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A Holiday to reset the mind, relax the body and go home feeling energised and altogether whole again

Scenic Places

Padstow

Padstow can get extremely busy due to the growing popularity and a couple of well known Chef's have restaurants here, such as Rick Stein and Paul Ainsworth. However if you can go early morning or out of season the walk through the fishing town and up to the far end you can see the old 15th Century Abbey house and further up the hill there is the WW1 War Memorial with stunning views across the estuary and over to Rock where you can catch a passenger ferry.

The walk on around takes you to a very large and mostly quiet beach called Harbour Cove. Great for wind surfing.

Tintagel and Boscatle

These two villages are close together so worth a trip on the same day. 

Tintagel is very popular and known for it's castle ruins accessed by foot over an impressive bridge with views out to sea. There are a few cafes and pubs in Tintagel to quench your thirst or appetite. 

Boscastle is a lovely small village and fishing port and perfect for a walk from the River Valency near the main car park, down the main high street towards the port and along the clifftops. There are a few quirky shops along the high street and a nice cafe called The good stuff. 

There is also St Nectan's Waterfall about 2 miles away and on route there is a good farmshop and cafe.

Camel Trail

This largely traffic-free trail follows an old railway line. At 17 miles long and largely flat it’s ideal for families and less experienced cyclists. The trail offers spectacular views of moorland, woodland and estuary and is used by walkers, joggers, cyclists and horse-riders. You can hire bikes from Wadebridge (next to Lidl) 

Wadebridge

This is a lovely small town only 7 miles away and offer an array of independent shops, cafes, a small cinema and central point to access the coast towards Rock and Polzeath. 

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Beaches

 Polzeath

This beautiful small yet deep beach when the tides right out stretches around the New Polzeath beach. It is a 15 min drive from the barns, (7 miles)

It's a popular surf spots and now become very popular in high season. It has many cafes, restaurants and a couple of clothing stores and art galleries. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle, then turn off before Polzeath and head for New Polzeath which is a smaller, quieter beach which also can be the start or part of a magnificent walk around the headland, (see walks for more info)

Tregardock

Tregardock is a hidden gem and is only 4 miles away. 

Tregardock - Small yet stunning beach and views, normally very quiet. This beach is only accessible at Low tide and does not have a café or toilets. The coastal walks from Tregardock to Trebarwith Stand is breath taking and with views across to Port Issac. Trebarwith has a lovely pub and art gallery.

 To get to Tregardock, drive through St Teath, turn left at the monument, keep driving for a mile until you get to a crossroads on the B3314. Turn left and then 50 yards turn right for Treligga. Keep drivng along this road for about half a mile, go past the first left and then take the second left for Tregardock farm. Park down the bottom of the lane and walk through the farm bearing right downhill towards the coast, you will start seeing sign posts towards Tregardock.

Rock beach and Daymer Bay

These two beaches are next door to each other and you can walk from one to the other either along the beach at low-tide, over the top of Brea Hill or through the golf course, stopping off at St Endoc Church which was once almost buried due to wind driven sand!

Daymer bay is quieter and popular for wind surfing whilst Rock is a place to wander across the dunes, onto the very long beach and take in the beauty across to Padstow with many a small boat bobbing about on the water. There a a few good restaurants, pubs, shops and cafes in Rock.

Rock Beach looking out to Padstow from the dunes

Walks

There are so many walks along the coast and inland, a few we do often are loved for the views and features such as bluebells and waterfalls!

The Rumps, via Pentire point and New Polzeath

The walk starts near the coast at the Lead Mines National Trust car park and heads out onto the coast path. The route follows the coast onto Com Head, where there is a stunning view of Port Isaac Bay. The coast path continues to Rumps Point, where you can walk through the Iron Age fortifications to the twin headlands. The coast path continues to Pentire Point, where there are views across the Camel Estuary, and on to the beach at Pentireglaze. The route finally heads inland at New Polzeath along lanes towards Pentire Farm to complete the circular walk. 

Woodland Walk – The closest woodland walk doesn’t show up on google maps. If you go to our closest village St Teath,  at the clock tower turn right and then immediately left down Trevilley Lane. Keep driving for approx. half a mile until you reach a T Junction.

Park up on the left in the layby, then walk across the road up a single track lane. In between a farmhouse and another house on your left keep walking through a gate and you will come through into the woods. The track goes around for approx. an hours walk, however if you walk up the hill this takes you into Delabole.

Port Issac

The Port Isaac Circular Walk is a fun and beautifully scenic adventure along the Cornish Coast that will lead you around a well known village from pop culture. While out walking the trail, you will explore the landscape surrounding the picturesque village of Port Isaac, which is famous for its role as the fictional village of Portwenn in the television series Doc Martin. This is an excellent walking route that can be enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts of varying skill levels.

St. Nectans Waterfall

This is a spectacular 60ft waterfall that can be found through a hole in the rocks. It’s accompanied by two additional waterfalls and a beautiful woodland walk. It falls into a high basin, flows through a circular hole and drops into a small plunge pool.

The river cascades over the rock, a beautiful fall of water, into St Nectan’s Kieve. The crystal clear water in this deep rock basin overflows through a spectacular hole eroded through the rock. 

Constantine- Harlyn Bay and back

The walk is about 2-3 hours and starts at Constantine Bay, crosses the sandy beach to Booby's Bay and then follows the coast path past a collapsed cave before reaching Dinas Head and the lighthouse. The route passes around Trevose Head to reach the Padstow lifeboat station and the sheltered beach of Mother Ivey's Bay. The walk continues along the coast to the surf beach at Harlyn Bay along cliffs where there have been numerous Bronze Age finds including neck ornaments made of gold. The return route is fairly quick and easy, following lanes and footpaths back to Constantine Bay. 

We sometimes stop on route at The pig hotel for a coffee break and snack, google the pig location once on foot and its easy to find.

 

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Park at The National trust Pentire Glaze carpark

(postcode PL27 6QY) They have bathroom facilities and a cafe

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River running through the woodland where bluebells are in abundance in April

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Port Issac walk, view across the harbour

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Independent shops

Scope out the many lovely local independent shops that Cornwall has to offer! Near to the accommodation, Hawksfield on the A39 has an array of different shops perfect for an hour or two’s meander. 

Rock has a few luxury shops with a good selection of clothing, art and homeware.
Wadebridge Town is perfect for an afternoon’s perusal with unique and diverse shops to roam.

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