ABOUT THE LOCALITY
We are on the southern edge of
in the parish of St Neot within an area of outstanding natural beauty and
special scientific interest. St Neot
was in fact the winner of the prestigious award 'Village of the year in
England and Wales 2004' and in September 2006, we won Village of the Decade !
Also in the parish are
Jamaica Inn and Dozmary pool, (where legend tells
you is the last resting place for King Arthur's sword Excalibur ). At St Neot
St Neot church which is
famous all over the world for its 15th and 16th century stained glass windows. One of the very few that managed to keep its windows during the reformation.
High up in the tower you will see an oak
branch tied to it. This is renewed every Oak Apple Day (May 29) in a ceremony
started by royalists to give thanks for the tree which hid Charles 11 after the
Battle of Worcester. See the St Neot website for more details of the area.
Only a field away is
Golitha Falls Nature Reserve, originally part of this
farm, and now owned by English Nature and is free for the general public to enjoy. It is a beautiful place for
a quiet walk along side the River Fowey, and is particularly stunning
during the spring with all the bluebells growing under the trees in the ancient
Step out from Tregenza and down our drive, turn left and then
right and you will come onto Draynes common moor, in fact there are many walks
from here and public footpaths. The views from South Draynes Farm are breathtaking; meadows,
rolling fields, woods, valleys, Siblyback reservoir , the Cheesewring
and even the coast at
In the spring and early summer primroses, bluebells, foxgloves, pink campions
carpet the side of the roads in this beautiful area. Buzzards hover above
and swallows come here to nest. In autumn you can see hundreds of Canadian geese
migrating south for the winter. At night the sky is so clear you feel like you
are walking amongst the stars.
We are close to Minions (which has one pub called 'The
Cheesering', a post office/stores and a
tea room) and St. Cleer which has 2 pubs ('The Stag' & 'The Market Inn') and a large farm shop.
Also close in Crows Nest (near Darite) by is a lovely pub called 'The Crows
Nest' which serves great food. If you after a bargain, then the very popular Trago
Mills is only 10 minutes drive away and well worth a visit.
We are also only a stones throw (about a mile as the crow flies) from
Siblyback reservoir with its water sports centre (wind surfing, canoeing, sailing are all catered for with tuition available and rowing boats for hire).
For all golfing enthusiasts there are about 8 golf
courses close by, for example St Mellion Golf Course and Lostwithiel Golf Courses are both about a 20 minutes drive away.
Carnglaze Caverns is just on the outskirts of St Neot and is truly an amazing place . There is a large underground lake and the Rum Store also hold many interesting concerts throughout the year.
Sterts Theatre at Upton Cross is about
10- minutes away and has a comprehensive events programme as well as workshops, a bistro and gallery.King Doniert's (reportedly the last King of Cornwall) stone is also only a few minutes away at Redgate, St Cleer.
Landhydrock set in about 900 acres, originally built in the 17th century(but following a huge fire rebuilt in Victorian times) and
Cotehele, built in the 15th century, are both within very easy reach and
definitely worth a visit. If you are interested in fishing try
The Temple Trout Fishery. There is an acclaimed riding school Sunrising Riding Centre at Henwood which is less than 15 mins away
We are only about eight miles from the sea at Looe
and close to The Eden Project. This part of Cornwall is ideal for walkers with over 400km of public footpaths.
Liskeard town centre is between 5 and 10 minutes away, with its banks, supermarkets, shops, pubs and cafes