Miles of footpaths to explore, some of the best beaches and surfing in Europe, fantastic seafood and much more. There's all you could want for a fantastic holiday on your doorstep at Trengayor Farm.
In the video below, Lola takes us from the front door of Trengayor down to the beach at Millook!
Just 1.5 miles walk through an ancient woodland (look out for an array of birds, foxes and red deer), is our nearest beach at Millook Haven. The shingle beach is dog friendly all year round, is apparently a favourite of Kate Winslet, and was the setting for the 2006 film Half Light starring Demi Moore. This isn't really a swimming beach, but for the surfers Millook is considered one of the finest left-hand point breaks in Europe (for experienced surfers only!).
Around 2.5 miles away, Crackington Haven is a lovely shingle cove dominated by majestic cliffs and offering a stretch of golden sand, along with many rock pools, when the tide is out. Dogs are welcome on this beach except between 15th May and 30 September, 10am to 6pm when a dog ban is in place.
There's a dog friendly cafe, serving lovely crab sandwiches, homemade cakes, ice creams, and takeaway coffees: The Haven Cafe
And a pub: The Coombe Barton Inn
Just 4 miles away (less if you walk!), Widemouth Bay is very long open sandy bay popular with families and surfers, and at low tide there are hundreds of rock pools to explore.
Dogs are welcome throughout the year on the southern section of the beach (Black Rock). The northern part operates a dog ban between May 15th and September 30th (10am-6pm). There's a range of cafes, bars and pubs.
Click here to see a webcam with the current surf conditions!
Bude was voted the Best UK Coastal Resort in the British Travel Awards in 2018. It is 7 miles away and has a large choice of shops, restaurants and sports facilities (cycling, horse-riding, rock-climbing, abseiling, fishing, golfing and more), and a tidal sea pool as seen on Rick Stein's Cornwall BBC series!
Beaches in and around Bude are some of the best in the UK. One of our favourite walks is from the car park at Crooklets Beach in Bude to the beautiful beach at Sandymouth. This beach is dog friendly all year round. At low tide you can walk all the way from Bude to Sandymouth on the beach itself.
FOOD AND DRINK
Being so close to the sea, as you'd expect, there's great seafood nearby, but there's plenty to suit all tastes. Check out the Beach House Shop at Widemouth Bay for the local catch of the day, as well as local meat/ BBQ boxes.
Widemouth Bay, Bude and Boscastle have a great selection of restaurants if you don't want to cook yourself. Try:
The Bay View Inn overlooking the beach at Widemouth;
Rosie's Kitchen is great for families by the beach at Crooklets in Bude;
Temple in Bude for fresh local produce;
The Rocket Store is a great little seafood restaurant in Boscastle;
Or for a special (Michelin starred) occasion, Nathan Outlaw has two restaurants a little further south in Port Isaac (20 miles from Trengayor).
At Camel Valley (23 miles), they’ve been producing award-winning, world-class wines in a beautiful corner of Cornwall since 1989. Take a friendly tour of this stunning location, or just enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace.
There's fantastic walking trails right from our front door. Trengayor Farm is only 1.5 miles from the South West Coast Path, one of the great long distance trails of England. Turn left and end up in Poole, Dorset, or right to head towards Minehead, Somerset. Inland, Bodmin Moor is only a few miles away if you want an alternative to the coast.
Click here for lots of ideas of walks: South West Coast Path
North Cornwall is home to some of the best beaches in Europe. Surfing is obviously a popular activity. OA Surf Club offers lessons and takes groups coasteering from Widemouth Bay.
Cycle on the the Camel Trail. Following a disused railway line once used by the London and South West Railway, the trail follows the Camel Estuary from Padstow to Wadebridge before joining the route through the deep and beautifully wooded Camel Valley to Bodmin. At Bodmin, yet another line, one of the most historic in the country, winds its way inland to the edge of Bodmin Moor where it comes to an end below Blisland, an extraordinarily pretty moorland village with an award winning pub. Hire bikes in Wadebridge or Bodmin.
Trengayor Farm is only a few minutes away from the A39 Atlantic Highway, so is an excellent base to explore Cornwall and North Devon. Great places for day trips are:
Boscastle (10 miles)
The picturesque harbour of Boscastle is one of Cornwall's most romantic places.
Tintagel Castle (13 miles)
Immerse yourself in the legend of King Arthur and stunning scenery at Tintagel Castle set high on Cornwall's rugged north coast.
Trethorne Leisure Park (16 miles)
Trethorne Leisure Park is an all weather family fun day out with large indoor and outdoor play areas and animals.
Padstow (30 miles)