Home to chic living, glorious gardens, sailing and shopping, South Cornwall is the UK’s stylish take on the Mediterranean.
It is home to the great harbour of Falmouth and Cornwall’s only cathedral city, Truro, host to a wonderful selection of designer shops, restaurants and art galleries.
Across the estuary from Falmouth, lies the captivating Roseland Peninsula – one of the most attractive and unspoilt areas of Britain. Follow the coastal path on a picturesque journey towards St Austell and Charleston and you will find the breathtaking Eden Project; the UK’s most popular tourist destination outside London (voted by readers of the Observer, October 2009). Fowey town is located only seven miles south of the Eden Project.
A holiday to South Cornwall is crowned perfectly by a visit to one of the many stunning gardens; The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Caerhays Castle, Trelissick and The National Trust’s Lanhydrock to name a few.
All this is close by and yet still only 20 miles from the dramatic scenery of the North Coast where you can find a playground of safe beaches and surfing.
Our Top Ten Attractions
1. Pinky Murphys
Quirky, chilled café. Great coffee, eclectic mix of furnishings and wonderful food. Located 200 yards from Treleigh house in Fowey. Click here to visit site.
2. Sam's on the Beach, Polkerris
Sam's on the beach is situated in Polkerris. The location, atmosphere, menu and overall feel cannot be beaten. Their outside eating space leads straight onto the sand – a great place to eat lovely food and enjoy an ice cold beer. A 45 minute coastal walk or 5 minute drive from Fowey. Click here to visit site.
3. Readymoney Beach
Sheltered, sandy cove bound either side by St Catherine's Castle and Neptune House, home to Daphne du Maurier during the Second World War. Distance from Treleigh - 15-20 minute stroll. Click here to visit site.
Magnificent late Victorian country house with extensive servants' quarters, gardens and wooded estate. Distance from Fowey - 5 miles. Click here to visit site.
5. Restormel Castle
This 13th century motte and bailey castle is situated near Lostwithiel and overlooks the River Fowey. Its distinctive circular keep is one of the most well-preserved in the UK and is surrounded by a 17 foot moat. Distance from Fowey - 9 miles. Click here to visit site.
6. Eden Project
Unforgettable experience in a breathtaking location; a global garden; a place of beauty and wonder. Distance from Fowey - 7 miles. Click here to visit site.
7. The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 years, is one of the most mysterious and beautiful estates in England. Distance from Fowey - 10 miles. Click here to visit site.
8. Lerryn Village & The Ship Inn
The beautiful village lies on the River Lerryn. Relax and enjoy lunch at The Ship Inn, a sixteenth century inn which has always been at the heart of Lerryn's community. The Independent’s 'Top 50 Pubs of Great Britain'. Distance from Fowey - 5 miles. Click to visit site.
9. Port Isaac
A charming North coast fishing inlet and old port. Home to TV series Doc Martin. Distance from Fowey - 20 miles. Click to visit site.
10. The Lizard Peninsula
Unique and stunningly beautiful at any time of the year. Almost surrounded by the sea, the peninsula stands alone, in a very real sense, from the rest of the county. Distance from Fowey - 50 miles. Click to visit site.