Gunwalloe Church Cove – The Lizard

Gunwalloe Church Cove – The Lizard – Gunwalloe Church Cove – The Lizard

There is a tiny church St Wynwallow, with a detached tower set into the solid rock of the headland, located to the north side of the beach hence the name Church Cove.

Gunwalloe is owned and looked after by the National Trust and is able to care and conserve areas like this thanks to their members, volunteers and donors. Car park free to National Trust members.

Please note: Dogs are welcome on this beach except between Easter Sunday and 30 September (07:00am – 07:00pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place.

Poldark connection:

Gunnwalloe on The Lizard relived its smugglings past when Aidan Turner and a hoard of other cast members and extras descended to film night-time ship wrecking scenes. An attractive sandy cove overlooked by the tiny church of St Wynwallow.

Sat Nav: TR12 7QG

Polgwidden Cove @ Trebah Gardens – Falmouth

Polgwidden Cove @ Trebah Gardens – Falmouth – Polgwidden Cove @ Trebah Gardens – Falmouth

Polgwidden Cove is situated at the foot of the valley in which Trebah Gardens lie. The beach is privately owned but open to the public. However, access is somewhat convoluted unless entering through Trebah Gardens.

It is a small shingle beach with a cafe at the top. There are still some reminders of Polgwidden’s role during World War II in the form of concrete structures. It was from here that boats were launched to attack Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day.

Being on the Helford River close to Helford Passage, it is an ideal place for boating or exploring the coastal scenery.

Sat nav: TR11 5JZ

Planters Cafe @ Trebah Gardens Falmouth

Planters Cafe @ Trebah Gardens Falmouth

We serve Breakfast between 10am and 11.30am, Lunch from Noon until 2.30pm.

Coffee, Tea and Cakes etc are available everyday from 10am until 4.30pm.

View Our Set Menu by clicking the ”Eat” tab above

Sunday Roasts return on the 1st of October

We use only the best locally sourced seasonal ingredients, making our roasts incredibly popular, so it is always best to book.
Please give us a call on 01326 252200 to reserve your table.
Full fixed menu also available.

Wednesday Set Lunch

Our popular set lunches are available between Noon and 2.30pm
2 Courses
3 Courses
Full fixed menu also available

Fish Fridays

Head Chef Daniel Gvalda serves up some very special fishy treats every Friday using the best of the days catch!
The menu will vary weekly but always include the option of having the catch of the day in a crisp batter with homemade chips.
Full fixed menu also available

Contact: 01326 252200    TR11 5JZ

Tremenheere Kitchen Gulval

Tremenheere Kitchen Gulval – Tremenheere Kitchen


Our beautifully designed venue within the stunning Tremenheere landscape, provides the perfect relaxed dining space with inspiring views across Mount’s Bay. Our constantly evolving menus follow the rhythm of the seasons using the best quality, locally sourced and often our own produce.


Let us welcome you with a freshly ground coffee or Cornish loose leaf tea, indulge with one of our delicious cakes or pastries and socialise in a comfortable neighborhood atmosphere. Sandwiches, soups, seafood platters, daily changing specials or a fabulous Sunday roast. All freshly prepared for you to enjoy around the warming fire or on our sun-soaked terrace. Come and enjoy a glass of wine, craft beer, local cider or house made cordial. Our bar serves an eclectic choice, sourced from independent merchants and producers.


With the sun setting, it’s time for a more decadent restaurant approach to food and wine. Relax with a glass of bubbles and enjoy the distinctive, clean flavours of Cornish seafood, game, house cured fish, charcuterie and the freshest, seasonal vegetables. Our menus celebrate the amazing produce that we are so lucky to have on our doorstep. Bring close friends and family together and savour an innovative dinner or one of our themed, culinary, film or live music evenings.


Tremenheere is a great venue to host any event, weddings, anniversaries, product launches, business seminars or meetings. With our stunning gardens, views over Mount’s Bay, generous facilities and experienced team, we work alongside you to create a unique event. Every detail will be tailored to your needs and reworked until we achieve the perfect solution.

Contact: 01736 448089     TR20 8YL

Restormel Castle

Restormel Castle

 The free on site car park has 25 spaces, and is roughly 70 meters from the site entrance.There are two coach spaces in the on site car park. Free parking is available in Lostwithiel, although it is over a mile away from the castle and at the top of a hill (a walk which some visitors may find tiring!)
There is a vending machine selling hot drinks, including tea, coffee and hot chocolate. The on site shop also sells a selection of snacks, including crisps, cold drinks, confectionery and ice cream.
Contact: 0370 333 1181    PL22 0EE

Prideaux Place

Prideaux Place

Living history on the beautiful North Cornish coast. Since its completion in 1592 the same family have lived in this charming Elizabethan manor. Take a tour of the house or stroll in the tranquil grounds overlooking the ancient deer park.

Apart from the appeal of its architecture, notably a remarkable plaster ceiling, and the glorious views across its ancient deer park to the distant outlines of Brown Willy and Roughtor on Bodmin Moor, Prideaux Place is much prized as  an Elizabethan manor house still lived in by the family for whom it was built.

