A PERFECT BASE
Penpoll is a perfect base for walking in this truly beautiful
part of Cornwall.
Directly from the garden gate, you are walking
in glorious scenery on numerous footpaths, and these link into
some stunning stretches of the
National Trust’s coastal paths.
Just to mention a few highlights - the South West Coast Path
from Fowey to Polkerris, or Boddinick to Polperro; The Saint’s
Way footpath from Readymoney Cove; The Hall Walk from Boddinick
to Point Pill; the Fowey-Polruan Circular route, or nothing
quite beats walking through the beautiful Ethy beech woods (The
wild Woods in Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows), which hug
the river around Lerryn to the breathtaking riverside 15th
Century church at St Winnow. All of these, and more, are within
striking distance of Penpoll, (less than 10 minutes drive) so
you can choose to leave your car in the many National Trust car
parks, or get a taxi back home at the end of your walk.
www.southwestcoastpath.com for more inspiration – the choice is
yours, and the scenery is guaranteed to be magnificent!
Horse riding for all abilities in stunning countryside is
available at Polmartin Stables, near Herodsfoot (10 minutes
drive away). Contact Jane on 01503 220428.
Escorted hacks out, lessons in the school, Saturday and Holiday
clubs are all on offer. Days can be tailor made to fit your
The nearest golf
course is the 18 hole course at Lanhydrock near Bodmin.
www.lanhydrockhotel.com . 01208 262 570. Slightly further
afield, near St Austell, with magnificent sea views is Porthpean
www.porthpeanglofclub.co.uk . 01726 64613.
Combining a good lunch in a beautiful setting and entertaining
small children is a winning formula, and Fowey Hall Hotel is the
place to go. Enjoy panoramic views over the Fowey and Polruan
from the sunny terrace at lunch while children play croquet on
the lawn, then swim in their indoor pool. A perfect way to keep
For those with more extreme activities in mind, take on the UK’s
longest Zipwire, or the Giant Swing at Adenaline Quarry, near
Liskeard. firstname.lastname@example.org 01579 308 204.
Next door is Kartworld 01579 347229
where adults and small children alike can race go –karts to
their hearts content.