Become part of the community in a holiday rental home or holiday cottage in St Breward
St Breward is a village on the northern edge or Bodmin Moor in Cornwall and is close to the villages of St Tudy, Advent, Bolventor, Michaelstow, Altarnunm and Blisland. St Breward has the tallest church in Cornwall almost seven hundred feet and Roughtor and Brown Willy lie within its parish. It is renown for its china clay and granite quarries.
Moorland Granite has been used for centuries to build local churches and cottages and the stone from the De Lank Quarry was used to build Beachy Head Lighthouse, the Eddystone Lighthouse and Tower Bridge. Although not the typical tourist spot with numerous hotels, it is does have quality accommodation and is popular for self-catering holidays.
Self catering cottages in St Breward put you at the heart of a thriving community, which has a visitor information centre in the local shop, a post office, locally revered foot ball team, a village hall, Internet café, Methodist chapel, snooker club and a the St Breward Silver Band that has qualified for the National Finals on several occasions. A country cottage in St Breward takes in some of Bodmin Moors most dramatic scenery and is near the starting point of the Camel Trail.
Cottage holidays are ideal for exploring the village and the rest of Cornwall and the beauty of self-catering is that you can set your own timetable. You can pick up a leaflet and map from the village store with details of the St Breward village trail and a pleasant stroll from your holiday cottage takes you along a footpath to Mine Hill, St James Holy Well, aviaries, the church and its cross, quarries, the old inn and a great deal more.
St Breward is an area of outstanding natural beauty and is perfect for walkers, cyclists, bird waters, wildlife fanciers and horse riders to explore the countryside that lies between Bodmin, Launceston, Liskeard and Camelford. It is only a short drive from your cottage to the north and south coasts, as well as Cornwall's many other attractions. Golfers will love the courses at Bowford, St Enodoc, St Kew and Trethorne.
Walkaboutwest offer guided walks and tours throughout Cornwall, from its windswept moors to sun drenched beaches. Trethorne Leisure Park has bowling, games, bars, licensed restaurant, gift shop and a large outdoor play area. There are lambs to feed, ponies to ride and an in touch with the animals session. The Bodmin and Wenford Railway is the main line at Bodmin General, yet this railway is typical of a 1950's branch line with steam engines, souvenir shops and a refreshment room.
Cardinham Woods has four trails in over six hundred acres of the most scenic mixed woodland. There is a café, picnic/BBQ area and children's play area. Other attractions close to the country cottages in St Breward include the Hidden Valley Discovery Park, Minions Heritage Centre, North Cornwall Museum & Gallery, Northwood Water Gardens and Sterts Theatre. If you are planning holidays in July you will have to book your cottage early because St Breward hosts the largest village carnival in North Cornwall, which includes a week of displays before the procession.
Although the weather in Cornwall is generally mild the moors can be wet, windy and cold especially on the higher tors.
Newquay and Plymouth airports serve St Breward and the nearest main line railway is Bodmin Parkway. There is a limited Corlink bus service.