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FARM INFORMATION

Arrival / Departure     Arrival time is 5.00pm and departure time is 10.00am. We would kindly ask that you vacate your cottage no later than this time in order to give us time to prepare the cottage for the next guests. Just leave the key in the cottage door. We also please ask that you leave your cottage in a tidy state, all furniture (if moved during your stay) be put back to its original place, and that all rubbish is removed and disposed of in the refuse & recycling area.

At this time, we also request that you to strip all beds of linen (excluding mattress protectors and pillow protectors) and put in the blue linen bag provided. Can you also ensure that all towels are put in the orange linen bag provided for this purpose.

We also kindly request that all windows should be left open on departure to ensure that the cottage is fully aired.            

If there are any problems with your cottage please contact 07947 406921 (please do not call – text only).

 

Swimming Pool

Our guests have free access to an indoor swimming pool at Tencreek Holiday Park (though please note that the pool is not available in August due to issues with overcrowding). The pool is just a short drive away at Tencreek Holiday Park . Please note that you must book a session.

Further info regarding the pool and the booking link  can be found here – https://www.dolphinholidays.co.uk/cornwall-holiday-park/swimming-pool/

When you book please put in Polean Farm as the booking reference . Please note that you need to do a separate booking per person.  If you have any problems or questions about the swimming then you can call them on 01503 262447.

Please note that the pool is not available during August. There is a very nice pool in Liskeard (Lux Park) that is open to the public.

Bed Linen / Towels    Bed linen and towels are included. However, we do please ask that you provide your own beach towels.

Laundry Room              A washing machine and tumble drier is provided for the use of all guests. It is situated at the entrance to the courtyard. You will need to provide your own laundry detergent and a £1 coin to operate the machines. As the laundry room is shared between a number of cottages, could you please ensure that you use the hand gel sanitiser on entry to minimise the risk of transmitting any infection and to protect yourself and other guests.

Reception                       Reception is left open for the use of guests, but as this is a shared area could you please ensure that you use the hand gel sanitiser on entry to protect the safety of yourself and other guests.

Pets                                   We welcome responsible owners and expect you to clear up after your dog and to keep them under control at all times. We keep animals around the farm, and whilst your dog may only want to play, it can scare the other animals. We also have young children visiting the farm that may feel intimidated. Please note that any damage done by your pet will have to be paid for. You are welcome to exercise your dogs on the field in the front of the cottages (on the right as you enter the farm.)

Games Room                In line with Government guidelines we regret that the games room is currently unavailable for all guests to use at this time.

Animals                           We have some animals around the farm and there are opportunities to meet, stroke and feed them. Animal feeding sessions will be done in small groups in order to ensure social distancing is maintained. Your cottage will be allocated a set day and time for this session, of which you will be advised in your booking confirmation which you should be received 15 days prior to arrival. At other times, whilst you are welcome to wander around and look at the animals, in the interests of the animals’ welfare, please do not feed them or open the doors/gates of their enclosures, and please ensure you adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times.

 We have a Shetland pony, called Noah, suitable for “under 5’s”, and a barrel tractor ride. We are happy to let children participate in these activities but they must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that participation in these activities is at your own risk. Currently we offer pony rides on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and tractor rides on Wednesday mornings. You will need to book a time slot for these activities, details of which will be included in your booking confirmation.

Wood burner                Baskets of logs and kindling are provided free of charge. Please do not use anything other than dry wood in the stove, as it is not a multi-fuel stove.

Heating                            The heating is generated by our Biomass boilers, and can be adjusted by the thermostat in your cottage.

Refuse Disposal            All waste should be collected in bin bags and disposed of in the large green wheelie bin located at the entrance to the farm. We also provide facilities for recycling, and details of how to do this can be found on a laminated sheet under the sink of your cottage. If you are unsure about recycling please just put all waste in the large green bin rather than leave it on the floor in the refuse area, as this attracts rodents and other unwanted animals.

Fire blankets                 The fire blanket/extinguisher is located in the kitchen.

Smoke Alarm                Although we understand how sensitive they can be, please do not remove batteries or attempt to switch them off. They are there for your safety. Should they give off an intermittent beep, then please let us know as this means that the battery probably needs changing.

