Mulberry Cottage

Mulberry Cottage, Lelant, North Cornwall

4 people Allows Pets Family Friendly Pet Friendly (Enclosed Garden) Near a beach WiFi Golf Course Nearby Walking BBQ

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Sleeps: 4
7 nights
£659 - £1166
Available from a minimum of 2 nights

Overview

  • Sleeps four
  • Two bedrooms – one double and one twin
  • One bathroom
  • Baby welcome (travel cot and highchair available)
  • Children are welcome
  • One well behaved dog welcome (additional fee applies*)
  • Rear garden with patio, raised lawn, pond and bespoke summerhouse
  • Welcome hamper, linen and toiletries
  • Roadside parking

Property layout

  • Ground floor:
    Sitting room with granite fireplace and beamed ceiling.
    Open plan kitchen/dining room with granite fireplace and fitted dining area seating.
    Rear hall.
    Utility room.
    Bathroom.
  • First floor:
    Landing.
    Double bedroom with a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and a 4’6″ bed.
    Twin bedroom with a exposed beams and a two 3' beds.

Equipment

  • Oil fired central heating, wood burning stove
  • Electric cooker with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • TV with Freeview, DVD and radio/cassette/CD player
  • WiFi internet access*
  • Travel cot and highchair available: please request when making your booking
  • Outdoor furniture and barbecue

Outside

  • Small courtyard immediately to the rear and wide granite steps up to a level lawn with deep shrub filled borders and raised pond.
  • Superb south facing bespoke summerhouse with double glazing views to the sea.

Features

  • A peaceful, tranquil retreat providing a small family or group of friends with a perfect base for exploring Cornwall at any time of the year.
  • The sun trap courtyard with outdoor furniture and a barbecue is perfect for al fresco dining.
  • Porth Kidney Sands, with its white sand and crystal clear sheltered waters, is ten minutes’ walk and there is a choice of over six other local beaches.
  • Mulberry Cottage is perfectly located for splendid coastal walks along South West Coast Path from the doorstep.
  • St Ives’ art, culture, gastronomy and beautiful beaches are accessible along the stunning coastal path. Alternatively, you can take the scenic five-minute route to St Ives from Lelant train station, a three minute walk away.
  • Short and midweek breaks are available, with a minimum stay of two nights.
  • Two great pubs are within a few minutes' walk as well as Scarlet Wines shop and restaurant.
  • The ideal setting for Autumn and Winter breaks, a New Year gathering or Christmas morning – Cornwall is a place for all seasons – the sea is calmer and the coastline is sheltered – ideal for winter walks along the coast path.

Make memories by the English seaside at Mulberry Cottage, our stunning coastal bolthole for four.

Mulberry Cottage is perfectly positioned on a quiet lane in the heart of Lelant village, with beautiful beaches on the doorstep, pretty villages around and St Ives just minutes away.

Our charming granite terraced house is Grade II listed and south facing with a picturesque sunny rear garden and excellent summerhouse with sea views.

Offering characterful accommodation, Mulberry Cottage has a lovely inglenook fireplace in the ground floor sitting room and exposed beams throughout. An open plan kitchen/diner and bathroom are also on the ground floor, and upstairs are two beautifully appointed double bedrooms, one double and one twin.

Lelant is a peaceful village that is bound by the Hayle Estuary to the east and the sweep of St Ives Bay to the north. Mulberry Cottage is situated on the desirable Lelant Saltings estuary side between The Saltings and The Badger Inn, a fabulous pub serving good food. Lelant has two inns as well as Scarlet Wines & The Vineyard Table - a buzzing delicatessen, wine shop and restaurant just 15 minutes' walk away.

The lay of the land here makes for a fabulous beach holiday in Cornwall – there are over six beaches, plus intimate coves and bays and breathtaking coastal walks all to discover nearby.

