Cornwall has been voted the top British holiday and best beaches destination for 2015 - a farmhouse or country cottage is the ultimate destination .
Ballaminers House is an old Cornish farmhouse which was originally a one hundred acre livestock farm belonging to the nearby Prideaux Place estate.The house is tucked away up a leafy lane in the picturesque village of Little Petherick which is located just outside Padstow and close to eight beautiful beaches .The farmhouse sleeps up to eight people and benefits from four bedrooms, two bathrooms, three reception rooms, breakfast/ dining room, kitchen, large secure garden with outdoor dining terrace .WiFi and private parking. Young children , babies and well behaved dogs are very welcome at Ballaminers House. We do not charge extra if you would like to bring your pet/s on holiday with you.
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, Porthcothan, 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. Winters are mild in Cornwall so you can enjoy them all year round.
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 , among the many things you can do are 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, mackerel 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. Nathan Outlaw's Fish Kitchen at Port Isaac is within easy reach.
Award winning 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.
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.
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 .