Peaceful, pretty Feock Village, lies on the shore of the river Fal, and at the head of the Carrick Roads and is in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village is one of Cornwall's most desirable places to live. For visitors to Cornwall, it is a great location for exploring the south coast of Cornwall and the Roseland Peninsular.
The South Coast offers a greener and more gentle climate than the North Coast. The vegetation and the general demeanour of the landscape is much softer. The South Coast is ideal for water activities such as sailing, kayaking, swimming and diving. The South Coast is also an ideal location for outside activities such as walking, fishing and cycling.
During the winter a fleet of oyster boats work this area around Restronguet Point and can be watched from the shore at Loe Beach. In the summer kayaks and sailing dinghies can be hired from Loe beach by the hour, day or week.
Feock is close to the King Harry Ferry which gives you easy access to the pretty village of St Mawes and equally peaceful Roseland Peninsula with access to other lovely villages such as Portscatho and Mevagissey. You can also use the King Harry network of ferries to travel between Falmouth, St Mawes and Truro. Easily reached within a short drive are the towns of St Ives, St Agnes and Polzeath. Ideal for a day out.
The lovely Cathedral city of Truro is only 5 miles away –there is even a local bus service. Falmouth, only 9 miles away, can be easily reached by road or public transport.
There are local convenience stores at Playing Place and Carnon Downs complete with Post Offices. Within 5 miles you have a choice of supermarkets, such as Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose and Asda. Many guests use the pre order delivery services from these supermarkets to coincide with their day of arrival.
Pubs and Eating
Cornwall is an excellent place to eat and drink. It has everything from the local Cornish Pasty (available everywhere!) through to award winning restaurants, such as Rick Stein, Nathan Outlaw and Jamie Oliver.
Nearer to Feock, and within stout walking distance of The Meadow, is the Punchbowl & Ladle in Penelewey offering great food and an extensive range of Cornish Beers. Not far by road (even closer by water) is The Pandora. An award winning public house right on the waters of Restronguet Creek. You can rent a boat during your stay and make a trip here - great fun when staying at The Meadow. From either Creek View or The Meadow, a great day out is a walk to Devoran destination the Old Quay Inn - across farm fields and onto the old tramway, a lunch at the pub, and a walk back.
Gardens and Houses
There are many National Trust properties even one in Feock. Trelissick House has beautiful gardens to walk through, a lovely house, a tea room and an art gallery. You are able to enjoy outside performances by such eminent companies as The Knee High Theatre Company in the summer. Within easy reach of Feock you will find Trebah Gardens, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Glendurgan, The Eden Project and Caerhays to name but a few.
What is there to do?
Truro is a beautiful city. We have a stunning cathedral which is free to visit just sit and enjoy the peace and calm. There are often Farmer’s markets on Lemon Quay and of course there is plenty of other shopping. Parking is easy. There is also a bowling alley and a cinema ideal for the younger tourists. Whenever you visit, the Hall for Cornwall has a wide and entertaining programme of artists to enjoy.
Don’t forget to visit Skinners Brewery, Healy’s Cornish Cyder Farms and Callestick Ice Cream Farm (and you get to taste the results)!
If you like to cycle you are very close to The Bissoe Trail, don’t’ worry if you forget your bike, you can hire one with all the necessary equipment.
Enjoy Loe Beach as a base for water sports this is a shingle beach and very often people are seen with portable barbecues to enjoy the last of the evening sun. Sandy beaches are within easy reach on The Roseland. The Hidden Hut at Portscatho offers a great location for lunch and swimming.
If you don’t feel like venturing out, you can just sit at your chosen cottage and enjoy the view. You always have the view for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Or just to look at it. The Meadow has water access from its garden and even a mooring for a small boat. Creek View enjoys a view of The Carrick Roads which is uninterrupted. Both cottages have bench seating to while away the hours.
Information correct as at 9th February 2017