Located in the south east corner of Cornwall is the delightful little village of St Mellion. Situated in England’s most westerly county, St Mellion enjoys the benefit of a warmer climate than most of the UK as well as many places to visit nearby. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation and cottages.
St Mellion is on the Cornwall/Devon border and offers the best of both counties. It is the proud location of some wonderful golfing holidays and boasts the first course in Europe to be personally designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus. In and around St Mellion there are lots of trails and paths that take hikers through beautiful scenic countryside with Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor not very far away.
The town offers easy access to the north and south coasts of Devon with many sandy beaches as well as offshore fishing, with angling also popular on the rivers. Holidaymakers can swim in the sea off the coast but if they prefer there is a health and leisure club with a swimming pool. Watersports are very popular in Cornwall including sailing and windsurfing and the world famous surfing hot spot of Newquay is approximately 50 miles away.
There are a few restaurants and pubs for people on a self catering holiday to eat at during their stay at St Mellion. The shops here are relatively small with interesting gifts and crafts available. Visitors may have to venture further afield to Plymouth if they want to find bigger stores.
There are many historic homes, museums and castles in the county with Cotehele and Mary Newman’s cottage in nearby Saltash. Keen horticulturalists will find interesting places to visit in Cornwall from the spectacular Eden Project to the lost gardens of Halligon. Plymouth is just a 15 minute drive away and has many shops, bars and cafes as well as the Spinnaker Tower, which has been added as a member of the World Federation of Great Towers.
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.
Plymouth Airport is only 15 to 20 minutes away by car and has Airsouthwest operating here with flights to and from several UK cities including Bristol, London, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow as well as Dublin and Grenoble. Saltash Railway Station is just six miles from St Mellion and provides a connection to Plymouth station and onwards to London Paddington station. Trains from Scotland and the north of England travel via Bristol and terminate at Plymouth.