Exploring

Exploring West Cornwall from Ednovean Farm

Ednovean Farm is a great base to explore West Cornwall and the Lizard peninsular from and an even better spot to leave the car and walk across our fields to Perranuthnoe and join the coastal footpath.

explore west penwith idyllic sandy beaches set under granite cliffs

The Penwith Tour – a car tour to explore West Cornwall

Explore West Cornwall by car following the “Penwith Tour” following the road that hugs the coast through old mining towns and fishing villages to Land’s End and then on the St Ives through atmospheric unspoilt countryside with field boundaries unchanged since the Bronze age. You will discover fabulous sandy beaches and world famous theatres along the way and may even have time for that Cornish “must do” a Cream Tea. I’ve broken down this tour into four parts starting with Marazion and the iconic Michaela’s mount – the jewel in Mounts bays crown

For our personal recommendations, photos, background information, history and directions follow the link bellow to explore this fascinating part of Cornwall away from the beaten track of the tourist guides.

 

 

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Carbis Bay Beach of powder puff sands

powdery white snads meet blue seas and skies - Carbis BayWe explored Carbis Bay beach this week, with its powder puff sands and charming views over the expanse St Ives Bay, just as autumn fades towards winter and reassuring out of season.

Carbis bay beach is one of the busy summer beaches that lay close to St Ives and it helps to create the fabulous setting of turquoise seas and golden sands that makes up St Ives Bay – officially one of the most beautiful in the world. So on a November day this week we stole a day from summer to explore this enchanting spot of silky smooth sand with a summer destination pedigree.

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Walking

Two super walks lead from Perranuthnoe and they are such a wonderful way to absorb the cornish coastline and take the day at a slower pace.

  • Westwards to Marazion and St Michael’s Mount or on to Penzance, Newlyn and Mousehole further around Mounts Bay, if you are feeling really energetic. There is a bus route home again!
  • Eastwards passed secret coves to Cudden point to the magical 17c smugglers haunt of Prussia Cove for a morning walk or on passed Praa sands the iconic engine houses of Rinsey to Porthleven again this is a day walk. Don’t worry the main Helston to Penzance bus route runs parallel to the coast for both of these walks  along the A394 will drop you home to us again just ask for “Perran cross roads”


 

Eating

Perranuthnoe is a peaceful village and the road stops when it reaches the sea. We are so lucky to have two great cafes, one on the beach and one beside the shops and galleries and a famous gastro pub for you to walk to when staying with us

Our latest review from a visit to the Victoria Inn for more restaurant recommendations around West cornwall why not try my “Little black book” 

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A winter treat at the Victoria Inn

village pub exterior with sign for Victoria InnWe set out down to the village for a winters night treat at The Victoria Inn last night. I’ve often booked tables for our Bed and Breakfast our guests to enjoy their Monday special of a Pie and pint for an enticing £12 each and last night the temptation was too much for us and we set out into the velvety night for Perranuthnoe.

The Victoria is a handsome old building and just cut out for the Christmas season with that special atmosphere in its ancient walls, cosy interior and inglenook fireplaces. Continue reading “A winter treat at the Victoria Inn” »



 

Arts & Museums

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Exploring Tremenheere Sculpture gardens

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Agave with sculpture at tremenheere sculpture gardnesWe had a real spring treat this week and explored the Tremenheere sculpture gardens with a guided tour from director and founder Dr Neil Armstrong arranged in conjunction with Cornwall 365.

Tremenheere gardens hold a growing world class collection of sculptures and a recreated Chelsea Gold Medal winning garden Tremenheere has a fabulous setting cocooned within a cathedral like woodland that embraces an inspirational sub tropical planting against the counter point of extensive views over Mounts bay. Continue reading “Exploring Tremenheere Sculpture gardens” »


Useful links for more information about galleries Museums  and theatres in West Cornwall

 

Houses & Gardens near Penzance

 

Explore the working harbour and dry dock in Penzance before climbing the Abbey slip-way into the historic Chapel street or strolling to the Promenade with the Art Deco Jubilee Pool. The Penlee House Museum and Gallery with its ever changing exhibits of works from the highly collectable Penzance and Newlyn School Paintings is definitely one for your bucket list.

Also in the Penzance area:-

 

 

 


Further Afield

 

 

 

Find the film locations used for the popular Poldark series