Accidents                        In the unfortunate event that an accident should occur during your stay, please let us know as soon as possible. We would need to know the nature of the accident and how and when it occurred. The accident book, which is used to report and log such incidents, can be found in reception.

Coronavirus               Please respect social distancing guidelines during your stay, and use the hand sanitiser facilities provided.

Please ensure you are present for any food deliveries.

Please be responsible when visiting Cornish attractions and beauty spots:  if an area is already crowded, try somewhere else.

Please respect government rules around Covid-19 in all respects.   If you, or anyone in your party, have any symptoms before your arrival, please follow the government advice NOT to travel.  If you, or anyone in your cottage, develop symptoms during your stay, please inform us immediately (phone Richard on 07847 248383) stay in your cottage, and do not visit any of our communal areas. You will then be provided with guidance on what procedures you need to follow.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS

Police                               Emergency                                    999

                                           Non – Emergency                       101

Doctors                            Looe Health Centre                    01503 266960

                                           NHS non emergency                  111

Dentist                             Smile Centre, Liskeard            01579 342348

Optician                          Vision Express, Plymouth         01752 253453

                                           Thompsons, West Looe          01503 262095

Hospital                           Liskeard – Minor Injuries         01579 373500

                                           Plymouth / Derriford                 01752 202082

Vet                                    Luxstowe Vets – Looe               01579 342120

                                           Calweton Vets – Looe               01503 263773

Tourist Information         Looe                                            01503 262072

Taxis                                 Looe Taxis                                     01503 262405

                                         Sarah’s Taxis                                 01503 265688

                                         Scenic Cars                                    01503 220175

LOCAL INFORMATION

Eating Out                      The following eateries are recommended by ourselves and other visitors. You will need to phone ahead to make a reservation.

                                           The Courtyard, Looe                                01503 264494

                                           Jubilee Inn, Pelynt                                    01503 220312

                                           Sail Loft, Looe                                          01503 262131

                                           The Crumplehorn, Polperro                     01503 272348

                                           The Plough, Duloe                                   01503 262556

                                           The Coddy Shack, Looe                           01503 263091

                                           Cornerstone, Looe                                   01503 265453

                                           The Blue Peter, Polperro                         01503 272743

Chennai Indian Fusion, Looe                  01503 262304

Sardine Factory, Looe                             01503 770262

 The following are also very good for Sunday Carvery :

                                           The Portbyhan Hotel, Looe                    01503 262071

                                           House on the Props, Polperro                01503 272310

 

There are also a large number of restaurants in Looe and Polperro, catering for most tastes. Further afield there are Rick Stein’s restaurants in Padstow.

Take-aways                    We have a selection of some of the menus in reception.

                                           Moonlight, Looe           (Indian)             01503 265372

                                           Kelly’s Looe                    (Fish & chips)   01503 263381

                                           The Coddy Shack          (Fish & chips)   01503 263091

                                           Golden Bowl                  (Chinese)          01503 264889

                                           Ocean Garden               (Thai)                 01503 263080

 West Waylands Farm is also good for freshly cooked Fish and Chips (during the main season). Go to the main road, turn right and then left at the T-Junction (in the direction of Looe). After 20 yards you will find the Farm situated on your right.

 

Local Shops                    Pelynt Spar                                                 01503 220239

As well as being the local Post Office, the also sell a large selection of groceries and wine, along with newspapers and magazines.

                                       Premier Stores (Jo O’Keefe’s butchers)        01503 220636

Jo only buys meat from local sources and he is renowned in the area as being an excellent butcher. He also stocks a good range of groceries and locally produced fruit and vegetables.

Supermarkets               The nearest large supermarkets are located in Liskeard, where you will find both Morrisons and Aldi. Drive to the main road and turn left, following the signs for Liskeard. At the Dobwalls roundabout take the A38 dual carriageway signposted to Liskeard, however do not take the exit off the A38 to Liskeard, as this takes you into the town centre. Stay on the A38 and leave at the next junction, signposted towards Callington. When you leave the dual carriageway go straight on at the mini-roundabout, at then at the next main roundabout the Morrisons is straight ahead, or for Aldi turn right and follow the road (signposted to Callington) for about half a mile. The Aldi is situated on your right.

