Harlyn beach, North Cornwall

Places to go and things to do during your stay

Guests staying in one of our holiday cottages are in an ideal position to explore Cornwall with its picturesque moors and rugged coastline. You can enjoy visiting country homes and gardens, ancient churches, steam railways and theme parks, not to mention exploring the South West Coast Path which runs for miles along coast, most of which is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Trips to the world famous Eden Project or The Lost Gardens of Heligan are not to be missed.


Our holiday cottages are only 10 minutes away from just about the best Cornwall has to offer for sailing, wind surfing, surfing and water skiing at Rock, Polzeath and Daymer Bay.

Beaches of North Cornwall

A short drive will take you to numerous sandy beaches offering safe bathing, surfing and sailing. For all the family, beaches such as Rock, Port Isaac, Crackington Haven, Trebarwith Strand and Port Gaverne. A little further west, Polzeath, Trevone, Harlyn (pictured above) and Constantine are also perfect. These relaxing and less hectic beaches are all located on the North Cornwall Coast.

Polzeath, North Cornwall
Families and surfers enjoying a day out at Polzeath
Port Isaac
Port Isaac - just a 5 minute drive

The Camel Trail

This is arguably the most successful recreational multi use trail in the UK. The Camel Trail is a 19 mile route that follows the beautiful Camel River from Padstow, where it joins the sea in a wide estuary, to Poley's Bridge inland, where it is merely a stream running through woodland. Also suitable for cycling, with bike hire available at several locations nearby.

Port Isaac to Port Gaverne

This walk enables you to explore two idyllic harbour side villages and the lovely wooded countryside between them. Port Isaac has classic Cornish character by the boat load - clusters of tiny whitewashed cottages, narrow twisting lanes and the lovely scent of freshly-caught fish. Port Isaac is also where the popular series Doc Martin is set.

Padstow, North Cornwall
The harbour at Padstow
Tintagel coast path
The coast path from Tintagel towards Boscastle


Three Inns, three Rivers, three Churches, and a most popular harbour. A great day out in Cornwall, with excellent facilities, historic harbour, parking, public toilets, shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants, stunning scenery and breathtaking views.

Tintagel and the Rocky Valley

Take a peek at the castle ruins in Tintagel before setting out south along the coast path towards Boscastle. The views of the coastline throughout this walk are spectacular. Along the way you'll come across a ruined village and Bronze Age carvings.


A passenger ferry runs from Rock (just a 8 minute drive from Tolraggott and Dinham Farms) to Padstow and is very popular with our guests. Traditionally a fishing port, Padstow is now a popular tourist destination on the north coast of Cornwall. The town is situated on the west bank of the River Camel estuary approximately five miles northwest of Wadebridge. Here you can enjoy spectacular scenery, picturesque walks around the harbour and many shops and restaurants, which include the world famous Rick Steins Seafood Restaurant.


Camel Valley Wine Tours

Drive to Nanstallon, Bodmin and visit the award winning world class Camel Valley Wine. Great wine tastings and an excellent shop.

Lanhydrock House

Located a few minutes from Bodmin, Lanhydrock House is a magnificent late Victorian country house with extensive servants' quarters, gardens and wooded estate. One of 21 excellent National Trust locations in Cornwall.

Eden Project
The Eden Project - a memorable day out for all the family
Lanhydrock House and Gardens (NT)

The Eden Project

Located between Bodmin and St Austell, The Eden Project is open all year round and it takes 3-4 hours to get around, an excellent day out. A former china clay mine that has been turned into a rich global garden boasting the worlds largest greenhouses.

Lost Gardens of Heligan

Drive South near Mevagissey, The Lost Gardens of Heligan offer over 200 acres for exploration. Discover Victorian Productive Gardens, romantic Pleasure Grounds, lush sub-tropical Jungle, pioneering Wildlife Project & beyond.

Pencarrow House, near Bodmin

Pencarrow House is a stately home with magnificent gardens - 50 acres including a sunken Italian garden, a lake and over 700 varieties of rhododendron. In summer plays are staged here.

The Launceston Steam Railway

A favourite with families, the Launceston Steam Railway a narrow gauge steam railway running from the historic Cornish town of Launceston, through the glorious Kensey Valley, to the hamlet of Newmills.

Launceston Steam Railway
Launceston Steam Railway
Ruins of the legendary castle of King Arthur at Tintagel

Tintagel Castle

The remains of Tintagel Castle are at the heart of Arthurian legend. The location of the castle is spectacular - half a mile outside of Tintagel, across rugged clifftops, with no vehicular access. Tintagel Island, attached to the mainland by a sliver of land, enhances the wild and romantic atmosphere.

Newquay Zoo

From African lions to zebras, Newquay Zoo, Cornwall's award-winning zoo is home to over 300 animals. There's plenty to do, with daily feeding times and talks, a play area, maze, picnic spots, a cafe and, in summer, barbecues by the lake.

Prideaux Place, Padstow

Another stunning Elizabethan house, Prideaux Place has formal gardens, a deer park and lovely woodland walks. Inside you will find all kinds of historic artefacts, from art and furniture to an extensive porcelain collection.

The Japanese Garden and Bonsai Nursery, Near Newquay

One and a half acres of formal Japanese-style gardens; complete with a Zen garden, a bamboo grove, a water garden with bridges, waterfalls, islands and Koi Carp, and a symbolic tea house.