Bodmin Moor


"for a room with a view"

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Stunning sunset over North Cornwall - view from Tremorcoombe

 St Breward, Bodmin Moor, North Cornwall, England

Tel: +44 (0)1208 851744

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BODMIN MOOR is still relatively "undiscovered" and is becoming one of THE places to stay in Cornwall - make sure it is on your list of WHERE to stay in Cornwall!

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We regret we are unable to accept any further bookings for the 2007 season and until further notice - unexpectedly both Cathy and Peter have taken on additional work commitments, Cathy with Social Services and Peter as a full-time photographer with the local newspaper, making it difficult to now offer a full time B&B service.

We are pleased to confirm that we still look forward to having our pre-booked guests with us this year and hope that previous guests, and now friends, will continue to stay in touch.

Please do read the rest of our website which we will leave on the internet for information about the area.

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The village of St Breward is readily accessed across the moor from the A30 crossing at Temple, also via Camelford and Bodmin.

With the house located in the heart of the village, all amenities are conveniently nearby, including a Pub, The Old Inn, with award winning restaurant providing full lunch and evening meal facilities, Post Office/Coffee Shop with Pizza delivery, General Stores which is always well stocked and includes video-hire, Doctor's Surgery, and Church with a peal of 6 bells for campanologists! A tearoom has also opened this year (2006), The Potter's Barn, in a picturesque setting alongside the River Camel, right at the end of the Camel Trail at Wenfordbridge on the outskirts of St Breward.

St Breward is a small but thriving community of 800, its Parish being one of the largest in Cornwall, covering a large part of the Moor including it's two highest peaks, Roughtor and Brown Willy. A stroll round the village on the St Breward Trail takes in most of the village's history, as well as providing stupendous views of the surrounding countryside from vantage points.

Originally a village centred round granite quarrying, you can visit nearby our last remaining active quarry at De Lank and choose, perhaps, your polished kitchen worktop or floor tiles - granite was also supplied from here for the Princess Diana Memorial, now open in Hyde Park, London! The Eden Project has also recently commissioned a giant stone that has been blasted "whole and flaw-free" from this quarry - it weighs 300 tons, apparently 6 times the size of the largest boulder at Stonehenge and is thought to be the largest known whole stone to be taken from a British quarry! The stone is to be made into a new sculpture (a seed) as a centre piece at the project by well known sculptor/artist, Peter Randall-Page. Just how the stone is to be transported "whole" is yet to be seen with the VERY narrow roads leading from the quarry! You can read more about this massive feat by clicking on Giant Boulder.

Natural granite formation, Bodmin Moor

Regular community activities in the village do not intrude on your stay, but participation or a visit are welcomed! Don't miss the village's annual St Breward Carnival procession, each year held on the first Saturday in July - our Carnival is one of the largest village carnivals in North Cornwall and includes a week of displays and activities prior to the procession day.

For Cyclists, there is a cycle route through the village which is part of The Cornish Way - this has been developed by the Countryside Service in partnership with Sustrans, and involves six inter-linking trails for cyclists and walkers across Cornwall. St Breward village is on National Route 3, with St Breward Stores being a Cornish Way Stamping Point. If you are interested in cycling from Lands End to John O'Groats, have a look at this unusual link to find out more - don't forget to cycle via St Breward!

For Walkers and Ramblers, St Breward village is a recognised night stop on the route for the Lands End to John O'Groats walk, and Tremorcoombe can provide a very comforable night for aching limbs and a hearty breakfast for an early morning start! Try having a look at the following book on the End-End walk, it is very comprehensive for planning this journey.

For walkers and cyclists alike, the Camel Trail is now open right up to the outskirts of St Breward at Wenfordbridge - you can now have a level walk (or cycle), traffic free, all the way to Padstow and back, it's a long walk but has to be a challenge at 18 miles each way!

If possible, take a chance to listen to the St Breward Silver Band, our renowned local band, that plays regularly at events around the county - always popular is their traditional performance at Port Isaac harbourside on Thursday evenings in the summer season.

