Gate to car park

View down South Draynes Farms driveway
Lane  to Tregenza  


Golitha Falls


Sunset from field

cows in next field
Cows in next field


Bluebells at Golitha


Bedroom balcony

ABOUT THE LOCALITY

We are on the southern edge of Bodmin Moor 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 there is 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 wood.

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 Looe.

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. We are extremely well located, off the beaten track yet within easy reach of the A30, A38, the sea and many of Cornwall's and also Devon's numerous attractions.