Local Area


The village of Lanreath and the surrounding area

Lanreath is a picturesque and tranquil place to stay.  The villagers will make you feel totally at home and welcome. The pretty church, originally constructed during Norman times, is well worth a visit. Our village pub The Punchbowl Inn is sadly currently closed but we hope to see this historic building open again in the future. Pelynt village 2 miles away offers an excellent alternative - The Jubilee Inn and The Tipsy Cow at the top end of the village is an excellent watering hole.

Our community run village shop and post office is just a few hundred yards away. It is well stocked, and currently open each morning allowing you to buy those first essentials. Alternatively, visit www.food4myholiday.com to have your fridge and cupboards stocked for your arrival.


In South-east Cornwall, there are holiday activities to suit everyone and always something new to discover, however many times you visit. We are ideally situated to explore Cornwall's unspoilt coast and countryside, both with stunning views, her beautiful gardens, heritage, country houses and attractions. There is something here for everyone. 

Talland Bay Talland Bay

The South Cornish resorts of Looe and Polperro - everyone's vision of a timeless fishing village - are just six miles away, and many other pretty coves and beaches are within easy reach - rock pools abound. The waterside town of Fowey, a regular spot for sailing, is only 10 minutes drive and a short ferry trip across the river on the Boddinick car ferry.  The Hall Walk is another favourite, starting in Bodinnick, crossing the river by boat and spending time in Fowey before returning as a foot passenger on the ferry

View from Heligan to Mevagissey

View from Heligan to Mevagissey
Constantine Bay
Constantine Bay


Polperro Harbour
Polperro Harbour

Some of the best and most famous of Cornwall's superb gardens are within easy driving distance - including the celebrated Lost Gardens of Heligan, and the world famous Eden Project. Cornwall is bathed by the edges of the Gulf stream with the benefit of early spring and lingering summer. Plants flourish in our superb gardens - Cornwall is truly a gardener’s paradise.

Atmospheric Bodmin Moor, with its ancient stone circles, reminds us of past civilisations and the Cornish Mining Heritage. Exploring Golitha falls and a walk on the moor followed by a cream tea cannot be beaten.

We are located close to historic houses, including Anthony House with beautiful grounds landscaped by Repton, Mount Edgcumbe and Cotehele. Our heritage is preserved in such National Trust jewels as Lanhydrock.

There are opportunities to try new skills with such water sports as sailing, surfing and canoeing. It is a delight to explore the countryside by foot, cycle or horseback. 

Polperro in Bloom
Polperro in Bloom

For those who enjoy sea fishing, the port of Looe is a noted location (we can help you arrange fishing trips if you wish) while Coarse and Game fishing are available at several locations within a reasonable distance, including Bake Fishing Lake at Trerulefoot, Saltash.

For a round of Golf, Looe Golf Club is just nine miles - 15 minutes drive - away, Lostwithiel 10 miles and the internationally famous St Mellion Golf Club 20 miles.

The Old Rectory provides a location where you may enjoy the best of both worlds - the beaches and endless attractions by day; the peace and tranquillity of the gardens, pool and village when you feel you need to relax.

Golitha Falls
Golitha Falls

Things to do, Places to see

Cornwall is not merely about sea and sand! Just take the time to relax and look back from the coastline, you will see that there are so many other things to see and do. Here is just a small selection accessible from The Old Rectory.

Places of general interest

Lands End
St Michael's Mount
Giant's Hedge Lanreath

Beaches & Rock Pools

Lantic Bay
Lantivet Bay
St Austell bay
Talland Bay
Whitsands Bay

Houses, Castles & Gardens

Antony - National Trust
Cotehele - NT
Lost Gardens of Heligan
Mount Edgecumbe
Pendennis Castle
Tintagel Castle
Trerice - NT

Carnewas - NT
Glendurgan - NT
Lanhydrock - NT
Restormel Castle
St Mawes Castle
Trelissick - NT
The Eden Project

Kids attractions (Old & Young)

National Marine Aquarium
Looe Monkey Sanctuary
Polperro Model Village
Porfell Wildlife Park
Tamar Donkey Sanctuary
Flambards Theme Park
Crealy Adventure Park

Outdoor Pursuits

Deer Park Forest
Tamar Canoeing
Liskeard Cycle Hire
Looe Scuba Diving
Riding Polmartinfarm.com
Sea and River Cruises
Walk the SW Coastal Path

plus many more

Sea Fishing

Boat - Fowey - Looe - Polruan

Rock - Pencarrow Head

Beach - Plaidy

plus Coarse Fishing at various locations


St Mellion

just a small selection