Shopping                         Truro is very good for shopping, but it is not the easiest place to get parked during the height of summer. There is also a Christmas market held every Wednesday evening from mid-November until Christmas, when all of the shops are open until late and traditional craft, gift and food stalls line the cobbled streets.

Liskeard is a small market town offering a small selection of shops. The train line from Looe to Liskeard is one of the most scenic in the country.

Plymouth is our closest city, with a wide variety of high street shops.

Post Office                     The nearest Post Office is located within the Spar in Pelynt (Tel. 01503 220239). It is open 9.00-5.00 Monday to Friday.

Cash Points                    Lloyds bank in Looe has a cash points, as does the Morrisons at Liskeard. The post offices in Pelynt and Polperro both have cash points (though a small charge does apply).

Swimming Pools            Tencreek Holiday Park  – 01503 262447   and Lux Park Leisure Centre, Liskeard – Tel. 01579 342544

Cinemas                        

Vue Cinema, Barbican Leisure Park, Plymouth – 15 screens with free parking and a variety of restaurants on site including Pizza Hut, Pizza Express, Bella Italia and more.

Cineworld, Drakes Circus, Plymouth is the newest multiplex cinema situated in the centre of Plymouth close to the shops and restaurants

 White River Cinema, St Austell – 4 screens. Frankie & Benny’s restaurant next door. Tel. 0871 2003304.

Golf Clubs                       Looe Golf Club                             01503 240239

                                         Llanhydrock                                 01208 262570

                                         St. Mellion                                    01579 351351

                                         China Fleet                                   01726 848668

Horse Riding                  Polmartin Riding Stables              01503 220428

Watersports                  Siblyback Lake, Liskeard                01579 346522

 Here you can enjoy windsurfing, wake-boarding, canoeing, cycling or just walking all the way around the lake. There is also Segway hire available and a small cafe on site.

Dog Kennels                  Pelynt Kennels                             01503 220915

Farmers Markets        

Truro Farmers Market, Lemon Quay, Truro. Every Wednesday and Saturday 9am-4pm.

Local Produce Market, Lostwithiel. 10am-2pm. Held Friday fortnightly.

Beaches                          

Talland Bay – a 5 minute drive away, where you will find a sheltered small cove of sand and shingle, with rock pools at low tide. The cafe/beach shop is very good (not open in low season), and there is parking close by. Dogs on leads allowed.

East Looe – Popular sandy beach with facilities nearby. Car parking is available at either the small quayside car park or in the main Millpool Car Park in West Looe (15 minute walk to the beach). Parking charges do apply. There is an all year dog ban, but dogs are allowed on Plaidy beach.

Hannafore Beach, West Looe – Extensive shingle and rocky shore with views of Looe Island. Parking is available on the beachside road. Easy access. Cafes, toilets and activities are available. Dogs allowed all year.

Lantic Bay – A shelving and shingle bay with rock pools. A National Trust car park is on the cliff top road. The beach is reached by a 20 minute walk along coastal path with steep descent (and ascent!). Dogs allowed. No facilities.

 Seaton – Large, sandy beach. All facilities nearby including car park, cafe, toilets and pub. There is also a children’s playground across the road. Seaton Valley Countryside Park offers walks, picnic and amenity areas. Easy access. Dogs allowed.

Downderry – Sand and shingle beach with rock pools. All facilities nearby. Easy access. Dogs allowed.

Portwrinkle – Two sand and shingle beaches with rock pools. Car park, toilets and refreshments are available nearby. Easy access. No dogs from Easter to end of October.

Whitsand Bay – Three mile stretch of fine sandy beach, backed by slate cliffs. It can be reached by paths at Freathy, Tregonhawke and Tregantle. Access at Tregantle is occasionally prohibited when the firing range is in operation (red flag). Cliff top car park and refreshments at Freathy. The bay is patrolled by life guards in August. Dogs allowed.

For fine sandy beaches, the North Coast of Cornwall is worth visiting. These beaches tend to be larger than the smaller coves and bays on the South Coast. The Atlantic waves on these beaches are ideal for surfing and body boarding, especially at Polzeath or Newquay.

