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Out and About

St. Merryn. 


The village of St. Merryn is about 1.5 miles away. Here you will find shops, a petrol station and Barnecutts bakery (great bread and Cornish pasties). There are also cafes, restaurants and pubs including The Cornish Arms owned by Rick Stein.




Padstow is an old fishing village about 3 miles away. Although not as busy with the fishing fleet, the harbour is bustling with all kinds of leisure craft. Take a fishing trip, a spin in Jaws, a high speed motor launch, or a more relaxed trip on the Jubilee Queen. There are numerous shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants.

Crab Pots at Port Issac
Padstow Harbour
Padstow Harbour

There is a regular ferry service across the River Camel to Rock from where you can walk to Daymer Bay and Polzeath.


The Camel Trail is popular with cyclists and walkers. On the site of the old railway track it runs for 18 miles between Padstow and Bodmin through Wadebridge. Cycles can be hired from any of these towns.


There are seven bays within a few miles of the chalet. One for everyday of the week. These are Trevone, Boobies, Constantine, Harlyn, Porthcothan, Treyarnon and Mother Ivey’s. From any of these access can gained to the South West Coastal Path and the magnificent views of the Cornish coast.

Bedruthan Steps
Hawkers Cove
Sunset off Harlyn Bay

Further afield there is Bedruthan Steps (National Trust) with it’s spectacular views. The tea room is a must. (Great cream teas with scones made on the premises).


The world famous Eden Project with its futuristic Biomes is about 12 miles away. Here you can walk through a South American Rainforest or wander around a Mediterranean vineyard.

Biomes at Eden Project
Tin Mine Engine House
Booby's Bay
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