Holidaying in the UK means you’re streets ahead when it comes to reducing travel miles but due to lack of public transport a car is usually the best way both to get to us & enjoy the surrounding area. Bicycles are great for exploring but only practical for the truly committed as a sole means of transport. Do consider car pooling if at all possible or rent a car on arrival if you’d rather avoid the drive down the motorway.
Our nearest train station is about 18 miles, Bodmin Parkway, on the Paddington-Penzance line. Its about a 40 minute (& £30) taxi ride. If you’d rather fly, our nearest airport is a little closer at Newquay, with flights out of Gatwick & regional airports like Dublin & Manchester. Buses are in short supply, but we’re happy to help with any information re coach travel & of course local taxi firms.
At Tregildrans Quarry you're a five minute drive from some of the prettiest villages and most spectacular coastline in Cornwall. You can buy fresh mackerel, scallops and crab in the fish cellars at Port Isaac within 10 minutes of leaving your tipi, go sea kayaking under soaring cliffs at Port Quin or take a surfing class on Polzeath’s trend setting shoreline.
We’ve got some phenomenal walking right on our doorstep; the Cornwall Coastal Footpath, the Saints’ Way, but a car is still usually needed to get you there. 15 minutes up the coast brings you to Tintagel Castle and the ancient village of Boscastle, and the same distance inland lets you explore the rugged solitude of Bodmin Moor.
We've got lots of shops, pubs and restaurants in the area including the famous Seafood Restaurant in Padstow – book a return with the late water taxi across the moonlit estuary from Rock for a special evening out.
You can go on fishing trips, bird walks, sea safaris, sailing and windsurfing courses, spend an adrenaline fuelled day coasteering, learn to waterski, golf, play tennis, see a touring theatre production, work in watercolours, take a master class in seafood cookery, arrange a location tour (Poldark, Doc Marten) explore Cornish history, attend a music or literary festival, or just go cycling together on the beautiful Camel Trail nearby.
If you’re prepared to go a little further afield try a day trip by tiny plane to the glorious Isles of Scilly off Land’s End, or a trip to the Minack Theatre set outside on the cliffs high above Porthcurno, or closer by visit the massive biodomes of the ever popular Eden Project.
how to find us
from the north:
Take the M5 to Exeter then the A30 to Okehampton and Launceston. Turn right onto the A395 Camelford. Just before Camelford turn right at Collan's Cross onto the B3314 to Delabole. Follow the road out of Delabole for a couple of miles then turn left for St Teath at the Port Gaverne crossroads (do not take the first road on the left signposted St Teath just after Delabole). Stay on that road (again do not turn left to St Teath) curving around to the right, over an old railway bridge, then take the first right just before Nomansland Cottage and down the grassy track.
from the south:
Take the A30/A39 or A389 to Wadebridge. Stay on or join the A39 at Wadebridge heading north (signposted Bude & Camelford). After about 3 miles you’ll see a service station (Gulf garage & other shops, pasties etc) at St Kew Highway on your left. Exit the A39 here (there’s a slip road) and keeping the service station, fish & chip shop & Red Lion pub on your left go straight up the lane in front of you. In about 2.5 miles you’ll come to a hamlet called Trelill, go straight on for another half a mile until you come to an open grassy crossroads. Go straight on again (signposted Delabole) and our main entrance is about 500m on the left hand side opposite a white cottage. So we’re about 3 miles from St Kew Highway in a northerly direction.
Newquay Airport is our closest, about 40 mins away, with daily flights from Gatwick. Prices range from £40-£200 – you may get lucky or not.
Our closest train station is Bodmin Parkway, on the Paddington-Penzance line. Its 4-5 hours from London & about 18 miles or a £30 taxi ride to our site. There aren’t really any connecting buses that will get you any closer, Wadebridge is your best bet but its still over 5 miles away.