The cottage is located on the outskirts of the charming old mining village of St Breward on the western edge of Bodmin Moor, with easy access to the pretty fishing villages and beautiful beaches of Cornwall’s north coast.
Port Isaac, Boscastle, Tintagel (home to the Museum of Witchcraft, if you’re into that kind of thing) and Padstow are all within a short thirty minute drive from Poets Hideaway. Laze on the open, white, sandy beaches of Rock, Harlyn Bay, Daymer Bay and Polzeath or spend an afternoon tucked away in Bossiney or Lundy Coves. Make sure to visit Golitha’s impressive waterfalls, and Carnglaze Caverns, a former slate mine with a shimmering underground lake for a holiday experience that’ll always linger in the memory.
Popular with hikers and ramblers, you can walk for miles through Bodmin Moor – a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, to enjoy rolling countryside views, a wealth of wildlife, beautiful lakes and historic stone circles. Reaching a height of 1,377 feet above sea level at Brown Willy, Cornwall’s highest point, the heather covered granite moorland provides the most stunning views and rugged walks.
Why not hire bikes and explore the famous Camel Trail to Padstow where you can sample the award-winning Rick Stein’s fish and chips on the harbour. The 18 mile Camel Trail follows the route of the old railway along traffic free paths, providing a fairly flat cycle through Bodmin and Wadebridge, and out to Padstow. We recommend starting out in central Bodmin near the old gaol for a flatter start to your 11.25 mile journey to Padstow. Alternatively, enjoy a leisurely 6.25 mile cycle from Bodmin in the opposite direction to explore the quaint hamlet of Wenfordbridge.
Award winning vineyard
Also just outside of Bodmin is the Camel Valley Vineyard who’ve won awards for their home grown wine over the last 20 years. Enjoy a tasting tour of the vineyard and winery process, or just relax with a glass of wine on the terrace (you’ll find a bottle of the fabulous Bacchus in your welcome hamper). Nearby are three stunning National Trust properties to explore: Lanhydrock House, Trerice and Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps. Slightly further afield is the Eden Project in St Austell – a garden-lover’s paradise.