Cornwall on your Doorstep
A stay at Almond Tree Cottage means you’re never much more than an hour away from anywhere in Cornwall. Twenty minutes from the doorstep you could be feeling soft, golden sand between your toes at Trebarwith Strand; twenty steps away and you could be strolling along secluded footpaths, deep in the Cornish countryside.
Trebarwith Strand: At low tide the sea recedes 275 yards, leaving over half a mile of beautiful golden sand and plenty of opportunity for some serious rockpool exploration! Facing the Atlantic Ocean, Trebarwith is a popular surfing beach. The coastal path walk to Tintagel is recommended for stunning scenery and the remnants of the slate workings, which were in use until the beginning of the Second World War.
Tintagel Castle: Its wonderful location, set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, offers dramatic views, and its fascinating ruins and stunning beach cafe make it a perfect day trip. Throughout the year, a packed events programme provides great family fun including Tales of King Arthur, Castle of Legend and Easter Adventure Quest! Visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/tintagel-castle/events for details.
Boscastle: Set within conservation area amongst some of the most beautiful countryside within the British Isles, and is one of the few remaining unspoilt harbour villages in Cornwall. Designated an Area of Outstanding beauty, the National Trust own and care for the beautiful medieval harbour and surrounding coastline.
Bodmin Moor: the highest and least populated area of Cornwall, the Moor offers a distinctive, somewhat challenging character, punctuated by rocky tors and feeling remote, even desolate. There is much to explore and good walks, but beware: this is our natural environment uncovered, where the unwary may easily become lost in sudden swirling mists. And as for the Beast……
Padstow: traditionally a fishing port, now a popular tourist destination, Padstow is situated at the end of The Camel Trail and overlooks the Camel Estuary with the expansive beaches of Rock and Daymar Bay beyond.
Polzeath Beach: renowned for its sandy beaches and surfing. Pentire Point is a good spot for observing all sorts of wildlife: from puffins to dolphins and huge basking sharks.
Cornish Tin Mines: mining for tin, copper and other minerals finally fizzled out at the beginning of the 20th Century, with the last tin mine closing in 1998. Throughout Cornwall you will see the ruined remains of old engine houses and abandoned mines, most prevalent along the spine of Cornwall down to Land’s End.