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 recently was used in the making of the popular period drama Poldark.
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 terace 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 Lost Gardens of Heligan near Mevagissey are one of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK. It is a world renowned restored productive gardens and pleasure grounds unveiled in 1992 from under decades of overgrowth. Set in over 200 acres of grounds it is well worth a visit.