A delightful family-friendly village at the head of Mylor Creek, Mylor Bridge is a great base for a holiday exploring Cornwall. The rolling hills of the Mylor Downs form the backdrop to the village with the quiet beaches of Cornwall’s south coast and surf favourites only a short drive away. There is a range of holiday accommodation available from HomeAway, including Mylor Bridge rental cottages and converted barns, all of providing the perfect spot for a Cornwall break. Holiday cottages in Mylor Bridge cater for small to large parties and each offers its own distinctive style, but all are comfortable and often luxurious accommodation. The Mylor Bridge holiday rentals are situated in quiet locations that have a real get-away-from-it-all quality while still being within easy reach of local facilities and amenities.
A beautiful village on the wooded banks of the many creeks and inlets that run off the Fal River, Mylor Bridge has a history dating back centuries. The town itself is named after St Melorus who was said to have established the first church here where recent renovations uncovered a 17ft Celtic cross and Norman stonemasonry. Once a busy shipping port and naval dockyard, today Mylor Bridge and nearby Mylor Harbour and marina are havens for yachts and pleasure boats.
-Pandora Inn: One of the most historic spots around Mylor Bridge is the 13th century Pandora Inn on nearby Restronguet Creek. Once owned by Captain Edwards, the man who brought the mutineers of HMS Bounty to justice, the thatch-roofed Inn is famous for its fine dining and stunning waterfront location. The perfect way to arrive here is by boat.
-Explore South Cornwall: Choosing holiday accommodation in Mylor Bridge opens up all of Cornwall’s southern fringes. The town is located between Falmouth and Truro – pretty Falmouth has beautiful beaches, terrific art galleries and sumptuous eateries, while Truro, Cornwall’s administrative capital, has the county’s only cathedral and a gorgeous, cobbled centre ripe for exploring, especially around Lemon Quay.
-Roseland Peninsula: More exploring lies in store on the Roseland Peninsula, which can be reached by car, but is a delight to approach by ferry from Falmouth, Pendower or Rosevine. You’ll find the peninsula far from the madding crowds found elsewhere in Cornwall with wonderfully quiet but beautiful beaches and headlands. This unspoilt and often-overlooked location is also part of the Cornwall Coastal Path.
-Water sports: abound in Cornwall. The beaches on the rugged north coast are rightly lauded as among the best surf locations in the UK and are within easy driving distance of Mylor Bridge. More family-friendly and safe sands are close by on the south coast, with Falmouth especially blessed by gorgeous beaches. There are water sports activities close to holiday homes in Mylor Bridge in the town’s own harbour including a sailing school. Canoes and kayaks are available for hire so you can explore the creeks and inlets of the Fal at your own pace, getting close to nature along the way.
-Pendennis Castle is one of the mighty castles built by Henry VIII to protect England from invasion. One of the main attractions is the Tudor Gun Room and there’s also a Discovery Centre and a display of wartime cartoons by Butterworth. The castle boasts magnificent views and pretty grounds to walk in.
Cornwall has the UK’s sunniest and mildest climate with the Gulf Stream helping to maintain its temperature climate all-year round. The weather is, however, changeable because of Cornwall’s southwesterly location and the sea surrounding it. Expect warm, breezy summer days and carry a rain jacket, no matter when you visit. If you’re visiting in autumn or winter, choose from the Mylor Bridge holiday cottages with open fires for cosy nights in.
The easiest way to reach Mylor Bridge is by road. There is an airport at Newquay, around 25 miles away, with international flights arriving at Bristol Airport around 160 miles away. There are regular daily train and bus services to Truro and Falmouth from Penzance, which is the main hub linking Cornwall to the rest of the UK.