Fred's House is a comfortable, traditionally furnished cottage with a lovely garden and within walking distance of the beach.
A short stroll down the road to the beach and beach café-  a great place for a bite to eat! (Not the view from the property)
The dining-room looks out onto the gorgeous garden.
The cosy sitting-room.
You can see the sea between the trees from the garden.
The cottage kitchen.
The kitchen leads into the dining-room making it easy to serve up your holiday meals.
Enjoy family meals together in the lovely dining-room.
The toasty wood-burner makes this a great retreat all year round.
The utility-room, next to the kitchen, leads out to the garden.
Pretty bedroom One is located on the ground floor
The family bathroom is on the ground floor and has a separate shower cubicle.
....and a bath.
Bedroom Two on the first floor.
Bedroom Two is lovely and spacious and enjoys views of the countryside and coastline.
The twin bedded room on the first floor.
Enjoy afternoon tea in the gorgeous garden.
The lovely wild flower patch.
Don't just save it for the summer, Fred's House is the perfect retreat all year round- and at Christmas time it is extra special
Why not treat yourselves to a well deserved Christmas escape?
Looking back at the house from the garden.
The driveway to Fred's House.
The garden is beautifully planted.
Plenty of space on the big lawn for games.
It's a pleasure to sit in the pretty garden.
The lovely little beach cafe at Talland Bay is a short stroll down the hill.
Looe beach.
An aerial photograph of Talland Bay, with the beach on the left a few minutes' walk down the hill from Fred's House.
Talland Bay.
Looking back at Talland Bay.
The Celtic cross on the clifftop at sunset.
Wonderful cliff-top walks in the area.
There is a lovely cliff walk up to the ancient church.
Plenty of sheltered coves to explore.

Fred’s House

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2 miles SW of Looe / Sleeps 5 + cot

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Blue Peter Inn (1 ¼ miles)

Find The Blue Peter Inn at the end of the quay at the fishing village of Polperro - ‘the last pub before France’. Expect a warm welcome, a toasty fire and, quite possibly, a bit of live music thrown in.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2015

A superb pub, an absolute must for anyone visiting Polperro. Staff are friendly and welcoming, food excellent, a good selection of drinks, and dogs very welcome. The music nights were well worth staying for, with a wonderful atmosphere. We ate here at lunch and in the evening, and sometimes just popped in for a pint.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2011

Recommended Inn

Friendly barstaff, good range of real ales, nice atmosphere & dogs welcome


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Nearest beach

Talland Bay (¼ mile)

In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Talland Bay comprises of three secluded coves, each with their own character. Guests are spoilt for choice with coves to explore, natural tidal pools to bathe in and plenty of activities on offer. Rent a kayak from the nearby cafe or spend the day luxuriating in the sand, this is a slice of Cornish heaven.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2011

A very nice area to visit get there early for a place in the free car park which is further along than the main £3 car park! The cafe on the beach looks good but we went to the cafe with a huge garden set back and it was very pleasant. A nice beach for families as well as nice and quiet for couples. In late September the tide comes in very early in the afternoon so beware! Lots of rock pools to mooch about in too which is fun for children.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2011

Your satnav probably won't find it but it's worth discovering.

When the tide is out this is a perfect spot for the family. The small Talland Bay café is located at the bottom of a very steep, single-lane laneway to the beach. There's a car park there that cost £3 for one day when I was there.

The café sells sandwiches, paninis, cornish cream teas, ice-creams and teas and coffees.

The beach has some amazing rock pools that can keep kids entertained for ages and when the tide is out, lovely sandy beach is exposed. When the tide is out there are also some large-ish pools of water left behind on the beach that were perfect for my 16 month old to paddle in (under supervision of course!). If the weather is good then you can easily spend a whole day here.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Lorraine Mills

This is a great beach to go to we had a couple of fantastic days here. Great for all ages my daughters aged 16& 14 loved swimming and the Kayaking you can do there. (You can hire out the Kayak's for £8.00 per hr from the beach cafe).
My son is 4yrs old and he had so much fun playing in the water & climbing over the rocks to see what he could find in the Rock Pools.
All in all a great day out for the whole family


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Sandy beach with rock climbing, swimming, surfing and canoes for hire. It also has an award-winning cafe with the best crab sandwiches we have tried yet, and can be accessed from the car park, or via the coastal path from Polperro to Looe.

