Our three properties at Penstowe Park in Kilkhampton are situated near Bude on the North West coast of Cornwall just a stones;throw from the Devon border. As such staying here is within a day trip of anywhere in Cornwall and Devon, yet you are close to the coast and the famous South West Coastal Footpath.
Check out www.visitbude.info - the official Bude site to see just how many different things there are to do!
A car is needed to travel to the beauty spots of West Wales. Within minutes driving distance you can experience the magic of captivating scenery, castles, rivers, beaches and quiet secluded valleys.. The village of Llansteffan with its Castle overlooking a sandy beach is just 2 miles away. If you like cockles you can collect them along the beach and then take them home, cook them, eat and enjoy. In the beach Car Park you will find Florries – one of the best Fish and Chip venues in the area being served from the new premises which opened this year(2017). Walk along the sandy beach, around the headland to Scots Bay, then scramble over the rocky foreshore to reach to cliff path which runs around the base of the castle and back to the car park. For the really energetic take the path to the castle, and you will be well rewarded as the views from this pinnacle are stupendous looking across the bay to Worms Head at the tip of the Gower pennisula. As you wander along these trails illustrated notice boards in English and Welsh tell visitors about the history of the particular area they are in.Within an hours driving distance there are several seaside towns. To the South is Pendine with its seven mile sandy beach, Pembrey Country Park,. Tenby where you can take a boat across to Caldey Island. Picturesque Saunderfoot harbour. Travel North you can visit Cardigan and Newquay with its beautiful coastline.Apart from the seascapes West Wales can offer the National Botanic Garden of Wales(15minutes from Elmrise) Aberglasney, restored to its former glory, the National Trust Dinefwr House with its herd of White cattle . For the younger members of the family there is Oakwood Park offering many adventurous activities and the very popular Folly Farm.with a variety of animals and if you are there at feeding time you can help the keepers, a task the children really enjoy.If you are planning to eat out on your holiday there are many good restaurants in the vicinity.Carmarthen has a Market every Wednesday and Saturday which offers the best of local produce, mouth watering home-made pies,pasties, cheeses, fresh meat and an abundance of sea food. Try Welsh cakes or Bara Brith,Want to try something different? Laverbread is a traditional Welsh dish – made from an edible seaweed and served with seafood or crispy bacon.The village of LAUGHARNE is just a few miles from Elmrise, associated with Dylan Thomas visitors can see the boathouse where he wrote many of his works such as Under Milkwood. His home is also open to the public. Laugharne also has a castle…….. Why not give WALES a chance to show you the many places of beauty and interest for all the family.