes. Spread across two sections top and your RV’s, caravans and motor homes. Spread across two sections top and bottom ﬁelds, all pitches are hooked up too electric, and have a picnic bench for bottom ﬁelds, all pitches are hooked up too electric, and have a picnic bench for outdoor dining and relaxing. outdoor dining and relaxing.
Holiday Cottages Holiday Cottages
Carvynick has 30 cottages all fully equipped to cater for all your needs. There is a Carvynick has 30 cottages all fully equipped to cater for all your needs. There is a selection of one and two bed room cottages, all with living rooms which also selection of one and two bed room cottages, all with living rooms which also have sofa beds. Whilst staying at the Carvynick, a must try is the recently have sofa beds. Whilst staying at the Carvynick, a must try is the recently renovated bar restaurant The Fox’s Revenge. A 17th Century building completed renovated bar restaurant The Fox’s Revenge. A 17th Century building completed in 1669. Serving good quality home cooked food daily. in 1669. Serving good quality home cooked food daily. The Retreat Spa the newest addition to Carvynick! Oﬀering a wide range of The Retreat Spa the newest addition to Carvynick! Oﬀering a wide range of treatments for the ultimate pamper relaxation experience. Call Naomi on treatments for the ultimate pamper relaxation experience. Call Naomi on 07707414864 for more details and to book. Pitch or cottage, whatever you 07707414864 for more details and to book. Pitch or cottage, whatever you choose, a great holiday awaits at Carvynick! Open all year around and pet choose, a great holiday awaits at Carvynick! Open all year around and pet friendly! friendly!
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• Indoor Heated Swimming Pool • Indoor Heated Swimming Pool • Sauna • Sauna • Jacuzzi • Jacuzzi • Spa • Spa • Badminton Court • Badminton Court Chi • Children’s Play Park Chi • Children’s Play Park • Golf Course • Golf Course • Laundrette • Laundrette • The Fox’s Revenge Bar and Restaurant • The Fox’s Revenge Bar and Restaurant
• Lusty Glaze • Lusty Glaze • Tolcarne • Tolcarne • Crantock • Crantock • Porth • Porth
Nearby Attractions Nearby Attractions • Dairyland Dairy • Dairyland Dairy • Eden Project • Eden Project • Newquay • Newquay • Blue Reef Aquarium • Blue Reef Aquarium
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BODMIN MOOR & THE NORTH TAMAR CORNWALL VALLEY
BODMIN MOOR & THE TAMAR VALLEY Discover the dramatic contrast between the 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 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. 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. 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. The town of Bodmin is a good spot to base yourself to explore the surrounding area, and is also near the starting point of the Camel Trail cycle trail that leads all the way to Padstow. The ancient Cornish capital of Launceston on the edge of the 72
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. 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 and at Cothele House you can learn about the area’s historic commerce in a fascinating museum. 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. VISITCORNWALL.COM
Notter Mill Country Park M6 www.nottermill.co.uk
Award winning Notter Mill offers spacious accommodation in a tranquil setting. An ideal base for discovering Devon and Cornwall just off the A38. Hot tubs, outdoor heated pool in summer, tennis court, outdoor table tennis, badminton and children’s play area. Ray and Celia Hall, Notter Mill Country Park, Notter, Saltash PL12 4RW E email@example.com T (01752) 843694 From £389 - £1120 pw
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GETTING HERE 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 74
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 2017 timings).
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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BY AIR Cornwall Airport Newquay is served by several key airlines including Ryanair, Flybe, Eurowings, Aer Lingus and Skybus. For details on schedules and operating routes visit www.cornwallairportnewquay.com.
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Marazio Praa Sands
ISLES OF SCILLY Fly with Skybus from Land’s End, Newquay and Exeter airports or sail on the Scillonian from Penzance harbour. Please check www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk or call 01736 334220.
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