Attractions

This page contains links to various tourism sites in the local area and further information on local attractions to help you plan your stay with us at The Old Rectory - Lanreath by Looe.

www.adrenalinquarry.co.uk The UK's biggest zip wire, largest swing and fresh water coasteering, including the UKs only Blob

www.carfreedaysout.com  for information on music trains, self guided walks and events on the scenic branch lines in ...

Read more

Event Calendar

Read more

What's On

Forthcoming events:

To help you plan your holiday, the following link will give you an idea of future events:

Southeast Cornwall events guide www.bestofsecornwall.co.uk

Events with The National Trust. For more information visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Eden Project

The Eden project hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. Its newest attraction, the educational Core is a fabulous structure, the interior of which will really make you think. Don't ...

Read more

The village of Lanreath and the surrounding area

Lanreath by Looe is a delightful place to stay. The village is picturesque and tranquil with a population of only a few hundred. The pretty church - originally constructed during Norman times, is well worth a visit. Our village pub The Punchbowl Inn has sadly become a victim of the recession (May 2012) but we hope to see this historic building open again in the future. Pelynt village 2 miles away offers an excellent alternative.

Our community run village shop and post office is just a few hundred yards away. It is well stocked, and open until 5.00pm allowing you to buy those first essentials when you arrive. Alternatively, visit www.food4myholiday.com to have your fridge and cupboards stocked for your arrival.

This video is a brief introduction to Looe. And here's another.

This is a video showing some of the Cornish locations recently seen in the BBC series Poldark .

Visit www.lanreath.com for village information and photographs.
You will be spoilt for choice of places to eat out.
Lerryn
Lerryn


In South-east Cornwall, there are holiday activities to suit everyone and always something new to discover, however many times you visit. We are ideally situated to explore Cornwall's unspoilt coast and countryside, both with stunning views, her beautiful gardens, heritage, country houses and attractions. There is something here for everyone. Cornwall is now a World Heritage Site


Talland Bay
Talland Bay


The South Cornish resorts of Looe and Polperro - everyone's vision of a timeless fishing village - are just six miles away, and many other pretty coves and beaches are within easy reach - rock pools abound. The waterside town of Fowey, a regular spot for sailing, is only 10 minutes drive and a short ferry trip across the river on the Boddinick car ferry.

Looe was nominated in the 2007 Guardian Best Seaside Town competition and made it to the final 12. Although our Cornish competitor, St Ives, won, the write up says it all.....

"Approach Looe across the water, over turquoise seas fit for the Caribbean. Steer clear of fishing boats bringing home the catch (for this is one of the last thriving fishing ports in the country) and head for the safe, sandy family beach. Then on to the granite quay where exports of copper brought wealth to the town 100 years ago, in to the maze of lanes and alleyways flanked by medieval fisherman's cottages, up on to the cliffs for wild flowers and staggering views or along the estuary to see egrets nesting. You can dine in evening dress in gourmet restaurants or eat the best fish and chips in Cornwall on a seat by the harbour. But the real joy of Looe is its people; warm, open and friendly, with a real smile; a community that is resilient, hard-working and welcoming. No other place can compete. Hilary Lade"

view from Heligan to Mevagissey
view from Heligan to Mevagissey
Constantine Bay
Constantine Bay

Polperro Harbour
Polperro Harbour


Some of the best and most famous of Cornwall's superb gardens are within easy driving distance - including the celebrated Lost Gardens of Heligan, and the world famous Eden Project. Cornwall is bathed by the edges of the Gulf stream with the benefit of early spring and lingering summer. Plants flourish in our superb gardens - Cornwall is truly a gardener’s paradise.


Atmospheric Bodmin Moor, with its ancient stone circles, reminds us of past civilisations. Golitha falls are a favourite with our children.


We are located close to historic houses, including Anthony House with beautiful grounds landscaped by Repton, Mount Edgcumbe and Cotehele. Our heritage is preserved in such National Trust jewels as Lanhydrock.

There are opportunities to try new skills with such water sports as sailing, surfing and canoeing. It is a delight to explore the countryside by foot, cycle or horseback. Why not try karting?
Polperro in Bloom
Polperro in Bloom



For those who enjoy sea fishing, the port of Looe is a noted location (we can help you arrange fishing trips if you wish) while Coarse and Game fishing are available at several locations within a reasonable distance, including Bake Fishing Lake at Trerulefoot, Saltash.

For a round of Golf, Looe Golf Club is just nine miles - 15 minutes drive - away, Lostwithiel 10 miles and the internationally famous St Mellion Golf Club 20 miles.

The Old Rectory provides a location where you may enjoy the best of both worlds - the beaches and endless attractions by day; the peace and tranquillity of the gardens, pool and village when you feel you need to relax.

Charlestown
Charlestown
Fowey
Fowey
Golitha Falls
Golitha Falls
Lanhydrock
Lanhydrock


Things to do, Places to see

Cornwall is not merely about sea and sand! Just take the time to relax and look back from the coastline, you will see that there are so many other things to see and do. Here is just a small selection accessible from The Old Rectory.

Places of general interest

Fowey
Polperro
Looe
Charlestown
Lands End
St Michael's Mount
Giant's Hedge Lanreath

Beaches & Rock Pools

Lantic Bay
Lantivet Bay
Looe
Plaidy
St Austell bay
Talland Bay
Whitsands Bay

Houses, Castles & Gardens
Antony - National Trust
Cotehele - NT
Lost Gardens of Heligan
Mount Edgecumbe
Pendennis Castle
Saltash
Tintagel Castle
Trerice - NT
Trewithen

Carnewas - NT
Glendurgan - NT
Lanhydrock - NT
Pencarrow
Restormel Castle
St Mawes Castle
Trebah
Trelissick - NT
The Eden Project

Kids attractions (Old & Young)

National Marine Aquarium
Looe Monkey Sanctuary
Polperro Model Village
Porfell Wildlife Park
Tamar Donkey Sanctuary
Flambards Theme Park
Crealy Adventure Park
Outdoor Pursuits

Deer Park Forest
Tamar Canoeing
Liskeard Cycle Hire
Looe Scuba Diving
Riding Polmartinfarm.com
Sea and River Cruises
Walk the SW Coastal Path

plus many more

Sea Fishing

Boat - Fowey - Looe - Polruan

Rock - Pencarrow Head

Beach - Plaidy

plus Coarse Fishing at various locations

Golf

Looe
Lostwithiel
Portwrinkle
St Mellion

just a small selection

If you are looking for a hotel in Looe follow this link: Looe Hotels iknow-cornwall.co.uk

For more information on Cornwall visit: www.cornwallinformation.com
English Dutch French German Italian Portuguese Spanish