Echiums in Cornwall
Echiums in Cornwall

A holiday in Cornwall provides so much to see and do but ultimately it is a great place to unwind and relax. Click here to see images of Cornwall.

If you bring your car you can easily explore the western end of the peninsula. If not, we can arrange to collect you from Penzance Station and occasionally give you rides into town. You can also explore on foot, bicycle (if you bring one), or by bus. Here are a few ideas.

Ten minutes up the road there is a prehistoric stone circle, the ‘Merry Maidens’ and standing stones known as the ‘Pipers’.

In half an hour, through a wooded valley to Lamorna Cove, you can get refreshments by the pool at the ‘Cove Hotel’ or walk on down to the cove itself, where there is a cafe open in the summertime.

From there you can continue walking on the coastpath either into Mousehole or over to St Loy. Mousehole is a pretty harbour village with galleries and gift shops and tearooms, a good pub and excellent restaurants. St Loy with it’s beach of great rounded boulders is backed with a pretty wood and has an excellent tea room open in the summer season.

Cycling is a little hilly but half an hour takes you to some spectacular beaches such as Porthcurno, and the famous Minack Theatre built into the cliff, or to a long stretch of sandy beach at Marazion and the National Trust island of St Michael’s Mount.

There is a good bus service from the house and in the summer season there is an open top bus which goes round the entire peninsula.

Only 5 miles away is the still active fishing port of Newlyn and the working town of Penzance. A pleasant afternoon can be spent wandering around the shops which sell antiques, second hand books, vintage clothes, or browsing the small contemporary galleries. There are lots of teashops and good restaurants. There is a small theatre and leisure centre and a 1930s outdoor swimming pool.

‘Penlee House’, a gallery and museum set in the park in Penzance and has a good cafe with outdoor terrace. The other public art galleries include ‘Tate St Ives’ showing artists who have had some connection with the area, and ‘Newlyn Gallery’ and ‘The Exchange’, showing contemporary art.

St Ives is a must see for many as it boasts a good number of beaches,galleries and cafes. And the sunset atSennen is a perfect end to a summer's day, with a great beach cafe for dinner.