We are within easy reach of the popular Camel Trail (just a mile away) – Cornwall’s most popular free attraction. This isn’t a road or a path but a stretch of converted railway ideal for walking, jogging or cycling. The Camel Trail winds its way through some of England’s most beautiful and relatively unknown coastal scenery and countryside. There are 17 miles of disused railway beside the River Camel that have been converted from the rail track bed to trail way, thus linking the towns of Padstow, Wadebridge and Bodmin. An offshoot of the trail follows the river through North Cornwall’s rugged moorland village landscapes and idyllic wooded valleys, towards the picturesque market town of Camelford. The hub of the Camel Trail can be found at Wadebridge and from here there are two possibilities. One is to head west and follow the trail to Padstow. The trail passes through some of the most beautiful countryside in England, with stunning views out over the Camel estuary, complemented with little tributaries that disappear into the heart of the fabulous north Cornwall countryside, as well as revealing little inland coves and beaches at low tide. The other option is to head inland, east towards the town of Bodmin, with equally inspirational surroundings and various interesting diversions along the way.
Port Isaac, better known today as Port Wenn and the location of the popular ITV series Doc Martin, Port Isaac, remains an unspoilt, pretty fishing village and is about 10 miles away from us. Its neighbour, Port Quin, is also worth a visit.
“Visit Wadebridge and you will discover a surprise around every corner.” From local shops and galleries, to pubs and restaurants and even a multi-screen cinema. There is a weekly country produce market in the Town Hall.
Some of the best beaches in Cornwall are within easy reach, from excellent surfing beaches such as Polzeath (one of two Blue Flag beaches in North Cornwall) and Harlyn Bay to beaches like Constantine Bay that are ideal for families, there are also dog friendly beaches within easy reach for example Daymer Bay.
Popular with visitors a dramatic global garden with 2 biomes with plants collected from many tropical climates. Experience the Rainforest smells and sights in the worlds largest greenhouse. A fun family day out, which is only a short drive from us.
A historic former prison built in 1779, steeped in history, it is one of Britan’s most haunted buildings, explore the cells for a fun and educational adventure, or have dinner in the Governors Hall Restaurant.
Borough Arms – Less than a mile away from us. Built in 1850’s to service the trains that took china clay from the moor down to the port at Padstow. A warm welcome awaits and renowned for their daily carvery this family friendly pub is literally right on the Camel Trail and has plenty of parking.
Camel Valley Vineyard – A short cycle down the Camel Trail will take you to Camel Valley Vineyard it is here you can relax and enjoy an International award wining glass of wine or two on the sun terrace after a personal tour of the vineyard and winery.
Lanivet Inn -Being 18th Century the inn is a traditional Cornish village Pub. Serving tasty locally sourced, wholesome food and award winning local ales.
Lanhydrock House – A magnificent Victorian House set in nearly 1000 acres of gardens and woodlands. The house managed by The National Trust dates back to Victorian times the public tour takes in service rooms, nurseries and some servants bedrooms as well as the main reception room and family bedrooms, there is also a Park Cafe where you can refuel from either the tour around the house or having been on one of the many cycle routes around the estate.