Places to visit and things to do near Bake Farm, Pelynt, Looe and South East Cornwall


There’s something for everyone in this wonderful part of Cornwall. Bake Farm is an ideal location for a wide variety of days out. You can explore atmospheric fishing towns and villages, and visit some of the country’s finest historic houses and gardens. All this on your doorstep in beautiful South East Cornwall.

Experience the sandy beach and buzzing atmosphere of Looe or a small and quieter cove such as Talland Bay just a short drive away. Many guests enjoy the delightful walk to Lansallos beach and along the coast path to Polperro. There are many good local restaurants and pubs, where you can enjoy good food and relax at the end of the day. One place we fully recommend in Pelynt for a local lunch or evening out is the Jubilee Inn.

We strongly recommend a visit to Fowey taking the car ferry from Bodinnick or park your car in the pretty village of Polruan and take the passenger ferry. The Daphne du Maurier Festival is now a annual event in and around Fowey, held in mid May over 10-12 days.

Some of the following may be of interest to you:

The Eden Project, near St. Austell
Set in a breathtaking 35 acre crater, these gigantic gardens housed in the now world famous “Bionic Domes” is designed to tell the fascinating story of man's relationship with, and dependence upon, plants for its survival.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, near Mevagissey
Heligan, the home of Cornwall’s Tremayne family for over 400 years, is one of the most mysterious of England’s many estates. At the end of the nineteenth century its thousand acres were at their peak, but only a few years later brambles and ivy were taking hold of this horticultural miracle. After decades of neglect, and ultimately the devastating hurricane of 1990, the Lost Gardens of Heligan were rediscovered and transformed into one Cornwall’s premier attractions.

Carnglaze Slate Caverns
Carnglaze Slate Caverns are a popular all weather tourist attraction. Guided tours telling the story of Cornwall’s slate mining heritage are available along with unique hand-crafted items from the slate craft workshop.

Mount Edgcumbe House and Park
, near Torpoint
Mount Edgcumbe House is the former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. Set in Grade I listed Cornish Gardens within 865 acres Country Park on the Rame Peninsula, South East Cornwall. There are shows and fayres held here at various times throughout the year.

Cotehele House and Quay, near Saltash
Built by the Edgcumbes in Tudor times, Cotehele nestles in the woods above the River Tamar. Here you can vist wonderful gardens and a corn mill which still produces excellent bread flour that is available to visitors.

Lanhydrock House and Gardens, near Bodmin
Lanhydrock is the premier historic country house and estate in Cornwall and arguably South West England. You can explore the wonderful Victorian interiors of this wealthy family home, and enjoy gardens that are guaranteed to impress.

Antony House and Gardens, near Torpoint
Faced in silver-grey Pentewan stone and flanked by colonnaded wings of mellow brick, this classically beautiful house is a beguiling mixture of the formal and informal, the venerable and the modern.

Looe and Polperro
Close by are the historic fishing towns of Fowey, Looe and Polperro. Rich in atmosphere, these harbours are busy with colourful working boats and real Cornish characters. Early risers can visit the market at Looe where fish merchants choose the freshest fish for tables all over the country. All three locations offer a wide choice of cafés and restaurants, many specialising in local fish dishes. You will also find a wide range of shops, galleries, and interesting beaches and rock pools.

South West Coastal Path & Beaches
You can meander your way through peaceful lanes with high-sided hedges studded with colourful wild flowers to the safe sandy beach at Millendreath. Venture a little further along the South West Coast Path and you’ll reach the historic fishing town of Looe. Talland Bay is also just a short drive away or maybe a walk to Lansallos beach along the coast path. Bodigga Cliff offers spectacular views  of the local fishing boats and naval vessels from nearby Devonport. This is ideal for a picnic with some tasty local produce available in the nearby towns and villages.

Coarse, game and sea fishing, horse riding and golf are also within a few miles. Also the small villages and towns of Truro, Mevagissey, Polruan, St Mawes, Falmouth, Bodmin Moor and Lerryn are well worth visiting.