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Willow View Wadebridge North Cornwall | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Web Ref: 3438 | Sleeps 6
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Willow View 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | WiFi | Pub 805m | | Sleeps 6
On a quiet, wooded lane in the peaceful hamlet of Polmorla, ½ mile from the centre of Wadebridge with its bistros, cafés, pubs and cinema, a semi-detached cottage with 17th cent. origins. All beautifully restored, insulated and made gorgeous with slate floors downstairs, low doorways and beams (5’8”), thick knobbly walls and bags of charm. To the side, a simple walled garden with 4 slate steps up to raised lawn (table/chairs, bench), and useful sheds for bicycles/surfboards.
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.
Wadebridge: lively, small market town with plenty of shops, good restaurants, cinema, leisure centre (indoor pool) and fine medieval bridge on the river Camel, where bicycles can be hired for the Camel Trail. Padstow and Rock (sand/surf beach), 6 miles; Polzeath, 7. Lots of other good beaches within 10 miles.