village of St. Merryn is close by and offers a wide range of provisions;
having general food and wine stores, a fishmonger, a newsagent,
post office and garage.
Horse riding, pony trekking and freshwater
fishing are within easy reach. A golf course is about two miles
The area has several pleasant country inns
and restaurants which provide good meals at reasonable prices.
Reaching the coast is easy with good access
to several sandy surfing beaches including Trevone, Harlyn, Constantine,
Treyarnon and Porthcothan. Between these bays are glorious cliff
walks whilst further down the coastline are the famous Bedruthan
Steps which are close to Cornwall's other premier resort of Newquay.
Padstow is a small, unspoilt old fishing
port with a harbour from which pleasure boats or sea fishing trips
can bemade along the picturesque coast of North Cornwall. The town
has tennis courts, a crazy golf course and also Prideaux Place,
a 16th century house and deer park, reputed to be the oldest in
The old Padstow/Wadebridge railway route
(Camel Trail) now provides a very attractive walking or cycling
route along the beautiful Camel estuary to the old market town of
Wadebridge. Cycles can be hired at either end. The estuary is a
favourite spot for wind-surfers, dinghy sailors and water skiers.
It is a haven for many sea birds and waders.
Within a half hour drive are the world famous
Eden Project and the enchanting Gardens of Heligan.
The site provides an ideal base from which
to explore the many parts of Cornwall.