ROWAN LODGE

POLPERRO - 5 miles - is a 13th century fishing village, originally belonging to the ancient Raphael Manor mentioned in the Domesday Book.

Fishing has been the principal occupation of its inhabitants for centuries, and pilchards were often caught in abundance to be sold far and wide.

We recommend the "Crumplehorn Inn & Mill" for a bite to eat.

LOOE - 6 miles - is situated on both sides of the River Looe. The two towns are joined together by a bridge across the river. In Medieval times East Looe and West Looe were seperate towns. East Looe includes the harbour and the main shopping centre, West Looe is quieter but also has shops, restaurants and hotels.

Polruan - 6 miles - is a very old fishing village where most of the fishing boat building took place (and today there is still an active boatyard, building and repairing boats of all types).

The Polruan Ferry crosses the river to FOWEY every 15 minutes every day of the year and is still the best way in and out of the village.

Other popular places of interest are:-

THE EDEN PROJECT - 14 miles - First & foremost it's a garden, the most amazing, incredible garden you'll ever visit.

THE JAMAICA INN, BODMIN - 16 miles -The legendary coaching house made famous by the writer DAPHNE DU MAURIER'S novel of the same name.

PADSTOW - 31 miles - is one of the most attractive seaside towns in Cornwall, lying hidden, up the Camel Estuary, Old crooked streets slope down to the harbour where many fine medieval buildings can still be seen. Today Padstow remains a working fishing port whose produce has been made famous by Rick Stein's TV series and acclaimed restaurant.

Port Isaac - 28 miles -  Was a busy coastal port from the Middle Ages to the mid 19th century, where cargoes like Stone, Coal, Timber and Pottery were loaded and unloaded.

Lovely coast path walks.

Port Isaac in TV and FILM, the village was frequently used as a 'set' for POLDARK, NIGHTMARE MAN, SAVING GRACE, and most recently DOC MARTIN. 

St Mellion Golf & Leisure Resort - 23 miles - The Nicklaus Signature Course is amongst the finest golf courses anywhere and was also the first European course personally designed by, Jack Nicklaus.

The Course went on to become a stalwart of the European Tour, hosting the B&H International Open on six occasions, The English Seniors Open twice.