LOCATION & VILLAGE AMENITIES FOR ST BREWARD
The village of St Breward is readily accessed across the moor
from the A30 crossing at Temple, also via Camelford
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 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
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,
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
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.
ATTRACTIONS we have personally researched
the internet and linked to other websites to enhance your discovery of
North Cornwall - do please visit these sites for further information. Should
any sites no longer be connecting, please let us know
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,
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
Travelling south takes you
to The Eden Project
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
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,
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
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.
afield down west, each providing a great day's outing from Bodmin Moor,
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,
GUEST'S COMMENTS (to encourage viewers
to come to Cornwall!):
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,
"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,
"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,
"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,
"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
A new website for the
St Breward community
This site is under construction
but there is some information already added to it
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Further links to Photography
websites well worth visiting:
|| 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.|
Live8 with Africa Calling at the Eden Project,
Partnered Links to other Accommodation
|| Bed & Breakfast in the Peak District of Derbyshire, UK|
|| The Cornwall Holiday Directory, Holiday Information for Cornwall,
|| SomewhereToGo, Cornwall Hotels and Tourist Attractions|
|| Bed & Breakfast in Germany|
|| Locasun, Holiday Rentals in France, Villa in Spain and Skiing
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TOWNS & VILLAGES OF CORNWALL
WITHIN EASY DRIVING DISTANCE OF ST BREWARD - HOW MANY HAVE YOU VISITED?
Advent - Altarnum - Blisland - Bodmin - Bolventor - Boscastle
- Bude - Bugle - Callington - Camborne - Camelford - Cardinham - Chapel
Amble - Charlestown - Crackington Haven - Davidstow - Delabole - Falmouth
- Fowey - Golant - Gunnislake - Helland - Launceston - Liskeard - Lizard
- Looe - Lostwithiel - Mevagissey - Michaelstow - Minions - Mount - Nanstallon
- Newquay - Padstow - Penzance - Perranporth - Polzeath - Port Issac -
Port Gaverne - Porth - Redruth - Rock - St Austell - St Cleer - St Columb
Major - St Endellion - St Ives - St Kew - St Mabyn - St Mawes - St Merryn
- St Neot - St Teath - St Tudy - Temple - Tintagel - Trebarwith - Truro
- Wadebridge - Widemouth - Withiel
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