North Coast of Cornwall near Tintagel

The Local Area

Carpenter's Tinney is situated on the border of Devon and Cornwall border 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, Widemouth Bay and Sandymouth beaches are a short drive and are ideal for body boarding, surfing or just playing in the sand and hunting the rock pools for crabs and sea creatures.

Holsworthy market town is a 5 minute drive, and has a weekly market, a wide range of locally produced food and crafts, and a supermarket. The town of Bude, 8 miles away, offers shopping, leisure facilities, restaurants and pubs, and a fortnightly farmers' market.

Beach at Crackington Haven, North Cornwall
Crackington Haven, Cornwall
Bude beach on the north coast of Cornwall
Bude beach on the north coast of Cornwall

To the north, Hartland Point juts out into the Bristol Channel, with views of Lundy island on a clear day. 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 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.

Clovelly, North Devon
Clovelly, Devon
Boscastle, North Cornwall
Boscastle, Cornwall

From Carpenter's Tinney, you can visit a vast array of attractions ranging from the Eden Project (1 hour away), Castle Drogo, Lanhydrock House, Lydford Gorge, Big Sheep and Crealy Adventure Park. Or visit charming towns and villages such as Clovelly, Tintagel, Padstow and St Ives, which are all about an hour from Carpenter's Tinney. If you feel like spending a whole day out somewhere you could try Lands End or even Lundy Island.

Lanhydrock, National Trust
Lanhydrock, National Trust
Padstow, North Cornwall
Padstow, Cornwall

To the south lies the upland moorland expanse of Dartmoor. Here, as well as the high tors, there are pretty villages and rushing streams in sheltered valleys. Roadford Lake is within easy reach and has a watersports centre for sailing, paddle board, surfing, kayaking and fishing as well as a visitors centre and cafe with walks and cycle trails around the lake.

Tarka Trail
Tarka Trail
Roadford Lake
Roadford Lake

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; our family walk Dartmoor often and know the best places to walk and park. 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.