Coombe Mill sits in its own hamlet between the villages of St Breward and St Tudy. Tucked away in the country there is plenty to do on the doorstep!
The Old Inn St Breward
The Old Inn at St Breward is a truly old-world Cornish pub. The design dates back to the 16th Century like Coombe Mill itself. It is welcoming to families and pets. They are the highest pub in Cornwall with views out to the coast around Port Issac. Their Moorland Grills and Sunday Roasts are their speciality but be warned the portions are big. This is a favourite with us and our holiday guests offering a cosy friendly atmosphere and good value.
Turn left out of our car park. Left at the top of the hill. The pub is about a mile on the right.
St Breward Stores
Open 7.30am – 7.30pm Monday to Saturday and 9.00am – 5.00pm Sundays. The Post Office and stores stock a handy range of essentials. This is a lifeline for many on their first day here or for top-ups during the week. They offer a delivery service to Coombe Mill guests. Order by Thursday before you arrive and have your groceries delivered to your property ahead of you. They will place chilled and frozen items in your fridge and freezer for you, pay them during the week to suit you.
Turn left out of our car park. Left at the top of the hill. Keep following the road until you reach The Old Inn and it’s situated on site.
Snail’s Pace Café
Local cafe at the start of the Camel Trail at Wenfordbridge with parking. Serving hearty breakfasts and light meals, drinks and ice creams all day. The off road location is great for families with the freedom to sit outside or in, a toy box for toddlers and bike hire for exploring the trail.
Turn left out of our car park then right at the top of the lane. The start of the camel trail and cafe is at the bottom of the hill on the right before the bridge.
Large plant nursery selling to many of the commercial nurseries in Cornwall. Buy directly here, enjoy their show garden and light meals, snacks and cream teas in their cosy conservatory complete with wood burner in winter. See the Cedar Croft website for more details on opening times
Turn right out of our car park. Turn right at the top of the lane. Turn left onto the B3266 towards Bodmin. Take the 4th right to St Tudy. Cedar croft is on the right.
Camelford Leisure centre is our local community-run swimming pool. They offer family swimming and pool fun sessions throughout the week.
Turn right out of the car park. Turn right at the top of the lane. Hengar Manor is 1/2 mile on the left. For Camelford continue to the end of the lane. Turn right onto the B3266 towards Camelford. At the end of the road turn right by a BP filling station ( our closest). Turn left towards Delabole and Tintagel, the leisure centre is up here on the right. (10-minute drive from Coombe Mill)
The Camel Trail is an off-road walking and cycle trail from Wenfordbridge via Bodmin and Wadebridge to Padstow along the old railway line following the river Camel. Beautiful and flat all year round. If cycling the whole way (17 miles) sounds too ambitious why not do a little from the village and from Wadebridge to Padstow another day.
Turn left out of our car park. Right at the top of the lane. The start of the camel trail and cafe is at the bottom of the hill on the right before the bridge.
For flat cycling, the Camel Trail is ideal, if you like a challenge the Moor is perfect. Both are just a mile from here so easy to cycle to as long as you can cope with the hill out of Coombe Mill!
Lanhydrock House and Gardens is a National Trust property that offers bicycle hire with family-friendly off-road cycle trails and free car parking. Cardinham Woods also offers great cycle paths, along with a small family run cafe, however, they do charge for car parking. At Coombe Mill, we have a covered cycle store with lock-up points if you bring your bikes with you, or hire them for several days during your stay from Go Bicycle.
St Breward is a moorland village and passing over a cattle grid tells you you have entered the moor. An area of outstanding natural beauty this rugged landscape is home to grazing animals, streams, old bridges and granite outcrops. Beautiful for cycling, walking or driving through. It is a popular retreat for families with a picnic offering great freedom for children and dogs and much quieter than the beaches at busy times. Just a little further towards Camelford and you can enjoy the delights of Rough Tor and Brown Willy with their breathtaking views and rocky outcrops which the children love to climb and hide inside.
Turn left out of our car park. Left at the top of the hill. Via off to the moor on the right at the village green.
Helleganna are our local moorland riding stables. Enjoy a lesson in the sand school or book a trek over the moor. Age 5+.
Turn left out of our car park. Left at the top of the hill. Follow the brown horseshoe signs from the centre of St Breward out onto the Moor.
There is a fully fenced children’s play area up in the village, if you have exhausted the many play areas here on the farm why not meet the local children and give this one a go. Top tip, it is halfway to the pub!
Turn left out of our car park. Left at the top of the hill. The play area is on the right after about 3/4 mile.