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We live here too and we are around to help with advice, places to go, where to eat and things to do. Our self-catering properties have comprehensive information packs with local maps, walks, food finder and lots to help you enjoy your holiday.

At Tredarrup the countryside is all around as you look out across the hills and the valley. We have a lot of different birds nesting. The swallows start arriving from Africa every spring and make their nests in our barns for the summer. Every year we have at least four pairs nesting outside Mill Barn and in our sheds. They stay with us until September when they get ready to head back on their long journey. Then with the arrival of autumn come the starlings in their hundreds, chattering in the trees in the evening light.

In our small woodland we have an abundance of wild flowers; bluebells in the spring, butterflies and insects and a bench to enjoy the view. We have bird and bat boxes that have become homes every year to many varieties. Roaming around are our friendly chickens, pecking about providing entertainment with their chicken chat and often supplying a daily egg. Our neighbouring farmer has sheep, cattle and horses.

Enjoy the many gardens of Cornwall, just some are – nearby Lanhydrock, Trelissick perched on the head of the Fal Estuary with 375 acres and breathtaking views, The Lost Gardens of Heligan with 200 acres of farmland, wetland, woodland and sub-tropical jungle with nature trails, a bird hide and great vegetable gardens.

For walkers there are lots of local footpaths nearby. Local village town trails, footpaths and the Camel Trail. Also the South West Coast Path, which follows the largely unspoilt coast for 630 miles, with lots of parts for you to choose from close by. Or the 26 mile Saints Way which stretches from Padstow to Fowey. On nearby Bodmin Moor, Roughtor and Brown Willy give you stunning views both across the moor and along the coast. Visit Shell woods with its winding river path and the expansive Cardinham Woods, or dramatically situated St Enedoc Church at Trebetherick, the last resting place of Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman, a regular visitor to Cornwall.

For cyclists the nearby famous 17 mile Camel Trail runs along a disused railway line between St Tudy, Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow. One of the country’s most popular routes for walkers and cyclists, it is safe for families and easy to use. North Cornwall’s West Country Way is 42 miles of signposted traffic-free routes and minor roads. Or the Cornish Way forms part of the National Cycle Network, consisting of 5 trails, plus the Camel Trail, providing a total of 180 miles for walkers and cyclists.

There are plenty of sports to choose from nearby; go to surf school, try water skiing, wakeboarding, kite surfing, wave ski or banana boat rides. Also lots of good local fishing, fly, sea or coarse, golf clubs and a good riding stable.

At Tredarrup we are making every effort to lessen the collective impact we as individuals have on our environment. We consider at all times our energy uses and our actions. We offer recycling and composting facilities, alternatives to a tumble drier and our water, a precious resource, is from our own borehole, nothing added just filtered. We are not perfect and never will be but we are trying to do our bit for the environment and we hope you will help.