This tiny parish of St Wenn is located in mid Cornwall between St Columb Major and Bodmin. It is in a farming area on the moorland of St Breock Downs, 739 feet above sea level. The parish boundary is marked by an ancient monolith known as the Great Stone.
The village has its own historic Parish church with a tower which consists of two stages. Lightning destroyed the third stage in 1663. The belfry has a peal of five bells. The area is ideal for those looking for a quiet base to enjoy walking and exploring the area. Both the south and north coasts are just a short drive away. The area has plenty of towns, attractions and pubs just waiting to be discovered.
The Camel Trail is close to your holiday home at St Wenn and offers a 17 mile traffic free trail which is ideal for walking or cycling. Bicycles can be rented on the trail at Wadebridge. The moors offer excellent walking in the wilds and the South West Coastal Path is nearby for more strenuous walks.
Cornwall has some exceptional gardens full of colour in the spring with primroses, camellias, azaleas and exotic flowering trees. In the summer the herbaceous beds are a delightful sight. Glendurgan Garden and Trelissick Garden are two of the most lovely, both just a short drive from your St Wenn holiday rental. Surfing
Some of the best surfing beaches in Britain can be found along this Atlantic coast. Porthtowan hosts the annual SAS Rip Curl Cornish and Open Longboard Championship. There is a local surf club and a hire shop for equipment, boards and wet suits right on the beach.
This family fun park near Newquay offers a great family fun day out. It advertises itself as the place to ride, slide, splash and have fun with go-karts, battle boats and Merlin’s maze.
This unique horticultural project is located in a former clay pit. Giant biomes create different climates and grow Tropical and Mediterranean plants in a re-created setting, complete with tropical rainforest, waterfall and full-size trees. There is also a café and outdoor gardens to make this a full day out.
Cornwall is known for its generally mild winters and enjoys reasonably warm summers. Average temperatures throughout the year range from 8-19°C (46-66°F) with the heaviest rain showers between October and February.
Cornwall is served by the local airport at Newquay, just 12 miles away, which has regular flights from London. The area is also accessible by rail to Bodmin station, which is 8 miles from your holiday home rental at St Wenn. However, a car is necessary to make the most of exploring this delightful area. Take the M5 and then the A30 into Cornwall.