PLACES TO VISIT
Nearby picturesque villages of Tintagel and Boscastle are worth visiting, with attractions such as Tintagel Castle and the Museum of Witchcraft , and a little further afield is the wonderful Hartland Abbey & Gardens. There is a lovely woodland walk to Blackpool Mill, the location of 'Barton Cottage' in the BBC's production of Jane Austen's 'Sense and Sensibility'. The cottage overlooks a rugged Atlantic cove 1 mile from the Abbey and the walk is a carpet of wildflowers in spring, with primroses, violets, wood anemones or a mass of bluebells, at their best in April.
Close to Hartland are the gold medal winning Docton Mill Gardens.
Also in Devon is RHS Rosemoor at Great Torrington which is well worth a visit, as is the village of Clovelly.
Back in Cornwall, there are some glorious, safe, stretches of sandy beach where children can play and explore, and excellent areas for surfing and bodyboarding North Cornwall Beaches . Visit Pencarrow House and Gardens and Japanese Bonsai Gardens at St Mawgan, the Lost Gardens of Heligan or the famous Eden Project. As well the usual summer attractions, each winter the Eden project has an ice skating rink with a winter forest theme, Christmas Shopping, Father Christmas, Cornish choirs singing carols and of course delicious festive food and drink. There are also special late evenings when you can join the lantern procession and take a stroll through the stunningly lit Biomes after dark. Have a go at the sport of curling, a sort of bowls on ice!
Take in a tour or just enjoy a glass of wine at Camel Valley Vineyard, overlooking the beautiful valley.
See Port Isaac, the setting for Doc Martin's TV Series, or maybe bustling Padstow the home of Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant, the May Day celebrations and Prideaux Place.
Tamar Lakes near Bude provides a range of water sports including sailing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing (with equipment hire), coarse fishing and a nature reserve.
Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway is a standard gauge railway that operates mainly steam locomotives. Enjoy a 13 mile round trip on this steeply graded line through the beautiful countryside. Look out for the 'Santa' journeys in December!
For children, try Hidden Valley Discovery Park, Crealy Adventure Park, Trehorne Leisure Park, Cornish Birds of Prey Centre, Newquay Zoo, the Blue Reef Aquarium, Flambards Experience and many more.
The choices are endless and one of the many reasons that visitors return year after year.
Enjoy our lodge and Cornwall at any time of the year!