Recommended Days Out

Below are some ideas for days out – come rain or shine.  We have tried all of these, so can recommend them for good family days out. We hope that you enjoy your stay .

Crabbing in Looe

Great entertainment  for the kids. Just sit on the harbour wall and dip a crab line into the water. Pull it up and you should have a crab.  See how many you can collect in your bucket (20 to 30 is usual !). We sometimes have crab lines and buckets you can borrow in reception, or plenty of shops in Looe sell them (the crab lines with nets rather than hooks are usually best). You will also need to buy some bait in Looe. You need to check tide times as 2 hours either side of high tide is the best time to do it.

Talland Bay Beach

Talland Bay is the nearest beach and is a beautiful small sheltered safe beach, with plenty of rock pools, plus has plenty of parking, toilets and an award winning cafe. To get there drive as if you are heading for Looe, but at the main Looe to Polperro road turn right and then first left after about 50 yards. Follow the road down to the beach.  There is some free parking on the road just before you get to the beach (after the steep bit past the Talland Bay Hotel) – or there is parking for about 40 cars (£2.50 charge) next to the cafe right next to the beach (keep going down past the toilets to the cafe and car park).

You can combine some time on the beach with a walk to Polperro and back (see the walks section at the bottom). Postcode for the SatNav is PL13 2JA.

Seaton Beach

Seaton is a small community with a long sandy beach (though it is dark sand) and is ideal for a day on the beach, or a long walk along the beach, exploring the rock pools, followed by lunch in the pub or the beachside café.  There is also a small kids playground on the green just off the beach.  The café is right on the beach, and has heaters outside if needed. About half a mile along the beach is The inn On The Shore Pub  (with a great view from decking area – and offering good food).  To get to Seaton drive through Looe and up the hill on the road to Plymouth.  After a couple of miles there is a right turn signposted to the Monkey Sanctuary.  Follow this road for several miles and it will take you to Seaton (ignore the right turn off for the Monkey Sanctuary half way down this windy road).   Alternatively, if you do not like windy roads, do not turn off for the Monkey Sanctuary  – but continue on the main road to Hessenford then turn right. Postcode for the SatNav is  PL11 3JQ

Fowey & Polruan

Fowey and Polruan are attractive sailing ports on either side of the Fowey Estuary and are well worth a visit. You can drive to Fowey via the Bodinick car  ferry , or we recommend that you park in Polruan and take the passenger ferry across to Fowey.

To get there – leave the farm, but at the second junction turn left (down the lane that says ‘Unsuitable for Heavy Goods Vehicles’). This runs for about half a mile before you rejoin the main Pelynt to Polruan road. Go straight on – then follow the road signs to Polruan. About a mile from Polruan you will pass a car park and access path to Lantic Bay – which is a gorgeous secluded cove with fairly sandy beach  (but be warned as it s a steep walk down to it).

When you get to Polruan, park in the car park that says ‘Car Park with View of Harbour’ (and you do get a fantastic view).  You can then walk down the coastal path walk through this lovely old fishing village to the harbour front , where there is a regular small passenger ferry across to Fowey.  On the way through Polruan , you can detour to look at the ruins of the old Blockhouse which used to help defend the port by pulling a chain across the port entrance to a matching Blockhouse on the opposite side.

Once in Fowey you can explore the many quality shops and bars – or visit the small (but sandy) Money Penny beach and just above it the ruins of St Catherine’s Castle.

For somewhere to eat try Sams on the main shopping street (see restaurants below).

From Fowey you can also go on a very pleasant boat trip to explore the Inlets of the Fowey estuary – or if adventurous you can hire a canoe or go on an organised canoe expedition (ph 01726 833627 – leaflets in reception).  Postcode for the SatNav for Polruan carpark is PL23 1QB

Cardinham Woods

Situated just this side of Bodmin (signposted from the small roundabout just before the A30), these woods are lovely for quite walks with the kids (and great for kids on bikes or in pushchairs).  There is an adventure playground, and best of all a nice modern café with open fires in winter. Postcode for the SatNav is PL30 4AL

Rock & Padstow

Padstow is a beautiful small fishing village on the North coast, now famous for being the home of Rick Stein – with his Fish Restaurant, Bistro, Café, Patisserie, Deli and Fish & Chip shop – all in Padstow. Across the estuary from it is the quite town of Rock, known for having the most expensive homes in Cornwall.

