The first thing
you notice about Penpoll is the peace! It is located in the
tiny and quiet rural hamlet of Lower Penpoll, tucked into the
countryside and hidden away from the hustle and bustle of life.
It feels like you have unearthed a long kept secret when you
finally arrive, having navigated the precariously narrow and
steep lanes to get there! But Penpoll has the great advantage of
offering you the best of both worlds: Hidden seclusion is to be
found in the pretty garden, where you are at one with the birds
on the river and grazing farm animals in the fields.
Yet you are
within easy access to Daphne du Maurier’s beloved Fowey –
buzzing with harbour life, and its many art galleries,
restaurants and shops - via the Boddinick Ferry, just 2 miles
away from Penpoll.
with boats, Penpoll’s proximity to Penmarlam Boatyard & Moorings
is a huge bonus. Or, a few miles inland, you are immersed in the
village atmosphere of beautiful Lerryn – the inspiration behind
Mole and Ratty’s home in Wind in the Willows.
Further inland is the
medieval town of Lostwithiel, once the seat of the Duchy of
Cornwall. A walk up to the imposing Restormel Castle ruins will
certainly blow the cobwebs away. The nearby Duchy of Cornwall
Nursery offers plant hunting gems and delicious food in the
newly re-vamped cafe.
There are some
interesting antique and interiors shops to lure the more
retail-minded! The Eden Project is easily accessed from Penpoll, being less than 20
minutes' drive away.
Slightly further afield, it is easy to explore the harbour towns
of Mevagissey, Charlestown and Polperro. All of which are well
within half an hour’s drive from Penpoll and are packed with
charm and history.
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