Tresillian is located near to some of the finest beaches in the country. These include
To the west of Newquay
Wide beach with sand dunes between Newquay and West Pentire. Turn left at Quintrell Downs and take A3075 coast road, then turn right just after Newquay. Keep going through Crantock village until you get to the National Trust car park by the beach. Excellent surfing. Wetsuits and surfboards available for hire.
Nice family beach with sand dunes. Fun Park with Crazy Golf, Go Carts, Panning for Gold etc www.holywellbayfunpark.co.uk Tel: 01637 830095
Small cove with sandy beach between Crantock and Holywell Bay. Park at West Pentire and walk down. There is a wind up gramophone shop located by the car park with a fine collection of old gramophones from 1900 to 1940 for sale together with records. Contact John Sleep 01637 830 415 www.gramophone.me
Seaside town with lots of shops and large sandy beach. Airfield nearby.
To the East of Newquay
Adventure centre with surfing, abseiling, rock climbing, zip wire, cliff activities and massage. Beachside restaurant and bar.
Home of the Extreme Sports Academy which teaches surfing and para-gliding. There are trampolines with bungee jumps, various restaurants and shops selling clothes, wetsuits and surfboards etc. Polo on the beach now an annual event, http://www.watergatebay.co.uk/polo/
both beautiful and most enjoyable
Small village with nice pub, the Rashleigh Inn next to beach which is sheltered by harbour wall. Beautiful coastal walk to Fowey via Polridmouth (pronounced Pridmouth) which features in Daphne du Maurier’s book Rebecca. Polridmouth can also be accessed by road. Park in field at Menabilly Barton and walk last 1/2 mile to beach.
Swings, slides, indoor play gym (opposite Tresillian). Much appreciated by children of all ages.
an Elizabethan manor house belonging to National Trust with fine interiors and garden. Open every day except Saturdays. Walk down lane beyond barns next to tennis court and keep going past Trevarthian Farm (dog will bark at you, but Mark the owner is friendly) and turn left at road to Trerice which is 200 yards on right.
A collection of Victorian mining equipment and a functioning water pumping station with view into a working clay pit.
www.royalcornwallmuseum.org – Display of objects from Cornwall’s past from prehistoric times to present day including a fine collection of minerals, an Egyptian mummy and some excellent Cornish paintings,
Hire bicycles in Wadebridge (14 miles) and bicycle along the Camel Estuary to Padstowe (5.5miles) or Bodmin (5.7miles) along a disused railway line. Hire bikes from Bike Smart , Eddystone Road, Wadebridge, PL27 7AL. Tel: 01208 814545 – http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/camel-trail – http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=13412
Millennium project with three large biomes in a clay pit full of trees and plants from tropical rain forests and Africa. Worth visiting on a rainy day.
One of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK with restored Victorian walled garden and beautiful mature shrubs. Mevagissey is a pretty seaside town with ferry to Fowey.
National Trust house with beautiful gardens, glorious coastal views, and a range of excellent trees to climb.
Award winning vineyard producing wine and champagne since 1989.
Guided Tours at 2.30pm, Monday-Friday between 1st April and 30th September.
Grand Tour & Tasting every Wednesday evening at 5.00pm between 1st April and 30th
October, with an additional tour at 5.00pm Thursdays throughout August.
Must book Tel: 01208 2077959
A substantial National Trust Property dating back to Elisabethan times, extensively rebuilt fine Victorian kitchens. Take A30 to Bodmin then A38 towards Liskeard and immediately right at roundabout to Lanhydrock.
Beautiful old medieval town on Fowey estuary. River trips, nice walks, fishing etc. For fishing/ river trips call Dan Hicks tel: 07792 20625908 http://www.fowey.co.uk/
Discovery Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3QY
Very good collection of boats and an underwater room with windows looking over harbour floor.
Beautiful seaside town with harbour and Tate Gallery with galleries of Cornish paintings and a good restaurant.
Medieval castle with earlier ruins from the Dark Ages, long associated
with King Arthur, and Merlin; magical cliff top setting
Tel: 01872 511122
Voted County Dining Pub of the Year in The Good Pub Guide 2004. Excellent menu with good, friendly service. Family friendly.
Tel: 01637 861000
A Jamie Oliver inspired restaurant above Watergate Bay
Tel: 01637 860877
Excellent beach front brasserie with good kid’s food
Tel 01637 851879
Beachside restaurant serving fresh food at affordable prices.
Tel: 01637 839125
A good place for anyone who wants to venture into Newquay.
Tel: 01637 878 117
Nice cliff top restaurant near Newquay
Turn left onto A3058, continue over roundabout in Quintrell Downs.
Spa is immediately afterwards on left before you get to level crossing/ railway station.
Well stocked supermarket with petrol open 8am to 9pm Monday to Saturday.
Turn left onto the A3058 towards Newquay, then left at the roundabout in Quintrell Downs onto the A392. Turn right at roundabout after 1 1/2 miles.
An excellent farm shop selling local meat and cheeses. Turn left at Morrisons roundabout and follow signs to farm shop.
Large farm shop selling local and imported foods with butcher and fishmonger
Turn right onto A3058, then left onto A30 just before Summercourt.
Turn left at McDonalds. Kingsley Village is next to the Shell petrol station
The nearest market town with shops selling everything. Park next to M&S
An independent wine merchant, champagne and coffee bar in the heart of Padstow. (17 miles) tel 01841 532022
A good selection of well priced fine wine and will organise delivery to Tresillian at short notice http://www.bcfw.co.uk/