Below is a list of various local attractions and places of interest for you to visit when staying with us at Cornhill Farm Cottages
Gardens and Country Houses
Arts and Crafts
Attractions and Theme Parks
Places of Interest
Local Business Information:
K.P Cabs – 01726 815415
Star Cars – 0800 756 3097
White River Cars – 01726 76244
Kittows Quality Meats – Holmbush (PL25 3HT) – 01726 73005
James Kittow (Butcher and Grazier) – Kilhallon Farm, Par, (delivery available) – 01726 814926
Gardens and Country Houses
Eden Project– A dramatic global garden based in the natural theatre of a china claypit overlooking St Austell Bay. Nestling within it are two gigantic geodesic conservatories, the largest is 200 metres long and 55 metres high the biggest in the world! This world class visitor destination has been created to promote the understanding and responsible management of the vital relationship between plants, people and resources leading to a sustainable future for all.
Here is a link to the Official Eden Project Website http://www.edenproject.com
Keiths Eden Project Website– http://www.eden-project.co.uk
The Lost Gardens of Heligan– The garden restoration of the century. Lost for many years this was truly the secret garden. Eight acres of superb pleasure grounds plus five walled gardens and a huge vegetable garden. Voted March 2002 the nations favourite garden by the viewers of BBCs Gardeners World.
Duchy of Cornwall Nursery– Quite unusual in the in the plant growing world of today. Big enough to offer something like four thousand varieties of plants for sale, it still feels like a small specialist nursery.
Cotehele– An ancient and romantic place, hidden in woodland above the River Tamar.
Lanhydrock– The grandest and most welcoming house in Cornwall, Lanhydrock is superbly set in 450 acres of woods and parkland running down to the Fowey. lovely in all seasons.
Pencarrow– A Georgian house with 50 acres of Grade II* Listed Gardens must be one of Cornwalls finest stately homes.
St Michaels Mount The jewel in Cornwalls crown, this magical island has a church, a medieval castle (home of the St Aubyn family for over 300 years), an exotic garden clinging to the steep flanks, and an ancient harbour where you will find shops, restaurants and an audio-visual presentation on the history of the Mount.
Trelissick– A garden of rare beauty, set as the jewel in an estate of 500 acres, which is surrounded by water on three sides. The garden is a plantsmans delight, with collections of rare and exotic shrubs that thrive in the mild Cornish climate.
Geevor Tin Mine– The last mine to work in West Penwith. Set in dramatic coastal scenery, Geevor is now the largest complete mining site in Britain where visitors can follow the story of the mining and processing of tin.
Wheal Martyn Clay Museum– Discover the fascinating story of china clay. There is plenty of variety for all the family. Following an audio-visual introduction, the Historic Trail takes you through the old clay works where you will see the largest working water wheel in Cornwall.
Bodmin and Wenford Railway– Cornwalls only standard gauge steam railway. The line is set in beautiful countryside in the heart of the county.
Pendinnis Castle– 450 years of history can be traced from one of Henry VIIIs coastal strongholds to its last military role as a secret Second World War base. A Discovery Centre packed with activities allows visitors to get to grips with the history of this superb fortress.
St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre– Take a guided tour around Cornwalls oldest independent family brewery. St Austell Brewery has been brewing beer on the same site for more than 100 years and many of the original traditions and skills remain at the heart of St Austell beers today. Website www.staustellbrewery.co.uk
Poldark Mine– An all weather site set in the picturesque Wendron Valley Poldark contains a growing range of local craft shops, interactive craft workshops and activities for all age groups. FREE ENTRY.
Royal Cornwall Museum– The museum has a permanent display on the history of Cornwall from the Stone Age to the present day, as well as the natural history of Cornwall.
National Maritime Museum Cornwall– If youre looking for guaranteed entertainment for all the family, come rain or shine, then National Maritime Museum Cornwall has it all. New for 2004 is the Olympic exhibition called the €˜Will to Win. With one of only three natural underwater viewing locations in the world, breathtaking views from the 29m tower, hands-on interactive audio visual immersive experiences, talks, special exhibitions and the opportunity to get out onto the water and discover the marine life around our coastline, the Museum has everything for the whole family.