Within a short walk is the South West Coast Path which runs beside the estuary and past the edge of the West Cornwall Golf Club before giving access to Porth Kidney Sands. This beach is a stunning white stretch lined with incredible sand dunes and is little known due to being only accessible along the footpath.

Golfers are welcomed at the nearby club and are sure to enjoy the 18 hole links course which has great sea views.

The branch line to St Ives is just three minutes’ walk away. Hop aboard for this short train ride to fabulous Carbis Bay, then on to St Ives to explore its many galleries, shops, restaurants and beautiful beaches.

From Lelant nowhere is too far. Mulberry Cottage is within easy reach of both the rugged north coast popular with surfers, and the tranquil sailing waters of the south coast, as well as the gateway to West Cornwall, including the historic town of Marazion with St Michaels Mount, Penzance and the quaint harbour and village of Mousehole.

LOCAL INFORMATION

LELANT is a peaceful village that is bound by the Hayle Estuary to the east and the sweep of St Ives Bay to the north.
The white stretch of Porth Kidney Sands is less than 10 minutes’ walk away. This little known beach is stunning and lined with incredible sand dunes.
Lelant itself has a two pubs, one of which is the Badger Inn just one minute walk from the cottage, serving good food. Also within walking distance is Scarlet Wines shop and restaurant with excellent food served throughout the day and a good selection of specialist alcoholic beverages and delicatessen.
Golfers are welcomed at the nearby club and are sure to enjoy the 18 hole links course which has great sea views.
A three minute walk away is the branch line train station which runs from the main line at St Erth to St Ives with a stop at Carbis Bay, giving simple access to these fantastic destinations even in the height of summer when car parking is at a premium. The link at St Erth is onto the Penzance to Paddington main railway line which allows for quick access to many of Cornwall's main towns, as well as to London.
The A30 expressway runs around the outside of Hayle on the opposite side of Lelant Saltings estuary giving excellent road access throughout the county and to the motorway network at Exeter.
A complete range of facilities are available nearby with supermarkets at Hayle, Carbis Bay, St Ives and Penzance, with Hayle having an out of town centre with a Marks & Spencer.

PROVISIONS

Lelant itself has a basic provisions store.

Asda Hayle Harbour Superstore (1.9 miles).

Tesco superstore, Carbis Bay (2.2 miles).

FOOD AND DRINK

The Badger Inn (1 minute walk) offers traditional pub grub with a carvery on Sundays and booking is advised. There's regular entertainment, Tuesday quiz night is very popular. Dogs are welcome.

The Watermill Inn (0.6 miles/14 minute walk) offers a warm welcome, good food, ales and wine. Customers can dine in the charming pub area that features the original mill workings, upstairs in the mill loft restaurant or in the delightful garden on warmer days.

Scarlet Wines (0.7 miles/15 minute walk) is a buzzing coffee shop, breakfast hang-out, wine store, bar and pizza joint in Lelant. Grab a takeaway coffee during the morning dash, linger for breakfast by the wood burner with the weekend papers, order a glass of perfectly chilled white wine and join friends in the sunny courtyard; whatever the occasion or season you’ll be right at home.

Becks Fish & Chips, Longstone Hill, Carbis Bay (1 mile).

La Casita, Trencrom Ln, Carbis Bay (1.2 miles).

The Gannet Inn, St Ives Rd, Carbis Bay (1.5 miles).

The Carbis Bay Hotel, Carbis Bay (1.7 miles) is a great venue for a pre-dinner tipple.

The Bean Inn, at Coast B & B, St Ives Rd, Carbis Bay (2 miles).

Lakeside Cabin Cafe, Nance Lakes, Lelant (2.4 miles).

Halsetown Inn, Halsetown (3 miles).

Porthminster Beach Cafe, Porthminster Beach, Carbis Bay (3 miles). One restaurant, one beach, one menu, one excellent approach to food. Recommended in the Times (2012) as one of the top five places to eat fish!

The Seafood Cafe, 45 Fore St, St Ives (3.5 miles).

