THE HOUSE

 

Ballaminers House is an old Cornish  farmhouse which welcomes you the moment you open the door. The property which has a large garden  was built Circa 1760 and is tucked away up a leafy lane in the picturesque village of Little Petherick  only two miles south and  eight minutes drive from Padstow. The farmhouse sleeps up to eight people offering four bedrooms, two bathrooms, three reception rooms, breakfast/ dining room, kitchen, large secure garden.WiFi and private parking. Well behaved dogs are very welcome at Ballaminers House at no extra cost.

 

 BEACHES

North Cornwall is well  known for it's spectacular beaches and the farmhouse is within approximately fifteen minutes drive of eight gorgeous beaches including Harlyn Bay for surfing , Constantine Bay, Porthothan, Treyarnon Bay, Booby's Bay, Trevone Bay which is ideal for young children and Hawker's Cove where your dog can enjoy a wonderful off -lead experience which is safe and fun. From Hawker's Cove take the passenger ferry across to Daymer Bay. Hawkers Cove, Trevone Bay and Harlyn Bay are within a ten minute drive from the house.

 

 SEA KAYAKING AND ROCK CLIMBING

Exploring the Cornish coastline by Kayak is simply breathtaking, flat calm seas and being able to discover inaccessible caves and paddle through lagoon like gullies. North Cornwall is host to a wealth of marine and bird life  ,you may be lucky enough to see Dolphins, Seals, Puffins and Sea Lemons .Rock Climbing offers a fantastic experience for first timers , this is a fun day out for all ages and confidence levels.

 

RIDING AND GOLF

Tina's Riding Stables at St Merryn within eight minutes drive offers riding for all the family including rides out to the beach at Harlyn Bay. The beautiful golf course at Trevose is only fifteen minutes away  and St Enodoc Golf course at Rock is within easy reach.

 

NORTH CORNWALL HAS IT ALL

There is something for everyone in North Cornwall ,cycle the Camel Trail from Padstow or Wadebridge all the way to Bodmin and take in some spectacular scenery along the way. Enjoy wonderful  walks including a wonderful  scenic route from Little Petherick to Padstow  , explore the Saints Way,  have a go at course fishing, mackeral fishing ,sailing, windsurfing, body boarding, and of course surfing. You can even learn to make bread at Tom's Bakery in Wadebridge.

 

RESTAURANTS AND PUBS

 If you're looking for great places to eat you will be spoilt for choice with excellent restaurants and traditional pubs within easy reach of the house.Conveniently located in Padstow are Rick Stein's Seafood restaurant, St Petroc's Bistro, Rick Stein's Cafe. Pescadou and Margot's . Paul Ainsworth at Number Six has been awarded a Michelin star. Nathan Outlaw at the St Enodoc Hotel Rock has two Michelin stars. Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall at Watergate Bay and the Porthminster Cafe at St Ives are both in dreamy locations.Rick Stein's pub, The Cornish Arms is located at St Merryn.

Padstow Farm shop sell their own home reared meat and dried pasta, locally baked speciality bread, home grown salad leaves and vegetables. Cornish produce galore and local deliveries too.

 

WILDLIFE 

Little Petherick creek itself is located on the ancient Saints Way and is a natural habitat of a great variety of birds including Little Egret, Kingfisher,Swan and Mallard Duck.

A walk of approximately two miles along the Saints Way via the Camel Trail will bring you to Padstow.

 

ART 

For many centuries Artists and Potters  have been drawn to Cornwall for inspiration and light from the portrait painter Romney to Kurt Jackson , Bernard Leach and the Newlyn School,art has played an important role in this county.There are many little galleries in Padstow and furthur afield in Penzance is Penlee House which has exhibitions during the year .Tate St Ives is well worth a visit .

 

 

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