Nearest walk

Talland Bay and Looe Walk (¼ mile)

A five mile walk best suited to the energetic as the paths are rough in places with some steep ascent/descent (and muddy in winter!). Start from the car park at Talland Bay and turn left through the kissing gate onto the coastal path. Climb the steps and follow the path to Looe. Enjoy the dramatic coastline with rugged cliffs and stunning scenery as you drop down into the town. Looe is a great place to stop for a break and sightseeing so enjoy your time there before heading back either the way you came or by turning inland, up West Looe Hill onto the main Polperro Road turning left before you reach it to the sharp right-hand bend at Tencreek. Follow the footpath through the caravan park and keep to the waymarkers through the fields to the bottom. On reaching the road turn right toTalland Bay. Not suitable wheelchair users or pushchairs.

Nearest town

Polperro (1 ¼ miles)

The picture perfect harbour village of Polperro nestles in a sheltered valley on the south coast of Cornwall between its more famous neighbours Looe and Fowey. Dating back to the 13th century you can feel the history of the village all around you. This is a true Cornish hidden gem.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2014

A real delight

Polperro is a beautiful little port town...... maybe not quite as picturesque as (let's say) Port Isaac....but much more redolent of the Cornish fishing village of your dreams... delightfully set out, the walk into the village really sucks you in to its charms. Highly recommended for a 2-3 hour trip.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2012

Few cars come down the twisting lanes of this village adding to its lost in time feel, but Polperro is also a working fishing harbour, although it was once reknowned for smuggling. This village seems to have it all, a sandy beach, caves and rock pools, a harbour with ducks and swans, stunning views, coastal walks, plus pubs, cafes and shops.

Also nearby

Talland Bay Beach Cafe (¼ mile)

Relax and enjoy the view, inside or out, from this award winning beach cafe. Offering a selection of locally produced food, why not indulge in one of the many treats they have to offer?

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2022

Superb beach cafe.

Coffee, cakes, panini etc were very welcome right on the edge of the beach and on the coast path.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Fowey (6 ¼ miles)

Situated at the mouth of the River Fowey, this ancient town formed around the natural harbour as a trading port with merchant houses along the waterfront, some of which are now holiday cottages in Fowey. Historically there was much smuggling and piracy in the area, but as trade diverted to Plymouth, Fowey became more of a fishing port, although china clay is still exported from here today.

The harbour is appealing to various seagoing vessels, with many yachts sheltering in the bay and often large cruise liners bringing visitors to the town. There are plenty of opportunities to get out on the water for sea fishing or pleasure boating with guided river trips, kayaking, canoeing and coasteering.

There is a good mix of shops and places to eat, with something for everyone. The Daphne du Maurier Festival (now called the Fowey Festival of Words and Music) is held here each May, when the town comes alive with literary inspiration and the Royal Regatta is worth a visit.

The main beach for Fowey holidaymakers is Readymoney Cove, but Whitehouse and Polridmouth Cove are also nearby. You can walk between them if you’re a keen walker - there are coast path stomps, estuary meanders, leisurely woodland strolls or town tours to wear you out before heading back to your Fowey cottage.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Mrs French

Harborough and St Catherines castle


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2021

Fowey

We parked by the Bodinnick Ferry terminal which gives you a flat walk into town. Had a lovely ice cream at the Game of Cones shop. If you find hills difficult but want to see as much as possible of this fascinating town, take the Fowey Tour which you will find by the Aquarium. The best fivers value ever as you are taken all round the town with a very interesting commentary. We both learnt so much about Fowey.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2019