Blas Burgerworks, 19 Warren, St Ives (3.4 miles).

The Cornish Deli, 3 Chapel St, St Ives (3.4 miles).

The Queens Hotel, High St, Saint Ives (3.5 miles). One for foodies and families alike! Producing quality pub food from local produce at pub prices, the award winning Queens Hotel is establishing itself as one of Cornwall’s leading pubs for food.

Seagrass Restaurant, Fish St, St Ives (4 miles).

Alba Restaurant, Old Lifeboat House, Wharf Rd, St Ives (4 miles).

Porthmeor Café Bar, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives (4 miles).

Porthgwidden Beach Cafe, Porthgwidden Beach, St Ives (4 miles).

The Rum & Crab Shack, Wharf Rd, St Ives (4 miles).

Godrevy Cafe, Godrevy Towans (6 miles). Chilled out cafe in amongst the dunes at Godrevy Lighthouse National Trust car park. Bright and breezy with great views across the bay to St Ives from the deck and big plates of really fresh, imaginative food - try the Mediterranean mezze.

CASTLES, HOUSES & GARDENS

Wander around any number of the well renowned, beautiful homes and charming gardens in the area.

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, St Ives (3.5 miles).

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Gulval, Penzance (5.5 miles).

St Michaels Mount, Marazion (5.7 miles).

Godolphin House & Estate, The National Trust, Godolphin Cross, Helston (6.5 miles).

Trengwainton Garden, The National Trust, Madron, Penzance (8 miles).

Trereife House & Gardens, Newlyn, Penzance (8.5 miles).

Trewidden Garden, Buryas Bridge, Penzance (9.5 miles).

Bonython Estate Gardens, Cury Cross Lanes, Helston (16.5 miles).

Bosvathick House, Falmouth (21 miles).

Trebah Garden, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth (22 miles).

Glendurgan Garden, The National Trust, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth (22 miles).

Trelissick Gardens (National Trust), Feock, near Truro (22.5 miles).

Trerice Manor House and Garden (National Trust), Feock (26.5 miles). Dogs welcome in car park only.

Trewithen Gardens, Grampound Road, Truro (30 miles).

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan (35 miles).

The Eden Project, Bodelva, St Austell (40 miles).

WATERSPORTS/BOAT HIRE

Ocean Sports Centre offers watersports lessons, tours and hire at Carbis Bay (1.7 miles).

St Ives watersports (3 miles) offer sea kayaking, SUP and coasteering activities from their beachfront St Ives watersports centre on the ‘Blue Flag’ Porthminster Beach.

St Ives Surf School, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives (4 miles).

Shore Surf School, St Ives Bay Holiday Park, Hayle (4 miles). A Surfing GB Approved Surf School.

Ocean High Paddleboard and Kayak, Marazion (5.5 miles).

Gwithian Academy Of Surfing, Hayle (6.5 miles). Learn the basics of surfing or fine tune your technique with a surfing lesson at one of Cornwall's longest running and most highly regarded surf schools.

JB Adventures are the one stop activity shop for fun things to do in and around St Ives specialising in SUP, kite surfing and kite buggying and provides coasteering, quad biking, segway, climbing, surfing and river trip sessions and lessons and more for all ages and abilities.

BOAT TRIPS

St Ives Boat Services, Wharf Rd, (4.5 miles) operate coastal cruises, along the rugged Cornish coastline to Seal Island and to the Lighthouse, viewing Grey Atlantic seals, in their natural habitat. The MV Four Sisters is the largest vessel in St Ives, and is licensed for 43 passengers.

Bluefin Charters (4.5 miles) offer a variety of trips starting from the 1 hour 30 minutes mackerel trip which is for beginners and great fun for all ages or the very popular 4 hour deep sea fishing if you fancy something a bit more challenging.

