Coastal villages and the South West Coastal Path
Dotted all along the south coast of Cornwall you will find plenty of welcoming coastal communities, beaches and fishing villages. All with their own unique charm, they will keep families and children entertained on the beautiful sandy beaches and stunning cliffs.
The nearest sandy beach to us, close to Torpoint. Visit Rame Head, Freathy and Tregantle with their excellent clean sandy beaches.
If you want to explore further on foot, the South West Coastal Path offers guides and maps on the public footpaths along this stunning stretch of coastline. A little further the popular seaside destination of Looe, Polperro and picturesque and quaint Fowey are easily accessible.
A classic West Country Market town with local produce and independent boutiques! Situated on the South West edge of the Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock is famous for being the birthplace of Sir Francis Drake and for its annual “Goosey Fair”. The re-designed Wharf is now a bustling entertainment area with live concerts, theatre, cinema, art gallery and piano bar, whilst the town retains its market-soul with a permanent covered market and a regular farmers’ market attracting visitors from miles around to sample local delights.
Dartmoor National Park
Dartmoor National Park is where you can escape the hustle and bustle of modern life, sip a pint of real Dartmoor ale, devour fresh home baked bread and farmhouse cheddars while watching the sight of the famous Dartmoor ponies roaming free. Search for bronze age tombs, stone huts, trace the boundaries of hill forts and castles, then stumble across the forbidding sight of Princetown Gaol. Built in 1806 to house Napoleonic prisoners of war, but still in use today, this prison once had between seven to nine thousand prisoners crammed into it.
Take a much-needed rest in the pretty village of Widdecombe- in–the-Moor famous for its annual Widdecombe Fair. Choose to go horse riding at Chowell Farm, whether you are experienced or a novice, discover a great holiday thrill riding on the open moor, all rides are escorted.
Tamar Valley Donkey Park
Cornwall’s only donkey sanctuary houses over 25 donkeys on site for you to pet and interact with. Visit the pet goats, ferrets, pigs, sheep, rabbits, chicken enclosures and play in the adventure playgrounds, or even adopt a donkey to help with the costs of looking after these gentle animals.
Launceston Steam Railway and Castle
Fantastic views are on offer both from the ramparts of the impressive Norman-era Launceston Castle and the recently refurbished Launceston Steam Railway. Travel through the countryside in style viewing the glorious countryside from steam locomotives built in Victoria’s reign and soak up the history of the area.