The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
A relaxed, family-run inn with pigs, ducks and friendly pub dogs, set in the Cornish countryside overlooking the Lynher Valley.
This sandy cove is quite sheltered and offers a good safe place to swim. There are also great places to snorkel at high tide.
This walk in Cornwall Life follows creeks and riversides along footpaths, tracks and quiet lanes. There's several points of interest including the railway viaduct and 15th century cross at Trehan. Take a look at the website for further details.
Wherever you are in Saltash, it’s impossible to miss one of Brunel’s most dramatic pieces of engineering. The Royal Albert railway bridge strides across the Tamar, linking Devon and Cornwall and providing some truly astounding views. The more recent suspension road bridge is an equally imposing landmark. The Tamar Valley stretches away behind Saltash, offering a glorious backdrop to fun water activities like sailing or canoeing.
A medieval house in amazing condition, with fabulous collections of armour, textiles and furniture from the period.
This is one of the most beautiful houses in UK. Well worth a visit.
Stoic British carried on in AWFUL weather!
Wonderful House, Gardens, grounds and shops..AWFUL half term weather, but we braved it all! NB the house has NO electric lights so visibility in the house is limited on dull days!. Mill lovely and the walk down from the house through the gardens and past the chapel to the quay side and then the mill was lovely....a little slippery in places as it a little steep in parts and was SO wet..but we all remained upright! Lovely Cornish ice creams at the Quay and great bread flour can be bought at the mill shop. Hurrah for the VERY helpful and lovely mini bus driver who can ferry any less able bodies around the 3 sites...
Cotehele is a beautiful National Trust property - I recommend walking the wider estate, including the folly behind the property which gives you a bird's eye view for miles! The walk down through the quay to the mill is stunning, and the waterwheel and mill race is currently being renovated, which is an interesting project. You can even buy flour that has been milled on site.
A medieval gem with a magical garden sloping down to the Tamar. Plenty of walks on the Estate. Highly recommended are the scones at the restaurant on Cotehele Quay - just the thing at the end of a stroll along the river.
Thought to be the oldest continually inhabited abode in the UK, Port Eliot has been home to families for over 1000 years. Fancy joining in? Well at Port Eliot festival you can. Opening their grounds for a fantastic weekend of music, art, fashion, nature, food and more, the owners of Port Eliot welcome you to celebrate, relax and most importantly, have fun.
The Best of Lit and Music
Part lit fest, part music fest. Port Eliot takes all the best bits of a literary festival - Q&A's with your favourite authors, showcasing work from new writers and poets – and mixes them with the vibe of a music festival. One of the highlights at last year's festival (2010) was Jarvis Cocker taking over the decks for a late night DJ session in the dance tent. There is already excitement building around this year's festival with the announcement that legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese will be curating the Paradiso Outdoor Cinema.
Beautiful sand and pebble beach, popular with surfers and bodyboarders. Short walk from car park (get there early in summer!) and cafe nearby. Finnygook is the eastern end of Portwrinkle, which itself consists of two beaches and marks the western extremity of Whitsand Bay.
Rain Rain Rain...
...But the cafe was good - fast & friendly service while the rain lashed the outside! Nice walks though.
really great pub! Dog friendly
We took our two dogs there on new years eve for lunch. very friendly, great food and beer.
we also had their take away fish and chips one night which was some of the best fish and chips we have ever had!! well worth a visit!!
Gorgeous sandy beach just the right size for letting children run free while small enough to still keep an eye on them. Convenient car park and small cafe. Slightly off the beaten track so a great place to get away from the crowds.
Sand and shingle, Downderry Beach comes into its own at low tide. With lots of rock pools to explore and sheltered inlets offering private spots to sit and enjoy the sunshine, there is plenty of room for everyone. Although access to the main beach is easy, the eastern end is reached by a steep cliff path and many coves become cut off at high tide. The eastern end of Downderry Beach is a favourite amongst naturists.
wind and rain blown...but lovely
We walked and walked along here to get some "air" on the windiest wettest day of half term! We sand blasted all of our features smooth as there was a little too much air with sand! Young & old enjoyed ooing & aaaing at the beautiful pebbles and rock pools, though the kids could barely stand up straight for long! Would DEFINITELY like to return on a day with less "weather" !
Beach and food
Although staying just near Downderry we did not venture here to the last day but wished we had spent longer here - very clean and very long stretch of beach. The best evening meal we had here too at The Blue Plate - and suggest you book or you will have to be seated if room in the conservatory, it was superb - a little pricey and adults only really but really really good quality and plenty of locals eating there which speaks volumes!
If you're looking for a great gourmet experience in Cornwall, try the thrilling six course tasting menu at this intimate little restaurant. The menu changes regularly to offer a selection of the best local produce currently in season, such as tea smoked duck breast, langoustine soup and fillet of Cornish beef. Everything here is freshly prepared, from the bread rolls down to the petit fours, making this a quality fine dining experience (two AA Rosettes) at a price that won't break the bank. Booking is recommended, but it's always worth checking availability for late reservations.
A real find. Langmans is a small initimate restaurant that serves a six course tasting menu. Fantastic tasting food, beautifully presented.....a foodies dream.
Definitely a special occasion place
This is certainly a wonderful experience - we were told there would be no rush and we were there until midnight! Because each course is not too much you don't leave feeling "stuffed" - no need to worry about leaving room for dessert! They also do the most wonderful canapes whilst waiting to start (we had quail egg tarts)
A gastronomic treat
Book well in advance as this is a small intimate restaurant which is renowned locally. Tucked away in a small sidestreet in Callington Langmans is a real foodie experience. Special six course menus, changed frequently, so allow time to indulge yourself, as you will be there all evening. Pricey but excellent.
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