Sometimes when you’re on holiday you can feel a bit pressured to dash around cramming in all the best things to see and do. Before you know it, the holiday’s over. If you’d rather just relax and go with the flow, there are several activities and attractions that are extremely close to The Olde House. Fancy learning to surf at Polzeath? How about simply taking in the dramatic scenery of the Cornish countryside on one of the stunning local walks? No agenda. No pressure. Just a relaxing holiday.
Wavehunters Surf School
We have some of the best surfing beaches in Europe which brings surfers from all over the world to the North Cornwall coastline.
North Cornwall is the perfect place to learn how to surf and the safe beach of Polzeath combined with our friendly professional surf instructors makes Wavehunters Surf School one of the best places to learn. Wavehunters Surf School is open all year around and excels in providing people of all ages personal attention and specifically tailored surf lessons to suit your individual needs from experienced, committed and professional surf coaches. All our staff are CRB checked, qualified lifeguards, fully qualified surf instructors and experienced in coaching and working with children as well as having a profound knowledge of Polzeath beach.
We offer courses for beginners, improvers, developers and advanced as both private and group lessons. With top of the range facilities and the latest coaching resources Wavehunters Surf School is the natural choice no matter what your level of surfing. We have a variety of learn to surf options making it perfect for children and adults, groups and families, stag and hen groups, corporate events or really just about anyone of any age and ability, Wavehunters will bring you everything you could want from your surfing experience.
During the summer we run lessons at 8am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm everyday and lessons run for just over 2 hours. Out of season it is best to call for lesson times.
We also have a hire centre located on Polzeath beach which is staffed by our friendly and professional surf instructors who will always ensure you receive the correct advice and most suitable equipment that matches your needs and ability. We offer quality equipment from SUPS, a huge range of surfboards from swells to hard boards, body boards, wetsuits and anything else you could possible need to have fun in the water. We also have a premium hire service where we can delivery your hire equipment to your door.Wavehunters
Office: 01208 880 617 Beach Mobile: 07969 660014
Cornish Coast Adventures
Cornish Coast Adventures are based in Port Quin a beautiful quiet fishing harbour near Polzeath they offer sit on top kayak or coasteering sessions. If you’re the adventurous type you’ll love Coasteering, jumping into the deep blue from rocks, ducking in and out of caves and coves, and experiencing the force of naturally occurring whirlpools. If that all sounds a bit scary, you can just chill out and explore Port Quin by kayak on one of our family/introduction sessions or for more of a challenge try one of our longer coastal trips.
Cornish Coast Adventures is run by qualified life guards who are highly experienced in coasteering and kayaking. Everything you need is provided.
Prices are as follows
- 3hr Coasteering £40
- 3hr kayak tour £40
- 2hr Family /harbour kayak session £30
If you enjoy the thwack of a 9 iron against a golf ball then you’ll love the famous St Enodoc golf course. It’s just ten minutes away. Renowned for its hilly terrain and challenging holes, St Enodoc offers some of the most beautiful sea views of any course in the world. And if you’re looking for something a little less demanding, there are plenty of golf courses nearby that have less punishing fairways. Like St Kew Highway which offers a driving range for beginners. And when you book with us, you get discounted green fees. Fore!
Lanhydrock Golf Club - 01208 262 570
St Kew Highway - 01208 841 500
Bowood Golf Club, Camelford - 01840 213 017
Roserrow Golf & Country Club - 01208 863 000
The Camel Trail
The Camel Trail is a 17 mile long path which meanders through some of the most beautiful sites in North Cornwall. The trail begins in Padstow and continues right through to the foot of Bodmin Moor, taking in Wadebridge on the way.
What's more, The Camel Trail is completely flat and offers casual walkers something a little more easy going than a hike across wild terrain. There are various places to stop and have a picnic so don't forget your sandwiches. Or, visit one of the lovely pubs along the trail and indulge in a spot of liquid refreshment. And if you'd prefer swapping two feet for two wheels, Bridge Bike Hire in Wadebridge has lots of bikes available.
Check out Countryfiles video of how the Camel Trail started.
Horse Riding & Pony Trekking
Trotting along the golden sands on a pony or a horse is a dream for many an equine enthusiast. And there’s no better location than the beautiful North Cornish coast to make those dreams a reality.
Lakefield Equestrian Centre, Camelford - 01840 213 279
Highcliff Riding Stables, Boscastle - 01840 250 851
Tresallyn Riding Stables, St Merryn Nr. Padstow - 01841 520 454
Hallagenna Riding Stables, Bodmin Moor
Horse riding and pony trekking on Bodmin Moor - 01208 850 439
Come and enjoy the wonderful night skies with us at Chapel Amble. We have so little light pollution that a starry show is a must do experience of a lifetime, so don't forget your binoculars and telepscopes. Select one of our 4 Star cottages and enjoy viewing the skies from your own patio. A supper under the stars is wonderful whether it's soup & rolls or a supper dish and wine. Walk our farm trail and fields whilst enjoying the wonder of the countryside by starlight or moonlight. We are open all year.
The Roseland Observatory - Contact Brian Sheen to book your place to visit the observatory - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 01726 813602