If you fancy a visit to Padstow, then we recommend driving to Rock (via Wadebridge).  You can park at Rock and go for a walk along the beautiful beach if you like (there is a car park right next to the dunes/beach). Then you can get a passenger ferry across to Padstow (it goes from near the car park).

Alliteratively – you can visit Padstow by cycling along the Camel trail from Wadebridge – see below.

Rock is not far from Port Isaac – so you can combine the two in a day out.

Camel Trail

The Camel Trail is an old railway line, now converted for cycling and walking.  It extends for 18 miles through the beautiful Camel Valley (past the Camel Valley Vineyard) ending up- at Padstow. You can hire bikes , kiddie carriers, kiddie tag-ons etc from from Bodmin or Wadebridge and do as much or as little as you like.

By far the most popular section is to hire your bikes in Wadebridge and then cycle the five mile to Padstow – where you can lock the bikes and walk around the town.

Postcode for the SatNav for Wadebridge  is PL27 7AL  (there is a big car park behind the Aldi)

Wadebridge

If you have time then Wadebridge is well worth a visit,  It has a nice park with excellent kiddies playground by the river and a nice shopping centre. A must to visit is Granny Knobblies Fudge shop – where the make the best tasting fudge you have every had !.  You can combine the visit with a trip to Crealey Adventure Park or a ride along The Camel Trail. Postcode for the SatNav is same as above.

Port Issac , Trevathan Farm & Tintagel

On the north coast (to the right of Padstow, Port Issac is a lovely little fishing village, famous for being the TV home of Doc Martin. You can park in the main car park above the town (with fantastic views along the coast) and walk down into the village (don’t try to drive down).

For lunch we can recommend a visit to Trevathan Farm – which is just a couple of miles outside Port Issac (you pass it on the right as you drive to Port Issac). The farm has a lovely farm shop and café that does home cooked food (Sunday Roast is especially good). Outside they have a great kids play area. You can sit out and eat – or ask for a table in the conservatory area and you can watch the kids while sitting inside enjoying a coffee. June to Aug they also have a massive Pick Your Own area, with strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries and more. Note – Trevathan farm shop and café is open from 28th March (phone 01208 880164 to book for Sunday Lunch and to check postcode).

If you have time and energy after lunch , it is worth driving u the fantastic coastline to Tintagel. A reasonably pretty  village – and more famously, the home of King Arthurs Castle (though beware of the steep walk down to the castle – and the charge of £12.50 for a family ticket to get in). Also, if you are a National Trust member then the old post office in Tintagel is charming (though small), but is not very good value if you are not a member and have to pay. Postcode for the Old Post Office for the SatNav is PL34 0DB

Plymouth – Aquarium, Drake Circus, Plymouth Hoe, Ferry , Rame Head

Plymouth is well worth a visit. You can go for lovely walks along Plymouth Hoe and around the sea front promenade (the Wet Wok Chinese is right on the promenade – with great views if you fancy Chinese for lunch).  From the Hoe you can walk around to The Barbican, which is the old harbour area (there The Mayflower sailed from)  and on The Barbican is The National Aquarium – which is the UKs largest aquarium,  is far better than the aquarium in Newquay (and has a café with fantastic views of the harbour).

If it is a wet day, then there is the Vue cinema complex (and Pizza Hut etc) just 100 yards inland from the Aquarium. You can combine the aquarium with cinema for a ‘wet day out,.

Just inland from The Hoe is a lovely pedestrian’s shopping area – and Drakes Circus indoor shopping centre – if you feel the need for some retail therapy.

