The area surrounding the cottage is rich in natural beauty, with views looking out over St Breok Downs, across Wadebridge and then onwards over Bodmin Moor and we are very close to the picturesque villages of St Minver, Trezzridick, Pityme and Chapel Amble.
A short drive will take you to the beautiful Cornish coast, Rock being the nearest coastal location. Rock is known for its watersports, sailing, wind surfing and water skiing. You can catch the Black Tor ferry across the estuary from Rock to Padstow.
A little further to North East, you will find Daymer Bay, backing on to sand dunes, Daymer Bay’s wide sandy beach is sheltered by the estuary making it ideal for paddling or swimming without the strong waves associated with most beaches in North Cornwall. Nestling in the sand dunes at the edge of the golf course behind Daymer Bay, is the beautiful and picturesque St Enodoc Church, the final resting place of the renowned poet Sir John Betjeman.
Around the headland lies Polzeath, popular with surfers and families alike, Polzeath is an invigorating place. In addition to the stunning wide sandy beach it has several surf shops, surf schools, a couple of gift shops, several cafes and take-away’s including a pastie bar and an ice cream parlor selling gorgeous local ice cream, a restaurant, small supermarket, a bouncy castle, bungee trampolines, crazy golf and tennis courts. Beach, Sand, Sea, Surf, and Rock Pools (We love Polzeath!)
A little further North East of Polzeath is the beautiful and picturesque harbour of Port Isaac, with its narrow winding streets, quaint gift shops and several top restaurants. The popular TV series Doc Martin’ starring Martin Clunes, was set and filmed in Port Isaac although it is renamed Portwenn for the television.
Further still there’s Port Gaverne, Port Quinn and the popular surfing beach at Trebarwith Strand. Not forgetting Tintagel the legendary home of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, then Boscastle a little further North.
To the West across the river Camel is Padstow, made particularly famous by the presence of TV chef Rick Stein’s restaurant. Padstow has several first class restaurants and all the amenities and shops you would expect in a small costal town. Padstow is also the end destination for the Camel Trail which runs alongside the Camel Estuary from Wabebridge to Padstow.