The main entrance is open, so children are to be supervised at all times please.
The seprate cosy sitting-room has doors leading out onto the front patio.
The lovely open living-room with kitchen and dining areas.
Squirrel's Wood has a fabulous dining-area, perfect for a family meal.
Squirrel's Wood is a super detached house and has plenty of parking.
The front patio has a gorgeous wicker table and chairs, and is simply lovely for an al fresco dinner.
The sitting-room has plenty of room for the whole family.
The open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas has lots of sofa seating.
The open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas is the perfect spot to socialise and catch up on family news.
The rear garden enjoys the sun in the morning, so the perfect place for breakfast.
The very useful utility-room, is perfect for those muddy boots.
The little cloakroom located on the ground floor.
Bedroom 1 is located on the ground floor and also has an en suite shower-room.
The glorious en suite shower-room located on the ground floor.
Bedroom 2 is located on the ground floor too, and has an adjoining en suite bathroom.
The light and sunny family bedroom (Bedroom 3) with a double and single bed, and en suite bathroom.
The super en suite bathroom which adjoins the family bedroom.
Bedroom 4 is located on the first floor and is a super sunny double bedroom with en suite bathroom.
The en suite bathroom for Bedroom 3.
The bunk-bedroom (Bedroom 5), which the younger ones will love.
Padstow Harbour is full of brightly coloured boats. You can watch them getting ready to venture off in search of their catch of the day.
The sandy beach at Mawgan Porth is a short drive away, and is terrific all year round.
St Agnes is well worth a visit, and is a vibrant haven of bistros, and dreamy little shops and galleries to potter around.

Squirrel's Wood


4.5 miles S of Newquay / Sleeps 11 + 4 cots*

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

Nearest pub

The Hawkins Arms (1 ½ miles)

This old coaching inn has a fascinating local history within its cob and granite walls! A varied food menu is offered to include local produce whenever possible. The pub also features in the Cornish section of the CAMRA real ale guide.

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

Mr Syddall July 2011

An excellent local pub with great beer (local ales and guest ales) and a good, well priced pub grub menu. Dog friendly as well!
If all you want after a heavy day on the coast path is a good drink in friendly company followed by a good meal then this is the place!

Nearest beach

Penhale Sands Beach (3 ½ miles)

Penhale Sands is part of a Special Area of Conservation that connects with Perran Sands and Perranporth at low tide. Creating a jaw-dropping 3 mile stretch of golden sand sandwiched between extensive rolling dunes and sapphire sea, it is truly a sight for sore eyes. Easily absorbing crowds and often boasting great waves, the beach is popular with both families and water sports enthusiasts.

Nearest walk

St Newlyn East and Lappa Valley (1 ¼ miles)

A walk of just over three and a half miles, brought to you courtesy of Park in the village hall car park and head through the Lappa Vally woodland. Check out the website for full directions and other walks in the area.

Nearest town

Perranporth (3 ¾ miles)

Tin mining was once the raison d’etre of Perranporth but now it is more famous for surfing and sand yachting. Relaxation is the principal activity here and with miles upon miles of sand to play on, it’s not difficult to unwind in Perranporth. Away from the beach, Perranporth has a lively music scene with bands performing every weekend at the Watering Hole, a popular pub, and an annual celebration of folk music, the Lowender Perran Festival each autumn.

Also nearby

Perranporth Beach (3 ¾ miles)

Say Perranporth to anyone from Cornwall and they will immediately know where you mean. A popular family-friendly beach on the edge of Perranporth town, Perranporth Beach is a huge three-mile belt of golden sand meeting an expanse of blue sea. A hit amongst all ages, Perranporth appeals to all, from sports enthusiasts looking to hit the waves to sun-lovers ready to kick back in the sand. A natural sea pool by Chapel Rock means that everyone of all abilities can enjoy the water and lifeguards are on duty in the summer. Dogs on leads are allowed year-round and all facilities are available nearby.

