What's near?

Our local village of Pelynt is just 600 yards away, an easy stroll to the shop for the papers and the Jubilee Inn a lovely 16th Century pub. There are also 2 village shops, one is also a butcher and a garage and petrol station, with a bus linking the village to both Looe and Polperro. Plymouth and Truro are also accessible by bus on various days.

Fowey is accessible by car via the Boddinik ferry or by parking in Polruan and taking the pedestrian ferry into the centre of Fowey. A favourite in Fowey is the Daphne Du Maurier Festival in May and Regatta week in August. Neighbouring Polperro is a magical old smuggling village full of charm and character, where fishermen can be seen at work daily. Looe is a seaside resort with its beautiful sandy beach, shops, pubs and restaurants and the bustling fish market. A must in any visit to Cornwall is The Eden Project, 12 miles from Cardwen, is often described as the living theatre of people and plants, a global garden.

 

Fowey

St Catherines Castle, Fowey

Accessible by car via the Boddinik ferry or for a lovely day out park in Polruan, walk down the hill (lovely views over the estuary) to the tiny harbour with two pubs and take the pedestrian ferry into the centre of Fowey.

In May the Daphne du Maurier festival brings many famous names from music, theatre and television and a wonderful atmosphere surrounds the whole area. In August festivities and fun come again with regatta week, when with weather permitting we are treated to a show from The Red Arrows. Even without the festivals Fowey is a wonderful place, with many good restaurants, art galleries and shops.

Small motor boats and canoes are available for hire. A passenger ferry operates several times a day to Mevagissey and back. In the summer this is a new popular stop for cruise ships dropping passengers off for the Eden Project.

 

Polperro

Polperro harbour

Neighbouring Polperro is a magical old smuggling village full of charm and character, where local fishermen can be seen at work daily.

Nestled in a steep valley with the river pol running through past the many fish restaurants and small shops, all the way to the small working fishing port, where a short walk on to the cliff produces stunning coast line scenery. There is ample parking outside the village and during the summer months horse drawn carts offer rides into the heart of the village.

Between Looe and Polperro lies Talland, well worth a mention as it has a couple of nice beaches, when the tide is out.

It is also a good start if you want to walk to either Looe or Polperro along the cliffs, well recommended. I defy anybody to find a more beautiful walk than the one from Talland to Fowey.

 

Looe

Looe harbour

A delightful seaside resort made up of East and West Looe. East Looe has a beautiful sandy beach, ideal for small children, more shops, pubs and restaurants and the bustling fish market. Looe is famed for its fish as, being a small harbour it can only accommodate smaller day boats, making the fish only 1 day old and much sought after in the top restaurants in London and further a field. West Looe leading to Hannafore has long esplanade with many rock pools on the beach. With the added bonus of free parking the whole way along.

A ferry operates between the two sides so you can cross from East to West without walking up river to the bridge. There are also daily fishing trips, as well as to Polperro and sometimes further. Looe is the Headquarters of the British Shark fishing association.

 

Eden Project

Eden Project

A must in any visit to Cornwall is The Eden Project, which is only 12 miles from Cardwen. Used for much of the back drop for James Bond, Die another day movie, the project is full of unusual constructions housing the most beautiful botanic gardens

The project is often described as the living theatre of people and plants, a global garden.

The Eden project is much more than an oddly shaped green house, it does much in the way of research and development, offering some very interesting information relating to just how much plants affect our everyday lives.

Eden hosts a variety of concerts through the year. In the winter months they erect an enormous ice rink which has proved to be very popular