There are numerous attractions around Looe and the rest of the county is no more than an hour and a half away. Numerous gardens can be visited and quaint little fishing towns stud the coastline.

Charlestown is a village and late Georgian working port in St Austell Bay. Built between 1791 and 1801 by Charles Rashleigh an entrepreneur and member of a local landowning family. Charlestown is popular as a film and television location and was used in the making of the popular period drama Poldark. There are a number of bars, cafes, restaurants, galleries and of course The Shipwreck Treasure Museum.

Pinetum Gardens are a 30 minute drive from Looe, situated just on the edge of St Austell.

Cotehele House, a Tudor period property and ancestral home of the Edgecumbe family is run by the National Trust.  Near Saltash, so only a 30 minute drive from Schooner Point Guest House. Enter the great hall with its arms and armour. You can then continue around the house visiting bed chambers, the kitchen and chapel. Enjoy the formal terrace garden, the orchards or lose yourself in the valley garden. Don't miss the quay side with its period boats and The Discovery Centre. If you wish to wander a little further visit Cotehele Mill.

The Eden Project is a popular visitor attraction set in a disused china clay quarry, it has 2 Biomes housing the largest indoor rainforest in the world.


The Lost Gardens of Heligan near Mevagissey are one of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK. The gardens fell into disuse after the human losses of The First World War and were not re-discovered until 70 years later. There are kitchen gardens, an Italian garden, lawns, glass houses with melon hammocks, pineapple houses, an old potting shed, a mud maid, a giants head and a "jungle" amongst it's treasures. Set in over 200 acres of grounds it is well worth a visit.

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