The Prideaux family acquired the estate, previously owned by the Prior of Bodmin, at the time of the Dissolution of the Monastries. The present house was completed in 1592 by Sir Nicholas Prideaux. Two major additions have been made to the house, first in the 17th century by Edmund Prideaux on his return from the Grand Tour and later by the Rev Charles Prideaux who was much influenced by Strawberry Hill Gothic.

Having survived the Elizabethan, Georgian and Victorian eras, today’s exciting restoration programme aims to return these beautiful gardens to their former glory. Now with the help and advice of Tom Petherick, who was an integral part of the restoration of the Lost Gardens of Heligan, much clearing and new planting has been undertaken.  Phone: 01841 532411    Satnav: PL28 8RP

Trerice House and Gardens

Trerice House and Gardens

Today the renowned stillness and tranquility of Trerice, much prized by visitors, is occasionally pierced by the curious lilts of Tudor music or shouts of excitement from the Bowling Green (surely you will want to try a game of kayling), bringing back some of the bustle and noise that must have typified its time as a busy manor house.

Don’t miss

* Handle replica artefacts and armour and make a brass rubbing.
* Discover the beautiful architecture and fine plaster ceilings.
* Enjoy the tranquillity of the informal garden and Cornish orchard.

Making the most of your day
Look out for Tudor-themed family and adult workshops, family trails and special Living History days.

Phone: 01637 875404     Satnav:  TR8 4PG

Pencarrow House and Gardens

Pencarrow House and Gardens

Pencarrow House and Gardens lies at the foot of a sweeping valley between Bodmin and Wadebridge in Cornwall. The largely Georgian mansion is still owned and occupied by descendants of the family who settled there in the 1500s. Open to the public since the 1970s, Pencarrow House and Gardens is a great day out for families, history enthusiasts, nature and garden lovers, and of course the dogs. The family members are very involved with events and day-to-day management of the estate, as they face the ever-changing challenge of maintaining a historic home in the 21st century.

Come and experience Cornish history still in the making, and all very welcome.

Pencarrow, whose name in Cornish means “head of the valley” or “high fort”, obviously occupies a favourable site – the Iron Age hill fort now bisected by the main drive attests that man was long ago attracted to its location and climate. Some form of large house stood on Pencarrow’s present site for centuries.

Pencarrow’s gardens are a combination of formal landscaping and woodland walks, with attractive planting for both garden specialists and casual walkers. Shorter and longer walking loops are available, as well as some wheelchair access. After the Snowdrop Sundays in February, Pencarrow’s floral season begins in March with a dazzling display of camellias and rhododendrons (more than 600 varieties in total) which bloom through the spring. Bluebells and Wild Garlic carpet the woods in May/June; the Memorial Garden provides a summer display, followed by hydrangeas, fuchsias and azaleas into the autumn.   Phone: 01208 841369    Satnav: PL30 3AG

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens

A beautiful sheltered valley in west Cornwall, surrounded by woods, streams and dramatic vista provides the perfect setting for this 22-acre exotic and sub-tropical garden. International renowned artists such as James Turrell and David Nash RA have interacted with the garden to create site-specific permanent works, all harmonising with their garden setting.

The Café serves fabulous freshly prepared homemade meals, snacks & drinks throughout the day using the best locally sourced seasonal produce.

Join us for a morning cuppa, delicious lunch or light snack, or how about a traditional afternoon tea in our beautiful surroundings with splendid views of the bay.

We are fully licensed and stock a great selection of wines, beers & ciders.

The garden consists of 41,000 pieces of slate arranged in a subtly layered arc in a sunken dale surrounded by a majestic weeping willow and old characterful shaped trees. Dappled woodland light, the sounds of burbling water and views across the pond create a magical and restful backdrop. A monolith that was part of the original garden at Chelsea can also be found located outside the restaurant building as visitors arrive at Tremenheere. Originally designed for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2015, it was awarded a gold medal during that years show and was sponsored by Brewin Dolphin.   Phone: 01736 448089      Satnav: TR20 8YL

Trewidden Gardens

Trewidden Gardens

I am delighted to welcome you to Trewidden Garden, one of the Great Gardens of Cornwall.

Originally planted by my relative Thomas Bolitho in the 19th Century, the 15 acre garden incorporates a magnificent collection of over 300 Camellias and Magnolias alongside one of the largest tree fern dells in Europe and many other attractions.

The maze of informal paths leads you around this peaceful Cornish garden with champion trees and shrubs, many of which are over 100 years old, to be discovered alongside some species of plants rarely seen grown in this country.We also have our new Trewidden Trail in the Garden designed so children also enjoy their visit to the Garden, interesting plants for sale along with Cornish cream teas and other locally produced items available to tantalise you in our Tearoom and shop – please do pop in. I very much hope you enjoy Trewidden Garden as much as I do. Have fun!    Phone:  01736 364275      TR20 8TT