Charlestown Shipwreck Centre– Located in a historic china clay building, the centre offers visitors an insight into the history of Charlestown and shipwrecks. They have the largest exhibition of artefacts recovered by divers, on public display in the UK. Walk through underground tunnels where clay trucks were pushed out to the ships in the port.
Fowey Mevagissey Passenger Ferry– Combine a visit to two of Cornwalls most picturesque and contrasting ports with a return ferry trip across St Austell Bay between Fowey and Mevagissey. Website www.mevagissey-ferries.co.uk
Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary– Wingz aims to promote the responsible keeping and breeding of birds and animals through education. Located in the picturesque hamlet of Treesmill, set in approximately 3 acres of beautiful Cornish countryside just a few miles from the coast at Par. http://www.wingzbirdsanctuary.co.uk/
Blue Reef Aquarium– Overlooking the Atlantic, the Blue Reef Aquarium is the perfect location to appreciate the beauty of the oceans.
National Seal Sanctuary– Home to Britains leading marine animal rescue centre. Set in 40 acres of beautiful country on the picturesque Helford Estuary nr Helston.
Newquay Zoo– Theres always something new at Newquay Zoo. Explore the new rainforest exhibit in the zoo’s tropical house where you will discover a whole world of exotic animals. Water cascades down the ancient temple walls to the pools filled with tropical fish.
Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary– opened in 1973, the founder, Mike Reynolds wanted to create a home for his collection of birds, and imagined a sheltered spot with large aviaries set in beautiful gardens.
The Monkey Sanctuary– Meet a colony of Amazonian Woolly Monkeys, see them forage and play, and get a unique insight into their daily lives and individual characters.
Arts and Crafts
Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery– now offers the widest range of jewellery related courses available at any independent school in the UK ! Jewellery making is fun and whether you are a total beginner or already have some experience, you can sign up to use the facilities of the workshop. Website http://www.mcsj.co.uk/
Attractions and Theme Parks
i bounce (Bodmin)-iBounce offers you a wide range of awesome activities! Come along and explore one of our indoor arenas filled wall to wall with trampolines! Perfect your tricks & flips or even try out some Dodgeball?
Click & Climb (Roche – Cornwall Services)-A brand new leisure offer at Cornwall Services – a three floor purpose-built Soft Play for children aged 0 to 11. It is located next to the new Clip ‘n Climb offer at Cornwall Services and between them these two leisure outlets offer something for all ages, from toddlers right up to retirees!
Screech Owl Sanctuary– Owl close encounters is ongoing throughout the day when the other activities are not scheduled. See and touch many owl species of hand tame owls under staff supervision. This is a great opportunity to get up close and learn more about these magnificent creatures. If it is raining we bring owls indoors to the Education Centre.
Dairy Land– A favourite with families for nearly 30 years, this bustling dairy farm is not only hugely entertaining, its particularly good value too. There are masses to do, with plenty of play areas and childrens activities.
Kidzworld– Kidzworld has plenty for everyone and the majority of our areas undercover, so a visit here is a great day out come rain or shine. All the attractions are included in the admission price – we’re open 7 days a week throughout all school holidays and open every Bank Holiday.
Pentewan Seahorse Centre– Whether you want to chill with a coffee, splash in our two indoor swimming pools, watch your little ones play in the soft play zone, or just make the most of the view with a relaxing meal and a glass of wine, The Seahorse offers you a choice of ways to spend your time with us.
Camel Creek– Camel Creek Adventure Park is a vibrant and welcoming visitor destination year-round, uniquely interpreting the legends of the area and famous for delivering great adventures and days out for the whole family. The Park is an all-weathers’ attraction and open all year round, with annual activities reflecting the seasons.
Flambards– With internationally acclaimed exhibitions, the best thrill rides in Cornwall, family shows, live entertainment, glorious gardens, whatever the weather, The Flambards Experience is the Best Day of the week.
Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station– With over 60 dishes on site, Goonhilly is the largest satellite station in the world and makes a dramatic appearance on the landscape. Able to transmit to every corner of the globe via space, and through undersea fibre optic cables.
Lands End– The most westerly point in mainland England offers first class exhibitions and facilities to complement the spectacular natural attractions.Water World Swim in the 25 metre pool or slide down the 60 metre water flume into the tropical pools clear blue water.
