The village of St Keyne is located in the picturesque county of Cornwall, in south-west England. This part of the United Kingdom is popular with visitors and when you take your holidays in St Keyne, you will soon see why. There are numerous wonderful places close to the village for you to explore, plus no end of activities to keep you and all the people in your travelling party thoroughly entertained. Your self catering accommodation in St Keyne is likely to come in the form of a rural cottage and every amenity your heart could ever desire should be laid on for you here.
Whilst enjoying the absolute tranquillity of your holidays in St Keyne, you may want to ponder a few more activities to keep you entertained. The area boasts some amazing walks and there are many spots that will be a dream for ornithologists and avid nature lovers. You may also wish to indulge in a spot of fishing, cycling, jogging, horseback riding, golf, swimming, tennis, badminton and there are numerous golf courses in the area that are thought to be of an exceptionally high standard.
If you can bear to prise yourself away from your comfortable self catering cottage in St Keyne, you are literally spoilt for choice when it comes to places to visit in the area. Cotehele House belongs to the National Trust and with its hundreds of years’ worth of history (possibly as far back as the early 14th century) it really is a must for a visit. This is close to the picturesque towns of Calstock and Guinnislake, both of which are located within the beautiful Tamar Valley, on the border with Devon, and are great to enjoy a cream tea or ice cream. Actually in Devon itself is the largest city in Devon and Cornwall - Plymouth. Here you will find many attractions to keep you busy, such as Smeaton’s Tower Lighthouse which stands prominently on Plymouth Hoe, where Sir Francis Drake was said to have been playing bowls when The Spanish Armada was spotted in 1588. Other attractions include Plymouth Pavilions for swimming and ice skating, The National Marine Aquarium and the historic Barbican area.
For your holidays in St Keyne you can expect a typical maritime climate. It can be wet here, at any time of the year, so do pack that suitcase accordingly! Summer temperatures average at around 19 to 20 degrees Celsius and during the winter, you will be pleased to learn that this is one of the mildest spots in the whole of the UK: averaging at around 9 degrees Celsius but often in double digits. The average rainfall for this part of England is well over 50 inches per year.
To start making the most of that cottage in St Keyne most people would usually arrive by car. The A30 and A38 dual carriageways are good roads that can be reached via the M5 motorway at Exeter. Airports wise: Newquay (NQY) is your best bet with flights through BMI Baby, Ryanair and Air Southwest. These depart from Bristol (BRS), London Gatwick (LGW), Plymouth (PLH), East Midlands (EMA) and Leeds-Bradford (LBA).