Loe Beach Watersports Centre is less than
2 miles away, where watersports enthusiasts of all abilities
can explore one of the most beautiful areas of the Carrick
Roads, powered by paddle, wind or engine. The centre offers
tuition and equipment hire.
Walkers are similarly well catered for in
this area with any number of trails and the coast path. Right
on our doorstep, a beautiful footpath runs through the valley
bottom, following the route of an old road between Penelewey
and Penpol Creek. We are also only a stone’s throw from
the historic King Harry Ferry, which goes to the beautiful
Botanists and birdwatchers can find no end
of diversion here. Ravens nest in our old quarry’s pine
trees each year and you can watch song thrushes, tawny owls
and buzzards, not to mention a host of garden birds, without
even walking out of the gate. The beautiful gardens of Trelissick
are nearby, or slightly further afield are Trebah, Glendurgan,
Caerhays, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project,
to mention but a few.
Cornish culture is a subject of much conjecture.
Whether it is the thatched Quaker Meeting House (1710) across
the road from our farm, or the Maritime Museum that holds
the treasure of Cornwall’s marine history, you need
not go far to find a story that reveals just a glimpse of
this fascinating county.