Tregulland Retreat – Location & Map
The Tregulland Retreat is located in the tiny hamlet of Tregulland, around 20 minutes’ drive from Launceston in North Cornwall. It is ideally located to allow easy access, just one mile from the A395, yet is secluded and tranquil with breathtaking views towards Bodmin Moor.
Tregulland is around a 2 hour drive from Bristol and approximately 4.5 hours from London. The nearest train station is Liskeard Rail Station at 14 miles; with Exeter Station approximately 45 minutes’ drive away offering frequent direct services to London Paddington in just 2 hours.
Exeter is the nearest international airport at 59 miles, with the closest regional airport at Newquay, 33 miles away from the property.
The surrounding area offers a host of fantastic beaches and attractions, with great walking and surfing opportunities. Below is a selection of our favourite places to visit:
- Beaches. There are some superb beaches within 30 minutes’ drive of Tregulland.
- Crackington Haven (10 miles)
- Trebarwith Strand (11 miles)
- Strangles ( 12 miles)
- Widemouth Bay (14 miles)
- Summerleaze Beach (17 miles)
- Crooklets (17 miles)
- Northcott Mouth (18 miles)
- Bodmin Moor. This beautiful and unspoilt area is on Tregulland’s doorstep, with the tors of Brown Willy and Rough Tor visible from the Cottage. There are great walks to be discovered and the wild landscape had provided inspiration for many writers and poets. Cardinham Woods provide perfect terrain for walking, biking or for wandering by the streams.
- Lydford Gorge. This lush river gorge is the deepest in the South West. It stretches 2.5km from the “Devil’s Cauldron” whirlpool to the spectacular 30 metre “White Lady Waterfall”. (30 miles)
- The Eden Project. This amazing attraction offers the world’ largest rainforest in captivity, Mediterranean flora, beautiful gardens, an education centre, cafes, restaurants and events. (39 miles)
- Hidden Valley Adventure Park. A great adventure park with various challenges, a maze and some great walks. (7 miles)
- Lost Gardens of Heligan. One of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK, with over 200 acres to explore including productive gardens, a jungle, pleasure grounds, and a wildlife project. (47 miles)
- Tintagel Castle. These 13th century ruins cling to the mainland by a wave-lashed granite neck. The location conjures up images of knights on horseback galloping through the crumbling archway, and the castle is supposedly the birthplace of King Arthur. It’s impossible not to get swept away by local myths and legends as you step into Merlin’s Cave. It has more than 100 uneven steps so this is not suitable for small children, but there is a buggy-accessible footpath from the Arthurian-themed village. Combine with a walk from Trebarwith to Tintangel to take advantage of some fantastic views.
- The Camel Trail. One of the most popular recreational routes in the country, running alongside the Camel River from Padstow to Poley’s Bridge. It offers walking, cycling and horse riding amongst some of Cornwall’s most beautiful scenery and is predominantly a level surface.
- Boscastle. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty cared for by the National Trust, this quaint harbour village is well worth a visit.
Restaurants and Pubs
There are a number of recommended restaurants and pubs close by:
- The Rising Sun Inn at Altarnun – traditional country inn dating back to the 16th century. It offers locally produced ales and quality food. (10 minutes drive)
- The Old Wainhouse Inn at St Gennys – log fires, real Cornish ales, fine wines and freshly cooked meals using locally sourced ingredients. (15 minutes drive)
- Kings Head at Five Lanes – A charming 15th century coaching inn. (15 minutes drive)
- The Port William at Trebarwith Strand – great pub food with wonderful views of the beach below. (20 minutes drive)
- The Bay View Inn at Widemouth Bay – great for families with a separate restaurant and bar, plenty of outdoor seating with stunning sea views and a fantastic kid’s play area. (20 minutes drive)
- The Dartmoor Inn at Lydford – award winning cuisine and catering partner at Tregulland. Delicious food and stylish surroundings make The Dartmoor Inn worth the journey. (40 minutes drive)
- The Seafood Restaurant at Padstow – Rick Stein’s world famous restaurant. (26 miles)
- Nathan Outlaw at the St Enodoc Hotel in Rock – Two restaurants headed by Nathan Outlaw, holding two Michelin stars and awarded the Best Fish Restaurant award in the Good Food Guide. (24 miles)
- Fifteen Cornwall at Watergate Bay – Jamie Oliver’s Italian restaurant with stunning sea views and the freshest of produce. (33 miles)