Lanreath, pronounced “Lan-reth”, is a village with a long and colourful history. It was mentioned in the Domesday book in 1086 and is steeped in local legend. In 1620 the local Punch Bowl Inn became the first licensed public house in the country and the building has been a courthouse, coaching inn and smuggling den in the past.
Lanreath has just 500 residents and it makes a great base for a self-catering holiday. It is just a short distance from the delightful coastal towns of Looe and Polperro which both offer charming shops, restaurants and interesting attractions, including their working harbours.
The beaches at Looe and Seaton are well known for their soft sands and safe bathing and are just a few miles from your Lanreath rental accommodation. Carlyon Bay is a delightful beach for families with excellent facilities. Other beaches in the area include Pentewen Sands, which has a flat expanse of sandy beach in a sheltered cove.
Cornwall has some exceptional gardens which are full of colour in the spring with camellias, azaleas and exotic flowering trees. In the summer the herbaceous beds are a delightful sight. Lanhydrock and Trelissick Garden are two of the most lovely National Trust properties, both just a short drive from your Lanreath holiday rental. Golf
One of the best ways to enjoy the rolling countryside and sea views of this area is from one of the local golf clubs. Play a round at Porthpean Golf Club or at St Austell Golf Club just 6 miles from your vacation home in Lanreath.
This unique project is located in a former clay pit about 15 miles west of Lanreath. Giant biomes contain different climates and grow Tropical and Mediterranean plants in a re-created setting, complete with tropical jungle, waterfall and full-size trees. A café and outdoor gardens make this an excellent day out.
This historic old working port is a delightful place to visit within easy reach from your Lanreath holiday rental. It has retained its characterful cottages around the harbour and is used as the setting for many period dramas and historical films. The inner harbour often has tall ships moored on the quay. Charlestown has a fascinating Shipwreck, Rescue and Heritage Centre full of relics from shipwrecks, smuggling and the sea.
Located in the far southwest of England and influenced by the Gulf Stream, Cornwall generally has mild winters along the coast and reasonably warm summers. Average temperatures throughout the year range from 8-19°C (46-66°F) with the heaviest rain showers between October and February.
Cornwall is served by the local airport at Newquay which has regular flights from London. The area is also accessible by rail to Sandplace and Losthwithiel stations, all just 5 miles from your holiday rental at Lanreath. However, a car is recommended to make the most of this delightful area. Take the M5 and then the A38 to reach Lanreath.