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Melyn Goth

Position

Area
Polwheveral
Setting
Creekside
Sea Views
River glimpses

Public Transport

Bus Stop
0.5 miles
Train Station
6.4 miles

Amenities

Beaches
3.3 miles
Eating Out
0.5 miles
Shopping
0.8 miles
Recycling
3.8 miles

Melyn Goth is set at the head of Polwheveral Creek, on the Helford River, close to Constantine village. This idyllic estuary is home to lots of migrating birds such as Curlews and Oystercatchers.

If you can pluck yourself out of your deckchair and away from your latest read, then gather together a picnic and meander along the creek, through Boshan Woods and to Scotts Quay. Hire a kayak from Helford River Boats or Sailaway St Anthony and paddle your way up the creek, Swallows and Amazon style. The waterside Ferry Boat Inn at Helford Passage serves excellent food and promises a great sunset on warm, balmy evenings. From the beach pontoon here you can cross to the south bank of the Helford River on the small foot ferry and explore the pretty Helford village and finish with a tipple in the Shipwrights Arms.

Just fifteen minutes on foot from Melyn Goth and you will be at the Trengilly Wartha Inn, a traditional pub with a beer garden, serving good food and a great selection of local ales. Complete with family room and welcoming dogs, everyone will be pleased that it is so close by.

Five minutes in the car and you are in Constantine village where you will find a pub, two village shops (Spar - happy to deliver fresh organic bread, papers, milk etc on request and Constantine Stores with their large selection of rare whiskies and an enviable wine collection).

Ten minutes walk, up the hill, is the renowned Potager Gardens, with its vegetarian café, kitchen garden to sustain you, charming greenhouse to admire, hammocks to bask in and garden games such as boules, ping pong and badminton to amuse. The Potager Garden café is open for breakfast and lunch on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, April to December.

Falmouth town, home of the world's third deepest, natural harbour, is a twenty minute drive away and home to a great array of independent restaurants, waterside pubs and interesting boutiques for you to buy your holiday mementoes.

The Lizard, the UK's most southerly point, is within easy driving distance of Polwheveral. The rugged coastline, dramatic cliffs and idyllic coves are a photographer's dream. Take layers, sun lotion and snacks if you are planning on walking far, or stop at one of many fantastic coastal eateries - cream teas and pasties should be considered obligatory whilst on holiday in Cornwall! Take a look here at this video showcasing some of what the Lizard Peninsula has to offer.

Head further west from the Lizard and visit the long golden sands of Sennen Beach and book a table at The Gurnards Head at Zennor for some culinary delights. The pretty town of St Ives is a little further east along the coast and so worth a visit not least for the gorgeous shops and charming harbour.

With over 300 miles of coastline, there is so much to explore, that you are sure to want to keep on coming back to Cornwall and Polwheveral creek is the perfect, tranquil spot in which to base yourself.