Cosy Cabin in The Forgotten Corner (0 at Pigscombe Piglet)
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About Pigscombe Piglet
Suitable ForCouples, well-behaved dogs – yes. Children, loud music, late-night noise – no. Visitors should note that the land is sloping and there are steps and a short walk to the site, which may not be accessible for all.
You're bound to head for the coast at some point, but it's worth exploring the hidden bits of inland Cornwall, if only for some respite from the summer beach crowds. The old town of Lostwithiel, for example, is only a 15-minute drive, now famed for its antique shops but with plenty of reminders of its illustrious past, from the medieval bridge over the River Fowey to the extraordinary circular ruins of Restormel Castle (01208 872687).
For beaches, the seaside towns of Looe and Polperro — around a 20-minute drive to either — are the big local draws, but they will get busy. It's a more interesting day out to drive the ten minutes to the Bodinnick Ferry (01726 870232) which will take you over to the lovely estuary town of Fowey, where you can mess about on the river, take a boat ride, eat locally caught seafood, check out the shops or just watch the boats go by. You can also use the ferry for the circular four-mile Hall Walk (details on the ferry website), which canters up and down around the Fowey estuary for some scintillating views.Other big-ticket attractions are all well within an hour's drive of the farm — Newquay, if you fancy some surfing and hi-jinks, or the rather less frenetic gardens and biomes of the Eden Project (01726 811972), which is only half an hour away, past Lostwithiel. That's a big day out in its own right, but if it inspires you, you'll want to allow another day to see The Lost Gardens of Heligan (01726 845100), a 40-minute drive, where Europe's largest garden restoration project has an amazing array of trails and landscapes, from ancient woodland to tropical jungle.
Food & Drink
The closest place for a meal and a drink is the Old Mill (01503 220220) bar and restaurant at the Stonerush Lakes lodge resort, which is just a half mile walk away. For supplies, including beer and wine, there's a well-stocked community shop (01503 220997) at Lanreath, a three-mile drive away, and when the village's 17th-century Punch Bowl Inn re-opens again after refurbishment, that will be another local pub to try. It's a couple of miles further to Pelynt for a bigger shop, including the local Spar for whole foods, world foods and fresh veggies, and the butchers in the Premier supermarket for locally farmed meat and homemade sausages.
The coast is an obvious target if you fancy a seaside pub, but for something a bit more off the beaten track, drive to the charming creekside village of Lerryn, 10 minutes away by car. The Ship Inn (01208 872374) here is a friendly pub with a beer garden and barbecue area, and serves classic bar meals or a fancier menu in the Willows restaurant.Another insiders' excursion is to the cascades of the Golitha Falls National Nature Reserve, a mile west of the village of St Cleer. After strolling along the river and scrambling over the rocks, you can eat at the very cool Inkie's Smokehouse (07849 488655), for authentic pit-smoked barbecued meats, burgers, dogs, po'boys, salads, and sourdough.
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Rated ★★★★★ over 3 reviews
Peaceful, cosy, a real delight
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Peaceful, Calm and Quiet
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Delightful and Peaceful
Pigscombe Piglet is located at Pigscombe Farm, Lanreath, Looe, Cornwall PL13 2PF