Lappa Valley Steam Railway– Board a 15 gauge steam train, Zebedee or Muffin, at Benny Halt and travel on a mile-long journey through a beautiful Cornish valley to our leisure park at East Wheal Rose. Then ride on two more miniature railways: the 10 1/4 gauge climbs nearly half a mile further up the valley, and the 7 1/4 gauge travels a circuit of 320 metres.
Oasis Fun Pool– The Oasis Fun Pools in Newquay is the ideal family attraction for the whole family whatever the weather! With its amazing indoor and outdoor pools you will have fabulous fun.
Waterworld– Bask in the tropical fun pool with water cannon, tipper, flumes, slides, erupting volcano, spitting snakes & crocodile or enjoy a swim in the 6 lane 25 metre swimming pool. In2Fitness, Stay fit & healthy using the state of the art €œLife Fitness€ gym, superbly equipped, with instruction from our fully qualified instructors.
Places of Interest
Fowey– An historic town overlooking a deep-water anchorage, Fowey is one of Cornwalls most picturesque and romantic places. The pace of life in its narrow street is easy and there are few concessions to modern development. Home of the Daphne Du Maurier Festival of Arts and Literature.
Lostwithiel– One of the most attractive and interesting small market towns in Cornwall.
Looe– The town was formerly a pilchard fishing village. The bustling quayside is still lined with fishing boats and shark-fishing expeditions can be taken or more leisurely boat trips.
Luxulyan– Winding north from St Blazey is a favourite springtime beauty spot with local people. A mighty viaduct carried a mineral line and aqueduct across the valley. Luxulyan Valley contains some interesting circular walks which are ideal for exploring the area. The Saints Way passes through Luxulyan on its route from Padstow to Fowey.
Mevagissey– A famous and lovely fishing village. Still a flourishing fishing port although tourists have tended to replace pilchards as a source of income.
Walking / Cycling
Cornwall is a paradise for the hiker or casual walker. In addition to its wealth of beautiful inland walks, Cornwall has 228miles of coastal footpath.
Clay Trails– Cornhill Farm Cottages are situated on the Clay Trail Path which runs from Par Beach to The Eden Project, St Austell and Bugle. Cornwalls miles of scenic clay trails were first opened in March 2005 and new trails have continued to be made available, enabling visitors to enjoy this unique area of Cornwall. Discover these quiet pathways and enjoy the beauty and sense of peace they offer. http://www.claytrails.co.uk
Saints Way– The Saints way crosses mid-Cornwall and follows a diverse range of scenery from valleys and pastures to woodland, moors and villages. The 30 mile trail commences in the town of Padstow and terminates at the southern port of Fowey.South West Coast Path The South West Coast Path offers a 630 mile continuous coastal adventure and features some of the most dramatic landscapes and breath taking views of any walking trail. But you dont need to be super-fit to enjoy it! Perfect for a short stroll or walk.
Luxulyan Valley– A variety of routes can be taken around the valley, each one lets you explore the industrial remains as well as the interesting natural features.
Camel Trail a cycle path following the line of a disused railway, runs along the beautiful the Camel Estuary from Padstow the 6 miles to Wadebridge, and on , for the more adventurous, another 8 miles to Bodmin; and yet on again to the western edge of Bodmin Moor, the rugged heart of Cornwall. Left your bikes at home? No problem, there are several bike hire shops in Padstow Wadebridge and Bodmin from which to rent one.
Pentewan Valley– A shorter version of the Camel Trail, traffic free, and level, hence particularly suitable for families. Nearly 3 miles long, past the sluice ponds, through ancient oak woodland and alongside the River. Car parking at both ends. Cycle hire available.
Norfolk Tourist Guide– Norfolk Tourist Guide caters for all tourists needs in Norfolk. It is the premier guide for all leisure and tourism activities.
Kent Tourist Guide– Kent tourist guide caters for all the tourist needs within the county of Kent. It is a comprehensive guide for all tourism and leisure activities.
Food for my Hoilday– Chef-selected quality cornish produce delivered to your holiday accommodation. http://www.food4myholiday.com
If you have an attraction or event which you would like listed above please contact us via the contact us page. Thank you