Great Local Attractions within 30 minutes Drive from Elmswood House …
A dramatic global garden showcasing over 100,000 plants from around the world within two giant transparent domes (Biomes) the world’s largest greenhouses recreating tropical and mediterranean climate conditions and set in a former china clay pit. Under 4 miles from Elmswood House, 12 minutes by car or taxi, 55 minutes walking, accessable by train/bus or bus from our village. See a film on our videos page.
A picturesque harbour town with quality shops, galleries, and for dining a wide choice of cafes, pubs, and award winning restaurants.Under 4 miles from Elmswood House, 10 minutes by car or taxi, accessable by bus from our village. See a film on our videos page.
The impressive estate & gardens of the Tremayne family developed between 1770 and 1914. The First World War led to the deaths of 16 of the 22 gardeners and the gardens were neglected until rediscovered in 1990 and restored after 75 years of neglect. Features include colossal and aged Rhododendrons and Camellias, The Jungle, an Italian Garden, and Europe’s only remaining Pineapple pit. 10 miles from Elmswood House, 25 minutes by car or taxi, accessable by bus from our village. See a film on our videos page.
Explore the narrow streets, shops, pubs and harbour of this unspoilt Cornish fishing village, visit the small Aquarium and excellent museum.
Attractive Georgian harbour village, home of old square rigger ships and a Shipwreck Museum. The harbour has been the location for many films, including BBC’s recent “Poldark” series.
The magnificent late Victorian country house and gardens of the Robartes family set in 450 acres of wood and parkland and now owned by the National Trust with 50 rooms open to visitors including extensive servants quarters, kitchens, childrens nursery, splendid state rooms and 17th century gatehouse.
Walk and enjoy some of Britain’s most spectacular coastal scenery
Beautiful peaceful beaches and golden sands a short distance from Elmswood House
Ancient stannary town and 13th century capital of Cornwall, antique shops, restaurants, museum and Restormel Castle.
As featured in the famous Daphne Du Maurier novel.
OTHER FAVOURITES: Polperro, Looe, St Austell Brewery Tour, China Clay Museum, Bodmin Jail, Trerice House, Fowey Estuary Boat Trips, Fowey – Mevagissey Ferry, Bodmin & Wenford Railway, Monkey Sanctuary near Looe
FOR GARDENS: Pine Lodge, Hidden Valley, Duchy of Cornwall Garden Centre, Marsh Villa, Trewithen, Pencarrow, Caerhays Castle
FOR SHOPPERS: Cornish Market World, Trago Mills, Bodmin & St. Austell
FOR CYCLISTS: Cycle the Pentewan Valley, or to the Eden Project
FOR GOLFERS: Carlyon Bay, St. Austell, Lostwithiel, Porthpean
FOR WINDSURFERS, DINGHY SAILORS, KAYAKS: Polkerris Watersports Centre
FOR DINERS: Tywardreath, Par, Polmear, Polkerris, Fowey, Lostwithial, Charlestown, Mevagissey, Carlyon Bay
Top Ten Attractions – Within 75 Minutes Drive of Elmswood House …
Capital city of Cornwall and the main shopping town. See Truro Cathedral, The Royal Cornwall Museum, shops, restaurants, galleries and many fine Georgian buildings.
The most westerly point of the English mainland. Also don’t miss the stunning views at Kynance Cove nearby.
St. MICHEAL’S MOUNT – A fairy tale castle on an island in the sea now owned by The National Trust.
St. IVES – Artists love the beauty of St. Ives. See the Tate Cornwall and the narrow cobbled streets.
NEWQUAY – A busy seaside resort, the surfing capital of Europe, also Aquarium and Zoo
PADSTOW – Cornish fishing port now famous for the Seafood Restaurant of Rick Stein
ROSELAND PENINSULA – See the picturesque Church at St. Just-in Roseland, St. Mawes, and the beautiful unspoilt scenery.
LIZARD PENINSULA – Designated an area of outstanding natural beauty
FALMOUTH – The worlds third largest natural harbour, home to Cornwall’s maritime heritage and the National Maritime Museum.
A beautiful Open Air Theatre built in a stunning location on cliffs overlooking Porthcurno Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the inspiration and life’s work of one woman.
Tintagel, Boscastle, Port Isaac, Mousehole, Penzance, Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Geever Tin Mine, Healeys Cider Farm
FOR DINERS: Fifteen Cornwall
FOR SHOPPERS: Plymouth & Truro
FOR GARDENS: Cotehele, Trebah, Trelissick, Trevarno, Antony, Glendurgan