Nuthatch Lodge is in an excellent location for touring the attractions of Cornwall. It is ideally situated in the Glynn Valley, next to the River Fowey and just off the A38 between Bodmin and Liskeard. From here you can reach the north or south coasts within half an hour, venture up to the wilds of Bodmin Moor, or visit one of the many local places of interest.
Places of Interest and Gardens
The National Trust has several magnificent properties in the vicinity including Lanhydrock House & Gardens and the medieval house of Cotehele with its estate gardens. The famous Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Pencarrow House are just some of many local estates and parklands, which take advantage of the mild Cornish climate. In spring the camellias and rhododendrons of Caerhays Castle are a delight to visit.
There are many places to visit including Carnglaze Slate Caverns, the Camel Valley Vineyard, local museums in Bodmin, Liskeard and St. Austell and at Jamaica Inn, or how about a trip on the Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway? The shopping centres of Truro and Plymouth are both within easy reach.
North Cornwall Cliffs and Beaches
The North Cornwall coast has dramatic cliffs and wide sandy beaches. From Bedruthan Steps to the craggs of Tintagel, reputed to be the home of King Arthur, and from the surfing beaches of Newquay and Polzeath to Widemouth Bay - all are within easy reach of Nuthatch Lodge. Or visit one of the enchanting fishing villages that are scattered along the coast: Padstow, Port Isaac, or Boscastle. Visit the North Cornwall Tourism website for more details.
The South Coast
On the Southern coast of Cornwall the scenery and the climate are gentler. The beaches of Looe, Carlyon Bay, Par and Pentewan are safe and welcoming for families. On the coast the ancient fishing villages and ports of Looe, Polperro, Charlestown and Fowey are still working today, and the historic town of Lostwithiel is also worth a visit.
Visit the South Cornwall Tourism website for more details.
Nuthatch Lodge sits just to the south of Bodmin Moor, with its dramatic granite tors rising from the open downs. Take a walk up on Roughtor, owned by The National Trust, the second highest tor on the moor, or a stroll along the valley at Golitha Falls. Within a few miles are the popular Cardinham Woods with extensive paths through mixed woodland. Explore the mining history of the moor with a visit to the Minions Heritage Centre. Enjoy watersports at Siblyback Lake or Colliford Lake Park, or visit the Daphne Du Maurier Smuggler's Museum at Jamaica Inn, made famous in her novel of the same name. Game and coarse fishing lakes are nearby or fishing may be available on the River Fowey.