Things to do

There are a wealth of things to do in North Cornwall. In the house, there are many information leaflets to assist you in making the most of your holiday be it participating in the dozens of activities available, eating & drinking or sightseeing. Here is just a taste.

Surfing, body-boarding, fishing, sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing, canoeing are some of the many water based activities possible in the area.

The North Cornwall Coast is simply stunning with fabulous walking all along the coast. From the house itself, there are several good walks - the area map in the hall will provide you with more information and help in locating places. The Prince of Wales Engine House is just up the road and the short picturesque walk to the top is a must, not only to see the Engine House but to enjoy the view across the valley to the sea and along the coast. Near Camelford (a short drive away), on the edge of Bodmin Moor, there is Rough Tor and just beyond it, Brown Willy, the highest point in Cornwall.

Just a mile away is Tintagel, the legendary home of King Arthur. Tintagel Castle, the National Trust’s Old Post Office and King Arthur’s Great Hall are just a few of its attractions.

Or there is Boscastle with its picturesque harbour and the pretty fishing village of Port Issac where you can buy fresh fish, including crab and lobster. Polzeath, Wadebridge and Padstow are all worth a visit.

And whilst a cornish pasty is always a must, there are also many excellent restaurants and pubs nearby and slightly further afield, catering for all tastes and price ranges.

There are historic houses and gardens including Lanhydrock, Pencarrow and Prideaux Place.

Horse riding is available both locally and on nearby Bodmin Moor with its wild ponies and stunning moorland. Cycling across the moor is also an option and bikes are available for hire.

The Eden Project and The Gardens of Heligan are less than an hour away.

Cycling along the Camel Trail is a must. Car free for 17 miles, you can hire bikes at Wadebridge and cycle to Padstow along the Camel estuary or inland towards Bodmin.

If you enjoy golf, there are several courses within a 30 minute radius, including the excellent Bowood Golf Club (10 mins) and St Enodoc Golf Club.

In addition, there are numerous festivals and events happening all year round. As for art gallerys - there is something for all tastes.