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The Coastline, approx 7 miles away, provides magnificent walks along some of Cornwall's most dramatic Heritage coastline. From Tintagel to Polzeath the views are breathtaking.

Popular Beaches are to be found at Port Gaverne, Trebarwith Strand, Rock, Daymer Bay and Polzeath a renowned surfing venue. More secluded and a spectacular 3/4 mile walk is Tregardock Beach, west of Trebarwith. For a list of all main beaches along the "Atlantic Highway" from Devon to Cornwall, view here. Many of the beaches are covered right up to the cliffs at high tide, so to plan your day's visit to the beach, and ensure sand and rockpools, check out the local tide table here.

Golf can be enjoyed at several courses in the area with St Enodoc at Rock, St Kew at St Kew Highway, Bowood at Lanteglos, Camelford, and Lanhydrock near Bodmin, all being very close by.

Fishing can also be enjoyed with local facilities available for Trout fishing at various lakes, Salmon fishing on the River Camel and Sea fishing from the ports and beaches.

Cycling can be enjoyed throughout Cornwall following a network of six inter-linking trails known as The Cornish Way. Cycle hire is available from many of the towns.

Bodmin Moor, with its two peaks Rough Tor and Brown Willy, the highest point in Cornwall, provides open moorland walking (for a pdf file map of a super walk to the tors from St Breward click here) with visible evidence of prehistoric settlements and stone circles, together with unusual natural rock formations such as the famous Cheesewring at Minions. You can also visit the Heritage Centre at Minions detailing the local Mining industry and its history. For Daphne du Maurier fans, her famous book Jamaica Inn was based round the actual pub of this name which can be found off the A30 in the centre of the moor at Bolventor, together with a museum.

Blisland, some 2 miles from St Breward, offers the largest village green in Cornwall, a Church with fascinating interior decor, and the Blisland Inn, a former CAMRA pub of the year, providing a wide range of real ales for the connoisseur - try the special brew for the day always at a reduced price!

Bodmin is the former county town for Cornwall - visit Shire House in the centre and Bodmin Jail for experiences of olde! There is access to the Camel Trail, steam rail station, supermarkets, rail station and a football ground. Also there is an accident unit at the modern Hospital.

Wadebridge is found at the head of the Camel Estuary, with all its amenities such as a 2-screen cinema, restaurants, supermarkets, doctors and a surgery. One of the most popular attractions in this market town is the famous Camel Trail, an unspoilt cycle track along the disused railway line, west to Padstow and east to Bodmin, following the River Camel and its Estuary. The Camel Trail now starts at Wenfordbridge, on the outskirts of St Breward. Keen cyclists should refer to The Cornish Way, a network of six inter-linking trails across Cornwall.

Port Isaac, some 9 miles from St Breward, is a charming working fishing village set in a natural harbour. Here you will find restaurants, hotels and other attractions. Port Isaac is the film back-drop, re-named as Portwenn, for the ITV series Doc Martin starring Martin Clunes. For film and TV buffs try this site for film locations in the South West!

Tintagel on the North Coast is noted for its beaches and National Trust Post Office. Tintagel Castle, reputed home of King Arthur, is well worth a visit. Nearby, Boscastle can be found with its old harbour, and fine walks on nearby cliffs - since the major flood of August 2004, the village has made great strides in reconstruction and is now "open for business as usual".

Padstow, a quaint old town with fishing harbour, lobster farm and the home of Rick Stein's famous seafood restaurant and his spreading empire of cafes. A boat ride across the Camel Estuary takes you to Rock, famous for holiday homes and visitors of popstars and royalty. Property at Rock has reached extremes in prices, recently sold was a 4 bedroomed mid-terrace for £2.2M, with seas views of course!

Travelling south takes you to The Eden Project near St Austell, a unique experience consisting of enclosed tropical gardens and entertainment venue. Proclaimed the Eighth Wonder of the World, this is already destined to be the major attraction in the South West and will be a must to visit whether you are a keen gardner or not!

