The local area (Tintagel and North Cornwall)

Engine house
Prince of Wales Quarry
Trebarwith at low tide
Trebarwith Strand
Tintagel castle
Tintagel castle
Bossiney at low tide
Bossiney Haven
Port Isaac streets
Boscastle
Port Isaac streets
Port Isaac
The road to roughtor
Roughtor on Bodmin Moor

Park Farm Cottages are situated in Trewarmett; a quiet, rural village. No matter what the time of year, there's always plenty to do - see our season by season and things to do pages for some suggestions.

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There are plenty of places to visit either in walking distance or a short drive. Click on the hyperlinks within the paragraphs below to find more about places that interest you, or jump to our pages on beaches or scenic and historic places to find more details about these.

Park Farm overlooks Trebarwith Valley, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in what was the slate quarrying region of the 18th century, with the Prince of Wales Quarry and famous 'Engine House' less than 1/2 mile away. Another old quarry, "Jeffrey's Pit", is now used a picnic area at the bottom of the hill on which Trewarmett is perched.

Less than 1 mile down the valley from the cottages is the sandy surf beach of Trebarwith Strand. With its wide expanses of sand, excellent surf and dramatic cliff scenery, it is a popular year-round destination for visitors and locals alike. Amenities include beach shops, cafes and the "Port William", a pub and restaurant overlooking the beach from its clifftop perch.

About 1 mile from the cottages lies Tintagel, with its world famous castle, which legend tells to be the home of King Arthur of Camelot which is celebrated in King Arthur's Great Hall built in the 1930's by an eccentric millionare. Also in Tintagel is "The Old Post Office" - a 14th century manor house and the 900 year old Parish Church of St. Materiana.

Immediately adjacent to Tintagel is the sandy cove of Bossiney. Hidden away by steep cliffs, it is the ideal spot for a picnic or just a day away from it all. Just a short walk along the cliff path brings you to Rocky Valley, a wooded valley with a cascading stream and some stone carvings which are thought by some historians to be Bronze Age.

Just a little further afield is Boscastle, now infamous for its 2004 flooding. However it still retains its beautiful harbour, magnificent ocean scenery, and the charm of a centuries old fishing village.

Delabole, another small village a couple of miles from Park Farm, reflects some of Cornwall's industrial heritage; past and present. The Delabole Slate Quarry, over 500 ft deep, has been working for 400 years, and today welcomes visitors to tour the quarry and walk the footpaths around the quarry.

Across the other side of Port Isaac Bay are the picturesque fishing villages of Port Isaac, Port Gaverne, and Port Quin. They were busy ports in the days of pilchard fishing, and in Port Isaac they still send out boats to catch mackerel, crabs and lobsters that you can buy fresh beside the harbour.

A number of other sandy beaches are within about half an hour's drive including Lundy Bay, Polzeath, Daymer Bay and Widemouth - see our beaches page for a complete list.

Inland, the rugged grandeur of Bodmin Moor with high granite tors and wild vistas is scattered with remains of iron age settlements. It is a scene of legends about strange beasts, giants, kings and smugglers, and also the setting for Daphne du Maurier's famous novel about the Jamaica Inn, which still stands high on the moor.