Self drive boat hire

Whilst in Fowey we hired a self drive boat it was really enjoyable we saw kingfishers and other animals. You can moor up and have lunch. We had the boat for 3 hours which I would say was plenty as the tide made where we could go restricted. We hired our boat from a lovely guy called Steve( he is located in the blue hut in the harbour)


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2015

small but perfectly formed

We came over twice on the Bodinnick ferry which docks at the far end of the esplanade, and parked in the main car park at the top of the town. Only very brave people would attempt to drive through and park in the town, even out of season. The ferry runs all year.The town bus was essential to get back up the very steep hill. It was very helpful that the minivan bus took the dog on board as well as us. The tourist information office is next to the bus stop in town, and the staff were very friendly, with plenty of suggestions for our visits. We enjoyed lunch one day at a dog friendly café called, I think, Pinky Murphy's. The Fowey Hotel was also pleased to allow us to bring the dog in whilst we had lunch in the bar overlooking the beautiful estuary. I would visit Fowey again with pleasure.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2012

stunning

Fowey is a beautiful little town with stunning views. We parked in the main top car park and used the bus to get up and down ( I am slightly disabled) The bus driver was extremely helpful and friendly. The town is fascinating, full of history, good little shops, galleries and restaurants etc. We also took a 45 min boat trip round the estuary which was fun and good value.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2012

Lovely town

Great for shopping and eating. Park at the Boddinick end so you dont have to climb the steep hill!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2012

A Gem!

What a beautiful place! With gorgeous views!
Must visit Fowey Hotel Bar for a cream tea, with views over the bay from their balcony. Lovely! From there, wander down to Readymoney Cove.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Very attractive.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Enter via the delightful Boddinick Ferry which docks at Daphne du Maurier's childhood home. There are beaches, boat rides, and canoeing on offer, as well as many pubs, restaurants, and delicious local ice cream. My only tip is to leave your car in one of the car parks, explore on foot and enjoy the atmosphere.

The Eden Project (11 miles)

Be transported to faraway lands at the wonderful Eden Project. An educational charity and social enterprise, the Eden Project teaches visitors all about global environments and the importance of sustainability. Get lost in the tropics before stopping in the Med, who knows where your day could take you.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Mrs French

overpriced, overcrowded


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2021

Eden Project

We enjoyed our visit but the standard of catering was dreadful and it somehow didn't quite live up to our expectations. Worth going out of season. Car parking quite a way from entrance.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2020

Lovely day out

For the quickest route to the Eden Project put the post code in to your sat nav from the cottage .if you follow the brown signs it is a lot further and slower due to traffic. Can be an expensive day out . Take a picnic.
Big queues for food and drinks.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2019

Eden project and amazing few hours visit

My daughter and myself visited here and we both were overwhelmed by the whole experience, very well laid out and something for everyone.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2018

Worth a visit

Worth a visit but look out for discount codes or vouchers as can be expensive to get in but ticket valid for a year.
Visited a few years ago so wanted to revisit to see what had changed or improved. The plants in the domes have grown in to good sized plants. A few more sculptures & places to eat.
Vicki T


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

April 2016

Great for families

We've been several times and always had fun. You can get annual tickets when you gift aid your entry which is very worthwhile as it isn't cheap. Went twice over Easter week once going in as it opened and enjoying the biomes in the pouring rain! Core building also great for kids and not as busy as biomes. We went again later in the day another day and discovered that you can have an evening meal in the Mediterranean biome midweek from Easter to October which was a lovely treat and then they give you a lift back up the hill afterwards! Staying til it closes gives you a quieter time too!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2015

Amazing place, well worth a visit


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2014

A fun day at Eden

Myself and my two children (aged 4 and 7) visited Eden Project during the school holidays. We had a great day out which was enjoyed by all. The Biomes were busy at times but there was plenty of little hideaway places outside to get away from the crowd and recharge the batteries. We took our own picnic so don't know about pricing / food of the onsite eateries but I can say that the ice creams were lovely and in my opinion great value at £2 each.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2012

Simply great !

