Beaches in the area
Looe beach is our nearest beach, very sandy and safe for swimming with lots of entertainment and cafes to hand. No dogs allowed here but they are at Hannafore (no parking charges) and plenty of cafes and level walking as well as rock pools for young children. Plaidy beach is to the East of Looe which also accepts dogs and is rather a nice sheltered location unfortunately there are no cafes here.
Seaton and Downderry the owners favourite beaches good safe swimming with lots of good pubs and cafes for lunch or tea, Seaton has quite good surf for the adventurous.
Kingsand and Cawsand these are charming beaches and the towns themselves have real appeal, several pubs and cafes
Lantic Bay A little known quite deserted charming beach but quite a walk to reach it but worth it. Alternatively, a boat trip would be ideal.
Whitsand Bay a very sandy beach but good golden sand. However, quite a climb down so don’t forget anything!
The North coast is worth a visit being only one hour away.
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One of UK top tourist attractions, gardens and biomes with much more
|Monkey Sanctuary||Well worth a visit to view these rescued woolly monkeys|
|Porfell Animal Park||Great family day out lots of on site feeding and good cafe|
|Donkey Sanctuary||Much loved donkey sanctuary offering homes to abused or abandoned donkeys|
|Gardens Galore!||This is the county for absolutely wonderful gardens because of our mild climate|
|Heligan Gardens||A splendid garden to visit, slowly uncovered garden from the First World war instigated by Tim Shmitt|
|National Trust Properties||Llanhydrock and Cotehele are our nearest NT properties but plenty more a bit further along Cornwall|
|Country Park at Mount Edgcumbe||This fine park and house make a wonderful day out with lunch in the orangery, stunning walk from Cawsand for the energetic|
|China Clay Country Park||A fantastic day out learning about what has been one of Cornwall’s main industries|
|Trelissick and Country Park||The owners love this place, do the walk, see the house and pop up to Philleigh for lunch at the gorgeous old pub|
|Port Eliot House and Gardens||This is a must only open til end of June, family still live here and there is so much memorabilia all on show. A lovely grey whippet rules the roost here! Has his own blog on the web-site|
|Boat trips from Looe||This is what we’re all about being so near to Looe, go catch some lovely fresh mackerel to put on the barbecue back at your cottage|
|Riding stables at Polmartin||For lessons and offroad riding all year|
|Riding stables at Trerulefoot||For lessons and ofroad riding near Liskeard|
|St.Veep Lerryn||Have a lesson in this beautiful Fowey valley|
|Golf at Bindown Looe||Stunning views at this prestigious golf course|
|Golf at championship course St.Mellion||
Play the Nicklaus course at this UK famous course
|Lostwithiel Golf Hotel||Great course to play and then visit Lostwithiel town which is charming with antique shops and great cafes|
|Trago Mills||A great favourite out of town shopping centre with our regulars|
Our Local Towns
Looe is our nearest town being just under two miles away. Fabulous sandy beach, scores of great pubs and cafes also rather wonderful restaurants serving fish and other favourites. A wealth of shops including some excellent boutiques for all ages.
Polperro is smaller than Looe but worth a visit. Several shops and good eating places. Pub offering live music on certain nights.
Liskeard is our nearest market town. Good fun to take the train up from Looe, a very pretty line. Morrisons supermarket, farmers market, banks and some interesting shops for presents to take home, a few good clothing shops
Plymouth is well worth a visit. This is a large naval port and in August holds an open event called ‘Navy Days’ . The Hoe and Barbican are very interesting with boat trips leaving daily. Good eating places here, Captain Jasper’s Fish and Chips, a firm favourite. The main city centre and new Arcade house all the large well known shops with a few surf type shops in between. Plymouth boasts a wonderful cinema complex and the theatre royal
Truro is the capital of Cornwall with a beautiful cathedral. Many unique shops and a flagship Marks and Spencer here. There may be something good on at Hall for Cornwall, a theatre right in the centre of the city. Good eateries and fabulous shops.