Sea Safari St Ives (4.5 miles) explore the beautiful Cornish Coast and open seas, on a safari on the Tiger Lilly, witnessing beautiful golden sandy beaches, stunning coves, dramatic rock formations and breath taking cliffs as well as a mixed array of wildlife in their natural habitat.

St Ives Self Drive Boats & Kayak Rental, Slipway opposite the Sloop Inn pub, St Ives (4.5 miles).

Prime Time Boat Trips, Wharf Road, St Ives (4.5 miles).

St Ives Boats, St Ives (4.5 miles} are licenced to carry 12 passengers up to 60 miles. Their most popular trip is a one hour trip to Seal Island in their boat, ‘Dolly P’ where the boat stays for 15-20 minutes to observe the seals. The other boat trips on offer are trips to Godrevy Lighthouse, trips to Hell's Mouth and Fishing trips from St Ives, both 1 1/2 hour Mackerel Fishing Trips and 4 hour Wreck and reef Fishing Trips.

Mermaid Pleasure Trips, Penzance (7 miles) run 8hr and 4hr deep sea wreck & reef fishing trips.

Marine Discovery, Penzance Harbour (7 miles). Inspiring sea safari sailing trips aboard a ten metre catamaran.

Helford Boat Hire, St Anthony (22 miles). Sailing Dinghy, Kayak and Motor Boat Hire on the Helford River and Gillan Creek.

Stithians Lake Country Park & Watersports (14.5 miles) offer a range of water-based activities including stand up paddle boarding, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, roller balls and multi-activity days.

DIVING

Kennack Diving, Kennack Sands, Helston (22 miles).

WILDLIFE

The area attracts bird and wild life enthusiasts to the nearby RSPB Hayle Estuary Marshes (0.5 miles) and Marazion Bird Sanctuary (5 miles).

TOWNS & VILLAGES

HAYLE (2 miles), found where the Hayle River meets the wide sweep of St Ives Bay, is so steeped in the unique mining history of Cornwall that it has been designated part of the Cornish World Heritage Site. Hayle is perhaps more famous these days for its incredibly long beach, an enormous stretch of sand that runs three miles northwards from the mouth of the river. The estuary is a paradise for ‘twitchers’ with sightings of rare birds such as avocets and ospreys recorded.

CARBIS BAY (1.5 miles) is the quiet, unassuming sister of St Ives. Only one mile west from its famous neighbour, the seaside town of Carbis Bay is best-known for its beautiful stretch of pure white sand. With turquoise waters and sheltered conditions, the Blue Flag beach feels almost subtropical and is the perfect spot for a good old-fashioned day by the sea. The beach is also home to the Ocean Sports Centre, so if sunbathing is not really your thing, why not hire a kayak or SUP and get out on the water instead. Or why not treat yourself to a Spa day at the boutique Carbis Bay Hotel which overlooks the beach and has a fabulous terrace where cocktails can be enjoyed in the Cornish sunshine? There is also a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants as well as a nationally known supermarket. Overlooking the bay is the iconic lighthouse just off-shore at Godrevy Point. Carbis Bay is a lot quieter all year round and boasts three of the finest sandy beaches in the area, Carbis Bay beach, Porth Kidney Sands and Hawkes Point, perfect for families and couples.

ST IVES (4 miles) has a picturesque harbour, choice of beaches and art culture, including the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth Museum. The waterfront is dotted with great restaurants and tea rooms where you can sit and enjoy the view whatever time of day. The town and harbour is within easy reach by road, a 5-minute drive. Or take the scenic coastal train from Lelant which is a 3 minute walk from Mulberry Cottage, or Carbis Bay station which is just one stop to St Ives Town. Alternatively, the town can be reached by a spectacular coastal walk.

PENZANCE (7 miles) has many shops, pubs and restaurants as well as cinema, bowling and laser quest. There is easy access to the beautiful Isles of Scilly by ferry. Have a wander around Morrab Gardens near the seafront. Art galleries include Penlee House Gallery & Museum and The Exchange Gallery.

