Things To Do

“What can I say it was absolutely amazing! A week wasn’t long enough here. It was really nice weather and the view is gorgeous…….. Having hot, candle lit baths in the evening is to die for. I never though I could last a week without a tv or a mobile, but I did! It has everything you need in it. It is so much more than I expected. Its definitely an experience to remember, thanks it was great.” Rose age 13.

Cornwall Unplugged: while it is true we have solar lights in two of the yurts and there is access to freezer, washing machine, dryer, some of the essential mod cons that make your stay a holiday rather than a challenge, we hope that the heart and soul of the place is best experienced without the distractions of tv, computer and other electrical gadgetry. For this reason it may not be a holiday for everyon butfor those who would like a break from the parallel universe of the internet this could be a very special escape.

There are many things to do and most of them are outdoors and since 2011 we have been signed up for the Visit England Walkers and Cyclists schemes.

The yurts are in a very peaceful setting away from the hurly burly of daily life, surrounded by beautiful trees and birdsong often with buzzards wheeling overhead. But it is just on the edge of the village, a 10 minute walk to the shop and the pub and only a half hour drive to the north coast. There are fine walks onto the moors and down into the valleys or you can wander through our fields and woods down to the banks of the river Camel.

 

Sunset on Bodmin MoorMoor

St.Breward lies on the edge of Bodmin Moor, an area of outstanding natural beauty and an excellent starting point for exploring the moor on foot. From your yurt you can set off to climb Brown Willy , the highest tor in Cornwall. It is a a good days circular walk through moorland farms, across small streams and over the moors. On clear days from the top you can see the sea on the north and south coast.
An easier but very pretty trail leads to the Blisland Inn in the neighbouring village, with outdoor seating overlooking the village green and the best ale in Cornwall. There are !:25000 OS maps in the yurts of the surrounding area and we are always available to recommend places to visit and interesting walking routes.

Cliffs near Trebarwith, north CornwallSea

We are about 12 miles from the north coast, which has beautiful beaches and striking cliff walks. For a change to lying on the beach all day or walking the coast path, there are opportunities to surf, sea kayak, or coasteer.

 

Polzeath Beach, north Cornwall Beach

Cornwall has some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, ideal places to mess about in the sand or learn to surf.

 

 

Woods

Cornwall is not renowned for its woodlands, but what it has is full of gnarly character. The river valleys and estuary edges have some lovely woods and the estates of Lanhydrock and Pencarrow have some beautiful trees.

Cycling

A little further downstream from the yurt camp is the start of the Camel Trail, a cycle route which follows the river all the way to Padstow, on the camel estuary. Bikes can be hired from Camel cycle hirein Wadebridge or from The Snails Pace Cafe at the head of the Camel Trail less than a mile from the yurts

Fishing

Temple Fishery for rainbow trout is only a short 15 minute drive away up on the moor. Sea Fishing trips can be organised out of Padstow, Port Isaac, and Looe. Several happy hours can be spent on our stretch of the river Camel fishing for wild brown trout.

Climbing

For rainy days there is an excellent Climbing Barn with beginners routes and bouldering facilities about 45 minutes drive from here.

Bushcraft Courses

From July onwards through the school holidays cover different methods of lighting campfires, different fire lays and fire safety, weaving natural cordage, and cooking on a camp fire. They will be aimed at all ages over the age of eight ( but children between 8 and 16 must be accompanied by an adult). The price is £20 per person. Click here for details.

Sea Kayaking

Can be orgainsied out of Port Quin on the north Coast. Tel: 01208 880280

 

To check holiday availability please click here

 

Some Other Ideas

Places to visit

  • Eden Project
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Lanhydrock
  • Pencarrow
  • Monkey sanctuary
  • St Austell Brewery

Fishing villages

  • Port Isaac
  • Fowey
  • Looe
  • St Ives

Restaurants and Cafes

  • Snails Pace Cafe, Wenfordbridge
  • St Kew Harvest
  • St Petrocs Bistro, Padstow
  • The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow
  • Pescadou, Padstow

Pubs (also serving food)

  • The Old Inn, St. Breward
  • Blisland Inn, Blisland
  • The St Tudy Inn.
  • The Rising Sun, Altarnun
  • The St Kew Inn, St Kew

Shops

  • St Kew Harvest
  • St Breward Stores
  • St.Breward Post Office