St.Endellion is a quiet little hamlet located in an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ on the north Coast of Cornwall. St.Endellion church stands proudly along the lane were the filming of Doc Martin can often be spotted. Pretty Trevathan Farm shop is within the Hamlet and offers delicious homemade food and a wonderful outdoor play area for children.
The world famous surfing beach of Polzeath lies just 3 miles west of Treetop Cottage and a blissful holiday hangout for both families and adrenaline-seekers alike. When the tide is low, crabbing in the rock pools is a wonder to be had by both child and adult. Polzeath has a small sprinkling of shops with offerings of flip flops to ice lollies.
Port Quin and the picture perfect coastal village of Port Isaac made famous by the Doc Martin series are 3 miles west of Treetop Cottage. Further north along the coast enjoy the stunning scenery of Trebarwith Strand.
A family favourite is Padstow. A short drive away, it is a fabulous choice for all, with its famous eateries and quaint lanes, peppered with boutique shops. It would be a crime to come all the way to Cornwall without sampling a Cornish pasty and some fudge both in abundance here!
Don’t miss the crabbing that takes place around Padstow harbour, fun for young and old alike.
Cyclists can indulge their passion along the Camel Estuary with bike hire and wonderful views. North Cornwall is a walker’s paradise; there is an abundance of trails to follow for the novice to the seasoned trekker. Bodmin Moor can be found inland and highlights the true beauty of Cornwall.
Foodies are spoilt for choice, with numerous great restaurants and gastro-pubs close by. Nathan Outlaw has several Michelin star restaurants in Port Isaac. Jamie Oliver, Paul Ainsworth and Rick Stein also have various wonderful eateries scattered throughout the nearby coastal towns.
If that all sounds too energetic head to Polzeath beach when the sun melts into the sea and the crowds disperse back to their seaside holiday homes, there’s nothing more humbling than watching the tide wash away the footprints and return to a vision reminiscent of an undiscovered desert island beach. Perfect!