Activities


Visitors can walk the South West Coast Path, Cycle the Camel Trail, surf, sail and canoe in the Camel Estuary and around the nearby coast, play golf at St Enodoc or St Kew, horseride or walk on Bodmin moor, try mackerel fishing from Port Isaac or Rock or take boat trips to the Newland (Puffin Island) or speed boat trips from Padstow, or closer to home – try throwing a pot in Jons pottery Studio on site or simply listen to the sea shanties of the Fishermens Friends with a drink in your hand on the harbour slipway in Port Isaac.

Sailing: Nearby in Rock is the Camel Sailing and Powerboat Centre. Fully accredited as a RYA training centre, they offer courses for the complete novice to advanced sailors and offer tuition in a variety of boats, from Wayfarer’s to powerboats.

Canoeing: Cornish Coast Adventures at Port Quin offer kayaking sessions for all the family. With a fully qualified instructor and guide, you can paddle round to local sheltered coves and explore the beautiful Cornish coast.

Surfing: For the adrenaline junkies, Surfs Up Surf School in Polzeath, offers the highest level of instruction through the most experienced coaching team in the UK. They have a range of courses to suit everyone – from complete beginner to advanced surfer.

Further down the coast is Harlyn Surf School offer tuition for all levels, surfboard hire and kayak hire.  Harlyn Bay is a beautiful unspoilt crescent shaped beach with plenty of parking and refreshments. It is also recognised as one of the safest beaches in North Cornwall.

At Watergate Bay, near Newquay, there is the world renowned Extreme Academy, who offer a range of water and beach based activities including surfing, standup paddle boarding and traction kiting, with tuition for all levels.

Walking: Bodmin Moor is a fantastic wilderness to walk and explore. The moor is dominated by dramatic granite tors which tower over the sweeping expanses of open moorland. Roughtor, Dozmary Pool, Jamaica Inn, made famous by Daphne Du Maurier, and the many standing stones are just some of the popular places to visit.

2013 is the 40th anniversary of the South West Coast Path. With truly inspirational heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way, there is something to capture everyones imagination.

Cycling: The Camel trail runs from Padstow to Bodmin and is very popular with walkers and cyclists alike. Padstow to Wadebridge is the most popular part of the trail and bikes can be hired from both Padstow and Wadebridge. The Trail has fantastic scenery, beautiful wildlife and has many spots to stop to enjoy the view, have a picnic or paint a picture.

Cardinham woods is a vast area of beautiful wooded valleys with the Glynn river flowing through it and has mountain bike tracks for the full range of abilities. The  Sustrans cycle route is also nearby at Wenford Bridge.

Golf: Just down the road is St Enodoc Golf Course. There are two courses overlooking the beautiful Camel Estuary and the course locations are stunning.

Trevose Golf Course situated near Padstow, offers both 9 and 18 hole courses, with stunning views over the Atlantic near the sandy and surfing beaches of Constantine and Booby’s bay.

Also near St Kew Holiday Cottages are The Point and St Kew golf courses; both have driving ranges and offer tuition at reasonable rates for beginners.

The Point at Polzeath: For a varied range of activities, The Point at Polzeath has a 20m heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam bath, tennis courts, golf course and restaurant and bar, it really does provide a central point for a full days activities.

Pottery: At St Kew Holiday Cottages, we have a working pottery and workshop on site, St Kew Pottery. Home to Jon Whitten, guests are able to book a lesson with Jon and learn how to throw a pot.