MARAZION (6 miles) is home to the iconic castle, St Michael’s Mount. Mounts Bay and Marazion Marsh are home to hundreds of species of wildlife. looks like something straight out of a fairytale; a medieval castle perched on top of a little tidal island, complete with cobbled streets and even its own harbour and gardens. At low tide, 'the Mount' can easily be reached on foot from Marazion town by way of a man-made granite causeway. Wait for high tide to take the lazy option and go by ferry. If you've got time to kill while you wait, you can enjoy the view across Mount's Bay with a pint in hand at The Godolphin Arms near the ferry departure point.

NEWLYN fishing village (9.5 miles) is a quaint town with a beautiful historic 800 year old quay, pebble beach, quirky eateries, high street shopping and an art gallery.

MOUSEHOLE (11 miles) is a tiny peaceful fishing village with a picturesque harbour.

PORTHLEVEN (12.5 miles) is one of south west Cornwall’s hidden, coastal gems. The iconic clock tower sits on the harbour entrance and the pubs, shops, cafés and restaurants, including the new Rick Stein's cluster around the historic inner harbour, where there is plenty of boating and marine activity.

HELSTON (11.5 miles) is a pleasant busy market town famous for its Flora Day Festival and the many stories and legends about the "Furry Dance" are told in the fascinating Helston Folk Museum. The Blue Anchor is an historical pub in the centre of Helston dating back to the 15th century. Explore the Penrose Estate (National Trust) and take a ride on the Helston Railway.

LAND'S END (17 miles) is at England's most westerly point with its iconic signpost. Explore the Shaun the Sheep Experience, the 4D cinema, Arthur's Quest and Greeb Farm Park.

MULLION (18 miles) is the largest village on the Lizard. A great spot for fishing with a number of boats for hire that can take you out for a few hours or an entire day. Walk along the thick harbour walls dramatically surrounded by tall stacks of black volcanic rock.

TRURO (21.5 miles). Cornwall’s one and only city, with Truro Cathedral taking centre stage. Other attractions include the Royal Cornwall Museum and Hall for Cornwall Theatre

FALMOUTH (22 miles). Attractions include Pendennis Castle (English Heritage), the multi award winning National Maritime Museum Cornwall and the award winning Falmouth Art Gallery (free entry). Ferries criss-cross the water connecting Falmouth with the charming harbour town of St Mawes and the city of Truro.

NEWQUAY (27 miles) is the home of the UK’s surf scene, boasting three major beaches, the National Surf Centre and an endless supply of rolling surf. The town with its zoo and National Marine Aquarium, offers a range of shops, pubs, cafes, bars, restaurants.

TIN MINES

Heartlands, Robinson's Shaft, Dudnance Lane, Pool (10 miles).
King Edward Mine Museum, Troon, Camborne (10 miles).
East Pool Mine, The National Trust, Pool, Redruth (11 miles).
Cornwall Gold - Tolgus Tin Mill, New Portreath Road, Redruth (13 miles).
Geevor Tin Mine Museum, Pendeen (14 miles). Geevor tin mine is one of the largest preserved mine sites in the country and a Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.
Levant Mine and Beam Engine (National Trust), Pendeen (15 miles).
Poldark Tin Mine & Gardens, Wendron, Helston (12.5 miles).

BEACHES

(L=NLI lifeguards daily from 7 July - 2 September, DF = Dogs allowed all year, C = Café/Restaurant/Pub, WC = Toilets, P = Car parks in St Ives are often full, so may be better to take the Park & Ride train to St Ives from Lelant Saltings or St Erth Stations)

Porth Kidney Sands, Lelant (DF, L) (1 mile) Large sandy beach in front of the sand dunes of Lelant. An easy 10 minute walk from Mulberry Cottage, although there is also limited parking at Lelant Church. Flanked by Carbis Bay to the west and Hayle Towans to the east, the less accessible Porth Kidney Sands remains crowd-free even in the height of summer. Dubbed ‘Happy Dog Beach’ by the locals.

