Local Attractions

The Lost Gardens of Heligan (4m)
Eden Project (11 m)
Caerhays Castle Beach and Gardens
The Monkey Sanctuary, Looe
Pinsla Garden & Nursery
Boconnoc Lostwithiel.
Headland, Polruan-by-Fowey.

More gardens are listed on www.gardensincornwall.co.uk


Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum.
Charlestown Shipwreck Museum.

For more information on places to visit contact the Cornish Tourist Board.


Lamledra has many walks and beaches within easy reach.
The Vault Beach is a 10 minute descent from the house. Gorran Haven has accessible and popular sandy beaches with many facilities. Hemmick Beach can be reached by foot or by road.

Walks along the SW Coastal path from Lamledra lead west towards the Dodman Point, Hemmick Beach and Caerhays Castle and beach, and east towards Mevagissey.

This is an annotated Google Earth shot showing paths, rights of way and minor roads around Lamledra, and the boundary of the Lamledra House Estate. The green 'permissive' path was recently created. View Lamledra Walks and rights of way (pdf)

Mevagissey, 3 miles by road, provides many traditional tourist attractions, including boat and fishing trips, a local museum, an aquarium, a model railway museum, and shops and cafes selling local produce. Lamledra also provides a base for visiting other attractions in this part of Cornwall. St Mawes and the Roseland Peninsula are not far away. Many National Trust gardens are within easy reach, and St Ives and Padstow are approximately one and one-half' hour’s drive.


Gorran Haven has a bakery, general grocery store and post office. Lobb’s Farm Shop at Heligan sells a wide range of local produce. St Austell (10m) has several major supermarkets.

Getting There

Car (M5 to Exeter, then A30)
Rail to St Austell (frequent services)
Car rental (St. Austell)
Air (Newquay airport, one hour by car)
Regular bus service from St Austell
Cycle path half way from St Austell to house