Join in the community spirit in a holiday rental home or cottage in St Tudy, Cornwall
St Tudy is a picturesque village nestling in a valley close to Bodmin Moor. Its long history has grown around God's acre; an original Celtic graveyard that the Grade 1 listed parish church is now built on. The village has a web of lanes from it centre. It has many cottages and small country houses including Lamellen, Wetherham, Tremeer and Tinten the birthplace of the infamous Captain Bligh.
This is a truly beautiful area to spend a relaxing holiday. It has acres upon acres of rising and falling farmland and wooded areas. Rural cottages are built from local materials, such as granite, greenstone and Delabole slate. There are a couple of country house hotels in the area, but if you are planning your holidays and want to be part of this special community, then a holiday cottage is a much better option.
Every Monday the bell ringers practice at the parish church and also extend their service to neighboring St Breward, Blisland and St Maybyn. The St Tudy Garden Produce Association has three open shows a year and garden safari's to raise money for local charities. The womens institute takes part in the Wadebridge Prime Stock Show and the Royal Cornwall Show in Wadebridge each year. All this and the St Tudy Carnival make for a welcoming community that you won't want to leave.
Self-catering is a good way to conjure up some culinary delights available from local farms and allows you the freedom to explore Cornwall without having to worry about getting back to your hotel to eat in the evening. All Cornish cottages are tastefully furnished and some allow you to bring your dog.
Holiday cottages are within easy reach of the beaches at Rock and Polzeath and the historic fishing village, Port Isaac, as well as the Camel Trail and Bodmin Moor. Whether you want fishing, boating, horse riding, golfing, nature or bird watching, it is all only a short drive away. Hengar Manor, a mile away is a country club open to non-residents. It has tennis courts; a swimming pool and nine hole pitch and putt golf.
You may find that some holiday cottages are rented out from midweek to midweek to save you having to spend time in heavily congested traffic at the weekends. St Tudy is near to National Trust properties at Lanhydrock, Tintagel and Boscastle and the north coast from Rock to Tintagel has stunning coastal walks. There are several gold courses in the area including St Enodoc, which overlooks the River Camel at Padstow. Padstow is also the location of the heralded Rick Stein seafood restaurant.
The Lost of Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project are within easy reach of St Tudy accommodation. The best thing about taking holiday in self catering accommodation in St Tudy is that you can spend a quiet day having a barbeque in the garden, visit neighboring, Michaelstow, St Teath, St Kew, Lanteglos and Helland, or travel further a field to places like, Looe, Penzance or even the Isles of Scilly.
St Tudy's climate is mild but unpredictable. The moors are prone to mists and can be windy. The north Cornish coasts will also feeler cooler than inland.
Newquay and Plymouth airports and the port of Plymouth serve St Tudy. Liskeard and Bodmin Parkway are the nearest railway stations.