For the green fingered and admirers of beautiful country gardens and houses, there are many places to see in Cornwall. On our doorstep, between St Breward and Bodmin, there is Pencarrow House & Gardens where you can spend many an hour wandering the gardens as well as seeing the Molesworth-St Aubyn family heirlooms in the house - a full programme of events is always planned each year at the house and in the grounds and these are invariably a sell-out. South of Bodmin, you can visit Lanhydrock owned by the National Trust, a late 19th century period property with extensive gardens and parkland. And do not forget the Lost Gardens of Heligan based south of St Austell. For a guide to further gardens, visit the Great Gardens of Cornwall and Gardens in Cornwall websites for further inspiration.

For wine buffs, a visit to the Camel Valley Vineyard is well recommended with plenty of locally produced varieties to choose from to fill the winerack at home and, for steam buffs, the Bodmin Steam Railway is a must - both can be found at Bodmin.

For Real Ale buffs, there are a number of Breweries in Cornwall, notably St Austell Brewery at St Austell and Sharp's Brewery at Rock, near Wadebridge. Many of the Pubs and Inns in Cornwall have a wide selection of local brews on tap!

Bell Ringing, with Cornwall's wide variety of ancient Churches, many in superb settings, campanologists can keep their hand in at tower ringing, either joining in on practice nights or visiting a number of churches on a pre-arranged tour - contact Peter Glaser for advice on recommended towers in the North Cornwall area. St Breward's Tower practice night is every Tuesday in the month bar the last (which is held at Blisland Church Tower), 7:30pm - 9pm.

And....further afield down west, each providing a great day's outing from Bodmin Moor, don't forget:

The National Maritime Museum at Falmouth, The Tate Gallery at St Ives and The Blue Reef Aquarium at Newquay.

There are many more places and "things to do" that can be recommended - if you have any further suggestions you would wish to be added to the above, please let us know so that others can enjoy part of your memorable visit to Cornwall.

Cornwall has always been a holiday location for the youngsters as well as the more mature, attracting tourists not only from the British Isles but from all over the world! Catering for all ages and tastes from children's entertainment and leisure sports to walking, historic houses and tropical gardens, Cornwall has it all - all readily accessible from St Breward in North Cornwall.
Remember, whilst tourism is probably the largest single business sector in Cornwall, there are still places to see and things to do that can get you far away from it all, especially "out of season".

"Evening Silhouette" at Cheesewring, Minions

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GUEST'S COMMENTS (to encourage viewers to come to Cornwall!):

With stunning views from our village with the backdrop of the distant coastline, to watching from our patio the evening setting sun sink below the horizon lighting up the sky with shades of gold and red, to looking up at the stars on a clear night and actually seeing them all without light pollution - it reminds us of why we moved here in 1999!

We have been really pleased to have received so many positive comments from our visitors. We must have been getting something right in our B&B venture! Below are some comments which we hope you find interesting:

"We loved Bodmin Moor. We wish we could have explored it more, but it made quite an impression, particularly the morning we left when we wandered about in the mist a bit in spite of your good directions (it was March!). Thanks to you both for your hospitality - tell Cathy how much we liked her dragon design on the window (a unique feature of Tremorcoombe!). When you're in the travelling mode, consider Santa Fe. We'll greet you and show you around!" Ruth & Charles, Sant Fe, New Mexico, USA

"Thanks for the fantastic time we had in glorious, enchanting and misty Cornwall (it was January!)...your beautiful house set in the heart of the moorland is just WOW....a bed so big 10 people could sleep in it quite easily (exaggerated a bit!), awesome view, and 5 star hospitality. Thanks Esme for lending Matthew all those videos - the only thing he remembers about Cornwall!" David, Jackie & Matthew, Cape Town, South Africa

"We really enjoyed our stay with you and, if we are ever back that way, will be sure to look you up and come and stay again...yours being the first choice we stayed at really set us up for our trip." Murray, Trish & whanau (family!), Raumati Beach, New Zealand

