Whilst we are in the country, we are also well located for good amenities for shopping, eating and walking. Some of the local amenities include:
Eating and drinking
There are three local pubs within 3 miles, one of which is about a half hour walk along country lanes. All three pubs serve excellent food; as we can testify. One of them (The Polgooth Inn) does allow dogs in most of its areas.
Other dog-friendly pubs are detailed in our dog-friendly map.
Take away services are also available, and some will deliver to our doorstep (details in your guest guide provided in the hut).
The main shopping centre of St Austell is just a couple of miles away and has a wide range of shops; both well known chains and local stores. There are two large supermarkets (Tesco and Asda) within easy reach and a local late night convenience store in a village about 1.5 miles away. Asda, Tesco, Sainsburys, Iceland and Waitrose will all deliver to us.
There are a number of local walks within easy reach including:
- Clay Hills Trail – nearby walk up onto the local hills
- Blackpool Trail – nearby walk up onto the local hills
- To Sticker (nearby village) – Walk along relatively quiet country lane
- Luxulyan Valley – Extensive walks through woods and historic mining area
- Old Baal Clay Pit Carclaze – fantastic views across the countryside
- Kingswood near Mevagissey – one of our favourite walks through woods
- A30 at Roche – Scenic walk along a disused part of an old road
- Cardinham near Bodmin – Woods with extensive walks
Plus many dog-friendly beaches including Par, Polstreath, Portmellon, Duporth, Vault, Perranporth, Penhale Sands, Holywell bay, Crantock, Fistral, Watergate bay and Mawgan Porth.
We can also recommend this Cornwall walking app for mobile devices. Small charge but over 200 rated walks, many dog friendly.
We are very conveniently situated to provide easy access to many of the best attractions in Cornwall. There are too many to cover in detail here, but some of the most well known dog friendly (fully or partially) ones within just a few miles are:
- The Eden Project – Top eco visitor attraction partially dog-friendly
- The Lost Gardens of Heligan – Mysterious gardens
- Luxulyan Valley – Beautiful valley with old mine and mill workings
- Pinetum Park – Largest collection of plants in the county
- China clay museum – The only china clay museum in the UK
- Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre – on the waterfront in Charlestown
- Marsh villa gardens – 3 acre water and woodland garden
- Healey’s cyder farm – Cyder maker and farm attractions
- The picturesque seaside village of Mevagissey – First recorded as a hamlet in 1313
- Newquay – Famous for surfing
Not fully dog friendly
- Unique experience at the wolf and dog development centre
- St Austell brewery – Regional brewer of the year of fine ales
- Lanhydrock house – Lovely National Trust country house and estate
We have produced our own map of local dog-friendly activities. We will give you a printed copy on arrival.
- St Austell Bay tourist video – Video of nearby St Austell Bay
- Dog friendly beaches – Beach guide for dogs and their owners
- More dog friendly beaches – Another guide to Cornish beaches with dog-friendly details
- National trust dog walks
We are just a short distance away from many other superb places.