Carbis Bay Beach, Carbis Bay (C,WC, P, L) (1.7 miles). This large sandy beach has a mile long stretch of sand and plenty of facilities close by. Just outside St Ives, surrounded by hills for protection, it is a popular sheltered family holiday beach.

Porthminster Beach, St Ives (SDB, C,WC, P, L)( (3 miles) Porthminster beach is a Blue Flag beach with plenty of facilities. Located right next to St Ives train station and a large car park. It is around 5 minutes walk from the town centre and the award winning Porthminster Café sits right on the beach.

St Ives Harbour Beach, St Ives (SDB, C, WC)(3.5 miles) All amenities very close by - numerous cafés, restaurants and shops. Car parks in St Ives but often full.

Lambeth Walk Beach, St Ives (DF) (3 miles) between St Ives harbour and Porthminster beach, appearing at low tide. Amenities nearby at the harbour front. Car parks in St Ives but often full.

Bamaluz Beach, St Ives (DF) (4 miles) - The remains of Wheal Dream tin mine overlook this quiet, sandy beach, situated between the harbour and Porthgwidden Beach.

Porthgwidden Beach, St Ives (SDB, C, WC) (4 miles). Smaller more sheltered beach in St Ives with seasonal café. Parking nearby in Island car park, but often full!

Porthmeor beach, St Ives (SDB, C, WC, L) (4 miles). A long stretch of golden sand overlooked by numerous artists' studios and the Tate Gallery with a beachside café and a surf school.

Clodgy Point beach (DF) (4 miles) Clodgy beach is the next cove after Porthmeor beach in St Ives. It’s a quick scramble down the cliffs to the cove below. The abundance of rocks make it a great spot for snorkelling and rock-pooling.

Black Cliff Beach, Hayle (DF, P) (5 miles) Long sandy beach stretching from Hayle Towans to Mexico Towans, sheltered by cliffs. Amenities within easy reach.

Hayle Towans beach (SDB, P, L) (5 miles). This expanse of beach is what makes up most of Hayle’s 3 miles of golden sand. At low tide all the Hayle beaches join up.

Mexico Towans Beach (DF, P, L) (5 miles). Part of the long stretch of sandy beaches backed by sand dunes at Hayle.

Gwithian (SDB, C, WC, P, L)Beach (6 miles). Great beach for the family with three miles of golden sands, is perfect for some surfing and has rock pools for the children.

Godrevy Beach (SDB, C, WC, P, L) (6.5 miles) The northern-most tip of Hayle's '3 miles of golden sand' and probably the most dramatic.

OTHER ATTRACTIONS

Tate St Ives (4 miles) Situated on Porthmeor Beach, Tate St Ives celebrates the modernist legacy of the town’s international artists’ colony. Embraces the best of international modern and contemporary art.

Barbara Hepworth Museum (4 miles) The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is a unique experience, offering an insight into the work and outlook of one of Britain's most important twentieth century artists.

Penwith Gallery, St Ives (4 miles). This gorgeous space, hidden amongst the winding cobbled streets of St Ives, has been entwined with the lives of some of the most highly regarded British artists of the last 70 years.

Paradise Park and JungleBarn (2.2 miles). A wildlife sanctuary with tropical birds in exotic gardens and a huge Jungle Barn indoor play area for children. The Mermaid of Zennor, Zennor (7.5 miles).

Chysauster Ancient Village Iron Age settlement - English Heritage, New Mill, Penzance (7.5 miles).

Lanyon Quoit Chambered Tomb, Madron (10.5 miles).

Tregiffian Burial Chamber (English Heritage), near St Buryan (14 miles).

Flambards, Culdrose Manor, Helston (12.5 miles). A large selection of rides and indoor attractions and exhibitions to suit everyone.

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Porthcurno, nr Penzance (16 miles).

Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek (15.5 miles).

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno (16.5 miles). Cornwall's world famous open-air theatre, carved into the granite cliff and set in glorious gardens overlooking the spectacular panorama of Porthcurno Bay, shows both local and national productions.

Goonhilly Earth Station, Goonhilly Downs, Helston (18 miles).

The Lizard Peninsula with magnificent coastal walks and fantastic coves including Kynance and Poldhu (18 miles) and Lizard Lighthouse at the tip of the peninsula (23 miles).

National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth (24 miles). Features a collection of approximately 140 small craft from Great Britain and overseas, and spans the past 150 years.

Newquay Zoo (27 miles) is an award winning attraction where you can experience the world's wildlife and have a great family day out.

Dairyland Farm World (27 miles) is an all weather attraction providing entertainment for all ages (open end of March until the end of October).

Screech Owl Sanctuary, Trewin Farm, St. Columb (31.5 miles).

Restormel Castle, English Heritage, Lostwithiel (45 miles).

TRAINS, DRIVES & WALKS

Lelant Saltings to St Ives by train (0.1 miles/3 minute walk). The train journey to St Ives from Lelant Saltings is lovely. The track runs along stunning coastline to St Ives. Get a window seat on the right for the best views. There are only two trains a day from this station so if you want more options park at St Erth where there's a new park and ride car park and a more regular service.

Take the cliff walk west from Lelant past Porth Kidney Beach towards Carbis Bay for views not to be missed!

Hayle King George V Memorial Walk runs alongside the Copperhouse tidal pool, a reminder of Hayle's heyday during the Industrial Revolution which is now home to a rich variety of birdlife. The trail, about three quarters of a mile long, goes through former GWR land which was landscaped and planted as part of Hayle's Millenium Project and won gold in the South West in Bloom competition. Go on a Sunday during the summer, when the route is closed to vehicles, to enjoy a totally traffic-free stroll.

Carbis Bay to St Ives walk. This very gentle stroll travels from Carbis Bay (1.7 miles) above the railway line, with spectacular views over St Ives Bay and a wealth of historical interest including evidence of those that have lived here since medieval times.

For a scenic drive, take the road (B3306) to Sennen, which is one of the most scenic in Britain.

Also worth a short drive or walk is Trencrom Hill where both the Atlantic and English Channel coasts can be seen from Godrevy to St Michael’s Mount.

POLDARK

Some of the Poldark filming locations are within easy reach including Botallack, Levant and Porthgwarra to the west and Church Cove, Gunwalloe to the south. Other locations include St Breward and Charlestown to the east, Porthcothan, St Agnes Head and Wheal Coates to the north. All the coves and beaches are quite as beautiful as they look on screen, but all are deceptive, changing from sunny, peaceful places to dreadful deathtraps for ships on a lee shore when gales howl.

ROSAMUNDE PILCHER

Rosamunde Pilcher was born in Lelant, and she says that that it all started here in Cornwall, “on the beaches, sitting on the rocks and making up little stories in my head, a long time ago.”

Rosamunde Pilcher’s name has long been synonymous for outstanding entertainment, both for her novels – which have sold over 30 million copies all over the world – and for the ZDF small-screen adaptations of her works.
For more information, check out our blog on Rosamunde Pilcher filming locations.

EVENTS

JANUARY

Ice Skating at The Eden Project. St Austell (41 miles).

FEBRUARY

Ice Skating at The Eden Project. St Austell (41 miles).

MARCH

St Piran's Day - throughout Cornwall.
The St Ives Feast - Hurling the Silver Ball, St Ives (4 miles).
Falmouth Spring Festival, Falmouth (23 miles).
World Pasty Championships, The Eden Project, St Austell (41 miles).
The Truro Festival, Truro (22 miles) (March/April).
Easter events at The Eden Project, St Austell (41 miles).
Easter at The Lost Gardens of Heligan (36 miles).

