Five things to do in Cornwall near Altarnun16 May 2023
Known for its dramatic coastline, award-winning beaches and of course, its traditional cuisine, it’s no wonder that house hunters seek to set down roots in Cornwall.
Devonshire Homes is already building much-needed new homes in Cornwall at Gwallon Keas in St. Austell, but we have also started construction on six homes in the idyllic village of Altarnun.
Five Lanes Close is an exclusive collection of three and four bedroom homes set against the backdrop of the idyllic Cornish countryside. Each home has been designed to blend seamlessly with its surrounding environment, offering practical and modern living in this well-connected location on the north-eastern edge of Bodmin Moor.
Interested in our new homes at Five Lanes Close but not so familiar with the local area? Join us on a whistle-stop tour. Here, we reveal our top five things to do in Cornwall, near Altarnun, that will have you reaching for the phone to call our Sales Executives.
1) Explore the wilds of Bodmin Moor – with an Alpaca!
Start your next chapter at Five Lanes Close and you will have access to Bodmin Moor in Cornwall right on your doorstep, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty,
It’s a deeply historic place with ancient monuments and settlements which can be taken in on circular walks or on horseback. Fancy taking in the wilds of the Moor in a unique way? Consider going on a trek with Alpacas!
Based just eight miles from Five Lanes Close, Alpaca Trekking Cornwall offers walking with a difference. Soak up breath-taking views of Bodmin Moor with a friendly Alpaca by your side as you’re taken on a guided one mile walk. This, of course, is at Alpaca pace so is a slow and gentle walk, suitable for the kids too. Back at base, you can enjoy a complimentary cream tea as part of the experience. With sessions from £35, it’s a great day out for the whole family. Click here for more information.
2) Visit Trethorne Leisure Park for an action-packed day
Do you have little ones with bags of energy? Five Lanes Close is just an eight-minute drive away from Trethorne Leisure Park, a great family day out in Cornwall.
With plenty of adventures to be had, kids can enjoy the outdoor park with its trampolines, crazy golf, and paddle boats. The indoor play barn features slides from helter skelters to drop slides, a soft play area, wild bungee run, climbing wall, zorb football, ball pool and Didicars. Animal lovers can get up close to Trethorne’s fluffy rabbits and cuddly guinea pigs through dedicated hands-on sessions.
Open seven days a week, you can spend the whole day here for £14.50 per child. Better yet, if you visit in term time after 3pm, it’s just £3! Click here for more information.
3) Go back in time at Tintagel Castle
Its association with King Arthur makes Tintagel Castle one of the most famous historic sites in Britain, and it’s just a 30-minute drive away from Five Lanes Close.
You will start your journey by climbing the path up to the mainland courtyard before crossing the footbridge to the island whilst taking in the dramatic Cornish coastline and cliff-top views. On the island, you can explore the remains of the 13th century castle and soak up the castle’s history through the outdoor display guides to find out how Tintagel Castle would have looked.
For wildlife lovers, you can also discover the medieval walled garden and the flora, fauna, and wildlife up on the clifftops as this is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Head down to the beach to explore Merlin’s Cave when the tide is out before relaxing inside Tintagel’s Beach Café whilst enjoying a refreshing cuppa and a locally sourced meal.
4) Indulge in the farm shop at Tre, Pol and Pen
Nowhere does a farm shop quite like Cornwall. The region’s rich farmland offers itself to the finest produce and if you live at Five Lanes Close, you can enjoy this at Tre, Pol and Pen just 11 miles away.
The farm shop is open daily, 10am to 5pm, where you can discover a deli counter full to the brim with the best local cheeses and a selection of cured meats, an on-site butchers offering the farm’s very own Landue Red Ruby Beef, dairy products from local suppliers and fresh bread including the famous Cornish Saffron Buns.
You can also enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and even an afternoon tea in the Tre, Pol and Pen restaurant. Winner of a Gold Taste of the West Award, the restaurant serves dishes which use the finest local ingredients, ensuring that your family leave with their bellies full. Find out more here.
5) Visit the fishing village of Port Isaac
Cornwall is home to many fishing villages, one of the most popular being Port Isaac. A famous filming location for tv shows and movies with the likes of Doc Martin and Fisherman’s Friends having been filmed there, Port Isaac welcomes thousands of visitors every year.
A short drive away from Five Lanes Close, discover the village’s quaint lanes lined with gift shops, cafes and restaurants and head a short way up the coast path for a fantastic photo opportunity which looks back on the idyllic fisherman’s port. If you’re a Doc Martin fan, you can even embark on a walking tour which will take in all the famous spots from the show.
We hope you have found our top five things to do in Cornwall near Altarnun useful. If you are looking to move to this beautiful part of the South West, contact our team at Five Lanes Close, Altarnun, to find out more about our three and four bedroom homes.
Click here to view the homes we currently have available and for contact details of our Sales Executives.