We are settling into being open once again, with thankful hearts, sweaty masked faces and a bank balance that is finally creeping back in the right direction. Who knew that the sounds of laughing children, humming hoovers and the clip-clopping of riding school ponies could be such a tonic to the soul?!
We have never been more thrilled to see each new guest arrive than we are this summer. Fortunately, the space and outdoor nature of most of our facilities at Treworgey have made it possible for us to resume almost all that we normally offer here, while observing stringent practices and cleaning regimes to keep everyone safe.
Most local businesses are open too, with some restrictions or special measures in place, but we know that many of you will want to take real care on your holiday this year and stick to activities that feel as safe as possible. To help you do that, we have put together some ideas on socially distanced days out, restaurants that we feel are being particularly conscientious or have outdoor seating, and takeaways so that you can treat yourself at home in your cottage. We hope some of these suggestions come in handy.
Socially distanced days out
The following National Trust properties have some lovely gardens and grounds to wander and picnic in:
Lanhydrock- (pictured above) https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lanhydrock/whats-on
Siblyback Lake- Olive & Co Café – fantastic coffee and cakes (and more), a lovely big playground and good view. A walk round the lake takes up to an hour and is very flat and easy – good for balance bikes.
Cardinham woods- Woods Café – plenty of outdoor seating before a woodland stroll.
Golitha Falls- Inky’s Smokehouse – offer their own-smoked meats for takeaway baps, ice cream and milkshakes, all to be taken off into the woods for a stroll or – if you’re feeling brave – a wild swim!
Talland bay- Talland bay beach café – for pasties, ice cream and coffee to take on the beach.
Lerryn – a beautiful riverside spot to take a picnic and avoid the crowds.
Further afield attractions (Pre-booking Essential):
Eden Project – significantly lowered their capacity to ensure social distancing possible.
Lost Gardens of Heligan- significantly lowered their capacity to ensure social distancing possible.
Cornwall Seal Sanctuary
Coombe Kitchen – our own on-site kitchen: Jane makes everything to order with local produce wherever possible. She can deliver food to your door, ready for you to pop in the oven. She also does fantastic cakes.
Greedy Goose- Watch and Dine – order a box of local ingredients from this excellent Plymouth-based restaurant, and cook along to a video with chef Ben Palmer.
Rick Stein- Stein’s at home – almost all the work is done, with instructions on how to finish off the dishes for restaurant-quality food in your cottage.
Dave’s Diner- Click and collect fish and chips (from central Looe)
The Coddy Shack- Fish and Chips (from up above East Looe – easy to park and good Fish and Chips)
Ocean and Earth – lovely Thai food to takeaway in Looe.
Burger in a brioche
Sarah’s Pastys Looe
Coombeshead Farm Larder
Restaurants - book well in advance!
The Plough (our local village of Duloe)- Plough in the Park – the Plough have put up a marquee to create the space needed to keep decent distances between tables.
The View (Whitsands Bay) – always a calm and considered space – ask for an outside table to keep your distance and admire beautiful views and amazing food.
The Sardine Factory (Looe) – great food as always, the Sardine Factory have left really decent spaces between tables and are making real efforts to sanitise everything: it feels really safe.
Sam's on the Beach, Polkerris - great seafood and stone-baked pizzas with outdoor seating that you can book.