Explore and Experience
Only the best make the list.
The Lizard Peninsula’s southerly aspect benefits from the gulf stream and enjoys a year long mild climate famous for its flora and fauna and many plants grow here that are not found in other parts of the British Isles. The area has a wealth of local attractions, and hosts the famous Eden Project and is also near the beautiful gardens of Trebah, , the gardens of Tresillick with extensive riverside walks down to the open sea passing the Roundwood Iron age fort and Glendurgan gardens with warm sheltered views across the Helford River with a laurel maze and many exotic flowers.
For those who prefer a more historical interest, there is the Lighthouse at Lizard Point, Minac Open Air theatre, St Michael’s Mount, believed to encompass a spiritual power at the meeting of the lay lines and the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth which transports you into a world of small boats and Cornish maritime history.
For those that seek a more active pace, wind surfing, sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding,scuba diving and fishing enthusiasts are well catered for. There are also several excellent golf courses well worth round providing you don’t get too easily distracted by the views!
There are many breath taking walks and you can join the coastal path from the foot of our drive. For those that prefer to walk in a group or to be guided www.walkitcornwall.co.uk offer informative and entertaining walks around the Lizard. We can always organise transport to the start of the walk or arrange collection.
Nearby is the bustling market town of Helston, town of the ‘furry dance’ Penzance, Truro, St Ives, home to the Tate Modern Gallery and the beautiful half-hidden villages on the banks of the Helford river.
A spectacular formation of two biomes within a 50m wide crater housing the largest rainforest in captivity together with stunning plants and exhibitions and the longest zip wire in Europe! A visit not to be missed.
St Michaels Mount
From ancient cobbles to castle walls, through time and tide, St Michael’s Mount is beckoning.
Striding the causeway, or crossing by boat. Treading medieval pathways or exploring sub-tropical gardens. Climbing to the castle or uncovering stories of harbour, legend and family home. Admire the views, hear the islanders’ tales and unearth a history that lives on in every step. Through time and tide the Mount creates moments to remember.
A sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. Open every day of the year, from 10am.
Discover the magic of this beautiful Cornish valley garden with over four miles of footpath. Explore under canopies bursting with exotic blooms. Follow vibrant tunnels of colour that cascade down to our very own secluded beach on the Helford River.