APRIL

Falmouth Spring Festival, Falmouth (23 miles).
The Truro Festival, Truro (22 miles).
Trevithick Day. Camborne (9 miles).
Easter events at The Eden Project, St Austell (41 miles).
Easter at The Lost Gardens of Heligan (36 miles).
Trereife Easter Food and Craft Fair, Trereife House, Penzance (9 miles).
Porthleven Food and Music Festival, Porthleven (11.5 miles).

MAY

St Ives May Day, St Ives (4 miles).
Helston Flora Day, Helston (12 miles).
St Ives Literature Festival, St Ives (4 miles).
Fal River Festival, Variety of venues around the Fal River, Falmouth, Truro, Roseland.
Half term fun, The Eden Project, St Austell (41 miles).
Heligan Wild Week, Lost Gardens of Heligan (36 miles).

JUNE

Half term fun, The Eden Project, St Austell (41 miles).
Heligan Wild Week, Lost Gardens of Heligan (36 miles).
Fal River Festival, Variety of venues around the Fal River, Falmouth, Truro, Roseland.
St Austell Feast Week, St Austell (37 miles).
Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, Falmouth (23 miles).
Murdoch Day, Redruth (13 miles).
Golowan Festival, Penzance (7 miles). The two main events are Mazey Day and Quay Day.

JULY

Truro Carnival, Truro (22 miles).
Summer events at The Eden Project, St Austell (41 miles).
Sea Salts and Sail Festival, Mousehole (11.5 miles) - a biennial event, on even years.
Penzance Literary Festival, Penzance (7 miles).
St Buryan Rally, St Buryan (13 miles).
Marazion Carnival, Marazion (5 miles).

AUGUST

Falmouth Week, Falmouth (23 miles).
Summer events at The Eden Project, St Austell (41 miles).
August Helford Passage Regatta, Helford (22 miles).
Praa Sands Raft Race, Praa Sands (10 miles).
Ship Inn Punt Race, Mousehole (11.5 miles).
Newlyn Fish Festival, Newlyn (10 miles).

SEPTEMBER

St Ives September Festival, St Ives (4 miles).
Summer events at The Eden Project, St Austell (41 miles).
Great Cornish Food Festival (Cornwall Food & Drink), Truro (22 miles).
Redruth Mining and Pasty Festival (13 miles).

OCTOBER

Falmouth Oyster Festival, Falmouth (23 miles).
Ice Skating at The Eden Project, St Austell (41 miles).

NOVEMBER

Truro City of Lights midwinter lantern festival, Truro (22 miles).
Ice Skating at The Eden Project, St Austell (41 miles).
Festival of Light and Sound at the Eden Project, (selected evenings), St Austell (41 miles).
Father Christmas at the Eden Project, (selected dates), St Austell (41 miles).

DECEMBER

Ice Skating at The Eden Project, St Austell (41 miles).
Festival of Light and Sound at the Eden Project, (selected evenings), St Austell (41 miles).
Father Christmas at the Eden Project, (selected dates), St Austell (41 miles).
Christmas Lantern Night at the Lost Gardens of Heligan (36 miles). 5.30-9pm – Free entry.
Heligan Christmas Fair, Lost Gardens of Heligan (36 miles).
Father Christmas visits the Lost Gardens of Heligan and magical festive Trail (36 miles).
Montol Festival, Penzance (7 miles).
Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole (11.5 miles).

Things you need to know about Mulberry Cottage if you’re thinking of booking a holiday there:

  • Smoking is not allowed inside any of our properties
  • * One well behaved dog welcome. Please keep your pet to uncarpeted areas and do not allow on the furniture. Your pet is £25/week or part thereof
  • Baby welcome – a travel cot and highchair are available
  • Minimum stay 7 nights Friday to Friday during Summer High season
  • Minimum stay 2 nights during all other periods except Christmas & New Year which is 4 nights

*Internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor the agent will be held responsible.