The south coast of Cornwall may not be as well known as the North Cornwall locations – Newquay, Bude, Polzeath & Constantine are all renowned for their surfing form, however within half an hour you can be on the south coast beaches. Whitsand and Tregantle are most visited by surfers. Click the link for more info about Cornish beaches.
Looe beach is the closest distance from Treworgey Manor (20 minutes) and in summer has activities for children on the beach — no dogs allowed all year round.
Seaton Beach – Easily accessed and there is a popular cafe located on the beach, pub, bistro, shop and playground. You can enjoy a walk along the beach joining up to Downderry where there is an excellent pub, ‘The Inn on the Shore’ or the highly rated Blue Plate restaurant.
Par Sands Beach – A sandy beach, usually fairly quiet, stretching over half a mile with sand dunes in a peaceful setting, located close to the Eden Project, (2 miles), Charlestown – think Poldark! (2 miles) and The Lost Gardens of Heligan (7 miles) – definitely worth a visit.
Shopping & Cities
If you require some retail therapy after all the activities or relaxation at Treworgey then you can head to a several different locations. Plymouth and Truro are the two main city shopping locations – Truro has a delightful array of shops and Plymouth’s mall Drake’s Circus has 3 floors of all the main high street brands & various well known food companies.
Truro – Lots going on in this city and is apparently the retail centre of Cornwall, a great range of independent shops, Hall for Cornwall for music and theatre events, the impressive Cathedral and the Royal Cornwall museum.
Tavistock & Liskeard are market towns, they boast enjoyable weekly markets with local produce, antiques shops & some pleasant cafes. The closest supermarket is a large Morrisons, however there are many smaller shops (co-ops, Spar shop, etc). There is also an Aldi in Liskeard now, and the Sainsburys in Bodmin (10 miles) should deliver to Treworgey.
Nearby at Upton Cross is the award-winning Cornish Cheese Company — handmade and locally produced in Bodmin, well worth a tasting session!
Plymouth – As previously mentioned Plymouth is an ever improving city, the Shopping mall is useful and well frequented, however if you fancy delving deeper there is much more to explore from a historical point of view. The Barbican is infamous for being the place where the pilgrim ship the ‘Mayflower’ sailed from in 1620 on its epic journey to the New World.
National Trust, Historic Houses & Gardens of interest
Being fortunate enough to be located in a beautiful part of the country there a lots of National Trust gardens and houses to visit in Cornwall – for a list of them and more extensive details about Cornwall National Trust
A top few Cornish gems to try to visit:
Boconnoc Gardens, Lostwithiel
Cotehele, St Dominick
Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park, Torpoint
Anthony House and Gardens, Torpoint
Moyclare Garden, Lodge Hill, Liskeard
Lost Gardens of Heligan – Mevagissey
Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Cornwall
Pencarrow House & Gardens, Bodmin, Cornwall
Family Days out in Cornwall
There is a plethora of exciting days out to be had in Cornwall – as well as on-site activities at Treworgey, but if you are feeling adventurous explore and enjoy:
The Eden Project: From its futuristic biomes, Rainforest Aerial walkway, zip wire, ice-skating, music events and environmental awareness centre, definitely something for everyone, such a great space, adding to its attractions each year.
Carnglaze Caverns: Visit this former slate mine, part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage site, picturesque woodland walk, caves to explore and some memorable concerts held in this unique venue.
Looe and Polperro: Both popular South Cornwall fishing harbours. Looe has a sandy beach, various clothes and gift shops. Most popular activity in summer is crabbing! You can also go on exciting shark fishing trips. Around the coast is nearby Polperro this is a attractive spot to visit with lots of galleries and some great pubs. The Blue Peter Inn is especially lively and full of Cornish charm.
Restormel Castle: Lostwithiel’s 13th-century circular shell-keep, now just a ruin, but a lovely spot for a picnic or historical exploration.
Crealy Adventure Park: Theme Rides & attractions – a whole day out near Wadebridge, lots of indoor and outdoor fun.
Dairyland Farm World: 30 minutes away from Treworgey – Animals to feed, indoor play area, pony rides. Farm fun and frolics for all weathers.
Tamar Valley Donkey Park: Relaxed environment with lots of animals roaming around and indoor play area with Cornwall’s happiest donkeys, younger children will enjoy it.
Porfell Wildlife Park and Animal Sanctuary: Get up close and personal to lots of different Monkeys, and Meercats at Cornwall’s largest exotic animal sanctuary.
The Monkey Sanctuary: Small & friendly environment, rescue of pet-trade monkeys, with award-winning cafe and gift shop.
Newquay Zoo: Where the animals are well cared for — get up close to animals from all around the world.
Launceston Steam Railway: Five-mile round trip along the old North Cornwall Railway, award-winning.
Bodmin and Wenford Railway : Cornwall’s only full-size railway still operated by steam locomotives.
The Blue Reef Aquarium: Daily talks and feeds are held at the Aquarium, with an interactive information centre, located on the north coast in Newquay.
Bodmin Jail: Museum and heritage centre, historical, spooky and some great home cooked, freshly prepared food.
Jamaica Inn: Legendary moorland Inn made famous by Daphne du Maurier, Historical Smugglers museum.