Holidaymakers flock to the south west of England to enjoy the beauty of the countryside and the coast, and Penpol is an ideal place to enjoy both. It is a popular place for visitors and is located in the county of Cornwall, offering both relaxation and plenty of things to do and see. Here visitors will find a few different places to stay including self catering accommodation, cottages and B&Bs.
There are miles of fabulous coastal path walks to choose from, which link in with footpaths right from the doorstep of Penpol. Visitors can enjoy the creek's abundant birdlife, as they walk along its banks and just half a mile away there is horse riding available at St Veep Riding Stables. Fishing is very popular with boat trips taking holidaymakers sea fishing, while in Penpol itself there is a three acre lake stocked with carp.
Water activities are very popular in Cornwall including sailing and windsurfing and the world famous surfing hot spot of Newquay is approximately 50 miles away. There is a slipway for boat launching/ mooring less than two miles from Penpol and Royal Yacht Association sailing courses run regularly in Fowey. The sandy beaches of Lantic and Lantivy can be reached via a National Trust walk or by boat.
There are many golf courses in the area including Killiow Golf Club at Truro, Truro Golf Club and Falmouth Golf Club all within five miles of Penpol. People on self catering holidays may also like to eat at the quaint tea rooms, cafes and pubs situated in and around Penpol. Just five miles from Penpol is the town of Lostwithiel, where there is a large selection of specialist shops.
The county is packed with history and holidaymakers can visit many old buildings, museums and galleries in the area. Such places include the National Maritime Museum and Saint Mawes Castle both about four miles away in Falmouth. The Eden Project is under 20 minutes away and there are other gardens to visit such as Heligan, Lanhydrock, Caerhays Castle, Pencarrow, Tregrehan, which are all within easy reach by car.
The warmest time of the year to visit Cornwall is generally July and August when the average high is approximately 19 to 20 degrees centigrade. Between April and July are usually the driest months while December and January is the wettest time of the year with 110 to 120mm average rainfall per month.
Newquay Airport can be reached via the A30 and is about 25 miles from Penpol, with operators such as Flybe taking passengers to UK cities such as London Gatwick and Edinburgh and Air Southwest flying to Bristol, London City, Dublin, Leeds and Newcastle amongst others. The nearest train station to Penpol is Perranwell, which is approximately three miles away and has daily services to and from Truro, which has a rail line to London Paddington.