Set in a secluded location and listed in the book of legends, the site can be traced back to 1324. Chegwidden Farm is within easy walking distance of Porthcurno beach and the famous Minack Theatre, we are an ideal base for walking, as the coastal paths are less than a mile from the farmhouse, or touring and exploring a wide area of Cornwall.
It is also ideal for bird watching. Porthgwarra is on the main migratory paths and is also within walking distance of Chegwidden Farm. Porthgwarra is also one of the main locations for the new BBC1 series of Poldark. There are many coves all having their own characters to visit, with Mousehole only about 6 miles. St Ives with the Tate gallery and the already world famous Eden Project are also places of interest well worth visiting.
Flights are available to the Isles of Scilly from Lands End Airport which has been extensively updated; the Airport is approximately 2 miles from Chegwidden. The Scillonian boat crosses to the Isles of Scilly from Penzance make that an excellent day trip.. In the village, two pubs both serve excellent food.
The Logan Rock has low beamed ceilings and log fires, as well as a secluded beer garden for the hot summer months. There is a children’s room and they serve food all day. There are some very good restaurants in the area. The Beach Restaurant at Sennen has a stunning setting literally on the shore line. It has now been taken over by the renowned chef Ben Tunicliffe who also runs the Tolcarne Inn at Newlyn both restaurants specialise in excellent fish dishes. Another recommended restaurant in the quant fishing village of Mousehole is 2 Four Street also in Marazion Ben’s Country Kitchen.
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There is a good golf course at Cape Cornwall near St Just. Murder mystery and ghost tours can be arranged in Penzance as well as fishing and dolphin watching boat trips around the bay. Surfing lessons are available at Sennen Beach for beginners upwards we would recommend Sennen Surf School. Go and explore the telegraph wartime tunnels in Porthcurno and try your hand at morse code.
We produce our own Sausages, bacon, burgers and other meats here at Chegwidden Farm which are available daily. We also have a local farmers market every Tuesday morning in Sennen which sells fresh local produce. Or pop along to Newlyn Fish market and buy your fresh fish and shellfish.
While staying in the area why not visit the famous St Michael’s Mount. Catch the boat or walk the causeway to visit the home of Lord and Lady St Levan. The castle also has some spectacular gardens and lots of ghost stories!
St Ives can be visited by car or why not park at St Erth or Carbis Bay and catch the train. Visit the art galleries, including the famous Tate Modern, beaches and eclectic shops.
The Cornish Coast is rich in mining history from Geevor, Levant and Bottalack mines. Why not spend some time learning about one of the last tin mines in the UK. www.geevor.com
Step into a sub-tropical paradise when you visit one of our nearby gardens. The mild climate makes for some stunning days out.
Owned by the National Trust. See sensational spring displays of magnolias, rhododendrons and camellias, feel inspired by the walled kitchen garden or potter along the winding paths catching glimpses of Mount’s Bay beyond. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/trengwainton-garden/
Close to Chegwidden this 15 acre garden offers much to see and do. Plants of interest include a collection of over 300 camellias and magnolias as well as an impressive Tree fern Dell. Children can enjoy a trail and there is of course a tea room. trewiddengarden.co.uk
See giant gunnera, Hydrangea Valley and spectacular champion trees in these gardens located near Falmouth which are open all year round. www.trebahgarden.co.uk
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens
A new attraction (opened September 2012) with breathtaking views of St. Michael’s Mount, a myriad of exotic plants to delight in and sculptures and art installations to explore. Situated in Gulval, near Penzance. With a fabulous restaurant called the Lime Tree. http://www.tremenheere.co.uk
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Explore the Cornish Mining World Heritage
In 2006 selected mining landscapes across Cornwall and west Devon were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, placing Cornish mining heritage on a par with international treasures like Machu Pichu, the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China.
Ten separate Areas make up the World Heritage Site, each has its own character and opportunities for adventure. The largest World Heritage Site in the UK, with over 20,000 hectares spread across Cornwall and west Devon, it offers myriad experiences to explore our world-changing mining culture.
The mining story is set against one of the most spectacular backdrops imaginable – a strikingly beautiful coastline, rugged moors, idyllic countryside, lush river valleys, and bustling towns and harbours.
To explore the stories of Cornish mining in the area, visit the mining attractions or simply plan a day trip within one of the World Heritage Site areas, please use the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site widget within this website.