HOT. TUB. GARDEN. (with a child-proof garden gate) – oh yes!
Tredethick’s hot tub garden is secluded and stylish, with a peerless view. Tag or bargain with your other half, or book a baby-sitter for both of you (we provide a list of recommended babysitters in your cottage info file) so you can take some time to soak. And we have plastic flutes and fluffy bathrobes in your cottage, and fine Cornish wine or Prosecco in the farm shop. Grab a book from the play barn (which has an unofficial secondhand exchange going on) or borrow the newspapers from soft play.
Jenny or Kali at New You Beauty, Lostwithiel offer good quality beauty treatments. It’s worth booking a few weeks in advance.
Go for a sea swim or SUP, at any time of year
There’s first-rate wild swimming near us (Lansallos
, Palace Cove
) – it’s so renewing and inspiring. Or you could choose sheltered Polkerris
with the option for a post-swim cappuccino (or Aperol)! Do check local swim conditions. Or swim in our peachy indoor pool. It’s open all day and night – and exclusively for our guests – so often you can have the pool to yourself, especially in the evenings or first thing.
Or why not hire a SUP or kayak from Encounter Cornwall
to explore the peaceful, widlife-rich Fowey estuary. Grab some delicious deli treats from Bellamama deli
in Lostwithiel and take a picnic.
Cycling quiet lanes
For fresh air and exercise, borrow our Garmin route planner to cycle traffic-light and scenic circular routes. Choose your distance and visit Bodmin moor, the Camel Trail
, the north or south coast via network of quiet rural lanes, picked by local enthusiasts (that’s us). This is especially lovely in the spring when Cornish lanes are vibrant with a miasma of hedgerow flowers: bluebells, violets, stitchworts, red campion and primroses. Maybe pick up a Nelly’s
freshly-made pasty to enjoy en route?
Explore vineyards and ginyards!
For more earthy pleasures, book a tutored gin tasting at Colwith Farm Distillery
or Green Cart Farm.
Both distilleries get terrific reviews and are a five minute taxi ride away. If you prefer wine, Camel Valley
is just seven miles away and offers vineyard tours and tastings.
Take a look at Bar Silo
(a funky new dance and live music venue near Fowey), Boconnoc House
diary (often a concert or birdwatching) and Lostwithiel
town’s calendar. There’s a developing creative scene here which can be surprising and fun. You’ll find tried and trusted local babysitters in our digital guidebook (sent to you a few weeks before your arrival).
Lastly, let someone else cook
Bring back a bottle of Camel Valley sparkling wine or local gin back because you might want to book a private chef to prepare a post-7pm feast in front of your log burner, we have the contact details for some exceptional local chefs. Or wander down to Lostwithiel for mouth-watering contemporary British food at Asquiths and Restormel Kitchen restaurants.