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Self catering holiday cottages in West Cornwall, by the sea.
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St. Mawes, Roseland Peninsula, St. Just in Roseland, Truro, Feock, Falmouth, Mylor, Flushing, Devoran Gorran Haven Rose Perranporth Maenporth & Veryan
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ST MAWES
Beautiful village (shops, pubs, restaurants, galleries) with harbour, two sandy beaches and Henry VIII castle, at the end of the lovely Roseland Peninsula, looking across to St Anthony Head (summer pedestrian ferry), and to Falmouth and the Helford River. Pedestrian ferry to Falmouth and cruises on Carrick Roads. Sailing school; canoeing; fishing trips; regattas. St Just in Roseland, 2 miles.

ROSELAND PENINSULA
The Roseland Peninsula is beautifully unspoilt, with wonderful beaches, glorious coastline, charming villages, coastal walks, hidden pubs and stunning scenery. Gerrans Bay is home to beautiful beaches (our cottage at Rosevine, is close to one), with golden sands, clear water and interesting rock pools. The Eden Project is easily reached by car.

 

The Roseland Peninsula is a wonderful area if you like easy coastal walks and stunning views.


ST JUST IN ROSELAND
Tiny village, 2 miles from St Mawes, famous for its wonderful churchyard, with luxuriant flowers and shrubs, exquisite views and ancient tombstones, sloping down to a silent creek. Nearby yachts rest on a shingle bar. Beyond, in the distance, are yachts racing and Falmouth. One of Cornwall's most exquisite places.
 

TRURO
Capital city of Cornwall and gateway to beautiful countryside (good walking) around the Fal Estuary. Beautiful young cathedral (1910). Excellent small shops and cafés. Tennis courts. Farmers’ market every Saturday. Sandy beaches at St Agnes and Perranporth, 7 miles; Falmouth, 10; great gardens at Glendurgan and Trebah, 13.

FEOCK
Feock is a beautiful (sprawling) village set around the creeks of the Fal Estuary, 5 miles south of Truro and 7 miles north of Falmouth. The Sailing and Watersports School located at Loe Beach is excellent for children. The National Trust gardens of Trelissick and the King Harry Ferry are at Feock, and the area is a wonderful setting for artists, walkers and birdwatchers.

The actual village of Feock is around the Church area and down the hill to Loe beach. It also includes part of Penpol and down to the National Trust Trelissick Gardens and to the King Harry Ferry which takes you and your car across the river to the Roseland Peninsula. The Parish of Feock includes Point, Penpol and Devoran. 

Restronguet Creek is the largest of the creeks, and a haven for sheltered boating and birdlife. The famous Pandora Inn is to be found on the Mylor side of this Creek. The Punchbowl and Ladle provides good meals, and is open all year round. The Old Quay Inn at Devoran is not far away up the Creek.


FALMOUTH
Falmouth and Carrick Roads form one of the finest natural havens in the world, with sheltered sailing waters, wonderful beaches and walks. The visitor to Falmouth can explore the network of bays and rivers by boat from the Quay. There is a thriving yachting and boating community and several yacht marinas. The town centre with its charming long narrow main street has some fine listed buildings, restaurants and shops. There is a selection of safe beaches to the south on Falmouth Bay, and many more nearby. The surrounding coastline and countryside is magnificent.

 

From Falmouth you can explore the villages, beaches and walks of Western Cornwall easily in a day's round trip.


MYLOR
Mylor is a few minutes by road from Flushing (or a lovely walk along the coastal path). Mylor Churchtown has a beautiful waterfront area with cafes, wine bar and restaurants. The yacht harbour offers sailing tuition and boat hire. Mylor Bridge is the village at the head of Mylor Creek, and has local shops and a good pub.

You can set off on costal walks from here - many pass a waterside cafe or pub, including the famous Pandora Inn on Restronguet Creek. 3 miles from Falmouth and 6 miles from Truro.

FLUSHING
Flushing is a stunningly picturesque waterside village on the opposite shores to Falmouth. It is calm and tranquil with a fine restaurant, two pubs and a Post Office/village stores. A regular ferry runs to and from Falmouth, from where you can join the network of expeditions by boat all around the Falmouth Bay and estuary. Flushing is popular with boating enthusiasts, and is also a haven for those wishing to find a small peaceful village, where it is possible to imagine the Cornwall of yesteryear. Flushing is popular with walkers, artists, writers and nature-lovers. The evening sun on the water at Flushing, highlighting the colourful boats on the water, is quite magnificent.

 

There is a really good grassy playground on the hill at Flushing called "The Bowling Green".  It is only a short walk from Quay Cottage.  The views from up there are excellent, and there are places to picnic.


DEVORAN
Devoran lies near the head of Restronguet Creek and about half way between Perranwell and Feock. It is very pretty, with a welcoming pub (The Old Quay Inn) and interesting waterside walks. Great location for bird watching. Good for cycling and very well placed for exploring Cornwall. Falmouth 5 miles and Truro 5 miles.

 

Devoran is not only a perfect place for a relaxing holiday, but is well placed to visit the Cornish gardens and coastline.


GORRAN HAVEN
Unspoilt, pretty fishing village (pub, restaurant, shop, PO) on a hillside around the harbour. Mevagissey, 2 miles. Sandy beach in the harbour; others more secluded within 1½ miles; St Mawes, 10 miles; Truro, 15; nearest town: St Austell, 10. Lost Gardens of Heligan, 5 miles. The Eden Project, about 12 miles. Gorran Haven

ROSE
Hamlet a mile from Perranporth (small resort, 3 miles of sand/surf beaches) and the huge stretch of Perran Sands. Footpath from village to beach (3 mile round trip) over an SSSI area of natural sand dunes. Golf, pony-trekking. Rose

PERRANPORTH
Small resort with immense (three miles long) sand/surf beaches (life-guarded); formerly a tin-mining village. A 7th cent. church is buried in the dunes. Golf course, riding school, folk museum, Iron Age amphitheatre; coarse fishing and gliding locally. Newquay and St Agnes, both about 5 miles; Truro, about 10. Parranporth

MAENPORTH
Romantic, spectacular cove beach with wooded cliffs managed by the Maenporth Estate with scuba school, beachside café and bar/restaurant. Mawnan Smith (pub, shops), 1 mile. Falmouth, 2¼ miles. Watersports, golf, riding and fishing available locally; many beautiful gardens within easy reach. Maenporth

VERYAN
Little wooded-valley village (good pub) a mile from the sea in one of the loveliest parts of Cornwall. Nat. Trust cliffs, coves, sandy beaches, tiny fishing villages; close inland, the wooded Fal estuary creeks. St Mawes and Mevagissey, 7 miles. St Just in Roseland, 5. The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Eden Project and Truro, 10. Veryan
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