Last year we bought an annual ticket and could visit The Eden Project 3 times. Every time we went it was a great day out !


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2012

Eden Project

Excellent all round.including zip wire!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2012

We went on a rainy day in the summer hols and understandably everyone else had the same idea so it was packed. It was nice to see the iconic biomes and interesting to look round but we thought it was very expensive for what it was - £60 for 4 of us plus we ate there so an extra £40 for that. We also seemed to spend a lot of time queuing for food, to look round the biomes, for the park and ride etc . We would go back but perhaps out of season to have chance to explore fully. We'd also look round for cheaper tickets!!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2012

Have wanted to visit here for many years. It was quite interesting, the Biomes were amazing to look at from the outside. We bought tickets from the tourist information centre before we visited which they sell at discounted prices and also went after 3.30pm when entrance is less. The cakes in the cafe were all a bit stale, at nearly £40 for a piece of cake and a drink for 7 of us we thought they would be lovely and were not so good. Maybe it was a bad day for cake. Glad to have visited, would probably only go once.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2012

good value with stores vouchers....

Visited for the first time 10 years ago, and of course in 10 years it HAS changed...more grown up, but we remarked to each other many times that it didn't feel as "magical" as the first time we wound our way down to the domes. The large 'flags' have gone that marked the way down the paths.....perhaps that was it? entrance was £23 each for adults & £9.50 each for kids....So to be honest we really wouldn't have visited had it not been for a certain store voucher scheme that meant we payed £5 each and the kids £2.50 each ...so we did treat ourselves to lunch..£5 for most mains with salad or new potatoes....YUMMY, filling & VERY good value, with free pitchers of water on the tables and help yourself mugs hang above - all very handy. Plenty to see and do although our kids sped around the place and ended up where they REALLY wanted to be..in the shop. A great day out though , as they slept like logs on the way home!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

April 2012

What a wonderful way to spend a day. The weather was perfect for us, but that didn't matter as it would be okay on a poor day at Eden. It was early in the year when we visited but still plenty to see and do.
Had lunch there and it was very good value for money.
We will be back!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2011

Definitely lived up to expectations and has grown considerably in content since our last visit 9 years ago.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Its excellent, go and have a great day.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Absolutely fabulous. The highspot of our holiday. So much to see and enjoy, will definitely return.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2011

We felt that £20 per adult was a lot to pay, yes there was plenty to see; however, on a wet, cold, windy day walking the outside paths was not great.The two domes well worth seeing, but again not worth £40. We came away saying to each other that we felt the Eden Project to be a great Educational Centre for children, schools and colleges to visit, there were other gardens we visited in Cornwall we felt much better value.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2011

Eden Sessions

There aren't may concert venues where there are no queues for the loo or the bar! A great venue with staff who actually smile - and if you don't like the band you can always wander around a biome (or two).


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Amazing

The Eden Project really is somewhere very special. Leave loads of time to look around and I would recommend staying for the evening as this is when the place really comes alive. The lighting and scenery in the evening has to been seen to be believed, it’s so beautiful.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

December 2008

A great day out with loads to do for all ages. In winter, skating on the ice rink is great fun and the hot, tropical Biome is a great antedote for the winter blues. There's lots of delicious food to choose from in the cafes and restaurants too.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2008

Fabulous day out

The biomes are amazing, and the educational centre is interesting too. Watch the film on the making of Eden. It's a good couple of hours long but worth it. With ice skating and gigs playing at this exciting venue too it makes a good day out for all the family.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Eden Sessions and Biomes

My trip to The Eden Project was amazing. I visited in the summer to see a band and included in the ticket was access to the rest of the grounds; we went early and took a trip around the Biomes before the gig started. The sound quality from the open-air gig was fantastic, I would definitely recommend going if you get the chance (but remember tickets sell out fast!).


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Plants and gigs!

A visit to the Eden Project is a must. The biomes which house the plants from all over the world are amazing! And if you get chance to see a gig then it will be an experience you will not forget - tickets are often sold out!