You can drive to Plymouth across the Tamar bridge – or for the same price (£1.50  there and free back) you can go across on the Torpoint Ferry (you can get out of the car and look at the war ships in the naval docks). Postcode for the Aquarium for the SatNav is PL4 0DX

Lanhydrock House

Located this side of Bodmin, Lanhydrock House is a beautiful large old Victorian stately home, and is the National Trusts most popular attraction in Cornwall. It is fascinating to see all of the fully fitted out rooms – to showing how it looked in its hey day (with servants quarters and fully fitted out Victorian kitchens). The kids can also be entertained as there is a game of ‘spot the toy train’ that they can play as they go around the house (ask for a sheet at the entrance).

The house has beautiful gardens and is in hundreds of acres of rolling countryside (there are lovely walks by the river). Plus it now has some great new cycle trails through the woods that can be used free of charge (cycle hire available). There is also a nice new  café and kids playground next to the cycle hire shop. Note: The house is open six days a week (not open Mondays)  from 11am  until 5.00pm. Postcode for the SatNav is PL30 5AD

Eden Project

The Eden Project is just 25minutes away (on the road to St Austell). It offers plenty to do for adults and children (plenty of buttons to push on the interactive displays, plus there are always children’s activities like painting or making cards etc).

There are plenty of dining options in the central atrium – but we can recommend the Italian, which offers good quality food.  Postcode for the SatNav is PL24 2SG

St Ives

Just over an hour away down the A30, St Ives is a beautiful town with white sandy beaches and of course the Tate Art Gallery.  You can spend a pleasant day wandering the narrow streets and browsing the shops and galleries, before finally succumbing to taking the kids on one of the beaches, all of which are close to the town centre.

Camel Creek Adventure Park.

Located close to the north coast, between Padstow and Newquay the park is ideal for an entertaining day for kids from 3 to 13.  It has a variety of rides (mainly for smaller children), plus a large animal petting area and large indoor play area.  There are plenty of green areas and pick nick tables if you want to take your lunch with you. Postcode for the SatNav is PL27 7RA.

Hannafore & Looe

When you visit Looe – why not park at the end of the Hannafore sea front – and stroll back to Looe along the Hannafore sea front and sea wall  – with fantastic views of Looe and Whitsand Bay (plus there are a couple of cafes, tennis courts and a bowling green).  As a bonus, the parking is free on Hannafore front.  You can take the small ferry across the Looe estuary (tide permitting) or walk across the bridge. Once in Looe the kids will enjoy the Paint-a-Plate shop on the Main street and the traditional sweet shop on the opposite side of the street.

To get to Hannafore sea front  turn right just before Looe bridge and follow the road all the waywith the harbour on your left till you get to the sea and you can see Looe Island.  You can also take a walk from the end of Hannafore road along part of the coastal path – walking back towards Talland Bay.

Siblyback Lake

Afew miles north of Liskeard, Sibleyback lake is set in beautiful countryside (and it is a lovely drive to get there). It offers a very pleasant 2 mile walk around the lake (suitable for prams, pushchairs and bikes).  There is also a nice ittle cafe and icecream shop over looking the lake, and a childrens playground and ‘cycle adventure track’. Watersports are also available.

Postcode for the SatNav is PL14 6ER

Train Ride from Looe to Plymouth.

The Looe Valley line is one of the most scenic lines in the country  – and the trains are timed to meet up with the mainline trains to Plymouth (which gives you great views and goes across the Brunel rail Bridge). Once in Plymouth you can walk to the town centre, go shopping and walk to Plymouth Hoe and then to the old harbour where the National Aquarium is and where the Mayflower and many other ships of discovery sailed from (make sure you read all the plaques on the harbour wall). Check tain times online or at Looe station.

Walks:

Pelynt (1 mile each way)

Follow the lanes out of the farm, turning left at the junction after the bungalow. Then at the next junction turn left again (if driving you would turn right). After about 50 yards there is a left hand bend and an opening to several fields. To the right of the opening is a narrow  track which takes you to Pelynt.  The Jubilee pub in Pelynt  offers great food and has a beer garden in the back. Plus just next to the post office is Violets Tea Room – which offers home made cakes etc  (open every day except Sun and Mon). Alternatively – if the track above is a bit muddy, or you do not want to push a pram down it, then you can continue past the track and walk down the lane. You will cross a stream (with a ford) , go up a hill then turn right and follow the lane back into Pelynt.