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

Mrs Huddleston June 2015

Family Beach

Lovely beach, if you walk a bit further round its less busy and loads of room for the kids to run around. The only problem we occurred was some people not controlling their dogs, mind the majority were well behaved.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2012

A good sandy beach and great for body boarding. Has all the amenities and we were able to hire wetsuits and body boards which was very handy.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2012

Superb Beach

This beach s a wonderful place for all ages. Kids have lots of beach to run and play , adults will love the surf and there is also a volley ball court. The Watering Hole is a must for good food and drink and is right on the beach! Thoroughly recommend it.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2012

Family Beach

Great Beach. Good access. Kids loved it.Ended the day with Nacho's and beers at The Watering Hole

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Golden sands

Beautiful beach. Wide open spaces. Perfect for walking, horse riding and watching watersports.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

April 2009

Amazing Beach!

This beach and the surrounding area are great! If you don't fancy getting your feet covered in sand then the benches and grass areas overlooking the beach are great to sit and have a picnic. Would definitely recommend a visit!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Henthorn April 2009

Superb for the Family

This is a great beach the whole family can enjoy. Three miles of sand. Great for surfing, sandcastle building, lifeguarded swimming areas and easy access to nearby facilities including plenty of places to hire or buy a wetsuit. Can get crowded on sunny days in the summer.
On windy days the nearby Trevaunance Cove (South) or Holywell (North) can often be more sheltered.
Dogs can be walked on the beach here year round.
Nudists from Army Camp lurk at the far North End.

The Plume of Feathers (2 miles)

A classic country pub with a relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy the seasonal menu where fresh, local and traceable ingredients are used to prepare classic British and modern European fare. Mitchell has its own fruit farm and the fruit and vegetables are sourced from here. Reclaimed slate from the renovated barns is used to serve a selection of Cornish cheeses.

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

Mrs Townley June 2012

Dog friendly

Great fresh food, dogs allowed in the bar. Worth the drive.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2012

Worth a visit

Good beer and excellent, reasonably priced food. Friendly people and comfortable accommodation. Worth a visit if you're in the area.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2011

The Plume of Feathers

Lovely pub, great food in a very easy to get to location (just off the A30 in Mitchell). Stylish surroundings with a recently added conservatory which is furnished to the same high standard. Sister pub to the Lewinnick Lodge in Newquay - the Plume of Feathers may lack a spectacular clifftop setting but you won't be disappointed. Good loos too!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2008

The Plume of Feathers

Classic country pub serving both traditional and modern food from around the world, friendly atmosphere, great staff!

The Lappa Valley Steam Railway (1 ¾ miles)

The Lappa Valley Steam Railway has three miniature linked railways around the valley, together with a boating lake, crazy golf and play areas.

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

Mrs Darvell July 2014

Great Day Out!

We had a great time at The Lappa Valley Steam Railway and would definitely return. Our toddler loved all the different train rides you could go on, all the different play areas and going out on the lake in a canoe. There were also lots of lovely spots you can have a picnic.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2012

A steamy day out

This venue is a great way for would-be engine drivers to spend a day out when the weather is less than beach-worthy.

A tad expensive for a family, but well run and clean.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Great for children, 3 miniature railways and plenty of space to run and play.

Trerice (2 ¾ miles)

An Elizabethan manor house with beautiful gardens and many restored rooms to explore inside. Highlights include the ornate fireplaces and ceilings and the traditional orchard containing rare ‘heritage’ varieties of apples and pears.

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

Ms Hudson March 2013

Trerice by Candlelight

An idea the National Trust should adopt for every area!
Friday nights in March and October Trerice is lit by flickering candles (not real ones obviously, health and safety would have a fit) and open from 6pm. Such a great idea, and very atmospheric. Gardens quite spooky which is good. Highly recommended.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Dernie April 2012

Trerice, National Trust historic house & garden, near Newquay - 5 stars. Fascinating historic house and garden, very visitor friendly (especially for families/children) - not as well known as other NT properties in the area but should not be overlooked!

The Eden Project (15 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

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

Mrs May 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

Mrs Rowan August 2015

Amazing place, well worth a visit

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Owen 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

Mr Veranneman 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

Mrs Reade 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 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 the shop. A great day out though , as they slept like logs on the way home!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Marsh 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

Mr McMahon July 2011

Its excellent, go and have a great day.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Morgan 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

Mr Cornish February 2009


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

Lucy 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

Miss Denness 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!

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