Lanhydrock House and Gardens (12 miles)

Explore the magnificent Lanhydrock House. Steeped in history and encompassed by flowing grounds, the castle allows visitors a sneak peek into the lives of both the aristocracy and the servants who lived there. Bikes can be hired to explore the ancient woodlands and peaceful riverside paths, too.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Mrs French

Fantastic place to spend a day


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2022

Beautiful gardens

The guides in the house were very friendly and knowledgeable. The gardens in spring are beautiful with bluebells everywhere and the spring bushes in full bloom.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Beautiful and interesting

Well worth a visit. The National Trust as usual have brought this lovely house and gardens to life making it an interesting place to visit


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2020

Very interesting visit

Excellent for walks and bike trails .
Close to Bodmin but unless you like the steam railway nothing there.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2019

Great place, nice house

Top!!!!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2019

A good day out

Lanhydrock House and Gardens are well worth a visit. The house is interesting and well presented and the gardens were a mass of colour when we visited. There are also plenty of woodland walks for those who like to be energetic


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2016

So good we went twice :-)

We're NT members so usually visit nearby sites when on holiday. Highlight of this property was the amazing mountain bike trails. We'd brought bikes with us, but did hire mountain bikes for some. Friendly and helpful staff and well marked trails made it the highlight of my 7yo's holiday! We also enjoyed gardens (including Easter egg trail) and house


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the historic Lanhydrock House. First we used the cycle paths which the children (aged 5 and 8) really enjoyed. We then visited the house and gardens and were taken back in time. The children loved following the trails and it kept them entertained. The staff were extremely helpful. A great place to visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2014

Well worth a visit

Lanhydrock has something for everyone. The house is really interesting and the friendly guides are knowledgeable about its history. Although I didn't visit the formal gardens on this occasion, I did join an organised estate walk, which was led by rangers who were most informative and, again, very friendly. We had lunch in the restaurant, which was tasty and fairly priced. We would certainly recommend a visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2013

Lanhydrock House and Estate is between Bodmin and Lostwithiel The National Trust House provides a wonderful insight into local history and you can also walk the estate, free of charge, by parking in the car park down by the river, close to Respryn. River side footpaths take you through wooded areas which are covered with wild flowers.
After a good walk you can drive towards Lostwithiel, on the back lanes, to the Duchy Nursery for lunch. Not only is it a pleasure to wander among the plants and trees but the shop and restaurant are designed to add ambience to the whole experience. 5 star


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2012

The house and grounds are beautiful, quite a sight as you walk down the drive from the car park. The grounds themselves offer lots of different walks, but the one that goes down to the river then back through the woods is my favourite.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2008

Lanhydrock

Magnificent late Victorian country house with expensive servants' quarters, gardens and wooded estate near Bodmin.
Visiting this house entails a drive, but it will provide you with a full day out. The house itself is fascinating, mostly because it has been wonderfully Victorianised in every detail - the kitchens, dairy and pantries are extensive - and the history of house, as well as that of the last generation of Robartes to live at Lanhydrock, gradually unfolds as you move around the house (with, of course, the help of National Trust volunteers). There are various options for lunch (picnic, cafe, restaurants) and the grounds are a joy to wander around afterwards. There are quizzes for children and the option of driving right up to the gate if a member of your party can't manage the walk down the drive.

- J Wallwork


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Popular Lanhydrock

Well worth a visit for the grounds as well as the house. The kitchens are a real eye opener with all the old utensils. Walk down through the grounds to the River Fowey and the beautiful old Respryn Bridge. If you prefer you can drive down and park beside the bridge. Lovely walks beside the river.


Polperro Beach (1 mile)

Bearing the title as one of the prettiest fishing villages in the country, Polperro is also home to a lovely sandy beach. Best visited at low tide, Polperro Beach can often become quite busy due to its popularity. Take a dip in the clear sea and make use of all the amenities available in the village. Boat trips can be arranged from the harbour near the beach too.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Tidal sandy beach with a secret smugglers cave, and a hidden walkway around the headland which only appears at low tide.

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