Places to visit in Cornwall

Cornwall is probably the most beautiful county in the UK  and our beautiful Lodge is located centrally, in a convenient place to explore the best of it. The following recommendations for places to visit, are from living here for over 35 years. You cannot fail to enjoy your stay at our Self Catering Cornwall Lodge. The county has had its fair share of Michelin stars over the years and in 2017 was awarded a whopping five by Michelin – one each for Chris Eden at the Driftwood Hotel, Portscatho, and Paul Ainsworth at No 6 in Padstow, and three for Nathan Outlaw; two at restaurant Nathan Outlaw in Port Isaac and another at his nearby Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen.

places to visit, fowey

Fowey is a picturesque harbour town on the Rivey Fowey, about 15 miles away (30 mins), on the south coast. It has a delightful beach at Ready Money Cove, where Dawn French has a residence. Beyond Ready Money is a lovely walk past St Catherine’s Castle to Polridmouth Cove where you can find Daphne Dumaurier’s boat house from her book ‘Rebecca’. Manderley being based on Menabilly, just up from the cove. The other end of town has the popular Bodinnick ferry that takes you to Polruan across the river, giving access to walks to Lantic Bay and all the way to Polperro, if you have the energy.

Cardinham woods mtb

Cardinham Woods. Just a few miles away by road or walking distance from the lodge via local footpaths. These woods have excellent mountain biking trails to suit all abilities. In the summer it is possible to hire bikes from Trailmunki, in the Car park area. There are also lovely walking trails and pic nic areas, and of course a very cosy Woods Cafe close to the car park where you can enjoy some welcome home made fare. A great day out for the family. Not far away is the beautiful, National Trust, stately home at Lanhydrock, with it’s grounds and woods. Bodmin also has it’s Jail and the interesting old railway.

self catering cornwallPadstow, on the north coast, is a very popular Cornish Fishing Village. It is famous for it’s festivals and food. Rick Stein has restaurants there, Paul Ainsworth has his No. 6 and Gordon Ramsey has a £4 million house across the Camel Estuary at Rock. The beautiful sheltered stretch of water is a haven for boats and watersports. There is a ferry that takes you across giving access to Daymer Bay and the popular surfing beach of Polzeath. The waters are tidal but the ferry seems to function regardless.