Talland Bay – to Polperro and back (1.5 miles each way)

Park at Talland Bay and stroll along the beautiful coastal path to Polperro (heading West) – where you can enjoy an ice cream, cream tea, lunch etc before stolling back again.  Talland Bay also has a lovely little beach café if you need refreshing before or after the walk (open Easter onwards).

Farm to Polperro (2 miles each way)

A walk down the Pol valley – through beautiful woodland to Polperro (be warned that it can be wet and muddy). From the farm walk up the lane and turn right at the first junction. After 200 yards you come to Penelick Farm – you need to turn left just before the farm entrance and follow the old country track for about half a mile until it joins a tarmac road (with very little traffic). At the road turn left – downhill  but  then immediately follow the road as it levels out and curves to the right (don’t carry on downhill). You can follow this quiet lane all the way down to Polperro.  The walk back is up-hill, so take it slowly – or you can send someone to walk back and pick up the car, while everyone else has an ice cream in Polperro. PLEASE NOTE. The first bit of the walk is not suitable for push chairs – however there is an alternate (but longer route that is ok for pushchairs (see below)

Farm to Polperro – with pushchairs (3 miles each way via quite lanes)

From the farm walk along our lane all the way to the main road (the same direction you would go if you were driving). At the main road turn right , but then immediately turn right again down the track to Trenderway Farm. Pass Trenderway and walk down to a ford, where you turn right , continuing downhill on the road. You will get to the bottom of the valley, cross a large stream and then start going uphill again (all still on the quite lanes). After about 50 yards there is a junction and you turn left – almost doubling back on yourself.  Follow this road all the way down to Polperro. You can then get a taxi back – or send someone the short way back for the car (about an hour to walk back and come back in the car).

Hall Walk from Polruan (circular walk – about 3.5 miles)

Starting from Polruan you can walk inland around the Fowey estuary, with lovely views of Polruan, Fowey and all the boats in the estuary. The walk takes you to Polruan, where you take the car ferry across to Fowey, before walking back through Fowey and finally taking the small passenger ferry back to Polruan. On route you can take short detours to visit the remains of the old Blockhouse in Polruan and St Catherines Castle in Fowey, which once defended the towns from the French and Spanish. Not suitable for push chairs.

Pelynt to Looe (3.5 miles – with bus back)

From Pelynt village you can walk down the quiet lanes (with great views) to the West Looe River valley. To start the walk, walk down the lane to the right of The Jubilee Pub (as you face the pub) and follow the lane down into the river valley. From there you can walk down the valley along the river estuary. It is lanes again for about half a mile then you go through Kilminorth Woods to Looe.

From Looe there is a regular bus back to Pelynt (it is the bus to Polperro – the bus stop is just before the bridge in Looe). Most of the walk is OK for pushchairs – except about a mile through the woods at the end.

Polperro to Looe (4 miles – with a bus back)

Drive (or walk) down to Polperro – then you can walk along the spectacular coastal path to Looe (it is an area of outstanding natural beauty). Don’t forget to have a well earned break at Talland Bay Café on the way (closed November to Easter – sorry). Once at Looe, there is a regular bus service back to Polperro (the bus stop is just before the bridge in Looe). Not suitable for pushchairs.

Polruan or Fowey to Cribbin Tower and Polkerris (around 6 miles)

Park at Fowey, or at Polruan (and get ferry to Fowey) . Then walk from Fowey , past ReadyMoney beach and the old chain blockhouse (a chain was pulled across the Fowey harbour to deter the French) and continue along the coastal path to Cribbin Tower. Then continue to Polkerris, where you can stop for a well deserve pint or cup of tea before turning inland and heading back to Fowey.

Lansallos Beach

If you fancy a short stroll down to a picturesque cove and sandy beach (dogs allowed all year around), then this is perfect.  You can park in Lansollos village and walk down the well kept path next to the stream (the path starts next to the church).

Seaton Beach & Cardingham Woods (1 mile)

Don’t forget that you can also take short walks along Seaton beach and through Cardingham Woods – with pleasant cafes at both location.  Cardingham woods is ideal for kids in pushchairs or on bikes.

 We hope that you have an amazing stay.

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