Things to see & do
Cornwall offers an enormous diversity of activities, from stunning coastal walks, cycling trails, surfing and sailing to more relaxing pursuits like visiting galleries, houses or gardens, and dining out in one of the superb local restaurants.

Attractions close to Carclaze Farm include the world renowned Eden Project, the Tate Gallery in St Ives, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Rick Stein’s highly acclaimed Seafood Restaurant and Cookery School in nearby Padstow.

Should you require any help or guidance planning your time in Cornwall, Allen and Jean are available throughout your stay to offer advice on local activities.

Towns & Villages
Port Isaac (5 miles)
Traditional and picturesque fishing port – home of Doc Martin and The Fisherman’s Friends who usually entertain Friday evenings on the Quayside. Lovely shops/restaurants, and good coastal walks.

Wadebridge (3.5 miles)
Old market town situated on the River Camel, home to the start of the Camel Trail bike route. Bike hire, tennis courts, swimming pool and children’s playground. Good selection of shops including clothes and gift shops. Several good restaurants and cafes. Local cinema.

Padstow (11 miles)
Beautiful traditional fishing port, more recently put on the map by Rick Stein who has several restaurants and cafes, plus a Cookery School, in the village. Large selection of shops and eateries in the streets close to the port. Attractive walk along the coastline with views across the estuary to Rock. Launch for the ferry to Rock.

Tintagel (14 miles)
Home of Tintagel Castle, originally constructed for King Arthur in the fifth century. A replacement castle was built in the 1260’s, the remains of which stand today. Spectacular views of the coastline.

Boscastle (16 miles)
Beautiful small fishing port with a number of good shops and cafes. Excellent walks and views.

St Ives (48 miles)
Attractive seaside town with plenty to see and do, worth a visit to experience the unique St Ives light – sought after by photographers and painters for decades. Beautiful expanses of beach and interesting individual shops. Home of theTate Gallery and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Eden project (20 miles)
International botanical gardens with over 1 million visitors a year. Spectacular bio-domes offering educational and inspiring information about the world we live in, and how plants shape our lives.

Boat Trips
Coastal cruises run daily during the summer. Trips around Puffin Island offer views of nesting sea birds and marine life. Speed boat rides, mackerel, wreck and reef fishing trips are also available.

Seal Sanctuary, Gweek (45 Miles)
National Seal Sanctuary, set in the picturesque Helford Estuary by the beautiful village of Gweek.

Steam Railway Bodmin & Launceston (10 miles)
Journey through Cornish countryside via steam trains departing from Bodmin or Launceston.

Minack Theatre (60 miles)
Cornwall’s famous theatre under the stars is situated on the edge of the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic.

Lands End (60 miles)
A dramatic headland on the Penwith peninsula, located near Penzance.
Fantastic views of the rocky cliffs and headland.

Attractions for Children
Lappa Valley, nr Newquay
Three charming miniature trains meander their way through a conservation oasis. Several children’s play areas include trampolines, soft play, climbing frames and a boating lake. Highly recommended day out.

Camel Creek, nr Wadebridge
Experience Cornwall’s legendary attraction which combines magic and myths, wild rides and exciting adventures.

Dairyland, nr Newquay
Enjoy the fun of an all weather attraction providing entertainment for every age. Farm themed rides and activities including mini tractors, cow milking, feeding and petting areas.

Local Beaches & Countryside
A wide sandy bay excellent for the family, famous for its sandy beach, rock pools and surfing. Board/wetsuit hire and surf lessons are available. Plenty of restaurants and shops.

Daymer Bay
A quieter bay ideal for young families, but also popular for windsurfing and kite flying. There are a selection of shops and restaurants in nearby Rock.

Port Quin
A rocky cove suited to the more adventurous – good for snorkelling, kayaking, coasteering and small inflatables. Cornish Rock Tors can arrange adventure sports in the area.

A sailor’s paradise with fantastic views across the estuary to Padstow. A starting point for yachting and waterskiing (lessons available for both), fishing boat hire and boat trips.

Coastal Walks
Numerous spectacular National Trust walks – too many to mention but you can find details in all cottages.

Camel Trail
Winding along the spectacular Camel Estuary, the Camel Trail is one of the most popular cycle trails in the UK. The trail is an easy ride suitable for all levels of cyclist.

Heritage & Gardens
National Trust Houses & Gardens
Cotehele, Lanhydrock and Trelisick – superb country houses and gardens set within the stunning Cornish landscape.

Houses & Gardens
Pencarrow House and Gardens is just a few miles south of us on the outskirts of Bodmin Moor, it is pet and child friendly, extremely unique with amazing history and a fine example of gardens in Cornwall.

Glendurgan (National Trust), Trebah and The Lost Gardens of Heligan are all well worth a visit. Also of note is the excellent Duchy of Cornwall Nursery in Lostwithiel.