The Local Area
Crocadon is located on the outskirts of St Mellion. Most famous for the Nicklaus Golf Course, the St Mellion International Resort is walking distance from the farm. The country club not only offers outstanding golf but a swimming pool, well equipped gymnasium, Spa treatments and restaurant.
There are countryside walks and tracks for off road cycling from the farm which venture through the golf course, country lanes and through picturesque Duchy woodlands. You may have noticed the ‘in-house’ binoculars, these are for you to take on wildlife watching – there are so many varieties of birds and animals to enjoy, a fine way to spend an afternoon.
Crocadon is part of extensive Pentillie estate which has regular events such as outdoor theatre productions and foodie gatherings. We will keep you posted on our blog, but have a look at Pentillie Events when you are staying as they are excellent fun. Just a short drive will find you at the National Trust property, Cotehele House. (A great location for a cream tea!) Located on the river Tamar and surrounded by woodlands the estate lies in the Tamar Valley AONB where footpaths extend to the picturesque village, Calstock. Riverside pubs (The Tamar, The Boot Inn, The Rising Sun,) – boating, canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding opportunities and trails that will take you all the way to the market town of Tavistock in Devon.
Cornwall benefits from the luxury of having two coasts. Both North and South coasts are spectacular and a must to visit. The coastal path follows the whole coastline and accesses fantastic beaches, small villages and harbours. If you have a dog with you then checking out the list of Dog Friendly Beaches in Cornwall is useful, especially over the summer season.
In the middle Bodmin Moor offers stunning scenery with lots of activities from mountain biking, climbing, walking and with a host of village pubs and tea rooms.
A few of our favourite places to visit from Crocadon…
The Rame Peninsula
With magnificent scenery, (Visit Rame) spectacular walks, sandy beaches at Whitsand and Tregantle and the picturesque historical fishing villages of Cawsand and Kingsand are a definite to visit. The are numerous good pubs and eateries in both adjoining villages, fantastic breakfast and lunches at the Cliff Top Café and fine dining supplied by The View restaurant, you can walk and replenish your energy levels with food stop offs as you explore the area…