Cornwall is one of the most popular counties for tourists in England and hidden away in the Lands End peninsula is the attractive village of Sancreed. Although the village is inland it is within easy reach of the Cornish coast and is in an area of outstanding natural beauty with much of the land protected by the National Trust. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, farms, campsites and cottages.
There are various beaches nearby popular with tourists throughout the year especially surfers, windsurfers, kitesurfers, surf kayakers and stand-up paddlers. At Penzance is Battery Rock beach, which is right by an art deco open air swimming pool that opens to the public for a small charge. There are many enjoyable places for visitors to walk including at Sancreed Beacon, which is a natural stretch of moorland with spectacular view across Mount's Bay and West Penwith.
Angling is very popular in Cornwall including offshore and river fishing with the reservoir just below Sancreed village a bird reserve and fly-fishing lake. Nearby Penzance has a lively shopping centre with restaurants, museums, cinema, theatre, gardens and galleries including the Penlee Art gallery. The area also attracts many artists who like to paint the wonderful views especially in nearby Mousehole.
People on self catering holidays may also like to eat at the local cafes and pubs situated in and around Sancreed. The popular market towns of St Just and Penzance feature many more cafes, bars and restaurants as well as shops and markets selling local produce.
Falmouth, Truro, Lands End, The Lizard peninsula, Newquay, the outdoor Minack Theatre and the Eden Project are all within easy driving distance and a ferry service and a helicopter service takes passengers from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly. Cornwall boasts numerous fascinating historic buildings including a 15th century church in Sancreed and Pendennis Castle.
There are many gardens to visit in the area too such as Penjerrick Garden, Trebah Garden and Lamorran House Gardens. Visitors will also find a number of galleries and museums nearby including Cornwall’s oldest museum – Wayside Folk Museum.
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 A39 and is about 45 minutes drive from Sancreed, 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 is at Penzance, which is approximately five miles away and has daily direct services to and from Plymouth and to London Paddington.