Local Information

Lantallack lies adjacent to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the River Lyhner and is close to many magnificent Cornish beaches, with opportunities for swimming, sailing and windsurfing. The fishing villages of Cawsand and Kingsand and the glorious 5 mile long beach Whitsand Bay are nearby whilst a short trip in the car will get you to the National Trust properties of Cotehele, Lanhydrock and Saltram. Both Bodmin Moor, Dartmoor and Eden are only 30 minutes away and if you fancy a game of golf, we are just 10 minutes from the International Golf Course of St. Mellion. From May to October our fabulous outdoor heated swimming pool is open to residents.

And foodies wont' be disappointed - we have the best pub in Cornwall ‘The Rod and Line’ a short hop down the road (or skip across the fields, if you prefer), serving the freshest crab and the most yumptious Abbot’s Ale in the cosiest bar, ever. Or drive along the coast to Whitsand Bay and dine at The View our local seafood restaurant, after first climbing up to the old chapel on Rame Head to watch the sun go down! And if that’s not enough, try a visit to the Camel Valley vineyard (producer of award-winning UK wines) near Wadebridge and grab the ferry from Rock to Padstow, home to Rick Stein's collection of restaurants and eateries.

Walking
There are lovely local walks around Lantallack and southeast Cornwall. The SW Coastal path, and Tamar Valley Discovery Trail also offer some fabulous walks and Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor are both easily accessible. Drake's Trail launched in March 2009, is a walking and cycling network between Tavistock and Plymouth, suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Birdwatching
The birdlife at Lantallack is plentiful including a family of buzzards that live in the valley. There are wonderful views from the cottage and walks around the 40-acres. Also regular winter Tamar Bird Watching Cruises - led by leading ornithologist from www.tamarwildlife.com

Fishing -
There is plenty of choice. The Lynher, between Bodmin Moor and Saltash, is excellent for Salmon (1st March to 14th October) and Sea Trout (3rd March to 30th September). Local permits required.

There is coarse fishing at Bake Lakes, Bush Farm, and Milemead Fisheries. Nearest Fly-fishing is at Siblyback Water Park (1st April to 31st October) and Colliford Lake (15th March to 12th October)

Then there are deep sea fishing trips from the Barbican in Plymouth.

Gardens
Eden, Heligan, Cotehele, Ince, Pentillie, Garden House, Antony, Mount Edgecumbe, Port Eliot and many nurseries and NGS gardens. For more information, click here.

Canoeing
Canoe Tamar operating between Cotehele and Calstock.

Heritage
Sensational World Heritage Site Morwellham Quay complex, National Trust houses and gardens, world heritage site and www.tamarvalleymining.org.uk

Sailing 
TamarSail, Saltash Sailing Club, Cargreen Yacht Club.

Tennis
Lessons available with qualified coach, Tom Wyman, at Colloggett Barn, near Landulph. Call 07926761301.

Cycling
Cornwall’s coast-to-coast and inland routes, click here.

Golf
St Mellion and China Fleet Club golf courses - both 10 minute drive away.

Horseriding
Gooseford Riding Centre, near St Mellion. (Tel: 01579 350715)

Boating
Calstock self-drive boat hire. River trips from Cotehele to Morwellham, and ferry between Cotehele and Calstock - both through Calstock Ferry & Motorlaunch Co. Plymouth Boat Cruises of the Tamar, and naval docklands, leaving from Plymouth or Calstock. Or take a trip with Canoe Tamar.

Train Enthusiasts
Tamar Valley line, Looe Valley line www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk, Tamar Belle Heritage Centre at Bere Alston, Launceston Steam Railway and the Rail Ale Train, Bodmin and Redford Steam Railway.

Beaches
Whitsand Bay, Looe Bay & Talland Bay are all within easy drive.
Learn to surf at Discovery Surf School.

Ideas for Days Out
In the Tamar Valley.

Other recommended holiday accommodation
Blue Monkey Cornwall

 

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