Redruth 3 miles.
Perfectly located for touring the whole of Cornwall, on the outskirts of Redruth and four miles from the beach at Portreath, this cosy old miner’s cottage dating back to 1790 is set at the foot of Carn Brea, one of the most important archaeological sites in the South West.
Arriving at the cottage with the spectacular Carn Brea hilltop dominating the background you enter into the sitting room, full of character with beams and a fireplace.
Adjoining is the dining area and kitchen which leads out into the courtyard.
Steps lead up from here to the garden with great hilltop views.
There are two bedrooms, a double and a single.
An ideal location for walkers; Carn Brea is a must where a walk which is not too challenging will reward you with stunning far-reaching views with both coasts visible as far as St Ives.
The sunsets visible from the top are known to be as good as anywhere.
With prehistoric stone huts to view, bluebells in spring and an abundance of heather in the autumn this is a walk for all seasons right from the door.
For beach lovers the large beach at Portreath has soft fine sand and an area popular with surfers.
The coastline here is spectacular with stunning walks with some of the highest cliffs in the county.
Nearby Tehidy Woods is a country park offering the largest area of woodland in Cornwall with nine miles of woodland nature trails, lakes, ponds and cascades set in 250 acres to explore.
If the weather isn’t suitable for outdoor pursuits the leisure centre at Carn Brea offers a 25 metre swimming pool, an extensive gym suite and many indoor sports.
With the historic mining town of Redruth approx 3 miles away a choice of dining options is available as well as independent shops and many places of interest.
An ideal base for touring all year round.
About the location
Falmouth 10.5 miles; St Ives 16 miles.
Redruth is a small town in Cornwall, dating in parts from the 12th century. It was once the centre of Cornish mining history and is now at the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is a selection of shops, pubs and eateries, and the town holds a variety of continental markets throughout the year. Attractions close to Redruth include the Carn Brea Trail, The Great Flat Load, which is fantastic for cyclist and dog walkers alike, Tolgus Tin Stream Works, and the Tehidy Country Park. The beach at Portreath is a 10 minute drive, or 2.5 miles from Redruth. The entire stunning North coast is a suburb playground for surfing and all watersports, with resorts such as St Ives, Falmouth, the Roseland Peninsula and the whole Lizard Peninsula within easy reach. A superb destination for your Cornish holiday.