Local attractions

Local attractions

Vine cottage is ideally situated for accessing many wonderful and truly Cornish holiday experiences. Most of the well known attractions are on our doorstep so guests use us as a convenient multi-day base to explore this area of Cornwall.

Local attractions

From Vine Cottage B&B you can explore all that Cornwall has to offer quite easily by car or train, using bike trails or on foot. A local bike hire shop next to cycle track in Pentewan can usually help with bikes and advice.

Eden Project

Vine Cottage is one of the nearest B&Bs to the Eden Project and by car we are a short five minute drive away.

Eden is probably the most well known man made visitor attraction in Cornwall. Created and set up by Sir Timothy Bartel Smit KBE and his team, as an educational visitor attraction, construction began in 1998 with the grand opening in 2001.

Built in a reclaimed china clay pit, the centre consists of two huge biomes filled with plants, exhibitions and things to do.

The rainforest biome is spectacular in size and features some extraordinary plants, buildings and features.

The Mediterranean biome on the other hand is slightly smaller and cooler but packed with a wonderful array of plants, sculptures and things to do.

When we visit, we tour the rainforest biome first, then cool off afterwards in the Mediterranean biome before enjoying a bite to eat in one of the restaurants/cafés that they have on site.

The Eden Project is a full day out, suiting all ages and members of the family. If you’re thinking of going, as a B&B near the Eden Project, we are allowed to sell tickets to our guests at a reduced rate!

Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan tickets

If you want to visit the Eden Project or The Lost Gardens of Heligan whilst you’re here, being a very local B&B, we are allowed to sell tickets for both attractions at a reduced rate! Why not save some money and buy your tickets from us?

Eden Project

Other local attractions near Vine Cottage B&B

By car we are approx. 15 minutes from the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Lanhydrock House with its wonderful estate and gardens. 

At Vine Cottage we are within easy reach of lots of other fantastic Cornish gardens and historic houses too and all worth visiting. 

The fishing villages of Mevagissey, Looe and Polperro are waiting to be explored with great restaurants, fresh caught and freshly cooked fish, pubs, shops, coastal paths and wonderful scenery.

The town of Fowey, on the River Foy is a must. Visit Polruan either by passenger ferry from Fowey or the car ferry at Bodinnick or take the passenger ferry to Mevagissey. Visit the Fowey shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants or take a gentle stroll through Fowey to the beach at Readymoney.

From Vine Cottage you can go horse riding, whether you want a lesson or to go out pony trekking, we have stables 15 minutes away by car.

There are golf clubs close by for those who want to spend a day on the green.

You might want to spend time fishing. Rod hire can be arranged through Vine Cottage B&B or the local fishing shop, who can also give advice on rods, permits and the best places to go.

Sea fishing trips are usually available in Mevagissey.

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