7 Reasons Your Excited Explorers Will Love Their Trewhiddle Escape
With the peace and quiet of a breath-taking hidden valley plus access to some of the most breath-taking beaches on the South coast, Natural Retreats Trewhiddle perfectly blends the best of both worlds when it comes to an unforgettable Cornish stay. Natural adventures aside, Trewhiddle is a hop and a skip from some of the UK's most iconic tourist attractions and activities, with a new discovery ready and waiting for all.
We've handpicked our favourite experiences for you to squeeze into your stay, from ancient castles to summer get-togethers...
DIG YOUR TOES IN THE SAND AT PORTHPEAN BEACH
One of our nearest beaches, Porthpean is but a 7 minute drive through the countryside from your luxury villa at Trewhiddle. This wonderfully safe, sheltered beach is blissfully sandy, but also boasts a selection of rock-pools where little ones can while away the hours with their fishing nets. For water sports enthusiasts, the waters are fantastic for windsurfing and sailing. Popular with families due to its gentle swimming waters, we suggest you pack up a picnic, your favourite sunglasses and swimsuit and enjoy a full day here with your loved ones before heading back for a well-timed BBQ on your private deck.
SPEND THE DAY EXPLORING THE EDEN PROJECT
Recognised the world over for it’s iconic biomes, the Eden Project is the perfect pairing for a luxury Cornish escape. Experience the sights, smells and scale of the rainforests in the Rainforest Biome - the world's largest greenhouse - and discover the tropical plants that are used to produce everyday products. Travel to South Africa and California, as you amble amongst the orange and lemon trees, of the Mediterranean Biome, and stroll in the 30-acre Outdoor Garden under the Cornish sun. If you're feeling peckish after your journey across the 'continents' the beautiful on-site eateries serve ingredients hand-plucked from the plants found on site!
TAKE A TWO WHEELED ADVENTURE TO THE BEACH
Our friendly team at the Trewhiddle reception have a selection of family bikes that can be hired by half or full day. Head on out from the entrance to our site, and pick up the Pentewan Valley Trail where you can cycle all the way to the breath-taking Pentewan beach! Cycle along beautiful flower-filled meadows, lush woodland and streams before emerging in the small village of Pentewan, directly adjacent to the wide golden sands of the beach. If you're in need of refuelling after your journey, check out the retro, beachside surf shack; Hub Box serving award winning handmade burgers and gourmet hot dogs with a view to die for!
GET LOST IN THE HELIGAN RAINFOREST
Hidden under a mass tangle of weeds and undergrowth until just 25 years ago, this now fully-restored, botanical treasure is one of the finest within Cornwall’s horticultural scene. With its very own on site jungle, rope-bridge. farm, working gardens and mouth-watering café (and an events calendar to entertain all), this nearby visitor attraction just 10 minutes across the beautiful Cornish countryside is one not to miss!
STEP BACK IN TIME AT CAERHAYS CASTLE
The breath-taking 140 acre gardens and the stunning home of the Williams family, come together to provide a truly beautiful visitor experience. Gently sloping down to a hidden sandy beach, it is truly unlike most castles and provides something for all with plenty of activities on offer. Pack up your favourite local treats, lace up your trusted walking boots and head out on an ancient adventure, just 20 minutes by car.
FEAST ON CORNISH DELICACIES
With a smorgasbord of cosy cafes, olde-world pubs, exquisite restaurants and local markets to pick from, there's no excuse not to follow your own version of the Cornish foodie trail during your time on the coast! When it comes to the best eateries, our eager Xplore Team have tried and tasted them all, and have plenty of advice on the best ones to plump for. Whether tucking into a steaming hot platter of freshly-caught seafood at Sam's On The Beach, packing your own beach picnic from Nile's Bakery, treating your loved ones to award-winning fayre at Austell's Restaurant or devouring vinegar-soaked fish and chips on Mevagissey harbour, there's a culinary adventure in store for even the fussiest of palettes!
PARTY LIKE A LOCAL AT CARLYON BAY
The newly revamped Carlyon Bay has become a unique open air venue for unforgettable events throughout the summer, as well as the UK’s first beach Frisbee golf course! The events hosted at the beach range from intimate wine tastings and yoga sessions through to major sporting challenges and open air theatre, plus it's a short 15 minute drive from our luxury villas meaning that you can party like a local before returning to the comfort of your Natural Retreats hideaway!
Our friendly Xplore Team are ready and waiting to provide you with even more personal recommendations, personalised itineraries and more - call them on 01625 416430 or e-mail [email protected]!
Exploring the Eden Project
Lose Yourself in the Lost Gardens of Heligan
Take a Two-Wheeled Adventure to Pentewan Beach
Meander Around Mevagissey
Get Set For an Epic Summer Line-Up at Carlyon Bay