"We often remember our stay in Tremorcoombe and have described our trip to Cornwall last June in our Website...c'est un B&B recent, ou l'accueil des proprietaires est extremement chaleureux. Nous decidons d'attributer une note a chacun des gites visites et celui-recevra la meilleure..." Christian & Jacqueline, Dourdan, France

"Your welcome was particularly welcoming. I had just completed my 5th day on my walk from Land's End to John O'Groats and, after a bad night prior to arrival with you, my stay with you got me back on song. As I went along I gave every B&B a rating and I am glad to report that you were up there in the top echelon. Thank you." Bert, Fife, Scotland (82 days, 1,034 miles, £11K raised for Cancer Research UK - well done Bert!)

"Thanks very much again for the wonderful stay at your home, for your good breakfasts and all your help....we are still dreaming of the beautiful days in St Breward, the Old Inn and your home." Waltraut, Bernd & Johanna, Gerlingen, Germany

"Thank you so much for making our stay pleasant, your hospitality was wonderful and first class. Hopefully we will be seeing you again next year." Jill, Russ, Danielle & Kelly, Staffs, UK

"Thank you very much for our wonderful stay - we really enjoyed our honeymoon and you made us feel so welcome." Charlie, Tony & Jake, East Sussex, UK

"Thank you for making our stay with you very enjoyable. We had a lovely time and felt at home with you all. Your photos were great Peter, we really enjoyed seeing them, keep up the good work. Best wishes to you all - we look forward to coming back and seeing you all again in the future, if you will have us! Also visit some of the little places and bays we missed this time." Jill & David, St Osyth, Essex, UK

"Thank you both so much for your wonderful hospitality this weekend. We all had a very enjoyable and memorable time. Thank you for all your hard work that helped to make our stay so special....fantastic room, stunning views, wonderful breakfasts and great company." Nigel & Clare, Staffs, UK

"Thank you for making our stay enjoyable and memorable. Your home is beautiful and we have felt at home here, with you all this week, and the food has been lovely. Many thanks for your kind hospitality and all your help finding those lovely little bays." Diane & Clifford, Sheffield, UK

"Thanks ever so much for your hospitality. We have truly enjoyed our stay with you!" Lynda, Carol & Bonnie, Bedford, Indiana, USA

"Thank you for looking after us - thanks to Toby for his juggling, thanks to Esme for the use of her videos, and thank you Cathy & Peter for your hospitality....sorry for the extra dishes!" Tom & Vicky, Birmingham, UK

"Nicholas and I had a lovely time and your house is beautiful! Thank you Peter for the photograph, it really is a lovely reminder of a nice weekend." Kelly & Nicholas, Doncaster, UK

"Thank you so much for making our little stay in North Cornwall so enjoyable. We had an amazing time thanks to your wonderful hospitality and all the tips you gave us on where to visit. We are certain that our stay in Cornwall would not have been quite so delightful had it not been for you. Many thanks and we hope to come back soon." Emily & Tom, Bucks, UK

"Thank you for making us feel so welcome and our stay so enjoyable....thank you again for the wonderful photographs you gave us, we plan to frame them and put them up to remind us of a most enjoyable holiday." Ruby & Richard, Dunstable, UK

"We loved the Branwalader Room; it is so elegant and spacious and felt like a reprieve after the itty bitty hotel in London. You were most excellent and accommodating hosts in every way. The breakfasts were superior especially the fresh fruit. Do feel free to treat this as a testimonial for your B&B which we would happily recommend." Chuck & Sue, Olympia, Washington State, USA

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Wadebridge & District Camera Club - take a look at Cornwall's premier local camera club website. Best club in Cornwall, though there might be a biais in this!

Ian Laker Photography - Ian has stayed at Tremorcoombe Guest House whilst undertaking a photographic visit to Cornwall. Samples of his super images can be seen at his own website. Ian's landscape photography is inspired by the coast and countryside of Kent, Dorset, Cornwall, Cumbria, Northumberland and Yorkshire as well as San Francisco and Yosemite National Park in California.


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