Carpenters Tinney, self catering holiday cottages near Bude, Widemouth Bay, Devon and Cornwall

The coast of north Cornwall near Tintagel

The Local Area

Carpenter's Tinney is situated on the border of Devon and Cornwall in lovely countryside just 8 miles from the north coast.

The north coast of Devon and Cornwall is a stunning location with wide sandy beaches popular with families and surfers, rugged cliffs and miles of scenic coastal walks.

Bude beach, North Cornwall
The beach at Bude

The town of Bude, 8 miles away, offers shopping, leisure facilities, restaurants and pubs, and a fortnightly farmers' market.

South of Bude opens out the expanse of Widemouth Bay, and beyond are the villages of Crackington Haven and Boscastle built into steep valleys leading down to the sea. A little further along the coast lies Clovelly, a very popular tourist attraction with its (car-free) steep cobbled streets and donkeys.

Clovelly
Clovelly, North Devon

Further west is the mysterious Tintagel Castle, with its legends of Arthurian adventures and the wide expanses of Polzeath beach, popular with families and surfers.

A short drive from Carpenter's Tinney is the Royal Horticultural Society gardens at Rosemoor, a must for all plant lovers and gardeners. Also nearby is the Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre which is a great day out for all the family.

Lanhydrock House (National Trust)
Lanhydrock House (National Trust)

Lanhydrock House (National Trust) is within easy reach and there are many other National Trust houses and gardens in the vicinity to be explored.

The harbour town of Padstow is also a popular day out for visitors to the area. Further afield, but easily reached by road, are the Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Newquay and St Ives.

Tarka Trail, North Cornwall
The Tarka Trail

If you like sport there are many opportunities in and around the area. Have a round of golf at Holsworthy, Bude or Launceston golf courses. Walk the costal path or venture on to Dartmoor.

You can cycle the West Country Way that runs through Holsworthy and links up to the Tarka Trail. There is even horse riding for all in Bude.