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Figtree Cottage Edmonton North Cornwall | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | Web Ref: 3435 | Sleeps 4
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Figtree Cottage 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | WiFi | Pub 455m | | Sleeps 4
500 yards from the pub at Edmonton and the Camel Trail, a cleverly designed, eco-friendly, smart ‘upside down’ cottage converted from a barn attached to the friendly owners’ ancient cottage, wonderfully tucked away along a no-through road with gorgeous, long, tranquil views over the Camel estuary. A hundred yards of hardcore farmtrack/footpath lead to it with the occasional passing tractor or walkers. At the back, a neat enclosed suntrap garden and you are welcome to wander the owners’ kitchen garden to their little wood, all surrounded by sheep/cattle grazed meadows.
Cornwall’s north coast: from the river Camel north to Bude and on to Morwenstow and the highest cliffs in the West Country, it is a mixture of great cliffs and beaches. Walking (coast path) and bird-friendly cliffs (usually no road near): peregrines possible. Great sand/surf beaches at Polzeath, Trebarwith, Widemouth Bay, Bude and Sandy Mouth; sandy coves at Port Gaverne, Bossiney, Crackington Haven, Duckpool, and others less accessible; Rock, also sandy, is the place for watersports, including sailing on the Camel estuary; very fine golf course (St Enodoc); mini-fjords at Port Quin and Boscastle. Port Isaac is very pretty round its cliff-enclosed harbour.
The well-worth-riding Camel Trail cycleway (bicycles for hire) follows the river Camel from Bodmin Moor to Padstow. Pencarrow is a beautiful house with wonderful garden. Tintagel has a ruined castle (King Arthur’s) on a wild headland. St Juliot church was restored by Thomas Hardy and ‘a pair of blue eyes’ nearly fell down a Crackington cliff. Bodmin Moor, its highest hills quite mountainous, is only a little way inland and Blisland, on its northern edge, is one of Cornwall’s prettiest villages.
Edmonton: hamlet (excellent good-food pub) of former stone quarrymen’s cottages (no working quarry near now). Little-used lane runs one mile down to the Camel estuary (birdwatching) and Camel Trail (cycleway). Wadebridge, 2 miles; Padstow, 6; the splendid Trevose peninsula beaches, 7½ miles; Camel Valley vineyard (tours, tastings), 8. Excellent golf, walking, watersports and riding nearby.