Woodlay Local Activities
The famous Cornish fishing village of Looe is just 8 miles away and is famous for its excellent shark/sea fishing. If you’d prefer something a little less dramatic, there are regular mackerel fishing trips. These can all be booked from the quayside.
There’s a large sandy beach at Looe and many pretty coves to explore along the south Cornish coast.
The North Cornish coast is only half an hour’s drive away with fantastic surfing beaches at Polzeath, Watergate Bay, Newquay and Perranporth.
Places of Interest
◾The ancient market town of Liskeard, at the head of the Looe valley, is a 15 minute drive from Woodlay.
◾The Eden Project, one of the UK's top conservation tourist attractions, is only a 30 minute drive from Woodlay.
◾There are many National Trust and other historic gardens within a 30 minute drive, such as Lanhydrock House, Pencarrow House, Cotehele and the Lost Gardens of Heligan.
◾There are many other wonderful Cornish gardens within easy driving distance with magnificent displays of rhododendrons and hydrangeas.
◾We are spoilt for choices for restaurants in the area. In Looe and Polperro the fish is fresh off the boats. We recommend our local pubs - The Jubilee and The Plough. Rick Stein's restaurants in Padstow are a 30 minute drive away (book well in advance) and Jamie Oliver's restaurant - Fifteen - at Watergate Bay is a similar distance.
◾Porfell animal farm is just down the road and the monkey sanctuary is close by.
◾In the main entrance to the Barn we have leaflets and brochures on all local places of interest to visit and have a small library of books and DVDs.
Golf is available at Looe and Lostwithiel and the well known St Mellion golf course is not far away.
There is a horse riding school in the next valley and others, with access to Bodmin moor.